Toronto, ON – Four professors at the University of Toronto have been appointed as chief scientists at the Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre. The new appointees will lead research partnerships and other activities in the four areas of behavioural insights applied to consumers, citizens, organizations, and markets. BEAR is a centre at the UofT’s Rotman School of Management 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. “Our leading-edge research offers a unique behavioural lens on relevant challenges faced by individuals and organizations,” says Prof. Dilip Soman, co-director of BEAR who also holds the Corus Chair in Communications Strategy. “These appointments will strengthen our work as we continue to publish our findings in peer-reviewed academic journals as well as white papers and reports that are geared towards the practitioner.” Lu Han is Petro-Canada Associate Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy and academic director of the Centre for Real Estate and Urban Economics at the Rotman School. Her research examines housing market dynamics and policies, mortgage insurance, the real estate brokerage industry, as well as green amenities. Tanjim Hossain is an associate professor of marketing in the department of management at the University of Toronto Mississauga, and is cross-appointed to the Rotman School and UofT’s department of economics. His main research interests include behavioural economics and industrial organization, especially using field and laboratory experiments to test the validity of theoretical predictions in the real world. Sonia Kang is an assistant professor of organizational behaviour and human resource management in the department of management at the University of Toronto Mississauga, and holds a cross-appointment to the Rotman School.  Her research explores the challenges and opportunities of diversity, including strategies for mitigating the far-reaching effects of stigma and harnessing the power of diversity for society and organizations alike. Nicola Lacetera is an associate professor of strategic management in the department of management at the University of Toronto Mississauga, with a cross-appointment to the Rotman School and UofT’s department of economics. He is the faculty lead at the ICube business accelerator at the University of Toronto Mississauga.  His research concerns the ethical constraints to markets, the motivations for altruistic behavior, and various topics in industrial and innovation economics. 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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July 26, 2017

Four Chief Scientists Appointed to University of Toronto’s Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre

Toronto, ON – Four professors at the University of Toronto have been appointed as chief scientists at the Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre. The new appointees will lead research partnerships and other activities in the four areas of behavioural insights applied to consumers, citizens, organizations, and markets. BEAR is a centre at the UofT’s Rotman School of Management that combines decades of research in decision-making with empirically tested tools to facilitate behavioural change. The Centre looks at social…

July 25, 2017

How does Toronto’s Fiscal Autonomy Compare to Other International Cities?

Toronto, ON – Major cities across Canada have been asking for more fiscal autonomy so that they can “control their own destiny.” But what exactly is fiscal autonomy and why is it important? A new Perspectives Paper released today by Enid Slack, director of the Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, attempts to answer these questions by analyzing the municipal finances of eight international cities. Local fiscal autonomy is the extent…

July 24, 2017

New Appointments Strengthen Research and Teaching Activities at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – An expert in global health and international development and a senior finance professional with over 25 years of experience in capital markets are among the new faculty members who are joining the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management at the start of the 2017/18 academic year. The appointments help to strength the school’s research activities as well its teaching capabilities across all of the School’s pre and post experience programs. Ryann Manning joins the Rotman School as…

July 17, 2017

Machine learning meets materials discovery: Researchers from IBM, Toyota, and Citrine Informatics speak at UofT

Toronto, ON –  Machine learning and artificial intelligence are poised to revolutionize the way companies do business in the fields of healthcare, transportation, and materials research. With the launch of the new Vector Institute, Toronto is quickly becoming a hub for machine learning development. Following this momentum is a three-part limited edition CIFAR seminar series, Machine Learning for Accelerated Materials Discovery, on July 18, 24, and 25, co-hosted by the Departments of Computer Science and The Edward S. Rogers Sr.…

July 12, 2017

New book by UTM prof reveals flaws of workplace discrimination law

Toronto, ON – A new book by U of T Mississauga assistant professor of sociology Ellen Berrey explores the legal outcomes of the most common type of civil litigation in the United States—employment discrimination claims—and the limitations of the law in addressing problems of workplace inequality. In Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality, American Bar Association scholars and co-authors Ellen Berrey, Robert L. Nelson and Laura Beth Nielsen provide a comprehensive analysis of employment civil rights litigation in the U.S., and…

June 29, 2017

City Hall task force says don't overhaul the system, just fix it

Toronto, ON – In the first general review of Toronto governance in over a decade, SPPG’s City Hall Task Force has released its highly anticipated report offering a practical blueprint to reform Toronto’s City Council. The report outlines six key priorities that City Council can act on immediately, without the need for provincial intervention, to make deliberation and decision making more effective, more efficient, more transparent, and more inclusive. “City Council is not functioning as well as it could, plain…

June 21, 2017

Rotman MBA Honoured with Award from Forté Foundation

Toronto, ON – A graduating student in the Full Time MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has received the Edie Hunt Inspiration Award from the Forté Foundation. Alex Walker Turner, MBA’17, received the award which recognizes the achievements of a woman MBA student who has made significant contributions to her school or community to advance women into business leadership positions.  Turner, along with four Rotman classmates, established a new initiative, Rotman LINKS, which connects Rotman MBA…

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CBC: The Current | July 27, 2017

From Toronto to Addis Ababa: Life lessons from an ER doctor

Medicine’s James Maskalyk discusses the ER environment. Listen here.

New York Times | July 26, 2017

The lonely crusade of China’s human rights lawyers

Sociology’s Sida Liu comments on China’s dual-state model for legal cases. Read more. 

CNN | July 25, 2017

Your face might tell people whether you're rich or poor

Nicholas Rule of Psychology responds to the results of his study of facial expressions. Read more. 

Toronto, ON – Major cities across Canada have been asking for more fiscal autonomy so that they can “control their own destiny.” But what exactly is fiscal autonomy and why is it important? A new Perspectives Paper released today by Enid Slack, director of the Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, attempts to answer these questions by analyzing the municipal finances of eight international cities. Local fiscal autonomy is the extent to which local governments rely on locally raised revenues for funding and their ability to set their own tax rates. A comparison of Toronto, London (UK), Paris, Berlin, Frankfurt, Madrid, Tokyo, and New York reveals that Toronto is less dependent on intergovernmental transfers than many other major cities but, with the exception of London, it has fewer tax options. Fiscal autonomy is a pivotal element of a city’s fiscal health – among other benefits, local governments are more likely to spend responsibly if they have the autonomy to raise the revenues to pay for their expenditures. Fiscal autonomy means that cities take responsibility for setting their own tax rates on any new taxes such as income or sales taxes, rather than asking the federal and provincial governments to increase their tax rates and transfer revenues to cities. This study concludes that Toronto and other Canadian cities would benefit from greater fiscal autonomy. “Toronto and other Canadian cities are responsible for a wide variety of services, including fire and police protection, water, sewers, garbage collection, roads, and transit,” says Enid Slack. “To control their own destinies, and to be efficient and accountable to taxpayers, they need access to a greater mix of taxes, and the ability to set their own tax rates.” Access the paper -30- About the Author Enid Slack is Director of the Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance, and Adjunct Professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. Enid has been working on municipal finance issues in Canada and abroad for 35 years. Before establishing IMFG, she was a consultant specializing in municipal finance. Enid has worked with the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, UN Habitat, the Asian Development Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank in countries around the world. In 2012, Enid was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work on cities. About the Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance (IMFG) The Institute on Municipal Finance & 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 & Governance, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto selena.zhang@utoronto.ca0020 www.munkschool.utoronto.ca/imfg Other Recent Publications Cities as Prudent Investors: New Rules for Investment by Ontario Municipalities IMFG Perspectives No. 18, by Gustavo Carvalho 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 Reducing Urban Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Effective Steering Strategies for City Governments IMFG Perspectives No. 16, by Sara Hughes

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July 26, 2017

Four Chief Scientists Appointed to University of Toronto’s Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre

Toronto, ON – Four professors at the University of Toronto have been appointed as chief scientists at the Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre. The new appointees will lead research partnerships and other activities in the four areas of behavioural insights applied to consumers, citizens, organizations, and markets. BEAR is a centre at the UofT’s Rotman School of Management that combines decades of research in decision-making with empirically tested tools to facilitate behavioural change. The Centre looks at social…

July 25, 2017

How does Toronto’s Fiscal Autonomy Compare to Other International Cities?

Toronto, ON – Major cities across Canada have been asking for more fiscal autonomy so that they can “control their own destiny.” But what exactly is fiscal autonomy and why is it important? A new Perspectives Paper released today by Enid Slack, director of the Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, attempts to answer these questions by analyzing the municipal finances of eight international cities. Local fiscal autonomy is the extent…

July 24, 2017

New Appointments Strengthen Research and Teaching Activities at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – An expert in global health and international development and a senior finance professional with over 25 years of experience in capital markets are among the new faculty members who are joining the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management at the start of the 2017/18 academic year. The appointments help to strength the school’s research activities as well its teaching capabilities across all of the School’s pre and post experience programs. Ryann Manning joins the Rotman School as…

July 17, 2017

Machine learning meets materials discovery: Researchers from IBM, Toyota, and Citrine Informatics speak at UofT

Toronto, ON –  Machine learning and artificial intelligence are poised to revolutionize the way companies do business in the fields of healthcare, transportation, and materials research. With the launch of the new Vector Institute, Toronto is quickly becoming a hub for machine learning development. Following this momentum is a three-part limited edition CIFAR seminar series, Machine Learning for Accelerated Materials Discovery, on July 18, 24, and 25, co-hosted by the Departments of Computer Science and The Edward S. Rogers Sr.…

July 12, 2017

New book by UTM prof reveals flaws of workplace discrimination law

Toronto, ON – A new book by U of T Mississauga assistant professor of sociology Ellen Berrey explores the legal outcomes of the most common type of civil litigation in the United States—employment discrimination claims—and the limitations of the law in addressing problems of workplace inequality. In Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality, American Bar Association scholars and co-authors Ellen Berrey, Robert L. Nelson and Laura Beth Nielsen provide a comprehensive analysis of employment civil rights litigation in the U.S., and…

June 29, 2017

City Hall task force says don't overhaul the system, just fix it

Toronto, ON – In the first general review of Toronto governance in over a decade, SPPG’s City Hall Task Force has released its highly anticipated report offering a practical blueprint to reform Toronto’s City Council. The report outlines six key priorities that City Council can act on immediately, without the need for provincial intervention, to make deliberation and decision making more effective, more efficient, more transparent, and more inclusive. “City Council is not functioning as well as it could, plain…

June 21, 2017

Rotman MBA Honoured with Award from Forté Foundation

Toronto, ON – A graduating student in the Full Time MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has received the Edie Hunt Inspiration Award from the Forté Foundation. Alex Walker Turner, MBA’17, received the award which recognizes the achievements of a woman MBA student who has made significant contributions to her school or community to advance women into business leadership positions.  Turner, along with four Rotman classmates, established a new initiative, Rotman LINKS, which connects Rotman MBA…

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CBC: The Current | July 27, 2017

From Toronto to Addis Ababa: Life lessons from an ER doctor

Medicine’s James Maskalyk discusses the ER environment. Listen here.

New York Times | July 26, 2017

The lonely crusade of China’s human rights lawyers

Sociology’s Sida Liu comments on China’s dual-state model for legal cases. Read more. 

CNN | July 25, 2017

Your face might tell people whether you're rich or poor

Nicholas Rule of Psychology responds to the results of his study of facial expressions. Read more. 

Toronto, ON – An expert in global health and international development and a senior finance professional with over 25 years of experience in capital markets are among the new faculty members who are joining the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management at the start of the 2017/18 academic year. The appointments help to strength the school’s research activities as well its teaching capabilities across all of the School’s pre and post experience programs. Ryann Manning joins the Rotman School as an assistant professor of organizational behaviour and human resource management. Manning is a recent PhD graduate from Harvard University and also holds a Master in Public Policy from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Her interests in h global health and international development led her to co-found an NGO in Sierra Leone, a context which continues to inform her research. Nayana Reiter has been appointed as an assistant professor of accounting. She holds a PhD in accounting from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and two degrees from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Her research interests include Investor communications, cross-listings, disclosure regulation and institutional holdings. Zachary Zhong joins the Rotman School as an assistant professor of marketing. He holds a PhD in marketing from the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley and a Master in Finance from the University of Hong Kong. He also holds degrees from Peking University. His research interests include behaviourial economics and marketing. There have been two appointments to the teaching stream faculty. Dana Boyko has been appointed assistant professor, teaching stream, within the finance area. She has more than 25 years of experience working in capital markets and portfolio management in Toronto. She has been a sessional lecturer in the Rotman Commerce program and is currently pursuing a PhD in economics at a university in Germany. Ralph Tassone has been appointed assistant professor, teaching stream, within the accounting area. He is a graduate of the Rotman Commerce program and holds a Master of Education from the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education from UofT. He has been a sessional lecturer in the Rotman Commerce program as well as in the Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting program at the Rotman School. Additionally, four faculty members appointed to the University of Toronto Scarborough and the University of Toronto Mississauga have received cross-appointments at the Rotman School. Akash Chattopadhyay joins the University of Toronto Mississauga with a cross appointment to the Rotman School as an assistant professor of accounting. He recently completed a DBA from Harvard Business School and his research interests include financial reporting, corporate governance, accounting based valuation and management guidance. Daniel Goetz joins the University of Toronto Mississauga with a cross appointment to the Rotman School as an assistant professor of marketing. He holds a PhD in economics from Princeton University and his research interests including industrial organization and applied microeconomics. Laurent Cavenaile joins the University of Toronto Scarborough with a cross appointment to the Rotman School as an assistant professor of business economics. He holds a PhD in economics from New York University and his research interests include macroeconomics and growth theory. Charles Martineau joins the University of Toronto Scarborough with a cross appointment to the Rotman School as an assistant professor of finance. He holds a PhD from the UBC Sauder School of Business and his research interests include empirical asset pricing and information economics. 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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July 26, 2017

Four Chief Scientists Appointed to University of Toronto’s Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre

Toronto, ON – Four professors at the University of Toronto have been appointed as chief scientists at the Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre. The new appointees will lead research partnerships and other activities in the four areas of behavioural insights applied to consumers, citizens, organizations, and markets. BEAR is a centre at the UofT’s Rotman School of Management that combines decades of research in decision-making with empirically tested tools to facilitate behavioural change. The Centre looks at social…

July 25, 2017

How does Toronto’s Fiscal Autonomy Compare to Other International Cities?

