Category Archives: Media Releases

Canadians trail Americans in attitudes to innovation

Toronto, ON – A new study released by the Impact Centre at the University of Toronto has shown that Canadians lag behind their American counterparts in their attitudes toward innovation. “The Impact Centre is undertaking research to understand why we lag … Continue reading

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Einstein proved right: LIGO, U of T astrophysicists detect gravitational waves

“We see today that black holes exist in the universe and they do collide!” Associate Professor Harald Pfeiffer says (image courtesy NASA) For the first time, scientists have observed gravitational waves – ripples in the fabric of spacetime from a … Continue reading

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Two in five individuals with schizophrenia have attempted suicide

Toronto, ON – A new study by the University of Toronto (U of T), released today, found that those with schizophrenia who’d been physically abused during childhood were five times more likely to have attempted suicide. The lifetime prevalence of … Continue reading

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Students to participate in 13th Annual Trading Competition at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – For the 13th year in a row, students from global business schools and universities will participate in the annual Rotman International Trading Competition (RITC). The students, along with their faculty advisors, from 52 different universities from as … Continue reading

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Scientists to provide update on the search for gravitational waves

Toronto, ON– Media are invited to view a live webcast at the University of Toronto (U of T) as the National Science Foundation brings together scientists from Caltech, MIT, and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration this Thursday at 10:30 a.m. (EST) … Continue reading

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Generalized anxiety disorder is three times more likely among older adults with COPD

Toronto, ON – The prevalence of past-year generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) for adults aged 50 and older with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is much higher compared to older adults without COPD (5.8% vs 1.7%), according to a new study published by University of Toronto … Continue reading

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‘So long lives this’: Exhibition honouring 400 years of William Shakespeare now open at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Toronto, ON – The only copy in Canada of arguably the most important book ever produced in the English language, Mr. William Shakespeares comedies, histories, & tragedies: published according to the true originall copies, better known as the First Folio, is … Continue reading

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U of T study finds many fitness trackers vulnerable to monitoring

Toronto, ON – Today, researchers announce the release of a new report describing major security and privacy issues in several leading wearable fitness tracking devices and accompanying mobile applications. The research examined offerings by Apple, Basis, Fitbit, Garmin, Jawbone, Mio, … Continue reading

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Panel discussion on technology, human rights, & international security in the 21st century

Toronto, ON – On Tuesday, February 2, at the Munk School of Global Affairs, please join us for a panel discussion on the intersection between digital technology, human rights and international security in the 21st century, featuring Ramzi Jaber, Timothy … Continue reading

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Rotman students excel in business ethics and sustainability case competitions

Toronto, ON – The New Year has started off with two victories in case competitions this month for students at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. On January 14, a team of Rotman Master of Finance students won … Continue reading

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