Category Archives: University of Toronto

University of Toronto to amplify entrepreneurship offerings with over $3 million from province’s Campus-Linked Accelerator Program

TORONTO, ON – The University of Toronto will receive more than $3 million in funding to increase its training and support for student entrepreneurship as part of the Campus-Linked Accelerator Program (CLA), announced today by Reza Moridi, Ontario’s Minister of … Continue reading

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U of T professor wins Ig Nobel Prize for ‘Jesus in Toast’ study at Harvard University

TORONTO, ON — University of Toronto professor Kang Lee has been awarded a 2014 Ig Nobel Prize for a study that found that the phenomenon of “face pareidolia”–where onlookers report seeing images of Jesus, Virgin Mary, or Elvis in objects such as toast, shrouds, and … Continue reading

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U of T named best in Canada, top 20 in the world by QS world rankings

TORONTO, ON – The University of Toronto ranks best in Canada and among the top 20 universities in the world, according to today’s release of the 2014 QS World University Rankings. The report also ranked U of T first in … Continue reading

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U of T president to deliver lecture on the future of universities as city-builders

TORONTO, ON – On September 18, University of Toronto President Meric Gertler will deliver a lecture on “Universities, Cities and Prosperity: An Agenda for the Future” as part of the Big City: Big Ideas public lecture series. The discussion will … Continue reading

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University of Toronto Statement

Toronto, ON – The University of Toronto is delighted that Alexander Sodiqov has returned to Toronto with his wife and child and will be continuing his PhD studies after a difficult few months in Tajikistan. U of T would like … Continue reading

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U of T and local residents develop unique plan for historic downtown neighbourhood

TORONTO, ON – The University of Toronto and the residents of the Huron Sussex community have developed a unique plan that could see significant positive changes to the historic downtown neighbourhood. The plan is the product of over five years … Continue reading

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U of T Professor wins 2014 Balzan valued at $800,000

TORONTO, ON – University of Toronto Professor Emeritus Ian Hacking is a winner of the 2014 Balzan prize, an $800,000 (US) award that recognizes scholars and scientists who have distinguished themselves in their fields. One of the foremost philosophers in … Continue reading

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Networking can make some feel “dirty,” says new study

TORONTO, ON – If schmoozing for work leaves you with a certain “ick” factor, that’s not just awkwardness you’re feeling. Professional networking can create feelings of moral impurity and physical dirtiness, shows a new study. That can hold people back … Continue reading

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U of T library system ranked in top three with Harvard and Yale

TORONTO, ON – The University of Toronto library system has once again been ranked as one of the top three in North America – after Harvard and Yale – according to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). U of T … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare’s celebrated First Folio from 1623 on display for a month at the University of Toronto’s Fisher Library

TORONTO, ON – The general public will have a rare opportunity this month to view the only copy in Canada of one of the foundational texts of English Literature at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. The 1623 edition of … Continue reading

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