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July 24, 2017

New Appointments Strengthen Research and Teaching Activities at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – An expert in global health and international development and a senior finance professional with over 25 years of experience in capital markets are among the new faculty members who are joining the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management at the start of the 2017/18 academic year. The appointments help to strength the school’s research activities as well its teaching capabilities across all of the School’s pre and post experience programs. Ryann Manning joins the Rotman School as…

July 17, 2017

Machine learning meets materials discovery: Researchers from IBM, Toyota, and Citrine Informatics speak at UofT

Toronto, ON –  Machine learning and artificial intelligence are poised to revolutionize the way companies do business in the fields of healthcare, transportation, and materials research. With the launch of the new Vector Institute, Toronto is quickly becoming a hub for machine learning development. Following this momentum is a three-part limited edition CIFAR seminar series, Machine Learning for Accelerated Materials Discovery, on July 18, 24, and 25, co-hosted by the Departments of Computer Science and The Edward S. Rogers Sr.…

July 12, 2017

New book by UTM prof reveals flaws of workplace discrimination law

Toronto, ON – A new book by U of T Mississauga assistant professor of sociology Ellen Berrey explores the legal outcomes of the most common type of civil litigation in the United States—employment discrimination claims—and the limitations of the law in addressing problems of workplace inequality. In Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality, American Bar Association scholars and co-authors Ellen Berrey, Robert L. Nelson and Laura Beth Nielsen provide a comprehensive analysis of employment civil rights litigation in the U.S., and…

June 29, 2017

City Hall task force says don’t overhaul the system, just fix it

Toronto, ON – In the first general review of Toronto governance in over a decade, SPPG’s City Hall Task Force has released its highly anticipated report offering a practical blueprint to reform Toronto’s City Council. The report outlines six key priorities that City Council can act on immediately, without the need for provincial intervention, to make deliberation and decision making more effective, more efficient, more transparent, and more inclusive. “City Council is not functioning as well as it could, plain…

June 21, 2017

Rotman MBA Honoured with Award from Forté Foundation

Toronto, ON – A graduating student in the Full Time MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has received the Edie Hunt Inspiration Award from the Forté Foundation. Alex Walker Turner, MBA’17, received the award which recognizes the achievements of a woman MBA student who has made significant contributions to her school or community to advance women into business leadership positions.  Turner, along with four Rotman classmates, established a new initiative, Rotman LINKS, which connects Rotman MBA…

June 12, 2017

Can’t shake old ideas? Wash them off, suggests Rotman study

Toronto, ON – Handwipes aren't just for germs anymore.  Their uses may extend to more flexible thinking and reorienting one's priorities. A pair of researchers at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management has found the physicality of cleaning one's hands acts to shift goal pursuit, making prior goals less important and subsequent goals more important. The researchers' four experiments each began by bringing participants' attention to particular goals through word games or a short survey, a process called "priming."…

June 5, 2017

Canada’s Top University Kicks off #UofTGrad17, The Country’s Biggest Graduation

Toronto, ON – Starting Tuesday, June 6 the next generation of leaders will graduate from Canada’s top university. This year, U of T will host 27 different ceremonies (two more than in 2016) over 13 days for almost 14,000 undergraduate and graduate students from the university’s three campuses in downtown Toronto, Scarborough and Mississauga. They will be joined by 15 honorary degree recipients who have made notable achievements in their fields. Among them: celebrated Inuk singer and songwriter Susan Aglukark; media…

June 5, 2017

Rotman Executive MBA Students Named Among the World’s Best

Toronto, ON – Two graduating students from the Executive MBA programs at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have been named to the Poets&Quants list of the best and brightest Executive MBA students of 2017. Rodney Cheung, MBA’17, a graduate of the One-Year Executive MBA Program, and Rachel Huckle, MBA’17, a graduate of the Global Executive MBA program, were the only students from a Canadian program on the list which was published today. “Rodney is a rewarding example of…

June 2, 2017

Rotman Accounting Professor Honoured with Distinguished Contribution Award from The Canadian Academic Accounting Association

Toronto, ON – A professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has received the 2017 Haim Falk Award for Distinguished Contribution to Accounting Thought.  The award was presented today at The Canadian Academic Accounting Association (CAAA) at their annual conference in Montreal. Partha Mohanram, a professor of accounting at the Rotman School, received the award which recognizes excellence in scholarly achievement that clearly contributes to the advancement of accounting thought. Prof. Mohanram has published extensively in the top…

May 30, 2017

New Team Starts Work at the Rotman School’s Impact Consulting Group

Toronto, ON – A new team of talented MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has joined the Impact Consulting Group for 2017-18. Founded at the University in 1972, Impact Consulting Group has a long history of delivering high quality consulting services to growing businesses at competitive rates. Each year, a new team of Rotman MBA students is selected to lead the organization based on their problem-solving skills, critical thinking and industry expertise. Impact offers a wide…