UTM professor awarded Canada Research Chair

19 May 2017 - 12:43pm
Professor Rhonda McEwen

When Professor Rhonda McEwen began her academic career in the late 1990s, little did she know she would be at the forefront of the boom in new media that has secured her place as an expert in the field of mobile technology. Since then, she has established herself as a trailblazer in exploring how devices affect the human experience and the way that people with disabilities communicate, and she has just been named the Canada Research Chair in Tactile Interfaces, Communication and Cognition.

Feelin' Groovy: UTM celebrates faculty and staff with 60s-themed party

18 May 2017 - 4:03pm
Man and woman dressed in 1960s clothes

U of T Mississauga celebrated “Wayback Wednesday” in hippie style on May 18 with a 1967-themed party for staff and faculty to celebrate the campus’ 50th anniversary.

Designer science: New U of T startup creates fashion fit for the lab

16 May 2017 - 3:56pm
Two women wearing pink and light blue Modadoro lab coats

A new startup from the University of Toronto is bringing fashion off the runways and into the lab. Created by U of T PhD students Liu Zhang and Ondrej Halgas and Alex Schmidt of Ryerson University, Modadoro is a fledgling fashion line that aims to make frumpy science garb yesterday’s fashion news.

Mature student returns to add Honours to his BA

15 May 2017 - 10:55am
Leonard Lyn

Leonard Lyn enjoys entering the Recreation, Athletics and Wellness Centre at U of T Mississauga and walking up the stairs past all of the shiny, modern exercise equipment and into the Meeting Place.

“It’s a place where I always pause, because I’m basically looking at the Erindale College of the 1970s in the Meeting Place, but I can turn around and look at the future of UTM from the same spot,” Lyn says.

Evolutionary biologists recognized for lifetime of research on Darwin’s finches

11 May 2017 - 4:42pm
Peter and Rosemary Grant

Comparisons to Charles Darwin are not lightly given in the sciences, but Professors Rosemary and Peter Grant have earned that rare distinction. Globally recognized as the most influential evolutionary biologists since the “father of evolution,” they will be recognized with honorary degrees at the June 7 U of T Mississauga convocation ceremony.