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Why this U of T biotech entrepreneur made MIT’s Innovators Under 35 list

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Engineering alumnus David He tapped for work on covert startup, Quanttus
Author: 
Brianna Goldberg

David He finds himself in good company today: MIT Technology Review just named him to its list of Innovators Under 35.

It's a title the University of Toronto engineering alumnus shares with past honourees such as Larry Page and Sergey Brin (Google), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Jack Dorsey (Twitter) and Jonathan Ive (designer of the iPod and iPad), to name a few.

So what market disrupting innovation has He produced to get added to this list of game-changers?

Green Path: 10 years of helping students from China adjust to university

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Program celebrates more than 1,400 graduates over past decade
Author: 
Don Campbell

When Kobe Sun and Camellia Tian reflect on their time in the Green Path program, the memories go beyond building academic skills or adjusting to life in a new country.

It was during a Green Path class trip to Wonderland in 2010 that the couple met and began dating. They are now happily married. 

U of T's Alex Goodman is first Canadian to win Montreux international guitar competition

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Alumnus takes first prize and Public's Choice Award
Author: 
Tyler Greenleaf

University of Toronto Faculty of Music alumnus Alex Goodman is the first Canadian ever to win first prize and the Public's Choice Award at the Montreux Jazz Festival International Guitar Competition.

The prestigious competition accepts applications from around the world, selecting ten guitarists to compete in the semi-finals in July. Three musicians made it into the final round: Goodman, Columbia’s Andres Corredor and Israel’’s Yoav Eshed.

Helping people with disabilities in Cameroon

Author: 
Vitaly Kazakov

If you have a special connection to a place, it lasts a lifetime. When Lynn Cockburn was 11 years old, her father got a teaching job at a school in a small village near Bamenda, the capital of Cameroon’s North West Region. Her whole family ended up moving to Africa for two years.

“At first, it was really difficult for a small town Ontario girl to adjust to living in an African village,” says Cockburn. “That was quite an experience, but I loved it.”

What you need to know about the Ebola virus

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A Q & A with experts from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Author: 
Nicole Bodnar

The world is watching the outbreak of Ebola virus infection that has spread across West Africa, through the countries of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and most recently Nigeria, since early 2014. 

While the outbreak was first reported by North American sources in March, cases appear to have occurred as early as December 2013.

Beautiful tumours: biomedical illustrators capture top honours

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"This really is a remarkable piece"
Author: 
Maeve Doyle

Artists from the University of Toronto’s Biomedical Communications (BMC) program brought home top honours from the Association of Medical Illustrators’ conference.

A first-year graduate student and a faculty member from the University of Toronto Mississauga were both recognized at the AMI annual meeting July 23-26 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Conflict in Gaza is a public health issue, says Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish

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Peace advocate asks both sides to focus on needs of the children
Author: 
Terry Lavender

In January 2009, Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish watched as two tank shells hit his apartment in Gaza, killing three of his daughters and a niece, and seriously wounding a fourth daughter.

Have passport will learn: Omnium Global Executive MBA

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"Learning how difficult things can be and what kind of challenges business people face in other economies is very insightful."
Author: 
Terry Lavender

Hong Kong, Toronto, Shanghai, Mumbai, New Delhi, St. Gallen, Budapest, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, Dubai.

It sounds like a vacation itinerary for the very rich, but it’s actually the class schedule for students in the Rotman School of Management Omnium Global Executive MBA.

Helping internationally trained lawyers practise in Canada

Author: 
Lucianna Ciccocioppo

They are lawyers who come from around the globe, qualified to practise law in their home countries and eager to put their skills to work in Canada.

To help them do just that, the University of Toronto offers an Internationally Trained Lawyers Program (ITLP) – the only one of its kind in Canada.

Earlier Stone Age artifacts found in Northern Cape of South Africa

Excavations at an archaeological site at Kathu in the Northern Cape province of South Africa have produced tens of thousands of Earlier Stone Age artifacts, including hand axes and other tools.

These discoveries were made by archaeologists from the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa and the University of Toronto (U of T), in collaboration with the McGregor Museum in Kimberley, South Africa.

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