Autumn brings busy roster of 50th anniversary events

21 Jul 2017 - 10:30am
50th logo on a yellow background

As July rolls into August, the 50th anniversary celebrations at UTM are kicking into high gear. Numerous events on and around campus will highlight not only aspects of the campus’ history, but the important role that UTM plays in teaching, research, the arts, business and global current affairs. The fall will include a high-profile 50th anniversary gala.

Here’s a look at some of the events taking place in the months ahead:

Driving Dreams conference showcases developments in IoT, AI, and big data

20 Jul 2017 - 10:13am
The semi-autonomous motorcar designed for quadriplegic race car driver sam Schmidt

Last week, the Research Innovation and Commercialization (RIC) Centre partnered with Arrow Electronics to host the Driving Dreams Conference at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) with ICUBE, the on-campus accelerator. Driving Dreams highlighted the importance of collaboration amongst academia, industry and government to work on solutions to change the world.

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).