UTM alumnus named valedictorian of Ontario Police College graduating class

23 Apr 2014 - 2:09pm
Ryan Wong at Peel Police

A long-time interest in the law led University of Toronto Mississauga graduate Ryan Wong to pursue police training, but hard work and dedication, combined with the foundational education and communication skills he gained at UTM, led to him be chosen as valedictorian of the most recent Ontario Police College graduating class.

Wong, who completed an undergraduate degree in political science and history at UTM in 2012, was one of 240 recruits who recently completed police training through the college, and he beat out seven other applicants to be granted the esteemed title. 

Life science course leads students from invention to invoicing

17 Apr 2014 - 1:59pm
Members of peanut allergen team

What do you get when you cross graduate life science students from U of T with engineers, IT students and OCAD U students?   You get an innovative new course designed by Jayson Parker, a biotechnology lecturer at U of T Mississauga

Earliest ancestor of land herbivores discovered

16 Apr 2014 - 5:00pm

New research from the University of Toronto Mississauga demonstrates how carnivores transitioned into herbivores for the first time on land.

“The evolution of herbivory was revolutionary to life on land because it meant terrestrial vertebrates could directly access the vast resources provided by terrestrial plants,” says paleontologist Robert Reisz, a professor in the Department of Biology. “These herbivores in turn became a major food resource for large land predators.”

Game on!

16 Apr 2014 - 3:24pm
Students playing basketball in the RAWC

U of T Mississauga athletics will roll out its first varsity-level sports next season, with today’s announcement that it will become a member school of the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association.

Effective April 28, U of T Mississauga will become the OCAA’s 30th member school, giving student athletics the chance to compete in both OCAA and Ontario University Athletics sports.

Book Bonanza

11 Apr 2014 - 4:32pm
Professor Richard Greene

Last Thursday in front of a large gathering in the Faculty Club, Ian Whyte averred his passion for books. “Personally, I love books. I read anything and everything, and, being an academic librarian, that’s probably a good thing,” declared Whyte, U of T Mississauga’s Chief Librarian. With this intro he helped to kick off UTM’s inaugural Celebration of Books.