MENA Women conference: From street protest to online activism

19 Mar 2018 - 9:31am
Woman looks down over a crowd protesting in the street. She is wearing a shirt that reads "Disobey" in English and Farsi

International activists and scholars will gather at the University of Toronto’s downtown Toronto and Mississauga campuses on Thursday, March 22 and Friday March 23. The two-day conference explores how women are using new media and social media networks to effect political changes in the Middle East and North Africa.

New computing cluster boosts UTM research power

14 Mar 2018 - 9:37am
piece of super computer

A new high-powered computing cluster is boosting data handling capabilities for researchers at U of T Mississauga. Launched in February, the UTM Research Cluster provides high-power data processing capabilities, improved security, data storage and backup, and centralized software and hardware administration, along with substantial cost and time savings to researchers and departments analyzing large volumes of data.

Deconstructing important ideas at TEDxUofT

13 Mar 2018 - 3:16pm
TEDxUofT cupcakes

The power of nanoparticles, succeeding as a YouTuber and championing female scientists were just some of the bright ideas and exciting research projects shared at the seventh annual TEDxUofT.

Common Ground: UTM hosts first conference for digital humanities and computational science researchers

12 Mar 2018 - 4:49pm
Illustration of a blue brain and computer circuits on a black background

U of T Mississauga hosted a meeting of minds last week as researchers in digital humanities and computational sciences gathered together to explore common ground between very different disciplines.

The first-ever Digital Humanities and Computational Sciences conference featured talks from a dozen UTM faculty and staff with the goal of fostering more communication between the two disciplines, and finding commonalities, challenges and research opportunities resulting from advances in computational technology.

UTM mourns loss of dynamic professor

9 Mar 2018 - 11:01am
Lee Ann Fujii

Professor Lee Ann Fujii always signed her emails “LAF”.

“That was her,” says Professor Ed Schatz, chair of UTM’s Department of Political Science. “She always brought this big laugh that was impossible to miss.”

An inspiring and much-loved member of the UTM community, Fujii passed away suddenly on March 2, leaving a great sense of shock and loss across campus.