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October 20, 2016

Hon. Michael Wilson Honoured by the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – The University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management will celebrate the contributions to Canadian business and society of Hon. Michael Wilson, 33rd Chancellor of the University and Rotman Bachelor of Commerce alumnus with a special award this evening. “It is a great privilege to present the School’s inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award to the […]

October 18, 2016

Infants in Northern Canada Face the Highest Rates of Respiratory Infection in the World

Toronto, ON – Infants in Canada’s north are facing alarming rates of respiratory infection, but providing an antibody to all infants will prevent hundreds of hospitalizations of babies in the Arctic and save hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. In a paper published today in CMAJ Open, researchers conducted the largest study ever of infant […]

October 13, 2016

New U of T study finds that 1 in 5 children who might benefit from pediatric palliative care do not access services

Toronto, ON – The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Nursing today announced that only 18 per cent of children with life-threatening conditions access specialized pediatric palliative care in Canada, a 13 per cent increase since 2002. 25 per cent of those who receive this type of care only do so for less than eight days prior […]

October 13, 2016

Professor Michael Sefton receives $1.1 M award from JDRF to advance type 1 diabetes treatment research

Toronto, ON –  University of Toronto professor Michael Sefton (ChemE, IBBME) has been presented with a major research award from international diabetes foundation JDRF to advance treatment research for type 1 diabetes (T1D). The funding, valued at approximately $1.1 million ($845,135 USD), supports a three-year study at the University of Toronto’s Institute of Biomaterials & […]

October 6, 2016

How much is that call worth? New model shows companies how to tailor service levels to different types of customers

Toronto, ON – Call centres can be expensive as well as the source of lots of consumer angst. But companies can get more bang for their buck by doing a better job of coordinating marketing decisions that drive customers to call centres with operational ones about handling them once they get there, says a new study […]

October 5, 2016

Marshall McLuhan’s Pioneering Work Still Revealing Itself

Toronto, ON – Marshall McLuhan is the most influential thinker in Canada known globally for predicting social media, the Internet, crowd-sourced news, and reality television. At the height of his fame in the mid-60s, he hobnobbed with John Lennon, Pierre Trudeau, Norman Mailer, Woody Allen, and Barbara Walters. A Canadian educator, philosopher, and scholar who worked […]

October 3, 2016

New Book from Rotman-UTP Publishing Develops Framework for Successful Leadership

Toronto, ON – Leadership is a quality that is difficult to define. Some believe that it is innate, the gift of a selected few. Others believe that it is a skill that can be learned but don’t agree on what, exactly, should be taught. In a new book from Rotman-UTP Publishing, The Thoughtful Leader, A Model […]

September 29, 2016

Hult Prize Competition Begins with University of Toronto Qualifying Round

Toronto, ON – The world’s biggest competition for young social entrepreneurs and students gets started at the University of Toronto with an information session on October 11. The annual competition for the Hult Prize aims to identify and launch the most compelling social business ideas—start-up enterprises that tackle grave issues faced by billions of people. Winners […]

September 28, 2016

Creative Destruction Lab Expands Westward

Toronto, ON – The world’s premier seed-stage program for massively scalable, science-based companies has announced an expansion of its program to Canada’s West Coast with the launch of the Creative Destruction Lab-West (CDL-West) in partnership with the UBC Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. CDL-West will use the methodology established by the […]

September 27, 2016

Yours or Mine? How We Handle Objects Depends on Who Owns Them

Toronto, ON – From scissors and staplers to car keys and cell phones, we pass objects to other people every day. We often try to pass the objects so that the handle or other useful feature is facing the appropriate direction for the person receiving the item, but new research shows that we’re less accommodating when […]