Category Archives: Media Releases

University of Toronto cell biologists discover on-off switch for key stem cell gene

TORONTO, ON – Consider the relationship between an air traffic controller and a pilot. The pilot gets the passengers to their destination, but the air traffic controller decides when the plane can take off and when it must wait. The … Continue reading

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Northern Biologics to develop antibody therapeutics in Toronto

TORONTO, ON — A collaboration of Toronto-area academic and industry partners, including the University of Toronto (U of T), Canadian biotechnology incubator Blueline Bioscience (Blueline), and University Health Network’s Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (UHN), has announced the creation of a … Continue reading

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Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and University of Toronto sign historic Memorandum of Understanding to explore education and research collaborations

TORONTO, ON–The Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) has signed an official Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Toronto (U of T), through the Faculty of Medicine, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, and the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education … Continue reading

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New technique offers spray-on power

TORONTO, ON — Pretty soon, powering your tablet could be as simple as wrapping it in cling wrap. That’s Illan Kramer’s hope. Kramer and colleagues have just invented a new way to spray solar cells onto flexible surfaces using miniscule light-sensitive … Continue reading

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Research Excellence Fund will help U of T compete globally

TORONTO, ON — The University of Toronto and other leading Canadian universities will be better equipped to compete globally, thanks to the newly-launched $1.5 billion Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF), says University of Toronto President Meric Gertler. Prime Minister … Continue reading

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Two University of Toronto students awarded 2015 Rhodes Scholarships

TORONTO, ON — University of Toronto undergraduates Moustafa Abdalla and Caroline Leps are heading to Oxford University next year for postgraduate studies as two of Canada’s 11 students named 2015 Rhodes Scholars. The prestigious Rhodes Scholarship program is the oldest, postgraduate award program supporting outstanding, … Continue reading

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The way you interact with your mobile devices is about to change

TORONTO, ON—Poking at your smartphone with your finger is so 2014—it’s time to find new ways to interface with the mobile devices we all carry. That’s the challenge Professor Parham Aarabi of The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical … Continue reading

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University of Toronto chemists identify role of soil in pollution control

TORONTO, ON – Scientists have long known that air pollution caused by cars and trucks, solvent use and even plants, is reduced when broken down by naturally occurring compounds that act like detergents of the atmosphere. What has not been … Continue reading

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Two new appointments at Rotman ICPM strengthen Centre’s strategic and operational capabilities

Toronto, ON – Two global pension and investment leaders, Rob Bauer and Donald Raymond, have been appointed to the Rotman International Centre for Pension Management (Rotman ICPM), an internationally-recognized research centre for effective pension design and management at the University of … Continue reading

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University of Toronto professor wins GSK’s 2014 Discovery Fast Track Challenge

Toronto, ON — University of Toronto (U of T) Professor Tania Watts is a winner of GSK’s 2014 Discovery Fast Track Challenge, which is designed to accelerate the translation of academic research into novel therapies. Watts and her team are … Continue reading

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