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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…

May 25, 2017

Researchers uncover a major disinformation and cyber espionage campaign with Russian connections

Toronto, ON – A new report, titled "Tainted Leaks: Disinformation and Phishing with a Russian Nexus," from the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab uncovers a major disinformation and cyber espionage campaign with hundreds of targets in government, industry, military and civil society. The campaign operators have a strong Russian nexus, and their targets include a global list of high profile individuals such as a former Russian prime minister, ambassadors, CEOs, and officials from at least 39 countries, as well as…

May 25, 2017

Creative Destruction Lab Launches New Quantum Machine Learning Startup Program

Toronto, ON – Today the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management announced a new program focused on the creation of quantum machine learning startups. This builds on the Lab’s five-year track record of assisting with the development of seed-stage, science-based companies, with a particular focus on artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled companies. To our knowledge, the CDL is currently home to the greatest concentration of AI-enabled companies of any program on Earth. The mission: By 2022,…

May 18, 2017

U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab Announces National Expansion

Toronto, ON – Today the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management announced a cross-country expansion including CDL-Rockies at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business, CDL-Montreal at HEC Montréal, and CDL-Atlantic at Dalhousie University’s Rowe School of Business in Halifax, adding to CDL-West at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business and the original CDL program in Toronto. All five programs will use the methodology established at the Rotman School, which…

May 16, 2017

Designing the engineer of 2050: Canadian engineering educators meet in Toronto

Toronto, ON – The toughest problems facing humanity in the 21st century — from water scarcity to urban intensification to personalized medicine — will be tackled by tomorrow’s engineers. Many of the issues they will work to solve haven’t yet arisen — so how can engineering educators prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s challenges? To address this question, the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA) will host its annual conference from June 4-7 on the theme of ‘Innovation & Diversity in Engineering Education.’ Teachers, researchers…

May 11, 2017

Connection found between low sexual interest and household disorder

Toronto, ON – Older partnered adults are especially likely to report low sexual interest if they live in a disorderly home environment, according to a new study published by University of Toronto researchers. Overall, just over a quarter of cohabiting and married U.S. men aged 62-90 indicate that they have lacked sexual interest in the past year. The number is closer to 40% among men who live in particularly dirty, odorous, untidy, noisy, and in poorly repaired homes. This association…

May 11, 2017

New Journal Sponsored by Top MBA Programs Tackles Critical Healthcare Management Issues

Toronto, ON – A consortium of leading business school programs, which includes the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, today introduced a new quarterly journal, Health Management, Policy and Innovation (HMPI), to address recent developments and potential solutions to complexities within the dynamic global health sector. “Our goal is to harness the insights of scholars, business leaders and policymakers to support public and private organizations tackling health care challenges, both in the United States and beyond,” said William Mitchell, HMPI’s…

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U of T in the News

Financial Times | May 25, 2017

Kremlin critics targeted in hacking attack

Munk School of Global Affairs’ Ron Deibert and John Scott-Railton analyze the findings of a new Citizen Lab report on cyber espionage. Read more.

Toronto Star | May 25, 2017

Basic income hailed as way to give people chance to chase their dreams

Michael Crawford Urban of the School of Public Policy and Governance comments on a report that he co-authored that finds basic income leads to meaningful opportunities in marginalized communities. Read more. 

The Globe and Mail | May 24, 2017

In a darkening world, it’s time Canada moved beyond fear

Munk School of Global Affairs’ Stephen Toope looks at how Canada should position itself in the current political climate. Read more.