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August 9, 2010

Rotman professor receives outstanding educator award

Toronto / Montreal – Anita McGahan, a professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management is the recipient of the Academy of Management Business Policy and Strategy Division’s 2010 Irwin Outstanding Educator Award. Prof. McGahan, who holds the Rotman Chair in Management at the Rotman School and is cross appointed to the Munk […]

August 9, 2010

U of T bookstore to offer textbook rental program

Toronto, ON – When school resumes in September this year, students at the University of Toronto could potentially save hundreds of dollars when shopping for their textbooks. This summer the University of Toronto Bookstore introduced a small pilot program that allowed students to rent their textbooks instead of buying them outright. The test run was […]

July 29, 2010

U of T Key Dates

TORONTO, ON – The official countdown to back to school has begun. This September, U of T’s three campuses will come alive as new and returning students participate in orientation activities, attend their first day of classes and move into residence. Here are a few important dates to remember: BACK-TO-SCHOOL START DATES:   August 30, 2010 […]

July 28, 2010

Education Experts

TORONTO, ON – The following is a list of University of Toronto experts who can comment on a variety of issues related to education in the weeks leading up to back-to-school time. Coping with back to school stress Dr. Mark Berber, Lecturer Department of Psychiatry Office: 905-472-5733 Email: Safe schools, conflict resolution Citzenship/democratic education […]

July 27, 2010

U of T facts and figures for 2010 – 2011

TORONTO, ON – To aid you in your back-to-school coverage, we’ve compiled a list of the most pertinent facts and figures about the University of Toronto for the coming school year. STUDENTS: The University of Toronto is expecting a total of 78,676 students for 2010 – 2011. Undergraduate: The University of Toronto is expecting 63,531 […]

July 26, 2010

UofT – Welcome back-to-school 2010

TORONTO, ON – This September, UofT’s three campuses will come alive as more than 78,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff descend on Canada’s premier university for the coming academic year. To assist your news team in producing interesting, relevant and timely news stories during back-to-school season, UofT’s media relations team will issue a series […]

July 22, 2010

No pain, no gain? Concrete thinking increases consumer confidence

TORONTO, ON – The confidence you feel when making a choice might depend on whether you’re thinking concretely or abstractly, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. “In three experiments across a sample of 750 participants, we found that subjective feelings of ease experienced during judgments (choosing a digital camera, art, […]

July 22, 2010

UofT researchers find link between childhood physical abuse and heart disease

TORONTO, ON – Childhood physical abuse is associated with significantly elevated rates of heart disease in adulthood, according to new findings by University of Toronto researchers, published in this month’s issue of the journal Child Abuse & Neglect. “Individuals who reported they had been physically abused as children had 45 per cent higher odds of […]

July 14, 2010

Future HIV vaccines: If we build it, will they come?

TORONTO, ON – On the eve of the world’s biggest AIDS conference this month in Austria, a new research review shows many people wouldn’t get inoculated against HIV even if a vaccine was developed.  The authoritative review – published in this month’s edition of the journal AIDS – was led by Peter A. Newman, associate […]

July 12, 2010

Grand opening of Farmers’ Market brings local produce to community

TORONTO, ON – The University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) will now host a weekly Farmers’ Market throughout the summer and fall promoting local fresh produce and sustainability for the benefit of the university and local community. Supported by the Durham Region Culinary Association, the Farmers’ Market will take place every Monday beginning July 12 until […]

July 8, 2010

Statement from UofT President David Naylor on the appointment of David Johnston as Governor-General designate

I write to welcome with enthusiasm the announcement of the appointment of our colleague David Johnston as the next Governor General of Canada.  A Companion of the Order of Canada, Professor Johnston has served his country brilliantly and tirelessly for decades.  His life fully embodies the Canadian values of excellence, humility, public service, and advancement […]

July 7, 2010

Impact of HPV infection of the airway measured for the first time

TORONTO – For the first time, the scope and devastating impact of the human papilloma virus (HPV) infection of the airway in children has been measured, according to a new population study from the University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). For some time, the impact of HPV infection on the cervical […]

June 18, 2010

G8 and G20 Research Groups release compliance reports

TORONTO, ON – On June 21, 2010, the G8 Research Group will release the final compliance report measuring progress made by the G8 on the pledges made at the 2009 L’Aquila Summit, with input from the G8 Research Centre at the State University Higher School of Economics led by Professor Marina Larionova in Moscow. The […]

June 16, 2010

University Women’s Club of Toronto sells buiilding to UofT

TORONTO, ON – The University Women’s Club of Toronto has sold its building to the University of Toronto, the Club and UofT announced today.  The sale of 162 St. George Street, for $4.3 million, was completed May 31, 2010. Under terms of the agreement, the Club will lease the premises for two years while it […]

June 14, 2010

New PhD program in Environmental Science at UTSC creates pillar of advanced research

TORONTO, ON – The University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) is responding to the world’s pressing need for more qualified scientists trained in Environmental Science. A new PhD program in Environmental Science will launch in fall 2010 and aims to prepare students at the advanced graduate level to investigate the critical environmental challenges facing our planet. […]

June 11, 2010

New genetic findings expected to accelerate autism testing and development of treatments

TORONTO, ON – Canadian and international scientists have uncovered key changes in DNA in individuals with autism. The Phase 2 results of the multinational Autism Genome Project Consortium published in the June 9 advance online edition of Nature, substantiate the importance of genes as susceptibility factors in autism spectrum disorders. This study is the largest […]

June 10, 2010

Acclaimed novelist Lawrence Hill to receive honorary degree

  TORONTO, ON. – On Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 10:00 a.m., the University of Toronto will award acclaimed Canadian author Lawrence Hill an honorary doctor of letters degree in recognition of his contributions to Canadian literature, in particular through his exploration of race relations and humanitarian concerns. Lawrence Hill is a fiction and non-fiction […]

June 10, 2010

John Manley to receive honorary degree

TORONTO, ON. – On Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 2:30 p.m., the University of Toronto will award the Honourable John Manley, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, an honorary doctor of laws degree in recognition of his outstanding record of contributions to Canada, through service in public office, and […]

June 9, 2010

Do creative work activities create stress? A new study identifies the challenges for the boundaries between work and family.

TORONTO, ON – The demands associated with creative work activities pose key challenges for workers, according to new research out of the University of Toronto that describes the stress associated with some aspects of work and its impact on the boundaries between work and family life.  Researchers measured the extent to which people engaged in […]

June 9, 2010

Personality predicts political preferences

TORONTO, ON – There is a strong relationship between a voter’s politics and his personality, according to new research from the University of Toronto. Researchers at UofT have shown that the psychological concern for compassion and equality is associated with a liberal mindset, while the concern for order and respect of social norms is associated […]