Toronto, ON – Major cities across Canada have been asking for more fiscal autonomy so that they can “control their own destiny.” But what exactly is fiscal autonomy and why is it important? A new Perspectives Paper released today by Enid Slack, director of the Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, attempts to answer these questions by analyzing the municipal finances of eight international cities. Local fiscal autonomy is the extent…

July 24, 2017

New Appointments Strengthen Research and Teaching Activities at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – An expert in global health and international development and a senior finance professional with over 25 years of experience in capital markets are among the new faculty members who are joining the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management at the start of the 2017/18 academic year. The appointments help to strength the school’s research activities as well its teaching capabilities across all of the School’s pre and post experience programs. Ryann Manning joins the Rotman School as…

July 17, 2017

Machine learning meets materials discovery: Researchers from IBM, Toyota, and Citrine Informatics speak at UofT

Toronto, ON –  Machine learning and artificial intelligence are poised to revolutionize the way companies do business in the fields of healthcare, transportation, and materials research. With the launch of the new Vector Institute, Toronto is quickly becoming a hub for machine learning development. Following this momentum is a three-part limited edition CIFAR seminar series, Machine Learning for Accelerated Materials Discovery, on July 18, 24, and 25, co-hosted by the Departments of Computer Science and The Edward S. Rogers Sr.…

July 12, 2017

New book by UTM prof reveals flaws of workplace discrimination law

Toronto, ON – A new book by U of T Mississauga assistant professor of sociology Ellen Berrey explores the legal outcomes of the most common type of civil litigation in the United States—employment discrimination claims—and the limitations of the law in addressing problems of workplace inequality. In Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality, American Bar Association scholars and co-authors Ellen Berrey, Robert L. Nelson and Laura Beth Nielsen provide a comprehensive analysis of employment civil rights litigation in the U.S., and…

June 29, 2017

City Hall task force says don't overhaul the system, just fix it

Toronto, ON – In the first general review of Toronto governance in over a decade, SPPG’s City Hall Task Force has released its highly anticipated report offering a practical blueprint to reform Toronto’s City Council. The report outlines six key priorities that City Council can act on immediately, without the need for provincial intervention, to make deliberation and decision making more effective, more efficient, more transparent, and more inclusive. “City Council is not functioning as well as it could, plain…

June 21, 2017

Rotman MBA Honoured with Award from Forté Foundation

Toronto, ON – A graduating student in the Full Time MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has received the Edie Hunt Inspiration Award from the Forté Foundation. Alex Walker Turner, MBA’17, received the award which recognizes the achievements of a woman MBA student who has made significant contributions to her school or community to advance women into business leadership positions.  Turner, along with four Rotman classmates, established a new initiative, Rotman LINKS, which connects Rotman MBA…

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CBC: The Current | July 27, 2017

From Toronto to Addis Ababa: Life lessons from an ER doctor

Medicine’s James Maskalyk discusses the ER environment. Listen here.

New York Times | July 26, 2017

The lonely crusade of China’s human rights lawyers

Sociology’s Sida Liu comments on China’s dual-state model for legal cases. Read more. 

CNN | July 25, 2017

Your face might tell people whether you're rich or poor

Nicholas Rule of Psychology responds to the results of his study of facial expressions. Read more. 

Toronto, ON –  Machine learning and artificial intelligence are poised to revolutionize the way companies do business in the fields of healthcare, transportation, and materials research. With the launch of the new Vector Institute, Toronto is quickly becoming a hub for machine learning development. Following this momentum is a three-part limited edition CIFAR seminar series, Machine Learning for Accelerated Materials Discovery, on July 18, 24, and 25, co-hosted by the Departments of Computer Science and The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. “Artificial intelligence is everywhere online, our phones, Google maps, and even our social media,” says Phil De Luna, a U of T MSE Ph.D student and co-organizer of the seminar series. “It’s extremely exciting to see how this technology is being used in real world applications with a tangible impact on our everyday lives.” Key presenters include:
  • Richard Martin | IBM Watson Research Scientist Team leader for natural language processing in the Watson for Drug Discovery product team. July 18, 10 am, BA1190
  • Bryce Meredig | Cofounder, Citrine Informatics Cofounder/CSO of Citrine informatics, a Silicon Valley startup using large-scale data mining to accelerate materials development. July 24, 10 am, BA1210
  • Brian Storey | Toyota Research Institute Machine Learning research lead at the newly established Toyota Research Institute. July 25, 10 am BA1190
This seminar series is geared to towards graduate students, researchers, and faculty but the public is also encouraged to attend.

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July 26, 2017

Four Chief Scientists Appointed to University of Toronto’s Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre

Toronto, ON – Four professors at the University of Toronto have been appointed as chief scientists at the Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre. The new appointees will lead research partnerships and other activities in the four areas of behavioural insights applied to consumers, citizens, organizations, and markets. BEAR is a centre at the UofT’s Rotman School of Management that combines decades of research in decision-making with empirically tested tools to facilitate behavioural change. The Centre looks at social…

July 25, 2017

How does Toronto’s Fiscal Autonomy Compare to Other International Cities?

Toronto, ON – Major cities across Canada have been asking for more fiscal autonomy so that they can “control their own destiny.” But what exactly is fiscal autonomy and why is it important? A new Perspectives Paper released today by Enid Slack, director of the Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, attempts to answer these questions by analyzing the municipal finances of eight international cities. Local fiscal autonomy is the extent…

July 24, 2017

New Appointments Strengthen Research and Teaching Activities at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – An expert in global health and international development and a senior finance professional with over 25 years of experience in capital markets are among the new faculty members who are joining the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management at the start of the 2017/18 academic year. The appointments help to strength the school’s research activities as well its teaching capabilities across all of the School’s pre and post experience programs. Ryann Manning joins the Rotman School as…

July 17, 2017

Machine learning meets materials discovery: Researchers from IBM, Toyota, and Citrine Informatics speak at UofT

Toronto, ON –  Machine learning and artificial intelligence are poised to revolutionize the way companies do business in the fields of healthcare, transportation, and materials research. With the launch of the new Vector Institute, Toronto is quickly becoming a hub for machine learning development. Following this momentum is a three-part limited edition CIFAR seminar series, Machine Learning for Accelerated Materials Discovery, on July 18, 24, and 25, co-hosted by the Departments of Computer Science and The Edward S. Rogers Sr.…

July 12, 2017

New book by UTM prof reveals flaws of workplace discrimination law

Toronto, ON – A new book by U of T Mississauga assistant professor of sociology Ellen Berrey explores the legal outcomes of the most common type of civil litigation in the United States—employment discrimination claims—and the limitations of the law in addressing problems of workplace inequality. In Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality, American Bar Association scholars and co-authors Ellen Berrey, Robert L. Nelson and Laura Beth Nielsen provide a comprehensive analysis of employment civil rights litigation in the U.S., and…

June 29, 2017

City Hall task force says don't overhaul the system, just fix it

Toronto, ON – In the first general review of Toronto governance in over a decade, SPPG’s City Hall Task Force has released its highly anticipated report offering a practical blueprint to reform Toronto’s City Council. The report outlines six key priorities that City Council can act on immediately, without the need for provincial intervention, to make deliberation and decision making more effective, more efficient, more transparent, and more inclusive. “City Council is not functioning as well as it could, plain…

June 21, 2017

Rotman MBA Honoured with Award from Forté Foundation

Toronto, ON – A graduating student in the Full Time MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has received the Edie Hunt Inspiration Award from the Forté Foundation. Alex Walker Turner, MBA’17, received the award which recognizes the achievements of a woman MBA student who has made significant contributions to her school or community to advance women into business leadership positions.  Turner, along with four Rotman classmates, established a new initiative, Rotman LINKS, which connects Rotman MBA…

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CBC: The Current | July 27, 2017

From Toronto to Addis Ababa: Life lessons from an ER doctor

Medicine’s James Maskalyk discusses the ER environment. Listen here.

New York Times | July 26, 2017

The lonely crusade of China’s human rights lawyers

Sociology’s Sida Liu comments on China’s dual-state model for legal cases. Read more. 

CNN | July 25, 2017

Your face might tell people whether you're rich or poor

Nicholas Rule of Psychology responds to the results of his study of facial expressions. Read more. 

Toronto, ON – A new book by U of T Mississauga assistant professor of sociology Ellen Berrey explores the legal outcomes of the most common type of civil litigation in the United States—employment discrimination claims—and the limitations of the law in addressing problems of workplace inequality. In Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality, American Bar Association scholars and co-authors Ellen Berrey, Robert L. Nelson and Laura Beth Nielsen provide a comprehensive analysis of employment civil rights litigation in the U.S., and give voice to real plaintiffs in their pursuit of justice and defense of their fundamental civil rights. “Civil rights law is enforced through litigation, and it is the primary option available for employees who believe they have been the target of discrimination,” Berrey says. “We wanted to know how well the process is serving the participants, including employees, management and attorneys.” The researchers examined more than 1,700 randomly sampled cases filed in federal courts between 1988 and 2003, and conducted interviews with 100 individuals involved in cases, including plaintiffs’ attorneys, employer defendants and defense attorneys. The research considered reasons for discrimination claims and outcomes of the cases. “It’s the only study of its kind, at this scale, that provides both qualitative and quantitative data about how well the system of employment civil rights litigation works,” Berrey says. The numbers are telling. “More than 93 per cent of federal cases are filed by single individuals who often have no legal experience,” Berrey says. The most common claims are based on perceived discrimination related to race, sex, age and disability. About 50 per cent of cases settle early in the process. Just six per cent of cases filed in federal court go to trial, and only a third of those—or, a tiny two per cent of cases filed in federal court—result in any kind of win for the plaintiff. “Early settlements tend to be not a lot of money, averaging about $30,000, which means that there are a lot of settlements that are in the $5,000 to $10,000 range. That’s not enough to offset the legal costs, lost income, and the psychological toll that being a target of discrimination and then going through litigation can cause,” Berrey says. “The process puts an incredible burden on individual employees, who are responsible for initiating lawsuits. Yet we depend on them to ensure that workplace civil rights are being enforced.” “We found that in many different ways civil rights law functions to reproduce the very inequalities it is supposed to be addressing,” Berrey says. “Settlements insulate the employer from having to make systematic change. They don’t have to admit any wrongdoing, or guarantee to the public to change anything about their workplace. This is the primary way that cases are being resolved, but it doesn’t mean that anything is being done to solve the problems.” “It is important to understand this unfair expectation put on individuals who believe they’ve been targeted. We rely on them to carry the weight of enforcing civil rights. Hearing their voices, you understand the lived consequences of everyday discrimination and the deep flaws with the way we try to address it through litigation.” “By bringing together quantitative figures with first-hand experiences from those who participate in the process, we provide a holistic view of workplace discrimination law in action,” Berrey says. “Despite the discouraging evidence, our findings provide inspiration that we can do better. Reforms could include increasing damages for plaintiffs, to create more incentive for attorneys to take discrimination cases, and a more aggressive role for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. government agency that oversees these cases. The task of making workplaces more fair and more equal isn’t yet done.” For more information about Rights on Trial and to hear audio recordings of the individuals interviewed, please visit rightsontrial.com. For more information on Berrey's research, please visit ellenberrey.com.
Contact: Ellen Berrey Assistant Professor of Sociology ellen.berrey@utoronto.ca Phone: 312.988.6546 Twitter: @ellenberrey Blake Eligh Communications Officer 905-828-3983 blake.eligh@utoronto.ca

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July 26, 2017

Four Chief Scientists Appointed to University of Toronto’s Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre

Toronto, ON – Four professors at the University of Toronto have been appointed as chief scientists at the Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre. The new appointees will lead research partnerships and other activities in the four areas of behavioural insights applied to consumers, citizens, organizations, and markets. BEAR is a centre at the UofT’s Rotman School of Management that combines decades of research in decision-making with empirically tested tools to facilitate behavioural change. The Centre looks at social…

July 25, 2017

How does Toronto’s Fiscal Autonomy Compare to Other International Cities?

Toronto, ON – Major cities across Canada have been asking for more fiscal autonomy so that they can “control their own destiny.” But what exactly is fiscal autonomy and why is it important? A new Perspectives Paper released today by Enid Slack, director of the Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, attempts to answer these questions by analyzing the municipal finances of eight international cities. Local fiscal autonomy is the extent…

July 24, 2017

New Appointments Strengthen Research and Teaching Activities at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – An expert in global health and international development and a senior finance professional with over 25 years of experience in capital markets are among the new faculty members who are joining the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management at the start of the 2017/18 academic year. The appointments help to strength the school’s research activities as well its teaching capabilities across all of the School’s pre and post experience programs. Ryann Manning joins the Rotman School as…

July 17, 2017

Machine learning meets materials discovery: Researchers from IBM, Toyota, and Citrine Informatics speak at UofT

Toronto, ON –  Machine learning and artificial intelligence are poised to revolutionize the way companies do business in the fields of healthcare, transportation, and materials research. With the launch of the new Vector Institute, Toronto is quickly becoming a hub for machine learning development. Following this momentum is a three-part limited edition CIFAR seminar series, Machine Learning for Accelerated Materials Discovery, on July 18, 24, and 25, co-hosted by the Departments of Computer Science and The Edward S. Rogers Sr.…

July 12, 2017

New book by UTM prof reveals flaws of workplace discrimination law

Toronto, ON – A new book by U of T Mississauga assistant professor of sociology Ellen Berrey explores the legal outcomes of the most common type of civil litigation in the United States—employment discrimination claims—and the limitations of the law in addressing problems of workplace inequality. In Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality, American Bar Association scholars and co-authors Ellen Berrey, Robert L. Nelson and Laura Beth Nielsen provide a comprehensive analysis of employment civil rights litigation in the U.S., and…

June 29, 2017

City Hall task force says don't overhaul the system, just fix it

Toronto, ON – In the first general review of Toronto governance in over a decade, SPPG’s City Hall Task Force has released its highly anticipated report offering a practical blueprint to reform Toronto’s City Council. The report outlines six key priorities that City Council can act on immediately, without the need for provincial intervention, to make deliberation and decision making more effective, more efficient, more transparent, and more inclusive. “City Council is not functioning as well as it could, plain…

June 21, 2017

Rotman MBA Honoured with Award from Forté Foundation

Toronto, ON – A graduating student in the Full Time MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has received the Edie Hunt Inspiration Award from the Forté Foundation. Alex Walker Turner, MBA’17, received the award which recognizes the achievements of a woman MBA student who has made significant contributions to her school or community to advance women into business leadership positions.  Turner, along with four Rotman classmates, established a new initiative, Rotman LINKS, which connects Rotman MBA…

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CBC: The Current | July 27, 2017

From Toronto to Addis Ababa: Life lessons from an ER doctor

Medicine’s James Maskalyk discusses the ER environment. Listen here.

New York Times | July 26, 2017

The lonely crusade of China’s human rights lawyers

Sociology’s Sida Liu comments on China’s dual-state model for legal cases. Read more. 

CNN | July 25, 2017

Your face might tell people whether you're rich or poor

Nicholas Rule of Psychology responds to the results of his study of facial expressions. Read more. 

