May 23, 2017 | Sean Bettam
Categories: All News, Global, Main Story, Research | Tags: Paleoanthropology
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Federal government releases details of a new national carbon tax.
University of Toronto’s Michael Bliss, “one of Canada’s most prominent public intellectuals” and a University Professor Emeritus, died last week.
Professor Ronald Pruessen, department of history and the Munk School of Global Affairs, likens the rumblings in the Trump administration to “a Jenga tower filled with vibrating pieces, shaking constantly.”
Professor Meric Gertler has been appointed to a second term as president of the University of Toronto
Torontonians might grumble about the consequences of their city’s rapid growth, but its growing pains pale in comparison to India’s massive urbanization.
After seeing a strange and garbled story on a pro-Trump forum, Miller traced it to its original source — a Los Angeles Times article.
While certain activities at the annual family-oriented science and engineering festival are not for the faint of heart, there is truly something for everyone.
The humanities — history, philosophy, languages and so on — shape the way we engage our world as citizens.
A succession of students have assisted John Traill with Persons of Ancient Athens, a book series that is the mainstay of a unique Faculty of Arts & Science undergrad research project.
After years of conducting world-leading research on self-driving vehicles, U of T Associate Professor Raquel Urtasun joins Uber
One of the ways the international community responds to global health concerns is through volunteer educational trips – often called service learning or voluntourism — which see students or professionals travel to communities to take part in short-term activities that aim to help the local population.
James Thuch Madhier fled South Sudan as a teenager, escaping the ravages of civil war and famine. Next fall, the U of T undergrad and his social entrepreneurship team will be testing out their solar-powered crop irrigation system on 20 acres of land they’ve acquired in South Sudan.
U of T historian and political scientist debate impact of Trump’s actions on trade, immigration and health care
In a surprise move, Kevin O’Leary has dropped out of the Conservative Party leadership race, throwing his support behind Maxime Bernier.
Paleontologists at the University of Toronto and the Royal Ontario Museum have uncovered a new fossil species that sheds light on the origin of mandibulates, the most abundant and diverse group of organisms on Earth, to which belong familiar animals such as flies, ants, crayfish and centipedes.
When she first arrived at U of T as an Arts & Science undergraduate, Rani Pooran envisioned herself planning for a career in law or academia by studying English literature. After about a year, Rani set her sights on political science and international work instead and hasn’t looked back since. Pooran is one of the alumni volunteers in the upcoming Next Steps Conference.
If you attended the University of Toronto, we want to hear from you!
Marine protected areas (MPAs) found along coastlines and oceans worldwide are an increasingly popular strategy for protecting marine habitats and biodiversity. However, a new global study demonstrates that widespread lack of personnel and funds are preventing MPAs from reaching their full marine conservation potential.
With the creation of the Toronto-based Vector Institute, Ontario and Canada are choosing to lead in the booming field of artificial intelligence,
Nhung Tuyet Tran, associate professor of Southeast Asian history, shares her story about her experiences as a refugee escaping Vietnam, being in a refugee camp and eventually settling in the United States.
Last week, Salman Rushdie returned to Toronto for a PEN Canada event. While in town, he visited the University of Toronto to speak with students, staff and faculty at the University of St. Michael’s College.
U of T grad Nima Yasrebi developed an augmented-reality app — using technology similar to Pokémon Go — to enrich hop-on-hop-off bus tours.
Canada’s House of Commons welcomed 50 University of Toronto students for this year’s Women in House event, where young women with an interest in politics shadow female parliamentarians.
President Meric Gertler has become one of the few North American scholars to receive an honorary degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University
U of T researchers core of new independent artificial intelligence centre
At the Japan-Canada Summit Meeting in May 2016, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe noted that Japan wished to support Japanese studies at Canadian universities in order to promote mutual understanding between the two countries. Today, based upon this commitment, the Government of Japan is conferring US$5 million on the University of Toronto to establish an endowed chair in Japanese politics and global affairs, and to launch a Centre for the Study of Global Japan. The University of Toronto is the first Canadian university to receive such support from the Government of Japan.
Hidden clues in the way you speak can indicate health problems long before an official diagnosis is made.
A group of fourth-year Arts & Science students tackle the shadowy world of narco-insurgency and organized crime.
“The economic impact of an automated workforce will be much bigger than many observers expect,” — Dave Ticoll, Innovation Policy Lab at U of T’s Munk School of Global Affairs.
Hawai’i may be best known as a holiday paradise, but for Professor Bonnie McElhinny and six University of Toronto anthropology students, it is a learning lab for multiculturalism and de-colonization strategies.
On March 10, the Munk School of Global Affairs and the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs celebrated a partnership that will offer an exciting opportunity to people who combine intense curiosity about the world with ambition to take leadership in changing it for the better: a new dual degree program to begin in 2018.
The Sciences Po School of Public Affairs and the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto launch a dual master’s degree in global affairs and public policy.
Before U.S. presidents came into his comic crosshairs, Lorne Michaels staged University of Toronto productions poking fun at campus life.
Arts & Science’s international course module program gives undergrads a rare opportunity to experience fieldwork as part of their studies.
The extent of school-based sexual violence in Ghana has been documented for the first time in a report co-authored by U of T political science PhD student Erin Aylward.
Author, scholar, and former leader of the Liberal Party of Canada Michael Ignatieff continuously takes up the challenge of engaging society in discourse on liberal democracies. He says political participation has never been more vital than today for good governance.
Study examines a “foraging gene” humans share in common with fruit flies
Astrophysicist Renée Hložek has teamed up with U.S. colleagues to create the black history online resource BlackLight.
Study’s findings provide new insight into how the brain collects and stores useful knowledge about the world that can then be adapted and applied to other experiences.
“I’m looking at the role of innovation because it is a critical engine – maybe the only engine – for continuous economic growth, as well as probably the most important engine for social change” — Professor Dan Breznitz
School of Public Policy and Governance joint study suggests Canadians are not exceptional when it comes to tolerance of refugees and immigrants
Donald Trump’s political strategy is becoming more defined and so is his commitment to playing by his own rules.
A&S News asked some Faculty leaders what’s ahead in their fields in 2017 and beyond. Here’s what the head of our linguistics department, Keren Rice and her colleagues see coming soon.
“The idea of targeting and restricting the travel of individuals on the basis of their nationality or birthplace is antithetical to everything we stand for as an institution and a country.” — University of Toronto President, Meric Gertler
The humanities, especially the literature of the Asian diaspora in North America, would have lost a major champion if Denise Cruz had followed her initial plan to attend medical school.
Newly reunited with her family after they fled Syria, and grateful for the welcome they’ve received in the city she considers her new home, Arts & Science student Rasha Elendari is feeling inspired by love even as she tries to dispel hate and fear.
There are important parallels between a Soviet-era dissident movement and the modern digital culture that helped Donald Trump gain power, says Associate Professor Ann Komaromi of the Centre for Comparative Literature in the Faculty of Arts & Science.
From a deep-sea creature that predates dinosaurs by 250 million years to a chameleon-like lizard in the Dominican Republic, meet six new species — some living and some extinct — that have been discovered by A&S scientists over the last five years.
Geoffrey Hinton, a University Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto and a Distinguished Researcher with Google, has received the BBVA Foundation Frontiers Award in information and communications technology for his pioneering and highly influential work to endow machines with the ability to learn.