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March 20, 2017

Canadian collaboration to accelerate development of cancer treatments

Toronto, ON – An innovative collaboration between government, industry, and academia aims to accelerate the development of cancer treatments in Canada. The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and the Toronto-based Centre for the Commercialization of Antibodies and Biologics (CCAB) have put in place over $1M in collaborative agreements over the past year to produce and test therapeutic antibodies discovered at the University of Toronto (U of T). Cancer treatment is evolving rapidly toward more effective molecules, including single-domain and…

March 10, 2017

The Sciences Po School of Public Affairs and the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto launch a dual Master’s degree in Global Affairs and Public Policy

Toronto, ON – The Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs in Paris are launching a dual degree program between their respective Master of Global Affairs (MGA) and Master in Public Policy (MPP). The program offers multiple pathways for students in two major world cities. Students will complete the dual degree program in 24 months, spending the first year at Sciences Po in Paris and the second year at…

March 10, 2017

Excellence in Teaching and Research Honoured at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – Seven faculty members at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have received awards for achievements in research and teaching. Four faculty members were awarded with the 2016 Roger Martin Awards for Excellence in Research and Teaching. Established by Prof. Roger Martin, a former Dean of the Rotman School, the awards are presented annually to faculty members who have achieved distinction for their teaching or research activities. The co-winners of the Roger Martin Excellence in Research Award…

March 6, 2017

Baruch College Team Successfully Defends its Title at the Rotman International Trading Competition

Toronto, ON – For the second year in row a team from the Master of Financial Engineering program at Baruch College in New York City has won the Rotman International Trading Competition. The 14th annual edition of one of the world’s preeminent trading competitions was hosted by the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management from February 23 to 25. Teams representing 52 different universities from across Canada, the United States, Europe, Africa and Asia participated in the competition which…

March 1, 2017

Voting with their Tweets: social media complaints can be alternative to market discipline, Rotman study shows

Toronto, ON – Nothing inspires consumer frustration quite like an airline flight delay. Researchers from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management have used those meltdown moments - and the complaints they produce via the social media platform Twitter - to study how consumer "voice" may influence business behaviour. "We thought complaints were an important part of the economy but, until now, we haven’t had a systematic way to measure them," says study co-author Mara Lederman, an associate professor of…

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…