The UTM Shuttle Bus will resume service this fall. The UTM-St. George service will launch Aug. 30 with a reduced schedule and start its full fall schedule on Sept. 7. The UTM-Sheridan bus launches Sept. 9. Each passenger must wear an appropriate mask or face covering at all times and will be required to scan a QR code and complete a UCheck self-assessment prior to boarding. More information is on the Shuttle Bus page
Stories Published This Week
UTM grad explores Mississauga's colonial connections
Historical Studies grad Omar El Sharkawy's internship project has culminated in a five-part article series on the decision-making behind some of Mississauga's high-profile street names. Read more
Negin Dahya, assistant professor in ICCIT, has been appointed UTM’s special advisor on diversity, equity and inclusion to the Office of the Vice-Principal, Academic and Dean. Dahya joined UTM in 2019 with an internationally renowned research portfolio addressing issues of equity, diversity and inclusion in the contexts of education and technology. She has written reports for international agencies like World Vision International and USAID, and, for the past seven years, has served on hiring committees focused on anti-racist practice and has worked to change inequitable policies, such as parental leave accommodations in academia in the U.S. In her new role, Dahya will provide regular advice on matters related to equity, diversity and inclusion within the academic and operational areas managed by the Dean’s Office, and provide insights to the Dean on how UTM can meet the recommendations from the Anti-Black racism task force.
Awards & Honours
Drew Lesiuczok, graphic designer with UTM’s Office of Communications, has won an honourable mention at the University & College Designers Association annual UCDA Design Awards competition for his winter holiday animation. The UCDA Design Awards are an international competition that honours the best work in educational design. These coveted awards are judged by a hand-picked panel of peer jurors composed of designers, design educators, photographers and illustrators working in or doing a significant portion of their work for educational institutions.
UTM Media Mentions
Inspired by a 14th-century poem, the Green Knight is the latest Arthurian legend to come to the big screen. Professor Alexandra Gillespie explains to CBC News: The National that the poem is a ‘chivalric romance’ and tells CBC News that the text's recurring green motif is a symbol of sexuality, fertility, nature and abundance.
Biology professor Marc Johnson tells The Mississauga News that the City of Mississauga should have seen the Lymantria dispar dispar moth infestation coming and acted sooner.
Realtors are making big money flipping houses. But should they? Professor Alan Walks speaks with The Toronto Star about speculative buying.
In the midst of the global pandemic, Rotman Interim Dean Ken Corts spoke to professors Sarah Kaplan and Soo Min Toh about what it means for organizations to build back better, via India Forbes.
We are more forgiving when people close to us misbehave – but there is a danger. SciTech Daily shares a story from American Psychology Association that covers research by Assistant Professor Jennifer Stellar.
UTM Collections Series! 🧱 Second in our series is: Lego modular sets, collected by UTM Forensic Science Program & Outreach Officer, Murray Clayton.
These sets can take 9-12 hours to complete. ⌛ Inspired by his anthropology undergrad, Murray designed an Anthro Lab that covers the disciplines:
🔎 Cultural Anthropology
The shelves in Murray‘s office on campus are filled with Lego sets. Murray prefers to use e-books to save space, and uses his bookshelves to display Lego instead! To see the video and catch upcoming featured collections, follow UTM on Instagram @uoftmississauga
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