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Spotlight on Startups: Bitcoin meets Bionym as alumni use your heartbeat to unlock virtual currency

Added on: February 19, 2014

Alumni behind a wearable device that eliminates the need for passwords, PIN codes and more, are making news around the world again as they prepare to launch a new Bitcoin wallet feature for their Nymi wristband. read more

Supercomputing network proves the idea can work. Next goal: grow.

Added on: February 12, 2014

Paul Fraumeni When a partnership of universities, business and government announced the formation of the Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform Consortium (SOSCIP) April 2012, the project attracted attention from media and numerous corporate, academic and public sector communities. And for good reason – this kind of collaborative research model had never been tried before… MoreMore arrow

U of T funds U of T: $900K to big impact research from Connaught

Added on: February 4, 2014

Paul Fraumeni U of T research on a huge range of societal challenges is getting a big boost to the tune of more than $900,000. And the source of the investment is U of T itself – specifically, the Connaught Program, the university’s premier source of internal research funding. The new awards are through Connaught’s… MoreMore arrow

Heart tissue engineer Milica Radisic wins NSERC Steacie Fellowship

Added on: February 3, 2014

Jenny Hall U of T engineer Milica Radisic has won one of six E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships. The competitive and prestigious fellowship is given by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) to enhance the career development of outstanding and highly promising university faculty who are earning a strong international reputation for original… MoreMore arrow

U of T’s Royal Society fellows, award winners honoured at reception

Added on: January 24, 2014

U of T held a reception Jan. 23 for its 2013 Royal Society fellows, medalists and award winners. This year nine researchers joined the Society as fellows and five won awards or medals. The Royal Society of Canada’s mission is to recognize scholarly, research and artistic excellence, to advise governments and organizations, and to promote… MoreMore arrow

Research gets $190M boost from Ontario

Added on: January 21, 2014

Paul Fraumeni Ontario Minister of Research and Innovation Reza Moridi came to U of T’s St. George campus on January 20 with news that brightened up a cold day — the province is investing $190 million over the next six years to help attract and retain top researchers, develop innovative technologies, increase investment and create… MoreMore arrow

New Orders of Canada awarded to 17 in U of T community

Added on: January 13, 2014

Appointments awarded to leaders across a range of fields Governor General David Johnston recently appointed 17 members of the University of Toronto community to the Order of Canada. read more

A great way to start 2014: $3.6M for research that makes an impact on society

Added on: January 9, 2014

Paul Fraumeni Research into a wide variety of areas with a direct impact on how we live has been awarded $3,613,649 through the Strategic Projects Grants (SPG) program of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). The funding was part of $43 million awarded to universities across the country. The SPG program is designed… MoreMore arrow

New kind of planet or failed star? Astrophysicists discover category-defying celestial object

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Sean Bettam An object discovered by astrophysicists at the University of Toronto nearly 500 light years away from the sun may challenge traditional understandings about how planets and stars form. read more

$12.1 million in CFI funding to 44 projects — including the “secret life of indoor air particles”

Added on: January 8, 2014

Civil engineer performs furnace filter forensics to research hidden health threat Jenny Hall Forty-four U of T projects have been awarded a total of $12.1 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for infrastructure that will advance research in everything from water treatment to cancer. One of them is led by Jeffrey Siegel of… MoreMore arrow