Media Releases

Below is a selection of recent press releases. For all the latest news please visit www.utoronto.ca/news

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August 9, 2010

Rotman professor receives outstanding educator award

Toronto / Montreal - Anita McGahan, a professor at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management is the recipient of the Academy of Management Business Policy and Strategy Division's 2010 Irwin Outstanding Educator Award. Prof. McGahan, who holds the Rotman Chair in Management at the Rotman School and is cross appointed to the Munk School of Public Affairs, was presented with the award yesterday during a reception at the Academy of Management's annual conference in Montreal. In her acceptance…

August 9, 2010

U of T bookstore to offer textbook rental program

Toronto, ON – When school resumes in September this year, students at the University of Toronto could potentially save hundreds of dollars when shopping for their textbooks. This summer the University of Toronto Bookstore introduced a small pilot program that allowed students to rent their textbooks instead of buying them outright. The test run was so successful that the Bookstore will be expanding the initiative to include many more titles when classes resume in the fall. “The goal of the…

July 29, 2010

U of T Key Dates

TORONTO, ON – The official countdown to back to school has begun. This September, U of T’s three campuses will come alive as new and returning students participate in orientation activities, attend their first day of classes and move into residence. Here are a few important dates to remember: BACK-TO-SCHOOL START DATES:   August 30, 2010 Faculty of Medicine (undergrad programs)  September 7, 2010   Faculty of Dentistry University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) September 8, 2010 Faculty of Law Faculty of…

July 28, 2010

Education Experts

TORONTO, ON – The following is a list of University of Toronto experts who can comment on a variety of issues related to education in the weeks leading up to back-to-school time. Coping with back to school stress Dr. Mark Berber, Lecturer Department of Psychiatry Office: 905-472-5733 Email: mberber@cnsmedicine.com Safe schools, conflict resolution Citzenship/democratic education Kathy Bickmore, Associate Professor Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Ontario Institute for Studies in Education Office: 416-978-0237 Email: k.bickmore@utoronto.ca *NOTE: Available after September 1,…

July 27, 2010

U of T facts and figures for 2010 – 2011

TORONTO, ON – To aid you in your back-to-school coverage, we’ve compiled a list of the most pertinent facts and figures about the University of Toronto for the coming school year. STUDENTS: The University of Toronto is expecting a total of 78,676 students for 2010 – 2011. Undergraduate: The University of Toronto is expecting 63,531 undergraduate students for 2010 – 2011. Domestic: 56,248 International: 7,283 St. George campus is expecting 40,914 undergraduate students. Scarborough campus is expecting 10,423 undergraduate students.…

July 26, 2010

UofT – Welcome back-to-school 2010

TORONTO, ON – This September, UofT’s three campuses will come alive as more than 78,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff descend on Canada’s premier university for the coming academic year. To assist your news team in producing interesting, relevant and timely news stories during back-to-school season, UofT’s media relations team will issue a series of education-related press releases in coming days and weeks. We will put the following information at your fingertips as you plot your back-to-school coverage: pertinent…

July 22, 2010

No pain, no gain? Concrete thinking increases consumer confidence

TORONTO, ON - The confidence you feel when making a choice might depend on whether you’re thinking concretely or abstractly, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. “In three experiments across a sample of 750 participants, we found that subjective feelings of ease experienced during judgments (choosing a digital camera, art, movie, or charity) can increase or decrease confidence in their choice and the amount of donation depending on whether consumers are thinking, respectively, concretely or…

July 22, 2010

UofT researchers find link between childhood physical abuse and heart disease

TORONTO, ON – Childhood physical abuse is associated with significantly elevated rates of heart disease in adulthood, according to new findings by University of Toronto researchers, published in this month’s issue of the journal Child Abuse & Neglect. “Individuals who reported they had been physically abused as children had 45 per cent higher odds of heart disease than their peers who had not been abused, despite the fact we had adjusted for most of the known risk factors for heart…

July 14, 2010

Future HIV vaccines: If we build it, will they come?

TORONTO, ON – On the eve of the world’s biggest AIDS conference this month in Austria, a new research review shows many people wouldn’t get inoculated against HIV even if a vaccine was developed.  The authoritative review – published in this month’s edition of the journal AIDS – was led by Peter A. Newman, associate professor at the University of Toronto’s Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. Newman and PhD candidate Carmen Logie drew conclusions from 30 previous research papers involving…

July 12, 2010

Grand opening of Farmers’ Market brings local produce to community

TORONTO, ON - The University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) will now host a weekly Farmers’ Market throughout the summer and fall promoting local fresh produce and sustainability for the benefit of the university and local community. Supported by the Durham Region Culinary Association, the Farmers’ Market will take place every Monday beginning July 12 until October 25, 2010. An official opening ceremony will take place on July 12 at 4:30 pm in the outer parking lot. Everyone is welcome and…