Doing the Most with the Yeast: UTM PhD candidate wins Ontario division of Three-Minute Thesis competition

25 Apr 2017 - 2:16pm
Richard Kil with 3MT trophy

Don’t be intimidated about talking to Richard Kil if you have no understanding of synthetic biology; he can explain it to you in three minutes.

Kil, a U of T Mississauga PhD candidate in synthetic biology who works with Professor David McMillen, bested all comers in the recent province-wide Three-Minute Thesis competition, a contest that requires graduate students to explain their research to the layperson in three minutes flat.

Author! Author! UTM's annual Celebration of Books

25 Apr 2017 - 11:33am
Celebration of Books poster

U of T Mississauga fêted its authors at the annual Celebration of Books on Wednesday, April 26. Professor Bryan Stewart, vice-principal, research and Shelley Hawrychuk, interim chief librarian, co-hosted the annual event, which highlights faculty who have authored or edited books published in the past two years.

Community and opportunity: Mehak Kawatra reflects on her years at UTM

20 Apr 2017 - 2:14pm
Mehak Kawatra

When U of T Mississauga student Mehak Kawatra crosses the dias at Convocation Hall in May, she’ll be taking the next step along a path that she hopes will one day lead her to the United Nations.

As she looks ahead, Kawatra is feeling reflective about the lessons she’s learned during her time at UTM. Born in India and raised in Mississauga, Kawatra initially chose UTM for “a sense of community."

UTM appoints new director of Institute for Management & Innovation

20 Apr 2017 - 10:12am
Soo Min Toh

Soo Min Toh, an associate professor of organizational behavior at the University of Toronto Mississauga with a cross-appointment to the Rotman School of Management, has been named director of the Institute for Management & Innovation (IMI) for a three-year term, effective July 1, 2017. The Agenda Committee of the Academic Board approved the appointment in April.

UTM Discovery has Rhythm: Researchers identify gene that controls body’s adaptation to seasons

19 Apr 2017 - 4:35pm
black background with neurons in red and blue

Researchers at the University of Toronto Mississauga have identified a gene that determines whether the body will adapt to the change of seasons. The gene, a micro-RNA called miR-132/212, is part of a mechanism in the brain’s central timekeeping system, known as the circadian clock, located in the suprachiasmatic nucleus. This gene has also been previously implicated in mood disorders including depression.