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Passport to education: UTM valedictorian reflects on her journey to graduation

25 May 2018 - 10:58am
Cherie Novecosky

Cherie Novecosky’s road to graduation has taken her around the globe and back. The Calgary artist who lives by the motto: “Travel is the only thing you can buy that will make you richer” opted for a backpack and plane tickets at the end of high school and travelled for six years before discovering the path that ultimately led her to U of T Mississauga.

Dragonfly enzymes point to larger evolutionary dynamics

22 May 2018 - 2:30pm
dragonfly

Although evolution has left dragonflies virtually unchanged for roughly 300 million years, new research by a UTM biologist reveals that understanding small physiological activities in these insects could reveal a deeper understanding of how they interact with other organisms in an ecosystem.

“We often think communities are so complex,” says Shannon McCauley, an assistant professor of biology at U of T Mississauga. “It looks like the underlying physiological mechanisms could simplify our understanding of ecological dynamics.”

Roman Holiday

22 May 2018 - 1:24pm
Professor Evonne Levy

Far from her regular digs on the third floor of the CCT Building at UTM, Evonne Levy, a professor of Renaissance and baroque art and architecture, is spending this 2017-18 academic year in Rome: she is serving as the Wittkower Guest Professor at the Bibliotheca Hertziana, a Max Plank Institute located in the 16th-century palace of the painter Federico Zuccari.

U of T's ombudsperson expands office presence to all three campuses

18 May 2018 - 11:46am
Ellen Hodnett

Smartphones and social media have left us more connected than ever, but there are still times when a personal touch is needed.

That’s among the reasons Ellen Hodnett, the University of Toronto’s ombudsperson, recommended that the office expand its physical presence to U of T Mississauga and U of T Scarborough. The move will see an Ombuds Officer located on each U of T campus in an attempt to build more awareness of the office and its unique role in helping ensure fairness across the university.  

New Digital Health Technologies field launched at UTM

14 May 2018 - 10:27am
woman with stethoscope looks at apps on a phone and tablet

U of T’s Master of Biotechnology Program (MBiotech) has approved a graduate field of specialism in Digital Health Technologies (DHT).

“We are creating a new breed of professional who is equipped with the ability to code and apply data science in the context of emerging opportunities in digital health technology,” says Jayson Parker, associate professor (teaching stream) of digital health at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

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