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Connaught Global Challenge Award: Five U of T teams share $1.23 million in funding

14 Nov 2017 - 10:47am
Michelle Murphy

Five ambitious global projects at the University of Toronto, from tackling public health issues to creating models to build "smarter" villages, are sharing $1.23 million this year from the Connaught Global Challenge Award
 
The internal award, funded by the Connaught Fund, is designed to support new collaborations involving leading U of T researchers and students from several disciplines, along with innovators and thought leaders from other sectors.
 

Detention: UTM prof Jerry Flores on California's 'wraparound incarceration' of Latina teens

9 Nov 2017 - 11:21am
Jerry Flores

From reform school to jail and back again, U of T Mississauga sociologist Jerry Flores chronicles the lives of young women in California’s juvenile reform system who are caught in a cycle of 'wraparound incarceration' that is nearly impossible to escape.

Are cities affecting evolution?

2 Nov 2017 - 1:44pm
bed bug on human skin

The recent uproar about seats on a British Airways flight crawling with bedbugs is only one of the unintended consequences that urbanization worldwide has on evolution, say Marc Johnson, an associate professor of biology at the University of Toronto Mississauga, and Jason Munshi-South, who is an associate professor of biological sciences at Fordham University.

Crime scene house introduces U of T students to forensic science, with blood and bullet holes

27 Oct 2017 - 2:22pm
It isn’t like Professor Jack Price not to show up for his own class. He was reported missing by a graduate student – days after he got into a heated argument with another professor. It isn’t clear what happened to Price, but clues in his white clapboard house on the University of Toronto Mississauga campus suggest he met a grisly fate.
 
A trail of blood leads from the kitchen to the dining room, where furniture has been toppled over. The floor of his bedroom is littered with essay pages.
 

What's for Dinner? New study reveals how low-income diners choose what's on their plate

27 Oct 2017 - 12:44pm
Shyon Baumann and Josée Johnston

A study from U of T Mississauga is shedding new light on the complex relationship between food, culture and poverty.

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