Toronto, ON – A new program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management aims to equip graduates with the skills to succeed in the field of management analytics. The Master of Management Analytics (MMA) is a rigorous nine-month program aimed at recent university graduates and provides students with advanced data management, analytical and communication skills. Developed in consultation with analytical professionals in industry, the program combines training in the use of predictive and prescriptive analytics tools as they apply to multi-faceted managerial problems. A capstone course, which will pair students with an organization to tackle a real-world business problem, runs throughout the program. Students are also exposed to the latest developments in big data, machine learning, cybersecurity, and deep learning through an ongoing colloquium with modules meant to incorporate the forefront of thinking in data analytics. Students will also have access to the Rotman School’s Self-Development Lab to develop critical communication, professional and interpersonal skills needed to convey clear and concise business solutions. Coursework in data visualization complement these skills by helping students not only interpret and organize big data but also to present it in a form which is easy to interpret and explain at all levels of an organization. “It’s hard to find a business area that doesn’t have a need for data-based analytics,” says Dmitry Krass, a professor of operations management and statistics who is the Academic Director of the MMA Program.  “The exponential growth in data available through personal devices and web-based interface combined with the increased ability to store and manage big data provide growing opportunities for companies to better market and manage their product.” Complete program information on the Master of Management Analytics, including how to apply, is online. The first class begins in August 2018. Candidates for the program may be interested in participating in the Master of Management Analytics Datathon, which will be held at the Rotman School on November 3 and 4 with prizes announced at the formal launch event of the program on November 4. Participants in the Datathon will solve a business challenge using live data with members of the winning team earning scholarships for the MMA program if their application to the program is accepted.  Further information, including registration is available online. The MMA program is the second specialized Masters program aimed at recent university graduates developed by the Rotman School. “We are observing significant demand by employers and talented young men and women for these pre-experience programs which focus on combining technical training with strong professional skills. We are thrilled about the launch of the MMA and see it attracting a diverse cohort of exceptional candidates,” says Prof. Susan Christoffersen, Vice-Dean of Specialized Programs at the Rotman School. The Rotman School of Management is located in the heart of Canada’s commercial and cultural capital and is part of the University of Toronto, one of the world’s top 20 research universities. The Rotman School fosters a new way to think that enables our graduates to tackle today’s global business and societal challenges.  For more information, visit www.rotman.utoronto.ca. -30- For more information: Ken McGuffin Manager, Media Relations Rotman School of Management University of Toronto Tel: 416-946-3818 E-mail: mcguffin@rotman.utoronto.ca

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October 19, 2017

New Program in Management Analytics Launched at UofT’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – A new program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management aims to equip graduates with the skills to succeed in the field of management analytics. The Master of Management Analytics (MMA) is a rigorous nine-month program aimed at recent university graduates and provides students with advanced data management, analytical and communication skills. Developed in consultation with analytical professionals in industry, the program combines training in the use of predictive and prescriptive analytics tools as they…

October 18, 2017

Rotman Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to BMO’s William Downe

Toronto, ON – William Downe, a graduate of the MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, will be honoured today at the Rotman Alumni Awards Dinner with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Downe is Chief Executive Officer of BMO Financial Group. He receives the award in recognition of his outstanding commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion in corporate Canada, his steadfast support of education and healthcare, and his leadership of Canada’s first bank and bold expansion of its…

October 18, 2017

Survey Provides Rare Insight into the Governance of Private Family Businesses

Toronto, ON – Family businesses, arguably the most important contributors to Canada’s economy, recognize the need for strong governance, but approach board oversight in a variety of ways depending on their size and stage of maturity. A survey conducted by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and the Clarkson Centre for Board Effectiveness (CCBE) at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management shows that, while family businesses in the early stages of growth tend to rely less on formal…

October 17, 2017

Is the municipal electoral system in need of reform?

Toronto, ON – With municipal elections in Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba, PEI, and the Territories just one year away, it is a good time to look at the way we vote. Is it in need of reform? In a new paper released by the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, Professor Aaron A. Moore demystifies the municipal electoral system. He looks at the pros and cons of various reforms so that…

October 10, 2017

U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab Announces Expansion to New York City

Toronto, ON – Today one of the world’s premier seed-stage programs for massively scalable science-based ventures at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management announced its latest expansion. The Creative Destruction Lab will partner with the Stern School of Business at New York University to establish the first Lab outside of Canada – CDL New York City. CDL New York City will bring together, in a nine-month program, three groups: highly successful serial entrepreneurs and angel investors; founders of pre-seed…

October 6, 2017

U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab Appoints Inaugural Executive Director

Toronto, ON – The first National Executive Director has been chosen to lead one of the world’s premier seed-stage programs for massively scalable science-based ventures at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Sonia Sennik is the inaugural Executive Director of the UofT’s Creative Destruction Lab and its national network of programs.  She will be responsible for the Lab’s strategic operational and programmatic leadership, coordination, and oversight. Sennik, who held senior project and engineering management roles at global engineering consultancy…

October 4, 2017

“Nudge-a-thon” at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management Tackles Public Transit Fare Evasion

Toronto, ON – Fare evaders are a problem faced by public transit systems in cities across the world. Evaders are willing to break the law and risk a significant penalty for the free ride. In Toronto, fare evasion is estimated to cost around $20 million a year in lost revenue. An event at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management on September 30 brought together students and members of the community interested in behavioural economics to develop concepts to…

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BBC | October 20, 2017

Reality Check: Does China's Communist Party have a woman problem?

Political Science’s Lynette Ong describes the role of women in China's Communist Party.  Read more. 

Toronto Star | October 19, 2017

To judge the Trudeau government at mid-term, look at the big picture

Donna Dasko of the School of Public Policy and Governance offers a positive mid-term review of Justin Trudeau. Read more. 

The Globe and Mail | October 18, 2017

Canadian University Report: Canadian universities a growing destination for international students

Vice-President International Ted Sargent and Executive Director of Enrolment Services and University Registrar Richard Levin remark on the surge in interest among students from around the world. Read more. 

Toronto, ON – William Downe, a graduate of the MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, will be honoured today at the Rotman Alumni Awards Dinner with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Downe is Chief Executive Officer of BMO Financial Group. He receives the award in recognition of his outstanding commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion in corporate Canada, his steadfast support of education and healthcare, and his leadership of Canada’s first bank and bold expansion of its U.S. presence. "Bill Downe is an inspiring leader whose support of research and education is an incredible asset not only to the Rotman School and the University of Toronto, but also to Canadian society,” says Tiff Macklem, Dean of the Rotman School. Downe joined Bank of Montreal in 1983 and held a variety of senior management positions in Canada and the U.S. In 1999, he was appointed Vice-Chair, Bank of Montreal and in 2001, he was named Deputy Chair, BMO Financial Group & Chief Executive Officer, BMO Nesbitt Burns. In 2006, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of BMO Financial Group. He was appointed CEO on March 1, 2007. Downe is a director of ManpowerGroup Inc., Catalyst Inc., the Business Council of Canada and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Rush University Medical Center. He is an advisory board member of the Rotman School of Management Martin Prosperity Institute (MPI) at the University of Toronto, and a member of the Economic Club of Chicago. He served on the board of the International Monetary Conference (IMC) as well as on the National Executive Committee of the 2015 Governor General Canadian Leadership Conference, and is Past President of the Federal Reserve Board’s Federal Advisory Council. Downe is a member of the St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation Board, a member of the Executive Committee, and a member of the Campaign Cabinet. He is also a member of the campaign executive for The Campaign for the University of Toronto. Downe served as Chairman of the 2009 Campaign Cabinet for United Way of Greater Toronto, and is also past Chair of the Board of Directors of St. Michael’s Hospital. Downe holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto. He has also received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. Downe was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada and was recognized by the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Canada Institute, receiving the Award for Corporate Citizenship. Speakers at the Awards Dinner will include John Cassaday, Corporate Director and Founding CEO of Corus Entertainment, Deborah Gillis, President & CEO, Catalyst, Rose Patten, adjunct professor and Special Advisor, BMO Financial Group, Robert Prichard, Chairman, Torys LLP, John Tory, Mayor of Toronto, and Mark Wiseman, Global Head of Active Equities & Chairman, BlackRock Alternative Investors. Tiff Macklem, Dean, Rotman School of Management, will host the evening. Richard Nesbitt adjunct professor and President & CEO of the Global Risk Institute and Joanna Rotenberg, Group Head, BMO Wealth Management, are emcees for the evening. The Rotman Lifetime Achievement Award was established last year by the Rotman School and is presented at the Rotman Alumni Awards Dinner, an annual celebration established to pay tribute to exceptional alumni who have contributed significantly to their organizations and communities. The black-tie gala kicks off the Reunite@Rotman homecoming weekend, bringing together the School’s global alumni community. Reunite@Rotman is the School’s premiere alumni event and runs October 20 to 21. For more information on the Rotman Alumni Awards Dinner or to register for the homecoming weekend, visit www.rotman.utoronto.ca/reunite. The Rotman School of Management is located in the heart of Canada’s commercial and cultural capital and is part of the University of Toronto, one of the world’s top 20 research universities. The Rotman School fosters a new way to think that enables our graduates to tackle today’s global business and societal challenges.  For more information, visit www.rotman.utoronto.ca. -30- For more information: Ken McGuffin Manager, Media Relations Rotman School of Management University of Toronto Tel: 416-946-3818 E-mail: mcguffin@rotman.utoronto.ca

Latest Media Releases

Below is a selection of recent press releases. For all the latest news please visit www.utoronto.ca/news

October 19, 2017

New Program in Management Analytics Launched at UofT’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – A new program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management aims to equip graduates with the skills to succeed in the field of management analytics. The Master of Management Analytics (MMA) is a rigorous nine-month program aimed at recent university graduates and provides students with advanced data management, analytical and communication skills. Developed in consultation with analytical professionals in industry, the program combines training in the use of predictive and prescriptive analytics tools as they…

October 18, 2017

Rotman Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to BMO’s William Downe

Toronto, ON – William Downe, a graduate of the MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, will be honoured today at the Rotman Alumni Awards Dinner with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Downe is Chief Executive Officer of BMO Financial Group. He receives the award in recognition of his outstanding commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion in corporate Canada, his steadfast support of education and healthcare, and his leadership of Canada’s first bank and bold expansion of its…

October 18, 2017

Survey Provides Rare Insight into the Governance of Private Family Businesses

Toronto, ON – Family businesses, arguably the most important contributors to Canada’s economy, recognize the need for strong governance, but approach board oversight in a variety of ways depending on their size and stage of maturity. A survey conducted by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and the Clarkson Centre for Board Effectiveness (CCBE) at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management shows that, while family businesses in the early stages of growth tend to rely less on formal…

October 17, 2017

Is the municipal electoral system in need of reform?

Toronto, ON – With municipal elections in Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba, PEI, and the Territories just one year away, it is a good time to look at the way we vote. Is it in need of reform? In a new paper released by the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, Professor Aaron A. Moore demystifies the municipal electoral system. He looks at the pros and cons of various reforms so that…

October 10, 2017

U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab Announces Expansion to New York City

Toronto, ON – Today one of the world’s premier seed-stage programs for massively scalable science-based ventures at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management announced its latest expansion. The Creative Destruction Lab will partner with the Stern School of Business at New York University to establish the first Lab outside of Canada – CDL New York City. CDL New York City will bring together, in a nine-month program, three groups: highly successful serial entrepreneurs and angel investors; founders of pre-seed…

October 6, 2017

U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab Appoints Inaugural Executive Director

Toronto, ON – The first National Executive Director has been chosen to lead one of the world’s premier seed-stage programs for massively scalable science-based ventures at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Sonia Sennik is the inaugural Executive Director of the UofT’s Creative Destruction Lab and its national network of programs.  She will be responsible for the Lab’s strategic operational and programmatic leadership, coordination, and oversight. Sennik, who held senior project and engineering management roles at global engineering consultancy…

October 4, 2017

“Nudge-a-thon” at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management Tackles Public Transit Fare Evasion

Toronto, ON – Fare evaders are a problem faced by public transit systems in cities across the world. Evaders are willing to break the law and risk a significant penalty for the free ride. In Toronto, fare evasion is estimated to cost around $20 million a year in lost revenue. An event at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management on September 30 brought together students and members of the community interested in behavioural economics to develop concepts to…

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BBC | October 20, 2017

Reality Check: Does China's Communist Party have a woman problem?

Political Science’s Lynette Ong describes the role of women in China's Communist Party.  Read more. 

Toronto Star | October 19, 2017

To judge the Trudeau government at mid-term, look at the big picture

Donna Dasko of the School of Public Policy and Governance offers a positive mid-term review of Justin Trudeau. Read more. 

The Globe and Mail | October 18, 2017

Canadian University Report: Canadian universities a growing destination for international students

Vice-President International Ted Sargent and Executive Director of Enrolment Services and University Registrar Richard Levin remark on the surge in interest among students from around the world. Read more. 

Toronto, ON – Family businesses, arguably the most important contributors to Canada’s economy, recognize the need for strong governance, but approach board oversight in a variety of ways depending on their size and stage of maturity. A survey conducted by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and the Clarkson Centre for Board Effectiveness (CCBE) at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management shows that, while family businesses in the early stages of growth tend to rely less on formal governance structures, second- and third-generation companies tend to move toward formal governance such as fiduciary boards. “This study is a strong start to better understanding family businesses and their unique governance strengths and challenges,” says Rob Brouwer, Chair of the ICD Ontario Chapter. “We hope to support family enterprise by identifying the governance approaches that yield the best results for each stage of the company’s evolution.” The survey shows:
  • Family businesses usually adopt an advisory board in the first 30 years (first generation), with 32% opting for a formal fiduciary board.
  • More than half of second-generation companies have formal fiduciary boards.
  • By the third generation, no company relies solely on an advisory board, and 64% have a fiduciary board.
  • 34% of advisory board members are women, compared to just 24% for fiduciary boards.
  • Fiduciary boards hold shorter meetings and are more likely to reach constructive consensus than advisory boards.
Read the study online. “Canada’s family businesses create much of the wealth and employment in our country,” said ICD President and CEO, Rahul K. Bhardwaj. “This study shows that their transitions from small to medium to large enterprises is supported by correspondingly more formal board governance structures.” The survey also shows that governance concerns shift over time with growth and performance being the top focus for most family businesses today, but that succession is becoming a top concern for many. Succession for first-generation companies generally means developing the next generation of family members, while for third-generation companies succession usually refers to finding the next CEO. “Family business governance is an important, yet overlooked, area that warrants more study,” says CCBE’s Manager Matt Fullbrook. “Our survey opens the door into this sector’s ‘boardroom,’ and helps us understand the motivations behind decision-making approaches in each generation.” The Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) is a not-for-profit, member-based association representing Canadian directors and boards across the for-profit, not-for-profit, and Crown sectors. The ICD has more than 12,000 members and 11 Chapters across Canada and fosters the sharing of knowledge and wisdom through education, professional development programs and services, and thought leadership to achieve the highest standard of directorship. ICD members across all sectors of the economy oversee well in excess of $1 trillion in market capitalization and institutions that impact the lives of virtually every Canadian. The Clarkson Centre for Board Effectiveness (CCBE) at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, is Canada’s leading independent corporate governance research body. CCBE’s mission is to create practical tools and insights to improve the effectiveness of boards of directors in all sectors. CCBE’s research focuses on effective disclosure, adoption of formal governance processes, pay for performance analysis and more. The Rotman School of Management is located in the heart of Canada’s commercial and cultural capital and is part of the University of Toronto, one of the world’s top 20 research universities. The Rotman School fosters a new way to think that enables our graduates to tackle today’s global business and societal challenges.  For more information, visit www.rotman.utoronto.ca. -30- For more information: Ken McGuffin Manager, Media Relations Rotman School of Management University of Toronto Tel: 416-946-3818 E-mail: mcguffin@rotman.utoronto.ca

Latest Media Releases

Below is a selection of recent press releases. For all the latest news please visit www.utoronto.ca/news

October 19, 2017

New Program in Management Analytics Launched at UofT’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – A new program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management aims to equip graduates with the skills to succeed in the field of management analytics. The Master of Management Analytics (MMA) is a rigorous nine-month program aimed at recent university graduates and provides students with advanced data management, analytical and communication skills. Developed in consultation with analytical professionals in industry, the program combines training in the use of predictive and prescriptive analytics tools as they…

October 18, 2017

Rotman Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to BMO’s William Downe

Toronto, ON – William Downe, a graduate of the MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, will be honoured today at the Rotman Alumni Awards Dinner with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Downe is Chief Executive Officer of BMO Financial Group. He receives the award in recognition of his outstanding commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion in corporate Canada, his steadfast support of education and healthcare, and his leadership of Canada’s first bank and bold expansion of its…

October 18, 2017

Survey Provides Rare Insight into the Governance of Private Family Businesses

Toronto, ON – Family businesses, arguably the most important contributors to Canada’s economy, recognize the need for strong governance, but approach board oversight in a variety of ways depending on their size and stage of maturity. A survey conducted by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and the Clarkson Centre for Board Effectiveness (CCBE) at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management shows that, while family businesses in the early stages of growth tend to rely less on formal…

October 17, 2017

Is the municipal electoral system in need of reform?

