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University of Toronto ranked first in Canada, 24th in the world

TORONTO, ON – The University of Toronto is the top university in Canada and one of the best in the world, reports the Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014. This year, the prestigious ranking – which … Continue reading

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With low taxes and large investment needs, Torontonians must make hard choices

TORONTO, ON – Toronto does not face a fiscal crisis by any means. But with low residential taxes, high public expectations for City services, and significant infrastructure maintenance and investment needs, Toronto’s candidates and voters face tough choices during this … Continue reading

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U of T scientist to play key role on Mars 2020 Rover Payload Mission

TORONTO, ON — NASA announced last week that the next rover, being sent to Mars in 2020, will carry seven highly sophisticated instruments to conduct unprecedented science and exploration technology investigations on the Red Planet. The instruments were selected from … Continue reading

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Money talks when it comes to acceptability of “sin” companies, study reveals

TORONTO, ON – Companies who make their money in the “sin” industries such as the tobacco, alcohol and gaming industries typically receive less attention from institutional investors and financial analysts. But new research shows social norms and attitudes towards these … Continue reading

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“Killer sperm” prevents mating between worm species

TORONTO, ON – The classic definition of a biological species is the ability to breed within its group, and the inability to breed outside it. A study published today in the journal PLOS Biology offers some important clues about the … Continue reading

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At last, hope for ALS patients?

TORONTO, ON — U of T researchers have found a missing link that helps to explain how ALS, one of the world’s most feared diseases, paralyses and ultimately kills its victims. The breakthrough is helping them trace a path to … Continue reading

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University of Toronto to host 50 Punjab teachers for teacher training course

TORONTO, ON – The government of the Indian State of Punjab is sending 50 of its teachers to the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto for an intensive four-week teacher development program from July … Continue reading

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Earlier Stone Age artifacts found in Northern Cape of South Africa

TORONTO, ON – Excavations at an archaeological site at Kathu in the Northern Cape province of South Africa have produced tens of thousands of Earlier Stone Age artifacts, including hand axes and other tools. These discoveries were made by archaeologists … Continue reading

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Astronomers come up dry in search for water on exoplanets

TORONTO, ON – A team of astronomers has made the most precise measurements yet of water vapour in the atmospheres of Jupiter-like planets beyond our Solar System and found them to be much drier worlds than expected. The team, including … Continue reading

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New research: When it hurts to think we were made for each other

TORONTO, ON - Aristotle said, “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” Poetic as it is, thinking that you and your partner were made in heaven for each other can hurt your relationship, says a new study. Psychologists … Continue reading

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