U of T first in Canada, fourth in world in latest rankings

14 Oct 2014 - 3:34pm
students at table under trees

The University of Toronto jumped to fourth place in the world – and first in Canada – in the latest international rankings on scientific performance.

The rankings, released October 9 by the National Taiwan University (NTU), are based on indicators representing three different criteria of scientific performance: research productivity, research impact and research excellence.

First-Generation students share challenges, successes

10 Oct 2014 - 3:14pm
Lakeisha Ferreira and Zoya Tahir

University life is an adjustment for any new student, but for those who are the first in their families, it can bring a different set of challenges.

UTM breaks records at CIBC Run for the Cure

7 Oct 2014 - 4:47pm
Team UTM at Run for the Cure

Sunday’s Mississauga Run for the Cure was one for the record books as the University of Toronto Mississauga team hit a new fundraising high to support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

MScBMC student designs an eBook with buzz

7 Oct 2014 - 2:55pm
Lauren DiVito

The Smithsonian Science Education Center published an eBook this past August designed and illustrated by Lauren DiVito, a University of Toronto Mississauga graduate student. In Expedition: Insects, a textbook for Grades 3 to 5, students travel the world to visit six different types of insects in their natural habitats.

Former UTM professor wins $2.5 million climate change grant

3 Oct 2014 - 12:59pm
Photo of Amrita Daniere

Geography professor Amrita Daniere has won a $2.5-million grant to lead an international project under the International Partnership for Sustainable Societies (IPaSS). Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia (UCRSAP), a new multi-million dollar research partnership based at the University of Toronto, will address vulnerabilities to climate change in urbanizing areas of Southeast Asia, with the goal of enhancing resilience as well as economic and social well-being.