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Making cities more accessible for everyone

30 Oct 2014 - 3:10pm
Ron Buliung

Ron Buliung’s interest in urban design initially started with his travels to Europe and India where he saw how different cities dealt with issues such as space, wealth, poverty, street life, congestion and transport.

But his research became intensely personal with the birth of his youngest daughter, who was born with the genetic neuromuscular disease known as spinal muscular atrophy. The disease profoundly limits her physical mobility, and she requires a power chair to move around on her own. 

Nation's "personality" influences its environmental stewardship, shows new study

23 Oct 2014 - 5:32pm
J Hirsh

Countries with higher levels of compassion and openness score better when it comes to environmental sustainability, says research from the University of Toronto.
 

U of T first in Canada, fourth in world in latest rankings

14 Oct 2014 - 3:34pm
students at table under trees

The University of Toronto jumped to fourth place in the world – and first in Canada – in the latest international rankings on scientific performance.

The rankings, released October 9 by the National Taiwan University (NTU), are based on indicators representing three different criteria of scientific performance: research productivity, research impact and research excellence.

First-Generation students share challenges, successes

10 Oct 2014 - 3:14pm
Lakeisha Ferreira and Zoya Tahir

University life is an adjustment for any new student, but for those who are the first in their families, it can bring a different set of challenges.

UTM breaks records at CIBC Run for the Cure

7 Oct 2014 - 4:47pm
Team UTM at Run for the Cure

Sunday’s Mississauga Run for the Cure was one for the record books as the University of Toronto Mississauga team hit a new fundraising high to support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

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