Category Archives: University of Toronto

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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Innovating for the Global South: New book by University of Toronto faculty offers practical insights to address global poverty

TORONTO, ON – Despite the vast wealth generated in the last half century, in today’s world inequality is worsening and poverty is becoming increasingly chronic. Hundreds of millions of people continue to live on less than $2 per day and … Continue reading

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Researchers discover ‘epic’ new Burgess Shale site in Canada’s Kootenay National Park

KOOTENAY NATIONAL PARK, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Yoho National Park’s 505-million-year-old Burgess Shale – home to some of the planet’s earliest animals, including a very primitive human relative – is one of the world’s most important fossil sites. Now, more than … Continue reading

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Six Rotman MBA teams advance to the regional finals of the Hult Prize

TORONTO, ON – A record six teams with members from the MBA and Master of Finance programs at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have advanced to the regional finals of the Fifth annual Hult Prize. Team members … Continue reading

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Research shows that reported oil sands emissions greatly underestimated

TORONTO, ON – A new comprehensive modeling assessment of contamination in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region indicates that officially reported emissions of certain hazardous air pollutants have been greatly underestimated. The results of the assessment, which was carried out by … Continue reading

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