Toronto, ON – The Group of Seven. The Rat Pack. The Toronto School of Communication. Groups that became famous worldwide for their expertise. Each had a disruptive, genius leader. The University of Toronto’s was the late Marshall McLuhan, a Canadian educator, philosopher, and scholar who worked at the intersection of culture and technology—the very foundation of Toronto’s mushrooming power in digital media. He did so in ways that only later became mainstream, like his famous observation, "the medium is the message.” Now, the University seeks to revive the spirit of McLuhan’s theories and the work conducted in his modest “Coach House,” where he spent much of his 30-year career at U of T. The Centre is now housed within UofT’s Faculty of Information. Between 1930 and 1970, a growing conversation grew among Marshall McLuhan, Harold Innis, Eric Havelock, Northrop Frye, and Glen Gould, all community intellectuals based out of U of T. The world took notice of these thinkers, dubbed The Toronto School of Communication. McLuhan in his Centre for Culture and Technology, taught and held court during his famous Monday Night Seminars. Together with this group, he achieved international recognition for innovative and trans-disciplinary approaches to the evolving societal challenges. The University maintains this commitment today. What’s next is the subject of upcoming events, exhibitions, and honours. To get the conversation going, we invite members of the media to participate in any number of discourse-stimulating events, from October 12 to 16, and/or interview John Ralston Saul (Canada’s leading public intellectual), Gail Lord (Lord Cultural Resources), Mark Kingwell (Philosophy Professor), David Mulroney (President of University of St. Michael's College), Randy Boyagoda (Principal of St. Michael's College), Paolo Granata (Conference Chair), and David Nostbakken (McLuhan Centre strategist).
  • Wednesday, October 12, 12-12:30 pm, Toronto Heritage Plaque Unveiling (McLuhan Centre)
  • Thursday, October 13, 5:30-7 pm, Lectio Magistralis by Paul Elie on “Glenn Gould and Marshall McLuhan” and opening of a Multi-Media Exhibition “McLuhan on Campus: Local Inspirations, Global Visions" (St. Michael's College)
  • Friday, October 14, 9-9:30 am, opening ceremony The Toronto School: Then, Now, Next International Conference (Victoria College Building).
  • Sunday, October 16, 5:30-6:30 pm, Town Hall Meeting “Rethinking the Global Village in an era of Cities and Soft Power” at the Then, Now, Next International Conference (Isabel Bader Theatre).
For a full event listing, please see: http://thetorontoschool.ca/ -30- To schedule a one-on-one interview or confirm your attendance, please contact: Kathleen O’Brien, Communications Officer, Faculty of Information, U of T 416.978.7184 or kathleen.obrien@utoronto.ca

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December 11, 2017

Ontario Should Revise Discriminatory Policy Against Refugee Drivers

Toronto, ON – Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation should revise its policy and allow experienced drivers from war-torn countries to skip the one-year waiting period before their final driving tests - an exemption available to other newcomers in Ontario as well as refugees in other provinces, the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law (IHRP) said today. Under the current policy, the Government of Ontario is discriminating against refugees from Syria and other conflict zones by effectively…

December 6, 2017

Team of Rotman Evening MBA Students Advances to Regional Finals for the Hult Prize

Toronto, ON – A team of students from the Evening MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won the UofT quarterfinal qualifying round to advance to the regional finals of the Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition for social entrepreneurs. Purifire, consisting of Daniel Weng, Andrea Lo, Nirusan Rajakulendran, and Michael Bosompra, all from the Rotman MBA Class of 2020, will advance to the regional finals to be held in March 2018. The goal…

November 21, 2017

New Financial Innovation Hub Established at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – A new partnership has been launched at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management to promote and develop initiatives for students and faculty in the area of financial innovation across all of the school’s programs. The Rotman Financial Innovation Hub in Advanced Analytics (Rotman FinHub) will create new classes and learning opportunities for students in financial innovation including machine learning and blockchain in the school’s MBA, Master of Finance, and Master of Financial Risk Management programs…

November 20, 2017

Rotman MBAS Win International Private Equity Competition

Toronto, ON – For the second week in a row a team of Full Time MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won a prestigious international competition. On Saturday, the Rotman students won the Rotterdam School of Management Private Equity Competition in Amsterdam defeating teams from INSEAD, IESE and Georgetown University in the final round. This year, the case involved candidates in a live transaction, centered around a 91-year old Dutch retailer, HEMA, where the private…

November 17, 2017

U of T celebrates the opening of One Spadina Crescent

Toronto, ON – Today, the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design celebrated the official opening of its new home — the Daniels Building — at historic One Spadina Crescent. Located on the western edge of the University of Toronto’s St. George campus just north of College Street, the iconic neo-gothic building and stunning contemporary addition, currently nearing completion, is now poised to become an international focal point for education, research, and outreach on architecture, art, and the…

November 14, 2017

Rotman School Professor and Former Dean Named as Most Influential Management Thinker in the World

Toronto, ON – A professor and former Dean of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management was named as the number one management thinker in the world by Thinkers50, the premier ranking of global business thinkers. Prof. Roger Martin, the former Dean of the Rotman School from 1998 to 2012, received the honour during an awards gala in London, UK last night. A second Rotman faculty member, Prof. Richard Florida placed 19th on the list of the top fifty…

November 13, 2017

Rotman MBA Students Win Kellogg Business Design Challenge

Toronto, ON – A team of MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won the Kellogg Business Design Challenge hosted by the Kellogg School of Management’s Innovation and Design Association. The long-running competition, which invites students to apply design thinking to a real-world business challenge, was opened up to teams outside the Kellogg School for the first time this year. The Rotman team, Lorem Ipsum, consisting of Full Time MBA students Amarpreet Kaur, MBA’19; Fifile Nguyen, MBA’19,…

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Toronto Life | January 5, 2017

I had to decide whether to take my academic career to Canada. Donald Trump made it an easy choice

Jerry Flores of UTM discusses what influenced his decision to come to U of T. Read more. 

New York Times | January 4, 2017

The strange origin of a manakin’s golden crown

Alfredo Barrera-Guzmán and Jason Weir of UTSC explain how certain birds diversified into several distinct species. Read more. 

The Globe and Mail | January 3, 2017

The school of hard Knox: A neglected Toronto architectural centrepiece gets its due

Richard Sommer, Dean of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, discusses his aspirations for One Spadina. Read more. 

Sunnyvale, CA – Deep learning will transform medicine, but not in the way that many advocates think. Biological complexity, rare mutations and confounding factors work against us, so that even if we sequence 100,000 genomes, it won’t be enough. Brendan Frey is engineering the future of personalized medicine. A professor in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, he and his research group combine world-leading expertise in machine learning with more than a decade of experience in genomic medicine to teach computers to “read” and begin to make sense of the more than two-billion base pairs that make up the human genome. Frey is also CEO of Deep Genomics, a startup that is inventing a new generation of computational technologies that can tell us what will happen within a cell when DNA is altered by genetic variation, whether natural or therapeutic. Deep Genomics recently secured $5 million in seed funding. On Thursday, June 23, Frey will be speaking at BizSkule, an event hosted by U of T Engineering that invites top thinkers to illuminate hot topics in engineering, technology, industry and business — from the sharing economy to sports analytics, entertainment to the future of transportation. Members of the media are invited to speak with Frey before or after his talk.
Details BizSkule: Brendan Frey & Deep Genomics Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016 Time: 5-8 pm; talk starts at 6 pm Location: Juniper Networks 1194 N Mathilda Ave.                 Sunnyvale, Calif. [map] Media contact Marit Mitchell U of T Engineering Communications & Media Relations 416-978-4498 (desk), 647-228-4358 (cell) marit.mitchell@utoronto.ca  

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December 11, 2017

Ontario Should Revise Discriminatory Policy Against Refugee Drivers

Toronto, ON – Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation should revise its policy and allow experienced drivers from war-torn countries to skip the one-year waiting period before their final driving tests - an exemption available to other newcomers in Ontario as well as refugees in other provinces, the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law (IHRP) said today. Under the current policy, the Government of Ontario is discriminating against refugees from Syria and other conflict zones by effectively…

December 6, 2017

Team of Rotman Evening MBA Students Advances to Regional Finals for the Hult Prize

Toronto, ON – A team of students from the Evening MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won the UofT quarterfinal qualifying round to advance to the regional finals of the Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition for social entrepreneurs. Purifire, consisting of Daniel Weng, Andrea Lo, Nirusan Rajakulendran, and Michael Bosompra, all from the Rotman MBA Class of 2020, will advance to the regional finals to be held in March 2018. The goal…

November 21, 2017

New Financial Innovation Hub Established at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – A new partnership has been launched at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management to promote and develop initiatives for students and faculty in the area of financial innovation across all of the school’s programs. The Rotman Financial Innovation Hub in Advanced Analytics (Rotman FinHub) will create new classes and learning opportunities for students in financial innovation including machine learning and blockchain in the school’s MBA, Master of Finance, and Master of Financial Risk Management programs…

November 20, 2017

Rotman MBAS Win International Private Equity Competition

Toronto, ON – For the second week in a row a team of Full Time MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won a prestigious international competition. On Saturday, the Rotman students won the Rotterdam School of Management Private Equity Competition in Amsterdam defeating teams from INSEAD, IESE and Georgetown University in the final round. This year, the case involved candidates in a live transaction, centered around a 91-year old Dutch retailer, HEMA, where the private…

November 17, 2017

U of T celebrates the opening of One Spadina Crescent

Toronto, ON – Today, the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design celebrated the official opening of its new home — the Daniels Building — at historic One Spadina Crescent. Located on the western edge of the University of Toronto’s St. George campus just north of College Street, the iconic neo-gothic building and stunning contemporary addition, currently nearing completion, is now poised to become an international focal point for education, research, and outreach on architecture, art, and the…

November 14, 2017

Rotman School Professor and Former Dean Named as Most Influential Management Thinker in the World

Toronto, ON – A professor and former Dean of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management was named as the number one management thinker in the world by Thinkers50, the premier ranking of global business thinkers. Prof. Roger Martin, the former Dean of the Rotman School from 1998 to 2012, received the honour during an awards gala in London, UK last night. A second Rotman faculty member, Prof. Richard Florida placed 19th on the list of the top fifty…

November 13, 2017

Rotman MBA Students Win Kellogg Business Design Challenge

Toronto, ON – A team of MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won the Kellogg Business Design Challenge hosted by the Kellogg School of Management’s Innovation and Design Association. The long-running competition, which invites students to apply design thinking to a real-world business challenge, was opened up to teams outside the Kellogg School for the first time this year. The Rotman team, Lorem Ipsum, consisting of Full Time MBA students Amarpreet Kaur, MBA’19; Fifile Nguyen, MBA’19,…

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Toronto Life | January 5, 2017

I had to decide whether to take my academic career to Canada. Donald Trump made it an easy choice

Jerry Flores of UTM discusses what influenced his decision to come to U of T. Read more. 

New York Times | January 4, 2017

The strange origin of a manakin’s golden crown

Alfredo Barrera-Guzmán and Jason Weir of UTSC explain how certain birds diversified into several distinct species. Read more. 

The Globe and Mail | January 3, 2017

The school of hard Knox: A neglected Toronto architectural centrepiece gets its due

Richard Sommer, Dean of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, discusses his aspirations for One Spadina. Read more. 

Toronto, ON – More than 18,000 of the world’s newest great minds are set to graduate from the University of Toronto, Canada’s top internationally-ranked university, this year — 13,500 alone during spring convocation, running May 31 to June 16. Among those expected to cross the stage at Convocation Hall are: three Rhodes scholars, dental surgeons, architects, musicians and opera singers, pharmacists, philosophers, medical doctors, lawyers and engineers. They will be joined by 10 honorary degree recipients representing the best in their fields, such as Dick Pound, founding president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA); international mathematical superstar Professor Manjul Bhargava and Toronto International Film Festival CEO Piers Handling. As they cross the stage to receive their diplomas at the historic Convocation Hall, they will be cheered on by more than 28,000 family and friends who have come to Toronto from all corners of the globe to celebrate their accomplishments. For the full schedule of #UofTGrad16 convocation ceremonies, visit convocation.utoronto.ca/events. “The University of Toronto is incredibly proud of our newest graduates — the class of 2016! They are more than 18,000 strong from 161 countries, countless communities across Ontario and Canada. They are ready to take on the world’s biggest challenges,” said U of T president Meric Gertler. “We’d also like to recognize and thank the communities of the GTA for embracing our graduates while providing them with a dynamic, diverse and friendly home during their studies at U of T.  You’ve helped build their experiences and shape their world view. Now, they’ll have the opportunity to build up our communities and cities around the world with what they’ve learned here.” In total, 25 ceremonies will be held over 13 days at Convocation Hall — where all U of T convocations have taken place for more than a hundred years — for students graduating from the university’s three campuses in downtown Toronto, Scarborough and Mississauga. The largest ceremony will be in the afternoon on June 13 when more than 610 attending students will receive their bachelor degrees in the arts and sciences. Three ceremonies will be held on June 2 for 1,647 students from the University of Toronto Scarborough campus, followed by three ceremonies on June 6 for 1,855 students from the University of Toronto Mississauga campus. Quick Facts on U of T Convocation 2016:
  • 8 parade marshals dressed in scarlet gowns to help students line up properly for ceremony
  • 10 honorary degree recipients: Dick Pound (June 2); Gerry Schwartz (June 3); Professor Robert Putnam (June 7); M.G. Venkatesh Mannar and Professor Cynthia Barnhart (June 8); Professor Manjul Bhargava (June 9); the Hon. James Bartleman (June 10); Piers Handling (June 13); Linda Schuyler (June 14); and Professor David Schindler (June 16)
  • 12 weeks spent preparing the 13,500 parchments (diplomas) for spring convocation, from labelling and stuffing envelopes to triple-checking names and degrees are correct
  • 12 weeks since anyone was allowed to walk across the Convocation Plaza lawn, which is being readied for its time in the spotlight
  • 25 individual ceremonies held over 13 days for spring convocation
  • 40 trained volunteer readers reading out the names of more than 10,500 attending graduates at spring convocation
  • 59+ age range between oldest graduate (79) and youngest graduates (20) at spring convocation
  • 75+ different types of hoods symbolizing different degrees worn by graduates and academic officials
  • 340 doctoral degrees awarded at spring convocation
  • 1,086 professional degrees, such as pharmacists, medical doctors and lawyers
  • 2,539 master’s degrees awarded at spring convocation
  • 9,804 bachelor degrees awarded at spring convocation
  • 13,500 expected graduates, with more than 10,500 in attendance at spring convocation
  • 14,000+ rental academic gowns worn by students, faculty and staff
  • 28,385 guest tickets snapped up for spring convocation
  • 500,000-plus U of T alumni worldwide
The fall convocation for the Class of 2016 will be held November 7-11. -30- For more information: U of T Media Relations 416-978-0100 media.relations@utoronto.ca

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December 11, 2017

Ontario Should Revise Discriminatory Policy Against Refugee Drivers

Toronto, ON – Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation should revise its policy and allow experienced drivers from war-torn countries to skip the one-year waiting period before their final driving tests - an exemption available to other newcomers in Ontario as well as refugees in other provinces, the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law (IHRP) said today. Under the current policy, the Government of Ontario is discriminating against refugees from Syria and other conflict zones by effectively…

