Middle school students uncover forensic science secrets at UTM

22 Jun 2012 - 3:17pm
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With the heat wave over, students from David Leeder Middle School in Mississauga enjoyed beautiful weather during a “Discovery Day” visit to the U of T Mississauga campus on June 22. 

Professor challenges the lure of local foods

12 Jun 2012 - 11:15am
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Pierre Desrochers knows how to serve up controversy. When an acquaintance mentions she follows a 100-mile diet to help the environment, Desrochers calmly asks how much energy it takes to heat an Ontario greenhouse.

When a colleague lauds local food as more nutritious than products shipped thousands of miles, Desrochers politely points out that the diet of a 19th-century German peasant consisted of lentils and peas.

Climate change linked to unexpected 'blooms' under Arctic ice, says UTM research

11 Jun 2012 - 10:33am
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Phytoplankton blooms unexpectedly occurring under Arctic sea ice are an indication of how climate change is affecting the Arctic ecosystem, says a study published in the June 8 issue of Science.

Watch this once-in-a-lifetime transit of Venus at UTM!

5 Jun 2012 - 2:12pm
Transit of Venus

Amateurs astronomers and curious sky watchers will gather tonight at 6 p.m. on the front lawn at U of T Mississauga to watch a transit of Venus, the last time this phenomenon will be visible until 2117.

While a few clouds are expected, the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will be on hand with filter glass and specially adapted telescopes to allow visitors to view the transit safely.

U of T Mississauga geographer offers alternate view to 100-mile diet

30 May 2012 - 2:12pm
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You’ve heard of the 100-mile diet, farm-to-fork movement, and sustainable farming. Now, a U of T Mississauga geography professor is launching a tasty counter-attack with the publication of his new book, The Locavore’s Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-Mile Diet.