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'The power of place': U of T president on why leveraging the university’s location is so important

25 Sep 2018 - 9:25am
Toronto city hall

In our technological age, it has become much easier to feel connected to people and places around the world, making geography seem much less significant than it once was. This global interconnectedness has led to the rise of online learning technologies, which are seen by some as a threat to the bricks-and-mortar education system.  

Open house at the greenhouse

24 Sep 2018 - 9:49am
Joan Lee

The UTM research greenhouse user committee is holding a Greenhouse Open House Wednesday, September 26 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. The research greenhouse opened in June 2016. It is located behind the Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre and next to parking lot 9.

“We want to showcase this state-of-the-art facility and get everyone in the university community charged about what’s possible here,” says greenhouse coordinator Joan Lee.

Size matters in the dance fly mating game, says new UTM research

20 Sep 2018 - 10:16am
Rhamphomyia longicauda with an inflated abdomen

When it comes to the mating game, it’s true that size does matter for North American male dance flies, who are most attracted to mates who display the largest inflatable abdominal sacs, says Rosalind Murray, a postdoctoral fellow in biology at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

From 24 countries to U of T: New Pearson Scholars bring global perspectives

19 Sep 2018 - 1:41pm
students speak with U of T President Meric Gertler

Hola. Merhaba. Kamusta. 

There are many different ways to greet this year's Pearson Scholars, who come to the University of Toronto from 24 different countries. They are – in U of T President Meric Gertler’s words – a welcome addition to “U of T's unique culture of double-diversity.”

U of T jumps three spots to place 12th in world for graduate employability: New ranking

12 Sep 2018 - 9:55am
female student with backpack walking along sidewalk with CN Tower in background

The University of Toronto is among the best universities in the world for graduate employability, a new independent study says. 

U of T jumped three spots to place 12th in the world in the 2019 QS Graduate Employability Rankings, after jumping four spots in last year’s study, from 19th to 15th. Once again it was the highest-ranked university in Canada.

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