Toronto, ON – With municipal elections in Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba, PEI, and the Territories just one year away, it is a good time to look at the way we vote. Is it in need of reform? In a new paper released by the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, Professor Aaron A. Moore demystifies the municipal electoral system. He looks at the pros and cons of various reforms so that…

October 10, 2017

U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab Announces Expansion to New York City

Toronto, ON – Today one of the world’s premier seed-stage programs for massively scalable science-based ventures at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management announced its latest expansion. The Creative Destruction Lab will partner with the Stern School of Business at New York University to establish the first Lab outside of Canada – CDL New York City. CDL New York City will bring together, in a nine-month program, three groups: highly successful serial entrepreneurs and angel investors; founders of pre-seed…

October 6, 2017

U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab Appoints Inaugural Executive Director

Toronto, ON – The first National Executive Director has been chosen to lead one of the world’s premier seed-stage programs for massively scalable science-based ventures at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Sonia Sennik is the inaugural Executive Director of the UofT’s Creative Destruction Lab and its national network of programs.  She will be responsible for the Lab’s strategic operational and programmatic leadership, coordination, and oversight. Sennik, who held senior project and engineering management roles at global engineering consultancy…

October 4, 2017

“Nudge-a-thon” at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management Tackles Public Transit Fare Evasion

Toronto, ON – Fare evaders are a problem faced by public transit systems in cities across the world. Evaders are willing to break the law and risk a significant penalty for the free ride. In Toronto, fare evasion is estimated to cost around $20 million a year in lost revenue. An event at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management on September 30 brought together students and members of the community interested in behavioural economics to develop concepts to…

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BBC | October 20, 2017

Reality Check: Does China's Communist Party have a woman problem?

Political Science’s Lynette Ong describes the role of women in China's Communist Party.  Read more. 

Toronto Star | October 19, 2017

To judge the Trudeau government at mid-term, look at the big picture

Donna Dasko of the School of Public Policy and Governance offers a positive mid-term review of Justin Trudeau. Read more. 

The Globe and Mail | October 18, 2017

Canadian University Report: Canadian universities a growing destination for international students

Vice-President International Ted Sargent and Executive Director of Enrolment Services and University Registrar Richard Levin remark on the surge in interest among students from around the world. Read more. 

Toronto, ON – With municipal elections in Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba, PEI, and the Territories just one year away, it is a good time to look at the way we vote. Is it in need of reform? In a new paper released by the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, Professor Aaron A. Moore demystifies the municipal electoral system. He looks at the pros and cons of various reforms so that proponents for change, supporters of the status quo, and those simply wishing to expand their knowledge of democratic institutions may be better informed about the potential for reform and its consequences. “Despite often simplistic discussions surrounding changes to electoral systems, no single change will address all the problems in the existing system,” says Professor Moore. “Although change can improve voter turnout and alter electoral outcomes for the better, change can also introduce new and unintended problems.” Among others, Professor Moore comments on the following questions about possible reforms:
  • How big should city council be? Larger councils can lead to better representation of certain marginalized communities and encourage greater voter turnout and engagement at election time. However, larger councils tend to spend more per capita, and may make it more difficult for voters to make informed decisions and hold their city councillors accountable for their actions.
  • Should councillors be elected at-large or by ward? Ward elections may lead to better representation of ethnic minority communities when they are geographically concentrated. On the other hand, councillors elected by ward tend to focus more on individual community needs, whereas councillors elected at-large are more likely to focus on citywide issues.
  • Should votes be tallied using first-past-the-post or ranked ballots? Ranked ballots can reduce strategic voting and should make it harder for incumbents to win when a majority opposes them. On the other hand, a ranked ballot can be confusing and lead to voter fatigue.
  • Should there be political parties at the local level? When local parties are in place, the needs of constituents may take second place to the needs of the party. However, municipal political parties may lead to better representation of women in local government, simplify voting, and make it easier for voters to hold elected officials to account.
Read the paper -30- About the Author Aaron A. Moore is a Fellow at the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs. He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science in the University of Winnipeg, an Adjunct Professor in the Department of City Planning at the University of Manitoba. Aaron has published a book on the politics of urban development in Toronto, and articles and book chapters on urban planning, municipal governance, municipal elections, urban public policy, and public-private partnerships. About the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG) The Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance is a research hub and think tank that focuses on the fiscal and governance challenges facing large cities and city-regions. It is located within the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs. For more information, please contact: Selena Zhang | Manager, Programs and Research Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto selena.zhang@utoronto.ca | 416-978-5117 www.munkschool.utoronto.ca/imfg Other Recent Publications How Much Local Fiscal Autonomy Do Cities Have? A Comparison of Eight Cities around the World IMFG Perspectives No. 19, by Enid Slack (Re)Creating Boundary Lines: Assessing Toronto’s Ward Boundary Review Process IMFG Paper No. 32, by Alexandra Flynn The Evolving Role of City Managers and Chief Administrative Officers IMFG Paper No. 31, by Michael Fenn and David Siegel Climate Change, Floods, and Municipal Risk Sharing in Canada IMFG Paper No. 30, by Daniel Henstra and Jason Thistlethwaite Accountability Officers and Integrity in Canadian Municipal Government IMFG Perspectives No. 17, by Andrew Sancton  

Latest Media Releases

Below is a selection of recent press releases. For all the latest news please visit www.utoronto.ca/news

October 19, 2017

New Program in Management Analytics Launched at UofT’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – A new program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management aims to equip graduates with the skills to succeed in the field of management analytics. The Master of Management Analytics (MMA) is a rigorous nine-month program aimed at recent university graduates and provides students with advanced data management, analytical and communication skills. Developed in consultation with analytical professionals in industry, the program combines training in the use of predictive and prescriptive analytics tools as they…

October 18, 2017

Rotman Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to BMO’s William Downe

Toronto, ON – William Downe, a graduate of the MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, will be honoured today at the Rotman Alumni Awards Dinner with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Downe is Chief Executive Officer of BMO Financial Group. He receives the award in recognition of his outstanding commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion in corporate Canada, his steadfast support of education and healthcare, and his leadership of Canada’s first bank and bold expansion of its…

October 18, 2017

Survey Provides Rare Insight into the Governance of Private Family Businesses

Toronto, ON – Family businesses, arguably the most important contributors to Canada’s economy, recognize the need for strong governance, but approach board oversight in a variety of ways depending on their size and stage of maturity. A survey conducted by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and the Clarkson Centre for Board Effectiveness (CCBE) at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management shows that, while family businesses in the early stages of growth tend to rely less on formal…

October 17, 2017

Is the municipal electoral system in need of reform?

Toronto, ON – With municipal elections in Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba, PEI, and the Territories just one year away, it is a good time to look at the way we vote. Is it in need of reform? In a new paper released by the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, Professor Aaron A. Moore demystifies the municipal electoral system. He looks at the pros and cons of various reforms so that…

October 10, 2017

U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab Announces Expansion to New York City

Toronto, ON – Today one of the world’s premier seed-stage programs for massively scalable science-based ventures at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management announced its latest expansion. The Creative Destruction Lab will partner with the Stern School of Business at New York University to establish the first Lab outside of Canada – CDL New York City. CDL New York City will bring together, in a nine-month program, three groups: highly successful serial entrepreneurs and angel investors; founders of pre-seed…

October 6, 2017

U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab Appoints Inaugural Executive Director

Toronto, ON – The first National Executive Director has been chosen to lead one of the world’s premier seed-stage programs for massively scalable science-based ventures at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Sonia Sennik is the inaugural Executive Director of the UofT’s Creative Destruction Lab and its national network of programs.  She will be responsible for the Lab’s strategic operational and programmatic leadership, coordination, and oversight. Sennik, who held senior project and engineering management roles at global engineering consultancy…

October 4, 2017

“Nudge-a-thon” at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management Tackles Public Transit Fare Evasion

Toronto, ON – Fare evaders are a problem faced by public transit systems in cities across the world. Evaders are willing to break the law and risk a significant penalty for the free ride. In Toronto, fare evasion is estimated to cost around $20 million a year in lost revenue. An event at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management on September 30 brought together students and members of the community interested in behavioural economics to develop concepts to…

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BBC | October 20, 2017

Reality Check: Does China's Communist Party have a woman problem?

Political Science’s Lynette Ong describes the role of women in China's Communist Party.  Read more. 

Toronto Star | October 19, 2017

To judge the Trudeau government at mid-term, look at the big picture

Donna Dasko of the School of Public Policy and Governance offers a positive mid-term review of Justin Trudeau. Read more. 

The Globe and Mail | October 18, 2017

Canadian University Report: Canadian universities a growing destination for international students

Vice-President International Ted Sargent and Executive Director of Enrolment Services and University Registrar Richard Levin remark on the surge in interest among students from around the world. Read more. 

Toronto, ON – Today one of the world’s premier seed-stage programs for massively scalable science-based ventures at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management announced its latest expansion. The Creative Destruction Lab will partner with the Stern School of Business at New York University to establish the first Lab outside of Canada – CDL New York City. CDL New York City will bring together, in a nine-month program, three groups: highly successful serial entrepreneurs and angel investors; founders of pre-seed stage startups in science and technology; and Stern faculty and MBA students. Startups selected for the program will benefit from the business judgement of highly successful entrepreneurs, new opportunities to raise capital, and guidance from the Lab’s Chief Scientists – world-renowned NYU faculty drawn from science and technology disciplines, including researchers who’ve successfully commercialized their own companies. They will also receive business development support from Stern faculty and MBA students through an affiliated experiential-based CDL course. “Our model for developing massively scalable science-based ventures has proved successful in Canada,” says Ajay Agrawal, Peter Munk Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Rotman School, who is the founder and academic director of the Creative Destruction Lab. “And we anticipate it will be similarly successful for our partners at NYU.” CDL New York will begin accepting applications from early-stage science and technology-based startups on January 1, 2018 and expects to admit about 25 ventures in the first year.  Applicants can be graduates from universities other than NYU. The program will begin in September 2018. The Creative Destruction Lab is a seed-stage program for massively scalable, science-based ventures. It employs a unique, objectives-focused coaching process to help founders commercialize advances in science and technology. The Lab also provides experiential learning to Rotman MBA students through year-long courses where students work alongside the Lab’s Fellows and venture founders, giving them a unique chance to learn how to evaluate, finance, and manage technology businesses. Graduates of the Lab include Thalmic Labs (Waterloo), Atomwise (San Francisco), Deep Genomics (Toronto), Nymi (Toronto), Automat (Montreal), Kyndi (Palo Alto), and Heuritech (Paris). The Creative Destruction Lab was founded in 2012 at the Rotman School and now has additional programs at the UBC Sauder School of Business, the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary, HEC Montreal and Dalhousie University. This year the Lab in Toronto launched a new program focused on the creation of quantum machine learning startups.  More information is available at www.creativedestructionlab.com. The Rotman School of Management is located in the heart of Canada’s commercial and cultural capital and is part of the University of Toronto, one of the world’s top 20 research universities. The Rotman School fosters a new way to think that enables our graduates to tackle today’s global business and societal challenges.  For more information, visit www.rotman.utoronto.ca. For more information: Ken McGuffin Manager, Media Relations Rotman School of Management University of Toronto Tel: 416-946-3818 E-mail: mcguffin@rotman.utoronto.ca

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October 19, 2017

New Program in Management Analytics Launched at UofT’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – A new program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management aims to equip graduates with the skills to succeed in the field of management analytics. The Master of Management Analytics (MMA) is a rigorous nine-month program aimed at recent university graduates and provides students with advanced data management, analytical and communication skills. Developed in consultation with analytical professionals in industry, the program combines training in the use of predictive and prescriptive analytics tools as they…

October 18, 2017

Rotman Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to BMO’s William Downe

Toronto, ON – William Downe, a graduate of the MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, will be honoured today at the Rotman Alumni Awards Dinner with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Downe is Chief Executive Officer of BMO Financial Group. He receives the award in recognition of his outstanding commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion in corporate Canada, his steadfast support of education and healthcare, and his leadership of Canada’s first bank and bold expansion of its…

October 18, 2017

Survey Provides Rare Insight into the Governance of Private Family Businesses

Toronto, ON – Family businesses, arguably the most important contributors to Canada’s economy, recognize the need for strong governance, but approach board oversight in a variety of ways depending on their size and stage of maturity. A survey conducted by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and the Clarkson Centre for Board Effectiveness (CCBE) at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management shows that, while family businesses in the early stages of growth tend to rely less on formal…

October 17, 2017

Is the municipal electoral system in need of reform?

