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U of T study finds that fear of being single leads people to settle for less in relationships

TORONTO, ON – Fear of being single is a meaningful predictor of settling for less in relationships among both men and women, a new University of Toronto study has found. The results are published in the December edition of the Journal of Personality and … Continue reading

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University of Toronto research warns against Wi-Fi in cars

TORONTO, ON – Plans to provide high-speed Internet access in vehicles, announced last month by Canadian telecommunications company Rogers Communications and American provider Sprint Corporation, could do with some sobering second-thought, says a researcher in the Department of Psychology at … Continue reading

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University of Toronto law professor awarded notable $225,000 Trudeau Foundation Fellowship

TORONTO, ON –  Professor Kent Roach, Wilson-Prichard Chair in Law and Public Policy at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, was awarded an esteemed Trudeau Foundation Fellowship today, worth $225,000, in recognition of his outstanding scholarly and pro bono … Continue reading

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International Synthetic Biology Competition to come to U of T

TORONTO, ON – Teams of faculty and students from North American universities will gather at the University of Toronto in a competition to see who has the most novel ideas in the transformative new field of synthetic biology. Synthetic biologists … Continue reading

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A Toronto architectural gem officially re-opens as the Goldring Student Centre

TORONTO, ON – Victoria University, in the University of Toronto, celebrates the official opening of the Goldring Student Centre on September 25 at 6 p.m. A ribbon-cutting ceremony and formal remarks will begin at 6:15 p.m., followed by a reception … Continue reading

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City leaders join prominent academics and researchers to celebrate the launch of the Global Cities Institute

TORONTO, ON — Prominent urbanists and city leaders from around the world — including scholars, planning and design professionals, and industry actors — representing the United Nations, the World Bank, the Canadian Government, the Province of Ontario, the Toronto Board … Continue reading

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U of T makes impressive showing in Royal Society honours

TORONTO, ON – U of T made an impressive showing in this year’s Royal Society of Canada honours. Three scholars won medals, one took home a research award and nine more have joined the ranks of the nation’s premier scholarly … Continue reading

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Back-to-school 2013: Key dates

TORONTO, ON – The official countdown to back to school has begun. This September, U of T’s three campuses will come alive as new and returning students participate in orientation activities, attend their first day of classes and move into … Continue reading

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The Siminovitch Prize in Theatre announces new partnerships with University of Toronto and RBC Foundation

TORONTO, ON – Today the Siminovitch Prize in Theatre announced new partnerships with the University of Toronto and the RBC Foundation to support Canada’s largest theatre award, the 2013 Siminovitch Prize in Theatre. The Siminovitch Prize will be awarded October … Continue reading

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Self-fertilizing plants contribute to their own demise

TORONTO, ON – Many plants are self-fertilizing, meaning they act as both mother and father to their own seeds. This strategy – known as selfing – guarantees reproduction but, over time, leads to reduced diversity and the accumulation of harmful … Continue reading

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