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Which non-tuition fees can students opt out of? U of T receives more details

11 Feb 2019 - 10:36am
students studying in a room with concrete and glass walls

The University of Toronto has received further guidance on the Ontario government’s directive to let students opt out of fees for many student societies and services. 

The new policy, to take effect in September, allows post-secondary students to withdraw from non-tuition fees considered non-essential.

But according to information provided to universities this week, fees related to health and counselling, athletics and recreation, and academic support services are among those that will remain compulsory.

University of Toronto mourns death of Chancellor Emeritus Michael Wilson

11 Feb 2019 - 9:48am
 Photo of Michael Wilson Michael Wilson, in June at his final convocation as Chancellor.

Michael Wilson, the University of Toronto’s 33rd chancellor who had an accomplished career in the private and public sector – serving as Canada’s minister of finance and ambassador to the United States – has died. He was 81 years old.

Confronting the Past: Grappling with Germany's legacy

7 Feb 2019 - 3:05pm
Rebecca Wittmann, UTM’s chair of Historical Studies, poses for a portrait at Emmanuel College Library on the University of Toronto Campus in Toronto on Friday January 25, 2019

As a country, Germany has confronted its past. But for families, angst about the war persists. My father demanded an explanation from his mother about what she did during the Holocaust. Like many of his generation, he never got it.

Watching the Detectives: UTM theatre grad returns to role on crime drama

1 Feb 2019 - 9:25am
Zach Smadu

Actor and U of T Mississauga alumnus Zach Smadu has come a long way from his early days in in Saskatchewan’s musical theatre scene. Since graduating in 2005, the Regina-born, Toronto-based actor has added 22 film and television productions to his list of credits, including roles that found him sharing the screen with big-name actors and as a recurring character on a network crime drama.

'You will be one step ahead': Students from Turkey on why they chose U of T

31 Jan 2019 - 12:53pm
Selin Gur

The number of Turkish students at the University of Toronto may still be relatively small – they accounted for just 56 of U of T's more than 19,000 international students in 2017 – but their numbers can be expected to grow. 

More than 1,000 prospective students from Turkey applied to U of T last year, drawn by U of T's global reputation, high ranking and Canada's welcoming multicultural environment.

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