Biology prof recognized for his career accomplishments

17 Feb 2017 - 12:47pm
Emeritus Professor Glenn Morris

Professor Glenn Morris received two awards in 2016 to recognize his contributions to the field of Biology.

He received the Insect Drummer Award jointly with M.C. Busnel and R.G. Busnel to recognize their "lifetime achievement for research on vibrational communication." The award was presented in Trento, Italy in July at the First International Symposium on Biotremology.

View to the U: An eye on UTM research podcast

3 Feb 2017 - 8:13am
Image of VIEW to the U logo

View to the U is a monthly podcast that features U of T Mississauga faculty members from a range of disciplines who will illuminate some of the inner-workings of the science labs and enlighten the social sciences and humanities hubs at UTM. 

The first season will feature researchers speaking about their work and will have UTM's 50th anniversary as its focus.

Listen to the first one that features Professor Ulrich Krull from the Department of Chemical & Physical Sciences.

Total Recall

28 Jan 2017 - 6:59am
Image of Professor Keisuke Fukuda

Here’s a study tip for students cramming for upcoming exams: focusing on larger amounts of information for shorter bits of time – we are talking milliseconds – can be more effective than mulling over smaller amounts of material for longer durations.

This is one of the findings of Professor Keisuke Fukuda in UTM’s Department of Psychology from an experimental study in his lab.

U of T Mississauga Working Groups

24 Jan 2017 - 9:34am
Image of Professors Daniel Wright and Terry F. Robsinson

In 2014 the Office of the Vice-Principal, Research, introduced a suite of internal funding opportunities for faculty members, including the Working Groups fund, which supports research in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

New findings from UofT Mississauga highlight how enzymes make use of the empty binding site to drive a significant chemical reaction

23 Jan 2017 - 7:52am
Image of fluoroacetate dehalogenase shown binding the substrate fluoroacetate (drawn in green) while water molecules in the empty half of the dimer are shown to exit.

A single carbonic anhydrase enzyme molecule can forge almost a million carbonate molecules from the substrate, carbon dioxide, every second. This might not mean a lot to most people, but we can be grateful this process occurs: we wouldn’t be able to breathe oxygen without it.