UTM TimeTracker: New calendar app helps students stay on top of busy schedules

31 Jan 2018 - 4:32pm
UTM TimeTracker logo of a clock face

UTM TimeTracker has officially launched, giving students at the University of Toronto Mississauga a handy new tool to stay on top of busy schedules. Developed by the Office of Student Transition, the free online scheduling platform features a customizable calendar to keep track of courses, assignments, extracurricular activities and grades.

Order of Ontario recognizes U of T community members

31 Jan 2018 - 10:34am
Professor Shashi Kant

Three University of Toronto faculty members have been recognized this week with appointments to the Order of Ontario, the province’s highest honour, including Professor Shashi Kant, the director of UTM's Master of Science in Sustainability Management program. His appointment was one of 23 announced Jan. 29 by the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Chancellor of the Order of Ontario.

Protein is potential target for memory drugs

30 Jan 2018 - 11:38am
Professor Iva Zovkic

Researchers at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) have determined that the presence of a particular protein in the brain may suppress the brain’s ability to learn, making it a potential precursor to memory loss in later life.

#LetsTalkUTM: Join the campus conversation about mental health

29 Jan 2018 - 2:41pm
Poster for #LetsTalkUTM mental health fair

UTM will hold its first-ever mental health fair this week with a day-long event for students, staff and faculty to learn more about mental health resources and supports on campus and in the community. #LetsTalkUTM takes place on Wednesday, Jan. 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the CCT Atrium. Organized by the Peer Health Ambassadors with UTM’s Health & Counselling Centre, the event features a photo exhibit, resources fair, a social media campaign and free self-care packages for participants.

Antifa: the anti-fascist movement is making headlines again

29 Jan 2018 - 11:33am
Protesters at an alt-right rally in Berkeley, California

When Donald Trump famously said last summer that there was “blame on both sides” regarding the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, he was referring to the neo-Nazis on the right and the “antifa,” or anti-fascists, on the left.

The antifa movement began in 1930s Europe but has been in the news recently for clashing with white supremacists in the U.S., notably at an alt-right rally in Berkeley, California.