Medicine expands Occupational Therapy program to UTM

14 Feb 2018 - 11:11am
students walking in atrium at TDHSC

The Faculty of Medicine is expanding its occupational therapy program to the University of Toronto Mississauga beginning this September. The expansion will allow the MScOT program to increase the number of available spots from 90 to 130, and builds on the success of the Mississauga Academy of Medicine (MAM), which began at UTM in 2011.

UTM researcher awarded Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowship

12 Feb 2018 - 3:39pm
Photo of researcher Emiel Visser

Biophysicist Emiel Visser has become the first U of T Mississauga researcher to be awarded a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Global Fellowship. Visser, who is a member of the Milstein Laboratory for Biological Physics, will investigate new techniques that could help to stop antibiotic-resistant bacteria in its tracks.

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.