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June 5, 2017

Canada’s Top University Kicks off #UofTGrad17, The Country’s Biggest Graduation

Toron­to, ON – Start­ing Tues­day, June 6 the next gen­er­a­tion of lead­ers will grad­u­ate from Canada’s top uni­ver­si­ty. This year, U of T will host 27 dif­fer­ent cer­e­monies (two more than in 2016) over 13 days for almost 14,000 under­grad­u­ate and grad­u­ate stu­dents from the university’s three cam­pus­es in down­town Toron­to, Scar­bor­ough and Mis­sis­sauga. They […]

June 5, 2017

Rotman Executive MBA Students Named Among the World’s Best

Toron­to, ON – Two grad­u­at­ing stu­dents from the Exec­u­tive MBA pro­grams at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Rot­man School of Man­age­ment have been named to the Poets&Quants list of the best and bright­est Exec­u­tive MBA stu­dents of 2017. Rod­ney Che­ung, MBA’17, a grad­u­ate of the One-Year Exec­u­tive MBA Pro­gram, and Rachel Huck­le, MBA’17, a grad­u­ate of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]