Toronto, ON – In the first general review of Toronto governance in over a decade, SPPG’s City Hall Task Force has released its highly anticipated report offering a practical blueprint to reform Toronto’s City Council. The report outlines six key priorities that City Council can act on immediately, without the need for provincial intervention, to make deliberation and decision making more effective, more efficient, more transparent, and more inclusive. “City Council is not functioning as well as it could, plain and simple,” said Gabriel Eidelman, Assistant Professor at the School of Public Policy and Governance, one of the Task Force’s co-organizers. “But the system is not beyond repair. What it needs is a push, and a sensible plan of action. That’s what we’ve delivered.” In Fall 2016, the School assembled a group of current or former politicians, public servants, academics, journalists, and civic leaders, balancing a range of political perspectives, to form a City Hall Task Force to improve City Council’s core decision-making processes and procedures. Members of the Task Force:
  • Adrienne Batra, current Editor-in-Chief of the Toronto Sun and former Press Secretary to Mayor Rob Ford
  • Shirley Hoy, former City Manager (2001- 2008)
  • Sevaun Palvetzian, CEO, CivicAction
  • John Parker, former City Councillor (2006-2015) and Deputy Speaker
  • Joe Pennachetti, former City Manager (2008-2014)
  • David Soknacki, former City Councillor (1999-2006) and Budget Chief
  • Zack Taylor, Assistant Professor, Western University
  • Ange Valentini, former Chief of Staff to Councillor Adam Vaughan (2007-2014)
  • Bianca Wylie, Head, Open Data Institute Toronto
Convenors:
  • Gabriel Eidelman, Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy and Governance
  • Brian F. Kelcey, Founder, State of the City Inc.
The Task Force debated governance reforms over four public meetings hosted by the School between November 2016 and April 2017, culminating in a package of fourteen politically realistic recommendations that: help Council set and stick to its strategic priorities; ensure that City agencies, boards, corporations, and commissions (the ABCs) are aligned with these priorities; delegate authority so Council can focus on citywide issues; streamline Council meetings to avoid wasting time and resources, and foster intelligent debate; encourage public input from a wider range of residents and stakeholders; and promote more timely and useful information sharing to stimulate more informed decision making. The full report can be found at uoft.me/cityhalltaskforce “These recommendations are about fixing the City of Toronto’s governance challenges. But the root issues they address are a familiar story for city councils across Canada struggling with efficacy, accountability, and transparency,” said Peter Loewen, Director of the School of Public Policy and Governance. “At SPPG, we create space where experts across the political spectrum are able to find common ground and generate practical solutions unbound by partisanship.” The University of Toronto’s School of Public Policy and Governance (SPPG) is a hub for excellence in teaching, research, and public policy engagement. As Canada’s leading academic voice on public policy, the School bridges the policy sector with powerful research and data being generated by policy experts. -30- For more information, contact: U of T Media Relations, 416.978-0100, media.relations@utoronto.ca

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July 26, 2017

Four Chief Scientists Appointed to University of Toronto’s Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre

Toronto, ON – Four professors at the University of Toronto have been appointed as chief scientists at the Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre. The new appointees will lead research partnerships and other activities in the four areas of behavioural insights applied to consumers, citizens, organizations, and markets. BEAR is a centre at the UofT’s Rotman School of Management that combines decades of research in decision-making with empirically tested tools to facilitate behavioural change. The Centre looks at social…

July 25, 2017

How does Toronto’s Fiscal Autonomy Compare to Other International Cities?

Toronto, ON – Major cities across Canada have been asking for more fiscal autonomy so that they can “control their own destiny.” But what exactly is fiscal autonomy and why is it important? A new Perspectives Paper released today by Enid Slack, director of the Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, attempts to answer these questions by analyzing the municipal finances of eight international cities. Local fiscal autonomy is the extent…

July 24, 2017

New Appointments Strengthen Research and Teaching Activities at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – An expert in global health and international development and a senior finance professional with over 25 years of experience in capital markets are among the new faculty members who are joining the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management at the start of the 2017/18 academic year. The appointments help to strength the school’s research activities as well its teaching capabilities across all of the School’s pre and post experience programs. Ryann Manning joins the Rotman School as…

July 17, 2017

Machine learning meets materials discovery: Researchers from IBM, Toyota, and Citrine Informatics speak at UofT

Toronto, ON –  Machine learning and artificial intelligence are poised to revolutionize the way companies do business in the fields of healthcare, transportation, and materials research. With the launch of the new Vector Institute, Toronto is quickly becoming a hub for machine learning development. Following this momentum is a three-part limited edition CIFAR seminar series, Machine Learning for Accelerated Materials Discovery, on July 18, 24, and 25, co-hosted by the Departments of Computer Science and The Edward S. Rogers Sr.…

July 12, 2017

New book by UTM prof reveals flaws of workplace discrimination law

Toronto, ON – A new book by U of T Mississauga assistant professor of sociology Ellen Berrey explores the legal outcomes of the most common type of civil litigation in the United States—employment discrimination claims—and the limitations of the law in addressing problems of workplace inequality. In Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality, American Bar Association scholars and co-authors Ellen Berrey, Robert L. Nelson and Laura Beth Nielsen provide a comprehensive analysis of employment civil rights litigation in the U.S., and…

June 29, 2017

City Hall task force says don't overhaul the system, just fix it

Toronto, ON – In the first general review of Toronto governance in over a decade, SPPG’s City Hall Task Force has released its highly anticipated report offering a practical blueprint to reform Toronto’s City Council. The report outlines six key priorities that City Council can act on immediately, without the need for provincial intervention, to make deliberation and decision making more effective, more efficient, more transparent, and more inclusive. “City Council is not functioning as well as it could, plain…

June 21, 2017

Rotman MBA Honoured with Award from Forté Foundation

Toronto, ON – A graduating student in the Full Time MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has received the Edie Hunt Inspiration Award from the Forté Foundation. Alex Walker Turner, MBA’17, received the award which recognizes the achievements of a woman MBA student who has made significant contributions to her school or community to advance women into business leadership positions.  Turner, along with four Rotman classmates, established a new initiative, Rotman LINKS, which connects Rotman MBA…

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CBC: The Current | July 27, 2017

From Toronto to Addis Ababa: Life lessons from an ER doctor

Medicine’s James Maskalyk discusses the ER environment. Listen here.

New York Times | July 26, 2017

The lonely crusade of China’s human rights lawyers

Sociology’s Sida Liu comments on China’s dual-state model for legal cases. Read more. 

CNN | July 25, 2017

Your face might tell people whether you're rich or poor

Nicholas Rule of Psychology responds to the results of his study of facial expressions. Read more. 

Toronto, ON – A graduating student in the Full Time MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has received the Edie Hunt Inspiration Award from the Forté Foundation. Alex Walker Turner, MBA’17, received the award which recognizes the achievements of a woman MBA student who has made significant contributions to her school or community to advance women into business leadership positions.  Turner, along with four Rotman classmates, established a new initiative, Rotman LINKS, which connects Rotman MBA students as mentors to female undergraduates across the UofT campus who might have an interest in business as a career. She also launched the first Canadian Graduate Women in Management Conference held at the Rotman School earlier this year. The award is named in honor of Forté's Board Chair Emeritus, Edie Hunt, a retired partner at Goldman Sachs and was presented at Forté's MBA Women's Leadership Conference in Seattle on Saturday. This is the first time a student from the Rotman School and a Canadian business school has been honoured with the award. “In her two years in the program Alex has had an impact on in the school and university on an almost daily basis,” says Niki da Silva, managing director of the Rotman Full Time MBA program. Earlier in the year Turner was named to the Poets&Quants “Best & Brightest MBAs” list which honours 100 of the world's most accomplished full-time MBAs in the Class of 2017. Forté Foundation is a non-profit consortium of leading companies and top business schools working together to launch women into fulfilling, significant careers through access to business education, opportunities, and a community of successful women. 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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July 26, 2017

Four Chief Scientists Appointed to University of Toronto’s Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre

Toronto, ON – Four professors at the University of Toronto have been appointed as chief scientists at the Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre. The new appointees will lead research partnerships and other activities in the four areas of behavioural insights applied to consumers, citizens, organizations, and markets. BEAR is a centre at the UofT’s Rotman School of Management that combines decades of research in decision-making with empirically tested tools to facilitate behavioural change. The Centre looks at social…

July 25, 2017

How does Toronto’s Fiscal Autonomy Compare to Other International Cities?

Toronto, ON – Major cities across Canada have been asking for more fiscal autonomy so that they can “control their own destiny.” But what exactly is fiscal autonomy and why is it important? A new Perspectives Paper released today by Enid Slack, director of the Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, attempts to answer these questions by analyzing the municipal finances of eight international cities. Local fiscal autonomy is the extent…

July 24, 2017

New Appointments Strengthen Research and Teaching Activities at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – An expert in global health and international development and a senior finance professional with over 25 years of experience in capital markets are among the new faculty members who are joining the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management at the start of the 2017/18 academic year. The appointments help to strength the school’s research activities as well its teaching capabilities across all of the School’s pre and post experience programs. Ryann Manning joins the Rotman School as…

July 17, 2017

Machine learning meets materials discovery: Researchers from IBM, Toyota, and Citrine Informatics speak at UofT

Toronto, ON –  Machine learning and artificial intelligence are poised to revolutionize the way companies do business in the fields of healthcare, transportation, and materials research. With the launch of the new Vector Institute, Toronto is quickly becoming a hub for machine learning development. Following this momentum is a three-part limited edition CIFAR seminar series, Machine Learning for Accelerated Materials Discovery, on July 18, 24, and 25, co-hosted by the Departments of Computer Science and The Edward S. Rogers Sr.…

July 12, 2017

New book by UTM prof reveals flaws of workplace discrimination law

Toronto, ON – A new book by U of T Mississauga assistant professor of sociology Ellen Berrey explores the legal outcomes of the most common type of civil litigation in the United States—employment discrimination claims—and the limitations of the law in addressing problems of workplace inequality. In Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality, American Bar Association scholars and co-authors Ellen Berrey, Robert L. Nelson and Laura Beth Nielsen provide a comprehensive analysis of employment civil rights litigation in the U.S., and…

June 29, 2017

City Hall task force says don't overhaul the system, just fix it

Toronto, ON – In the first general review of Toronto governance in over a decade, SPPG’s City Hall Task Force has released its highly anticipated report offering a practical blueprint to reform Toronto’s City Council. The report outlines six key priorities that City Council can act on immediately, without the need for provincial intervention, to make deliberation and decision making more effective, more efficient, more transparent, and more inclusive. “City Council is not functioning as well as it could, plain…

June 21, 2017

Rotman MBA Honoured with Award from Forté Foundation

Toronto, ON – A graduating student in the Full Time MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has received the Edie Hunt Inspiration Award from the Forté Foundation. Alex Walker Turner, MBA’17, received the award which recognizes the achievements of a woman MBA student who has made significant contributions to her school or community to advance women into business leadership positions.  Turner, along with four Rotman classmates, established a new initiative, Rotman LINKS, which connects Rotman MBA…

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CBC: The Current | July 27, 2017

From Toronto to Addis Ababa: Life lessons from an ER doctor

Medicine’s James Maskalyk discusses the ER environment. Listen here.

New York Times | July 26, 2017

The lonely crusade of China’s human rights lawyers

Sociology’s Sida Liu comments on China’s dual-state model for legal cases. Read more. 

CNN | July 25, 2017

Your face might tell people whether you're rich or poor

Nicholas Rule of Psychology responds to the results of his study of facial expressions. Read more. 

Toronto, ON – Handwipes aren't just for germs anymore.  Their uses may extend to more flexible thinking and reorienting one's priorities. A pair of researchers at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management has found the physicality of cleaning one's hands acts to shift goal pursuit, making prior goals less important and subsequent goals more important. The researchers' four experiments each began by bringing participants' attention to particular goals through word games or a short survey, a process called "priming." The participants were then asked to either merely evaluate or actually use a handwipe. Those who were asked to use the wipe became less likely to think of the previously primed goal, less likely to make behavioral choices consistent with it, and less likely to find it important. Furthermore, their focus was more easily reoriented towards a subsequently primed goal. "For people who were primed with a health goal, for example, using the handwipe reduced their subsequent tendency to behave in a healthy manner -- they were more likely to choose a chocolate bar over a granola bar," says Ping Dong, a PhD student in marketing who conducted the research with Spike W. S. Lee, an assistant professor of marketing. Previous work has already shown that physical cleansing reduces the impact of previous psychological experiences, such as guilt arising from immoral behaviour.  The current research unpacks the underlying mental process: cleansing embodies a psychological procedure of separation. Wiping away dirt serves as a physical proxy for mentally separating ideas that linger from previous experience, hence preparing a "clean slate" for focusing on new ones. This research examined cleansing’s short-term rather than long-term impact on goal pursuit, points out Ms. Dong, who will join the faculty at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management later this year. While it may be premature to suggest that people intent on achieving goals should significantly alter their personal hygiene routines, the findings do suggest that when it comes to finding practical tricks for redirecting one's thinking away from old fruitless pursuits towards new and better ones, an antiseptic wipe may come in handy. The study was published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. For the latest thinking on business, management and economics from the Rotman School of Management, visit www.rotman.utoronto.ca/FacultyAndResearch/Research/NewThinking. 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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July 26, 2017

Four Chief Scientists Appointed to University of Toronto’s Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre

Toronto, ON – Four professors at the University of Toronto have been appointed as chief scientists at the Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre. The new appointees will lead research partnerships and other activities in the four areas of behavioural insights applied to consumers, citizens, organizations, and markets. BEAR is a centre at the UofT’s Rotman School of Management that combines decades of research in decision-making with empirically tested tools to facilitate behavioural change. The Centre looks at social…

July 25, 2017

How does Toronto’s Fiscal Autonomy Compare to Other International Cities?

