Category Archives: Media Releases

Historic $130-million gift from the Rogers family to establish the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research

Largest private donation in Canadian health care history will bring together the strengths of SickKids, UHN, and U of T in individualized genomic medicine, tissue engineering, and advanced cardiac care. Goal to reduce hospitalization for heart failure by 50 per … Continue reading

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Education empowers Canadians but raises risks of overwork and work-family stress

TORONTO, ON – The higher your level of education, the greater your earnings and your sense of “personal mastery” or being in control of your fate, University of Toronto researchers say. But wait: there’s a downside. Professor Scott Schieman, Canada … Continue reading

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Jeanne Lamon and Sir John Bell to receive honorary degrees from U of T

TORONTO, ON – Over 4,000 students will graduate from the University of Toronto over the next week, and the university will also celebrate the remarkable accomplishments two honorary graduates: Jeanne Lamon and Sir John Bell. Jeanne Lamon C.M., O.Ont. has been … Continue reading

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Rouge Valley teams up with U of T

Nov. 18, 2014 — Rouge Valley Health System and the University of Toronto have signed a formal community affiliation agreement that will benefit health professions students, patients and the community. The agreement between the Rouge Valley Health System and the … Continue reading

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Researcher calls for national plan to address violence against immigrant and refugee women

TORONTO, ON – Recent changes to Canadian immigration policy mean fewer social and health supports for immigrant women with a precarious immigration status – putting them at an increased risk of violence, researchers say. “Between 2008 and 2013, the Canadian … Continue reading

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Director-General of UNESCO to be Presented with Papers of Pioneering Insulin Researchers at University of Toronto

TORONTO, ON — Media are invited to take photos on Tuesday, November 18, of Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, as Christina Cameron, President of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, presents to her the University of Toronto’s Thomas Fisher Rare Book … Continue reading

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Genetic testing for personalized nutrition leads to better outcomes

TORONTO, ON – Personalized dietary advice based on a person’s genetic makeup improves eating habits compared to current “one-size-fits-all” dietary recommendations, says a University of Toronto researcher. The findings were published online November 14 in the journal PLOS ONE.‎ “We … Continue reading

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G20 experts available to comment from Brisbane, Australia

The first members of G20 Research Group’s team of experts and analysts have arrived in Brisbane for the G20 summit on November 15-16:  Dr. John Kirton, Co-director, G20 Research Group Julia Kulik, Senior Researcher Caroline Bracht, Senior Researcher Kathryn Kotris, … Continue reading

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Indigenous Health: Finding a Better Way

TORONTO, ON – Canada’s Indigenous people suffer from very high rates of disease, injury and malnutrition. The University of Toronto is tackling problems like these with the first conference to educate doctors, nurses and other providers on how to better … Continue reading

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Steve Mann, ‘father of wearable computing’, to keynote Toronto wearable conference

TORONTO, ON — Steve Mann, widely recognized as the ‘father of wearable computing’ and pioneer in the field of wearable technologies, will keynote the Future.Innovation.Technology.Creativity. (FITC) Wearables conference in Toronto on November 13, 2014. Mann will unveil a new invention … Continue reading

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