Toronto, ON – With municipal elections in Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba, PEI, and the Territories just one year away, it is a good time to look at the way we vote. Is it in need of reform? In a new paper released by the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, Professor Aaron A. Moore demystifies the municipal electoral system. He looks at the pros and cons of various reforms so that…

October 10, 2017

U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab Announces Expansion to New York City

Toronto, ON – Today one of the world’s premier seed-stage programs for massively scalable science-based ventures at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management announced its latest expansion. The Creative Destruction Lab will partner with the Stern School of Business at New York University to establish the first Lab outside of Canada – CDL New York City. CDL New York City will bring together, in a nine-month program, three groups: highly successful serial entrepreneurs and angel investors; founders of pre-seed…

October 6, 2017

U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab Appoints Inaugural Executive Director

Toronto, ON – The first National Executive Director has been chosen to lead one of the world’s premier seed-stage programs for massively scalable science-based ventures at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Sonia Sennik is the inaugural Executive Director of the UofT’s Creative Destruction Lab and its national network of programs.  She will be responsible for the Lab’s strategic operational and programmatic leadership, coordination, and oversight. Sennik, who held senior project and engineering management roles at global engineering consultancy…

October 4, 2017

“Nudge-a-thon” at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management Tackles Public Transit Fare Evasion

Toronto, ON – Fare evaders are a problem faced by public transit systems in cities across the world. Evaders are willing to break the law and risk a significant penalty for the free ride. In Toronto, fare evasion is estimated to cost around $20 million a year in lost revenue. An event at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management on September 30 brought together students and members of the community interested in behavioural economics to develop concepts to…

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BBC | October 20, 2017

Reality Check: Does China's Communist Party have a woman problem?

Political Science’s Lynette Ong describes the role of women in China's Communist Party.  Read more. 

Toronto Star | October 19, 2017

To judge the Trudeau government at mid-term, look at the big picture

Donna Dasko of the School of Public Policy and Governance offers a positive mid-term review of Justin Trudeau. Read more. 

The Globe and Mail | October 18, 2017

Canadian University Report: Canadian universities a growing destination for international students

Vice-President International Ted Sargent and Executive Director of Enrolment Services and University Registrar Richard Levin remark on the surge in interest among students from around the world. Read more. 

Toronto, ON – The first National Executive Director has been chosen to lead one of the world’s premier seed-stage programs for massively scalable science-based ventures at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Sonia Sennik is the inaugural Executive Director of the UofT’s Creative Destruction Lab and its national network of programs.  She will be responsible for the Lab’s strategic operational and programmatic leadership, coordination, and oversight. Sennik, who held senior project and engineering management roles at global engineering consultancy HATCH, is a recent graduate of the Rotman School’s Executive MBA program, where she excelled on many dimensions, particularly leadership, and was also the inaugural recipient of the Rotman Social Impact Award. She also holds an engineering degree from McMaster University. She will work closely with Ajay Agrawal, Peter Munk Professor of Entrepreneurship, who is the founder and academic director of the Lab. “The Creative Destruction Lab is expanding rapidly, both geographically and programmatically. Sonia will provide leadership, vision, and energy to help ensure the success of the Lab and its ventures in the coming years,” says Prof. Agrawal. The Creative Destruction Lab is a seed-stage program for massively scalable, science-based ventures. It employs a unique, objectives-focused coaching process to help founders commercialize advances in science and technology. The Lab also provides experiential learning to MBA students through year-long courses where students work alongside the Lab’s Fellows and venture founders, giving them a unique chance to learn how to evaluate, finance, and manage technology businesses. Graduates of the Lab include Thalmic Labs (Waterloo), Atomwise (San Francisco), Deep Genomics (Toronto), Nymi (Toronto), Automat (Montreal), Kyndi (Palo Alto), and Heuritech (Paris). The Creative Destruction Lab was founded in 2012 at the Rotman School and now has additional programs at the UBC Sauder School of Business , the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary, HEC Montreal and Dalhousie University. This year the Lab in Toronto launched a new program focused on the creation of quantum machine learning startups.  More information is available at www.creativedestructionlab.com. The Rotman School of Management is located in the heart of Canada’s commercial and cultural capital and is part of the University of Toronto, one of the world’s top 20 research universities. The Rotman School fosters a new way to think that enables our graduates to tackle today’s global business and societal challenges.  For more information, visit www.rotman.utoronto.ca. -30- For more information: Ken McGuffin Manager, Media Relations Rotman School of Management University of Toronto Tel: 416-946-3818 E-mail: mcguffin@rotman.utoronto.ca

Latest Media Releases

Below is a selection of recent press releases. For all the latest news please visit www.utoronto.ca/news

October 19, 2017

New Program in Management Analytics Launched at UofT’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – A new program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management aims to equip graduates with the skills to succeed in the field of management analytics. The Master of Management Analytics (MMA) is a rigorous nine-month program aimed at recent university graduates and provides students with advanced data management, analytical and communication skills. Developed in consultation with analytical professionals in industry, the program combines training in the use of predictive and prescriptive analytics tools as they…

October 18, 2017

Rotman Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to BMO’s William Downe

Toronto, ON – William Downe, a graduate of the MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, will be honoured today at the Rotman Alumni Awards Dinner with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Downe is Chief Executive Officer of BMO Financial Group. He receives the award in recognition of his outstanding commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion in corporate Canada, his steadfast support of education and healthcare, and his leadership of Canada’s first bank and bold expansion of its…

October 18, 2017

Survey Provides Rare Insight into the Governance of Private Family Businesses

Toronto, ON – Family businesses, arguably the most important contributors to Canada’s economy, recognize the need for strong governance, but approach board oversight in a variety of ways depending on their size and stage of maturity. A survey conducted by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and the Clarkson Centre for Board Effectiveness (CCBE) at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management shows that, while family businesses in the early stages of growth tend to rely less on formal…

October 17, 2017

Is the municipal electoral system in need of reform?

Toronto, ON – With municipal elections in Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba, PEI, and the Territories just one year away, it is a good time to look at the way we vote. Is it in need of reform? In a new paper released by the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, Professor Aaron A. Moore demystifies the municipal electoral system. He looks at the pros and cons of various reforms so that…

October 10, 2017

U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab Announces Expansion to New York City

Toronto, ON – Today one of the world’s premier seed-stage programs for massively scalable science-based ventures at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management announced its latest expansion. The Creative Destruction Lab will partner with the Stern School of Business at New York University to establish the first Lab outside of Canada – CDL New York City. CDL New York City will bring together, in a nine-month program, three groups: highly successful serial entrepreneurs and angel investors; founders of pre-seed…

October 6, 2017

U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab Appoints Inaugural Executive Director

Toronto, ON – The first National Executive Director has been chosen to lead one of the world’s premier seed-stage programs for massively scalable science-based ventures at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Sonia Sennik is the inaugural Executive Director of the UofT’s Creative Destruction Lab and its national network of programs.  She will be responsible for the Lab’s strategic operational and programmatic leadership, coordination, and oversight. Sennik, who held senior project and engineering management roles at global engineering consultancy…

October 4, 2017

“Nudge-a-thon” at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management Tackles Public Transit Fare Evasion

Toronto, ON – Fare evaders are a problem faced by public transit systems in cities across the world. Evaders are willing to break the law and risk a significant penalty for the free ride. In Toronto, fare evasion is estimated to cost around $20 million a year in lost revenue. An event at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management on September 30 brought together students and members of the community interested in behavioural economics to develop concepts to…

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BBC | October 20, 2017

Reality Check: Does China's Communist Party have a woman problem?

Political Science’s Lynette Ong describes the role of women in China's Communist Party.  Read more. 

Toronto Star | October 19, 2017

To judge the Trudeau government at mid-term, look at the big picture

Donna Dasko of the School of Public Policy and Governance offers a positive mid-term review of Justin Trudeau. Read more. 

The Globe and Mail | October 18, 2017

Canadian University Report: Canadian universities a growing destination for international students

Vice-President International Ted Sargent and Executive Director of Enrolment Services and University Registrar Richard Levin remark on the surge in interest among students from around the world. Read more. 

Toronto, ON – Fare evaders are a problem faced by public transit systems in cities across the world. Evaders are willing to break the law and risk a significant penalty for the free ride. In Toronto, fare evasion is estimated to cost around $20 million a year in lost revenue. An event at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management on September 30 brought together students and members of the community interested in behavioural economics to develop concepts to reduce fare evasion. The “Nudge-a-thon” was hosted by the Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre and BEworks, a management consulting firm specializing in behavioural economics. In the event teams had to work together to develop a behavioural solution to fare evasion and the outline of an experiment that could be used to test that solution. The winning team was “Nudge Judy” which proposed to reduce transit fare evasion by installing mirrors above payment machines to cue self-concept of riders, and to pair this with a messaging campaign that focused on identity and positive attributes. Winning the $5000 first prize were Rotman School students Mohsin Bin Latheef, MBA’18; Jane Poon, MBA’18; Natalie Eckler, MBA’18; and Anjeli Kruytbosch, BCom’18, along with Katie Chen, a student in the HBA program at the Ivey School of Business. BEworks is the first management consulting firm dedicated to the practice of applying behavioral science to strategy, marketing, operations, and policy challenges. Its mission is to help leaders apply scientific thinking to their organization’s challenges. BEAR is a centre at the Rotman School that combines decades of research in decision-making with empirically tested tools to facilitate behavioural change. The Centre looks at social and economic problems from a behavioural science lens and designs solutions that go beyond the traditional approaches of applying incentives, penalties or provisioning information. The Rotman School of Management is located in the heart of Canada’s commercial and cultural capital and is part of the University of Toronto, one of the world’s top 20 research universities. The Rotman School fosters a new way to think that enables our graduates to tackle today’s global business and societal challenges. For more information, visit www.rotman.utoronto.ca. -30- For more information: Ken McGuffin Manager, Media Relations Rotman School of Management University of Toronto Tel: 416-946-3818 E-mail: mcguffin@rotman.utoronto.ca

Latest Media Releases

Below is a selection of recent press releases. For all the latest news please visit www.utoronto.ca/news

October 19, 2017

New Program in Management Analytics Launched at UofT’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – A new program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management aims to equip graduates with the skills to succeed in the field of management analytics. The Master of Management Analytics (MMA) is a rigorous nine-month program aimed at recent university graduates and provides students with advanced data management, analytical and communication skills. Developed in consultation with analytical professionals in industry, the program combines training in the use of predictive and prescriptive analytics tools as they…

October 18, 2017

Rotman Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to BMO’s William Downe

Toronto, ON – William Downe, a graduate of the MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, will be honoured today at the Rotman Alumni Awards Dinner with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Downe is Chief Executive Officer of BMO Financial Group. He receives the award in recognition of his outstanding commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion in corporate Canada, his steadfast support of education and healthcare, and his leadership of Canada’s first bank and bold expansion of its…

October 18, 2017

Survey Provides Rare Insight into the Governance of Private Family Businesses

Toronto, ON – Family businesses, arguably the most important contributors to Canada’s economy, recognize the need for strong governance, but approach board oversight in a variety of ways depending on their size and stage of maturity. A survey conducted by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and the Clarkson Centre for Board Effectiveness (CCBE) at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management shows that, while family businesses in the early stages of growth tend to rely less on formal…

October 17, 2017

Is the municipal electoral system in need of reform?

Toronto, ON – With municipal elections in Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba, PEI, and the Territories just one year away, it is a good time to look at the way we vote. Is it in need of reform? In a new paper released by the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, Professor Aaron A. Moore demystifies the municipal electoral system. He looks at the pros and cons of various reforms so that…

October 10, 2017

U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab Announces Expansion to New York City

Toronto, ON – Today one of the world’s premier seed-stage programs for massively scalable science-based ventures at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management announced its latest expansion. The Creative Destruction Lab will partner with the Stern School of Business at New York University to establish the first Lab outside of Canada – CDL New York City. CDL New York City will bring together, in a nine-month program, three groups: highly successful serial entrepreneurs and angel investors; founders of pre-seed…

October 6, 2017

U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab Appoints Inaugural Executive Director

Toronto, ON – The first National Executive Director has been chosen to lead one of the world’s premier seed-stage programs for massively scalable science-based ventures at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Sonia Sennik is the inaugural Executive Director of the UofT’s Creative Destruction Lab and its national network of programs.  She will be responsible for the Lab’s strategic operational and programmatic leadership, coordination, and oversight. Sennik, who held senior project and engineering management roles at global engineering consultancy…

October 4, 2017

“Nudge-a-thon” at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management Tackles Public Transit Fare Evasion

Toronto, ON – Fare evaders are a problem faced by public transit systems in cities across the world. Evaders are willing to break the law and risk a significant penalty for the free ride. In Toronto, fare evasion is estimated to cost around $20 million a year in lost revenue. An event at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management on September 30 brought together students and members of the community interested in behavioural economics to develop concepts to…

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BBC | October 20, 2017

Reality Check: Does China's Communist Party have a woman problem?

Political Science’s Lynette Ong describes the role of women in China's Communist Party.  Read more. 

Toronto Star | October 19, 2017

To judge the Trudeau government at mid-term, look at the big picture

Donna Dasko of the School of Public Policy and Governance offers a positive mid-term review of Justin Trudeau. Read more. 

The Globe and Mail | October 18, 2017

Canadian University Report: Canadian universities a growing destination for international students

Vice-President International Ted Sargent and Executive Director of Enrolment Services and University Registrar Richard Levin remark on the surge in interest among students from around the world. Read more. 

Toronto, ON – For the second year, a Joseph L. Rotman Scholarship has been awarded to an incoming student in the Full-Time MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Heather Beatty is the recipient of the full tuition scholarship, which she received, based on the strength of her overall application to the MBA program, where she described herself as “gritty, empathetic, resourceful, curious, and uninhibited." Beatty is a graduate of Dartmouth College where she was the award-winning captain of the NCAA Division 1 Varsity Ski Team. Most recently, she worked as a forecasting analysis with Canadian Tire and is currently a volunteer with Start Proud, Canada’s largest LGBTQA+ non-profit that facilitates the professional development of LGBTQA+ students. The merit-based scholarship is named in honour of the School's visionary benefactor Joseph Rotman, who passed away in January 2015. "Each year we are committed to honouring Joe’s commitment to excellence in education and to developing exceptional future leaders.  We are thrilled to award Heather the Joseph L Rotman Scholarship -- our most generous and prestigious award," says Dean Tiff Macklem. Together with his wife Sandra, the Rotman family is among the most generous donors in the University’s history. In 2016, they gave $30 million to the School that established the Rotman Catalyst Fund, which is acting as a “venture fund” for the Rotman School, used to fund bold and innovative initiatives to continue to transform management education and to increase the impact of the School’s students and new thinking. The Rotman School of Management is located in the heart of Canada’s commercial and cultural capital and is part of the University of Toronto, one of the world’s top 20 research universities. The Rotman School fosters a new way to think that enables our graduates to tackle today’s global business and societal challenges.  For more information, visitwww.rotman.utoronto.ca. -30- For more information: Ken McGuffin Manager, Media Relations Rotman School of Management University of Toronto Tel: 416-946-3818 E-mail: mcguffin@rotman.utoronto.ca

Latest Media Releases

Below is a selection of recent press releases. For all the latest news please visit www.utoronto.ca/news

October 19, 2017

New Program in Management Analytics Launched at UofT’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – A new program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management aims to equip graduates with the skills to succeed in the field of management analytics. The Master of Management Analytics (MMA) is a rigorous nine-month program aimed at recent university graduates and provides students with advanced data management, analytical and communication skills. Developed in consultation with analytical professionals in industry, the program combines training in the use of predictive and prescriptive analytics tools as they…

October 18, 2017

Rotman Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to BMO’s William Downe

Toronto, ON – William Downe, a graduate of the MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, will be honoured today at the Rotman Alumni Awards Dinner with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Downe is Chief Executive Officer of BMO Financial Group. He receives the award in recognition of his outstanding commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion in corporate Canada, his steadfast support of education and healthcare, and his leadership of Canada’s first bank and bold expansion of its…

October 18, 2017

Survey Provides Rare Insight into the Governance of Private Family Businesses

Toronto, ON – Family businesses, arguably the most important contributors to Canada’s economy, recognize the need for strong governance, but approach board oversight in a variety of ways depending on their size and stage of maturity. A survey conducted by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and the Clarkson Centre for Board Effectiveness (CCBE) at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management shows that, while family businesses in the early stages of growth tend to rely less on formal…

October 17, 2017

Is the municipal electoral system in need of reform?

