Toronto, ON – The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Nursing today announced that only 18 per cent of children with life-threatening conditions access specialized pediatric palliative care in Canada, a 13 per cent increase since 2002. 25 per cent of those who receive this type of care only do so for less than eight days prior to death. The new study led by Dr. Kimberley Widger, assistant professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, is now published online by CMAJ Open (Canadian Medical Association Journal). “We completed a similar study 10 years ago and wanted to see how the landscape of pediatric palliative care provision changed over time,” says Widger. “With the advent of Medical Assistance in Dying, and the possibility of extending this option to children, we felt it was important to update our information about the proportion of children receiving specialized care.” Pediatric palliative care is an active and total approach to care for children with life-threatening conditions and their families aimed at managing symptoms and optimizing quality of life throughout the disease process. While every health professional should be able to incorporate aspects of palliative care into usual care provision, the study finds that there is growing evidence to suggest that specialized services may provide improved quality of care. Researchers examined the programs available in Canada and the children who received this specialized care, as well as estimating the proportion of children who might benefit and actually receive specialized care. Key Highlights:
  • The number of programs grew from eight to thirteen between 2002 and 2012 and included three free-standing pediatric hospices;
  • The number of children who received specialized care during each one year study period increased 4-fold from 371 to 1401;
  • Of the children who received care during 2012, just over one third were under one year old;
  • Only 15 per cent of the children had cancer, while 36 per cent had a congenital illness or condition that arises just before or after birth;
  • Children who received care through one of the programs that included a free-standing hospice tended to be older and received specialized services for longer than those who received care from a program without a hospice;
  • Of the children who died in 2012, half received specialized care for only the last 30 days of life and one quarter only received specialized care for one week or less;
  • In 2002, we estimated that 5 per cent of children who might benefit received specialized pediatric palliative care; as of 2012 this proportion rose to 18 per cent;
  • Despite a 4-fold increase in the number of children who received care between 2002 and 2012, staffing levels over this period only increased less than 3-fold, thus staffing resources are not keeping up with demand.
The Study Specialized pediatric palliative care programs were included in the study based on provision of care by health professionals with expertise in both pediatrics and palliative care with designated resources to deliver specialized care to children with any type of life-threatening condition. An investigator from each program provided information about the services provided during 2012 and all children who received care through the program during that calendar year. Two methods were used to estimate the proportion of children who received care based on data available through Statistics Canada on the population of children less than 19 years of age and the total number and causes of death for children during 2012. Both methods resulted in the same proportion estimates. While there has been program growth and improved reach of services over time, barriers remain that prevent the vast majority of children with life-threatening conditions from receiving specialized pediatric palliative care services. The full study titled “Pediatric palliative care in Canada in 2012: A cross-sectional descriptive study” is available online at CMAJ Open (http://cmajopen.ca/content/4/4/E562.full). -30- For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact: Dr. Kimberley Widger kim.widger@utoronto.ca  

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TORONTO, ON - New research led by University of Toronto neurologist Andrew Lim sheds light on sleep disruption in aging adults. "In many older people with insomnia and other patterns of sleep disruption, the underlying cause is unknown,” said Lim, assistant professor of neurology and neuroscientist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences. “We provide evidence that loss of neurons in a particular region of the brain that controls sleep may be an important contributor to insomnia in many older individuals.” Reported online August 20 in the journal Brain, the new findings demonstrate for the first time that a group of inhibitory neurons, whose loss leads to sleep disruption in experimental animals, is substantially diminished among the elderly and individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. (See the journal article.) “These findings may one day lead to novel treatments for insomnia and other patterns of sleep disruption in old age, thereby improving quality of life,” said Lim. “And given recent evidence that sleep disruption may predispose to or potentiate the development of Alzheimer's disease, perhaps even prevent or slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease.” On average, people in their seventies have about one hour less sleep per night than those in their twenties, said co-author Clifford B. Saper, MD, PhD, chairman of neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Centre and James Jackson Putnam Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. “Sleep loss and sleep fragmentation is associated with a number of health issues, including cognitive dysfunction, increased blood pressure and vascular disease, and a tendency to develop type 2 diabetes," Saper said. "It now appears that loss of these neurons may be contributing to these various disorders as people age.” In 1996, the Saper lab first discovered that a key cell group of inhibitory neurons was functioning as a “sleep switch” in rats, turning off the brain’s arousal systems to enable animals to fall asleep. “Our experiments in animals showed that loss of these neurons produced profound insomnia, with animals sleeping only about 50 percent as much as normal and their remaining sleep being fragmented and disrupted,” he said. A group of cells in the human brain is located in a similar location and has the same inhibitory neurotransmitter as the rats. The authors hypothesized that if the humans' intermediate nucleus was important for human sleep and was homologous to the animal’s ventrolateral preoptic nucleus, then it may also similarly regulate humans’ sleep-wake cycles. In order to test this hypothesis, the investigators analyzed data from the Rush Memory and Aging Project, a community-based study of aging and dementia. The project began in 1997 and has been following a group of almost 1,000 subjects who entered the study as healthy 65-year-olds and are followed until their deaths, at which point their brains are donated for research. "Since 2005, most of the subjects in the Memory and Aging Project have been undergoing actigraphic recording every two years. This consists of their wearing a small wristwatch-type device on their non-dominant arm for seven to 10 days,” said Lim, a former member of the Saper lab. The actigraphy device, which is waterproof, is worn 24 hours a day and thereby monitors all movements, large and small, divided into 15-second intervals. “Our previous work had determined that actigraphic readings indicating absence of movement for five minutes or longer correlated with sleep intervals,” Lim said. The authors examined the brains of 45 study subjects (with a median age at death of 89.2), identifying ventrolateral preoptic neurons by staining the brains for the neurotransmitter galanin. They then correlated the actigraphic rest-activity behaviour of the 45 individuals in the year prior to their deaths with the number of remaining ventrolateral preoptic neurons at autopsy. “We found that in the older patients who did not have Alzheimer’s disease, the number of ventrolateral preoptic neurons correlated inversely with the amount of sleep fragmentation,” said Saper. “The fewer the neurons, the more fragmented the sleep became.” The subjects with the largest number of neurons (greater than 6,000) spent 50 per cent or more of the sleep time in prolonged periods of non-movement, while subjects with the fewest ventrolateral preoptic neurons (fewer than 3,000) spent less than 40 per cent of their nights in extended periods of sleep. The results further showed that among Alzheimer’s patients, most sleep impairment seemed to be related to the number of ventrolateral preoptic neurons that had been lost.

