April 19, 2017 | U of T Alumni Affairs Staff
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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.
When Zachary Biech — a descendant of the legendary Chief Poundmaker — first arrived at U of T he had little connection to his Plains Cree ancestry. By the time he finished his degree in Indigenous studies, Biech was well on his way to becoming an engaged student leader.
The company — founded on research conducted by Arts & Science neuroendocrinologist David Lovejoy — took a leap forward by getting listed on the New York-based OTCQB stock exchange, considered a stepping stone to the NASDAQ.
A team of astronomers has doubled the number of known young, compact radio galaxies — galaxies powered by newly energized black holes.
Undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts & Science are assisting with ongoing research that sheds some light on what goes on inside a dog’s head when we humans are trying to train them.
Before U.S. presidents came into his comic crosshairs, Lorne Michaels staged University of Toronto productions poking fun at campus life.
Honouring Our Students Pow Wow and Indigenous Festival, the university’s largest powwow in decades, is being organized by U of T students and is open to the public.
Arts & Science’s international course module program gives undergrads a rare opportunity to experience fieldwork as part of their studies.
David Roberts didn’t plan on a career in academics. His first job out of university was as a social worker in a youth homeless shelter. But eventually he realized he was in “over his head” and needed to understand the systemic problems underlying urban poverty and youth homelessness.
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.
The Korean Speech Contest held each year at U of T keeps getting bigger and better since its launch 10 years ago, an upsurge in popularity that mirrors a wider trend in Korean language study.
Rachel La Touche may be in the early stages of her university teaching career, but her willingness to take risks in the interests of learning has already garnered her much recognition.
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.
For some Arts & Science undergraduate students, participating in the Research Opportunity Program is a chance to get a hands-on taste of academic discovery, get some solid mentoring from established scholars, and gain experience working on a research team. For others, it’s a necessary step towards a lifelong career in research.
U of T researchers uncover fossils of creatures that roamed the earth or swam. ROM illustrators help bring them to life.
Professor Jordan Bear is interested in the sociology of knowledge, in particular, how people in different historical periods become convinced that what they are looking at is real.
Study examines a “foraging gene” humans share in common with fruit flies
Professor John Robinson is U of T’s first-ever presidential adviser on the environment, climate change and sustainability.
Arts & Science mathematics theorist Benjamin Rossman is among 126 North American researchers recognized today.