U of T awarded two Knowledge Synthesis Grants on the Digital Economy

3 Aug 2010 - 3:48pm

Two University of Toronto professors, including U of T Mississauga political scientist David Wolfe, have been awarded Knowledge Synthesis Grants on the Digital Economy, a one-time initiative of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

SSHRC's Knowledge Synthesis Grants will help identify research opportunities related to the digital economy by pinpointing critical knowledge gaps. The grants are worth up to $25,000 and only 10 have been awarded across the country.

Second employee survey coming this fall

28 Jul 2010 - 1:22pm

With assistance from the renowned Ipsos Reid polling organization, U of T will be conducting its second Speaking Up employee survey this October.

Global learning

22 Jul 2010 - 9:48am

During her second year of a BA at U of T Mississauga, Rumeet Toor acquired the company where she worked part time:, an online job site for those in the education field. I bought it as a for-profit business, but pretty quickly I began to think about what I could create out of it, says Toor, president of the company. It began with giving a percentage of our revenue to causes supporting education.

The Dream Maker

19 Jul 2010 - 12:00pm

A 26-year-old real estate entrepreneur has created the university's largest endowment fund for students in the African Studies program. The fund will support an annual award for students in financial need.

Overconfident CEOs boost innovation, study says

13 Jul 2010 - 9:46am

If asked whether their new business will succeed, over 80 per cent of entrepreneurs believe that it will, even though most new ventures fold within five years. Research suggests that people routinely overestimate their abilities. But, is overconfidence such a bad thing?
A recent study by a U of T Mississauga management professor suggests that overconfidence may actually be good for business-that, specifically, having an overconfident chief executive officer may boost corporate innovation, one of the most important sources of economic growth.