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University of Toronto expands research facilities through partnership with MaRS

TORONTO, ON – The University of Toronto today announced it has acquired four floors in the new west tower of MaRS and will take a 20 per cent equity share in the building. This new space will provide much-needed laboratories … Continue reading

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Why we’re smarter than chickens

TORONTO, ON – Toronto researchers have discovered that a single molecular event in our cells could hold the key to how we evolved to become the smartest animal on the planet. Benjamin Blencowe, a professor in the University of Toronto’s Donnelly … Continue reading

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Aird & Berlis partners with University of Toronto to offer legal advice to early-stage startups

Toronto, ON – Aird & Berlis LLP (A&B) has become the sponsoring legal partner to the University of Toronto Early-Stage Technology Program (UTEST). UTEST is a 12-month incubation and acceleration program co-managed by the University of Toronto (U of T) … Continue reading

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Ranier Blatt wins Bell Prize for trailblazing quantum research

TORONTO, ON – On August 20th, 2015, world-renowned quantum physicist Rainer Blatt will be awarded a prestigious prize for his contributions to the development of quantum information technologies, during the Conference on Quantum Information and Quantum Control being held at … Continue reading

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Childhood physical and sexual abuse linked to ulcerative colitis

TORONTO, ON – Adults who were exposed to childhood physical or sexual abuse were approximately twice as likely to have ulcerative colitis, according to a new nationally representative study from four researchers at the University of Toronto. “We found that … Continue reading

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University of Toronto makes Bangladesh worker safety a condition in Trademark License Policy

Toronto, ON – The University of Toronto is taking steps to safeguard workers’ rights in Bangladesh apparel factories. Effective July 1, 2015, all licensees who source, produce or purchase collegiate apparel for the U of T in Bangladesh must sign … Continue reading

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Generalized anxiety disorders twice as likely in those with inflammatory bowel disease

TORONTO, ON – People who have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, have twice the odds of having a generalized anxiety disorder at some point in their lives when compared to peers without IBD, according … Continue reading

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U of T to transform regenerative medicine thanks to historic $114-million federal grant

TORONTO, ON – The University of Toronto is set to cement its position as one of the world’s leading centres for the design and manufacture of cells, tissues and organs that can be used to treat degenerative disease, thanks to … Continue reading

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Largest single research grant in the history of the University of Toronto

TORONTO, ON – Tomorrow at the University of Toronto, President Meric Gertler welcomes Minister of State (Science and Technology) Ed Holder, who will announce the first recipient of the inaugural competition of the Canada First Research Excellence Fund during an … Continue reading

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Rotman Adjunct Professor Named to the Order of Canada

TORONTO, ON – An adjunct professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has been named as a member of the Order of Canada. Don Tapscott was named for his leadership in the field of business innovation, notably for … Continue reading

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