Category Archives: Media Releases

U of T professor wins Ig Nobel Prize for ‘Jesus in Toast’ study at Harvard University

TORONTO, ON — University of Toronto professor Kang Lee has been awarded a 2014 Ig Nobel Prize for a study that found that the phenomenon of “face pareidolia”–where onlookers report seeing images of Jesus, Virgin Mary, or Elvis in objects such as toast, shrouds, and … Continue reading

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Founding director of the Rotman International Centre for Pension Management named as globe’s most influential institutional investor consultant

Toronto, ON – The founding director of the Rotman International Centre for Pension Management has been named as the most influential consultant in the institutional investor world by Chief Investment Officer magazine. Keith Ambachtsheer placed first in the annual list published … Continue reading

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The University of Toronto and The Scarborough Hospital announce new Centre for Integrative Medicine

Toronto, ON — Today, the University of Toronto (U of T) and The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) announced a partnership that will provide new answers for the 74% of Canadians who are using some form of complementary and alternative medicine, including … Continue reading

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U of T named best in Canada, top 20 in the world by QS world rankings

TORONTO, ON – The University of Toronto ranks best in Canada and among the top 20 universities in the world, according to today’s release of the 2014 QS World University Rankings. The report also ranked U of T first in … Continue reading

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Deerfield Hall helps accommodate student growth, transforms face of campus

MISSISSAUGA, ON — The University of Toronto Mississauga today officially opened Deerfield Hall, the first phase of a redeveloped North Building that will help accommodate student enrolment growth and redefine the northern quadrant of campus. The first phase of the … Continue reading

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U of T president to deliver lecture on the future of universities as city-builders

TORONTO, ON – On September 18, University of Toronto President Meric Gertler will deliver a lecture on “Universities, Cities and Prosperity: An Agenda for the Future” as part of the Big City: Big Ideas public lecture series. The discussion will … Continue reading

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University of Toronto Statement

Toronto, ON – The University of Toronto is delighted that Alexander Sodiqov has returned to Toronto with his wife and child and will be continuing his PhD studies after a difficult few months in Tajikistan. U of T would like … Continue reading

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U of T and local residents develop unique plan for historic downtown neighbourhood

TORONTO, ON – The University of Toronto and the residents of the Huron Sussex community have developed a unique plan that could see significant positive changes to the historic downtown neighbourhood. The plan is the product of over five years … Continue reading

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U of T Professor wins 2014 Balzan valued at $800,000

TORONTO, ON – University of Toronto Professor Emeritus Ian Hacking is a winner of the 2014 Balzan prize, an $800,000 (US) award that recognizes scholars and scientists who have distinguished themselves in their fields. One of the foremost philosophers in … Continue reading

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Networking can make some feel “dirty,” says new study

TORONTO, ON – If schmoozing for work leaves you with a certain “ick” factor, that’s not just awkwardness you’re feeling. Professional networking can create feelings of moral impurity and physical dirtiness, shows a new study. That can hold people back … Continue reading

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