Crime and Punishment: UTM prof studies early American prisons

21 Jun 2017 - 9:24am
Interior view of now-decrepit Eastern State Penitentiary

U of T Mississauga assistant professor Ashley Rubin has been fascinated with prisons since her undergraduate years. Rubin, who joined UTM’s Department of Sociology in 2016, studies the evolution of penal systems in America and England from the seventeenth century through the early twentieth century, with a focus on the societal factors that create changes in penal practices.

UTM honours retiring faculty, staff and librarians

19 Jun 2017 - 10:37am
Retirees at reception in Innovation Complex

Every year, UTM honours members of its community as they retire from years of outstanding service on campus. At a packed reception Thursday in the Innovation Complex Rotunda, Interim Vice-President and Principal Ulrich Krull led a ceremony to celebrate the achievements and legacy of these faculty and staff members. The crowd, including family and friends of the retirees, listened as each person was introduced by a colleague.

This year, the campus thanked:

U of T remains in top 25 of universities with best reputations worldwide

16 Jun 2017 - 9:16am
three students chatting while sitting outside on rocks

The University of Toronto again ranks among the best global universities when it comes to reputation, according to the Times Higher Education’s World Reputation Rankings 2017

To compile the ranking, THE asked scholars to name universities they believe are the best for research and teaching, based on their own experience.

UTM celebrates three Boundless community members

15 Jun 2017 - 10:28am
Sven Spengemann, Candice Jay and Robert Gillespie

U of T Mississauga recently celebrated three Boundless community members—Robert Gillespie, Candice Jay and Mississauga-Lakeshore MP Sven Spengemann—at the Alumni Awards of Distinction.

Say the yeast: UTM's Richard Kil places second in nationals of Three Minute Thesis competition

14 Jun 2017 - 9:35am
Richard Kil

Years of scientific research, hundreds of references and a thesis spanning over a hundred pages – Richard Kil crammed all this work into a speech about the length of a Taylor Swift single.

Kil, a PhD candidate in the department of chemistry whose lab is at U of T Mississauga, placed second nationally in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, which challenges graduate students to explain their research to a lay audience in less than three minutes.