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UTM prof studies the risks faced by human rights lawyers in China

4 Aug 2017 - 12:54pm
Sida Liu

We don’t usually think of law practice as risky business, but for China’s dissident lawyers, the practice of law can be dangerous work.

Assistant Professor Sida Liu, of U of T Mississauga’s Department of Sociology, studies how lawyers work in China, with a particular focus on criminal defense lawyers who must contend with state politics as they ply their trade.

Every breath you take: UTM prof finds children at risk from surprising source of air pollution

4 Aug 2017 - 10:53am
Matthew Adams

We think of schools as safe places for children, but there’s an invisible hazard lurking right outside the front door. A recent study by Matthew Adams, assistant professor with U of T Mississauga’s Department of Geography, found that school kiss-and-ride drop-off zones are exposing children to increased levels of air pollution.

Snider Lecture: Margaret Trudeau to discuss mental health at public talk

1 Aug 2017 - 3:16pm
Margaret Trudeau

Former Canadian First Lady and mental health advocate Margaret Trudeau will share her life story and message of resilience in the face of mental health challenges at a free public lecture Monday, Sept. 18, 7 p.m. in the Instructional Centre, room 110, U of T Mississauga, 3359 Mississauga Rd. 

UTM honours Holocaust educator Judith Weissenberg Cohen

27 Jul 2017 - 2:58pm
Professors Ulrich Krull and Amrita Daniere with Judith Cohen

The life’s work of Holocaust survivor and educator Judith Weissenberg Cohen was honoured on Wednesday, July 26 at a reception at U of T Mississauga. Professor Ulrich Krull, Vice-President and Principal, UTM, and Professor Amrita Daniere, Vice-Principal, Academic and Dean, presented Weissenberg Cohen with a Principal’s Appreciation Award to recognize her ongoing commitment to anti-racism, Holocaust remembrance and education.

'How far afield?' examines the landscape and living things

25 Jul 2017 - 9:17am
Hamilton-based artist Abedar Kamgari with a droplet-shaped mass of hardened plaster weighing about 50 pounds

It’s best seen from the upper floors of the library. In giant block letters, flagged out and mowed into the grass outside the CCT connector, you’ll find the phrase: “It takes work to get the natural look.” The intervention by Chloé Roubert and Gemma Savio was originally produced on the lawn of the Bauhaus building in Dessau, Germany — a temple to Modernist design, if there were one.

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