The University of Toronto at Scarborough celebrated its 40th anniversary this fall with the official opening of two new facilities: the UTSC Student Centre and the Management Building. Students can now stop on their way to class at the Health and Wellness Centre, tickle the ivories at a piano lounge or make use of a multifaith prayer space – all are housed inside the $14-million Student Centre. The $16-million Management Building, new home of UTSC’s bachelor of business administration program, features a soaring glass atrium, a resource room for co-op students, and specially designed case rooms and interview rooms.
The University of Toronto at Mississauga signalled its own expansion plans with the official groundbreaking, in early November, for The Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre. The $34-million library, named in honour of Mississauga’s long-serving mayor, is slated to open in 2006. UTM also held a “wall-breaking” ceremony to launch the construction of the campus’s new Recreation, Athletics and Wellness Centre.
At the downtown campus, the greenhouses formerly located at the corner of Queen’s Park and College Street found a new home in October next to the Allan Gardens Conservatory. The greenhouses were carefully reassembled several blocks to the east to make way for the Leslie L. Dan Pharmacy Building.
The School of Continuing Studies returned to its newly renovated home on St. George Street this fall, putting an end to what director Mary Cone Barrie called the SCS student’s “purely nomadic” existence. Administration, students and instructors will enjoy the use of a new common room, a café, study area and meetings rooms.
By bringing artificial intelligence into chemistry, Prof. Aspuru-Guzik aims to vastly shrink the time it takes to develop new drugs – and almost everything else