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September 20, 2017

Fujitsu Laboratories and University of Toronto Enter Strategic Partnership

Toronto, ON – Kawasaki, Japan and Toronto, Canada, September 20, 2017 Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. and the University of Toronto have entered into a new partnership, with Fujitsu Laboratories establishing a new research center in Toronto focused on bolstering R&D into breakthrough quantum computing technologies. In a wide variety of fields, including healthcare, finance, logistics, public policy, there exists an enormous amount of extraordinarily complex problems that require rapid decision making, yet cannot be solved in a realistic time-frame with current computing…

September 19, 2017

Rotman School Professor Appointed to Lead Research Initiatives at the International Centre for Pension Management

Toronto, ON – Mikhail (Mike) Simutin, an associate professor of finance at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, has been appointed the associate director of research for the International Centre for Pension Management (ICPM). In the new role he will drive ICPM’s research initiatives and strengthen the organization’s position as a global pension research hub. Prof. Simutin will oversee calls for research proposals, select winning submissions, as well as develop impactful agendas for bi-annual ICPM Discussion Forums. In this…

September 12, 2017

Kids praised for being smart are more likely to cheat, new studies find

Toronto, ON – Kids who are praised for being smart, or who are told they have a reputation for being smart, are more likely to be dishonest and cheat, a pair of studies from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto and researchers in the U.S. and China has found. OISE’s Jackman Institute of Child Studies (JICS) Professor Kang Lee and study co-authors say that while praise is one of the most commonly used forms…

September 11, 2017

Faculty and Doctoral Students Honoured with Research Awards at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – Current faculty members and a former doctoral student from the areas of accounting, organizational behaviour and strategic management have received awards for their research papers from academic associations and publications. A paper published in Administrative Science Quarterly was honoured with two top awards last month. Whitened Résumés: Race and Self-Presentation in the Labor Market is co-authored by Profs. Sonia Kang, Katy DeCelles, and András Tilcsik, along with Sora Jun, an assistant professor at UT Dallas, who is a graduate…

September 7, 2017

New Canadian telescope will map largest volume of space ever surveyed

Toronto, ON – A Canadian effort to build one of the most innovative radio telescopes in the world will open the universe to a new dimension of scientific study. The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, today installed the final piece of this new radio telescope, which will act as a time machine allowing scientists to create a three-dimensional map of the universe extending deep into space and time. The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment, known as CHIME, is an extraordinarily…

September 6, 2017

Students at University of Toronto receive Canada’s largest STEM scholarship

Toronto, ON – Andres Lombo, Aiden Aird, Carl Pinter and Jack Stanley have been named The University of Toronto’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships. Created in 2011 by Canadian business leader and philanthropist Seymour Schulich, this annual scholarship program encourages promising high school graduates to embrace STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) in their future careers. This year, there were over 1,300 Schulich Leader Nominees from across Canada vying for 50 scholarships, valued at up to $100,000 each. Since inception,…

August 30, 2017

University of Toronto astrophysicists convert moons and rings of Saturn into music

Toronto, ON –After centuries of looking with awe and wonder at the beauty of Saturn and its rings, we can now listen to them, thanks to the efforts of astrophysicists at the University of Toronto (U of T). “To celebrate the Grand Finale of NASA’s Cassini mission next month, we converted Saturn’s moons and rings into two pieces of music,” says astrophysicist Matt Russo, a postdoctoral researcher at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) in the Faculty of Arts…

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U of T in the News

The Globe and Mail | September 21, 2017

Ottawa must improve research funding – or risk losing the innovation race

President Meric Gertler co-authors an op-ed urging the federal government to respond to the findings of the Fundamental Science Review. Read more.

Forbes | September 20, 2017

You can learn to build aerial taxis with Udacity’s new Flying Car Nanodegree

University of Toronto professor Angela Schoellig is developing curriculum for a Flying Car program with online education company Udacity. Read more. 

The Globe and Mail | September 20, 2017

Historic $100-million donation given to Peter Munk Cardiac Centre

Peter Munk's U of T philanthropy is mentioned in report on his latest donation to the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, which will partner with the Rotman School of Management to commercialize AI procedures. Read more.