“We were always hungry”: Severe hunger at residential schools linked to current health issues of Indigenous peoples in Canada

14 Aug 2017 - 11:17am
Indigenous children at a dining table in a residential school

The severe hunger and malnutrition that many Indigenous children suffered at Canadian residential schools has contributed to Indigenous peoples’ elevated risk of obesity and diabetes, according to University of Toronto public health and anthropology professors.

UTM researcher identifies potential way to reduce chronic pain

8 Aug 2017 - 9:11am
microscopic view of EGFR receptor

By identifying a molecule responsible for activating the body’s pain receptors, Professor Loren Martin of the University of Toronto Mississauga offers hope to the one-in-five Canadians reportedly suffering from chronic pain – and other sufferers worldwide.

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.