- Campus News -
Professor Richard Bond, one of the world's leading cosmologists, adds a Royal Society Medal to his collection of prestigious prizes.
Photo: Liam Sharp
ROYAL TREATMENT FOR 14 FACULTY
The Royal Society of Canada is honouring 14 U of T faculty, naming 10 as fellows and awarding medals to three others ...
WORLD RESEARCH RANKINGS GIVE U OF T HIGH MARKS
The University of Toronto is 11th in the world, according to the Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan (HEEACT) ranking, an annual measure of the productivity, impact and excellence of published scientific papers. This latest ranking follows on the heels of a ScienceWatch.com report that shows U of T researchers rank 13th worldwide in most citations for their published work. Within the past year, the university has been ranked among the top 25 in the world by a number of respected rankings, including Shanghai Jiao Tong University's annual academic ranking of world universities and Times Higher Education's academic peer review, and was placed first in Canada by Research Infosource in a ranking of Canada's innovation leaders. U of T also ranks higher than its fellow Canadian institutions in each of these measures ...
FORMER PREMIER TO HAVE NEW NAMESAKE
U of T Mississauga will name one of its buildings after former Ontario premier William Davis, who turned the sod for the building 40 years ago ...
PHILOSOPHER WINS PRESTIGIOUS HUMANITIES PRIZE
University Professor Ian Hacking has been awarded the Holberg International Memorial Prize for 2009, often considered the Nobel Prize for the humanities ...
- Research News -
Image courtesy Tom Chau
INFRARED TECHNOLOGY OFFERS HOPE TO MOTOR-IMPAIRED
Infrared cameras offer a means for motor-impaired people to communicate, says U of T’s Tom Chau ...
PUTTING THE STRIDE IN WATER STRIDERS
U of T researchers have identified a gene that helps these semi-aquatic bugs walk on water ...
CHILDHOOD VACCINATIONS NEEDN’T BE PAINFUL
New U of T research offers advice on managing pain from injections ...
TURKISH TEMPLE PROVIDES TREASURE TROVE
Cuneiform tablets discovered at the site of a Turkish temple may provide insights into Assyrian imperial ambitions ...
- Campus Events -
Gord Peteran, Electric Chair, tubular steel and lightbulb
FURNITURE MEETS ITS MAKER
When is a chair not a chair? When it’s a piece of contemporary artwork by Canada’s Gord Peteran, featured at the U of T Art Centre from Sept. 8 ...
HONOURING TOMMY DOUGLAS
Consumer advocate Ralph Nader comes to Hart House Sept. 24 as part of the Tommy Douglas Distinguished Lecture Series ...
BOOK LOVERS’ DREAM SEASON
Dig through thousands of low-priced books (many rare or out-of-print) at the first of the annual University of Toronto book sales, opening Sept. 24 at Victoria College and followed in October by equally humongous sales at University College, Trinity and St. Mike’s ...
The Hart House Theatre season kicks off Sept. 24 with a remount of last year’s wildly successful Jerry Springer – The Opera. Faculty of Music concerts also begin this month. Download the 2009-2010 season brochure or request a print copy by mail ...
UNIVERSITY SPORTS ACTION THIS WEEKEND
It’s the start of the season for a variety of Varsity Blues teams ...
HELP CELEBRATE THE STARS OF MEDICAL SCIENCE
The Canada Gairdner Awards, the prestigious awards for contributions to medical science, celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2009 with a public symposium Oct. 30 at Convocation Hall ...
BRING YOUR FAMILY TO SCHOOL DAY
The tables have turned. On Nov. 6, U of T introduces its first-ever “Bring Your Family to School Day.” Instead of shadowing their parents at work, students play host, inviting family members to attend an undergraduate lecture, tour the nooks and crannies of campus and lunch on student comfort food ...
- Alumni News and Events -
ALUMNI POETRY CONTEST WINNER
Congratulations to Laura Rock (BA 1986 St. Michael's), whose poem "In Rocco's House (My Grandmother's Poor Beginning)" won the Readers' Choice Award in U of T Magazine's Alumni Poetry contest. The grand prize winner will be published in the winter issue ...
Trade your print edition of U of T Magazine for an electronic one, and you could win an iPod Touch! Sign up for the electronic edition of the magazine by Wednesday, Sept. 30 for your chance to win. Electronic subscribers receive an e-mail every quarter with links to the new issue online ...
GOING ON IN THE TOWN WHERE YOU LIVE
If one of the alumni receptions below is in your neighbourhood, watch your inbox this fall for an e-vite with full details ...
Sept. 21 - Winnipeg, MB (co-hosted by the Rotman School)
Sept. 24 - New York, NY (hosted by Canadian Association of New York)
Oct. 8 - Hong Kong, PRC (co-hosted by the Rotman School)
Oct. 8 - San Francisco, CA (with David Palmer and Rivi Frankle)
Oct. 9 - Nairobi, Kenya (local alumni and the U of T travel group)
Oct. 9 - Seattle, WA (organized by the Canada-America Society of Washington)
Oct. 14 - Chicago, IL (All Canadian Universities reception hosted by U of T, with Architecture dean Richard Sommer as guest speaker)
Oct. 21 - London, ON (with guest speaker Mary Redekop)
Oct. 28 - Waterloo, ON (with guest speaker Mary Redekop)
Dec. 1 - Calgary, AB (co-hosted by the Rotman School)
- Websites of Interest -
University of Toronto homepage: www.utoronto.ca
Alumni Benefits: http://alumni.utoronto.ca/benefits
Alumni Circle: http://alumni.utoronto.ca
Alumni Travel: www.alumnitravel.utoronto.ca
Continuing Education: http://learn.utoronto.ca
U of T Bookstore: www.uoftbookstore.com
U of T News: www.news.utoronto.ca
U of T Magazine: www.magazine.utoronto.ca
U of T Libraries: http://main.library.utoronto.ca
U of T Research: www.research.utoronto.ca
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