Four UTM researchers among latest Canada Research Chairs

27 Nov 2013 - 4:30pm
Mary Cheng

Although the U of T Mississauga campus is usually quiet at three o’clock in the morning, there’s a good chance that someone will be hard at work in Hai-Ying Mary Cheng’s laboratory.

“A side effect of studying circadian rhythms is that your own often get disturbed,” says Cheng, an assistant professor in UTM’s Department of Biology. “It’s what happens when you have to collect samples throughout the 24-hour period.”

Amanda Lang talks innovation, curiosity and change at Countdown to Success

25 Nov 2013 - 9:30am
Amanda Lang

“Curiosity killed the cat” is probably not Amanda Lang’s favourite expression.

According to the senior business correspondent for CBC’s The National, asking questions—the right kinds of questions, and lots of them—is what’s needed to make Canada’s economy more productive.

Children on the move

21 Nov 2013 - 9:24am
Professor Ron Buliung

Do you let your kids walk by themselves to school? If not, Ron Buliung of the Department of Geography at the University of Toronto Mississauga wants to know why.

Buliung is a transport geographer who examines the relationship between children and cities, with a particular focus on how kids get around.

Underwater 'tree rings': Calcite crusts of Arctic algae record 650 years of sea ice change

18 Nov 2013 - 2:19pm
Thick crusts of the sea-floor red alga Clathromorphum. This alga can be found in coastal regions of the North Atlantic, North Pacific and Arctic Ocean, where it can live for hundreds of years. Photograph taken by Nick Caloyianus

Almost 650 years of annual change in sea-ice cover can been seen in the calcite crust growth layers of seafloor algae, says a new study from the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM).

“This is the first time coralline algae have been used to track changes in Arctic sea ice,” says Jochen Halfar, an associate professor in UTM’s Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences. “We found the algal record shows a dramatic decrease in ice cover over the last 150 years.”

Star of Lang and O'Leary Exchange to speak at U of T Mississauga

18 Nov 2013 - 9:37am
Amanda Lang

Amanda Lang, co-host of CBC TV’s Lang and O’Leary Exchange, will discuss innovation, curiosity and change on Friday, Nov. 22, 6:45 p.m. in the Recreation, Athletics and Wellness Centre, 3359 Mississauga Rd., U of T Mississauga.