University of Toronto leads Canada in latest rankings report

16 Aug 2012 - 9:38am
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The University of Toronto’s strong academic and research performance continues to rank among the best in the world – and the best in Canada – in the prestigious Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s annual Academic Ranking of World Universities report.

U of T ranked 27th, the best of any Canadian university, in the report which analyses the top universities worldwide on research output, the quality of faculty and the quality of education.

Medicinal chemist targets cancer; receives prestigious award

13 Aug 2012 - 2:38pm
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The Royal Society of Chemistry. It’s the oldest and most prestigious chemistry society in the world and for Patrick Gunning, it makes being named the inaugural winner of their MedChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship Award even more meaningful.

Picturing the past

8 Aug 2012 - 2:36pm
Image of Professor Gary Crawford (photo credit: John Hryniuk)

Computing and archaeology are unrelated. Or are they? Could an invention of the modern age actually benefit a field that focuses on the past? The answer is yes, says a University of Toronto Mississauga  researcher. And he’s proving it, artifact by artifact.

Gary Crawford, a professor in the Department of Anthropology, is interested in the long-gone settlements of East Asia. And whereas some archaeologists hunt for tools and pottery to understand past civilizations, Crawford looks for fruits, seeds and grains.

Illuminating Inspiration

7 Aug 2012 - 10:36am
Dr. Frank Pompillio from Amgen in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the 67th Media Exhibition; Amgen is the AMI 2012 Gold Sponsor for the event.

In her engaging keynote address, “Perspectives on a Spectacular Profession – Inspiration for our future,” at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI), Audra Geras mused about what it takes to be a biomedical illustrator: “We are part scientist, part artist, part interpreter, and part communicator.”

Sunny Days

27 Jul 2012 - 3:13pm
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Bonnie Le, a first year PhD student in the Department of Psychology at the U of T Mississauga, is a recipient of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).  After just having started her program at U of T in September, Le was thrilled to find out she received this distinction in May.