Innovative book defies being judged by its cover

21 Feb 2012 - 1:32pm
Cover of Khadijah goes to School

A debut book by Toronto-based Asim Hussain has librarians and bookstore owners stumped by where to place the book on their shelves.

“One library classified Khadijah goes to School as an adult book,” Hussain says. “They said it was a serious subject and wanted to put it in the philosophy section.” Another library felt the 28-page book, full of whimsical drawings, symbols, prose and poetry, belonged with the children’s books.

University of Toronto named Top Diversity Employer for 2012

21 Feb 2012 - 10:51am
(Left to right): Andrea Carter, Sandra Carnegie-Douglas, Marilou Thompson, Justin Charles and Tricia Patel are among the equity office staff members who ensure that U of T's policies are inclusive and equitable. (Photo by Caz Zyvatkauskas)

The University of Toronto’s focus on diversity has earned national recognition as the university has been named a Top Diversity Employer for the fifth consecutive year.

Canada’s Best Diversity Employers competition recognizes employers with exemplary diversity and workplace inclusiveness programs involving women, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal peoples and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered/transsexual and queer (LGBTQ) employees.

Top researchers to lead U of T’s Institute for Human Development

16 Feb 2012 - 11:58am
Image of Marla Sokolowski

Professor Stephen Lye will serve as the inaugural executive director and Professor Marla Sokolowski as the inaugural academic director of the University of Toronto’s newly established Institute for Human Development.  The announcement came jointly from Professor Julia O’Sullivan, dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, and Professor Catharine Whiteside, dean of the Faculty of Medicine, following a highly competitive search led by an interdisciplinary Appointments Committee.

Undergraduate Economics Council opens the Toronto Stock Exchange

13 Feb 2012 - 11:50am
Image of students opening the Toronto Stock Exchange

The UTM Undergraduate Economics Council joined Gary Knight, Vice President, Trading, Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange as well as Professor Deep Saini, Vice-President, U of T and Principal, U of T Mississauga, to open the Toronto Stock Exchange market on February 13.

U of T Mississauga professor offers alternative vision for cities

1 Feb 2012 - 4:52pm
Image of cover of Natural City book

A standing-room-only crowd in the member's lounge at Toronto City Hall Jan. 26 greeted the speakers and the launch of The Natural City: Re-envisioning the Built Environment, a collection of essays that invites readers to reflect on man's sacred belonging to the Earth and the cosmos.