Category Archives: University of Toronto

University of Toronto’s IMFG new Pre-Election Paper highlights key election issues in six Ontario cities

TORONTO, ON — With the upcoming October 27 municipal elections taking place, political change is coming to many of Ontario’s big cities. A new paper by the University of Toronto’s Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG) at the Munk … Continue reading

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Landmark donation to U of T will advance Indigenous education in Canada

TORONTO, ON – The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto has received a $5-million gift from an anonymous donor to strengthen Indigenous education research in Canada. The gift, which is the largest donation ever … Continue reading

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Ontario’s 28th Lt. Governor Hon. David Onley joins U of T faculty, champions the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games

TORONTO, ON — The Hon. David Onley has stepped down as Ontario’s 28th and second longest-serving Lieutenant Governor and will return to his roots at University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC). Effective October 1st, Onley will assume the role of senior … Continue reading

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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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