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March 20, 2017

Canadian collaboration to accelerate development of cancer treatments

Toronto, ON – An innovative collaboration between government, industry, and academia aims to accelerate the development of cancer treatments in Canada. The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and the Toronto-based Centre for the Commercialization of Antibodies and Biologics (CCAB) have put in place over $1M in collaborative agreements over the past year to produce and test therapeutic antibodies discovered at the University of Toronto (U of T). Cancer treatment is evolving rapidly toward more effective molecules, including single-domain and…

March 10, 2017

The Sciences Po School of Public Affairs and the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto launch a dual Master’s degree in Global Affairs and Public Policy

Toronto, ON – The Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs in Paris are launching a dual degree program between their respective Master of Global Affairs (MGA) and Master in Public Policy (MPP). The program offers multiple pathways for students in two major world cities. Students will complete the dual degree program in 24 months, spending the first year at Sciences Po in Paris and the second year at…

March 10, 2017

Excellence in Teaching and Research Honoured at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – Seven faculty members at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have received awards for achievements in research and teaching. Four faculty members were awarded with the 2016 Roger Martin Awards for Excellence in Research and Teaching. Established by Prof. Roger Martin, a former Dean of the Rotman School, the awards are presented annually to faculty members who have achieved distinction for their teaching or research activities. The co-winners of the Roger Martin Excellence in Research Award…

March 6, 2017

Baruch College Team Successfully Defends its Title at the Rotman International Trading Competition

Toronto, ON – For the second year in row a team from the Master of Financial Engineering program at Baruch College in New York City has won the Rotman International Trading Competition. The 14th annual edition of one of the world’s preeminent trading competitions was hosted by the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management from February 23 to 25. Teams representing 52 different universities from across Canada, the United States, Europe, Africa and Asia participated in the competition which…

March 1, 2017

Voting with their Tweets: social media complaints can be alternative to market discipline, Rotman study shows

Toronto, ON – Nothing inspires consumer frustration quite like an airline flight delay. Researchers from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management have used those meltdown moments - and the complaints they produce via the social media platform Twitter - to study how consumer "voice" may influence business behaviour. "We thought complaints were an important part of the economy but, until now, we haven’t had a systematic way to measure them," says study co-author Mara Lederman, an associate professor of…

February 23, 2017

U of T Engineering hosts 27th Canadian Mining Games

Future mining engineers from 10 Canadian universities go toe to toe in national competition WHAT: The Canadian Mining Games is an annual competition between 10 mining engineering universities in Canada. At this two-day championship, student teams are tested on the skills and knowledge required to work in the mining industry as they complete a series of events inspired and overseen by industry-leading companies. Members of the media are invited to observe or compete alongside students in events including: Proposing technical…

February 16, 2017

U of T to confer honorary degrees on 16 Canadian and global leaders

Toronto, ON – The University of Toronto will recognize 16 outstanding individuals with honorary degrees from Indigenous political and cultural leaders to an internationally renowned photographer and a pioneering pair of evolutionary biologists. The recipients include Inuk singer and songwriter Susan Aglukark, leading Arab human rights defender Amal Basha, the “archaeologist of black memory” Robert A. Hill, and chief commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Murray Sinclair. They’ll receive their degrees at upcoming convocation ceremonies and address a graduating class. “The University of Toronto…

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U of T in the News

The Globe and Mail | March 24, 2017

Human Rights Watch Film Festival critically curates documentaries

U of T’s Citizen Lab features in a new documentary looking at the work of activists in exposing digital espionage. Read more. 

Metro News | March 23, 2017

University of Toronto opens centre for sexual violence prevention

Terry McQuaid, executive director, personal safety, high risk, sexual violence prevention and support, speaks on the opening of the tri-campus Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre. Read more.

Bloomberg | March 22, 2017

New Infrastructure Bank Would Seek to Clear Billions in Backlogs

Matti Siemiatycki of the Department of Geography and Planning weighs in on the shifting role of the Canadian infrastructure bank. Read more.