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June 21, 2017

Rotman MBA Honoured with Award from Forté Foundation

Toronto, ON – A graduating student in the Full Time MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has received the Edie Hunt Inspiration Award from the Forté Foundation. Alex Walker Turner, MBA’17, received the award which recognizes the achievements of a woman MBA student who has made significant contributions to her school or community to advance women into business leadership positions.  Turner, along with four Rotman classmates, established a new initiative, Rotman LINKS, which connects Rotman MBA…

June 12, 2017

Can't shake old ideas? Wash them off, suggests Rotman study

Toronto, ON – Handwipes aren't just for germs anymore.  Their uses may extend to more flexible thinking and reorienting one's priorities. A pair of researchers at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management has found the physicality of cleaning one's hands acts to shift goal pursuit, making prior goals less important and subsequent goals more important. The researchers' four experiments each began by bringing participants' attention to particular goals through word games or a short survey, a process called "priming."…

June 5, 2017

Canada’s Top University Kicks off #UofTGrad17, The Country’s Biggest Graduation

Toronto, ON – Starting Tuesday, June 6 the next generation of leaders will graduate from Canada’s top university. This year, U of T will host 27 different ceremonies (two more than in 2016) over 13 days for almost 14,000 undergraduate and graduate students from the university’s three campuses in downtown Toronto, Scarborough and Mississauga. They will be joined by 15 honorary degree recipients who have made notable achievements in their fields. Among them: celebrated Inuk singer and songwriter Susan Aglukark; media…

June 5, 2017

Rotman Executive MBA Students Named Among the World’s Best

Toronto, ON – Two graduating students from the Executive MBA programs at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have been named to the Poets&Quants list of the best and brightest Executive MBA students of 2017. Rodney Cheung, MBA’17, a graduate of the One-Year Executive MBA Program, and Rachel Huckle, MBA’17, a graduate of the Global Executive MBA program, were the only students from a Canadian program on the list which was published today. “Rodney is a rewarding example of…

June 2, 2017

Rotman Accounting Professor Honoured with Distinguished Contribution Award from The Canadian Academic Accounting Association

Toronto, ON – A professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has received the 2017 Haim Falk Award for Distinguished Contribution to Accounting Thought.  The award was presented today at The Canadian Academic Accounting Association (CAAA) at their annual conference in Montreal. Partha Mohanram, a professor of accounting at the Rotman School, received the award which recognizes excellence in scholarly achievement that clearly contributes to the advancement of accounting thought. Prof. Mohanram has published extensively in the top…

May 30, 2017

New Team Starts Work at the Rotman School’s Impact Consulting Group

Toronto, ON – A new team of talented MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has joined the Impact Consulting Group for 2017-18. Founded at the University in 1972, Impact Consulting Group has a long history of delivering high quality consulting services to growing businesses at competitive rates. Each year, a new team of Rotman MBA students is selected to lead the organization based on their problem-solving skills, critical thinking and industry expertise. Impact offers a wide…

May 25, 2017

Rotman Finance Professor Receives The William F. Sharpe Award for Scholarship in Financial Research

Toronto, ON – A paper co-authored by a finance professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has won an award for the best paper in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (JFQA). “Differential Access to Price Information in Financial Markets” examines how the direct sale of market data by exchanges affects price discovery, the cost of capital, return volatility, market liquidity, and trader welfare. It is co-authored by Liyan Yang, an associate professor of finance at the…

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U of T in the News

National Post | June 27, 2017

For many, Canada 150 celebrations pale in comparison to nostalgia of Expo 67

Political Science’s Nelson Wiseman and Munk School of Global Affairs’ Robert Bothwell analyze the significance of Canada 150. Read more. 

New York Times | June 26, 2017

The man who helped turn Toronto into a high-tech hotbed

Computer Science’s Geoffrey Hinton reflects on his career and remarks on what lays ahead. Read more.

CTV National | June 25, 2017

Syrian doctor barred from U.S. under travel ban resettles in Toronto

Dalla Lana School of Public Health’s Howard Hu and Julia Zarb comment on the arrival of Syrian doctor Khaled Almilaji to begin studies at U of T.  Watch here.