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Mayor Hazel McCallion to receive honorary degree

2 Jun 2010 - 10:41am

The University of Toronto will honour Mayor Hazel McCallion, Mississauga's longest serving Mayor, on Monday, June 7, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. with an honorary doctor of laws in recognition of her remarkable contributions to public life.

Book learning at MBiotech

2 Jun 2010 - 9:08am

Magdalena Choruzy and Bahram Behnan Azad are both graduates of U of T Mississauga's MBiotech program, and have been able to explore many aspects of the business world through a scientific lens.

Now, they've had the unique experience of writing two chapters in a soon-to-be-released textbook.
Andrew Maxwell, a professor of technology entrepreneurship, approached the two students after speaking to the publishers of the book.

Statement by the University of Toronto on the death of two faculty members

1 Jun 2010 - 11:29am

It is with great sadness that the University of Toronto announces the tragic passing of two highly respected faculty members, Dr. Andrew Mark Herzenberg and Professor Avner Magen. The two men were on a climbing expedition in Alaska's Denali National Park and Reserve on Saturday, May 29 when they were killed by an avalanche.

Would the “precautionary principle” have averted the Gulf of Mexico oil spill?

31 May 2010 - 9:23am

It's now the largest and most devastating oil spill in U.S. history, even bigger than the infamous Exxon Valdez spill in 1989. The Gulf of Mexico oil spill, caused by an explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig 40 miles south of the Louisiana coastline on April 20, is coating the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the marshlands that are home to hundreds of species of birds and marine life.

Carlo Fidani's $10 million gift to boost numbers of primary care physicians in Ontario

27 May 2010 - 2:07pm

Mississauga businessman Carlo Fidani has donated $10 million to the University of Toronto to advance medical education and construct a new Health Sciences Complex at U of T Mississauga, scheduled to open in August 2011.

The $37 million complex will house the new Mississauga Academy of Medicine, one of the most advanced sites for training family medicine and community-based primary care physicians in Canada. Fifty-four new MDs will graduate from the academy every year, adding urgently needed capacity to the training of primary care physicians in Ontario.

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