Toronto, ON – Major cities across Canada have been asking for more fiscal autonomy so that they can “control their own destiny.” But what exactly is fiscal autonomy and why is it important? A new Perspectives Paper released today by Enid Slack, director of the Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, attempts to answer these questions by analyzing the municipal finances of eight international cities. Local fiscal autonomy is the extent…

July 24, 2017

New Appointments Strengthen Research and Teaching Activities at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – An expert in global health and international development and a senior finance professional with over 25 years of experience in capital markets are among the new faculty members who are joining the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management at the start of the 2017/18 academic year. The appointments help to strength the school’s research activities as well its teaching capabilities across all of the School’s pre and post experience programs. Ryann Manning joins the Rotman School as…

July 17, 2017

Machine learning meets materials discovery: Researchers from IBM, Toyota, and Citrine Informatics speak at UofT

Toronto, ON –  Machine learning and artificial intelligence are poised to revolutionize the way companies do business in the fields of healthcare, transportation, and materials research. With the launch of the new Vector Institute, Toronto is quickly becoming a hub for machine learning development. Following this momentum is a three-part limited edition CIFAR seminar series, Machine Learning for Accelerated Materials Discovery, on July 18, 24, and 25, co-hosted by the Departments of Computer Science and The Edward S. Rogers Sr.…

July 12, 2017

New book by UTM prof reveals flaws of workplace discrimination law

Toronto, ON – A new book by U of T Mississauga assistant professor of sociology Ellen Berrey explores the legal outcomes of the most common type of civil litigation in the United States—employment discrimination claims—and the limitations of the law in addressing problems of workplace inequality. In Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality, American Bar Association scholars and co-authors Ellen Berrey, Robert L. Nelson and Laura Beth Nielsen provide a comprehensive analysis of employment civil rights litigation in the U.S., and…

June 29, 2017

City Hall task force says don't overhaul the system, just fix it

Toronto, ON – In the first general review of Toronto governance in over a decade, SPPG’s City Hall Task Force has released its highly anticipated report offering a practical blueprint to reform Toronto’s City Council. The report outlines six key priorities that City Council can act on immediately, without the need for provincial intervention, to make deliberation and decision making more effective, more efficient, more transparent, and more inclusive. “City Council is not functioning as well as it could, plain…

June 21, 2017

Rotman MBA Honoured with Award from Forté Foundation

Toronto, ON – A graduating student in the Full Time MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has received the Edie Hunt Inspiration Award from the Forté Foundation. Alex Walker Turner, MBA’17, received the award which recognizes the achievements of a woman MBA student who has made significant contributions to her school or community to advance women into business leadership positions.  Turner, along with four Rotman classmates, established a new initiative, Rotman LINKS, which connects Rotman MBA…

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CBC: The Current | July 27, 2017

From Toronto to Addis Ababa: Life lessons from an ER doctor

Medicine’s James Maskalyk discusses the ER environment. Listen here.

New York Times | July 26, 2017

The lonely crusade of China’s human rights lawyers

Sociology’s Sida Liu comments on China’s dual-state model for legal cases. Read more. 

CNN | July 25, 2017

Your face might tell people whether you're rich or poor

Nicholas Rule of Psychology responds to the results of his study of facial expressions. Read more. 

Toronto, ON – Starting Tuesday, June 6 the next generation of leaders will graduate from Canada’s top university. This year, U of T will host 27 different ceremonies (two more than in 2016) over 13 days for almost 14,000 undergraduate and graduate students from the university’s three campuses in downtown Toronto, Scarborough and Mississauga. They will be joined by 15 honorary degree recipients who have made notable achievements in their fields. Among them: celebrated Inuk singer and songwriter Susan Aglukark; media personalities  André Picard and Peter Mansbridge, who retires as anchor of The National on July 1; renowned Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky; and Margaret O. MacMillan, a globally recognized historian and professor at Oxford University. “We are incredibly proud of the Class of 2017,” said U of T President Meric Gertler. “Congratulations to all of our graduates on their accomplishments, and to their families who supported them on their journey to this milestone. U of T wishes our grads all the best as they enjoy their moment  during #UofTGrad17. Quick facts on U of T spring convocation 2017:
  • First in Canada: the Black Graduation Celebration on June 22
  • The first “My Campus Snapchat Story” posted for U of T and among the first ever posted in Canada
  • First graduating classes of Rotman’s Master of Financial Risk Management program and the Munk One program at the Munk School of Global Affairs
  • 1 Rhodes scholar: Stephanie Gaglione is a chemical engineering major
  • 8 marshals dressed in scarlet gowns to help students line up properly for ceremony
  • 12 weeks spent preparing the 13,975 parchments (diplomas) for the Class of 2017, from labelling and stuffing envelopes to triple-checking names and degrees are correct
  • 15 honorary degree recipients: André Picard (June 6); B. Rosemary Grant & Peter Grant (June 7); Professor Arthur McDonald (June 8); Larry Phillip (Phil) Fontaine (June 9); Susan Aglukark and Professor Robert A. Hill (June 12); Catherine Lacavera and Reeta Roy (June 13); Sir George Alleyne (June 14); Amal Basha (June 15); John M. Cassaday and Edward Burtynsky (June 20); Margaret O. MacMillan and Peter Mansbridge (June 21). As part of the fall convocation, Murray Sinclair will also receive an honorary degree
  • 27 individual ceremonies held over 13 days
  • 60+ age range between oldest graduate − who is 78 years old − and the youngest − who is 18 − at spring convocation
  • 41 trained volunteer readers reading out the names of more than 11,400 attending graduates
  • 75+  different types of hoods, symbolizing different degrees worn by graduates and academic officials
  • 365 doctoral degrees awarded at spring convocation
  • 858 professional degrees, such as pharmacists, medical doctors, lawyers and dentists
  • 2,888 master’s degrees awarded at spring convocation
  • 9,824 bachelor’s degrees awarded at spring convocation
  • 13,975 expected graduates, with more than 11,400 people in attendance
  • 14,000+ rental academic gowns worn by students, faculty and staff
  • 31,593 guest tickets
  • 500,000-plus U of T alumni worldwide
Fall convocation for the Class of 2017 will be held from Nov. 6-10.
WHAT: University of Toronto Convocation - The Country’s Biggest Graduation
WHO: 14,000 undergraduate and graduate students from U of T’s three campuses in downtown Toronto, Scarborough and Mississauga
WHEN:   27 ceremonies running from June 6 to June 22, 2017
WHERE:         Convocation Hall 31 King’s College Circle
Contact: Larysa Woloszansky Media Relations, University of Toronto Mobile: (416) 371-1575 Email: larysa.woloszansky@utoronto.ca or media.relations@utoronto.ca For more information: U of T’s Convocation Hub https://www.utoronto.ca/convocation Full schedule of ceremonies http://www.convocation.utoronto.ca/events

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July 26, 2017

Four Chief Scientists Appointed to University of Toronto’s Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre

Toronto, ON – Four professors at the University of Toronto have been appointed as chief scientists at the Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre. The new appointees will lead research partnerships and other activities in the four areas of behavioural insights applied to consumers, citizens, organizations, and markets. BEAR is a centre at the UofT’s Rotman School of Management that combines decades of research in decision-making with empirically tested tools to facilitate behavioural change. The Centre looks at social…

July 25, 2017

How does Toronto’s Fiscal Autonomy Compare to Other International Cities?

Toronto, ON – Major cities across Canada have been asking for more fiscal autonomy so that they can “control their own destiny.” But what exactly is fiscal autonomy and why is it important? A new Perspectives Paper released today by Enid Slack, director of the Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, attempts to answer these questions by analyzing the municipal finances of eight international cities. Local fiscal autonomy is the extent…

July 24, 2017

New Appointments Strengthen Research and Teaching Activities at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – An expert in global health and international development and a senior finance professional with over 25 years of experience in capital markets are among the new faculty members who are joining the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management at the start of the 2017/18 academic year. The appointments help to strength the school’s research activities as well its teaching capabilities across all of the School’s pre and post experience programs. Ryann Manning joins the Rotman School as…

July 17, 2017

Machine learning meets materials discovery: Researchers from IBM, Toyota, and Citrine Informatics speak at UofT

Toronto, ON –  Machine learning and artificial intelligence are poised to revolutionize the way companies do business in the fields of healthcare, transportation, and materials research. With the launch of the new Vector Institute, Toronto is quickly becoming a hub for machine learning development. Following this momentum is a three-part limited edition CIFAR seminar series, Machine Learning for Accelerated Materials Discovery, on July 18, 24, and 25, co-hosted by the Departments of Computer Science and The Edward S. Rogers Sr.…

July 12, 2017

New book by UTM prof reveals flaws of workplace discrimination law

Toronto, ON – A new book by U of T Mississauga assistant professor of sociology Ellen Berrey explores the legal outcomes of the most common type of civil litigation in the United States—employment discrimination claims—and the limitations of the law in addressing problems of workplace inequality. In Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality, American Bar Association scholars and co-authors Ellen Berrey, Robert L. Nelson and Laura Beth Nielsen provide a comprehensive analysis of employment civil rights litigation in the U.S., and…

June 29, 2017

City Hall task force says don't overhaul the system, just fix it

Toronto, ON – In the first general review of Toronto governance in over a decade, SPPG’s City Hall Task Force has released its highly anticipated report offering a practical blueprint to reform Toronto’s City Council. The report outlines six key priorities that City Council can act on immediately, without the need for provincial intervention, to make deliberation and decision making more effective, more efficient, more transparent, and more inclusive. “City Council is not functioning as well as it could, plain…

June 21, 2017

Rotman MBA Honoured with Award from Forté Foundation

Toronto, ON – A graduating student in the Full Time MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has received the Edie Hunt Inspiration Award from the Forté Foundation. Alex Walker Turner, MBA’17, received the award which recognizes the achievements of a woman MBA student who has made significant contributions to her school or community to advance women into business leadership positions.  Turner, along with four Rotman classmates, established a new initiative, Rotman LINKS, which connects Rotman MBA…

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CBC: The Current | July 27, 2017

From Toronto to Addis Ababa: Life lessons from an ER doctor

Medicine’s James Maskalyk discusses the ER environment. Listen here.

New York Times | July 26, 2017

The lonely crusade of China’s human rights lawyers

Sociology’s Sida Liu comments on China’s dual-state model for legal cases. Read more. 

CNN | July 25, 2017

Your face might tell people whether you're rich or poor

Nicholas Rule of Psychology responds to the results of his study of facial expressions. Read more. 

Toronto, ON – Two graduating students from the Executive MBA programs at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have been named to the Poets&Quants list of the best and brightest Executive MBA students of 2017. Rodney Cheung, MBA’17, a graduate of the One-Year Executive MBA Program, and Rachel Huckle, MBA’17, a graduate of the Global Executive MBA program, were the only students from a Canadian program on the list which was published today. “Rodney is a rewarding example of a student who was able to get the most value out of the Executive MBA program by leveraging his strengths and business experience while developing the areas for improvement, especially those revealed to him over the course of the program,” says Prof. Doug Hyatt, Academic Director, Morning, Evening and Executive MBA programs. Not only did Cheung, who is currently Chief Information Officer at MediSolutions, benefit from the program, he was presented with The Jane Tyerman Award, a peer nominated award for the student who “has contributed the most to the learning experiences of their classmates.” “Rachel’s ability to translate ideas, frames, models and approaches into organizational initiatives makes her an exemplar of what effective executive management education strives to produce: leaders who possess both self-awareness and a commitment to bettering the organizational experience of others,” says Nouman Ashraf, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream. Huckle is currently Senior Vice President, Health and Wellness at Shoppers Drug Mart. She is also a graduate of The Judy Project, from the Rotman Initiative Women in Business, one of Canada’s leading executive forums, uniquely designed to support and prepare women who are ascending into executive leadership and C-suite positions. Profiles of Cheung and Huckle are 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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July 26, 2017

Four Chief Scientists Appointed to University of Toronto’s Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre

Toronto, ON – Four professors at the University of Toronto have been appointed as chief scientists at the Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre. The new appointees will lead research partnerships and other activities in the four areas of behavioural insights applied to consumers, citizens, organizations, and markets. BEAR is a centre at the UofT’s Rotman School of Management that combines decades of research in decision-making with empirically tested tools to facilitate behavioural change. The Centre looks at social…

July 25, 2017

How does Toronto’s Fiscal Autonomy Compare to Other International Cities?

Toronto, ON – Major cities across Canada have been asking for more fiscal autonomy so that they can “control their own destiny.” But what exactly is fiscal autonomy and why is it important? A new Perspectives Paper released today by Enid Slack, director of the Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, attempts to answer these questions by analyzing the municipal finances of eight international cities. Local fiscal autonomy is the extent…

July 24, 2017

New Appointments Strengthen Research and Teaching Activities at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – An expert in global health and international development and a senior finance professional with over 25 years of experience in capital markets are among the new faculty members who are joining the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management at the start of the 2017/18 academic year. The appointments help to strength the school’s research activities as well its teaching capabilities across all of the School’s pre and post experience programs. Ryann Manning joins the Rotman School as…

July 17, 2017

Machine learning meets materials discovery: Researchers from IBM, Toyota, and Citrine Informatics speak at UofT

Toronto, ON –  Machine learning and artificial intelligence are poised to revolutionize the way companies do business in the fields of healthcare, transportation, and materials research. With the launch of the new Vector Institute, Toronto is quickly becoming a hub for machine learning development. Following this momentum is a three-part limited edition CIFAR seminar series, Machine Learning for Accelerated Materials Discovery, on July 18, 24, and 25, co-hosted by the Departments of Computer Science and The Edward S. Rogers Sr.…

July 12, 2017

New book by UTM prof reveals flaws of workplace discrimination law

Toronto, ON – A new book by U of T Mississauga assistant professor of sociology Ellen Berrey explores the legal outcomes of the most common type of civil litigation in the United States—employment discrimination claims—and the limitations of the law in addressing problems of workplace inequality. In Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality, American Bar Association scholars and co-authors Ellen Berrey, Robert L. Nelson and Laura Beth Nielsen provide a comprehensive analysis of employment civil rights litigation in the U.S., and…

June 29, 2017

City Hall task force says don't overhaul the system, just fix it

Toronto, ON – In the first general review of Toronto governance in over a decade, SPPG’s City Hall Task Force has released its highly anticipated report offering a practical blueprint to reform Toronto’s City Council. The report outlines six key priorities that City Council can act on immediately, without the need for provincial intervention, to make deliberation and decision making more effective, more efficient, more transparent, and more inclusive. “City Council is not functioning as well as it could, plain…

June 21, 2017

Rotman MBA Honoured with Award from Forté Foundation

Toronto, ON – A graduating student in the Full Time MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has received the Edie Hunt Inspiration Award from the Forté Foundation. Alex Walker Turner, MBA’17, received the award which recognizes the achievements of a woman MBA student who has made significant contributions to her school or community to advance women into business leadership positions.  Turner, along with four Rotman classmates, established a new initiative, Rotman LINKS, which connects Rotman MBA…

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CBC: The Current | July 27, 2017

From Toronto to Addis Ababa: Life lessons from an ER doctor

Medicine’s James Maskalyk discusses the ER environment. Listen here.

New York Times | July 26, 2017

The lonely crusade of China’s human rights lawyers

Sociology’s Sida Liu comments on China’s dual-state model for legal cases. Read more. 

CNN | July 25, 2017

Your face might tell people whether you're rich or poor

Nicholas Rule of Psychology responds to the results of his study of facial expressions. Read more. 

