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Big night for U of T at NSERC awards

Added on: February 17, 2015

U of T researchers take home three Steacie Fellowships, one postdoctoral prize By Jenny Hall U of T researchers working on topics ranging from extreme weather on distant planets to better genetic testing for newborns took home four prizes in this year’s Natural Sciences and Engineering Council’s (NSERC) annual awards ceremony. Three of NSERC’s six… MoreMore arrow

NSERC invests $5.3 million in U of T research

Added on: February 10, 2015

Better, cheaper mercury detection is one of 12 funded projects Sarah McDonald and Jenny Hall The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has awarded over $5.3 million to 12 University of Toronto research projects. The objective of NSERC’s Strategic Project Grants program is to increase research and training in targeted areas that could… MoreMore arrow

How does a multi-religious nation remember?

Added on: January 29, 2015

U of T’s Pamela Klassen wins major German grant Paul Fraumeni The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, focused on Indian Residential Schools, has brought forth painful stories of loss, violence, and generational suffering for Aboriginal Peoples. Religion—especially in the form of the Christian Churches who ran the residential schools—has been a focus of many… MoreMore arrow

Connaught awards over $900K to U of T researchers

Added on: January 28, 2015

Paul Fraumeni U of T researchers have been awarded a grand total of $933,800 from the university’s own research funding source, the Connaught Fund. The new awards are through Connaught’s Innovation Award, Summer Institute, and Cross Divisional/Cross Cultural programs. Founded in 1972, the Connaught Fund was created from the sale of the Connaught Laboratories. The… MoreMore arrow

U of T student-entrepreneur cuts through scholarly information overload with TrendMD

Added on: January 26, 2015

Jenny Hall Are you a researcher experiencing information overload as you try to keep up with research in your field? There’s a reason for that. Scholarly publishing isn’t immune to the information avalanche enabled by the digital revolution. In biomedicine alone, there are 5,000 new scholarly articles published every day, which can make it hard… MoreMore arrow

UTEST program bends career road for Granata Decision Systems’ founders

Added on: January 23, 2015

MaRS Innovation and the University of Toronto (U of T) are pleased to announce that the founders of Granata Decision Systems Inc., a graduate of the University of Toronto Early-Stage Technology (UTEST) start-up incubator program, have joined Google Inc. read more

$1,873,485 in Canada Foundation for Innovation funds awarded to U of T Researchers

Added on: January 20, 2015

Sarah McDonald Eleven U of T Researchers have been selected as recipients of the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders funds totalling $1,873,485. The John R. Evans Leaders Fund was established to assist institutions in attracting and retaining talented researchers. Candidates for funding must be either recognized leaders or have demonstrated the potential… MoreMore arrow

Anxiety and pain: two sides of the same synapse?

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Jim Oldfield  “Patients with chronic pain are often anxious, and that if this pain lasts a long time many will suffer depression and lose hope,” Zhuo says (photo by Sarah Joy via Flickr) Researchers have known for a decade what patients have suspected much longer: chronic pain produces anxiety, and anxiety makes the pain worse.… MoreMore arrow

UTEST announces third cohort of U of T software start-ups

Added on: January 16, 2015

The University of Toronto Early-Stage Technology (UTEST) incubator, co-directed by U of T’s Innovations & Partnerships Office (IPO) and MaRS Innovation, has announced its third cohort of computer science start-up companies. read more

UTM historian investigating U.S.-Latin American encounters and visual culture

Added on: January 15, 2015

Historical Studies professor draws links between the photo archives he explores and the politics behind the pictures From an early age, Professor Kevin Coleman was consistently drawn to Central and South America, though for many years he regarded it as a mere sideline pursuit. Raised in Arizona and influenced by a variety of cultures, he… MoreMore arrow