Category Archives: Media Releases

Renowned human rights advocate, banking boss and film legends among those set to receive honourary U of T degrees

TORONTO, ON — Track star Abby Hoffman raised the bar for women in sport, Mark Carney helped Canada weather the first financial storm of the 21st century and Frank McKenna strengthened the country’s ties with the U.S.  Beyond our borders, … Continue reading

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New compound may lead to development of cheaper anti-cancer drugs

TORONTO, ON – A new compound developed at the University of Toronto Scarborough could play an important role in developing cheaper anti-cancer drugs. Professor Bernie Kraatz, chair of the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences at U of T Scarborough, … Continue reading

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Student financial traders to participate in 12th annual trading competition at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

TORONTO, ON – The top student financial traders from business schools and universities around the world are headed to Toronto this month to participate in the 12th annual Rotman International Trading Competition (RITC). The traders, along with their faculty advisers, from … Continue reading

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Size matters in the battle to adapt to diverse environments and avoid extinction

TORONTO , ON – A new University of Toronto study may force scientists to rethink what is behind the mass extinction of amphibians occurring worldwide in the face of climate change, disease and habitat loss. The old cliché “size matters” … Continue reading

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Appointment of Dr. Zubin Austin as The Murray B. Koffler Chair of Pharmacy Management

TORONTO, ON – The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Zubin Austin as The Murray B. Koffler Chair in Pharmacy Management following a lengthy global search. Professor Austin … Continue reading

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Trillium Health Partners and the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine announce new VP Education and Associate Dean

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Trillium Health Partners and the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Alison Freeland as the new Vice President of Education and Associate Dean, Medical Education (Regional). “Dr. Freeland is … Continue reading

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How to treat a leading cause of potentially fatal hospital-acquired infections?

TORONTO, ON – Researchers at the University of Toronto have discovered that Candida albicans – a leading cause of potentially fatal hospital-acquired infections – rarely develops resistance to combination drug therapy and, when it becomes resistant, it also becomes less … Continue reading

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U.S. firms lowball earnings to avoid higher health insurance costs: Rotman School study

TORONTO, ON – American companies tend to report lower profits when dealing with monolithic health insurance providers, a new study shows. The finding underscores previous research suggesting the U.S. health insurance market is not as competitive as it could be … Continue reading

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University of Toronto study finds high levels of equality for Muslim women in Canada

TORONTO, ON — A landmark study on gender equality among religious minorities in Canada sharply disputes the stereotype Muslim women are more repressed by men than other groups of immigrants. Sharia law, burqas, honour killings and overseas terrorism directed at … Continue reading

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Merck gives $7.5 million to the Structural Genomics Consortium at U of T

TORONTO, ON – Global healthcare leader Merck has joined the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC) at the University of Toronto with a $7.5 million contribution. The SGC is a public-private partnership that supports the discovery of new medicines through open access … Continue reading

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