Toronto, ON – Researchers at the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab are publishing a report today that reveals hidden keyword blacklists that are used to censor chats on three popular Chinese live streaming applications, YY, 9158, and Sina Show. Contrary to  prior research and assumptions that Internet censorship in China operates under a uniform set of guidelines, the researchers found uneven implementation of censorship on the live streaming  apps they studied. Live streaming applications have gained huge popularity in China in recent years, with millions of  users flocking to them to share karaoke performances, game sessions, and glimpses of their everyday  lives. Popular streams attract hundreds of thousands of users who can chat with the live streamers and purchase virtual items to give them. The live streamers can in turn trade those items for cash.  These platforms have given rise to a new generation of Internet celebrities who amass audiences,  virtual gifts, product endorsements, and even venture capital investment from their video streams.  However, the growing popularity of these apps has been met with increased pressure from the Chinese  government to ensure real name registration of live streaming performers and censorship of  prohibited content. “Social media companies in China are held responsible and liable for content on their platforms,  and are expected to control content, or face punishment from the government. Our research shows how  this system works in practice.” says Masashi Crete-Nishihata, (Research Manager, Citizen Lab). To examine how censorship works on these applications, Citizen Lab researchers reverse engineered them -- a careful process whereby the software is essentially taken apart and examined  from the inside out. They found that censorship is done on the client-side, meaning all the rules  to perform censorship are inside of the application running on your phone or computer. The  researchers were able to collect the keyword lists used to trigger censorship of chat messages. Jeffrey Knockel (Senior Researcher, Citizen Lab) explains: “These apps have built-in lists of  blacklisted keywords. If you send any of these keywords your chat message is censored. These keyword lists give a behind the scenes look into how social media is censored in China.” The researchers tracked updates to the keyword lists over a year and found that new terms were  often added in reaction to sensitive events. Overall, they found limited overlap in the blacklisted keywords used by the companies. These findings suggest that while the Chinese government may set general expectations about taboo topics, decisions on what exactly to censor are left primarily to companies themselves. China has the most Internet users in the world and one of the strictest regimes of information control. This new report offers a nuanced and in depth view of how social media is censored in this country. “Many people believe China censors the Internet in a uniform, monolithic manner. Our research shows that the social media ecosystem in China -- though definitely restricted for users -- is more decentralized, variable, and slightly chaotic.” says Ron Deibert, (Director of the Citizen Lab). The researchers are releasing their report with a timeline that visualizes events censored by these applications over the past year. This report is part of the Net Alert project, an effort to make research on information controls more accessible. The Citizen Lab , based at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, has extensive experience uncovering Internet censorship practices through network measurement and reverse engineering techniques. Read the Full Report: https://netalert.me/harmonized-histories.html -30- For media inquiries, contact: Dena Allen Public Affairs & Engagement Munk School of Global Affairs University of Toronto Telephone: 416.946.0123 Mobile: 416.795.3902 dena.allen@utoronto.ca Guide on Citing in Media Title: Harmonized Histories? A year of fragmented censorship across Chinese live streaming  applications Published By: The Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, https://netalert.me/harmonized-histories.html Publication Date: 1 November 2016

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Toronto, ON – A new director has been appointed as director of the India Innovation Institute at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. The Institute is a hub for researchers across the university and around the world that aims to bring together faculty and students who are interested in how India is using innovation to transform itself across a variety of spheres, including innovation in technology, manufacturing, services, processes and government. Partha Mohanram, a professor of accounting and the CPA Ontario Professor of Financial Accounting at the Rotman School, is the new director of the Institute, a role he assumed earlier this year. “I see Innovation as a two-way street,” says Professor Mohanram. “There is a lot that India can learn from the west and developing economies as it tries to modernize itself, lift millions out of poverty and manage growth while dealing with the problems of climate change. However, there is also a lot that the rest of world can learn from India. For instance, the ongoing success of the AADHAAR universal identification program shows how one can use technology to ensure that social services and government programs reach those they are intended for. Similarly, breakthroughs like the Nano car or the Mitti Cool refrigerator demonstrates how one can innovate frugally.” The institute plans to be a clearinghouse for ideas broadly related to Innovation and India. Professor Mohanram obtained his PhD in Business Economics from Harvard. Prior to that, he obtained his PGDM (MBA) from IIM-Ahmedabad, and a B.Tech in Computer Science from IIT-Madras. He has published extensively in the top accounting and management journals, with publications in The Accounting Review, Review of Accounting Studies, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Contemporary Accounting Research and Management Science. He is considered to be one of the leading experts in the area of valuation, with many papers on fundamental analysis and the measurement of implied cost of capital. His papers are highly cited and featured in the business press. The Institute held events earlier this month with Hon. Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister of India and Professor Arun Sundararajan of New York University’s Stern School of Business. Further information on the Institute is online at www.rotman.utoronto.ca/FacultyAndResearch/ResearchCentres/IndiaInnovation. The Rotman School of Management is located in the heart of Canada’s commercial and cultural capital and is part of the University of Toronto, one of the world’s top 20 research universities. The Rotman School fosters a new way to think that enables our graduates to tackle today’s global business and societal challenges.  For more information, visit www.rotman.utoronto.ca. -30- For more information: Ken McGuffin Manager, Media Relations Rotman School of Management University of Toronto Tel: 416.946.3818 E-mail: mcguffin@rotman.utoronto.ca Follow Rotman on Twitter @rotmanschool Watch Rotman on You Tube www.youtube.com/rotmanschool

