Sex and the Single Evening Primrose

19 Jan 2015 - 1:15pm
Oenothera grandis plant (Showy evening primrose)

Sex or no sex? Using various species of the evening primrose (Oenothera) as his model, Jesse Hollister, a former University of Toronto post-doctoral fellow, and his colleagues have demonstrated strong support for a theory that biologists have long promoted: species that reproduce sexually, rather than asexually, are healthier over time, because they don’t accumulate harmful mutations.

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Principal’s Awards celebrate faculty and staff service

2 Dec 2014 - 9:28am

A commitment to excellence in teaching was recognized this week at the 2014 Principal’s Awards Reception held Nov. 19 in the Innovation Complex Rotunda.

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These birds are ready for their close-up

2 Dec 2014 - 9:26am

If you want to get a bird’s eye view of campus wildlife, look no further than UTM Birdfeeder (@UTMBioOrnithCam), a Twitter account broadcasting all the news that’s fit to tweet at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

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FitBit and Beyond: Conference peers into the future of ‘wearables’

2 Dec 2014 - 9:24am

U of T Mississauga’s Institute for Management & Innovation and Life Sciences Ontario will cohost a symposium on Wireless & Wearable Health Tech on November 18 in the Innovation Complex Rotunda. 

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MScBMC student designs an eBook with buzz

2 Dec 2014 - 9:23am

The Smithsonian Science Education Center published an eBook this past August designed and illustrated by Lauren DiVito, a University of Toronto Mississauga graduate student. In Expedition: Insects, a textbook for Grades 3 to 5, students travel the world to visit six different types of insects in their natural habitats.

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