The following is a list of University of Toronto experts who can comment on a variety of issues related to Pride. *Please see list of upcoming U of T PRIDE events on and off campus David Rayside, Professor Emeritus with the Faculty of Arts and Science Expertise: LGBT rights in Toronto, History of violence and hate against the community in the city Tel: (416) 978-8155, (647) 973-8087 Email: david.rayside@utoronto.ca Rinaldo Walcott, Associate Professor of Sociology Expertise: Intersection of black and queer identities Email: rinaldo.walcott@utoronto.ca Ed Kucharski, LGBTQ Health Education Faculty Lead at the University of Toronto, Professor Faculty of Medicine Expertise: Improving Health for LGBTQ Patients, LGBTQ health part of U of T medical school curriculum Email: ekucharski@sherbourne.on.ca *Read his recent comments here Donald Ainslie, Principal of University College Expertise: History of gay movement in Toronto Tel: (416) 978-7516 Email: uc.principal@utoronto.ca, donald.ainslie@utoronto.ca

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April 26, 2017

Paleontologists trace origin of millipedes, crabs and insects to new 508 million-year-old sea creature with “can opener”- like pincers

Toronto, ON – Paleontologists at the University of Toronto (U of T) and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) have uncovered a new fossil species that sheds light on the origin of mandibulates, the most abundant and diverse group of organisms on Earth, to which belong familiar animals such as flies, ants, crayfish and centipedes. The finding was announced in a study published today in Nature. The creature, named Tokummia katalepsis by the researchers, is a new and exceptionally well-preserved fossilized…

April 25, 2017

OPEN IMPACT launches to help Canadian investors find their social and environmental impact – and bring impact investing to the mainstream

Toronto, ON – OPEN IMPACT, an online resource to help investors find financial investment products that make money – and make the world a better place – launched today at www.openimpact.ca. Impact investing is a fast-growing approach to investing that seeks financial returns as well as measurable social and/or environmental impact. According to a JP Morgan/Global Impact Investment Network study, the global market for impact investments surpassed US$60 billion in 2015 and may grow to US$2 trillion by 2025. In…

April 17, 2017

Older Victims of Fraud Have Poorer Cognitive Skills and are Less Conscientious, Honest

Toronto, ON – When comparing victims of fraud to those who had never been victimized, lead authors Dr. Kang Lee and doctoral researcher Rebecca Judges at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, along with researchers at Ryerson University, found that older victims have poorer cognitive abilities in everyday activities and are less conscientious and less honest than non-victims of the same age group. Results of the study, ‘The Role of Cognition, Personality, and…

April 13, 2017

We (can’t) Chat: “709 Crackdown” Discussion Blocked on Weibo and WeChat

Toronto, ON – Researchers at the Citizen Lab, based at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, published a report today that reveals how discussions about a nationwide government crackdown on rights lawyers and activists in China are censored on WeChat and Weibo, two of the leading social networks in China. The crackdown is dubbed “709 Crackdown” as the first enforced disappearances of targeted individuals took place on July 9, 2015, and has since affected over 250 Chinese…

April 11, 2017

Engineering students tackle eight problems nagging Toronto communities

Toronto, ON –  First-year students in U of T Engineering are stepping up to take on some of the Greater Toronto Area’s most persistent problems, from diagnosing infant epilepsy to finding lost arrows at a local archery range. This Wednesday, April 12, students at the University of Toronto are hosting a day-long event to showcase their engineering solutions, from the technically complex to the stunningly obvious, to some of the GTA’s stickiest situations with a wide variety of prototypes, renderings,…

April 11, 2017

The New Urban Crisis

Toronto, ON – The numbers don’t lie. In 2013 the Pew Research Center conducted a study that found that 61 percent of Americans felt that the current economic state favored the rich over the poor. That’s no wonder considering the stark gap that has grown between the different groups in the United States. The U.S. middle-to-upper class is made up of approximately 40 million people, accounts for a third of the U.S. work force, and is responsible for considerably shaping…

April 11, 2017

Infants show racial bias toward members of own race and against those of other races

Toronto, ON – Two studies by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto and their collaborators from the US, UK, France and China, show that six- to nine-month-old infants demonstrate racial bias in favour of members of their own race and racial bias against those of other races. In the first study, “Older but not younger infants associate own-race faces with happy music and other-race faces with sad music”, published in Developmental…

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Metro News | April 28, 2017

Find a first draft of The Handmaid's Tale at the University of Toronto

Jennifer Toews of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book library comments on the resurgent popularity of U of T’s collection of manuscripts of The Handmaid’s Tale. Read more. 

Washington Post | April 27, 2017

This 508-million-year-old sea predator had a remarkable mouth

Cédric Aria and Jean-Bernard Caron, both of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, describe the importance of the newest creatures uncovered at a fossil site in B.C. Read more.

Toronto Star | April 26, 2017

TTC subway system 10 times more polluted than outside, study shows

A new study co-authored by U of T Engineering Professor Greg Evans shows that subways increase our personal exposure to certain pollutants, even as they decrease overall emissions – and that Toronto has the highest levels in Canada. Read more. 

The following is a list of University of Toronto experts who can comment on a variety of issues related to the Three Amigos Summit. Robert Bothwell, Professor of International Relations at U of T’s Munk School of Global Affairs Expertise: What the three North American leaders will discuss, What are the pros and cons of free trade Tel : (416) 946-8948 Email: bothwell@chass.utoronto.ca Peter Loewen, Assistant Professor of Political Science (U of T Mississauga), Director of Centre for the Study of the United States Expertise: Protectionist sentiment in the U.S. raising Mexican concerns Tel: (647) 232-7335 Email: csus.director@utoronto.ca, peter.loewen@utoronto.ca

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April 26, 2017

Paleontologists trace origin of millipedes, crabs and insects to new 508 million-year-old sea creature with “can opener”- like pincers

Toronto, ON – Paleontologists at the University of Toronto (U of T) and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) have uncovered a new fossil species that sheds light on the origin of mandibulates, the most abundant and diverse group of organisms on Earth, to which belong familiar animals such as flies, ants, crayfish and centipedes. The finding was announced in a study published today in Nature. The creature, named Tokummia katalepsis by the researchers, is a new and exceptionally well-preserved fossilized…

April 25, 2017

OPEN IMPACT launches to help Canadian investors find their social and environmental impact – and bring impact investing to the mainstream

Toronto, ON – OPEN IMPACT, an online resource to help investors find financial investment products that make money – and make the world a better place – launched today at www.openimpact.ca. Impact investing is a fast-growing approach to investing that seeks financial returns as well as measurable social and/or environmental impact. According to a JP Morgan/Global Impact Investment Network study, the global market for impact investments surpassed US$60 billion in 2015 and may grow to US$2 trillion by 2025. In…

April 17, 2017

Older Victims of Fraud Have Poorer Cognitive Skills and are Less Conscientious, Honest

Toronto, ON – When comparing victims of fraud to those who had never been victimized, lead authors Dr. Kang Lee and doctoral researcher Rebecca Judges at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, along with researchers at Ryerson University, found that older victims have poorer cognitive abilities in everyday activities and are less conscientious and less honest than non-victims of the same age group. Results of the study, ‘The Role of Cognition, Personality, and…

April 13, 2017

We (can’t) Chat: “709 Crackdown” Discussion Blocked on Weibo and WeChat

Toronto, ON – Researchers at the Citizen Lab, based at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, published a report today that reveals how discussions about a nationwide government crackdown on rights lawyers and activists in China are censored on WeChat and Weibo, two of the leading social networks in China. The crackdown is dubbed “709 Crackdown” as the first enforced disappearances of targeted individuals took place on July 9, 2015, and has since affected over 250 Chinese…

April 11, 2017

Engineering students tackle eight problems nagging Toronto communities

Toronto, ON –  First-year students in U of T Engineering are stepping up to take on some of the Greater Toronto Area’s most persistent problems, from diagnosing infant epilepsy to finding lost arrows at a local archery range. This Wednesday, April 12, students at the University of Toronto are hosting a day-long event to showcase their engineering solutions, from the technically complex to the stunningly obvious, to some of the GTA’s stickiest situations with a wide variety of prototypes, renderings,…

April 11, 2017

The New Urban Crisis

Toronto, ON – The numbers don’t lie. In 2013 the Pew Research Center conducted a study that found that 61 percent of Americans felt that the current economic state favored the rich over the poor. That’s no wonder considering the stark gap that has grown between the different groups in the United States. The U.S. middle-to-upper class is made up of approximately 40 million people, accounts for a third of the U.S. work force, and is responsible for considerably shaping…

April 11, 2017

Infants show racial bias toward members of own race and against those of other races

Toronto, ON – Two studies by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto and their collaborators from the US, UK, France and China, show that six- to nine-month-old infants demonstrate racial bias in favour of members of their own race and racial bias against those of other races. In the first study, “Older but not younger infants associate own-race faces with happy music and other-race faces with sad music”, published in Developmental…

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Metro News | April 28, 2017

Find a first draft of The Handmaid's Tale at the University of Toronto

Jennifer Toews of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book library comments on the resurgent popularity of U of T’s collection of manuscripts of The Handmaid’s Tale. Read more. 

Washington Post | April 27, 2017

This 508-million-year-old sea predator had a remarkable mouth

Cédric Aria and Jean-Bernard Caron, both of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, describe the importance of the newest creatures uncovered at a fossil site in B.C. Read more.

Toronto Star | April 26, 2017

TTC subway system 10 times more polluted than outside, study shows

A new study co-authored by U of T Engineering Professor Greg Evans shows that subways increase our personal exposure to certain pollutants, even as they decrease overall emissions – and that Toronto has the highest levels in Canada. Read more. 

The following is a list of University of Toronto experts who can comment on the aftermath of Brexit. *Please see U of T News story featuring professors commenting on the Brexit vote Randall Hansen, Professor of Political Science at Munk School of Global Affairs Expertise: What’s next for the UK, The British pound, Will Scotland veto Brexit, Xenophobic incidents in UK Email: r.hansen@utoronto.ca Mel Cappe, Professor School of Public Policy and Governance Expertise: What does this mean for Britain’s political landscape, Steps ahead to exit EU Tel: (416) 978-2875 or (647) 981-7666 Email: mel.cappe@utoronto.ca Phil Triadafilopoulos, Associate Professor of Political Science Expertise: How xenophobia played a part in the vote, Vote will affect immigration and travel, Which countries could also exit Tel: (416) 978-7035 Email: t.triadafilopoulos@utoronto.ca Jennifer Jenkins, Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair in Modern German History Department of History Expertise: Germany rules out informal Brexit talks before Article 50 is triggered Tel: 416-946-8944 Email: jl.jenkins@utoronto.ca Carolina de Miguel Moyer, Assistant Professor of Political Science Expertise: What is next for the EU, Will this cause a domino effect? Email: carol.demiguel@utoronto.ca (prefers email) Peter H. Pauly, Professor of Economics, Research Associate at the Institute for International Business at the Rotman School of Management Expertise: International economic impact, What does this mean for the world markets Email: pauly@rotman.utoronto.ca (Available by email only) Angelo Melino, Professor in the Department of Economics Expertise: Impact on Bank of Canada and Canadian dollar Tel: (416) 978-6541 Email: angelo.melino@utoronto.ca  

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April 26, 2017

Paleontologists trace origin of millipedes, crabs and insects to new 508 million-year-old sea creature with “can opener”- like pincers

Toronto, ON – Paleontologists at the University of Toronto (U of T) and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) have uncovered a new fossil species that sheds light on the origin of mandibulates, the most abundant and diverse group of organisms on Earth, to which belong familiar animals such as flies, ants, crayfish and centipedes. The finding was announced in a study published today in Nature. The creature, named Tokummia katalepsis by the researchers, is a new and exceptionally well-preserved fossilized…

April 25, 2017

OPEN IMPACT launches to help Canadian investors find their social and environmental impact – and bring impact investing to the mainstream

