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|Principal||H. Deep Saini|
|Location||Mississauga, Ontario, Canada|
|Campus||Suburban, 90.2 hectares (223 acres)|
|Website||utm.utoronto.ca or erin.utoronto.ca|
The University of Toronto Mississauga (also known as U of T Mississauga or UTM) is a satellite campus of the University of Toronto, located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. The university is set upon a park-like campus on the valley of the Credit River, approximately 33 kilometres west of Downtown Toronto. It is the second-largest campus of the university in terms of enrollment. It was formerly known as Erindale College and later the University of Toronto at Mississauga.
- 1 History
- 2 Governance
- 3 Campus
- 4 Academics
- 5 Student Life
- 6 Facilities
- 7 Transportation
- 8 Noted people
- 9 See also
- 10 Further reading
- 11 References
- 12 External links
Herbert Harrie Schreiber and his wife, Charlotte, built Lislehurst in 1885. In the early 1960s, the University of Toronto purchased the land of Lislehurst from a Hamilton businessperson named Reginald Watkins, along with the Credit River to establish a new campus, UTM, . Founded as Erindale College in 1965, construction on the university's main building began in 1966. In 1998, Erindale assumed the dual name of University of Toronto Mississauga, although Erindale College still remains an un-official alternate name.
Erindale College Council & Quality Service to Students Council
At University of Toronto Mississauga, the highest governing council is the Erindale College Council, which exercises power according to the University of Toronto Act, 1971. The constitution determines that they are to provide multiple levels of duty and power to oversee the University of Toronto Mississauga. 
For Student Affairs, the Quality Service to Students Council offers recommendations regarding the operation and funding of UTM, is responsible for centralizing student services, developing a long-term vision of quality service to UTM students, and providing a forum for on-going discussion on student experiences. 
There are a total of 4 student governments at the University of Toronto Mississauga.
The largest is the University of Toronto Mississauga Students' Union which represents all undergraduate students at UTM. It is a sub-branch of the UTSU - University of Toronto Students' Union based in University of Toronto St. George and is run by UTM students. All executive seats are paid positions and must be part-time students, while some lower positions can be run by full-time students.
The University of Toronto Mississauga Residence Council is a student government body that represents all undergraduate students living in residence. The UTMRC voices the concerns of residents, such as the use of student services, food services, student life and housing. It also hosts events for residents as well as non-residents, with a few notably large events such as the EnvirOlmypic, which was done in partnership with industry professionals and faculty.
The University of Toronto Mississauga Athletics Council is the student government body that represents all undergraduate students in the athletics program. It provides events and intramural sports for UTM students and sports teams with an emphasis on promoting the well-being of all students.
The University of Toronto Mississauga Association of Graduate Students is a graduate student association representing all M.Sc, M.A, M. Biotech, MMI, BMC and Ph.D. students who spend a large majority of their academic and social time at UTM, indicated by filling out an affiliation form. They also represent the UTM affiliated graduate students at the GSU - Graduate Students Union, which represents all University of Toronto graduate students.
All student governments have seats that represent themselves at the Quality Service to Students Council.
The campus consists of a number of buildings arranged across a large, treed lot. The surrounding suburban neighbourhood (the Mississauga Road area and the Credit Woodlands) is a fairly affluent section of the city of Mississauga. The largest building was built as a megalithic structure, predominantly out of concrete, as was typical of the brutalist architecture style of the late 1960s. It was one of architect Raymond Moriyama's first major commissions. Other buildings were added over the decades, but, with the enlarged enrollment at the beginning of the new millennium, the pace of construction increased.
Built in 1966, the North Building was the only academic building available when UTM first opened. It was at first intended for temporary administrative purposes, however it is now the base of the Department of Humanities.
The North Building houses the Departments of English and Drama, Historical Studies, Concurrent Teacher Education Program, Language Studies, and Philosophy. It also provides a large eating area and food services that include Coyote Jacks, Pita Pit, Tim Hortons, and Mr. Sub.
In 2012, the University of Toronto Mississauga began a reconstruction project for the North Building. It aims to create more learning spaces for the Departments of Mathematical and Computational Sciences, and Psychology. 
William G. Davis Building
The Davis Building, named after William G. Davis, was built in 1974. Originally named the South Building, it was re-dedicated to William G. Davis, former Ontario Premier, on October 24, 2010 to honor his contribution to several fields of education and his support for UTM.
Comprising of lecture halls, classrooms, as well as technology, science, and greenhouse labs, the Davis Building is the largest academic building in UTM, and also provides comprehensive assistance for students and visitors through different services: Office of the Registrar, AccessAbility Resource Centre, Campus Police, Career Centre, Meal Plan and Shuttle Bus Office, Copy Centre, Health & Counselling Service, Conference and Events Services, TCard Office, and Bookstore and Computer Shop.
