U of T Mississauga students take to the streets

7 Apr 2011 - 12:03pm

For the past six weeks, 10 teams of four young men and women each have been cruising through 10 Mississauga neighbourhoods. Inside each car, team members took turns snapping pictures of townhomes, buildings and malls, while their partners scribbled on a 12-page document, noting whether there were any syringes or broken beer bottles on the sidewalks. 

This was not a scene out of a Flashpoint episode, but an assignment given by U of T Mississauga Geography Professor Dana Wilson to her GGR354 students. 

The language of Iran

7 Apr 2011 - 11:54am

From its ancient past through to its revolutions, Iran is as complex a nation as any on Earth.

Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi, a professor of history and near and Middle Eastern civilizations and founding chair of the department of historical studies at U of T Mississauga, takes a historical look at Islamic rhetoric and political discourse in his work in order to break down popular misconceptions that Iran is a medieval society resistant to modernity.


U of T shows its solidarity with people of Japan and the Pacific Rim

30 Mar 2011 - 4:45pm

Students, faculty and staff of the U of T community stood in solidarity at a public observance and ceremony at the Multi-Faith Centre recently to reflect on the earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan. Colourful handmade paper origami cranes lined each chair as attendees walked in to sit down.
Many international students and exchange students also attended the service, which featured a special guest: the Consul-General of Japan in Toronto, Tetsuo Yamashita.

Commerce students excel in accounting, investment competitions

18 Mar 2011 - 8:28am

The global economy may be struggling, but if university competitions are anything to go by, commerce students at U of T Mississauga provide reason for hope.

Last week, they won two prizes at prestigious competitions. At the DeGroote Fast Pace to Case Accounting Competition, a group composed of fourth-year finance and accounting specialist students won first prize, beating out teams from universities across the province. At $4,000, the prize is one of the largest of its kind in Ontario, and the largest in the GTA. 

U of T Mississauga research indicates seasonal fluctuations in vitamin D levels

15 Mar 2011 - 11:22am
Image of sun shining through gap in hands

The results of a Vitamin-D study led by U of T Mississauga professor Esteban Parra were recently published in The Journal of Nutrition. This research was part of the Ph.D. thesis of Parra's student, Agnes Gozdzik.