Category Archives: Arts

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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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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$1,873,485 in Canada Foundation for Innovation funds awarded to U of T Researchers

TORONTO, ON – Eleven U of T researchers have been selected as recipients of the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders funds totalling $1,873,485. The John R. Evans Leaders Fund was established to assist institutions in attracting and … Continue reading

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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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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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Nation’s “personality” influences its environmental stewardship, shows new study

TORONTO, ON — Countries with higher levels of compassion and openness score better when it comes to environmental sustainability, says research from the University of Toronto. A new study by Jacob Hirsh, an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour & Human … Continue reading

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How to gladden a wealthy mind

Scott Schieman, a professor of sociology at the University of Toronto explains why earning more money — beyond a certain level — doesn’t make us feel even happier and more satisfied. Continue reading

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University of Toronto study finds action video games bolster sensorimotor skills

TORONTO, ON — A study led by University of Toronto psychology researchers has found that people who play action video games such as Call of Duty or Assassin’s Creed seem to learn a new sensorimotor skill more quickly than non-gamers … Continue reading

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Finland’s President to present scholarships and have discussions with U of T experts

Toronto, ON — On Friday, October 10, the University of Toronto will host a visit by His Excellency Sauli Niinistö, President of the Republic of Finland. The President will present scholarships to Finnish Studies students and participate in two separate … Continue reading

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From Jeopardy to the classroom: IBM brings its Watson platform to the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto

TORONTO, ON – A group of students in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto are getting the opportunity of a lifetime. Using the vast capabilities of IBM’s Watson, the cognitive computing technology widely known for winning … Continue reading

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