Looking East and West

6 Aug 2010 - 11:08am

How U of T manages its two rapidly growing east and west campuses will be a central issue for members of the university's Governing Council when it reconvenes this fall.

The council's September meeting will be the first for several new governors, including Nykolaj Kuryluk, one of three alumni representatives elected in the spring. Maureen Somerville, who has served on council since 2004, was re-elected. And professor emeritus Michael Marrus, who was previously a faculty governor, will continue his long service as an alumni governor.

U of T awarded two Knowledge Synthesis Grants on the Digital Economy

3 Aug 2010 - 3:48pm

Two University of Toronto professors, including U of T Mississauga political scientist David Wolfe, have been awarded Knowledge Synthesis Grants on the Digital Economy, a one-time initiative of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

SSHRC's Knowledge Synthesis Grants will help identify research opportunities related to the digital economy by pinpointing critical knowledge gaps. The grants are worth up to $25,000 and only 10 have been awarded across the country.

Second employee survey coming this fall

28 Jul 2010 - 1:22pm

With assistance from the renowned Ipsos Reid polling organization, U of T will be conducting its second Speaking Up employee survey this October.

Global learning

22 Jul 2010 - 9:48am

During her second year of a BA at U of T Mississauga, Rumeet Toor acquired the company where she worked part time:, an online job site for those in the education field. I bought it as a for-profit business, but pretty quickly I began to think about what I could create out of it, says Toor, president of the company. It began with giving a percentage of our revenue to causes supporting education.

The Dream Maker

19 Jul 2010 - 12:00pm

A 26-year-old real estate entrepreneur has created the university's largest endowment fund for students in the African Studies program. The fund will support an annual award for students in financial need.