December 6, 2017

Team of Rotman Evening MBA Students Advances to Regional Finals for the Hult Prize

Toronto, ON – A team of students from the Evening MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won the UofT quarterfinal qualifying round to advance to the regional finals of the Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition for social entrepreneurs. Purifire, consisting of Daniel Weng, Andrea Lo, Nirusan Rajakulendran, and Michael Bosompra, all from the Rotman MBA Class of 2020, will advance to the regional finals to be held in March 2018. The goal…

November 21, 2017

New Financial Innovation Hub Established at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – A new partnership has been launched at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management to promote and develop initiatives for students and faculty in the area of financial innovation across all of the school’s programs. The Rotman Financial Innovation Hub in Advanced Analytics (Rotman FinHub) will create new classes and learning opportunities for students in financial innovation including machine learning and blockchain in the school’s MBA, Master of Finance, and Master of Financial Risk Management programs…

November 20, 2017

Rotman MBAS Win International Private Equity Competition

Toronto, ON – For the second week in a row a team of Full Time MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won a prestigious international competition. On Saturday, the Rotman students won the Rotterdam School of Management Private Equity Competition in Amsterdam defeating teams from INSEAD, IESE and Georgetown University in the final round. This year, the case involved candidates in a live transaction, centered around a 91-year old Dutch retailer, HEMA, where the private…

November 17, 2017

U of T celebrates the opening of One Spadina Crescent

Toronto, ON – Today, the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design celebrated the official opening of its new home — the Daniels Building — at historic One Spadina Crescent. Located on the western edge of the University of Toronto’s St. George campus just north of College Street, the iconic neo-gothic building and stunning contemporary addition, currently nearing completion, is now poised to become an international focal point for education, research, and outreach on architecture, art, and the…

November 14, 2017

Rotman School Professor and Former Dean Named as Most Influential Management Thinker in the World

Toronto, ON – A professor and former Dean of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management was named as the number one management thinker in the world by Thinkers50, the premier ranking of global business thinkers. Prof. Roger Martin, the former Dean of the Rotman School from 1998 to 2012, received the honour during an awards gala in London, UK last night. A second Rotman faculty member, Prof. Richard Florida placed 19th on the list of the top fifty…

November 13, 2017

Rotman MBA Students Win Kellogg Business Design Challenge

Toronto, ON – A team of MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won the Kellogg Business Design Challenge hosted by the Kellogg School of Management’s Innovation and Design Association. The long-running competition, which invites students to apply design thinking to a real-world business challenge, was opened up to teams outside the Kellogg School for the first time this year. The Rotman team, Lorem Ipsum, consisting of Full Time MBA students Amarpreet Kaur, MBA’19; Fifile Nguyen, MBA’19,…

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U of T in the News

Toronto Life | January 5, 2017

I had to decide whether to take my academic career to Canada. Donald Trump made it an easy choice

Jerry Flores of UTM discusses what influenced his decision to come to U of T. Read more. 

New York Times | January 4, 2017

The strange origin of a manakin’s golden crown

Alfredo Barrera-Guzmán and Jason Weir of UTSC explain how certain birds diversified into several distinct species. Read more. 

The Globe and Mail | January 3, 2017

The school of hard Knox: A neglected Toronto architectural centrepiece gets its due

Richard Sommer, Dean of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, discusses his aspirations for One Spadina. Read more. 

Toronto, ON - Inspired by the plight of Syrian refugees, and by the ongoing displacement of peoples in Toronto and abroad,  ART x BISSELL, in partnership with SKETCH and The Remix Project, is pleased to present Common Ground, the 2nd annual contemporary art exhibition at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information (iSchool). Curated by Master of Museum Studies students Madeleine Adamson, Annissa Malvoisin and Camille-Mary Sharp, Common Ground: ART x BISSELL 2016 explores topics as diverse as homelessness, gender and diaspora, drawing on the participating artists’ experiences of—and relationships with—displacement. The exhibition’s contemporary paintings, photography and one mural have been produced by 12 local emerging artists, many of whom are affiliated with community-engaged organizations The Remix Project and SKETCH (sketch.ca). Common Ground will also be featured as an open exhibition in the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival that will run during the month of May 2016. EVENT DETAILS: WHAT: Opening reception for Common Ground: ART x BISSELL 2016, featuring two live music performances, a DJ, artist remarks, a live painting session by an artist, and a curatorial tour of the exhibition WHO: Rowell Soller and Samaa Ahmed, two youth from SKETCH will be at the launch (artists in the show as well as our muralists), along with other artists; and co-curators Madeleine Adamson, Annissa Malvoisin and Camille-Mary Sharp WHERE: Claude T. Bissell Building, Room 728, 140 St. George Street, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto WHEN: Thursday, April 7 at 6 p.m. (until 9 pm) ADMISSION: Free - 30 - For more information, please contact: Madeleine Adamson, Annissa Malvoisin and Camille-Mary Sharp Faculty of Information Tel: 647-779-4238 ischool.art@gmail.com

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December 11, 2017

Ontario Should Revise Discriminatory Policy Against Refugee Drivers

Toronto, ON – Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation should revise its policy and allow experienced drivers from war-torn countries to skip the one-year waiting period before their final driving tests - an exemption available to other newcomers in Ontario as well as refugees in other provinces, the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law (IHRP) said today. Under the current policy, the Government of Ontario is discriminating against refugees from Syria and other conflict zones by effectively…

December 6, 2017

Team of Rotman Evening MBA Students Advances to Regional Finals for the Hult Prize

Toronto, ON – A team of students from the Evening MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won the UofT quarterfinal qualifying round to advance to the regional finals of the Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition for social entrepreneurs. Purifire, consisting of Daniel Weng, Andrea Lo, Nirusan Rajakulendran, and Michael Bosompra, all from the Rotman MBA Class of 2020, will advance to the regional finals to be held in March 2018. The goal…

November 21, 2017

New Financial Innovation Hub Established at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – A new partnership has been launched at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management to promote and develop initiatives for students and faculty in the area of financial innovation across all of the school’s programs. The Rotman Financial Innovation Hub in Advanced Analytics (Rotman FinHub) will create new classes and learning opportunities for students in financial innovation including machine learning and blockchain in the school’s MBA, Master of Finance, and Master of Financial Risk Management programs…

November 20, 2017

Rotman MBAS Win International Private Equity Competition

Toronto, ON – For the second week in a row a team of Full Time MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won a prestigious international competition. On Saturday, the Rotman students won the Rotterdam School of Management Private Equity Competition in Amsterdam defeating teams from INSEAD, IESE and Georgetown University in the final round. This year, the case involved candidates in a live transaction, centered around a 91-year old Dutch retailer, HEMA, where the private…

November 17, 2017

U of T celebrates the opening of One Spadina Crescent

Toronto, ON – Today, the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design celebrated the official opening of its new home — the Daniels Building — at historic One Spadina Crescent. Located on the western edge of the University of Toronto’s St. George campus just north of College Street, the iconic neo-gothic building and stunning contemporary addition, currently nearing completion, is now poised to become an international focal point for education, research, and outreach on architecture, art, and the…

November 14, 2017

Rotman School Professor and Former Dean Named as Most Influential Management Thinker in the World

Toronto, ON – A professor and former Dean of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management was named as the number one management thinker in the world by Thinkers50, the premier ranking of global business thinkers. Prof. Roger Martin, the former Dean of the Rotman School from 1998 to 2012, received the honour during an awards gala in London, UK last night. A second Rotman faculty member, Prof. Richard Florida placed 19th on the list of the top fifty…

November 13, 2017

Rotman MBA Students Win Kellogg Business Design Challenge

Toronto, ON – A team of MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won the Kellogg Business Design Challenge hosted by the Kellogg School of Management’s Innovation and Design Association. The long-running competition, which invites students to apply design thinking to a real-world business challenge, was opened up to teams outside the Kellogg School for the first time this year. The Rotman team, Lorem Ipsum, consisting of Full Time MBA students Amarpreet Kaur, MBA’19; Fifile Nguyen, MBA’19,…

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U of T in the News

Toronto Life | January 5, 2017

I had to decide whether to take my academic career to Canada. Donald Trump made it an easy choice

Jerry Flores of UTM discusses what influenced his decision to come to U of T. Read more. 

New York Times | January 4, 2017

The strange origin of a manakin’s golden crown

Alfredo Barrera-Guzmán and Jason Weir of UTSC explain how certain birds diversified into several distinct species. Read more. 

The Globe and Mail | January 3, 2017

The school of hard Knox: A neglected Toronto architectural centrepiece gets its due

Richard Sommer, Dean of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, discusses his aspirations for One Spadina. Read more. 

Toronto, ON - How can sport act as a platform to promote human rights and break down barriers? How can it reflect and define our cultural identity and shape gender roles? Join U of T’s Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education for Sport, Sex and Identity, a public symposium discussing the importance of equity, diversity and inclusion in sport and physical activity. Mark Tewksbury, best known as an Olympic gold medalist, will lead the event and Keynote Speaker Bruce Kidd will discuss sex testing in competitive sport. Kidd will examine the recent discrimination against Dutee Chand, a female sprinter with naturally high testosterone levels, and her future at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Featuring: Master of Ceremony Mark Tewksbury Olympic Gold Medalist  |  Chef de Mission, 2012 Summer Olympic Games  |  Humanitarian Keynote Speaker Bruce Kidd Vice-President and Principal University of Toronto Scarborough | Sport Policy Advisor The Ongoing Struggle Against Sex Testing: 2016 Margaret MacNeill, Michael Atkinson and Caroline Fusco
  • Media representations and identity
  • Gender and identity issues in the locker room
  • Depression and masculinity
WHEN: Wednesday, April 6 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. WHERE: Isabel Bader Theatre, University of Toronto, 93 Charles Street West ADMISSION: Free REGISTRATION: www.sport-sex-identity.eventbrite.ca -30- Contact: Katie Babcock, Communications Specialist Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Toronto Tel: 416-278-6568 katie.babcock@utoronto.ca www.physical.utoronto.ca

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December 11, 2017

Ontario Should Revise Discriminatory Policy Against Refugee Drivers

Toronto, ON – Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation should revise its policy and allow experienced drivers from war-torn countries to skip the one-year waiting period before their final driving tests - an exemption available to other newcomers in Ontario as well as refugees in other provinces, the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law (IHRP) said today. Under the current policy, the Government of Ontario is discriminating against refugees from Syria and other conflict zones by effectively…

December 6, 2017

Team of Rotman Evening MBA Students Advances to Regional Finals for the Hult Prize

Toronto, ON – A team of students from the Evening MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won the UofT quarterfinal qualifying round to advance to the regional finals of the Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition for social entrepreneurs. Purifire, consisting of Daniel Weng, Andrea Lo, Nirusan Rajakulendran, and Michael Bosompra, all from the Rotman MBA Class of 2020, will advance to the regional finals to be held in March 2018. The goal…

November 21, 2017

New Financial Innovation Hub Established at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – A new partnership has been launched at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management to promote and develop initiatives for students and faculty in the area of financial innovation across all of the school’s programs. The Rotman Financial Innovation Hub in Advanced Analytics (Rotman FinHub) will create new classes and learning opportunities for students in financial innovation including machine learning and blockchain in the school’s MBA, Master of Finance, and Master of Financial Risk Management programs…

November 20, 2017

Rotman MBAS Win International Private Equity Competition

Toronto, ON – For the second week in a row a team of Full Time MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won a prestigious international competition. On Saturday, the Rotman students won the Rotterdam School of Management Private Equity Competition in Amsterdam defeating teams from INSEAD, IESE and Georgetown University in the final round. This year, the case involved candidates in a live transaction, centered around a 91-year old Dutch retailer, HEMA, where the private…

November 17, 2017

U of T celebrates the opening of One Spadina Crescent

Toronto, ON – Today, the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design celebrated the official opening of its new home — the Daniels Building — at historic One Spadina Crescent. Located on the western edge of the University of Toronto’s St. George campus just north of College Street, the iconic neo-gothic building and stunning contemporary addition, currently nearing completion, is now poised to become an international focal point for education, research, and outreach on architecture, art, and the…

November 14, 2017

Rotman School Professor and Former Dean Named as Most Influential Management Thinker in the World

Toronto, ON – A professor and former Dean of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management was named as the number one management thinker in the world by Thinkers50, the premier ranking of global business thinkers. Prof. Roger Martin, the former Dean of the Rotman School from 1998 to 2012, received the honour during an awards gala in London, UK last night. A second Rotman faculty member, Prof. Richard Florida placed 19th on the list of the top fifty…

November 13, 2017

Rotman MBA Students Win Kellogg Business Design Challenge

Toronto, ON – A team of MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won the Kellogg Business Design Challenge hosted by the Kellogg School of Management’s Innovation and Design Association. The long-running competition, which invites students to apply design thinking to a real-world business challenge, was opened up to teams outside the Kellogg School for the first time this year. The Rotman team, Lorem Ipsum, consisting of Full Time MBA students Amarpreet Kaur, MBA’19; Fifile Nguyen, MBA’19,…

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Toronto Life | January 5, 2017

I had to decide whether to take my academic career to Canada. Donald Trump made it an easy choice

Jerry Flores of UTM discusses what influenced his decision to come to U of T. Read more. 

New York Times | January 4, 2017

The strange origin of a manakin’s golden crown

Alfredo Barrera-Guzmán and Jason Weir of UTSC explain how certain birds diversified into several distinct species. Read more. 

The Globe and Mail | January 3, 2017

The school of hard Knox: A neglected Toronto architectural centrepiece gets its due

Richard Sommer, Dean of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, discusses his aspirations for One Spadina. Read more. 