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Toronto, ON – An expert in corporate governance and finance has been appointed as director of the Capital Markets Institute (CMI) at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. The CMI is a centre for independent and rigorous research, analysis and debate on capital markets issues, with the objective of improving the competitiveness and functioning of Canadian markets.  The goal of the CMI is to bring together academics, industry participants, regulators and politicians, to explore key capital market issues and to share our knowledge broadly. Professor Alexander Dyck holds the Manulife Chair in Financial Services and is a professor of finance and business economics who has been at the Rotman School since 2004. He is an Academic Director of the Director’s Education Program, jointly developed by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and the Rotman School, has been a board member of the Rotman International Center for Pension Management, and is a Fellow at the Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship at the Rotman School. Professor Dyck’s research interests include corporate governance, institutional investors, pensions, corporate finance, corporate social responsibility, regulation and privatization, the media and financial markets, and taxation. He teaches popular PhD and MBA courses in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and private equity. He was the co-winner of the 2015 Roger Martin Award for Excellence in Teaching, awarded annually to recognize distinction in teaching by faculty members. The CMI is supported by TMX Group (as lead sponsor), Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Sun Life Financial Canada, Manulife Financial, BMO Financial Group, CIBC, RBC Financial Group, RBC Capital Markets, Scotiabank, TD Bank Group, and Goldman Sachs Canada. The Rotman School of Management is located in the heart of Canada’s commercial and cultural capital and is part of the University of Toronto, one of the world’s top 20 research universities. The Rotman School fosters a new way to think that enables our graduates to tackle today’s global business and societal challenges.  For more information, visit www.rotman.utoronto.ca. -30- For more information: Ken McGuffin Manager, Media Relations Rotman School of Management University of Toronto Tel: 416.946.3818 E-mail: mcguffin@rotman.utoronto.ca Follow Rotman on Twitter @rotmanschool Watch Rotman on You Tube www.youtube.com/rotmanschool

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January 12, 2017

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December 5, 2016

The University of Toronto has launched The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies and appoints inaugural director

Toronto, ON – The University of Toronto has launched The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies on its St. George campus. An endowment—originally from Tung Lin Kok Yuen, the Hong-Kong based charitable organization established by Mr. Robert H. N. Ho’s grandmother, Lady Clara Ho Tung—will provide an intellectual home for the largest contingent of Buddhist studies experts in Canada. “Our esteemed colleagues at The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation have demonstrated tremendous global leadership in their…

December 5, 2016

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Toronto, ON – A study by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto shows that four-year-olds with average and lower vocabulary skills learn more effectively with an adult reading an eBook to them versus relying solely on the eBook’s voiceover. Adult reader versus e-book voiceover In the study, four-year-olds either interacted with a digital book on their own using the book’s voiceover, or an adult read them the same book. The book was teaching…

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U of T looking to hire more indigenous faculty and staff following TRC call to action

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Toronto, ON – Three Canadian scientists who lead crucial work in developing artificial intelligence are among the winners of the second annual awards presented by the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. The awards are designed around the primary ingredients in the prevailing models of economics growth: labour, capital and ideas. The winner of the Labour Award is SHAD, based in Waterloo, Ontario. SHAD has contributed to developing Canada’s competitiveness by coaching exceptional high school students to reach their full potential as leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs. There are currently more than 15,000 SHAD alumni, including 30 Rhodes Scholars. As seen by the critical impact past participants have made in Canada and the growing roster of impressive graduates, the spillovers that accrue to Canada are immense. The winner of the Capital Award is the Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco and Silicon Valley.  The Consulate General played a critical role in connecting pools of capital from Silicon Valley to knowledge-based companies in Canada. It addresses a market failure in the form of suboptimal matching by reducing information asymmetries through raising awareness of Canadian investment opportunities for value-added investors in Silicon Valley. For example, Intel Capital credits the work of the Consulate General in San Francisco and Silicon Valley for initiating their relationship with Canadian companies, which led to their subsequent investment of over half a billion dollars in Canadian technology companies over the past three years with a trend suggesting increased future activity. This year the Ideas Award is shared by three pioneers in deep thinking and artificial intelligence; Professors Yoshua Bengio of the Université
de Montréal, Geoffrey Hinton of the University of Toronto, and Richard
Sutton of the University of Alberta. These individuals played a critical role in pioneering the fields of deep learning and reinforcement learning at a time when these lines of scientific inquiry were considered marginal areas of research among the mainstream computer science community. Their perseverance and groundbreaking research, and that of the many students they mentored, led to breakthroughs that are so foundational that they are now enhancing almost every aspect of human endeavour ranging from transportation to energy to healthcare to education and more. The full economic benefits and impact on society of their work has yet to be realized. The awards will be presented by The Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, at a conference at the Rotman School on October 27 hosted by the Creative Destruction Lab on the economics of Artificial Intelligence called "Machine Learning and the Market for Intelligence."  The focus of the conference is on the business opportunities and economic implications arising from recent advances in machine intelligence. The presenting sponsor of the conference is Scotiabank.  Further details on the conference are online at www.mkt4intel.com. Founded by Prof. Ajay Agrawal, the Creative Destruction Lab leverages the Rotman School's leading faculty and industry network as well as its location in the heart of Canada’s business capital to accelerate massively scalable, technology-based ventures that have the potential to transform our social, industrial, and economic landscape. Each year the Lab accepts ventures in two streams– one for technology ventures and a second exclusively for machine learning and artificial intelligence ventures. The program admitted fifty AI companies this year. To our knowledge, this represents the greatest concentration of AI companies in any program in the world.  The Lab has helped many nascent startups, including Deep Genomics, Greenlid, Atomwise, Bridgit, Minuum, Nymi, NVBots, OTI Lumionics, PUSH, Thalmic Labs, Vertical.ai, Neverfrost, Chargespot, and VoteCompass, among others. . Since its inception, companies who have graduated from the program have gone on to create more than $800 million (CDN) in equity value. For more information on the Lab, visit www.creativedestructionlab.com The Rotman School of Management is located in the heart of Canada's commercial and cultural capital and is part of the University of Toronto, one of the world's top 20 research universities. The Rotman School fosters a new way to think that enables our graduates to tackle today's global business and societal challenges. For more information, visit www.rotman.utoronto.ca. -30- For more information: Ken McGuffin Manager, Media Relations Rotman School of Management University of Toronto Tel: 416.946.3818 E-mail: mcguffin@rotman.utoronto.ca Follow Rotman on Twitter @rotmanschool Watch Rotman on You Tube www.youtube.com/rotmanschool

