Cannabis on campus: U of T ramps up efforts to educate students, staff and faculty

15 Oct 2018 - 2:23pm
Photo of students on campus

With cannabis set to be legalized next week, the University of Toronto is ramping up efforts to educate students, staff and faculty about potential health and safety issues, as well as their responsibilities when it comes to the drug’s use.

Heather Kelly, the Student Life senior director of student success on the downtown Toronto campus, said U of T plans to encourage students – many of whom are of legal age in Ontario – to be responsible, obey the law and develop healthy life habits.

Helping youths discover biotechnology

11 Oct 2018 - 4:47pm
Voula Kanelis

A progressive initiative led by the University of Mississauga is engaging Ontario youths in practical science education.

Understanding the link between morality and happiness

5 Oct 2018 - 9:30am
Andrew Miles

We all know it feels good to help people in need. But do other types of principled behaviour also make us feel happy?

Analyzing the output of the brain

4 Oct 2018 - 2:30pm
Robert Gerlai

Robert Gerlai wants to understand the neurobiological mechanisms of the effects of alcohol on the brain. The behaviour geneticist studies changes in behaviour caused by alcohol in zebrafish. He hopes that understanding these behaviours in fish will ultimately reveal something about how humans respond to alcohol.

“Behaviour is the output of the brain,” he says, and analyzing behaviour allows him to reveal how brain function changes in response to alcohol.

Logging off--and luring them back

2 Oct 2018 - 9:56am
Tero Karppi

Academics have spent the last decade studying connectivity, the rush to adopt social media that has more than two billion people around the world on Facebook and counting.

For Tero Karppi, an assistant professor in UTM’s Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology, the focus has instead been disconnection.