Into the Woods: Why urban forests and green spaces matter

11 Dec 2014 - 12:26pm
Principal's Road in winter

From New York’s Central Park to São Paulo’s Ibirapuera Park or Toronto’s High Park,  green spaces are an integral – even iconic – element of many of the world’s leading cities.

Associate Professor Tenley Conway, with the University of Toronto Mississauga’s geography department, researches how municipalities, NGOs, community groups and landowners influence patterns of forests within a city.

Recruiters rank U of T grads first in employability for Canada, 13th in world

10 Dec 2014 - 10:34am
U of T grads in ceremonial robes jumping into the air

The University of Toronto came out tops in Canada for graduate employability for the third straight year in the annual Global Employability University Survey and Ranking.

And that’s good news for U of T grads, since employability – the working skills of graduating students – is the number one criterion that employment recruiters look at when hiring, according to the survey results.

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Economics prof studies working for a living

10 Dec 2014 - 10:02am
Professor Gueogui Kambourov

Even though Professor Gueorgui Kambourov studies ever changing labour markets and researches occupational trends for a living, his own career path was pretty much set from the get-go once he completed his undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Applied Economics in the mid ‘90s in Bulgaria.

“I came to Canada in 1997 to pursue my graduate studies in economics at the University of Western Ontario in London, and I decided to stay,” says Kambourov. He remained in his adopted country and has always kept labour markets at the fore in his research.

Exam Jam helps students bust exam stress

5 Dec 2014 - 4:52pm
four students on an excercise bike

From therapy dogs to a room dedicated to napping, throngs of UTM students tried out study break stress-busters at the fall Exam Jam.

The day-long event aimed to help students avoid stress; stay focused and get energized during the winter exam period. Events included academic study sessions and free healthy snacks along with stress-busting activities like button making, yoga classes, therapy dogs and more.

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

5 Dec 2014 - 11:54am
lighted candle against a dark background

A Message from the President

Twenty-five years on, the violence against women committed on December 6, 1989 is no less shocking. And it is no less a challenge to our society.

We get a sense of this persistent challenge from the daily headlines. We learn the vast extent of it from researchers and service providers. Many members of our communities know it from deeply painful experience. Many others know it as a general but ever-present threat which might be realized at any time.