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'The gift of time'

6 Dec 2018 - 1:50pm
Iva Zovkic

Iva Zovkic, epigeneticist and assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto Mississauga, has been awarded the 2018 Dorothy Shoichet Women Faculty Science Award of Excellence. She won the award for her work on the role of epigenetics in memory formation and neurodegeneration and its potential for developing new therapies for age-related mem

Debunking the 'population bomb'

3 Dec 2018 - 4:24pm
Cover of book "Population Bombed!"

The dire warnings are everywhere these days about catastrophic climate change, particularly the perils of overpopulation and the burning of fossil fuels.

UTM’s Pierre Desrochers and Joanna Szurmak see it another way. In a new book, Desrochers, an associate professor of geography, and Szurmak, a research services librarian, caution that “population alarmism” and campaigns against carbon will stifle development, innovation and the creativity necessary to solve global problems.

Why do we stay in unhappy relationships?

29 Nov 2018 - 2:07pm
Emily Impett

Why do we remain in romantic relationships that leave us unhappy and unfulfilled? The answer in two new studies co-authored by a UTM professor might surprise you.

Level Up! Video games course adds critical thinking to gaming

27 Nov 2018 - 2:25pm
screenshot of Galaga

At 3 p.m. on Friday afternoons, when many UTM students are daydreaming about the weekend as they study, Siobhan O’Flynn can look around her classroom and see almost a full house of attentive undergraduates.

Perhaps it’s not surprising, since O’Flynn, an assistant professor, teaching stream, leads an English course entitled “Video Games”, and she’s working with a generation whose lives are steeped in digital media.

Examining vaccine 'hesitancy'

23 Nov 2018 - 9:57am
Nicole Charles

Nicole Charles remembers the qualms that arose when the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination first began to be administered to girls in Canada to protect against strains of a sexually transmitted virus that can cause cervical cancer.

Charles, then an undergraduate student, studied the immunization program and the reactions that parents had to it for a research paper that she wrote as she was completing her bachelor’s degree. The HPV vaccine would also become the focus of her master’s work, and it similarly was the topic of her PhD dissertation.

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