Toronto, ON – With municipal elections in Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba, PEI, and the Territories just one year away, it is a good time to look at the way we vote. Is it in need of reform? In a new paper released by the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, Professor Aaron A. Moore demystifies the municipal electoral system. He looks at the pros and cons of various reforms so that…

October 10, 2017

U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab Announces Expansion to New York City

Toronto, ON – Today one of the world’s premier seed-stage programs for massively scalable science-based ventures at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management announced its latest expansion. The Creative Destruction Lab will partner with the Stern School of Business at New York University to establish the first Lab outside of Canada – CDL New York City. CDL New York City will bring together, in a nine-month program, three groups: highly successful serial entrepreneurs and angel investors; founders of pre-seed…

October 6, 2017

U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab Appoints Inaugural Executive Director

Toronto, ON – The first National Executive Director has been chosen to lead one of the world’s premier seed-stage programs for massively scalable science-based ventures at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Sonia Sennik is the inaugural Executive Director of the UofT’s Creative Destruction Lab and its national network of programs.  She will be responsible for the Lab’s strategic operational and programmatic leadership, coordination, and oversight. Sennik, who held senior project and engineering management roles at global engineering consultancy…

October 4, 2017

“Nudge-a-thon” at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management Tackles Public Transit Fare Evasion

Toronto, ON – Fare evaders are a problem faced by public transit systems in cities across the world. Evaders are willing to break the law and risk a significant penalty for the free ride. In Toronto, fare evasion is estimated to cost around $20 million a year in lost revenue. An event at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management on September 30 brought together students and members of the community interested in behavioural economics to develop concepts to…

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BBC | October 20, 2017

Reality Check: Does China's Communist Party have a woman problem?

Political Science’s Lynette Ong describes the role of women in China's Communist Party.  Read more. 

Toronto Star | October 19, 2017

To judge the Trudeau government at mid-term, look at the big picture

Donna Dasko of the School of Public Policy and Governance offers a positive mid-term review of Justin Trudeau. Read more. 

The Globe and Mail | October 18, 2017

Canadian University Report: Canadian universities a growing destination for international students

Vice-President International Ted Sargent and Executive Director of Enrolment Services and University Registrar Richard Levin remark on the surge in interest among students from around the world. Read more. 

Toronto, ON – Kawasaki, Japan and Toronto, Canada, September 20, 2017 Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. and the University of Toronto have entered into a new partnership, with Fujitsu Laboratories establishing a new research center in Toronto focused on bolstering R&D into breakthrough quantum computing technologies. In a wide variety of fields, including healthcare, finance, logistics, public policy, there exists an enormous amount of extraordinarily complex problems that require rapid decision making, yet cannot be solved in a realistic time-frame with current computing technologies. To address these issues, it is necessary to develop both revolutionary new computing technologies, and the software needed to apply these technologies in society. By entering into this strategic partnership, Fujitsu Laboratories and the University of Toronto aim to accelerate the practical use of quantum computing technologies for high-speed solutions to difficult real-world issues by further developing the technologies that they have been cultivating until now. Along with the development of increasingly innovative computing technologies in the future, both will further contribute to finding solutions to global social, economic, and industrial issues. Background to collaboration Fujitsu Laboratories and the University of Toronto have been building a close relationship in research work for computing performance improvement for over eighteen years. Now, Fujitsu Laboratories' research center will be built in Toronto, a fitting location for the verification of the accomplishments of cutting-edge research, delivering a mutually beneficial outcome that will take cooperation between Fujitsu and the University of Toronto to an even greater level. While continuing to promote this research, both teams will integrate their world-class insights and research and development capabilities--in which they excel--with a core focus on quantum computing moving forward, and expand their fields of research. Strengths of Fujitsu Laboratories The era of Artificial Intelligence is in full swing, and Fujitsu Laboratories has taken note. It is promoting the development of domain-specific computing,(1) which is a computing technology that demonstrates the performance optimized to each specific field of a target issue, as a part of a research strategy that includes not only software but also architecture and hardware. Fujitsu has also developed Digital Annealer,(2) which is a new architecture that rivals current quantum computers in handling an array of real-world issues, while leading the development of advanced technologies in fields requiring quantum computing technologies. Strengths of University of Toronto The University of Toronto is among the world's top ranked research universities with internationally recognized strengths in quantum-inspired computing and artificial intelligence, such as the Centre for Quantum Information and Quantum Computing (CQIQC) and the newly established independent Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence, which the University of Toronto helped create. This year, QS ranked the University of Toronto 10th in the world in the field of Computer Science and Information Systems and 34th in the field of Engineering and Technology, while the independent Shanghai Ranking Consultancy placed U of T 13th globally in the field of Computer Science and Engineering. The University of Toronto also has world-class researchers working in healthcare, biology, finance, security, as well as in facilitating the application of engineering technologies within society. Background of the technologies There are many real-world problems which cannot be handled by current computing technologies on a practical level. This includes cases such as those that require complicated decision-making and have been performed by humans until now, or those in which optimal combinations of data are selected from large amounts of input data for learning. Next, there is the amount of computation, which in cases that lead to optimal solutions with regard to various factors, increases exponentially in line with the number of those factors. For instance, in problems where the optimal combination is selected, if the number of elements increases by just one hundred, the number of possible combinations becomes more than one quadrillion times 10 to the 15th power. This type of problem proves challenging to current computers. At the same time, real-world problems, like the optimization of investment portfolios and logistics, or enacting an industrial policy that adequately deals with global environmental problems, are becoming increasingly complex and demand the rapid discovery of solutions. The development of new computing technologies is desired in order to meet these demands. Overview of the collaborative research Fujitsu Laboratories and the University of Toronto will begin by enhancing Digital Annealer that they have both developed, and expand its applicable scope and function to a level that allows it to handle a wide variety of real-world issues. At the same time, leveraging the advanced academic research expertise of the University of Toronto, Fujitsu Laboratories and the university will jointly develop application software that can be applied to problems in such real world fields as healthcare and finance, and thereby accelerate the practical use of this technology. One of the problems the partners will tackle moving forward is the optimization of doses in radiotherapy for cancer. In order to deliver sufficient radiation to cancer tissue while keeping radiation doses at levels safe for normal tissue based on CT images, a large number of optimization calculations must be perfromed. Because the patient must stay still during calculation, the calculation time is limited to several minutes. Making possible optimization calculations that can be performed in a short amount of time with high accuracy will alleviate the physical burden on the patient while maintaining their safety through the improvement of the treatment's effectiveness and shortened duration of the treatment. Radiotherapy technology could be transformed by expanding on Digital Annealer and developing application software that can make computations within minutes. By proceeding with this kind of initiative, Fujitsu Laboratories and the University of Toronto will further develop Digital Annealer, and expand its implementation in the real world. In addition, to deepen close cooperation between researchers of both organizations, Fujitsu Laboratories and the University of Toronto will work as a driving force for creating a knowledge ecosystem of innovative computing technologies in Toronto and North America, contributing to the generation of new information and communication technology (ICT) business and the development of society and the economy. Remarks by Shigeru Sasaki, CEO, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. Fujitsu Laboratories has been continuously leading the development of advanced technology in the field of ICT. We feel there is great importance in strengthening our ties with the University of Toronto, whose exceptionally talented people have achieved preeminent results in research not only in the field of computing but also healthcare, finance and other fields. I believe that by continuously presenting the results of our groundbreaking computing research to the world-including our quantum-inspired computing technology and beyond-the value of our technologies like AI and cloud computing will increase even further, and allow us to expand our business. This in turn will further advance the human-centric innovation that the Fujitsu Group promotes, and lead to the creation of a human-friendly and prosperous society, while contributing to social and economic development. Remarks by Meric Gertler, President, University of Toronto The University of Toronto is incredibly proud of its association with Fujitsu Laboratories, and we look forward to the great things we will accomplish together in the years to come. The strategic partnership we're embarking on today will strengthen and expand our collaboration, in concert with the establishment of Fujitsu Laboratories' new research center in Toronto. It will accelerate our efforts to develop practical quantum-inspired computing technologies, and it will help us meet a vast range of social, economic, and industrial challenges in the 21st century. [1] Domain-specific computing A computing technology which dramatically improves computing performance using a hardware configuration optimized for one particular application domain along with software optimized for key functions [Fujitsu Develops Technology for Instantaneous Searches of a Target Image from a Massive Volume of Images] http://pr.fujitsu.com/jp/news/2016/02/2-1.html [2] Digital Annealer A computing architecture jointly developed by Fujitsu Laboratories and the University of Toronto, which can rapidly solve combinatorial optimization problems using existing semiconductor technology [Fujitsu Laboratories Develops New Architecture that Rivals Quantum Computers in Utility] http://pr.fujitsu.com/jp/news/2016/10/20-1.html About Fujitsu Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 155,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com. About Fujitsu Laboratories Founded in 1968 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. is one of the premier research centers in the world. With a global network of laboratories in Japan, China, the United States and Europe, the organization conducts a wide range of basic and applied research in the areas of Next-generation Services, Computer Servers, Networks, Electronic Devices and Advanced Materials. For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com/jp/group/labs/en/. About the University of Toronto Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto has evolved into Canada’s leading institution of learning, discovery and knowledge creation. We are proud to be one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, driven to invent and innovate. The university offers 700 programs of study at its three campuses in the Greater Toronto Area and has full affiliations with nine teaching and research hospitals. For more information, visit utoronto.ca. Press Contacts Public and Investor Relations Division Inquiries Company:Fujitsu Limited Press Contacts Media Relations Phone: (416) 9778-0100 E-mail: media.relations@utoronto.ca Company: University of Toronto  

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October 19, 2017

New Program in Management Analytics Launched at UofT’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – A new program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management aims to equip graduates with the skills to succeed in the field of management analytics. The Master of Management Analytics (MMA) is a rigorous nine-month program aimed at recent university graduates and provides students with advanced data management, analytical and communication skills. Developed in consultation with analytical professionals in industry, the program combines training in the use of predictive and prescriptive analytics tools as they…

October 18, 2017

Rotman Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to BMO’s William Downe

Toronto, ON – William Downe, a graduate of the MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, will be honoured today at the Rotman Alumni Awards Dinner with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Downe is Chief Executive Officer of BMO Financial Group. He receives the award in recognition of his outstanding commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion in corporate Canada, his steadfast support of education and healthcare, and his leadership of Canada’s first bank and bold expansion of its…

October 18, 2017

Survey Provides Rare Insight into the Governance of Private Family Businesses

Toronto, ON – Family businesses, arguably the most important contributors to Canada’s economy, recognize the need for strong governance, but approach board oversight in a variety of ways depending on their size and stage of maturity. A survey conducted by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and the Clarkson Centre for Board Effectiveness (CCBE) at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management shows that, while family businesses in the early stages of growth tend to rely less on formal…

October 17, 2017

Is the municipal electoral system in need of reform?

Toronto, ON – With municipal elections in Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba, PEI, and the Territories just one year away, it is a good time to look at the way we vote. Is it in need of reform? In a new paper released by the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, Professor Aaron A. Moore demystifies the municipal electoral system. He looks at the pros and cons of various reforms so that…

October 10, 2017

U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab Announces Expansion to New York City

Toronto, ON – Today one of the world’s premier seed-stage programs for massively scalable science-based ventures at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management announced its latest expansion. The Creative Destruction Lab will partner with the Stern School of Business at New York University to establish the first Lab outside of Canada – CDL New York City. CDL New York City will bring together, in a nine-month program, three groups: highly successful serial entrepreneurs and angel investors; founders of pre-seed…

October 6, 2017

U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab Appoints Inaugural Executive Director

Toronto, ON – The first National Executive Director has been chosen to lead one of the world’s premier seed-stage programs for massively scalable science-based ventures at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Sonia Sennik is the inaugural Executive Director of the UofT’s Creative Destruction Lab and its national network of programs.  She will be responsible for the Lab’s strategic operational and programmatic leadership, coordination, and oversight. Sennik, who held senior project and engineering management roles at global engineering consultancy…

October 4, 2017

“Nudge-a-thon” at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management Tackles Public Transit Fare Evasion

Toronto, ON – Fare evaders are a problem faced by public transit systems in cities across the world. Evaders are willing to break the law and risk a significant penalty for the free ride. In Toronto, fare evasion is estimated to cost around $20 million a year in lost revenue. An event at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management on September 30 brought together students and members of the community interested in behavioural economics to develop concepts to…

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BBC | October 20, 2017

Reality Check: Does China's Communist Party have a woman problem?

Political Science’s Lynette Ong describes the role of women in China's Communist Party.  Read more. 

Toronto Star | October 19, 2017

To judge the Trudeau government at mid-term, look at the big picture

Donna Dasko of the School of Public Policy and Governance offers a positive mid-term review of Justin Trudeau. Read more. 

The Globe and Mail | October 18, 2017

Canadian University Report: Canadian universities a growing destination for international students

Vice-President International Ted Sargent and Executive Director of Enrolment Services and University Registrar Richard Levin remark on the surge in interest among students from around the world. Read more. 

