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Philanthropists and business leaders Gerald Schwartz and Heather Reisman joined University of Toronto President Meric Gertler, Chancellor Rose Patten, Vector Institute President and CEO Garth Gibson and other university and community leaders to break ground on the Schwartz Reisman Innovation Centre on College Street on Tuesday.
Clockwise from top left: U of T's University Professor Lynne Viola, PhD student Fahima Dossa, Professor Dwight Seferos and Professor Anita Anand Three University of Toronto faculty members and a PhD student have been honoured with prestigious awards from the Royal Society of Canada, the nation’s academy of scholars, scientists and artists.
"As a future physician, I hope to have an impact on my patients and their communities in multiple ways – from direct medical care to supporting their educational aspirations," says Lina Elfaki, a first-year medical student (all photos by Julia Soudat) As a new school year approaches, incoming students from the Faculty of Medicine's Class of 2T3 at the University of Toronto share what inspired them to pursue medicine and how they hope to weave their passions for advocacy into their careers as physicians.
One of Emily Nalder’s research projects focuses on improving resiliency for university students facing mental health issues, and helping those students develop strategies to navigate difficulties in daily life (photo by Gabrielle Giroday) One of the University of Toronto’s newest Canada Research Chairs is looking at how to foster resiliency in university students navigating mental health issues and help them to resolve problems that crop up in their daily lives.
Post-doctoral researcher Shuailong Zhang and Professor Aaron Wheeler have designed microrobots – depicted on the screens behind them – that can be used in conjunction with optoelectronic tweezers to manipulate cell material (photo by Dan Haves) Researchers from the University of Toronto have demonstrated a novel and non-invasive way to manipulate cells through microrobotics.
The University of Toronto was one of a handful of universities that ranked among the top 50 in 35 subjects in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (photo by Nick Iwanyshyn) The University of Toronto ranks among the top 10 universities in the world in subjects as diverse as psychology, finance and geography, according to the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities.
The researchers say the discovery could have important implications for regenerative medicine and shed new light on the development of certain types of cancer (photo by Pixabay) New research by cell biologists at the University of Toronto provides significant new insight into the first step stem cells go through to turn into the specialized cells that make up organs.
U of T’s School of Cities is bringing together urban thought leaders, policy-makers, planners, community advocates and business leaders to address the challenge of governing cities at its May 28 spring symposium (photo by Artland via Getty Images) The 21st century has been referred to as the “urban century.” For the first time in history, the majority of the world’s population lives in urban areas, posing significant opportunities and challenges for our cities – not to mention the governments charged with making daily decisions that will be felt for decades.
The study found the number of oral cancers detected by Ontario dentists rose by 180 per cent between 2005 and 2015, compared to a 30 per cent rise in the overall number of oral cancers during the same period (photo by Ika84 via Getty Images) After examining data gathered in a first-of-its-kind provincial study, University of Toronto clinician-scientist Marco Magalhaes has a vital message to convey: Dentists in Ontario are detecting more cases of oral cancer and pre-cancer than ever before – and it’s saving lives.
U of T's ONRamp, a co-working and collaboration space, is designed to facilitate connections between researchers, entrepreneurs, investors and other members of the innovation community (photo by Chris Sorensen) The University of Toronto has enlisted a new post-secondary partner in its effort to help young entrepreneurs build the companies and jobs of the future.
U of T students Temisan Iwere, Kyra Stephen and Ayan Gedleh – executives in the U of T chapter of the National Society for Black Engineers – are organizing the first university student-run Black hackathon in the GTA (photo by Geoffrey Vendeville) Kyra Stephen, a Woodsworth College student in her last year of computer science, loves hackathons.