Childhood trauma has impact on adult mental health of immigrant population

24 Apr 2019 - 10:04am
Vincent Kuuire

Immigrants to Canada who suffered physical or sexual trauma as children are much more likely to have mental health issues as adults than other immigrants, says a new study by Vincent Kuuire, an assistant professor of geography at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

The findings suggest that the health-care system should take a holistic view of immigrant well-being.

U of T President Meric Gertler offers 'deepest condolences' after terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday

23 Apr 2019 - 10:38am
A woman prays at St. Sebastian's Church in Negombo on April 22, a day after the building was hit as part of a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka

University of Toronto President Meric Gertler has condemned the string of bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday that left nearly 300 people dead and hundreds more injured.

“The University of Toronto community shares in the shock and sadness felt around the world in response to the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka yesterday,” President Gertler said in a statement on Monday.

Earth Day: Six things you can do right now to help the environment

22 Apr 2019 - 10:29am
Photo of Ward Island beach covered in litter. The Toronto skyline is visible in the background.

The headlines about the state of the environment make for grim reading. 

Canada is warming about twice as fast as the rest of the world, according to a federal report released this month, and it’s falling short of its target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 70 per cent of 2005 levels by 2030.

2019 Celebration of Books fêtes UTM authors

18 Apr 2019 - 10:30am
Stacks of open and closed books on a library table

U of T Mississauga’s sixth annual Celebration of Books will take place on Tuesday, April 23. The annual festival is co-hosted by the Research Office and UTM Library and highlights faculty and staff who have authored or edited books published in the past two years.

U of T researchers help charity build better, more inclusive playgrounds

18 Apr 2019 - 9:48am
children playing together on a playground structure

Researchers from the University of Toronto will play a key role in a national charity’s roll out of accessible playground facilities in cities across Canada.

The playgrounds, built by Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, feature traditional play components modified for children of all abilities. That includes features like double-wide ramps for wheelchair access and roller slides to eliminate possible static electricity build-up for those who wear hearing devices.

The first one opened in Charlottetown last fall.