Hollywood director discusses ways to bridge gap between cultures, races, genders at public lecture

28 Aug 2013 - 9:16am
Mira Nair

Hollywood director Mira Nair, whose debut film Salaam Bombay! was nominated for an Oscar, will discuss the craft of filmmaking as well as the tug of competing worlds felt by millions of immigrants, at a free public lecture Thursday, Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m. in the Instructional Centre, room 110, U of T Mississauga, 3359 Mississauga Rd. 

U of T launches Toronto Science Festival

26 Aug 2013 - 4:35pm
Circular image made with multiple scientific photos

In September 2013, the University of Toronto is launching a major new event on Toronto’s cultural scene.

The Toronto Science Festival will be a weekend-long public celebration of science, spotlighting leading researchers from the university and from around Canada and the U.S.

The festival will include engaging keynote talks, lively panel discussions, film screenings, live musical and dance performances, as well as a Café Scientifique “brunch-with-a-scientist” event.

Hand-held computers aid communication, social skills for children with autism, research shows

22 Aug 2013 - 12:10pm
Three children gathered around, looking at a tablet.

Mobile touch technology has the potential to considerably enhance how students with autism learn, communicate, engage with others and succeed at school.

UTM welcomes Brazilian scholarship students this fall

20 Aug 2013 - 4:07pm
Diane Crocker

University of Toronto Mississauga will welcome 64 science and engineering undergraduate students from Brazil this fall who are participating in a unique international scholarship program run by the government of the South American country.

Study highlights racial groups in TV ads

12 Aug 2013 - 11:13am
Professor Shyon Baumann

White people are more likely to be represented, and in a positive light, than Blacks or Asians in Canadian television advertisements, says a new study from the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM).

“Previous studies have looked at depictions of race in Canadian media, but this is the first to focus on advertising,” says Professor Shyon Baumann, chair of UTM’s Department of Sociology. “It’s also the first to take a sample of commercials and use quantitative data to find the connections between products and different racial groups.”