Category Archives: Media Releases

Nation’s “personality” influences its environmental stewardship, shows new study

TORONTO, ON — Countries with higher levels of compassion and openness score better when it comes to environmental sustainability, says research from the University of Toronto. A new study by Jacob Hirsh, an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour & Human … Continue reading

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How to gladden a wealthy mind

Scott Schieman, a professor of sociology at the University of Toronto explains why earning more money — beyond a certain level — doesn’t make us feel even happier and more satisfied. Continue reading

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Edward Iacobucci to become new Dean of University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law

TORONTO, ON – The University of Toronto today announced the appointment of Professor Edward Iacobucci as dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto for a five-year term, beginning January 1, 2015, and ending December 31, 2019. … Continue reading

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U of T professor elected president of Northern Finance Association

TORONTO, ON – A finance professor at the University of Toronto has been elected president of the Northern Finance Association, a Canadian based association of researchers in the field of finance. Lisa Kramer, an associate professor of finance at the … Continue reading

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University of Toronto study finds action video games bolster sensorimotor skills

TORONTO, ON — A study led by University of Toronto psychology researchers has found that people who play action video games such as Call of Duty or Assassin’s Creed seem to learn a new sensorimotor skill more quickly than non-gamers … Continue reading

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Honouring World Mental Health Day at U of T

TORONTO, ON – On World Mental Health Day, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities Reza Moridi visited the University of Toronto to announce continued provincial funding of the Mental Health Innovation Fund. Funding will be extended for an additional two … Continue reading

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Sudden unexplained jumps or drops in a stock’s price bode ill for the long run says new study from the Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – What should investors make of sudden jumps or drops in stock prices that occur for no apparent reason? The phenomenon is hardly unusual: focusing on extreme positive and negative price shocks, University of Toronto accounting professors find that … Continue reading

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Finland’s President to present scholarships and have discussions with U of T experts

Toronto, ON — On Friday, October 10, the University of Toronto will host a visit by His Excellency Sauli Niinistö, President of the Republic of Finland. The President will present scholarships to Finnish Studies students and participate in two separate … Continue reading

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Three Rotman MBA graduates named as Canada’s top female entrepreneurs

TORONTO, ON — Three graduates of MBA programs at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have been named to the PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 ranking of Canada’s top female entrepreneurs. “We’re extremely proud of our graduates and their success in their … Continue reading

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Finland’s President to present scholarships and have discussions with U of T experts 

TORONTO, ON — On Friday, October 10, the University of Toronto will host a visit by His Excellency Sauli Niinistö, President of the Republic of Finland. The President will present scholarships to Finnish Studies students and participate in two separate … Continue reading

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