Putting her ‘pedal to the mettle’

17 Apr 2018 - 3:57pm
Image of Léa Ravensbergen on a bicycle in the winter

For PhD candidate Léa Ravensbergen getting around on two wheels is not only her preferred method of transportation, but has also served as the driving force behind her transportation-geography research for the past five years under the supervision of Professor Ron Buliung.

And thanks to urban pedaling’s popularity rising in the last few years, Ravensbergen, who in her work focuses primarily on gender and cycling, is not wanting for material to study. 

Tipping Cell Signaling Pathways by Salts

12 Apr 2018 - 8:07am
Image of salt tipping the scales with GPCR-related cell signaling

It might surprise you to know that vision, smell, and the plethora of emotions you experience in any given day are all masterfully regulated by a quiet family of cell-signaling molecules in the body called G-Protein Coupled Receptors (GPCRs).

These receptors are complex molecular machines that are switched on by light, small hormones, odorants, and other ligands. In all, there are over 800 different GPCRs in our body and while their functions vary greatly, all possess a very similar design that can be traced back hundreds of millions of years in metazoan evolution.

Sonia Kang on VIEW to the U

11 Apr 2018 - 2:52pm
Image of Professor Sonia Kang

Professor Sonia Kang from the Department of Management in the Institute for Management and Innovation (IMI) at UofT Mississauga is the latest person featured on the VIEW to the U podcast.

Research Excellence Lecture on Dangerous Minds

7 Feb 2018 - 7:11am
Photo of Political Science Professor Ronald Beiner

With a name for a talk like “Dangerous Minds,” that might have been reason enough to attract an audience, but add in a world-class researcher like Professor Ronald Beiner delivering an astute meditation on the recent rise of far-right parties based on his expertise, and we were all hooked on the afternoon lecture.  On January 30, faculty members from the U of T Mississauga and the St.

Science & Scholarship in Broad Strokes

22 Jan 2018 - 7:21am
Photo of PhD Candidate Sasha Weiditch

Sasha Weiditch always had a curiosity for the natural world around her, even at one point boasting an impressive snail collection in her younger years, but it wasn’t until she started taking science classes in high school that her future path was forged.

“Prior to university I don't think I had a clear inclination of what it meant to be a ‘scientist,’” says Weiditch.