Toronto, ON — The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education and Hart House are proud to present the Canadian documentary Soul on Ice: Past Present and Future followed by a Q&A panel discussion. As a tri-campus initiative, this event brings U of T students, staff, faculty and the community together to discuss diversity in sport. Soul On Ice examines the history and future of black hockey players from the minor leagues to the majors. It depicts the hardships of breaking into the NHL and how players have prevailed against racism. This film features Jaden Lindo and his family during the 2014 NHL draft and includes appearances from players such as Grant Fuhr, the first black athlete to win a Stanley Cup and to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. After the screening, panelists including Darren Lowe, Varsity Blues men’s hockey coach, will share their thoughts on diversity in sport and what the future holds. This film is part of the Conscious Activism Documentary Series at Hart House, a series of screenings that explore the complex relationship between social justice, spirit and activism.  Q&A panel discussion:
  • Kwame Mason – Filmmaker
  • Heather Lindo – Mother of Toronto Marlboros and Pittsburgh Penguins draft pick Jaden Lindo
  • Darren Lowe – Varsity Blues men’s hockey head coach, 1984 Olympian and six-year professional player
 WHEN: March 10 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. WHERE: Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport, Field House (100 Devonshire Place) ADMISSION: Free REGISTRATION: soul-on-ice.eventbrite.ca Presented by University of Toronto and partners at the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Hart House and the Athletics and Recreation Departments at University of Toronto Scarborough and University of Toronto Mississauga. -30- Media contact: Katie Babcock, Communications Specialist Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Toronto Tel: 416-978-4112 katie.babcock@utoronto.ca www.physical.utoronto.ca

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December 11, 2017

Ontario Should Revise Discriminatory Policy Against Refugee Drivers

Toronto, ON – Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation should revise its policy and allow experienced drivers from war-torn countries to skip the one-year waiting period before their final driving tests - an exemption available to other newcomers in Ontario as well as refugees in other provinces, the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law (IHRP) said today. Under the current policy, the Government of Ontario is discriminating against refugees from Syria and other conflict zones by effectively…

December 6, 2017

Team of Rotman Evening MBA Students Advances to Regional Finals for the Hult Prize

Toronto, ON – A team of students from the Evening MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won the UofT quarterfinal qualifying round to advance to the regional finals of the Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition for social entrepreneurs. Purifire, consisting of Daniel Weng, Andrea Lo, Nirusan Rajakulendran, and Michael Bosompra, all from the Rotman MBA Class of 2020, will advance to the regional finals to be held in March 2018. The goal…

November 21, 2017

New Financial Innovation Hub Established at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – A new partnership has been launched at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management to promote and develop initiatives for students and faculty in the area of financial innovation across all of the school’s programs. The Rotman Financial Innovation Hub in Advanced Analytics (Rotman FinHub) will create new classes and learning opportunities for students in financial innovation including machine learning and blockchain in the school’s MBA, Master of Finance, and Master of Financial Risk Management programs…

November 20, 2017

Rotman MBAS Win International Private Equity Competition

Toronto, ON – For the second week in a row a team of Full Time MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won a prestigious international competition. On Saturday, the Rotman students won the Rotterdam School of Management Private Equity Competition in Amsterdam defeating teams from INSEAD, IESE and Georgetown University in the final round. This year, the case involved candidates in a live transaction, centered around a 91-year old Dutch retailer, HEMA, where the private…

November 17, 2017

U of T celebrates the opening of One Spadina Crescent

Toronto, ON – Today, the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design celebrated the official opening of its new home — the Daniels Building — at historic One Spadina Crescent. Located on the western edge of the University of Toronto’s St. George campus just north of College Street, the iconic neo-gothic building and stunning contemporary addition, currently nearing completion, is now poised to become an international focal point for education, research, and outreach on architecture, art, and the…

November 14, 2017

Rotman School Professor and Former Dean Named as Most Influential Management Thinker in the World

Toronto, ON – A professor and former Dean of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management was named as the number one management thinker in the world by Thinkers50, the premier ranking of global business thinkers. Prof. Roger Martin, the former Dean of the Rotman School from 1998 to 2012, received the honour during an awards gala in London, UK last night. A second Rotman faculty member, Prof. Richard Florida placed 19th on the list of the top fifty…

November 13, 2017

Rotman MBA Students Win Kellogg Business Design Challenge

Toronto, ON – A team of MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won the Kellogg Business Design Challenge hosted by the Kellogg School of Management’s Innovation and Design Association. The long-running competition, which invites students to apply design thinking to a real-world business challenge, was opened up to teams outside the Kellogg School for the first time this year. The Rotman team, Lorem Ipsum, consisting of Full Time MBA students Amarpreet Kaur, MBA’19; Fifile Nguyen, MBA’19,…

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U of T in the News

Toronto Life | January 5, 2017

I had to decide whether to take my academic career to Canada. Donald Trump made it an easy choice

Jerry Flores of UTM discusses what influenced his decision to come to U of T. Read more. 

New York Times | January 4, 2017

The strange origin of a manakin’s golden crown

Alfredo Barrera-Guzmán and Jason Weir of UTSC explain how certain birds diversified into several distinct species. Read more. 

The Globe and Mail | January 3, 2017

The school of hard Knox: A neglected Toronto architectural centrepiece gets its due

Richard Sommer, Dean of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, discusses his aspirations for One Spadina. Read more. 

Toronto, ON — Ten individuals will receive honorary degrees from the University of Toronto, primarily during the June 2016 convocation ceremonies. Honourees include former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario James Bartleman, TV producer and “Degrassi” creator Linda Schuyler, Toronto International Film Festival Director and CEO Piers Handing, chancellor of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cynthia Barnhart, and Manjul Bhargava, the first Canadian winner of the Fields Medal, often called the Nobel Prize of mathematics, in addition to other thought leaders. “We will be delighted to count these extraordinary individuals among the honorary graduates of the University of Toronto,” said president Meric Gertler. “Each exemplifies in a unique way a commitment to excellence that reflects our highest ideals and will inspire our graduating students.” A schedule of events for the spring and fall ceremonies will be released as June convocation approaches. The honourees include: Cynthia Barnhart – Cynthia Barnhart serves as chancellor of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is the Ford Foundation Professor of Engineering in MIT’s civil and environmental engineering department. Barnhart has made significant contributions to MIT, where one of her priorities has been improving the student experience. Among other initiatives, she led the creation of policies for responding to sexual misconduct on campus and improved campus mental health services. As an engineer, Barnhart has made seminal contributions to the development of transportation systems that are used by America’s leading airlines. James K. Bartleman – The Honourable James Bartleman is former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and a celebrated author. He has broken barriers to realize a lifetime of outstanding achievements on the international diplomatic stage and at home. As one of this country’s most accomplished Indigenous persons, Bartleman has dedicated himself to supporting and advancing literacy among First Nations communities. Manjul Bhargava – Manjul Bhargava has made fundamental advances in mathematics, specifically in algebraic number theory and the theory of elliptical curves. Bhargava was appointed full professor at Princeton University in 2003, just two years after earning his PhD. His scholarly achievements have been recognized with many awards, including the Fields Medal in 2014, often referred to as the Nobel Prize of Mathematics. Although the Fields Medal is Canadian in origin, the brainchild of University of Toronto mathematics professor John Charles Fields, it has eluded Canadian mathematicians until now. Bhargava is the first Canadian-born mathematician to receive the award. Piers Handling - Piers Handling is the director and CEO of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), a position he has held since 1994. Through his leadership, he has transformed Toronto by creating one of Canada’s most successful cultural organizations. TIFF contributes significantly to Toronto’s economy and has increased the city’s prominence on the world stage. At the same time, Handling has championed and showcased Canadian films and filmmakers. G. Venkatesh Mannar - M.G. Venkatesh Mannar is a leader in the global fight against malnutrition. He has pioneered cost-effective and sustainable solutions for micronutrient deficiencies and focused on using innovation and technology to help the world’s most vulnerable populations. Mannar moved to Canada in 1990 and served as president of Ottawa’s Micronutrient Initiative (MI) for nearly 20 years. Under his leadership, MI played a major role in the development and expansion of supplementation and food fortification programs that benefit nearly 500 million adults and children in more than 75 countries every day. Richard (Dick) Pound – For more than 20 years Dick Pound has been one of the most influential members of the International Olympic Committee. As an athlete, Pound was a swimming finalist at the 1960 Olympic Games and as an author he has written nine books. From 1999 to 2007, Pound was the founding president of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) where he brought determined, principled efforts to promote honest and fair competition, while championing volunteerism, accountability and education. He remains a member of WADA’s foundation board as well as one of Canada’s most-recognized figures in international sport. Robert Putnam – Robert Putnam, the Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University, is often referred to as the world’s most important social scientist. His work routinely explores issues of deep societal interest such as the nature of international negotiations, the conditions necessary for democracy to flourish, the decline of civic life as well as the causes and effects of inequality. Putnam regularly advises heads of state and government. David Schindler – David Schindler holds the Killam Memorial Chair and is Professor of Ecology in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta. His research focuses on the ecology and chemistry of aquatic ecosystems. Throughout his career, he has addressed environmental challenges ranging from lake eutrophication, acid precipitation, climate change and the impacts of oil sands development. Schindler has developed simple yet clever whole-lake experiments to demonstrate the often-contested causal factors of many environmental problems, thereby providing scientific evidence to inform the public and inspire policy changes. He is an influential champion for fundamental research, education, scientific engagement and public debate. Linda Schuyler – Linda Schuyler has been a leading force in Canadian television for more than 30 years. Using her understanding of teenagers gained from teaching grades 7 and 8 and her appreciation of the power of the moving image developed while a U of T student, Schuyler created one of the most successful and influential television franchises ever broadcast. Shown in 150 countries, the various iterations of “Degrassi” have informed young audiences about topical issues ranging from bullying to transgender identity. Her commitment to compassionate social advocacy through storytelling is television at its finest. Gerald (Gerry) W. Schwartz – Gerry Schwartz is a renowned entrepreneur and city-builder, widely admired for his leadership, generosity and community involvement. He is the founder of Onex Corporation, the largest private equity firm in Canada. In addition, he is a visionary philanthropist and a dedicated volunteer: his contributions to education, research, and arts and culture have had a profound impact on Toronto and Canada. The University of Toronto continues to benefit from his wisdom and advice more than two decades after he completed a nine-year term as governor. -30- For more information, contact: U of T Media Relations Tel: 416-978-0100 media.relations@utoronto.ca

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December 11, 2017

Ontario Should Revise Discriminatory Policy Against Refugee Drivers

Toronto, ON – Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation should revise its policy and allow experienced drivers from war-torn countries to skip the one-year waiting period before their final driving tests - an exemption available to other newcomers in Ontario as well as refugees in other provinces, the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law (IHRP) said today. Under the current policy, the Government of Ontario is discriminating against refugees from Syria and other conflict zones by effectively…

December 6, 2017

Team of Rotman Evening MBA Students Advances to Regional Finals for the Hult Prize

Toronto, ON – A team of students from the Evening MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won the UofT quarterfinal qualifying round to advance to the regional finals of the Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition for social entrepreneurs. Purifire, consisting of Daniel Weng, Andrea Lo, Nirusan Rajakulendran, and Michael Bosompra, all from the Rotman MBA Class of 2020, will advance to the regional finals to be held in March 2018. The goal…

November 21, 2017

New Financial Innovation Hub Established at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – A new partnership has been launched at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management to promote and develop initiatives for students and faculty in the area of financial innovation across all of the school’s programs. The Rotman Financial Innovation Hub in Advanced Analytics (Rotman FinHub) will create new classes and learning opportunities for students in financial innovation including machine learning and blockchain in the school’s MBA, Master of Finance, and Master of Financial Risk Management programs…

November 20, 2017

Rotman MBAS Win International Private Equity Competition

Toronto, ON – For the second week in a row a team of Full Time MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won a prestigious international competition. On Saturday, the Rotman students won the Rotterdam School of Management Private Equity Competition in Amsterdam defeating teams from INSEAD, IESE and Georgetown University in the final round. This year, the case involved candidates in a live transaction, centered around a 91-year old Dutch retailer, HEMA, where the private…

November 17, 2017

U of T celebrates the opening of One Spadina Crescent

Toronto, ON – Today, the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design celebrated the official opening of its new home — the Daniels Building — at historic One Spadina Crescent. Located on the western edge of the University of Toronto’s St. George campus just north of College Street, the iconic neo-gothic building and stunning contemporary addition, currently nearing completion, is now poised to become an international focal point for education, research, and outreach on architecture, art, and the…

November 14, 2017

Rotman School Professor and Former Dean Named as Most Influential Management Thinker in the World

Toronto, ON – A professor and former Dean of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management was named as the number one management thinker in the world by Thinkers50, the premier ranking of global business thinkers. Prof. Roger Martin, the former Dean of the Rotman School from 1998 to 2012, received the honour during an awards gala in London, UK last night. A second Rotman faculty member, Prof. Richard Florida placed 19th on the list of the top fifty…

November 13, 2017

Rotman MBA Students Win Kellogg Business Design Challenge

Toronto, ON – A team of MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won the Kellogg Business Design Challenge hosted by the Kellogg School of Management’s Innovation and Design Association. The long-running competition, which invites students to apply design thinking to a real-world business challenge, was opened up to teams outside the Kellogg School for the first time this year. The Rotman team, Lorem Ipsum, consisting of Full Time MBA students Amarpreet Kaur, MBA’19; Fifile Nguyen, MBA’19,…

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U of T in the News

Toronto Life | January 5, 2017

I had to decide whether to take my academic career to Canada. Donald Trump made it an easy choice

Jerry Flores of UTM discusses what influenced his decision to come to U of T. Read more. 

New York Times | January 4, 2017

The strange origin of a manakin’s golden crown

Alfredo Barrera-Guzmán and Jason Weir of UTSC explain how certain birds diversified into several distinct species. Read more. 

The Globe and Mail | January 3, 2017

The school of hard Knox: A neglected Toronto architectural centrepiece gets its due

Richard Sommer, Dean of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, discusses his aspirations for One Spadina. Read more. 

Toronto, ON – For the 13th year in a row, students from global business schools and universities will participate in the annual Rotman International Trading Competition (RITC). The students, along with their faculty advisors, from 52 different universities from as far away as China, Thailand, Ireland and South Africa will have their skills tested in the competition which takes place from February 18 to 20 at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Teams from LUISS University in Italy have won the competition for two consecutive years. The competition takes place in the Rotman School’s BMO Financial Group Finance Research and Trading Lab and will utilize the Rotman Interactive Trader, an order-driven market simulator, which was developed in-house at the Rotman School.  Teams will participate in various activities including electronic and outcry trading cases, seminars with industry practitioners, and social events with their fellow competitors. BP Energy Company is the sponsor of the BP Commodities Trading Case this year and is also the main Gold sponsor.  Silver level sponsors are S&P Capital IQ and MathWorks. Additional support is provided by DRW Trading Group, BMO Capital Markets and Enwin Fintech Limited. The Rotman School’s BMO Financial Group Finance Research and Trading Lab is designed to promote experiential learning in the area of financial markets and data. The competition cases are implemented on the highly acclaimed Rotman Interactive Trader application, a market simulation tool being used in over 45 universities and financial institutions around the world. Further information on the lab is available at http://financelab.rotman.utoronto.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 Voice 416.946.3818 E-mail mcguffin@rotman.utoronto.ca Follow Rotman on Twitter @rotmanschool Watch Rotman on You Tube www.youtube.com/rotmanschool

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December 11, 2017

Ontario Should Revise Discriminatory Policy Against Refugee Drivers

Toronto, ON – Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation should revise its policy and allow experienced drivers from war-torn countries to skip the one-year waiting period before their final driving tests - an exemption available to other newcomers in Ontario as well as refugees in other provinces, the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law (IHRP) said today. Under the current policy, the Government of Ontario is discriminating against refugees from Syria and other conflict zones by effectively…

December 6, 2017

Team of Rotman Evening MBA Students Advances to Regional Finals for the Hult Prize

Toronto, ON – A team of students from the Evening MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won the UofT quarterfinal qualifying round to advance to the regional finals of the Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition for social entrepreneurs. Purifire, consisting of Daniel Weng, Andrea Lo, Nirusan Rajakulendran, and Michael Bosompra, all from the Rotman MBA Class of 2020, will advance to the regional finals to be held in March 2018. The goal…

November 21, 2017

New Financial Innovation Hub Established at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – A new partnership has been launched at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management to promote and develop initiatives for students and faculty in the area of financial innovation across all of the school’s programs. The Rotman Financial Innovation Hub in Advanced Analytics (Rotman FinHub) will create new classes and learning opportunities for students in financial innovation including machine learning and blockchain in the school’s MBA, Master of Finance, and Master of Financial Risk Management programs…

November 20, 2017

Rotman MBAS Win International Private Equity Competition

Toronto, ON – For the second week in a row a team of Full Time MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won a prestigious international competition. On Saturday, the Rotman students won the Rotterdam School of Management Private Equity Competition in Amsterdam defeating teams from INSEAD, IESE and Georgetown University in the final round. This year, the case involved candidates in a live transaction, centered around a 91-year old Dutch retailer, HEMA, where the private…

November 17, 2017

U of T celebrates the opening of One Spadina Crescent

Toronto, ON – Today, the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design celebrated the official opening of its new home — the Daniels Building — at historic One Spadina Crescent. Located on the western edge of the University of Toronto’s St. George campus just north of College Street, the iconic neo-gothic building and stunning contemporary addition, currently nearing completion, is now poised to become an international focal point for education, research, and outreach on architecture, art, and the…

November 14, 2017

Rotman School Professor and Former Dean Named as Most Influential Management Thinker in the World

Toronto, ON – A professor and former Dean of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management was named as the number one management thinker in the world by Thinkers50, the premier ranking of global business thinkers. Prof. Roger Martin, the former Dean of the Rotman School from 1998 to 2012, received the honour during an awards gala in London, UK last night. A second Rotman faculty member, Prof. Richard Florida placed 19th on the list of the top fifty…

November 13, 2017

Rotman MBA Students Win Kellogg Business Design Challenge

Toronto, ON – A team of MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won the Kellogg Business Design Challenge hosted by the Kellogg School of Management’s Innovation and Design Association. The long-running competition, which invites students to apply design thinking to a real-world business challenge, was opened up to teams outside the Kellogg School for the first time this year. The Rotman team, Lorem Ipsum, consisting of Full Time MBA students Amarpreet Kaur, MBA’19; Fifile Nguyen, MBA’19,…

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U of T in the News

Toronto Life | January 5, 2017

I had to decide whether to take my academic career to Canada. Donald Trump made it an easy choice

Jerry Flores of UTM discusses what influenced his decision to come to U of T. Read more. 

