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May 5, 2010

U of T researchers crack “splicing code,” solve a mystery underlying biological complexity

TORONTO, ON – Researchers at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to have dis­cov­ered a fun­da­men­tal­ly new view of how liv­ing cells use a lim­it­ed num­ber of genes to gen­er­ate enor­mous­ly com­plex organs such as the brain. In a paper pub­lished on May 6 in the jour­nal Nature enti­tled “Deci­pher­ing the Splic­ing Code,” a research team led by […]

May 5, 2010

U of T researchers crack “splicing code,” solve a mystery underlying biological complexity

TORONTO, ON – Researchers at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to have dis­cov­ered a fun­da­men­tal­ly new view of how liv­ing cells use a lim­it­ed num­ber of genes to gen­er­ate enor­mous­ly com­plex organs such as the brain. In a paper pub­lished on May 6 in the jour­nal Nature enti­tled “Deci­pher­ing the Splic­ing Code,” a research team led by […]

May 4, 2010

OMNI-focus video camera to revolutionize industry

TORONTO, ON – Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, a world-lead­­ing research uni­ver­si­ty, announces a break­through devel­op­ment in video cam­era design. The Omni-focus Video Cam­era, based on an entire­ly new dis­­­tance-map­ping prin­ci­ple, deliv­ers auto­mat­ic real-time focus of both near and far field images, simul­ta­ne­ous­ly, in high res­o­lu­tion. This unprece­dent­ed capa­bil­i­ty can be broad­ly applied in indus­try, includ­ing man­u­fac­tur­ing, […]

April 29, 2010

UofT’s Munk School gets $25 million from federal government for new centre on global security

TORONTO, ON — The Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to will receive $25 mil­lion from the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment to cre­ate a new cen­tre to study issues of glob­al secu­ri­ty, Prime Min­is­ter Stephen Harp­er announced today. The Cana­da Cen­tre for Glob­al Secu­ri­ty Stud­ies will be estab­lished imme­di­ate­ly at UofT’s new Munk School of Glob­al Affairs. Areas of inter­dis­ci­pli­nary study […]

April 29, 2010

Third annual Science Rendezvous event comes to UofT

TORONTO, ON – Excit­ing attrac­tions, cut­ting edge sci­ence and fun activ­i­ties for the whole fam­i­ly – all for free – high­light the third annu­al Sci­ence Ren­dezvous at UofT event on Sat­ur­day May 8, 2010.  The focal point for the event is the Sci­ence Car­ni­val, a street fes­ti­val of sci­ence tak­ing place on St. George Street, […]

April 28, 2010

iSchool Institute launched at U of T’s Faculty of Information

TORONTO, ON — Dig­i­tal infor­ma­tion, the Inter­net, and infor­ma­tion tech­nol­o­gy have rad­i­cal­ly altered the way we cre­ate, use, and com­mu­ni­cate infor­ma­tion. These changes have impact­ed every aspect of our soci­ety. The Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to’s Fac­ul­ty of Infor­ma­tion, a leader in research and edu­ca­tion in infor­ma­tion, is pleased to announce the launch of the iSchool Insti­tute. […]

April 28, 2010

8th Annual Global Health Conference planned for UofT

TORONTO, ON – On Tues­day May 4, 2010, the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to will host the 8th annu­al Glob­al Health Con­fer­ence. This year’s theme of the con­fer­ence is “Social Respon­si­bil­i­ty: Glob­al Health Per­spec­tives.” Lead­ers in the glob­al health field will meet to share their exper­tise and com­mit­ment as glob­al cit­i­zens deter­mined to improve the world for cur­rent and […]

April 26, 2010

Human brain recognizes and reacts to race

TORONTO, ON — The human brain fires dif­fer­ent­ly when deal­ing with peo­ple out­side of one’s own race, accord­ing to new research out of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Scar­bor­ough. This research, con­duct­ed by social neu­ro­sci­en­tists at UofT Scar­bor­ough, explored the sen­si­tiv­i­ty of the “mir­ror-neu­ron-sys­tem” to race and eth­nic­i­ty. The researchers had study par­tic­i­pants view a series […]

April 20, 2010

Online goal-setting raises university grades

TORONTO, ON – Online goal-set­t­ing helps strug­gling uni­ver­si­ty stu­dents raise their grades and stay in school, accord­ing to new psy­chol­o­gy research from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to and St. Luke’s‑Roo­sevelt Hos­pi­tal Cen­ter.  “Twen­­ty-five per cent of uni­ver­si­ty stu­dents who enrol in four-year uni­ver­si­ty pro­grams nev­er grad­u­ate,” says study lead Dominique Morisano. “This is unac­cept­able, giv­en the […]

April 19, 2010

New technology will mean shift for internet advertising

TORONTO, ON – Plac­ing inter­net ads on web­sites will be eas­i­er and more prof­itable in the future thanks to a new tech­nol­o­gy devel­oped at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to that allows ads to be resized to fit any avail­able web­site space. Inter­net ads are cur­rent­ly only avail­able in three or four spe­cif­ic sizes, mean­ing web­sites must […]

