Category Archives: University of Toronto

Canada’s most famous moustache is coming to U of T

TORONTO, ON — Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian to command the International Space Station (ISS), will be speaking to University of Toronto students, staff and faculty at Convocation Hall on Friday, March 14. This event  recognizes the leadership of U of T’s students who raised almost $150,000 … Continue reading

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Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt awards Citizen Lab at University of Toronto a “New Digital Age” Grant

TORONTO, ON — The Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, is one of ten non-profits in the U.S. and abroad to receive the New Digital Age Grants, funded through a $1 million donation by Google executive … Continue reading

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IMFG paper compares the legacies of the Toronto and Montréal amalgamations

TORONTO, ON – A new paper from the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG) about the legacy of the amalgamations of Toronto and Montréal finds that the reforms created cities that are “too big, yet still too small.” As both Toronto and Montréal emerge … Continue reading

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University of Toronto to host international educational conference from March 11 to 15

TORONTO, ON –  Over 1,900 delegates and educators from around the world have registered to attend the 58th annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), hosted by the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. … Continue reading

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Professor Bruce Kidd appointed interim vice-president and principal, UTSC

TORONTON, ON – Professor Bruce Kidd, Warden of Hart House and past dean of the Faculty of Physical Education and Health (now the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education), has been appointed interim vice-president and principal, University of Toronto Scarborough. … Continue reading

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3D microgels “on-demand” offer new potential for cell research, the future of personalized medicine

TORONTO, ON – Stars, diamonds, circles. Rather than your average bowl of Lucky Charms, these are three-dimensional cell cultures generated by an exciting new digital microfluidics platform, the results of which have been published in Nature Communications this week by … Continue reading

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U of T researchers discover new way to treat deadly childhood brain cancer

TORONTO, ON – Researchers from the University of Toronto’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology (LMP) have discovered a new way to effectively target a previously difficult-to-treat form of childhood brain cancer called ependymoma. Professor Michael Taylor (MD,PhD, FRCSC), along … Continue reading

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Civic engagement expert to lecture at OISE

TORONTO, ON – Professor Joseph Kahne, research director of the Civic Engagement Group at Mills College, CA will give a talk on Redesigning civic education for the digital age: Youth and participatory politics at OISE on Monday, February 24. What … Continue reading

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New Rotman program prepares executives for success in senior management roles

TORONTO, ON — A new program from Executive Programs at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management is designed to help senior managers develop new cross-functional and cross-enterprise skills to help them and their organizations excel in today’s competitive … Continue reading

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Federal Budget’s Research Excellence Fund Huge Step in the Right Direction: U of T President

Toronto – University of Toronto President Meric Gertler says the Government of Canada has taken a huge step in the right direction with investments in research and innovation and in particular the announcement of the Canada First Research Excellence Fund … Continue reading

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