U of T Mississauga names Krull interim VP-Principal

19 May 2016 - 2:09pm
Ulrich Krull

Professor Ulrich Krull has been named interim vice-president and principal of UTM for a one-year term, effective Sept. 1, 2016, to Aug. 31, 2017, or until the appointment of a new vice-president and principal. Governing Council approved the appointment at its May 19 meeting.

Did dinosaurs have lips? UTM palaeontologist might have the answer

18 May 2016 - 4:37pm
Gorgosaurus using its specialized teeth for feeding on a young Corythosaurus

Can a crocodile’s smile reveal whether dinosaurs had lips? New findings from U of T Mississauga vertebrate palaeontologist Robert Reisz challenges the idea of what therapods might have looked like when dinosaurs roamed the earth.

“When we see dinosaurs in popular culture, such as in the movie Jurassic Park, we see them depicted with big teeth sticking out of their mouths,” Reisz says. Large dinosaurs--like Tyrannosaurus rex--bare a ferocious grin, while smaller creatures such as velociraptors are shown with scaly lips covering their teeth.

Science Rendezvous in Mississauga

13 May 2016 - 1:37pm
Science Rendezvous volunteer Olivia Adamczyk and a child
Patrons of Mississauga’s Central Library had the opportunity to check out more than just books last weekend.

Arts & Science doctoral students on all three campuses to receive funding boost

11 May 2016 - 3:17pm

The Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto is planning significant improvements to graduate funding that will see students in the funded cohort receive at least $2,000 more in 2018-19 than they do today.  The initiative affects Arts & Science students on all three campuses.

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.