Size Matters? Study raises questions about when and where soybeans were domesticated

18 Nov 2011 - 11:01am
Professor Gary Crawford examines soybean plants in China

If you like tofu, tempeh, edamame or miso soup, you're a fan of soybeans. But the significance of this legume goes far beyond a few culinary treats--soybeans rank seventh among world crops for tonnage harvested.

Now, a new study led by researchers at the University of Toronto Mississauga and the University of Oregon gets at the root of soybean domestication in Asia, and challenges many of the long-held beliefs about when and where humans first began to domesticate this plant-and specifically, increase its seed size.

U of T Mississauga, Samsung Electronics Canada partner in new media initiatives

16 Nov 2011 - 3:21pm

From family games night to an apps challenge, the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) and Samsung Electronics Canada are joining forces to explore and improve human interaction with technology. The initiatives are intended to prepare young people for the realities of living and working in the ever-evolving digital media environment.

Genetic variation plays role in kindness, study shows

14 Nov 2011 - 3:35pm

Do you consider yourself a kind, compassionate person? And how would a stranger judge your kindness quotient? Having a certain genetic variant might provide the answer to both those questions, according to a recent University of Toronto Mississauga study.

Snider lecturer brings message of hope for Middle East

7 Nov 2011 - 4:49pm
Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish speaks at UTM

A room full of students, staff, faculty and community members were captivated as Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish shared his tragic story and quest for peace in the Middle East during a public lecture at U of T Mississauga’s Instructional Centre last week.

Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex, Mississauga Academy of Medicine Opens

7 Nov 2011 - 4:45pm
Terrence Donnelly, Deep Saini and Carlo Fidani at the HSC opening

With a quick scissor snip through U of T blue ribbon, University of Toronto community members, politicians, hospital representatives and donors officially opened the Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex and Mississauga Academy of Medicine today.