Student studies link between weather, tropical disease

6 Jan 2014 - 11:23am
UTM science student Gustavo Gutierrez working in the lab.

A shanty town on the outskirts of Peru may not be the most popular destination for summer break.

But for U of T Mississauga science student Gustavo Gutierrez, the chance to meet the residents of the poorest communities in his home country was an opportunity too good to pass up.

Gutierrez, an undergraduate student in the university’s Environmental Science and Biology for Health Sciences programs, trekked to small shanty communities near Lima, Peru, as part of a three-month summer internship with the Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2012.

UTM student qualifies for top Irish dancing competition

19 Dec 2013 - 2:40pm
Jacqueline Boutilier

Very few full-time university students have the time to participate in an intensive extracurricular activity, let alone perform as a pro—but that’s exactly what Jacqueline Boutilier has achieved.

A third-year student in UTM’s Concurrent Teacher Education Program, Boutilier is also a long-time competitor in Irish dancing. Next April, she will fly to London, England to participate for the second time in the field’s top competition, the World Irish Dancing Championships.

U of T Mississauga receives $10-million investment from City of Mississauga

11 Dec 2013 - 9:28am
Rendering of Innovation Complex, aerial view

The City of Mississauga is investing $10 million over 10 years to help build the University of Toronto Mississauga’s Innovation Complex, a facility that will transform business education and help to develop a culture of innovation and drive economic development in the region. The investment is the largest municipal grant ever made to U of T Mississauga. 

Neighbourhoods for everyone

10 Dec 2013 - 9:32am
Professor Alan Walks sitting in his office

Toronto’s tree-lined streets are getting a makeover. Contractors replace windows and sagging porches. Real estate signs dot elegant gardens. Gentrification makes the city a better place to live.

Or does it?

“Canadian cities are growing more unequal,” says Alan Walks, an associate professor in the University of Toronto Mississauga’s Department of Geography. “Over the last 50 years, a series of working-class neighbourhoods has been redeveloped for high-income households, and in recent times at quite rapid speeds.”

Research Excellence Award winner shares his findings on the ‘kissing bug’

9 Dec 2013 - 10:13am
Rhodnius prolixus on human skin, sucking blood

It’s a chronic and potentially life-threatening disease that afflicts millions of people in Latin America—but a new way to prevent it may be possible, thanks to a discovery by a University of Toronto Mississauga biology professor who studies the insect that spreads it.