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Rotman School expansion receives Canada’ s highest honour for architecture

TORONTO, ON –  The expansion of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto is the recipient of a Governor General’s Medal in Architecture, Canada’s highest honour for architecture. Opened in September 2012, the expansion was designed by … Continue reading

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Rotman professor named as a Fellow of the Regional Science Association International

TORONTO, ON – A leading researcher and teacher of urban economics and real estate at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has been elected a Fellow of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI) in recognition of his lifetime contributions … Continue reading

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XTouch wins Top App title

TORONTO, ON—An app that can turn any surface into a tap-sensitive interface was named Top App at the University of Toronto’s 2014 Mobile App Lab Demo Night. The win comes with $1,000 in prize money. Amin Heidari demonstrated the XTouch … Continue reading

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Sleep behaviour disorder linked to brain disease

TORONTO, ON – Researchers at the University of Toronto say a sleep disorder that causes people to act out their dreams is the best current predictor of brain diseases like Parkinson’s and many other forms of dementia. “Rapid-eye-movement sleep behaviour … Continue reading

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Rotman school students succeed in international competitions

TORONTO, ON – The first weekend of April was a success for two groups of students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management who came away with prizes from two different competitions. A team of JD/MBA students won a … Continue reading

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“Ontario’s performance in health care is uncompetitive among international peers”

TORONTO, ON – In Working Paper 20, Building better health care: Policy opportunities for Ontario, the Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity examines how the performance of the Ontario health care system compares internationally on dimensions of efficiency and equity, and analyzes … Continue reading

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U of T study finds toddlers ‘surprisingly sophisticated’ at understanding unfamiliar accents

TORONTO, ON — A new University of Toronto study has found that by two years of age, children are remarkably good at comprehending speakers who talk with regional accents the toddlers have never heard before. Even more striking, say researchers, … Continue reading

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Faculty at U of T’s Rotman School produce award winning research

TORONTO, ON – Two research papers authored by faculty members at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have been honoured by professional and academic organizations. A paper co-authored by Peter Christoffersen, a professor of finance at the Rotman School, … Continue reading

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Toronto’s challenges are no match for U of T Engineering students

TORONTO, ON – Ferries that leave residents in the cold on Toronto Islands, salt that jeopardizes curling games in Leaside, and mops that injure staff in downtown hospitals – GTA communities never seem to run out of challenges. Today, first-year … Continue reading

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OISE presents the R.W.B. Jackson Lecture: Why the quality of Finland’s education system can exceed the quality of its teachers

TORONTO, ON – The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto presents the annual R.W.B. Jackson Lecture: Why the quality of Finland’s education system can exceed the quality of its teachers, with Finnish educator and … Continue reading

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