University of Toronto

Yann LeCun: An AI Groundbreaker Takes Stock

T<p>he mid-1980s: Besides the infamy of mullet haircuts, pink plaid jackets and manic Richard Simmons workout videos, research on artificial intelligence (AI) had ground to an absolute standstill. For starters, computers simply lacked the processing power to make things happen. Floppy disk-drive …

Artificial Intelligence

Legalization alone won’t erase Canada’s prejudiced pot convictions. We need mass pardons.

<i>David Moscrop is a Canadian political commentator.</i><p>The march of moral progress is slow. Typically, it is routinely punctuated by halts and detours and backward treks. So, when the Canadian government legalized cannabis last month — setting Oct. 17 as the day the Victorian criminalization of the …

Cannabis Industry

How to Actually Tell if You Should Break Up or Not

Here's a guide to sorting out your feels.<p>Breaking up with a partner is hard enough as it is, but the time you spend silently agonizing over whether you should pull the plug can be The Worst.<p>Shouldn't realizing you no longer want to date someone be the most obvious thing in the world? Why is it so …

Relationships

Trump still has the upper hand when it comes to Russia

<i>Aurel Braun is a professor of international relations and political science at the University of Toronto and a center associate at the Davis Center at Harvard University.</i><p>There was something surreal about Monday’s news conference with Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. The hulking American president …

Opinion

Michiko Kakutani's Book on Trump Is Alerting, Not Alarmist (REVIEW ESSAY)

Image from Twitter User charleypurvis<br>(Image by Twitter User charleypurvis) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>Duluth, Minnesota (OpEdNews) July …

Liberal View

The shieldin complex mediates 53BP1-dependent DNA repair

Letter | Published: 18 July 2018<p>Sylvie M. Noordermeer,<br>• Salomé Adam,<br>• Dheva Setiaputra,<br>• Marco Barazas,<br>• Stephen J. Pettitt,<br>• Alexanda K. Ling,<br>• Michele …

Google Scholar

'I don't see race' and other white lies

No one white really wants to talk about being white.<p>Lately, the “colour-blind” approach to race has been a hot topic in Canada. Soon after a run of …

Canadian News

Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade

The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc was first elected to the House of Commons in November 2000, and was re-elected in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011, and …

Canada

Florida Cannabis Operator Trulieve Looks To Go Public in Canada

Schyan Exploration Inc. Enters into Letter Agreement with Trulieve<p>Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – July 18, 2018) – Schyan Exploration Inc. …

Cannabis Industry

Fast facts on efficacy of shockwave therapy

Fortunately with more education and awareness, less health-care professionals are using unproven techniques for tendinopathies and other …

Massage Therapy

I Quit the Corporate Grind to Sell Vaporizers Out of My Trunk

<i>In this occasional series, OZY takes to streets and neighborhoods across the globe to ask a simple question: “How was your day?”</i><p>Nima Noori, CEO, …

Business Administration

Throughout the Middle East, the Web Is Being Walled Off

CAIRO—In Egypt, the websites of the Huffington Post and Human Rights Watch aren’t available to most internet users. The Turkish government blocks more than 100,000 sites, including Wikipedia. In Saudi Arabia, a range of news sites linked to rivals Qatar and Iran are off limits.<p>“My first thought …

World News

Looking for the ultimate legacy? | WarrenMiller.com

Remember that powder day skiing with your kids when the snow was so deep no one could stop laughing? Or the mountain-bike ride racing a rainstorm …

Great Britain

Trump can’t be impeached for his words in Helsinki

<i>Clifford Orwin is a professor of political science at the University of Toronto.</i><p>In the wake of Donald Trump’s stupid, shocking and disgraceful remarks in Helsinki, we once again hear calls for his impeachment. Those calls will be disregarded: Clearly the Republicans, who control both houses of …

Donald Trump

Riled by Trump's tariffs, Canadians get behind 'buy domestic' movement

Halton Hills, Ontario<p>Mayor Rick Bonnette boasts that his municipality outside Toronto is the most patriotic in all of Canada: on the country’s 150th …

Canada

Fighting the ‘white cancer’ threatening global food security

Share selection to:<p>Imagine that your living room is flooded with sea water.<p>You are unable to leave, and must try to exist with the salt water that …

Australian Universities

Trudeau to shuffle cabinet today in run-up to 2019 campaign

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to bring in fresh faces, as well as keep the most trusted members of his team rooted in place, as he …

Aboriginal Canadians

Could trash be the answer to helping Vancouver’s homeless get back on their feet?

Ten years ago, I ran for Vancouver city council, in part because I wanted to try and improve the living conditions and appearance of the Downtown …

Homelessness

Two No-Fail Ways To Hit Your Daily Step Goal

When it comes to getting fit, setting goals is key. It’s what creates a tangible path from point A to point B. When I start with a new client, it’s …

Fitness

Amusing Archival Discoveries from the Cold War

Declassified documents offer a rare window into the decision-making process surrounding some of the most consequential events on record. They allow …

National Security

Refugee advocates dispute Canada facing 'crisis' over arrival of claimants from U.S. border, NDP says 'Conservatives misrepresent issue'

Debate over Ottawa’s handling of the settlement of refugee claimants has both the Trudeau government and the Conservatives trying to bait each other …

Canadian News

Minister of Seniors

The Honourable Filomena Tassi is the Member of Parliament for the riding of Hamilton West–Ancaster–Dundas, and served as Deputy Government Whip from …

Justin Trudeau

Up From Rawls

Charles Mills’s <i>Black Rights/White Wrongs</i> represents the culmination of more than two decades of work on the philosophy of race and social justice. …

Liberal View

The Christian Nationalism of Donald Trump | Religion & Politics

(Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty)<p>God and country are persistent themes in President Trump’s rhetoric. In his inaugural address, he predicted Americans “will be …

Political Science

Trump backtracks, accepts Russian meddling in 2016 U.S. election; Trudeau cabinet shuffle will eye 2019 election, trade diversification

Good morning,<p>These are the top stories:<p><b>“I said the word ‘would’ instead of ‘wouldn’t.’” Trump reverses his stand and says he now accepts that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election</b><p>U.S. President Donald Trump pulled a U-turn over his embrace of Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying he accepts …

Canadian News

America has no choice but to impeach Trump now

<i>Mark Kingwell is professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto.</i><p>It was an object lesson in the swift eddies of the contemporary news cycle. Immediately after U.S. President Donald Trump’s bizarre news conference alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, denunciations came fast …

Donald Trump

The Russia Investigation's Intelligence Is 'A Triumph' -- Trump Should Trust It

The intelligence and security worlds were left flabbergasted yesterday as President Trump appeared to have doubts about his intelligence team that blamed Russia for the digital attacks on the Democratic National Committee and other political bodies in 2016.<p>On the one hand, the president said he had …

Donald Trump

New Research Finds ALL Fish Tested in the Great Lakes Contain Microplastics

Public awareness about the impact of plastic pollution on the ocean is at an all time high. More and more of are beginning to realize this seemingly …

Great Lakes

Cities and the Vertical Economy

Vertical clustering—of certain high-status industries on the higher floors of buildings, for example—is an important part of urban agglomeration.<p>In today’s knowledge economy, the clustering of companies and talent is the key driver of innovation and economic growth. Such clustering is usually …

Urban Design

Russia Risk: What You Need to Know About the New 'Reset'

Cold War is out, the new reset is in.<p>The Trump-Putin meeting in Helsinki was the kind of warm, friendly "reset" that Hillary Clinton as U.S. …

Investing