Extreme weather, cancer drugs and dinosaur babies topics at Canadian Perspectives Lecture Series

8 Apr 2013 - 3:38pm
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Wild weather patterns, early Jurassic eggs and new cancer drugs are some of the topics that will be discussed at the spring 2013 Canadian Perspectives Lecture Series at Erindale United Church, 1444 Dundas Cres, Mississauga.

Homer's Odyssey: Behind the scenes at The Simpsons

2 Apr 2013 - 2:09pm

About 300 celebrities have appeared on The Simpsons, among them Paris Hilton, who, after being called a “moron” on the show, sent the writers a thank-you basket of cookies. Elizabeth Taylor once played baby Maggie, and her only line was “Daddy”, but it took nine takes because she kept using a sexy tone of voice. The one star who keeps turning down their invitations is Bruce Springsteen.

Health in the City event confronts increasing trend of obesity and disease

6 Mar 2013 - 9:25am

Research suggests that by 2025—if current health trends continue—1 in 6 residents in Peel will have diabetes, and our sedentary lifestyles and poor nutrition also increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and certain cancers. Health in the City will tackle those risks and offer solutions on Saturday, March 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Recreation, Athletics and Wellness Centre, 3359 Mississauga Rd. N., U of T Mississauga.

Canada's leading university in major global reputational ranking

5 Mar 2013 - 9:05am
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The University of Toronto ranks among the best in the world – and is the best in Canada – in a prestigious international ranking released today that measures an institution’s reputation amongst its peers.

The third annual Times Higher Education (THE) World Reputation Rankings places U of T 16th in the world. The University earned the same result last year.

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World-renowned urban expert to become next U of T president

4 Mar 2013 - 10:11am
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Meric Gertler, a world-renowned expert on urban issues, will be the next President of the University of Toronto, Richard Nunn, Chair of the University’s Governing Council, announced today.