University of Toronto

Where to watch the eclipse in the Toronto area

Sky watchers in the GTA will not see a full-blown eclipse Monday. But three-quarters coverage will still provide a pretty good celestial show, says …

Canadian News

The KKK has a history in Canada. And it can return.

<i>Christine Sismondo’s Canadian Moments series looks at what history can teach us about a current moment in Canadian news, politics, or culture. Read</i> …

Racism

Concerns over hate as Sask. man attempts to organize Toronto nationalist rally

Print<p>If the tweets of Premier Brad Wall can be used as any sort of measuring stick, the division and rancour seen in Charlottesville, Va., in recent …

Canadian News

Why we need robots in our operating rooms

<i>Neil Fleshner is a professor of surgery and Martin Barkin chair of urology, University of Toronto. He is also the Love Chair in Prostate Cancer Prevention, at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre</i><p>The Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee has decided that the benefits of robotic prostate-cancer …

Robots

Here's Why the Oldest Kids in Kindergarten Are More Likely to Go to Harvard

Parents are actually 'red-shirting' their 5-year-olds.<p>All kinds of factors affect whether your kid will go to a top college, but here's one you may …

Family

Climate change and habitat conversion combine to homogenize nature

Trends from Costa Rican tropical bird study could help focus conservation efforts<p>Climate change and habitat conversion to agriculture are working …

Ecology

Aug. 18: Cancel the Saudi deal. Plus other letters to the editor

<i>Letters to the Editor should be exclusive to The Globe and Mail. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. Try to keep letters to fewer than 150 words. Letters may be edited for length and clarity. To submit a letter by e-mail, click here:</i> …

U.S. Navy

Ryerson University cancels ‘free speech’ panel discussion due to safety concerns – VICE News

Ryerson University has cancelled a contentious panel discussion on “stifling free expression” on university campuses, due to concerns they could not ensure the “necessary level of public safety” for the event to take place, according to their director of communications.<p>The panel was supposed to …

Society

Phillipa Gill

Five years ago, when Phillipa Gill began a research fellowship at the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab, she was surprised to find that there was …

Sask. man trying to organize controversial nationalist rally in Toronto

Print<p>The man trying to organize the controversial nationalist rally in Toronto on Sept. 14 hails from Redvers, Sask.<p>Travis Patron, who is listed as …

Canadian News

For some students, the transition to university can be hard on mental health

In a few weeks, more than two million students will step onto postsecondary campuses across Canada, roughly one-quarter of them in Toronto. It’s both an exhilarating and terrifying time for young people full of big hopes and even larger expectations.<p>Many thrive and revel in their new-found …

Mental Health

New Research Confirms That Kids Born in September Are at a Huge Educational Advantage

The month your kid was born might seem like nothing more than frivolous trivia, but, according to research, it might have a massive impact on their …

Education

Why Holding Your Child Back from School for Educational Benefits Isn't Always a Great Idea

Despite strong evidence that older kids do better academically, you'll need to consider this.<p>Previous research has shown that holding your kid back …

Education

Being a Journalist is Terrible for Your Mental Health

In 2013, I received a phone call from a raspy-voiced reader who promised the "wrath of god" for an article I had written about same-sex marriage. Later that year, after a separate article on race and the media, my name was repeatedly mentioned in a scathing YouTube monologue by a guy the Southern …

Mental Health

Conservative leader's free speech pledge wouldn't apply in U of T nationalist rally case

Scheer's spokesman tried to clarify leader's position on controversial free speech proposal<p>A pledge by Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer to yank …

Andrew Scheer

Obama’s viral tweet is wrong: Research shows babies are totally racist

In what soon became the world’s most liked tweet, former president Barack Obama this week responded to a white supremacist march in Charlottesville, …

Canadian News

Group still plans to hold white nationalist rally in Toronto – VICE News

A white nationalist group is still planning on going forward with a rally in Toronto, despite concerns — even from organizers — that violence could erupt in the wake of a deadly white supremacist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia.<p>A group calling itself the Canadian Nationalist Party says it had …

Racism

University of Toronto bars white nationalist group from holding rally

The University of Toronto has told a white nationalist group they are not welcome to hold a rally on campus.<p>The group – called the Canadian Nationalist Party – has set up a Facebook page promoting a gathering on campus in September to discuss the nationalist movement in Canada and the future of the …

Racism

Student immigration: The gamble of going abroad

Political concerns and visa access are swaying students deciding where to pursue a degree.<p>McGill University in Montreal, Canada, is one of many …

North Carolina State University

Facebook threat forces cancellation of free speech event at Ryerson: Jordan Peterson

Ryerson University has cancelled a “free speech on campus” event after activists on Facebook threatened violent disruption, University of Toronto …

Toronto

White nationalist groups on the rise in Canada, planning more rallies

After the white nationalists marched in Charlottesville over the weekend, several of these rallies are planned for cities across Canada.

Racism

Demonstrators rally in Toronto in solidarity with Charlottesville

Dozens of demonstrators gathered in downtown Toronto Monday morning to stand in solidarity with victims of the weekend violence in Virginia that …

Canadian News

Organizer of purported 'nationalist rally' still plans to hold event amid outcry

The organizer of a planned "nationalist rally" that has prompted widespread condemnation in the wake of violent clashes between white supremacists …

Racism

'I thought it was repugnant': Torontonians react to Trump's Charlottesville comments

Trump called factions of Unite the Right Rally 'very fine people'<p>Toronto may be nearly 1,000 km from Charlottesville, Virginia, but there's been …

Donald Trump

Not all shades created equal: How to get the right solar eclipse glasses

Experts remind sky watchers to ensure they have proper protection to view the eclipse<p>As excitement on social media about the Aug. 21 solar eclipse …

American Astronomical Society

Toronto Nationalist Rally organizers haven’t booked space at U of T, university says

The University of Toronto says it has asked Facebook to remove an event page for a white nationalist rally at the institution’s downtown …

Racism

Injectable tissue patch may help repair damaged heart

Scientists have developed an injectable tissue bandage smaller than a postage stamp that can repair damaged hearts.<p>Repairing heart tissue destroyed …

Immortality

Thousands promise to come out and protest against Canadian Nationalist Party rally

It's still unclear where the nationalist rally will be held, counter-protest planned for Yonge-Dundas Square<p>More than 3,300 people have pledged to …

Racism

U of T says no 'nationalist rally' on campus, not ruling out possibility

As news of a "nationalist rally" purportedly set to take place next month on the University of Toronto's downtown campus prompted outcry on social …

Racism

University of Toronto denies ‘Nationalist Rally’ will take place on campus

The University of Toronto has denied a controversial “Toronto Nationalist Rally” will be taking place on its campus next month after outcry on social …

Society