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October 20, 2016

Hon. Michael Wilson Honoured by the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – The University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management will celebrate the contributions to Canadian business and society of Hon. Michael Wilson, 33rd Chancellor of the University and Rotman Bachelor of Commerce alumnus with a special award this evening. “It is a great privilege to present the School’s inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award to the Hon. Michael Wilson, an influential business, public policy and community leader, and a cherished friend and contributor to the University. As an alumnus, he is…

October 18, 2016

Infants in Northern Canada Face the Highest Rates of Respiratory Infection in the World

Toronto, ON – Infants in Canada’s north are facing alarming rates of respiratory infection, but providing an antibody to all infants will prevent hundreds of hospitalizations of babies in the Arctic and save hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. In a paper published today in CMAJ Open, researchers conducted the largest study ever of infant admission due to lower respiratory tract infections. They focused on admissions to health facilities by children under 12 months old in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut…

October 13, 2016

New U of T study finds that 1 in 5 children who might benefit from pediatric palliative care do not access services

Toronto, ON – The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Nursing today announced that only 18 per cent of children with life-threatening conditions access specialized pediatric palliative care in Canada, a 13 per cent increase since 2002. 25 per cent of those who receive this type of care only do so for less than eight days prior to death. The new study led by Dr. Kimberley Widger, assistant professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, is now published online by…

October 13, 2016

Professor Michael Sefton receives $1.1 M award from JDRF to advance type 1 diabetes treatment research

Toronto, ON –  University of Toronto professor Michael Sefton (ChemE, IBBME) has been presented with a major research award from international diabetes foundation JDRF to advance treatment research for type 1 diabetes (T1D). The funding, valued at approximately $1.1 million ($845,135 USD), supports a three-year study at the University of Toronto’s Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) to explore an experimental treatment that involves transplanting healthy pancreatic cells into patients living with the disease. Once successfully implanted, these cells…

October 6, 2016

How much is that call worth? New model shows companies how to tailor service levels to different types of customers

Toronto, ON – Call centres can be expensive as well as the source of lots of consumer angst. But companies can get more bang for their buck by doing a better job of coordinating marketing decisions that drive customers to call centres with operational ones about handling them once they get there, says a new study from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. The study, co-authored by Professors Philipp Afèche and Opher Baron in the Rotman School’s Operations Management…

October 5, 2016

Marshall McLuhan’s Pioneering Work Still Revealing Itself

Toronto, ON – Marshall McLuhan is the most influential thinker in Canada known globally for predicting social media, the Internet, crowd-sourced news, and reality television. At the height of his fame in the mid-60s, he hobnobbed with John Lennon, Pierre Trudeau, Norman Mailer, Woody Allen, and Barbara Walters. A Canadian educator, philosopher, and scholar who worked at the intersection of culture and technology—he is credited with building the foundation for our obsession with digital media. His Centre of Culture and Technology,…

October 3, 2016

New Book from Rotman-UTP Publishing Develops Framework for Successful Leadership

Toronto, ON – Leadership is a quality that is difficult to define. Some believe that it is innate, the gift of a selected few. Others believe that it is a skill that can be learned but don’t agree on what, exactly, should be taught. In a new book from Rotman-UTP Publishing, The Thoughtful Leader, A Model of Integrative Leadership, author Jim Fisher provides an invigorating, inclusive and positive framework for teaching current and aspiring leaders in all walks of life.  Fisher,…

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U of T in the News

CBC News | October 21, 2016

'Long past time' to act on Canada's deadly opioid epidemic

David Juurlink of the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation co-authors this column describing the "extraordinary measures" necessary to combat Fentanyl overdoses in an "unqualified public health emergency.” Read more.

Toronto Life | October 20, 2016

Will you want to live in Toronto in 2066?

In partnership with the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management, Toronto Life looks at what the city might look like in 2066 by speaking with several U of T experts and students across disciplines. Read more.

Wall Street Journal | October 19, 2016

Win or Lose, Toronto Is Now a Baseball Town

University of Toronto kinesiology professor and baseball author John Cairney, 48, said there was a real fear of being associated with rowdyism. Read more.