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September 7, 2010

New partnership gives pro bono legal field a boost

TORONTO, ON – Pro Bono Stu­dents Cana­da (PBSC) began its 15th year of com­mu­ni­ty ser­vice today with the announce­ment of an excit­ing new part­ner­ship with Car­swell, a Thom­son Reuters busi­ness. Car­swell will be the exclu­sive legal research part­ner for PBSC, pro­vid­ing finan­cial sup­port and spe­cial­ized train­ing for law stu­dents across the coun­try. Nik­ki Ger­sh­bain, Nation­al […]

September 7, 2010

Fears of a decline in bee pollination confirmed: may be due to climate change

TORONTO, ON – Wide­spread reports of a decline in the pop­u­la­tion of bees and oth­er flower-vis­it­ing ani­mals have aroused fear and spec­u­la­tion that pol­li­na­tion is also like­ly on the decline.  A recent Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to study pro­vides the first long-term evi­dence of a down­ward trend in pol­li­na­tion, while also point­ing to cli­mate change as a […]

September 7, 2010

St. Michael’s College presents a unique student orientation event

TORONTO, ON – St. Michael’s Col­lege is putting on a spe­cial pre­sen­ta­tion dur­ing ori­en­ta­tion week in an effort to help new stu­dents adjust to uni­ver­si­ty life. The pre­sen­ta­tion, called “UniS­mart: The Live Sur­vival Guide to Uni­ver­si­ty,” is a 75-minute inter­ac­tive show that cov­ers a wide range of sub­jects of impor­tance to stu­dents, such as: diver­si­ty, […]

September 7, 2010

Study to examine link between school transportation and childhood weight, activity levels

TORONTO, ON – Is tak­ing the school bus a fac­tor in child­hood weight gain? Does hitch­ing a ride with Mom or Dad plunge a child’s over­all activ­i­ty lev­el? How does walk­ing or cycling to school impact a child’s body weight? When kids return to GTA schools this Sep­tem­ber, one UofT pro­fes­sor will be tak­ing a […]

September 7, 2010

U of T researchers lead study to determine individualized smoking cessation treatments

TORONTO, ON — Quit­ting smok­ing is hard, and researchers at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to and the Cen­tre for Addic­tion and Men­tal Health (CAMH) have dis­cov­ered one rea­son why: it’s in the genes. Each smok­er has a dif­fer­ent genet­ic make­up, which influ­ences their response to dif­fer­ent treat­ments to help them quit. Now, these researchers plan to […]

August 30, 2010

U of T part of international effort identifying gene linked to epilepsy

TORONTO, ON — Researchers from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to are part of an inter­na­tion­al team which has iden­ti­fied the gene caus­ing the child­hood form of epilep­sy known as Mabry Syn­drome. In an arti­cle pub­lished Aug. 30, 2010 in the jour­nal Nature Genet­ics enti­tled ‘Iden­ti­­ty-by-Descent Fil­ter­ing of Exome Sequence Data iden­ti­fies PIGV muta­tions in Hyper­phos­phata­sia Men­tal […]

August 25, 2010

U of T study shows infants can remember emotional events

TORONTO, ON — A new study led by a Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Scar­bor­ough psy­chol­o­gist shows that human infants can remem­ber unusu­al emo­tion­al events. Inves­ti­gat­ing the impact of rela­tion­ship dis­rup­tions on stress reg­u­la­tion in infants, researchers asked par­ents to briefly ignore their six-month-old infants dur­ing an exper­i­ment, which caused an ele­va­tion in infant stress hor­mones, said […]

August 25, 2010

U of T rooftop garden feeds a community

TORONTO, ON – A rooftop gar­den is pro­vid­ing fresh pro­duce to a local food bank and a com­mu­ni­ty kitchen, thanks to the vol­un­teer efforts of Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Engi­neer­ing grad­u­ate stu­dents. With help from a Live Green Toron­to grant, U of T’’s “Sky Gar­den” has tripled in size in its sec­ond year of grow­ing and […]

August 24, 2010

Rotman faculty and graduates honoured at academy of management conference

TORONTO, ON – Four pro­fes­sors and grad­u­ates of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Rot­man School of Man­age­ment were hon­oured dur­ing the Acad­e­my of Management’s recent annu­al meet­ing held in Mon­tre­al ear­li­er this month. The Acad­e­my is a lead­ing pro­fes­sion­al asso­ci­a­tion for schol­ars ded­i­cat­ed to cre­at­ing and dis­sem­i­nat­ing knowl­edge about man­age­ment and orga­ni­za­tions. Gary Lath­am, Sec­re­tary of […]

August 23, 2010

University of Toronto going greener this year

TORONTO, ON – From heat­ing show­ers with solar ener­gy to reduc­ing green­house gas emis­sions by decreas­ing elec­tri­cal loads, the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s wide-rang­ing “green” ini­tia­tives are advanc­ing sus­tain­able prac­tices on cam­pus. Last year UofT joined with the exec­u­tive heads of 20 oth­er Ontario insti­tu­tions and made a pub­lic com­mit­ment to con­tin­ue prac­tic­ing the three Rs […]