Toronto, ON – Mikhail (Mike) Simutin, an associate professor of finance at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, has been appointed the associate director of research for the International Centre for Pension Management (ICPM). In the new role he will drive ICPM’s research initiatives and strengthen the organization’s position as a global pension research hub. Prof. Simutin will oversee calls for research proposals, select winning submissions, as well as develop impactful agendas for bi-annual ICPM Discussion Forums. In this role, he will work closely with ICPM executive director Rob Bauer, as well as ICPM research committee co-chair Onno Steenbeek. “ICPM is honoured to have Mike join our team. We are confident that Mike will champion ICPM’s research initiatives and strengthen our position as a global research hub. We look forward to his contributions to ICPM’s global pension research mandate and enriching future Discussion Forums,” says Rob Bauer, ICPM Executive Director. A professor at the Rotman School since 2010, Prof. Simutin’s own research primarily focuses on studying institutional money management and understanding risks that affect asset prices. His current work extends to the area of corporate finance, where he is studying the gender pay gap in a corporate setting. Prof. Simutin's research has been published in leading finance journals, including the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Financial Economics. He has been the recipient of several grants and awards. Earlier in the year he received the Governor’s Award from the Bank of Canada, which recognizes outstanding academics at a relatively early stage in their careers, who are working at Canadian universities in areas of research important to the Bank’s core functions. In 2017 he was named one of the 40 Most Outstanding Business School Professors Under 40 by the business school news site Poets&Quants.  Prof. Simutin holds a PhD in finance from the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Washington in 2004, with a BA in business administration and a concentration in finance and accounting. The International Centre for Pension Management (ICPM) is a global, research-based network of pension delivery organizations that stimulates leading-edge thinking and practice about pension design, governance and management. ICPM brings together an influential community of pension sector leaders to share knowledge and interact with academics pursuing pension-related research. ICPM organizes interactive Discussion Forums connecting practitioners and academics, and provides funding for transformative research to support effective management and innovation in pension and investment organizations. ICPM and the Rotman School of Management jointly offer an internationally highly respected pension governance education program – the Board Effectiveness Program (BEP) – for Board members of pension and long-horizon investment institutions. For more information, visit www.icpmnetwork.com. The Rotman School of Management is located in the heart of Canada’s commercial and cultural capital and is part of the University of Toronto, one of the world’s top 20 research universities. The Rotman School fosters a new way to think that enables our graduates to tackle today’s global business and societal challenges.  For more information, visit www.rotman.utoronto.ca. -30- For more information: Ken McGuffin Manager, Media Relations Rotman School of Management University of Toronto Tel: 416-946-3818 E-mail: mcguffin@rotman.utoronto.ca  

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October 19, 2017

New Program in Management Analytics Launched at UofT’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – A new program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management aims to equip graduates with the skills to succeed in the field of management analytics. The Master of Management Analytics (MMA) is a rigorous nine-month program aimed at recent university graduates and provides students with advanced data management, analytical and communication skills. Developed in consultation with analytical professionals in industry, the program combines training in the use of predictive and prescriptive analytics tools as they…

October 18, 2017

Rotman Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to BMO’s William Downe

Toronto, ON – William Downe, a graduate of the MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, will be honoured today at the Rotman Alumni Awards Dinner with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Downe is Chief Executive Officer of BMO Financial Group. He receives the award in recognition of his outstanding commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion in corporate Canada, his steadfast support of education and healthcare, and his leadership of Canada’s first bank and bold expansion of its…

October 18, 2017

Survey Provides Rare Insight into the Governance of Private Family Businesses

Toronto, ON – Family businesses, arguably the most important contributors to Canada’s economy, recognize the need for strong governance, but approach board oversight in a variety of ways depending on their size and stage of maturity. A survey conducted by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and the Clarkson Centre for Board Effectiveness (CCBE) at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management shows that, while family businesses in the early stages of growth tend to rely less on formal…

October 17, 2017

Is the municipal electoral system in need of reform?

Toronto, ON – With municipal elections in Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba, PEI, and the Territories just one year away, it is a good time to look at the way we vote. Is it in need of reform? In a new paper released by the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, Professor Aaron A. Moore demystifies the municipal electoral system. He looks at the pros and cons of various reforms so that…

October 10, 2017

U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab Announces Expansion to New York City

Toronto, ON – Today one of the world’s premier seed-stage programs for massively scalable science-based ventures at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management announced its latest expansion. The Creative Destruction Lab will partner with the Stern School of Business at New York University to establish the first Lab outside of Canada – CDL New York City. CDL New York City will bring together, in a nine-month program, three groups: highly successful serial entrepreneurs and angel investors; founders of pre-seed…

October 6, 2017

U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab Appoints Inaugural Executive Director

Toronto, ON – The first National Executive Director has been chosen to lead one of the world’s premier seed-stage programs for massively scalable science-based ventures at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Sonia Sennik is the inaugural Executive Director of the UofT’s Creative Destruction Lab and its national network of programs.  She will be responsible for the Lab’s strategic operational and programmatic leadership, coordination, and oversight. Sennik, who held senior project and engineering management roles at global engineering consultancy…

October 4, 2017

“Nudge-a-thon” at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management Tackles Public Transit Fare Evasion

Toronto, ON – Fare evaders are a problem faced by public transit systems in cities across the world. Evaders are willing to break the law and risk a significant penalty for the free ride. In Toronto, fare evasion is estimated to cost around $20 million a year in lost revenue. An event at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management on September 30 brought together students and members of the community interested in behavioural economics to develop concepts to…

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BBC | October 20, 2017

Reality Check: Does China's Communist Party have a woman problem?

Political Science’s Lynette Ong describes the role of women in China's Communist Party.  Read more. 

Toronto Star | October 19, 2017

To judge the Trudeau government at mid-term, look at the big picture

Donna Dasko of the School of Public Policy and Governance offers a positive mid-term review of Justin Trudeau. Read more. 

The Globe and Mail | October 18, 2017

Canadian University Report: Canadian universities a growing destination for international students

Vice-President International Ted Sargent and Executive Director of Enrolment Services and University Registrar Richard Levin remark on the surge in interest among students from around the world. Read more. 

Toronto, ON – Kids who are praised for being smart, or who are told they have a reputation for being smart, are more likely to be dishonest and cheat, a pair of studies from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto and researchers in the U.S. and China has found. OISE’s Jackman Institute of Child Studies (JICS) Professor Kang Lee and study co-authors say that while praise is one of the most commonly used forms of reward by parents and educators around the world, studies show that when used incorrectly, it can backfire: “Giving children wrong kind of praise makes them dishonest,” said Professor Lee. ‘Smart’ versus ‘doing great’ In the first study, “Praising young children for being smart promotes cheating”, published today in Psychological Science, preschoolers who were praised for being smart were more likely to cheat subsequently than those who were praised for doing “great” in a particular task. Similarly, in the second study,“Telling young children they have a reputation for being smart promotes cheating”, recently published in Developmental Science, preschoolers who were told that they had a reputation for being smart also became more likely to cheat. In first study, researchers asked three and five-year-olds to play a guessing game. When children did well in one occasion they were praised in one of two ways: one half of the children were praised for being smart (i.e., “You are so smart.”), while the other half were praised for their performance (i.e., “You did very well this time.”). After receiving either type of praise, the children continued to play the guessing games. Researchers then left the room after asking children to promise not to cheat by peeking at the answers. Their behaviour was then monitored by a hidden camera. Results show that despite the subtle difference between the two forms of praise, the children who were praised for being smart were more likely to act dishonestly than the children who had been praised for their behaviour in a specific game. Results were the same for both ages. In the second study, researchers told each child that he or she had a reputation for being smart. Hearing this, similarly to receiving direct “smartness” praise, also had the effect of increasing children's tendency to cheat. ‘Ability praise’ seen as linked to stable traits Why is it that giving children praise for being smart promotes dishonesty? “Praise is more complex than it seems,” said Professor Lee. “Praising a child's ability implies that the specific behaviour that is commented on stems from stable traits related to one’s ability, such as smartness. This is different than other forms of praise, such as praising specific behaviours or praising effort." Noting previous research which shows ability praise can undermine a child’s motivation to learn when they encounter difficulties, University of California San Diego Professor Gail Heyman, co-author of the studies, findings show that the negative effects of ability praise extend beyond this to promoting dishonesty, and that this occurs in children as young as three years of age.” Being ‘smart’ creates expectations Hangzhou Normal University’s Professor Li Zhao, also co-author of the studies, explained that when children are praised for being smart or learn that they have a reputation for being smart, "they feel pressure to perform well in order to live up to others' expectations, even if they need to cheat to do so." She further explained that praising a child’s specific behaviour does not imply that the child is expected to consistently perform well and therefore does not have similar negative effects as ability praise. Overall, Professor Lee said for adults, the studies show the importance of learning to praise in a way that doesn’t prompt or promote dishonest behaviour. “We want to encourage children, we want them to feel good about themselves. But these studies show we must learn to give children the right kinds of praise, such as praising specific behaviour. Only in this way, will praise have the intended positive outcomes.” View the studies: “Praising young children for being smart promotes cheating” “Telling young children they have a reputation for being smart promotes cheating” Contact Dr. Kang Lee, Professor, Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study (JICS), Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto Email: kang.lee@utoronto.ca   Phone: 647-606-6849 Dr. Gail Heyman, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of California San DiegoEmail: gheyman@ucsd.edu Dr. Li Zhao, Associate Professor, Institutes of Psychological Sciences, Hangzhou Normal University, P.R. China Email: zhaoli1983830@126.com Lindsey Craig, Media Relations Coordinator, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)Email: lindsey.craig@utoronto.ca   Phone: 416-978-1127  

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October 19, 2017

New Program in Management Analytics Launched at UofT’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – A new program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management aims to equip graduates with the skills to succeed in the field of management analytics. The Master of Management Analytics (MMA) is a rigorous nine-month program aimed at recent university graduates and provides students with advanced data management, analytical and communication skills. Developed in consultation with analytical professionals in industry, the program combines training in the use of predictive and prescriptive analytics tools as they…

October 18, 2017

Rotman Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to BMO’s William Downe

Toronto, ON – William Downe, a graduate of the MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, will be honoured today at the Rotman Alumni Awards Dinner with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Downe is Chief Executive Officer of BMO Financial Group. He receives the award in recognition of his outstanding commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion in corporate Canada, his steadfast support of education and healthcare, and his leadership of Canada’s first bank and bold expansion of its…

October 18, 2017

Survey Provides Rare Insight into the Governance of Private Family Businesses

Toronto, ON – Family businesses, arguably the most important contributors to Canada’s economy, recognize the need for strong governance, but approach board oversight in a variety of ways depending on their size and stage of maturity. A survey conducted by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and the Clarkson Centre for Board Effectiveness (CCBE) at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management shows that, while family businesses in the early stages of growth tend to rely less on formal…

October 17, 2017

Is the municipal electoral system in need of reform?

Toronto, ON – With municipal elections in Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba, PEI, and the Territories just one year away, it is a good time to look at the way we vote. Is it in need of reform? In a new paper released by the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, Professor Aaron A. Moore demystifies the municipal electoral system. He looks at the pros and cons of various reforms so that…

October 10, 2017

U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab Announces Expansion to New York City

Toronto, ON – Today one of the world’s premier seed-stage programs for massively scalable science-based ventures at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management announced its latest expansion. The Creative Destruction Lab will partner with the Stern School of Business at New York University to establish the first Lab outside of Canada – CDL New York City. CDL New York City will bring together, in a nine-month program, three groups: highly successful serial entrepreneurs and angel investors; founders of pre-seed…

October 6, 2017

U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab Appoints Inaugural Executive Director

Toronto, ON – The first National Executive Director has been chosen to lead one of the world’s premier seed-stage programs for massively scalable science-based ventures at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Sonia Sennik is the inaugural Executive Director of the UofT’s Creative Destruction Lab and its national network of programs.  She will be responsible for the Lab’s strategic operational and programmatic leadership, coordination, and oversight. Sennik, who held senior project and engineering management roles at global engineering consultancy…

October 4, 2017

“Nudge-a-thon” at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management Tackles Public Transit Fare Evasion

Toronto, ON – Fare evaders are a problem faced by public transit systems in cities across the world. Evaders are willing to break the law and risk a significant penalty for the free ride. In Toronto, fare evasion is estimated to cost around $20 million a year in lost revenue. An event at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management on September 30 brought together students and members of the community interested in behavioural economics to develop concepts to…

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BBC | October 20, 2017

Reality Check: Does China's Communist Party have a woman problem?

Political Science’s Lynette Ong describes the role of women in China's Communist Party.  Read more. 

Toronto Star | October 19, 2017

To judge the Trudeau government at mid-term, look at the big picture

Donna Dasko of the School of Public Policy and Governance offers a positive mid-term review of Justin Trudeau. Read more. 

The Globe and Mail | October 18, 2017

Canadian University Report: Canadian universities a growing destination for international students

Vice-President International Ted Sargent and Executive Director of Enrolment Services and University Registrar Richard Levin remark on the surge in interest among students from around the world. Read more. 

Toronto, ON – Current faculty members and a former doctoral student from the areas of accounting, organizational behaviour and strategic management have received awards for their research papers from academic associations and publications. A paper published in Administrative Science Quarterly was honoured with two top awards last month. Whitened Résumés: Race and Self-Presentation in the Labor Market is co-authored by Profs. Sonia Kang, Katy DeCelles, and András Tilcsik, along with Sora Jun, an assistant professor at UT Dallas, who is a graduate of the Rotman Commerce program. The paper received the Saroj Parasuraman Award from the Gender and Diversity in Organizations (GDO) division of the Academy of Management. Presented at the AOM’s annual meeting, the award recognizes an outstanding publication on gender and diversity in organizations. The paper also received the W. Richard Scott Award for Distinguished Scholarship from the Organizations, Occupations, and Work section of the American Sociological Association. The award is granted for an outstanding contribution to scholarship on organizations, occupations, and/or work in an article published within the last three years. Prof. Ole-Kristian Hope, along with a former doctoral student from the Rotman School, were honoured by the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section of the American Accounting Association at the organization’s annual conference in August. Prof. Hope, who is the Deloitte Professor and a professor of accounting, received the Best Dissertation Supervision Award. Danqi Hu, an assistant professor of accounting at the Kellogg School of Management, who recently graduated from the Rotman PhD program, received the Best Dissertation Award. In August, a paper co-authored by Prof. Brian Silverman received the Roger V. Gould Prize for the most outstanding article published the American Journal of Sociology over the previous two years.  The paper, The Cultural Contingency of Structure: Evidence from Entry to the Slave Trade In and Around the Abolition Movement, received high praise for its empirical rigor, theoretical sharpness, and elegant writing. Prof. Silverman, who is currently the associate dean, research and academic resources and holds the J.R.S. Prichard and Ann Wilson Chair in Management, wrote the paper with Prof. Paul Ingram of Columbia Business School. The Rotman School of Management is located in the heart of Canada’s commercial and cultural capital and is part of the University of Toronto, one of the world’s top 20 research universities. The Rotman School fosters a new way to think that enables our graduates to tackle today’s global business and societal challenges.  For more information, visit www.rotman.utoronto.ca. -30- For more information: Ken McGuffin Manager, Media Relations Rotman School of Management University of Toronto Tel: 416-946-3818 E-mail: mcguffin@rotman.utoronto.ca  

Latest Media Releases

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October 19, 2017

New Program in Management Analytics Launched at UofT’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – A new program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management aims to equip graduates with the skills to succeed in the field of management analytics. The Master of Management Analytics (MMA) is a rigorous nine-month program aimed at recent university graduates and provides students with advanced data management, analytical and communication skills. Developed in consultation with analytical professionals in industry, the program combines training in the use of predictive and prescriptive analytics tools as they…

October 18, 2017

Rotman Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to BMO’s William Downe

Toronto, ON – William Downe, a graduate of the MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, will be honoured today at the Rotman Alumni Awards Dinner with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Downe is Chief Executive Officer of BMO Financial Group. He receives the award in recognition of his outstanding commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion in corporate Canada, his steadfast support of education and healthcare, and his leadership of Canada’s first bank and bold expansion of its…

October 18, 2017

Survey Provides Rare Insight into the Governance of Private Family Businesses

Toronto, ON – Family businesses, arguably the most important contributors to Canada’s economy, recognize the need for strong governance, but approach board oversight in a variety of ways depending on their size and stage of maturity. A survey conducted by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and the Clarkson Centre for Board Effectiveness (CCBE) at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management shows that, while family businesses in the early stages of growth tend to rely less on formal…

October 17, 2017

Is the municipal electoral system in need of reform?