Toronto, ON – OPEN IMPACT, an online resource to help investors find financial investment products that make money – and make the world a better place – launched today at www.openimpact.ca. Impact investing is a fast-growing approach to investing that seeks financial returns as well as measurable social and/or environmental impact. According to a JP Morgan/Global Impact Investment Network study, the global market for impact investments surpassed US$60 billion in 2015 and may grow to US$2 trillion by 2025. In…

April 17, 2017

Older Victims of Fraud Have Poorer Cognitive Skills and are Less Conscientious, Honest

Toronto, ON – When comparing victims of fraud to those who had never been victimized, lead authors Dr. Kang Lee and doctoral researcher Rebecca Judges at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, along with researchers at Ryerson University, found that older victims have poorer cognitive abilities in everyday activities and are less conscientious and less honest than non-victims of the same age group. Results of the study, ‘The Role of Cognition, Personality, and…

April 13, 2017

We (can’t) Chat: “709 Crackdown” Discussion Blocked on Weibo and WeChat

Toronto, ON – Researchers at the Citizen Lab, based at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, published a report today that reveals how discussions about a nationwide government crackdown on rights lawyers and activists in China are censored on WeChat and Weibo, two of the leading social networks in China. The crackdown is dubbed “709 Crackdown” as the first enforced disappearances of targeted individuals took place on July 9, 2015, and has since affected over 250 Chinese…

April 11, 2017

Engineering students tackle eight problems nagging Toronto communities

Toronto, ON –  First-year students in U of T Engineering are stepping up to take on some of the Greater Toronto Area’s most persistent problems, from diagnosing infant epilepsy to finding lost arrows at a local archery range. This Wednesday, April 12, students at the University of Toronto are hosting a day-long event to showcase their engineering solutions, from the technically complex to the stunningly obvious, to some of the GTA’s stickiest situations with a wide variety of prototypes, renderings,…

April 11, 2017

The New Urban Crisis

Toronto, ON – The numbers don’t lie. In 2013 the Pew Research Center conducted a study that found that 61 percent of Americans felt that the current economic state favored the rich over the poor. That’s no wonder considering the stark gap that has grown between the different groups in the United States. The U.S. middle-to-upper class is made up of approximately 40 million people, accounts for a third of the U.S. work force, and is responsible for considerably shaping…

April 11, 2017

Infants show racial bias toward members of own race and against those of other races

Toronto, ON – Two studies by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto and their collaborators from the US, UK, France and China, show that six- to nine-month-old infants demonstrate racial bias in favour of members of their own race and racial bias against those of other races. In the first study, “Older but not younger infants associate own-race faces with happy music and other-race faces with sad music”, published in Developmental…

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Metro News | April 28, 2017

Find a first draft of The Handmaid's Tale at the University of Toronto

Jennifer Toews of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book library comments on the resurgent popularity of U of T’s collection of manuscripts of The Handmaid’s Tale. Read more. 

Washington Post | April 27, 2017

This 508-million-year-old sea predator had a remarkable mouth

Cédric Aria and Jean-Bernard Caron, both of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, describe the importance of the newest creatures uncovered at a fossil site in B.C. Read more.

Toronto Star | April 26, 2017

TTC subway system 10 times more polluted than outside, study shows

A new study co-authored by U of T Engineering Professor Greg Evans shows that subways increase our personal exposure to certain pollutants, even as they decrease overall emissions – and that Toronto has the highest levels in Canada. Read more. 

The following is a list of University of Toronto experts who can comment on Brexit: impact on UK-Canada foreign policy and trade deals. Robert Bothwell, Professor of International Relations at U of T’s Munk School of Global Affairs Expertise: History of Canada/UK relations, Commonwealth ties Tel : (416) 946-8948 Email: bothwell@chass.utoronto.ca Nelson Wiseman, Professor of Political Science and Director of Canadian Studies Program Expertise: How will this impact proposed CETA deal, Trudeau says Canada won’t be severely affected Tel: (416) 978-3336 (checks messages regularly) Email: nelson@chass.utoronto.ca

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April 26, 2017

Paleontologists trace origin of millipedes, crabs and insects to new 508 million-year-old sea creature with “can opener”- like pincers

Toronto, ON – Paleontologists at the University of Toronto (U of T) and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) have uncovered a new fossil species that sheds light on the origin of mandibulates, the most abundant and diverse group of organisms on Earth, to which belong familiar animals such as flies, ants, crayfish and centipedes. The finding was announced in a study published today in Nature. The creature, named Tokummia katalepsis by the researchers, is a new and exceptionally well-preserved fossilized…

April 25, 2017

OPEN IMPACT launches to help Canadian investors find their social and environmental impact – and bring impact investing to the mainstream

Toronto, ON – OPEN IMPACT, an online resource to help investors find financial investment products that make money – and make the world a better place – launched today at www.openimpact.ca. Impact investing is a fast-growing approach to investing that seeks financial returns as well as measurable social and/or environmental impact. According to a JP Morgan/Global Impact Investment Network study, the global market for impact investments surpassed US$60 billion in 2015 and may grow to US$2 trillion by 2025. In…

April 17, 2017

Older Victims of Fraud Have Poorer Cognitive Skills and are Less Conscientious, Honest

Toronto, ON – When comparing victims of fraud to those who had never been victimized, lead authors Dr. Kang Lee and doctoral researcher Rebecca Judges at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, along with researchers at Ryerson University, found that older victims have poorer cognitive abilities in everyday activities and are less conscientious and less honest than non-victims of the same age group. Results of the study, ‘The Role of Cognition, Personality, and…

April 13, 2017

We (can’t) Chat: “709 Crackdown” Discussion Blocked on Weibo and WeChat

Toronto, ON – Researchers at the Citizen Lab, based at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, published a report today that reveals how discussions about a nationwide government crackdown on rights lawyers and activists in China are censored on WeChat and Weibo, two of the leading social networks in China. The crackdown is dubbed “709 Crackdown” as the first enforced disappearances of targeted individuals took place on July 9, 2015, and has since affected over 250 Chinese…

April 11, 2017

Engineering students tackle eight problems nagging Toronto communities

Toronto, ON –  First-year students in U of T Engineering are stepping up to take on some of the Greater Toronto Area’s most persistent problems, from diagnosing infant epilepsy to finding lost arrows at a local archery range. This Wednesday, April 12, students at the University of Toronto are hosting a day-long event to showcase their engineering solutions, from the technically complex to the stunningly obvious, to some of the GTA’s stickiest situations with a wide variety of prototypes, renderings,…

April 11, 2017

The New Urban Crisis

Toronto, ON – The numbers don’t lie. In 2013 the Pew Research Center conducted a study that found that 61 percent of Americans felt that the current economic state favored the rich over the poor. That’s no wonder considering the stark gap that has grown between the different groups in the United States. The U.S. middle-to-upper class is made up of approximately 40 million people, accounts for a third of the U.S. work force, and is responsible for considerably shaping…

April 11, 2017

Infants show racial bias toward members of own race and against those of other races

Toronto, ON – Two studies by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto and their collaborators from the US, UK, France and China, show that six- to nine-month-old infants demonstrate racial bias in favour of members of their own race and racial bias against those of other races. In the first study, “Older but not younger infants associate own-race faces with happy music and other-race faces with sad music”, published in Developmental…

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Metro News | April 28, 2017

Find a first draft of The Handmaid's Tale at the University of Toronto

Jennifer Toews of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book library comments on the resurgent popularity of U of T’s collection of manuscripts of The Handmaid’s Tale. Read more. 

Washington Post | April 27, 2017

This 508-million-year-old sea predator had a remarkable mouth

Cédric Aria and Jean-Bernard Caron, both of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, describe the importance of the newest creatures uncovered at a fossil site in B.C. Read more.

Toronto Star | April 26, 2017

TTC subway system 10 times more polluted than outside, study shows

A new study co-authored by U of T Engineering Professor Greg Evans shows that subways increase our personal exposure to certain pollutants, even as they decrease overall emissions – and that Toronto has the highest levels in Canada. Read more. 

The following is a list of University of Toronto experts who can comment on Brexit: economic impact to Canada and the world. Laurence Booth, Professor in Structured Finance at Rotman School of Management Expertise: International Business Tel: (416)978-6311 Email: booth@rotman.utoronto.ca Peter H. Pauly, Professor of Economics, Research Associate at the Institute for International Business at the Rotman School of Management Expertise: International economic, Impact of a possible BREXIT Email: pauly@rotman.utoronto.ca (Available by email only) Angelo Melino, Professor in the Department of Economics Expertise: Impact on Bank of Canada and Canadian dollar Tel: (416) 978-6541 Email: angelo.melino@utoronto.ca Peter Dungan, Adjunct Associate Professor at U of T’s Rotman School of Management Expertise: Canadian markets reacting to “Leave” vote Tel: (416) 978-4182 Email: pdungan@rotman.utoronto.ca

Latest Media Releases

April 26, 2017

Paleontologists trace origin of millipedes, crabs and insects to new 508 million-year-old sea creature with “can opener”- like pincers

Toronto, ON – Paleontologists at the University of Toronto (U of T) and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) have uncovered a new fossil species that sheds light on the origin of mandibulates, the most abundant and diverse group of organisms on Earth, to which belong familiar animals such as flies, ants, crayfish and centipedes. The finding was announced in a study published today in Nature. The creature, named Tokummia katalepsis by the researchers, is a new and exceptionally well-preserved fossilized…

April 25, 2017

OPEN IMPACT launches to help Canadian investors find their social and environmental impact – and bring impact investing to the mainstream

Toronto, ON – OPEN IMPACT, an online resource to help investors find financial investment products that make money – and make the world a better place – launched today at www.openimpact.ca. Impact investing is a fast-growing approach to investing that seeks financial returns as well as measurable social and/or environmental impact. According to a JP Morgan/Global Impact Investment Network study, the global market for impact investments surpassed US$60 billion in 2015 and may grow to US$2 trillion by 2025. In…

April 17, 2017

Older Victims of Fraud Have Poorer Cognitive Skills and are Less Conscientious, Honest

Toronto, ON – When comparing victims of fraud to those who had never been victimized, lead authors Dr. Kang Lee and doctoral researcher Rebecca Judges at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, along with researchers at Ryerson University, found that older victims have poorer cognitive abilities in everyday activities and are less conscientious and less honest than non-victims of the same age group. Results of the study, ‘The Role of Cognition, Personality, and…

April 13, 2017

We (can’t) Chat: “709 Crackdown” Discussion Blocked on Weibo and WeChat

Toronto, ON – Researchers at the Citizen Lab, based at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, published a report today that reveals how discussions about a nationwide government crackdown on rights lawyers and activists in China are censored on WeChat and Weibo, two of the leading social networks in China. The crackdown is dubbed “709 Crackdown” as the first enforced disappearances of targeted individuals took place on July 9, 2015, and has since affected over 250 Chinese…

April 11, 2017

Engineering students tackle eight problems nagging Toronto communities

Toronto, ON –  First-year students in U of T Engineering are stepping up to take on some of the Greater Toronto Area’s most persistent problems, from diagnosing infant epilepsy to finding lost arrows at a local archery range. This Wednesday, April 12, students at the University of Toronto are hosting a day-long event to showcase their engineering solutions, from the technically complex to the stunningly obvious, to some of the GTA’s stickiest situations with a wide variety of prototypes, renderings,…

April 11, 2017

The New Urban Crisis

Toronto, ON – The numbers don’t lie. In 2013 the Pew Research Center conducted a study that found that 61 percent of Americans felt that the current economic state favored the rich over the poor. That’s no wonder considering the stark gap that has grown between the different groups in the United States. The U.S. middle-to-upper class is made up of approximately 40 million people, accounts for a third of the U.S. work force, and is responsible for considerably shaping…

April 11, 2017

Infants show racial bias toward members of own race and against those of other races

Toronto, ON – Two studies by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto and their collaborators from the US, UK, France and China, show that six- to nine-month-old infants demonstrate racial bias in favour of members of their own race and racial bias against those of other races. In the first study, “Older but not younger infants associate own-race faces with happy music and other-race faces with sad music”, published in Developmental…

See all news releases

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Metro News | April 28, 2017

Find a first draft of The Handmaid's Tale at the University of Toronto

Jennifer Toews of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book library comments on the resurgent popularity of U of T’s collection of manuscripts of The Handmaid’s Tale. Read more. 

