May 8, 2017 | Romi Levine
Categories: Cities & Culture | Tags: Community Development, Undergraduate Students, Urban Studies
Urban studies student Amilia Cervantes plays part in organizing Jane’s Walk, which runs from May 5-7.
Urban studies student Amilia Cervantes plays part in organizing Jane’s Walk, which runs from May 5-7.
Toronto’s rising housing prices are just one symptom of the city’s struggles with rapid growth.
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.
University Professor Thomas Hurka, the Chancellor Henry N. R. Jackman Professor of Philosophical Studies at the University of Toronto has been awarded the 2017 Killam Prize in the Humanities.
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.
James Bird designed Words to Form – an architectural model for a potential memorial that would put the words of reconciliation into a physical form – for his fourth-year independent study.
U of T historian and political scientist debate impact of Trump’s actions on trade, immigration and health care
Faculty, staff, sessional lecturers, graduate student course instructors and a student leader were honoured at the annual Arts & Science Outstanding Achievement Awards. David Cameron, dean of the Faculty of Arts & Science, presented the awards on April 20th at the Faculty Club.
Ashley Bruce of Cell & Systems Biology, Michelle Craig of Computer Science, Denise Cruz of English, Tania Li of Anthropology and Mike Reid of Astronomy & Astrophysics & the Dunlap Institute are this year’s recipients of the Faculty of Arts & Science Outstanding Teaching Awards.
Graduate student course instructors Parisa Moosavi and Anna Stainton and sessional instructors Jonathan Korman and Kenneth Yip are this year’s recipients of the Faculty of Arts & Science Superior Teaching Awards.
Congratulations Anna Liza Villavelez, Thom Lee, Peggy Salmon and Jim Dix, this year’s recipients of the Faculty of Arts & Science Outstanding Staff Awards.
Sameen Zehra, a Trinity College student majoring in peace, conflict & justice, is a fundraiser, a community leader and a peer mentor who brings people together for change and creates new opportunities for her fellow students.
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.
Ken Yang is an award-winning concert pianist and tech entrepreneur who hails from the land of corporate law. Yang is one of the alumni volunteers in the upcoming Next Steps Conference.
What’s next? If you’re a graduating student in the Faculty of Arts & Science, it’s a question you’re probably asking yourself a lot these days.
The tiny archive room at Clinton Street Public School in downtown Toronto tells a fascinating story, not only about the 129-year-old primary school but also about the city’s journey to become the multicultural metropolis it is today.
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.
After months of developing video games in collaboration with OCAD U students, U of T computer science undergraduates had the chance to show off their creations at the Level Up Showcase.
With the creation of the Toronto-based Vector Institute, Ontario and Canada are choosing to lead in the booming field of artificial intelligence,
Over 2,000 students, instructors, industry insiders and gaming fans crowded the Design Exchange for the seventh annual Level Up Showcase
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.
Locke Rowe, who is also vice-provost of graduate research & education and a professor in the department of ecology and evolutionary biology, invites students of various academic backgrounds over to the school on St. George Street on an almost weekly basis for coffee, bagels and danishes.
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.
If you don’t understand why food waste is a growing concern in developing countries, Tammara Soma can explain it to you in three minutes.
Cheryl Misak and Margaret Morrison, both professors in the Department of Philosophy, have each received a Guggenheim Fellowship. The 2017 fellowship recipients were announced by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation today in The New York Times.
U of T and OCADU students teamed up to develop video games for the Level Up Showcase, a conference for budding programmers from 15 universities and colleges.
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
Students enrolled in University College’s signature academic programs gathered in East and West Hall recently for Research and Practice Day.
U of T researchers core of new independent artificial intelligence centre.
Fourth annual She Talks focuses on how average people can help bring about reconciliation in Canada
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.
Professor Rob Vipond of the Department of Political Science gave this toast at a gathering of colleagues, friends and fellow editors of the forthcoming Roads to Confederation, The Making of Canada, 1867 on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the grant of royal assent to the British North America Act, 1867.
A recent survey of Canadian historians and political scientists, conducted by the University of Toronto and York University, has found that there are important gaps in how Canada’s 1867 Confederation is studied in this country.
Hidden clues in the way you speak can indicate health problems long before an official diagnosis is made.
More than 170 students took advantage of the opportunity to explain their research process and findings to families, friends and other students.
It’s all Wayne Gretzky’s fault. If it hadn’t been for perhaps the greatest player the game has ever known, psychology professor Jay Pratt might never have become a world-renowned scholar in the field of visual processing.
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.
Bright red dresses blowing in the wind — symbolizing the 12,000 missing and murdered Indigenous women — will confront people walking through U of T’s downtown Toronto campus over the next few days.
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.
According to University of Toronto research, people have a tendency to perceive black men as larger and more threatening than similarly-sized white men.
Why is the incidence of depression, stroke, dementia and Alzheimer’s significantly higher in women than men? Women’s health — and women’s brain health in particular — is something “distinct in itself,” says U of T scientist Gillian Einstein.
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.
The students behind CivicSpark – a University of Toronto group devoted to fostering the next generation of city builders – will bring 13 undergraduate teams from universities across the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTHA) together this weekend to offer their solutions to the area’s affordable housing problem.