Office of the Vice-President and Principal

Message from the Vice-President and Principal, Professor Deep Saini:

Vice-President and Principal Deep Saini

A very warm welcome to all new and returning members of the U of T Mississauga “family” as well as our many visitors in 2014-15.

We continue our storied tradition of outstanding academic quality and student success, award-winning faculty and staff, alumni who have a global impact in numerous walks of life, and an exemplary symbiosis with our community and corporate partners.

This year we usher in exciting changes to our campus environment.   

In September, we will open Deerfield Hall – the first phase of the two-part reconstruction of the North Building. Forty-seven years after Erindale College’s first temporary structure was built in 1967, its replacement will welcome a new generation of students to a campus that now stands as Canada’s 30th largest by enrolment. Deerfield Hall will be home to math and computational sciences, psychology, and theatre and drama. The four-storey building with its soaring atrium, welcoming bistro, comfy sofas, and light-filled interior will offer yet another visually stunning architectural gem to campus.

In November, the Innovation Complex will open in the heart of the campus. Fully integrated with the two-storey Kaneff Centre, it will house UTM’s signature Institute for Management & Innovation, the Office of the Registrar, the Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre, a rotunda that will serve as an event and social gathering space and expanded accommodation for the Departments of Economics and Management. Natural, spacious, airy and sustainable are all apt descriptions for a building that will enrich our teaching and learning environment.

Apart from ceremonial events, this year will offer an almost limitless variety of activities for our students ranging from the Research Opportunities Program and Energy Exchange alternate spring break event to a 2015 student leadership conference, new UTM varsity sports teams in badminton, cross country and indoor soccer, and indigenous centre smudge ceremonies.

With close to 14,000 students studying disciplines as diverse as forensics, medicine, information and communication technologies, and sector-specific professional management programs, we are a campus delivering an exceptional educational experience in idyllic settings, steeped in the rich scholarly tradition of one of the world’s leading research universities.

UTM is growing by leaps and bounds. But don’t take my word for it. Come and see for yourself.