Eminent Canadian astronomer illuminates the science and wonder of comets

10 Jun 2013 - 4:03pm
David Levy

Whether as objects of scientific study or as fascinating sights in the night sky, comets have long captured the human imagination. Last Friday, the nature, history and magic of these heavenly messengers was highlighted at a University of Toronto Mississauga talk by world-renowned Canadian astronomer David H. Levy.

UTM researchers two of U of T’s Inventors of the Year

7 Jun 2013 - 2:56pm

For computer scientist Daniel Wigdor, standardized shipping containers are an invention that changed the world. Cancer researcher (and Isle of Bute native) Patrick Gunning leans towards the telephone, but insists that the greatest inventor was definitely Scottish.

Students may one day learn about containers and telephones along with the work of Wigdor and Gunning, who were recently named two of the University of Toronto’s Inventors of the Year.

Diving into Molecular Mysteries

6 Jun 2013 - 12:42pm
Professor Scott Prosser

Ever wonder how a protein takes a chemical signal from the outside of a cell, and uses it to start talking to signaling proteins on the inside of the cell? How about how a protein is spun out of a cell factory called a ribosome, and within milliseconds takes on a single structure out of a possible number of conformations greater than the number of atoms in the universe?

UTM celebrates graduating students

5 Jun 2013 - 9:48am
University of Toronto mace

Being involved is the key to a successful University of Toronto Mississauga student life. That’s the final advice of Gurveer Bains, UTM’s valedictorian for the class of 2013.

“There’s such a positive impact associated with being involved in the world around you,” says Bains, who is graduating with an Honours Bachelor of Science. “Doing volunteer and other work not only opens your mind to new experiences, it lets you give back to the community that is giving so much to you.”

"V" is for Victoriana in Visual Studies

5 Jun 2013 - 9:41am
A Touch of Blossom: John Singer Sargent and the Queer Flora of Fin-de-Siècle Art (2010)

Long live the Queen! Queen Victoria, that is, for Professor Alison Syme who is the newly elected president of the Victorian Studies Association of Ontario (VSAO), and has the distinction of being the first art historian to hold this position.