USMC Adopts Longstanding U of T Freedom of Speech Policy

In August 2018, Ontario Premier Doug Ford directed all publicly assisted post-secondary institutions to adopt freedom of speech policies or risk facing funding cuts. This directive was a campaign promise that followed a number of prominent, highly politicized protests against controversial guest speakers at Ontario universities this past year.

USMC Annual Christmas Toy Drive

For those looking to get involved in this event, they can still do so during the week of December 11–15 to help organize donations. Students can drop in at the Campus Ministry Office (Brennan Hall, room 168) between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. all throughout the week to help sort through donations and prepare them for delivery.

CUPE 3902 Ratifies Agreement with USMC

CUPE 3902, Unit 4 in particular represents those employed at USMC. Membership includes Teaching Assistance, Student and Postdoctoral Course Instructors, and Sessional Lecturers among a slew of other important roles within the university community.

NYT and U of T Discuss Contemporary Literature in Book Review Panel

In its fifth collaboration with the University of Toronto (U of T), The New York Times hosted “The Art of Book Reviewing” on November 30 at the Isabel Bader Theatre, where literary powerhouses from U of T and The Times alike met to discuss the various considerations involved in crafting book reviews for The Times especially, but for newspapers in general as well.

A Summary Of U of T’s Mental Health Services

“With exams and semester deadlines looming on the not-so-distant horizon, it seems appropriate to provide the following brief summary and exposition of the mental health services provided by the University of Toronto (U of T) St. George Campus.”

USMC Student Improvement Fund

“The main goal of this Student Improvement Fund is making physical and material changes on the USMC campus for the benefit of students. As such, this fund has both directly and indirectly been of constant use to students in their everyday life on campus. The fund has been, as of the 2018-19 academic year, an initiative associated with the St. Michael’s College Student Union (SMCSU).” 

Everything You Need To Know From The 2018 UTSU AGM

“The AGM is the UTSU’s largest meeting of the year, and serves as a chance for members — which includes all full-time undergraduate students at the St. George and Mississauga campuses, as well as students enrolled in the professional faculties, the Transitional Year Program, the Professional Experience Year Co-op, and the Toronto School of Theology — to ask questions and voice their concerns to the UTSU executives.”

Charlotte Ashton Elected VP Community Life

“On November 14, the St. Michael’s College Student Union (SMCSU) announced the results of its fall 2018 election for the position of Vice-President (VP) of Community Life. The winner: History, Political Science, and European Studies student Charlotte Ashton.” 

USMC Educational Travel Awards

“New to the 2018–19 school year, and offered through the Office of the Principal, the University of St. Michael's College (USMC) is offering travel grants to students wishing to travel abroad for educational purposes.”

Commuter Students at U of T

“The TTC is the main mode of transportation that most commuting students at U of T use, and their need to travel to and from home on this public transit has impacted their experience of university life, most of the time in a negative way.”

Cannabis Legalized Nationwide

“The new law — known as the Cannabis Act — will be implemented as a comprehensive public health approach that will potentially be more effective in protecting youth, according to Health Canada.”