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December 14, 2016

University of Toronto Team Advances to Regional Final of the Hult Prize

Toronto, ON – Teams of students with an interest in social entrepreneurship gathered at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management on December 3 to participate in the quarterfinal qualifying round for the Hult Prize. The prize is a start-up accelerator for social entrepreneurship which brings together the brightest college and university students from around the globe to solve the world’s most pressing issues. The student teams drawn from a wide range of faculties at UofT tackled the competition’s…

December 6, 2016

Bell Canada, Canada Soccer and Toronto FC partner with U of T Varsity Blues to present Canada’s largest soccer coaching conference

Toronto, ON – The University of Toronto and the Varsity Blues are pleased to announce three major partnerships for the sixth annual National Soccer Coaching Conference, including presenting sponsor, Bell. Toronto FC and the Canadian Soccer Association will also be partnering with the conference this year, taking place January 27 – 29, 2017 at Varsity Centre. Their respective partnerships mark a commitment to supporting the development of our youth, ensuring only the highest quality of coaching excellence is present during the…

December 5, 2016

The University of Toronto has launched The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies and appoints inaugural director

Toronto, ON – The University of Toronto has launched The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies on its St. George campus. An endowment—originally from Tung Lin Kok Yuen, the Hong-Kong based charitable organization established by Mr. Robert H. N. Ho’s grandmother, Lady Clara Ho Tung—will provide an intellectual home for the largest contingent of Buddhist studies experts in Canada. “Our esteemed colleagues at The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation have demonstrated tremendous global leadership in their…

December 5, 2016

Children with average and lower vocabularies reading e-books learn more with an adult reader than pre-recorded voice

Toronto, ON – A study by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto shows that four-year-olds with average and lower vocabulary skills learn more effectively with an adult reading an eBook to them versus relying solely on the eBook’s voiceover. Adult reader versus e-book voiceover In the study, four-year-olds either interacted with a digital book on their own using the book’s voiceover, or an adult read them the same book. The book was teaching…

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Toronto Star | January 19, 2017

U of T looking to hire more indigenous faculty and staff following TRC call to action

President Meric Gertler and Jonathan Hamilton-Diabo director of aboriginal student services at First Nations House and co-chair of the University's TRC steering committee share their insights following the Committee’s final report. Read more. 

City TV | January 18, 2017

Extreme measures to protect some of the world's rarest books

Cataloguer and Reference Librarian P.J. Carefoote shares insight into the steps being taken to protect rare books at Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. Watch here. 

CBC: Power & Politics | January 18, 2017

Barack Obama's Legacy

Ron Pruessen of the Munk School of Global Affairs shares his thoughts on Barack Obama's legacy as president. Watch here. (1:30 mark)

Toronto, ON – For the first time in Canada, start-up ventures will be permitted to raise funding from venture cap investors through a two-year program authorized by the Ontario Securities Commission. The new program is part of the OSC LaunchPad initiative, the first innovation hub introduced by a Canadian securities regulator aimed at improving the integration of Fintech companies entering the regulatory framework. Beginning tomorrow, eligible ventures in the Creative Destruction Lab at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management as well as ventures with NEXT Canada, will be able to raise money through AngelList, a platform for startup fundraising and hiring. Eligible investors will be Ontario investors who meet both the Ontario accredited investor criteria and the AngelList sophistication screening. Eligible ventures must be headquartered in, or have significant operations in, Canada. “The Creative Destruction Lab works with tech startups and innovative businesses and we are happy to see new opportunities for these businesses to raise funds in order to grow. It is good for Canadian inventors and entrepreneurs,” says Avi Goldfarb, a professor of marketing at the Rotman School and the Lab’s Chief Data Scientist. Research on crowdfunding by Prof. Goldfarb with Rotman colleague Prof. Ajay Agrawal, the Lab’s founder, and Prof. Christian Catalini of the MIT Sloan School of Management, helped inform the OSC on the initiative. “This is great for Canadian innovation because it allows investors, through “syndicates” to leverage their knowledge of a new venture. In particular, it aligns the incentives of lead investors to conduct careful screening and monitor progress with those of issuers and follow-on investors, which our research demonstrates,” says Prof. Goldfarb. Founded by Prof. Ajay Agrawal, the Creative Destruction Lab leverages the Rotman School's leading faculty and industry network as well as its location in the heart of Canada’s business capital to accelerate massively scalable, technology-based ventures that have the potential to transform our social, industrial, and economic landscape. Each year the Lab accepts ventures in two streams– one for technology ventures and a second exclusively for machine learning and artificial intelligence ventures. The program admitted fifty AI companies this year. To our knowledge, this represents the greatest concentration of AI companies in any program in the world.  The Lab has helped many nascent startups, including Deep Genomics, Greenlid, Atomwise, Bridgit, Minuum, Nymi, NVBots, OTI Lumionics, PUSH, Thalmic Labs, Vertical.ai, Neverfrost, Chargespot, and VoteCompass, among others. . Since its inception, companies who have graduated from the program have gone on to create more than $800 million (CDN) in equity value. For more information on the Lab, visit www.creativedestructionlab.com The Rotman School of Management is located in the heart of Canada's commercial and cultural capital and is part of the University of Toronto, one of the world's top 20 research universities. The Rotman School fosters a new way to think that enables our graduates to tackle today's global business and societal challenges. For more information, visit www.rotman.utoronto.ca. -30- For more information: Ken McGuffin Manager, Media Relations Rotman School of Management University of Toronto Tel: 416.946.3818 E-mail: mcguffin@rotman.utoronto.ca Follow Rotman on Twitter @rotmanschool Watch Rotman on You Tube www.youtube.com/rotmanschool

