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Marney Isaac

Added on: November 6, 2014

Most of us think of agriculture only as a source of the food that we eat. But current agricultural practices can cause a host of environmental challenges, ranging from overuse of fertilizers, to extensive soil erosion and rapid deforestation. However, innovative approaches to agricultural management can minimize these negative effects and result in environmental and… More

Gustavo Bobonis

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Many developing countries have adopted democratic governments in recent decades. However, there is an increasing perception that the shift has not always translated into better government. It has been suggested that voter patronage systems—in which politicians trade favours or gifts to individuals in exchange for their votes—may be an important barrier to creating governments that… More

Making medical devices safer: Manning Award for Paul Santerre

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Professor wins top prize for surface modifying macromolecules Erin Vollick A groundbreaking medical innovation developed and brought to market by Professor Paul Santerre has won top prize from the 2014 Ernest C. Manning Innovation Awards. “Paul Santerre is a trailblazer in biomaterials and biomedical engineering,” said Cristina Amon, dean of the Faculty of Applied Science… MoreMore arrow

Breast cancer: women with severe, chronic health issues screened less often than healthier women

Added on: September 5, 2014

Women with severe disabilities and multiple chronic conditions are screened for breast cancer less often than women with no disabilities or no chronic conditions, a new study has found. read more

Using iPod apps to help diagnose, treat alcohol withdrawal

Added on: September 4, 2014

It’s a common scenario in emergency rooms across Canada: a patient suddenly stops regular, excessive alcohol consumption and develops withdrawal – a potentially fatal condition. read more


Inside the depressed brain

Added on: August 13, 2014

by Dana Yates Robin Williams’ death has put depression and mental health issues back in the headlines. Edge Magazine looks at U of T and CAMH scientist Jeffery Meyer’s research into depression and the brain.  Depression is a disorder of many names. Winston Churchill, for example, called his depressive episodes the “black dog.” Others, meanwhile, refer… MoreMore arrow


Witness the Pageantry … Remember the Sacrifices

Added on: July 21, 2014

Please see: http://firstworldwar.utoronto.ca/in-memoriam/ for complete event details.

Early Research Award 2011 (Round 8)

Added on: March 3, 2014

TO:           PDAD&C FROM:     Professor Paul Young, Vice President, Research DATE:     August 22, 2011 RE:           Early Research Award 2011 (Round 8) ________________________________________________________________________ Please bring this information to the attention of eligible faculty in your department. The Ministry of Research and Innovation has announced the 2011 competition for Early Researcher Awards (ERA).  This program helps promising, recently-appointed… MoreMore arrow