Examining vaccine 'hesitancy'

23 Nov 2018 - 9:57am
Nicole Charles

Nicole Charles remembers the qualms that arose when the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination first began to be administered to girls in Canada to protect against strains of a sexually transmitted virus that can cause cervical cancer.

Charles, then an undergraduate student, studied the immunization program and the reactions that parents had to it for a research paper that she wrote as she was completing her bachelor’s degree. The HPV vaccine would also become the focus of her master’s work, and it similarly was the topic of her PhD dissertation.

Celebrating the introduction of OT training at UTM

22 Nov 2018 - 1:08pm
Students at the OT launch celebration

The recent launch of occupational therapy training at the University of Toronto Mississauga was celebrated Nov. 20 at a campus reception that also marked the centennial anniversary of the profession.

U of T ranked top public university in North America for employability: Times Higher Education

19 Nov 2018 - 8:22am
Students hanging out in UTM's Instructional Centre

University of Toronto graduates are among the world’s most desirable employees, according to a new ranking published by the prestigious Times Higher Education magazine.

The magazine’s annual ranking of graduate employability, released today, ranked U of T first among universities in Canada and 13th place globally – the same position it held last year.

'Research in action': U of T awarded 21 Canada Research Chairs

14 Nov 2018 - 1:15pm
Kirsty Duncan, the federal science minister, talks to U of T Assistant Professor Angela Schoellig (right) and one of her students (left) about the self-flying drones created in Schoellig's lab

Flying robots. New breast cancer treatments. Better health outcomes for sexually diverse groups. They are all examples of work by University of Toronto researchers who were today awarded new Canada Research Chairs.

In an announcement made at U of T, Kirsty Duncan, the federal science minister, revealed the university will be home to 21 new and renewed chairs as a result of the program’s most recent competition.

The total value of the funding associated with the U of T chairs is $19 million.

Staging intimacy with consent

14 Nov 2018 - 11:37am
A man an a woman in an intimate pose in a pool of water in low light

Issues of sexual harassment and male-female power dynamics are dominating the cultural conversation. How do these matters come into play in the world of theatre, where actors must sometimes navigate intimate scenes?