August 23, 2010

UTSC offers Canada’s only undergraduate program in mental health studies

TORONTO, ON — Canada’s only under­grad­u­ate pro­gram in men­tal health stud­ies is now enter­ing its sec­ond year at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Scar­bor­ough Cam­pus (UTSC). Tra­di­tion­al under­grad­u­ate psy­chol­o­gy pro­grams focus both on nor­mal and on abnor­mal psy­cho­log­i­cal process­es,  with the for­mer usu­al­ly receiv­ing the lion’s share of atten­tion.  UTSC’s Men­tal Health Stud­ies pro­gram pro­vides a […]

August 20, 2010

Soldiers’ Tower shows battle scars

TORONTO, ON – Major restora­tion is about to com­mence this sum­mer on the first of a mul­ti-stage project to repair the Sol­diers’ Tow­er at Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to.   E.R.A. Archi­tects Inc. will be work­ing in con­junc­tion with Clif­ford Restora­tion Ltd., both among the top build­ing restora­tion firms in Cana­da. The job is being man­aged by […]

August 18, 2010

Learning outside of the classroom on the rise

TORONTO, ON – Lec­tures, text­books and class­room learn­ing will be com­ple­ment­ed by real-world expe­ri­ence for many UofT stu­dents this fall, as the trend towards ser­vice learn­ing con­tin­ues. Once thought to be the type of edu­ca­tion­al expe­ri­ence offered in a com­mu­ni­ty col­lege set­ting, ser­vice learn­ing has explod­ed at UofT over the past five years. The for­mal […]

August 18, 2010

New planetarium set to open at U of T

TORONTO, ON – The Milky Way over Giza in 2500 BC. The stars above Toron­to tonight. Amaz­ing new views of the sky in radio waves, infrared light and gam­ma rays from space obser­va­to­ries. With the open­ing of a state-of-the art plan­e­tar­i­um this fall at UofT, thou­sands of stu­dents will get to see the sky like […]

August 17, 2010

Canadian Journalism Foundation and Rotman School of Management revamp media management executive education program

TORONTO, ON — Vet­er­an media pro­fes­sion­als and U.S.-based guest pan­elists will aug­ment this year’s Media Man­age­ment Exec­u­tive Edu­ca­tion Pro­gram (MMEEP), an inten­sive three-day pro­gram tai­lored to meet the needs of Canada’s media man­agers, joint­ly pro­duced by the Cana­di­an Jour­nal­ism Foun­da­tion (CJF) and the Rot­man School of Man­age­ment at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to. Richard Sik­los, a […]

August 17, 2010

New program helps moms re-enter the workforce

TORONTO, ON – As local moms pre­pare to send their kids off to school full-time in Sep­tem­ber, many are think­ing about return­ing to the paid work­force. A new pro­gram offered through U of T’s Rot­man School of Man­age­ment this Octo­ber will help those women fig­ure out ways to kick-start their careers after a peri­od of […]

August 16, 2010

University of Toronto atmospheric scientists contributing to 2016 mission searching for signs of life on Mars

TORONTO, ON — An inter­na­tion­al team of sci­en­tists includ­ing sev­er­al atmos­pher­ic and plan­e­tary researchers from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to (U of T) will devel­op an instru­ment to search for signs of life on Mars dur­ing the 2016 Exo­Mars Trace gas Orbiter NASA-Euro­­pean Space Agency mis­sion. The instru­ment, known as MATMOS (Mars Atmos­pher­ic Trace Mol­e­cule Occul­ta­tion […]

August 13, 2010

Increased worker flexibility not always a good thing, says new Rotman paper

TORONTO, ON — Com­pa­nies try­ing to improve effi­cien­cy by build­ing more flex­i­bil­i­ty into their work­force could end up too lean and dri­ve costs up, says a new paper co-pub­­lished by the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Rot­man School of Man­age­ment. “Flex­i­bil­i­ty is good, but too much of it is dan­ger­ous,” says Oded Berman, who holds the Syd­ney […]

August 12, 2010

New professional master’s program in computer science

TORONTO, ON – The Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to is launch­ing a new pro­fes­sion­al master’s degree in Com­put­er Sci­ence this Sep­tem­ber, aimed at edu­cat­ing the next gen­er­a­tion of tech­ni­cal lead­ers, inno­va­tors and entre­pre­neurs in turn­ing research into prac­ti­cal appli­ca­tions. The new Mas­ter of Sci­ence in Applied Com­put­ing pro­gram is one of only a hand­ful of sim­i­lar pro­grams […]

August 12, 2010

Survivors of 1994 Rwandan genocide to share their insights and help launch new educational initiative

TORONTO, ON – Patrick Ire­gu­ra and Emery Rutagonya, two sur­vivors of the 1994 Rwan­dan Geno­cide, are join­ing forces with Between Four Eyes to launch a new edu­ca­tion­al ini­tia­tive called the “Mind­ful­ness Ambas­sador Coun­cil” in select Toron­to schools. This pro­gram was orig­i­nal­ly devel­oped for Rwan­dan high schools, and based on its pos­i­tive impact in strength­en­ing lead­er­ship […]