No ‘Flash in the Pan’: How the Klondike helped to define a nation

14 Jul 2017 - 11:46am
Chris Petrakos

Just over a century ago, a steamship sailed into San Francisco’s harbour carrying news that would change Canada forever—there was gold in Canada’s far north.

On the 120th anniversary of the news, U of T Mississauga assistant professor Chris Petrakos, of the Department of Historical Studies, looks back on the Klondike gold rush and its impact on Canadian, British and American relations.

New book by UTM prof reveals flaws of workplace discrimination law

12 Jul 2017 - 11:16am
Ellen Berrey

A new book by U of T Mississauga assistant professor of sociology Ellen Berrey explores the legal outcomes of the most common type of civil litigation in the United States—employment discrimination claims—and the limitations of the law in addressing problems of workplace inequality.

Hunter-gatherer sleep patterns could shed light on ancestral behaviour, says UTM researcher

12 Jul 2017 - 9:18am
Hadza man sleeping on ground

Humans today demonstrate sleep patterns inherited from their hunter-gatherer ancestors, says new research by David Samson, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM).

Social Call: UTM researcher decodes the secret language of ring-tailed lemurs

6 Jul 2017 - 2:06pm
Ring-tailed lemur in a forest

Why do lemurs go “hmm”? It’s not because they don’t know the words, but the answer may provide important clues about how ancient human ancestors may have socialized with each other. In research published in Ethology, U of T Mississauga primatologist Laura Bolt recounts how vocalizations by Madagascar’s ring-tailed lemurs may aid in protecting them from predators and bolster social cohesion within the troop.

New global ranking places U of T in top 10 in seven subjects

4 Jul 2017 - 9:38am
female student studying in library

Psychology research at the University of Toronto is ranked second in the world – just after Harvard University – in a new ranking of subjects by the independent Shanghai Ranking Consultancy.

In addition to psychology, U of T also ranked third in medical technology, fifth in public health, sixth in human biological sciences and ninth in biotechnology, finance, and mining & mineral engineering in the report.