Media Releases

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August 14, 2017

University of Toronto Professor Awarded Grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Toronto, ON – An economics professor at the University of Toronto is the recipient of a prestigious grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to study the behavioural welfare economics of how nudges affect financial decision making. Sandro Ambuehl is an assistant professor in the Department of Management at the University of Toronto Scarborough, with a cross-appointment to the Business Economics area at the University’s Rotman School of Management. He joined the University in 2016 after completing a PhD at…

August 9, 2017

Rotman School MBA Graduates Named as “MBAs to Watch” by Poets&Quants

Toronto, ON – Two graduates of the Full Time MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have been named to the Poets&Quants “MBAs to Watch” list, which highlights 100 successful MBA graduates from around the world. Aqeela Nanji, MBA’17, and Phil Gazaleh, MGA/17, were the only two students from a Canadian business school named to the list, which originated from nominations submitted by over 60 MBA programs for Poets&Quants Best & Brightest” MBAs feature from earlier…

July 31, 2017

Rotman School Professors Shortlisted for Thinkers50 Awards

Toronto, ON – Three professors from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, including a former Dean, have been shortlisted for Distinguished Achievement Awards from Thinkers50, the premier ranking of global business thinkers. The awards will be announced, along with the ranking of thinkers, on November 13. “Thinkers50 is a celebration of the very best new management thinking as well as those ideas which stand the test of time,” says Des Dearlove, who, with Stuart Crainer, created Thinkers50 in 2001.…

July 26, 2017

Four Chief Scientists Appointed to University of Toronto’s Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre

Toronto, ON – Four professors at the University of Toronto have been appointed as chief scientists at the Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre. The new appointees will lead research partnerships and other activities in the four areas of behavioural insights applied to consumers, citizens, organizations, and markets. BEAR is a centre at the UofT’s Rotman School of Management that combines decades of research in decision-making with empirically tested tools to facilitate behavioural change. The Centre looks at social…

July 25, 2017

How does Toronto’s Fiscal Autonomy Compare to Other International Cities?

Toronto, ON – Major cities across Canada have been asking for more fiscal autonomy so that they can “control their own destiny.” But what exactly is fiscal autonomy and why is it important? A new Perspectives Paper released today by Enid Slack, director of the Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, attempts to answer these questions by analyzing the municipal finances of eight international cities. Local fiscal autonomy is the extent…

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…