New York Times | January 4, 2017

The strange origin of a manakin’s golden crown

Alfredo Barrera-Guzmán and Jason Weir of UTSC explain how certain birds diversified into several distinct species. Read more. 

The Globe and Mail | January 3, 2017

The school of hard Knox: A neglected Toronto architectural centrepiece gets its due

Richard Sommer, Dean of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, discusses his aspirations for One Spadina. Read more. 

Toronto, ON– Media are invited to view a live webcast at the University of Toronto (U of T) as the National Science Foundation brings together scientists from Caltech, MIT, and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration this Thursday at 10:30 a.m. (EST) at Washington’s National Press Club for a status report on the effort to detect gravitational waves – or ripples in the fabric of spacetime – using the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO). Participants in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration who are based at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics at U of T will be in attendance. Harald Pfeiffer, Canada Research Chair for Numerical Relativity and Gravitational Wave Astrophysics and fellow in the Cosmology and Gravity program at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, will be available to comment on the significance of the update and the University of Toronto’s role in the project. For media unable to attend this live-viewing event, a URL for the live stream will be made available at 9:30 am on Thursday, February 11. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first publication of Albert Einstein’s prediction of the existence of gravitational waves. With interest in this topic piqued by the centennial, the group will discuss their ongoing efforts to observe and measure cosmic gravitational waves for scientific research. For background about the project, visit: WHEN: Thursday, February 11, 2016 10:30 AM EST WHERE: Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics University of Toronto Room 1318, Burton Tower McLennan Physical Laboratories 60 St. George Street Toronto, ON -30- Media Contacts: Sean Bettam Faculty of Arts & Science University of Toronto s.bettam@utoronto.ca 416-946-7950 (b) 647-228-5820 (c) University of Toronto Communications media.relations@utoronto.ca 416-978-0100 Lindsay Jolivet Canadian Institute for Advanced Research lindsay.jolivet@cifar.ca 416-971-4876  

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December 11, 2017

Ontario Should Revise Discriminatory Policy Against Refugee Drivers

Toronto, ON – Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation should revise its policy and allow experienced drivers from war-torn countries to skip the one-year waiting period before their final driving tests - an exemption available to other newcomers in Ontario as well as refugees in other provinces, the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law (IHRP) said today. Under the current policy, the Government of Ontario is discriminating against refugees from Syria and other conflict zones by effectively…

December 6, 2017

Team of Rotman Evening MBA Students Advances to Regional Finals for the Hult Prize

Toronto, ON – A team of students from the Evening MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won the UofT quarterfinal qualifying round to advance to the regional finals of the Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition for social entrepreneurs. Purifire, consisting of Daniel Weng, Andrea Lo, Nirusan Rajakulendran, and Michael Bosompra, all from the Rotman MBA Class of 2020, will advance to the regional finals to be held in March 2018. The goal…

November 21, 2017

New Financial Innovation Hub Established at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – A new partnership has been launched at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management to promote and develop initiatives for students and faculty in the area of financial innovation across all of the school’s programs. The Rotman Financial Innovation Hub in Advanced Analytics (Rotman FinHub) will create new classes and learning opportunities for students in financial innovation including machine learning and blockchain in the school’s MBA, Master of Finance, and Master of Financial Risk Management programs…

November 20, 2017

Rotman MBAS Win International Private Equity Competition

Toronto, ON – For the second week in a row a team of Full Time MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won a prestigious international competition. On Saturday, the Rotman students won the Rotterdam School of Management Private Equity Competition in Amsterdam defeating teams from INSEAD, IESE and Georgetown University in the final round. This year, the case involved candidates in a live transaction, centered around a 91-year old Dutch retailer, HEMA, where the private…

November 17, 2017

U of T celebrates the opening of One Spadina Crescent

Toronto, ON – Today, the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design celebrated the official opening of its new home — the Daniels Building — at historic One Spadina Crescent. Located on the western edge of the University of Toronto’s St. George campus just north of College Street, the iconic neo-gothic building and stunning contemporary addition, currently nearing completion, is now poised to become an international focal point for education, research, and outreach on architecture, art, and the…

November 14, 2017

Rotman School Professor and Former Dean Named as Most Influential Management Thinker in the World

Toronto, ON – A professor and former Dean of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management was named as the number one management thinker in the world by Thinkers50, the premier ranking of global business thinkers. Prof. Roger Martin, the former Dean of the Rotman School from 1998 to 2012, received the honour during an awards gala in London, UK last night. A second Rotman faculty member, Prof. Richard Florida placed 19th on the list of the top fifty…

November 13, 2017

Rotman MBA Students Win Kellogg Business Design Challenge

Toronto, ON – A team of MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won the Kellogg Business Design Challenge hosted by the Kellogg School of Management’s Innovation and Design Association. The long-running competition, which invites students to apply design thinking to a real-world business challenge, was opened up to teams outside the Kellogg School for the first time this year. The Rotman team, Lorem Ipsum, consisting of Full Time MBA students Amarpreet Kaur, MBA’19; Fifile Nguyen, MBA’19,…

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U of T in the News

Toronto Life | January 5, 2017

I had to decide whether to take my academic career to Canada. Donald Trump made it an easy choice

Jerry Flores of UTM discusses what influenced his decision to come to U of T. Read more. 

New York Times | January 4, 2017

The strange origin of a manakin’s golden crown

Alfredo Barrera-Guzmán and Jason Weir of UTSC explain how certain birds diversified into several distinct species. Read more. 

The Globe and Mail | January 3, 2017

The school of hard Knox: A neglected Toronto architectural centrepiece gets its due

Richard Sommer, Dean of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, discusses his aspirations for One Spadina. Read more. 

Toronto, ON - On Tuesday, February 2, at the Munk School of Global Affairs, please join us for a panel discussion on the intersection between digital technology, human rights and international security in the 21st century, featuring Ramzi Jaber, Timothy Quinn, Jake Hirsch Allen, and Dr. Taylor Owen. The roundtable will take place from 7:00PM to 9:00PM in the Music Room of the Hart House Building, at 7 Hart House Circle. Advancement in digital technology has brought about new challenges and opportunities for the international community and our collective quest for peace and security, especially in the face of the rising place of non-state actors. This panel will bring together a panel of experts on the related topics. There will be an opportunity for Q/A with the audience following the presentations. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are free of charge. To register, please access our Eventbrite page at https://ccr2ppaneldiscussion.eventbrite.ca. This event is co-sponsored by the International Relations Society at U of T, Canadian-Arab Institute, Hart House Debates Committee, and CIC’s OpenCanada.org. ABOUT THE SPEAKERS Ramzi Jaber Ramzi is the co-founder of Visualizing Impact, an interdisciplinary organization that specializesin data visualization, technology and data journalism creating visual stories on social issues. Jaber is also co-founder of onlinecensorship.org (OC), an award-winning space where communities crowdsource instances of censorship enacted by private online platforms. Jaber’s work has been featured in various internationally-acclaimed publications, and he has given talks at Google Mountain view and a TEDx Talk at TEDxSummit in Doha. During the Spring of 2012 Jaber was a fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law as a Social Entrepreneur-in-Residence. Jaber has also just been recently selected as an Ashoka Fellow and as a 2016 Ford- Mozilla Open Web Fellow. Timothy Quinn Timothy Quinn is Director of Technology with The Sentinel Project, a Canadian NGO which endeavours to mitigate the risk of mass atrocities through early warning intervention and community peace-building, and is the creator of the organization’s Hatebase and WikiRumours software. Quinn’s work for The Sentinel Project has been profiled in various publications. Quinn is an accomplished author and instructor who has taught at NYU and CUNY, and he currently contributes his time as a Lead Advisor (Philippines) with the Canadian Executive Service Organization and as a Director with Kenya's Lewa Wildlife Conservatory. Jake Hirsch-Allen Jake Hirsch-Allen is a former startup and intellectual property lawyer who is currently a partner at Functional Imperative, a digital innovation and software development company. Hirsch-Allen also recently founded Lighthouse Labs. In addition, he is a senior manager at Incentives for Global Health, the non-profit proposing the Health Impact Fund. He also works part-time as Director of Business Development for the Multiplicity Accelerator and Cobalt Counsel, and advises a number of high-tech startups. Aside from his his current positions, Hirsch-Allen has significant experience in the private and public sectors in Canada and abroad including clerking for the Supreme Court of Israel, interning at Human Rights Watch and on Radovan Karadzic and Ieng Thirith’s defense teams at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). Dr. Taylor Owen Taylor Owen is Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia, a Senior Fellow at the Columbia Journalism School and the founder and Editor of OpenCanada.org. He was previously the Research Director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, and has held research positions at Yale University, The London School of Economics and The International Peace Research Institute, Oslo where his work focuses on the intersection between information technology and international affairs. His Doctorate is from the University of Oxford where he was a Trudeau Scholar. He has held Banting Postdoctoral and Action Canada Fellowships and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). Dr. Owen is also an author of several notable books. ABOUT RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT The Responsibility to Protect, also referred to as RtoP or R2P, is an international principle coined in 2001 under the leadership of the Canadian government and later adopted at the 2005 World Summit by 150 heads of government. R2P states that when sovereign states are unable or unwilling to fulfill their responsibility to protect their own populations from mass atrocities such as genocide, ethnic cleansing, crimes against humanity and war crimes, the international community has the responsibility to do so. ABOUT THE HOST The Canadian Centre for R2P, based at Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, is a leading Canadian, non-partisan and non-profit research organization dedicated to scholarly engagement and political implementation of the R2P principle. The CCR2P is running a campaign this year on “R2P at Crossroads: Ten Years since the 2005 World Summit.” (www.ccr2p.org) For media inquiries, please contact: Tina Park Executive Director and Co-Founder Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect www.ccr2p.org | 1-416-828-2361| executive.director@ccr2p.org Kelsey Wiseman Co-Director of Media Relations Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect www.ccr2p.org | 1-514-519-2547| communications@ccr2p.org  

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December 11, 2017

Ontario Should Revise Discriminatory Policy Against Refugee Drivers

Toronto, ON – Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation should revise its policy and allow experienced drivers from war-torn countries to skip the one-year waiting period before their final driving tests - an exemption available to other newcomers in Ontario as well as refugees in other provinces, the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law (IHRP) said today. Under the current policy, the Government of Ontario is discriminating against refugees from Syria and other conflict zones by effectively…

December 6, 2017

Team of Rotman Evening MBA Students Advances to Regional Finals for the Hult Prize

Toronto, ON – A team of students from the Evening MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won the UofT quarterfinal qualifying round to advance to the regional finals of the Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition for social entrepreneurs. Purifire, consisting of Daniel Weng, Andrea Lo, Nirusan Rajakulendran, and Michael Bosompra, all from the Rotman MBA Class of 2020, will advance to the regional finals to be held in March 2018. The goal…

November 21, 2017

New Financial Innovation Hub Established at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – A new partnership has been launched at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management to promote and develop initiatives for students and faculty in the area of financial innovation across all of the school’s programs. The Rotman Financial Innovation Hub in Advanced Analytics (Rotman FinHub) will create new classes and learning opportunities for students in financial innovation including machine learning and blockchain in the school’s MBA, Master of Finance, and Master of Financial Risk Management programs…

November 20, 2017

Rotman MBAS Win International Private Equity Competition

Toronto, ON – For the second week in a row a team of Full Time MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won a prestigious international competition. On Saturday, the Rotman students won the Rotterdam School of Management Private Equity Competition in Amsterdam defeating teams from INSEAD, IESE and Georgetown University in the final round. This year, the case involved candidates in a live transaction, centered around a 91-year old Dutch retailer, HEMA, where the private…

November 17, 2017

U of T celebrates the opening of One Spadina Crescent

Toronto, ON – Today, the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design celebrated the official opening of its new home — the Daniels Building — at historic One Spadina Crescent. Located on the western edge of the University of Toronto’s St. George campus just north of College Street, the iconic neo-gothic building and stunning contemporary addition, currently nearing completion, is now poised to become an international focal point for education, research, and outreach on architecture, art, and the…

November 14, 2017

Rotman School Professor and Former Dean Named as Most Influential Management Thinker in the World

Toronto, ON – A professor and former Dean of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management was named as the number one management thinker in the world by Thinkers50, the premier ranking of global business thinkers. Prof. Roger Martin, the former Dean of the Rotman School from 1998 to 2012, received the honour during an awards gala in London, UK last night. A second Rotman faculty member, Prof. Richard Florida placed 19th on the list of the top fifty…

November 13, 2017

Rotman MBA Students Win Kellogg Business Design Challenge

Toronto, ON – A team of MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won the Kellogg Business Design Challenge hosted by the Kellogg School of Management’s Innovation and Design Association. The long-running competition, which invites students to apply design thinking to a real-world business challenge, was opened up to teams outside the Kellogg School for the first time this year. The Rotman team, Lorem Ipsum, consisting of Full Time MBA students Amarpreet Kaur, MBA’19; Fifile Nguyen, MBA’19,…

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Toronto Life | January 5, 2017

I had to decide whether to take my academic career to Canada. Donald Trump made it an easy choice

Jerry Flores of UTM discusses what influenced his decision to come to U of T. Read more. 