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Rotman MBAs Launch First Annual Canadian Graduate Women in Management Conference

Toronto – For the first time, graduate business students and members of the business community from across Canada will gather on February 1 at the University of Toronto for the annual Canadian Graduate Women in Management Conference. The conference is organized by the Rotman Women in Management Association (WIMA), which champions the role of women in the Rotman School community and in the workplace. The theme for this inaugural year is "Men as Allies and the Parity Proposition,' highlighting the…

January 12, 2017

Rotman Commerce Graduates Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 List for Marketing and Advertising

Toronto, ON – The co-founders of Toronto-based start-up Exact Media, who are graduates of the Rotman Commerce program at the University of Toronto, have been named to the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 list of the young innovators redefining marketing and advertising. Daniel Rodic, BCom’12, and Elena Sahakyan, BCom’09, are two of the three co-founders of Exact Media, an e-commerce sampling and coupon company with investors including Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, and clients including Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, Unilever,…

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Learn about creating a startup from the accelerator that launched Airbnb, Reddit and Dropbox

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University of Toronto Team Advances to Regional Final of the Hult Prize

Toronto, ON – Teams of students with an interest in social entrepreneurship gathered at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management on December 3 to participate in the quarterfinal qualifying round for the Hult Prize. The prize is a start-up accelerator for social entrepreneurship which brings together the brightest college and university students from around the globe to solve the world’s most pressing issues. The student teams drawn from a wide range of faculties at UofT tackled the competition’s…

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Bell Canada, Canada Soccer and Toronto FC partner with U of T Varsity Blues to present Canada’s largest soccer coaching conference

Toronto, ON – The University of Toronto and the Varsity Blues are pleased to announce three major partnerships for the sixth annual National Soccer Coaching Conference, including presenting sponsor, Bell. Toronto FC and the Canadian Soccer Association will also be partnering with the conference this year, taking place January 27 – 29, 2017 at Varsity Centre. Their respective partnerships mark a commitment to supporting the development of our youth, ensuring only the highest quality of coaching excellence is present during the…

December 5, 2016

The University of Toronto has launched The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies and appoints inaugural director

Toronto, ON – The University of Toronto has launched The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies on its St. George campus. An endowment—originally from Tung Lin Kok Yuen, the Hong-Kong based charitable organization established by Mr. Robert H. N. Ho’s grandmother, Lady Clara Ho Tung—will provide an intellectual home for the largest contingent of Buddhist studies experts in Canada. “Our esteemed colleagues at The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation have demonstrated tremendous global leadership in their…

December 5, 2016

Children with average and lower vocabularies reading e-books learn more with an adult reader than pre-recorded voice

Toronto, ON – A study by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto shows that four-year-olds with average and lower vocabulary skills learn more effectively with an adult reading an eBook to them versus relying solely on the eBook’s voiceover. Adult reader versus e-book voiceover In the study, four-year-olds either interacted with a digital book on their own using the book’s voiceover, or an adult read them the same book. The book was teaching…

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Toronto Star | January 19, 2017

U of T looking to hire more indigenous faculty and staff following TRC call to action

President Meric Gertler and Jonathan Hamilton-Diabo director of aboriginal student services at First Nations House and co-chair of the University's TRC steering committee share their insights following the Committee’s final report. Read more. 

City TV | January 18, 2017

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CBC: Power & Politics | January 18, 2017

