Antifa: the anti-fascist movement is making headlines again

29 Jan 2018 - 11:33am
Protesters at an alt-right rally in Berkeley, California

When Donald Trump famously said last summer that there was “blame on both sides” regarding the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, he was referring to the neo-Nazis on the right and the “antifa,” or anti-fascists, on the left.

The antifa movement began in 1930s Europe but has been in the news recently for clashing with white supremacists in the U.S., notably at an alt-right rally in Berkeley, California.

Seniors want to know whom they can trust online

25 Jan 2018 - 9:10am
Illustration of older woman in front of laptop with her wallet

Seniors have grown so concerned about their safety online that some avoid even low-risk activities such as online banking and shopping that could make their lives easier, a U of T study has found.

Root microbiome valuable key to plants surviving drought, says UTM researcher

23 Jan 2018 - 9:26am
Plants used in study

Just as the microorganisms in our gut are increasingly recognized as important players in human health and behavior, new research from the University of Toronto Mississauga demonstrates that microorganisms are equally critical to the growth and health of plants. For example, plants that are able to recruit particular bacteria to their root microbiomes are much more drought resistant than their fellows, says UTM PhD candidate Connor Fitzpatrick, of the Department of Biology.

Davis labs receive $17 million upgrade

22 Jan 2018 - 4:20pm
Fume hoods in chemistry laboratory

A $17-million renovation project has overhauled the infrastructure serving the Davis Building’s “wet” scientific laboratories, sweeping away outdated technology and setting the stage for energy-efficient, modern and future-ready lab space. The funding is part of the Lab Innovation for Toronto (LIFT) project, announced in July of 2016.

A new year brings new funds

22 Jan 2018 - 10:26am
Professor Vincent Kuuire

Professor Vincent Kuuire from the Department of Geography is one of 11 emerging scholars at UTM who has received funding from the Research and Scholarly Activity Fund (RSAF) from the Office of the Vice-Principal, Research (OVPR). The funds will support his project, "Understanding the occurrence of infectious diseases and non-communicable diseases in rapidly evolving urban environments."