Total Recall

28 Jan 2017 - 6:59am
Image of Professor Keisuke Fukuda

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.

U of T Mississauga Working Groups

24 Jan 2017 - 9:34am
Image of Professors Daniel Wright and Terry F. Robsinson

In 2014 the Office of the Vice-Principal, Research, introduced a suite of internal funding opportunities for faculty members, including the Working Groups fund, which supports research in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

New findings from UofT Mississauga highlight how enzymes make use of the empty binding site to drive a significant chemical reaction

23 Jan 2017 - 7:52am
Image of fluoroacetate dehalogenase shown binding the substrate fluoroacetate (drawn in green) while water molecules in the empty half of the dimer are shown to exit.

A single carbonic anhydrase enzyme molecule can forge almost a million carbonate molecules from the substrate, carbon dioxide, every second. This might not mean a lot to most people, but we can be grateful this process occurs: we wouldn’t be able to breathe oxygen without it.

Youth Centric: Assessing and preventing severe youth violence

4 Jan 2017 - 1:20pm
Professor Tina Malti

Violent occurrences at high schools and among adolescents is disconcertingly prevalent, and the topic is a particular focus for U of T Mississauga Psychology Professor Tina Malti, who has edited a new Special Section of the journal Child Development, entitled “Severe Youth Violence: Developmental Perspectives.”

Toothsome Talk

14 Dec 2016 - 5:18pm
Professor Robert Reisz

Department of Biology Prof Robert Reisz has nothing against movies about dinosaurs, and he can actually appreciate their fantastical depiction. But don’t get him started on the inaccurate portrayal of the teeth and lack of lips on these creatures.

“This is something that really has bugged me for much of my career,” says Reisz, showing a colourful still from a film.