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Taking a look at how the robotics field is growing at...

One of the several areas the University of Toronto Mississauga is focusing on expanding is the innovative field of robotics.  The Medium spoke to Julian Sequeira, a...

International Women’s Day: A brief history

Countries around the world celebrated International Women’s Day yesterday. The day is held on March 8 each year and is meant to celebrate the achievements made...

The controversial facial recognition app

Imagine being able to find a stranger’s name, phone number, address, and occupation using just a photograph of the individual. This can be accomplished using powerful...

Black History Month: a brief overview

The month of February is recognized as Black History Month, a month to celebrate the many achievements of Black Canadians and to acknowledge their struggles. In...

Analyzing the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

At the time of publishing, the 2019-nCoV has claimed the lives of at least 305 people and infected more than 14,000 people globally. The Medium consulted...

View to the U: UTM’s very own podcast

Did you know that UTM has its own podcast? View to the U features University of Toronto Mississauga faculty members “from a range of disciplines who...

The coronavirus global outbreak

On December 31, 2019, China reported a virus to the World Health Organization. On January 25, 2020, this never-before-seen virus had claimed the lives of 56...

How do Chinese seniors perceive abuse?

Dr. Weiguo Zhang, an associate professor of sociology at UTM, conducts research on the well-being of Chinese seniors. Last year, he published a study about how...

Stem cells’ role in medicine and research

What are stem cells and what role can they play in medicine and research? Stem cell research offers exciting possibilities in terms of regenerative medicine. However,...

Curbing food waste through technology

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, about one-third of the food produced in the world for human consumption gets lost or...

The horrifying history of Halloween

On October 31 of every year, Halloween is celebrated by many around the world. The popular holiday’s origins date back to Samhain, an ancient festival celebrated...

Reflexive behaviours and the visual system

Dr. Baohua Liu recently joined the UTM faculty as an assistant professor in the Department of Biology. The Medium sat down with him to talk...

Marine ecosystems and climate change

Oceans cover about 70 per cent of the Earth’s surface and marine organisms play an important role in combatting climate change as they absorb greenhouse gases...

How do third-party states contribute to civil wars?

Civil wars have occurred throughout history and continue to appear in various countries around the world. Dr. Noel Anderson, assistant professor at the University of Toronto...

UTM home to thousands of honeybees

One of UTM’s most unique aspects is its apiary program. This summer, there were about 250,000 bees living on the roof of the Instructional Centre building....

Using jointless robots for precise surgeries

Passionate about her work and highly accomplished, Dr. Jessica Burgner-Kahrs, Associate Professor and Director of the Continuum Robotics Laboratory, joined UTM this spring. The Medium sat down...

Brazil’s Amazon rainforest is on fire

This year, there were approximately 40,000 fires burning in the Amazon—the world’s largest tropical rainforest. To discuss the causes, predicted effects, and potential solutions of these...

Max’s Big Ride returns for fifth year

This summer was the fifth successful year of an inspiring initiative that has fundraised over $190,000 towards the research and raising awareness of a fatal disease....

‘Spectrum’ blurs lines and breaks barriers at TEDxUofT 2019

This year’s TEDxUofT was held on Saturday March 23rd, 2019 at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts in downtown Toronto. Attendees ranged from children to professionals—all...

Insight into Features:

I remember the first time I learned of The Medium. It was clubs fair at the beginning of the year, and like most students, I wasn’t...

Antibiotic resistance: A threat to health

Researchers from McMaster University recently published an article in Nature Communications Biology that details how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics. The paper presents influential findings as the...

The unappetizing truth about wasted food

Imagine throwing away a quarter of your groceries as soon you leave the supermarket. The amount of food waste that occurs in Canada—one of the worst...

Reading week: Less reading, more helping

During reading week, the Center for Student Engagement (CSE) offered their Alternative Reading Week (ARW) program, an exciting opportunity for students to tackle community challenges in the...

Ellapen: From South Africa to Toronto

Each professor at UTM has a unique background that inspires them to dedicate their career of research and teaching to a specific area. This week, The...

Mice & Men: Memory’s influence on pain

A new study conducted recently by a UTM and McGill research team has found that males remember earlier painful experiences more clearly than women....

Does drawing improve your memory?

For a university student, a heightened memory is a valuable skill to have since success in most courses is largely dependent on the student’s...

What are New Year’s resolutions?

If you resolved to exercise more, save money, or learn a new skill at the beginning of this new year, you are not alone....

UTM joins global “giving back” initiative

Last Tuesday, UTM participated in a global initiative of giving back by celebrating Giving Tuesday. Organized by the Centre of Student Engagement (CSE), the...

Meet ICCIT’s newest program director

Each faculty member at UTM has a unique list of past experiences and education which help them excel in their role. This week, The...

Medical comics draw on health & illness

While the terms “graphic comic” or “graphic novel” may bring to mind images of a fictional story of the battle between good and evil,...

The highs & lows of legal cannabis

Cannabis, marijuana, pot, or weed. However you choose to refer to it, the popular recreational drug is now legal in Canada. While opinions range...

Students can fundraise with UNICEF UTM

Apart from gruelling academics and athletics, universities also offer students the chance to join or start a club comprised of students with similar interests...

Can adhering to morals make us happy?

You help someone and you feel good. But does following rules and adhering to one’s morals also elicit individual happiness? This is the fundamental...

Seeing Scrabble through a linguistic lens

“Ok,” “twerk,” “sriracha,” and “emoji.” These seemingly random words are four of the 300 new words recently added to The Official Scrabble Player’s Dictionary....

Aiding the Rohinyga refugee crisis

For Sadia Zafar Chowdhury, this summer was unlike any other. Chowdhury, a second-year psychology student at UTM, spent a portion of her vacation this...

