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Partnership with industry enables open discovery

Added on: November 11, 2014

U of T collaboration with Johnson and Johnson Innovation and Janssen aims to find new neuroscience therapies Liam Mitchell A new collaboration aimed at developing therapies for mood disorders and Alzheimer’s disease — known as the Neuroscience Catalyst — launched on November 6. The new public-private partnership brings together the University of Toronto with Janssen… MoreMore arrow

Ebola: understanding when to quarantine

Added on: November 10, 2014

To quarantine or not to quarantine? That is the question that surrounded nurse Kaci Hickox after she returned to the United States from Sierra Leone where she treated Ebola patients. While some (notably New Jersey Governor Chris Christie) insisted that she be quarantined for 21 days, others, including an editorial from the New England Journal of… MoreMore arrow

Important progress made at U of T – USP
urban issues conference

Added on: October 31, 2014

Paul Fraumeni U of T leaders and researchers are delighted with the progress made in forging new research partnerships at the Global Cities 2014 joint conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil October 22 to 24. A team of 13 U of T professors, President Meric Gertler, Interim Vice-President Research and Innovation, Peter Lewis and Vice-President, University… MoreMore arrow

Has the media overreacted to Ebola?

Added on: October 21, 2014

Paul Fraumeni Has the media reported the ongoing developments in the Ebola outbreak objectively or has media coverage reached such a fever pitch that it has incited panic? For some perspective, we turned to veteran journalist and U of T Scarborough Journalism Program Director Jeffrey Dvorkin. He is a former Managing Editor and Chief Journalist… MoreMore arrow

Transatlantic Science Week 2014 to explore the hot topics of cold places

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Sarah McDonald As the world grapples with the question of how best to address climate change, many scientists are looking to some of the coldest places on Earth for answers. To that end, Transatlantic Science Week 2014 (TSW2014) brings together scientists, policy-makers and industry leaders from Norway, Canada and the United States to share knowledge… MoreMore arrow

Target in Canada: What went wrong? And can the retail giant recover?

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Jenny Hall We spoke to Professor David Soberman of the Rotman School of Management in 2011 when Target first announced it was coming to Canada. Three years later, the American retail giant is here — and bleeding red ink as it faces criticism over inventory and prices. We caught up with Soberman for his thoughts… MoreMore arrow

Thirteen new Canada Research Chairs for U of T

Added on: October 16, 2014

Ed Holder, Minister of State for Science and Technology, makes announcement on campus Jenny Hall The University of Toronto continues to perform well in the Canada Research Chairs program, seeing 13 new researchers named chairs and 12 retain their existing chairs. Ed Holder, Canada’s Minister of State for Science and Technology, was on campus to… MoreMore arrow

Fertility startup: a year in the life of the researcher-turned-entrepreneur

Added on: October 14, 2014

In vitro fertilization is a costly, invasive process – but what if there was a way to vastly improve a woman’s chances of getting pregnant in fewer in vitro sessions? Enter QSperm, a startup grounded in U of T-developed research. Read More