April 14, 2010

U of T Faiths Act Fellows mobilize against malaria

TORONTO, ON – Dur­ing Faiths Act Week, April 25 to May 1, 2010, Tony Blair Foun­da­tion Fel­lows Aree­ba Jawaid and Hilary Keachie from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to will join forces to raise aware­ness, funds and resources to com­bat malar­ia across the world.   Malar­ia, an entire­ly pre­ventable and treat­able dis­ease, remains a crit­i­cal threat to glob­al […]

April 13, 2010

Historic gift to UofT makes Munk School a world leader in global affairs

TORONTO, ON — The Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to is proud to announce today the launch of the new Munk School of Glob­al Affairs. An unprece­dent­ed gift of $35 mil­lion from Peter and Melanie Munk will dra­mat­i­cal­ly expand UofT’s research capac­i­ty, enable the hir­ing of new fac­ul­ty and dri­ve the expan­sion of new facil­i­ties. This first-tier pro­fes­sion­al […]

April 12, 2010

Faith groups to examine climate change as a moral issue

TORONTO, ON – How is cli­mate change a moral issue? What can peo­ple of faith do to be part of the solu­tion? At a two-day retreat start­ing on Fri­day, April 16, 2010, lead­ers from dif­fer­ent faith tra­di­tions will meet with envi­ron­men­tal and inter­na­tion­al devel­op­ment com­mu­ni­ties in Toron­to to dis­cuss these key ques­tions and ini­ti­ate plan­ning […]

April 10, 2010

Stereotyping has a lasting negative impact

TORONTO, ON – Aggres­sion. Over-eat­ing. Inabil­i­ty to focus. Dif­fi­cul­ty mak­ing ratio­nal deci­sions. New research out of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Scar­bor­ough shows prej­u­dice has a last­ing neg­a­tive impact on those who expe­ri­ence it. “Past stud­ies have shown that peo­ple per­form poor­ly in sit­u­a­tions where they feel they are being stereo­typed,” says Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor of Psy­chol­o­gy […]

April 6, 2010

RBC Conference to explore breakthroughs in homecare policy & practice

TORONTO, ON – The Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to is host­ing a half-day con­fer­ence to explore cur­rent issues and break­throughs in home­care pol­i­cy and prac­tice in Cana­da. Lead­ing experts from Toron­to and Mon­tre­al will address inte­grat­ed, home-based care for elder­ly per­sons. Dr. Nowaczyn­s­ki will high­light the issues via his award win­ning pho­tographs. An inno­v­a­tive home care ser­vice […]

April 6, 2010

New research on cyber-spying from the Citizen Lab at UofT, SECDEV Canada and the Shadowserver Foundation

TORONTO, ON – Mem­bers of a research team inves­ti­gat­ing a cyber-spy­ing net­work called Ghost­net are hold­ing a news con­fer­ence on Tues­day, April 6, to dis­cuss their lat­est find­ings and to answer ques­tions from the media. The news con­fer­ence will also be web­cast live at EVENT DETAILS WHAT: News con­fer­ence PARTICIPANTS: Ron Deib­ert and Greg […]

April 6, 2010

UofT professor awarded new chair in concrete durability and sustainability

TORONTO, ON – With infra­struc­ture spend­ing a big part of gov­ern­ment eco­nom­ic stim­u­lus plans across North Amer­i­ca, con­crete is sud­den­ly look­ing like a hot com­mod­i­ty. The Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Fac­ul­ty of Applied Sci­ence and Engi­neer­ing is at the fore­front of inno­va­tion when it comes to con­crete, sus­tain­abil­i­ty and engi­neer­ing solu­tions to some of the world’s […]

April 6, 2010

U of T’s Gerstein Reading Room wins architectural award

TORONTO, ON – The Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Ger­stein Read­ing Room is among 15 win­ners of the 2010 design excel­lence awards. The awards, pre­sent­ed by the Ontario Asso­ci­a­tion of Archi­tects on May 7, 2010, hon­our the best in Ontario archi­tec­tur­al design, inno­va­tion, and busi­ness.  “We are thrilled to be giv­en this award,” said San­dra Lang­lands, Direc­tor […]

April 6, 2010

Groundbreaking cyber espionage report to be released

TORONTO, ON – The Infor­ma­tion War­fare Mon­i­tor (Cit­i­zen Lab, Munk School of Glob­al Affairs, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to and the SecDev Group, Ottawa) and the Shad­owserv­er Foun­da­tion announce today the release of Shad­ows in the Cloud: An inves­ti­ga­tion into cyber espi­onage 2.0. The report doc­u­ments a com­plex ecosys­tem of cyber espi­onage that sys­tem­at­i­cal­ly tar­get­ed and com­pro­mised […]

April 5, 2010

Announcement of new Industrial Research Chair at UofT

TORONTO, ON – On Wednes­day, April 7, the Nat­ur­al Sci­ences & Engi­neer­ing Research Coun­cil of Cana­da (NSERC) will announce a new Indus­tri­al Research Chair on Con­crete Dura­bil­i­ty and Sus­tain­abil­i­ty. EVENT DETAILS: WHAT: Announce­ment of new NSERC Indus­tri­al Research Chair  WHO: The Hon­ourable Tony Clement, Min­is­ter of Indus­try Cana­da             Dr. Suzanne Forti­er, Pres­i­dent, NSERC             […]