Watch this once-in-a-lifetime transit of Venus at UTM!

5 Jun 2012 - 2:12pm
Transit of Venus

Amateurs astronomers and curious sky watchers will gather tonight at 6 p.m. on the front lawn at U of T Mississauga to watch a transit of Venus, the last time this phenomenon will be visible until 2117.

While a few clouds are expected, the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will be on hand with filter glass and specially adapted telescopes to allow visitors to view the transit safely.

U of T Mississauga geographer offers alternate view to 100-mile diet

30 May 2012 - 2:12pm
Image of locavore book

You’ve heard of the 100-mile diet, farm-to-fork movement, and sustainable farming. Now, a U of T Mississauga geography professor is launching a tasty counter-attack with the publication of his new book, The Locavore’s Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-Mile Diet.

Taking climate and agriculture lessons from the ancient world

29 May 2012 - 10:08am
Image of Gary Crawford

For over 35 years, U of T Mississauga archaeology professor Gary Crawford has been studying the ancient archaeological and ecological past of China, Korea and Japan to shed light on the environmental issues of the present.

Now, with recent funding from the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Crawford will be able to bring his work – and the work of international researchers – to a new level by establishing the Centre for Historical Ecology in Northeast Asia at U of T Mississauga.

U of T Mississauga launches Boundless campaign, plans for global leadership

23 May 2012 - 8:33pm
Image of stakeholders at Boundless launch

The University of Toronto Mississauga has launched its Boundless campaign, announcing a fundraising goal of $60 million that will transform U of T Mississauga and prepare the campus for its next leap forward as a global innovation leader.

Would you rather be safe or social? Marketers need to know

23 May 2012 - 11:06am
Image of professor Sonia Kang

Advertisers spend enormous amounts of time and money attempting to tailor their advertising campaigns to the needs of different demographic groups. After all, the concerns of first-year college students are going to be different from those of retired professionals.