Environmental Impact on Trees and Forest Ecosystems

24 Feb 2015 - 9:34am
Dr. Arthur Gessler

Dr. Gessler will deliver the talk, The impact of environmental factors on biogeochemical cycles in trees and forest ecosystems: From molecular mechanisms to ecosystem functioning. This talk will summarize how stable isotope techniques can give new insights in the fate of newly assimilated carbon (C) in plants and ecosystems on the one hand and water uptake and use on the other hand. The event will be in CCT-2150 at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, March 3.

Funding for UofT Mississauga Faculty Members

11 Feb 2015 - 2:08pm
Alexandra Gillespie

Professor Alexandra Gillespie (pictured, right) from the Department of English and Drama is one of thirteen faculty members from U of T Mississauga to have been recently awarded through the Research and Scholarly Activity Fund competition for her project, “Collating Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.”

Mathematical Musings with Konstantin Khanin

6 Feb 2015 - 9:16am
Konstantin Khanin

The next time you are admiring the spiral pattern of pinecone scales or the seeds of a sunflower, you can reflect on a brand of mathematics that considers the relationships of the symmetry within the plant’s natural design.


Thus began the engaging lecture presented by the 2014 Research Excellence Award winner, Professor Konstantin Khanin from U of T Mississauga’s Department of Mathematics and Computational Sciences (MCS).

Helicopter parents: More harm than good?

21 Jan 2015 - 10:23am
Professor Ron Buliung

The study by lead author Rakim Mitra from Ryerson University, and co-authored by U of T's Guy Faulkner and Ron Buliung and Michelle Stone of Dalhousie University, finds that kids who have more freedom to explore tend to get more physical activity than kids who are constantly supervised. 

Gueorgui Kambourov: Working for a Living

16 Jan 2015 - 10:16am
Professor Gueorgui Kambourov

Even though Professor Gueorgui Kambourov studies ever changing labour markets and researches occupational trends for a living, his own career path was pretty much set from the get-go once he completed his undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Applied Economics in the mid ‘90s in Bulgaria.

“I came to Canada in 1997 to pursue my graduate studies in Economics at the University of Western Ontario in London, and I decided to stay,” says Kambourov. He remained in his adopted country and has always kept labour markets at the fore in his research.