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U of T is using its unique resources to fight COVID-19, from front-line work at its partner hospitals to conducting vital research and sharing public health expertise (photo by KTSDesign/Science Photo Library via Getty Images) University of Toronto researchers, clinicians, students and alumni, in collaboration with partner hospitals, are helping lead the global effort to address the historic challenge presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, working together on many fronts and across diverse disciplines.
With the help of the Toronto Public Library, which loaned its 3D printers, a U of T researcher in the Faculty of Medicine is helping churn out thousands of reuseable face shields for health-care workers during the COVID-19 crisis (photo by Nick Iwanyshyn) As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on and personal protective equipment supplies dwindle, one University of Toronto researcher is working on a novel solution for front-line workers in the city.
Robert Kozak and Samira Mubareka are part of a local working group of scientists researching the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak and developing a suite of tools to control it (photo by Nick Iwanyshyn) In order to contain a virus, it’s important to know exactly what you’re dealing with – and the COVID-19 coronavirus is no different.
First-year student Ellie Lutz and her service dog Honey took a first-year foundation seminar on representing disability, offered by the English department, that was part of a community-building pilot program at Innis College (photo by Geoffrey Vendeville) Ellie Lutz knows more students in her tiny first-year foundation seminar at Innis College than in all of her other University of Toronto classes combined.
U of T takes steps to protect and inform community members during coronavirus outbreak stone signage that reads "university of toronto" at the intersection of st. george st and college st in toronto (photo by Nick Iwanyshyn) The University of Toronto is working to keep members of the community safe and informed as the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak unfolds.
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.