UTM prof helps kids open up about being left out

25 Nov 2015 - 12:06pm
small child standing apart from a group of children

As a kid, it’s never fun to feel like an outsider. A new interview tool being developed by a U of T Mississauga child development lab may provide new insights into why children exclude each other, and what they think about life both inside and outside of the circle of inclusion.

Buy Blue: U of T becomes customer for student startups

25 Nov 2015 - 10:28am
teabot device

Of all the ways a university can help students with startup companies, one of the most effective ways is also the simplest: become a customer.

A new U of T initiative called ‘Buy Blue’ is encouraging university faculties and departments to become early adopters of products and services developed by U of T startups--including a tea-making robot with a UTM connection

Five weird things that will make you want to fill out course evaluations

24 Nov 2015 - 5:00pm
three women walking in sunshine

Students are focussed on the finish line for exams and final projects at this time of year – so when email reminders for course evaluations start pouring in, it can be tempting to let them slide.

But taking a few short minutes to click through the online evaluations can wield a surprising amount of power on the future of teaching at U of T and on the career of a professor or TA. It’s also a way to turn a stressful time of year into one that celebrates one of the best things about U of T: teachers who go the extra mile.

Canuckosaur! First Canadian 'dinosaur' becomes Dimetrodon borealis

24 Nov 2015 - 8:17am
Dimetrodon borealis

A “dinosaur” fossil originally discovered on Prince Edward Island has been shown to have steak knife-like teeth, and researchers from U of T Mississauga, Carleton University and the Royal Ontario Museum have changed its name to Dimetrodon borealis--marking the first occurrence of a Dimetrodon fossil in Canada.

Craig Kielburger talks social change, leadership at Countdown to Success

23 Nov 2015 - 8:19am
two men sitting on a stage for an interview

Craig Kielburger has long been at the forefront of fighting for the rights of poor and exploited children. But at a packed University of Toronto Mississauga auditorium last Thursday night, the co-founder of Free the Children says that to him, real leadership comes from behind.