Chew on This: Two new studies reveal secrets of early dinosaur and mammal tooth evolution

7 Nov 2018 - 3:43pm
The wavy appearance of the enamel of Changchunsaurus in thin section and under cross-polarized light.

Two new research papers take a bite out of the mysteries around how early dinosaurs and mammals evolved their unique tooth replacement and anchoring systems.

The studies, involving Professor Robert Reisz, a paleontologist at the University of Toronto Mississauga, appear in the latest issues of PLOS ONE and the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

In the first paper, Reisz and his colleagues at Jilin University in China examined the teeth of Changchunsaurus parvus, a small herbivorous dinosaur from the Cretaceous period.

Convocation: Ecuadorean family establishes new tradition

5 Nov 2018 - 9:21am
Mother and daughter graduates

Crossing the stage at Convocation Hall during the U of T Mississauga convocation ceremony is fast becoming a tradition for Martha Cedeño and her children. Cedeño and her daughter, Claudia Sánchez, will both be graduating this fall with B.Sc. degrees; her son, Diego Sánchez, will earn his UTM B.Sc. degree in the spring.

U of T places No. 1 in Canada, No. 20 globally

31 Oct 2018 - 9:33am
Students studying at UTM

The University of Toronto has once again been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the number one school in Canada and among the top 10 public universities in the world.

With a focus on research output and reputation, the Washington, D.C.-based news and information firm’s 2019 Best Global Universities ranking shows U of T holding on to the same 20th-place position globally among both public and private institutions that it occupied last year.

Fly-by-Sight: New study reveals surprising information about fruit fly vision

29 Oct 2018 - 10:20am
black and white photo of two fruit flies

Although we might assume that a fruit fly follows its nose to that sweet ripening fruit on the counter, their vision might also be a guiding force. And, even more surprisingly, they could actually be flitting over because they see another fly that they recognize.