Washington Post | April 27, 2017

This 508-million-year-old sea predator had a remarkable mouth

Cédric Aria and Jean-Bernard Caron, both of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, describe the importance of the newest creatures uncovered at a fossil site in B.C. Read more.

Toronto Star | April 26, 2017

TTC subway system 10 times more polluted than outside, study shows

A new study co-authored by U of T Engineering Professor Greg Evans shows that subways increase our personal exposure to certain pollutants, even as they decrease overall emissions – and that Toronto has the highest levels in Canada. Read more. 

The following is a list of University of Toronto experts who can comment on Brexit: reaction in Europe, impact to immigration, xenophobia's role. Phil Triadafilopoulos, Associate Professor of Political Science Expertise: How xenophobia played a part in the vote, Vote will affect immigration and travel, Which countries could also exit Tel: (416) 978-7035 Email: t.triadafilopoulos@utoronto.ca Jeffrey Kopstein, Professor of Political Science Expertise: European Union politics, What countries could also leave Tel: (949) 392-2285 Email: jeffrey.kopstein@utoronto.ca Arne Kislenko, Adjunct Professor at U of T’s Munk School of Global Affairs Expertise: Immigration in Europe, Migrant crisis impacted vote Tel: (647) 378-8710 Email: arne.kislenko@utoronto.ca

Latest Media Releases

April 26, 2017

Paleontologists trace origin of millipedes, crabs and insects to new 508 million-year-old sea creature with “can opener”- like pincers

Toronto, ON – Paleontologists at the University of Toronto (U of T) and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) have uncovered a new fossil species that sheds light on the origin of mandibulates, the most abundant and diverse group of organisms on Earth, to which belong familiar animals such as flies, ants, crayfish and centipedes. The finding was announced in a study published today in Nature. The creature, named Tokummia katalepsis by the researchers, is a new and exceptionally well-preserved fossilized…

April 25, 2017

OPEN IMPACT launches to help Canadian investors find their social and environmental impact – and bring impact investing to the mainstream

Toronto, ON – OPEN IMPACT, an online resource to help investors find financial investment products that make money – and make the world a better place – launched today at www.openimpact.ca. Impact investing is a fast-growing approach to investing that seeks financial returns as well as measurable social and/or environmental impact. According to a JP Morgan/Global Impact Investment Network study, the global market for impact investments surpassed US$60 billion in 2015 and may grow to US$2 trillion by 2025. In…

April 17, 2017

Older Victims of Fraud Have Poorer Cognitive Skills and are Less Conscientious, Honest

Toronto, ON – When comparing victims of fraud to those who had never been victimized, lead authors Dr. Kang Lee and doctoral researcher Rebecca Judges at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, along with researchers at Ryerson University, found that older victims have poorer cognitive abilities in everyday activities and are less conscientious and less honest than non-victims of the same age group. Results of the study, ‘The Role of Cognition, Personality, and…

April 13, 2017

We (can’t) Chat: “709 Crackdown” Discussion Blocked on Weibo and WeChat

Toronto, ON – Researchers at the Citizen Lab, based at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, published a report today that reveals how discussions about a nationwide government crackdown on rights lawyers and activists in China are censored on WeChat and Weibo, two of the leading social networks in China. The crackdown is dubbed “709 Crackdown” as the first enforced disappearances of targeted individuals took place on July 9, 2015, and has since affected over 250 Chinese…

April 11, 2017

Engineering students tackle eight problems nagging Toronto communities

Toronto, ON –  First-year students in U of T Engineering are stepping up to take on some of the Greater Toronto Area’s most persistent problems, from diagnosing infant epilepsy to finding lost arrows at a local archery range. This Wednesday, April 12, students at the University of Toronto are hosting a day-long event to showcase their engineering solutions, from the technically complex to the stunningly obvious, to some of the GTA’s stickiest situations with a wide variety of prototypes, renderings,…

April 11, 2017

The New Urban Crisis

Toronto, ON – The numbers don’t lie. In 2013 the Pew Research Center conducted a study that found that 61 percent of Americans felt that the current economic state favored the rich over the poor. That’s no wonder considering the stark gap that has grown between the different groups in the United States. The U.S. middle-to-upper class is made up of approximately 40 million people, accounts for a third of the U.S. work force, and is responsible for considerably shaping…

April 11, 2017

Infants show racial bias toward members of own race and against those of other races

Toronto, ON – Two studies by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto and their collaborators from the US, UK, France and China, show that six- to nine-month-old infants demonstrate racial bias in favour of members of their own race and racial bias against those of other races. In the first study, “Older but not younger infants associate own-race faces with happy music and other-race faces with sad music”, published in Developmental…

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Metro News | April 28, 2017

Find a first draft of The Handmaid's Tale at the University of Toronto

Jennifer Toews of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book library comments on the resurgent popularity of U of T’s collection of manuscripts of The Handmaid’s Tale. Read more. 

Washington Post | April 27, 2017

This 508-million-year-old sea predator had a remarkable mouth

Cédric Aria and Jean-Bernard Caron, both of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, describe the importance of the newest creatures uncovered at a fossil site in B.C. Read more.

Toronto Star | April 26, 2017

TTC subway system 10 times more polluted than outside, study shows

A new study co-authored by U of T Engineering Professor Greg Evans shows that subways increase our personal exposure to certain pollutants, even as they decrease overall emissions – and that Toronto has the highest levels in Canada. Read more. 

The following is a list of University of Toronto experts who can comment on Brexit: domino effect in the EU. Jennifer Jenkins, Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair in Modern German History Department of History, University of Toronto Expertise: German Reaction Tel: 416-522-2371 Email: jl.jenkins@utoronto.ca Jens Hanssen, Associate Professor of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean History Expertise:  German reaction to the “Leave” vote Tel: (416) 978-3143 Email: jens.hanssen@utoronto.ca Carolina de Miguel Moyer, Assistant Professor of Political Science Expertise: What is next for the EU, When will Britain trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, Will this cause a Domino Effect? Email: carol.demiguel@utoronto.ca

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April 26, 2017

Paleontologists trace origin of millipedes, crabs and insects to new 508 million-year-old sea creature with “can opener”- like pincers

Toronto, ON – Paleontologists at the University of Toronto (U of T) and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) have uncovered a new fossil species that sheds light on the origin of mandibulates, the most abundant and diverse group of organisms on Earth, to which belong familiar animals such as flies, ants, crayfish and centipedes. The finding was announced in a study published today in Nature. The creature, named Tokummia katalepsis by the researchers, is a new and exceptionally well-preserved fossilized…

April 25, 2017

OPEN IMPACT launches to help Canadian investors find their social and environmental impact – and bring impact investing to the mainstream

Toronto, ON – OPEN IMPACT, an online resource to help investors find financial investment products that make money – and make the world a better place – launched today at www.openimpact.ca. Impact investing is a fast-growing approach to investing that seeks financial returns as well as measurable social and/or environmental impact. According to a JP Morgan/Global Impact Investment Network study, the global market for impact investments surpassed US$60 billion in 2015 and may grow to US$2 trillion by 2025. In…

April 17, 2017

Older Victims of Fraud Have Poorer Cognitive Skills and are Less Conscientious, Honest

Toronto, ON – When comparing victims of fraud to those who had never been victimized, lead authors Dr. Kang Lee and doctoral researcher Rebecca Judges at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, along with researchers at Ryerson University, found that older victims have poorer cognitive abilities in everyday activities and are less conscientious and less honest than non-victims of the same age group. Results of the study, ‘The Role of Cognition, Personality, and…

April 13, 2017

We (can’t) Chat: “709 Crackdown” Discussion Blocked on Weibo and WeChat

Toronto, ON – Researchers at the Citizen Lab, based at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, published a report today that reveals how discussions about a nationwide government crackdown on rights lawyers and activists in China are censored on WeChat and Weibo, two of the leading social networks in China. The crackdown is dubbed “709 Crackdown” as the first enforced disappearances of targeted individuals took place on July 9, 2015, and has since affected over 250 Chinese…

April 11, 2017

Engineering students tackle eight problems nagging Toronto communities

Toronto, ON –  First-year students in U of T Engineering are stepping up to take on some of the Greater Toronto Area’s most persistent problems, from diagnosing infant epilepsy to finding lost arrows at a local archery range. This Wednesday, April 12, students at the University of Toronto are hosting a day-long event to showcase their engineering solutions, from the technically complex to the stunningly obvious, to some of the GTA’s stickiest situations with a wide variety of prototypes, renderings,…

April 11, 2017

The New Urban Crisis

Toronto, ON – The numbers don’t lie. In 2013 the Pew Research Center conducted a study that found that 61 percent of Americans felt that the current economic state favored the rich over the poor. That’s no wonder considering the stark gap that has grown between the different groups in the United States. The U.S. middle-to-upper class is made up of approximately 40 million people, accounts for a third of the U.S. work force, and is responsible for considerably shaping…

April 11, 2017

Infants show racial bias toward members of own race and against those of other races

Toronto, ON – Two studies by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto and their collaborators from the US, UK, France and China, show that six- to nine-month-old infants demonstrate racial bias in favour of members of their own race and racial bias against those of other races. In the first study, “Older but not younger infants associate own-race faces with happy music and other-race faces with sad music”, published in Developmental…

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U of T in the News

Metro News | April 28, 2017

Find a first draft of The Handmaid's Tale at the University of Toronto

Jennifer Toews of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book library comments on the resurgent popularity of U of T’s collection of manuscripts of The Handmaid’s Tale. Read more. 

Washington Post | April 27, 2017

This 508-million-year-old sea predator had a remarkable mouth

Cédric Aria and Jean-Bernard Caron, both of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, describe the importance of the newest creatures uncovered at a fossil site in B.C. Read more.

Toronto Star | April 26, 2017

TTC subway system 10 times more polluted than outside, study shows

A new study co-authored by U of T Engineering Professor Greg Evans shows that subways increase our personal exposure to certain pollutants, even as they decrease overall emissions – and that Toronto has the highest levels in Canada. Read more. 

The following is a list of University of Toronto experts who can comment on Brexit: how did it happen, political impact and shock in Britain. *Please see U of T News story on the vote. Check in throughout the day for reaction from our experts Randall Hansen, Professor of Political Science at Munk School of Global Affairs Expertise: What happened and what’s next for UK? Will Scotland and Northern Ireland call a referendum Email: r.hansen@utoronto.ca (in London available by email – return to Canada Sunday for broadcast inquiries) Mel Cappe, Professor School of Public Policy and Governance Expertise: Cameron’s resignation,  will Boris Johnson run for leadership Tel: (416) 978-2875 or (647) 981-7666 Email: mel.cappe@utoronto.ca

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April 26, 2017

Paleontologists trace origin of millipedes, crabs and insects to new 508 million-year-old sea creature with “can opener”- like pincers

Toronto, ON – Paleontologists at the University of Toronto (U of T) and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) have uncovered a new fossil species that sheds light on the origin of mandibulates, the most abundant and diverse group of organisms on Earth, to which belong familiar animals such as flies, ants, crayfish and centipedes. The finding was announced in a study published today in Nature. The creature, named Tokummia katalepsis by the researchers, is a new and exceptionally well-preserved fossilized…

April 25, 2017

OPEN IMPACT launches to help Canadian investors find their social and environmental impact – and bring impact investing to the mainstream

Toronto, ON – OPEN IMPACT, an online resource to help investors find financial investment products that make money – and make the world a better place – launched today at www.openimpact.ca. Impact investing is a fast-growing approach to investing that seeks financial returns as well as measurable social and/or environmental impact. According to a JP Morgan/Global Impact Investment Network study, the global market for impact investments surpassed US$60 billion in 2015 and may grow to US$2 trillion by 2025. In…

April 17, 2017

Older Victims of Fraud Have Poorer Cognitive Skills and are Less Conscientious, Honest

Toronto, ON – When comparing victims of fraud to those who had never been victimized, lead authors Dr. Kang Lee and doctoral researcher Rebecca Judges at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, along with researchers at Ryerson University, found that older victims have poorer cognitive abilities in everyday activities and are less conscientious and less honest than non-victims of the same age group. Results of the study, ‘The Role of Cognition, Personality, and…

