University of Toronto

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 ...

Do Laws Really Reduce Head Injuries?

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada

Bicycle helmets may prevent head injuries, but a newly published study has found there's no evidence that mandatory helmet laws do the same thing."It ...

Ontario Choir To Sing With Stones

CBC | Posted 07.02.2013 | Canada Music

You can't always get what you want. But that famous lyric from a Rolling Stones classic is not true for a high school choir in Mississaug...

The Wisdom Of A Former Refugee - "Do Not Take Anything For Granted"

Samuel Getachew | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada
Samuel Getachew

Just a decade after arriving to Canada from Eritrea, Thomas Tewoldemedhin is living the ultimate Canadian dream. Calling himself a "serial entrepreneu...

Toronto's New Poet Laureate on the Power of Words

Samuel Getachew | Posted 06.22.2013 | Canada Impact
Samuel Getachew

"I'd like to make the post of Poet Laureate as common an idea in Toronto as that of ambulance paramedic, fireman, police officer, or sanitation worker. The Poet Laureate is not as directly present in citizens' lives as perhaps are those whose sirens announce their presence. But I would like to think that the poet -- in general -- is about enhancing citizen's lives as thinking beings."

Should Canadians Go to U.S. Universities?

Robert Waite | Posted 06.17.2013 | Canada
Robert Waite

It is once again university acceptance season. And for a growing number of Canadian grade 12 students, the letters and e-mails include offers of admission from U.S. colleges and universities in addition to the usual array of Canadian schools. But does it actually make any sense for a Canadian to go to a U.S. university?

The University of Toronto Challenge

Samuel Getachew | Posted 05.01.2013 | Canada
Samuel Getachew

One of Canada's most exclusive IVY league like Law School in Canada -- the University of Toronto's Law School -- has an ambitious mission to help best...

University Of Toronto Prof Gets Top Prize

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.28.2013 | Canada

OTTAWA - A Toronto researcher with a million-dollar question has been awarded the country's highest science research honour.Stephen Cook, a University...

Why Universities Are Teaching "Indovation"

Sam Singh | Posted 02.16.2013 | Canada Business
Sam Singh

A new interdisciplinary research initiative, simply titled the "India Innovation Institute", was launched at the University of Toronto to explore the parameters around innovation in India, with the role played by the diaspora central to its scope of research.

Are Energy Drinks Worth Dying For?

Annie Claire Bergeron-Oliver | Posted 01.21.2013 | Canada Living
Annie Claire Bergeron-Oliver

It's crunch time at university, and students all over the country are searching for the secret to instant knowledge. And caffeine, a stimulant that arouses your central nervous system and improves your performance both physically and mentally, is usually a top study aid. Just last week, the New York Times wrote an article that connected the energy drink 5-hour Energy to 13 fatalities in the United States. A string of recent articles have connected various energy drinks to cases of serious side-effects, including death, so why incorporate them into your an exam routine?