Toronto, ON – Major cities across Canada have been asking for more fiscal autonomy so that they can “control their own destiny.” But what exactly is fiscal autonomy and why is it important? A new Perspectives Paper released today by Enid Slack, director of the Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, attempts to answer these questions by analyzing the municipal finances of eight international cities. Local fiscal autonomy is the extent to which local governments rely on locally raised revenues for funding and their ability to set their own tax rates. A comparison of Toronto, London (UK), Paris, Berlin, Frankfurt, Madrid, Tokyo, and New York reveals that Toronto is less dependent on intergovernmental transfers than many other major cities but, with the exception of London, it has fewer tax options. Fiscal autonomy is a pivotal element of a city’s fiscal health – among other benefits, local governments are more likely to spend responsibly if they have the autonomy to raise the revenues to pay for their expenditures. Fiscal autonomy means that cities take responsibility for setting their own tax rates on any new taxes such as income or sales taxes, rather than asking the federal and provincial governments to increase their tax rates and transfer revenues to cities. This study concludes that Toronto and other Canadian cities would benefit from greater fiscal autonomy. “Toronto and other Canadian cities are responsible for a wide variety of services, including fire and police protection, water, sewers, garbage collection, roads, and transit,” says Enid Slack. “To control their own destinies, and to be efficient and accountable to taxpayers, they need access to a greater mix of taxes, and the ability to set their own tax rates.” Access the paper -30- About the Author Enid Slack is Director of the Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance, and Adjunct Professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. Enid has been working on municipal finance issues in Canada and abroad for 35 years. Before establishing IMFG, she was a consultant specializing in municipal finance. Enid has worked with the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, UN Habitat, the Asian Development Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank in countries around the world. In 2012, Enid was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work on cities. About the Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance (IMFG) The Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance is a research hub and think tank that focuses on the fiscal and governance challenges facing large cities and city-regions. It is located within the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs. For more information, please contact: Selena Zhang | Manager, Programs and Research Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto selena.zhang@utoronto.ca0020 www.munkschool.utoronto.ca/imfg Other Recent Publications Cities as Prudent Investors: New Rules for Investment by Ontario Municipalities IMFG Perspectives No. 18, by Gustavo Carvalho The Evolving Role of City Managers and Chief Administrative Officers IMFG Paper No. 31, by Michael Fenn and David Siegel Climate Change, Floods, and Municipal Risk Sharing in Canada IMFG Paper No. 30, by Daniel Henstra and Jason Thistlethwaite Accountability Officers and Integrity in Canadian Municipal Government IMFG Perspectives No. 17, by Andrew Sancton Reducing Urban Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Effective Steering Strategies for City Governments IMFG Perspectives No. 16, by Sara Hughes

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

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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 – Local governments function best when they have a council that represents the diverse elements in society and promotes open and deliberative decision-making, supported by a public service that values professionalism and rational decision-making. The often hidden, but very important, role of the city manager and the relationship between elected officials and the public service is a key determinant of the success of any municipality. The latest IMFG paper in the series on local governance in Canada demystifies the changing dynamic of how decisions are made at city halls across the country. It looks at how the relationship between elected officials and the public service has changed over time and what role the city manager or chief administrative officer plays in maintaining good council-staff relations. “To promote good relationships, staff must respect democracy, and council members must respect professional management and professional opinion,” write authors Michael Fenn and David Siegel. “The chief administrative officer provides a link between these two cultures – a translator between two groups speaking different languages.” The paper presents practical principles for maintaining good council-staff relations, and warns of the clouds on the horizon that could threaten the city manager/chief administrative officer model of local governance, which is in place in virtually every municipality in Ontario and across Canada. Read the full paper here. About the Authors: Michael Fenn was an Ontario Deputy Minister under three Premiers, after several decades in Ontario local government, including as city manager in Burlington, and chief administrative officer in Hamilton. The founding CEO of both transportation authority Metrolinx and regional health authority Mississauga Halton LHIN, he now writes and consults on municipal and infrastructure issues. David Siegel is the interim Dean of the Faculty of Education and Professor of Political Science at Brock University. His most recent book is Leaders in the Shadows: The Leadership Qualities of Municipal Chief Administrative Officers. He has an M.A. in Public Administration from Carleton and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Toronto. He is also a Chartered Professional Accountant. About the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG) The Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance is a research hub and think tank that focuses on the fiscal and governance challenges facing large cities and city-regions. It is located within the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs. - 30 - For more information, please contact: Selena Zhang | Manager, Programs and Research Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance, University of Toronto selena.zhang@utoronto.ca | 416-978-2168 www.munkschool.utoronto.ca/imfg  