Barack Obama's Legacy

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Toronto, ON – The University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management will celebrate the contributions to Canadian business and society of Hon. Michael Wilson, 33rd Chancellor of the University and Rotman Bachelor of Commerce alumnus with a special award this evening. “It is a great privilege to present the School’s inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award to the Hon. Michael Wilson, an influential business, public policy and community leader, and a cherished friend and contributor to the University. As an alumnus, he is an inspiration for students and alumni – a true role model for leadership, service and integrity,” said Dean Tiff Macklem of the Rotman School. Prof. Meric Gertler, President of the University of Toronto and Dean Macklem will be joined by special guests including the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, Gordon M.  Nixon, Retired President and CEO, Royal Bank of Canada, and Dr. Catherine Zahn, President and CEO of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) to pay tribute to Mr. Wilson for his extraordinary contributions in public service, the private sector and the not-for-profit sector. “Michael Wilson is an exceptional leader and friend. He has succeeded in every facet of endeavour he has undertaken and it was an honour to have been associated with him in the Government of Canada,” said the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney. “There is not a more deserving recipient than Michael, who has spent a lifetime achieving great things in so many different areas. His trademark is ethics, integrity and trust, and he is universally liked and respected. Michael’s diverse career and accomplishments across so many areas makes him an outstanding role model for all young Canadians and most fittingly Rotman graduates,” said Gordon Nixon. “I have a profound admiration for Michael Wilson’s relentless advocacy toward ending the stigma associated with mental illness. On behalf of all Canadians who have benefitted from his unwavering dedication and leadership, I’m deeply grateful,” said Dr. Catherine Zahn. "Chancellor Wilson is a passionate advocate for our students. He actively promotes mental wellness and the value of alumni-student mentorship to encourage and support Canada’s next generation of leaders," said Prof. Meric Gertler. A global leader in investment banking, Mr. Wilson is currently the Chairman of Barclays Capital Canada Inc. Previously he was the Chairman of UBS Canada, Vice Chairman of RBC Dominion Securities and was responsible for RBC Financial Group’s Institutional Assessment Management business. Mr. Wilson has held distinguished positions in the public service - a Member of Parliament from 1979 to 1993; he was appointed Canada’s Minister of Finance in 1984, and later Minister of International Trade and Minister of Industry, Science and Technology under Prime Minister Mulroney. During his tenure, he played key roles in NAFTA negotiations and represented Canada at the G7, IMF, World Bank, OECD and GATT meetings. From 2006 to 2009, he was Canada’s Ambassador to the United States. A leading national and international mental health advocate, Mr. Wilson currently serves as Chair of the Mental Health Commission of Canada. He is Vice Chair of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Honourary Chair of Brain Canada. He has built a prolific record of leadership in professional and community organizations, including CAMH, Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships, and the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance.  Mr. Wilson also holds honorary degrees from the University of Toronto and Trinity College and is a Companion of the Order of Canada. The inaugural Rotman Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented at the Rotman Alumni Awards Dinner, an annual celebration established to pay tribute to exceptional alumni who have contributed significantly to their organizations and communities. The black-tie gala kicks off the Reunite@Rotman homecoming weekend, bringing together the School’s global alumni community for experiential learning sessions on innovation, entrepreneurship, sustainability, public policy, leadership, and more. The homecoming festivities bring about a dynamic new era of alumni relations at the School, showcasing an extraordinary cadre of alumni and faculty scholarship. The Rotman School of Management is located in the heart of Canada’s commercial and cultural capital and is part of the University of Toronto, one of the world’s top 20 research universities. The Rotman School fosters a new way to think that enables our graduates to tackle today’s global business and societal challenges.  For more information, visit www.rotman.utoronto.ca. -30- For more information: Ken McGuffin Manager, Media Relations Rotman School of Management University of Toronto Tel: 416.946.3818 E-mail: mcguffin@rotman.utoronto.ca Follow Rotman on Twitter @rotmanschool Watch Rotman on You Tube www.youtube.com/rotmanschool

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Rotman MBAs Launch First Annual Canadian Graduate Women in Management Conference

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Rotman Commerce Graduates Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 List for Marketing and Advertising

Toronto, ON – The co-founders of Toronto-based start-up Exact Media, who are graduates of the Rotman Commerce program at the University of Toronto, have been named to the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 list of the young innovators redefining marketing and advertising. Daniel Rodic, BCom’12, and Elena Sahakyan, BCom’09, are two of the three co-founders of Exact Media, an e-commerce sampling and coupon company with investors including Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, and clients including Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, Unilever,…

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December 14, 2016

University of Toronto Team Advances to Regional Final of the Hult Prize

Toronto, ON – Teams of students with an interest in social entrepreneurship gathered at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management on December 3 to participate in the quarterfinal qualifying round for the Hult Prize. The prize is a start-up accelerator for social entrepreneurship which brings together the brightest college and university students from around the globe to solve the world’s most pressing issues. The student teams drawn from a wide range of faculties at UofT tackled the competition’s…

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Bell Canada, Canada Soccer and Toronto FC partner with U of T Varsity Blues to present Canada’s largest soccer coaching conference

Toronto, ON – The University of Toronto and the Varsity Blues are pleased to announce three major partnerships for the sixth annual National Soccer Coaching Conference, including presenting sponsor, Bell. Toronto FC and the Canadian Soccer Association will also be partnering with the conference this year, taking place January 27 – 29, 2017 at Varsity Centre. Their respective partnerships mark a commitment to supporting the development of our youth, ensuring only the highest quality of coaching excellence is present during the…

December 5, 2016

The University of Toronto has launched The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies and appoints inaugural director

Toronto, ON – The University of Toronto has launched The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies on its St. George campus. An endowment—originally from Tung Lin Kok Yuen, the Hong-Kong based charitable organization established by Mr. Robert H. N. Ho’s grandmother, Lady Clara Ho Tung—will provide an intellectual home for the largest contingent of Buddhist studies experts in Canada. “Our esteemed colleagues at The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation have demonstrated tremendous global leadership in their…

December 5, 2016

Children with average and lower vocabularies reading e-books learn more with an adult reader than pre-recorded voice

Toronto, ON – A study by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto shows that four-year-olds with average and lower vocabulary skills learn more effectively with an adult reading an eBook to them versus relying solely on the eBook’s voiceover. Adult reader versus e-book voiceover In the study, four-year-olds either interacted with a digital book on their own using the book’s voiceover, or an adult read them the same book. The book was teaching…

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Toronto Star | January 19, 2017

U of T looking to hire more indigenous faculty and staff following TRC call to action

President Meric Gertler and Jonathan Hamilton-Diabo director of aboriginal student services at First Nations House and co-chair of the University's TRC steering committee share their insights following the Committee’s final report. Read more. 

