Economic incentives increase blood donations with no safety effects, says UTM research

23 May 2013 - 1:32pm
Professor Nico Lacetera

Canada and other countries should reassess guidelines that prohibit offering economic incentives such as gift cards to potential blood donors, says a study from the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM).

Are kids who take music lessons different from other kids?

22 May 2013 - 1:51pm
Piano keys

Research by U of T Mississauga psychology professor Glenn Schellenberg reveals that two key personality traits – openness-to-experience and conscientiousness -- predict better than IQ who will take music lessons and continue for longer periods.

Another intriguing finding is that when personality traits and demographic factors like parents’ education are considered, the link between cognitive ability and music training disappears.

Good Versus Evil: Bacteria edition

21 May 2013 - 12:45pm

An innovative strategy to tackle water-borne diseases common in the developing world has won a University of Toronto Mississauga professor a $100,000 grant from Grand Challenges Canada.

Genetic Marker: Robert Gerlai

20 May 2013 - 7:10am
Professor Robert Gerlai

Professor Robert Gerlai from the Department of Psychology at the U of T Mississauga was elated and surprised when he recently found out he was the recipient of this year’s Distinguished Investigator Award, one of the most prestigious honours bestowed by the International Behavioural and Neural Genetics Society (IBANGS).

U of T Mississauga to hold groundbreaking for Innovation Complex

16 May 2013 - 9:51am

The University of Toronto Mississauga will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the Innovation Complex on Thursday, May 23, 2013, at 3 p.m. on the Five-Minute Walk between the William G. Davis Building and the Kaneff Centre.