Turbo Party!

29 Nov 2011 - 5:20pm
Image of library staff with balloons

It lasted all of six minutes, but by the time it was over, there were balloons, cookies and smiles everywhere.

Mississauga Mayor to Receive Honorary Degree

29 Nov 2011 - 6:56am

Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion is among a group of illustrious individuals who will receive an honorary degree from the University of Toronto at one of its spring convocations.

Chemistry labs receive update, roomy quarters, leading edge equipment

24 Nov 2011 - 12:36pm
Image of students working in new chemistry labs

In a race against time, a team of designers and construction experts had less than five months to completely renovate the chemistry undergraduate teaching labs -every mechanical, electrical and plumbing system, plus the instrumentation. Deserving of its own reality TV show, the newly renovated labs in the William G. Davis Building welcomed their first students in September. The state-of-the-art facilities have garnered rave reviews and promise to be a showpiece for recruiting new students.

The University of Toronto launches Boundless, its $2-billion fundraising campaign

21 Nov 2011 - 9:54am

The University of Toronto has unveiled Boundless, the largest fundraising campaign in Canadian university history. With a historic $2-billion goal, the campaign for the University of Toronto will help expand U of T's global leadership capacity across critical areas of knowledge and help develop the talent, ideas and solutions for the defining challenges of our time.

Size Matters? Study raises questions about when and where soybeans were domesticated

18 Nov 2011 - 11:01am
Professor Gary Crawford examines soybean plants in China

If you like tofu, tempeh, edamame or miso soup, you're a fan of soybeans. But the significance of this legume goes far beyond a few culinary treats--soybeans rank seventh among world crops for tonnage harvested.

Now, a new study led by researchers at the University of Toronto Mississauga and the University of Oregon gets at the root of soybean domestication in Asia, and challenges many of the long-held beliefs about when and where humans first began to domesticate this plant-and specifically, increase its seed size.