July 26, 2018 | Sean Bettam, A&S News
Categories: Research Innovations | Tags: Cell & Systems Biology, Graduate Students, Psychology, Sciences
Findings offer opportunities for improved smell tests in Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis.
Findings offer opportunities for improved smell tests in Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis.
Alumnus Kofi Hope follows Jennifer Keesmaat as Bousfield Distinguished Visitor in Planning.
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.
Faculty of Arts & Science professor Dwight Seferos will use the McLean Award to delve deeper into developing new biodegradable polymers or plastics that can store energy from solar, wind and tidal power.
The Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018 placed U of T among the top 10 universities in the world in seven different subjects, including: psychology, human and biological sciences and sociology.
Faculty of Arts & Science professors Mark Kingwell of the Department of Philosophy and Clifford Orwin of the Department of Political Science argue opposite sides about whether Donald Trump should be impeached for his words in Helsinki.
Faculty of Arts & Science alumnus, who is returning for a master’s degree in classics, rode his unicycle “Caroline” from Vancouver to Toronto.
“Barrie Rose was a generous friend to the University of Toronto who played an important role in advancing palliative care and educating future leaders in this area.” — U of T President Meric Gertler
Jill Ker Conway was a groundbreaking historian, feminist, and author who accomplished many of her “firsts” while at the University of Toronto in the 1960s and ’70s — including being named U of T’s first female vice-president.
When Andrea Most, an English professor in U of T’s Faculty of Arts & Science, learned about the history of the buried waterways on campus, she was intrigued.
“As voters move around, we wanted to analyze what would be the effect of this process on the ability each party has to gerrymander, and so we first needed to define what it means to have a certain amount of gerrymandering power.” – Nisarg Shah of the Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto.
As scientists on Thursday announced the discovery of the source of high-energy particles hitting the Earth – a mystery that has plagued astrophysicists for over a century – U of T astrophysicist Matt Russo has been working with NASA to help share that experience through sound.
“As a sociologist who studies feminist activism, I often get asked when and how the #MeToo movement is going to trickle down. This is a fair question, and not one easy to answer.” — Judith Taylor of the Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto.
Peter Rekai is a leading immigration lawyer, philanthropist and University of Toronto Arts & Science alumnus. For years, he has been making a difference in the lives of long-term care recipients as chair of the Rekai Centres, long-term care facilities started by his father Paul and uncle John. Now Rekai’s efforts are being honoured with the U of T Alumni Association’s Carl Mitchell Award for Community Engagement.
The English Patient, written by University of Toronto Arts & Science alumnus Michael Ondaatje, has been voted the greatest recipient of the Man Booker Prize from the past half-century.
This weekend, Innis College welcomes back graduates who have savoured success in the food and beverage industry for a special catered reunion event.
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.
University of Toronto’s School of Cities has just announced its senior leadership team, tasked with shaping the newly-created school’s urban-focused research, educational and outreach initiatives. The team will be led by Interim Director Matti Siemiatycki, an associate professor of geography and planning in U of T’s Faculty of Arts & Science.
The long list of luminaries associated with U of T includes David Cameron, dean of the Faculty of Arts & Science. Cameron has been named a Member of the Order for his “governmental expertise in federal negotiations and constitutional affairs,” as well as his contributions as a scholar and academic leader.
For the first time, astronomers have directly observed the magnetism in one of astronomy’s most studied objects: the remains of Supernova 1987A, a dying star that appeared in our skies over thirty years ago.
Faculty of Arts & Science professor Joseph Wong says his job isn’t just to impart skills and knowledge, but to teach students to ask more questions and take risks. Meet Joe Wong.
The Faculty of Arts & Science’s Department of Computer Science is launching a new technology leadership initiative for undergraduates entering the second year of their major or specialist program in the hopes of exposing students to industry ideas early in their program.
Five Faculty of Arts & Science undergraduate students at the University of Toronto have been recognized for their outstanding research by U of T Libraries. The winners of the U of T Libraries’ Undergraduate Research Prizes were honoured at a recent reception and awarded $1,000 each for their innovative and effective search and use of sources in completing course assignments.
Illustrator and Arts & Science alumnus Justin Teodoro felt he needed to respond when American first lady Melania Trump wore a jacket that read “I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?” to visit an immigrant children’s center. He created an illustration and posted it on Instagram. It has since gone viral.
