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    • Researchers often witness – but don’t report – same-sex sexual behaviour in mammals: Study July 17, 2024
      Same-sex sexual behaviour is far more prevalent in mammals than research would suggest because scientists often don’t report the behaviour when they witness it in the field, according to a University of Toronto Scarborough study.
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    • Learning rewired: U of T researcher sparks kids’ interest in tech with animatronic critters July 16, 2024
      Could a talking paper octopus be the key to igniting kids' curiosity about technology? University of Toronto engineer Paul Dietz certainly thinks so. With the help of a menagerie of mechanically controlled puppets, he has a plan to help students learn to think creatively across a wide range of fields.
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    • U of T expands housing options for students via partnership with home-sharing platform July 15, 2024
      As part of its efforts to provide more access to student housing, the University of Toronto has added a unique option that also helps address a community need near its three campuses: matching students in need of housing with older adults who have extra space in their homes.
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    • From high school dropout to managing partner: The inspiring journey of U of T alum Eugene Choi July 12, 2024
      Eugene Choi was in high school when his mother contracted SARS and his father was diagnosed with lung cancer. Amid a challenging time for his family, Choi made the difficult decision to drop out of school and began working various part-time jobs, from flipping burgers to ringing up sales.
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    • Incoming U of T post-doc to research how body image affects sport participation July 11, 2024
      For Chelsi Ricketts, research on body image is a scholarly interest borne out of personal experiences. She participated in track, her brother is a collegiate athlete and her father was a competitive bodybuilder.
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    • Deputy prime minister visits clinics at U of T Faculty of Dentistry July 10, 2024
      Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland visited several of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry clinics on Tuesday, July 9, and highlighted how updates to the 
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    • Federal funding linked to more medals for Canadian Olympians – but less participation in grassroots sport: Study July 9, 2024
      Federal funding for sport is associated with Canadian athletes winning more Olympic medals – but this comes at the cost of reduced participation in grassroots recreational and competitive sport.
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    • U of T ranks 17th globally, first in Canada in U.S. News & World Report university rankings July 8, 2024
      The University of Toronto has been ranked 17th in the world, up one spot from last year, in the latest global university ranking by U.S. News & World Report.
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    • Study identifies sources of indoor air pollution in Toronto subway system July 5, 2024
      Research carried out by University of Toronto experts in partnership with Health Canada has identified braking of trains – and resulting wear of wheels and rails – as the major cause of particulate pollution in Toronto’s subway system.
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    • Study points to improved detection of thyroid cancer July 4, 2024
      Researchers from Sinai Health and the University of Toronto have gleaned new insights into how thyroid cancer could be more effectively treated.
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    • U of T community members recognized with Order of Canada July 4, 2024
      An innovator in chemical catalyst development. A global leader in cardiac surgery and care. And a public health expert who led the rollout of Canada’s first colon cancer screening program. These are a few members of the University of Toronto community who were recently honoured with appointments or promotions within the Order of Canada.
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    • U of T study highlights tension between Canada’s climate and housing goals July 3, 2024
      Canada cannot simultaneously meet its targets for emission reductions and new housing unless there’s a drastic change in construction practices, according to research from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering.
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    • New cancer treatment slows aggressive neuroendocrine tumours: Study July 2, 2024
      A novel approach for early cancer treatment known as radioligand therapy (RLT) has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of advanced neuroendocrine tumour progression and death, according to research led by scientists at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the University of Toronto.
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    • Linda Johnston appointed U of T vice-president and U of T Scarborough principal June 27, 2024
      Professor Linda Johnston, a renowned nursing researcher and institutional leader, has been appointed vice-president, University of Toronto, and principal, U of T Scarborough for a five-year term.
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    • In Photos: U of T’s graduating students celebrated at 2024 spring convocation June 27, 2024
      The University of Toronto celebrated the graduation of more than 16,000 students this spring, some 13,000 of whom crossed the stage inside Convocation Hall, cheered on by friends and family. 
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    • A former esthetician, U of T grad looks forward to pursuing a new career as a lawyer June 27, 2024
      For Kavery Bedar, convocation marked the next step in a major career change from esthetician to future lawyer.
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    • U of T grad completes a journey that began over 50 years ago June 26, 2024
      When Patrick Elo crossed the stage at Convocation Hall this June, it marked the culmination of a goal that he first began pursuing more than half a century ago.
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    • Tributes pour in for Hollywood legend – and U of T alumnus – Donald Sutherland June 25, 2024
      Donald Sutherland’s recent death has sparked a global outpouring of tributes remembering the actor as a shape-shifting performer whose range spanned roles in M*A*S*H, the Hunger Games, Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Six Degrees of Separation.
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    • U of T's top undergraduate says he fell in love with the process of learning June 25, 2024
      Jeff Chen says he's always prioritized his academics, but what really elevated his performance to the next level was pouring his energies into the process of learning and self-improvement – rather than obsessing over the outcome.
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    • In photos: Student-run Black Grad event celebrates community, culture and excellence June 24, 2024
      Peals of applause reverberated through Hart House’s Great Hall as dozens of graduates and graduating students at the University of Toronto took to the stage at the Black Student Association’s annual Black Grad celebration, which brings together U of T community members from across the three campuses.
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