Also available are a number of food services, including Tim Hortons, Second Cup, Pizza Pizza, Mr. Sub, Booster Juice, and Spigel Marketplace, a dining location with International Table (food from various nations), Asian Noodle Bowls, On-the-Go Sandwiches as well as Salad, Soups, and Roasters Coffee provided by Chartwells Food Services.
The Kaneff Centre, which opened in 1992, was the first new academic building of UTM. It was named after Dr. Ignat Iggy Kaneff, a postgraduate honorary Doctor of Laws degree recipient from the University of Toronto Mississauga who to this day still contributes to the development of the UTM campus. The centre is the base of business, commerce, management, and social science programs. It is also where the Blackwood Gallery is located.
CCT (formerly CCIT) building is a four-storey, glass-walled building, designed by Saucier + Perrot Architects. The construction completed in September 2004 and officially opened in March 2006. It is the house of the Institute of Communication, Culture, and Information Technology and the Multimedia Studio Theatre (MiST). It features the largest lecture theatre in campus, CC 1080, with a capacity of 500 students. It is the only campus building that provides 24-hour computer labs and underground parking service. Recently, the Computing Services is relocated in the CCT building. It provides technical support and IT services for students, staff, and faculty members.
The three-storey Instructional Building, also known as the International Centre, was opened in August, 2011. Designed by Shore Tilbre Perkins + Will and built by Eastern Construction, the International Centre is a sustainable design that follows the LEED silver standards. It consists of environmentally friendly construction materials, such as photovoltaic panels, green roofs, geothermal heating and cooling systems, energy efficient lightings, and water efficient fixtures. The building includes 27 classrooms of varying sizes that can accommodate between 30 to 500 students. Moreover, it provides open, private and collaborative study areas, along with a 24-hour computer lab.
On November 22, 2011, the Instructional Centre received an Award of Excellence of the 30th annual Mississauga Urban Design Awards competition, and on March 1, 2012, it won the 29th Annual Interior Design Competition over 350 worldwide project submissions hosted by the International Interior Design Association.
Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex
The Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex, designed and constructed by the Kongats Architects Toronto, is a new, four-storey building opened on Nov. 1, 2011. It is named after philanthropist Terrence Donnelly in honor of his $12 million donation to help expand the campus’ medical research. The Health Sciences Complex is University of Toronto's fourth medical academy, and is partnered with the Trillium Health Centre and the Credit Valley Hospital. It is the home to the Mississauga Academy of Medicine, Department of Biology, and Department of Anthropology, and contains research laboratories, lecture theatres, and classrooms for medical students. The intake capacity of the medical program each year is 54 students.
U of T Mississauga offers 148 programs among 89 areas of study. The University's most popular programs include anthropology, biology, commerce, management, CCIT (Communications, Culture and Information technology), concurrent teacher education (within 4 areas: French, chemistry, mathematics, and psychology), computer science, criminology & socio-legal studies, English, environmental studies, history, philosophy, psychology, and sociology.
In November 22, 2011, The Erindale College Council has been proposed a major change between the French Language and Linguistics and the French Language and Literature program which will consolidate and offered as a single programed French Studies. With this change, those who wish to study linguistics or literature in their upper years may choose in their respective third and forth year courses. This change was to allow students studying French Studies interested in both linguistics and literature to choose to take both courses as long as they meet the required graduation credits. 
U of T Mississauga students can apply for joint-degree programs in CCIT, a program recently formed in partnership between UTM and Sheridan College, art and art history or theatre and drama through an arrangement with Sheridan, allowing students to obtain both a university degree from U of T and a college diploma from Sheridan, allowing students to benefit from the practical experience of attending a college.
The Interactive Digital Media (IDM) Specialist Program is a new program offered under the Institute of Communication, Culture, and Information Technology. Students enrolled in this program are in partnership with the University of Toronto St. George iSchool from the Faculty of Information. This program is offered for students interested in new media, and also serves as a bridge to graduate studies in information and media.
Other undergraduate programs offered at U of T Mississauga include, but are not limited to, professional writing and communication, economics, mathematics, chemistry, languages, physics, environmental sciences, geography, and earth sciences.
Graduate degrees offered include the Master of Management and Professional Accounting, Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting, Master of Biotechnology, Master of Management of Innovation and the Master of Science in Sustainability Management.
Department of Student life
The Department of Student Life offers several angles of support for students at the University of Toronto Mississauga. It consists of different centres and services, resources which were pulled together to allow UTM students to learn and grow outside of their academic fields. Services supported by the Department of Student Life include the Aboriginal Centre, Arts & Culture, Community Engagement, International Centre (resources for international students), a Multi-Faith sub-department, and Orientations.
