Fault Lines: Research could protect cities in active quake zones

12 Jul 2019 - 12:17pm
Jeremy Rimando sets up survey equipment in a rocky landscape.

A new study from U of T Mississauga reveals new clues about an earthquake that rocked Argentina’s San Juan province in the 1950s. The results add important data about one of the earth’s most active thrust zones and could help to protect cities in the region from earthquake damage in the future.

Experiential Learning Offers Students Career Ideas, Opportunities

11 Jul 2019 - 11:47am
Felicity Morgan

Nimesha Basnayaka dove into the pool of experiential learning as a U of T Mississauga undergraduate and learned not only to swim, but to thrive. Today, the environmental studies graduate is working for the organization where she first did a year-long Department of Geography internship, and she has moved from her entry-level position into management.

Interestingly, Basnayaka, now a program manager with the Association for Canadian Educational Resources (ACER), is responsible for supervising the organization’s student interns herself.

Improved mood, focus reported by microdosers, UTM study shows

10 Jul 2019 - 1:48pm
Illustration of blue human head silhouettes floating against a starry dark background.

A University of Toronto Mississauga researcher and his colleagues have “uncovered high potential research avenues” for assessing the benefits and drawbacks of microdosing with the psychedelic substances LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) and psilocybin (the key ingredient in magic mushrooms).

‘Do not let anyone take this moment away from you’: UTM hosts third annual Black Grad celebration

10 Jul 2019 - 11:04am
Barakat Omotosho, Kalkidan Alemayehu, Henry Ssali and Ayaan Abdulle

Under the soaring ceilings of University of Toronto Mississauga’s Innovation Complex, the third annual Black Graduation celebration wrapped up by calling out the names of U of T students who had graduated this year.

Amid applause and laughter from family and friends, the graduates – about 50 of whom were in attendance – walked to the front of the room and were presented with Black Grad scarves to recognize their achievements.

Nintendo to Nutella: UTM course delves into the history of everyday things

3 Jul 2019 - 4:48pm
Photo of a jar and a spoon heaped with chocolate spread.

From Nutella to Nintendo, a summer history course at U of T Mississauga is challenging students to consider how everyday products fit into capitalist culture.