Overconfident CEOs boost innovation, study says

13 Jul 2010 - 9:46am

If asked whether their new business will succeed, over 80 per cent of entrepreneurs believe that it will, even though most new ventures fold within five years. Research suggests that people routinely overestimate their abilities. But, is overconfidence such a bad thing?
A recent study by a U of T Mississauga management professor suggests that overconfidence may actually be good for business-that, specifically, having an overconfident chief executive officer may boost corporate innovation, one of the most important sources of economic growth.

Notice of St. George shuttle stop relocation on Tuesday, July 6

30 Jun 2010 - 4:40pm

The St. George shuttle bus stop will be temporarily relocated to the south side loop of 1 Spadina Cresent on Tuesday, July 6 as a result of events being held at Queen's Park. Hart House Circle will not be accessible as a result of numerous road closures and restrictions.

All St. George departures will be affected by this relocation on Tuesday, July 6.
Regular Hart House shuttle service will resume Wednesday, July 7.

Please visit the shuttle bus website for additional details:

Earth-shattering research nets prof $120,000 grant

29 Jun 2010 - 12:37pm

Assistant professor Lindsay Schoenbohm, who studies plate tectonics and the role that climate plays in initiating, enlarging and sustaining continental plateaus, is one of 12 U of T professors be awarded $120,000 over the next three years by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council's (NSERC) Discovery Accelerator Supplements (DAS) program. Schoenbohm teaches in the Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences.

Nature reserve to be named after biology professor

25 Jun 2010 - 11:19am

Professor James Fullard of U of T Mississauga's Department of Biology, who passed away in March 2010, is being honoured with his name on a nature reserve in eastern Ontario.

Convocation speakers inspire U of T Mississauga graduands

21 Jun 2010 - 1:59pm

About 1,000 students from the University of Toronto Mississauga graduated, degrees in hand, from U of T in early June in three separate convocation ceremonies.

Following are excerpts from the three convocation speakers:

Professor Abdallah Daar of public health sciences and of surgery, U of T; and the McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health, University Health Network and U of T, speaking to graduands receiving their Honours Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees: