From Sesame Street to CRC

19 May 2017 - 10:18am
Professor Rhonda McEwen

When Professor Rhonda McEwen in UTM’s Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology started out on her academic career in Telecommunications in in the late 1990s, little did she know she would be at the forefront of the boom in new media that has secured her place as an expert in the field of mobile technology, but also established herself as a trailblazer in exploring how devices affect the human experience and the way that people with disabilities communicate.

Maneuverability in Mind and Memory

2 May 2017 - 4:32pm
Professor Keisuke Fukuda

Do you vividly recall that red car your mom drove when you were a kid? Or that trip to the roller palace for your friend’s 8th birthday party a couple decades ago when you were wearing your favourite purple tracksuit?

Inequity in Academic Freedom

12 Apr 2017 - 11:19am
Professor Erin Tolley

Political Science Professor Erin Tolley knew the article she co-wrote for Maclean’s Magazine was provocative, but her conviction to speak out was stronger than the fear of a backlash from political pundits or other academics.

Professor Ron Buliung featured on latest VIEW to the U podcast

28 Mar 2017 - 11:03am
Professor Ron Buliung

Ron Buliung didn't set out on a course of research on accessibility and education for children, but as often happens in research (and in life), sometimes things take an unexpected turn. 

Listen to VIEW to the U podcast to hear more about his change in research directions and a very personal story that set him on a different course.

By Land and Sea

16 Mar 2017 - 9:12am
Professor Bailey McMeans

A knowledge gap in nature is nothing new, but a gap in the research area of the Alaskan coastline is enough to drive a group of researchers, UTM Biology Professor Bailey McMeans among them, to further investigate the ocean and land processes that shape ecosystems in the Arctic over time and could have important effects on local Native (Iñupiat) communities.

The five-year grant from NSF will establish a Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program and site along the northern coast of Alaska.