Faculty of Arts & Science researchers are presenting new approaches towards socially intelligent artificially intelligent robots, at the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) conference, the premier annual computer vision event this week in Salt Lake City, Utah.
An intensive urban archeology course is giving students a chance to get their hands dirty as they dig up Toronto’s past. At Huron-Washington Parkette, just south of Bloor Street West, undergraduate students have excavated one-metre-square holes looking for buried treasure.
A self-driving vehicle has to detect objects, track them over time, and predict where they will be in the future in order to plan a safe manoeuvre. Researchers at U of T and Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group have developed an algorithm that jointly reasons about all these tasks – the first to bring them all together.
U of T’s oldest and youngest graduates met this month to chat about their university experience, including the lessons learned and their latest all-nighter.
Faculty of Arts & Science PhD students Diala Lteif and Andrew Kaufman are two of 15 social sciences and humanities doctoral students from across Canada awarded this year’s prestigious Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation doctoral scholarship.
The Faculty of Arts & Science joined colleagues across U of T for the annual Display Your Pride event ahead of Pride weekend in Toronto.
Richard Zhang, BCom ’18, a Rotman Commerce and Innis College graduate, convocated on Friday as a recipient of the Governor General’s Silver Medal, awarded annually to the students with the highest academic standings upon graduation.
Graduation is a milestone in many people’s lives, but especially for those who are the first in their family to don a convocation robe. Five first-generation students, including some first-in-family mentors, spoke to U of T News about their paths to graduation and plans for afterward.
Faculty of Arts & Science undergraduate student in the Department of Economics, Minnie Cui, took home the 2018 Canadian Economics Association’s Best Research Paper award.
It’s been quite a year for recent Arts & Science graduate Haeyeon Lee. This time last year she was preparing to begin the final term of a program that would earn her a Master of Financial Economics. Today, she is in Ottawa putting all that she learned into practice as an analyst at the Bank of Canada.
University Professor Lynne Viola of the Faculty of Arts & Science’s Department of History has been named one of two recipients of the Canada Council for the Arts’ prestigious Thomas Henry Pentland Molson Prize.
When it comes to plastics polluting our water, it’s not just the world’s oceans that should keep us concerned. Chelsea Rochman, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Toronto, says we should be paying close attention to what’s taking place closer to home in the Great Lakes.
Professor Susan Pfeiffer of the Department of Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts & Science has been honoured with the 2018 JJ Berry Smith Doctoral Supervision Award, which recognizes outstanding performance in the multiple roles associated with doctoral supervision.
Melanie Woodin of the Department of Cell & Systems Biology in the Faculty of Arts & Science is one of five recipients of 2018 New Ideas Awards from Medicine by Design.
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.
“Language construction is part art, part science,” said Nathan Sanders, assistant professor, teaching stream in the Faculty of Arts & Science’s Department of Linguistics. “And the artistic component means there’s no one single method for getting started.”
A&S grad James Bird – who is about to begin his master’s of architecture in the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design – is the student co-ordinator for Canada’s Biennale exhibition
Summer is the perfect time for students to travel the world, gain real-world experience or continue their studies through summer courses. Last month, 20 undergraduate students enrolled in Megan Frederickson and John Stinchcombe’s Tropical Field Biology course got to do all this at once – and experience remote and biodiverse ecosystems that few people ever get to see.
Raquel Urtasun of the Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Arts & Science has been named by Adweek magazine as one of 33 media, marketing and tech stars who have helped make Toronto a vibrant, creative hub.
Faculty of Arts & Science student Allie Sinclair finished at U of T with a 4.0 GPA and the highest marks of thousands of graduating undergraduate students across the university’s three campuses.
The Hart House halls are a little brighter this week with the addition of 3,000 origami paper cranes, hanging in the shape of two rainbow flags, in celebration of Pride month.
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.
Along Kyrgyzstan’s ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean, known as the Silk Road, is the small town of Naryn. Away from the town’s centre, unexpectedly rising next to the Tien Shan Mountains, are yellow, red and pink buildings, forming a most Instagram-worthy setting for learning. It’s here that the University of Central Asia will establish its first computer science curriculum with the support of the University of Toronto’s department of computer science.
Jeff Rosenthal, professor of statistical sciences in the Faculty of Arts & Science, talks to U of T’s Dee Keilholz about whether we can trust the latest Ontario election polls and whether there’s ways to maximize the impact of our votes.