Upcoming Events


Making Sense of Chaos: Canada in a Fragmenting World

UTM Public Affairs Lecture 2024

Monday, March 25, 2024, from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: The Grand Hall, Maanjiwe nendamowinan

UTM Public Affairs Lecture 2024

Guest Speaker: Professor Roland Paris, Former Senior Advisor on Global Affairs and Defence to the Prime Minister of Canada and Director of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa

Canada has long prided itself on being a constructive international actor and a strong defender of the rules-based international order, but in recent years that order has been fragmenting at a breathtaking pace. What kind of world is emerging - and what does it mean for a country like Canada? Roland Paris, one of Canada's leading international relations experts, will answer this question and interpret the chaos that increasingly seems to characterize world affairs.

Please RSVP to confirm your attendance by March 20th, 2024.

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Past Events


Canada's Homelessness Crisis 

Homeless tents

Hosted by UTM Alumni Relations

Wednesday, January 17, 2024, from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST
Location: Online via Zoom

Despite billions of dollars and countless promises to end homelessness in communities across Canada, more and more people continue to find themselves without safe and adequate housing. Previously hidden, homelessness exploded into full view in communities of all sizes in 2020, notably in encampments in parks and public spaces. The number of encampments that remain in communities across the country reveals deep inequities and insecurities in the social safety net and the housing system in particular. 

In this presentation, Professor Alison Smith from UTM’s Department of Political Science will discuss the recent history of homelessness in Canada, and consider why a country as rich and as cold, as Canada, continues to fail to provide safe, adequate, and affordable housing for everyone.

Please contact Alumni Relations if you require information in an alternate format, or if any other arrangements can make this event accessible to you.

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Desmond Morton Research Excellence Lecture 

Dr. David Wolfe lecture

Thursday, November 30, 2023, from 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

Location: CDRS, MN-3230 | Maanjiwe nendamowinan, UTM

The Annual Desmond Morton Research Excellence Award recognizes outstanding achievement in research and scholarly activity by faculty members of the University of Toronto Mississauga.

This year's recipient is Professor David Wolfe. A professor in the Department of Political Science at UTM and co-director of the Innovation Policy Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, Professor Wolfe is also the founder and inaugural Director of the Master of Urban Innovation Program in IMI.

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Book Launch celebrating the new publication of The Liberalism Trap by Professor Menaka Philips

The Liberalism Trap by Professor Menaka Philips

Friday, November 24, 2023, from 3:00 pm 


  • Department of Political Science, St. George Campus
  • Sidney Smith Hall, Department of Political Science Lounge, 3rd. Floor 
  • 100 St. George St.

Join us on Friday, November 24, 2023, in the Department of Political Science Lounge from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm to celebrate the new publication by Professor Menaka Philips.

The roundtable will commence at 3:00 pm and conclude at 4:00 pm, followed by the reception from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.




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Alumni Networking Panel

March 22, 2022, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST via Zoom 

Are you looking for an opportunity to network with our alumni? We invite you to join our virtual alumni panel Tuesday, March 22nd at 6:00 pm (EST)! You must register before the event.

To register in advance for this meeting, please click here. 





Trucker Protest in Canada

Truck Convoy Discussion Event 2022: Where did it come from, where is it going?

March 25, 2022, from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm EST via Zoom 

In February 2022, the normally quiet streets of Ottawa filled with trucks and non-stop honking. In this discussion, we ask: where did this convoy come from? Why did it play out the way it did? Why did it take such a long time to resolve? And where more politically than physically, is the convoy going next? Join us for a conversation with investigative reporter Justin Ling and Professor Amarnath Amarasingam for a discussion of the truck convoy, including questions about extremist social movements, police responses to the protest, and what the convoy means for the future of Canadian politics.

To register in advance for this meeting, please click here. 


Public Affairs Lecture

Public Affairs Lecture with Terrell Jermaine Starr

March 24, 2022, from 10:00 am – 11:00 am EST via Zoom

Join us on Thursday, March 24th, from 10:00 am – 11:00 am for the Public Affairs Lecture with guest speaker Terrell Jermaine Starr. Starr is a reporter based in Ukraine and hosts the #BlackDiplomats podcast. Starr's career has involved covering U.S national politics and foreign policy. Students and faculty from the UTM, UTSC, and UTSG campuses are invited to attend. 

To register in advance for this meeting, please click here. 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



Ms. Gina Alexandris

Applying to Law School? 

March 22nd, 2022, from 3:00 pm – 3:55 pm EST via Zoom 

Please join us for a special virtual Q&A event with Ms. Gina Alexandris, Senior Director, Law Practice Program, from Ryerson University. The event is co-organized with UTM's Political Science & Pre-Law Students' Association. All are welcome! 

To register in advance for this meeting, please click here. 

For more information or questions about this event, please contact Ms. Gina Alexandris via LinkedIn. 



Podcast Info Session

Podcast Info Session

March 8, 2022, from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm via Zoom

Are you a student in the Department of Political Science and are interested in creating a podcast? Come join our information session Tuesday, March 8th, from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm EST via Zoom!

To register, please click here. 

For more information or questions about this event, please email Sujaya Devi (



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The Russian Invasion of Ukraine

March 1, 2022, from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm via Zoom

Professors Aurel Braun, Ed Schatz, and Spyridon Kotsovilis will host a virtual panel. The Russian invasion of Ukraine is a seriously destabilizing move that poses multiple challenges to the region and the international system as a whole. Area experts discuss the causes, potential ramifications and the road ahead following this grave military-security crisis. 

To register, please click here.

For more information or questions about this event, please email Professor Schatz (



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Gender in the Workplace

November 5, 2021, from 11:00 am – 12:45 pm via Zoom

Sociology professor Dr. Sharla Alegria will be speaking to the UTM Political Science students on Gender and the Workplace. Professor Alegria will cover the gender wage gap, diversity politics, and how labour policy gets made and changed. Additional readings are available from Professor Naomi Adiv

To register, please click here.

For more information or questions about this event, please email Professor Adiv (



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Going to Grad School

November 3, 2021, from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST via Zoom

If you are thinking of attending grad school and want to learn more about the process, join us at a virtual event on November 3, 2021, from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST. Professor Janine Clark, Assistant Professor Randy Besco and Course Instructor Christopher Greenaway will be there to teach you all about everything you need to know about applying to graduate school!

We hope to see everyone there!

To register, please click here.



International Mentorship in Academics and Canadian Culture (IMACC) Program

The International Mentorship in Academics and Canadian Culture (IMACC) Program helps international students navigate the social and academic challenges that they face when attending university in a new country, including learning about Canadian culture and practicing their English skills. 

They offer one-on-one Peer Mentorship sessions with trained upper-year UTM student mentors. These sessions support international students in many aspects of their integration into UTM life, and the topics covered vary according to their needs. 

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Sign up and meet with a mentor today! 


The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review Virtual LSAT Week

Are you thinking about applying to Law School? The Princeton Review got some upcoming virtual events that we think would be perfect for you!

Their virtual LSAT Week is coming up in a couple of months, and you still have time to register for free! They will be hosting three 1-hour sessions during the first week of August, where Princeton Review expert instructors will break down the LSAT for you – each day a different section!

You'll have the chance to go through some sample questions and figure out the best ways to approach the different sections of the LSAT.

Arguments Session

  • Tuesday, August 3rd from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST

Reading Comp Session

  • Wednesday, August 4th from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST

Logic Games Session

  • Thursday, August 5th from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST

To register for all of these events for free, please visit: