Disrupting the disruptors

7 Mar 2018 - 1:53pm
Alessandro Delfanti

We’re all tapped into the platform economy – from using ridesharing apps to ordering food from an online delivery service – where we enjoy fast and efficient service for a reasonable price.

But it’s easy to take these services for granted without understanding what goes on behind the scenes.

Escape Artist: Ancient reptile Captorhinus could detach its tail to escape predator's grasp

6 Mar 2018 - 8:52am
reconstruction of Captorhinus

Imagine that you’re a voracious carnivore who sinks its teeth into the tail of a small reptile and anticipates a delicious lunch, when, in a flash, the reptile is gone and you are left holding a wiggling tail between your jaws.  

UTM's Krull, graduate student present at TEDxUofT

2 Mar 2018 - 3:25pm

U of T Mississauga vice-president and principal Ulrich Krull and graduate student Sasha Weiditch will join nine other speakers at the 7th annual TEDxUofT conference on Saturday, March 10, at Toronto’s St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E.

The event, titled Deconstruct, will bring together the U of T community for an exciting day of inspiring talks, performances and conversation. Other speakers include current U of T student and Youtuber Sabrina Cruz as well as U of T professor Dan Dolderman and U of T astrophysicist and musician Matt Russo.

Coast Guard: UTM paleontologist studies the world's first reefs

1 Mar 2018 - 2:02pm
Close up photo of a fossilized archaeocyathans or sea sponge embedded in rock

Invertebrate paleontologist Marc Laflamme is no stranger to the fieldwork. The assistant professor of chemical and physical sciences and head of the Laflamme Lab at U of T Mississauga has spent his career scouring alien terrains like the rocky interior of Namibia for fossil evidence of creatures that lived—and died—millions of years ago.