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.

Freeze Frame: Kevin Coleman

14 Jan 2015 - 10:15am
Professor Kevin Coleman

Historical Studies professor draws links between the photo archives he explores and the politics behind the pictures

From an early age, Professor Kevin Coleman was consistently drawn to Central and South America, though for many years he regarded it as a mere sideline pursuit.

"Falsework" for Artistic Matter

26 Nov 2014 - 1:52pm
The Pull with artist Mary Mattingly

Should social-media users be paid for their online contributions? Why don’t we put more thought into high-density housing? And do we really need to be consuming so much stuff?

These are among some of the current questions being explored at the Blackwood Gallery, which isn’t just a place to contemplate brilliant artwork. It’s a living, dynamic venue where intellectual thought and analytical dialogue are contributing to various research areas and collaborations across the U of T Mississauga campus.