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TORONTO, ON – The adult offspring of parents who were addicted to drugs or alcohol are more likely to have arthritis, according to a new study by University of Toronto researchers. Investigators examined a group of 13,036 adults and found that 20.4 per cent of respondents had been diagnosed with arthritis by a medical professional. Investigators found that 14.5 per cent of all respondents reported having at least one parent whose drug or alcohol use caused problems while were under the age of 18 and still living at home. Results indicate that individuals whose parents were addicted to drugs or alcohol are more likely to have arthritis. After adjusting for age, sex, and race, parental addictions were associated with 58 per cent higher odds of arthritis, says lead author Esme Fuller-Thomson, Professor and Sandra Rotman Endowed Chair in the University of Toronto's Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work and the Department of Family and Community Medicine. "We had anticipated that the adult offspring’s health behaviors such as smoking, obesity and alcohol consumption might explain the strong link between parental addictions and arthritis, however we did not find this to be the case. Even after adjusting for these adult health behaviors, as well as income, education, a history of childhood maltreatment and mood and anxiety disorders, we found that parental addictions was still a statistically significant factor associated with 30 per cent higher odds of  arthritis" explains study co-author and recent MSW graduate, Jessica Liddycoat. Future prospective studies are needed because the survey nature of the data makes it impossible to determine whether the relationship between parental addictions and arthritis is causal. “However, there is ample evidence from other studies to support the provision of efficacious interventions to treat addictions.” says coauthor Maria Stefanyk. “Although we do not know if these interventions will impact the development of arthritis in adulthood, we do know that children do much better on a wide range of outcomes when parents are no longer abusing drugs and alcohol.” Fuller-Thomson’s research appears online this week in the International Journal of Population Research. Link to research: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijpr/2014/582508/ For more information contact: Prof. Esme Fuller-Thomson Professor & Sandra Rotman Endowed Chair Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work & Department of Family & Community Medicine University of Toronto Cell: 416-209-3231 esme.fuller.thomson@utoronto.ca Michael Kennedy Media Relations University of Toronto Office: 416-46-5025 m.kennedy@utoronto.ca

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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…

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November 13, 2017

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

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TORONTO, ON -- Thirty percent of adults with Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) report they were physically abused before they turned 18. This compares to seven per cent of those without ADD/ADHD who were physically abused before 18. The results were in a study published in this week’s online Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma. “This strong association between abuse and ADD/ADHD was not explained by differences in demographic characteristics or other early adversities experienced by those who had been abused,” says lead author Esme Fuller-Thomson, Professor and Sandra Rotman Chair at University of Toronto's Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. "Even after adjusting for different factors, those who reported being physically abused before age 18 had seven times the odds of ADD/ADHD.” Investigators examined a representative sample of 13,054 adults aged 18 and over in the 2005 Canadian Community Health Survey including 1,020 respondents who reported childhood physical abuse and 64 respondents who reported that they had been diagnosed by a health professional with either ADHD or ADD. "Our data do not allow us to know the direction of the association. It is possible that the behaviors of children with ADD/ADHD increase parental stress and the likelihood of abuse,” says co-author Rukshan Mehta, a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Master of Social Work program. “Alternatively, some new literature suggests early childhood abuse may result in and/or exacerbate the risk of ADD/ADHD.” According to co-author Angela Valeo from Ryerson University, “This study underlines the importance of ADD/ADHD as a marker of abuse. With 30 per cent of adults with ADD/ADHD reporting childhood abuse, it is important that health professionals working with children with these disorders screen them for physical abuse.”

