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April 5, 2010

Engineering students tackle real city problems

Toronto, ON – Ever get lost in the underground PATH tunnels in downtown Toronto? Fear for your safety when walking near the intersection of Spadina Avenue and Dundas Street? Get blown away by huge wind gusts in the city’s urban wind tunnels? Next Monday, April 12, 2010, first-year Engineering students at UofT will present their […]

March 26, 2010

University of Toronto applauds Ontario Government for investing in higher education

TORONTO, ON – The University of Toronto applauds the Ontario government’s investment in post-secondary funding during these times of fiscal constraint, the University announced today following the tabling of the 2010 Ontario budget.  “In identifying education as a top priority for the government, Finance Minister Dwight Duncan is laying the foundation for the future prosperity […]

March 25, 2010

Chancellor Student Art Exhibit to showcase student visual artists

TORONTO, ON – The third annual Chancellor Student Art Exhibit presents a unique collection of artwork by U of T visual art students. The exhibit happens on Monday, March 30, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. at the Office of the Chancellor, 27 King’s College Circle, Simcoe Hall. Conceived by U of T Chancellor David Peterson, the […]

March 23, 2010

University of Toronto earns third consecutive best diversity employer award

TORONTO, ON – For the third consecutive year, the University of Toronto has been named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. Launched in 2008 by Mediacorp, Canada’s Best Diversity Employer’s competition recognizes employers that have developed exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs.  “It is gratifying to be recognized for work that is so central to […]

March 19, 2010

U of T scholars are first Canadians to win Mellon Foundation’s prestigious new directions fellowships

TORONTO, ON – University of Toronto medieval historian Nicholas Everett and Walid Saleh, a scholar of religion and Near and Middle Eastern civilizations, have each been selected to receive a highly competitive New Directions Fellowship from the Mellon Foundation to pursue cross-disciplinary research. It is the first time the fellowships, created in 2002, have been […]

March 16, 2010

UofT historian wins prestigious international prize

TORONTO, ON – Natalie Zemon Davis, professor emerita from Princeton University and now a University of Toronto history scholar whose books have reached a wide audience, has won one of the world’s top academic prizes. The Holberg Prize – established by the Norwegian parliament in 2003 and worth $700,500 US – is awarded for outstanding […]

March 8, 2010

Divine intervention? New research looks at beliefs about god’s influence in everyday life.

TORONTO, ON – Most Americans believe God is concerned with their personal well-being and is directly involved in their personal affairs, according to new research out of the University of Toronto.  Using data from two recent national surveys of Americans, UofT Sociology Professor Scott Schieman examined peoples’ beliefs about God’s involvement and influence in everyday […]

February 12, 2010

U of T students to participate in “alternative reading week”

TORONTO, ON – On top of hitting the books this reading week, hundreds of UofT students will be hitting the streets in one of Toronto’s poorest neighbourhoods to help with key community-building projects. More than 200 student volunteers will team up with agencies in the Weston-Mount Dennis area February 16 to 18, pitching in on […]

February 9, 2010

An evening of multi-faith music at U of T

TORONTO, ON – Canada’s most multicultural campus will host a musical celebration featuring performances from various faith-based groups on Wednesday, February 24 at 7:15 p.m.  Musical talent from the University of Toronto’s highly diverse student body – including ensembles from the Muslim, Jewish, Christian, First Nations and Hindu faiths – will perform with the goal […]

January 26, 2010

Number of students choosing UofT as their first choice rises dramatically

TORONTO, ON – The University of Toronto is seeing a dramatic rise in the number of Ontario high-school students choosing UofT as their first choice for post-secondary education, even while other large universities are experiencing declines.  Almost 1,000 more applicants listed the University of Toronto as their first choice for the 2010-11 academic year, an […]

January 21, 2010

UofT appoints new Vice President and Principal of the University of Toronto Mississauga

TORONTO, ON – Professor Hargurdeep (Deep) Saini, Dean of the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo, has been appointed the new Vice President and Principal of the University of Toronto Mississauga, UofT announced today. The appointment, a five-year term, begins on July 1, 2010.  “I’m delighted that Prof. Deep Saini is joining us […]

January 21, 2010

UofT’s Governing Council approves extension of President David Naylor’s term

TORONTO, ON – The University of Toronto’s Governing Council announced today that it has approved the extension of President David Naylor’s term, currently due to end on June 30, 2010. The President has committed to serve an additional three years, from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2013. The agreement includes an option of a […]

January 21, 2010

Renowned author 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 11 honorary degrees, recognizing extraordinary achievements in community, […]

January 20, 2010

UofT hosts event to show solidarity with Haiti

TORONTO, ON – In response to the unprecedented earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010, the University of Toronto will host a special event entitled “A Public Observance in Solidarity with the People of Haiti” on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 12 p.m. The event will be held at the Great Hall, Hart House, 7 Hart […]

January 14, 2010

University Of Toronto heats showers from the sun

TORONTO, ON – The University of Toronto’s Athletic Centre boasts a new feature its members don’t yet know about but are already using: showers heated by the sun. In late 2009, the university installed 100 solar collector panels on the roof of the Athletic Centre, located at Harbord Street and Spadina Avenue. The installation, which […]

January 14, 2010

Carl Kohler’s authorportraits on display at U of T

TORONTO, ON – Portraits of famous authors in oil and ink by the late Carl Köhler (1919 – 2006) are currently on display at the Robarts Library, University of Toronto. The art of this Swedish artist and sculptor, which was inspired by art and literature, features James Joyce, Brendan Behan, Samuel Beckett, Jean Cocteau, Günter […]

January 12, 2010

When work interferes with life: Study reveals new insights about a common stressor.

TORONTO, ON – As many as 50 per cent of people bring their work home with them regularly, according to new research out of the University of Toronto that describes the stress associated with work-life balance and the factors that predict it.  Researchers measured the extent to which work was interfering with personal time using […]

November 23, 2009

Time of day matters to thirsty trees, U of T researchers discover

TORONTO, ON – The time of day matters to forest trees dealing with drought, according to a new paper produced by a research team led by Professor Malcolm Campbell, University of Toronto Scarborough’s vice-principal for research and colleagues in the department of cell and systems biology at the St. George campus. Capitalizing on their previous […]

October 20, 2009

U of T launches innovative workshops in environmental finance

TORONTO, ON – A new global economy is emerging to address the challenges of climate change. Everyone from touring rock and roll bands to the gas and oil industry are purchasing carbon offsets in a bid to reduce their carbon footprint. U of T’s Centre for Environment is helping businesses and investors adapt and adopt […]

July 30, 2009

How Does This Grab You? New U Of T Mississauga Study Identifies First Ancestor With A ‘Grasping Hand’

TORONTO, ON – Elongated fingers, an opposable “thumb”, and a grasping tail–a new fossil study by researchers at the University of Toronto Mississauga suggests that a small plant-eating mammal relative is the oldest known tree-climbing vertebrate. The tree-climbing lifestyle of Suminia getmanovi, a Paleozoic animal that lived 260 million years ago, is particularly important because […]