April 13, 2017

We (can’t) Chat: “709 Crackdown” Discussion Blocked on Weibo and WeChat

Toronto, ON – Researchers at the Citizen Lab, based at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, published a report today that reveals how discussions about a nationwide government crackdown on rights lawyers and activists in China are censored on WeChat and Weibo, two of the leading social networks in China. The crackdown is dubbed “709 Crackdown” as the first enforced disappearances of targeted individuals took place on July 9, 2015, and has since affected over 250 Chinese…

April 11, 2017

Engineering students tackle eight problems nagging Toronto communities

Toronto, ON –  First-year students in U of T Engineering are stepping up to take on some of the Greater Toronto Area’s most persistent problems, from diagnosing infant epilepsy to finding lost arrows at a local archery range. This Wednesday, April 12, students at the University of Toronto are hosting a day-long event to showcase their engineering solutions, from the technically complex to the stunningly obvious, to some of the GTA’s stickiest situations with a wide variety of prototypes, renderings,…

April 11, 2017

The New Urban Crisis

Toronto, ON – The numbers don’t lie. In 2013 the Pew Research Center conducted a study that found that 61 percent of Americans felt that the current economic state favored the rich over the poor. That’s no wonder considering the stark gap that has grown between the different groups in the United States. The U.S. middle-to-upper class is made up of approximately 40 million people, accounts for a third of the U.S. work force, and is responsible for considerably shaping…

April 11, 2017

Infants show racial bias toward members of own race and against those of other races

Toronto, ON – Two studies by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto and their collaborators from the US, UK, France and China, show that six- to nine-month-old infants demonstrate racial bias in favour of members of their own race and racial bias against those of other races. In the first study, “Older but not younger infants associate own-race faces with happy music and other-race faces with sad music”, published in Developmental…

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Metro News | April 28, 2017

Find a first draft of The Handmaid's Tale at the University of Toronto

Jennifer Toews of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book library comments on the resurgent popularity of U of T’s collection of manuscripts of The Handmaid’s Tale. Read more. 

Washington Post | April 27, 2017

This 508-million-year-old sea predator had a remarkable mouth

Cédric Aria and Jean-Bernard Caron, both of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, describe the importance of the newest creatures uncovered at a fossil site in B.C. Read more.

Toronto Star | April 26, 2017

TTC subway system 10 times more polluted than outside, study shows

A new study co-authored by U of T Engineering Professor Greg Evans shows that subways increase our personal exposure to certain pollutants, even as they decrease overall emissions – and that Toronto has the highest levels in Canada. Read more. 

The following is a list of University of Toronto experts who can comment on a variety of issues related to the Brexit vote today. Peter H. Pauly, Professor of Economics, Research Associate at the Institute for International Business at the Rotman School of Management Expertise: International economic, Impact of a possible BREXIT Email: pauly@rotman.utoronto.ca (Available by email only) Peter Dungan, Adjunct Associate Professor at U of T’s Rotman School of Management Expertise: Effect of the vote on Canadian economy Tel: (416) 978-4182 Email: pdungan@rotman.utoronto.ca Mel Cappe, Professor School of Public Policy and Governance Expertise: Former Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Tel: (416) 978-2875 or (647) 981-7666 Email: mel.cappe@utoronto.ca Carolina de Miguel Moyer, Assistant Professor of Political Science Expertise: European Union politics, Impact on NO vote to Europe Tel: (647) 881-1281 Email: carol.demiguel@utoronto.ca Randall Hansen, Professor of Political Science at Munk School of Global Affairs Expertise: Citizenship and Immigration in U.K., He’s will be in U.K. during the vote Email: r.hansen@utoronto.ca (in Europe, available by email)

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April 26, 2017

Paleontologists trace origin of millipedes, crabs and insects to new 508 million-year-old sea creature with “can opener”- like pincers

Toronto, ON – Paleontologists at the University of Toronto (U of T) and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) have uncovered a new fossil species that sheds light on the origin of mandibulates, the most abundant and diverse group of organisms on Earth, to which belong familiar animals such as flies, ants, crayfish and centipedes. The finding was announced in a study published today in Nature. The creature, named Tokummia katalepsis by the researchers, is a new and exceptionally well-preserved fossilized…

April 25, 2017

OPEN IMPACT launches to help Canadian investors find their social and environmental impact – and bring impact investing to the mainstream

Toronto, ON – OPEN IMPACT, an online resource to help investors find financial investment products that make money – and make the world a better place – launched today at www.openimpact.ca. Impact investing is a fast-growing approach to investing that seeks financial returns as well as measurable social and/or environmental impact. According to a JP Morgan/Global Impact Investment Network study, the global market for impact investments surpassed US$60 billion in 2015 and may grow to US$2 trillion by 2025. In…

April 17, 2017

Older Victims of Fraud Have Poorer Cognitive Skills and are Less Conscientious, Honest

Toronto, ON – When comparing victims of fraud to those who had never been victimized, lead authors Dr. Kang Lee and doctoral researcher Rebecca Judges at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, along with researchers at Ryerson University, found that older victims have poorer cognitive abilities in everyday activities and are less conscientious and less honest than non-victims of the same age group. Results of the study, ‘The Role of Cognition, Personality, and…

April 13, 2017

We (can’t) Chat: “709 Crackdown” Discussion Blocked on Weibo and WeChat

Toronto, ON – Researchers at the Citizen Lab, based at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, published a report today that reveals how discussions about a nationwide government crackdown on rights lawyers and activists in China are censored on WeChat and Weibo, two of the leading social networks in China. The crackdown is dubbed “709 Crackdown” as the first enforced disappearances of targeted individuals took place on July 9, 2015, and has since affected over 250 Chinese…

April 11, 2017

Engineering students tackle eight problems nagging Toronto communities

Toronto, ON –  First-year students in U of T Engineering are stepping up to take on some of the Greater Toronto Area’s most persistent problems, from diagnosing infant epilepsy to finding lost arrows at a local archery range. This Wednesday, April 12, students at the University of Toronto are hosting a day-long event to showcase their engineering solutions, from the technically complex to the stunningly obvious, to some of the GTA’s stickiest situations with a wide variety of prototypes, renderings,…

April 11, 2017

The New Urban Crisis

Toronto, ON – The numbers don’t lie. In 2013 the Pew Research Center conducted a study that found that 61 percent of Americans felt that the current economic state favored the rich over the poor. That’s no wonder considering the stark gap that has grown between the different groups in the United States. The U.S. middle-to-upper class is made up of approximately 40 million people, accounts for a third of the U.S. work force, and is responsible for considerably shaping…

April 11, 2017

Infants show racial bias toward members of own race and against those of other races

Toronto, ON – Two studies by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto and their collaborators from the US, UK, France and China, show that six- to nine-month-old infants demonstrate racial bias in favour of members of their own race and racial bias against those of other races. In the first study, “Older but not younger infants associate own-race faces with happy music and other-race faces with sad music”, published in Developmental…

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U of T in the News

Metro News | April 28, 2017

Find a first draft of The Handmaid's Tale at the University of Toronto

Jennifer Toews of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book library comments on the resurgent popularity of U of T’s collection of manuscripts of The Handmaid’s Tale. Read more. 

Washington Post | April 27, 2017

This 508-million-year-old sea predator had a remarkable mouth

Cédric Aria and Jean-Bernard Caron, both of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, describe the importance of the newest creatures uncovered at a fossil site in B.C. Read more.

Toronto Star | April 26, 2017

TTC subway system 10 times more polluted than outside, study shows

A new study co-authored by U of T Engineering Professor Greg Evans shows that subways increase our personal exposure to certain pollutants, even as they decrease overall emissions – and that Toronto has the highest levels in Canada. Read more. 

The following is a list of University of Toronto experts who can comment on the Democrats staging a sit-in for gun reform. Jennifer Carlson, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology (U of T Mississauga) Expertise: Gun culture in the U.S., Strength of the NRA Tel: (312) 391-1433 Email: jennifer.carlson@utoronto.ca Jooyoung Lee, Assistant Professor of Sociology Expertise: Gun violence, Gun control Tel: (416) 402-5191 Email: jooy.lee@utoronto.ca

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April 26, 2017

Paleontologists trace origin of millipedes, crabs and insects to new 508 million-year-old sea creature with “can opener”- like pincers

Toronto, ON – Paleontologists at the University of Toronto (U of T) and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) have uncovered a new fossil species that sheds light on the origin of mandibulates, the most abundant and diverse group of organisms on Earth, to which belong familiar animals such as flies, ants, crayfish and centipedes. The finding was announced in a study published today in Nature. The creature, named Tokummia katalepsis by the researchers, is a new and exceptionally well-preserved fossilized…

April 25, 2017

OPEN IMPACT launches to help Canadian investors find their social and environmental impact – and bring impact investing to the mainstream

Toronto, ON – OPEN IMPACT, an online resource to help investors find financial investment products that make money – and make the world a better place – launched today at www.openimpact.ca. Impact investing is a fast-growing approach to investing that seeks financial returns as well as measurable social and/or environmental impact. According to a JP Morgan/Global Impact Investment Network study, the global market for impact investments surpassed US$60 billion in 2015 and may grow to US$2 trillion by 2025. In…

April 17, 2017

Older Victims of Fraud Have Poorer Cognitive Skills and are Less Conscientious, Honest

Toronto, ON – When comparing victims of fraud to those who had never been victimized, lead authors Dr. Kang Lee and doctoral researcher Rebecca Judges at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, along with researchers at Ryerson University, found that older victims have poorer cognitive abilities in everyday activities and are less conscientious and less honest than non-victims of the same age group. Results of the study, ‘The Role of Cognition, Personality, and…

April 13, 2017

We (can’t) Chat: “709 Crackdown” Discussion Blocked on Weibo and WeChat

Toronto, ON – Researchers at the Citizen Lab, based at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, published a report today that reveals how discussions about a nationwide government crackdown on rights lawyers and activists in China are censored on WeChat and Weibo, two of the leading social networks in China. The crackdown is dubbed “709 Crackdown” as the first enforced disappearances of targeted individuals took place on July 9, 2015, and has since affected over 250 Chinese…

April 11, 2017

Engineering students tackle eight problems nagging Toronto communities

Toronto, ON –  First-year students in U of T Engineering are stepping up to take on some of the Greater Toronto Area’s most persistent problems, from diagnosing infant epilepsy to finding lost arrows at a local archery range. This Wednesday, April 12, students at the University of Toronto are hosting a day-long event to showcase their engineering solutions, from the technically complex to the stunningly obvious, to some of the GTA’s stickiest situations with a wide variety of prototypes, renderings,…

April 11, 2017

The New Urban Crisis

Toronto, ON – The numbers don’t lie. In 2013 the Pew Research Center conducted a study that found that 61 percent of Americans felt that the current economic state favored the rich over the poor. That’s no wonder considering the stark gap that has grown between the different groups in the United States. The U.S. middle-to-upper class is made up of approximately 40 million people, accounts for a third of the U.S. work force, and is responsible for considerably shaping…

April 11, 2017

Infants show racial bias toward members of own race and against those of other races

Toronto, ON – Two studies by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto and their collaborators from the US, UK, France and China, show that six- to nine-month-old infants demonstrate racial bias in favour of members of their own race and racial bias against those of other races. In the first study, “Older but not younger infants associate own-race faces with happy music and other-race faces with sad music”, published in Developmental…

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U of T in the News

Metro News | April 28, 2017

Find a first draft of The Handmaid's Tale at the University of Toronto

Jennifer Toews of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book library comments on the resurgent popularity of U of T’s collection of manuscripts of The Handmaid’s Tale. Read more. 

Washington Post | April 27, 2017

This 508-million-year-old sea predator had a remarkable mouth

Cédric Aria and Jean-Bernard Caron, both of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, describe the importance of the newest creatures uncovered at a fossil site in B.C. Read more.