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November 20, 2017

Rotman MBAS Win International Private Equity Competition

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November 17, 2017

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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 – Improving vaccination rates against the human papillomavirus (HPV) in boys aged 11 to 21 is key to protecting both men and women, says new research from University of Toronto Professor Peter A. Newman from the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. HPV has been linked to anal, penile and certain types of throat cancers in men. Since the virus is also responsible for various cancers in women, vaccinating boys will play a crucial role in reducing cancer rates across the sexes. “HPV is the single most common sexually transmitted infection,” says Newman, Canada Research Chair in Health and Social Justice. “But now a vaccine is available that can change that and help to prevent the cancers that sometimes result.” Newman’s research grouped data from 16 separate studies involving more than 5,000 people to analyze rates of HPV vaccine acceptability and examined what factors play a role when determining if young men receive the vaccine. Vaccinations, particularly new ones, can have difficulty gaining traction among the citizens they were developed to help. This problem can be compounded by a lack of information, misinformation and even conspiracy theories about the efficacy and safety of vaccines. Unfortunately, says Newman, misinformation and unfounded vaccine fears can result in cancer deaths that could have been avoided with a simple vaccination. Logistical barriers can also stifle the spread and acceptance of new vaccines. Basic impediments like out-of-pocket cost, transportation to a clinic and wait times for the vaccine can contribute to overall low vaccination rates. The biggest factor affecting male HPV vaccination rates is the lack of a well-established connection linking HPV in men to a life-threatening illness. The correlation between HPV and cervical cancer in women is responsible for popularizing the vaccine among young women. Unfortunately, a similar connection that would motivate males to get the vaccine has not yet been established. That needs to change, says Newman. “The idea of an HPV vaccine for boys is new in Canada and so far it has had a low adoption rate,” says Newman. “So we need physicians, social workers and public health care institutions to be more active conveying the benefits of the vaccine for boys and the positive role it can help play keeping Canadians safe and healthy.” The study can be found online and is available without a subscription in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections. Link to study: http://sti.bmj.com/content/early/2013/07/03/sextrans-2012-050980.short?g=w_sti_ahead_tab

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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 Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation has presented Bloomberg Nursing professor Robyn Stremler with an Early Researcher Award (ERA), which will help fund the education of the next generation of sleep scientists in the province – a field in which nurses are especially underrepresented. Stremler, a CIHR New Investigator, is the principal investigator for the Sleep TYME (Throughout Your Motherhood Experience) Study, which will provide a better understanding of the prevalence of, and risk factors for, sleep disturbance in pregnancy. Little research has examined women’s experiences of sleep loss and disturbance during this period, but there is evidence that poor sleep in pregnancy and after birth increases the risk of adverse perinatal outcomes, such as preeclampsia, caesarean section and depression. The information gathered during the study will aid in the design of prevention and screening strategies, and guide the development of interventions to improve the health of mothers and infants. “It’s exciting to be able to contribute to the preparation of new sleep researchers,” says Stremler. “Knowing that our work together will improve our understanding of the relationships between women’s sleep and problems in pregnancy, and lead to ways to improve health for mothers and their babies is very encouraging.” The highly competitive ERA program is designed to support Ontario’s most promising young researchers build teams to produce world-leading research innovations. By providing funds to include undergraduate and PhD students on research teams, the Ministry of Research and Innovation also hopes to improve Ontario’s ability to attract and retain the province’s best and brightest research talent. Over the five years encompassed by the award, a number of undergraduate and doctoral students will be provided with the opportunity to collect and analyse sleep data using actigraphy, a non-invasive device that monitors movement and objectively measures sleep. As one of only a select group of scientists using actigraphy in Canada, Stremler’s expertise is often sought by other researchers. In addition, the students will gain an in-depth understanding of research study design and conduct from one of North America’s few nurse trialists, and participate in filling a recognized need for highly qualified sleep researchers. As acknowledgement of the importance of sleep to overall health and workers’ productivity grows, the research experience acquired with Stremler will be essential to producing sleep scientists who can improve the sleep and health of society. Through methodological expertise in randomized controlled trials, Stremler’s research program aims to improve sleep for families and examine the effects of nursing interventions on their health. Consistent with her clinical experience in maternal child health and paediatric sleep, Stremler’s specific areas of research include: sleep for pregnant women and families with a newborn; sleep for families with an acutely or chronically ill child; and interventions to improve perinatal outcomes for women and infants. Stremler already developed a behavioural-educational intervention to improve maternal and infant sleep in early postpartum, which led to the design of a large, multi-centre, randomized controlled trial. For more information about the ERA program, visit the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation website.   The Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto ranks among the premier nursing programs in the world in both education and research. In 2007, ours became the first named faculty of nursing in Canada. We are committed to ensuring all the students in our undergraduate, masters and PhD programs have the highest quality learning experiences. Moreover, with a Faculty comprised of the country’s leading nurse researchers and educators, major contributions to knowledge, health policy and future practice are produced regularly.  