City TV | January 18, 2017

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CBC: Power & Politics | January 18, 2017

Barack Obama's Legacy

Ron Pruessen of the Munk School of Global Affairs shares his thoughts on Barack Obama's legacy as president. Watch here. (1:30 mark)

Toronto, ON – Infants in Canada’s north are facing alarming rates of respiratory infection, but providing an antibody to all infants will prevent hundreds of hospitalizations of babies in the Arctic and save hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. In a paper published today in CMAJ Open, researchers conducted the largest study ever of infant admission due to lower respiratory tract infections. They focused on admissions to health facilities by children under 12 months old in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Nunavik – the northern region of Quebec. The research uncovered wide disparity in admission rates, ranging from 3.9 per cent in the Northwest Territories to 45.6 per cent in Nunavik, which is the highest rate ever reported in the world. By comparison, the rate of respiratory infection in the first year of life in North America is estimated to be between one and three per cent. More than 40 per cent were diagnosed specifically with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), either alone or with other viruses. “The likely reasons for these high rates may include living in overcrowded conditions, exposure to cigarette smoke as well as the associated challenges of living in remote areas and poverty. But, there could be a genetic risk specific to Inuit. The fact is, nobody knows for sure,” said Professor Anna Banerji, Faculty Lead of Indigenous and Refugee Health in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine. Banerji was lead author on the paper that included co-authors from across the country and was based in five northern hospitals and four tertiary hospitals. “What really stands out is that in certain areas, two to three per cent of all babies born are put on life support. As a result of the infections, many babies are evacuated by air to southern health centres in Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa and Montreal, where they receive intensive care. They’re young babies – on average three months old – and generally don’t have any underlying risk factors, but they’re often at death’s door. In addition to long periods of hospitalization, they can be placed on life support for extended periods of time and frequently suffer from complications, some of those having long-term consequences” said Banerji. In a second paper also published in CMAJ Open, researchers found that by providing universal access to the RSV antibody palivizumab in regions of Nunavut and Nunavik, the rates of hospitalization could be substantially reduced and in certain areas it would actually save money. Currently, palivizumab is given by monthly injections during the RSV season to infants considered at high risk for severe disease excluding most Inuit infants. But the researchers found that by giving the antibody to all healthy babies under six months of age at the start of the RSV season, some northern health systems can save $35,000 to $50,000 per RSV infection avoided. The regional Government of Nunavik has just announced that will be providing palivizumab to all term Inuit infants. “It’s a very cost effective to give this antibody to healthy term Inuit babies in regions of Nunavut and Nunavik. It’s much cheaper to prevent RSV with this antibody than to pay for hospital treatment. We’d save money and prevent suffering and long term suffering,” said Banerji. -30- For More Information: Liam Mitchell Associate Director, Office of Communications Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto 416-978-4672 (office) 647-522-2513 (mobile) liam.mitchell@utoronto.ca

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Rotman MBAs Launch First Annual Canadian Graduate Women in Management Conference

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January 12, 2017

Rotman Commerce Graduates Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 List for Marketing and Advertising

Toronto, ON – The co-founders of Toronto-based start-up Exact Media, who are graduates of the Rotman Commerce program at the University of Toronto, have been named to the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 list of the young innovators redefining marketing and advertising. Daniel Rodic, BCom’12, and Elena Sahakyan, BCom’09, are two of the three co-founders of Exact Media, an e-commerce sampling and coupon company with investors including Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, and clients including Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, Unilever,…

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University of Toronto Team Advances to Regional Final of the Hult Prize

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Bell Canada, Canada Soccer and Toronto FC partner with U of T Varsity Blues to present Canada’s largest soccer coaching conference

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December 5, 2016

The University of Toronto has launched The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies and appoints inaugural director

Toronto, ON – The University of Toronto has launched The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies on its St. George campus. An endowment—originally from Tung Lin Kok Yuen, the Hong-Kong based charitable organization established by Mr. Robert H. N. Ho’s grandmother, Lady Clara Ho Tung—will provide an intellectual home for the largest contingent of Buddhist studies experts in Canada. “Our esteemed colleagues at The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation have demonstrated tremendous global leadership in their…

December 5, 2016

Children with average and lower vocabularies reading e-books learn more with an adult reader than pre-recorded voice

Toronto, ON – A study by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto shows that four-year-olds with average and lower vocabulary skills learn more effectively with an adult reading an eBook to them versus relying solely on the eBook’s voiceover. Adult reader versus e-book voiceover In the study, four-year-olds either interacted with a digital book on their own using the book’s voiceover, or an adult read them the same book. The book was teaching…

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Toronto Star | January 19, 2017

U of T looking to hire more indigenous faculty and staff following TRC call to action

President Meric Gertler and Jonathan Hamilton-Diabo director of aboriginal student services at First Nations House and co-chair of the University's TRC steering committee share their insights following the Committee’s final report. Read more. 

City TV | January 18, 2017

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CBC: Power & Politics | January 18, 2017

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Ron Pruessen of the Munk School of Global Affairs shares his thoughts on Barack Obama's legacy as president. Watch here. (1:30 mark)

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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Rotman Commerce Graduates Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 List for Marketing and Advertising

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Bell Canada, Canada Soccer and Toronto FC partner with U of T Varsity Blues to present Canada’s largest soccer coaching conference

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December 5, 2016

The University of Toronto has launched The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies and appoints inaugural director

Toronto, ON – The University of Toronto has launched The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies on its St. George campus. An endowment—originally from Tung Lin Kok Yuen, the Hong-Kong based charitable organization established by Mr. Robert H. N. Ho’s grandmother, Lady Clara Ho Tung—will provide an intellectual home for the largest contingent of Buddhist studies experts in Canada. “Our esteemed colleagues at The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation have demonstrated tremendous global leadership in their…

December 5, 2016

Children with average and lower vocabularies reading e-books learn more with an adult reader than pre-recorded voice

Toronto, ON – A study by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto shows that four-year-olds with average and lower vocabulary skills learn more effectively with an adult reading an eBook to them versus relying solely on the eBook’s voiceover. Adult reader versus e-book voiceover In the study, four-year-olds either interacted with a digital book on their own using the book’s voiceover, or an adult read them the same book. The book was teaching…

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Toronto Star | January 19, 2017

U of T looking to hire more indigenous faculty and staff following TRC call to action

President Meric Gertler and Jonathan Hamilton-Diabo director of aboriginal student services at First Nations House and co-chair of the University's TRC steering committee share their insights following the Committee’s final report. Read more. 

