Helicopter parents: More harm than good?

21 Jan 2015 - 10:23am
Professor Ron Buliung

The study by lead author Rakim Mitra from Ryerson University, and co-authored by U of T's Guy Faulkner and Ron Buliung and Michelle Stone of Dalhousie University, finds that kids who have more freedom to explore tend to get more physical activity than kids who are constantly supervised. 

Gueorgui Kambourov: Working for a Living

16 Jan 2015 - 10:16am
Professor Gueorgui Kambourov

Even though Professor Gueorgui Kambourov studies ever changing labour markets and researches occupational trends for a living, his own career path was pretty much set from the get-go once he completed his undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Applied Economics in the mid ‘90s in Bulgaria.

“I came to Canada in 1997 to pursue my graduate studies in Economics at the University of Western Ontario in London, and I decided to stay,” says Kambourov. He remained in his adopted country and has always kept labour markets at the fore in his research.

Freeze Frame: Kevin Coleman

14 Jan 2015 - 10:15am
Professor Kevin Coleman

Historical Studies professor draws links between the photo archives he explores and the politics behind the pictures

From an early age, Professor Kevin Coleman was consistently drawn to Central and South America, though for many years he regarded it as a mere sideline pursuit.

"Falsework" for Artistic Matter

26 Nov 2014 - 1:52pm
The Pull with artist Mary Mattingly

Should social-media users be paid for their online contributions? Why don’t we put more thought into high-density housing? And do we really need to be consuming so much stuff?

These are among some of the current questions being explored at the Blackwood Gallery, which isn’t just a place to contemplate brilliant artwork. It’s a living, dynamic venue where intellectual thought and analytical dialogue are contributing to various research areas and collaborations across the U of T Mississauga campus.

Psychology Student Wins Prestigious Psychology Association Award

26 Nov 2014 - 1:44pm
Konstantinos Papazoglou receives APA award

Konstantinos Papazoglou can add another accolade to his ever growing list of awards: he is the recipient of the APA's prestigious 2014 Division 18, Criminal Justice Section Outstanding Student Award.

Working in Psychology Professor Judith Andersen's Health Adaptation Research (HART) lab, Papazoglou focuses on resilience and the effects of trauma on first responders and law-enforcement officials. A former police officer himself, Papazoglou has a unique perspective into this area of research.