Viral Virtuality: UTM alumna creates globally loved Instagram effects

16 Aug 2019 - 12:23pm
Lianne Tokey

With millions of users for her Facebook frames and Instagram filter designs, U of T Mississauga alumna Lianne Tokey (BA, ’98) has earned her place among an elite group of developers creating augmented reality filter effects for social media. In January 2019, the Oakville designer was among 300 designers—including an handful of Canadians—accepted into a special beta group for Instagram effects creators.

Smarti Gras 2019: A celebration of summer undergraduate research

16 Aug 2019 - 11:58am
Evonne Levy and Claire Smith

On August 14, the Instructional Centre at the University of Toronto Mississauga filled with undergraduate student research posters, presentations and music for the fourth annual

The science of drunk fish: UTM researcher recognized for advances in behavioural neuroscience

16 Aug 2019 - 10:10am
Robert Gerlai standing by tanks of fish in his lab

Robert Gerlai recalls attending, at the age of six, a Christmas party at his father’s law firm in Hungary. Someone poured champagne – a lot of it – into a fish tank.

UTM alumnus who advocates for actors with disabilities featured on CBC's The National

14 Aug 2019 - 9:24am
George Alevizos

University of Toronto Mississauga alumnus George Alevizos wants to ensure actors with disabilities are supported and represented in the Canadian entertainment industry.

Alevizos, who uses a wheelchair, is working with ACTRA, the Canadian actors’ union, to audit the accessibility of casting facilities in Toronto.

Robotics research bursts onto the scene at UTM

13 Aug 2019 - 4:27pm
Associate Professor Jessica Burgner-Kahrs

If you hear the sound of 1,000 hands clapping at U of T Mississauga, there’s always the chance that they’ll be attached to robotic arms.

UTM has begun forging a robotics research and teaching cluster that will “take robotics to the next level,” says Jessica Burgner-Kahrs, an associate professor of computer science and expert in continuum robotics, and the de facto leader of the cluster given her research and teaching experience at Leibniz University Hannover in Germany.