Would you rather be safe or social? Marketers need to know

23 May 2012 - 11:06am
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Advertisers spend enormous amounts of time and money attempting to tailor their advertising campaigns to the needs of different demographic groups. After all, the concerns of first-year college students are going to be different from those of retired professionals.

Michael Wilson new U of T Chancellor

15 May 2012 - 9:50am
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The Honourable Michael H. Wilson, a former Canadian ambassador to the United States and federal Minister of Finance and active volunteer with a range of community and research organizations, has been elected to serve as Chancellor of the University of Toronto.

Two degrees, two convocations for campus’ first CTEP class

14 May 2012 - 11:50am
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Call them pioneers, call them guinea pigs, but definitely call the first graduands from U of T Mississauga’s new concurrent teacher education program (CTEP) passionate about their learning experience.

“It has everything all in one,” said graduating student Emily Johnston, who specialized in French and intermediate and secondary school education. “It’s done in partnership with OISE (the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education), so we get the downtown experience and the Mississauga experience, plus small classes. It worked out wonderfully.”

Governor General’s Gold Medal for Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex

10 May 2012 - 3:00pm
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The silvery facade of the U of T Mississauga campus’ new Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex has a golden sheen these days.

The distinctive four-storey building, designed by Kongats Architects of Toronto, was announced recently as one of the winners of a 2012 Governor General’s Gold Medal for Architecture.  This awards program, administered jointly by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, recognizes outstanding achievement in recently built projects by Canadian architects.

Professor wins human rights prize for work with victims of torture

9 May 2012 - 9:55am
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When historian Joan Simalchik arrived at the University of Toronto in 1976, she expected to focus on her Masters studies and to get to know her way around the city. Instead, she met Chilean refugees fleeing Pinochet’s brutal dictatorship and heard horrific stories of torture and oppression.