Category Archives: University of Toronto

X Marks the Spot at the Centre of the Milky Way Galaxy

Toronto, ON – Two astronomers — with the help of Twitter — have uncovered the strongest evidence yet that an enormous X-shaped structure made of stars lies within the central bulge of the Milky Way Galaxy. Previous computer models, observations of … Continue reading

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Behavioural scientists help Ontario save money through more online licence plate renewals: first-of-its kind Rotman collaboration

Toronto, ON – As tedious as waiting in a government services line-up can be, that’s what most people do, despite having the option of getting their business done online. In Ontario, only about 10 per cent of vehicle owners do their … Continue reading

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How does water behave in space? U of T Engineering researchers aim to solve longstanding mystery

Toronto, ON – U of T Engineering researchers are launching an experiment that aims to solve the longstanding myster of how water behaves in space. Their experiment will launch at 12:45 am on Monday, July 18 aboard SpaceX CRS-9 from Cape … Continue reading

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Business Executives Receive Appointments at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – Three seasoned executives with experience as entrepreneurs and in the financial services sector have received appointments at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Mitchell Goldhar and David Scrymgeour have been appointed as Adjunct Professors while Jun … Continue reading

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Warm Jupiters not as Lonely as Expected

Toronto, ON – After analyzing four years of Kepler space telescope observations, astronomers from the University of Toronto have given us our clearest understanding yet of a class of exoplanets called “Warm Jupiters”, showing that many have unexpected planetary companions. The … Continue reading

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Massive open-access database on human cultures created

Toronto, ON – An international team of researchers has developed a website at d-place.org to help answer long-standing questions about the forces that shaped human cultural diversity. D-PLACE – the Database of Places, Language, Culture and Environment – is an … Continue reading

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Former Rotman School Dean Appointed to the Order of Canada

Toronto, ON – The former Dean of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has received one of Canada’s highest civilian honours. Professor Roger Martin, who led the Rotman School from 1998 to 2013 as Dean, was named as … Continue reading

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Clusters in Ontario – Creating an Ecosystem for Prosperity

Toronto, ON – A new working paper from the Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity suggests that the province of Ontario could increase its prosperity through the growth of clusters and makes recommendations on how to improve the ecosystem that fosters successful … Continue reading

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New IMFG paper makes case for new taxes for Canada’s largest cities

Toronto, ON – The new IMFG paper, More Tax Sources for Canada’s Largest Cities: Why, What, and How?, released today by the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, examines a dilemma … Continue reading

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Online privacy tool Access My Info now empowers Canadians to learn how dating and fitness apps use their data

Toronto, ON – Do you ever wonder if your cell phone provider is logging your location? Or if your online dating app is sharing your sexual preferences with marketers? Does your fitness tracker know more about you than it needs to? A … Continue reading

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