Young scholars visit UTM for annual "Bring Our Children to Work Day'

27 Apr 2018 - 4:31pm
Ulrich Krull shows a crowd of elementary students a piece of meteorite

UTM welcomed 36 elementary school students in grades four through seven for the annual “Bring Our Children to Work Day” on April 26. This is the 25th year for the U of T event, which features tours, demonstrations and hands-on fun for nearly 500 students across all three campuses.

Author, author!

26 Apr 2018 - 11:16am
celebration of books volumes piled up

A sense of pride and celebration was in the air at the April 24 Celebration of Books, an annual event showcasing new books by faculty and staff, which marked its fifth anniversary in 2018.

“We love books. This event proves that the book is not dead, and that they are still so important in our world,” said Chief Librarian Shelley Hawrychuk in her opening remarks at the annual event co-hosted and co-organized by the UTM Library and the Office of Vice-Principal, Research.

Putting her ‘pedal to the mettle’

19 Apr 2018 - 11:04am
Léa Ravensbergen on a bicycle in the winter

For PhD candidate Léa Ravensbergen, getting around on two wheels is not only her preferred method of transportation, but has also served as the driving force behind her transportation-geography research for the past five years under the supervision of Professor Ron Buliung.

And thanks to urban pedaling’s popularity rising in the last few years, Ravensbergen, who in her work focuses primarily on gender and cycling, is not wanting for material to study.

Salty Science: Research reveals how salt ions affect the action of molecules in cell signalling

16 Apr 2018 - 2:28pm
illustration showing salt in signaling process

A chemical that we routinely shake onto our food may point researchers to new targets for drug therapy. A study by Professor Scott Prosser, a specialist in molecular biophysics at U of T Mississauga, reveals how salt ions can impact cell signalling and could even point to new drug targets.

In Profile: Monica Ghabrial

16 Apr 2018 - 9:28am
Monica Ghabrial

Monica Ghabrial, a psychology PhD candidate, studies intersectionality, qualitative research, action research, women’s health, and sexual and ethnic minority well-being. In particular, she focuses on the unique experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer people of colour (LGBTQ-POC).

Her research uses a combination of qualitative interviews and quantitative measures to investigate the discrimination, identity conflicts and resulting chronic stress that this population faces, as well as the great resilience they exhibit.