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By Land and Sea

16 Mar 2017 - 9:12am
Professor Bailey McMeans

A knowledge gap in nature is nothing new, but a gap in the research area of the Alaskan coastline is enough to drive a group of researchers, UTM Biology Professor Bailey McMeans among them, to further investigate the ocean and land processes that shape ecosystems in the Arctic over time and could have important effects on local Native (Iñupiat) communities.

The five-year grant from NSF will establish a Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program and site along the northern coast of Alaska.

View to the U podcast features Professor Alex Gillespie

27 Feb 2017 - 10:23am
Professor Alexandra Gillespie

Professor Alex Gillespie is a renowned scholar of the literary works of 14th-century writer Geoffrey Chaucer, and she specializes in medieval and early modern texts and books, with a focus on the shift from manuscript to print, the relationship between book history, literary criticism, and literary theory, and the digitization of medieval books.

Biology prof recognized for his career accomplishments

17 Feb 2017 - 12:47pm
Emeritus Professor Glenn Morris

Professor Glenn Morris received two awards in 2016 to recognize his contributions to the field of Biology.

He received the Insect Drummer Award jointly with M.C. Busnel and R.G. Busnel to recognize their "lifetime achievement for research on vibrational communication." The award was presented in Trento, Italy in July at the First International Symposium on Biotremology.

View to the U: An eye on UTM research podcast

3 Feb 2017 - 8:13am
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View to the U is a monthly podcast that features U of T Mississauga faculty members from a range of disciplines who will illuminate some of the inner-workings of the science labs and enlighten the social sciences and humanities hubs at UTM. 

The first season will feature researchers speaking about their work and will have UTM's 50th anniversary as its focus.

Listen to the first one that features Professor Ulrich Krull from the Department of Chemical & Physical Sciences.

Total Recall

28 Jan 2017 - 6:59am
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Here’s a study tip for students cramming for upcoming exams: focusing on larger amounts of information for shorter bits of time – we are talking milliseconds – can be more effective than mulling over smaller amounts of material for longer durations.

This is one of the findings of Professor Keisuke Fukuda in UTM’s Department of Psychology from an experimental study in his lab.

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