$27-million Medicine by Design investment will fast-track stem cell research

25 Aug 2016 - 4:31pm
David McMillen

David McMillen and his team are hard at work designing a new custom-designed probiotic to help the 233,000 Canadians living with Crohn’s and colitis.

The goal of the project, which is among 20 sharing $27 million in funding from university’s newly created Medicine by Design initiative, is to create a bacterium that can help trigger the renewal of the gut lining in people with these chronic bowel diseases.

Spruced up: U of T Mississauga Biologist helps to breed a better tree

23 Aug 2016 - 10:57am
Ingo Ensminger

The field of tree genomics has blossomed over the past few years, and UTM professor Ingo Ensminger from the Department of Biology has significantly contributed to this growing branch of research.

UTM prof uses technology to track rise of social protest movements

19 Aug 2016 - 12:45pm
Alex Hanna

When thousands of demonstrators filled Egypt’s Tahrir Square in 2011, they carried powerful revolutionary tools—smartphones. Now, a U of T Mississauga professor is using technology to make it easier to collect and organize large amounts of data gleaned from social media about protest events.

Smarti Gras: A festival of undergrad research at UTM

18 Aug 2016 - 9:35am
A bird's-eye view of the poster exhibition at Smarti Gras, the inaugural undergrad festival
The inaugural event highlighting summer undergraduate research at U of T Mississauga was a resounding hit with participants and attendees alike

From hip-hop to handshakes, UTM anthropologist studies youth culture in Kenya

16 Aug 2016 - 11:03am
Sarah Hillewaert

From a secret language that parents don’t understand to the complexities of a not-so-simple handshake, U of T Mississauga anthropologist Sarah Hillewaert studies how young Kenyans negotiate the interaction between traditional and global cultures.

The Belgian anthropologist originally considered becoming a professional dancer, but her training with African dances led instead to an undergraduate degree studying African languages and cultures at Belgium’s Ghent University.