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Spearheaded by the University of Toronto Mississauga, Department of Sociology, the Peel Social Lab (PSL) is dedicated to gathering, storing, analyzing and sharing data on the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) and the broader Peel region. It aims to develop a repository of data on the Peel region that can be used by researchers and community leaders to enrich understanding both of this diverse region and larger population dynamics.

The PSL is committed to involving students in this process. By incorporating data gathering efforts into undergraduate sociology classes, the PSL will give students hands-on experience in research design and analysis conducted on Peel region society. Such work will provide students with valuable research skills, while also helping both students and the PSL establish contacts within the wider Peel region. Through the collaborative development of a data repository, the PSL aims to foster the growth of a resource pool that will create closer connections between UTM and members of the Peel region community.

For more information on PSL initiatives and future directions, view our 2020 Peel Social Lab Report