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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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, […]

December 2, 2016

25 top University of Toronto scholars named Canada Research Chairs

Toron­to, ON – Two researchers who are lead­ing efforts to trans­form the Cana­di­an social work land­scape for chil­dren and youth are among 25 new Cana­da Research Chairs award­ed today to the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to. Worth a total of $19.7 mil­lion, the posi­tions were announced by fed­er­al Sci­ence Min­is­ter Kirsty Dun­can at a nation­al news con­fer­ence held […]

December 1, 2016

Researchers Expose Censorship on Popular Chat App, WeChat

Toron­to, ON – Researchers at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Cit­i­zen Lab are pub­lish­ing a report today that reveals how WeChat (the most pop­u­lar chat app in Chi­na) cen­sors con­tent. The results show WeChat has sep­a­rate cen­sor­ship poli­cies for users in Chi­na and inter­na­tion­al­ly, with the major­i­ty of cen­sor­ship tar­get­ed for Chi­na accounts, and has removed […]

December 1, 2016

Post-merger layoffs moderated, corporate takeovers cut when labour protections strengthened, Rotman research finds

Toron­to, ON – An exam­i­na­tion of takeover activ­i­ty in OECD coun­tries has found that increased job pro­tec­tions have a major impact on cor­po­rate merg­ers and acqui­si­tions, dri­ving down activ­i­ty while cut­ting the syn­er­gy gains asso­ci­at­ed with it. The effect is so sig­nif­i­cant that researchers have con­clud­ed that the poten­tial for labour restruc­tur­ing is one of […]

November 23, 2016

The time is ripe for the City of Toronto to implement taxes, says IMFG

Toron­to, ON – As cities like Toron­to face tough deci­sions about how to fund the com­plex and grow­ing demands on local gov­ern­ment, a new­ly released paper from the Insti­tute of Munic­i­pal Finance and Gov­er­nance at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Munk School of Glob­al Affairs argues that addi­tion­al tax­es are entire­ly appro­pri­ate and nec­es­sary for Canada’s […]

November 22, 2016

Rotman School Student Teams Succeed in Case Competitions

Toron­to, ON – A team with four stu­dents from the Mas­ter of Finan­cial Risk Man­age­ment pro­gram at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Rot­man School of Man­age­ment won a risk man­age­ment case com­pe­ti­tion, while two oth­er teams from the Rot­man Full Time MBA pro­gram made the finals of two pres­ti­gious inter­na­tion­al com­pe­ti­tions. The Rot­man MFRM team came […]

November 21, 2016

University of Toronto Researchers Identify New Target and Rapidly Develop Antibodies to Target Pancreatic Cancer Cells

Toron­to, ON – Researchers at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to have devel­oped a process that dra­mat­i­cal­ly cuts the amount of time it takes to cre­ate new can­cer treat­ments. Using a new break­through tech­nol­o­gy, their study, pub­lished today in Nature Med­i­cine, iden­ti­fied a new poten­tial tar­get for the treat­ment of a class of pan­cre­at­ic can­cer, and unveiled a […]

November 21, 2016

Understanding Circulating Tumour Cells

Toron­to, ON – Can­cer­ous tumours are known to release cells into the blood­stream, and it is these cir­cu­lat­ing tumour cells or CTCs that are the sources of metasta­t­ic tumours – tumours that spread and form in dis­tant loca­tions in the body.  In fact, most patients who suc­cumb to can­cer do not die because of the […]

November 7, 2016

University of Toronto study reveals secret to a happy sex life

Toron­to, ON – The secret to a hap­py sex life in long-term rela­tion­ships is the belief that it takes hard work and effort, instead of expect­ing sex­u­al sat­is­fac­tion to sim­ply hap­pen if you are true soul­mates, says a study led by a Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to (U of T) social psy­chol­o­gy researcher. These “sex­pec­ta­tions” – the […]

November 1, 2016

Beth Ali appointed executive director of KPE co-curricular athletics & physical activity programs

Toron­to, ON – In a state­ment issued on Fri­day, Octo­ber 28, pro­fes­sor Ira Jacobs, dean of the Fac­ul­ty of Kine­si­ol­o­gy and Phys­i­cal Edu­ca­tion at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, announced the appoint­ment of Beth Ali to the posi­tion of exec­u­tive direc­tor of co-cur­ric­u­lar ath­let­ics and phys­i­cal activ­i­ty pro­grams at KPE. Report­ing to the dean of KPE, […]

November 1, 2016

Researchers Uncover Hidden Censorship on Chinese Live Streaming Apps

Toron­to, ON – Researchers at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Cit­i­zen Lab are pub­lish­ing a report today that reveals hid­den key­word black­lists that are used to cen­sor chats on three pop­u­lar Chi­nese live stream­ing appli­ca­tions, YY, 9158, and Sina Show. Con­trary to  pri­or research and assump­tions that Inter­net cen­sor­ship in Chi­na oper­ates under a uni­form set […]