International

New explanation for gold's voyage from Earth's crust to surface

Sub-title: 
Theory also confirms link between metals, volcanic eruptions and climate change
Author: 
Sean Bettam

New research by University of Toronto geologists James Mungall and James Brenan, along with colleagues in Australia and France, suggests ore deposits of gold and other precious metals formed near Earth’s surface after floating upwards on vapour bubbles released from magma chambers deep inside the planet’s crust.

Transforming the city: experts from across North America gather for symposium on urban development

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University of Toronto hosts After Empirical Urbanism
Author: 
Noreen Ahmed-Ullah

The University of Toronto’s John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design is hoping to reshape the conversation around urban development this weekend.

Its three-day symposium, titled After Empirical Urbanism, is bringing together academics from across North America – including Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Columbia University and U of T. 

Anesthetics could have long-term impact on children’s brains

Sub-title: 
Human trials needed, experts say
Author: 
Heidi Singer

Anesthesiologists and toxicologists are issuing a caution to parents and health care professionals about the use of general anesthetics in children.

Model United Nations conference draws students from around the world

Sub-title: 
Chancellor Michael Wilson addresses 30th annual North American event
Author: 
Alan Christie

As a former federal finance minister and Canadian Ambassador to the United States, U of T Chancellor Michael Wilson is used to giving advice to governments.

But he turned the tables at the opening of the 30 annual North American Model United Nations (NAMUN) conference on Thursday when he asked the assembled students to give him advice on two major international issues – the rise of ISIS and the conflict in Ukraine.

Transforming the undergrad experience: international students

Author: 
Elaine Smith

The University of Toronto’s Sheldon Lin, a native of China, understands what it feels like to move to a new and unfamiliar country with a very different education system from the one you left behind.

Where hard work meets passion, meet brain disorder researcher Yuqing Wang

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PhD student conducts leading-edge research at Sick Kids, volunteers at distress centre – and became a Canadian citizen last year
Author: 
Jim Oldfield

“Don’t stay in school.” Most kids never hear those words from their parents. But when Yuqing Wang announced she would do a PhD at the University of Toronto, her mother was upset.

Wang’s parents felt she had been in school long enough. They wanted her to get a job and earn money. And they were worried she was neglecting her personal life. As emigrants from China, they had seen too many women struggle to find husbands after years of university.

From rural Kenya to U of T: “I didn’t expect such a magical and amazing school”

Sub-title: 
Meet Mastercard Foundation scholar Emmanuela Alimlim
Author: 
Elaine Smith

It’s a long way from rural northern Kenya to the University of Toronto campus, both in distance and in cultural experience, but Emmanuela Alimlim has successfully bridged the gap.

Well, almost. Alimlim, a second-year economics and finance student, is still not delighted by the cold weather, although she now takes it in stride.

How much sleep do you really need? That depends: how old are you?

Author: 
Michael Kennedy

If you don’t remember reading about Professor John Peever’s latest research you might not be getting enough sleep. 

The University of Toronto neurobiologist was a co-author on the first peer-reviewed paper to recommended sleep times across the human lifespan. Peever represented the University of Toronto and the American Physiological Society on an international panel of experts appointed to determine how much sleep people of all ages need. 

President Gertler addresses top thinkers and policy makers in India

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U of T delegation met with research partners in Mumbai and Delhi

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

Transforming the undergrad experience: Munk One

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“You shouldn’t wait until fourth year to have academic fun,” says program director Teresa Kramarz
Author: 
Terry Lavender

In week 2, you will present to your colleagues a devastating fact – something you find disturbing, astounding, unbelievable, inhumane and solvable. You will ‘live with’ this fact throughout the course.

–syllabus for Munk One: Global Innovation I: Innovating for the Global

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