The University of Toronto Mississauga (also known as U of T Mississauga or UTM) is a satellite campus of the University of Toronto, located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. The university is set upon a park-like campus on the valley of the Credit River, approximately 33 kilometres west of Downtown Toronto. It is the second-largest campus of the university in terms of enrollment. It was formerly known as Erindale College and later the University of Toronto at Mississauga. UTM was built on the former estate of Reginald Watkins, which was acquired by the University of Toronto in 1965. Founded as Erindale College in 1965, construction on the university's main building began in 1966. Although originally expected to be temporary, the building still exists today as part of the North Building. In 1998, Erindale assumed the dual name of University of Toronto Mississauga, although Erindale College still remains an un-official alternate name. Recently UTM celebrated its 40th anniversary, a milestone which was capped off with the grand opening of the Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Center on June 2, 2007.
Did diamonds begin on the ancient ocean floor?
(Phys.org) —Geology professor Dan Schulze calls this singular gem from the remote Guaniamo region of Venezuela the "Picasso" diamond. The blue luminescent, high-resolution image of a diamond formed over ...
Study suggests keeping students in high school longer, better 'at-risk' programs
Raising the age at which students can legally drop out of school could determine their future earning power and quality of life, according to a new paper by U of T Mississauga economics professor Philip Oreopoulos.
High winds affect ocean circulation in North Atlantic, says study
(Phys.org)—Gale-force winds that whip around the Greenland coast are driving ocean circulation, confirms a new study on the cover of the Nov. 30 issue of Geophysical Research Letters.
Researchers study what Facebook reveals about our relationships
You know that Facebook friend who's always uploading photos to publicize his perfect romance. Maybe you are that friend.
Picturing the past
Computing and archaeology are unrelated. Or are they? Could an invention of the modern age actually benefit a field that focuses on the past? The answer is yes, says a University of Toronto Mississauga researcher. ...
Fruit flies are LinkedIn: Genes may determine social skills that could shed light on human behaviour
(Phys.org) -- The fruit flies hovering around your kitchen compost bin have an active social life. As they eat, court and fight, the flies change their behavior depending on who they hang out withjust ...