Category Archives: Media Releases

Hult Prize Competition Begins with University of Toronto Qualifying Round

Toronto, ON – The world’s biggest competition for young social entrepreneurs and students gets started at the University of Toronto with an information session on October 11. The annual competition for the Hult Prize aims to identify and launch the most … Continue reading

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Creative Destruction Lab Expands Westward

Toronto, ON – The world’s premier seed-stage program for massively scalable, science-based companies has announced an expansion of its program to Canada’s West Coast with the launch of the Creative Destruction Lab-West (CDL-West) in partnership with the UBC Sauder School of … Continue reading

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Yours or Mine? How We Handle Objects Depends on Who Owns Them

Toronto, ON – From scissors and staplers to car keys and cell phones, we pass objects to other people every day. We often try to pass the objects so that the handle or other useful feature is facing the appropriate direction … Continue reading

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Research Reveals How Much Sugar is in Prepackaged Foods in Canada

Toronto, ON – Researchers at the University of Toronto have investigated the amount of free sugar in Canadian prepackaged foods and beverages. The results suggest that new guidelines and better food labeling is needed to help consumers make better choices. Free … Continue reading

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Multi-institutional Research Team Creates Portable, On-Demand Biomolecular Manufacturing Platform for DIY Therapeutics

Toronto, ON – As much as 80 per cent of the cost of bringing vaccines to the developing world comes from ensuring that the medications are properly refrigerated and transported. Most vaccines need to maintain a consistent temperature to prevent spoilage … Continue reading

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Canada Should Implement Alternatives to Immigration Detention of Children, Family Separation

Toronto, ON – Canada should urgently implement alternatives to detaining children rather than housing them in immigration detention facilities or separating them from their detained parents, the University of Toronto’s International Human Rights Program (IHRP) said in a report released today. … Continue reading

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National Website Filtering’ in Bahrain Reliant on Canadian Company, Netsweeper

Toronto, ON – Researchers at the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab are publishing a report today that provides detailed evidence regarding the use of the services of Canadian company Netsweeper, Inc. to censor access to the Internet in the Kingdom of … Continue reading

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Helping adolescent athletes cope with stress

Toronto, ON – If your adolescent athlete has a difficult soccer game, do you tell them not to worry about it? Or do you suggest they speak to their coach for tips on how to improve? How do you know … Continue reading

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Institute for Gender and the Economy Launched at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – A new research institute has been established at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management which will work to uncover business, career and investment opportunities in finance, management, entrepreneurship and the economy by promoting gender analysis in … Continue reading

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PEN and IHRP report on India reveals culture of stifling dissent, criminalising free expression

Toronto, ON – An inefficient legal system and what amounts to unchecked abuse of vague and overbroad legislation have contributed to a chilling effect on free speech within India’s society and throughout its public sphere according to a report released today … Continue reading

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