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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…

May 10, 2017

1,200 elementary students + teachers come to U of T Engineering for massive STEM event

Toronto, ON – Canada has built its reputation as a nation of world-class innovators. Right now, the next generation of designers, inventors and entrepreneurs are drawing, coding and tinkering in classrooms across Canada — now is the critical moment to invest in their success. We must give our young people the skills they need to invent this country’s future. On Friday, May 19, University of Toronto Engineering, Google Canada and Actua will kickstart the classroom tech revolution by hosting more than 1,200…

May 10, 2017

Sport and Sustainable Development: Setting a Research Agenda

Toronto, ON – U of T’s Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education will be hosting a research symposium on sport and sustainable development on June 8. Bringing together leading researchers from multiple disciplines, the event will explore the role that sport can and should play in efforts towards sustainable development, both internationally and in Canada. Recently, sport has gained attention as a potential tool for achieving environmental sustainability objectives, including all 17 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Within this context,…

May 9, 2017

Two Rotman MBAs Named Among the World’s Best and Brightest for 2017

Toronto, ON – Two graduating MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of management have been named to the Poets&Quants “Best & Brightest MBAs” list which honours 100 of the world's most accomplished full-time MBAs in the Class of 2017. Alex Walker Turner, MBA’17, and David St Bernard, JD/MBA’17, were the only two students from a Canadian business school included on the list. Turner and St Bernard were cited by Poets&Quants for their outstanding contributions as community builders.…

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U of T in the News

New York Times | May 19, 2017

Canadian Colleges See Surge of Foreign Students. It's Not Just Politics

Vice-President International Ted Sargent comments on the increase in enrollments of students from outside of Canada. Read more.

CBC News | May 19, 2017

Food insecurity in Nunavut 'should be considered a national crisis,' expert says

Dalla Lana School of Public Health’s Valerie Tarasuk remarks on her observations of food issues in Canada’s North. Read more. 

The Globe and Mail | May 18, 2017

Creative Destruction Lab expands startup program nationally

Rotman School of Management’s Tiff Macklem and Ajay Agrawal comment on the success of the Creative Destruction Lab. Read more.