Toronto, ON – A professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has received the 2017 Haim Falk Award for Distinguished Contribution to Accounting Thought.  The award was presented today at The Canadian Academic Accounting Association (CAAA) at their annual conference in Montreal. Partha Mohanram, a professor of accounting at the Rotman School, received the award which recognizes excellence in scholarly achievement that clearly contributes to the advancement of accounting thought. Prof. Mohanram has published extensively in the top accounting and management journals, with publications in The Accounting Review, Review of Accounting Studies, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Contemporary Accounting Research and Management Science. He is considered to be one of the leading experts in the area of valuation, with many papers on fundamental analysis and the measurement of implied cost of capital. His papers are highly cited and featured in the business press. He obtained his PhD in Business Economics from Harvard. Prior to that, he obtained his PGDM (MBA) from IIM-Ahmedabad, and a B.Tech in Computer Science from IIT-Madras. Prof. Mohanram is also area coordinator for the Accounting area and the director of the India Innovation Institute at the Rotman School.  The Institute is a hub for researchers across the university and around the world that aims to bring together faculty and students who are interested in how India is using innovation to transform itself across a variety of spheres, including innovation in technology, manufacturing, services, processes and government. Previous winners of the award from the Rotman School include Prof. Jeffrey Callen, Prof. Gordon Richardson and Prof. Ole-Kristian Hope. The award honours Haim Falk, an accounting professor who was the founding Editor of the CAAA Journal, Contemporary Accounting Research. 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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July 26, 2017

Four Chief Scientists Appointed to University of Toronto’s Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre

Toronto, ON – Four professors at the University of Toronto have been appointed as chief scientists at the Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre. The new appointees will lead research partnerships and other activities in the four areas of behavioural insights applied to consumers, citizens, organizations, and markets. BEAR is a centre at the UofT’s Rotman School of Management that combines decades of research in decision-making with empirically tested tools to facilitate behavioural change. The Centre looks at social…

July 25, 2017

How does Toronto’s Fiscal Autonomy Compare to Other International Cities?

Toronto, ON – Major cities across Canada have been asking for more fiscal autonomy so that they can “control their own destiny.” But what exactly is fiscal autonomy and why is it important? A new Perspectives Paper released today by Enid Slack, director of the Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, attempts to answer these questions by analyzing the municipal finances of eight international cities. Local fiscal autonomy is the extent…

July 24, 2017

New Appointments Strengthen Research and Teaching Activities at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – An expert in global health and international development and a senior finance professional with over 25 years of experience in capital markets are among the new faculty members who are joining the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management at the start of the 2017/18 academic year. The appointments help to strength the school’s research activities as well its teaching capabilities across all of the School’s pre and post experience programs. Ryann Manning joins the Rotman School as…

July 17, 2017

Machine learning meets materials discovery: Researchers from IBM, Toyota, and Citrine Informatics speak at UofT

Toronto, ON –  Machine learning and artificial intelligence are poised to revolutionize the way companies do business in the fields of healthcare, transportation, and materials research. With the launch of the new Vector Institute, Toronto is quickly becoming a hub for machine learning development. Following this momentum is a three-part limited edition CIFAR seminar series, Machine Learning for Accelerated Materials Discovery, on July 18, 24, and 25, co-hosted by the Departments of Computer Science and The Edward S. Rogers Sr.…

July 12, 2017

New book by UTM prof reveals flaws of workplace discrimination law

Toronto, ON – A new book by U of T Mississauga assistant professor of sociology Ellen Berrey explores the legal outcomes of the most common type of civil litigation in the United States—employment discrimination claims—and the limitations of the law in addressing problems of workplace inequality. In Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality, American Bar Association scholars and co-authors Ellen Berrey, Robert L. Nelson and Laura Beth Nielsen provide a comprehensive analysis of employment civil rights litigation in the U.S., and…

June 29, 2017

City Hall task force says don't overhaul the system, just fix it

Toronto, ON – In the first general review of Toronto governance in over a decade, SPPG’s City Hall Task Force has released its highly anticipated report offering a practical blueprint to reform Toronto’s City Council. The report outlines six key priorities that City Council can act on immediately, without the need for provincial intervention, to make deliberation and decision making more effective, more efficient, more transparent, and more inclusive. “City Council is not functioning as well as it could, plain…

June 21, 2017

Rotman MBA Honoured with Award from Forté Foundation

Toronto, ON – A graduating student in the Full Time MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has received the Edie Hunt Inspiration Award from the Forté Foundation. Alex Walker Turner, MBA’17, received the award which recognizes the achievements of a woman MBA student who has made significant contributions to her school or community to advance women into business leadership positions.  Turner, along with four Rotman classmates, established a new initiative, Rotman LINKS, which connects Rotman MBA…

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CBC: The Current | July 27, 2017

From Toronto to Addis Ababa: Life lessons from an ER doctor

Medicine’s James Maskalyk discusses the ER environment. Listen here.

New York Times | July 26, 2017

The lonely crusade of China’s human rights lawyers

Sociology’s Sida Liu comments on China’s dual-state model for legal cases. Read more. 

CNN | July 25, 2017

Your face might tell people whether you're rich or poor

Nicholas Rule of Psychology responds to the results of his study of facial expressions. Read more. 

Toronto, ON – A new team of talented MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has joined the Impact Consulting Group for 2017-18. Founded at the University in 1972, Impact Consulting Group has a long history of delivering high quality consulting services to growing businesses at competitive rates. Each year, a new team of Rotman MBA students is selected to lead the organization based on their problem-solving skills, critical thinking and industry expertise. Impact offers a wide variety of consulting services including market research, marketing strategy, financial modelling, and strategic planning and implementation. The 2017-18 Impact Principals, Adrian Shojaei, Albert Cuesta Reig, Gaurav Marchanda, Matt Gaetz and Sukhman Kalra, collectively bring in experience from different segments including consulting, marketing, finance, accounting, business design and M&A. Even more impressive is the width of industry experience, attained at Fortune 500 companies such as Deloitte and KPMG, which spans across consumer goods, retail, healthcare, architecture and construction, technology, human capital development, sustainability, biotechnology and education. Having lived and worked in North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia, the principals bring a fresh perspective to solve challenging business problems. Based at the Rotman School of Management, Impact leverages the vast network of resources of their Board of Advisors, the Rotman School and the University of Toronto to gain access to leading industry research and distinct perspectives on business trends. Impact Consulting Group is currently accepting new projects and can be reached at 416.978.4343 and info@impactconsultinggroup.ca. 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 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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July 26, 2017

Four Chief Scientists Appointed to University of Toronto’s Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre

Toronto, ON – Four professors at the University of Toronto have been appointed as chief scientists at the Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre. The new appointees will lead research partnerships and other activities in the four areas of behavioural insights applied to consumers, citizens, organizations, and markets. BEAR is a centre at the UofT’s Rotman School of Management that combines decades of research in decision-making with empirically tested tools to facilitate behavioural change. The Centre looks at social…

July 25, 2017

How does Toronto’s Fiscal Autonomy Compare to Other International Cities?

Toronto, ON – Major cities across Canada have been asking for more fiscal autonomy so that they can “control their own destiny.” But what exactly is fiscal autonomy and why is it important? A new Perspectives Paper released today by Enid Slack, director of the Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, attempts to answer these questions by analyzing the municipal finances of eight international cities. Local fiscal autonomy is the extent…

July 24, 2017

New Appointments Strengthen Research and Teaching Activities at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – An expert in global health and international development and a senior finance professional with over 25 years of experience in capital markets are among the new faculty members who are joining the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management at the start of the 2017/18 academic year. The appointments help to strength the school’s research activities as well its teaching capabilities across all of the School’s pre and post experience programs. Ryann Manning joins the Rotman School as…

July 17, 2017

Machine learning meets materials discovery: Researchers from IBM, Toyota, and Citrine Informatics speak at UofT

Toronto, ON –  Machine learning and artificial intelligence are poised to revolutionize the way companies do business in the fields of healthcare, transportation, and materials research. With the launch of the new Vector Institute, Toronto is quickly becoming a hub for machine learning development. Following this momentum is a three-part limited edition CIFAR seminar series, Machine Learning for Accelerated Materials Discovery, on July 18, 24, and 25, co-hosted by the Departments of Computer Science and The Edward S. Rogers Sr.…

July 12, 2017

New book by UTM prof reveals flaws of workplace discrimination law

Toronto, ON – A new book by U of T Mississauga assistant professor of sociology Ellen Berrey explores the legal outcomes of the most common type of civil litigation in the United States—employment discrimination claims—and the limitations of the law in addressing problems of workplace inequality. In Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality, American Bar Association scholars and co-authors Ellen Berrey, Robert L. Nelson and Laura Beth Nielsen provide a comprehensive analysis of employment civil rights litigation in the U.S., and…

June 29, 2017

City Hall task force says don't overhaul the system, just fix it

Toronto, ON – In the first general review of Toronto governance in over a decade, SPPG’s City Hall Task Force has released its highly anticipated report offering a practical blueprint to reform Toronto’s City Council. The report outlines six key priorities that City Council can act on immediately, without the need for provincial intervention, to make deliberation and decision making more effective, more efficient, more transparent, and more inclusive. “City Council is not functioning as well as it could, plain…

June 21, 2017

Rotman MBA Honoured with Award from Forté Foundation

Toronto, ON – A graduating student in the Full Time MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has received the Edie Hunt Inspiration Award from the Forté Foundation. Alex Walker Turner, MBA’17, received the award which recognizes the achievements of a woman MBA student who has made significant contributions to her school or community to advance women into business leadership positions.  Turner, along with four Rotman classmates, established a new initiative, Rotman LINKS, which connects Rotman MBA…

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CBC: The Current | July 27, 2017

From Toronto to Addis Ababa: Life lessons from an ER doctor

Medicine’s James Maskalyk discusses the ER environment. Listen here.

New York Times | July 26, 2017

The lonely crusade of China’s human rights lawyers

Sociology’s Sida Liu comments on China’s dual-state model for legal cases. Read more. 

CNN | July 25, 2017

Your face might tell people whether you're rich or poor

Nicholas Rule of Psychology responds to the results of his study of facial expressions. Read more. 

Toronto, ON – A paper co-authored by a finance professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has won an award for the best paper in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (JFQA). “Differential Access to Price Information in Financial Markets” examines how the direct sale of market data by exchanges affects price discovery, the cost of capital, return volatility, market liquidity, and trader welfare. It is co-authored by Liyan Yang, an associate professor of finance at the Rotman School along with Prof. Maureen O’Hara and Prof. David Easley of Cornell University. The William F. Sharpe Award for Scholarship in Financial Research honours the best paper of the year published in JFQA which is considered to be a top tier academic journal in finance. The award recognizes researchers who have most contributed to the understanding of important areas of financial economics. The award is s named for William F. Sharpe, a professor emeritus at Stanford University who received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1990. Prof. Yang joined the Rotman School in 2009. His research interests are in asset pricing, behavioral finance and information economics. His current research focuses on information transmission and production in financial markets and related regulation issues. He has received many awards for his research including the 2011 Inaugural TCFA (The Chinese Finance Association) Award for the Best Paper on Global Financial Markets, the Northern Finance Association Award for the Best Paper on Capital Markets in 2011 and 2012, the Connaught New Researcher Award from the University of Toronto in 2013 and received the Roger Martin Award for Excellence in Research from the Rotman School in 2015. In 2016 he was the recipient of 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 critical to the Bank’s mandate. 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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July 26, 2017

Four Chief Scientists Appointed to University of Toronto’s Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre

Toronto, ON – Four professors at the University of Toronto have been appointed as chief scientists at the Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre. The new appointees will lead research partnerships and other activities in the four areas of behavioural insights applied to consumers, citizens, organizations, and markets. BEAR is a centre at the UofT’s Rotman School of Management that combines decades of research in decision-making with empirically tested tools to facilitate behavioural change. The Centre looks at social…

July 25, 2017

How does Toronto’s Fiscal Autonomy Compare to Other International Cities?

Toronto, ON – Major cities across Canada have been asking for more fiscal autonomy so that they can “control their own destiny.” But what exactly is fiscal autonomy and why is it important? A new Perspectives Paper released today by Enid Slack, director of the Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, attempts to answer these questions by analyzing the municipal finances of eight international cities. Local fiscal autonomy is the extent…

July 24, 2017

New Appointments Strengthen Research and Teaching Activities at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – An expert in global health and international development and a senior finance professional with over 25 years of experience in capital markets are among the new faculty members who are joining the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management at the start of the 2017/18 academic year. The appointments help to strength the school’s research activities as well its teaching capabilities across all of the School’s pre and post experience programs. Ryann Manning joins the Rotman School as…

July 17, 2017

Machine learning meets materials discovery: Researchers from IBM, Toyota, and Citrine Informatics speak at UofT

Toronto, ON –  Machine learning and artificial intelligence are poised to revolutionize the way companies do business in the fields of healthcare, transportation, and materials research. With the launch of the new Vector Institute, Toronto is quickly becoming a hub for machine learning development. Following this momentum is a three-part limited edition CIFAR seminar series, Machine Learning for Accelerated Materials Discovery, on July 18, 24, and 25, co-hosted by the Departments of Computer Science and The Edward S. Rogers Sr.…

July 12, 2017

New book by UTM prof reveals flaws of workplace discrimination law

Toronto, ON – A new book by U of T Mississauga assistant professor of sociology Ellen Berrey explores the legal outcomes of the most common type of civil litigation in the United States—employment discrimination claims—and the limitations of the law in addressing problems of workplace inequality. In Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality, American Bar Association scholars and co-authors Ellen Berrey, Robert L. Nelson and Laura Beth Nielsen provide a comprehensive analysis of employment civil rights litigation in the U.S., and…

June 29, 2017

City Hall task force says don't overhaul the system, just fix it

Toronto, ON – In the first general review of Toronto governance in over a decade, SPPG’s City Hall Task Force has released its highly anticipated report offering a practical blueprint to reform Toronto’s City Council. The report outlines six key priorities that City Council can act on immediately, without the need for provincial intervention, to make deliberation and decision making more effective, more efficient, more transparent, and more inclusive. “City Council is not functioning as well as it could, plain…

June 21, 2017

Rotman MBA Honoured with Award from Forté Foundation

Toronto, ON – A graduating student in the Full Time MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has received the Edie Hunt Inspiration Award from the Forté Foundation. Alex Walker Turner, MBA’17, received the award which recognizes the achievements of a woman MBA student who has made significant contributions to her school or community to advance women into business leadership positions.  Turner, along with four Rotman classmates, established a new initiative, Rotman LINKS, which connects Rotman MBA…

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CBC: The Current | July 27, 2017

From Toronto to Addis Ababa: Life lessons from an ER doctor

Medicine’s James Maskalyk discusses the ER environment. Listen here.

