Racial bias in television ads

1 May 2014 - 11:33am
television and remote control

The first systematic study of Canadian television commercials, conducted by sociologists Shyon Baumann and Loretta Ho from the University of Toronto Mississauga, shows that despite the country’s multicultural make-up, visible minorities are underrepresented and misrepresented in TV advertising.

Gwynne honoured for studies in animal behaviour

1 May 2014 - 9:40am
Darryl Gwynne

For the sake of authenticity, applause for Professor Darryl Gwynne’s Quest Award should be accompanied by the noises of a summer night made by katydids and crickets. After all, it is the study of the sexual behaviour of these insects that has brought Gwynne, a biologist at the University of Toronto Mississauga, prominence as an entomologist.

Life science course leads students from invention to invoicing

17 Apr 2014 - 1:59pm
Members of peanut allergen team

What do you get when you cross graduate life science students from U of T with engineers, IT students and OCAD U students?   You get an innovative new course designed by Jayson Parker, a biotechnology lecturer at U of T Mississauga

Earliest ancestor of land herbivores discovered

16 Apr 2014 - 5:00pm

New research from the University of Toronto Mississauga demonstrates how carnivores transitioned into herbivores for the first time on land.

“The evolution of herbivory was revolutionary to life on land because it meant terrestrial vertebrates could directly access the vast resources provided by terrestrial plants,” says paleontologist Robert Reisz, a professor in the Department of Biology. “These herbivores in turn became a major food resource for large land predators.”

Game on!

16 Apr 2014 - 3:24pm
Students playing basketball in the RAWC

U of T Mississauga athletics will roll out its first varsity-level sports next season, with today’s announcement that it will become a member school of the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association.

Effective April 28, U of T Mississauga will become the OCAA’s 30th member school, giving student athletics the chance to compete in both OCAA and Ontario University Athletics sports.