University of Toronto

Forget About Work-Life Balance

Marilyn Linton | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada Living
Marilyn Linton

If you thought balancing time at home and at work was difficult before, just wait. Studies on work/family conflict report more absenteeism, more sick days, more sleep disturbances, and challenges in nutrition as we juggle and rush to balance work, family, friendships and fitness.

Student Charged In Stabbing Of U Of T Professor

CBC | Posted 09.11.2014 | Canada

A University of Toronto math student faces four charges after she allegedly attacked her former instructor with a kitchen knife in his office yesterda...

Women With Multiple Chronic Conditions Are Screened Less Often for Breast Cancer

University of Toronto News | Posted 10.28.2014 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

Women with severe disabilities and multiple chronic conditions are screened for breast cancer less often than women with no disabilities or no chronic conditions, a new study has found.

Four Canadian Schools Make It Onto Top Academic List

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada Living

Four Canadian universities have made it onto a prestigious list of the top schools in the world. The University of Toronto, The University of Brit...

"Killer Sperm" Prevents Mating Between Worm Species

University of Toronto News | Posted 10.08.2014 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

The classic definition of a biological species is the ability to breed within its group, and the inability to breed outside it. A study published July 29 in the journal PLOS Biology offers some important clues about the evolution of barriers to breeding.

Developments on the Biology Underlying Schizophrenia

University of Toronto News | Posted 10.05.2014 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

As part of a multinational, collaborative effort, researchers from the University of Toronto and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have helped identify more than 100 locations in the human genome associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia.

A Low-Carb Diet Cuts Risk of Colon Cancer

University of Toronto News | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

Researchers at the University of Toronto have found that gut bacteria drive a common form of colon cancer, and that a low-carbohydrate diet can prevent the disease. The researchers found that microbes in the intestine convert carbohydrates into metabolites that spur cancer growth. A low-carbohydrate diet shut down this process and led to a 75 per cent reduction in cancer incidence.

Bringing Sex Education to the Stage

University of Toronto News | Posted 09.15.2014 | Canada Impact
University of Toronto News

While some are horrified by the overtly sexual movies and TV shows consumed by today's youth, a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health has a slightly different stance. Shira Taylor, a doctoral candidate at the School's Division of Social and Behavioural Health Sciences, is taking to the stage to educate young adults about sex.

Canadian Satellites LAUNCHED

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.29.2014 | Canada

SRIHARIKOTA, India - The latest satellites in the Canadian Advanced Nanospace eXperiment program (CanX) were launched by an Indian rocket on Monday.Th...

How the Discovery of Insulin Helped My Family

University of Toronto News | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada
University of Toronto News

Type 1 diabetes was once lethal but thanks to the Nobel prize-winning research conducted at the University of Toronto in 1921-22, had become a controllable condition through daily injections of insulin derived from cattle and pigs. My father's story reminds me about the importance of universities as places that create the space for big "what if" and "I wonder" questions.

Are You Going Hungry Tonight? 4 Million Canadians Are

University of Toronto News | Posted 04.14.2014 | Canada Impact
University of Toronto News

Four million Canadians, including 1.15 million children, are living in households where it is sometimes a struggle to put food on the table, researchers at the University of Toronto have found. And most of those households are sustained by working adults - including self-employed, salaried and hourly workers,

Big-Brain Hunting: The Key to Supercluster Success

Pat Lynch | Posted 04.02.2014 | Canada Business
Pat Lynch

When Raymond Laflamme first met Howard Burton, the founding executive director of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, he was sure he was ...

University Student Finds Potential Malaria Treatment At The Grocery Store

University of Toronto News | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada Impact
University of Toronto News

For first-year University of Toronto student Jessie MacAlpine, finding a potential treatment for malaria was almost too easy. First, she stumbled upon an herbicide compound through research in high school, then she read an article about how herbicides could be used to treat malaria, and then the "Eureka!" moment came.

How Cheaters Can Get Themselves Caught

University of Toronto News | Posted 04.07.2014 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

Researchers found there are two independent channels working together to enhance our engagement with these sudden looks. Without the movement, the gaze would not be as powerful. And the movement alone would not elicit the same response.

Hazardous Air Pollutants Are Much Closer Than You Think

University of Toronto News | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada
University of Toronto News

A new comprehensive modelling assessment of contamination in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region indicates that officially reported emissions of certain hi...

The Best Schools In Canada For Making Money

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.29.2014 | Canada Business

It’s been named one of the best party schools in North America by such illustrious sources as Playboy magazine, and now Ontario’s Western Universi...

Massey College, Mastery and Senator Segal

Neil Seeman | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada
Neil Seeman

Senator Hugh Segal, CM will retire from the Upper Chamber to embrace the post of Master of Massey College in the University of Toronto. To most Canadi...

Fire Breaks Out On University Of Toronto Campus

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada

A fire that broke out at the University of Toronto Athletic Centre Thursday has been extinguished. The blaze on the roof of the building was caused...

As Pearson Airport's Curator, I'm Bringing Art to New Heights

Lee Petrie | Posted 02.10.2014 | Canada Travel
Lee Petrie

When I walk into Toronto Pearson International Airport, I see a blank canvas and feel a sense of possibility. As Toronto Pearson's curator I'm responsible for programming the exhibition spaces at the airport, ensuring that it reflects the vitality of the local arts and cultural community.

LOOK: A New Top Canadian School

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.10.2013 | Canada Living

McGill University is no longer Canada’s best school, according to the 2013 QS World University Rankings. In the latest list, the University of ...

Americans Just Not Into It

CBC | Posted 11.09.2013 | Canada

When U.S. President Barack Obama takes his case for a strike against Syria to the American people tonight, he will be making a pitch to a country wher...

A Determined Journey From Genocide Survivor To Model Citizen

Samuel Getachew | Posted 10.26.2013 | Canada Impact
Samuel Getachew

Marie-France Sharamanzi Temahagali (Shara) has come a long way from her humble beginnings in Rwanda. The one time refugee and witness to the infamous ...

Diversity at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games

Samuel Getachew | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada
Samuel Getachew

Toronto's 2015 Pan/ParaPan Am Games is in the process of asking the public to help it choose a mascot design. We are only just over two years away from what will surely be a movement of sportsmanship. Toronto's 2015 PAN AM Games is intent on leaving a legacy found in the essence of human diversity.

Most Restaurant Food Has Too Many Calories, Studies Find

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

That too much fondness of fast food can cause weight problems is old news. But the idea that nearly all types of restaurants dish up meals that can ex...

Oldest Water On Earth?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada

A team of scientists has uncorked what may be the oldest water on the planet -- a sprawling reservoir buried deep beneath the Canadian Shield. And ...