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U of T to transform regenerative medicine thanks to historic $114-million federal grant

TORONTO, ON – The University of Toronto is set to cement its position as one of the world’s leading centres for the design and manufacture of cells, tissues and organs that can be used to treat degenerative disease, thanks to … Continue reading

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Largest single research grant in the history of the University of Toronto

TORONTO, ON – Tomorrow at the University of Toronto, President Meric Gertler welcomes Minister of State (Science and Technology) Ed Holder, who will announce the first recipient of the inaugural competition of the Canada First Research Excellence Fund during an … Continue reading

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Rotman Adjunct Professor Named to the Order of Canada

TORONTO, ON – An adjunct professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has been named as a member of the Order of Canada. Don Tapscott was named for his leadership in the field of business innovation, notably for … Continue reading

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Childhood adversities, including witnessing parental domestic violence, linked to later migraines

TORONTO, ON – Adults who were exposed to childhood adversity, including witnessing parental domestic violence, or experiencing childhood physical and sexual abuse, have higher odds of experiencing migraine headaches in adulthood, according to a new study from researchers at the … Continue reading

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University of Toronto students awarded largest Canadian scholarship to study

TORONTO, ON — Christopher Choquette, Daniel McInnis, Julia Won and Annie Yao have been named University of Toronto’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships. Created in 2011 by Canadian business leader and philanthropist Seymour Schulich, this annual scholarship program … Continue reading

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University of Toronto appoints urban advisors

Toronto, ON – University of Toronto President Meric Gertler today appointed two advisors on urban issues, advancing his goal to make city-building a top priority at the university. Dr. Shauna Brail, a faculty member in urban studies, has been named … Continue reading

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U of T invites input on call for fossil fuel divestment

Toronto, ON – The University of Toronto is inviting members of its community to make submissions to an advisory committee studying a recent call for divestment from fossil fuel companies. The request for submissions is the latest step in the work … Continue reading

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Research on gonorrhea uncovers new immune system trigger

TORONTO, ON — Researchers at the University of Toronto have uncovered how Gram-negative bacteria — a broad class of bugs that cause diseases ranging from gonorrhea to diarrhea and pneumonia — can trigger a reaction from our immune system. This … Continue reading

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The CKFTA & future of Canadian-Korean strategic partnership

TORONTO, ON – On Thursday, June 11, 2015, Massey College, Munk School of Global Affairs and the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History at the University of Toronto will be jointly hosting a conference entitled, “Canada-Korea Strategic Partnership” at the … Continue reading

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New map uncovers the traffic of life in a cell

TORONTO, ON – Toronto scientists have recorded, in unprecedented detail, the locations of all proteins in a cell. This new protein map allows scientists to look much more closely into what happens in a cell when disease strikes, and will … Continue reading

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