U of T gains 34 new Canada Research Chairs

9 Feb 2016 - 2:01pm
Loren Martin and John Ratcliffe

The University of Toronto has been awarded 34 new Canada Research Chairs and seven renewals, federal minister of science Kirsty Duncan announced February 9.

The researchers come from across the university, and are studying subjects on scales ranging from the microscopic to the galactic. U of T now has 255 Canada Research Chairs, the largest number of any university in the country.

Ringing in the year of the monkey

8 Feb 2016 - 4:31pm
Leslie Seto

Celebrations of the lunar New Year have started all over the world, and U of T Mississauga (UTM) student Leslie Seto has been actively involved as a lion and dragon dancer at the Fo Guang Shan (FGS) Temple of Toronto.

The birth of Nunavut

8 Feb 2016 - 11:34am
Graham White in Nunavut

When Graham White first visited the Canadian North in 1988, he knew he’d found a place close to his heart.

“I got off the plane and discovered the most interesting political place I’d ever been,” said White, a U of T Mississauga emeritus professor of political science. “The scenery and people were fascinating, too, politics aside. It’s a fabulous part of the world.”

UTM prof on how city governments can help solve climate change

5 Feb 2016 - 11:07am
aerial photo of a cityscape

How can city governments solve the problem of climate change? That’s the question U of T Mississauga’s Sara Hughes seeks to answer as she investigates how three major cities—Toronto, New York and Los Angeles—are delivering on ambitious pledges to improve sustainability.

Lost Beneath the Ice: Underwater archaeologist brings the tale of the HMS Erebus to UTM

3 Feb 2016 - 9:21am
Diver at the underwater site of the Erebus

Jonathan Moore, one of the first people to dive into the frigid waters of the Victoria Strait to discover the wreck of the HMS Erebus from the 1845 Franklin Expedition, will give a lecture “Lost Beneath the Ice: The Search for Franklin’s Lost Ships and the Discovery of HMS Erebus” on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 at 12 noon in room 140 of the Instructional Centre, located at 3359 Mississauga Road.