New fossil suggests dinosaurs opportunistic in global migration

6 Oct 2010 - 9:14am

A new species of dinosaur discovered in Arizona suggests dinosaurs did not spread throughout the world by overpowering other species, but by taking advantage of a natural catastrophe that wiped out their competitors.

New program at U of T targets exceptional students nationwide

5 Oct 2010 - 12:21pm

Are you an exceptional undergraduate? Do you have a killer idea for a mobile device application? If so, you might be one of The Next 36.

The University of Toronto recently launched a unique national program that intends to transform Canada's most promising undergraduates into high-impact entrepreneurs.

The program, The Next 36: Canada's Entrepreneurial Leadership Initiative, aims to increase Canada's global competitiveness by focusing resources on a small number of exceptionally talented students.

Canadian icon, writer discusses Central Europe's uncertain future at Perspectives lecture

4 Oct 2010 - 10:37am

Anna Porter, founder and publisher of Key Porter Books, will discuss her recent book, The Ghosts of Europe: Journeys through Central Europe's Troubled Past and Uncertain Future, at a lecture on Thursday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m., at Erindale United Church, 1444 Dundas Cr., Mississauga.

Why is the harvest moon so big and orange?

30 Sep 2010 - 10:15am

Ever wonder why the moon sometimes looks so big and orange? Astronomer and Professor Emeritus John Percy of the Department ofChemical and Physical Sciences explains the mystery behind the harvest moon.


Europe divided, oral traditions, dementia and writing focus of lecture series

29 Sep 2010 - 4:50pm

Ghosts of Europe, aboriginal oral history and the extraordinary prose of ageing writers will be featured in three of the fall 2010 Canadian Perspectives Lecture Series at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

The lectures will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursdays from Oct. 7 to Nov. 4 at Erindale United Church, 1444 Dundas Cr. The series of five lectures costs $55 per person; individual lectures cost $12 each, with the exception being the Oct. 21 lecture that includes lunch ($20).

The Canadian Perspectives series features the following lectures: