When 'Eureka!' turns to 'Oops!'

29 Mar 2018 - 11:01am
cracked scientific flask

Imagine spending three weeks reprogramming an autonomous mini-submersible vehicle that failed on its first ocean foray, only to have it submerge and quickly return to the ocean’s surface without collecting any of the data you need for your research.

Wind, sea ice changes suggest climate change in western Arctic, says UTM researcher

20 Mar 2018 - 9:22am
polar bear in Arctic

A major shift in western Arctic wind patterns occurred throughout the winter of 2017 and the resulting changes in sea ice movement are possible indicators of a changing climate, says Kent Moore, a professor of physics at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

MENA Women conference: From street protest to online activism

19 Mar 2018 - 9:31am
Woman looks down over a crowd protesting in the street. She is wearing a shirt that reads "Disobey" in English and Farsi

International activists and scholars will gather at the University of Toronto’s downtown Toronto and Mississauga campuses on Thursday, March 22 and Friday March 23. The two-day conference explores how women are using new media and social media networks to effect political changes in the Middle East and North Africa.

New computing cluster boosts UTM research power

14 Mar 2018 - 9:37am
piece of super computer

A new high-powered computing cluster is boosting data handling capabilities for researchers at U of T Mississauga. Launched in February, the UTM Research Cluster provides high-power data processing capabilities, improved security, data storage and backup, and centralized software and hardware administration, along with substantial cost and time savings to researchers and departments analyzing large volumes of data.

Deconstructing important ideas at TEDxUofT

13 Mar 2018 - 3:16pm
TEDxUofT cupcakes

The power of nanoparticles, succeeding as a YouTuber and championing female scientists were just some of the bright ideas and exciting research projects shared at the seventh annual TEDxUofT.