Coast Guard: UTM paleontologist studies the world's first reefs

1 Mar 2018 - 2:02pm
Close up photo of a fossilized archaeocyathans or sea sponge embedded in rock

Invertebrate paleontologist Marc Laflamme is no stranger to the fieldwork. The assistant professor of chemical and physical sciences and head of the Laflamme Lab at U of T Mississauga has spent his career scouring alien terrains like the rocky interior of Namibia for fossil evidence of creatures that lived—and died—millions of years ago.

U of T Entrepreneurship ranked among the best university-managed business incubators

28 Feb 2018 - 1:44pm
smartphone with stock prices and graph in blue ink

The University of Toronto is among the top five best global universities for fostering startups, says UBI Global, a Stockholm-based research and advisory firm that ranks top business incubators and accelerators.

"This is amazing news and an important recognition of the growing international status of our entrepreneurship community at U of T,” said Vivek Goel, vice-president of research and innovation.

Student Voices on Sexual Violence survey now available for U of T students

27 Feb 2018 - 9:28am
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Starting this week, full-time undergraduate students and all graduate students at the University of Toronto are being asked to complete the Student Voices on Sexual Violence survey.

The survey is intended to provide information about how students perceive, understand and respond to sexual violence, as well as how institutions address sexual violence.

CCI Research is administering this survey on behalf of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, colleges, private career colleges and universities in Ontario. The survey is available until March 26.

Disability, Art and Antiquity

21 Feb 2018 - 4:34pm
Bronze Statuette - depicting an emaciated hunchback, now in the Staatliche Museum, Antikensammlung, Berlin. My photo.

A stroll through any museum is proof enough that the ancient Greeks and Romans were dedicated to perfection of the human form, but according to one U of T Mississauga researcher, the ancient world also offers up evidence of a different population—one with diverse body types and abilities—if only you know where to look.