Media Releases

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September 11, 2017

Faculty and Doctoral Students Honoured with Research Awards at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – Current faculty members and a former doctoral student from the areas of accounting, organizational behaviour and strategic management have received awards for their research papers from academic associations and publications. A paper published in Administrative Science Quarterly was honoured with two top awards last month. Whitened Résumés: Race and Self-Presentation in the Labor Market is co-authored by Profs. Sonia Kang, Katy DeCelles, and András Tilcsik, along with Sora Jun, an assistant professor at UT Dallas, who is a graduate…

September 7, 2017

New Canadian telescope will map largest volume of space ever surveyed

Toronto, ON – A Canadian effort to build one of the most innovative radio telescopes in the world will open the universe to a new dimension of scientific study. The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, today installed the final piece of this new radio telescope, which will act as a time machine allowing scientists to create a three-dimensional map of the universe extending deep into space and time. The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment, known as CHIME, is an extraordinarily…

September 6, 2017

Students at University of Toronto receive Canada’s largest STEM scholarship

Toronto, ON – Andres Lombo, Aiden Aird, Carl Pinter and Jack Stanley have been named The University of Toronto’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships. Created in 2011 by Canadian business leader and philanthropist Seymour Schulich, this annual scholarship program encourages promising high school graduates to embrace STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) in their future careers. This year, there were over 1,300 Schulich Leader Nominees from across Canada vying for 50 scholarships, valued at up to $100,000 each. Since inception,…

August 30, 2017

University of Toronto astrophysicists convert moons and rings of Saturn into music

Toronto, ON –After centuries of looking with awe and wonder at the beauty of Saturn and its rings, we can now listen to them, thanks to the efforts of astrophysicists at the University of Toronto (U of T). “To celebrate the Grand Finale of NASA’s Cassini mission next month, we converted Saturn’s moons and rings into two pieces of music,” says astrophysicist Matt Russo, a postdoctoral researcher at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) in the Faculty of Arts…

August 29, 2017

StudentDwellTO: U of T, OCAD U, York, Ryerson students and faculty take on affordable housing in massive joint research project

Toronto, ON – The presidents of Toronto’s four universities – the University of Toronto, OCAD University, York University and Ryerson University – have teamed up for a new initiative called StudentDwellTO to tackle one of the biggest issues facing post-secondary students in the Greater Toronto area: affordable housing. The initiative brings together nearly 100 faculty and students from the four universities to take an in-depth look at student housing in the GTA. This follows a previous collaboration between the four universities:…

August 28, 2017

Record-breaking Galaxy Five Billion Light-Years Away Shows We Live in a Magnetic Universe

Toronto, ON – A team of astronomers has observed the magnetic field of a galaxy five billion light-years from Earth. The galaxy is the most distant in which a coherent magnetic field has been observed and provides important insight into how magnetism in the Universe formed and evolved. The observation shows a magnetic field of a similar strength and configuration to that seen in our own Milky Way Galaxy, even though the distant galaxy is five billion years younger than ours. This…

August 15, 2017

New Global Executive MBA Program in Healthcare & the Life Sciences Launched by the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – With the pace of change in healthcare and the life sciences sector accelerating at unprecedented rates, a new Executive MBA program from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management aims to prepare working professionals in the sector to lead their organizations, businesses and health systems. The Global Executive MBA in Healthcare & the Life Sciences is an 18-month program which offers an innovative curriculum that combines core management skills and practical engagement with deep self-development insights and…

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.…