Deconstructing mental health

  • Date March 6, 2014
  • Time 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Location Presentation Room, Student Centre UTM

Hosted in conjunction with the Ministry of Equity, the MFA is teaming up for an event to tackle Mental Health and deconstruct the idea of the “healthy mind”. Join us on Thursday March 6th from 5 -7 pm in the Presentation room in the Student Centre. This will be a positive space for individuals to learn and share various experiences with the mental health industry. As always, there will be free food!


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Meet and Greet!!!!!

  • Date September 27, 2013
  • Time 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Location University of Toronto Mississauga, Mississauga, ON L5L 1J7 ?

Good news everyone,


The MFA will be hosting it’s annual meet and greet! There will be free food, fun and our wonderful exec team!

Come and go as you please!

Why Sex? The Evolution of a Paradox by Monika Havelka

  • Date February 12, 2013
  • Time 12:00 am to 2:00 am
  • Location Mississauga Central Library, Room CL3

Sexual reproduction is one of the “facts of life” – or is it?

Although sex is common among the tree of life, it is by no means the only way to reproduce, and actually represents a significant evolutionary paradox.

For an organism, sexual reproduction entails significant costs – survival costs, mating costs, and genetic costs.

So, why did sex evolve and persist? Join Dr. Monika Havelka as she explores the costs and benefits of sex from an evolutionary perspective, as we celebrate Charles Darwin’s 204th Birthday!

About the speaker:
Professor Monika Havelka is a Senior Lecturer in the Environment Program at University of Toronto Mississauga. She received her PhD in Zoology at the University of Western Ontario and has taught a wide variety of courses in evolutionary biology, ecology and environmental science at UTM. She was twice a semi-finalist and once a finalist in the TVO Best Lecturer Competition.

This is a public event.

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Event held at 7:00pm in Room CL3 of the Mississauga Central Library – 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W.



Physics and Food: An Afternoon of Mind-Blowing Science.

  • Date November 27, 2012
  • Time 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Location Presentation Room, Student Centre, University of Toronto Mississauga

Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Presentation Room, Student Centre, University of Toronto Mississauga

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Join us for an afternoon of physics about the world around us. We will present TEDTalks on topics from modern day string theory, to quantum mechanics, to dark matter and more. This afternoon is sure to expand your ideas about the world around you and present the information in a way for those of us not so well versed in the esoteric languages of mathematics and physics can understand and appreciate. Of course, there will be free food and drinks for all in attendance. We look forward to seeing you there!

Locavore’s Dilemma – A talk by Pierre Desrochers

  • Starts November 8, 2012 @ 10:00 pm
  • Ends November 9, 2012 @ 12:30 am
  • Location Room 3150, CCT Building, University of Toronto Mississauga

Is local food really better? Does eating local really create jobs?

In this talk, Pierre Desrochers will discuss the history, science and economics of the food supply to reveal that local food and local food policies may not be as good as they are claimed to be.

Desrochers is an economic geographer in the Department of Geography at University of Toronto Mississauga and is the co-author of ‘The Locavore’s Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-mile Diet’.

We will have a Q&A session at the end of the lecture.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.

This is a public event and entry is free. Feel free to bring friends who feel strongly about this issue one way or the other.

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Marijuana is bad for you!!

  • Starts March 1, 2012 @ 10:00 pm
  • Ends March 2, 2012 @ 12:00 am
  • Location Presentation Room, Student Centre, University of Toronto Mississauga

Is it really that bad? What do you think about marijuana?

Come to the screening of The Union at 5pm on Thursday, March 1st at the Presentation Room of Student Centre.

MFA Executive Elections

  • Date February 10, 2012
  • Time 12:00 am to 1:00 am
  • Location Presentation Room, Student Centre, University of Toronto Mississauga

Date: Thursday, February 9th, 2012
?Time: 7:00 pm?
Place: Presentation Room, Student Centre

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We are looking for bright, outgoing, organized, and enthusiastic people to continue running the Mississauga Freethought Association. The following executive positions are available for the 2012/13 year:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Publicity and Media Relations
  • Community Relations

If you are interested in running for an executive position, send us an email with your name, year of study at UTM, position you’re interested in, and a brief (3-5 sentences) statement on why you would be the best person for the job.

Some reasons to consider being part of the MFA executive:

  • Great way to get involved in Campus Life!
  • Great way to meet new people!
  • Looks great on a resume!
  • Ability to bring important issues to the student body!
  • Encourage critical thinking!
  • Promote science!
  • All the cool kids are doing it!

We hope to see you there!