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.

From nanoparticles to aquatic ecosystems

12 Feb 2013 - 11:27am
Professor Ulli Krull

The Natural Science and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) has awarded U of T researchers a total of $7.3 million through its Strategic Network Grants (SNG) and Strategic Project Grants (SPG) programs, including a $262,000 grant for research by U of T Mississauga Professor Ulrich Krull.  

Study suggests keeping students in high school longer, better “at-risk” programs

1 Feb 2013 - 9:55am
Philip Oreopoulous

Raising the age at which students can legally drop out of school could determine their future earning power and quality of life, according to a new paper by U of T Mississauga economics professor Philip Oreopoulos.