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  For more information, please contact: Sarah Gopaul, Communications Assistant Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing 416-946-3657 sarah.gopaul@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 – This year, the Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing is commemorating Nursing Week with a research exhibit, followed by a panel discussion titled, “Model of Care: Challenges and Opportunities” on May 10 at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. respectively at 155 College St. The evening will close with a celebratory reception. Prior to the lecture, a research poster exhibition showcasing the faculty’s significant talent and research will be displayed. Approximately 20 members of the Bloomberg Faculty will present information related to their current bodies of research. Most of the researchers will be on hand to discuss their work and answer questions. During the panel discussion, leading clinicians, researchers and policymakers will probe the major challenges that nurses face in the current health care system. The conversation will begin with opening remarks from each participant, followed by a Q&A with the audience.   EVENT DETAILS: WHAT: Nursing Week research exhibit and panel discussion, “Model of Care: Challenges and Opportunities” WHEN: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 Research exhibit: 5 p.m. Panel discussion: 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Health Sciences Building, 155 College Street, 6th Floor, University of Toronto WHO: Panel participants include:
  • Anne Coghlan, executive director and CEO, College of Nurses Ontario
  • Sue VanDeVelde-Coke, executive vice-president, Chief Health Professions and Nursing Executive, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Sioban Nelson, dean and professor, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto
  • Alyssa Hamilton, MN student, administration stream, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto
For more information and to RSVP, please contact: Sarah Gopaul Communications Assistant Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing University of Toronto 416-946-3657 sarah.gopaul@utoronto.ca The Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto ranks among the premier nursing programs in the world in both education and research. In 2007, ours became the first named faculty of nursing in Canada. We are committed to ensuring all of the students in our undergraduate, masters and PhD programs have the highest quality learning experiences. Moreover, with a Faculty comprised of the country’s leading nurse researchers and educators, major contributions to knowledge, health policy and future practice are produced regularly.

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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 – In honour of Dr. Linda O’Brien-Pallas’ retirement, the Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing is publishing a festschrift composed as a tribute to her many accomplishments in the field of nursing human resources. She is acknowledged globally for her pioneering and innovative research in health human resources modeling, quality of work life for nurses and nursing workload measurement. Twenty years ago, O’Brien-Pallas was one of the first academics to answer the call for more knowledge regarding nursing workload, staffing, planning and efficiency. At the time, there was no method, discipline or empirical foundation to build upon; she helped establish the groundwork, leading the way for researchers to comprehend these critical issues and shape the direction of the health care system. “Linda truly led the way in this field, opening doors for the next generation of health human resource scholars,” says Sioban Nelson, professor and dean of the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing. “It was a privilege to work with such an extraordinary academic and researcher, and a pleasure to join Linda’s friends and colleagues in acknowledging her notable accomplishments in the Faculty’s first festschrift.” In 2010, professor O’Brien-Pallas stepped down from her co-directorship of the Nursing Health Services Research Unit (NHSRU) at the Bloomberg Faculty and ended her term as the inaugural Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) / Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) national chair, nursing health human resources. As a festschrift honours someone whose academic work has had a major influence on a field of study, it seemed a fitting to tribute to mark the end of an influential career and an excellent opportunity for the Faculty to spearhead a knowledge translation initiative. Mapping the field: Nursing scholarship in health human resources is a review of O’Brien-Pallas’ scholarly contributions and of the nursing field as a whole, putting her career in perspective. She was a driving force of the new direction for nursing science in Canada. The powerful alliances she created between stakeholders, decision-makers and the scientific community led to a series of important studies that shaped the nursing health human resources field. In 1990, O’Brien-Pallas established the NHSRU with co-director Dr. Andrea Bauman, which became an internationally recognized centre for multidisciplinary research on health human resources and quality of work life for nurses. The book is an edited collection of papers from the spring 2010 festschrift in honour of O'Brien-Pallas that brings together the perspectives of leading scholars from around the world. Her pioneering work in nursing human resources provides a starting point to a broad discussion of the issues and emerging trends in health human resources. Each paper was written specifically for this festschrift and offers a unique view of the establishment of this field. From doctoral students to colleagues, mentors and admirers, this text maps the evolution of a new area of inquiry and the trajectory of a stellar career. The Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto ranks among the premier nursing programs in the world in both education and research. In 2007, ours became the first named faculty of nursing in Canada. We are committed to ensuring the approximately 650 students in our undergraduate, masters and PhD programs have the highest quality learning experiences. Moreover, with a Faculty comprised of the country’s leading nurse researchers and educators, major contributions to knowledge, health policy and future practice are produced regularly.  

