Carlo Fidani's $10 million gift to boost numbers of primary care physicians in Ontario

27 May 2010 - 2:07pm

Mississauga businessman Carlo Fidani has donated $10 million to the University of Toronto to advance medical education and construct a new Health Sciences Complex at U of T Mississauga, scheduled to open in August 2011.

The $37 million complex will house the new Mississauga Academy of Medicine, one of the most advanced sites for training family medicine and community-based primary care physicians in Canada. Fifty-four new MDs will graduate from the academy every year, adding urgently needed capacity to the training of primary care physicians in Ontario.

Orchard reflects on legacy at U of T Mississauga

25 May 2010 - 11:11am

Outgoing Vice-President and Principal Ian Orchard will discuss U of T Mississauga's physical and philosophical changes during his term of office on Thursday, May 27, at 10 a.m. in the South Building, Room 2074, U of T Mississauga, 3359 Mississauga Rd. N.

Orchard, who steps down on June 30, will speak about The Little Campus That Grew: You Can't Get There From Here. Under his eight-year leadership, he effected growth in physical developments, student enrolment and increased autonomy from the St. George campus of the University of Toronto.

An apple for teacher? How quaint

20 May 2010 - 1:15pm

Three plastic horses prance next to Monika Havelka's computer. A nearby shelf proudly displays an antler from a white-tailed deer. And what's that? A bone?

My students give me all sorts of things, says Havelka, a biology lecturer at U of T Mississauga. One person gave me a scute from a turtle shell, another a shell necklace. But what says You're a great biology teacher better than the gift of a bone from a dead raccoon?

ECSpeRT takes the top spot

13 Apr 2010 - 10:18am

The Erindale College Special Response Team (ECSpeRT) has brought home the John F. Bassett award, recognizing their excellence and performance throughout 2009. On Saturday, March 27, the ECSpeRT team was chosen to receive the award, a trophy and a cheque for $500, over the 150 other eligible community service divisions across Ontario.

There are very strong teams in Ontario, says Dianne Rende, executive director at St. John Ambulance Mississauga, but in 2009, ECSpeRT stood head and shoulders above the rest.

Horsing around with forensics

12 Apr 2010 - 4:42pm

When people think forensics they usually think of CSI: Miami, not horses.

But Hannah Pryce, a student in the forensics program at University of Toronto Mississauga, spent her internship experience within the office of the Toronto Police Service Mounted Unit (TPSMU). Internship courses like this are a unique experiential learning opportunity available at U of T Mississauga.

During her time there, she observed and collected data on the officers.