Sections

Services

Information

US United States

University of Toronto

Established in 1827, the University of Toronto has one of the strongest research and teaching faculties in North America, presenting top students at all levels with an intellectual environment unmatched in depth and breadth on any other Canadian campus.

With more than 75,000 students across three campuses (St. George, Mississauga and Scarborough) and over 450,000 alumni active in every region of the world, U of T’s influence is felt in every area of human endeavour.

Links

Articles (1 - 20 of 51)

Screen Shot at AM.

Online education divides knowledge into chunks

Like many this past week I have found myself extremely impressed by Vi Hart and Nicky Case’s “Parable of the Polygons.” It is basically an interactive simulation that introduces students to an old game…
Uber v Lyft: winner takes all?

Is Uber really in a fight to the death?

In recent days, since its PR troubles, there has been much discussion as to why Uber seems to be so aggressive. Reasons range from being inept, to the challenges of fighting politics against taxi regulations…
img close loop.

We want to wear our wallets

I used to carry a wallet. It used to have notes, change, a driver’s license and then cards. The cards proliferated with debit, credit and reward cards. The wallet swelled. And then I added a phone to my…
The role of Russian president Vladimir Putin, and the other major threats of Ebola and climate change, can’t be overlooked by the G20. EPA/Alexey Druginyn

What to expect from the G20 communique and why we should expect more

Although Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott believes the G20 should focus solely on economic issues, leaving security, social and environmental challenges to other forums, external pressures continue…
South Australians turned out in numbers to hear the 2008 apology to the Stolen Generations, but a bill before the state parliament fails to live up to the promise of that day. Wikimedia Commons/edna-photos

Australian states can do better for the Stolen Generations

A bill before South Australian parliament would make it the second Australian state to compensate Stolen Generation survivors and their children. Tangible recognition of their suffering is overdue, but…
Left home for a vacation, and came back to this. ghwpix

The ‘plant that ate the South’ makes soil puke carbon

A plant called “the scourge of the South” has a new strike against it. Recent research shows that the impact of the invasive species in question, kudzu, is more troublesome than had been previously thought…
I’m catching some signals, fellow aphid. Are you? drriss

Spying on plant communication with tiny bugs

Internal communications in plants share striking similarities with those in animals, new research reveals. With the help of tiny insects, scientists were able to tap into this communication system. Their…
Powerhouse and secret communicator. arwing3

Plant powerhouses are more than just energy producers

For more than a billion years, plants have had an internal dialogue, and we are just beginning to learn the words. The unusual dialogue occurs between two compartments within plant cells – the nucleus…
Girl up front for a better chance at peace. Capt. John Severns, U.S. Air Force

The peace dividend of educating women in the Middle East

Lasting peace in the Middle East depends on empowering young women through education. By oppressing our young people and women, we don’t have a new generation that is full of ideas and full of change…
BFFs: IOC President Thomas Bach and Vladimir Putin. David Goldman/AP

Russia and the IOC are the perfect match

Nationalism is the main event at any Olympic Games, and the Olympic industry relies on the goosebumps effects of the sporting spectacle to divert public attention from its less attractive underbelly, in…

Authors

More Authors