Category Archives: University of Toronto

March of Dimes Canada Invests $1.5 million to Advance Research in Acquired Brain Injury at the University of Toronto

TORONTO, ON – Today, March of Dimes Canada and the University of Toronto  (U of T) signed a $1.5 million agreement to advance research in recovery from brain injuries and stroke, making the donation to the University the largest made … Continue reading

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Moral tales with positive outcomes motivate kids to be honest

TORONTO, ON — A moral story that praises a character’s honesty is more effective at getting young children to tell the truth than a story that emphasizes the negative repercussions of lying, according to research published in Psychological Science, a … Continue reading

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Research suggests benefits of canola oil for people with Type 2 diabetes

TORONTO — Canola is Canada’s oil, and new research from the University of Toronto suggests it should also be one of the oils of choice for people with Type 2 diabetes. David Jenkins, a Professor in the Departments of Nutritional … Continue reading

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Professor Trevor Young elected Dean of U of T’s Faculty of Medicine

TORONTO, ON – Professor Trevor Young, Chair of U of T’s Department of Psychiatry, has been appointed Dean of Faculty of Medicine for a five-year term effective January 1, 2015. Young will also serve as the University’s Vice-Provost, Relations with … Continue reading

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Influential 450-year-old book to be displayed at U of T’s Fisher Library

TORONTO, ON – Dr. Vivian Nutton, renowned British historian of medicine and Professor at the Centre for the History of Medicine, University College London, will speak about one of the world’s most important historical medical texts on Tuesday, June 3 … Continue reading

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Referendum experts from University of Edinburgh visiting Toronto in June

TORONTO, ON – The University of Edinburgh is bringing a number of high profile academic experts to Toronto from 17-21 June, as part of its General Council Meeting this year. Two academics in particular will be available to speak to … Continue reading

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Nobel Peace Prize recipient Muhammad Yunus in conversation with Munk School’s John Stackhouse on the challenges of microfinance

TORONTO, CANADA – On Friday, May 30th, Professor Muhammad Yunus will visit the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto to discuss the impact of the microcredit revolution. Professor Muhammad Yunus, and Grameen Bank, received the Nobel Peace … Continue reading

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University of Toronto President Meric Gertler to speak on relation between the university and the city

TORONTO, ON – In the knowledge-based economy, universities are regarded as prize competitive assets for cities and regions. Yet relations between the two are often characterized by tension. Drawing on Toronto as a case study, Dr. Meric Gertler, President of … Continue reading

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University of Toronto to unlock city’s mysteries at annual Doors Open event

TORONTO, ON — The University of Toronto will open six of its buildings to the public on May 24 and 25 as part of the annual Doors Open Toronto festival. In addition to opening up six of its buildings to … Continue reading

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Global cities gather in Toronto for summit and to launch the World Council on City Data

TORONTO, ON – The University of Toronto’s Global City Indicators Facility (GCIF) is welcoming cities from around the world to the inaugural Global Cities Summit in Toronto, where the World Council on City Data (WCCD) will be launched on May … Continue reading

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