February 20, 2019 | A&S News
Arts & Science partnering with U of T Engineering to reimagine math… Read More
Arts & Science partnering with U of T Engineering to reimagine math… Read More
An international team of scientists is challenging our understanding of a part of Earth’s history by looking at the Moon, the most complete and accessible chronicle of the asteroid collisions that carved our solar system.
An international group of scientists that includes University of Toronto economist and geneticist Jonathan Beauchamp has identified 124 genetic variants associated with a person’s willingness to take risks, as reported in a study published today in Nature Genetics.
A Canadian-led team of scientists — including the Dunlap Institute’s Cherry Ng — has found the second repeating fast radio burst (FRB) ever recorded. FRBs are short bursts of radio waves coming from far outside our Milky Way galaxy. Scientists believe FRBs emanate from powerful astrophysical phenomena billions of light years away.
New research suggests that the exterior of mobile phones could be a source of toxic chemicals, or at least an aggregate indicator of the chemicals to which people are exposed on a daily basis.
One of the largest donations ever made to Ukrainian language studies at a Canadian university will support the creation of a visiting professorship in Ukrainian language and culture in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.
Among the 11 people killed by a gunman at the Tree of Life Synagogue was a close relative of TV critic Daniel J. Fienberg. Read his tribute in the Hollywood Reporter.
Kevin Lewis O’Neill, Director of the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies and Akwasi Owusu-Bempah, a sociologist at the University of Toronto Mississauga, discuss what the legalization of cannabis may mean for race relations. Will things get better or is it possible that they could get worse? Canada has a long history of using drug laws to control ‘problematic’ populations; will decriminalization help these problems go away?
A new report released today provides a road map for the search for extraterrestrial life in the universe. Geochemist Barbara Sherwood Lollar, a University Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences in the Faculty of Arts & Science lead an international panel that produced the recommendations.
The Faculty of Arts & Science Student Communications team has been honoured with three Silver Leaf Awards of Excellence from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).
The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship was created to bring exceptional students from around the world to study at the University of Toronto. We are pleased to announce and welcome these outstanding students as members of the 2018 cohort of award recipients.
The first issue of the EEB Quarterly – an online publication written by and for graduate students in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology – launches today.
Jewish culture scholar Naomi Seidman has joined the University of Toronto as the newest Chancellor Jackman Professor in the Arts.
Two incoming A&S students were selected to receive Canada’s largest STEM scholarship. Congratulations to Daniel Hoogsteen and Sidrah Rana who will both be entering the Mathematical and Physical Science program in the Faculty of Arts & Science this fall.
Anna Shternshis created and directed the Yiddish Glory project with poet-musician Psoy Korolenko, an initiative that’s brought back to life the forgotten Yiddish music written during the Holocaust in the Soviet Union.
Faculty of Arts & Science professor Barbara Sherwood Lollar honoured with the Geological Association of Canada’s Logan Medal for sustained distinguished achievement in Canadian earth science.
The New College community with fondness remembers Donald G. Ivey, the college’s second principal and a former vice-president of the University of Toronto, who, after a long, active, and fulfilling life, passed away on Monday, June 25, 2018, at the age of 96.
Theoretical astrophysicist, Ue-Li Pen, has been selected by the Simons Foundation to receive a 2018 Simons Investigators award. Pen, interim director of the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, joins 15 others honoured from across North America and Europe.
The Faculty of Arts & Science joined colleagues across U of T for the annual Display Your Pride event ahead of Pride weekend in Toronto.
Eva-Lynn Jagoe— a professor of Comparative Literature and Spanish and Portuguese has been named the winner of this year’s F.E.L. Priestley Prize for the best essay published in the journal English Studies in Canada.
Salvatore Bancheri of the Department of Italian Studies has been made an honorary knight of the “Ordine della Stella d’Italia” (Order of the Star of Italy) — one of Italy’s highest civic honours.
Salvatore Bancheri named to the “Ordine della Stella d’Italia” — English translation of citation.
Jennifer Murdock, an associate professor, teaching stream in the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Arts & Science, was named one of four recipients of the University of Toronto’s President’s Teaching Awards last week.
Chemistry Professor Andy Dicks was named the winner of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s 2018 Education Award for his lab work with U of T undergraduate students.
Professor John Stinchcombe of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Melissa Hill, A&S Director of Student Communications & Interim Director, A&S Communications decided to partner up on their Bring Our Children to Work activities.
Research on microplastic pollution has focused on the ocean, but Chelsea Rochman of the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology is calling for more research into microplastic pollution in lakes, streams, rivers and on land.
Five Arts & Science students are among this year’s recipients of the University of Toronto’s Student Engagement in the Arts Awards. The awards recognize undergraduate and graduate students who have made significant leadership and/or volunteer contributions to co-curricular arts activities at the University.
Two Arts & Science faculty members are among this year’s recipients of the University of Toronto’s Early Career Teaching Award and Teaching Fellowship.
A new species of bristle worm, Kootenayscolex barbarensis, has been described for the first time from fossils found in the Marble Canyon site at the Burgess Shale in the Canadian Rockies.
The Reach Project studies innovative ways of delivering services to vulnerable, hard-to-reach communities.
Celebrating the outstanding achievements of our faculty members.
Paul Guest (BA 1999, International Relations and Economics) has led a global career in finance. Based in London, he is the lead strategist, for UBS Asset Management’s real estate & private markets business.
Born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh is a human rights advocate, community activist, feminist and former city councillor.
Citizen Lab researchers find faulty South Korean child-monitoring smartphone app removed from market in 2015 was reissued under a new name and continues to put children at risk.
Three scientists who defied Einstein by proving the nonlocal nature of quantum entanglement will be honoured with U of T’s John Stewart Bell Prize.
The remains of a majestic female statue uncovered at the archaeological site of Tayinat in Turkey may challenge our understanding of the public role of women in the ancient world.
A team of scientists have identified a small marine predator that once patrolled the ocean floor and grabbed its prey with 50 spines that it deployed from its head.
On June 22 all three U of T campuses celebrated Pride Month with the annual #DisplayYourPride event. A&S joined in on the fun by pitching in to create a stunning Pride flag made up of 3000 origami cranes.
Congratulations to the the Student Communications Office in the Office of the Faculty Registrar and the Office of Advancement.
Medieval Islamic studies scholar Walid Ahmad Saleh has received the Konrad Adenauer Research Award, one of Germany’s most prestigious honours.
U of T psychology professor Jed Meltzer on why “working harder does not mean better” when it comes to memory.
Did you know that in 1969 an art history graduate student mustered the courage to be the first leader of the University of Toronto Homophile Association?
Professor George Elliott Clarke, Canada’s Parliamentary Poet Laureate sends a message to U of T’s Black grads.