Communicating the molecular realm

4 Jun 2013 - 11:04am
Images of varying animations of proteins moving

Imagine a protein. That protein moves and the motions cause changes in its conformation—shape or structure. Within the protein, different parts of the protein move and conform differently and then, at the atomic level, vibrations, changes and motions occur.

From large conformational changes to the thermal vibrations of individual atoms, these different types of motion occur simultaneously.

Awards help establish research programs, launch careers

29 May 2013 - 10:39am
Vinod Vaikuntanathan

Forty-one researchers from across the university have won Connaught New Researcher Awards to help them launch their academic careers.

The program is designed to foster excellence in research and innovation among researchers at the assistant professor level who are within the first five years of their first academic appointment.

This year, the fund awarded a total of $674,614. Among the winners are UTM professors Nate Charlow, Hae Yeon Choo, Jodie Jenkinson, Shannon McCauley, Andrea Olive, Vinod Vaikuntanathan, Daniel Wigdor and Ke Zhang.

Inaugural director named for Institute for Management and Innovation

28 May 2013 - 11:16am
Professor Hugh Gunz

On his first day of work in 1970, Professor Hugh Gunz took his new chemistry PhD to a Shell petrochemicals plant in the United Kingdom, looked around, and thought, I don’t understand what people are saying.

Student’s heavy lifting pays off

27 May 2013 - 1:04pm
Richard Gonsalves

A University of Toronto Mississauga weightlifter has made a spectacular comeback after a major injury to qualify to compete internationally on Canada’s national weightlifting team for post-secondary students.

Professor Bryan Stewart appointed as Vice-Principal, Research

24 May 2013 - 11:05am
Professor Bryan Stewart

The Agenda Committee of Academic Board has approved the appointment of Professor Bryan Stewart as Vice-Principal, Research, University of Toronto Mississauga from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2016.