UTM's Vice-President and Principal Alexandra Gillespie has launched a series of forums for reflection to hear what matters most to the UTM community. The forums, facilitated by Gillespie and a series of special guest moderators, will serve as the foundation for the process of long-term campus-wide planning, to begin later in 2021. The next session takes place May 12 for faculty, librarians and postdoctoral fellows. Learn more (includes a list of sessions)
UTM childcare grant
The application period for the UTM childcare grant is now open and will close on May 28, 2021 for eligible childcare expenses incurred from January to April 2021. Learn more
Stories Published This Week
UTM alumna helps vax clinic run smoothly
UTM grad Reem El-Ajou is back on campus, where she is playing an important role supporting the largest mass public vaccination initiative in Canadian history. Read more
Management professor Nicola Lacetera is the recipient of a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award. The annual award is presented to internationally renowned academics in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments in research. The award is named for German astronomer and mathematician Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel (1784–1846) and funded by Germany's Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Award winners are invited to carry out research projects of their choice in co-operation with specialist colleagues in Germany.
UTM Media Mentions
Parking problems: IMI professor Shauna Brail talks with The Mississauga News about the need for “good alternatives” at Mississauga’s lakefront after the city triples parking fines.
Why your kid is such a tattletale: psychology professor Tina Malti explains that children over-generalize societal rules and apply them to everything, via The New York Times.
Competition around illegal drug markets may be behind London’s startling rise in gun violence, sociology professor Julius Haag tells The London Free Press.
Police brutality us a public health issue: The Toronto Star talks to Historical Studies lecturer Beverly Bain about more police being deployed during the pandemic to hot spots, which are racialized neighbourhoods.
“An abject failure.” About 10,000 people are elgible to have their previous cannabis-related criminal records suspended but only 500 people have had them remedied to date, sociology professor Akwasi Owusu-Bempah tells The Toronto Star.
Should mainstream businesses use cryptocurrencies? One day all businesses are going to have to, writes professor of finance Lisa Kramer in The Toronto Star.
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