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President Meric Gertler talks to CBC, the Globe and Mail about actions U of T is taking on mental health

4 Oct 2019 - 4:45pm
Meric Gertler

University of Toronto President Meric Gertler said he was devastated to learn of the death of a student on campus last week, particularly since the university has been working to address issues surrounding mental health on campus for the past six months.

“Our hearts go out to the family and friends of this student,” President Gertler said in an interview Wednesday on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning.

Desmond Morton – historian, author and former U of T principal – 'was everything a public intellectual should be'

2 Oct 2019 - 11:40am
Desmond Morton with Erindale crest

Desmond Morton was a teacher, author and rigorous academic, but also a brilliant communicator who brought history to life for the Canadian public.  

Morton was a soldier and political organizer before joining the University of Toronto, where he spent 25 years of his career at Erindale College, now U of T Mississauga. His energy and enthusiasm boosted Erindale’s reputation, and as principal from 1986 to 1994 he helped expand the campus and cement ties with the community.

He died on Sept. 4 at the age of 81.

Task force on student mental health draws 'huge interest' from U of T community

2 Oct 2019 - 9:19am
Trevor Young

Last week’s death of a University of Toronto student has underscored the need to address student mental health on campus – an issue the university is tackling with a four-point action plan announced earlier this year.

Sustainable UTM: Four departments making a difference

30 Sep 2019 - 4:22pm
Maanjiew nendamowinan

When it comes to combating climate change, every action—big or small—can make a difference. U of T has embarked upon an ambitious Low-Carbon Action Plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions and become a “net-zero” institution. Find out how four departments at U of T Mississauga are contributing to that goal:

SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION

U of T accelerates emissions reduction efforts with new Low-Carbon Action Plan

27 Sep 2019 - 11:37am

The University of Toronto has unveiled an ambitious Low-Carbon Action Plan that will propel it towards its goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 37 per cent from 1990 levels by the year 2030 and put it on a path to becoming a “net-zero” institution.

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