Sargent wins Steacie Prize for outstanding young Canadian researcher

13 Dec 2012 - 10:15am
Professor Ted Sargent

Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Edward (Ted) Sargent is the winner of the 2012 Steacie Prize.

Not only is Professor Sargent the fourth consecutive University of Toronto recipient of the prestigious award, but he’s ensuring the award stays in the family; last year’s recipient was his wife, U of T Pharmacy Professor Shana Kelley.

A historical exam jam

7 Dec 2012 - 2:14pm
learning circle at exam jam event

Work before play. For many university students, the old adage is never so true as it is in December, when two weeks of exams precede a much-anticipated holiday break.

On Dec. 5, the University of Toronto Mississauga’s Department of Historical Studies unveiled a new tool to combat the stress of the exam period – its first-ever Exam Jam.

Three U of T students named 2013 Rhodes Scholars

6 Dec 2012 - 4:10pm
Rhodes scholars from U of T

Three students from the University of Toronto will pursue post-graduate studies at Oxford University next year after being named Rhodes Scholars for 2013.

The Rhodes Scholarships are among the world’s most prestigious postgraduate awards supporting outstanding all-round students at Oxford. Only 83 students from universities around the world – and 11 from Canada - are chosen each year.  The University of Toronto is the only university in Canada with more than one Rhodes Scholar this year.

Off the Clock with Rhonda McEwen

6 Dec 2012 - 9:22am
Rhonda McEwan wearing a mask

What is your name, position/title, and years at U of T?

I'm Rhonda McEwen, an assistant professor of new media. I teach the world's BEST students at the Institute of Communication, Culture, and Information Technology at U of T Mississauga and at the Faculty of Information. I am originally from Trinidad and Tobago and an alumna of the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine; Cass - City University, London; the University of Colorado, Boulder, and of U of T .

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U of T launches online archives

27 Nov 2012 - 11:46am
profs with beakers

Film footage of the 1939 royal visit to Hart House and early photographs of Marshall McLuhan and Margaret Atwood are just a handful of the audio-visual treasures captured in a new University of Toronto website that documents the rich history of the institution.