Media Releases

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February 2, 2017

Rotman School of Management is offering to help business scholars and students affected by the US restrictions

Toronto, ON – The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto has been monitoring the impact on the recent travel restrictions enacted by the US Executive Order. “We are very proud of our diverse and inclusive academic community of students, staff and faculty here at the Rotman School and we will certainly support our international students and faculty who may be impacted,” says Dean Tiff Macklem. “One of our core values is that we are committed to welcoming people…

January 31, 2017

Rotman Professor Named as Management Thinker to Watch by Thinkers50

Toronto, ON – A professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management who has become known for his research and teaching on catastrophes and risk management has been named to the 2017 Thinkers50 Radar list of the 30 management thinkers in the world most likely to shape the future of how organizations are managed and led. András Tilcsik is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management and a Fellow at the School’s Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship. Last…

January 30, 2017

The University of Toronto Sports Industry Conference Continues to Grow

Toronto, ON – Already widely regarded as the largest student-run sports industry conference in Canada, the University of Toronto Sports Industry conference will expand to two days for its sixth edition. The conference, #SIC2017, is organized by the University of Toronto Sports & Business Association (UTSB) and Rotman Sports Business Association (RSBA). It will take place in Desautels Hall at the Rotman School of Management on February 10 and 11. Last year, the conference attracted nearly 400 students and young professionals…

January 17, 2017

Rotman MBAs Launch First Annual Canadian Graduate Women in Management Conference

Toronto, ON – For the first time, graduate business students and members of the business community from across Canada will gather on February 1 at the University of Toronto for the annual Canadian Graduate Women in Management Conference. The conference is organized by the Rotman Women in Management Association (WIMA), which champions the role of women in the Rotman School community and in the workplace. The theme for this inaugural year is "Men as Allies and the Parity Proposition,' highlighting…

January 12, 2017

Rotman Commerce Graduates Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 List for Marketing and Advertising

Toronto, ON – The co-founders of Toronto-based start-up Exact Media, who are graduates of the Rotman Commerce program at the University of Toronto, have been named to the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 list of the young innovators redefining marketing and advertising. Daniel Rodic, BCom’12, and Elena Sahakyan, BCom’09, are two of the three co-founders of Exact Media, an e-commerce sampling and coupon company with investors including Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, and clients including Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, Unilever,…

January 4, 2017

Learn about creating a startup from the accelerator that launched Airbnb, Reddit and Dropbox

Toronto, ON – Since 2005, Y Combinator (YC) has launched 1,200 startups which have a combined valuation of over $65 billion. Without the help of this seed accelerator, companies such as DoorDash, Code Academy and Thalmic Labs would have been lost. On Friday, January 20, 2017, YC will be inaugurating Accelerator Weekend with a panel led by their team of advisors, alumni and partners. Hear their stories, ask questions, and find out what it's really like to create a startup. All…

December 14, 2016

University of Toronto Team Advances to Regional Final of the Hult Prize

Toronto, ON – Teams of students with an interest in social entrepreneurship gathered at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management on December 3 to participate in the quarterfinal qualifying round for the Hult Prize. The prize is a start-up accelerator for social entrepreneurship which brings together the brightest college and university students from around the globe to solve the world’s most pressing issues. The student teams drawn from a wide range of faculties at UofT tackled the competition’s…

December 6, 2016

Bell Canada, Canada Soccer and Toronto FC partner with U of T Varsity Blues to present Canada’s largest soccer coaching conference

Toronto, ON – The University of Toronto and the Varsity Blues are pleased to announce three major partnerships for the sixth annual National Soccer Coaching Conference, including presenting sponsor, Bell. Toronto FC and the Canadian Soccer Association will also be partnering with the conference this year, taking place January 27 – 29, 2017 at Varsity Centre. Their respective partnerships mark a commitment to supporting the development of our youth, ensuring only the highest quality of coaching excellence is present during the…

December 5, 2016

The University of Toronto has launched The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies and appoints inaugural director

Toronto, ON – The University of Toronto has launched The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies on its St. George campus. An endowment—originally from Tung Lin Kok Yuen, the Hong-Kong based charitable organization established by Mr. Robert H. N. Ho’s grandmother, Lady Clara Ho Tung—will provide an intellectual home for the largest contingent of Buddhist studies experts in Canada. “Our esteemed colleagues at The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation have demonstrated tremendous global leadership in their…

December 5, 2016

Children with average and lower vocabularies reading e-books learn more with an adult reader than pre-recorded voice

Toronto, ON – A study by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto shows that four-year-olds with average and lower vocabulary skills learn more effectively with an adult reading an eBook to them versus relying solely on the eBook’s voiceover. Adult reader versus e-book voiceover In the study, four-year-olds either interacted with a digital book on their own using the book’s voiceover, or an adult read them the same book. The book was teaching…