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  Contributors to the festschrift include:
  • Sean Clarke, associate professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and inaugural RBC Chair in cardiovascular nursing research, University Health Network (Peter Munk Cardiac Centre) and Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing;
  • Diane Doran, professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, and scientific director of the NHSRU;
  • Christine Duffield, acting associate dean (research) and director of the Centre for Health Services Management, Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology in Sydney, Australia;
  • Laureen Hayes, research associate for the CHSRF/CIHR chair in nursing health human resources, currently working in the NHSRU;
  • Barbara Mildon, doctoral graduate of the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and president-elect of the Canadian Nurses Association;
  • Sioban Nelson, dean and professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and chair, Council of Health Sciences; and
  • Judith Shamian, president and CEO of VON Canada (Victorian Order of Nurses), professor, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, and president of the Canadian Nurses Association (2010–12);
  To download a copy of Mapping the field: Nursing scholarship in health human resources, please visit our website.   For more information, please contact: Sarah Gopaul Communications Assistant Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing University of Toronto 416.946.3657 sarah.gopaul@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 – Women with BRCA mutations have an extremely high lifetime risk of developing breast cancer and an elevated risk of developing second primary cancer in the opposite breast, according to a recent study published in the British Journal of Cancer. The study, Predictors of contralateral breast cancer in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers, led by Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing professor Kelly Metcalfe, is the first to investigate the predictors of contralateral breast cancer in women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation, specifically reporting the influence of family history. The results indicate the risk of contralateral breast cancer declines with age, but increases with the number of first-degree relatives with breast cancer. “These results have significant clinical implications and suggest that women with a BRCA mutation who are diagnosed with breast cancer have a high risk of developing a new cancer in the opposite breast,” says Metcalfe. “However, we have also shown there are treatments that can reduce this risk. With this information, women can make treatment decisions to reduce their risk of developing a new breast cancer.” The effect of family history was only present for women with a BRCA mutation whose initial breast cancer was diagnosed at age 49 years or below. For these women, the 15-year risks of developing cancer in the opposite breast were estimated to be 33, 39 and 50 per cent for women with zero, one, and two or more first-degree relatives diagnosed with breast cancer under age 50, respectively. There are also differences in the risks of contralateral breast cancer in women with a BRCA mutation according to age. Women diagnosed with breast cancer younger than 40 years of age had a 15-year risk of 42 per cent for developing cancer in the opposite breast compared with 19 per cent for women over the age of 50 at the time of diagnosis. The risk is highest for women with intact ovaries, two or more first-degree relatives with breast cancer and who were diagnosed at age 49 or below, with a 15-year risk of contralateral breast cancer of 68 per cent. The results demonstrate the importance of knowing BRCA status at the time of initial breast cancer diagnosis when making treatment decisions. In addition, it’s critical to recognize the modifiers of contralateral breast cancer in women with BRCA mutations to effectively counsel them on their personal risk and how treatment may modify this risk. For high-risk women, both oophorectomy (removal of the ovaries) and contralateral mastectomy (removal of the opposite breast) should be discussed as a component of treatment to reduce the risk of second primary cancer and prevent ovarian cancer. This research was funded by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (Ontario Chapter). Metcalfe is supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Ontario Women’s Health Council. The Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto ranks among the premier nursing programs in the world in both education and research. In 2007, ours became the first named faculty of nursing in Canada. We are committed to ensuring the approximately 650 students in our undergraduate, masters and PhD programs have the highest quality learning experiences. Moreover, with a Faculty comprised of the country’s leading nurse researchers and educators, major contributions to knowledge, health policy and future practice are produced regularly.

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For a copy of Predictors of contralateral breast cancer in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers, visit: www.nature.com/bjc

For more information, please contact: Dr. Kelly Metcalfe, Associate Professor, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto 416.978.2851 or kelly.metcalfe@utoronto.ca

Sarah Gopaul, Communications Assistant, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto 416.946.3657 or sarah.gopaul@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 – New research from the University of Toronto could provide some restful nights for the 18 million North Americans who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. In a recent study that appeared in the Journal of Neuroscience, scientists from the University demonstrated that repeated obstruction of the airways requires release of the brain chemical noradrenaline. The release of this chemical helps the brain learn to breathe more effectively and purposefully. “What we showed is that repeated disruption of normal lung activity – what happens during sleep apnea – triggers a form of learning that helps you breathe better. This type of brain plasticity could be harnessed to help overcome the breathing insufficiency that typifies sleep apnea” says Dr. John Peever, Associate Professor of neuroscience and lead author of the study. In order to mimic the experience of severe sleep apnea, the scientists induced short 15-second apneas in sedated rats by repeatedly restricting airflow into the lungs. They found repeated apneas caused the brain to progressively trigger more forceful contraction of the respiratory muscles, which caused an increase in breathing. This increase in breathing lasted for over an hour. Peever says it seems the brain is using the unwanted side-effects of sleep apnea to help it learn to prevent future apneas by increasing the depth of breathing. This study also pinpointed the brain chemical that allows this type of plasticity to occur.  They found that noradrenaline is required in the case of repeated apneas to cause brain plasticity and enhance breathing. These findings are important because they suggest that artificial manipulation with common drugs that affect noradrenaline levels in the brain could also help improve breathing in patients suffering from sleep apnea. This work could serve as the potential basis for developing the long sought after pill for sleep apnea.

