Bigger was better in prehistoric sea

23 Jan 2014 - 12:02pm
Professor Marc Laflamme in his laboratory with fossil of Ediacara

Bigger really is better – at least it was for early prehistoric life.

A NASA research group featuring University of Toronto Mississauga professor Marc Laflamme has helped to explain why some prehistoric organisms evolved into larger animals.

Ensuring a safe campus for young women

17 Jan 2014 - 11:38am
Principal Deep Saini with staff and Interim Place representatives

The University of Toronto Mississauga has launched a series of new programs to address and prevent violence against young women.

The Community Safety Plan is the work of the CampUS Safety Project – a joint initiative between U of T Mississauga and Interim Place women’s shelter, with funding from the federal government’s Status of Women Canada.

Banking students excel in national competition

14 Jan 2014 - 10:03am
Members of the UTM Fast Four team

Four undergraduate students from U of T Mississauga have outclassed more than 220 opposing teams from across North America, Europe and Asia to finish in the top 25 of this year’s National Investment Banking Competition.

Jun Yo Kim, Sally Lam, Jin Young Han and Jiachen Yao, known as the UTM Fast Four, were among the top 25 competing in the finals in Vancouver last week.

Need a new brand name? Think of your vowels, says new research

13 Jan 2014 - 2:22pm

A simple shift in a vowel’s sound can change the way people think and make decisions about objects – leading to a greater connection between a brand’s name and product features a business wants to highlight, says new research from UTSC and UTM. 

Science journal honours paleontology professor

9 Jan 2014 - 11:53am
Professor Robert Reisz holding fossil skull.

Students and colleagues, past and present, have paid tribute to the ongoing work of U of T Mississauga professor Robert Reisz in a special edition of paleontology journal Comptes Rendus Palevol.

The academic tribute, known as a festschrift, features an editorial chronicling Reisz’s contribution to the field of paleontology as well as 11 research papers written by former students.