Former Erindale College professor, internationally celebrated writer used campus locale in fiction

21 Jan 2012 - 5:36pm
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Celebrated writer and former U of T English and film professor Josef Skvorecky, who used a fictionalized Erindale College setting in one of his most famous novels, died Jan. 3. The Engineer of Human Souls (Lester & Orpen Dennys, 1984) is set in the sheltered world of "Edenvale College" in Toronto and won the Governor General's Award for English Language Fiction in 1984.

Skvorecky was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982.

Ancient meat-loving predators survived for 35 million years

21 Jan 2012 - 5:32pm
Image of varanopid "pelycosaur" fossil

A species of ancient predator with saw-like teeth, sleek bodies and a voracious appetite for meat survived a major extinction at a time when the distant relatives of mammals ruled the earth.

Instructional Centre wins top urban design award

21 Jan 2012 - 5:30pm
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The Instructional Centre at U of T Mississauga has won an Award of Excellence at the 30th annual Mississauga Urban Design Awards competition. The award was presented Nov. 22 at a ceremony at Mississauga City Hall.

U of T's new violence prevention program debuts at December 6 memorial event

1 Dec 2011 - 5:26pm

The University of Toronto will be presented with a challenge on December 6 when it marks the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women and Children: No one has to do everything... but everyone has to do something.

That is the mantra behind the Green Dot program, developed at the University of Kentucky by Dr. Dorothy J. Edwards and making its Canadian debut at U of T. Already the program has been implemented at 50 post-secondary institutions in 40 states.

Turbo Party!

29 Nov 2011 - 5:20pm
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It lasted all of six minutes, but by the time it was over, there were balloons, cookies and smiles everywhere.