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For more information, please contact: John Peever Associate Professor Department of Cell and Systems Biology Office: 416-946-5564 Cell: 647-207-7920 john.peever@utoronto.ca Michael Kennedy Media Relations Assistant 416-946-5025 m.kennedy@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 – Researchers at the University of Toronto have discovered a new way to combat asphyxiation caused by opioid poisoning, by “rescuing” a part of the brain which controls breathing. Having determined the mechanism of action of opiate suppression of breathing, the effectiveness of a commonly-used drug like naloxone provides a target for further drug development. In a paper published today in the Journal of Neuroscience, a team including researchers from the University of Toronto and the University of Alberta, say they have identified a potential means to combat the growing problem of opioid poisoning resulting in asphyxia. Opiates are among the oldest known drugs in the world, with recognition of their beneficial effects (especially the analgesic – painkilling – properties) and therapeutic use predating recorded history. Throughout the centuries, however, the dark side to these drugs has also been well recognized: opioid drugs have addictive potential and they have toxic side effects. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opioid analgesics are involved in about 40% of all poisoning deaths in North America. Deaths related to opioid drugs are increasing in Canada. In 2009, the Canadian Medical Association Journal reported that in Ontario, there has been a two-fold increase in opioid-related deaths over the last 16 years, since the introduction of long-acting oxycodone to the provincial drug formulary. “Asphyxia caused by severe under-breathing and ‘respiratory arrest’ is the most serious side effect produced by opioids. For centuries however, the critical site in the brain where opioid drugs critically affect breathing was not known,” said Prof. Richard Horner, of the Department of Medicine, Department of Physiology and the Canada Research Chair in Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology. In the article, entitled “Pre-Bötzinger complex neurokinin-1 receptor-expressing neurons mediate opioid-induced respiratory depression,” Prof. Horner with Gaspard Montandon and their colleagues determined that a small collection of cells within the medulla oblongata – the section of the brain which controls vital bodily functions – is critical for maintaining breathing, but also sensitive to opioids. This region, known as the pre-Bötzinger Complex, can trigger asphyxia under the influence of opioids. The cells in this region of the medulla oblongata that are affected by opioids have a chemical constitution that is distinct from other cells in this region. The goal is to specifically target these cells to reactivate them in the presence of opioids. Such a strategy would preserve the beneficial painkilling properties of these drugs but prevent the potentially lethal side effect of respiratory arrest. “The good news is our research demonstrated that the respiratory distress can be rescued by the introduction of the drug naloxone, which reverses the effects of opioids,” Prof. Horner says. “These findings are essential to develop new pharmacological approaches to prevent life-threatening respiratory depression, without reducing the beneficial analgesic properties of opioid drugs.” Collaborating Teams: University of Toronto: Gaspard Montandon, Richard Horner, Hattie Liu University of Alberta: Wuxuan Qin, Jun Ren, John Greer Funding for this Research: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to Richard L. Horner; Ontario Thoracic Society, Canadian Lung Association to Richard L. Horner; Ontario Thoracic Society, Canadian Lung Association Fellowship to Gaspard Montandon; Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to John J. Greer.

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To speak to Prof. Horner, please contact: Jennifer Little Senior Communications Officer Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto jennifer.little@utoronto.ca phone: 416-946-8423 www.facmed.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 - Health care needs versus security demands: What takes priority?  Balancing security needs and health care services may not be the going concern of your average nurse, but the role of the correctional nurse is anything but average. Health care in provincial correctional institutions is a unique combination of all types of nursing. Approximately 500 nurses work in Ontario’s provincial correctional system caring for almost 9,000 people, yet, until now, the role of the correctional nurse had not been comprehensively studied in Canada. "Understanding the perspectives correctional nurses have on healthcare for inmate patients and the impact of providing that care in this non-traditional setting is critical to providing appropriate support," said Linda Ogilvie, Manager of Corporate Health Care, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services The U of T Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing study, Exploring Worklife Issues in Provincial Correctional Settings, led by Dr. Joan Almost and Dr. Diane Doran, identified a number of key issues that differentiates nursing in correctional settings from other sectors. “Meeting the nurses who work in these settings and seeing their passion, touring some of the facilities and then analyzing our data has given me an appreciation for the challenging work environments that these nurses have,” said Dr. Almost. To work in this sector, nurses need to have strong assessment skills and the ability to interact professionally with a challenging clientele. Compared to other sectors, correctional nurses encounter more conflict in the workplace with the strain of emotional abuse from inmates, leading to higher levels of job dissatisfaction and feelings of depersonalization. On the other hand, only 4% of the study participants have experienced physical abuse from inmate patients, less than the general nursing population. Compared to nurses in acute care, nurses in correctional settings also indicate a slightly higher intent to stay in their current positions and lower level of emotional exhaustion.  These findings suggest that in spite of complex health needs in correctional settings, for certain individuals, this environment may be ultimately more rewarding. “Through their relentless efforts to establish therapeutic relationships with inmates and daily use of innovation in their practice, nurses are shaping the face of health care in Ontario's correctional facilities,” said Dr. Vanessa Burkoski, Provincial Chief Nursing Office, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, “Recognizing the unique circumstances in which Ontario's correctional nurses practice and the valuable contribution that they make in providing access to health care, the Nursing Secretariat was very pleased to fund this study.”  Dr. Doran concludes “This study shows that interventions specific to the correctional work environment are needed to increase job satisfaction and reduce burnout, in order to attract recruits and increase the capacity of nurses currently in this sector.” WHAT NURSE PARTICIPANTS SAID: “Nursing in corrections is extremely demanding and challenging but very rewarding… if given the proper resources, the opportunity is there to really teach, influence and care for a population of people that really needs us and do appreciate us.” “I love my job! What I do affects my clients, their families and the public at large.” “Every moment is different. It’s a very fast paced, ever changing environment, demanding… people don’t see what nurses do in correctional settings. They don’t realize we have acute patients just like they do in a hospital. We do most of the same treatments that a hospital nurse would do.” “Working in correctional nursing is an ongoing challenge. It is a constant battle between health care needs versus security concerns. It is often difficult to hire and retain nurses because of the pay scale.” “While not as physically demanding as working in a hospital, working in a jail is mentally exhausting.”

