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'Research in action': U of T awarded 21 Canada Research Chairs

14 Nov 2018 - 1:15pm
Kirsty Duncan, the federal science minister, talks to U of T Assistant Professor Angela Schoellig (right) and one of her students (left) about the self-flying drones created in Schoellig's lab

Flying robots. New breast cancer treatments. Better health outcomes for sexually diverse groups. They are all examples of work by University of Toronto researchers who were today awarded new Canada Research Chairs.

In an announcement made at U of T, Kirsty Duncan, the federal science minister, revealed the university will be home to 21 new and renewed chairs as a result of the program’s most recent competition.

The total value of the funding associated with the U of T chairs is $19 million.

Staging intimacy with consent

14 Nov 2018 - 11:37am
A man an a woman in an intimate pose in a pool of water in low light

Issues of sexual harassment and male-female power dynamics are dominating the cultural conversation. How do these matters come into play in the world of theatre, where actors must sometimes navigate intimate scenes?

UTM professor’s ‘humongous fungus’ is still among us, larger than anticipated

13 Nov 2018 - 11:30am
mushrooms

A giant individual of the fungus Armillaria gallica, or honey mushroom, first studied 25 years ago by Professor James B. Anderson of the University of Toronto Mississauga, is not only alive and well—it is older and larger than Anderson originally estimated and its cellular mutations may offer an interesting counterpoint to cancer cell growth.

U of T plans to ban smoking on all campuses in new year

12 Nov 2018 - 9:02am
Students, faculty and staff walk beside the Erindale Hall residence at UTM

The University of Toronto wants to stamp out smoking across its three campuses.

The university has announced that it plans to ban smoking starting on Jan. 1. The policy would apply to the smoking or holding of lighted tobacco or cannabis, and the use of an e-cigarette or other vaping device.

The ban makes exceptions for Indigenous ceremonial activities and medical accommodation. The policy also allows for each of the three campuses to decide whether to bring in outdoor designated smoking areas during a transitional period.

#UTMGives drives generosity on campus

9 Nov 2018 - 3:39pm
Giving Thursday poster on blue background

The University of Toronto Mississauga is joining the international Giving Tuesday movement by creating opportunities to support important causes throughout the month of November.

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