Virani earns U of T’s highest teaching honour

8 May 2014 - 1:38pm
Shafique Virani

It seemed inevitable that the dynamo that is Professor Shafique Virani, chair of the Department of Historical Studies, would win U of T’s President’s Teaching Award; the only question was when it would happen.

Racial bias in television ads

1 May 2014 - 11:33am
television and remote control

The first systematic study of Canadian television commercials, conducted by sociologists Shyon Baumann and Loretta Ho from the University of Toronto Mississauga, shows that despite the country’s multicultural make-up, visible minorities are underrepresented and misrepresented in TV advertising.

Gwynne honoured for studies in animal behaviour

1 May 2014 - 9:40am
Darryl Gwynne

For the sake of authenticity, applause for Professor Darryl Gwynne’s Quest Award should be accompanied by the noises of a summer night made by katydids and crickets. After all, it is the study of the sexual behaviour of these insects that has brought Gwynne, a biologist at the University of Toronto Mississauga, prominence as an entomologist.

UTM alumnus named valedictorian of Ontario Police College graduating class

23 Apr 2014 - 2:09pm
Ryan Wong at Peel Police

A long-time interest in the law led University of Toronto Mississauga graduate Ryan Wong to pursue police training, but hard work and dedication, combined with the foundational education and communication skills he gained at UTM, led to him be chosen as valedictorian of the most recent Ontario Police College graduating class.

Wong, who completed an undergraduate degree in political science and history at UTM in 2012, was one of 240 recruits who recently completed police training through the college, and he beat out seven other applicants to be granted the esteemed title. 

Life science course leads students from invention to invoicing

17 Apr 2014 - 1:59pm
Members of peanut allergen team

What do you get when you cross graduate life science students from U of T with engineers, IT students and OCAD U students?   You get an innovative new course designed by Jayson Parker, a biotechnology lecturer at U of T Mississauga