University of Toronto at Mississauga

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The University of Toronto at Mississauga (UTM), was previously known as Erindale College, until 2002. It is a mid-size university, with an enrollment of approximately 7,000 students.

The campus was the former estate of Reginald Watkins, which was acquired by the University of Toronto in 1965.

UTM is in Mississauga, Ontario, a suburb of Toronto on its western border, set upon a park-like campus on the Credit River. The surrounding neighbourhood (the Mississauga Road area and the Credit Woodlands) is a fairly affluent section of the city. UTM is approximately 33 km away from downtown Toronto.

UTM offers 125 programs among 70 areas of study. The University's most popular programs include anthropology, biology, commerce, CCIT (http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/ccit/) (communications, culture and information technology), computer science, crime and deviance, environmental studies, history, management, philosophy, psychology, and sociology.

Canada's only program in forensic science is available at UTM. In addition, UTM students can apply for joint-degree programs in art and art history or theatre and drama through an arrangement with Sheridan College, allowing students to obtain both a university degree from UTM and a college diploma from Sheridan. The CCIT program is a recent creation and partnership between UTM and Sheridan College.

Graduate degrees offered include the Master of Management and Professional Accounting, Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting, Master of Biotechnology and the Master of Biomedical Communications.

UTM is in the midst of an expansion, with student enrollment being projected to reach 12,000 by the end of the decade. A new CCIT building was opened in September of 2004. A new library and academic skills centre, named after Mississauga's mayor, Hazel McCallion, will open in 2006.

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