Toronto's UNESCO Bid Accepted

"On November 20, the Mayor of Toronto, during the Mayor’s Evening for the Arts, announced UNESCO’s designation and personally thanked the University of Toronto and Granata, who believes that “education and urban engagement play a fundamental role to make the cities creatively flourish and prosper.”"

Faculty of Theology Awarded Prestigious Research Grants

"“The purpose of a university is to ‘create new knowledge’ and advance human understanding in a significant way through research/discovery, and through teaching,” said Attridge. “The fact that faculty members from St. Mike’s received almost a third of a million dollars in grant money this year is not only significant in terms of fulfilling our mission; it’s also important in terms of the university’s reputation.”"

Need to Know: SMCSU

"While overcoming past SMCSU deficiencies is a vital part of the current SMCSU’s job, SMCSU councillors and executives are still coming up with policies and events for the current academic year. These include, but are not limited to, co-chairing Winterfest 2018 with Innis College and University College, introducing an equity commission, and planning the Annual General
Meeting (AGM) for January."

Poverty, Corruption, and Morality

"Poverty, Inc. is an “award-winning documentary that analyzes the results of some Non-Governmental Organizations’ (NGOs) attempts to help alleviate extreme poverty in countries in the developing world.”

In Comes Inequality

"The Mike asked one of the people who worked on the report, Michelynn Laflèche, United Way Toronto and York Region’s Vice President of Strategy, Research, and Policy, exactly what the implication of Toronto being the “income inequality capital of Canada” means."

UTSU AGM In Review


“The UTSU is facing a three million dollar deficit with the introduction of the Student Commons in the next 10 years,” Memmel said. “The numbers speak for themselves — they’re provided by the university, [and] they’re not fabricated.” 

Need to Know: Your USMC Writing Centre

"The Writing Centre also hosts drop-in sessions on Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in room 302 of the Kelly Library. The drop-in sessions are helpful for students who could not get an appointment, have last-minute questions, or would like to get additional support from other instructors and students."

Admission of a Mission

"The statement asserts that USMC is interested in pursuing knowledge for the sake of knowledge, which is common among academic institutions. Because of its identity as a Catholic university, it is particularly interested in pursuing knowledge of the Christian tradition. However, USMC also wants to point out that it is not exclusive to Catholics, and it is accepting of people from every background."

U of T, USMC Raise Tuition for 2017–2018

"Some of the tuition fees for both USMC and U of T as a whole highlight college and university institutions many students may not be aware of. For example, every U of T student pays a $3.75 levy each toward the "U of T Community Radio" and all USMC students pay $15 per semester for the “SMC Campaign Fund.”"

A More Perfect Union?

"Ultimately, it seemed that students wanted SMCSU to “function as a body to serve students through various programs and services” and to “reflect the diverse cultures and interests of St. Michael’s College students through every action.”

USMC Professor Leads U of T, Toronto in UNESCO Bid

“I think McLuhan’s “city-as-classroom” pedagogical approach is the perfect compliment to classroom learning and a way to help students develop their own learning interests to face the rapidly changing world. I believe that education and urban engagement play a fundamental role [in helping cities to] creatively flourish and prosper.”

A Guide to Your SMCSU Candidates (Part 2)

"Keeping up with your St. Michael’s College Student Union (SMCSU) can often be overwhelming, so we've created the following guide to your 2017-18 candidates. This should give all you University of St. Michael's College (USMC) students a better idea of what we can expect and hope for from each. Now, your candidates for SMCSU VP Communications, VP Community Life, VP Academic Affairs, and VP Arts." 

A Guide to Your SMCSU Candidates (Part 1)

"Keeping up with your St. Michael’s College Student Union (SMCSU) can often be overwhelming, so we've created the following guide to your 2017-18 candidates. This should give all you University of St. Michael's College (USMC) students a better idea of what we can expect and hope for from each. First, your candidates for SMCSU President and Vice President."