UTM appoints first equity and diversity officer

20 Feb 2013 - 1:49pm
Nythalah Baker

U of T Mississauga is strengthening its commitment to cultivating a safe and welcoming campus by introducing its first-ever equity and diversity officer.

Appointed to the newly created role is Nythalah Baker, an experienced and accomplished human rights and accessibility expert who will work to enhance the learning, living and working environments at UTM.

Meet U of T's five newest Sloan Fellows

20 Feb 2013 - 1:43pm
Vinod Vaikuntanathan

They’re known for their path-breaking work in computers, mathematical sciences and chemistry – now these five University of Toronto researchers comprise half of Canada’s Sloan Research Fellows for 2013.

Bianca Schroeder, assistant professor of computer science; Ruslan Salakhutdinov, assistant professor of statistics; Robert Young, assistant professor of mathematics; Dwight Seferos, assistant professor of chemistry; and Vinod Vaikuntanathan, assistant professor of computer science at U of T Mississauga will receive the two-year, $50,000 awards.

UTM student wins prestigious award

15 Feb 2013 - 1:06pm
Samra Zafar

Samra (Younus) Zafar cried when the call came. Then she danced around the house with her daughters and called her mother and best friends.

They were celebrating Zafar’s latest achievement – being named the John H. Moss Scholar by the University of Toronto Alumni Association. The scholarship is one of the most prestigious undergraduate awards at the university, awarded annually to only one student from all three campuses.

MBiotech students excel in venture capital contest

15 Feb 2013 - 9:47am
MBiotech students at the VCIC contest

Students from the Master of Biotechnology Program (MBiotech) have again excelled in the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC), placing second against Rotman MBA teams. The Rotman Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Association (REVCA) organizes the VCIC each year as part of an international competition among the top business schools in North America.

The MBiotech team competed against seven Rotman MBA teams, with each team playing the role of a venture capital fund.

I love to see you with me

13 Feb 2013 - 1:42pm
Amy Muise

“I love you, honey bear! Together 4-evah!” 

Log on to Facebook this Valentine’s Day, and you’ll see countless messages of love and affection. But you’ll know which couples are the happiest when you look at their profile pictures.

Research from the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) found the happier a person’s romantic relationship, the more likely they are to post a dyadic, or “couple-y” photo on their Facebook profile.