New York Times | July 26, 2017

The lonely crusade of China’s human rights lawyers

Sociology’s Sida Liu comments on China’s dual-state model for legal cases. Read more. 

CNN | July 25, 2017

Your face might tell people whether you're rich or poor

Nicholas Rule of Psychology responds to the results of his study of facial expressions. Read more. 

Toronto, ON – A new report, titled "Tainted Leaks: Disinformation and Phishing with a Russian Nexus," from the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab uncovers a major disinformation and cyber espionage campaign with hundreds of targets in government, industry, military and civil society. The campaign operators have a strong Russian nexus, and their targets include a global list of high profile individuals such as a former Russian prime minister, ambassadors, CEOs, and officials from at least 39 countries, as well as the United Nations and NATO. Many other targets are journalists, academics and other members of civil society. The campaign is linked to the planting of disinformation within “leaks” of stolen materials, a tactic in which real materials are seeded with carefully constructed fakes designed to achieve a propaganda end. The researchers refer to this tactic as “tainted leaks.” “Tainted leaks plant fakes in a forest of facts in an attempt to make them credible by association with genuine, stolen documents." — John Scott-Railton, Senior Researcher, The Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs The investigation began with a single targeted phishing operation against journalist David Satter. After successfully tricking Satter, the operators stole his personal information. The information later emerged, with falsehoods added, in a tainted leaks campaign on a Russia-linked website. The tainted leaks were designed to discredit prominent critics of the Russian government, like Alexei Navalny, by falsely indicating they received foreign funding. In analyzing the technical details associated with the phishing attack on Satter, the researchers were able to determine his targeting was part of a much larger campaign with at least 218 targets. Many of these targets were prominent military and civilian officials, or diplomats, from at least 39 countries, including the United States, Ukraine, Austria, and Turkey. The second largest set of targets (21%) are members of civil society including academics, activists, journalists, and representatives of non-governmental organizations. “The scope and range of the targets makes it clear that this was a large-scale operation, and would have needed to be supported by substantial analytical resources in order to process the stolen material.” — Adam Hulcoop, Research Fellow, The Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs The report illustrates how the twin strategies of phishing and tainted leaks are sometimes used in combination to penetrate civil society targets, and to seed mistrust and disinformation. It also shows how domestic considerations, specifically concerns about discrediting regime critics can motivate espionage operations, including those targeting civil society. The researchers do not conclusively link the campaign to a particular Russian government entity, however many elements of the campaign overlap with groups previously identified as Russia-affiliated by other reports. This overlap includes operations associated with the successful breach in 2016 of the email account of John Podesta, the former chairman of the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. “The motivations behind Russian cyber espionage are as much about securing Putin’s kleptocracy as they are geopolitical competition. This means journalists, activists, and opposition figures — both domestically and abroad — bear a disproportionate burden of their targeting.” — Ron Deibert, Professor of Political Science and Director of The Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs The Citizen Lab, based at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, has extensive experience uncovering global cyber espionage campaigns, dating back to 2009’s "Tracking Ghostnet" report. Note: The researchers have notified the relevant e-mail service providers and Computer Emergency Response Teams, and are not publishing the names of targets or victims without their consent. -30- For Media Inquiries: Dena Allen Executive Director, Public Affairs and Engagement Munk School of Global Affairs University of Toronto Telephone: +1-416-946-0123 Mobile: +1-416-795-3902 Email: dena.allen@utoronto.ca Guide on Citing in Media: Title: Tainted Leaks: Disinformation and Phishing with a Russian Nexus Authors: Adam Hulcoop, John Scott-Railton, Peter Tanchak, Matt Brooks, and Ron Deibert Published by: The Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto Publication date: 25 May 2017 Report URL: https://citizenlab.org/2017/05/tainted-leaks-disinformation-phish/ Hashtag: #taintedleaks      

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July 26, 2017

Four Chief Scientists Appointed to University of Toronto’s Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre

Toronto, ON – Four professors at the University of Toronto have been appointed as chief scientists at the Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre. The new appointees will lead research partnerships and other activities in the four areas of behavioural insights applied to consumers, citizens, organizations, and markets. BEAR is a centre at the UofT’s Rotman School of Management that combines decades of research in decision-making with empirically tested tools to facilitate behavioural change. The Centre looks at social…

July 25, 2017

How does Toronto’s Fiscal Autonomy Compare to Other International Cities?

Toronto, ON – Major cities across Canada have been asking for more fiscal autonomy so that they can “control their own destiny.” But what exactly is fiscal autonomy and why is it important? A new Perspectives Paper released today by Enid Slack, director of the Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, attempts to answer these questions by analyzing the municipal finances of eight international cities. Local fiscal autonomy is the extent…

July 24, 2017

New Appointments Strengthen Research and Teaching Activities at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – An expert in global health and international development and a senior finance professional with over 25 years of experience in capital markets are among the new faculty members who are joining the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management at the start of the 2017/18 academic year. The appointments help to strength the school’s research activities as well its teaching capabilities across all of the School’s pre and post experience programs. Ryann Manning joins the Rotman School as…

July 17, 2017

Machine learning meets materials discovery: Researchers from IBM, Toyota, and Citrine Informatics speak at UofT

Toronto, ON –  Machine learning and artificial intelligence are poised to revolutionize the way companies do business in the fields of healthcare, transportation, and materials research. With the launch of the new Vector Institute, Toronto is quickly becoming a hub for machine learning development. Following this momentum is a three-part limited edition CIFAR seminar series, Machine Learning for Accelerated Materials Discovery, on July 18, 24, and 25, co-hosted by the Departments of Computer Science and The Edward S. Rogers Sr.…

July 12, 2017

New book by UTM prof reveals flaws of workplace discrimination law

Toronto, ON – A new book by U of T Mississauga assistant professor of sociology Ellen Berrey explores the legal outcomes of the most common type of civil litigation in the United States—employment discrimination claims—and the limitations of the law in addressing problems of workplace inequality. In Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality, American Bar Association scholars and co-authors Ellen Berrey, Robert L. Nelson and Laura Beth Nielsen provide a comprehensive analysis of employment civil rights litigation in the U.S., and…

June 29, 2017

City Hall task force says don't overhaul the system, just fix it

Toronto, ON – In the first general review of Toronto governance in over a decade, SPPG’s City Hall Task Force has released its highly anticipated report offering a practical blueprint to reform Toronto’s City Council. The report outlines six key priorities that City Council can act on immediately, without the need for provincial intervention, to make deliberation and decision making more effective, more efficient, more transparent, and more inclusive. “City Council is not functioning as well as it could, plain…

June 21, 2017

Rotman MBA Honoured with Award from Forté Foundation

Toronto, ON – A graduating student in the Full Time MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has received the Edie Hunt Inspiration Award from the Forté Foundation. Alex Walker Turner, MBA’17, received the award which recognizes the achievements of a woman MBA student who has made significant contributions to her school or community to advance women into business leadership positions.  Turner, along with four Rotman classmates, established a new initiative, Rotman LINKS, which connects Rotman MBA…

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CBC: The Current | July 27, 2017

From Toronto to Addis Ababa: Life lessons from an ER doctor

Medicine’s James Maskalyk discusses the ER environment. Listen here.

New York Times | July 26, 2017

The lonely crusade of China’s human rights lawyers

Sociology’s Sida Liu comments on China’s dual-state model for legal cases. Read more. 

CNN | July 25, 2017

Your face might tell people whether you're rich or poor

Nicholas Rule of Psychology responds to the results of his study of facial expressions. Read more. 

Toronto, ON – Today the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management announced a new program focused on the creation of quantum machine learning startups. This builds on the Lab’s five-year track record of assisting with the development of seed-stage, science-based companies, with a particular focus on artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled companies. To our knowledge, the CDL is currently home to the greatest concentration of AI-enabled companies of any program on Earth. The mission: By 2022, the CDL's Quantum Machine Learning Initiative will have produced more well-capitalized, revenue-generating quantum machine learning software companies than the rest of the world combined. The majority of these will be based in Canada. From now until July 24, the CDL is accepting applications from inspired individuals anywhere in the world who are fully committed to building a quantum machine learning software company. The CDL is particularly interested in applicants with a graduate-level degree in physics, math, statistics, or electrical engineering and experience in machine learning, but will consider compelling applicants from all backgrounds. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis – spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The CDL will provide international applicants with assistance in obtaining a visa to participate in this Canada-based program. Applications are welcome at www.creativedestructionlab.com/qml-application. Up to 40 individuals or teams will be selected for the year-long program that begins this September in Toronto with an intensive introductory boot camp led by Dr. Peter Wittek, author of the first textbook on quantum machine learning, with tutorials delivered by other experts. Then, all companies will go through CDL's nine-month objective-setting program, coached by carefully-selected entrepreneurs and investors with relevant track records of success. Participants will be allotted time on D-Wave’s 2000Q quantum computer, have access to a D-Wave machine learning sampling service, and receive training and technical support from D-Wave experts. Three Silicon Valley-based venture capital firms, each with a significant portfolio of AI-related investments, Bloomberg Beta, Data Collective (DCVC), and Spectrum 28, will invest pre-seed capital in every company admitted to, or formed in, the program that chooses to take it. Business strategy coaching will be provided by William Tunstall-Pedoe (founder - Evi, sold to Amazon), Barney Pell (founder - Powerset, sold to Microsoft; Moon Express; LocoMobi), Geordie Rose (founder - D-Wave; Kindred), Sally Daub (Founder - ViXS Systems), Anthony Lacavera (Founder - Globalive; Wind), Ted Livingston (Founder - Kik), James Cham (Bloomberg Beta), Matt Ocko (DCVC), Lyon Wong (Spectrum 28), and Steve Jurvetson (DFJ), among others. Participants will also benefit from business development and implementation support from MBA students at the Rotman School. This program is made possible with the generous support of Mastercard, Comcast, RBC, and Scotiabank. The Creative Destruction Lab launched in 2012 and employs a unique, objectives-setting coaching process to help founders build massively-scalable businesses predicated on advances in science and technology. Graduates include Thalmic Labs (Waterloo), Atomwise (San Francisco), Deep Genomics (Toronto), Nymi (Toronto), Automat (Montreal), Kyndi (Palo Alto), and Heuritech (Paris). For more information, visit www.creativedestructiolab.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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July 26, 2017

Four Chief Scientists Appointed to University of Toronto’s Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre

Toronto, ON – Four professors at the University of Toronto have been appointed as chief scientists at the Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre. The new appointees will lead research partnerships and other activities in the four areas of behavioural insights applied to consumers, citizens, organizations, and markets. BEAR is a centre at the UofT’s Rotman School of Management that combines decades of research in decision-making with empirically tested tools to facilitate behavioural change. The Centre looks at social…

July 25, 2017

How does Toronto’s Fiscal Autonomy Compare to Other International Cities?

Toronto, ON – Major cities across Canada have been asking for more fiscal autonomy so that they can “control their own destiny.” But what exactly is fiscal autonomy and why is it important? A new Perspectives Paper released today by Enid Slack, director of the Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, attempts to answer these questions by analyzing the municipal finances of eight international cities. Local fiscal autonomy is the extent…

July 24, 2017

New Appointments Strengthen Research and Teaching Activities at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – An expert in global health and international development and a senior finance professional with over 25 years of experience in capital markets are among the new faculty members who are joining the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management at the start of the 2017/18 academic year. The appointments help to strength the school’s research activities as well its teaching capabilities across all of the School’s pre and post experience programs. Ryann Manning joins the Rotman School as…

July 17, 2017

Machine learning meets materials discovery: Researchers from IBM, Toyota, and Citrine Informatics speak at UofT

Toronto, ON –  Machine learning and artificial intelligence are poised to revolutionize the way companies do business in the fields of healthcare, transportation, and materials research. With the launch of the new Vector Institute, Toronto is quickly becoming a hub for machine learning development. Following this momentum is a three-part limited edition CIFAR seminar series, Machine Learning for Accelerated Materials Discovery, on July 18, 24, and 25, co-hosted by the Departments of Computer Science and The Edward S. Rogers Sr.…

July 12, 2017

New book by UTM prof reveals flaws of workplace discrimination law

Toronto, ON – A new book by U of T Mississauga assistant professor of sociology Ellen Berrey explores the legal outcomes of the most common type of civil litigation in the United States—employment discrimination claims—and the limitations of the law in addressing problems of workplace inequality. In Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality, American Bar Association scholars and co-authors Ellen Berrey, Robert L. Nelson and Laura Beth Nielsen provide a comprehensive analysis of employment civil rights litigation in the U.S., and…

June 29, 2017

City Hall task force says don't overhaul the system, just fix it

Toronto, ON – In the first general review of Toronto governance in over a decade, SPPG’s City Hall Task Force has released its highly anticipated report offering a practical blueprint to reform Toronto’s City Council. The report outlines six key priorities that City Council can act on immediately, without the need for provincial intervention, to make deliberation and decision making more effective, more efficient, more transparent, and more inclusive. “City Council is not functioning as well as it could, plain…

June 21, 2017

Rotman MBA Honoured with Award from Forté Foundation

Toronto, ON – A graduating student in the Full Time MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has received the Edie Hunt Inspiration Award from the Forté Foundation. Alex Walker Turner, MBA’17, received the award which recognizes the achievements of a woman MBA student who has made significant contributions to her school or community to advance women into business leadership positions.  Turner, along with four Rotman classmates, established a new initiative, Rotman LINKS, which connects Rotman MBA…

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CBC: The Current | July 27, 2017

From Toronto to Addis Ababa: Life lessons from an ER doctor

Medicine’s James Maskalyk discusses the ER environment. Listen here.

New York Times | July 26, 2017

The lonely crusade of China’s human rights lawyers

Sociology’s Sida Liu comments on China’s dual-state model for legal cases. Read more. 

CNN | July 25, 2017

Your face might tell people whether you're rich or poor

Nicholas Rule of Psychology responds to the results of his study of facial expressions. Read more. 

