Category Archives: Media Releases

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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Location matters when it comes to deal making says new study from U of T’s Rotman School of Management

TORONTO, ON – Even six-year-olds know who you sit beside matters, whether you’re in first grade or at a high-powered dinner. But now a new study, using the U.S. Senate Chamber as its laboratory, provides documented evidence of that phenomenon. It … Continue reading

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University of Toronto researchers win two Killam Prizes

TORONTO, ON – Two University of Toronto researchers – physicist Sajeev John and engineer Andreas Mandelis – have each won a 2014 Killam Prize, one of Canada’s most prestigious scholarly awards. The Killam Prize recognizes outstanding career achievement by scholars actively … Continue reading

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OISE hosts public forum titled Aboriginal Knowledge(s): Colonialism, Decolonization and Education

TORONTO, ON – The Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Social Justice Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto will host a one-day colloquium on Aboriginal knowledge on Thursday, April 10. Aboriginal … Continue reading

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U of T researchers offer hope for children with previously incurable brain cancer

TORONTO, ON – Researchers from the University of Toronto’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology (LMP) have defined potential treatment targets for a previously incurable form of pediatric brain cancer called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). In groundbreaking research published … Continue reading

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Brain-computer interface, mapping robot and more big inventions unveiled by U of T students

TORONTO, ON — Inventions we may soon use daily will be revealed Friday by undergraduate engineering students studying electrical and computer engineering at University of Toronto. Some innovations seem straight out of science fiction, such as a solar-assisted unmanned aerial … Continue reading

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Young civic leaders add voice at CivicAction Transportation Debate on April 2

TORONTO, ON – As we near the Ontario Budget, CivicAction continues its Your32 campaign to increase investment in our regional transportation network by giving students and young people a voice in the great transportation debate. On April 2, the new … Continue reading

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