International

From Mumbai to Kensington Market: an Indian student’s journey

Author: 
Alison Colpitts

University of Toronto president Meric Gertler is visiting India from January 27 to 31, on his first visit to south Asia since becoming president. 

Want to kickstart the Canadian economy? Try "indovation", says U of T prof

Sub-title: 
Dilip Soman explains how necessity can be the mother of innovation
Author: 
Terry Lavender

University of Toronto president Meric Gertler is visiting India from January 27 to 31, on his first visit to south Asia since becoming president. 

As President Gertler heads to India, students build community, strengthen ties on campus

Author: 
Terry Lavender

University of Toronto president Meric Gertler is visiting India from January 27 to 31, on his first visit to south Asia since becoming president. 

U of T’s graduate department ranked 11th in the world by Philosophical Gourmet

Sub-title: 
Fifth among public universities
Author: 
Elaine Smith

There’s something tasty about the University of Toronto’s tri-campus graduate program in philosophy, say the Philosophical Gourmet 2014 rankings.

The triennial rankings place U of T first in Canada, a position it has long held; but also 10th in North America, and 11th in the English-speaking world. The rankings also name U of T as the only top-tier research university in Canada, comparable with such U.S. brethren as Columbia University and Stanford University. 

Quitting smoking? Read this first

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Researchers from University of Toronto and the University of Pennsylvania can tell whether smokers will fare better with nicotine patch or varenicline pills
Author: 
Michael Kennedy

If you’re trying to quit smoking, new research from the University of Toronto suggests the first thing you need to understand is your DNA. 

U of T public health students send Ebola equipment to Sierra Leone hospitals

Author: 
Nicole Bodnar

Front-line health workers in Sierra Leone now have protective equipment, thanks to three University of Toronto public health students.

Working with Save the Children  – a global NGO dedicated to children’s rights – three first-year epidemiology students in U of T’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health successfully facilitated the delivery of masks, gloves, disinfectant and other much-needed Ebola protective supplies to Njala University in Bo, Sierra Leone.

Shooting the messenger: Charlie Hebdo and the emotional effect of violence on journalists

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A Q & A with Peabody Award-winner Dr. Anthony Feinstein, author of Journalists Under Fire: The Psychological Hazards of Covering War
Author: 
Heidi Singer

Psychiatry professor Anthony Feinstein of the University of Toronto has studied the effects of violence on journalists for more than a decade, and found that stress may affect their emotional well-being. Recently, he discussed the emotional fallout of the Charlie Hebdo attack on a profession unaccustomed to being the subject of the story.

Elton John AIDS Foundation supports U of T human rights program

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International Human Rights Program at Faculty of Law to investigate impact of Canadian refugee policies
Author: 
Lucianna Ciccocioppo

The International Human Rights program (IHRP) at the University of Toronto has received a $75,000 grant from the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) to launch a project exposing the negative impact of Canada’s refugee policies on some of the world’s most vulnerable claimants – people with HIV or at risk of HIV due to rampant violence, discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender-based violence.

U of T student-entrepreneurs head to New York to compete for US$100,000 in seed money

Author: 
Peter Boisseau

Answer: A high-stakes contest pitting a University of Toronto team against U.S. heavyweights, featuring a super computer whose fictional counterpart’s name is often mistakenly associated with “elementary.”

Question: What is the 2015 IBM Watson Challenge?

Government of Canada backs digital public square from U of T's Munk School

Author: 
Terry Lavender

U of T’s Munk School of Global Affairs and the Government of Canada are launching a new project to increase digital communication access for people in countries ruled by repressive governments, federal Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announced January 6.
 
Baird said the government will provide up to $9 million for the Digital Public Square Project, which will be headed by former Munk School Director Janice Stein.

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