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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.
Postcards sent home from France during the First World War by Gerald Blake, U of T alumnus and grandson of Edward Blake, former U of T chancellor and premier of Ontario (Postcards from U of T Archives; photo by Romi Levine) At the outset of the First World War in 1914, an unfinished theatre in the basement of Hart House was commandeered for trench warfare drills.
The University of Toronto has put out a special call for applications to the Canada Research Chair program in an effort to recruit more chairholders in underrepresented groups – a move in keeping with the university's own long-standing commitment to excellence and equity, and with federal priorities for the program.
Called Entrepreneurship for Cardiovascular Health Opportunities, or ECHO, the program introduces cardiovascular researchers to the world of startups and provide them with basic training, networking and funding opportunities (photo by U of T Advancement) A cardiovascular researcher herself, Soror Sharifpoor knows just how much cutting-edge heart research is being done at the University of Toronto and its partner hospitals – which is why she was surprised to discover a dearth of related startup companies.
The detection of gamma rays coming from a black hole has helped scientists understand one of the universe's mysteries (illustration by NASA/DOE/Fermi LAT) As scientists on Thursday announced the discovery of the source of high-energy particles hitting the Earth – a mystery that has plagued astrophysicists for over a century – a U of T astrophysicist has been working with NASA to help share that experience through sound.
When Jeffrey Dvorkin began his journalism career at CBS News in 1972, “the assumption was that no one is going to lie to you.” “There was a complete agreement that the news you got from your local newspaper or off the local radio or television was fine,” says Dvorkin, who was then a graduate student.
Fourth-year computer engineering undergraduate Yuhao Zhou (right) and U of T postdoctoral fellow Makarand Tapaswi are using neural networks to automate older films into 4D movie experiences (photo by Ryan Perez) James Cameron's 3D film Avatar sought to revolutionize the movie-going experience when it was first released in 2009, creating an immersive world for viewers.
The Toronto Fringe Festival play The Queen's Eulogy takes place by a dumpster behind U of T's St. Hilda's residence (photo by Tanya Rintoul) The University of Toronto's campuses may quiet down over the summer months, but Toronto itself livens up with festivals and events happening almost daily across the city.
Matti Siemiatycki, an associate professor of geography and planning, is the interim director of U of T's new School of Cities (photo by Romi Levine) University of Toronto’s School of Cities has just announced its senior leadership team, tasked with shaping the newly-created school’s urban-focused research, educational and outreach initiatives.