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Indigenous graduates share stories of self-discovery at First Nations House ceremony


This article was originally published by Geoffrey Vendeville on U of T Alumni News on May 28, 2021. With drums, song and air hugs, the University of Toronto’s First Nations House celebrated Indigenous students who are either graduating next month, or who have completed another important milestone in their academic careers. Students and their families cheered and […]

June 7, 2021


New podcast explores spirituality and colonialism


Posted June 1, 2021 By Kirsty Clarke Subaltern Speaks is a new podcast produced by student interns Manvinder Gill and Yasamin Jameh at University of Toronto’s Multi-Faith Centre, exploring the topics of religion and spirituality in the context of (De)colonization. The podcast explores the legacies of colonialism on the religion and spiritualities of colonized peoples. […]

June 1, 2021


Facebook Live summer roundup


Updated: May 28, 2021 Each summer, we host Facebook Live Q&A sessions with Student Life departments to answer your questions before the school year starts. Check out these events planned for summer 2021: July 6: 5 questions about… being a U of T student July 8: 5 questions about… navigating disability & registering with Accessibility […]

May 28, 2021


Accessibility Services in the news


Updated May 10, 2021 Read the latest reporting about Accessibility Services and accessibility on U of T campuses from U of T News, U of T Magazine and more: May 7, 2021: ‘Empathy and strength’: Ian Parker was an early accessibility advocate on campus – and beyond – Geoffrey Vendeville, U of T News April […]

May 10, 2021


Online social group helps students connect during pandemic


Posted May 10, 2021 By Kirsty Clarke The isolation of the global pandemic can mean that you haven’t had a chance to connect easily with other U of T students. Talking to New People is an online social group where approximately 8 students from the same academic level are matched with a peer facilitator. Once […]


Important information for graduating students from Health & Wellness


May 6, 2021 Dear student/patient, It has been a great pleasure providing for your health care needs. As you are aware, the University of Toronto Health & Wellness Centre provides services for current University of Toronto undergraduate and graduate students who have paid the appropriate incidental fees for the school year. Eligible students can access […]

May 6, 2021


U of T grad Maureen Gustafson focused on improving Indigenous public health


This article was originally published by Françoise Makanda on U of T Alumni News on November 22, 2019. Maureen Gustafson (MPH 2019) walked towards the stage at her University of Toronto convocation wearing the moccasins her mother gave her the day before. “I was really excited to wear them because, for a lot of people, moccasins […]

May 5, 2021


A&S student Riley Yesno’s passion for education leads her beyond legacy of residential schools


This article was originally published by Michael McKinnon on A&S News on March 12, 2021. Reprinted with permission. A&S student Riley Yesno has celebrated a lot of education “firsts,” with more to come. Growing up Anishinaabe as a member of the Eabametoong First Nation living in Thunder Bay, Yesno belongs to the first generation in Canada to […]


U of T alumnus, partner bring visibility to Indigenous and two-spirit community on The Amazing Race Canada


This article was originally published by Geoffrey Vendeville on U of T News on July 16, 2019. Reprinted with permission. A University of Toronto education is meant to prepare graduates for anything life throws at them – including, apparently, whirlwind journeys across the country on The Amazing Race Canada. On this season of the reality TV show, three alumni […]


U of T alumna establishes bursary for Indigenous, Black and Taino students


This article was originally published by Perry King on U of T News on April 5, 2021. Reprinted with permission. Erica Neeganagwedgin is looking to tell a different story than the one currently being told. Neeganagwedgin, who earned master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), has established the Olive Moxam […]


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