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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 […]

February 9, 2017

World’s Preeminent Student Trading Competition Returns to the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toron­to, ON – The world’s pre­em­i­nent trad­ing com­pe­ti­tion for uni­ver­si­ty stu­dents returns for its 14th year at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Rot­man School of Man­age­ment. The stu­dents, along with their fac­ul­ty advi­sors, from 52 dif­fer­ent uni­ver­si­ties which include teams from Chi­na, Ice­land, India, and South Africa, will par­tic­i­pate in the com­pe­ti­tion which takes place from Feb­ru­ary […]

February 6, 2017

Book by Rotman School Professor Receives Award From Association of American Publishers

Toron­to, ON – A book on dis­rup­tion and inno­va­tion by a pro­fes­sor at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Rot­man School of Man­age­ment has received a 2017 PROSE Award for Excel­lence award. The Dis­rup­tion Dilem­ma by Prof. Joshua Gans won in the ‘Busi­ness, Finance & Man­age­ment’ cat­e­go­ry. The PROSE Awards rec­og­nize excel­lence in pub­lish­ing, and are spon­sored […]

February 2, 2017

U of T’s Citizen Lab uncovers Nile Phish, extensive phishing campaign targeting Egyptian NGOs

Toron­to, ON – A new report from the Cit­i­zen Lab at the Munk School of Glob­al Affairs uncov­ers Nile Phish, an ongo­ing and exten­sive phish­ing cam­paign against Egypt­ian civ­il soci­ety. In recent years, Egypt has wit­nessed what is wide­ly described as an “unprece­dent­ed crack­down,” on both civ­il soci­ety and dis­sent. Amidst this back­drop, in late Novem­ber 2016 Cit­i­zen Lab began inves­ti­gat­ing phish­ing […]