Toronto Star | April 26, 2017

TTC subway system 10 times more polluted than outside, study shows

A new study co-authored by U of T Engineering Professor Greg Evans shows that subways increase our personal exposure to certain pollutants, even as they decrease overall emissions – and that Toronto has the highest levels in Canada. Read more. 

The following is a list of University of Toronto experts who can comment on a variety of issues related to the GTA transportation proposals. Steven Farber, Associate Professor of Human Geography (U of T Scarborough) Expertise: New public transportation proposals and relieving congestion Tel: (416) 402-1900 Email: steven.farber@utoronto.ca Matti Siemiatycki, Associate Professor in Geography & Planning Expertise: Announcements this week on transit and transportation, Will they make a difference, How will city pay for it? Tel: (416) 946-5145 Email: siemiatycki@geog.utoronto.ca Andre Sorenson, Associate Professor of Urban Geography (U of T Scarborough) Expertise: How will new east end stations impact Scarborough commuters? Tel: (416) 287-5607 Email: Sorenson@utsc.utoronto.ca Jonathan Hall, Professor of Economics Expertise: Advantages of Toll Lanes on Highways Tel: (416) 978-5110 Email: jonathan.hall@utoronto.ca Gabriel Eidelman, Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy and Governance Expertise: Municipal politics, Tory’s SmartTrack proposals, Traffic reconfiguration Tel: (416) 938-9559 Email: g.eidelman@utoronto.ca, csus.director@utoronto.ca  

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April 26, 2017

Paleontologists trace origin of millipedes, crabs and insects to new 508 million-year-old sea creature with “can opener”- like pincers

Toronto, ON – Paleontologists at the University of Toronto (U of T) and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) have uncovered a new fossil species that sheds light on the origin of mandibulates, the most abundant and diverse group of organisms on Earth, to which belong familiar animals such as flies, ants, crayfish and centipedes. The finding was announced in a study published today in Nature. The creature, named Tokummia katalepsis by the researchers, is a new and exceptionally well-preserved fossilized…

April 25, 2017

OPEN IMPACT launches to help Canadian investors find their social and environmental impact – and bring impact investing to the mainstream

Toronto, ON – OPEN IMPACT, an online resource to help investors find financial investment products that make money – and make the world a better place – launched today at www.openimpact.ca. Impact investing is a fast-growing approach to investing that seeks financial returns as well as measurable social and/or environmental impact. According to a JP Morgan/Global Impact Investment Network study, the global market for impact investments surpassed US$60 billion in 2015 and may grow to US$2 trillion by 2025. In…

April 17, 2017

Older Victims of Fraud Have Poorer Cognitive Skills and are Less Conscientious, Honest

Toronto, ON – When comparing victims of fraud to those who had never been victimized, lead authors Dr. Kang Lee and doctoral researcher Rebecca Judges at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, along with researchers at Ryerson University, found that older victims have poorer cognitive abilities in everyday activities and are less conscientious and less honest than non-victims of the same age group. Results of the study, ‘The Role of Cognition, Personality, and…

April 13, 2017

We (can’t) Chat: “709 Crackdown” Discussion Blocked on Weibo and WeChat

Toronto, ON – Researchers at the Citizen Lab, based at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, published a report today that reveals how discussions about a nationwide government crackdown on rights lawyers and activists in China are censored on WeChat and Weibo, two of the leading social networks in China. The crackdown is dubbed “709 Crackdown” as the first enforced disappearances of targeted individuals took place on July 9, 2015, and has since affected over 250 Chinese…

April 11, 2017

Engineering students tackle eight problems nagging Toronto communities

Toronto, ON –  First-year students in U of T Engineering are stepping up to take on some of the Greater Toronto Area’s most persistent problems, from diagnosing infant epilepsy to finding lost arrows at a local archery range. This Wednesday, April 12, students at the University of Toronto are hosting a day-long event to showcase their engineering solutions, from the technically complex to the stunningly obvious, to some of the GTA’s stickiest situations with a wide variety of prototypes, renderings,…

April 11, 2017

The New Urban Crisis

Toronto, ON – The numbers don’t lie. In 2013 the Pew Research Center conducted a study that found that 61 percent of Americans felt that the current economic state favored the rich over the poor. That’s no wonder considering the stark gap that has grown between the different groups in the United States. The U.S. middle-to-upper class is made up of approximately 40 million people, accounts for a third of the U.S. work force, and is responsible for considerably shaping…

April 11, 2017

Infants show racial bias toward members of own race and against those of other races

Toronto, ON – Two studies by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto and their collaborators from the US, UK, France and China, show that six- to nine-month-old infants demonstrate racial bias in favour of members of their own race and racial bias against those of other races. In the first study, “Older but not younger infants associate own-race faces with happy music and other-race faces with sad music”, published in Developmental…

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U of T in the News

Metro News | April 28, 2017

Find a first draft of The Handmaid's Tale at the University of Toronto

Jennifer Toews of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book library comments on the resurgent popularity of U of T’s collection of manuscripts of The Handmaid’s Tale. Read more. 

Washington Post | April 27, 2017

This 508-million-year-old sea predator had a remarkable mouth

Cédric Aria and Jean-Bernard Caron, both of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, describe the importance of the newest creatures uncovered at a fossil site in B.C. Read more.

Toronto Star | April 26, 2017

TTC subway system 10 times more polluted than outside, study shows

A new study co-authored by U of T Engineering Professor Greg Evans shows that subways increase our personal exposure to certain pollutants, even as they decrease overall emissions – and that Toronto has the highest levels in Canada. Read more. 

The following is a list of University of Toronto experts who can comment on the police apology. David Rayside, Professor Emeritus with the Faculty of Arts and Science Expertise: Veteran activist in 1981 raising awareness of the raids Mobile: (647) 973-8087 Email: david.rayside@utoronto.ca Donald Ainslie, Principal of University College Expertise: History of gay movement in Toronto Tel: (416) 978-7516 Email: uc.principal@utoronto.ca, donald.ainslie@utoronto.ca Brenda Cossman, Professor at the Faculty of Law Expertise: LGBT targeted for hate crimes Tel: (416) 978-8103, (416) 819-1921 Email: b.cossman@utoronto.ca

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April 26, 2017

Paleontologists trace origin of millipedes, crabs and insects to new 508 million-year-old sea creature with “can opener”- like pincers

Toronto, ON – Paleontologists at the University of Toronto (U of T) and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) have uncovered a new fossil species that sheds light on the origin of mandibulates, the most abundant and diverse group of organisms on Earth, to which belong familiar animals such as flies, ants, crayfish and centipedes. The finding was announced in a study published today in Nature. The creature, named Tokummia katalepsis by the researchers, is a new and exceptionally well-preserved fossilized…

April 25, 2017

OPEN IMPACT launches to help Canadian investors find their social and environmental impact – and bring impact investing to the mainstream

Toronto, ON – OPEN IMPACT, an online resource to help investors find financial investment products that make money – and make the world a better place – launched today at www.openimpact.ca. Impact investing is a fast-growing approach to investing that seeks financial returns as well as measurable social and/or environmental impact. According to a JP Morgan/Global Impact Investment Network study, the global market for impact investments surpassed US$60 billion in 2015 and may grow to US$2 trillion by 2025. In…

April 17, 2017

Older Victims of Fraud Have Poorer Cognitive Skills and are Less Conscientious, Honest

Toronto, ON – When comparing victims of fraud to those who had never been victimized, lead authors Dr. Kang Lee and doctoral researcher Rebecca Judges at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, along with researchers at Ryerson University, found that older victims have poorer cognitive abilities in everyday activities and are less conscientious and less honest than non-victims of the same age group. Results of the study, ‘The Role of Cognition, Personality, and…

April 13, 2017

We (can’t) Chat: “709 Crackdown” Discussion Blocked on Weibo and WeChat

Toronto, ON – Researchers at the Citizen Lab, based at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, published a report today that reveals how discussions about a nationwide government crackdown on rights lawyers and activists in China are censored on WeChat and Weibo, two of the leading social networks in China. The crackdown is dubbed “709 Crackdown” as the first enforced disappearances of targeted individuals took place on July 9, 2015, and has since affected over 250 Chinese…

April 11, 2017

Engineering students tackle eight problems nagging Toronto communities

Toronto, ON –  First-year students in U of T Engineering are stepping up to take on some of the Greater Toronto Area’s most persistent problems, from diagnosing infant epilepsy to finding lost arrows at a local archery range. This Wednesday, April 12, students at the University of Toronto are hosting a day-long event to showcase their engineering solutions, from the technically complex to the stunningly obvious, to some of the GTA’s stickiest situations with a wide variety of prototypes, renderings,…

April 11, 2017

The New Urban Crisis

Toronto, ON – The numbers don’t lie. In 2013 the Pew Research Center conducted a study that found that 61 percent of Americans felt that the current economic state favored the rich over the poor. That’s no wonder considering the stark gap that has grown between the different groups in the United States. The U.S. middle-to-upper class is made up of approximately 40 million people, accounts for a third of the U.S. work force, and is responsible for considerably shaping…

April 11, 2017

Infants show racial bias toward members of own race and against those of other races

Toronto, ON – Two studies by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto and their collaborators from the US, UK, France and China, show that six- to nine-month-old infants demonstrate racial bias in favour of members of their own race and racial bias against those of other races. In the first study, “Older but not younger infants associate own-race faces with happy music and other-race faces with sad music”, published in Developmental…

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Metro News | April 28, 2017

Find a first draft of The Handmaid's Tale at the University of Toronto

Jennifer Toews of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book library comments on the resurgent popularity of U of T’s collection of manuscripts of The Handmaid’s Tale. Read more. 

Washington Post | April 27, 2017

This 508-million-year-old sea predator had a remarkable mouth

Cédric Aria and Jean-Bernard Caron, both of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, describe the importance of the newest creatures uncovered at a fossil site in B.C. Read more.

Toronto Star | April 26, 2017

TTC subway system 10 times more polluted than outside, study shows

A new study co-authored by U of T Engineering Professor Greg Evans shows that subways increase our personal exposure to certain pollutants, even as they decrease overall emissions – and that Toronto has the highest levels in Canada. Read more. 

The following is a list of University of Toronto experts who can comment on national Aboriginal Day. Charles Pascal, Professor at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education Expertise: Why National Aboriginal Day should be a statutory holiday Tel: (416) 716-7245 Email: charles.pascal@utoronto.ca *Please see his OISE blog Kent Roach, Professor of Law Expertise:  History of Indigenous law, Truth and Reconciliation Tel: (416)-946-5645 Email: kent.roach@utoronto.ca (Available for Print Media Interviews due to scheduling) Douglas Sanderson, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law Expertise: Aboriginal Law Tel: (416) 946-5770 Email: d.sanderson@utoronto.ca Suzanne Stewart,  Associate Professor of Indigenous healing in Counseling Psychology at OISE Expertise: Indigenous community issues, mental health awareness Tel: (416) 828-4715  Email: Suzanne.Stewart@utoronto.ca

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April 26, 2017

Paleontologists trace origin of millipedes, crabs and insects to new 508 million-year-old sea creature with “can opener”- like pincers

Toronto, ON – Paleontologists at the University of Toronto (U of T) and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) have uncovered a new fossil species that sheds light on the origin of mandibulates, the most abundant and diverse group of organisms on Earth, to which belong familiar animals such as flies, ants, crayfish and centipedes. The finding was announced in a study published today in Nature. The creature, named Tokummia katalepsis by the researchers, is a new and exceptionally well-preserved fossilized…

April 25, 2017

OPEN IMPACT launches to help Canadian investors find their social and environmental impact – and bring impact investing to the mainstream

Toronto, ON – OPEN IMPACT, an online resource to help investors find financial investment products that make money – and make the world a better place – launched today at www.openimpact.ca. Impact investing is a fast-growing approach to investing that seeks financial returns as well as measurable social and/or environmental impact. According to a JP Morgan/Global Impact Investment Network study, the global market for impact investments surpassed US$60 billion in 2015 and may grow to US$2 trillion by 2025. In…

April 17, 2017

Older Victims of Fraud Have Poorer Cognitive Skills and are Less Conscientious, Honest

