The elevator in the northeast corner of University College has been out of service for several weeks to allow for a replacement elevator to be installed. Elevator service is now scheduled to resume on Tuesday, April 30. Thank you for your patience.
Congratulations to Vikki Visvis, who has been chosen as the 2012-13 recipient of ASSU’s Ranjini (Rini) Ghosh Excellence in Teaching Award. Vikki has taught in the University College Writing Centre since 2004. She also works at the New College and Innis Writing Centres. She has taught courses in the English Department since 2004, and in the Writing and Rhetoric Program since 2009. She was recently appointed as a member of University College in the category of Other Academic Appointee.
Congratulations to Jessica Ng, who was recently honoured with a University of Toronto Student Engagement in the Arts Award. Jessica, who is pursuing a specialist in Canadian Studies and a minor in Sexual Diversity Studies, is the Assistant Artistic Director of the Hart House Players. She also reviews and selects student productions for honours as an Awards Representative for the U of T Drama Coalition. She has written award-winning plays that have been performed at the U of T Drama Festival and is passionate about developing challenging, socially-significant theatre.
University Professor of Computer Science and UC colleague Geoffrey Hinton, a renowned expert in artificial intelligence and machine learning, has sold his start-up company to Google Inc. Hinton's research has implications for speech recognition, computer vision, and language understanding.
Join the students of UNI305 - The University in Canada for a panel discussion on the Future of Canadian Universities. All are welcome at the event, which is being held in University College Room 140 on March 28, 2013, 2-4 pm.
In a feature interview with Playback, Canada's leading entertainment industry magazine, Professor Siobhan O'Flynn discusses two recent award-winning Canadian transmedia productions and filmmaker John Greyson's urban/TTC transmedia/multi-screen project (still running on TTC screens), Murder in Passing. The piece is titled "Grand Narratives: Digital design and story-telling consultant Siobhan O'Flynn discusses three complelling transmedia executions", and is featured in an issue that focuses on the state of the entertianment industry(s).
Congratulations to Brenda Cossman, Director of the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at University College and a Professor in the Faculty of Law, for winning the Ludwik and Estelle Jus Memorial Human Rights Prize. For more information about the prize and for a full list of award winners, click here