New York Times | January 4, 2017

The strange origin of a manakin’s golden crown

Alfredo Barrera-Guzmán and Jason Weir of UTSC explain how certain birds diversified into several distinct species. Read more. 

The Globe and Mail | January 3, 2017

The school of hard Knox: A neglected Toronto architectural centrepiece gets its due

Richard Sommer, Dean of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, discusses his aspirations for One Spadina. Read more. 

Toronto, ON - The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine, Continuing Professional Development is hosting the 2nd Biennial Indigenous Health Conference at the Hilton Meadowvale, May 26-27, 2016. This year, the conference will focus on how we can work together towards improving the health inequities faced by Indigenous populations and provide a forum to discuss ways to move towards reconciliation. Health Care practitioners from across the country, as well as some of the best academic minds and community partners working in the field, will converge for two days of informative, ‘must-attend’ sessions. “In line with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s call-to-action items related to health, this conference aims to share the distinct health needs of Indigenous peoples through the voices of Indigenous peoples,” says Dr. Anna Banerji, course director and conference chair. “Through this forum, healthcare professionals can become better educated, more culturally competent health care providers for Indigenous peoples”. Attendees from across Canada will gather to hear from some of the nation’s most knowledgeable and dynamic speakers including Chief Wilson Littlechild of the TRC; Chief Isadore Day, Natan Obed, president of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami; Dr. Evan Adams; Dr. Cindy Blackstock, and many more. “Health care providers have a critical role with Indigenous populations in advocating for the improved status of an individual, family, community. Through creating dialogue with Indigenous peoples, health experts. Policy makers and health care providers, there is an opportunity to improve health care service, the understanding of healthcare needs, and advocacy for Indigenous peoples in Canada,” says Banerji. Themes include determinants of health, cultural competency, health disparities, chronic disease and infectious disease, mental health, traditional ways and self-determination, impact of the environment on the health of Indigenous peoples in Canada as well as many others. Visit www.cpd.utoronto.ca/indigenoushealth for additional details and to register. About the Organizers Continuing Professional Development at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine is a strategic partner in transforming healthcare in Ontario and beyond. Its mission is to improve the health of individuals and populations though the discovery, application and communication of knowledge. Contact: Dr. Anna Banerji Director of Global and Indigenous Health Continuing Professional Development Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto Email: anna.banerji@utoronto.ca Tel: 416-978-8319

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December 11, 2017

Ontario Should Revise Discriminatory Policy Against Refugee Drivers

Toronto, ON – Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation should revise its policy and allow experienced drivers from war-torn countries to skip the one-year waiting period before their final driving tests - an exemption available to other newcomers in Ontario as well as refugees in other provinces, the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law (IHRP) said today. Under the current policy, the Government of Ontario is discriminating against refugees from Syria and other conflict zones by effectively…

December 6, 2017

Team of Rotman Evening MBA Students Advances to Regional Finals for the Hult Prize

Toronto, ON – A team of students from the Evening MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won the UofT quarterfinal qualifying round to advance to the regional finals of the Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition for social entrepreneurs. Purifire, consisting of Daniel Weng, Andrea Lo, Nirusan Rajakulendran, and Michael Bosompra, all from the Rotman MBA Class of 2020, will advance to the regional finals to be held in March 2018. The goal…

November 21, 2017

New Financial Innovation Hub Established at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – A new partnership has been launched at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management to promote and develop initiatives for students and faculty in the area of financial innovation across all of the school’s programs. The Rotman Financial Innovation Hub in Advanced Analytics (Rotman FinHub) will create new classes and learning opportunities for students in financial innovation including machine learning and blockchain in the school’s MBA, Master of Finance, and Master of Financial Risk Management programs…

November 20, 2017

Rotman MBAS Win International Private Equity Competition

Toronto, ON – For the second week in a row a team of Full Time MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won a prestigious international competition. On Saturday, the Rotman students won the Rotterdam School of Management Private Equity Competition in Amsterdam defeating teams from INSEAD, IESE and Georgetown University in the final round. This year, the case involved candidates in a live transaction, centered around a 91-year old Dutch retailer, HEMA, where the private…

November 17, 2017

U of T celebrates the opening of One Spadina Crescent

Toronto, ON – Today, the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design celebrated the official opening of its new home — the Daniels Building — at historic One Spadina Crescent. Located on the western edge of the University of Toronto’s St. George campus just north of College Street, the iconic neo-gothic building and stunning contemporary addition, currently nearing completion, is now poised to become an international focal point for education, research, and outreach on architecture, art, and the…

November 14, 2017

Rotman School Professor and Former Dean Named as Most Influential Management Thinker in the World

Toronto, ON – A professor and former Dean of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management was named as the number one management thinker in the world by Thinkers50, the premier ranking of global business thinkers. Prof. Roger Martin, the former Dean of the Rotman School from 1998 to 2012, received the honour during an awards gala in London, UK last night. A second Rotman faculty member, Prof. Richard Florida placed 19th on the list of the top fifty…

November 13, 2017

Rotman MBA Students Win Kellogg Business Design Challenge

Toronto, ON – A team of MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won the Kellogg Business Design Challenge hosted by the Kellogg School of Management’s Innovation and Design Association. The long-running competition, which invites students to apply design thinking to a real-world business challenge, was opened up to teams outside the Kellogg School for the first time this year. The Rotman team, Lorem Ipsum, consisting of Full Time MBA students Amarpreet Kaur, MBA’19; Fifile Nguyen, MBA’19,…

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U of T in the News

Toronto Life | January 5, 2017

I had to decide whether to take my academic career to Canada. Donald Trump made it an easy choice

Jerry Flores of UTM discusses what influenced his decision to come to U of T. Read more. 

New York Times | January 4, 2017

The strange origin of a manakin’s golden crown

Alfredo Barrera-Guzmán and Jason Weir of UTSC explain how certain birds diversified into several distinct species. Read more. 

The Globe and Mail | January 3, 2017

The school of hard Knox: A neglected Toronto architectural centrepiece gets its due

Richard Sommer, Dean of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, discusses his aspirations for One Spadina. Read more. 

Toronto, ON - Media are invited to attend a panel of experts in international law, global affairs and climate change to assess the historic accord signed at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the UN Climate Change Convention. Hosted jointly by the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and the Munk School of Global Affairs, and moderated by former foreign correspondent Brian Stewart, the panel will discuss the Paris accord and the future of the global climate regime, asking: Is the Paris outcome a legally binding agreement, and does it matter? What should we make of states’ 'nationally determined contributions' to reducing greenhouse gas emissions?
  • What were the negotiation dynamics between developed and developing countries, and how did ‘South/North’ issues manifest themselves in the Paris outcome?
  • Transnational vs. multilateral: How were the 'main events' (inter-state negotiations) and 'side-events' (various stakeholders and experts) navigated at the Paris summit?
  • What roles do civil society groups play in global climate negotiations and governance?
  • What comes next?
Participants include: Jutta Brunnée, Faculty of Law; Steven Bernstein, Department of Political Science; Matthew Hoffmann, Department of Political Science; Keith Stewart, Greenpeace Canada, and instructor, School for the Environment; and Silvia Maciunas, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development. Wednesday, December 16, 2015 4 pm – 5:30 pm Campbell Conference Facility Munk School of Global Affairs University of Toronto 1 Devonshire Place Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7 Seating is limited and media are kindly asked to RSVP: Lucianna.ciccocioppo@utoronto.ca

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December 11, 2017

Ontario Should Revise Discriminatory Policy Against Refugee Drivers

Toronto, ON – Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation should revise its policy and allow experienced drivers from war-torn countries to skip the one-year waiting period before their final driving tests - an exemption available to other newcomers in Ontario as well as refugees in other provinces, the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law (IHRP) said today. Under the current policy, the Government of Ontario is discriminating against refugees from Syria and other conflict zones by effectively…

December 6, 2017

Team of Rotman Evening MBA Students Advances to Regional Finals for the Hult Prize

Toronto, ON – A team of students from the Evening MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won the UofT quarterfinal qualifying round to advance to the regional finals of the Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition for social entrepreneurs. Purifire, consisting of Daniel Weng, Andrea Lo, Nirusan Rajakulendran, and Michael Bosompra, all from the Rotman MBA Class of 2020, will advance to the regional finals to be held in March 2018. The goal…

November 21, 2017

New Financial Innovation Hub Established at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – A new partnership has been launched at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management to promote and develop initiatives for students and faculty in the area of financial innovation across all of the school’s programs. The Rotman Financial Innovation Hub in Advanced Analytics (Rotman FinHub) will create new classes and learning opportunities for students in financial innovation including machine learning and blockchain in the school’s MBA, Master of Finance, and Master of Financial Risk Management programs…

November 20, 2017

Rotman MBAS Win International Private Equity Competition

Toronto, ON – For the second week in a row a team of Full Time MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won a prestigious international competition. On Saturday, the Rotman students won the Rotterdam School of Management Private Equity Competition in Amsterdam defeating teams from INSEAD, IESE and Georgetown University in the final round. This year, the case involved candidates in a live transaction, centered around a 91-year old Dutch retailer, HEMA, where the private…

November 17, 2017

U of T celebrates the opening of One Spadina Crescent

Toronto, ON – Today, the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design celebrated the official opening of its new home — the Daniels Building — at historic One Spadina Crescent. Located on the western edge of the University of Toronto’s St. George campus just north of College Street, the iconic neo-gothic building and stunning contemporary addition, currently nearing completion, is now poised to become an international focal point for education, research, and outreach on architecture, art, and the…

November 14, 2017

Rotman School Professor and Former Dean Named as Most Influential Management Thinker in the World

Toronto, ON – A professor and former Dean of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management was named as the number one management thinker in the world by Thinkers50, the premier ranking of global business thinkers. Prof. Roger Martin, the former Dean of the Rotman School from 1998 to 2012, received the honour during an awards gala in London, UK last night. A second Rotman faculty member, Prof. Richard Florida placed 19th on the list of the top fifty…

November 13, 2017

Rotman MBA Students Win Kellogg Business Design Challenge

Toronto, ON – A team of MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won the Kellogg Business Design Challenge hosted by the Kellogg School of Management’s Innovation and Design Association. The long-running competition, which invites students to apply design thinking to a real-world business challenge, was opened up to teams outside the Kellogg School for the first time this year. The Rotman team, Lorem Ipsum, consisting of Full Time MBA students Amarpreet Kaur, MBA’19; Fifile Nguyen, MBA’19,…

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U of T in the News

Toronto Life | January 5, 2017

I had to decide whether to take my academic career to Canada. Donald Trump made it an easy choice

Jerry Flores of UTM discusses what influenced his decision to come to U of T. Read more. 

New York Times | January 4, 2017

The strange origin of a manakin’s golden crown

Alfredo Barrera-Guzmán and Jason Weir of UTSC explain how certain birds diversified into several distinct species. Read more. 

The Globe and Mail | January 3, 2017

The school of hard Knox: A neglected Toronto architectural centrepiece gets its due

Richard Sommer, Dean of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, discusses his aspirations for One Spadina. Read more. 

Toronto, ON - To commemorate International Human Rights Day and raise awareness about gendered violence against Indigenous women, as well as against Muslim women who wear the Hijab, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at has partnered with the Centre for Women’s Studies in Education and the Indigenous Education Network at the University of Toronto to hold a conference titled “Indigenous Spirituality and Islam: A Dialogue Between Two Sisters.” This event explores the similarities between the teachings of Islam and Indigenous spirituality, and how these two faith traditions inspire healing and unity. It explores how Muslims, based on the teachings of the Holy Qur’an, can stand in solidarity with Indigenous peoples in their struggle for justice, especially pertaining to the case of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (#MMIW) in Canada. As part of the national #JeSuisHijabi campaign, this event invites Canadians to join and hear the voices of Indigenous women and Muslim women to understand what their national identity means to them. When: Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 11:00am Where: OISE Building – Room OI 2-296 (2nd floor) – 252 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Media Opportunity: Interviews with Indigenous women and Muslim women. Exhibition of #JeSuisHijabi national campaign. Presentation by Elder Ojibwe Kokomis Jacqui Lavalley. About the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at: The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at is a dynamic, fast-growing international revival movement within Islam. Founded in 1889, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community spans over 200 countries with membership exceeding tens of millions. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at is the only Islamic organization to believe that the long-awaited messiah has come in the person of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835-1908) of Qadian, India. The Community believes that God sent Ahmad, like Jesus, to end religious wars, condemn bloodshed and reinstitute morality, justice and peace.

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For more information, contact:

Tammara Soma (Ph.D Candidate), Dept. Geography and Planning Ahmadiyya Muslim Student Association UofT, Native Desk Phone: 647-607-5434

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December 11, 2017

Ontario Should Revise Discriminatory Policy Against Refugee Drivers

Toronto, ON – Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation should revise its policy and allow experienced drivers from war-torn countries to skip the one-year waiting period before their final driving tests - an exemption available to other newcomers in Ontario as well as refugees in other provinces, the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law (IHRP) said today. Under the current policy, the Government of Ontario is discriminating against refugees from Syria and other conflict zones by effectively…

December 6, 2017

Team of Rotman Evening MBA Students Advances to Regional Finals for the Hult Prize

Toronto, ON – A team of students from the Evening MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won the UofT quarterfinal qualifying round to advance to the regional finals of the Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition for social entrepreneurs. Purifire, consisting of Daniel Weng, Andrea Lo, Nirusan Rajakulendran, and Michael Bosompra, all from the Rotman MBA Class of 2020, will advance to the regional finals to be held in March 2018. The goal…

November 21, 2017

New Financial Innovation Hub Established at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – A new partnership has been launched at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management to promote and develop initiatives for students and faculty in the area of financial innovation across all of the school’s programs. The Rotman Financial Innovation Hub in Advanced Analytics (Rotman FinHub) will create new classes and learning opportunities for students in financial innovation including machine learning and blockchain in the school’s MBA, Master of Finance, and Master of Financial Risk Management programs…

November 20, 2017

Rotman MBAS Win International Private Equity Competition

Toronto, ON – For the second week in a row a team of Full Time MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won a prestigious international competition. On Saturday, the Rotman students won the Rotterdam School of Management Private Equity Competition in Amsterdam defeating teams from INSEAD, IESE and Georgetown University in the final round. This year, the case involved candidates in a live transaction, centered around a 91-year old Dutch retailer, HEMA, where the private…

November 17, 2017

U of T celebrates the opening of One Spadina Crescent

Toronto, ON – Today, the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design celebrated the official opening of its new home — the Daniels Building — at historic One Spadina Crescent. Located on the western edge of the University of Toronto’s St. George campus just north of College Street, the iconic neo-gothic building and stunning contemporary addition, currently nearing completion, is now poised to become an international focal point for education, research, and outreach on architecture, art, and the…

November 14, 2017

Rotman School Professor and Former Dean Named as Most Influential Management Thinker in the World

Toronto, ON – A professor and former Dean of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management was named as the number one management thinker in the world by Thinkers50, the premier ranking of global business thinkers. Prof. Roger Martin, the former Dean of the Rotman School from 1998 to 2012, received the honour during an awards gala in London, UK last night. A second Rotman faculty member, Prof. Richard Florida placed 19th on the list of the top fifty…

November 13, 2017

Rotman MBA Students Win Kellogg Business Design Challenge

Toronto, ON – A team of MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won the Kellogg Business Design Challenge hosted by the Kellogg School of Management’s Innovation and Design Association. The long-running competition, which invites students to apply design thinking to a real-world business challenge, was opened up to teams outside the Kellogg School for the first time this year. The Rotman team, Lorem Ipsum, consisting of Full Time MBA students Amarpreet Kaur, MBA’19; Fifile Nguyen, MBA’19,…

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U of T in the News

Toronto Life | January 5, 2017

I had to decide whether to take my academic career to Canada. Donald Trump made it an easy choice

Jerry Flores of UTM discusses what influenced his decision to come to U of T. Read more. 

