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February 23, 2017

U of T Engineering hosts 27th Canadian Mining Games

Future mining engineers from 10 Canadian universities go toe to toe in national competition WHAT: The Canadian Mining Games is an annual competition between 10 mining engineering universities in Canada. At this two-day championship, student teams are tested on the skills and knowledge required to work in the mining industry as they complete a series of events inspired and overseen by industry-leading companies. Members of the media are invited to observe or compete alongside students in events including: Proposing technical…

February 16, 2017

U of T to confer honorary degrees on 16 Canadian and global leaders

Toronto, ON – The University of Toronto will recognize 16 outstanding individuals with honorary degrees from Indigenous political and cultural leaders to an internationally renowned photographer and a pioneering pair of evolutionary biologists. The recipients include Inuk singer and songwriter Susan Aglukark, leading Arab human rights defender Amal Basha, the “archaeologist of black memory” Robert A. Hill, and chief commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Murray Sinclair. They’ll receive their degrees at upcoming convocation ceremonies and address a graduating class. “The University of Toronto…

February 9, 2017

World’s Preeminent Student Trading Competition Returns to the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – The world’s preeminent trading competition for university students returns for its 14th year at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. The students, along with their faculty advisors, from 52 different universities which include teams from China, Iceland, India, and South Africa, will participate in the competition which takes place from February 23 to 25. A team from the Master of Financial Engineering program at Baruch College returns to defend their title while a team from LUISS…

February 6, 2017

Book by Rotman School Professor Receives Award From Association of American Publishers

Toronto, ON – A book on disruption and innovation by a professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has received a 2017 PROSE Award for Excellence award. The Disruption Dilemma by Prof. Joshua Gans won in the ‘Business, Finance & Management’ category. The PROSE Awards recognize excellence in publishing, and are sponsored by the Professional & Scholarly Publishing division (PSP) of the Association of American Publishers. The awards are judged on how noteworthy and original their contributions…

February 2, 2017

U of T’s Citizen Lab uncovers Nile Phish, extensive phishing campaign targeting Egyptian NGOs

Toronto, ON – A new report from the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs uncovers Nile Phish, an ongoing and extensive phishing campaign against Egyptian civil society. In recent years, Egypt has witnessed what is widely described as an “unprecedented crackdown,” on both civil society and dissent. Amidst this backdrop, in late November 2016 Citizen Lab began investigating phishing attempts on staff at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), an Egyptian organization working on research, advocacy and legal engagement to support basic freedoms and rights. With the…

February 2, 2017

Rotman School of Management is offering to help business scholars and students affected by the US restrictions

Toronto, ON – The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto has been monitoring the impact on the recent travel restrictions enacted by the US Executive Order. “We are very proud of our diverse and inclusive academic community of students, staff and faculty here at the Rotman School and we will certainly support our international students and faculty who may be impacted,” says Dean Tiff Macklem. “One of our core values is that we are committed to welcoming people…

January 31, 2017

Rotman Professor Named as Management Thinker to Watch by Thinkers50

Toronto, ON – A professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management who has become known for his research and teaching on catastrophes and risk management has been named to the 2017 Thinkers50 Radar list of the 30 management thinkers in the world most likely to shape the future of how organizations are managed and led. András Tilcsik is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management and a Fellow at the School’s Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship. Last…

January 30, 2017

The University of Toronto Sports Industry Conference Continues to Grow

Toronto, ON – Already widely regarded as the largest student-run sports industry conference in Canada, the University of Toronto Sports Industry conference will expand to two days for its sixth edition. The conference, #SIC2017, is organized by the University of Toronto Sports & Business Association (UTSB) and Rotman Sports Business Association (RSBA). It will take place in Desautels Hall at the Rotman School of Management on February 10 and 11. Last year, the conference attracted nearly 400 students and young professionals…

January 17, 2017

Rotman MBAs Launch First Annual Canadian Graduate Women in Management Conference

Toronto, ON – 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…

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,…