Bringing Science to the Classes

18 Apr 2015 - 7:11am
Jenna Friedt (in blue) with camp kids from Sunshine Children's Centre

From a very young age Jenna Friedt was fixated on science and couldn’t envision a life without it as an ambition.

However it wasn’t until a fortuitous encounter with a Let’s Talk Science branch at the University of Lethbridge during her undergraduate degree that set her on a path as a resolute and passionate advocate for science outreach for youth.

Joel Levine: On the Fly

9 Apr 2015 - 12:00pm
Professor Joel Levine

Whether piping away on a recorder in a jazz quartet on stage or working with fruit flies in his U of T Mississauga lab, rhythm and timing are important considerations for Biology Professor Joel Levine, who was just awarded a 2015 Tier-I Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Mechanisms and Features of Social Behaviour.

Environmental Impact on Trees and Forest Ecosystems

24 Feb 2015 - 9:34am
Dr. Arthur Gessler

Dr. Gessler will deliver the talk, The impact of environmental factors on biogeochemical cycles in trees and forest ecosystems: From molecular mechanisms to ecosystem functioning. This talk will summarize how stable isotope techniques can give new insights in the fate of newly assimilated carbon (C) in plants and ecosystems on the one hand and water uptake and use on the other hand. The event will be in CCT-2150 at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, March 3.

Funding for UofT Mississauga Faculty Members

11 Feb 2015 - 2:08pm
Alexandra Gillespie

Professor Alexandra Gillespie (pictured, right) from the Department of English and Drama is one of thirteen faculty members from U of T Mississauga to have been recently awarded through the Research and Scholarly Activity Fund competition for her project, “Collating Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.”

Mathematical Musings with Konstantin Khanin

6 Feb 2015 - 9:16am
Konstantin Khanin

The next time you are admiring the spiral pattern of pinecone scales or the seeds of a sunflower, you can reflect on a brand of mathematics that considers the relationships of the symmetry within the plant’s natural design.


Thus began the engaging lecture presented by the 2014 Research Excellence Award winner, Professor Konstantin Khanin from U of T Mississauga’s Department of Mathematics and Computational Sciences (MCS).