Staging intimacy with consent

14 Nov 2018 - 11:37am
A man an a woman in an intimate pose in a pool of water in low light

Issues of sexual harassment and male-female power dynamics are dominating the cultural conversation. How do these matters come into play in the world of theatre, where actors must sometimes navigate intimate scenes?

UTM professor’s ‘humongous fungus’ is still among us, larger than anticipated

13 Nov 2018 - 11:30am

A giant individual of the fungus Armillaria gallica, or honey mushroom, first studied 25 years ago by Professor James B. Anderson of the University of Toronto Mississauga, is not only alive and well—it is older and larger than Anderson originally estimated and its cellular mutations may offer an interesting counterpoint to cancer cell growth.

U of T plans to ban smoking on all campuses in new year

12 Nov 2018 - 9:02am
Students, faculty and staff walk beside the Erindale Hall residence at UTM

The University of Toronto wants to stamp out smoking across its three campuses.

The university has announced that it plans to ban smoking starting on Jan. 1. The policy would apply to the smoking or holding of lighted tobacco or cannabis, and the use of an e-cigarette or other vaping device.

The ban makes exceptions for Indigenous ceremonial activities and medical accommodation. The policy also allows for each of the three campuses to decide whether to bring in outdoor designated smoking areas during a transitional period.

#UTMGives drives generosity on campus

9 Nov 2018 - 3:39pm
Giving Thursday poster on blue background

The University of Toronto Mississauga is joining the international Giving Tuesday movement by creating opportunities to support important causes throughout the month of November.

'U of T has changed my worldview': Graduate Eray Sonmez

9 Nov 2018 - 10:11am
Eray Sonmez

When Eray Sonmez crossed the stage at Convocation Hall, he marked the end of a journey that began when he left his home in Adana, Turkey at the age of 17.

Sonmez, who first came to Canada to attend an international high school, chose to remain here to study political science, history and Canadian studies at U of T Mississauga.

 “U of T has a global reputation,” Sonmez says. “I know that when I put my U of T diploma on the wall, that name will make a difference; it will open many doors to me.”