Earth-shattering research nets prof $120,000 grant

29 Jun 2010 - 12:37pm

Assistant professor Lindsay Schoenbohm, who studies plate tectonics and the role that climate plays in initiating, enlarging and sustaining continental plateaus, is one of 12 U of T professors be awarded $120,000 over the next three years by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council's (NSERC) Discovery Accelerator Supplements (DAS) program. Schoenbohm teaches in the Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences.

Nature reserve to be named after biology professor

25 Jun 2010 - 11:19am

Professor James Fullard of U of T Mississauga's Department of Biology, who passed away in March 2010, is being honoured with his name on a nature reserve in eastern Ontario.

Convocation speakers inspire U of T Mississauga graduands

21 Jun 2010 - 1:59pm

About 1,000 students from the University of Toronto Mississauga graduated, degrees in hand, from U of T in early June in three separate convocation ceremonies.

Following are excerpts from the three convocation speakers:

Professor Abdallah Daar of public health sciences and of surgery, U of T; and the McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health, University Health Network and U of T, speaking to graduands receiving their Honours Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees:

Two new University Professors named

3 Jun 2010 - 11:13am

Two of U of T's top researchers -- a geologist and a biologist -- have been awarded the title University Professor, the highest academic honour the university accords its faculty.

The appointment of Professors Barbara Sherwood Lollar of geology in the Faculty of Arts and Science and Marla Sokolowski of biology at U of T Mississauga were approved by Academic Board at its June 2 meeting.

Mayor Hazel McCallion to receive honorary degree

2 Jun 2010 - 10:41am

The University of Toronto will honour Mayor Hazel McCallion, Mississauga's longest serving Mayor, on Monday, June 7, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. with an honorary doctor of laws in recognition of her remarkable contributions to public life.