Smarti Gras 2019: A celebration of summer undergraduate research

16 Aug 2019 - 11:37am

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 Smarti Gras. Smarti Gras provides students with the opportunity to share the results of the independent research they conducted in the humanities, social sciences and science over the summer.

Forests in the making

9 Aug 2019 - 8:00am
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Plant epigeneticist Katharina Braeutigam wants to grow trees fit for a future climate.

Braeutigam studies trees at the molecular level. She researches how the plants respond to external signals such as drought, and how the plants record “memories” of the stress. She also researches how the plants respond to internal signals, specifically those that determine sex.

Vocal Accords

30 Jul 2019 - 11:30am
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A large dataset that provides a unique resource for research on emotional vocal cues has proven to be a main attraction on TSpace, the U of T’s institutional academic repository.

Over $1.2M in SSHRC funding for UTM researchers

25 Jul 2019 - 3:11pm
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Professor Gurpreet Rattan is set to study “The Intellect and its Limits” over the next five years. The Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy is one of seven faculty members at U of T Mississauga awarded Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) funding in the latest Insight Grant (IG) competition held last October 2018.

Vanier Victory – Love, sex & relationships

18 Jul 2019 - 10:27am
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Nathan Leonhardt (NL), a graduate student in Professor Emily Impett's Lab in U of T Mississauga's Department of Psychology, was recently awarded a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS).

In this profile Nathan provides more insight into his area of research on the ways in which couples can thrive in their sexual relationships, and the project he will undertake over the duration of his Vanier award. 

Q: Could you provide an overview of your research and your specific area of study?