City TV | January 18, 2017

Extreme measures to protect some of the world's rarest books

Cataloguer and Reference Librarian P.J. Carefoote shares insight into the steps being taken to protect rare books at Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. Watch here. 

CBC: Power & Politics | January 18, 2017

Barack Obama's Legacy

Ron Pruessen of the Munk School of Global Affairs shares his thoughts on Barack Obama's legacy as president. Watch here. (1:30 mark)

Toronto, ON –  University of Toronto professor Michael Sefton (ChemE, IBBME) has been presented with a major research award from international diabetes foundation JDRF to advance treatment research for type 1 diabetes (T1D). The funding, valued at approximately $1.1 million ($845,135 USD), supports a three-year study at the University of Toronto’s Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) to explore an experimental treatment that involves transplanting healthy pancreatic cells into patients living with the disease. Once successfully implanted, these cells can then produce insulin to help regulate blood glucose levels. Though promising, these cells — known as pancreatic islet cells— are fragile, and current transplantation sites such as the abdominal cavity and liver are “hostile” environments that can increase the likelihood of rejection. Sefton and his team are investigating whether transplanting islet cells under the skin will improve the cells’ survival. “The skin is a less hostile site for islets and has clinical advantages of being more accessible than current sites and possibly be even safer for patients,” said Sefton, who holds appointments in U of T’s Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry and IBBME. “However, one of the challenges of using the skin as a transplant site is that it has relatively few blood vessels.” Sefton, a world-renowned tissue engineering pioneer, plans to apply his team’s expertise to creating a “‘pre-vascularized” environment rich in blood vessels under the skin to ensure the survival of the insulin-producing cells before transplantation takes place. “The goal is to enable islet cell transplantation under the skin in a retrievable, ‘device-less,’ physiologically integrated, and scalable implant site,” said Sefton. “The goal of this strategy is better control of blood glucose and reduced complications, leading to more widely available treatment for those living with this disease.” “Islet transplantation is a promising approach to treatment that also minimizes the risk of serious complications that affect those who live with T1D,” said Dave Prowten, president and CEO of JDRF Canada. “We are proud to support Dr. Sefton and his team as they work to uncover new ways to make this treatment more readily available for people living with T1D.” – 30 – For more information, contact: Marit Mitchell Communications & Media Relations Strategist University of Toronto Engineering 416-978-4498 marit.mitchell@utoronto.ca

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January 17, 2017

Rotman MBAs Launch First Annual Canadian Graduate Women in Management Conference

Toronto – For the first time, graduate business students and members of the business community from across Canada will gather on February 1 at the University of Toronto for the annual Canadian Graduate Women in Management Conference. The conference is organized by the Rotman Women in Management Association (WIMA), which champions the role of women in the Rotman School community and in the workplace. The theme for this inaugural year is "Men as Allies and the Parity Proposition,' highlighting the…

January 12, 2017

Rotman Commerce Graduates Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 List for Marketing and Advertising

Toronto, ON – The co-founders of Toronto-based start-up Exact Media, who are graduates of the Rotman Commerce program at the University of Toronto, have been named to the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 list of the young innovators redefining marketing and advertising. Daniel Rodic, BCom’12, and Elena Sahakyan, BCom’09, are two of the three co-founders of Exact Media, an e-commerce sampling and coupon company with investors including Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, and clients including Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, Unilever,…

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December 14, 2016

University of Toronto Team Advances to Regional Final of the Hult Prize

Toronto, ON – Teams of students with an interest in social entrepreneurship gathered at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management on December 3 to participate in the quarterfinal qualifying round for the Hult Prize. The prize is a start-up accelerator for social entrepreneurship which brings together the brightest college and university students from around the globe to solve the world’s most pressing issues. The student teams drawn from a wide range of faculties at UofT tackled the competition’s…

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Bell Canada, Canada Soccer and Toronto FC partner with U of T Varsity Blues to present Canada’s largest soccer coaching conference

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The University of Toronto has launched The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies and appoints inaugural director

Toronto, ON – The University of Toronto has launched The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies on its St. George campus. An endowment—originally from Tung Lin Kok Yuen, the Hong-Kong based charitable organization established by Mr. Robert H. N. Ho’s grandmother, Lady Clara Ho Tung—will provide an intellectual home for the largest contingent of Buddhist studies experts in Canada. “Our esteemed colleagues at The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation have demonstrated tremendous global leadership in their…

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Toronto, ON – A study by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto shows that four-year-olds with average and lower vocabulary skills learn more effectively with an adult reading an eBook to them versus relying solely on the eBook’s voiceover. Adult reader versus e-book voiceover In the study, four-year-olds either interacted with a digital book on their own using the book’s voiceover, or an adult read them the same book. The book was teaching…

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Toronto Star | January 19, 2017

U of T looking to hire more indigenous faculty and staff following TRC call to action

President Meric Gertler and Jonathan Hamilton-Diabo director of aboriginal student services at First Nations House and co-chair of the University's TRC steering committee share their insights following the Committee’s final report. Read more. 

City TV | January 18, 2017

Extreme measures to protect some of the world's rarest books

Cataloguer and Reference Librarian P.J. Carefoote shares insight into the steps being taken to protect rare books at Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. Watch here. 