Toronto, ON – When comparing victims of fraud to those who had never been victimized, lead authors Dr. Kang Lee and doctoral researcher Rebecca Judges at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, along with researchers at Ryerson University, found that older victims have poorer cognitive abilities in everyday activities and are less conscientious and less honest than non-victims of the same age group. Results of the study, ‘The Role of Cognition, Personality, and…

April 13, 2017

We (can’t) Chat: “709 Crackdown” Discussion Blocked on Weibo and WeChat

Toronto, ON – Researchers at the Citizen Lab, based at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, published a report today that reveals how discussions about a nationwide government crackdown on rights lawyers and activists in China are censored on WeChat and Weibo, two of the leading social networks in China. The crackdown is dubbed “709 Crackdown” as the first enforced disappearances of targeted individuals took place on July 9, 2015, and has since affected over 250 Chinese…

April 11, 2017

Engineering students tackle eight problems nagging Toronto communities

Toronto, ON –  First-year students in U of T Engineering are stepping up to take on some of the Greater Toronto Area’s most persistent problems, from diagnosing infant epilepsy to finding lost arrows at a local archery range. This Wednesday, April 12, students at the University of Toronto are hosting a day-long event to showcase their engineering solutions, from the technically complex to the stunningly obvious, to some of the GTA’s stickiest situations with a wide variety of prototypes, renderings,…

April 11, 2017

The New Urban Crisis

Toronto, ON – The numbers don’t lie. In 2013 the Pew Research Center conducted a study that found that 61 percent of Americans felt that the current economic state favored the rich over the poor. That’s no wonder considering the stark gap that has grown between the different groups in the United States. The U.S. middle-to-upper class is made up of approximately 40 million people, accounts for a third of the U.S. work force, and is responsible for considerably shaping…

April 11, 2017

Infants show racial bias toward members of own race and against those of other races

Toronto, ON – Two studies by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto and their collaborators from the US, UK, France and China, show that six- to nine-month-old infants demonstrate racial bias in favour of members of their own race and racial bias against those of other races. In the first study, “Older but not younger infants associate own-race faces with happy music and other-race faces with sad music”, published in Developmental…

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Metro News | April 28, 2017

Find a first draft of The Handmaid's Tale at the University of Toronto

Jennifer Toews of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book library comments on the resurgent popularity of U of T’s collection of manuscripts of The Handmaid’s Tale. Read more. 

Washington Post | April 27, 2017

This 508-million-year-old sea predator had a remarkable mouth

Cédric Aria and Jean-Bernard Caron, both of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, describe the importance of the newest creatures uncovered at a fossil site in B.C. Read more.

Toronto Star | April 26, 2017

TTC subway system 10 times more polluted than outside, study shows

A new study co-authored by U of T Engineering Professor Greg Evans shows that subways increase our personal exposure to certain pollutants, even as they decrease overall emissions – and that Toronto has the highest levels in Canada. Read more. 

The following is a list of University of Toronto experts who can comment on the CPP deal with the provinces. Keith Ambachtsheer, Adjunct Professor Director Emeritus of the Rotman International Centre for Pension Management Expertise: Canadian Pension Plan, How changes will affect Canadians Tel: (905) 892-5054 Email: keith@kpa-advisory.com Nelson Wiseman, Professor of Political Science and Director of Canadian Studies Program Expertise: Deal seemed unlikely at first, Provinces to finalize deal by July 15 Tel: (416) 978-3336 (checks messages regularly) Email: nelson@chass.utoronto.ca Graham White, Professor of Political Science (U of T Mississauga) Expertise:  Canadian provincial politics Tel: (905) 569-4377, (416) 978-6021 Email: gwhite@chass.utoronto.ca  

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April 26, 2017

Paleontologists trace origin of millipedes, crabs and insects to new 508 million-year-old sea creature with “can opener”- like pincers

Toronto, ON – Paleontologists at the University of Toronto (U of T) and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) have uncovered a new fossil species that sheds light on the origin of mandibulates, the most abundant and diverse group of organisms on Earth, to which belong familiar animals such as flies, ants, crayfish and centipedes. The finding was announced in a study published today in Nature. The creature, named Tokummia katalepsis by the researchers, is a new and exceptionally well-preserved fossilized…

April 25, 2017

OPEN IMPACT launches to help Canadian investors find their social and environmental impact – and bring impact investing to the mainstream

Toronto, ON – OPEN IMPACT, an online resource to help investors find financial investment products that make money – and make the world a better place – launched today at www.openimpact.ca. Impact investing is a fast-growing approach to investing that seeks financial returns as well as measurable social and/or environmental impact. According to a JP Morgan/Global Impact Investment Network study, the global market for impact investments surpassed US$60 billion in 2015 and may grow to US$2 trillion by 2025. In…

April 17, 2017

Older Victims of Fraud Have Poorer Cognitive Skills and are Less Conscientious, Honest

Toronto, ON – When comparing victims of fraud to those who had never been victimized, lead authors Dr. Kang Lee and doctoral researcher Rebecca Judges at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, along with researchers at Ryerson University, found that older victims have poorer cognitive abilities in everyday activities and are less conscientious and less honest than non-victims of the same age group. Results of the study, ‘The Role of Cognition, Personality, and…

April 13, 2017

We (can’t) Chat: “709 Crackdown” Discussion Blocked on Weibo and WeChat

Toronto, ON – Researchers at the Citizen Lab, based at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, published a report today that reveals how discussions about a nationwide government crackdown on rights lawyers and activists in China are censored on WeChat and Weibo, two of the leading social networks in China. The crackdown is dubbed “709 Crackdown” as the first enforced disappearances of targeted individuals took place on July 9, 2015, and has since affected over 250 Chinese…

April 11, 2017

Engineering students tackle eight problems nagging Toronto communities

Toronto, ON –  First-year students in U of T Engineering are stepping up to take on some of the Greater Toronto Area’s most persistent problems, from diagnosing infant epilepsy to finding lost arrows at a local archery range. This Wednesday, April 12, students at the University of Toronto are hosting a day-long event to showcase their engineering solutions, from the technically complex to the stunningly obvious, to some of the GTA’s stickiest situations with a wide variety of prototypes, renderings,…

April 11, 2017

The New Urban Crisis

Toronto, ON – The numbers don’t lie. In 2013 the Pew Research Center conducted a study that found that 61 percent of Americans felt that the current economic state favored the rich over the poor. That’s no wonder considering the stark gap that has grown between the different groups in the United States. The U.S. middle-to-upper class is made up of approximately 40 million people, accounts for a third of the U.S. work force, and is responsible for considerably shaping…

April 11, 2017

Infants show racial bias toward members of own race and against those of other races

Toronto, ON – Two studies by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto and their collaborators from the US, UK, France and China, show that six- to nine-month-old infants demonstrate racial bias in favour of members of their own race and racial bias against those of other races. In the first study, “Older but not younger infants associate own-race faces with happy music and other-race faces with sad music”, published in Developmental…

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Metro News | April 28, 2017

Find a first draft of The Handmaid's Tale at the University of Toronto

Jennifer Toews of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book library comments on the resurgent popularity of U of T’s collection of manuscripts of The Handmaid’s Tale. Read more. 

Washington Post | April 27, 2017

This 508-million-year-old sea predator had a remarkable mouth

Cédric Aria and Jean-Bernard Caron, both of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, describe the importance of the newest creatures uncovered at a fossil site in B.C. Read more.

Toronto Star | April 26, 2017

TTC subway system 10 times more polluted than outside, study shows

A new study co-authored by U of T Engineering Professor Greg Evans shows that subways increase our personal exposure to certain pollutants, even as they decrease overall emissions – and that Toronto has the highest levels in Canada. Read more. 

The following is a list of University of Toronto experts who can comment on a variety of issues related to Euro 2016. Anthony Capotosto, Manager of Operations and Head Coach Men’s Varsity Soccer Team Expertise: Weekend matches to watch, Strategy Tel: (416) 400-4706 Email: a.capotosto@utoronto.ca Simon Darnell, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education Expertise: National pride around major sporting events Tel: (416) 978-0529 Email: simon.darnell@utoronto.ca

Latest Media Releases

April 26, 2017

Paleontologists trace origin of millipedes, crabs and insects to new 508 million-year-old sea creature with “can opener”- like pincers

Toronto, ON – Paleontologists at the University of Toronto (U of T) and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) have uncovered a new fossil species that sheds light on the origin of mandibulates, the most abundant and diverse group of organisms on Earth, to which belong familiar animals such as flies, ants, crayfish and centipedes. The finding was announced in a study published today in Nature. The creature, named Tokummia katalepsis by the researchers, is a new and exceptionally well-preserved fossilized…

April 25, 2017

OPEN IMPACT launches to help Canadian investors find their social and environmental impact – and bring impact investing to the mainstream

Toronto, ON – OPEN IMPACT, an online resource to help investors find financial investment products that make money – and make the world a better place – launched today at www.openimpact.ca. Impact investing is a fast-growing approach to investing that seeks financial returns as well as measurable social and/or environmental impact. According to a JP Morgan/Global Impact Investment Network study, the global market for impact investments surpassed US$60 billion in 2015 and may grow to US$2 trillion by 2025. In…

April 17, 2017

Older Victims of Fraud Have Poorer Cognitive Skills and are Less Conscientious, Honest

Toronto, ON – When comparing victims of fraud to those who had never been victimized, lead authors Dr. Kang Lee and doctoral researcher Rebecca Judges at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, along with researchers at Ryerson University, found that older victims have poorer cognitive abilities in everyday activities and are less conscientious and less honest than non-victims of the same age group. Results of the study, ‘The Role of Cognition, Personality, and…

April 13, 2017

We (can’t) Chat: “709 Crackdown” Discussion Blocked on Weibo and WeChat

Toronto, ON – Researchers at the Citizen Lab, based at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, published a report today that reveals how discussions about a nationwide government crackdown on rights lawyers and activists in China are censored on WeChat and Weibo, two of the leading social networks in China. The crackdown is dubbed “709 Crackdown” as the first enforced disappearances of targeted individuals took place on July 9, 2015, and has since affected over 250 Chinese…

April 11, 2017

Engineering students tackle eight problems nagging Toronto communities

Toronto, ON –  First-year students in U of T Engineering are stepping up to take on some of the Greater Toronto Area’s most persistent problems, from diagnosing infant epilepsy to finding lost arrows at a local archery range. This Wednesday, April 12, students at the University of Toronto are hosting a day-long event to showcase their engineering solutions, from the technically complex to the stunningly obvious, to some of the GTA’s stickiest situations with a wide variety of prototypes, renderings,…

April 11, 2017

The New Urban Crisis

Toronto, ON – The numbers don’t lie. In 2013 the Pew Research Center conducted a study that found that 61 percent of Americans felt that the current economic state favored the rich over the poor. That’s no wonder considering the stark gap that has grown between the different groups in the United States. The U.S. middle-to-upper class is made up of approximately 40 million people, accounts for a third of the U.S. work force, and is responsible for considerably shaping…

April 11, 2017

Infants show racial bias toward members of own race and against those of other races

Toronto, ON – Two studies by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto and their collaborators from the US, UK, France and China, show that six- to nine-month-old infants demonstrate racial bias in favour of members of their own race and racial bias against those of other races. In the first study, “Older but not younger infants associate own-race faces with happy music and other-race faces with sad music”, published in Developmental…

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U of T in the News

Metro News | April 28, 2017

Find a first draft of The Handmaid's Tale at the University of Toronto

Jennifer Toews of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book library comments on the resurgent popularity of U of T’s collection of manuscripts of The Handmaid’s Tale. Read more. 

Washington Post | April 27, 2017

This 508-million-year-old sea predator had a remarkable mouth

Cédric Aria and Jean-Bernard Caron, both of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, describe the importance of the newest creatures uncovered at a fossil site in B.C. Read more.

Toronto Star | April 26, 2017

TTC subway system 10 times more polluted than outside, study shows

A new study co-authored by U of T Engineering Professor Greg Evans shows that subways increase our personal exposure to certain pollutants, even as they decrease overall emissions – and that Toronto has the highest levels in Canada. Read more. 

