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June 8, 2010

Philosopher Ian Hacking to receive honorary degree

TORONTO, ON. – The University of Toronto will award Ian Hacking, world-renowned philosopher and winner of several prestigious national and international prizes, on Monday, June 14, 2010, at 10 a.m. with an honorary doctor of laws degree in recognition of his groundbreaking scholarly contributions to philosophy, and to the humanities, sciences, and social sciences more […]

June 8, 2010

Charles Pachter to receive honorary degree at U of T

TORONTO, ON. – The University of Toronto will honour Charles Pachter, one of Canada’s most distinguished and internationally recognized contemporary artists, on Monday, June 14 at 2:30 p.m. with an honorary doctor of laws degree in recognition of his outstanding artistic achievements and his contributions to our understanding of modern Canada. Pachter, a painter, printmaker, […]

June 7, 2010

UofT welcomes Indian students for research internships

TORONTO, ON — The University of Toronto is hosting 22 of the sharpest young scientific minds from India this summer and introducing them to leading Canadian researchers and their laboratories, ideally enticing them to pursue future graduate studies and opportunities to work in Canada.  Through the MITACS Globalink program, the students will be hosted on […]

June 7, 2010

Atrophysicist Sott Temaine to receive honorary degree

TORONTO, ON. – The University of Toronto will award renowned astrophysicist Scott Tremaine on Friday, June 11, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. with an honorary doctor of science degree in recognition of his scholarly contributions to the field of astrophysics, and his administrative leadership in support of Canadian and international science. In 1985, the University of […]

June 7, 2010

Richard Alway to receive honorary degree at U of T

TORONTO, ON. – The University of Toronto will honour Dr. Richard Alway, former President of the University St. Michael’s College at U of T, on Thursday, June 10 at 2:30 p.m. with an with an honorary doctor of laws degree in recognition of his distinguished service to the University of Toronto and his exceptional contributions […]

June 6, 2010

Mary Anne Chambers to receive honorary degree at U of T

TORONTO, ON. – The University of Toronto will honour Mary Anne Chambers, a former Ontario cabinet minister and outstanding volunteer, on Wednesday, June 9 at 2:00 p.m. with an honorary doctor of laws degree in recognition of her exemplary roles in public and community service. An alumna of the University of Toronto Scarborough, Chambers was […]

June 2, 2010

UofT has answers to the world’s G8/G20 questions

TORONTO, ON – The University of Toronto has a host of experts available to provide informed analysis of the issues being discussed at the upcoming G8 and G20 Summits. UofT’s Munk School of Global Affairs is a world leader in research and analysis in the areas of global security, the global financial system and global […]

June 2, 2010

Mayor Hazel McCallion to receive honorary degree

TORONTO, ON. – The University of Toronto will honour Mayor Hazel McCallion, Mississauga’s longest serving Mayor, on Monday, June 7, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. with an honorary doctor of laws in recognition of her remarkable contributions to public life. Hazel McCallion was first elected Mayor of Mississauga in November 1978, and has served as Mayor […]

June 1, 2010

Reform Party founder Preston Manning to receive honorary degree

TORONTO, ON. – The University of Toronto will award renowned Canadian politician Preston Manning on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 10 a.m. with an honorary doctor of laws degree in recognition of his contributions to politics and public policy in Canada as well as his advocacy for science, technology, and innovation. Preston Manning served as […]

May 31, 2010

LAWS program advances at-risk students to the ‘head of the class’

TORONTO, ON – A mentorship program matching University of Toronto law students with marginalized teens in downtown Toronto high schools celebrates five years of successfully improving the school attendance, grades, engagement and future outlook of its participants. The Law in Action Within Schools is a partnership with the Faculty of Law and the Toronto District […]

May 28, 2010

Renowned author Lawrence Hill to receive honorary degree

TORONTO, ON – Approximately 11,500 students will graduate from the University of Toronto this spring at convocation ceremonies taking place from Wednesday, June 2, to Friday, June 18. All ceremonies will be held in Convocation Hall, 31 King’s College Circle.    The University will also confer nine honorary degrees, recognizing extraordinary achievements in community, national and […]

May 27, 2010

UofT holds ceremony in honour of 80th birthdays of Presidents Emeriti George Connell and John Evans

TORONTO, ON – The University of Toronto is holding a ceremony on Tuesday, June 1 2010 to dedicate two park benches in honour of the 80th birthdays of UofT Presidents Emeriti George Connell and John Evans. The park benches will be installed on campus grounds south of Hart House/east of University College.  EVENT DETAILS:  WHAT:  […]

May 26, 2010

Growing the next generation of pro bono lawyers

TORONTO, ON – Three keynote lectures will take place at the University of Toronto May 28 -30, 2010 as part of a national training conference for the 50 law students across Canada who run Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC), the only national pro bono service organization in the world. PBSC provides legal services without charge […]

May 26, 2010

Is Google creating a public library–or the world’s largest shopping mall?

Toronto, ON – The Centre for Innovation Law and Policy at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law is hosting a one-day conference “The Google Book Search Project and Canada: Cross-Border Legal Perspectives” with various commentators, players and stakeholders to draw lessons from the American experience and consider possible Canadian solutions for the copyright challenges […]

May 25, 2010

Astronomers discover “defiant” new supernova

TORONTO, ON – An international team of astronomers has uncovered a supernova whose origin cannot be explained by any previously known mechanism and which promises exciting new insights into stellar explosions. SN2005E was first spotted on January 13, 2005 in the nearby galaxy NGC1032. Since then, scientists have carried out various observations of it using […]

May 20, 2010

Between the genes – U of T researchers make sense of the “dark matter”

TORONTO, ON – A new discovery by University of Toronto scientists has uncovered the secrets behind what many in the field of molecular genetics have referred to as the mysterious”dark matter” of DNA. This “dark matter” refers to what once thought of as nothing more than “junk DNA,” located in regions outside of actual genes. […]

May 18, 2010

New biography of Dr. Fraser Mustard: “connections and careers”

TORONTO, ON – Dr. Fraser Mustard, one of the world’s foremost experts on early childhood development, is the subject of a new biography that was unveiled today at a reception at the University of Toronto.  Titled “Connections and Careers,” the book chronicles Mustard’s personal and professional relationships over the years, from his Depression-era childhood and […]

May 17, 2010

UofT gains two canada excellence research chairs

TORONTO, ON – Two international research superstars have been appointed as new Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) at the University of Toronto, Industry Minister Tony Clement announced today. At a news conference at UofT, Clement announced that Professor Frederick (Fritz) Roth is the Canada Research Excellence Chair in Integrative Biology and Professor Oliver Ernst is […]

May 12, 2010

New biography of Dr. J. Fraser Mustard to be unveiled at UofT reception

TORONTO, ON – A new biography of Dr. J. Fraser Mustard, one of the world’s foremost experts on early childhood development, will be launched at a reception on Tuesday, May 18, 2010. EVENT DETAILS WHAT:          Reception and book launch of “Connections and Careers” PARTICIPANTS: Dr. Fraser Mustard Marian A. Packham, author and University Professor […]

May 11, 2010

700 researchers to gather at UofT for Great Lakes Research Conference

Toronto, ON – Invasive species, toxic chemical contamination and the safety of eating Great Lakes fish are some of the challenges being addressed by researchers and government at a major conference on Great Lakes research being held at the University of Toronto from Monday, May 17 to Friday, May 21.  Among the speakers is Cameron […]