Congratulations to UC faculty members Joseph Heath and Evan Thompson, who were recently named to the Royal Society of Canada. Heath is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy and the School of Public Policy and Governance, as well as the Director of the Centre for Ethics. He is an international leader in political philosophy and the theory of rationality.
Across University College we strive to achieve our collective vision of a welcoming community that challenges undergraduate students to excel intellectually and prepares them to engage in the wider world. Opportunities for meaningful student-faculty engagement both inside and outside the classroom are critical to our success in making this vision a reality.
Have you ever wondered how a peer support group could help you cope with transitions, health/mental health issues, or other shared challenges? Or are you already planning or engaged in a peer support group? Join Farah Mawani, Provincial Outreach Coordinator of the Self-Help Resource Centre, at an interactive workshop series.
In an article for U of T News, Bonham Centre Director, Brenda Cossman, explains the issues at stake regarding Russia's anti-gay laws, inlcuding the recent vodka and Olympic boycotts. Read the full article here.
In an article written for the Globe & Mail, Bonham Centre Director Brenda Cossman discusses the recent arrest of Mark Marek, who posted the video allegedly depicting the murder of Jun Lin by Luka Magnotta on his Bestgore website. Marek was charged on Thursday with “corrupting morals” under section 163(1)(a) of the Criminal Code. Read the full article here.
The Office of the Dean of Students is currently accepting applications for both Mentors and E-Mentors for the UC Mentorship Program beginning August 2013.
Congratulations to the UC writing award winners for 2013! This year's awards include the biennial Norma Epstein National Awards in Creative Writing, which are open to students from across Canada. There were 10 winning entries in all. Cara Evans, a UC Health Studies student who graduated this spring, won a total of four awards, three of them first prizes.