U of T lab retrofit “an historic investment in Canadian science and innovation”: Meric Gertler

28 Jul 2016 - 12:04pm
 U of T's Scott Mabury (left) and Meric Gertler (centre) with federal innovation minister Navdeep Bains (Johnny Guatto photo)

In what University of Toronto President Meric Gertler called “an historic investment in Canadian science and innovation,” the federal and provincial governments are joining with the university to provide almost $190 million to upgrade nearly half of U of T’s research labs over the next two years.

UTM biochemist highlights amazing complexities of cell’s chemical gatekeepers

28 Jul 2016 - 11:23am
Scott Prosser

Good things seem to come in threes for Scott Prosser, a professor of biochemistry at U of T Mississauga.

A research paper about chemical gatekeepers that he authored appears in the July issue of Nature, following on the heels of two other recent papers published in Cell and Nature. His most recent work has two prominent co-authors: noted Nobel laureates, Brian Kobilka at Stanford University Medical School and Bob Lefkowitz at Duke University Medical School.

Pikachu sightings, rumours of Jigglypuff: Pokémon GO at the University of Toronto

21 Jul 2016 - 10:08am
girl playing Pokemon Go

It’s hard to avoid getting caught up in Pokémon GO mania – whether you jumped on the bandwagon after (or even before) the app’s official Canadian launch on Sunday, or passed by countless groups of people glued to their phones, flicking at strange cartoon monsters on their screen. 

“It’s kind of like Fitbit for geeks,” says Vicky McArthur, assistant professor at University of Toronto Mississauga Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology.

Researching race and criminal justice

20 Jul 2016 - 4:36pm
Akwasi Owusu-Bempah

Less than three weeks after joining the sociology department at U of T Mississauga, assistant professor Akwasi Owusu-Bempah finds himself in demand.

Owusu-Bempah, who earned his master’s degree and PhD in criminology at the University of Toronto, conducts research “at the intersection of race, crime and criminal justice.”

“I’m particularly interested in black males’ perceptions of and experiences with policing,” he says.

Institute for Management & Innovation announces interim director

20 Jul 2016 - 9:25am
Pierre Desrochers

The University of Toronto Mississauga’s Institute for Management & Innovation has announced the appointment of Pierre Desrochers as interim director, following the departure of inaugural director Hugh Gunz in June.