CBC: Power & Politics | January 18, 2017

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Ron Pruessen of the Munk School of Global Affairs shares his thoughts on Barack Obama's legacy as president. Watch here. (1:30 mark)

Toronto, ON – Call centres can be expensive as well as the source of lots of consumer angst. But companies can get more bang for their buck by doing a better job of coordinating marketing decisions that drive customers to call centres with operational ones about handling them once they get there, says a new study from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. The study, co-authored by Professors Philipp Afèche and Opher Baron in the Rotman School’s Operations Management and Statistics Area, and Mojtaba Araghi, an assistant professor at Wilfrid Laurier University, provides an integrated marketing-operations framework to help companies design more effective service policies for their call centres and other service channels. The framework builds on a theoretical model that maps the flow of new and existing customers through the call centre and their consumer decisions afterwards, based on their experience. Unlike previous research, the model links call centre capacity, service quality and how that quality influences future consumer behaviour. "Our model highlights that it is important for companies to be able to answer questions like: How does a particular customer behave if they don't get served? What's the chance that they will leave the company -- or spend more, depending on the service quality they've received?" says Prof. Afèche. This can give companies insight into designing different service levels for different types of customers, depending on their value to the company. Too often, says Prof. Afèche, call centres react in response to marketing decisions, rather than the two functions working together to determine which customers to target in a marketing campaign and what capacity needs to be there to serve them. Traditional ways of measuring customer value, meanwhile, can ignore how that value is affected by service quality, leading to poorer decisions about attracting and keeping them. "Our model gives companies a more complete picture of the value of a customer," says Prof. Afèche. Getting things right at the call centre has been shown to be vital to businesses. Previous research has shown that companies use call centres for 80% of their customer interactions and 92% of customers base their opinion of the company on what happens during their call. Four out of ten customers who end their business with a company place the blame squarely on a customer service call that went badly. For the latest thinking on business, management and economics from the Rotman School of Management, visit www.rotman.utoronto.ca/FacultyAndResearch/NewThinking.aspx. The Rotman School of Management is located in the heart of Canada’s commercial and cultural capital and is part of the University of Toronto, one of the world’s top 20 research universities. The Rotman School fosters a new way to think that enables our graduates to tackle today’s global business and societal challenges.  For more information, visit www.rotman.utoronto.ca. -30- For more information: Ken McGuffin Manager, Media Relations Rotman School of Management University of Toronto Tel: 416.946.3818 E-mail: mcguffin@rotman.utoronto.ca Follow Rotman on Twitter @rotmanschool Watch Rotman on You Tube www.youtube.com/rotmanschool

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Toronto, ON – The co-founders of Toronto-based start-up Exact Media, who are graduates of the Rotman Commerce program at the University of Toronto, have been named to the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 list of the young innovators redefining marketing and advertising. Daniel Rodic, BCom’12, and Elena Sahakyan, BCom’09, are two of the three co-founders of Exact Media, an e-commerce sampling and coupon company with investors including Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, and clients including Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, Unilever,…

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Toronto, ON – Since 2005, Y Combinator (YC) has launched 1,200 startups which have a combined valuation of over $65 billion. Without the help of this seed accelerator, companies such as DoorDash, Code Academy and Thalmic Labs would have been lost. On Friday, January 20, 2017, YC will be inaugurating Accelerator Weekend with a panel led by their team of advisors, alumni and partners. Hear their stories, ask questions, and find out what it's really like to create a startup. All…

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University of Toronto Team Advances to Regional Final of the Hult Prize

Toronto, ON – Teams of students with an interest in social entrepreneurship gathered at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management on December 3 to participate in the quarterfinal qualifying round for the Hult Prize. The prize is a start-up accelerator for social entrepreneurship which brings together the brightest college and university students from around the globe to solve the world’s most pressing issues. The student teams drawn from a wide range of faculties at UofT tackled the competition’s…

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Toronto, ON – The University of Toronto and the Varsity Blues are pleased to announce three major partnerships for the sixth annual National Soccer Coaching Conference, including presenting sponsor, Bell. Toronto FC and the Canadian Soccer Association will also be partnering with the conference this year, taking place January 27 – 29, 2017 at Varsity Centre. Their respective partnerships mark a commitment to supporting the development of our youth, ensuring only the highest quality of coaching excellence is present during the…

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The University of Toronto has launched The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies and appoints inaugural director

Toronto, ON – The University of Toronto has launched The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies on its St. George campus. An endowment—originally from Tung Lin Kok Yuen, the Hong-Kong based charitable organization established by Mr. Robert H. N. Ho’s grandmother, Lady Clara Ho Tung—will provide an intellectual home for the largest contingent of Buddhist studies experts in Canada. “Our esteemed colleagues at The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation have demonstrated tremendous global leadership in their…

December 5, 2016

Children with average and lower vocabularies reading e-books learn more with an adult reader than pre-recorded voice

Toronto, ON – A study by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto shows that four-year-olds with average and lower vocabulary skills learn more effectively with an adult reading an eBook to them versus relying solely on the eBook’s voiceover. Adult reader versus e-book voiceover In the study, four-year-olds either interacted with a digital book on their own using the book’s voiceover, or an adult read them the same book. The book was teaching…

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U of T in the News

Toronto Star | January 19, 2017

U of T looking to hire more indigenous faculty and staff following TRC call to action

President Meric Gertler and Jonathan Hamilton-Diabo director of aboriginal student services at First Nations House and co-chair of the University's TRC steering committee share their insights following the Committee’s final report. Read more. 

City TV | January 18, 2017

Extreme measures to protect some of the world's rarest books

Cataloguer and Reference Librarian P.J. Carefoote shares insight into the steps being taken to protect rare books at Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. Watch here. 

CBC: Power & Politics | January 18, 2017

Barack Obama's Legacy

Ron Pruessen of the Munk School of Global Affairs shares his thoughts on Barack Obama's legacy as president. Watch here. (1:30 mark)