The campus is home to CFRE-FM, a radio broadcasting twenty-four hours a day at 91.9FM from the Student Centre. With a focus on Canadian and independent music, students and community members are encouraged to apply as no experience is required.
Theatre and Drama Studies
Theatre Erindale is a theatre production company at UTM. It is part of the Theatre and Drama Studies program. The company presents a season of 5 plays in the Erindale Studio Theatre. These plays include classics, modern pieces and a yearly collective developed by the third year class. Several shows have been included in the Ontario Arts Review Top 10 List since 2005.
The season's shows are also supported by the students of the Theatre Arts-Technical Production Program of Sheridan College who work in positions such as Stage management, Lighting operation, and Sound operation.
In addition to the regular season, Theatre Erindale sponsors one or more Independent Student Productions during the school year. The Department of English & Drama at UTM also runs an active drama club that performs both at the Mississauga campus and also at the University of Toronto Drama festival at Hart House Theatre. Many of these events that are outside of the regular season plays are presented in the MiST Theatre.
MiST was designed as a modern, flexible theatre space. The theatre is contained in the CCT building designed by Saucier + Perrotte Architectes. Although MiST is an English & Drama departmental space, it is used by many different members of the UTM community. It can also be rented by non-university groups.
The Multimedia Studio Theatre at UTM is often used as a venue for visiting professors and performances by artists as well as for student performances. Theatre Erindale presents a regular 5 show season every year as well as sponsoring Independent Student Productions. Both theatres also host UTM's Drama club performances.
The MiST Theatre is affiliated with the Theatre & Drama Studies Program and their performance company Theatre Erindale. The TDS program also uses the other University of Toronto Mississauga performance space, Erindale Studio Theatre.
Everything inside of MiST is modular, or on wheels. There are drapery tracks that encircle the room allowing the various drapes to be moved to any location. The theatre also has 6 moving lights that allow quick and easy placement of lighting specials. The theatre is often used for everything from modern multimedia performances to traditional dance.
Erindale Studio Theatre is a Black Box type space that has an audience capacity of up to 85, depending on the stage configuration. The building itself was formerly a bus garage and science lab, but was converted into a theatre in 1993.
The stage space can be set up as proscenium style, thrust, theatre-in-the-round, alley, or corner-to-corner. In its various configurations it has played host of a wide range of performances:
As well as being used by the UTM Theatre and Drama Studies program, Erindale Studio Theatre is often used by rental groups. It has a modern lighting and audio system, as well as a full carpentry shop, costume shop, Box office and painting facilities.
The Blackwood Gallery
One of Mississauga's first art galleries was established on campus in 1969 as the Erindale College Art Gallery. It was re-named in 1992 as The Blackwood Gallery in honour of Canadian artist David Blackwood who was artist-in-residence at UTM from 1967-1971.
The Blackwood Gallery is a contemporary art gallery situated on the Mississauga campus of the University of Toronto. The Gallery presents curated exhibitions featuring the work of local, national, and international professional artists. The main space of the Gallery is located in room 140 of the Kaneff Centre on Inner Circle Road. The Blackwood has an additional exhibition space, the e|gallery, on the ground floor of the Communication, Culture, and Information Technology Building (CCT). The Blackwood Gallery also programs the Bernie Miller Lightbox on the outside of South Building.
The Blackwood presents approximately five exhibitions each year, including off-site exhibitions and graduating students shows. In addition to its exhibition schedule, the Blackwood presents a number of special projects, including publications, public lectures, symposia, and conferences. During the summer months, the Gallery operates Running With Scissors, a contemporary art day camp for kids aged 5-12.
Leacock Lane, MaGrath Valley, McLuhan Court, Putnam Place and Schreiberwood Residence are Townhouse Style Residences with two floors. They include a living room and kitchen on the ground floor, and four bedrooms on the second floor.
Oscar Peterson Hall, Roy Ivor Hall and Erindale Hall are Apartment Residences which are single level apartments with two bathrooms, a kitchen, four bedrooms and a living area.  Oscar Peterson Hall, reserved only for first year students, is a relatively new building built in 2008 providing residence space for over 400 students. It is a traditional dorm-style residence with two single rooms sharing a washroom.
The Colman Commons Dining Hall is located on the bottom floor of Oscar Peterson Hall and is a main dining location for residents. However, students may also choose to travel a short distance to other academic buildings and facilities for other food services. Students living in residence can purchase a Residential Meal Plan, which offers tax savings and half-priced food. It is useable at all vendors across the campus, and also with Pizza Pizza delivery.
The official student representative body is the University of Toronto Mississauga Residence Council, which represents all undergraduate students living on residence. Schreiberwood Residence is a residence for family Housing at UTM, where graduate students with a family are able to live on residence under the Family Housing category. Each year, the Student Housing Advisory Committee (SHAC) is called between the Department of Student Housing & Residence Life, the Residence Council and residences at large to discuss residence budgets, and provide more benefits for students on campus.
