Meric Gertler launches his term as U of T president

8 Nov 2013 - 12:07pm
Students Jerry Jien, Katharine Ball and Mohamed Farid Abdel Hadi robe Meric Gertler in the ceremonial regalia of the president as Governing Council Chair Judy Goldring and Chancellor Michael Wilson look on

Renowned urban scholar Meric Gertler marked his installation as the University of Toronto’s 16th president November 7 by highlighting three strategies for Canada’s largest university.

In a ceremony that drew on almost two centuries of tradition, Gertler told the crowd of hundreds of students, alumni, faculty, staff and members of the community that U of T must leverage its location in a world city, deepen and focus its international partnerships and enrich its undergraduate teaching and learning.

Helping families and students address life after high school

4 Nov 2013 - 12:01pm
students at table under trees

Deciding which path to take after high school is a daunting challenge for students and their families. There are many options available, but how do you decide which option is best suited for you?

The Ontario School Counsellors' Association (OSCA) has just released What's Next: Your Guide to Education and Career/Life Planning in Ontario, featuring links and information on apprenticeship, college, entrepreneurship, gap year and university.

Tops for employability: U of T grads ranked first in Canada, 14th in world

30 Oct 2013 - 11:40am
students at table under trees

A high profile survey of the world’s universities that examines the employability of their graduates places the University of Toronto first in Canada and 14th in the world.

The third annual Global Employability Survey, released October 28, used international executives and recruiters to create a profile of the ideal university graduate and the ideal university for producing such a potential employee.

United Way campaign runs to Dec. 20

22 Oct 2013 - 9:28am
Speakers at the 2013 United Way kickoff

Wali Shah was fifteen when the police knocked on his apartment door to charge him with assault. As the handcuffs clicked over his wrists, he knew things had to change.

“I’m not blaming anyone, but you’re a product of your environment,” says Shah. “I was really immersed in hip-hop and a culture filled with drugs and negativity. It’s hard to escape that.”

U of T ranked 8th in the world, 1st in Canada, for scientific performance

21 Oct 2013 - 2:40pm

The latest annual rankings on scientific performance places the University of Toronto eighth in the world and first  in Canada.

The rankings, released by the National Taiwan University (NTU), are based on indicators representing three different criteria of scientific performance: research productivity, research impact and research excellence.

The U of T and University of Oxford (ranked ninth) were the only non-American institutions to place in the top 10.