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    • U of T researcher leads push to map location of life-saving automated external defibrillators in GTA February 14, 2020
      Automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, are one of the only things that can save a patient who is suffering cardiac arrest. But in an emergency situation, finding one can be a matter of luck.
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    • 'Lost opportunity': Affordable housing needed in local development projects, U of T researcher says February 14, 2020
      Mixed-use housing projects are based on questionable assumptions that increasing the supply of rental units will lead to more affordable housing – a problem University of Toronto researcher Tara Vinodrai is highlighting after plans for a massive, 37-tower development in Mississauga’s City Centre neighbourhood 
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    • Give and take: U of T researcher says its crucial for couples to talk about their needs February 14, 2020
      When is the last time you and your partner had a heart-to-heart about your respective needs and how they are being met? A University of Toronto researcher, whose work focuses on sacrifice in romantic relationships, is encouraging couples to have that talk.
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    • Professor Charles Tator receives Order of Hockey February 13, 2020
      For his “significant efforts to combat concussions and reduce spinal cord injuries,” the University of Toronto's Charles Tator is receiving the Order of Hockey. Former players Ken Dryden and Sheldon Kennedy are also being recognized with the honour.
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    • U of T spinoff among 10 winners of Canadian clean energy innovation competition February 13, 2020
      CERT Systems Inc., a company spun out of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, has received support from Breakthrough Energy Solutions Canada to advance an innovative system that transforms carbon dioxide into valuable products.
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    • UTAM to reduce the carbon footprint of its long-term investments by at least 40 per cent by 2030 February 13, 2020
      The University of Toronto Asset Management Corp. (UTAM), which manages over $10 billion in assets on behalf of the university, plans to reduce the carbon footprint of the endowment and pension investment portfolios by at least 40 per cent by 2030.
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    • 'Global citizen' Connie Carter creates U of T scholarship to boost Caribbean presence on world stage February 13, 2020
      On a recent flight to Toronto, Connie Carter beamed as she filled out her customs form. In the box that asked for her nationality, she was able to print “Canadian” for the very first time. “I felt such pride,” says Carter, who was born in Jamaica, educated in the United Kingdom, lived in Denmark for […]
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    • First-year course at U of T explores U.S. history through the lens of Hamilton February 13, 2020
      With 11 Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the smash hit musical Hamilton is a juggernaut that’s introducing early American history to new audiences in a unique way – and historians at the University of Toronto are taking note.
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    • Renée Hložek awarded Sloan Research Fellowship February 12, 2020
      Renée Hložek, an assistant professor at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics in the Faculty of Arts & Science, has been awarded a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship for 2020.
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    • Gender-diverse corporate boards reduce financial misconduct: U of T study February 12, 2020
      Putting women on the board of an organization is not only the fair thing to do, it leads to better financial reporting, research from the University of Toronto shows.
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    • Brazil's humane refugee policies: Good ideas can travel north, U of T expert says February 12, 2020
      The global north tends to view the global south as a source of refugees, and it often implements policies aimed at preventing those refugees from reaching the global north.
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    • Zheng Luo named 2020 Charles H. Best Fellow February 12, 2020
      Zheng Luo has been named the 2020 Charles H. Best Fellow – a prestigious appointment awarded annually to an outstanding postdoctoral student in the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research.
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    • Chelsea Rochman awarded Sloan Research Fellowship February 12, 2020
      Chelsea Rochman, an assistant professor at the department of ecology and evolutionary biology in the Faculty of Arts & Science, has been awarded a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship for 2020.
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    • Ila Varma awarded Sloan Research Fellowship February 12, 2020
      Ila Varma, an assistant professor with the department of mathematics in the Faculty of Arts & Science has been awarded a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship for 2020.
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    • U of T's Christine Allen talks to CBC's Metro Morning about her book club for women in STEM February 12, 2020
      Christine Allen, a professor at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and the University of Toronto’s associate vice-president and vice-provost, strategic initiatives, spoke to CBC’s Metro Morning on Tuesday – Int
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    • Three U of T researchers recognized with Sloan Research Fellowships February 12, 2020
      Three University of Toronto researchers – all from the from the Faculty of Arts & Science – have been awarded prestigious Sloan Research Fellowships for 2020.
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    • 'It’s everyone’s responsibility': U of T Mississauga's Tee Duke on achieving Truth and Reconciliation on campus February 12, 2020
      In a photo, Tee Duke stands in an alley in Toronto’s downtown core. She holds a fan of feathers against her chest, partly covering the beaded regalia she wears to honour the jingle dress dance, which traces its origins back to her childhood home in Treaty 3 territory near Kenora, Ont.
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    • As era of commercial spaceflight dawns, U of T alumna seeks to deliver health care among the stars February 11, 2020
      When it comes to choosing a career path, students are often told to “reach for the stars.” Katie Harris is taking this advice literally. Harris has her sights set on becoming a flight surgeon, a doctor who provides medical care for astronauts before, during and after their missions.
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    • U of T Libraries exhibit explores enduring strength of CanLit community February 11, 2020
      Think Canadian literature and chances are Booker Prize-winning author Margaret Atwood comes to mind. The University of Toronto alumna and towering Canadian literary figure gained worldwide recognition in 1985 with the publication of The Handmaid’s Tale.
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    • Wikipedia 'edit-a-thon' at U of T helps fill online gaps in Canada's Black history February 11, 2020
      There are significant gaps on Wikipedia when it comes to information about Black history in Canada – a problem since the collaborative online encyclopedia is a familiar entry point for many Canadians doing research on a topic.
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