A day in the 'lab' with Professor Darryl Gwynne

1 Apr 2014 - 10:38am
New Zealand weta bugs

U of T employees work in extensive and impressive surroundings. Where We Work is an ongoing series of articles that highlights these interesting and eclectic workspaces at U of T and around the world.

In this installment of the series, Professor Darryl Gwynne, a professor of biology for 27 years at the University of Toronto Mississauga, talks about his research on Maud Island, New Zealand. 

Of women and the worldwide web

31 Mar 2014 - 11:43am
Professor Victoria Tahmasebi-Birgani

Professor Victoria Tahmasebi-Birgani comes across as modest and humble, but she has the hard-working ethic of a heroine who has lived through historic times.

Entrepreneur teams will transform libraries in 48 hours

24 Mar 2014 - 5:01pm

A global program fostering quick-turnaround startups is set to revolutionize library systems at U of T and beyond through the first-ever Startup Weekend EDU: Library Edition. The event is sponsored by University of Toronto Libraries and produced by a team including some of U of T’s top library innovators.

This debut library edition will take place at Mozilla Toronto’s community space starting on March 28 and still has space for a few more applicants. (Read more about Startup Weekend EDU: Library Edition)

Ian Orchard wins Faculty Citizenship Award

21 Mar 2014 - 11:18am
Professor Ian Orchard

Professor Ian Orchard says he had “the best job at U of T” during his years as principal of the University of Toronto Mississauga, and it is clear that he has helped UTM become a “campus of choice.”

Orchard is the winner of the 2014 Vivek Goel Faculty Citizenship Award, and says he is “quite humbled and honoured” to win an award named after the former provost at U of T. Orchard was vice-provost, students, from 1998 until 2002 at U of T.

Lung cancer drug study a boost for personalized medicine

20 Feb 2014 - 9:54am
Jayson Parker

Patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) often suffer the challenging side effects of drug regimens that may not have any impact, says Jayson Parker, PhD, a lecturer at U of T Mississauga. Meanwhile pharmaceutical companies are experiencing rising costs to bring new drugs to market for patients.