Neighbourhoods for everyone

10 Dec 2013 - 9:32am
Professor Alan Walks sitting in his office

Toronto’s tree-lined streets are getting a makeover. Contractors replace windows and sagging porches. Real estate signs dot elegant gardens. Gentrification makes the city a better place to live.

Or does it?

“Canadian cities are growing more unequal,” says Alan Walks, an associate professor in the University of Toronto Mississauga’s Department of Geography. “Over the last 50 years, a series of working-class neighbourhoods has been redeveloped for high-income households, and in recent times at quite rapid speeds.”

Research Excellence Award winner shares his findings on the ‘kissing bug’

9 Dec 2013 - 10:13am
Rhodnius prolixus on human skin, sucking blood

It’s a chronic and potentially life-threatening disease that afflicts millions of people in Latin America—but a new way to prevent it may be possible, thanks to a discovery by a University of Toronto Mississauga biology professor who studies the insect that spreads it. 

Awards celebrate faculty and staff service

4 Dec 2013 - 10:01am
Winners of the staff and faculty awards posing with prinicipal of U of T Mississauga

A commitment to excellence and a passion for research and student success were recognized at this year’s U of T Mississauga Principal’s Awards Reception on December 2 in the Faculty Club.

Professor Deep Saini, Vice-President of U of T and Principal of U of T Mississauga joined students and colleagues in presenting the awards for contributions to the fields of Teaching Excellence, Research Excellence and Staff Services.

Saini spoke highly of this year’s recipients and thanked them for their outstanding services to the university.

Ian Whyte appointed Chief Librarian

4 Dec 2013 - 9:34am
Chief Librarian Ian Whyte

The University of Toronto Mississauga has announced the appointment of Ian Whyte as Chief Librarian.

Whyte has served as Acting Chief Librarian at U of T Mississauga since April 2012 and holds a bachelor of arts and master of library and information science from the University of Western Ontario.

His appointment follows an international search led by the U of T Mississauga Chief Librarian Consultative Committee and the executive search firm Janet Wright and Associates Inc.

The innovative city

2 Dec 2013 - 12:35pm
Professor David Wolfe

Innovation is a social, interactive process and geography matters.