Pan Am Games to benefit from wisdom of UTM Aboriginal elder

3 Jul 2015 - 9:34am
Cat Criger standing in the forest

Much of the Greater Toronto Area is counting down the days until the Pan Am Games begin, but few are watching the clock tick away with Cat Criger’s unadulterated delight.

Criger, whose father was a Cayuga from the Six Nations of the Haudenosaunee, is the University of Toronto Mississauga’s Aboriginal elder and has no need to worry about performance on the world stage or about Games transportation and parking. Instead, he will be on hand to assist participants in coping with any stresses brought about by the Games.

Anatomy of an illustrator

2 Jul 2015 - 11:15am
Maria Torrance Wishart

In November 1925, Maria Torrance Wishart founded the Department of Medical Art Service in the Anatomy Building (now the McMurrich Building) at the University of Toronto. It was the beginning of great things. Initially intended to supply medical images and models for U of T’s medical classes and teaching hospitals, the department was later expanded by Wishart to include a three-year diploma course.

UTM recognized for energy conservation

29 Jun 2015 - 2:43pm
Group shot holding large cheque from Enersource

Heating and cooling the buildings on a campus as large as U of T Mississauga is no small feat, and the energy required is significant. But through new conservation efforts in partnership with Enersource, UTM has reduced its usage by 534,804 kilowatts, which translates to roughly $173,000 in savings.

Retreating sea ice linked to ocean circulation, European climate change : UTM study

29 Jun 2015 - 11:57am
Satellite image of clouds over Greenland and Iceland

Retreating sea ice in the Iceland and Greenland Seas may be changing the circulation of warm and cold water in the Atlantic Ocean, and could ultimately impact the climate in Europe, says a new study by an atmospheric physicist from the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) and his colleagues in Great Britain, Norway and the United States.

UTM profs receive Early Researcher Awards

24 Jun 2015 - 12:23pm
Yuhong He and aerial drone
Five U of T Mississauga researchers have received an Early Researcher Award (ERA) from the provincial Ministry of Research and Innovation.

A diverse range of projects from UTM will receive a total of $700,000 from the Ontario government to support their research areas.