Four U of T global projects get almost $1-million funding injection from Connaught Fund

23 Jul 2018 - 9:29am
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Global research in blockchain technology and using theologies to help build more inclusive societies are among four University of Toronto projects sharing almost $1 million in funding from this year’s Connaught Global Challenge Award.

The internal award, funded by the Connaught Fund, supports new collaborations involving leading U of T researchers and students from multiple disciplines, along with innovators and thought leaders from other sectors.

Rethinking Psychedelics: How microdosing might help ease anxiety and sharpen focus

20 Jul 2018 - 12:12pm
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Tune in, turn on…and boost your focus? A new study from U of T Mississauga reveals fascinating insights into how people use small doses of psychedelic drugs for therapeutic effects. 

U of T in top 10 for seven subject areas by influential global ranking firm

19 Jul 2018 - 10:44am
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The University of Toronto ranks among the top 10 universities in the world in seven different subjects, and is among a handful of elite institutions to rank in the top 50 across nearly three dozen subjects, according to a new subject ranking by the independent Shanghai Ranking Consultancy.

Road to UN runs through UTM

16 Jul 2018 - 2:31pm
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It’s off to the United Nations this August for members of U of T Mississauga’s Model UN club, thanks to their success in competition.

The club, which started about five years ago as part of the debating club, now stands on its own, and its prowess is growing. At the two competitions members attended during the recent academic year, they’ve collected – in total – five book awards for writing country/issue profiles; three individual honours for debating and persuasive skills; and an award for the competition’s best small delegation.

Research partnerships strengthen ties to engineering

10 Jul 2018 - 4:32pm
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Two U of T Mississauga professors have received research awards from the XSeed Funding Program, an initiative that offers new opportunities for collaboration and partnerships with U of T’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering (FASE).