Category Archives: Media Releases

Writers and human rights experts call on India to repeal laws that threaten free expression in world’s largest democracy

Toronto, ON – Earlier this year, India’s Ministry of Home Affairs used an extensive arsenal of vague and overbroad laws to muzzle the world’s largest environmental watchdog, Greenpeace International.  Using seemingly innocuous provisions in the Indian Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act 2010, the government … Continue reading

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New chip makes testing for antibiotic-resistant bacteria faster, easier

Toronto, ON – We live in fear of ‘superbugs’: infectious bacteria that don’t respond to treatment by antibiotics, and can turn a routine hospital stay into a nightmare. A 2015 Health Canada report estimates that superbugs have already cost Canadians … Continue reading

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Collective action by investors leads to better governance: Rotman study

Toronto, ON – When institutional investors join forces to push for change, the companies they target take notice. Researchers from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management looked at the track record of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance, a … Continue reading

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Supreme Court of Canada to rule in jury representativeness case; David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights and LEAF available for commentary

Toronto, ON – On Thursday, May 21, the Supreme Court of Canada will render its decision in Kokopenace v. HMTQ. The key issue in the case is the scope of the right to a representative jury under the Canadian Charter … Continue reading

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U of T Engineering receives $1.65 million from NSERC to CREATE 150 drone experts

Toronto, ON – The word ‘drone’ often conjures up invasive images of military aircraft, but if Professor Hugh Liu (UTIAS) has his way, that perception is about to change. Liu has just received $1.65 million from the Natural Sciences and … Continue reading

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NeXus consulting group celebrates 10 years of supporting non-profits & social enterprises

Toronto, ON – Since 2005, non-profit organizations and social enterprises have reached out to a team of MBA students at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management to help maximize their social impact. NeXus offers affordable, fee-based consulting services to … Continue reading

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‘Hydrogels’ boost ability of stem cells to restore eyesight and heal brains

Toronto, ON – Toronto scientists and engineers have made a breakthrough in cell transplantation using a gel-like biomaterial that keeps cells alive and helps them integrate better into tissue. In two early lab trials, this has already shown to partially … Continue reading

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Rotman School’s Impact Consulting Group leverages diverse work experience to design innovative solutions for clients

TORONTO, ON – A new group of MBA students have joined the Rotman School of Management’s Impact Consulting Group where they will provide high value strategy consulting to clients at competitive rates. The team combines a diverse range of professional … Continue reading

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World Council on City Data (WCCD) launches Open City Data Portal with the City of Los Angeles and the National League of Cities in LA

TORONTO, ON – Today at the opening of the National League of Cities (NLC) event, “Big Ideas for Cities”, the World Council on City Data (WCCD) President and University of Toronto Global Cities Institute Director, Dr. Patricia McCarney launched the … Continue reading

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Concrete canoes race across Toronto’s waterfront on May 10

TORONTO, ON – This Sunday, over 250 engineering students from universities across Canada are making the unfloatable float. They’ll be racing canoes made from concrete along Toronto’s western waterfront—canoes they’ve designed and built themselves over the last year. Hosted by … Continue reading

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