Act now, say speakers at climate change summit on campus

26 Sep 2019 - 10:50am
Meltdown poster

“Our house is on fire,” said Dianne Saxe, PhD, Ontario’s former commissioner of the environment, speaking to a packed lecture hall at UTM during the Sept. 24 event, Meltdown: A Climate Change Summit. “We need to reduce our use of fossil fuels.”

Sustainable UTM: New name, updated mandate for campus environmental affairs team

25 Sep 2019 - 11:01am
Photo of exterior of Maanjiwe Nendamowinen building

The environmental affairs team at U of T Mississauga began the new academic year with a new name and an updated mandate. Formerly known as the Environmental Affairs Office, the group rebranded as the Sustainability Office in September. The change comes as the university refines its streamlined tri-campus approach to sustainability.

'I don't have to depend on anyone else': U of T's Symone Peltier on how she found empowerment in education

24 Sep 2019 - 12:31pm
Symone Peltier

Symone Peltier had her sights on the University of Toronto since she was in Grade 9. She gravitated to U of T’s varied architecture while searching online for universities – particularly Robarts Library, the St. George campus’s massive, brutalist peacock-shaped structure.

Her search also took her down a rabbit hole of rankings, world-renowned professors and interesting courses. “I thought: This is amazing, I have to come to this university.” 

Former Chief Justice launches new book at UTM

23 Sep 2019 - 4:53pm
Beverley McLachlin

In her new memoir, Truth Be Told, Former Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin offers an intimate and revealing look at her life, from her childhood in the Alberta foothills to her career on Canada’s highest court where she helped to shape the social and moral fabric of the country.

Golden Mind: UTM alumna in the spotlight with new one-woman play

20 Sep 2019 - 2:03pm
Photo of Faduma Mohamed in profile. Text reads: Golden Mind.

An autistic man fights against a biotech company touting a cure for autism and falls in love with his neurotypical neighbour in a new play by poet and playwright Faduma Mohamed.