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Forests in the making

9 Aug 2019 - 10:16am
Katharina Braeutigam

Plant epigeneticist Katharina Braeutigam wants to grow trees fit for a future climate.

Braeutigam studies trees at the molecular level. She researches how the plants respond to external signals such as drought, and how the plants record “memories” of the stress. She also researches how the plants respond to internal signals, specifically those that determine sex.

Dionne Brand reflects on the work of fellow U of T honorary degree recipient Toni Morrison: Globe and Mail

7 Aug 2019 - 5:07pm
Dionne Brand

Reflecting on the life and work of Toni Morrison in the Globe and MailDionne Brand writes the novelist and academic “had an enormous impact on language, on ideas, on breaking open historical silences.”

Morrison “was the greatest writer in English of the 20th century and the 21st, since this century is still in its infancy,” Brand writes.

Over $1.2M in SSHRC funding for UTM researchers

6 Aug 2019 - 5:00pm
Professor Gurpreet Rattan from the Department of Philosophy
U of T Mississauga faculty members in the Departments of Economics, Management, Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology and the Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology are all recent recipients of governmental funding

Critical data from space aids lake ice research

2 Aug 2019 - 11:53am
Laura Brown

The Canadian Space Agency launched a trio of satellites on June 12 and University of Toronto Mississauga cryospheric scientist Laura Brown says this is great news. The RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) provides satellite and radar images of all of Canada’s territory daily, as well as images of the Arctic up to four times a day.

With students at the forefront, U of T implements ambitious sustainability plan

2 Aug 2019 - 11:26am
Two students sitting under cherry trees in bloom

Students are at the forefront of the University of Toronto’s efforts – now entering the implementation phase – to make itself a global leader in sustainability education, research and operations.

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