Ron Buliung helps make kids' trips to school more active and accessible

19 Dec 2017 - 9:23am
Ron Buliung

Ever since he was a child and first learned how to ride a bike, it’s been hard to slow down Ron Buliung.

Now a professor of geography and planning at U of T Mississauga, Buliung is an avid cyclist. He is also committed to finding ways to help kids become more active.

For almost a decade, with the help of public funding, Buliung has been looking at how children get to and from school.

Lights, Camera, Oration!

15 Dec 2017 - 10:03am
Professors Bryan Stewart, Emily Impett, Andrew Sepielli, and Josh Milstein

U of T Mississauga held its first Annual Research Prize Symposium to recognize three early career researchers for their excellence in academia.

There was a decidedly flashy and festive feeling in the air, complete with a paparazzo, as faculty, students and staff from a broad range of U of T Mississauga departments converged for the symposium.

Giving Back: Alumnus makes season brighter for underprivileged kids

14 Dec 2017 - 9:36am
Peel Police constables hold stuffed animals in front of Toys for Tots logo

The efforts of an Erindale College alumnus are helping to make the holiday season a little brighter for thousands of underprivileged children in the Region of Peel.

Over the past 14 years, geography alumnus Dean Fox has helped to raise thousands in cash and toy donations for “Toys for Tots.” The annual toy drive, organized by Peel Regional Police in partnership with Canadian Tire and the Salvation Army, provides children in Peel Region with holiday gifts.

Speculation affects global food prices but resistance is an option, says UTM researcher

12 Dec 2017 - 9:55am
Sean Field

Regulation changes made in 2000 to allow greater financial speculation on agricultural commodities such as wheat have had a major impact on global food prices, says Sean Field, a sessional lecturer in geography at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Filling the Gap: Fighting homelessness in Canadian cities

8 Dec 2017 - 11:47am
A homeless man sits on the ground. He is bundled in a blanket. Two large bags are beside him.

Alison Smith was a Masters student in 2008 when she took a volunteer position with a homeless shelter in east Vancouver. It was a decision that helped to set the course for her future research. “It was a time when homelessness was getting a lot of municipal attention,” Smith says. “My focus had been more international, but from that experience I started to focus on Canadian social policy and homelessness in large Canadian cities.”