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Published in the Fall 2021 issue of Tiger magazine.

Alumni Profile

Tech Savvy: Alex Clark

Shopify's Alex Clark '06 talks good policy, giving back, and how she's helping a new generation of entrepreneurs.

If you spent a good part of the last year seeking small business gems on social, listening for the comforting sound of the delivery truck, or contemplating the items in your virtual truck, you're in good company. With consumers bereft of their bricks-and-mortar go-tos, online shopping hit an all-time high during the pandemic — and it looks like it's here to stay. 

Alumni Profile

Alumni @ Work: Colm Feore

Even when he's travelling, he's working. But after forty odd years in the business, Colm Feore '77 will tell you it's the key to his success.

With Stephen Greenblatt's Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics at one elbow, and a thick history of the Bard at his other, we spoke with Colm recently when he was visiting his wife — acclaimed director, Donna Feore — while she brought Bernhardt/Hamlet to life at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. "She promised me a birthday dinner," laughs the Stratford-based actor, who just turned 61. "So, I came to collect."

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Published in the Winter 2020 issue of Tiger Magazine.

Research Profile

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Published May 2023 on the University of Toronto Mississauga Research news site.

Arctic Cruise Takes UTM Scientists into New Territory

Gerard Otiniano spent more than a month sailing the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas on the R/V Sikuliaq cruise 2022-15S, supporting new paleo oceanographic research.

The ship was powerful and large, built with a hard steel hull that could crash through Arctic ice up to a metre thick. Bustling with researchers working on any number of projects, day or night you’d find someone typing up notes at a workstation, collecting data, or working in labs on the lower deck. A well-stocked galley provided scientists and crew members with three hearty meals a day. You could get in a quick workout in the gym down below or go up to wander the open-air decks, where you could look at the stars or watch the polar bears.  

For Gerard Otiniano, a PhD student studying in UTM’s Department of Geography, Geomatics and Environment (GGE), it was the experience of a lifetime. 

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Reports & Strategies

Ridley Receives Top Marks

On the heels of glowing CAIS and IB Accreditation visits, Ridley looks forward to the next steps in their school improvement process.

Ridley College received two important report cards last spring, following a combined review conducted by the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS) and the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).

Published in the Winter 2020 issue of Tiger magazine.

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Inaugural Annual Report | Office of the Vice-Principal, Research, University of Toronto Mississauga

Cover art by Tal Bavli, medical illustrator and graphic designer.

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Inaugural Strategic Framework | Office of the Vice-Principal, Research, University of Toronto Mississauga

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Strategic Plan | Ridley College

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Annual Reports | Ridley College

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Strategic Plan | Critical Digital Humanities Initiative, University of Toronto

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Annual Reports | Critical Digital Humanities Initiative, University of Toronto

Student Program Profile

Summer Start Up: INSPIRE Scholars Program Offers Unique Interdisciplinary Experience

Earlier this summer, top science students from across Ontario came to campus for the 2023 Interdisciplinary Summer Program in Research and Entrepreneurship.

The competitive two-week program is now in its second year, offering undergrads eyeing graduate school an opportunity to learn about the various career paths available to them in the life sciences. Changes from last year’s inaugural program included a dynamic roster of entrepreneurial and academic guest speakers complemented by dedicated hands-on time in the labs of UTM’s faculty researchers.  


Published August 2023 on the University of Toronto Mississauga Research news site.

Award Announcements & Research Profiles

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From the Archives

Ridley's Architect: Ferdie Marani

In 1919, a young group of architects gathered almost daily at Bloor Street's Diet Kitchen Tea Room in Toronto, to "complain, plot and dream of a better city." Fondly to referred to as "The Diet Kitchen School of Architecture," the eclectic group included Ridley College's own Ferdinand 'Ferdie' H. Marani 1912 — an up-and-coming architect who would change the cityscape in the years to come.

Published in the Winter 2020 issue of Tiger Magazine.

Student Program Profile

Amgen Foundation Program Introduces
High School Students to Scientific Discovery

Based at UTM, Canada’s Amgen Biotech Experience Program provides teachers with equipment, supplies, curriculum, and professional development — and it’s helping to inspire the next generation of scientists. 

“This is where I work,” smiles Kristina Han, gesturing widely to a bright space in the William Davis Building filled with equipment and large, neatly stacked tote bins. Each tote has been carefully stocked with supplies, and the kits will soon be handed out to high school science teachers from across the GTA.  

The distribution is part of the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE), an international program that provides secondary school teachers with equipment, resources, a curriculum, and professional development so they can conduct hands-on laboratory experiments in their classrooms.  


Published January 2023 on the University of Toronto Mississauga Research news site.

Admissions & Development


The Houses of Ridley

Admissions Brochure, published in October 2020

The Campaign for Ridley

Capital Campaign Brochure, published in 2021

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Covid-19 Relief Fund

Tiger Magazine

Funding materials 2020-21

Writer & Editor - 2019 - 2021 

Alumni Profile

Alumni @ Work: Sandy Rasmussen

Abstractionist and Old Ridleian, Alexander 'Sandy' Rasmussen '07 always knew he would work in the arts.

Sandy's time at Ridley was largely spent hanging around the art department, fascinated by stories of the abstract expressionists who broke visual traditions and found new ways to communicate.

From his mother's tablecloth, to the famous grids of Agnes Martin, to the linoleum tile floors of the former gas station in which he used to paint, the Niagara-based artist is looking to explore that tension, earning kudos from critics at his recent show at the Christopher Cutts gallery in Toronto.


Published in the Winter 2020 issue of Tiger Magazine.

Alumni Profile


Published in the Summer 2020 issue of Tiger Magazine.

In Conversation: Michele-Elise Burnett

When it comes to her Indigenous heritage, Michele-Elise Burnett '86 is busy building bridges — and her work is helping to invigorate and reshape Niagara's cross-cultural landscape.

A proud Métis with Algonquin roots, in conversation she's quick to laugh, wise and measured in her words, with a steady strength she credits her mother, well-known broadcaster and businesswoman, Dr. Suzanne Rochon-Burnett. Michele-Elise left a career in radio to follow in her mother's activist footsteps — and now she's working to find the creative platforms from which her people can speak.

Book Reviews & Publications

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