In praise of bonding

20 Jan 2015 - 11:51am
Assistant professor Loren Martin

Have you ever been in a stressful situation with a group of strangers, such as a long transit delay, and felt annoyed by your fellow travelers even though they were in the exact same predicament? Next time, try starting up a conversation. Sure, it may be awkward at first, but getting to know each other can actually increase your concern for others.

Freeze frame

19 Jan 2015 - 9:53am
Kevin Coleman

From an early age, Professor Kevin Coleman was consistently drawn to Central and South America, though for many years he regarded it as a mere sideline pursuit.

Premier Wynne visits UTM campus

15 Jan 2015 - 12:24pm
Kathleen Wynne greets student

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne visited the University of Toronto Mississauga campus today as part of a 10-day tour to hear from students at post-secondary campuses across the province.
University of Toronto President Meric Gertler and U of T Mississauga Principal Deep Saini greeted Wynne, who was accompanied by Mississauga-Erindale MPP Harinder Takhar, Mississauga-Streetsville MPP Bob Delaney and Mississauga-Brampton South MPP Amrit Mangat.

UTM paleontologist: Fossil find sheds new light on evolution of reptiles

14 Jan 2015 - 4:02pm
Image of white skeleton on red background

A lucky find by a young boy on a Prince Edward Island beach has revealed important information about the early evolution of reptiles, according to new research from the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Of Forests and Foxholes

14 Jan 2015 - 1:16pm
bomb-crater in the Bois de la Boyère, Forêt domaniale de Bourse, Normandy

Dave Passmore hunts for Second World War foxholes the way children hunt for Easter eggs: with enthusiasm and determination.

He’s also interested in finding bunkers, supply depots and any other evidence the European landscape will yield about strategy, preparations and battles during the Second World War. Passmore, a PhD and sessional lecturer in physical geography at U of T Mississauga, is passionate about conflict archeology, a growing field that combines an understanding of the physical features of a landscape and its history, especially as it was used during wartime.