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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 http://hosting.epresence.tv/MUNK/1/live/148.aspx 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             […]