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June is the time for long days (hello summer solstice!) and fresh beginnings (congratulations to U of T 2019 graduates!). Check out the innovative, student-led sustainability ideas at the U of T Sustainability Innovation Prize event on June 12th, join a pick-up sport on the back-campus fields, or keep up-to-date with what U of T is doing to address wellness and mental health.

This month's habit in focus: Whether you're a new biker or long-time cyclist, June is the perfect month to get outside and enjoy the fresh air for Bike Month.

Exciting changes coming to St. George

Four projects including a wood tower and innovation hub will transform the downtown campus over the next decade.
Restorations underway in heritage campus buildings

Landmark buildings such as Simcoe Hall will be carefully cleaned and restored by experts.
Back-campus fields now open for public use

Community members are free to use the fields for leisure and recreation during non-programmed activity times.
Tomorrow's campus has arrived

See how new and updated buildings across the three campuses are giving students even better places to learn.
U of T Sustainability Innovation Prize

Find out which three winning teams will receive $5,000 prizes to develop their innovative sustainability ideas further on June 12th. Learn more and register.
U of T researchers shorten path to capturing and recycling CO2

A new study demonstrates a more energy-efficient method to convert carbon into valuable products. 
Sea of Troubles (and microplastics)

Professor Chelsea Rochman explores how plastic is breaking down – and where it’s ending up. 
Examining petrochemical alternatives 

U of T researchers look at what it would take for alternatives like renewable electrosynthesis to change the fuel industry.
Innovative methods allow start-up to streamline battery recycling 

U of T alumni founded start-up, Li-Cycle, is facing demand from major EV manufacturers around the globe.
Perfect City grapples with Toronto's big-city status

Author and U of T adjunct professor Joe Berridge launches book detailing Toronto's rapid urban growth.
Members of task force on student mental health announced 

Part of a four-point action plan, the task force will review U of T’s mental health supports and give recommendations.
Task Force on Student Mental Health welcomes feedback on new plan

The U of T community is invited to provide feedback on the Draft Outreach and Engagement Plan.
Get First Aid & CPR certified!

Standard First Aid & CPR certification courses are among the variety of courses being offered through Sport and Recreation.
U of T students get a unique hands-on opportunity in Ecuador rainforest 
U of T part of city-wide effort to address affordable student housing 
UTAM releases third annual Responsible Investing Report
Collaboration a shared theme at School of Cities Symposium
Wed, June 12th, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Finals: U of T Entrepreneurship will award $15,000 in prizes to recognize, reward and accelerate innovative student-led sustainability ideas.
Thu, June 13th
All students, faculty, staff and alumni are welcome to join all three U of T campuses in celebrating Pride Month.
May 24 - July 28
Visitors will be able to observe the 'autopsy' of a fully grown, deceased tree over the course of two months.
Mon, Jun 10th, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Learn about how the cultural significance of air pollution influenced its impact on British society and health.
Free admission. Sat, Jun 8th, 2:00 pm
Enjoy an afternoon of music and history while learning about the experiences of Canadians with mixed Black and Indigenous ancestry. 
Embrace Bike Month! Discover new places and gain confidence with biking, while doing your part to reduce fuel emissions.
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