Molecular glue sticks it to cancer

22 Jun 2011 - 10:59am

Imagine dropping dish soap into a sink full of greasy water. What happens? As soon as the soap hits the water, the grease recoils-and retreats to the edges of the sink.

Now, what if the sink was a cancer cell, the globs of grease were cancer-promoting proteins and the dish soap was a potential drug? According to new research from the University of Toronto Mississauga, such a drug could force the proteins to the cell's membrane (a.k.a., the edge of the sink)-and make the cancer cell more vulnerable to chemotherapy.

Geography professor honoured for outstanding teaching

21 Jun 2011 - 1:49pm

For Professor Kathi Wilson, good teaching goes far beyond the classroom. It encompasses not only coursework, but also community involvement and extracurricular volunteerism. It combines academic programming, local partnerships and a healthy dose of fun.
And now her outstanding teaching has been recognized by the Canadian Association of Geographers, which presented Wilson with the 2011 Award for Excellence in Teaching Geography.

North and Davis Buildings to get $52.5 million renovation

20 Jun 2011 - 4:33pm
Photo of Professor Deep Saini in front of the microphone, speaking at the podium

Think of it as U of T Mississauga 2.0. The buildings that launched U of T Mississauga are about to get a massive upgrade as a result of a $52.5 million investment by the Ontario government.

Gender and diversity scholar appointed as Vice-Dean, Undergraduate

15 Jun 2011 - 10:16am

Professor Kelly Hannah-Moffatt has been appointed as the next Vice-Dean, Undergraduate, to succeed Professor Angela Lange, effective August 15, 2011 - June 30, 2015.

U of T Mississauga retirees feted for years of service

14 Jun 2011 - 3:33pm

The day that long-time U of T Mississauga employee Karen Younger retired, her husband got a job.
Retired two years earlier, Younger's husband, Rob, handled household chores like cooking, cleaning and cutting grass. With Younger at home to share the domestic duties, Rob took a part-time job to keep him busy. "Rob loves to get out of the house three days a week, and I love the peace and quiet," Younger said at a retirement celebration held on June 8 in the Faculty Club.