April 27, 2016 | Christine Elias
Congratulations Antonela Arhin, Nicholas Morra, Yanfei Li and David Seitz.
Congratulations Antonela Arhin, Nicholas Morra, Yanfei Li and David Seitz.
Congratulations Silvia Cocolo, Grace Desa, Jessica Finlayson and Lloyd Smith.
Congratulations Steve Engels, Kyoungrok Ko and Melanie Newton.
Three U of T PhD candidates are attracting attention – and acclaim – not only for their research, but also for their ability to communicate that research to others. All three are finalists in the Storyteller competition funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
Through a new Teaching & Learning Community of Practice (CoP), Arts & Science faculty are coming together to share the best of their teaching techniques and practices.
Randall Hansan, Munk School prof, discusses the controversy over the federal government’s decision to approve export permits for the sale of combat vehicles worth $15 billion to Saudi Arabia.
The Asian Institute’s Richard Charles Lee Big Ideas Competition invited U of T students from across programs in the Faculty of Arts & Science to come up with an idea for a creative, social entrepreneurial, and innovative project.
Munk One, one of the University of Toronto’s ten first-year-foundation programs, gives students an opportunity to brainstorm real solutions to global problems in a hands-on, interactive learning model.
There were times last summer in Rwanda while Quan Le was making maps for a World Bank road project that he wondered what some people might think if they knew the cartography was being done by an undergraduate student from the University of Toronto.
Professor of Law and Philosophy Arthur Ripstein has been awarded a notable Killam Research Fellowship, offered each year to world-class Canadian scholars in the humanities, social, natural and health sciences, and engineering.
First-year U of T students who are eager to sink their teeth into a statistics course get side helpings of improved language skills and mentorship, thanks to a Department of Statistical Sciences pilot project.
In just under three minutes, PhD candidate from Department of English successfully persuades a panel of six judges that nineteenth-century writing can shed new light on how North American society understands relationship between property ownership and civic engagement.
If Shari Eli’s enthusiastic students are any indication, there will soon be a boom in budding economic historians at the University of Toronto.
Once a small academic collaboration between the University of Toronto’s department of computer science and OCAD University, Level Up is now the largest showcase for student game design in Ontario.
Ever since her time as an undergraduate, computer scientist Raquel Urtasun has been fascinated by machine learning (or teaching computers how to think), computer vision (helping computers perceive videos and photos) and robotics.
Professor Bryan Gaensler, director of the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, explains how magnets impact the lives of people and animals in mysterious ways, how a powerful new radio-telescope project is set to give us unprecedented views of the cosmos, and whether or not there’s intelligent life in the universe beyond ourselves.
U of T medievalist Michael Gervers discusses medieval codes of honour, his obsession with churches carved out of rock faces and the importance of the ancient Ethiopic language of Ge’ez.
One of University of Toronto student Ongio Tsui’s favourite mementos from his recent journey to Vietnam is a cell phone video of him riding on the back of one of Ho Chi Minh City’s ubiquitous motorbikes.
Five expert panelists will weigh in on the ethical use of Artificial Intelligence in medicine and the issues surrounding, privacy, accuracy, and accountability.
“We can talk about all these tectonic events and floods, but until you see it for yourself, you can’t make all the interpretations you need to,” says University of Toronto Earth Sciences PhD student Benjamin Moulton, fresh from a hands-on field trip to Spain with second and fourth year undergraduates.
More than 200 faculty members on all three U of T campuses in a variety of disciplines are researching topics in energy and the environment, including climate change – many in collaboration with leading national and international organizations.
University of Toronto undergraduate student Emily Tsui went to Alaska to research the mysterious decline of a once-robust Arctic organization that can trace its roots to the Cold War, but what she discovered was a field of her own.
Report outlines a plan of decisive action that calls on every facet of the University — as a leader in research, teaching, and as an energy consumer – to join in the fight against climate change.
While many of their fellow University of Toronto students hit the books during Reading Week, Jelena Djuric and Silviu Kondan hit the streets of Belgrade instead.
