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Rankings success for U of T

16 Sep 2010 - 9:19am

The University of Toronto's strong academic and research performance ranks among the best in the world - and is the best in Canada - in two prestigious international rankings released this week.

The Times Higher Education Rankings rated the University 17th overall in its rankings, while the Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan (HEEACT) ranked U of T 9th overall, up from 11th last year. In both rankings, U of T leads all Canadian universities.

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Christof Migone pulls an all-nighter

14 Sep 2010 - 10:08am

Christof Migone, the director/curator of U of T Mississauga's Blackwood Gallery has been given a rare opportunity: to select and oversee the presentation of 10 contemporary works of art in an exhibit that spans Toronto's entire downtown core, lasts less than 12 hours and could be seen by more than a million viewers.

Installation of incoming Vice-president and Principal to be held Oct. 20

8 Sep 2010 - 4:01pm

Vice-president and principal Hargurdeep (Deep) Saini will be formally installed in office at U of T Mississauga Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m.

The ceremony, which will be held in the gymnasium of the Recreation, Athletics and Wellness Centre, will feature an academic procession, speeches and a reception to welcome Saini to U of T Mississauga and the Mississauga community. Platform guests will include Her Worship Hazel McCallion, Mayor of Mississauga; U of T President David Naylor and Chancellor David Peterson.

The making of molecules

20 Aug 2010 - 9:15am
Photo of Patrick Gunning behind lab counter with beakers.

For Patrick Gunning, an assistant professor in U of T Mississauga's Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences, working with molecules to develop innovative cancer therapeutics has been a driving force behind his work for the past six years. Now with an Early Research Award (ERA), which secures a significant sum of $150,000 from the Ministry of Research and Innovation, he has funding to further explore this area with the project, Developing Novel Uba1 Molecular Therapeutics: Suppressing the Side-Effects of Aggressive Chemotherapy.

Cellular-scale superheroes

17 Aug 2010 - 3:43pm

Tiny cancer-fighting superheroes are released into your blood stream. Their mission: to target a specific gene involved in over half of all cancers, interfere in the growth of cancer cells and eventually eradicate cancerous tumours - all with minimal side effects.

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