New York Times | January 4, 2017

The strange origin of a manakin’s golden crown

Alfredo Barrera-Guzmán and Jason Weir of UTSC explain how certain birds diversified into several distinct species. Read more. 

The Globe and Mail | January 3, 2017

The school of hard Knox: A neglected Toronto architectural centrepiece gets its due

Richard Sommer, Dean of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, discusses his aspirations for One Spadina. Read more. 

TORONTO, ON-   The global paralysis on the Syrian crisis has led to the largest refugee crisis ever witnessed by the international community, with millions of Syrians being uprooted and displaced. The Canadian government has announced a plan to welcome 25,000 refugees by the end of February in 2016 but much work needs to be done to welcome new Canadians. The Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (CCR2P), the Hart House Debates Committee and the University of Toronto Refugee Alliance will be hosting a panel discussion on Dec 2, 2015 to explore the impetus behind this refugee crisis, discuss the human and global impacts, and consider policy options that Canada and the international community can pursue to uphold our collective responsibility. The panel discussion will feature prominent experts in the field, including:
  • Ambassador Paul Heinbecker, Former Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations & Advisory Board Member of the Canadian Centre for R2P;
  • Leen Al Zaiback, Board Member of Lifeline Syria;
  • Kristen Marshall, a Senior Refugee Law Trainer at Legal Aid Ontario.
  • Moderator: Raja Khouri, Director of the Canadian Arab Institute.
WHEN: Dec 2, 2015 at 7PM WHERE: Hart House Debates Room (7 Hart House Circle) at the University of Toronto. ABOUT THE SPEAKERS Paul Heinbecker has served as Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador of Canada to Germany and Minister (Political Affairs) at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, as well as in more junior positions in Ankara, Stockholm and the OECD. In Ottawa, he has been Chief Foreign Policy Advisor to then Prime Minister Mulroney, Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet for Foreign Policy and Defence, and Assistant Deputy Minister for International Security and Global Affairs in the Department of External/Foreign Affairs. Paul was an architect of Canada’s human security agenda, helped negotiate an end to the Kosovo war, headed the Canadian delegation to the Climate Change negotiations in Kyoto and represented Canada on the UN Security Council. At the UN he was a leading opponent of the Iraq war, and an advocate of the International Criminal Court and the Responsibility to Protect. Leen Al Zaiback is a senior board member of the Toronto based Life Line Syria and the co-founder and director of Jusoor, or Bridges, an international NGO dedicated to the education of indigent Syrian youth. A graduate of the University of Toronto, Leen has also worked at Queen’s Park as a Policy Advisor and with Free the Children as the Senior Manager for Donor Engagement. Leen is an active philanthropist in the arts; she sits on the Young Patron’s Circle of Massey Hall and Roy Thompson Hall and is Chair of the Toronto Arts Foundation Emerging Leaders Circle. Kristin Marshall has worked to enhance access to justice for over 20 years. She has represented refugees and immigrants held in detention, at the Immigration and Refugee Board, and at the Federal Court of Canada. She has developed training and clear language resources for immigrants, refugees and survivors of domestic violence, and is currently the Senior Refugee Law Trainer at Legal Aid Ontario. She was clinical instructor in the refugee division at Downtown Legal Services for several years and is currently working with students on a project investigating the impact of Canada’s refugee policies on sexual minorities and persons living with or vulnerable to HIV with the International Human Rights Program. This project involved field work in Turkey and Jordan concerning resettlement of Syrian refugees, and in Mexico, to examine human rights violations there. Raja G. Khouri is president of the Canadian Arab Institute, a policy think-and-do tank he co-founded in 2011. He is a commissioner with the Ontario Human Rights Commission, committee member of Human Rights Watch Canada and co-founder of the Canadian Arab/Jewish Leadership Dialogue Group. Raja formerly worked as an international consultant in organizational development and capacity building, and served on several governmental and civil society bodies. He has chaired conferences, given and moderated lectures, given numerous media interviews, and published commentaries in journals and major Canadian dailies. He's the author of Arabs in Canada: Post 9/11. ABOUT RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT The Responsibility to Protect, also referred to as RtoP or R2P, is an international principle coined in 2001 under the leadership of the Canadian government and later adopted at the 2005 World Summit by 150 heads of government. R2P states that when sovereign states are unable or unwilling to fulfill their responsibility to protect their own populations from mass atrocities such as genocide, ethnic cleansing, crimes against humanity and war crimes, the international community has the responsibility to do so. ABOUT THE HOST: The Canadian Centre for R2P, based at Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, is a leading Canadian, non-partisan and non-profit research organization which aims to promote scholarly engagement and political implementation of the R2P principle.  (www.ccr2p.org)
  • Media registration is available for all of our on-site events.
  • Media are required to present proper identification for accreditation.

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December 11, 2017

Ontario Should Revise Discriminatory Policy Against Refugee Drivers

Toronto, ON – Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation should revise its policy and allow experienced drivers from war-torn countries to skip the one-year waiting period before their final driving tests - an exemption available to other newcomers in Ontario as well as refugees in other provinces, the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law (IHRP) said today. Under the current policy, the Government of Ontario is discriminating against refugees from Syria and other conflict zones by effectively…

December 6, 2017

Team of Rotman Evening MBA Students Advances to Regional Finals for the Hult Prize

Toronto, ON – A team of students from the Evening MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won the UofT quarterfinal qualifying round to advance to the regional finals of the Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition for social entrepreneurs. Purifire, consisting of Daniel Weng, Andrea Lo, Nirusan Rajakulendran, and Michael Bosompra, all from the Rotman MBA Class of 2020, will advance to the regional finals to be held in March 2018. The goal…

November 21, 2017

New Financial Innovation Hub Established at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – A new partnership has been launched at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management to promote and develop initiatives for students and faculty in the area of financial innovation across all of the school’s programs. The Rotman Financial Innovation Hub in Advanced Analytics (Rotman FinHub) will create new classes and learning opportunities for students in financial innovation including machine learning and blockchain in the school’s MBA, Master of Finance, and Master of Financial Risk Management programs…

November 20, 2017

Rotman MBAS Win International Private Equity Competition

Toronto, ON – For the second week in a row a team of Full Time MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won a prestigious international competition. On Saturday, the Rotman students won the Rotterdam School of Management Private Equity Competition in Amsterdam defeating teams from INSEAD, IESE and Georgetown University in the final round. This year, the case involved candidates in a live transaction, centered around a 91-year old Dutch retailer, HEMA, where the private…

November 17, 2017

U of T celebrates the opening of One Spadina Crescent

Toronto, ON – Today, the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design celebrated the official opening of its new home — the Daniels Building — at historic One Spadina Crescent. Located on the western edge of the University of Toronto’s St. George campus just north of College Street, the iconic neo-gothic building and stunning contemporary addition, currently nearing completion, is now poised to become an international focal point for education, research, and outreach on architecture, art, and the…

November 14, 2017

Rotman School Professor and Former Dean Named as Most Influential Management Thinker in the World

Toronto, ON – A professor and former Dean of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management was named as the number one management thinker in the world by Thinkers50, the premier ranking of global business thinkers. Prof. Roger Martin, the former Dean of the Rotman School from 1998 to 2012, received the honour during an awards gala in London, UK last night. A second Rotman faculty member, Prof. Richard Florida placed 19th on the list of the top fifty…

November 13, 2017

Rotman MBA Students Win Kellogg Business Design Challenge

Toronto, ON – A team of MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won the Kellogg Business Design Challenge hosted by the Kellogg School of Management’s Innovation and Design Association. The long-running competition, which invites students to apply design thinking to a real-world business challenge, was opened up to teams outside the Kellogg School for the first time this year. The Rotman team, Lorem Ipsum, consisting of Full Time MBA students Amarpreet Kaur, MBA’19; Fifile Nguyen, MBA’19,…

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Toronto Life | January 5, 2017

I had to decide whether to take my academic career to Canada. Donald Trump made it an easy choice

Jerry Flores of UTM discusses what influenced his decision to come to U of T. Read more. 

New York Times | January 4, 2017

The strange origin of a manakin’s golden crown

Alfredo Barrera-Guzmán and Jason Weir of UTSC explain how certain birds diversified into several distinct species. Read more. 

The Globe and Mail | January 3, 2017

The school of hard Knox: A neglected Toronto architectural centrepiece gets its due

Richard Sommer, Dean of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, discusses his aspirations for One Spadina. Read more. 

Toronto, Canada – On November 13, ISIS launched three murderous attacks in Paris, killing 132 people and wounding hundreds of others. It was the worst terrorist atrocity in mainland France since World War II. In the aftermath of these attacks, a panel of experts will discuss the implications for immigration, refugees and security in France, Europe and Canada. The panel will also examine what can be done to stop ISIS, both in the Middle East and in Europe. The panel discussion will be hosted by the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (CERES), the Centre for the Study of France and the Francophone World (CEFMF), and the Munk School of Global Affairs. This event is free and open to the public. Advance registration is requested and can be completed online: http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/event/19500/ WHAT:                 Panel discussion exploring the implications of the November 13 terrorist attacks on Paris. WHO:          Speakers:         Aisha Ahmad, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science Paul Cohen, Director, Centre for the Study of France and the Francophone World Lorne Dawson, Professor, Department of Sociology and Legal Studies; Department of Religious Studies, University of Waterloo Randall Hansen, Director, Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies Steve Saideman, Paterson Chair in International Affairs, Carleton University Stephen Toope, Director, Munk School of Global Affairs WHEN:                  Friday November 20, 2015 (5:30PM - 7:00PM) WHERE:               The Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto ON

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December 11, 2017

Ontario Should Revise Discriminatory Policy Against Refugee Drivers

Toronto, ON – Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation should revise its policy and allow experienced drivers from war-torn countries to skip the one-year waiting period before their final driving tests - an exemption available to other newcomers in Ontario as well as refugees in other provinces, the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law (IHRP) said today. Under the current policy, the Government of Ontario is discriminating against refugees from Syria and other conflict zones by effectively…

December 6, 2017

Team of Rotman Evening MBA Students Advances to Regional Finals for the Hult Prize

Toronto, ON – A team of students from the Evening MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won the UofT quarterfinal qualifying round to advance to the regional finals of the Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition for social entrepreneurs. Purifire, consisting of Daniel Weng, Andrea Lo, Nirusan Rajakulendran, and Michael Bosompra, all from the Rotman MBA Class of 2020, will advance to the regional finals to be held in March 2018. The goal…

November 21, 2017

New Financial Innovation Hub Established at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – A new partnership has been launched at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management to promote and develop initiatives for students and faculty in the area of financial innovation across all of the school’s programs. The Rotman Financial Innovation Hub in Advanced Analytics (Rotman FinHub) will create new classes and learning opportunities for students in financial innovation including machine learning and blockchain in the school’s MBA, Master of Finance, and Master of Financial Risk Management programs…

November 20, 2017

Rotman MBAS Win International Private Equity Competition

Toronto, ON – For the second week in a row a team of Full Time MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won a prestigious international competition. On Saturday, the Rotman students won the Rotterdam School of Management Private Equity Competition in Amsterdam defeating teams from INSEAD, IESE and Georgetown University in the final round. This year, the case involved candidates in a live transaction, centered around a 91-year old Dutch retailer, HEMA, where the private…

November 17, 2017

U of T celebrates the opening of One Spadina Crescent

Toronto, ON – Today, the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design celebrated the official opening of its new home — the Daniels Building — at historic One Spadina Crescent. Located on the western edge of the University of Toronto’s St. George campus just north of College Street, the iconic neo-gothic building and stunning contemporary addition, currently nearing completion, is now poised to become an international focal point for education, research, and outreach on architecture, art, and the…

November 14, 2017

Rotman School Professor and Former Dean Named as Most Influential Management Thinker in the World

Toronto, ON – A professor and former Dean of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management was named as the number one management thinker in the world by Thinkers50, the premier ranking of global business thinkers. Prof. Roger Martin, the former Dean of the Rotman School from 1998 to 2012, received the honour during an awards gala in London, UK last night. A second Rotman faculty member, Prof. Richard Florida placed 19th on the list of the top fifty…

November 13, 2017

Rotman MBA Students Win Kellogg Business Design Challenge

Toronto, ON – A team of MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won the Kellogg Business Design Challenge hosted by the Kellogg School of Management’s Innovation and Design Association. The long-running competition, which invites students to apply design thinking to a real-world business challenge, was opened up to teams outside the Kellogg School for the first time this year. The Rotman team, Lorem Ipsum, consisting of Full Time MBA students Amarpreet Kaur, MBA’19; Fifile Nguyen, MBA’19,…

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U of T in the News

Toronto Life | January 5, 2017

I had to decide whether to take my academic career to Canada. Donald Trump made it an easy choice

Jerry Flores of UTM discusses what influenced his decision to come to U of T. Read more. 

New York Times | January 4, 2017

The strange origin of a manakin’s golden crown

Alfredo Barrera-Guzmán and Jason Weir of UTSC explain how certain birds diversified into several distinct species. Read more. 

The Globe and Mail | January 3, 2017

The school of hard Knox: A neglected Toronto architectural centrepiece gets its due

Richard Sommer, Dean of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, discusses his aspirations for One Spadina. Read more. 

TORONTO, ON – More than 4,700 students will graduate from the University of Toronto at convocation ceremonies taking place from Monday, November 9 to Friday, November 13 in Convocation Hall, 31 King’s College Circle on the University’s downtown campus. Up to 13,000 people are expected to visit the University during convocation. As part of fall convocation, U of T will confer honorary degrees on two prominent scientists: Nobel laureate Paul Nurse and renowned epidemiologist Sir Richard Peto. Members of the media are welcome to attend convocation ceremonies but are asked to confirm their attendance in advance by contacting U of T media relations at 416-978-0100. The schedule of ceremonies with honorary graduates is as follows:
  • Monday, November 9 at 2:30 p.m., honorary graduand Sir Paul Nurse. He is renowned for his landmark contributions to cell biology, and his leadership of some of the world’s most prestigious research organizations. His role in identifying the protein molecules that control the division of cells earned him the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, which he shared with Lee Hartwell and Tim Hunt. Their breakthrough discovery has led to significant advances in medicine, biology and cancer research over the past 25 years. Nurse was president of the Rockefeller University from 2003 to 2010, and currently serves as president of the Royal Society and director and chief executive of the Francis Crick Institute in London.
  • Wednesday, November 11 at 6:00 p.m., honorary graduand Sir Richard Peto. Over the past 20 years, Sir Richard Peto of the University of Oxford has been the most influential epidemiologist in the world. His studies on tobacco and chronic disease risk factors, large-scale clinical trials and meta-analyses have directly contributed to improved patient care in Canada and around the world. Peto has conducted many large randomized trials of now commonly-used treatments, and several large collaborative meta-analyses of all available trials that have changed worldwide practice in a number of areas, including chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
For more information about individual ceremonies, please visit convocation.utoronto.ca.

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December 11, 2017

Ontario Should Revise Discriminatory Policy Against Refugee Drivers

Toronto, ON – Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation should revise its policy and allow experienced drivers from war-torn countries to skip the one-year waiting period before their final driving tests - an exemption available to other newcomers in Ontario as well as refugees in other provinces, the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law (IHRP) said today. Under the current policy, the Government of Ontario is discriminating against refugees from Syria and other conflict zones by effectively…

December 6, 2017

Team of Rotman Evening MBA Students Advances to Regional Finals for the Hult Prize

Toronto, ON – A team of students from the Evening MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won the UofT quarterfinal qualifying round to advance to the regional finals of the Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition for social entrepreneurs. Purifire, consisting of Daniel Weng, Andrea Lo, Nirusan Rajakulendran, and Michael Bosompra, all from the Rotman MBA Class of 2020, will advance to the regional finals to be held in March 2018. The goal…

November 21, 2017

New Financial Innovation Hub Established at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – A new partnership has been launched at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management to promote and develop initiatives for students and faculty in the area of financial innovation across all of the school’s programs. The Rotman Financial Innovation Hub in Advanced Analytics (Rotman FinHub) will create new classes and learning opportunities for students in financial innovation including machine learning and blockchain in the school’s MBA, Master of Finance, and Master of Financial Risk Management programs…

November 20, 2017

Rotman MBAS Win International Private Equity Competition

Toronto, ON – For the second week in a row a team of Full Time MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won a prestigious international competition. On Saturday, the Rotman students won the Rotterdam School of Management Private Equity Competition in Amsterdam defeating teams from INSEAD, IESE and Georgetown University in the final round. This year, the case involved candidates in a live transaction, centered around a 91-year old Dutch retailer, HEMA, where the private…

November 17, 2017

U of T celebrates the opening of One Spadina Crescent

Toronto, ON – Today, the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design celebrated the official opening of its new home — the Daniels Building — at historic One Spadina Crescent. Located on the western edge of the University of Toronto’s St. George campus just north of College Street, the iconic neo-gothic building and stunning contemporary addition, currently nearing completion, is now poised to become an international focal point for education, research, and outreach on architecture, art, and the…

November 14, 2017

Rotman School Professor and Former Dean Named as Most Influential Management Thinker in the World

Toronto, ON – A professor and former Dean of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management was named as the number one management thinker in the world by Thinkers50, the premier ranking of global business thinkers. Prof. Roger Martin, the former Dean of the Rotman School from 1998 to 2012, received the honour during an awards gala in London, UK last night. A second Rotman faculty member, Prof. Richard Florida placed 19th on the list of the top fifty…

November 13, 2017

Rotman MBA Students Win Kellogg Business Design Challenge

Toronto, ON – A team of MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won the Kellogg Business Design Challenge hosted by the Kellogg School of Management’s Innovation and Design Association. The long-running competition, which invites students to apply design thinking to a real-world business challenge, was opened up to teams outside the Kellogg School for the first time this year. The Rotman team, Lorem Ipsum, consisting of Full Time MBA students Amarpreet Kaur, MBA’19; Fifile Nguyen, MBA’19,…

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U of T in the News

Toronto Life | January 5, 2017

I had to decide whether to take my academic career to Canada. Donald Trump made it an easy choice

Jerry Flores of UTM discusses what influenced his decision to come to U of T. Read more. 

New York Times | January 4, 2017

The strange origin of a manakin’s golden crown

Alfredo Barrera-Guzmán and Jason Weir of UTSC explain how certain birds diversified into several distinct species. Read more. 

The Globe and Mail | January 3, 2017

The school of hard Knox: A neglected Toronto architectural centrepiece gets its due

Richard Sommer, Dean of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, discusses his aspirations for One Spadina. Read more. 

TORONTO, ON- In light of the decisive Liberal victory in the Canadian federal elections, the Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect at the University of Toronto will be hosting an informal roundtable on Thurs, Oct 22nd to discuss the future of Canadian foreign policy and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) principle. This roundtable discussion aims to bring together a panel of experts in order to generate a practical discussion on how Canada can re-assert its influence on the global stage in light of on-going crises in Syria, Yemen, South Sudan and North Korea. Confirmed speakers include: Dr. Jennifer Welsh (United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advisor on the Responsibility to Protect), Dr. Stephen Toope (Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs), the Hon. Hugh Segal (Master of Massey College) and Ambassador Marius Grinius (former Canadian Ambassador to South Korea & North Korea) for a candid dialogue. Following presentations, there will be an opportunity for Q&A with the audience. Light lunch will be served. This event is co-sponsored by the Canadian Studies Program at University College, the International Relations Program at Trinity College, the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History, the Centre for the Study of Korea at Asian Institute, Munk School and the International Relations Society. WHEN: Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 (12-2pm) WHERE: Room 108N, Munk School of Global Affairs, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto. TO REGISTER: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/round-table-discussion-canadian-foreign-policy-mainstreaming-r2p-tickets-18766053772. ABOUT RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT The Responsibility to Protect, also referred to as RtoP or R2P, is an international principle coined in 2001 under the leadership of the Canadian government and later adopted at the 2005 World Summit by 150 heads of government. R2P states that when sovereign states are unable or unwilling to fulfill their responsibility to protect their own populations from mass atrocities such as genocide, ethnic cleansing, crimes against humanity and war crimes, the international community has the responsibility to do so. ABOUT THE HOST: The Canadian Centre for R2P, based at Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, is a leading Canadian, non-partisan and non-profit research organization dedicated to scholarly engagement and political implementation of the R2P principle. The CCR2P is running a campaign this year on "R2P at Crossroads: Ten Years since the 2005 World Summit." (www.ccr2p.org) ABOUT THE SPEAKERS Dr. Jennifer Welsh was appointed in July 2013 by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as his Special Adviser at the Assistant Secretary-General level on the Responsibility to Protect. Ms. Welsh works under the overall guidance of Adama Dieng, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, to further the conceptual, political, institutional and operational development of the responsibility to protect concept. Currently, a Professor and Chair in International Relations at the European University Institute in Florence, Ms. Welsh’s research projects include the evolution of the "responsibility to protect" in international society, the ethics of post-conflict reconstruction, the authority of the United Nations Security Council and the notion of sovereignty. Master Hugh Segal is the fifth Master of Massey College at the University of Toronto. While in the Senate of Canada (Conservative, Ontario) he chaired both the committees on Foreign Affairs and Anti-Terrorism. A graduate in history from the University of Ottawa, he is a former President of the Institute for Research on Public Policy in Montreal and Senior Fellow at both the Queen's School of Policy Studies and School of Business. He is the Honourary Chair of the Navy League of Canada and a Senior Fellow of the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute in Calgary. An honorary Captain in the Royal Canadian Navy, Hugh holds honorary doctorates from the Royal Military College and his Alma Mater. He was made a member of the Order of Canada in 2003. Ambassador Marius Grinius joined the Canadian Foreign Service in 1979 after serving in the Canadian Army for 12 years. His early overseas postings included Bangkok, NATO/Brussels and Hanoi. Assignments back in Ottawa included desk officer for nuclear arms control, Director for Asia Pacific South and then Director for South East Asia. In 1997 he was posted back to Vietnam as Ambassador. Marius spent 1999 to 2004 in Ottawa where he worked in the Privy Council Office in Social Policy, Western Economic Diversification and then again in the Privy Council Office as Director of Operations in the Security and Intelligence Secretariat. In 2004 he was named Ambassador to South Korea and added cross-accreditation to North Korea in 2005. In 2007 Marius was posted to Geneva as Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and the Conference on Disarmament. He returned to Ottawa in 2011 for a secondment to the Department of National Defence as Director General International Security Policy. Marius retired in 2012 after 45 years of service to Canada. Dr. Stephen J. Toope is the new Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs effective January 1, 2015. Before joining the Munk School, Professor Toope was President of the University of British Columbia from 2006 to 2014. He represented Western Europe and North America on the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances from 2002-2007. He continues to conduct research on many aspects of international law and is currently working on issues of continuity and change in international law, and the origins of international obligation in international society. His most recent book, with Jutta Brunnée, is Legitimacy and Legality in International Law: An Interactional Account, which won the American Society of International Law’s 2011 Certificate of Merit for Creative Scholarship. Prior to joining UBC, Toope was President of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, a position he held since 2002. From 1994 to 1999, he served as the dean of McGill University’s Faculty of Law. Previously, he served as Law Clerk to the Rt. Hon. Chief Justice Dickson of the Supreme Court of Canada from 1986 to 1987.

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December 11, 2017

Ontario Should Revise Discriminatory Policy Against Refugee Drivers

Toronto, ON – Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation should revise its policy and allow experienced drivers from war-torn countries to skip the one-year waiting period before their final driving tests - an exemption available to other newcomers in Ontario as well as refugees in other provinces, the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law (IHRP) said today. Under the current policy, the Government of Ontario is discriminating against refugees from Syria and other conflict zones by effectively…

December 6, 2017

Team of Rotman Evening MBA Students Advances to Regional Finals for the Hult Prize

Toronto, ON – A team of students from the Evening MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won the UofT quarterfinal qualifying round to advance to the regional finals of the Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition for social entrepreneurs. Purifire, consisting of Daniel Weng, Andrea Lo, Nirusan Rajakulendran, and Michael Bosompra, all from the Rotman MBA Class of 2020, will advance to the regional finals to be held in March 2018. The goal…

November 21, 2017

New Financial Innovation Hub Established at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – A new partnership has been launched at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management to promote and develop initiatives for students and faculty in the area of financial innovation across all of the school’s programs. The Rotman Financial Innovation Hub in Advanced Analytics (Rotman FinHub) will create new classes and learning opportunities for students in financial innovation including machine learning and blockchain in the school’s MBA, Master of Finance, and Master of Financial Risk Management programs…

November 20, 2017

Rotman MBAS Win International Private Equity Competition

Toronto, ON – For the second week in a row a team of Full Time MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won a prestigious international competition. On Saturday, the Rotman students won the Rotterdam School of Management Private Equity Competition in Amsterdam defeating teams from INSEAD, IESE and Georgetown University in the final round. This year, the case involved candidates in a live transaction, centered around a 91-year old Dutch retailer, HEMA, where the private…

November 17, 2017

U of T celebrates the opening of One Spadina Crescent

Toronto, ON – Today, the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design celebrated the official opening of its new home — the Daniels Building — at historic One Spadina Crescent. Located on the western edge of the University of Toronto’s St. George campus just north of College Street, the iconic neo-gothic building and stunning contemporary addition, currently nearing completion, is now poised to become an international focal point for education, research, and outreach on architecture, art, and the…

November 14, 2017

Rotman School Professor and Former Dean Named as Most Influential Management Thinker in the World

Toronto, ON – A professor and former Dean of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management was named as the number one management thinker in the world by Thinkers50, the premier ranking of global business thinkers. Prof. Roger Martin, the former Dean of the Rotman School from 1998 to 2012, received the honour during an awards gala in London, UK last night. A second Rotman faculty member, Prof. Richard Florida placed 19th on the list of the top fifty…

November 13, 2017

Rotman MBA Students Win Kellogg Business Design Challenge

Toronto, ON – A team of MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won the Kellogg Business Design Challenge hosted by the Kellogg School of Management’s Innovation and Design Association. The long-running competition, which invites students to apply design thinking to a real-world business challenge, was opened up to teams outside the Kellogg School for the first time this year. The Rotman team, Lorem Ipsum, consisting of Full Time MBA students Amarpreet Kaur, MBA’19; Fifile Nguyen, MBA’19,…

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U of T in the News

Toronto Life | January 5, 2017

I had to decide whether to take my academic career to Canada. Donald Trump made it an easy choice

Jerry Flores of UTM discusses what influenced his decision to come to U of T. Read more. 

New York Times | January 4, 2017

The strange origin of a manakin’s golden crown

Alfredo Barrera-Guzmán and Jason Weir of UTSC explain how certain birds diversified into several distinct species. Read more. 

The Globe and Mail | January 3, 2017

The school of hard Knox: A neglected Toronto architectural centrepiece gets its due

Richard Sommer, Dean of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, discusses his aspirations for One Spadina. Read more. 

Toronto, ON - The McLuhan Monday Night Seminars are back, and more. The McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology at the Coach House Institute, Faculty of Information, at the University of Toronto, will announce its fall 2015 rollout of seminars, workshops and special events at a special event on October 20, and media are invited to find out more over shared narratives on famed media theorist, Marshall McLuhan. A half century ago, the late Marshall McLuhan launched the Centre for Culture and Technology at the University of Toronto where he meditated, taught and held court in his famous Monday Night Seminars. Pierre Trudeau, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Margaret Atwood, Malcolm Muggeridge, Tom Wolfe, Woody Allen, and Northrop Frye are just a few of those who interacted with McLuhan at the Centre. A new series, called “City as Classroom: Ideas Without Walls,” steps outside the university classroom walls and into the city itself as a source of inspiration, knowledge with access to remarkable people, who will meet with us to discuss the big ideas of our time. Finally, in celebration of a half-century McLuhan legacy, and to usher in a revitalized McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology for the 21st century, the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto, in partnership with the University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto, will celebrate the 52th Anniversary of the opening of the University of Toronto’s Centre for Culture & Technology (founded on October 24rd 1963 by Marshall McLuhan), by unveiling new signage. WHO:  Well known intellectuals, practitioners and raconteurs as well as city planners, academics, artists, business people, scientists, musicians and media figures will be participants, in the very Coach House where Marshall McLuhan fired our creative imagination. Members of the McLuhan family, Michael McLuhan, Eric McLuhan, and Stephanie McLuhan, as well as the McLuhan Centenary Fellows 2015/2016, Andrew Chrystall, Paolo Granata, David Nostbakken, John Oswald, Sandy Pearlman, will be on hand at the Launching Kick-off event. Dr. Seamus Ross, Dean of the Faculty of Information (iSchool), and Coach House Institute Acting Director, will present the fall program of events conceived to engage a growing community of intersecting ideas in casting a forward vision from the prescient legacy of McLuhan. WHEN: Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 6 pm to 8 pm WHERE: Coach House Institute, 39A Queen’s Park Crescent East, Toronto (free parking available off 121 St. Joseph St. https://goo.gl/maps/4Gcik9KETjz) About The McLuhan Program for Culture and Technology The McLuhan Program’s mandate is to encourage understanding of the impact of technology on culture and society from theoretical and practical perspectives, continuing and building on the ground-breaking work initiated by Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980). McLuhan’s meteoric influence in the late twentieth century was electrifying and global, and has emerged as prescient in the rapidly changing digital global village of the 21st century. About the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information (iSchool) Known as Canada’s global information school, the iSchool, which houses the McLuhan Program, is a leading graduate-level educator in the fields of information sciences, library studies, archives and records management, digital curation, knowledge management, museum studies, and culture and technology.

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Space is limited. For more information or to reserve a seat: Kathleen O’Brien, Communications Officer, Faculty of Information, U of T Tel. 416.978.7184 or kathleen.obrien@utoronto.ca

Latest Media Releases

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

December 11, 2017

Ontario Should Revise Discriminatory Policy Against Refugee Drivers

Toronto, ON – Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation should revise its policy and allow experienced drivers from war-torn countries to skip the one-year waiting period before their final driving tests - an exemption available to other newcomers in Ontario as well as refugees in other provinces, the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law (IHRP) said today. Under the current policy, the Government of Ontario is discriminating against refugees from Syria and other conflict zones by effectively…

December 6, 2017

Team of Rotman Evening MBA Students Advances to Regional Finals for the Hult Prize

Toronto, ON – A team of students from the Evening MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won the UofT quarterfinal qualifying round to advance to the regional finals of the Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition for social entrepreneurs. Purifire, consisting of Daniel Weng, Andrea Lo, Nirusan Rajakulendran, and Michael Bosompra, all from the Rotman MBA Class of 2020, will advance to the regional finals to be held in March 2018. The goal…

November 21, 2017

New Financial Innovation Hub Established at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – A new partnership has been launched at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management to promote and develop initiatives for students and faculty in the area of financial innovation across all of the school’s programs. The Rotman Financial Innovation Hub in Advanced Analytics (Rotman FinHub) will create new classes and learning opportunities for students in financial innovation including machine learning and blockchain in the school’s MBA, Master of Finance, and Master of Financial Risk Management programs…

November 20, 2017

Rotman MBAS Win International Private Equity Competition

Toronto, ON – For the second week in a row a team of Full Time MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won a prestigious international competition. On Saturday, the Rotman students won the Rotterdam School of Management Private Equity Competition in Amsterdam defeating teams from INSEAD, IESE and Georgetown University in the final round. This year, the case involved candidates in a live transaction, centered around a 91-year old Dutch retailer, HEMA, where the private…

November 17, 2017

U of T celebrates the opening of One Spadina Crescent

Toronto, ON – Today, the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design celebrated the official opening of its new home — the Daniels Building — at historic One Spadina Crescent. Located on the western edge of the University of Toronto’s St. George campus just north of College Street, the iconic neo-gothic building and stunning contemporary addition, currently nearing completion, is now poised to become an international focal point for education, research, and outreach on architecture, art, and the…

November 14, 2017

Rotman School Professor and Former Dean Named as Most Influential Management Thinker in the World

Toronto, ON – A professor and former Dean of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management was named as the number one management thinker in the world by Thinkers50, the premier ranking of global business thinkers. Prof. Roger Martin, the former Dean of the Rotman School from 1998 to 2012, received the honour during an awards gala in London, UK last night. A second Rotman faculty member, Prof. Richard Florida placed 19th on the list of the top fifty…

November 13, 2017

Rotman MBA Students Win Kellogg Business Design Challenge

Toronto, ON – A team of MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won the Kellogg Business Design Challenge hosted by the Kellogg School of Management’s Innovation and Design Association. The long-running competition, which invites students to apply design thinking to a real-world business challenge, was opened up to teams outside the Kellogg School for the first time this year. The Rotman team, Lorem Ipsum, consisting of Full Time MBA students Amarpreet Kaur, MBA’19; Fifile Nguyen, MBA’19,…

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U of T in the News

Toronto Life | January 5, 2017

I had to decide whether to take my academic career to Canada. Donald Trump made it an easy choice

Jerry Flores of UTM discusses what influenced his decision to come to U of T. Read more. 

New York Times | January 4, 2017

The strange origin of a manakin’s golden crown

Alfredo Barrera-Guzmán and Jason Weir of UTSC explain how certain birds diversified into several distinct species. Read more. 

The Globe and Mail | January 3, 2017

The school of hard Knox: A neglected Toronto architectural centrepiece gets its due

Richard Sommer, Dean of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, discusses his aspirations for One Spadina. Read more. 

TORONTO, ON – The University of Toronto celebrates National Science Literacy Week by hosting two free public discussions September 23 and 24 on Health Care and Aging, and Sustainability and Energy. The discussions, featuring prominent U of T researchers and representatives from business and industry, are being organized by U of T’s Science and Engineering Engagement program, which works to foster engagement between U of T scientists and the public and stimulate discussion about new discoveries. Health Care and Aging: Moderated discussion on aging, end of life care, assisted death, and the relationship between diet and brain function. When: Sept. 23, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Where: Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. West, Victoria University at U of T Speakers: Discussion to be moderated by Toronto Star science & technology reporter Kate Allen. The panel includes bioethicist Dr. James Downar, discussing “The future of assisted and unassisted death in Canada”; Department of Nutritional Sciences Prof. Carol Greenwood on “The Fruits and Nuts of Better Brain Aging”; Dept. of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Prof. Mike Carter speaking about how to improve our healthcare system; Ron Baecker, Emeritus Professor of Computer Science, talking about how to keep socially isolated and lonely seniors connected technologically to family and friends; and clinical ethicist Kerry Bowman of  Mount Sinai Hospital, speaking on “The Changing Landscape of End of Life Care in Canada.” Tickets: Reserve free tickets through Eventbrite.  Please let U of T Media Relations know if you’ll be attending at media.relations@utoronto.ca. Sustainability and Energy: Moderated discussion on building energy efficient cities, renewable energy, solar cells and nuclear energy. When: Sept. 24, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Where: Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. West, Victoria University at U of T Speakers: Discussion to be moderated by Globe & Mail science reporter Ivan Semeniuk. The panel includes Architecture Associate Prof. Aziza Chaouni discussing “Toward Energy Efficient Cities: Integrating Infrastructure with Architecture”; Ravi Seethapathy, Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering on “Distributed Renewable Energy: Global Impact & Potential New Business Models”;  Aerospace Studies Prof. David Zingg on “Environmentally Sustainable Aviation”; PhD student Brandon Sutherland, who is developing low-cost and mass-manufacturable solar cells; and Ron Oberth, President of the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries, talking about “Nuclear Energy: a major player in the fight against climate change.” Tickets: Reserve free tickets through Eventbrite. Please let U of T Media Relations know if you’ll be attending at media.relations@utoronto.ca.

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Latest Media Releases

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

December 11, 2017

Ontario Should Revise Discriminatory Policy Against Refugee Drivers

Toronto, ON – Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation should revise its policy and allow experienced drivers from war-torn countries to skip the one-year waiting period before their final driving tests - an exemption available to other newcomers in Ontario as well as refugees in other provinces, the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law (IHRP) said today. Under the current policy, the Government of Ontario is discriminating against refugees from Syria and other conflict zones by effectively…

December 6, 2017

Team of Rotman Evening MBA Students Advances to Regional Finals for the Hult Prize

Toronto, ON – A team of students from the Evening MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won the UofT quarterfinal qualifying round to advance to the regional finals of the Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition for social entrepreneurs. Purifire, consisting of Daniel Weng, Andrea Lo, Nirusan Rajakulendran, and Michael Bosompra, all from the Rotman MBA Class of 2020, will advance to the regional finals to be held in March 2018. The goal…

November 21, 2017

New Financial Innovation Hub Established at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – A new partnership has been launched at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management to promote and develop initiatives for students and faculty in the area of financial innovation across all of the school’s programs. The Rotman Financial Innovation Hub in Advanced Analytics (Rotman FinHub) will create new classes and learning opportunities for students in financial innovation including machine learning and blockchain in the school’s MBA, Master of Finance, and Master of Financial Risk Management programs…

November 20, 2017

Rotman MBAS Win International Private Equity Competition

Toronto, ON – For the second week in a row a team of Full Time MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won a prestigious international competition. On Saturday, the Rotman students won the Rotterdam School of Management Private Equity Competition in Amsterdam defeating teams from INSEAD, IESE and Georgetown University in the final round. This year, the case involved candidates in a live transaction, centered around a 91-year old Dutch retailer, HEMA, where the private…

November 17, 2017

U of T celebrates the opening of One Spadina Crescent

Toronto, ON – Today, the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design celebrated the official opening of its new home — the Daniels Building — at historic One Spadina Crescent. Located on the western edge of the University of Toronto’s St. George campus just north of College Street, the iconic neo-gothic building and stunning contemporary addition, currently nearing completion, is now poised to become an international focal point for education, research, and outreach on architecture, art, and the…

November 14, 2017

Rotman School Professor and Former Dean Named as Most Influential Management Thinker in the World

Toronto, ON – A professor and former Dean of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management was named as the number one management thinker in the world by Thinkers50, the premier ranking of global business thinkers. Prof. Roger Martin, the former Dean of the Rotman School from 1998 to 2012, received the honour during an awards gala in London, UK last night. A second Rotman faculty member, Prof. Richard Florida placed 19th on the list of the top fifty…

November 13, 2017

Rotman MBA Students Win Kellogg Business Design Challenge

Toronto, ON – A team of MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won the Kellogg Business Design Challenge hosted by the Kellogg School of Management’s Innovation and Design Association. The long-running competition, which invites students to apply design thinking to a real-world business challenge, was opened up to teams outside the Kellogg School for the first time this year. The Rotman team, Lorem Ipsum, consisting of Full Time MBA students Amarpreet Kaur, MBA’19; Fifile Nguyen, MBA’19,…

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+1 (416) 978-0100

Email
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U of T in the News

Toronto Life | January 5, 2017

I had to decide whether to take my academic career to Canada. Donald Trump made it an easy choice

Jerry Flores of UTM discusses what influenced his decision to come to U of T. Read more. 

New York Times | January 4, 2017

The strange origin of a manakin’s golden crown

Alfredo Barrera-Guzmán and Jason Weir of UTSC explain how certain birds diversified into several distinct species. Read more. 

The Globe and Mail | January 3, 2017

The school of hard Knox: A neglected Toronto architectural centrepiece gets its due

Richard Sommer, Dean of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, discusses his aspirations for One Spadina. Read more. 

TORONTO, ON – The Munk School of Global Affairs is hosting a panel discussion on Wednesday, September 16 to answer what Canada can do as world attention turns to the plight of millions of Syrian refugees fleeing from conflict. Admission is free but registration required through the Munk School of Global Affairs website. The event will also be live webcast. Members of the media should contact Kelley.teahen@utoronto.ca to reserve a spot. Where: Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto When: Wed. Sept. 16, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Panel:
  • Naomi Alboim, Former Deputy Minister of Immigration, Ontario. Adjunct Professor, Queen's University
  • Mel Cappe, Professor, School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto
  • Randall Hansen, Director, Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs and Professor, Political Science
  • Ratna Omidvar, Executive Director and Adjunct Professor, Global Diversity Exchange (GDX), Ryerson University
  • Brian Stewart, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs and former CBC international correspondent
Sponsors: Centre for Europe, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs, and the School of Public Policy and Governance, U of T Synopsis: Pictures of a drowned three-year old boy have galvanized public attention on the plight of Syrian refugees. The attention has come too late, as four million refugees have already fled Syria, including 1,800 people who drowned in the Mediterranean. A distinguished panel of academics, journalists, and activists will examine the root causes of the crisis, the divergent reaction among EU member states (Germany’s openness vs Hungary’s restrictiveness) and what Canada can do.

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Media contacts: Kelley Teahen, Special Advisor Public Affairs, Munk School of Global Affairs: (416) 946-0123; kelley.teahen@utoronto.ca University of Toronto Media Line: (416) 978-0100

Latest Media Releases

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

December 11, 2017

Ontario Should Revise Discriminatory Policy Against Refugee Drivers

Toronto, ON – Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation should revise its policy and allow experienced drivers from war-torn countries to skip the one-year waiting period before their final driving tests - an exemption available to other newcomers in Ontario as well as refugees in other provinces, the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law (IHRP) said today. Under the current policy, the Government of Ontario is discriminating against refugees from Syria and other conflict zones by effectively…

December 6, 2017

Team of Rotman Evening MBA Students Advances to Regional Finals for the Hult Prize

Toronto, ON – A team of students from the Evening MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won the UofT quarterfinal qualifying round to advance to the regional finals of the Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition for social entrepreneurs. Purifire, consisting of Daniel Weng, Andrea Lo, Nirusan Rajakulendran, and Michael Bosompra, all from the Rotman MBA Class of 2020, will advance to the regional finals to be held in March 2018. The goal…

November 21, 2017

New Financial Innovation Hub Established at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – A new partnership has been launched at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management to promote and develop initiatives for students and faculty in the area of financial innovation across all of the school’s programs. The Rotman Financial Innovation Hub in Advanced Analytics (Rotman FinHub) will create new classes and learning opportunities for students in financial innovation including machine learning and blockchain in the school’s MBA, Master of Finance, and Master of Financial Risk Management programs…

November 20, 2017

Rotman MBAS Win International Private Equity Competition

Toronto, ON – For the second week in a row a team of Full Time MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won a prestigious international competition. On Saturday, the Rotman students won the Rotterdam School of Management Private Equity Competition in Amsterdam defeating teams from INSEAD, IESE and Georgetown University in the final round. This year, the case involved candidates in a live transaction, centered around a 91-year old Dutch retailer, HEMA, where the private…

November 17, 2017

U of T celebrates the opening of One Spadina Crescent

Toronto, ON – Today, the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design celebrated the official opening of its new home — the Daniels Building — at historic One Spadina Crescent. Located on the western edge of the University of Toronto’s St. George campus just north of College Street, the iconic neo-gothic building and stunning contemporary addition, currently nearing completion, is now poised to become an international focal point for education, research, and outreach on architecture, art, and the…

November 14, 2017

Rotman School Professor and Former Dean Named as Most Influential Management Thinker in the World

Toronto, ON – A professor and former Dean of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management was named as the number one management thinker in the world by Thinkers50, the premier ranking of global business thinkers. Prof. Roger Martin, the former Dean of the Rotman School from 1998 to 2012, received the honour during an awards gala in London, UK last night. A second Rotman faculty member, Prof. Richard Florida placed 19th on the list of the top fifty…

November 13, 2017

Rotman MBA Students Win Kellogg Business Design Challenge

Toronto, ON – A team of MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have won the Kellogg Business Design Challenge hosted by the Kellogg School of Management’s Innovation and Design Association. The long-running competition, which invites students to apply design thinking to a real-world business challenge, was opened up to teams outside the Kellogg School for the first time this year. The Rotman team, Lorem Ipsum, consisting of Full Time MBA students Amarpreet Kaur, MBA’19; Fifile Nguyen, MBA’19,…

See all news releases

General Inquiries
+1 (416) 978-0100

Email
media.relations@utoronto.ca

U of T in the News

Toronto Life | January 5, 2017

I had to decide whether to take my academic career to Canada. Donald Trump made it an easy choice

Jerry Flores of UTM discusses what influenced his decision to come to U of T. Read more. 

New York Times | January 4, 2017

The strange origin of a manakin’s golden crown

Alfredo Barrera-Guzmán and Jason Weir of UTSC explain how certain birds diversified into several distinct species. Read more. 

The Globe and Mail | January 3, 2017

The school of hard Knox: A neglected Toronto architectural centrepiece gets its due

Richard Sommer, Dean of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, discusses his aspirations for One Spadina. Read more.