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.

Basketball levels the playing field between faculty, staff and students

25 Oct 2018 - 10:41am
Three men playing basketball in a gym

Jonathan Hersh’s voice rises over the sound of running feet and high tops squeaking on the hardwood floors of the RAWC’s gym. “Left side! Left side! Watch the open man! Push-push-push!” Eight players pound from one end of the court and back again, spinning, passing and shooting at full speed. 

Defining the shapes of shapeshifting proteins

22 Oct 2018 - 10:47am
Sarah Rauscher

Computational biophysicist Sarah Rauscher joined the Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences in 2017. Rauscher studies a class of proteins called disordered proteins.

Rauscher says to think of proteins as tiny machines. These nanomachines come in different shapes or “structures” and have functions within the body.

U of T moves to top spot in Maclean's ranking of medical-doctoral universities

16 Oct 2018 - 11:41am
U of T library through fisheye camera lens

The University of Toronto has been ranked first in Canada by Maclean’s magazine in the research-intensive medical and doctoral category.

The annual ranking, released this week, saw U of T move up one spot in the important category – which ranks research-focused universities with a broad range of graduate-level programs, including PhDs – and tie for first place with Montreal’s McGill University.

'Immense energy and passion': Innovative U of T faculty recognized with Early Career Teaching Awards

15 Oct 2018 - 4:22pm
Jayne Baker

No textbook is a substitute for an attentive and enthusiastic teacher. 

Each year, the University of Toronto recognizes faculty members in the early stages of their careers who go above the call of duty to help their students learn. U of T Mississauga sociology professor Jayne Baker is among four winners of this year's award, along with colleagues Sohee KangJamie Kellar and David Liu who have found inventive ways to encourage their students to engage with classwork.