Facebook flow

24 Oct 2017 - 10:18am
Professor Tero Karppi

While most regard social media platforms like Facebook as a way to connect with others, Professor Tero Karppi from UTM’s Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology, is mostly interested in examining disconnection in relation to social media users.

“The idea is to look at social media when it breaks. What are the limits of connectivity? What are the situations when social media sites want to get rid of users?” asks Karppi, a new media expert who has had Facebook specifically at the fore of his research since 2010.

U of T honours outstanding teachers across university

20 Oct 2017 - 1:07pm
Sanja Hinic-Frlog

An evolutionary biologist and paleontologist fascinated by birds – including an aquatic, carnivorous bird that lived 80 million years ago.

Tech and the City

20 Oct 2017 - 9:19am
Tech and the city banner

In a city of more than 700,000 people, how do you keep citizens engaged, strengthen community and improve quality of life?

On Oct. 21, the Tech and the City innovation hackathon will tackle that question, inspire creativity and help build our community. The one-day event, held at the Innovation Complex at UTM, will bring together entrepreneurs, innovators, designers and programmers to find solutions to issues affecting our community.

UTM kicks off 2017 United Way campaign

18 Oct 2017 - 12:46pm
Ulrich Krull, Karen Grant-Cater, Rajesh Chandegra and April Forbes

U of T’s annual United Way campaign launched on Oct. 17 with a barbecue fundraiser and welcoming remarks at the Blind Duck Pub.

Nobel Prize-winning connection

13 Oct 2017 - 11:22am
Joel Levine

Current U of T Mississauga biology chair Professor Joel Levine had an unanticipated setback early in his academic career when he suffered an allergic reaction to the rats he was studying in the lab. However, that discovery set him on a new course of study of Drosophila melanogaster, or the fruit fly, which ultimately led to doing a postdoc at Brandeis University under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey C. Hall, who was recognized last week with a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with colleagues Drs.