University of Toronto

Campus food providers under pressure from student tastes to revamp menus

CP | Aleksandra Sagan | Posted 06.07.2016 | Canada Business

TORONTO — The University of Toronto's downtown campus will cut ties with its food service provider, Aramark, later this summer and start running mo...

The Change Room Project May Alienate LGBT People

Andrea Mrozek | Posted 04.06.2016 | Canada Living
Andrea Mrozek

The Change Room Project will come down this month. Kind folks never needed it, and unkind folks won't heed it. It's a project that wanted to draw attention to vulnerabilities, but in so doing, actually isolated people more.

What Will Rent Cost You To Live Near These Canadian Universities?

The RentSeeker.ca Team | Posted 03.01.2016 | Canada Living
The RentSeeker.ca Team

Choosing which university to attend is a major life decision. Beyond the personal and academic realm, your choice will have financial implications as well. Aside from tuition and student loans, the city and neighbourhood of the school will affect your level of student debt, so it's wise to prepare and do your research.

The 5 Best Canadian Universities For International Students

UniversityHub.ca | Posted 02.11.2016 | Canada Living
UniversityHub.ca

With a quality education system and reputation as a safe and multi-cultural country, Canada is rated at the top of the list of places for international students to study. Canada is indeed a very open and welcoming community for international students of all nationalities; however, some cities offer a more seamless transition than others.

Sleep Well - Your Life May Depend On It

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 01.25.2016 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

While many young people may feel they can burn the proverbial midnight oil without paying much of a price, shortage of sleep and sleep disruption can wreak havoc on their middle-aged and older counterparts in ways not truly appreciated until recently.

U of T Fossil Fuel Committee Recommends Huge Divestment

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 12.17.2015 | Canada Business

Climate change is no longer "a scientific curiosity" but a "growing crisis."

Muslim Student In Toronto Allegedly Spat On By Stranger

CBC | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada

"Islamophobia is real."

'White Students Union' Posters Removed From Toronto Universities

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 09.15.2015 | Canada Living

One of the group's goals is "to organize for and advance the interests of Western peoples."

University Of Toronto On High Alert After Threats Against Women On Campus

CBC | Posted 09.11.2015 | Canada Living

"I'm certainly going to be on edge when I'm on campus in the next few days."

UBC Feud Casts Light On Who Sits On University, Agency Boards

Dermod Travis | Posted 08.31.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

When so many agencies that most see as local or regional are, in fact, controlled by the B.C. government it puts the very idea of local autonomy into doubt.

This Algorithm Will Tell You How Fashionable You Really Are

The Huffington Post Canada | Julianna McDermott | Posted 07.27.2015 | Canada Style

When it comes to fashion advice, it turns out math may be your friend after all.

U Of T Concludes Anti-Vaccine Instruction Did Not Warrant Concern

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.06.2016 | Canada Living

Course materials featured an interview with Dr. Andrew Wakefield, a discredited British physician.

Joshua Ostroff

I, Robot Leg: Walking People With Disabilities Into A New Age

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Impact

"This is the time when those devices that were fiction are now becoming real."

U Of T Is Moving On Up In The World

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 03.13.2015 | Canada Living

It ranks head and shoulders above other Canadian universities, and now its global prestige is growing.

Academic Staff At Two Ontario Universities Warn Of Strike

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.26.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The union representing teaching assistants and other academic staff at Ontario's two largest universities warns a potential strike in the co...

What Salaries For Ontario Instructors Should Really Look Like

Andrew Robinson | Posted 04.19.2015 | Canada Politics
Andrew Robinson

The universities are actually addicted to cheap contract instruction. They can't get enough of it, and crave more. And of course, like most addicts, they are in denial that there is a problem. The sensible thing would be rehabilitation. This will almost certainly require an outside intervention.

Now This Is How You Deal With Endless Snow

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 02.04.2015 | Canada Living

There's only one logical way to beat winter blues induced by extended commutes, frostbites and snow-covered driveways: a giant snowball fight. Uni...

Don't Tie Graduate Salaries To Their School's Reputation

Murtaza Haider | Posted 02.13.2015 | Canada Business
Murtaza Haider

Discounting the school reputation because of the lower wages earned by its alumni makes no sense because wages usually reflect the local cost of living, which again is higher in large urban centers. Those who choose to work in small towns are unlikely to earn the high salaries that will make their schools shine in the MBA rankings.

Forget About Work-Life Balance

Marilyn Linton | Posted 11.21.2014 | 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 11.11.2014 | 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.