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    • International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination conference addresses opportunities around equity, inclusivity March 19, 2019
      As people around the world mark the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD) on Thursday, the University of Toronto community will gather to celebrate the ways staff, faculty and students are working to make all three campuses more equitable and inclusive – while reflecting on what still needs to be done […]
    • Boundless campaign exceeds expanded fundraising goal and creates lasting impact March 19, 2019
      More than a decade in the making, and supported by more than 104,000 people around the globe, Boundless: the Campaign for the University of Toronto closed on Dec. 31, setting a record for Canadian philanthropy.
    • U of T welcomes federal budget provisions for work-integrated learning, international education March 19, 2019
      The University of Toronto is lauding a number of measures announced in Tuesday’s federal budget aimed at giving more students the opportunity to learn in the workplace and around the world. The budget also supports research by promising to create more master's and doctoral scholarship awards through the federal granting councils.
    • The content 'factory': How U of T alumnus Allen Lau is disrupting the way books, movies and TV shows are made March 19, 2019
      When Allen Lau and Ivan Yuen founded Wattpad back in 2006, the two University of Toronto alumni were focused on building an e-reader app for the Motorola Razr flip phone and its competitors. But it wasn’t long before Lau, the startup's CEO, spotted a much bigger opportunity.
    • First-year student takes big step as head female dancer at U of T powwow March 18, 2019
      Miyopin Cheechoo hasn't even been a University of Toronto student for a year, and she was already asked to fill important shoes as head female dancer of the spring powwow. The Cree student from Moosonee has been dancing at powwows in northern Ontario basically as long as she could walk, but this was her first in […]
    • Entrepreneurship Week 2019: Ten U of T startups to watch March 18, 2019
      Supported by nine different incubator and accelerator hubs spread across three campuses, University of Toronto startups and the entrepreneurs behind them are pushing the boundaries in industries ranging from foodstuffs to health care.
    • U of T's Sloan Foundation fellow on how tiny bugs and simple worms offer clues to infectious diseases March 18, 2019
      Microsporidia are one-cell parasites that can cause stomach pain, weight loss and eye inflammation, among other symptoms. They can be fatal in people with weakened immune systems, including the malnourished and those with AIDS. They also infect insects — and Aaron Reinke studies that process in worms to better understand how these parasites make people […]
    • Classical composer is one of many Juno nominees from U of T's Faculty of Music March 15, 2019
      Bekah Simms’s musical life didn’t start by joining a band or getting piano lessons as a kid. Instead, the Mount Pearl, N.L. native obsessed over video game music – the melodies and the electronic pulses. “I loved them – that’s what I went to bed to, humming,” recalls Simms, a PhD candidate in the University of […]
    • 'Creativity, passion and a genuine sense of leadership': Four U of T faculty honoured with Early Career Teaching Awards March 15, 2019
      One winner devotes a day of the week to improving in-demand social-work skills. Another has brought live performers to his medieval literature lectures. One has taken a decidedly broad approach to teaching disability issues. Still another is clicking with his computer science students.
    • A place for space? U of T startup builds out a global satellite network – from downtown Toronto March 15, 2019
      Located above a strip of Spadina Avenue populated by nail salons, currency exchange vendors and a leather supply store, the fourth-floor office of Kepler Communications looks like that of any other tech startup – exposed heating ducts, open concept layout, a large conference table for meetings. That is, until you spot the control room.
    • 'Horror and sorrow': U of T reacts to attack on Christchurch mosque March 15, 2019
      The University of Toronto is condemning the horrific attack on a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, where a man shot and killed 49 people and injured 48 more.
    • On eggshells: What the world's oldest eggs reveal about dinosaur evolution March 14, 2019
      A study of the world’s earliest known dinosaur eggs reveals new information about the evolution of dinosaur reproduction.
    • Federal minister comes to U of T to announce investigation unit, helpline to address abuse in sport March 14, 2019
      Kirsty Duncan, the federal minister of science and sport, came to the University of Toronto's Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport on Wednesday to announce two new initiatives addressing abuse and harassment in sport.
    • U of T medical student helps document decline in global adolescent health March 14, 2019
      A University of Toronto medical student has contributed to the latest and largest global study of adolescent health released this week in The Lancet.
    • U of T researchers developing promising technologies win Connaught Innovation Awards March 14, 2019
      An app to help people who have issues with their memory. Implantable electrodes to help relieve pain. A waste-reducing tool for the oilsands.
    • In photos: U of T's Canine Cognition Lab, where dogs play and humans learn March 13, 2019
      Students and faculty might be curious about the series of four-legged visitors of all shapes and sizes who come through University College. There’s the one-eyed Frenchie, Eddie; Ryder, the fluffy Samoyed; and Bacon, the miniature Schnauzer. They have all come for the sake of science. The treats are just a bonus.
    • Nine U of T startups who have raised big money March 13, 2019
      From drug discovery to helping entertainment companies develop the next hit TV show, entrepreneurs associated with the University of Toronto are solving key issues for some of the world's biggest industries. Others are hoping to forge brand new industries of their own.
    • ‘Fantastic Voyage’: U of T researchers create nano-bot to probe inside human cells March 13, 2019
      Researchers in the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering have built a set of magnetic “tweezers” that can position a nano-scale bead inside a human cell in three dimensions with unprecedented precision. The nano-bot has already been used to study the properties of cancer cells, and could point the way toward enhanced diagnosis and treatment.
    • Abuse crisis in Catholic Church is subject of conference at University of St. Michael's College March 13, 2019
        Leona Huggins remembers clearly why her parish priest stopped abusing her.
    • U of T's Creative Destruction Lab to expand to University of Oxford March 12, 2019
      The Creative Destruction Lab is going global. The seed-stage accelerator developed at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has struck a deal with the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School to bring its unique startup-building concept to entrepreneurs on the other side of the pond.