Humans sometimes describe eyes as the window to the soul but for most animals, eyes are all about vision and vision is all about survival. Evolutionary biologist Belinda Chang leads a lab that is devoted to understanding how animals see.
Students enrolled in University College’s interdisciplinary academic programs showed off the fruits of their labours at a number of student-driven conferences and presentations in recent weeks.
Sociology professor examines how aspiring rappers and b-boys in the heart of Los Angeles’s South Central neighbourhood learn the basics of the craft and hone their skills in search of Hip Hop glory.
“When we look around the world today, from Syria to Yemen to the Central African Republic to North Korea, we are confronted with millions of ordinary people who fear for the freedom and security of their lives every day.” — Tina Park
Research by sociologists at the University of Toronto suggests that feeling useful is a key part of a life well-lived and this is especially so for seniors who are living longer than ever before.
New computing course gives medical students the knowledge they need to talk tech with developers.
Don Weaver, an adjunct professor in the Department of Chemistry, announced results at the American Chemical Society meeting last weekend in San Diego, that suggest maple syrup extract may prevent proteins in brain cells from folding the wrong way — as they do in Alzheimer’s disease.
Stage magicians are not the only ones who can distract the eye: a new cognitive psychology experiment demonstrates how all human beings have a built-in ability to stop paying attention to objects that are right in front of them.
Natural selection has shaped the ways in which babies grow in different species, including the rate or speed with which they develop. A new study by Canadian researchers suggests that some baby monkeys develop faster than others in the same population, and that this is best explained by the threat of infanticide they face.
Goh brings to the position “entrepreneurship experience and passion for the translation of scientific discovery to technologies that benefit society” — Professor Scott Mabury.
Undergraduates Bryan Hong, Anna Keshabyan and Valentina Mihajlovic were catapulted by the A&S Research Opportunity Program from the confines of a classroom into a hands-on, laboratory-based education mentored by Morgan Barense, an associate professor in psychology, and onto a path they could not have imagined a short time ago.
It’s not unusual for university students to develop proposals for governments or businesses as part of their classwork. It’s less usual for those organizations to actually implement such policies.
It’s not every undergraduate class that results in a new scientific discovery, but in Megan Frederickson and John Stinchcombe’s Tropical Field Biology course, they do things a little different.
Astrophysicist Harald Pfeiffer receives Humboldt Research award for academic achievements to date including fundamental discoveries, new theories, and insights.
Three undergrads joined Ulrich Wortmann of Earth Sciences on a 10-day field trip where they captured the first Gigapixel images of three important geological locations in Death Valley, including some terrain so rough it could only be reached with a four-wheel drive vehicle.
Dozens of Arts & Science students crowded the Great Hall at Hart House on March 3 to proudly display posters summarizing their undergraduate research projects and explain them to all comers.
Professor Mark Lautens of the Department of Chemistry is the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Faculty Award for combining intriguing research, innovative teaching methods and creative service to the university,
Professor Randall Hansen discusses Britain’s potential exit from the European Union.
Undergraduate students participating in the Faculty of Arts & Science International Course Module program travel abroad during reading week to conduct primary research.
The Department of Anthropology is the 2016 recipient of the Northrop Frye Award. By integrating original fieldwork into undergraduate courses, the department has introduced students to research and roused their enthusiasm. Both are key criteria for the prestigious award.
Acclaimed author and authority on political economy was devoted to his students.
Thanks to her groundbreaking interdisciplinary work and the innovative ways she’s found to share her research with students, Professor Andrea Most has won the 2016 Northrop Frye Award in the individual category.
New course helps students make connections between the food they eat and what is happening in the world around them.
Report shows Android and Window’s versions of Baidu Browser leak personal user data because of poor or missing encryption.
Jo Bovy of Astronomy & Astrophysics, one of two U of T scientists honoured.
Neuroscientist Christopher Honey of Psychology, one of two U of T scientists honoured.