Category Archives: Media Releases

U of T Engineering celebrates record number of female first-year students

TORONTO, ON – Women now account for 30.6 per cent of first-year students in engineering programs at the University of Toronto: a record for U of T’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering and a number that surpasses all other … Continue reading

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Michael Wilson re-elected U of T Chancellor

TORONTO – The Honourable Michael H. Wilson, a former Canadian ambassador to the United States and federal Minister of Finance and leading volunteer with a range of community and research organizations, has been re-elected to serve a second term as … Continue reading

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Joseph Rotman, leading business and U of T champion, passes away at age 80

TORONTO, ON – Joseph Rotman once said, “Science empowers us; the humanities teach us to use that power wisely.” Mr. Rotman, who was one of Canada’s leading innovators and philanthropists, died in Toronto on January 27th, just weeks after his … Continue reading

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Rotman problem solving challenge offers scholarships to MBA applicants

TORONTO, ON – A full tuition scholarship to the Rotman Full Time MBA program is one of the prizes available in the third annual Rotman Problem Solving Challenge to be held at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. … Continue reading

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University of Toronto President joins MaRS board of directors

TORONTO, ON – MaRS Discovery District is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Meric Gertler, President of the University of Toronto, to its board of directors. “Professor Gertler’s unique international perspective and exceptional contributions to the fields of economic … Continue reading

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UTEST program bends career road for Granata Decision Systems’ founders

TORONTO, ON – MaRS Innovation and the University of Toronto (U of T) are pleased to announce that the founders of Granata Decision Systems Inc., a graduate of the University of Toronto Early-Stage Technology (UTEST) start-up incubator program, have joined … Continue reading

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Can peace and justice co-exist? “International Criminal Law at the Crossroads” with James Stewart, Deputy Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and Richard Dicker, Director of International Justice for Human Rights Watch

TORONTO, ON – Media are invited to attend “International Criminal Law at the Crossroads,” an intimate conversation with Canadian James Stewart, Deputy Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, together with Richard Dicker, Director of International Justice for Human Rights Watch. More … Continue reading

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$1,873,485 in Canada Foundation for Innovation funds awarded to U of T Researchers

TORONTO, ON – Eleven U of T researchers have been selected as recipients of the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders funds totalling $1,873,485. The John R. Evans Leaders Fund was established to assist institutions in attracting and … Continue reading

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Planets outside our solar system more hospitable to life than thought

TORONTO, ON – A study by astrophysicists at the University of Toronto suggests that exoplanets — planets outside our solar system — are more likely to have liquid water and be more habitable than we thought. “Planets with potential oceans could have a climate … Continue reading

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U of T spinoff Interface Biologics announces financing

TORONTO, ON — Interface Biologics Inc. (IBI), an innovative developer of biomedical-polymer technologies which improve the safety and effectiveness of medical devices, is pleased to announce the completion of a Series B financing round led by DSM Venturing and existing … Continue reading

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