Category Archives: Media Releases

U of T ranks highest in Canada, 20th globally: Times Higher Education

TORONTO, ON – The University of Toronto was once again named the top university in Canada and one of the top 20 in the world – this time by the 2014 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, released October … Continue reading

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From Jeopardy to the classroom: IBM brings its Watson platform to the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto

TORONTO, ON – A group of students in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto are getting the opportunity of a lifetime. Using the vast capabilities of IBM’s Watson, the cognitive computing technology widely known for winning … Continue reading

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University of Toronto’s IMFG new Pre-Election Paper highlights key election issues in six Ontario cities

TORONTO, ON — With the upcoming October 27 municipal elections taking place, political change is coming to many of Ontario’s big cities. A new paper by the University of Toronto’s Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG) at the Munk … Continue reading

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Winning the war against short-termism is the focus of the new issue of the Rotman International Journal for Pension Management

TORONTO, ON – It’s a simple concept. Because our commitment to pay pensions goes out decades, so should our time horizon for thinking about investing. The Fall 2014 issue of the Rotman International Journal for Pension Management takes a look at … Continue reading

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Landmark donation to U of T will advance Indigenous education in Canada

TORONTO, ON – The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto has received a $5-million gift from an anonymous donor to strengthen Indigenous education research in Canada. The gift, which is the largest donation ever … Continue reading

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Ontario’s 28th Lt. Governor Hon. David Onley joins U of T faculty, champions the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games

TORONTO, ON — The Hon. David Onley has stepped down as Ontario’s 28th and second longest-serving Lieutenant Governor and will return to his roots at University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC). Effective October 1st, Onley will assume the role of senior … Continue reading

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University of Toronto to amplify entrepreneurship offerings with over $3 million from province’s Campus-Linked Accelerator Program

TORONTO, ON – The University of Toronto will receive more than $3 million in funding to increase its training and support for student entrepreneurship as part of the Campus-Linked Accelerator Program (CLA), announced today by Reza Moridi, Ontario’s Minister of … Continue reading

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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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