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For more information, please contact: Joan Almost Co-Principal Investigator Exploring Worklife Issues in Provincial Correctional Settings Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, is available to expand and elaborate on the findings in this study. 416 -978-4567 joan.almost@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. 

Identification of potential biomarker shows promise for the development of personalized treatment Toronto, ON ― November 15, 2010 ― Researchers at Mount Sinai Hospital and the University of Toronto have utilized proteomic technologies to discover proteins secreted by thyroid cancer cell lines to identify and characterize potential biomarkers for the future management of thyroid carcinomas. The study recently published in the Journal of Proteome Research is of particular importance because these biomarkers have the potential to aid oncologists in determining the aggressiveness of the cancer so appropriate treatment plans can be developed for patients. Thyroid cancer represents 90% of all endocrine malignancies with an estimated annual incidence of 122,800 cases worldwide and approximately 33,000 newly diagnosed cases in North America. “We know that about 10 to 15 per cent of thyroid cancers are aggressive. Our hope is that out of this research a diagnostic test can be developed that will allow us to detect aggressive forms of the cancer early so we create rigorous treatment plans that will help improve outcomes for patients,” said endocrinologist Dr. Paul Walfish, Alex and Simona Shnaider Research Chair in Thyroid Oncology at Mount Sinai Hospital, Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, and the senior author of the study. “On the other side of the equation, if we determine a patient’s cancer is a non-aggressive form the treatment plan can be less intensive, making it easier for patients to tolerate, and have a lesser impact on their quality of life.” Dr. Walfish and his team employed liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry for identification of proteins secreted by aggressive and non-aggressive thyroid cancer cell lines. Among the majority of the 46 high confidence secretory proteins identified, 31 have not yet been reported in thyroid cancer demonstrating the ability of secretome analysis to identify potential biomarker candidates for correlation with clinical management of thyroid cancer. “Six proteins secreted by thyroid cancer cells could be independently verified in cell lines, tumor xenografts in immunocompromised mice, as well as tumor tissues and blood samples of thyroid cancer patients,” said Dr. Ranju Ralhan, Co-Director of the Alex and Simona Shnaider Research Laboratory in Molecular Oncology at Mount Sinai Hospital. “This underscores their potential as candidate thyroid cancer biomarkers. Clinical trials will still need to be undertaken to validate our research, but we are very hopeful that this will lead to a diagnostic test.” The studies also revealed that it’s the nuclear and/or cytoplasmic localization of these proteins in human thyroid cancer tissues that might have clinical relevance. Notably, similar subcellular localization of these proteins could be observed in xenografts of thyroid cancer cells in NOD/SCID/gamma mice as well. Importantly, prothymosin alpha (PTMA) was particularly elevated in aggressive anaplastic thyroid carcinomas compared to the more differentiated papillary thyroid cancer indicating it may serve as a marker for aggressive carcinomas upon validation in a larger study. “To our knowledge this study is the first report on the identification of biotinidase and nucleolin in thyroid cancer,” added Dr. Walfish. “Further, in depth studies showed a protein called PTMA, a heterochromatin remodeling protein, is significantly elevated in well differentiated thyroid carcinomas compared to adenomas and non-toxic goitres.” Large scale analysis of these proteins in sera of thyroid cancer patients and characterization of their expression in cancer tissues may serve as the next step towards evaluating their suitability as candidate cancer markers. Thus, these researchers have successfully demonstrated the application of proteomic technologies for discovery and verification of proteins secreted by cultured thyroid cancer cells and large scale validation will pave the way for development of minimally invasive biomarkers for future clinical applications in thyroid cancer as well as other epithelial cancers. Dr. Walfish and his team including co-director Dr. Ranju Ralhan, Dr. Christina MacMillan and laboratory co-workers Lawrence Kashat, Anthony So and X. Meng of the Shnaider Laboratory of Molecular Oncology in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, in collaboration with Dr. K.W. Michael Siu’s team in the Department of Chemistry and Centre for Research and Mass Spectrometry at York University, and Dr. Laurie E. Ailles in the Ontario Cancer Institute, University Hospital Network, developed a strategy to identify thyroid cancer biomarkers. The research was made possible by support from the Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation Da Vinci Fundraiser, Alex and Simona Shnaider Chair in Thyroid Oncology, Temmy Latner Foundation and the Mount Sinai Hospital Department of Medicine Research Fund. An abstract of the study entitled Secretome-Based Identification and Characterization of Potential Biomarkers in Thyroid Cancer can be found online at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20873772.

