Exploring the landscape of cell receptors

5 May 2016 - 11:14am
Professor Scott Prosser and post-doc Libin Ye

Ever wonder how caffeine works so marvelously to give you that extra boost you need the night before your final exam?

The caffeine molecule—much loved by students the world over—binds to a receptor, preventing the action of the sleep-inducing molecule adenosine, giving you those extra few hours to prep for your exam in the morning.

How earthworms harm ecosystems: UTM study

4 May 2016 - 1:39pm
earthworm crawling through soil

There’s a wriggling invader beneath your feet and it’s steadily, silently nibbling away at forest diversity. New field research from U of T Mississauga shows for the first time that invasive earthworms are eating forest seed species such as yellow birch and black cherry trees. The findings suggest that earthworms may have a greater impact on the success of forest seedlings than previously suspected.

UTM hosts young scholars at annual 'Bring Our Children to Work Day'

2 May 2016 - 4:37pm
a teacher points to a group of young students seated on the floor

Future scholars visited the U of T Mississauga campus on April 28 for “Bring Our Children to Work Day.” The popular annual event hosted children of staff and faculty for a fun-filled day of educational activities. Participants aged 9 to 12 accompanied their parents to work and participated in a variety of scheduled activities throughout the day, getting a kids-eye view of research and other activities happening across the campus.

Canada in 2050: a bigger and better economy?

2 May 2016 - 9:57am
Angelo Melino

Predicting what Canada’s economy is going to look like five years from now, let alone decades in the future, is not what you would call an exact science.  World events like war, climate change or pandemics can test even the best analysts and forecasters.

However, there is one certainty that economists can count on: Canada will have more people by mid-century, and that will have an impact on our economy.

By the book

29 Apr 2016 - 4:14pm
Mohan Matthen

U of T Mississauga faculty members, staff and students came out Wednesday to fête UTM authors at its annual Celebration of Books.

Putting together something as comprehensive as The Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy of Perception was a bit of a marathon mission, says philosophy professor Mohan Matthen, who edited the handbook. He broke it down by some of the numbers involved in the undertaking.