Wake up and smell the resistance

28 Sep 2018 - 11:11am
Kristin Plys in a coffeeshop in India, wearing a sari

The differences between anti-authoritarian movements in the 1970s in India and Pakistan, and the role of specific coffee houses in each country in igniting pro-democracy activism, is the focus of a new study by University of Toronto Mississauga assistant professor of sociology Kristin Plys. The winner of a 2018 Connaught Fund New Researcher Award worth $35,000, Plys’ study is called “Brewing Resistance: Coffee House as a site of social protest against post-colonial authoritarianism in India and Pakistan”.

U of T rises one spot to place 21st in Times Higher Education rankings of world's best universities

27 Sep 2018 - 2:37pm
Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre

The University of Toronto has moved up one spot, to 21st place, in the latest edition of the influential Times Higher Education rankings of the world’s best universities.

The 2019 rankings, released today, also saw U of T retain its positions as Canada’s top university and one of the top 10 publicly funded institutions in the world.

'The power of place': U of T president on why leveraging the university’s location is so important

25 Sep 2018 - 9:25am
Toronto city hall

In our technological age, it has become much easier to feel connected to people and places around the world, making geography seem much less significant than it once was. This global interconnectedness has led to the rise of online learning technologies, which are seen by some as a threat to the bricks-and-mortar education system.  

Open house at the greenhouse

24 Sep 2018 - 9:49am
Joan Lee

The UTM research greenhouse user committee is holding a Greenhouse Open House Wednesday, September 26 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. The research greenhouse opened in June 2016. It is located behind the Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre and next to parking lot 9.

“We want to showcase this state-of-the-art facility and get everyone in the university community charged about what’s possible here,” says greenhouse coordinator Joan Lee.

Size matters in the dance fly mating game, says new UTM research

20 Sep 2018 - 10:16am
Rhamphomyia longicauda with an inflated abdomen

When it comes to the mating game, it’s true that size does matter for North American male dance flies, who are most attracted to mates who display the largest inflatable abdominal sacs, says Rosalind Murray, a postdoctoral fellow in biology at the University of Toronto Mississauga.