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Arctic researchers to study marine ecosystem of Beaufort Sea

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UTM, as part of the Stantec Team, selected to lead major marine Arctic ecosystem study
Author: 
Elaine Smith

The University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), as a part of the Stantec Team, has been selected by an interagency scientific review panel to lead a long-term scientific study of the Arctic marine ecosystem along the Beaufort Sea shelf from Barrow, Alaska to the Mackenzie River delta in Canadian waters.

Nine U of T students invited to Dublin for Undergraduate Awards

Sub-title: 
Florence Chan recognized in two categories
Author: 
Liz Do

Nine U of T graduates were named to the Highly Commended list at this year’s Undergraduate Awards – a global competition that brings top students from around the world to take part at its Global Summit in Dublin, from November 19-21. 

To be named ‘Highly Commended,’ a student's research paper submission must be ranked in the top 10 per cent. This year’s finalists were named ‘Highly Commended’ in the following categories:

Convocation 2014: Faculty of Law celebrates Global Professional LLM grads

Author: 
Lucianna Ciccocioppo

Graduate students of the Faculty of Law celebrate their convocation on November 21, including 28 members of the Global Professional LLM class of 2014.

Now in its third year, the GPLLM is a one-year intensive and executive-style LLM program, focusing on global business law. It’s open to non-lawyers as well, and it was just the program Karim Gillani, vice-president of corporate development at Xoom (a Silicon Valley tech company) was looking for.

Convocation 2014 grads to watch: education leaders making an impact at home and around the world

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Groundbreaking research, entrepreneurship, giving back to communities
Author: 
Terry Lavender

“My dream job in my dream city”: That’s how Sandra Campeanu describes her new position as a lecturer at the City University of New York’s Lehman College.

Teaching, she says, is her passion; a passion she developed while completing her PhD in cognitive psychology at U of T.

“I always enjoyed teaching and being a teaching assistant,” she says. “Toward the end of my graduate studies, I realized that I wanted to pursue a career as a lecturer, and that I wanted teaching to be my primary focus.”

Convocation 2014 grads to watch: city builders

Author: 
Jelena Damjanovic

Universities play a key role in building and strengthening cities, helping them connect with the world and reinvent themselves in dynamic ways.

And this week, as the University of Toronto celebrates the achievements of its newest alumni, many of those graduates are already hard at work creating better buildings, safer streets and healthier communities.

Writer Jelena Damjanovic spoke with four U of T city builders about how their work is strengthening cities and communities across North America.

Knowledge exchange: Toronto hosts researchers from Shanghai

Author: 
Jim Oldfield

Researchers from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and the Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology celebrated international collaboration at their fifth joint symposium recently.

Scientists presented their latest findings to hundreds of faculty members, staff and students, and talked about ways to work together. The Hospital for Sick Children hosted the event at the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning.

Convocation 2014: celebrating success, looking to the future

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More than 4,000 students graduate this week
Author: 
Hailey Parliament

They spent years studying and researching, put in countless hours volunteering in disadvantaged communities and interning with companies in Canada and around the world – and now they’re celebrating.

This week, more than 4,000 students graduate from the University of Toronto and most will return to make their final trek across front campus to storied Convocation Hall: the journey from students to alumni.

The answer is blowing in the intergalactic wind

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Why galaxies found in clusters are less gassy than non-cluster galaxies
Author: 
Chris Sasaki

Astronomers from the University of Toronto and the University of Arizona have provided the first direct evidence that an intergalactic “wind” is stripping galaxies of star-forming gas as they fall into clusters of galaxies.

The observations help explain why galaxies found in clusters are known to have relatively little gas and less star formation when compared to non-cluster or “field” galaxies.

CNN medical analyst, Dallas Morning News reporter, Munk School graduate

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"Epidemiology is about connecting people’s stories and finding patterns in diseases. Journalism is the same," says Dr. Seema Yasmin
Author: 
Terry Lavender

Since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa began, numerous commentators have appeared on television news shows to discuss the disease and its implications.

One of the most visible of those health experts has been Seema Yasmin who regularly appears on CNN to talk about Ebola and other health issues. 

Computer espionage attacks on human rights, civil liberties groups

Sub-title: 
Citizen Lab releases new report
Author: 
Irene Poetranto

Civil society organizations (CSOs) that work to protect human rights and civil liberties around the world are being bombarded with persistent and disruptive targeted computer espionage attacks, say researchers at the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs.

And these attacks raise major issues for the sustainable promotion of rights and democracy worldwide, researchers warn.

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