Humans of UTM

Second Year, Economics

“Who has had the greatest influence in your life?”

“My parents, of course! They were always there to support me. They were there to give me the right reasons to make the right choices…I always listen to them even though they might be wrong sometimes but in the end, everything that they decided for me is the best. And I really want to make them happy and proud of me. All this effort, money, time and distance–I want all of it to be worth it.”


Humans of UTM

Fifth Year, Biology and Psychology (double major) with a minor in Philosophy 

“Personally, I think that undergraduate students aren’t sure who to blame. It is understandable that we are upset. We are losing out on lab experience, courses and some of us risk not graduating because of the strike. Although the
school, and the professors have tried to reassure us and have tried their best to keep things as
normal as possible, I think that there is still a lot of confusion and that confusion leads to

“I can only hope that the University can come to an agreement to resolve the strike ends as soon as possible so that students can continue to receive the best academic experience that UofT
can offer.”



Humans of UTM

First Year, Life Sciences

“How has the strike affected you as a student?”

“Umm, it sucks because my labs and tutorials got cancelled.  I’m not a healthy person, I don’t have time to go the gym and I’m tired because I have to take two buses and then drive home from there because I live in Brampton.  Yeah, it sucks because I have to walk all the way to the bus stop and it’s so far and so cold! Last night, my lecture ended at 9 and the buses are so infrequent and then what do you do if you walk there and just wait in the cold and there’s no one to keep you warm like a football huddle? Also, I lost my TCard and my UPass so if someone finds it, let me know.  Reward: two donuts of choice if you bring it ASAP.”