The following is a list of University of Toronto experts who can comment on the changes to the Canadian anthem. Judith Taylor, Professor Women & Gender Studies Institute Expertise: Women’s movement, Identity politics, Why changing the anthem matters Tel: (416) 946-5720 Email: jtaylor@chass.utoronto.ca Robert Bothwell, Professor of International Relations at U of T’s Munk School of Global Affairs Expertise: History of the anthem Tel : (416) 946-8948 Email: bothwell@chass.utoronto.ca Laurie Bertram, Assistant Professor of History Expertise: Gender and sexuality, Importance of gender neutral language Tel: 647-801-7162 Email: l.bertram@utoronto.ca Joan Simalchik, Professor of Historical Studies (U of T Mississauga), Women & Gender Studies Expertise: Gender and global culture, Gender neutral language Tel: (905) 569-4491, 416-988-7953 Email: joan.simalchik@utoronto.ca

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April 26, 2017

Paleontologists trace origin of millipedes, crabs and insects to new 508 million-year-old sea creature with “can opener”- like pincers

Toronto, ON – Paleontologists at the University of Toronto (U of T) and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) have uncovered a new fossil species that sheds light on the origin of mandibulates, the most abundant and diverse group of organisms on Earth, to which belong familiar animals such as flies, ants, crayfish and centipedes. The finding was announced in a study published today in Nature. The creature, named Tokummia katalepsis by the researchers, is a new and exceptionally well-preserved fossilized…

April 25, 2017

OPEN IMPACT launches to help Canadian investors find their social and environmental impact – and bring impact investing to the mainstream

Toronto, ON – OPEN IMPACT, an online resource to help investors find financial investment products that make money – and make the world a better place – launched today at www.openimpact.ca. Impact investing is a fast-growing approach to investing that seeks financial returns as well as measurable social and/or environmental impact. According to a JP Morgan/Global Impact Investment Network study, the global market for impact investments surpassed US$60 billion in 2015 and may grow to US$2 trillion by 2025. In…

April 17, 2017

Older Victims of Fraud Have Poorer Cognitive Skills and are Less Conscientious, Honest

Toronto, ON – When comparing victims of fraud to those who had never been victimized, lead authors Dr. Kang Lee and doctoral researcher Rebecca Judges at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, along with researchers at Ryerson University, found that older victims have poorer cognitive abilities in everyday activities and are less conscientious and less honest than non-victims of the same age group. Results of the study, ‘The Role of Cognition, Personality, and…

April 13, 2017

We (can’t) Chat: “709 Crackdown” Discussion Blocked on Weibo and WeChat

Toronto, ON – Researchers at the Citizen Lab, based at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, published a report today that reveals how discussions about a nationwide government crackdown on rights lawyers and activists in China are censored on WeChat and Weibo, two of the leading social networks in China. The crackdown is dubbed “709 Crackdown” as the first enforced disappearances of targeted individuals took place on July 9, 2015, and has since affected over 250 Chinese…

April 11, 2017

Engineering students tackle eight problems nagging Toronto communities

Toronto, ON –  First-year students in U of T Engineering are stepping up to take on some of the Greater Toronto Area’s most persistent problems, from diagnosing infant epilepsy to finding lost arrows at a local archery range. This Wednesday, April 12, students at the University of Toronto are hosting a day-long event to showcase their engineering solutions, from the technically complex to the stunningly obvious, to some of the GTA’s stickiest situations with a wide variety of prototypes, renderings,…

April 11, 2017

The New Urban Crisis

Toronto, ON – The numbers don’t lie. In 2013 the Pew Research Center conducted a study that found that 61 percent of Americans felt that the current economic state favored the rich over the poor. That’s no wonder considering the stark gap that has grown between the different groups in the United States. The U.S. middle-to-upper class is made up of approximately 40 million people, accounts for a third of the U.S. work force, and is responsible for considerably shaping…

April 11, 2017

Infants show racial bias toward members of own race and against those of other races

Toronto, ON – Two studies by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto and their collaborators from the US, UK, France and China, show that six- to nine-month-old infants demonstrate racial bias in favour of members of their own race and racial bias against those of other races. In the first study, “Older but not younger infants associate own-race faces with happy music and other-race faces with sad music”, published in Developmental…

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Metro News | April 28, 2017

Find a first draft of The Handmaid's Tale at the University of Toronto

Jennifer Toews of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book library comments on the resurgent popularity of U of T’s collection of manuscripts of The Handmaid’s Tale. Read more. 

Washington Post | April 27, 2017

This 508-million-year-old sea predator had a remarkable mouth

Cédric Aria and Jean-Bernard Caron, both of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, describe the importance of the newest creatures uncovered at a fossil site in B.C. Read more.

Toronto Star | April 26, 2017

TTC subway system 10 times more polluted than outside, study shows

A new study co-authored by U of T Engineering Professor Greg Evans shows that subways increase our personal exposure to certain pollutants, even as they decrease overall emissions – and that Toronto has the highest levels in Canada. Read more. 

The following is a list of University of Toronto experts who can comment on a variety of issues related to Euro 2016. Anthony Capotosto, Manager of Operations and Head Coach Men’s Varsity Soccer Team Expertise: Strategy, players to watch, round-robin highlights Tel: (416) 400-4706 Email: a.capotosto@utoronto.ca Simon Darnell, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education Expertise: National pride around major sporting events Tel: (416) 978-0529 Email: simon.darnell@utoronto.ca Arne Kislenko, Adjunct Professor at U of T’s Munk School of Global Affairs Expertise: Threat of terrorism in France Tel: (416) 946-8973 Email: arne.kislenko@utoronto.ca

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April 26, 2017

Paleontologists trace origin of millipedes, crabs and insects to new 508 million-year-old sea creature with “can opener”- like pincers

Toronto, ON – Paleontologists at the University of Toronto (U of T) and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) have uncovered a new fossil species that sheds light on the origin of mandibulates, the most abundant and diverse group of organisms on Earth, to which belong familiar animals such as flies, ants, crayfish and centipedes. The finding was announced in a study published today in Nature. The creature, named Tokummia katalepsis by the researchers, is a new and exceptionally well-preserved fossilized…

April 25, 2017

OPEN IMPACT launches to help Canadian investors find their social and environmental impact – and bring impact investing to the mainstream

Toronto, ON – OPEN IMPACT, an online resource to help investors find financial investment products that make money – and make the world a better place – launched today at www.openimpact.ca. Impact investing is a fast-growing approach to investing that seeks financial returns as well as measurable social and/or environmental impact. According to a JP Morgan/Global Impact Investment Network study, the global market for impact investments surpassed US$60 billion in 2015 and may grow to US$2 trillion by 2025. In…

April 17, 2017

Older Victims of Fraud Have Poorer Cognitive Skills and are Less Conscientious, Honest

Toronto, ON – When comparing victims of fraud to those who had never been victimized, lead authors Dr. Kang Lee and doctoral researcher Rebecca Judges at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, along with researchers at Ryerson University, found that older victims have poorer cognitive abilities in everyday activities and are less conscientious and less honest than non-victims of the same age group. Results of the study, ‘The Role of Cognition, Personality, and…

April 13, 2017

We (can’t) Chat: “709 Crackdown” Discussion Blocked on Weibo and WeChat

Toronto, ON – Researchers at the Citizen Lab, based at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, published a report today that reveals how discussions about a nationwide government crackdown on rights lawyers and activists in China are censored on WeChat and Weibo, two of the leading social networks in China. The crackdown is dubbed “709 Crackdown” as the first enforced disappearances of targeted individuals took place on July 9, 2015, and has since affected over 250 Chinese…

April 11, 2017

Engineering students tackle eight problems nagging Toronto communities

Toronto, ON –  First-year students in U of T Engineering are stepping up to take on some of the Greater Toronto Area’s most persistent problems, from diagnosing infant epilepsy to finding lost arrows at a local archery range. This Wednesday, April 12, students at the University of Toronto are hosting a day-long event to showcase their engineering solutions, from the technically complex to the stunningly obvious, to some of the GTA’s stickiest situations with a wide variety of prototypes, renderings,…

April 11, 2017

The New Urban Crisis

Toronto, ON – The numbers don’t lie. In 2013 the Pew Research Center conducted a study that found that 61 percent of Americans felt that the current economic state favored the rich over the poor. That’s no wonder considering the stark gap that has grown between the different groups in the United States. The U.S. middle-to-upper class is made up of approximately 40 million people, accounts for a third of the U.S. work force, and is responsible for considerably shaping…

April 11, 2017

Infants show racial bias toward members of own race and against those of other races

Toronto, ON – Two studies by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto and their collaborators from the US, UK, France and China, show that six- to nine-month-old infants demonstrate racial bias in favour of members of their own race and racial bias against those of other races. In the first study, “Older but not younger infants associate own-race faces with happy music and other-race faces with sad music”, published in Developmental…

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U of T in the News

Metro News | April 28, 2017

Find a first draft of The Handmaid's Tale at the University of Toronto

Jennifer Toews of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book library comments on the resurgent popularity of U of T’s collection of manuscripts of The Handmaid’s Tale. Read more. 

Washington Post | April 27, 2017

This 508-million-year-old sea predator had a remarkable mouth

Cédric Aria and Jean-Bernard Caron, both of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, describe the importance of the newest creatures uncovered at a fossil site in B.C. Read more.

Toronto Star | April 26, 2017

TTC subway system 10 times more polluted than outside, study shows

A new study co-authored by U of T Engineering Professor Greg Evans shows that subways increase our personal exposure to certain pollutants, even as they decrease overall emissions – and that Toronto has the highest levels in Canada. Read more. 

The following is a list of University of Toronto experts who can comment on a variety of issues related to the senate sending amended assisted-dying bill to house. Nelson Wiseman, Professor of Political Science and Director of Canadian Studies Program Expertise: Senate no longer a “sober-second thought” Tel: (416) 978-3336 (checks messages regularly) Email: nelson@chass.utoronto.ca Trudo Lemmens, Professor, Chair in Health Law and Policy Expertise: What the new bill contains Tel.: (416) 978-4201 Email: trudo.lemmens@utoronto.ca Kerry Bowman, Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine Expertise: Physician assisted dying Tel: (416) 586-4800, ext.2163 Email: kerry.bowman@utoronto.ca Jennifer Gibson, Professor of Bioethics at U of T’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health Expertise: Co-chairs the provincial-territorial expert advisory group on physician assisted dying Email: Jennifer.gibson@utoronto.ca * Read U of T News story featuring Prof. Gibson

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April 26, 2017

Paleontologists trace origin of millipedes, crabs and insects to new 508 million-year-old sea creature with “can opener”- like pincers

Toronto, ON – Paleontologists at the University of Toronto (U of T) and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) have uncovered a new fossil species that sheds light on the origin of mandibulates, the most abundant and diverse group of organisms on Earth, to which belong familiar animals such as flies, ants, crayfish and centipedes. The finding was announced in a study published today in Nature. The creature, named Tokummia katalepsis by the researchers, is a new and exceptionally well-preserved fossilized…

April 25, 2017

OPEN IMPACT launches to help Canadian investors find their social and environmental impact – and bring impact investing to the mainstream

Toronto, ON – OPEN IMPACT, an online resource to help investors find financial investment products that make money – and make the world a better place – launched today at www.openimpact.ca. Impact investing is a fast-growing approach to investing that seeks financial returns as well as measurable social and/or environmental impact. According to a JP Morgan/Global Impact Investment Network study, the global market for impact investments surpassed US$60 billion in 2015 and may grow to US$2 trillion by 2025. In…

April 17, 2017

Older Victims of Fraud Have Poorer Cognitive Skills and are Less Conscientious, Honest

Toronto, ON – When comparing victims of fraud to those who had never been victimized, lead authors Dr. Kang Lee and doctoral researcher Rebecca Judges at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, along with researchers at Ryerson University, found that older victims have poorer cognitive abilities in everyday activities and are less conscientious and less honest than non-victims of the same age group. Results of the study, ‘The Role of Cognition, Personality, and…

