U of T Mississauga Receives over $2.7 Million in NSERC Grant Funding

22 Jun 2015 - 9:30am
Image of Professor Iva Zovkic

Iva Zovkic is one of 16 faculty members at UTM to have received NSERC funding and it will go a long way to support her neuroscience research in learning and memory within the Department of Psychology.

“I am going to use the NSERC funds to try and figure out how histone variant exchange regulates memory formation,” says Zovkic, who admits that the experiments her lab conducts are expensive and the financial support is critical.

Major Boost to Cancer-Treatment Research at U of T Mississauga

17 Jun 2015 - 8:11am
Professor Patrick Gunning

“Our research team is delighted with this funding and the work ahead,” says Gunning, the principal investigator for the project. “We are a dedicated group of researchers who, along with clinicians from various health centres across the GTA, we have devised an interdisciplinary, multi-pronged public health and biomedical strategy to develop new cancer treatments.”

Connaught Fund 2015

16 Jun 2015 - 2:47pm

The Connaught awards given to assistant professors who are within the first five years of their academic appointment at U of T will support a number of projects on topics at UTM ranging from sustainable cities, to late-Georgian era literature, to disability discrimination in Canada.

The following are the recipients for 2015 from U of T Mississauga:

A Textbook Case

8 May 2015 - 8:22am
Professor Anna Korteweg

They wrote, we came, we commemorated.

On Wednesday, April 29, U of T Mississauga held its second annual Celebration of Books at the Blind Duck Pub, with several authors from a diverse range of departments on campus covering everything from the fossil record, to 18th century Italian poetry, to hijabs and headscarves.

This year’s event, which is co-hosted each spring by the UTM Library and the Office of the Vice-Principal, Research, celebrated UTM’s authors and the books they’ve published in the years 2013-15.

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.