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Like millions in Turkey and around the world, we are watching these events unfold in a state of utter shock. Nothing that occurred in Gezi Park should have culminated in this nightmare. Continue reading
Unlike the collective “wave of the hand” over a sea of graduating students, as happens at Yale and other North American universities, students at the University of Toronto are called by name to receive personal and personable kudos from the chancellor and president of the university. This human touch is all the more special given that U of T’s graduating class is the largest in Canada.
Leave is the norm for women, but men have only become a part of the discussion as traditional housewife and breadwinner roles have shifted. Continue reading
In the age of Big Data, the revelations about NSA’s intelligence-gathering programs touched many nerves. The issue of surveillance won’t go away, and Americans will need to figure out the appropriate safeguards for liberty in their democracy. Continue reading
Ronald Deibert, director of the Citizen Lab and the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies, says there is no border to stop U.S. security officials from monitoring Canadians’ data. Continue reading
An enterprising grad student from the University of Toronto named Tao Ai — under the tutelage of Steve Mann — has figured out how to shoot HDR video in real-time. Continue reading
In 2010, the Ontario government struck a blue-ribbon panel, chaired by University of Toronto law-school dean Mayo Moran, to advise it on how to draft legislation to stop developers or other plaintiffs from filing lawsuits meant only to intimidate critics. Continue reading
U of T researchers find the return on investment of a college education has stayed constant, and even grown as the supply of graduates has exploded.
The reason we struggle to recall memories from our early childhood is down to high levels of neuron production during the first years of life, say Canadian researchers. Dr Paul Frankland and Dr Sheena Josselyn, from the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and the University of Toronto, wanted to find out how the process of new neuron generation impacted on memory storage. Continue reading
If there’s any consolation for el-Khoury, it’s that people around the world are watching – and even copying – what he does at KLF, and at Responsive Architecture at Daniels (RAD), a cutting-edge design lab he helps run for the University of Toronto’s Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design. Continue reading