Community and opportunity: Mehak Kawatra reflects on her years at UTM

20 Apr 2017 - 2:14pm
Mehak Kawatra

When U of T Mississauga student Mehak Kawatra crosses the dias at Convocation Hall in May, she’ll be taking the next step along a path that she hopes will one day lead her to the United Nations.

As she looks ahead, Kawatra is feeling reflective about the lessons she’s learned during her time at UTM. Born in India and raised in Mississauga, Kawatra initially chose UTM for “a sense of community."

UTM appoints new director of Institute for Management & Innovation

20 Apr 2017 - 10:12am
Soo Minh Toh

Soo Min Toh, an associate professor of organizational behavior at the University of Toronto Mississauga with a cross-appointment to the Rotman School of Management, has been named director of the Institute for Management & Innovation (IMI) for a three-year term, effective July 1, 2017. The Agenda Committee of the Academic Board approved the appointment in April.

UTM Discovery has Rhythm: Researchers identify gene that controls body’s adaptation to seasons

19 Apr 2017 - 4:35pm
black background with neurons in red and blue

Researchers at the University of Toronto Mississauga have identified a gene that determines whether the body will adapt to the change of seasons. The gene, a micro-RNA called miR-132/212, is part of a mechanism in the brain’s central timekeeping system, known as the circadian clock, located in the suprachiasmatic nucleus. This gene has also been previously implicated in mood disorders including depression.

New book by UTM professor explores lighter side of photography

13 Apr 2017 - 1:26pm
Three women pose in the water with a stingray

In his new book, Louis Kaplan turns his lens on the sometimes ticklish world of humorous photography. The professor of visual studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga recently launched Photography and Humour, which explores some of the important ways photographers have found humour in the world, and how viewers have found amusement in photographs. 

Inequity in academic freedom

13 Apr 2017 - 11:49am
Professor Erin Tolley, Department of Political Science

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.