Common test used to determine racism is flawed, says UTM professor

25 Nov 2019 - 1:51pm
Ulrich Schimmack in a blue botton-down shirt, arms crossed, standing in front of a grey concrete wall, leaning against a metal and glass railing

For decades the psychology community has been using a test developed by their peers at Harvard to determine if someone has hidden prejudices.

Known as the Implicit Association Test, the tool is supposed to reveal hidden truths by delving into the secret unconscious. Test-takers can discover they are racist, among other things, even if they are unaware of their implicit bias.

Maanjiwe nendamowinan (Gathering of Minds), new home of humanities and social sciences, officially opens at U of T Mississauga

22 Nov 2019 - 3:30pm
Platform party poses with a plaque announcing the opening of the MN building.

The University of Toronto Mississauga today officially opened Maanjiwe nendamowinan (Gathering of Minds), the final phase of the redevelopment of the former North Building.

Maanjiwe nendamowinan is an Anishinaabemowin phrase meaning “gathering of minds.” The name was chosen after a university committee unanimously recommended an Indigenous name be considered. The Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, whose traditional territory the campus now stands, provided the name.

U of T rises in law, clinical health and other fields in Times Higher Education subject rankings

21 Nov 2019 - 12:56pm
Photo of Robarts Library, grey concrete building with wide staircase leading up to glass entrance, with students walking up the stairs.

The University of Toronto ranks in the top 10 globally in medicine and law – and in the top 30 across all ranked disciplines – according to the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject.

U of T researchers explore virtual reality as a microbiology teaching aid

19 Nov 2019 - 4:24pm
Computer rendering with an purple oval shape outlined in yellow near the centre with the words RNA plymerase written over it. There are grey spheres in the background and a red, blue and yellow curved tube in the foreground

Imagine being inside an E. coli bacterium, smaller than a speck of dust and surrounded by genetic material, molecules and proteins.

This could soon be commonplace for some microbiology students thanks to work by University of Toronto researchers who are investigating virtual reality design features that can support or impede learning.

Making the Connection: For award-winning computer science prof, it's all about the 'human element'

18 Nov 2019 - 4:42pm
Andrew Petersen

For Andrew Petersen, teaching computer science takes a human touch. That dedication to community and collaboration has earned the U of T Mississauga professor a reputation as one of Ontario’s most outstanding university educators.