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- Urban studies course gives U of T students a peek at Toronto City Hall's inner workings September 22, 2021Undergraduate students at the University of Toronto are getting an inside look at how municipal officials are dealing with the pandemic and other issues shaping urban life.https://www.utoronto.ca/sites/default/files/GettyImages-847994646-crop.jpg
- How U of T's Faculty of Dentistry incorporates mental health into the curriculum September 22, 2021As fourth-year students in the University of Toronto’s doctor of dental surgery program (DDS) enter their final year on campus, they will be heading to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) to complete a day-long clinical rotation. Third-year students, meanwhile, are given the option to do a one-week clinical rotation.https://www.utoronto.ca/sites/default/files/Joel%20Rosenbloom-crop.jpg
- Nuts are not linked to weight gain: U of T study September 22, 2021Researchers at the University of Toronto have found that nuts do not contribute to weight gain. The review of quality research on links between nuts, fat consumption and body weight was recently published in the journal Obesity Reviews and is among the most comprehensive to date.https://www.utoronto.ca/sites/default/files/GettyImages-1223036462-crop.jpg
- Scores of internet-providing satellites will soon streak across Canada's skies: study September 21, 2021The night sky is going to get much busier thanks to thousands of new internet satellites set to launch over the next few years – and researchers say it’s going to affect Canada more than most places on Earth.https://www.utoronto.ca/sites/default/files/iStock-924636144-crop.jpg
- With a focus on education and technology, U of T PhD candidate Mai Ali aims to help others September 21, 2021Mai Ali still remembers the feeling of holding her first cell phone back in the early 2000s.https://www.utoronto.ca/sites/default/files/image_6483441-crop.jpg
- A runner's journey: Bruce Kidd recounts a life at the intersection of sport, politics and social change September 21, 2021Bruce Kidd, a professor emeritus in the the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education, writes in the introduction to his new book, A Runner’s Journey, that, “while an autobiography covers anhttps://www.utoronto.ca/sites/default/files/UofT75931_Bruce_Kidd-51-crop.jpg
- U of T's Randy Boyagoda discusses his new novel, inspired by Dante and set in small-town Indiana September 20, 2021Though 700 years have passed since the death of the great Medieval poet Dante Alighieri, author of The Divine Comedy, Randy Boyagoda believes the poem still has the power to connect with anyone who has lost their way.https://www.utoronto.ca/sites/default/files/Randy%20Boyagoda-crop.jpg
- 'Making a difference': U of T Nursing students find inspiration in COVID-19 response September 20, 2021As members of the newest cohort in the University of Toronto’s bachelor of science in nursing program at the Lawrence S.https://www.utoronto.ca/sites/default/files/Nursing%20students.jpg
- Revamped ARC Quad at U of T Scarborough to offer space for concerts, lectures and other events September 20, 2021Students, staff and faculty at the University of Toronto Scarborough will have a vibrant outdoor space to unwind and recharge this fall.https://www.utoronto.ca/sites/default/files/arc-quad-DTAH.jpg
- Queer and Trans Research Lab opens at U of T's Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies September 17, 2021Dana Seitler wants the University of Toronto’s new Queer and Trans Research Lab – the first of its kind – to break down barriers, rethink traditional academic practices and empower community activists.https://www.utoronto.ca/sites/default/files/EZrWr41XYAYhspN-crop.jpg
- U of T unveils Indigenous public art installation at Hart House: Windspeaker September 17, 2021Eight Indigenous artists are behind a specially commissioned temporary art installation outside the University of Toronto's Hart House, Windspeaker reports.https://www.utoronto.ca/sites/default/files/hart-house-artwork.jpg
- U of T researchers race to treat rare disorder that affects newborns' hearing and vision September 17, 2021Researchers at the University of Toronto are working towards a genetic treatment for symptoms of Usher syndrome, a rare disorder that leaves newborns with profound hearing loss and gradually robs them of their vision.https://www.utoronto.ca/sites/default/files/GettyImages-104821472-crop.jpg
- Groundbreakers: U of T’s Data Sciences Institute to help researchers find answers to their biggest questions September 16, 2021When University of Toronto astronomer Bryan Gaensler looks up at the night sky, he doesn’t just see stars – he sees data. Big data.https://www.utoronto.ca/sites/default/files/2017-09-07-CHIME_0.jpg
- Cities need to boost resident knowledge of green infrastructure: U of T study September 16, 2021“Green infrastructure” often comes up when talking about climate change. Problem is, few people know what it means. That’s according to new research led by Tenley Conway, a professor in the department of geography, geomatics and the environment at the University of Toronto Mississauga.https://www.utoronto.ca/sites/default/files/UofT85730_2020-06-16-255%20McCaul%20Rooftop_5-crop.jpg
- Source control: Why face masks remain crucial to the fight against COVID-19 September 16, 2021Wearing a face mask in public has gone from eyebrow-raising to commonplace in Canada in the span of just 18 months – and, despite the wide availability of vaccines, remains a key tool in the fight against COVID-19. But how, exactly, did health experts go from advising against mask-wearing at the outset of the pandemic […]https://www.utoronto.ca/sites/default/files/GettyImages-1229676372-crop.jpg
- U of T Communications recognized by CASE for innovative communications during the pandemic September 15, 2021University of Toronto Communications (UTC) has been awarded gold in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s (CASE) Circle of Excellence Awards for its UTogether communications strategy during the pandemic.
- Fresh takes: U of T alumna organizes undergraduate research conference at the Centre for Ethics September 15, 2021For 15 years, the University of Toronto’s Centre for Ethics has served as a nexus for research and discourse on the ethical aspects of virtually every subject imaginable – from artificial intelligence to the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, today’s scholars of ethics aren’t only looking at new problems. They’re also questioning the very foundations of what many think of […]https://www.utoronto.ca/sites/default/files/Amelia%20Eaton.jpg
- Understanding babies' minds: U of T researcher examines how infants learn language September 15, 2021For more than 20 years, the University of Toronto’s Elizabeth Johnson has studied the ways babies and children acquire language: How do children begin learning the meaning of words? How do they cope with unfamiliar languages and voices? How do they learn language so quickly?https://www.utoronto.ca/sites/default/files/EJ_Lab_01-crop.jpg
- The Globe and Mail remembers Robert Lansdale, known on campus as 'the U of T photographer' September 14, 2021Robert Lansdale, a press and commercial photographer who often shot pictures for the University of Toronto, died on July 13 at age 90, the Globe and Mail reports.https://www.utoronto.ca/sites/default/files/2021-045-crop.jpg
- U of T astronomy course gazes at the stars through an Indigenous lens September 14, 2021A new course at the University of Toronto offers students the opportunity to learn about astronomy through the lens of Indigenous knowledges – particularly those of Indigenous Peoples from Turtle Island.https://www.utoronto.ca/sites/default/files/GettyImages-485210643-crop.jpg