U of T researchers and Indigenous communities collaborate to improve infrastructure and food security

24 Jun 2019 - 1:55pm
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Researchers at the Centre for Global Engineering (CGEN) are collaborating with Indigenous communities to address pressing infrastructure challenges facing geographically disparate communities across Canada.

CGEN’s Reconciliation Through Engineering Initiative will identify six projects that aim to improve access to clean drinking water, food security, housing, health care, transportation and communication systems from a multi-disciplinary and holistic perspective.

The Conversation: Queers and trans say no to police presence at Pride parade

21 Jun 2019 - 12:30pm
People from the Black Lives Matter movement march during the Pride parade in Toronto in June 2017

This weekend, queers and trans people (LGBTQ) and their allies in Toronto will take to the streets in the city’s Gay Village to celebrate and participate in the Trans and Dyke marches as well as the annual Pride parade. Will an official contingent of the Toronto Police Service be part of those celebrations?

U of T leads Canadian universities, ranks among top institutions worldwide in QS World University Rankings

19 Jun 2019 - 1:02pm
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A stellar academic reputation helped secure the University of Toronto’s position as one of the top post-secondary institutions in the world in the latest QS World University Rankings.

The prestigious annual list, published by higher education firm Quacquarelli Symonds, ranked U of T first in Canada and 29th out of more than 1,000 universities worldwide.

Among public institutions, meanwhile, U of T ranked 18th globally and third in North America.  

Three teams awarded U of T's first-ever sustainability innovation prize

19 Jun 2019 - 10:22am
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In front of a packed room of their peers, 10 groups of students recently had three minutes each to pitch a new sustainability-focused product or startup with the potential to make a signficant impact. 

'A Bittersweet Day': UTM honours retiring staff and faculty

18 Jun 2019 - 5:27pm
Group photo of UTM retirees.

Staff and faculty gathered on Tuesday, June 18 to celebrate and bid farewell to retiring colleagues at the annual retirement reception in the Innovation Complex Rotunda.