Toronto lands on Amazon's HQ2 short list – and that's exactly where it belongs: U of T experts

19 Jan 2018 - 2:36pm
sign at Amazon headquarters

Toronto is one of 20 North American cities – and the only one in Canada – still being considered by online retail giant Amazon for its second North American headquarters. But experts at the University of Toronto say that doesn’t mean T-dot, to borrow a dated moniker, is a long shot – far from it, in fact.

U of T releases sexual violence education and prevention training for all members of the University

18 Jan 2018 - 4:09pm
Terry McQuaid

The University of Toronto has released its sexual violence education and prevention training module for all students, staff, faculty and members of Governing Council.

The online resource is part of the University’s commitment that all of its community members should be able to study, work and live in a campus environment that is free from sexual violence.

Lost in Translation: UTM study listens in on speech development in early childhood

12 Jan 2018 - 3:26pm
Toddler sits in chair and wears large stereo headphones

If you’ve ever listened in on two toddlers at play, you might have wondered how much of their babbling might get lost in translation. A new study from the University of Toronto Mississauga provides surprising insights about how much children and adults understand when they speak to each other.

Write On! New UTM study investigates link between TA feedback and improved student writing

12 Jan 2018 - 10:45am
Mairi Cowan

Can better feedback help you become a better writer? A new study from the Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre (RGSAC) at the University of Toronto Mississauga is investigating the best techniques for helping student researchers fine-tune their writing skills.

Stem cell-rich cord blood donations could increase by 'nudging' parents, says study

11 Jan 2018 - 11:38am
Nico Lacetera

It contains potentially lifesaving stem cells that can treat a host of blood-based cancers and other diseases. Yet the blood found in newborns' umbilical cords is almost always discarded as medical waste, rather than banked for future needs.

A two-year study of expectant mothers in Milan, Italy, however has found that cord blood donations increased significantly when parents received information about the procedure and "prompts" to indicate their interest in donating at both early and late stages of their pregnancies.