March 2, 2016 | Dominic Ali
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Professor Randall Hansen discusses Britain’s potential exit from the European Union.
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.
Jo Bovy and Christopher Honey are among 126 outstanding young researchers from across Canada and the United States tapped for success today with research fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Both U of T recipients are from the Faculty of Arts & Science.
When one atom first meets another, the precise nature of that interaction can determine much about what kinds of physical properties and behaviours will emerge. Now, a team led by U of T physicist Joseph Thywissen reports the discovery of a new set of rules governing one type of atomic-pair interaction.
New research demonstrates that particles at the quantum level can in fact be seen as behaving something like billiard balls rolling along a table, and not merely as the probabilistic smears that the standard interpretation of quantum mechanics suggests. But there’s a catch — the tracks the particles follow do not always behave as one would expect from “realistic” trajectories, but often in a fashion that has been termed “surrealistic.”
Arts & Science faculty members Stephen Wright and Barbara Sherwood Lollar are among an elite group of Canadian researchers being honoured today by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
Associate Professor Stephen Wright in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology has won a prestigious NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship for his pioneering research in the emerging field of evolutionary genomics.
University Professor Barbara Sherwood Lollar in the Department of Earth Sciences has won the prestigious NSERC John C. Polanyi Award for her pioneering research into billion-year-old water and the clues it may provide to ancient life on Earth and Mars.
Judicial writing may not be the first thing people turn to for a good read, but U of T English professor Greig Henderson’s new book Creating Legal Worlds: Story and Style in a Culture of Argument shows that storytelling can be an essential part of ensuring justice.
Undergraduate students participate in ‘explosive’ field research that makes a case for human evolution beginning in Europe
The team at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Observatory (LIGO) detectors has observed gravitational waves — ripples in the fabric of spacetime coming from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe, likely the collision of black holes. The discovery promises to open a new window into the cosmos.
“I wish I had Spider-Man’s powers,” said U of T number theory prodigy and assistant professor Jacob Tsimerman. “All that flipping around looks pretty fun,” he added, when asked about getting in the mindset to solve complex theorems.
Victoria College alumnus and Oscar-nominated director and producer chats about his days putting on U of T variety shows, how race relations in America have influenced his work, what Robert Kennedy said about In the Heat of the Night, and what it was like to work with Harry Belafonte and Steve McQueen.
New CRCs show university’s breadth and depth of research.
The new transit plan that includes a stop at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) will be a major “boon for future students” Associate Professor Matti Siemiatycki says.
“Globally we use 90 million barrels of oil every day. That’s a heck of a lot of energy.” — Andrew Miall
When it comes to spy agencies, Canada needs independent courts, strict government oversight and “strong civil-society organizations like the Citizen Lab,” the lawyer for Edward Snowden says.
Computer Science PhD student’s research proves computers can learn a 2,500 year old game
Anne McGuire, an assistant professor in the Equity Studies Program at New College, has won the 2015 Tobin Siebers Prize for Disability Studies in the Humanities for her book, War on Autism: On the Cultural Logic of Normative Violence.
A&S News asked some Faculty leaders what’s ahead in their fields in 2016 and beyond. Read about what’s ahead in Arts & Science.
A&S News asked some Faculty leaders what’s ahead in their fields in 2016 and beyond. Here’s what the head of our English department, Alan Bewell sees coming soon.
A&S News asked some Faculty leaders what’s ahead in their fields in 2016 and beyond. Here’s what the heads of our History and Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations departments and the Archaeology Centre see coming soon in their fields.
A&S News asked some Faculty leaders what’s ahead in their fields in 2016 and beyond. Here’s what the heads of our Cell & Systems Biology and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology departments see coming soon in their fields.
A&S News asked some Faculty leaders what’s ahead in their fields in 2016 and beyond. Here’s what the heads of our Department of Earth Sciences and School of the Environment see coming soon.
Toronto is heading into a massive period of investment in infrastructure, and a new U of T report suggests ways it can be done without equally massive cost overruns.
Named one of the Globe and Mail’s “Top Torontonians who got things done in 2014” Brett Chang has consistently had his eye on improving Toronto’s transit system.
“We have been excluded from the central defence meeting on dislodging ISIS from northern Iraq. No amount of spin can hide that.” — Randell Hansen, director of the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs.
A&S News asked some Faculty leaders what’s ahead in their fields in 2016 and beyond. Here’s what the heads of our astronomy & astrophysics, physics and chemistry departments see coming soon.
“Given the University of Toronto’s international and national leadership in research and education, it is only fitting that we also take a leadership role in responding to the TRC’s calls for action.” — Vice-President and Provost Cheryl Regehr.
Award-winning writer Rawi Hage is the Department of English’s Jack McLelland writer-in-residence for the 2016 spring term, so the novelist has uprooted himself from his Montreal home for four months to live in Toronto, writing and teaching.
Predicting facial expressions using sound — the Faculties of Arts & Science, Medicine and the Department Computer Science collaborate on exciting animation research.
There’s big buzz around big data — a key area of focus for a number of Arts & Science disciplines. Here’s what the heads of our computer science, mathematics and statistical sciences departments see coming soon.
Stephen Cook, computer science, has won the prestigious BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Information and Communication Technologies category for his pioneering and influential work on computational complexity.
PhD candidate Pamela Wong is combining leading-edge scientific techniques with traditional Inuit knowledge to better our understanding of the impact of climate change on polar bear populations. She can also tell you what to do if a hungry polar bear knocks on your door in the middle of the night.
The execution of prominent critic and Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr has triggered a renewed escalation of the Shia-Sunni sectarian conflict in the Middle East.
“This news, whether confirmed technically or not, indicates a bellicose hostility towards the rest of the world” — Tina Park
“I’m humbled and honoured, inspired and eager, to follow previous parliamentary poets laureate in valuing in verse our super-natural nation’s exemplary experiments in democratized humanism.” — George Elliott Clarke
Adjunct professor Namrata Shrestha, at the School of the Environment discusses her research on roads, highways and wildlife in urban landscapes.
English professor emeritus Rosemary Sullivan and author of Stalin’s Daughter, helps acquire letters.
Professors weigh in on what Toronto should focus on accomplishing and improving in 2016.
Experts on the lack of diversity, the problem with Padme, the pitfalls of filling in narrative gaps — and why we love the franchise.
Generations ago, most Canadian Inuit lived in small seasonal camps. However, over the past 60 years, Inuit have settled into permanent towns, where traditional dialects intermingled and sometimes developed in to new converged dialects.
Newly identified eggs with embryos in fossils of the 508-million-year-old Waptia fieldensis make it the oldest direct evidence of brood care in the fossil record.