Under the Sea: Study reveals secret building blocks of northern algae

11 Oct 2019 - 11:10am
Samples of Leptophytum foecundum coralline algae from Labrador, Canada.

New research from U of T ‘s Mississauga and Scarborough campuses reveals fascinating secrets about the complex structure of a marine organism found around the globe. The data provides important new insights about a molecular mineralization process creates the unique structure of a marine plant.

Ethnic identity and voting are timely focus of UTM professor’s new book

10 Oct 2019 - 2:58pm
Randy Besco holding copy of his new book

“Elections are the Super Bowl for political scientists,” says Randy Besco, an assistant professor, tenure stream of political science at UTM and author of the recently published book, Identities and Interests: Race, Ethnicity, and Affinity Voting (UBC Press).

Bringing the farm right to the table

10 Oct 2019 - 8:56am
green plants growing on walls

The idea for Just Vertical germinated in a classroom.

Co-founders Conner Tidd and Kevin Jakiela were master’s students at the University of Toronto, studying sustainability management, when they discovered they shared an interest—they were both fascinated with hyper-local, sustainable agriculture.

UTM to lead large-scale environmental data collection initiative

8 Oct 2019 - 3:30pm
Skyline in Toronto's Davisville neighbourhood

A new initiative led by U of T Mississauga’s Centre for Urban Environments will create the first large-scale data collection system to understand the complex relationship between cities, the local environment and global climate change. 

Visions of Science: UTM alumna fosters next generation of scientists

7 Oct 2019 - 3:04pm
Three young students laugh as they build a pyramid from wooden popsicle sticks.

A high school mentorship program played a big part in helping Eugenia Duodu find success in the sciences. Now the award-winning chemist and chief executive officer with Visions of Science Network for Learning pays it forward, ensuring that other young people from marginalized communities can see themselves as future scientists, too.