Save the date: Fall Business Meeting will be on Friday, October 13th at the University of Toronto Mississauga
According to our institutional mission, The University of Toronto is committed to being an internationally significant research university, with undergraduate, graduate and professional programs of excellent quality.
This year marks UTM's 50th anniversary—a time to remember the past and to look forward to an exciting future. Our 50th anniversary will be filled with memorable activities and we invite all member institutions to join us in celebration for the OACUHO Fall Business Meeting on Friday, October 13, 2017.
The story of UTM (then known as Erindale College) began when the University of Toronto purchased 150 acres of land along the winding Credit River in the early 1960s. The 1960s were an auspicious time for the new campus, which opened the doors of Erindale College’s single academic building to 155 students, 28 faculty and 40 staff members in September 1967. Jump forward to today—five decades later—and U of T Mississauga has transformed from a constituent of the Faculty of Arts and Science to become the second-largest division of the University of Toronto. UTM is now home to 13,500 undergraduate students, 600 graduate students, over 2,500 full- and part-time employees (including 980 permanent faculty and staff) as well as over 54,000 alumni.
The University of Toronto Mississauga Department of Student Housing & Residence Life advances the mission of the University by creating a holistic student experience that promotes academic and personal success. Excellence, for us as a department, exists both as a value and as our benchmark for success. Excellence is a concept that is also reflected in OACUHO’s Vision for 2020 Strategic Plan, as we, as an association, are committed to delivering excellence through well-established conferences and institutes.
As we build towards the collective future of student housing in Canada, it is important to recognize the history of excellence within our membership as true leaders in postsecondary education. This is why the concept of ‘Excellence makes history’, as it relates to our past, present and future, will be the central focus of the 2017 Fall Business Meeting.