Ancient amphibian had mouthful of teeth ready to grab you: UTM research

13 Sep 2017 - 10:02am
Larger dinosaur attacks smaller dinosaur in illustration

The idea of being bitten by a nearly toothless modern frog or salamander sounds laughable, but their ancient ancestors had a full array of teeth, large fangs and thousands of tiny hook-like structures called denticles on the roofs of their mouths that would snare prey, according to new research by paleontologists at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM).

NSERC grants awarded to UTM researchers

11 Sep 2017 - 9:49am
Professor Dehan Kong

Professor Dehan Kong is one of 15 faculty members at U of T Mississauga to have been awarded a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grant (DG). He has the added distinction of being awarded a Discovery Accelerator Supplement, which means he’ll receive an extra $120,000 for the next three years to support his project, “Novel Statistical Methods with Application to Imaging Genetics.”

From Ghana to the GTA: UTM geography prof studies health care access and immigration

11 Sep 2017 - 9:28am
Ghanian woman carries basket of groundnuts on her head and a baby on her back

How will aging populations change policies in Sub-Saharan Africa? Is access to maternal health care making a difference for women in Ghana? Does having deep roots in one’s homeland help new immigrants assimilate in a new country? These are just a few of the questions that drive the research of Vincent Kuuire, a new assistant professor of geography at U of T Mississauga.

U of T ranked No. 1 in Canada, one of world’s top 10 public universities

6 Sep 2017 - 9:34am
Female student works on computer

The familiar names are all still on the annual influential ranking of the world’s best universities by Times Higher Education (THE). But the editors are warning countries not to get complacent – especially when it comes to falling levels of federal investment in university research.

UTM principal gears up for classes

30 Aug 2017 - 9:28am
Ulrich Krull

Orientation is in full swing and the new academic year is just around the corner at U of T Mississauga, and perhaps no one is more excited than Vice-President and Principal Ulrich Krull.

While Krull, a professor of analytical chemistry, has been a familiar face at UTM for many years, this is his first new academic year since he was appointed as vice-president and principal. And he is preparing to welcome more than 15,000 students to campus—the largest complement ever at U of T Mississauga.