Toronto, ON – Today the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management announced a cross-country expansion including CDL-Rockies at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business, CDL-Montreal at HEC Montréal, and CDL-Atlantic at Dalhousie University’s Rowe School of Business in Halifax, adding to CDL-West at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business and the original CDL program in Toronto. All five programs will use the methodology established at the Rotman School, which employs an objectives-based mentoring process led by highly accomplished entrepreneurs and angel investors focused on developing massively-scalable, science-based startups, often predicated on ideas developed over years of university research. The program also provides companies with opportunities to raise capital and receive guidance on technology roadmaps from the Lab’s Chief Scientists – leading professors in science, engineering, and computer science. Companies also receive business development support from business school faculty and MBA students. The program is laser focused on a single goal: equity value maximization. The national expansion will enable at least three sources of economies of scale. First, the expanded network will facilitate better company-investor matching. For example, last year, through the CDL network, a Calgary-based investor with extensive connections in the oil and gas sector significantly enhanced the value of a startup based on a new optical liquid fingerprint technology that the founder developed during his PhD at Harvard and then commercialized through the CDL program in Toronto. Second, the expanded scale will further attract top talent to Canada.  Founders are already travelling to CDL from Israel, Europe, and the United States, including from Silicon Valley. Finally, the national rollout enables the CDL network to draw on an expanded pool of highly specialized talent from the science, engineering, and business school faculties at five of Canada’s top universities. Many of the individuals involved are world leaders in their area of expertise.  In addition, students in each of the five business schools will now have opportunities to engage with startups at any of the programs across the country. “The national expansion of the Creative Destruction Lab unites several of Canada’s top business schools to transition scientific insights out of the academy and into the economy in order to positively impact the human condition. The PhDs, masters, post docs, faculty, and other inventors whom we are mentoring will leave a meaningful legacy. They are developing new products and services to enhance health, education, transportation, safety, communication, entertainment, and agriculture through innovations in areas such as wearable computing, high fidelity sensors, quantum computing, artificial intelligence, and regenerative medicine,” says Darrell Kopke, Chief Operating Officer of the Creative Destruction Lab. CDL-Rockies will focus on startups employing technological innovations focused on addressing opportunities in the energy market, leveraging the region’s deep expertise in the oil and gas industry. “CDL-Rockies will do for scientific breakthroughs applied to energy solutions what CDL in Toronto did for commercializing scientific advances in artificial intelligence. They created a cluster that attracts entrepreneurs, investors, and corporations from around the globe to Toronto. We’re employing their model and leveraging our strengths in oil and gas-related industries, as well as related areas of scientific research, to engage the worldwide business and scientific community to come to Alberta to launch, finance, and build massively-scalable, technology-based companies.” says Jim Dewald, Dean, Haskayne School of Business. CDL-Montreal will focus on data science-oriented startups, leveraging IVADO’s world-renowned expertise in data science, operations research, and artificial intelligence. “The CDL developed a program that works. We’ll deploy it in our environment and engage the exceptional talent of the Montreal entrepreneur, investor, and science communities, along with some of our top faculty and students at HEC. We’ll leverage this expertise and the CDL model to attract talent from around the world to Montreal. CDL-Montreal will enhance economic growth in Canada and increase our country’s competitiveness in knowledge-based markets,” said Michel Patry, Director, HEC Montréal. CDL-Atlantic will build on Dalhousie’s strengths, particularly in clean, ocean, and agriculture -related technologies. “The Rowe School of Business is thrilled to partner with the Rotman School of Management to deliver the innovative CDL programming.  We’ll employ their model to engage business and scientific leaders worldwide to develop a globally-competitive cluster for startup companies focused on ‘green and blue’ oriented markets. Together, we’ll enhance the economy of Atlantic Canada through innovation and entrepreneurship,” says Dr. Louis Beaubien, head of CDL-Atlantic. Interested founders can apply to join any of the CDL programs through the website: https://www.creativedestructionlab.com/home/applications-2017-2018/ The CDL began in 2012 at the Rotman School with the goal of helping its participating startups generate $50 million in equity value over the program’s first five years; the program’s participants exceeded $1 billion in equity value creation in 4.5 years.  In 2015, the Lab added a stream focused exclusively on machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) oriented companies and last year admitted 50 companies to the AI stream, such that the CDL is now home to the greatest concentration of AI-enabled startups of any program on Earth. Example CDL graduates include Thalmic Labs (Waterloo), Atomwise (San Francisco), Deep Genomics (Toronto), Nymi (Toronto), Automat (Montreal), Kyndi (Palo Alto), and Heuritech (Paris). 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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July 26, 2017

Four Chief Scientists Appointed to University of Toronto’s Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre

Toronto, ON – Four professors at the University of Toronto have been appointed as chief scientists at the Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre. The new appointees will lead research partnerships and other activities in the four areas of behavioural insights applied to consumers, citizens, organizations, and markets. BEAR is a centre at the UofT’s Rotman School of Management that combines decades of research in decision-making with empirically tested tools to facilitate behavioural change. The Centre looks at social…

July 25, 2017

How does Toronto’s Fiscal Autonomy Compare to Other International Cities?

Toronto, ON – Major cities across Canada have been asking for more fiscal autonomy so that they can “control their own destiny.” But what exactly is fiscal autonomy and why is it important? A new Perspectives Paper released today by Enid Slack, director of the Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, attempts to answer these questions by analyzing the municipal finances of eight international cities. Local fiscal autonomy is the extent…

July 24, 2017

New Appointments Strengthen Research and Teaching Activities at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – An expert in global health and international development and a senior finance professional with over 25 years of experience in capital markets are among the new faculty members who are joining the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management at the start of the 2017/18 academic year. The appointments help to strength the school’s research activities as well its teaching capabilities across all of the School’s pre and post experience programs. Ryann Manning joins the Rotman School as…

July 17, 2017

Machine learning meets materials discovery: Researchers from IBM, Toyota, and Citrine Informatics speak at UofT

Toronto, ON –  Machine learning and artificial intelligence are poised to revolutionize the way companies do business in the fields of healthcare, transportation, and materials research. With the launch of the new Vector Institute, Toronto is quickly becoming a hub for machine learning development. Following this momentum is a three-part limited edition CIFAR seminar series, Machine Learning for Accelerated Materials Discovery, on July 18, 24, and 25, co-hosted by the Departments of Computer Science and The Edward S. Rogers Sr.…

July 12, 2017

New book by UTM prof reveals flaws of workplace discrimination law

Toronto, ON – A new book by U of T Mississauga assistant professor of sociology Ellen Berrey explores the legal outcomes of the most common type of civil litigation in the United States—employment discrimination claims—and the limitations of the law in addressing problems of workplace inequality. In Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality, American Bar Association scholars and co-authors Ellen Berrey, Robert L. Nelson and Laura Beth Nielsen provide a comprehensive analysis of employment civil rights litigation in the U.S., and…

June 29, 2017

City Hall task force says don't overhaul the system, just fix it

Toronto, ON – In the first general review of Toronto governance in over a decade, SPPG’s City Hall Task Force has released its highly anticipated report offering a practical blueprint to reform Toronto’s City Council. The report outlines six key priorities that City Council can act on immediately, without the need for provincial intervention, to make deliberation and decision making more effective, more efficient, more transparent, and more inclusive. “City Council is not functioning as well as it could, plain…

June 21, 2017

Rotman MBA Honoured with Award from Forté Foundation

Toronto, ON – A graduating student in the Full Time MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has received the Edie Hunt Inspiration Award from the Forté Foundation. Alex Walker Turner, MBA’17, received the award which recognizes the achievements of a woman MBA student who has made significant contributions to her school or community to advance women into business leadership positions.  Turner, along with four Rotman classmates, established a new initiative, Rotman LINKS, which connects Rotman MBA…

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CBC: The Current | July 27, 2017

From Toronto to Addis Ababa: Life lessons from an ER doctor

Medicine’s James Maskalyk discusses the ER environment. Listen here.

New York Times | July 26, 2017

The lonely crusade of China’s human rights lawyers

Sociology’s Sida Liu comments on China’s dual-state model for legal cases. Read more. 

CNN | July 25, 2017

Your face might tell people whether you're rich or poor

Nicholas Rule of Psychology responds to the results of his study of facial expressions. Read more. 

Toronto, ON – The toughest problems facing humanity in the 21st century — from water scarcity to urban intensification to personalized medicine — will be tackled by tomorrow’s engineers. Many of the issues they will work to solve haven’t yet arisen — so how can engineering educators prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s challenges? To address this question, the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA) will host its annual conference from June 4-7 on the theme of ‘Innovation & Diversity in Engineering Education.’ Teachers, researchers and practitioners from across the country will unite at the University of Toronto to discuss enriching the classroom of tomorrow, and novels ways to prepare the next generation of engineering leaders. “It’s wonderful  to have so many of Canada’s  top minds in engineering education in one place,” says Greg Evans, a U of T Engineering professor and director of the Faculty’s Collaborative Graduate Program in Engineering Education. “The students we teach today will produce the innovations that shape Canada and the world tomorrow — we want to give them the best toolbox we can.” Keynote presenters include:
  • Debbie Chachra — Professor of Engineering, Olin College of Engineering, specializing in innovative engineering education
  • Valerie Davidson — University Professor Emerita, University of Guelph and former NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering
  • Mary Wells — Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo and Chair of the Ontario Network for Women in Engineering.
Participants will be immersed in open-ended idea generation activities, case study presentations and data-driven discussions of best practices. See the full schedule. Members of the media are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to: Marit Mitchell Engineering Strategic Communications 416-978-4498 | marit.mitchell@utoronto.ca  

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July 26, 2017

Four Chief Scientists Appointed to University of Toronto’s Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre

Toronto, ON – Four professors at the University of Toronto have been appointed as chief scientists at the Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre. The new appointees will lead research partnerships and other activities in the four areas of behavioural insights applied to consumers, citizens, organizations, and markets. BEAR is a centre at the UofT’s Rotman School of Management that combines decades of research in decision-making with empirically tested tools to facilitate behavioural change. The Centre looks at social…

July 25, 2017

How does Toronto’s Fiscal Autonomy Compare to Other International Cities?

Toronto, ON – Major cities across Canada have been asking for more fiscal autonomy so that they can “control their own destiny.” But what exactly is fiscal autonomy and why is it important? A new Perspectives Paper released today by Enid Slack, director of the Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, attempts to answer these questions by analyzing the municipal finances of eight international cities. Local fiscal autonomy is the extent…

July 24, 2017

New Appointments Strengthen Research and Teaching Activities at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – An expert in global health and international development and a senior finance professional with over 25 years of experience in capital markets are among the new faculty members who are joining the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management at the start of the 2017/18 academic year. The appointments help to strength the school’s research activities as well its teaching capabilities across all of the School’s pre and post experience programs. Ryann Manning joins the Rotman School as…

July 17, 2017

Machine learning meets materials discovery: Researchers from IBM, Toyota, and Citrine Informatics speak at UofT

Toronto, ON –  Machine learning and artificial intelligence are poised to revolutionize the way companies do business in the fields of healthcare, transportation, and materials research. With the launch of the new Vector Institute, Toronto is quickly becoming a hub for machine learning development. Following this momentum is a three-part limited edition CIFAR seminar series, Machine Learning for Accelerated Materials Discovery, on July 18, 24, and 25, co-hosted by the Departments of Computer Science and The Edward S. Rogers Sr.…

July 12, 2017

New book by UTM prof reveals flaws of workplace discrimination law

Toronto, ON – A new book by U of T Mississauga assistant professor of sociology Ellen Berrey explores the legal outcomes of the most common type of civil litigation in the United States—employment discrimination claims—and the limitations of the law in addressing problems of workplace inequality. In Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality, American Bar Association scholars and co-authors Ellen Berrey, Robert L. Nelson and Laura Beth Nielsen provide a comprehensive analysis of employment civil rights litigation in the U.S., and…

June 29, 2017

City Hall task force says don't overhaul the system, just fix it

Toronto, ON – In the first general review of Toronto governance in over a decade, SPPG’s City Hall Task Force has released its highly anticipated report offering a practical blueprint to reform Toronto’s City Council. The report outlines six key priorities that City Council can act on immediately, without the need for provincial intervention, to make deliberation and decision making more effective, more efficient, more transparent, and more inclusive. “City Council is not functioning as well as it could, plain…

June 21, 2017

Rotman MBA Honoured with Award from Forté Foundation

Toronto, ON – A graduating student in the Full Time MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has received the Edie Hunt Inspiration Award from the Forté Foundation. Alex Walker Turner, MBA’17, received the award which recognizes the achievements of a woman MBA student who has made significant contributions to her school or community to advance women into business leadership positions.  Turner, along with four Rotman classmates, established a new initiative, Rotman LINKS, which connects Rotman MBA…

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CBC: The Current | July 27, 2017

From Toronto to Addis Ababa: Life lessons from an ER doctor

Medicine’s James Maskalyk discusses the ER environment. Listen here.

New York Times | July 26, 2017

The lonely crusade of China’s human rights lawyers

Sociology’s Sida Liu comments on China’s dual-state model for legal cases. Read more. 

CNN | July 25, 2017

Your face might tell people whether you're rich or poor

Nicholas Rule of Psychology responds to the results of his study of facial expressions. Read more. 

Toronto, ON – Older partnered adults are especially likely to report low sexual interest if they live in a disorderly home environment, according to a new study published by University of Toronto researchers. Overall, just over a quarter of cohabiting and married U.S. men aged 62-90 indicate that they have lacked sexual interest in the past year. The number is closer to 40% among men who live in particularly dirty, odorous, untidy, noisy, and in poorly repaired homes. This association between home environments and sexual interest was found after adjusting for other established risks of sexual dysfunction, including chronic health conditions, disability, mental health problems, and low cognitive capacity. “A lot of recent research suggests that regular sexual expression can improve psychological and physical well-being in later life,” said lead author, Markus Schafer, an associate professor of sociology at University of Toronto. “At the same time, many factors can suppress the sexual interest of either partner and become barriers to sexual activity or satisfaction. We were curious as to whether circumstances in the local environment could dampen sexual interest. Our findings suggest that it’s important to put sex into context and to consider how late-life intimacy can be responsive to residential conditions.” The study was based upon a representative sample of 955 heterosexual couples interviewed in the 2010 U.S. National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP). Each married or cohabiting couple included at least one partner between the age of 62 and 90. To study household disorder, the authors relied on observations made by in-home NSHAP interviewers who evaluated multiple dimensions of the respondent’s house. Schafer and his team combined the various ratings into a summary scale of ‘household disorder’, using scores from the scale to predict both partners’ reports of sexual interest. The researchers also considered measures of ‘neighbourhood disorder’—interviewers’ evaluations of whether the couples’ block was dirty, odorous, and/or poorly-kept. Such block-level conditions, however, were not associated with sexual interest. Researchers cannot determine exactly why household disorder predicts lower sexual interest among older men. Results, for instance, failed to show that perceptions of partnership quality played an important role.  However, co-author James Iveniuk, a post-doctoral researcher at Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, suggests that ”an unkempt home may be a stressor that reduces interest in sex, as well as signalling the inappropriateness of one’s home as a place for sexual activity.” Co-author and PhD student, Laura Upenieks commented, “Our findings suggest that more nuanced attention be given to the challenges of maintaining home conditions in later life, an especially important endeavor since partnered seniors will be aging in place for longer periods of time than in earlier decades and tend to spend the majority of time in their own homes. In terms of practical implications, households should be prudent points of intervention for assisting older adults, which could spur wide-ranging benefits within and beyond the bedroom.” The paper was published online this week at The Gerontologist. For more information: Markus Schafer Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto markus.schafer@utoronto.ca

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Four Chief Scientists Appointed to University of Toronto’s Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre

Toronto, ON – Four professors at the University of Toronto have been appointed as chief scientists at the Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre. The new appointees will lead research partnerships and other activities in the four areas of behavioural insights applied to consumers, citizens, organizations, and markets. BEAR is a centre at the UofT’s Rotman School of Management that combines decades of research in decision-making with empirically tested tools to facilitate behavioural change. The Centre looks at social…

July 25, 2017

How does Toronto’s Fiscal Autonomy Compare to Other International Cities?