Taking a look at how the robotics field is growing at...

One of the several areas the University of Toronto Mississauga is focusing on expanding is the innovative field of robotics.  The Medium spoke to Julian Sequeira, a...

International Women’s Day: A brief history

Countries around the world celebrated International Women’s Day yesterday. The day is held on March 8 each year and is meant to celebrate the achievements made...

The controversial facial recognition app

Imagine being able to find a stranger’s name, phone number, address, and occupation using just a photograph of the individual. This can be accomplished using powerful...

Black History Month: a brief overview

The month of February is recognized as Black History Month, a month to celebrate the many achievements of Black Canadians and to acknowledge their struggles. In...

Analyzing the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

At the time of publishing, the 2019-nCoV has claimed the lives of at least 305 people and infected more than 14,000 people globally. The Medium consulted...

View to the U: UTM’s very own podcast

Did you know that UTM has its own podcast? View to the U features University of Toronto Mississauga faculty members “from a range of disciplines who...

The coronavirus global outbreak

On December 31, 2019, China reported a virus to the World Health Organization. On January 25, 2020, this never-before-seen virus had claimed the lives of 56...

How do Chinese seniors perceive abuse?

Dr. Weiguo Zhang, an associate professor of sociology at UTM, conducts research on the well-being of Chinese seniors. Last year, he published a study about how...

Stem cells’ role in medicine and research

What are stem cells and what role can they play in medicine and research? Stem cell research offers exciting possibilities in terms of regenerative medicine. However,...

Curbing food waste through technology

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, about one-third of the food produced in the world for human consumption gets lost or...

Reflexive behaviours and the visual system

Dr. Baohua Liu recently joined the UTM faculty as an assistant professor in the Department of Biology. The Medium sat down with him to talk...

Marine ecosystems and climate change

Oceans cover about 70 per cent of the Earth’s surface and marine organisms play an important role in combatting climate change as they absorb greenhouse gases...

How do third-party states contribute to civil wars?

Civil wars have occurred throughout history and continue to appear in various countries around the world. Dr. Noel Anderson, assistant professor at the University of Toronto...

UTM home to thousands of honeybees

One of UTM’s most unique aspects is its apiary program. This summer, there were about 250,000 bees living on the roof of the Instructional Centre building....

Using jointless robots for precise surgeries

Passionate about her work and highly accomplished, Dr. Jessica Burgner-Kahrs, Associate Professor and Director of the Continuum Robotics Laboratory, joined UTM this spring. The Medium sat down...

Brazil’s Amazon rainforest is on fire

This year, there were approximately 40,000 fires burning in the Amazon—the world’s largest tropical rainforest. To discuss the causes, predicted effects, and potential solutions of these...

Max’s Big Ride returns for fifth year

This summer was the fifth successful year of an inspiring initiative that has fundraised over $190,000 towards the research and raising awareness of a fatal disease....

‘Spectrum’ blurs lines and breaks barriers at TEDxUofT 2019

This year’s TEDxUofT was held on Saturday March 23rd, 2019 at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts in downtown Toronto. Attendees ranged from children to professionals—all...

Insight into Features:

I remember the first time I learned of The Medium. It was clubs fair at the beginning of the year, and like most students, I wasn’t...

Antibiotic resistance: A threat to health

Researchers from McMaster University recently published an article in Nature Communications Biology that details how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics. The paper presents influential findings as the...

The unappetizing truth about wasted food

Imagine throwing away a quarter of your groceries as soon you leave the supermarket. The amount of food waste that occurs in Canada—one of the worst...

Reading week: Less reading, more helping

During reading week, the Center for Student Engagement (CSE) offered their Alternative Reading Week (ARW) program, an exciting opportunity for students to tackle community challenges in the...

Ellapen: From South Africa to Toronto

Each professor at UTM has a unique background that inspires them to dedicate their career of research and teaching to a specific area. This week, The...

Mice & Men: Memory’s influence on pain

A new study conducted recently by a UTM and McGill research team has found that males remember earlier painful experiences more clearly than women....

Does drawing improve your memory?

For a university student, a heightened memory is a valuable skill to have since success in most courses is largely dependent on the student’s...

What are New Year’s resolutions?

If you resolved to exercise more, save money, or learn a new skill at the beginning of this new year, you are not alone....

UTM joins global “giving back” initiative

Last Tuesday, UTM participated in a global initiative of giving back by celebrating Giving Tuesday. Organized by the Centre of Student Engagement (CSE), the...

Meet ICCIT’s newest program director

Each faculty member at UTM has a unique list of past experiences and education which help them excel in their role. This week, The...

Medical comics draw on health & illness

While the terms “graphic comic” or “graphic novel” may bring to mind images of a fictional story of the battle between good and evil,...

The highs & lows of legal cannabis

Cannabis, marijuana, pot, or weed. However you choose to refer to it, the popular recreational drug is now legal in Canada. While opinions range...

Students can fundraise with UNICEF UTM

Apart from gruelling academics and athletics, universities also offer students the chance to join or start a club comprised of students with similar interests...

Can adhering to morals make us happy?

You help someone and you feel good. But does following rules and adhering to one’s morals also elicit individual happiness? This is the fundamental...

Seeing Scrabble through a linguistic lens

“Ok,” “twerk,” “sriracha,” and “emoji.” These seemingly random words are four of the 300 new words recently added to The Official Scrabble Player’s Dictionary....

Aiding the Rohinyga refugee crisis

For Sadia Zafar Chowdhury, this summer was unlike any other. Chowdhury, a second-year psychology student at UTM, spent a portion of her vacation this...

The horrifying history of Halloween

On October 31 of every year, Halloween is celebrated by many around the world. The popular holiday’s origins date back to Samhain, an ancient festival celebrated...

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