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  • Can human behaviour fix the California drought?
    April 17, 2015 – Stephen Scharper: “US southwest is living beyond its ecological means” Paul Fraumeni   California is experiencing a drought that has gone far beyond a“dry spell”. In fact, the drought and related water shortage are so profound that Governor Jerry Brown is enacting measures to have Californians cut back on water consumption by 25 per cent… MoreMore arrow
  • As fundraising gap grows, Toronto’s wealthy schools leaving poor schools behind
    April 13, 2015 – Mapped out, those schools follow a pattern similar to that shown by University of Toronto researcher David Hulchanski in his Three Cities report, which identified the growing divide between high- and low-income neighbourhoods in Toronto, as well as the disappearance of middle-class neighbourhoods. read more
  • Can hosting the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games make Toronto a healthier city?
    April 13, 2015
  • U of T researchers win $17.6 million in latest Canada Research Chairs announcement
    April 9, 2015 – Minister of State for Science and technology visits UTM to award 11 new, eight renewed chairs Jenny Hall and Jane Stirling University of Toronto researchers made a grand showing Apr. 9 in the federal government’s announcement of $139 million for the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program, $17.6 million of which will go to 11 new… MoreMore arrow
  • Joel Levine: On the Fly
    April 9, 2015
  • Canada signs on to mega-telescope in search of first stars and other Earths
    April 8, 2015 – One of the biggest telescopes ever conceived to gaze upon the cosmos will be doing a substantial share of that gazing on behalf of Canadian astronomers. Read more
  • Largest-Ever Suicide-risk Study Identifies New Prevention Opportunity
    April 1, 2015 – Researchers at the University of Toronto, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre have conducted the largest suicide-risk study to date based on more than 65,000 people who survived a self-poisoning episode, including both adults and children. read more
  • Big box shopping centres will need to reinvent themselves, planners say
    April 1, 2015 – The recent closures of Future Shop and Target stores highlight a conundrum that’s got urban planners and real estate experts talking. As Canadians migrate from the suburbs to the inner cities and do more of their shopping online, big box shopping centres face an uncertain fate. Experts say many of these shopping centres will need… MoreMore arrow
  • Suicide-prevention efforts after 1st attempt must last longer, new research suggests
    April 1, 2015 – Most suicides in an almost nine-year Ontario study occurred after a first attempt, pointing to the need for longer-term monitoring, doctors say in a new report published Wednesday. read more
  • U of T Scientists Create New Technology For Precision Tumour Treatment
    March 31, 2015 – Researchers at the University of Toronto have successfully converted microbubbles into nanoparticles that stay trapped in tumours to potentially deliver targeted, therapeutic payloads. read more
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