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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 […]

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 […]

April 17, 2017

Older Victims of Fraud Have Poorer Cognitive Skills and are Less Conscientious, Honest

Toronto, ON – When comparing victims of fraud to those who had never been victimized, lead authors Dr. Kang Lee and doctoral researcher Rebecca Judges at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, along with researchers at Ryerson University, found that older victims have poorer cognitive abilities in everyday […]

April 13, 2017

We (can’t) Chat: “709 Crackdown” Discussion Blocked on Weibo and WeChat

Toronto, ON – Researchers at the Citizen Lab, based at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, published a report today that reveals how discussions about a nationwide government crackdown on rights lawyers and activists in China are censored on WeChat and Weibo, two of the leading social networks in China. The crackdown […]

April 11, 2017

Engineering students tackle eight problems nagging Toronto communities

Toronto, ON –  First-year students in U of T Engineering are stepping up to take on some of the Greater Toronto Area’s most persistent problems, from diagnosing infant epilepsy to finding lost arrows at a local archery range. This Wednesday, April 12, students at the University of Toronto are hosting a day-long event to showcase […]

April 11, 2017

The New Urban Crisis

Toronto, ON – The numbers don’t lie. In 2013 the Pew Research Center conducted a study that found that 61 percent of Americans felt that the current economic state favored the rich over the poor. That’s no wonder considering the stark gap that has grown between the different groups in the United States. The U.S. […]

April 11, 2017

Infants show racial bias toward members of own race and against those of other races

Toronto, ON – Two studies by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto and their collaborators from the US, UK, France and China, show that six- to nine-month-old infants demonstrate racial bias in favour of members of their own race and racial bias against those of other […]

April 7, 2017

ModiFace invests in augmented reality, artificial intelligence talent at U of T

Toronto, ON – Augmented reality startup ModiFace will make a major announcement Tuesday, aimed to accelerate development of augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI) talent at Canada’s top-ranked engineering school. The company, founded by Professor Parham Aarabi of The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, uses AR and AI to […]

April 5, 2017

Indigenous leaders in sexual diversity named recipients of 2017 University of Toronto Bonham Centre Awards

Toronto, ON – The Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto has announced the recipients of their 2017 awards, which will be presented at a gala ceremony at Hart House in Toronto on April 26. “This year’s Bonham Centre Awards recipients have been chosen to highlight the history and leading […]

March 31, 2017

Rotman Finance Professor Receives Governor’s Award from the Bank of Canada

Toronto, ON – A finance professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management received the Governor’s Award from the Bank of Canada. Mikhail (Mike) Simutin, an assistant professor of finance, will receive the award for 2017. The award recognizes outstanding academics at a relatively early stage in their careers, who are working at Canadian […]

March 30, 2017

Government of Japan establishes its first-in-Canada chair and centre in Japan studies at the University of Toronto

Toronto, ON – At the Japan-Canada Summit Meeting in May 2016, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe noted that Japan wished to support Japanese studies at Canadian universities in order to promote mutual understanding between the two countries. Today, based upon this commitment, the Government of Japan is conferring US$5 million on the University of Toronto to […]

March 27, 2017

Thinking about the Future of Work at the Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – More than 150 students with expertise in design thinking from across the United States, Europe and Canada will be competing in the annual Rotman Design Challenge at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management on April 1 and 2. This year’s challenge is to support TELUS, the lead sponsor, in its Future […]

March 27, 2017

Rotman Finance Professor Honoured as an Outstanding B-School Professor

Toronto, ON – A finance professor who excels in the classroom as well as in his research on financial economics at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has been named as one of the Most Outstanding Top 40 Under 40 B-School Professors in the annual feature published by the business education site Poets&Quants. Mikhail […]

March 20, 2017

Canadian collaboration to accelerate development of cancer treatments

Toronto, ON – An innovative collaboration between government, industry, and academia aims to accelerate the development of cancer treatments in Canada. The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and the Toronto-based Centre for the Commercialization of Antibodies and Biologics (CCAB) have put in place over $1M in collaborative agreements over the past year to produce […]

March 10, 2017

The Sciences Po School of Public Affairs and the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto launch a dual Master’s degree in Global Affairs and Public Policy

Toronto, ON – The Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs in Paris are launching a dual degree program between their respective Master of Global Affairs (MGA) and Master in Public Policy (MPP). The program offers multiple pathways for students in two major world […]

March 10, 2017

Excellence in Teaching and Research Honoured at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – Seven faculty members at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have received awards for achievements in research and teaching. Four faculty members were awarded with the 2016 Roger Martin Awards for Excellence in Research and Teaching. Established by Prof. Roger Martin, a former Dean of the Rotman School, the awards are […]

March 6, 2017

Baruch College Team Successfully Defends its Title at the Rotman International Trading Competition

Toronto, ON – For the second year in row a team from the Master of Financial Engineering program at Baruch College in New York City has won the Rotman International Trading Competition. The 14th annual edition of one of the world’s preeminent trading competitions was hosted by the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management […]

March 1, 2017

Voting with their Tweets: social media complaints can be alternative to market discipline, Rotman study shows

Toronto, ON – Nothing inspires consumer frustration quite like an airline flight delay. Researchers from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have used those meltdown moments – and the complaints they produce via the social media platform Twitter – to study how consumer “voice” may influence business behaviour. “We thought complaints were an important […]

February 23, 2017

U of T Engineering hosts 27th Canadian Mining Games

Future mining engineers from 10 Canadian universities go toe to toe in national competition WHAT: The Canadian Mining Games is an annual competition between 10 mining engineering universities in Canada. At this two-day championship, student teams are tested on the skills and knowledge required to work in the mining industry as they complete a series […]

February 16, 2017

U of T to confer honorary degrees on 16 Canadian and global leaders

Toronto, ON – The University of Toronto will recognize 16 outstanding individuals with honorary degrees from Indigenous political and cultural leaders to an internationally renowned photographer and a pioneering pair of evolutionary biologists. The recipients include Inuk singer and songwriter Susan Aglukark, leading Arab human rights defender Amal Basha, the “archaeologist of black memory” Robert A. Hill, and chief commissioner […]