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University Updates
Convocation Celebration!
#UofTGrad21: Enjoy the official ceremony online as Spring Convocation 2021 goes virtual 
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Memos from Vice-President & Principal Alexandra Gillespie

Marieval Residential School: Cowessess First Nation has discovered more than 750 people in unmarked graves near a former residential school in Saskatchewan, less than a month after the discovery of remains of 215 Indigenous children on the grounds of Kamloops Residential School in British Columbia.

National Indigenous Peoples DayU of T has an established roadmap for change, with initiatives drawn from the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Stories Published This Week
'Get involved': UTM retirees offer parting advice
As they wrap up their careers on campus, UTM retirees share thanks for the memories.
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In The News
Woman at desk with notebooks open, in front of monitor speaking, with a camera to the side recording
The problem with online learning
Online learning doesn't teach people how to think and it obscures forms of education that help students be better citizens, thinkers, writers and collaborators.
Laurentian University's erosion
Insolvency, mass firings and the erosion of multiculturalism: Laurentian disproportionately cuts back on francophone and Indigenous offerings.
Learn more
Take classes outside your discipline
Each course can provide firsthand lessons about different teaching techniques, writes Jean Coltharp.
UTM Media Mentions
  • American and Russian rhetoric ahead of the Geneva summit does not augur well for meaningful progress on relations between the two countries, political science professor Aurel Braun writes in the Globe and Mail.
  • UBC national forum aims to develop ‘bold and concrete action’ to address anti-Asian racism. Social demographer Weiguo Zhang suggests anti-Asian racist attitudes that already existed before the pandemic were brought out more openly after the pandemic, which originated in Wuhan, China, started, via University Affairs.
  • Experts predict non-fungible token sales could become widespread in the auto world. Finance professor Andreas Park tells Autoweek that NFTs could be used to quantify a shared interest in a self-driving car.
  • There’s a sudden urgency for academic conferences. Anthropology professor Andrea Muehlebach, who is one of a handful of organizers of a biennial conference, tells University Affairs that going virtual allows for unprecedented accessibility.
  • The Hong Kong Lawyer references a presentation made by sociology professor Sida Liu that examines the social transformation of Chinese law and how law in China has become a repressive instrument used to control Chinese society.
Virtual Events
UofT Centre for Learning, Leadership and Culture:
July 6: Leading + Managing Remote Teams
July 8: Navigating Conflict

Blackwood Gallery:
Now-June 27:
 Tales from the Garden of Zār 

Biomedical Communications:
June (ongoing):
BMC 75 Virtual Exhibition
Spotted On Social
🐶 Strike a pose like a dog model (with a little halo on the background 😇)
Follow Bobby the Boston terrier on Instagram @bobby_boston_65
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
Check here for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19
Resource page for UTM staff, faculty and librarians
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