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October 25, 2016

Leaders in Education and Artificial Intelligence Honoured by the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – Three Canadian scientists who lead crucial work in developing artificial intelligence are among the winners of the second annual awards presented by the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. The awards are designed around the primary ingredients in the prevailing models of economics growth: labour, capital and ideas. The winner of the Labour Award is SHAD, based in Waterloo, Ontario. SHAD has contributed to developing Canada’s competitiveness by coaching exceptional…

October 24, 2016

New Program For Venture Cap Investors in Ontario to Benefit Ventures in University of Toronto’s Creative Destruction Lab

Toronto, ON – For the first time in Canada, start-up ventures will be permitted to raise funding from venture cap investors through a two-year program authorized by the Ontario Securities Commission. The new program is part of the OSC LaunchPad initiative, the first innovation hub introduced by a Canadian securities regulator aimed at improving the integration of Fintech companies entering the regulatory framework. Beginning tomorrow, eligible ventures in the Creative Destruction Lab at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management as well as…

October 20, 2016

Hon. Michael Wilson Honoured by the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – The University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management will celebrate the contributions to Canadian business and society of Hon. Michael Wilson, 33rd Chancellor of the University and Rotman Bachelor of Commerce alumnus with a special award this evening. “It is a great privilege to present the School’s inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award to the Hon. Michael Wilson, an influential business, public policy and community leader, and a cherished friend and contributor to the University. As an alumnus, he is…

October 18, 2016

Infants in Northern Canada Face the Highest Rates of Respiratory Infection in the World

Toronto, ON – Infants in Canada’s north are facing alarming rates of respiratory infection, but providing an antibody to all infants will prevent hundreds of hospitalizations of babies in the Arctic and save hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. In a paper published today in CMAJ Open, researchers conducted the largest study ever of infant admission due to lower respiratory tract infections. They focused on admissions to health facilities by children under 12 months old in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut…

October 13, 2016

New U of T study finds that 1 in 5 children who might benefit from pediatric palliative care do not access services

Toronto, ON – The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Nursing today announced that only 18 per cent of children with life-threatening conditions access specialized pediatric palliative care in Canada, a 13 per cent increase since 2002. 25 per cent of those who receive this type of care only do so for less than eight days prior to death. The new study led by Dr. Kimberley Widger, assistant professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, is now published online by…

October 13, 2016

Professor Michael Sefton receives $1.1 M award from JDRF to advance type 1 diabetes treatment research

Toronto, ON –  University of Toronto professor Michael Sefton (ChemE, IBBME) has been presented with a major research award from international diabetes foundation JDRF to advance treatment research for type 1 diabetes (T1D). The funding, valued at approximately $1.1 million ($845,135 USD), supports a three-year study at the University of Toronto’s Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) to explore an experimental treatment that involves transplanting healthy pancreatic cells into patients living with the disease. Once successfully implanted, these cells…

October 6, 2016

How much is that call worth? New model shows companies how to tailor service levels to different types of customers

Toronto, ON – Call centres can be expensive as well as the source of lots of consumer angst. But companies can get more bang for their buck by doing a better job of coordinating marketing decisions that drive customers to call centres with operational ones about handling them once they get there, says a new study from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. The study, co-authored by Professors Philipp Afèche and Opher Baron in the Rotman School’s Operations Management…

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U of T in the News

Globe and Mail | October 27, 2016

Our national security needs a global perspective

Kent Roach of the Faculty of Law and Stephen Toope and Carmen Cheung of the Munk School of Global Affairs write about Canada’s national security policy and say that the government should learn lessons from strategies and experiments in other countries. Read more.

TVO | October 26, 2016

Can tiny golden needles help us reduce carbon dioxide emissions?

Now a team of researchers from the University of Toronto, led by engineering professor Ted Sargent, has discovered a better method of taking carbon dioxide down a peg. Read more.

Globe and Mail | October 26, 2016

CETA could put Canada between a rock and constitutional hard places

Ariel Katz of the Faculty of Law writes that signing CETA in a way that risks the integrity of the constitution would be a lamentable mistake. Read more.