Approved 50th Legacy Projects

Congratulations to the successful grant recipients, below is a summary of each project:


Blackwood Gallery

Category: Staff/Faculty

Awarded $2,500 to refit frames for several important artworks from the Blackwood Gallery Collection.

Lucy Quinnuyuak, Young Girl, 1971. Stone cut, 61 x 76.3 cm. Edition

 

Framing our Story is a project that will increase engagement with the Blackwood Gallery’s permanent art collection for on-and off-campus communities. The goal of the project is to refit frames for several important artworks from the Blackwood Gallery Collection, in order to allow the works to be seen by audiences including faculty, staff, students and the local community surrounding the University of Toronto Mississauga.

UTM Library

Category: Staff/Faculty

Awarded $10,000 for a book sculpture, capturing the history of UTM, to be on permanent display in the Library.
Book sculpture

Artist Guy Laramée, has been selected for this project. His work has been presented in the United States, Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, and Latin America. In his work, Laramée creates stunning landscape sculptures using books ranging in size and subject matter. He uses a sandblaster to create his sculptures, protected behind a glass enclosure.


Website: www.guylaramee.com

 

 

MSc.SM/ICUBE/Just Vertical

Category: Student

Awarded $10,000 for one farmwall tower located in Kaneff and the development of an educational component.

Vertical wall with spinach growing near bight light Conner Tidd & Kevin Jakiela, two graduate students from the UTM Master of Science in Sustainability Management program, started an urban food social enterprise at the ICUBE that is focused on giving access to fresh sustainable food to urbanites.

Currently pending Space Planning and Management Committee (SPMC) approval, the proposal calls for the construction of three tower farm walls in buildings around the UTM campus. These farm walls would create 2304 lbs of fresh, locally grown, pesticide-free food throughout the year. Food from the towers will be shared with the UTM food centre, which provides free food to students in need.

Blackwood Gallery

Category: Staff/Faculty

Awarded $15,000 to develop a piece of public artwork by an Indigenous artist, to be displayed on campus.

 

Blackwood Gallery

Category: Staff/Faculty

Awarded $17,500 to purchase and install three new photographic light boxes.

 

UTMSU

Category: Student

Awarded $20,000 to install a living wall in the Student Centre, enhancing the indoor environment.

 

Student Affairs

Category: Student

Awarded $20,000 to develop a piece of functional seating, establishing this area as an outdoor gathering space for students to engage with peers, staff and faculty, while reminding users and passers-by of our unique campus setting near North II in 2018.

 

Phys. Ed, Athletics & Recreation Dept

Category: Student

Awarded $9,000 to purchase a new eagle mascot.

 

Visual Studies

Category: Student

Awarded $15,000 to purchase new artistic benches across campus, increasing seating across campus.

 

Faculty & Staff, multiple departments

Category: Faculty/Staff

Awarded $20,000 to revamp the Faculty Club in the Davis Building