Canuckosaur! First Canadian 'dinosaur' becomes Dimetrodon borealis

24 Nov 2015 - 8:17am
Dimetrodon borealis

A “dinosaur” fossil originally discovered on Prince Edward Island has been shown to have steak knife-like teeth, and researchers from U of T Mississauga, Carleton University and the Royal Ontario Museum have changed its name to Dimetrodon borealis--marking the first occurrence of a Dimetrodon fossil in Canada.

Craig Kielburger talks social change, leadership at Countdown to Success

23 Nov 2015 - 8:19am
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Craig Kielburger has long been at the forefront of fighting for the rights of poor and exploited children. But at a packed University of Toronto Mississauga auditorium last Thursday night, the co-founder of Free the Children says that to him, real leadership comes from behind.

Gender identity, sexuality and the Cuban revolution: Mariela Castro discusses challenges, solutions

20 Nov 2015 - 12:28pm
Mariela Castro

Mariela Castro, director of the Cuban National Center for Sex Education (CENESEX) and an outspoken activist for LBGTQ rights in Cuba, spoke last night at U of T Mississauga to help launch this year’s Transgender Day of Remembrance.

The daughter of current Cuban president Raúl Castro and feminist and revolutionary Vilma Espín, as well as the niece of former president Fidel Castro, Castro is also a sitting member of Cuba’s National Assembly of People's Power.

Northern Exposure: How a UTM anthropology professor is changing health care in Nunavut

19 Nov 2015 - 4:43pm
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In a career that has taken her from an urban intensive care ward to the farthest reaches of Canada, U of T Mississauga anthropology assistant professor Tracey Galloway is helping to change health care delivery in Canada’s icy north.  

Class Act: UTM theatre student stars on Canadian drama series

13 Nov 2015 - 11:57am
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Plenty of students have part-time jobs, but not everyone spends their off-hours as a high schooler on a beloved Canadian drama series. U of T Mississauga theatre and drama studies student André Kim has juggled acting and academic study since Grade 11, when he landed a part on Degrassi: Next Generation. The program is the fourth installment in the Toronto-based Degrassi series, which has been broadcast around the world since Kids of Degrassi aired in the early 1980s.