Science & scholarship in broad strokes

7 Feb 2018 - 4:00pm
Sasha Weiditch

Sasha Weiditch always had a curiosity for the natural world around her, even at one point boasting an impressive snail collection in her younger years, but it wasn’t until she started taking science classes in high school that her future path was forged.

“Prior to university, I don't think I had a clear inclination of what it meant to be a ‘scientist,’” says Weiditch.

Gunning group scores research 'hat trick'

5 Feb 2018 - 2:33pm
Patrick Gunning

The year is off to a busy start for Professor Patrick Gunning and his medicinal chemistry laboratory. Gunning, of the Department of Chemical & Physical Sciences is one of nine U of T researchers to receive a Connaught Innovation Award, a prize aimed at accelerating the development of promising technologies and promoting knowledge transfer arising from the U of T. The nine researchers will share almost $820,000 in funding.

New science building gets governance green light

5 Feb 2018 - 9:30am
Ulrich Krull

A long-awaited science building at U of T Mississauga received approval from governance last month and is now moving forward.

Professor Ulrich Krull, UTM’s vice-president and principal, presented the proposal to Governing Council on Dec. 14. The UTM Science Building, which will be located in the space between the William G. Davis Building and the Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex, will provide much-needed wet laboratory space for the campus’s current and planned research needs. It is expected to be completed in 2021.

UTM TimeTracker: New calendar app helps students stay on top of busy schedules

31 Jan 2018 - 4:32pm
UTM TimeTracker logo of a clock face

UTM TimeTracker has officially launched, giving students at the University of Toronto Mississauga a handy new tool to stay on top of busy schedules. Developed by the Office of Student Transition, the free online scheduling platform features a customizable calendar to keep track of courses, assignments, extracurricular activities and grades.

Order of Ontario recognizes U of T community members

31 Jan 2018 - 10:34am
Professor Shashi Kant

Three University of Toronto faculty members have been recognized this week with appointments to the Order of Ontario, the province’s highest honour, including Professor Shashi Kant, the director of UTM's Master of Science in Sustainability Management program. His appointment was one of 23 announced Jan. 29 by the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Chancellor of the Order of Ontario.