Toronto, ON – Major cities across Canada have been asking for more fiscal autonomy so that they can “control their own destiny.” But what exactly is fiscal autonomy and why is it important? A new Perspectives Paper released today by Enid Slack, director of the Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, attempts to answer these questions by analyzing the municipal finances of eight international cities. Local fiscal autonomy is the extent…

July 24, 2017

New Appointments Strengthen Research and Teaching Activities at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – An expert in global health and international development and a senior finance professional with over 25 years of experience in capital markets are among the new faculty members who are joining the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management at the start of the 2017/18 academic year. The appointments help to strength the school’s research activities as well its teaching capabilities across all of the School’s pre and post experience programs. Ryann Manning joins the Rotman School as…

July 17, 2017

Machine learning meets materials discovery: Researchers from IBM, Toyota, and Citrine Informatics speak at UofT

Toronto, ON –  Machine learning and artificial intelligence are poised to revolutionize the way companies do business in the fields of healthcare, transportation, and materials research. With the launch of the new Vector Institute, Toronto is quickly becoming a hub for machine learning development. Following this momentum is a three-part limited edition CIFAR seminar series, Machine Learning for Accelerated Materials Discovery, on July 18, 24, and 25, co-hosted by the Departments of Computer Science and The Edward S. Rogers Sr.…

July 12, 2017

New book by UTM prof reveals flaws of workplace discrimination law

Toronto, ON – A new book by U of T Mississauga assistant professor of sociology Ellen Berrey explores the legal outcomes of the most common type of civil litigation in the United States—employment discrimination claims—and the limitations of the law in addressing problems of workplace inequality. In Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality, American Bar Association scholars and co-authors Ellen Berrey, Robert L. Nelson and Laura Beth Nielsen provide a comprehensive analysis of employment civil rights litigation in the U.S., and…

June 29, 2017

City Hall task force says don't overhaul the system, just fix it

Toronto, ON – In the first general review of Toronto governance in over a decade, SPPG’s City Hall Task Force has released its highly anticipated report offering a practical blueprint to reform Toronto’s City Council. The report outlines six key priorities that City Council can act on immediately, without the need for provincial intervention, to make deliberation and decision making more effective, more efficient, more transparent, and more inclusive. “City Council is not functioning as well as it could, plain…

June 21, 2017

Rotman MBA Honoured with Award from Forté Foundation

Toronto, ON – A graduating student in the Full Time MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has received the Edie Hunt Inspiration Award from the Forté Foundation. Alex Walker Turner, MBA’17, received the award which recognizes the achievements of a woman MBA student who has made significant contributions to her school or community to advance women into business leadership positions.  Turner, along with four Rotman classmates, established a new initiative, Rotman LINKS, which connects Rotman MBA…

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CBC: The Current | July 27, 2017

From Toronto to Addis Ababa: Life lessons from an ER doctor

Medicine’s James Maskalyk discusses the ER environment. Listen here.

New York Times | July 26, 2017

The lonely crusade of China’s human rights lawyers

Sociology’s Sida Liu comments on China’s dual-state model for legal cases. Read more. 

CNN | July 25, 2017

Your face might tell people whether you're rich or poor

Nicholas Rule of Psychology responds to the results of his study of facial expressions. Read more. 

Toronto, ON – A consortium of leading business school programs, which includes the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, today introduced a new quarterly journal, Health Management, Policy and Innovation (HMPI), to address recent developments and potential solutions to complexities within the dynamic global health sector. “Our goal is to harness the insights of scholars, business leaders and policymakers to support public and private organizations tackling health care challenges, both in the United States and beyond,” said William Mitchell, HMPI’s editor-in-chief and professor at the Rotman School. “HMPI focuses on innovation, supply chains, global health, strategy, entrepreneurship, policy, incentives, and other topics with implications for managerial decision-making today.” The first issue features articles by scholars and thought leaders such as Regina Herzlinger, Harvard Business School; Dr. Kevin A. Schulman, Duke University; Kristiana Raube, University of California Berkeley; and R. Lawrence Van Horn, Vanderbilt University, as well as Dr. Bill Frist, the former U.S. Senate majority leader, and Kevin A. Lobo, a graduate of the Rotman Executive MBA program who is chairman of Stryker Corporation. HMPI is sponsored by the Business School Alliance for Health Management (BAHM), an international consortium of 16 top MBA programs with a health sector focus. Building on HMPI’s initial 2012 launch by an editorial team led by David Dranove at Northwestern University, the online journal contains short essays and research pieces curated by HMPI’s editors and editorial board. “The relaunch of this online journal ties into BAHM’s efforts to advance excellence in health management education, scholarship and thought leadership,” said Schulman, BAHM’s president and an HMPI author and editor. “We look forward to working not only with our member schools but other leaders of the health sector to address the pressing challenges faced here and in global healthcare markets.” 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

July 26, 2017

Four Chief Scientists Appointed to University of Toronto’s Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre

Toronto, ON – Four professors at the University of Toronto have been appointed as chief scientists at the Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre. The new appointees will lead research partnerships and other activities in the four areas of behavioural insights applied to consumers, citizens, organizations, and markets. BEAR is a centre at the UofT’s Rotman School of Management that combines decades of research in decision-making with empirically tested tools to facilitate behavioural change. The Centre looks at social…

July 25, 2017

How does Toronto’s Fiscal Autonomy Compare to Other International Cities?

Toronto, ON – Major cities across Canada have been asking for more fiscal autonomy so that they can “control their own destiny.” But what exactly is fiscal autonomy and why is it important? A new Perspectives Paper released today by Enid Slack, director of the Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, attempts to answer these questions by analyzing the municipal finances of eight international cities. Local fiscal autonomy is the extent…

July 24, 2017

New Appointments Strengthen Research and Teaching Activities at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – An expert in global health and international development and a senior finance professional with over 25 years of experience in capital markets are among the new faculty members who are joining the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management at the start of the 2017/18 academic year. The appointments help to strength the school’s research activities as well its teaching capabilities across all of the School’s pre and post experience programs. Ryann Manning joins the Rotman School as…

July 17, 2017

Machine learning meets materials discovery: Researchers from IBM, Toyota, and Citrine Informatics speak at UofT

Toronto, ON –  Machine learning and artificial intelligence are poised to revolutionize the way companies do business in the fields of healthcare, transportation, and materials research. With the launch of the new Vector Institute, Toronto is quickly becoming a hub for machine learning development. Following this momentum is a three-part limited edition CIFAR seminar series, Machine Learning for Accelerated Materials Discovery, on July 18, 24, and 25, co-hosted by the Departments of Computer Science and The Edward S. Rogers Sr.…

July 12, 2017

New book by UTM prof reveals flaws of workplace discrimination law

Toronto, ON – A new book by U of T Mississauga assistant professor of sociology Ellen Berrey explores the legal outcomes of the most common type of civil litigation in the United States—employment discrimination claims—and the limitations of the law in addressing problems of workplace inequality. In Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality, American Bar Association scholars and co-authors Ellen Berrey, Robert L. Nelson and Laura Beth Nielsen provide a comprehensive analysis of employment civil rights litigation in the U.S., and…

June 29, 2017

City Hall task force says don't overhaul the system, just fix it

Toronto, ON – In the first general review of Toronto governance in over a decade, SPPG’s City Hall Task Force has released its highly anticipated report offering a practical blueprint to reform Toronto’s City Council. The report outlines six key priorities that City Council can act on immediately, without the need for provincial intervention, to make deliberation and decision making more effective, more efficient, more transparent, and more inclusive. “City Council is not functioning as well as it could, plain…

June 21, 2017

Rotman MBA Honoured with Award from Forté Foundation

Toronto, ON – A graduating student in the Full Time MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has received the Edie Hunt Inspiration Award from the Forté Foundation. Alex Walker Turner, MBA’17, received the award which recognizes the achievements of a woman MBA student who has made significant contributions to her school or community to advance women into business leadership positions.  Turner, along with four Rotman classmates, established a new initiative, Rotman LINKS, which connects Rotman MBA…

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U of T in the News

CBC: The Current | July 27, 2017

From Toronto to Addis Ababa: Life lessons from an ER doctor

Medicine’s James Maskalyk discusses the ER environment. Listen here.

New York Times | July 26, 2017

The lonely crusade of China’s human rights lawyers

Sociology’s Sida Liu comments on China’s dual-state model for legal cases. Read more. 

CNN | July 25, 2017

Your face might tell people whether you're rich or poor

Nicholas Rule of Psychology responds to the results of his study of facial expressions. Read more. 

Toronto, ON – Canada has built its reputation as a nation of world-class innovators. Right now, the next generation of designers, inventors and entrepreneurs are drawing, coding and tinkering in classrooms across Canada — now is the critical moment to invest in their success. We must give our young people the skills they need to invent this country’s future. On Friday, May 19, University of Toronto Engineering, Google Canada and Actua will kickstart the classroom tech revolution by hosting more than 1,200 Ontario grade 4-8 students and teachers at GO NORTH. The largest event of its kind, Go North features a full day of hands-on activities, workshops and learning designed to ignite curiosity and around STEM. We’re inviting media to take part in Go North and join the next generation of innovators as they discover the magic behind their favourite devices, participate in hands-on, technology-driven workshops and get to know some of the GTA’s coolest innovators and inventors. At Go North, you will have the opportunity to talk with teachers and students as they build, test and learn through cutting-edge tech activities. We can coordinate interviews with Go North representatives to discuss Ontario’s school curriculum and the urgent need to better prepare students for the tech revolution and our country’s growing digital economy, including:
  • Dawn Britton, Director of Outreach, University of Toronto Engineering
  • Jennifer Flanagan, co-founder, President and CEO, Actua
  • Dr. Chris Stephenson, Head of Computer Science Education Programs, Google
WHAT: Go North - Inspiring Future Innovators
WHEN: Friday, May 19, 2017 9:30am - media check-in 10:00am - opening remarks and special guest speakers 10:30am - workshops, activities and tech demos
WHERE: University of Toronto Event starts at Convocation Hall and continues at the Bahen Centre
WHO: 1,200 students from grade 4 to 8 Teachers from school boards across the province Representatives from University of Toronto, Google and Actua Additional special guests to be announced closer to the date
RSVP: Marit Mitchell U of T Engineering marit.mitchell@utoronto.ca | 416-978-4498  

Latest Media Releases

July 26, 2017

Four Chief Scientists Appointed to University of Toronto’s Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre

Toronto, ON – Four professors at the University of Toronto have been appointed as chief scientists at the Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre. The new appointees will lead research partnerships and other activities in the four areas of behavioural insights applied to consumers, citizens, organizations, and markets. BEAR is a centre at the UofT’s Rotman School of Management that combines decades of research in decision-making with empirically tested tools to facilitate behavioural change. The Centre looks at social…

July 25, 2017

How does Toronto’s Fiscal Autonomy Compare to Other International Cities?

Toronto, ON – Major cities across Canada have been asking for more fiscal autonomy so that they can “control their own destiny.” But what exactly is fiscal autonomy and why is it important? A new Perspectives Paper released today by Enid Slack, director of the Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, attempts to answer these questions by analyzing the municipal finances of eight international cities. Local fiscal autonomy is the extent…

July 24, 2017

New Appointments Strengthen Research and Teaching Activities at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – An expert in global health and international development and a senior finance professional with over 25 years of experience in capital markets are among the new faculty members who are joining the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management at the start of the 2017/18 academic year. The appointments help to strength the school’s research activities as well its teaching capabilities across all of the School’s pre and post experience programs. Ryann Manning joins the Rotman School as…

July 17, 2017

Machine learning meets materials discovery: Researchers from IBM, Toyota, and Citrine Informatics speak at UofT

Toronto, ON –  Machine learning and artificial intelligence are poised to revolutionize the way companies do business in the fields of healthcare, transportation, and materials research. With the launch of the new Vector Institute, Toronto is quickly becoming a hub for machine learning development. Following this momentum is a three-part limited edition CIFAR seminar series, Machine Learning for Accelerated Materials Discovery, on July 18, 24, and 25, co-hosted by the Departments of Computer Science and The Edward S. Rogers Sr.…

July 12, 2017

New book by UTM prof reveals flaws of workplace discrimination law

Toronto, ON – A new book by U of T Mississauga assistant professor of sociology Ellen Berrey explores the legal outcomes of the most common type of civil litigation in the United States—employment discrimination claims—and the limitations of the law in addressing problems of workplace inequality. In Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality, American Bar Association scholars and co-authors Ellen Berrey, Robert L. Nelson and Laura Beth Nielsen provide a comprehensive analysis of employment civil rights litigation in the U.S., and…

June 29, 2017

City Hall task force says don't overhaul the system, just fix it

Toronto, ON – In the first general review of Toronto governance in over a decade, SPPG’s City Hall Task Force has released its highly anticipated report offering a practical blueprint to reform Toronto’s City Council. The report outlines six key priorities that City Council can act on immediately, without the need for provincial intervention, to make deliberation and decision making more effective, more efficient, more transparent, and more inclusive. “City Council is not functioning as well as it could, plain…

June 21, 2017

Rotman MBA Honoured with Award from Forté Foundation

Toronto, ON – A graduating student in the Full Time MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has received the Edie Hunt Inspiration Award from the Forté Foundation. Alex Walker Turner, MBA’17, received the award which recognizes the achievements of a woman MBA student who has made significant contributions to her school or community to advance women into business leadership positions.  Turner, along with four Rotman classmates, established a new initiative, Rotman LINKS, which connects Rotman MBA…

See all news releases

Media Hotline
+1 (416) 978-0100

Email
media.relations@utoronto.ca

Social

U of T in the News

CBC: The Current | July 27, 2017

From Toronto to Addis Ababa: Life lessons from an ER doctor

Medicine’s James Maskalyk discusses the ER environment. Listen here.

New York Times | July 26, 2017

The lonely crusade of China’s human rights lawyers

Sociology’s Sida Liu comments on China’s dual-state model for legal cases. Read more. 

CNN | July 25, 2017

Your face might tell people whether you're rich or poor

Nicholas Rule of Psychology responds to the results of his study of facial expressions. Read more.