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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 Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs in Paris are launching a dual degree program between their respective Master of Global Affairs (MGA) and Master in Public Policy (MPP). The program offers multiple pathways for students in two major world cities. Students will complete the dual degree program in 24 months, spending the first year at Sciences Po in Paris and the second year at the Munk School of Global Affairs in Toronto. All students will complete an internship (12-16 weeks) during the summer of the first year. This dual Master's degree program builds on a long-standing collaboration between Sciences Po and the University of Toronto, whose first exchange program was created in 2001. Studying at leading institutions in both Paris and Toronto, students will benefit from varied perspectives on public policies and global affairs in two different contexts (European and North American), thus enhancing their own global experience. By combining a Master in Public Policy with a Master of Global Affairs, students will gain complementary perspectives on the pressing challenges of the 21st century, drawing upon the outstanding academic strengths of each institution. Graduates of the dual degree program will be uniquely positioned to enter the field of global affairs worldwide.   “This dual master’s degree is a first for the Munk School and we’re thrilled to have an experienced partner in Sciences Po,” said Stephen Toope, Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs. “It’s fashionable today to focus on cracks in Europe, but however the winds shift, these are strong countries that will be leaders in shaping the world’s future. We need to build bridges and understanding.” "We are very glad to combine for the first time our Master in Public Policy with a Master of Global Affairs provided by the Munk School,” said Yann Algan, dean of the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs. “This dual degree aims to bring to our future public affairs professionals a unique and complementary understanding of global challenges." Students may choose to study in English or French at Sciences Po. At the Munk School of Global Affairs, courses will be taught in English. The first cohort of students in the dual degree program will start classes in Paris in September 2018 with an expected intake of 10 to 12 students. More information on the dual degree http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/mga/joint-degrees/ http://www.sciencespo.fr/public/en/content/dual-degree-munk-school-global-affairs-university-toronto-canada About the Munk School of Global Affairs The Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto unites people who are passionate to address the problems of a fast-changing world. Our aspiration is to create a unique, world-leading centre of teaching, research and public engagement that builds the new field of global affairs from Canada. For more information, please visit http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/ About the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs The Sciences Po School of Public Affairs aims to educate a new generation of leaders who want to address humanity’s most pressing challenges and find innovative solutions for the common good. The School offers two 2-year programs: the Master in Public Policy and the Master in European Affairs, where students choose to specialize in one of 11 policy streams, and also two 1-year master's programs for mid-career professionals: the Master in Public Affairs and the Experimental Program in Political Arts. In addition the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs offers training programs for French and European-level civil service exams as well as houses the Policy Lab, which mobilizes students to develop creative and concrete technological and policy solutions to complex policy issues. The School currently offers dual degrees with 11 international and French partner universities and is a founding member of the Global Public Policy Network (GPPN), which brings together seven top public affairs schools from around the world. For more information about the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs, please visit http://www.sciencespo.fr/public/en About the University of Toronto Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada’s largest university, recognized as a global leader in research and teaching. The university consistently ranks among the top 25 universities in the world. Its distinguished faculty, institutional record of ground-breaking scholarship and wealth of innovative academic opportunities continually attract outstanding academics and students from around the world. For more information, please visit https://www.utoronto.ca/ About Sciences Po Founded in 1872, Sciences Po is France’s leading research university in the social sciences. Sciences Po offers degrees at the undergraduate, graduate and executive education levels, and has developed 42 dual degree programs with its network of 470 partner universities. Today, half of Sciences Po’s 13,000 students are international, representing 150 nationalities. Education at Sciences Po is multidisciplinary, multilingual and outward-looking. It also places great emphasis on professional exposure. Following completion of their degree, 80% of graduates are hired within six months and 39% start their careers abroad. Sciences Po maintains a high standard of social responsibility, and plays a pioneering role in the promotion of diversity and equal opportunities in higher education. Sciences Po offers an array of financial aid for students of all origins and 30% of the student body holds a scholarship. For more information about Sciences Po, please visit http://www.sciencespo.fr/en Media contact Sciences Po: Marie Frocrain, marie.frocrain@sciencespo.fr / +33 1 49 54 37 71 Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto: Dena Allen, dena.allen@utoronto.ca / +1 416 946 0123

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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.