Media Releases

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June 7, 2010

UofT welcomes Indian students for research internships

TORONTO, ON -- The University of Toronto is hosting 22 of the sharpest young scientific minds from India this summer and introducing them to leading Canadian researchers and their laboratories, ideally enticing them to pursue future graduate studies and opportunities to work in Canada.  Through the MITACS Globalink program, the students will be hosted on campus for a three-month research internship. While working at the University they will be introduced to the most current knowledge in science and  the leading-edge…

June 7, 2010

Atrophysicist Sott Temaine to receive honorary degree

TORONTO, ON. – The University of Toronto will award renowned astrophysicist Scott Tremaine on Friday, June 11, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. with an honorary doctor of science degree in recognition of his scholarly contributions to the field of astrophysics, and his administrative leadership in support of Canadian and international science. In 1985, the University of Toronto recruited Tremaine from MIT to serve as inaugural director of the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics. In just over a decade, he helped grow…

June 7, 2010

Richard Alway to receive honorary degree at U of T

TORONTO, ON. – The University of Toronto will honour Dr. Richard Alway, former President of the University St. Michael’s College at U of T, on Thursday, June 10 at 2:30 p.m. with an with an honorary doctor of laws degree in recognition of his distinguished service to the University of Toronto and his exceptional contributions to Canadian cultural and community organizations. Dr. Alway is a past Warden of Hart House at the University of Toronto and past President of the…

June 6, 2010

Mary Anne Chambers to receive honorary degree at U of T

TORONTO, ON. – The University of Toronto will honour Mary Anne Chambers, a former Ontario cabinet minister and outstanding volunteer, on Wednesday, June 9 at 2:00 p.m. with an honorary doctor of laws degree in recognition of her exemplary roles in public and community service. An alumna of the University of Toronto Scarborough, Chambers was elected as a provincial Member of Parliament in 2003 after retiring from Scotiabank as a senior vice-president. As Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, she…

June 2, 2010

UofT has answers to the world’s G8/G20 questions

TORONTO, ON – The University of Toronto has a host of experts available to provide informed analysis of the issues being discussed at the upcoming G8 and G20 Summits. UofT’s Munk School of Global Affairs is a world leader in research and analysis in the areas of global security, the global financial system and global development – all topics under discussion at the Summits.  News organizations can access a number of experts from the Munk School to gain a better…

June 2, 2010

Mayor Hazel McCallion to receive honorary degree

TORONTO, ON. – The University of Toronto will honour Mayor Hazel McCallion, Mississauga’s longest serving Mayor, on Monday, June 7, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. with an honorary doctor of laws in recognition of her remarkable contributions to public life. Hazel McCallion was first elected Mayor of Mississauga in November 1978, and has served as Mayor for more than 32 years.  During that time, she has led the transformation of the erstwhile suburbs and small towns on the outskirts of Toronto…

June 1, 2010

Reform Party founder Preston Manning to receive honorary degree

TORONTO, ON. – The University of Toronto will award renowned Canadian politician Preston Manning on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 10 a.m. with an honorary doctor of laws degree in recognition of his contributions to politics and public policy in Canada as well as his advocacy for science, technology, and innovation. Preston Manning served as a Member of the Canadian Parliament from 1993 to 2001.  During this time he founded two political parties – the Reform Party of Canada and…

May 31, 2010

LAWS program advances at-risk students to the ‘head of the class’

TORONTO, ON - A mentorship program matching University of Toronto law students with marginalized teens in downtown Toronto high schools celebrates five years of successfully improving the school attendance, grades, engagement and future outlook of its participants. The Law in Action Within Schools is a partnership with the Faculty of Law and the Toronto District School Board, specifically with Central Technical School, Harbord Collegiate Institute, and since 2008, Monarch Park Collegiate. The program uses law-themed education and real-world experiences to…

May 28, 2010

Renowned author Lawrence Hill to receive honorary degree

TORONTO, ON – Approximately 11,500 students will graduate from the University of Toronto this spring at convocation ceremonies taking place from Wednesday, June 2, to Friday, June 18. All ceremonies will be held in Convocation Hall, 31 King’s College Circle.    The University will also confer nine honorary degrees, recognizing extraordinary achievements in community, national and international service.  Acclaimed Canadian novelist Lawrence Hill, philosopher Ian Hacking and former Deputy Prime Minister John Manley are among this year’s honorary graduates, a group…

May 27, 2010

UofT holds ceremony in honour of 80th birthdays of Presidents Emeriti George Connell and John Evans

TORONTO, ON – The University of Toronto is holding a ceremony on Tuesday, June 1 2010 to dedicate two park benches in honour of the 80th birthdays of UofT Presidents Emeriti George Connell and John Evans. The park benches will be installed on campus grounds south of Hart House/east of University College.  EVENT DETAILS:  WHAT:  Park Bench dedication ceremony in honour of the 80th birthdays of Presidents  Emeriti George Connell and John Evans  WHO:  President Emeriti George Connell, President Emeriti…