Hunter-gatherer sleep patterns could shed light on ancestral behaviour, says UTM researcher

12 Jul 2017 - 9:18am
Hadza man sleeping on ground

Humans today demonstrate sleep patterns inherited from their hunter-gatherer ancestors, says new research by David Samson, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM).

Social Call: UTM researcher decodes the secret language of ring-tailed lemurs

6 Jul 2017 - 2:06pm
Ring-tailed lemur in a forest

Why do lemurs go “hmm”? It’s not because they don’t know the words, but the answer may provide important clues about how ancient human ancestors may have socialized with each other. In research published in Ethology, U of T Mississauga primatologist Laura Bolt recounts how vocalizations by Madagascar’s ring-tailed lemurs may aid in protecting them from predators and bolster social cohesion within the troop.

New global ranking places U of T in top 10 in seven subjects

4 Jul 2017 - 9:38am
female student studying in library

Psychology research at the University of Toronto is ranked second in the world – just after Harvard University – in a new ranking of subjects by the independent Shanghai Ranking Consultancy.

In addition to psychology, U of T also ranked third in medical technology, fifth in public health, sixth in human biological sciences and ninth in biotechnology, finance, and mining & mineral engineering in the report.

ACE students prepare to Paint the Town Red

29 Jun 2017 - 1:18pm
Noor Rahmeh

On July 1, as Canadians don red-and-white outfits and prepare to celebrate the 150th anniversary of our nation, more than 200 international students will move into residence at UTM—then spend their first evening in Canada at the Canada Day 150 celebrations in Port Credit.

Forward-thinking UTM cancer researcher named to Top 40 Under 40

28 Jun 2017 - 4:53pm
Professor Patrick Gunning

A medicinal chemistry researcher at the University of Toronto Mississauga, whose novel methods may significantly improve how we treat the deadliest types of cancer, has made this year’s list of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40.