Media Releases

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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…

May 25, 2017

Rotman Finance Professor Receives The William F. Sharpe Award for Scholarship in Financial Research

Toronto, ON – A paper co-authored by a finance professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has won an award for the best paper in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (JFQA). “Differential Access to Price Information in Financial Markets” examines how the direct sale of market data by exchanges affects price discovery, the cost of capital, return volatility, market liquidity, and trader welfare. It is co-authored by Liyan Yang, an associate professor of finance at the…

May 25, 2017

Researchers uncover a major disinformation and cyber espionage campaign with Russian connections

Toronto, ON – A new report, titled "Tainted Leaks: Disinformation and Phishing with a Russian Nexus," from the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab uncovers a major disinformation and cyber espionage campaign with hundreds of targets in government, industry, military and civil society. The campaign operators have a strong Russian nexus, and their targets include a global list of high profile individuals such as a former Russian prime minister, ambassadors, CEOs, and officials from at least 39 countries, as well as…

May 25, 2017

Creative Destruction Lab Launches New Quantum Machine Learning Startup Program

Toronto, ON – Today the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management announced a new program focused on the creation of quantum machine learning startups. This builds on the Lab’s five-year track record of assisting with the development of seed-stage, science-based companies, with a particular focus on artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled companies. To our knowledge, the CDL is currently home to the greatest concentration of AI-enabled companies of any program on Earth. The mission: By 2022,…

May 18, 2017

U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab Announces National Expansion

Toronto, ON – Today the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management announced a cross-country expansion including CDL-Rockies at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business, CDL-Montreal at HEC Montréal, and CDL-Atlantic at Dalhousie University’s Rowe School of Business in Halifax, adding to CDL-West at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business and the original CDL program in Toronto. All five programs will use the methodology established at the Rotman School, which…

May 16, 2017

Designing the engineer of 2050: Canadian engineering educators meet in Toronto

Toronto, ON – The toughest problems facing humanity in the 21st century — from water scarcity to urban intensification to personalized medicine — will be tackled by tomorrow’s engineers. Many of the issues they will work to solve haven’t yet arisen — so how can engineering educators prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s challenges? To address this question, the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA) will host its annual conference from June 4-7 on the theme of ‘Innovation & Diversity in Engineering Education.’ Teachers, researchers…