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About Mount Sinai Hospital Mount Sinai Hospital is an internationally recognized, 472-bed acute care academic health sciences centre affiliated with the University of Toronto. It is known for excellence in the provision of compassionate patient care, innovative education, and leading-edge research. Mount Sinai’s Centres of Excellence include Women's and Infants' Health; Surgery and Oncology; Acute and Chronic Medicine; Laboratory Medicine and Infection Control, and the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute. For more information about Mount Sinai Hospital, please visit us online at www.mountsinai.ca. For more information, please contact: Rob McMahon Mount Sinai Hospital Media and Communications Specialist t: 416-586-4800 ext. 8306 c: 416-357-2873 e: rmcmahon@mtsinai.on.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 – The University of Toronto’s Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing is welcoming a delegation of nurses, nursing professors and healthcare officials from Brazil this week to share knowledge about primary health care. The visit by the high-level delegation is a result of a unique program that U of T’s Faculty of Nursing helped develop for two universities in the Brazilian states of Acre and Mato Grosso do Sul. The Bloomberg Faculty, an internationally recognized leader in nursing education and research, designed the course for nurses leading primary health care teams The course consisted of five modules: program planning and development in the primary health context; collaborative leadership, advocacy and ethics in primary health care nursing; community participation and community-based research in health; evidence-based practice and clinical case studies in the context of primary health care; and consolidation and development of a community of practice. Among the delegates are two groups of nurses who will present their winning course projects at U of T. Each of the two groups earned the top mark in their class. The group from Mato Grosso do Sul focused on identifying high-risk pregnancies, and the group from Acre concentrated on strategies for preventing and managing acute respiratory infections in children. “I am impressed with the groups’ role in primary health care, and their focus on the social determinants of health and community participation,” says Freida Chavez, the Director of the Bloomberg Faculty’s International Office. This week’s visit marks the successful completion of the first nursing collaboration between U of T’s Faculty of Nursing and the Brazilian Ministry of Health, Health Secretariats and the universities in the two states. The collaboration was funded by the Brazil Federal Ministry of Health through the Pan American Health Organization. The Brazilian delegation will be at U of T from October 25 to 29.

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For more information, please contact: Freida Chavez 416.978.2854 freida.chavez@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 – Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing professor, Dr. Diane Doran, was awarded more than $1 million for research that will help protect the safety of over 900,000 Canadians who receive health care services in their homes every day. The Canadian Patient Safety Institute and its partners announced today the successful recipient of a nation-wide research competition drawing some of Canada’s leading healthcare researchers. The selected research team led by Dr. Diane Doran, University of Toronto, and Dr. Régis Blais, University of Montreal, consists of 21-members, which include clinicians, researchers, and policy and decision makers that have expertise in patient safety and home care services. “The existing literature on the safety of home care in Canada is still vague,” says Doran. “This study, which will be the largest pan-Canadian home care safety study of its kind, will attempt to fill in those gaps.” The Canadian Patient Safety Institute, along with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institutes of Health Services and Policy Research, Aging, Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis, and Circulatory and Respiratory Health; The Change Foundation; and the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation, awarded the funding to help generate new knowledge to help improve the safety of home care clients. “We know that adverse events affect thousands of patients every year in Canada,” says Hugh MacLeod, CEO, Canadian Patient Safety Institute. “That is why this research in home care is important to assist with better patient safety outcomes in the continuum of care.” “For people like my son David – this research will help keep him safe,” says Ivanka Haramina. “My son has been receiving home care for 20 years.” Results of this research will be released over the next two years. The final report will be released in January of 2013 with the aim of informing change in policy, practice and behaviour in the home care service setting.

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Contact Diane Doran today for an interview at: (416) 978-2866 and diane.doran@utoronto.ca

For inquiries after September 21, 2010, please contact: Marianne Koh Communications Officer Nursing Health Services Research Unit University of Toronto site (416) 946-7055 marianne.koh@utoronto.ca Tammy Thorne Communications Coordinator Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing 416-946-3657 tammy.thorne@utoronto.ca

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

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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General Inquiries
+1 (416) 978-0100

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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.