As the University prepares to recognize National Indigenous History Month, we mourn for the 215 Indigenous children at the Kamloops Indian Residential School. It is an exceptionally challenging time for the Indigenous communities at U of T and a vivid reminder of the not-so-distant history of harms and atrocities that we are only beginning to work toward acknowledging and reconciling. Read more
Mairi Cowan reconciles the push for transferrable skills in university courses with her own reasons for teaching history. Learn more
Students in India may lose global university slots
With a proposal to hold class 12 examinations between July and August and declare results in September, thousands of students might miss deadlines to submit marks. Read more
UTM Media Mentions
No Canadian cities have successfully defunded their police force to date, however, there continues to be some momentum to potentially do so in certain regions, sociology professor Julius Haag tells Holr Magazine. He also spoke with CNN Newsroom about where ‘defund the police’ stands in Canada one year after George Floyd’s death.
More restaurants opened than closed during the early days of the pandemic lockdown. Associate professor Shauna Brail talks to the Toronto Star about her research project using Yelp data to track the opening and closing of restaurants during the pandemic.
Family 'still fighting' for answers a year after Regis Korchinski-Paquet's death. Sociology professor Akwasi Owusu-Bempah speaks to the Canadian Press about race and policing. He also spoke with The National Tribune about the legacy of George Floyd and anti-Black racism in Canada.
Debate over fears criticizing China sparks anti-Asian racism hate. Weiguo Zhang, associate professor of sociology, tells the Canadian Press that politicians believe that anti-Asian racism is not a problem.
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