Biotech conference exposes student to mayor, industry and new opportunities

24 Jul 2014 - 10:31am
L-R: Tony Lamantia, Donna Heslin, Helen Filipe, Mayor McCallion, Darren Lum, Susan Amring, Julia Hong

BIO is the world’s leading biotechnology conference and is held annually in different biotech hubs across North America.  Recently, BIO was held in San Diego and attracted over 15,000 attendees from across the globe.  This conference draws together biotech and pharmaceutical businesses of all sizes, financial institutions, venture capitalists, academic institutions and relevant government partners. The Master of Biotechnology program has been either an exhibitor or an attendee of this conference for the past 13 years. 

Four U of T students earn the 2014 Top 20 Under 20 Award

18 Jul 2014 - 10:15am
Wali Shah

It is no ordinary feat to find a treatment for malaria in mustard oil, snag an exclusive interview with Noam Chomsky, release a viral anti-bullying music video or present environmental research to an audience of 1,000,000 at a TED conference. Not to mention doing it before the age of 20.

Gender quotas work in 'tight' cultures

17 Jul 2014 - 3:43pm
Professor Soo Minh Toh

Quotas probably won't get more women into the boardroom in places like the U.S. and Canada.

Study disproves link between Lyme and Alzheimer's diseases

16 Jul 2014 - 3:53pm
neuroimaging of brain scans depicted as puzzle pieces

New research from the University of Toronto Mississauga definitively puts to rest a theory that Lyme disease causes Alzheimer’s.

The literary archaeologist

15 Jul 2014 - 11:05am
Holger Syme in an empty theare

Holger Syme’s research tool is time ­— and a good camera. 

Professor Holger Syme embodies the classic humanities scholar. A professor in the Department of English and Drama at the University of Toronto Mississauga, he wears dark-rimmed glasses and a checked shirt under a dark blazer. One red and white cuff peeks from the sleeve as he points and asks, “Is that a cassette recorder?”