Media Releases

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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…

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…