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University Updates
‘The public health evidence is clear’:
Salvatore Spadafora on U of T’s vaccine requirement
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Time-lapse: Vaccine clinic transforms back into gym
Watch as the Recreation, Athletics and Wellness Centre transforms from the Trillium Health Partners vaccine clinic, which wrapped up recently after a five-month run, back into a gym. We captured the process with 11,682 images taken over the course of 14 days.
Watch here
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UTM upgrades ventilation for in-person fall semester
Child care openings
Are you a U of T student, staff or faculty member in need of child care this fall? The Early Leaning Centre at UTM currently has openings for its preschool program for September 2021. Waitlist applications for the toddler program are also being accepted. For more information about the centre and how to enrol please visit the Early Learning Centre's page.
Stories Published This Week
Family of four: father, mother, son and daughter, sitting on a brown couch, father holding remote pointing toward TV off screen
Who you live with matters
A new study by psychology PhD student Natalie Sisson found that those who lived with children or romantic partners reported stronger mental health during the pandemic.
Read more
In The News
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Students share vision for 'pandemic-proof' universities
Nine students from different backgrounds are rethinking the university of the future and whether education can be made ‘pandemic-proof’ in the post-COVID era.
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Mandatory vaccines vs. vaccine promotion
University of Toronto professor Peter A. Newman and University of Windsor Associate Professor Adrian Guta discuss institutional stances on vaccination.
Learn more
Facebook shuts down researchers
Facebook has shut down the personal accounts of two New York University researchers investigating misinformation spread through political ads on the social network.
UTM Media Mentions
  • A return to connoisseurship: In an interview with The Art Newspaper, English and Drama professor Terry Robinson cautions that understanding what makes an artwork significant, compelling or valuable should not be defined by just one person or one group.
  • Psychology Today mentions research by psychology professor Jennifer Stellar that suggests frequent experiences of awe may help improve physical health as well as mental well-being.
  • In an interview with CBC Radio’s On the Coast program, sociology professor Akwasi Owusu-Bempah discusses the struggles the RCMP faces to recruit more women and people of colour.
  • Is it NIMBY or discrimination? Institute for Management & Innovation professor Shauna Brail spoke to the Toronto Star about what’s behind the ongoing frustration residents are feeling from highrise developments in Vaughan.
  • Are workplace diversity programs doing more harm than good? Management professor Sonia Kang guests on New York Times podcast The Argument in an episode that looks at what works and what doesn’t when it comes to making workplaces fair for all. 
Virtual Events
Family Care Office:
Aug. 18: Balancing Job Search & Family Care
Aug. 19: Choosing Childcare That Works for Your Family

The University of Toronto Centre for Learning, Leadership and Culture:
Aug. 18: Career Skills: Personal Branding and Networking
Aug. 19: Managing Virtually For Leaders: Setting Direction

UTM Human Resources:
Aug. 18:
Mental Health and Wellness Workshop (register by Aug. 13)
Spotted On Social
UTM has such a beautiful campus full of nature 🍃
Where are all my UTM Alumni?
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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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