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Focus on Fall with Principal Alexandra Gillespie
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‘Incredible difference in our community’: Mass vaccination clinic at UTM closes
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One university, three clinics:
How U of T supported Canada's mass vaccination effort
Stories Published This Week
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UTM researchers sound alarm over endangered species
Many species at risk in the Niagara Region could be delisted and stripped of protection under the province's More Homes, More Choice Act, according to a recent study by UTM grad Allegra Bethlenfalvy and Associate Professor Andrea Olive.
In The News
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Universities see influx of applicants
Some universities are reporting record-breaking numbers as institutions across Canada see an increase in applications for September 2021.
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New wave closes Asian universities
A new coronavirus wave across Southeast Asia has prevented the re-opening of universities and disrupted higher education for the second year running.
Learn more
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Harassment in Canada's higher education
Post-secondary faculty and researchers face higher rates of harassment than most other workers, a StatCan study shows.
Awards & Honours
UTM Department of Psychology Professor Emerita Kathleen Pichora-Fuller has been awarded the Eve Kassirer Award for Lifetime Achievement by Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC). The award is presented to a member or associate of SAC who has demonstrated a long history of distinguished and dedicated service to both SAC and the professions of speech-language pathology or audiology. 
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Anuar Rodrigues, director of strategy, has been recognized with the Simcoe Hall Vice-Presidential Staff Award for 2021. The award recognizes outstanding contributions by unionized, confidential or professional and managerial staff who work in the president’s office, the division of the vice-president and provost, a vice-presidential division or the Office of the Governing Council. 
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UTM Media Mentions
  • Climate change is threatening Peel waterways, putting humans and wildlife at risk. Higher temperatures are a factor in promoting algal blooms, Associate Professor Igor Lehnherr explains to The Pointer.
  • Management professor Sonia Kang, the Canada Research Chair in Identity, Diversity and Inclusion talks to The Globe and Mail about companies showing little progress on diversity a year after committing to BlackNorth Initiative.
  • Toronto’s affordable rental plans take the long view: Geography and planning researcher Julie Mah calculated that of 1.3 million new condo apartments and houses built in Ontario between 1996 and 2017, only 20,000 were apartments with affordable rental commitments, via The Globe and Mail.
  • Do you have ‘social capital?’ Sociology professor Weiguo Zhang started an online network for Chinese seniors to connect with one another during the pandemic, via The Toronto Star.
  • Does moving affect children? Healthy Lombard quotes an article by psychology professor Ulrich Schimmack that concludes the more residential moves a child experiences, the lower their levels of well-being as adults.
  • What should you call your professor? A tweet from political science professor Edward Schatz prompted a column in The Washington Post.
Virtual Events
Family Care Office:
Aug. 16: 
Pregnancy/Parental/Adoption/Primary Caregiver Leave Planning Seminar
Aug. 18: Balancing Job Search & Family Care

The University of Toronto Centre for Learning, Leadership and Culture:
Aug. 4:
 How to Have Difficult Conversations Virtually
Aug. 12: Managing Virtually For Leaders: Communicating Effectively and Building Relationships with Teams
Spotted On Social
Welcome to our UTM Collections Series! First up: Tarot Decks, collected by outgoing Research Office Director Devin Kreuger.
When growing his collection, Devin enjoys finding decks that spark joy with fresh artistic takes. 😊
The rarest item in his collection is an exclusively constructed personalized deck by famous tarot artist Ciro Marchetti 🎨 Devin was the inspiration for the King of Wands card in the Tarot Grand Luxe Deck. An exclusive deck was printed with “Devin” written on the back of each card.
To see the video and catch upcoming featured collections, follow UTM on Instagram @uoftmississauga
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
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