University of Toronto

Canada passes anti-Islamophobia motion among heated debate and protests

Critics argued motion M-103 stifles free speech and legitimate criticism.<p>Canada has passed a controversial motion condemning Islamophobia that calls …

Islamophobia

Too Much Structure May Hinder Creativity

While structure is important to organizing our activities and helping us understand the world, it can be a killer of creativity, according to new …

Psychology

In the time of Trump, founder of Paramount restaurants is thinking way beyond shawarma

Mohamad Fakih leads a tour of a Paramount Fine Foods restaurant and stops to sharpen a long knife and slice beef shawarma from a spit.<p>The founder and …

Canadian News

Toronto Schools to Cease Field Trips to U.S.

Toronto schools have stopped planning field trips to the United States, citing concerns that some students may be turned away at the border in the wake of President Trump’s latest travel ban and the American immigration authorities’ newly implemented “extreme vetting” procedures.<p>At the same time, …

Foreign Policy

Asbestos leak during renovations forces closure of two University of Toronto labs

'It’s exceedingly rare to have a breach of this kind so we will take what we’ve learned from this'<p>An asbestos leak has forced the closure of two labs …

Toronto

‘Salon’ to tackle Toronto housing crisis

During the Age of Enlightenment, “salons” were inspired social gatherings, where people could discuss the issues of the day, amuse and educate …

Housing

5 Science-Backed Tips to Make You Better in Bed

While humanity’s most basic activity may not seem like a subject for buttoned-up social scientists, sex researchers have started unearthing some …

Psychology

Did McGill Force This Director To Resign Over a Shitty Hot Take?

Kinda seems like it.<p>After receiving furious backlash over a <i>Maclean's</i> hot take that used a severe traffic jam to illustrate the failings of Quebec society, Andrew Potter has resigned from his post as director of McGill University's Institute for the Study of Canada.<p>Potter, who will remain an …

Academic Freedom

American-Made Spyware In Use In Russia

Share Email<p>A recent cybersecurity investigation revealed that a surveillance tool created by a small malware merchant in the U.S., Killer Mobile, was …

Cybersecurity

SCOUT LIST | Ten Things That You Should Absolutely Do Between Now And Next Week

by Michelle Sproule | The main objective of this website is to scout out and promote the things that make Vancouver such a sweet place to be. We do …

Lifestyle (Canada)

How do you draw a creature that humans have never seen?

Danielle Dufault has a job that allows her to indulge her two passions: art and science.<p>The award-winning artist works with researchers at the University of Toronto and the Royal Ontario Museum to bring to life long-dead fossil discoveries and dinosaur bones for both scientific journals and the …

Science

Great schools defend faculty. What’s McGill’s excuse?

<i>Michael Byers holds the Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at the University of British Columbia</i><p>Andrew Potter’s resignation as director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada raises questions of importance to all Canadians. For me, it also brings back powerful …

Higher Education

Man who gave officers the slip at Mount Sinai arrested by police

Andrew Smith, 36, escaped police custody at Mount Sinai Hospital last week<p>An inmate who escaped police custody at Mount Sinai hospital a week ago has …

Crime

Kent Monkman's SHAME AND PREJUDICE Begins Canadian Tour

After premiering at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto with over 23,000 visitors, Kent Monkman's <i>Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience</i> …

Toronto

RBC, TD Bank investors to vote on giving bigger voice to smaller shareholders

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Banking

Canada’s approach to board diversity needs a rethink

<i>Anita Anand is the J.R. Kimber Chair in Investor Protection and Corporate Governance at the University of Toronto. Krupa Kotecha is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.</i><p>Earlier this month, State Street Global Advisors erected a statue of a little girl directly facing Wall Street’s …

Governance

Harm reduction advocate Holly Kramer dead at 58

Holly Kramer, a force in the Toronto harm reduction field and a fierce advocate for those affected by adoption, died on Sunday, at age 58, after a …

Canadian News

Gene therapy: What personalized medicine means for you

From CNET Magazine: What if the next pill you took were tailored to your genetic makeup? That day is almost here.<p>Thuy Truong thought her aching back was just a pulled muscle from working out. But then came a high fever that wouldn't go away during a visit to Vietnam. When a friend insisted Truong, …

Personalized Medicine

Too much structured knowledge hurts creativity, shows study

Structure organizes human activities and help us understand the world with less effort, but it can be the killer of creativity, concludes a new study.

Creativity

Research stays frozen in Canadian budget

<b>OTTAWA—</b>Wind chills here approached -30°C as Finance Minister Bill Morneau unveiled the Liberal government’s second budget on Wednesday. Spring may …

Innovation

Keep Riding the Subway, by All Means, But Know It’s Not as Green as You Think

Say you’re a city, the wannabe green kind, full of citizens who want to sustain the planet. You’ve built public spaces full of plants and trees, …

Toronto

How one book store brilliantly used clickbait to get people reading fiction.

<br>Fewer people are reading fiction than ever before.According to a report from the National Endowment for the Arts, the percentage of U.S. adults …

Romeo and Juliet

Paris Climate Agreement Could Bring a Huge Economic Boom

In the lead up to talks between the G20 nations that will take place over the next few months, Germany has commissioned an independent study to …

Climate Change

Stern: How easy is it for police to search your texts? The Supreme Court is set to decide

On Thursday, the Supreme Court will hear a case posing the question of how far your privacy rights travel along with the text messages you send from …

Canadian News

Red dresses a visual reminder of missing and murdered Indigenous women

Red dresses blowing in the spring wind on the University of Toronto campus this week are there to remind us of the estimated 1,200 missing and …

Canada

Montreal Mafia: Stayed charges raise questions of privacy, trust in justice system

When the RCMP announced the first batch of arrests resulting from an investigation dubbed “Project Clemenza” back in 2014, it proudly boasted the …

Canadian News

Why so many Canadian universities know so little about their own racial diversity

Experts say race-based data key to supporting students, addressing inequality<p>Many Canadian universities proudly promote the diversity and …

Higher Education

Toronto has dire need for federal help on housing, U of T professor says

$11B expected to be set aside in budget, money Janet Mason says city badly needs<p>Wednesday's federal budget is expected to set aside $11 billion to …

Housing

Barbara Kay: A man who'll stand up for the rights of other men (and boys) on campus and in society

On International Women’s Day a few weeks ago, I sat on a radio panel devoted to the occasion with two young women, both enthusiastically self-avowed …

Gender

Universities Encourage Mob Censorship By Blaming The Victims

Canada's university presidents are helping to spread the cancer of mob censorship.<br>Western University is the latest offender, imposing a $1,040 …

Canadian News