U of T Mississauga injects $1.3 billion into Peel region, provincial economy, report shows

22 Apr 2013 - 9:23am
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U of T Mississauga contributes more than $1.3 billion annually to the economy of the Region of Peel and Province of Ontario, says the campus’ recently released Economic Impact Report.

Did diamonds begin on the ancient ocean floor?

17 Apr 2013 - 12:51pm
Blue diamond

Geology professor Dan Schulze calls this singular gem from the remote Guaniamo region of Venezuela the "Picasso" diamond. The blue luminescent, high-resolution image of a diamond formed over a billion years ago reminds him of some paintings from Picasso’s Blue Period. Like a cubist masterpiece, its striking irregular and anomalous features carry timeless secrets and yield new perspectives on life and the Earth’s early history.

Help your neighbor…help yourself

16 Apr 2013 - 8:59am
Bonnie Le

Looking to improve your happiness, self-esteem and relationship satisfaction? Put down that self-help book and try working on your desire to help those in need.

New research from the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) shows that people who are inclined to help others (who are communally oriented) experience positive emotions and social benefits that enhance their daily lives.

World's oldest dinosaur embryo bonebed yields organic remains

10 Apr 2013 - 1:17pm
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A 190-million-year-old dinosaur bonebed near the city of Lufeng, in Yunnan, China has revealed for the first time how dinosaur embryos grew and developed in their eggs.

The great age of the embryos is unusual because almost all known dinosaur embryos are from the Cretaceous Period. The Cretaceous ended some 125 million years after the bones at the Lufeng site were buried and fossilized.

Extreme weather, cancer drugs and dinosaur babies topics at Canadian Perspectives Lecture Series

8 Apr 2013 - 3:38pm
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Wild weather patterns, early Jurassic eggs and new cancer drugs are some of the topics that will be discussed at the spring 2013 Canadian Perspectives Lecture Series at Erindale United Church, 1444 Dundas Cres, Mississauga.