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University of Toronto Mississauga Express
University Updates
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Focus on Fall with Principal Alexandra Gillespie
Fall COVID-19 update
A COVID-19 fall planning update regarding mandatory vaccinations was shared by Acting Vice-President and Provost Trevor Young and Kelly Hannah-Moffat, vice-president, people strategy, equity, and culture.
Read the memo
Cartoon image of four people standing, physically distanced, on a sidewalk with a white school bus pulling up to the curb. Above them reads: UTM Shuttle Bus service resumes
The UTM shuttle bus will soon resume operations. No ticket sales are currently available on the St. George campus. Those wishing to travel from St. George to UTM via paid fare will be permitted to board the bus and are asked to purchase a ticket from the machine when they arrive at UTM.
For more information on the resumption of service, watch this short animated video or visit the Shuttle Bus page.
New UTM Library hours
The UTM Library will expand access to physical spaces and in-person services starting Sept. 7. The library will be open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
The main floor and levels 3–4 will reopen. Some areas will continue to be unavailable. Library users must wear masks at all times. Measures to promote physical distancing remain in place.
For the most current information about Library spaces and services, please visit the Library's service & operation updates page.
Upcoming changes to traffic flow
Residence Move-In Days next week will impact traffic on campus:
Friday, Sept. 3, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Staff/faculty should enter/exit the campus via the South entrance (The Collegeway)
Saturday, Sept. 4, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Staff/faculty should enter the campus via the middle entrance and exit via the South entrance (The Collegeway).
MiWay bus service will be rerouted during Residence Move-In Days and will not be entering campus. 
If you are attending the campus during this time, please expect delays. 
For more information on Residence Move-In Days, please visit: http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/housing/current-students/moving/move-in 
 
Stories Published This Week
Woman wearing black face mask, face shield, blue scrubs and purple latex gloves puts a band-aid on the upper arm of another woman, who is wearing a blue face maks and black shirt, at a vaccine clinic
U of T to require proof of vaccination
The University of Toronto will require students, faculty, staff and librarians to submit proof of immunization against COVID-19 before coming to campus this fall.
Read more
In The News
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University libraries shine during pandemic
While most were able to seamlessly pivot to primarily online services, some also faced unique technological, licensing and human resource challenges.
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Is sitting the new smoking?
It's well documented that extended periods of sitting increase your risk of various ailments. Here are some tips to encourage both professors and students to move around more.
Learn more
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Sustaining motivation post-pandemic
Going forward, higher education institutions will need to pay improved attention to employee well-being to achieve the desired results.
UTM Media Mentions
  • 'Far-fetched' ideas to combat climate change may become the new normal. Anthropology professor Stephen Scharper tells The Pointer that all ideas seem far-fetched at first but some may become foundational later. 
     
  • Is your name ruining your life? In a first-person essay for WiredUK, Amit Katwala speaks with management professor Sonia Kang about her research into name discrimination and resume whitening. 
     
  • Alan Kurdi’s aunt watched as a photo of the toddler’s body on a beach shook Canada and its politics. Will the Afghan crisis do the same? Political science professor Randy Besco weighs in for a piece in The Toronto Star.
Virtual Events
The University of Toronto Centre for Learning, Leadership and Culture:
Sept. 1: Holding Others Accountable, Difficult Conversations, Coaching + Feedback
Sept. 8: Relationship, Collaboration, Partnerships: Expert Relationship Building

Centre for Research and Innovation Support:
Sept. 1:
 SSHRC Insight Grant Roundtable for Humanities Researchers

Centre for Ethics:
Sept. 1:
 Chris White on "Circle of Song" by Tony Turner (The Ethics of Songs)
Spotted On Social
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UTM Together
Share your stories and photos
We want to hear about what our UTM community is doing during these unprecedented times, whether it's finding creative ways to work and play, rallying to support the community or taking time to snuggle with your pup. You can send your story tips and photos to UTM's Office of Communications by emailing p.lonergan@utoronto.ca
Check here for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19
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