Back to Nature: UTM researchers study medicinal plants

13 Dec 2019 - 3:36pm

Researchers at U of T Mississauga are shining a spotlight on medicinal plants like cannabis, Pacific yew and deadly carrot, and paving the way for future research on the most promising plant drugs.

Cell and systems biologists at UTM’s Phillips lab study chemicals known as terpenoids. Naturally produced by plants, terpenoids can help a plant produce or absorb nutrition, attract pollinators or even deter insect attacks.

UTM professor sounds privacy alarm over Sidewalk Labs project

12 Dec 2019 - 4:08pm
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It’s being marketed as a development built from the internet up, a space where technology will offer modern-day convenience and efficiencies. But Sidewalk Labs, proposed by Google parent company Alphabet, is raising concerns about data collection and privacy.

Dress Code: UTM anthropologist brings history to life in the classroom

9 Dec 2019 - 1:24pm
Lecturer Madeleine Mant wears a costume based on a 17th century plague doctor. Pictured in a long black dress, a bird-like black mask and goggles, and a black top hat.

Anthropologist Madeleine Mant takes the concept of school dress codes to an entirely new level. Over the past semester, the U of T Mississauga lecturer has turned up to teach her classes wearing vintage woolen capes, Victorian dresses or a bird-like black leather plague mask.

UTM professor challenges benefits of 100-mile diet

5 Dec 2019 - 2:29pm
Head and shoulder shot of Pierre Desrochers against a white wall wearing a black suit jacket, blue dress shirt and black tie with cream-coloured stripes in a diamond pattern

Almost 10 years after writing his book, The Locavore’s Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-Mile Diet, Pierre Desrochers has provided an update to his arguments that the local food movement is doomed to fail.

Life after a concussion: UTM and varsity athlete shares inspirational journey

2 Dec 2019 - 9:07am
Snow falling, girl sitting in snow wearing a toque, eyes closed, looking exhausted, leaning against Julia Costanzo, who is kneeling in the snow. People walking in background wearing winter coats.

With less than a minute left on the clock during their pre-season game against Calgary, Julia Costanzo, captain of the Varsity Blues Field Hockey team, made a dash for the loose ball in an effort to gain her team a much-needed edge. She got the ball first. It was on her stick. Then, suddenly, Costanzo was laying on the ground.

She had taken an elbow to the head.