Media Releases

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May 11, 2017

Connection found between low sexual interest and household disorder

Toronto, ON – Older partnered adults are especially likely to report low sexual interest if they live in a disorderly home environment, according to a new study published by University of Toronto researchers. Overall, just over a quarter of cohabiting and married U.S. men aged 62-90 indicate that they have lacked sexual interest in the past year. The number is closer to 40% among men who live in particularly dirty, odorous, untidy, noisy, and in poorly repaired homes. This association…

May 11, 2017

New Journal Sponsored by Top MBA Programs Tackles Critical Healthcare Management Issues

Toronto, ON – A consortium of leading business school programs, which includes the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, today introduced a new quarterly journal, Health Management, Policy and Innovation (HMPI), to address recent developments and potential solutions to complexities within the dynamic global health sector. “Our goal is to harness the insights of scholars, business leaders and policymakers to support public and private organizations tackling health care challenges, both in the United States and beyond,” said William Mitchell, HMPI’s…

May 10, 2017

1,200 elementary students + teachers come to U of T Engineering for massive STEM event

Toronto, ON – Canada has built its reputation as a nation of world-class innovators. Right now, the next generation of designers, inventors and entrepreneurs are drawing, coding and tinkering in classrooms across Canada — now is the critical moment to invest in their success. We must give our young people the skills they need to invent this country’s future. On Friday, May 19, University of Toronto Engineering, Google Canada and Actua will kickstart the classroom tech revolution by hosting more than 1,200…

May 10, 2017

Sport and Sustainable Development: Setting a Research Agenda

Toronto, ON – U of T’s Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education will be hosting a research symposium on sport and sustainable development on June 8. Bringing together leading researchers from multiple disciplines, the event will explore the role that sport can and should play in efforts towards sustainable development, both internationally and in Canada. Recently, sport has gained attention as a potential tool for achieving environmental sustainability objectives, including all 17 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Within this context,…

May 9, 2017

Two Rotman MBAs Named Among the World’s Best and Brightest for 2017

Toronto, ON – Two graduating MBA students from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of management have been named to the Poets&Quants “Best & Brightest MBAs” list which honours 100 of the world's most accomplished full-time MBAs in the Class of 2017. Alex Walker Turner, MBA’17, and David St Bernard, JD/MBA’17, were the only two students from a Canadian business school included on the list. Turner and St Bernard were cited by Poets&Quants for their outstanding contributions as community builders.…

May 5, 2017

The Evolving Role of City Managers and Chief Administrative Officers

Toronto, ON – Local governments function best when they have a council that represents the diverse elements in society and promotes open and deliberative decision-making, supported by a public service that values professionalism and rational decision-making. The often hidden, but very important, role of the city manager and the relationship between elected officials and the public service is a key determinant of the success of any municipality. The latest IMFG paper in the series on local governance in Canada demystifies…

May 5, 2017

U of T inventor-entrepreneur honoured with Governor General’s Innovation Award

Toronto, ON – The molecules he works with are so small they can’t be seen with the naked eye, but for Professor Paul Santerre, who is being honoured with the 2017 Governor General’s Innovation Award, it’s what you do with those molecules that counts. One of six awardees to be recognized at a special ceremony at Rideau Hall on May 23rd, Santerre’s award recognizes his sweeping entrepreneurial vision for scientific inquiry — and its vital role in shaping Canada’s innovation…

May 4, 2017

Direct childhood abuse and not indirect childhood abuse linked to non-suicidal self-injury among adolescents in Ontario

Toronto, ON – Adolescents who were physically abused or sexually abused were more likely to engage in non-suicidal self-injury than their non-abused counterparts, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Toronto and Western University. The study appears online in the journal Child Abuse & Neglect. “We found that about one in three adolescents with mental health problems in Ontario engaged in non-suicidal self-injury. We were surprised to find that only the experience of adversities directed towards…

April 26, 2017

Paleontologists trace origin of millipedes, crabs and insects to new 508 million-year-old sea creature with “can opener”- like pincers

Toronto, ON – Paleontologists at the University of Toronto (U of T) and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) have uncovered a new fossil species that sheds light on the origin of mandibulates, the most abundant and diverse group of organisms on Earth, to which belong familiar animals such as flies, ants, crayfish and centipedes. The finding was announced in a study published today in Nature. The creature, named Tokummia katalepsis by the researchers, is a new and exceptionally well-preserved fossilized…

April 25, 2017

OPEN IMPACT launches to help Canadian investors find their social and environmental impact – and bring impact investing to the mainstream

Toronto, ON – OPEN IMPACT, an online resource to help investors find financial investment products that make money – and make the world a better place – launched today at www.openimpact.ca. Impact investing is a fast-growing approach to investing that seeks financial returns as well as measurable social and/or environmental impact. According to a JP Morgan/Global Impact Investment Network study, the global market for impact investments surpassed US$60 billion in 2015 and may grow to US$2 trillion by 2025. In…