Truth and reconciliation at U of T

17 Jan 2017 - 10:40am
Elder Andrew Wesley (left) presents U of T’s Truth and Reconciliation Steering Committee's final report to Provost Cheryl Regehr (centre) and President Meric Gertler

The University of Toronto’s Truth and Reconciliation Steering Committee has released its final report, calling on the University to take action in six key areas. 

Entitled Wecheehetowin, which means “working together” in Cree, the report highlights that the work to be done at U of T will be a collective journey.

New textbook connects consumer culture to sociological concepts

16 Jan 2017 - 12:42pm
Cover of Introducing Sociology Using the Stuff of Everyday Life

After reading an innovative new sociology textbook by two UTM professors, students will never order a coffee the same way again. Whether they’re Tim Hortons or Starbucks devotees, and whether they like it foamy and sweet or basic and black, they’ll know that broad social structures shape their individual choices.

Finger on the Twitter? UTM expert analyzes @realDonaldTrump

10 Jan 2017 - 9:41am
Donald Trump

The 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, coined the phrase “bully pulpit” to describe the influence he wielded from the White House. For him, “bully” was an adjective meaning “excellent” or “first-rate.” 

U.S President-elect Donald Trump has found his pulpit even before his inauguration: his Twitter account.

Forensic Accountants Fight Back Against Fraud

9 Jan 2017 - 11:18am
padlock by credit card

When Leonard Brooks, a professor of business ethics and accounting at U of T Mississauga’s Institute for Management and Innovation, launched a graduate diploma in forensic accounting in 2003, it was one of just three such programs globally, attracting participants from as far afield as New Zealand. Now, the Ontario government has given UTM the green light to transform the diploma into a full master’s degree, with the first class scheduled for September 2017.

Trump, Syria, climate change and global security: U of T experts offer global look-ahead for 2017

6 Jan 2017 - 1:17pm

The Merriam-Webster Word of the Year was surreal – a word that captures how tumultuous 2016 was from start to finish.

Terrorist attacks in Brussels and Nice. A coup in Turkey. Brexit and a polarized America. The headlines have been so bleak some asked if the world is falling apart.