Toronto, ON – With municipal elections in Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba, PEI, and the Territories just one year away, it is a good time to look at the way we vote. Is it in need of reform? In a new paper released by the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, Professor Aaron A. Moore demystifies the municipal electoral system. He looks at the pros and cons of various reforms so that…

October 10, 2017

U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab Announces Expansion to New York City

Toronto, ON – Today one of the world’s premier seed-stage programs for massively scalable science-based ventures at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management announced its latest expansion. The Creative Destruction Lab will partner with the Stern School of Business at New York University to establish the first Lab outside of Canada – CDL New York City. CDL New York City will bring together, in a nine-month program, three groups: highly successful serial entrepreneurs and angel investors; founders of pre-seed…

October 6, 2017

U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab Appoints Inaugural Executive Director

Toronto, ON – The first National Executive Director has been chosen to lead one of the world’s premier seed-stage programs for massively scalable science-based ventures at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Sonia Sennik is the inaugural Executive Director of the UofT’s Creative Destruction Lab and its national network of programs.  She will be responsible for the Lab’s strategic operational and programmatic leadership, coordination, and oversight. Sennik, who held senior project and engineering management roles at global engineering consultancy…

October 4, 2017

“Nudge-a-thon” at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management Tackles Public Transit Fare Evasion

Toronto, ON – Fare evaders are a problem faced by public transit systems in cities across the world. Evaders are willing to break the law and risk a significant penalty for the free ride. In Toronto, fare evasion is estimated to cost around $20 million a year in lost revenue. An event at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management on September 30 brought together students and members of the community interested in behavioural economics to develop concepts to…

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BBC | October 20, 2017

Reality Check: Does China's Communist Party have a woman problem?

Political Science’s Lynette Ong describes the role of women in China's Communist Party.  Read more. 

Toronto Star | October 19, 2017

To judge the Trudeau government at mid-term, look at the big picture

Donna Dasko of the School of Public Policy and Governance offers a positive mid-term review of Justin Trudeau. Read more. 

The Globe and Mail | October 18, 2017

Canadian University Report: Canadian universities a growing destination for international students

Vice-President International Ted Sargent and Executive Director of Enrolment Services and University Registrar Richard Levin remark on the surge in interest among students from around the world. Read more. 

Toronto, ON – A Canadian effort to build one of the most innovative radio telescopes in the world will open the universe to a new dimension of scientific study. The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, today installed the final piece of this new radio telescope, which will act as a time machine allowing scientists to create a three-dimensional map of the universe extending deep into space and time. The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment, known as CHIME, is an extraordinarily powerful new telescope. The unique “half-pipe” telescope design and advanced computing power will help scientists better understand the three frontiers of modern astronomy: the history of the universe, the nature of distant stars and the detection of gravitational waves By measuring the composition of dark energy, scientists will better understand the shape, structure and fate of the universe. In addition, CHIME will be a key instrument to study gravitational waves, the ripples in space-time that were only recently discovered, confirming the final piece of Einstein’s theory of general relativity. CHIME is a collaboration among 50 Canadian scientists from the University of British Columbia, the University of Toronto, McGill University, and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). The $16-million investment for CHIME was provided by the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the governments of British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec, with additional funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. The telescope is located in the mountains of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley at the NRC’s Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory near Penticton. Quotes “CHIME is an extraordinary example showcasing Canada’s leadership in space science and engineering. The new telescope will be a destination for astronomers from around the world who will work with their Canadian counterparts to answer some of the most profound questions about space. Our government believes in providing scientists with the opportunities and tools they need to pursue the answers to questions that keep them up at night.” – The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science “The National Research Council works hand-in-hand with academia for the advancement of knowledge in Canada. CHIME is a shining example of what outcomes we can achieve, working in collaboration, for today and tomorrow, for Canada and beyond.” – Mr. Iain Stewart, President of the National Research Council of Canada “With the CHIME telescope we will measure the expansion history of the universe and we expect to further our understanding of the mysterious dark energy that drives that expansion ever faster. This is a fundamental part of physics that we don’t understand and it’s a deep mystery. This is about better understanding how the universe began and what lies ahead.” – Dr. Mark Halpern, University of British Columbia “CHIME’s unique design will enable us to tackle one of the most puzzling new areas of astrophysics today – Fast Radio Bursts. The origin of these bizarre extragalactic events is presently a mystery, with only two dozen reported since their discovery a decade ago. CHIME is likely to detect many of these objects every day, providing a massive treasure trove of data that will put Canada at the forefront of this research.” – Dr. Victoria Kaspi, McGill University “CHIME ‘sees’ in a fundamentally different way from other telescopes. A massive supercomputer is used to process incoming radio light and digitally piece together an image of the radio sky. All that computing power also lets us do things that were previously impossible: we can look in many directions at once, run several experiments in parallel, and leverage the power of this new instrument in unprecedented ways.” – Dr. Keith Vanderlinde, University of Toronto Quick facts
  • The CHIME telescope incorporates four 100-metre long U-shaped cylinders of metal mesh that resemble snowboard half-pipes. Its overall footprint is the size of five NHL hockey rinks.
  • CHIME collects radio waves with wavelengths between 37 and 75 centimetres, similar to the wavelength used by cell phones.
  • Most of the signals collected by CHIME come from our Milky Way galaxy, but a tiny fraction of these signals started on their way when the universe was between 6 and 11 billion years old.
  • The radio signal from the universe is very weak and extreme sensitivity is needed to detect it. The amount of energy collected by CHIME in one year is equivalent to the amount of energy gained by a paper clip falling off a desk to the floor.
  • The data rate passing through CHIME is comparable to all the data in the world’s mobile networks. There is so much data that it cannot all be saved to disk. It must first be processed and compressed by a factor of 100,000.
  • Seven quadrillion computer operations occur every second on CHIME. This rate is equivalent to every person on Earth performing one million multiplication problems every second.
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Toronto, ON – Andres Lombo, Aiden Aird, Carl Pinter and Jack Stanley have been named The University of Toronto’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships. Created in 2011 by Canadian business leader and philanthropist Seymour Schulich, this annual scholarship program encourages promising high school graduates to embrace STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) in their future careers. This year, there were over 1,300 Schulich Leader Nominees from across Canada vying for 50 scholarships, valued at up to $100,000 each. Since inception, 270 students have received this celebrated scholarship. Aiden Aird, 18, is a recipient of the $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship. A graduate of St. Brother Andre Catholic High School in Markham, Ontario, Aird will be entering the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering this fall. Andres Lombo, 17, is a recipient of the $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship. A graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas, in Oakville, ON, Lombo will be entering the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering this fall. Carl Pinter, 17, is a recipient of the $80,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship. A graduate of Cornerstone Christian School in Moose Jaw, SK, Pinter will be entering the Faculty of Arts & Science this fall to study neurology. Jack Stanley, 18, is a recipient of the $80,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship. A graduate of Oak Bay Secondary in Victoria, BC, Stanley will be entering the Faculty of Arts & Science this fall to study microbiology and molecular genetics. “Schulich Leader scholarship recipients are the best and brightest STEM students in Canada,” says Schulich.  I truly believe that many of these students will make great contributions to society, both on a national and global scale. With their university expenses covered, they can focus their time on their studies, research projects, extracurriculars, and entrepreneurial ventures. They are the next generation of technology innovators.” About Schulich Leader Scholarships Schulich Leader Scholarships are prestigious entrance scholarships awarded to high school graduates enrolling in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) undergraduate program at participating universities in Canada and Israel. Recognizing the increasing importance and impact that STEM disciplines will have on the prosperity of future generations, businessman and philanthropist Seymour Schulich established this $100 million scholarship fund in 2011 to encourage our best and brightest students to become the next pioneers of global scientific research and innovation. This program awards 100 scholarships annually, valued at more than $7million.  High schools across the country put forth more than 1,300 Schulich Leader Nominees who were vying for 50 Canadian scholarships. Schulich Leaders can devote their full time and attention to their studies, as all of their financial needs are covered over the course of their degree. Canada’s highest potential students are winning these scholarships and will make remarkable contributions to society. About University of Toronto Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto has evolved into Canada’s leading institution of learning, discovery and knowledge creation. We are proud to be one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, driven to invent and innovate. Our students have the opportunity to learn from and work with preeminent thought leaders through our multidisciplinary network of teaching and research faculty, alumni and partners. The ideas, innovations and actions of more than 500,000 graduates continue to have a positive impact on the world. For more information visit schulichleaders.com For media inquiries contact: David Goodman dgoodman@schulichfoundation.org 416-480-6485 Dara Newton dnewton@uja.schulichleaders.com 416-480-6492  

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New Program in Management Analytics Launched at UofT’s Rotman School of Management

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Toronto, ON –After centuries of looking with awe and wonder at the beauty of Saturn and its rings, we can now listen to them, thanks to the efforts of astrophysicists at the University of Toronto (U of T). “To celebrate the Grand Finale of NASA’s Cassini mission next month, we converted Saturn’s moons and rings into two pieces of music,” says astrophysicist Matt Russo, a postdoctoral researcher at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) in the Faculty of Arts & Science at U of T. The conversion to music is made possible by orbital resonances, which occur when two objects execute different numbers of complete orbits in the same time, so that they keep returning to their initial configuration. The rhythmic gravitational tugs between them keep them locked in a tight repeating pattern which can also be converted directly into musical harmony. “Wherever there is resonance there is music, and no other place in the solar system is more packed with resonances than Saturn,” says Russo. The Cassini spacecraft has been collecting data while orbiting Saturn since its arrival in 2004 and is now in the throes of a final death spiral. It will plunge into the planet itself on September 15 to avoid contaminating any of its moons. Russo was joined by astrophysicist Dan Tamayo, a postdoctoral researcher at CITA and the Centre for Planetary Sciences at U of T Scarborough, and together they were able to play music with an instrument measuring over a million kilometers long. The musical notes and rhythms both come from the orbital motion of Saturn’s moons along with the orbits of the trillions of small particles that make up the ring system. “Saturn’s magnificent rings act like a sounding board that launches waves at locations that harmonize with the planet’s many moons, and some pairs of moons are themselves locked in resonances,” says Tamayo. Music of the moons and rings For the first piece which follows Cassini’s final plunge, the researchers increased the natural orbital frequencies of Saturn’s six large inner moons by 27 octaves to arrive at musical notes. “What you hear are the actual frequencies of the moons, shifted into the human hearing range” says Russo. The team then used a state of the art numerical simulation of the moon system developed by Tamayo to play the resulting notes every time a moon completes an orbit. The moon system has two orbital resonances which give rhythmic and harmonic structure to the otherwise unsteady lullaby-style melody. The first and third moons Mimas and Tethys are locked in a 2:1 resonance so that Mimas orbits twice for every orbit of Tethys. The same relationship links the orbits of the second and fourth moons Enceledus and Dione, and the combination of the two simple rhythms creates interesting musical patterns as they fall in and out of synchronicity. “Since doubling the frequency of a note produces the same note an octave higher, the four inner moons produce only two different notes close to a perfect fifth apart,” says Russo, who is also a graduate of U of T’s Jazz performance program. “The fifth moon Rhea completes a major chord that is disturbed by the ominous entrance of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan.” Russo and Tamayo are joined in the project by Toronto musician, and Matt’s long-time bandmate, Andrew Santaguida. “Dan understands orbital resonances as deeply as anyone and Andrew is a music production wizard. My job is to connect these two worlds.” Titan actually gives the Cassini probe the final push which sends it hurtling towards its death in the heart of Saturn. The music follows Cassini’s final flight over the ring system by converting the constantly increasing orbital frequencies of the rings into a dramatic rising pitch; the volume of the tone increases and decreases along with the observed bright and dark bands of the rings. The death of Cassini as it crashes into Saturn is heard as a final crash of a final piano chord, which was inspired by The Beatles’ “A Day in the Life”, in which a rich major chord follows a similarly tense crescendo. In addition to the soundtrack, Russo has had a large wood carving made of Saturn's rings so people can follow along with their fingertips while listening. The carving will be part of a tactile-audio astronomy exhibit at the Canadian National Institute for the Blind's Night Steps fundraising event for the visually impaired in Toronto on September 15, the same day the Cassini mission is scheduled to end. Resonances of Janus translated into music The second piece demonstrates the scales played by Janus and Epimetheus, two small irregular moons that share an orbit just outside Saturn’s main ring system. Together they are an example of 1:1 resonance, the only one in the solar system. The pair orbit at slightly different distances from Saturn but with a difference that is so negligible they swap places every four years. The composition simulates the final few months of Cassini’s mission, while Janus is inching closer to Epimetheus before stealing its place in 2018. Together, the two moons play a unison drone but with a constantly shifting rhythm that repeats every eight years. Russo played a C# note on his guitar once for every orbit while a cello sustains a note for each resonance within the rings. “Each ring is like a circular string, being continuously bowed by Janus and Epimetheus as they chase each other around their shared orbit,” says Russo. Cassini recently captured an image of one of the ripples this creates within the rings. To turn this into music, Russo and Santaguida used the brightness variations in this image to control the intensity of the cello. “Saturn’s dancing moons now have a soundtrack,” says Russo. Russo, Tamayo and Santaguida are the same group who converted the recently discovered TRAPPIST-1 planetary system into music a few months ago. They’ve dubbed their astro-sonic side-project SYSTEM Sounds and hope to continue exploring the universe for other evidence of naturally occurring harmonic resonance. – 30 – Note to editors: Videos with audio for each of the pieces can be found on the SYSTEM Sounds website at http://www.system-sounds.com/, or individually at: SATURN Sounds Part 1: Moons And Rings Translated Into Music - https://youtu.be/UGnuDE7sINI SATURN Sounds Part 2: Resonances Of Janus Translated Into Music - https://youtu.be/SsFZlSQdPWU   Media contacts: Matt Russo Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics University of Toronto mrusso@cita.utoronto.ca +1 416 347 7157 Dan Tamayo Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics University of Toronto d.tamayo@utoronto.ca +1 647 331 9678 Sean Bettam Communications, Faculty of Arts & Science University of Toronto s.bettam@utoronto.ca +1 416 946 7950  

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October 19, 2017

New Program in Management Analytics Launched at UofT’s Rotman School of Management

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October 18, 2017

Rotman Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to BMO’s William Downe

Toronto, ON – William Downe, a graduate of the MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, will be honoured today at the Rotman Alumni Awards Dinner with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Downe is Chief Executive Officer of BMO Financial Group. He receives the award in recognition of his outstanding commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion in corporate Canada, his steadfast support of education and healthcare, and his leadership of Canada’s first bank and bold expansion of its…

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October 17, 2017

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Toronto, ON – Fare evaders are a problem faced by public transit systems in cities across the world. Evaders are willing to break the law and risk a significant penalty for the free ride. In Toronto, fare evasion is estimated to cost around $20 million a year in lost revenue. An event at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management on September 30 brought together students and members of the community interested in behavioural economics to develop concepts to…

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Reality Check: Does China's Communist Party have a woman problem?

Political Science’s Lynette Ong describes the role of women in China's Communist Party.  Read more. 

Toronto Star | October 19, 2017

To judge the Trudeau government at mid-term, look at the big picture

Donna Dasko of the School of Public Policy and Governance offers a positive mid-term review of Justin Trudeau. Read more. 

The Globe and Mail | October 18, 2017

Canadian University Report: Canadian universities a growing destination for international students

Vice-President International Ted Sargent and Executive Director of Enrolment Services and University Registrar Richard Levin remark on the surge in interest among students from around the world. Read more. 

Toronto, ON – The presidents of Toronto’s four universities – the University of Toronto, OCAD University, York University and Ryerson University – have teamed up for a new initiative called StudentDwellTO to tackle one of the biggest issues facing post-secondary students in the Greater Toronto area: affordable housing. The initiative brings together nearly 100 faculty and students from the four universities to take an in-depth look at student housing in the GTA. This follows a previous collaboration between the four universities: a massive survey of student travel behaviour, called StudentMoveTO, which revealed that long daily commutes for students – many of whom live far away where housing is more affordable – were leading to lower campus engagement and in some cases limiting students’ class choices. StudentMoveTO and StudentDwellTO are parts of an initiative by the presidents of the four universities aimed at improving the state of the city-region – and, in turn, the experiences for university students in the GTA. “This is another example of how the impact of our collective efforts can be far greater than the sum of individual contributions,” says Professor Shauna Brail, U of T's presidential adviser on urban engagement and director of the urban studies program. Given the number of post-secondary students in the GTA – more than 180,000 spread across the four universities alone – studying the basic issues facing our students as they live in and navigate the city is critical, says Brail, who will be U of T’s representative for StudentDwellTO’s steering committee. StudentDwellTO will look at housing affordability from a range of perspectives, bringing together disciplines including architecture, art, education, engineering, environmental studies and design, geography, psychology, real estate management and urban development and planning. The two-year initiative will have heavy research and advocacy components, and the researchers will collect data using a variety of research methods that include:
  • wide-scale focus groups and accompanying surveys to draw out narratives surrounding students’ lived experiences,
  • interactive website and community arts programming and communication tools, and
  • interactive maps to develop affordable housing strategies.
The subject matter will also be incorporated into experiential learning courses, across all four universities and various disciplines, to propose and test solutions to the student housing experience and crisis. Along the way, researchers will collaborate with government, non-profit, private sector and community partners in the GTA.  Each university will hold public events, including affordable housing charrettes, to get a wide range of input on solutions. -30- For more information: University of Toronto Media Relations Tel: (416) 978-0100 Email: media.relations@utoronto.ca  

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October 19, 2017

New Program in Management Analytics Launched at UofT’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – A new program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management aims to equip graduates with the skills to succeed in the field of management analytics. The Master of Management Analytics (MMA) is a rigorous nine-month program aimed at recent university graduates and provides students with advanced data management, analytical and communication skills. Developed in consultation with analytical professionals in industry, the program combines training in the use of predictive and prescriptive analytics tools as they…

October 18, 2017

Rotman Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to BMO’s William Downe

Toronto, ON – William Downe, a graduate of the MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, will be honoured today at the Rotman Alumni Awards Dinner with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Downe is Chief Executive Officer of BMO Financial Group. He receives the award in recognition of his outstanding commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion in corporate Canada, his steadfast support of education and healthcare, and his leadership of Canada’s first bank and bold expansion of its…

October 18, 2017

Survey Provides Rare Insight into the Governance of Private Family Businesses

Toronto, ON – Family businesses, arguably the most important contributors to Canada’s economy, recognize the need for strong governance, but approach board oversight in a variety of ways depending on their size and stage of maturity. A survey conducted by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and the Clarkson Centre for Board Effectiveness (CCBE) at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management shows that, while family businesses in the early stages of growth tend to rely less on formal…

October 17, 2017

Is the municipal electoral system in need of reform?

Toronto, ON – With municipal elections in Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba, PEI, and the Territories just one year away, it is a good time to look at the way we vote. Is it in need of reform? In a new paper released by the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, Professor Aaron A. Moore demystifies the municipal electoral system. He looks at the pros and cons of various reforms so that…

October 10, 2017

U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab Announces Expansion to New York City

Toronto, ON – Today one of the world’s premier seed-stage programs for massively scalable science-based ventures at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management announced its latest expansion. The Creative Destruction Lab will partner with the Stern School of Business at New York University to establish the first Lab outside of Canada – CDL New York City. CDL New York City will bring together, in a nine-month program, three groups: highly successful serial entrepreneurs and angel investors; founders of pre-seed…

October 6, 2017

U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab Appoints Inaugural Executive Director

Toronto, ON – The first National Executive Director has been chosen to lead one of the world’s premier seed-stage programs for massively scalable science-based ventures at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Sonia Sennik is the inaugural Executive Director of the UofT’s Creative Destruction Lab and its national network of programs.  She will be responsible for the Lab’s strategic operational and programmatic leadership, coordination, and oversight. Sennik, who held senior project and engineering management roles at global engineering consultancy…

October 4, 2017

“Nudge-a-thon” at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management Tackles Public Transit Fare Evasion

Toronto, ON – Fare evaders are a problem faced by public transit systems in cities across the world. Evaders are willing to break the law and risk a significant penalty for the free ride. In Toronto, fare evasion is estimated to cost around $20 million a year in lost revenue. An event at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management on September 30 brought together students and members of the community interested in behavioural economics to develop concepts to…

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BBC | October 20, 2017

Reality Check: Does China's Communist Party have a woman problem?

Political Science’s Lynette Ong describes the role of women in China's Communist Party.  Read more. 

Toronto Star | October 19, 2017

To judge the Trudeau government at mid-term, look at the big picture

Donna Dasko of the School of Public Policy and Governance offers a positive mid-term review of Justin Trudeau. Read more. 

The Globe and Mail | October 18, 2017

Canadian University Report: Canadian universities a growing destination for international students

Vice-President International Ted Sargent and Executive Director of Enrolment Services and University Registrar Richard Levin remark on the surge in interest among students from around the world. Read more. 

Toronto, ON – A team of astronomers has observed the magnetic field of a galaxy five billion light-years from Earth. The galaxy is the most distant in which a coherent magnetic field has been observed and provides important insight into how magnetism in the Universe formed and evolved. The observation shows a magnetic field of a similar strength and configuration to that seen in our own Milky Way Galaxy, even though the distant galaxy is five billion years younger than ours. This is evidence that galactic magnetic fields form early in a galaxy’s life and remain relatively stable. “This finding is exciting,” says Dr. Sui Ann Mao, an astronomer and Minerva Research Group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy and lead author of the paper describing the observation. “It is now the record holder of the most distant galaxy for which we have this magnetic field information.” The paper will be published August 28th in Nature Astronomy. Galaxies have their own magnetic fields, but they are incredibly weak—a million times weaker than the Earth’s magnetic field. One theory suggests that the magnetic field of a young galaxy starts off weak and tangled, becoming stronger and more organized over time. But, because the magnetic field of the observed galaxy is not much different from the fields we observe in our own Milky Way Galaxy and nearby galaxies, the detection is evidence that galactic magnetism appears relatively early, rather than growing slowly over time. “This means that magnetism is generated very early in a galaxy’s life by natural processes, and thus that almost every heavenly body is magnetic,” says Prof. Bryan Gaensler, Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Toronto, and a co-author of the paper. “The implication is that we need to understand magnetism to understand the Universe.” Studying the evolution of galactic magnetic fields requires observations of galaxies at different distances from us because such observations show us galaxies at different ages. But these observations are difficult to make, in part because a magnetic field can’t be detected directly. Instead, we can only detect one by observing the magnetic fingerprint it leaves on light passing through it—an effect referred to as Faraday Rotation. Mao, Gaensler and their colleagues were able to make their observation because a quasar—a very bright and distant galaxy—lies beyond the galaxy being studied, along the same line of sight. Thanks to this chance alignment, the quasar’s light passes through the galaxy’s magnetic field on its way to us, picking up the tell-tale Faraday Rotation fingerprint. The observation was made using the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array, an array of radio telescope dishes in Plains of San Agustin in the New Mexico desert, operated by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. “Nobody knows where cosmic magnetism comes from or how it was generated,” says Gaensler. “But now, we have obtained a major clue needed for solving this mystery, by extracting the fossil record of magnetism in a galaxy billions of years before the present day.” Additional notes: 1) Faraday Rotation: A radio wave, like a wave on a pond, oscillates or vibrates in a single direction or plane; for example, a wave on the surface of a pond move up and down in a vertical plane. When a radio signal passes through a magnetic field, the magnetic field rotates the plane of vibration. This so-called Faraday Rotation gives us information about the strength and the polarity—or direction—of the magnetic field. 2) In the Hubble Space Telescope image, there appear to be three objects. Of the three, the central, dimmer object is the galaxy. Both of the two remaining objects are lensed images of the same, more distant quasar. As light from the quasar travels toward us, its path is bent by the gravity of the galaxy, just as the trajectory of a spacecraft is bent as it flies by a planet. We see light from the quasar that traveled along different paths as multiple images of the same object. Says Mao, “Having multiple lensed images of the background quasar to probe along different sight lines through the lensing galaxy is the key to getting the measurement we have here.” The Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Toronto is an endowed research institute with over 70 faculty, postdocs, students and staff, dedicated to innovative technology, ground-breaking research, world-class training, and public engagement. The research themes of its faculty and Dunlap Fellows span the Universe and include: optical, infrared and radio instrumentation; Dark Energy; large-scale structure; the Cosmic Microwave Background; the interstellar medium; galaxy evolution; cosmic magnetism; and time-domain science. The Dunlap Institute, Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, and Centre for Planetary Sciences comprise the leading centre for astronomical research in Canada, at the leading research university in the country, the University of Toronto. The Dunlap Institute is committed to making its science, training and public outreach activities productive and enjoyable for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, nationality or religion. -30- For more information: Prof. Bryan Gaensler, Director Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics University of Toronto c: 416-522-0887 e: bgaensler@dunlap.utoronto.ca w: dunlap.utoronto.ca Chris Sasaki Communications Coordinator | Press Officer Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics University of Toronto p: 416-978-6613 e: csasaki@dunlap.utoronto.ca w: dunlap.utoronto.ca

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October 19, 2017

New Program in Management Analytics Launched at UofT’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – A new program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management aims to equip graduates with the skills to succeed in the field of management analytics. The Master of Management Analytics (MMA) is a rigorous nine-month program aimed at recent university graduates and provides students with advanced data management, analytical and communication skills. Developed in consultation with analytical professionals in industry, the program combines training in the use of predictive and prescriptive analytics tools as they…

October 18, 2017

Rotman Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to BMO’s William Downe

Toronto, ON – William Downe, a graduate of the MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, will be honoured today at the Rotman Alumni Awards Dinner with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Downe is Chief Executive Officer of BMO Financial Group. He receives the award in recognition of his outstanding commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion in corporate Canada, his steadfast support of education and healthcare, and his leadership of Canada’s first bank and bold expansion of its…

October 18, 2017

Survey Provides Rare Insight into the Governance of Private Family Businesses

Toronto, ON – Family businesses, arguably the most important contributors to Canada’s economy, recognize the need for strong governance, but approach board oversight in a variety of ways depending on their size and stage of maturity. A survey conducted by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and the Clarkson Centre for Board Effectiveness (CCBE) at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management shows that, while family businesses in the early stages of growth tend to rely less on formal…

October 17, 2017

Is the municipal electoral system in need of reform?

Toronto, ON – With municipal elections in Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba, PEI, and the Territories just one year away, it is a good time to look at the way we vote. Is it in need of reform? In a new paper released by the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, Professor Aaron A. Moore demystifies the municipal electoral system. He looks at the pros and cons of various reforms so that…

October 10, 2017

U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab Announces Expansion to New York City

Toronto, ON – Today one of the world’s premier seed-stage programs for massively scalable science-based ventures at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management announced its latest expansion. The Creative Destruction Lab will partner with the Stern School of Business at New York University to establish the first Lab outside of Canada – CDL New York City. CDL New York City will bring together, in a nine-month program, three groups: highly successful serial entrepreneurs and angel investors; founders of pre-seed…

October 6, 2017

U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab Appoints Inaugural Executive Director

Toronto, ON – The first National Executive Director has been chosen to lead one of the world’s premier seed-stage programs for massively scalable science-based ventures at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Sonia Sennik is the inaugural Executive Director of the UofT’s Creative Destruction Lab and its national network of programs.  She will be responsible for the Lab’s strategic operational and programmatic leadership, coordination, and oversight. Sennik, who held senior project and engineering management roles at global engineering consultancy…

October 4, 2017

“Nudge-a-thon” at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management Tackles Public Transit Fare Evasion

Toronto, ON – Fare evaders are a problem faced by public transit systems in cities across the world. Evaders are willing to break the law and risk a significant penalty for the free ride. In Toronto, fare evasion is estimated to cost around $20 million a year in lost revenue. An event at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management on September 30 brought together students and members of the community interested in behavioural economics to develop concepts to…

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BBC | October 20, 2017

Reality Check: Does China's Communist Party have a woman problem?

Political Science’s Lynette Ong describes the role of women in China's Communist Party.  Read more. 

Toronto Star | October 19, 2017

To judge the Trudeau government at mid-term, look at the big picture

Donna Dasko of the School of Public Policy and Governance offers a positive mid-term review of Justin Trudeau. Read more. 

The Globe and Mail | October 18, 2017

Canadian University Report: Canadian universities a growing destination for international students

Vice-President International Ted Sargent and Executive Director of Enrolment Services and University Registrar Richard Levin remark on the surge in interest among students from around the world. Read more. 

Toronto, ON – With the pace of change in healthcare and the life sciences sector accelerating at unprecedented rates, a new Executive MBA program from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management aims to prepare working professionals in the sector to lead their organizations, businesses and health systems. The Global Executive MBA in Healthcare & the Life Sciences is an 18-month program which offers an innovative curriculum that combines core management skills and practical engagement with deep self-development insights and strategic know-how, all designed for professionals working in the healthcare and life sciences sector. The program, which begins in 2018, will be delivered in five modules, three in Toronto, one in the San Francisco Bay area and one in Singapore. The program is designed for experienced mid-to-senior professionals (managers, administrators, clinicians, and scientists) from life science firms, service delivery organizations, and agencies around the world who seek to advance their leadership careers. “The program will focus on the most effective ways of organizing industries, whether in the public sector or the private sector to deliver the best healthcare and to make it more affordable,” says Prof. Brian R. Golden, Vice-Dean, MBA Programs who holds the Sandra Rotman Chair in Health Sector Strategy at The University of Toronto & The University Health Network and is the co-academic director of the program. “The health and life sciences sector is the most important industry in the world. Globally it has a huge impact on economic development and a huge impact on human life. Our new program will teach general management and leadership skills, with direct application to people working in life sciences and healthcare,” says Prof. William Mitchell, who holds the Anthony S. Fell Chair in New Technologies and Commercialization and is a co-academic director of the program. The program leverages the strengths of the Rotman School with its leadership in healthcare management research through its Centre for Health Sector Strategy, led by Prof. Golden, as well existing connections with the wider University and the global healthcare community including the proximately to Toronto’s medical discovery district. The Centre, in partnership with Rotman Executive Programs, is Canada’s leading academic provider of healthcare executive programs, and offers health sector programs, which equip professionals with the knowledge and business skills to lead and manage their organizations effectively in a complex field that is constantly evolving. The Rotman School currently offers a major in Health Sector Management for students in the School’s Full-Time, Morning and Evening MBA programs. It focuses on management in health care delivery systems, pharmaceutical and biotechnology sales and marketing, life sciences product commercialization, and related consulting and financial industries. The major also introduces students to various regulatory bodies and procedures in the health sector. The new program also continues the Rotman School’s record of pioneering new initiatives in executive education as the home of Canada’s first Executive MBA and first Global Executive MBA programs. Further information is available online. The Rotman School of Management is located in the heart of Canada’s commercial and cultural capital and is part of the University of Toronto, one of the world’s top 20 research universities. The Rotman School fosters a new way to think that enables our graduates to tackle today’s global business and societal challenges.  For more information, visit www.rotman.utoronto.ca. -30- For more information: Ken McGuffin Manager, Media Relations Rotman School of Management University of Toronto Tel: 416-946-3818 E-mail: mcguffin@rotman.utoronto.ca

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Below is a selection of recent press releases. For all the latest news please visit www.utoronto.ca/news

October 19, 2017

New Program in Management Analytics Launched at UofT’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – A new program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management aims to equip graduates with the skills to succeed in the field of management analytics. The Master of Management Analytics (MMA) is a rigorous nine-month program aimed at recent university graduates and provides students with advanced data management, analytical and communication skills. Developed in consultation with analytical professionals in industry, the program combines training in the use of predictive and prescriptive analytics tools as they…

October 18, 2017

Rotman Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to BMO’s William Downe

Toronto, ON – William Downe, a graduate of the MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, will be honoured today at the Rotman Alumni Awards Dinner with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Downe is Chief Executive Officer of BMO Financial Group. He receives the award in recognition of his outstanding commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion in corporate Canada, his steadfast support of education and healthcare, and his leadership of Canada’s first bank and bold expansion of its…

October 18, 2017

Survey Provides Rare Insight into the Governance of Private Family Businesses

Toronto, ON – Family businesses, arguably the most important contributors to Canada’s economy, recognize the need for strong governance, but approach board oversight in a variety of ways depending on their size and stage of maturity. A survey conducted by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and the Clarkson Centre for Board Effectiveness (CCBE) at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management shows that, while family businesses in the early stages of growth tend to rely less on formal…

October 17, 2017

Is the municipal electoral system in need of reform?

Toronto, ON – With municipal elections in Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba, PEI, and the Territories just one year away, it is a good time to look at the way we vote. Is it in need of reform? In a new paper released by the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, Professor Aaron A. Moore demystifies the municipal electoral system. He looks at the pros and cons of various reforms so that…

October 10, 2017

U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab Announces Expansion to New York City

Toronto, ON – Today one of the world’s premier seed-stage programs for massively scalable science-based ventures at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management announced its latest expansion. The Creative Destruction Lab will partner with the Stern School of Business at New York University to establish the first Lab outside of Canada – CDL New York City. CDL New York City will bring together, in a nine-month program, three groups: highly successful serial entrepreneurs and angel investors; founders of pre-seed…

October 6, 2017

U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab Appoints Inaugural Executive Director

Toronto, ON – The first National Executive Director has been chosen to lead one of the world’s premier seed-stage programs for massively scalable science-based ventures at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Sonia Sennik is the inaugural Executive Director of the UofT’s Creative Destruction Lab and its national network of programs.  She will be responsible for the Lab’s strategic operational and programmatic leadership, coordination, and oversight. Sennik, who held senior project and engineering management roles at global engineering consultancy…

October 4, 2017

“Nudge-a-thon” at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management Tackles Public Transit Fare Evasion

Toronto, ON – Fare evaders are a problem faced by public transit systems in cities across the world. Evaders are willing to break the law and risk a significant penalty for the free ride. In Toronto, fare evasion is estimated to cost around $20 million a year in lost revenue. An event at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management on September 30 brought together students and members of the community interested in behavioural economics to develop concepts to…

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BBC | October 20, 2017

Reality Check: Does China's Communist Party have a woman problem?

Political Science’s Lynette Ong describes the role of women in China's Communist Party.  Read more. 

Toronto Star | October 19, 2017

To judge the Trudeau government at mid-term, look at the big picture

Donna Dasko of the School of Public Policy and Governance offers a positive mid-term review of Justin Trudeau. Read more. 

The Globe and Mail | October 18, 2017

Canadian University Report: Canadian universities a growing destination for international students

Vice-President International Ted Sargent and Executive Director of Enrolment Services and University Registrar Richard Levin remark on the surge in interest among students from around the world. Read more. 

Toronto, ON – An economics professor at the University of Toronto is the recipient of a prestigious grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to study the behavioural welfare economics of how nudges affect financial decision making. Sandro Ambuehl is an assistant professor in the Department of Management at the University of Toronto Scarborough, with a cross-appointment to the Business Economics area at the University’s Rotman School of Management. He joined the University in 2016 after completing a PhD at Stanford University. He also holds a B.S. in Mathematics and a Licentiate in Economics, both from the University of Zurich. Prof. Ambuehl will receive $474,606 (US) over the three year project and will work jointly with B. Douglas Bernheim, who is the Edward Ames Edmonds Professor of Economics and Chair of the Department of Economics at Stanford University. Prof. Ambuehl’s research and teaching interests include behavioural and experimental economics. One of his areas of research include concerns designing policies for the exchange of goods about which people have strong ethical intuitions, as is the case, for example, with living organ donation, or when incentive systems place a price on the natural environment. In another line of research, he studies what policies help people make good financial decisions. He addresses these questions using a combination of controlled experiments and economic theory. His research has been featured in the popular press, including the Washington Post, the Financial Times, and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The Rotman School of Management is located in the heart of Canada’s commercial and cultural capital and is part of the University of Toronto, one of the world’s top 20 research universities. The Rotman School fosters a new way to think that enables our graduates to tackle today’s global business and societal challenges.  For more information, visit www.rotman.utoronto.ca. -30- For more information: Ken McGuffin Manager, Media Relations Rotman School of Management University of Toronto Tel: 416-946-3818 E-mail: mcguffin@rotman.utoronto.ca

Latest Media Releases

Below is a selection of recent press releases. For all the latest news please visit www.utoronto.ca/news

October 19, 2017

New Program in Management Analytics Launched at UofT’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – A new program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management aims to equip graduates with the skills to succeed in the field of management analytics. The Master of Management Analytics (MMA) is a rigorous nine-month program aimed at recent university graduates and provides students with advanced data management, analytical and communication skills. Developed in consultation with analytical professionals in industry, the program combines training in the use of predictive and prescriptive analytics tools as they…

October 18, 2017

Rotman Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to BMO’s William Downe

Toronto, ON – William Downe, a graduate of the MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, will be honoured today at the Rotman Alumni Awards Dinner with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Downe is Chief Executive Officer of BMO Financial Group. He receives the award in recognition of his outstanding commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion in corporate Canada, his steadfast support of education and healthcare, and his leadership of Canada’s first bank and bold expansion of its…

October 18, 2017

Survey Provides Rare Insight into the Governance of Private Family Businesses

Toronto, ON – Family businesses, arguably the most important contributors to Canada’s economy, recognize the need for strong governance, but approach board oversight in a variety of ways depending on their size and stage of maturity. A survey conducted by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and the Clarkson Centre for Board Effectiveness (CCBE) at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management shows that, while family businesses in the early stages of growth tend to rely less on formal…

October 17, 2017

Is the municipal electoral system in need of reform?

Toronto, ON – With municipal elections in Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba, PEI, and the Territories just one year away, it is a good time to look at the way we vote. Is it in need of reform? In a new paper released by the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, Professor Aaron A. Moore demystifies the municipal electoral system. He looks at the pros and cons of various reforms so that…

October 10, 2017

U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab Announces Expansion to New York City

Toronto, ON – Today one of the world’s premier seed-stage programs for massively scalable science-based ventures at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management announced its latest expansion. The Creative Destruction Lab will partner with the Stern School of Business at New York University to establish the first Lab outside of Canada – CDL New York City. CDL New York City will bring together, in a nine-month program, three groups: highly successful serial entrepreneurs and angel investors; founders of pre-seed…

October 6, 2017

U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab Appoints Inaugural Executive Director

Toronto, ON – The first National Executive Director has been chosen to lead one of the world’s premier seed-stage programs for massively scalable science-based ventures at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Sonia Sennik is the inaugural Executive Director of the UofT’s Creative Destruction Lab and its national network of programs.  She will be responsible for the Lab’s strategic operational and programmatic leadership, coordination, and oversight. Sennik, who held senior project and engineering management roles at global engineering consultancy…

October 4, 2017

“Nudge-a-thon” at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management Tackles Public Transit Fare Evasion

Toronto, ON – Fare evaders are a problem faced by public transit systems in cities across the world. Evaders are willing to break the law and risk a significant penalty for the free ride. In Toronto, fare evasion is estimated to cost around $20 million a year in lost revenue. An event at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management on September 30 brought together students and members of the community interested in behavioural economics to develop concepts to…

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BBC | October 20, 2017

Reality Check: Does China's Communist Party have a woman problem?

Political Science’s Lynette Ong describes the role of women in China's Communist Party.  Read more. 

Toronto Star | October 19, 2017

To judge the Trudeau government at mid-term, look at the big picture

Donna Dasko of the School of Public Policy and Governance offers a positive mid-term review of Justin Trudeau. Read more. 

The Globe and Mail | October 18, 2017

Canadian University Report: Canadian universities a growing destination for international students

Vice-President International Ted Sargent and Executive Director of Enrolment Services and University Registrar Richard Levin remark on the surge in interest among students from around the world. Read more. 

Toronto, ON – Two graduates of the Full Time MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have been named to the Poets&Quants “MBAs to Watch” list, which highlights 100 successful MBA graduates from around the world. Aqeela Nanji, MBA’17, and Phil Gazaleh, MGA/17, were the only two students from a Canadian business school named to the list, which originated from nominations submitted by over 60 MBA programs for Poets&Quants Best & Brightest” MBAs feature from earlier this year. Nanji was the President of The Letters, the School’s LGBTQ and allies club, where she created a program specifically for closeted students who are mostly from other countries and also organized an inaugural student panel on diversity and inclusion initiatives for 350 first-year MBA students. She was the recipient of both a Forte Foundation fellowship and a Reaching Out MBA fellowship. “I have been extraordinarily impressed with Aqeela’s accomplishments while at the Rotman School. They extend her already excellent history of community activism and engagement. What is remarkable about Aqeela is her sensitivity to important intersections in our community between gender, sexual orientation, race and class,” says Prof. Sarah Kaplan, who is also director of the School’s Institute for Gender + the Economy. While at the Rotman School, Gazaleh was a founder of the first MGA/MBA Student Association and was the recipient of a Reaching Out MBA fellowship. He also participated in the Rotman OnBoard program where he supported the work of a board of a non-profit organization and continued to participate with Start Proud (formally Out on Bay Street) which facilitates the professional development of LGBTQ and allies students as they transition from school to career. “An image of a directional sign to the restrooms from one of our conferences appears in my inbox. With it a list of simple suggestions on how to create “all gendered” bathrooms at Rotman appears in the text. Since the day Phil arrived at Rotman he’s always been a “roll up my sleeves and help build the solution” type of student leader. When referencing the type of culture and student community we want at Rotman, I often refer to examples that directly involve Phil,” says Neel Joshi, Director, Student Life & International Experience. Profiles of Nanji and Gazeleh are online at Poets&Quants as well as the story for the entire list. The Rotman School of Management is located in the heart of Canada’s commercial and cultural capital and is part of the University of Toronto, one of the world’s top 20 research universities. The Rotman School fosters a new way to think that enables our graduates to tackle today’s global business and societal challenges.  For more information, visit www.rotman.utoronto.ca.
-30- For more information: Ken McGuffin Manager, Media Relations Rotman School of Management University of Toronto Tel: 416-946-3818 E-mail: mcguffin@rotman.utoronto.ca
 

Latest Media Releases

Below is a selection of recent press releases. For all the latest news please visit www.utoronto.ca/news

October 19, 2017

New Program in Management Analytics Launched at UofT’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – A new program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management aims to equip graduates with the skills to succeed in the field of management analytics. The Master of Management Analytics (MMA) is a rigorous nine-month program aimed at recent university graduates and provides students with advanced data management, analytical and communication skills. Developed in consultation with analytical professionals in industry, the program combines training in the use of predictive and prescriptive analytics tools as they…

October 18, 2017

Rotman Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to BMO’s William Downe

Toronto, ON – William Downe, a graduate of the MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, will be honoured today at the Rotman Alumni Awards Dinner with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Downe is Chief Executive Officer of BMO Financial Group. He receives the award in recognition of his outstanding commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion in corporate Canada, his steadfast support of education and healthcare, and his leadership of Canada’s first bank and bold expansion of its…

October 18, 2017

Survey Provides Rare Insight into the Governance of Private Family Businesses

Toronto, ON – Family businesses, arguably the most important contributors to Canada’s economy, recognize the need for strong governance, but approach board oversight in a variety of ways depending on their size and stage of maturity. A survey conducted by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and the Clarkson Centre for Board Effectiveness (CCBE) at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management shows that, while family businesses in the early stages of growth tend to rely less on formal…

October 17, 2017

Is the municipal electoral system in need of reform?

Toronto, ON – With municipal elections in Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba, PEI, and the Territories just one year away, it is a good time to look at the way we vote. Is it in need of reform? In a new paper released by the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, Professor Aaron A. Moore demystifies the municipal electoral system. He looks at the pros and cons of various reforms so that…

October 10, 2017

U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab Announces Expansion to New York City

Toronto, ON – Today one of the world’s premier seed-stage programs for massively scalable science-based ventures at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management announced its latest expansion. The Creative Destruction Lab will partner with the Stern School of Business at New York University to establish the first Lab outside of Canada – CDL New York City. CDL New York City will bring together, in a nine-month program, three groups: highly successful serial entrepreneurs and angel investors; founders of pre-seed…

October 6, 2017

U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab Appoints Inaugural Executive Director

Toronto, ON – The first National Executive Director has been chosen to lead one of the world’s premier seed-stage programs for massively scalable science-based ventures at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Sonia Sennik is the inaugural Executive Director of the UofT’s Creative Destruction Lab and its national network of programs.  She will be responsible for the Lab’s strategic operational and programmatic leadership, coordination, and oversight. Sennik, who held senior project and engineering management roles at global engineering consultancy…

October 4, 2017

“Nudge-a-thon” at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management Tackles Public Transit Fare Evasion

Toronto, ON – Fare evaders are a problem faced by public transit systems in cities across the world. Evaders are willing to break the law and risk a significant penalty for the free ride. In Toronto, fare evasion is estimated to cost around $20 million a year in lost revenue. An event at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management on September 30 brought together students and members of the community interested in behavioural economics to develop concepts to…

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BBC | October 20, 2017

Reality Check: Does China's Communist Party have a woman problem?

Political Science’s Lynette Ong describes the role of women in China's Communist Party.  Read more. 

Toronto Star | October 19, 2017

To judge the Trudeau government at mid-term, look at the big picture

Donna Dasko of the School of Public Policy and Governance offers a positive mid-term review of Justin Trudeau. Read more. 

The Globe and Mail | October 18, 2017

Canadian University Report: Canadian universities a growing destination for international students

Vice-President International Ted Sargent and Executive Director of Enrolment Services and University Registrar Richard Levin remark on the surge in interest among students from around the world. Read more.