‘Do not let anyone take this moment away from you’: UTM hosts third annual Black Grad celebration

10 Jul 2019 - 11:04am
Barakat Omotosho, Kalkidan Alemayehu, Henry Ssali and Ayaan Abdulle

Under the soaring ceilings of University of Toronto Mississauga’s Innovation Complex, the third annual Black Graduation celebration wrapped up by calling out the names of U of T students who had graduated this year.

Amid applause and laughter from family and friends, the graduates – about 50 of whom were in attendance – walked to the front of the room and were presented with Black Grad scarves to recognize their achievements.

Nintendo to Nutella: UTM course delves into the history of everyday things

3 Jul 2019 - 4:48pm
Photo of a jar and a spoon heaped with chocolate spread.

From Nutella to Nintendo, a summer history course at U of T Mississauga is challenging students to consider how everyday products fit into capitalist culture.

U of T ranked in top 10 globally in nine subjects by influential Shanghai Ranking Consultancy

28 Jun 2019 - 1:32pm
Convocation Hall

The University of Toronto ranks among the top 10 universities in the world in subjects as diverse as psychology, finance and geography, according to the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities.

U of T hosts 2019 Global Carework Summit

27 Jun 2019 - 4:00pm
A black and white close-up photograph of an elderly couple holding hands.

Over three days in June, more than 200 scholars, practitioners and activists gathered at U of T’s Hart House for the 2019 Global Carework Summit to consider the challenges and solutions facing the carework sector around the world.

Carework is a broad occupational category that includes such diverse fields as health care, child care and teaching, as well as paid and unpaid domestic labour.

U of T researchers and Indigenous communities collaborate to improve infrastructure and food security

24 Jun 2019 - 1:55pm
two people sitting down watching another person give a speech

Researchers at the Centre for Global Engineering (CGEN) are collaborating with Indigenous communities to address pressing infrastructure challenges facing geographically disparate communities across Canada.

CGEN’s Reconciliation Through Engineering Initiative will identify six projects that aim to improve access to clean drinking water, food security, housing, health care, transportation and communication systems from a multi-disciplinary and holistic perspective.