Pollution and social identity: UTM professors to give talk about ‘outstanding’ research

27 Nov 2019 - 8:56am
Three headshots, first of Julia MacArthur, middle is Matthew Adams and the one to the right is Sarah Hillewaert

A kiss on the hand imbued with significant social meaning, ethnic identities constructed by lines drawn on a map and cyclists’ exposure to pollution. These are the issues three award-winning UTM professors will touch on during the upcoming Annual Research Prize Symposium.

Winners of this year’s UTM Annual Research Prizes, which are awarded to early career faculty members who have made outstanding contributions to research, will each talk about their research.

Reconciliation through Engineering Initiative to help improve Indigenous housing, transportation

26 Nov 2019 - 1:59pm
U of T researchers Tracey Galloway and Chris Beck

Mitigating indoor mould and optimizing air transportation in northern Ontario are the first two collaborative projects between Indigenous community leaders and University of Toronto researchers being tackled through the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering’s Reconciliation Through Engineering Initiative (RTEI).

Aging in Canada: Chinese-born seniors share views on elder abuse

26 Nov 2019 - 9:27am
Weiguo Zhang

A new study from U of T Mississauga highlights an important information gap that may leave some seniors in Canada vulnerable to abuse and neglect.

Common test used to determine racism is flawed, says UTM professor

25 Nov 2019 - 1:51pm
Ulrich Schimmack in a blue botton-down shirt, arms crossed, standing in front of a grey concrete wall, leaning against a metal and glass railing

For decades the psychology community has been using a test developed by their peers at Harvard to determine if someone has hidden prejudices.

Known as the Implicit Association Test, the tool is supposed to reveal hidden truths by delving into the secret unconscious. Test-takers can discover they are racist, among other things, even if they are unaware of their implicit bias.

Maanjiwe nendamowinan (Gathering of Minds), new home of humanities and social sciences, officially opens at U of T Mississauga

22 Nov 2019 - 3:30pm
Platform party poses with a plaque announcing the opening of the MN building.

The University of Toronto Mississauga today officially opened Maanjiwe nendamowinan (Gathering of Minds), the final phase of the redevelopment of the former North Building.

Maanjiwe nendamowinan is an Anishinaabemowin phrase meaning “gathering of minds.” The name was chosen after a university committee unanimously recommended an Indigenous name be considered. The Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, whose traditional territory the campus now stands, provided the name.