April 13, 2017

We (can’t) Chat: “709 Crackdown” Discussion Blocked on Weibo and WeChat

Toronto, ON – Researchers at the Citizen Lab, based at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, published a report today that reveals how discussions about a nationwide government crackdown on rights lawyers and activists in China are censored on WeChat and Weibo, two of the leading social networks in China. The crackdown is dubbed “709 Crackdown” as the first enforced disappearances of targeted individuals took place on July 9, 2015, and has since affected over 250 Chinese…

April 11, 2017

Engineering students tackle eight problems nagging Toronto communities

Toronto, ON –  First-year students in U of T Engineering are stepping up to take on some of the Greater Toronto Area’s most persistent problems, from diagnosing infant epilepsy to finding lost arrows at a local archery range. This Wednesday, April 12, students at the University of Toronto are hosting a day-long event to showcase their engineering solutions, from the technically complex to the stunningly obvious, to some of the GTA’s stickiest situations with a wide variety of prototypes, renderings,…

April 11, 2017

The New Urban Crisis

Toronto, ON – The numbers don’t lie. In 2013 the Pew Research Center conducted a study that found that 61 percent of Americans felt that the current economic state favored the rich over the poor. That’s no wonder considering the stark gap that has grown between the different groups in the United States. The U.S. middle-to-upper class is made up of approximately 40 million people, accounts for a third of the U.S. work force, and is responsible for considerably shaping…

April 11, 2017

Infants show racial bias toward members of own race and against those of other races

Toronto, ON – Two studies by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto and their collaborators from the US, UK, France and China, show that six- to nine-month-old infants demonstrate racial bias in favour of members of their own race and racial bias against those of other races. In the first study, “Older but not younger infants associate own-race faces with happy music and other-race faces with sad music”, published in Developmental…

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U of T in the News

Metro News | April 28, 2017

Find a first draft of The Handmaid's Tale at the University of Toronto

Jennifer Toews of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book library comments on the resurgent popularity of U of T’s collection of manuscripts of The Handmaid’s Tale. Read more. 

Washington Post | April 27, 2017

This 508-million-year-old sea predator had a remarkable mouth

Cédric Aria and Jean-Bernard Caron, both of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, describe the importance of the newest creatures uncovered at a fossil site in B.C. Read more.

Toronto Star | April 26, 2017

TTC subway system 10 times more polluted than outside, study shows

A new study co-authored by U of T Engineering Professor Greg Evans shows that subways increase our personal exposure to certain pollutants, even as they decrease overall emissions – and that Toronto has the highest levels in Canada. Read more. 

The following is a list of University of Toronto experts who can comment on the Toronto police task force report and TAVIS. Rinaldo Walcott, Associate Professor of Sociology Expertise: Race, Black politics, Community criticism of TAVIS Tel: (416) 978-0400 Email: rinaldo.walcott@utoronto.ca (email is best) Akwasi Owusu-Bempah, Ph.D. Candidate in Centre of Criminology Expertise: Policing challenges, Criminal Justice, TAVIS’ failure Email: a.o.bempah@mail.utoronto.ca or can message him through Twitter: @AOBempah Scot Wortley, Associate Professor of Criminology Expertise: Recommendations, Criticism of community policing strategy Email: scot.wortley@utoronto.ca (available after 3 p.m.) Peter Rosenthal, Adjunct Professor of Law, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Expertise: Policing Email: rosent@math.utoronto.ca

Latest Media Releases

April 26, 2017

Paleontologists trace origin of millipedes, crabs and insects to new 508 million-year-old sea creature with “can opener”- like pincers

Toronto, ON – Paleontologists at the University of Toronto (U of T) and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) have uncovered a new fossil species that sheds light on the origin of mandibulates, the most abundant and diverse group of organisms on Earth, to which belong familiar animals such as flies, ants, crayfish and centipedes. The finding was announced in a study published today in Nature. The creature, named Tokummia katalepsis by the researchers, is a new and exceptionally well-preserved fossilized…

April 25, 2017

OPEN IMPACT launches to help Canadian investors find their social and environmental impact – and bring impact investing to the mainstream

Toronto, ON – OPEN IMPACT, an online resource to help investors find financial investment products that make money – and make the world a better place – launched today at www.openimpact.ca. Impact investing is a fast-growing approach to investing that seeks financial returns as well as measurable social and/or environmental impact. According to a JP Morgan/Global Impact Investment Network study, the global market for impact investments surpassed US$60 billion in 2015 and may grow to US$2 trillion by 2025. In…

April 17, 2017

Older Victims of Fraud Have Poorer Cognitive Skills and are Less Conscientious, Honest

Toronto, ON – When comparing victims of fraud to those who had never been victimized, lead authors Dr. Kang Lee and doctoral researcher Rebecca Judges at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, along with researchers at Ryerson University, found that older victims have poorer cognitive abilities in everyday activities and are less conscientious and less honest than non-victims of the same age group. Results of the study, ‘The Role of Cognition, Personality, and…

April 13, 2017

We (can’t) Chat: “709 Crackdown” Discussion Blocked on Weibo and WeChat

Toronto, ON – Researchers at the Citizen Lab, based at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, published a report today that reveals how discussions about a nationwide government crackdown on rights lawyers and activists in China are censored on WeChat and Weibo, two of the leading social networks in China. The crackdown is dubbed “709 Crackdown” as the first enforced disappearances of targeted individuals took place on July 9, 2015, and has since affected over 250 Chinese…

April 11, 2017

Engineering students tackle eight problems nagging Toronto communities

Toronto, ON –  First-year students in U of T Engineering are stepping up to take on some of the Greater Toronto Area’s most persistent problems, from diagnosing infant epilepsy to finding lost arrows at a local archery range. This Wednesday, April 12, students at the University of Toronto are hosting a day-long event to showcase their engineering solutions, from the technically complex to the stunningly obvious, to some of the GTA’s stickiest situations with a wide variety of prototypes, renderings,…

April 11, 2017

The New Urban Crisis

Toronto, ON – The numbers don’t lie. In 2013 the Pew Research Center conducted a study that found that 61 percent of Americans felt that the current economic state favored the rich over the poor. That’s no wonder considering the stark gap that has grown between the different groups in the United States. The U.S. middle-to-upper class is made up of approximately 40 million people, accounts for a third of the U.S. work force, and is responsible for considerably shaping…

April 11, 2017

Infants show racial bias toward members of own race and against those of other races

Toronto, ON – Two studies by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto and their collaborators from the US, UK, France and China, show that six- to nine-month-old infants demonstrate racial bias in favour of members of their own race and racial bias against those of other races. In the first study, “Older but not younger infants associate own-race faces with happy music and other-race faces with sad music”, published in Developmental…

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U of T in the News

Metro News | April 28, 2017

Find a first draft of The Handmaid's Tale at the University of Toronto

Jennifer Toews of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book library comments on the resurgent popularity of U of T’s collection of manuscripts of The Handmaid’s Tale. Read more. 

Washington Post | April 27, 2017

This 508-million-year-old sea predator had a remarkable mouth

Cédric Aria and Jean-Bernard Caron, both of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, describe the importance of the newest creatures uncovered at a fossil site in B.C. Read more.

Toronto Star | April 26, 2017

TTC subway system 10 times more polluted than outside, study shows

A new study co-authored by U of T Engineering Professor Greg Evans shows that subways increase our personal exposure to certain pollutants, even as they decrease overall emissions – and that Toronto has the highest levels in Canada. Read more. 

The following is a list of University of Toronto experts who can comment on a variety of issues related to Ontario’s cabinet shuffle. Nelson Wiseman, Professor of Political Science and Director of Canadian Studies Program Expertise: Why Wynne is shuffling cabinet, New names on cabinet, Poor performance in polls Tel: (416) 978-3336 (checks messages regularly) Email: nelson@chass.utoronto.ca Graham White, Professor of Political Science Expertise:  Canadian provincial politics, Why and when do politicians change their cabinet Tel: (905) 569-4377, (416) 978-6021 Email: gwhite@chass.utoronto.ca Scot Wortley, Associate Professor of Criminology Expertise: Cabinet minister in charge of corrections and policing changed, Impact on policing Tel: (416) 978-7124 x228 Email: scot.wortley@utoronto.ca

Latest Media Releases

April 26, 2017

Paleontologists trace origin of millipedes, crabs and insects to new 508 million-year-old sea creature with “can opener”- like pincers

Toronto, ON – Paleontologists at the University of Toronto (U of T) and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) have uncovered a new fossil species that sheds light on the origin of mandibulates, the most abundant and diverse group of organisms on Earth, to which belong familiar animals such as flies, ants, crayfish and centipedes. The finding was announced in a study published today in Nature. The creature, named Tokummia katalepsis by the researchers, is a new and exceptionally well-preserved fossilized…

April 25, 2017

OPEN IMPACT launches to help Canadian investors find their social and environmental impact – and bring impact investing to the mainstream

Toronto, ON – OPEN IMPACT, an online resource to help investors find financial investment products that make money – and make the world a better place – launched today at www.openimpact.ca. Impact investing is a fast-growing approach to investing that seeks financial returns as well as measurable social and/or environmental impact. According to a JP Morgan/Global Impact Investment Network study, the global market for impact investments surpassed US$60 billion in 2015 and may grow to US$2 trillion by 2025. In…

April 17, 2017

Older Victims of Fraud Have Poorer Cognitive Skills and are Less Conscientious, Honest

Toronto, ON – When comparing victims of fraud to those who had never been victimized, lead authors Dr. Kang Lee and doctoral researcher Rebecca Judges at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, along with researchers at Ryerson University, found that older victims have poorer cognitive abilities in everyday activities and are less conscientious and less honest than non-victims of the same age group. Results of the study, ‘The Role of Cognition, Personality, and…

April 13, 2017

We (can’t) Chat: “709 Crackdown” Discussion Blocked on Weibo and WeChat

Toronto, ON – Researchers at the Citizen Lab, based at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, published a report today that reveals how discussions about a nationwide government crackdown on rights lawyers and activists in China are censored on WeChat and Weibo, two of the leading social networks in China. The crackdown is dubbed “709 Crackdown” as the first enforced disappearances of targeted individuals took place on July 9, 2015, and has since affected over 250 Chinese…

April 11, 2017

Engineering students tackle eight problems nagging Toronto communities

Toronto, ON –  First-year students in U of T Engineering are stepping up to take on some of the Greater Toronto Area’s most persistent problems, from diagnosing infant epilepsy to finding lost arrows at a local archery range. This Wednesday, April 12, students at the University of Toronto are hosting a day-long event to showcase their engineering solutions, from the technically complex to the stunningly obvious, to some of the GTA’s stickiest situations with a wide variety of prototypes, renderings,…

April 11, 2017

The New Urban Crisis

Toronto, ON – The numbers don’t lie. In 2013 the Pew Research Center conducted a study that found that 61 percent of Americans felt that the current economic state favored the rich over the poor. That’s no wonder considering the stark gap that has grown between the different groups in the United States. The U.S. middle-to-upper class is made up of approximately 40 million people, accounts for a third of the U.S. work force, and is responsible for considerably shaping…

April 11, 2017

Infants show racial bias toward members of own race and against those of other races

Toronto, ON – Two studies by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto and their collaborators from the US, UK, France and China, show that six- to nine-month-old infants demonstrate racial bias in favour of members of their own race and racial bias against those of other races. In the first study, “Older but not younger infants associate own-race faces with happy music and other-race faces with sad music”, published in Developmental…

See all news releases

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+1 (416) 978-0100

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U of T in the News

Metro News | April 28, 2017

Find a first draft of The Handmaid's Tale at the University of Toronto

Jennifer Toews of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book library comments on the resurgent popularity of U of T’s collection of manuscripts of The Handmaid’s Tale. Read more. 

Washington Post | April 27, 2017

This 508-million-year-old sea predator had a remarkable mouth

Cédric Aria and Jean-Bernard Caron, both of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, describe the importance of the newest creatures uncovered at a fossil site in B.C. Read more.

Toronto Star | April 26, 2017

TTC subway system 10 times more polluted than outside, study shows

A new study co-authored by U of T Engineering Professor Greg Evans shows that subways increase our personal exposure to certain pollutants, even as they decrease overall emissions – and that Toronto has the highest levels in Canada. Read more.