The University of Toronto Mississauga Campus Police is a 24 hour police force available on the campus, comprising of sworn peace officers with the Peel Regional Police. Consisting of 13 officers, bikes, and an SUV, they provide around the clock security for students. They also implement several security measures such as the walkSafer program, Fire Safety program, and many others to prevent crime and provide safety for all residents living at the University of Toronto Mississauga.
UTM's library, the Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre, was named after Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion and is located in the CCT Building. It is the biggest academic library in Canada and the second biggest in North America. Additionally, the university constantly purchases new titles based on the programs, research interests, and needs of the faculty and students. The centre includes computers available for students and also offers 36 netbooks and 10 laptops available for a short-term 5-hour loan, and can taken outside of the UTM Library. The library's main floor includes the RBC Learning Commons, where students can access all kinds of services and help. 
The Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre won several notable awards: LEED Silver Certification from the Canada Green Building Council (2007), Mississauga Urban Design Award of Excellence and the People's Choice Award from the City of Mississauga (2007), Design Excellence Award from the Ontario Association of Architects (2008), Innovation Achievement Award from the International Interior Design Association/American Library Association (2008), and the Innovation Achievement Award from the Canadian Association of College and University Libraries (2009).
In September of 2006, UTM opened the RAWC, which was the new Recreation, Athletics, and Wellness Centre. The new RAWC included additional facilities such as a fitness centre, double gymnasium capable of seating 880 spectators, a 25 metre, 8 lane pool, a fitness studio that overlooks the double gym, indoor running track, and a sports medicine clinic. Several of the RAWC's facilities include:
Fitness Centres: Fitness centres include a fitness cardio room, a High Performance Centre used for strength training and conditioning programs, and a 3-lane running track featuring a length of almost 200 m.
Gymnasiums: The RAWC includes a total of 3 gymnasiums. One in the original South Building and another in the new portion of the RAWC, a double gym capable of being divided into 2 full size single gyms.
Swimming Pool: The RAWC has a 25 metre, 8-lane Myrtha pool with movable bulkhead and depth adjustable floor.
Multi-Purpose Room: Formerly the old Fitness Centre, the new Multi-Purpose room is capable of being subdivided into 2 separate rooms. Multi-Purpose Room A is 36 x 55 feet or 1980 sq feet, and Multi-Purpose Room B is 24 x 55 feed or 864 sq feet. Room A is used primarily for Martial Arts while Room B houses several Table Tennis tables.
The RAWC is a membership-based university facility. All current University of Toronto Students are provided access to The University of Toronto Mississauga, Department of Physical Education, Athletics & Recreation Facilities. Memberships are also available to U of T Staff, Alumni, and Community Members. Memberships of equal privileges are also sold at Membership Services located in the lobby of the RAWC. Access to the RAWC is available for valid membership card holders including U of T student ID card holders. Day passes are also available for purchase at Membership Services. All members must swipe either a valid U of T student ID card or a RAWC membership card at the Control Counter turnstiles in order to gain access to the facilities.
UTM students can travel around the Mississauga area using the local Mississauga transit system, MiWay. This service is free from September to April using U-Pass, a bus pass distributed through a partnership between Mississauga Transit and the University of Toronto Mississauga Students' Union. Since 2011, Summer U-Passes are also distributed to students enrolled in at least 1.5 credits during a summer semester.
Shuttle Bus Service
The Shuttle Bus Service is a UTM student service providing shuttle buses between University of Toronto Mississauga, University of Toronto St. George, and Sheridan College for students registered in the joint Art and Art History, Drama and CCIT programs. Students enrolled at UTM are able to benefit from unlimited rides between the three campuses during registered semesters.
Since its inception the Shuttle Bus Service has expanded to over 45 rides from Monday to Thursday, 40 on Friday, and 3-5 on weekends for the UTM - St. George line, and over 10 rides for the UTM - Sheridan College line. In addition, new services are proposed every year by the Quality Service to Students Council and are implemented based on the needs of the various programs.
UTM has over 2000 parking spaces available for students and visitors. Students can purchase either a regular school-year permit which includes the fall and winter semester, or a single-semester permit for the fall, winter or summer semester while non-students may purchase an annual permit.
- Roberta Bondar - Astronaut
- Dionne Brand - Poet, Novelist and Community Activist
- Vikas Kohli - Producer and Founder of Fatlabs
- Richie Mehta - Art and Art History alumni and Movie Director of "Amal," recently screened at the Toronto International Film Festival
- John Roberts (J.D. Roberts) - CNN Senior National Correspondent (former CBS News White House reporter and fill-in national news anchor for Dan Rather).
- Zaib Shaikh - Lead Actor on Little Mosque on the Prairie
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