Designing healthier cities

5 Dec 2017 - 12:14pm
Marc Johnson speaking in front of crowd at CUE symposium

In 2008, planet Earth passed a critical threshold. For the first time in our history, more than half of all human beings now live in urban areas, rather than in rural communities. And in Canada, more than 82 per cent of our population currently lives in cities, towns or villages.

Going for Green: UTM prof's secret ingredient for solving malnutrition

30 Nov 2017 - 3:55pm
Research team members Kyungwon Ha, Peter Schnurr, Corina Ramirez and Radia Tasnim display a tray of harvested spirulina

A new project by David McMillen, an associate professor of cell and systems biology at U of T Mississauga, may be the secret ingredient to solving malnutrition issues in the Philippines. Poor nutrition is a fact of life in the country, where nearly half of all households don’t consume enough protein, and about 35 per cent children under the age of five suffer from anemia.

UTM prof prizes chance to attend Nobel ceremony

30 Nov 2017 - 2:22pm
Joel Levine

Winter visitors to Sweden generally come to the chilly Nordic country for the hockey, the skiing – or, if you’re Professor Joel Levine, an invitation to attend a Nobel Prize ceremony.

16 Days of Activism: UTM events honour lives touched by gender-based violence

27 Nov 2017 - 11:38am
Pairs of women's shoes

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence” comes to the U of T Mississauga campus this week as part of a series of events to honour women and girls whose lives have been affected by or lost because of gender-based violence.

Conflict Management: UTM prof studies civil wars around the globe

24 Nov 2017 - 2:23pm
Noel Anderson

As a child, Noel Anderson remembers seeing armed British soldiers at roadside security checkpoints during childhood visits to his family in Ireland. Those images stuck with Anderson and inspired his future work as a political scientist. Now an assistant professor at U of T Mississauga, Anderson studies civil wars and the effect that powerful third-party states can have on civil conflicts around the globe.