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U of T's ombudsperson expands office presence to all three campuses

18 May 2018 - 11:46am
Ellen Hodnett

Smartphones and social media have left us more connected than ever, but there are still times when a personal touch is needed.

That’s among the reasons Ellen Hodnett, the University of Toronto’s ombudsperson, recommended that the office expand its physical presence to U of T Mississauga and U of T Scarborough. The move will see an Ombuds Officer located on each U of T campus in an attempt to build more awareness of the office and its unique role in helping ensure fairness across the university.  

New Digital Health Technologies field launched at UTM

14 May 2018 - 10:27am
woman with stethoscope looks at apps on a phone and tablet

U of T’s Master of Biotechnology Program (MBiotech) has approved a graduate field of specialism in Digital Health Technologies (DHT).

“We are creating a new breed of professional who is equipped with the ability to code and apply data science in the context of emerging opportunities in digital health technology,” says Jayson Parker, associate professor (teaching stream) of digital health at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Police Check: UTM lecturer Beverly Bain on cops and the Pride Parade

11 May 2018 - 2:45pm
Beverly Bain

When Toronto Police Service recently announced that the organization would not march in the 2018 Toronto Pride Parade, it marked an important win for Toronto’s Black and racialized LGBTQ2SI community.

U of T report finds police de-escalation training inconsistent across Ontario

8 May 2018 - 11:43am
toronto van attack

The police officer who carried out a no-force arrest of the man accused of killing 10 people, including a University of Toronto student, in the North York van attack has been praised for the way he handled the situation.

But according to a report by U of T researchers commissioned by the Ontario government, de-escalation training, which was employed by Const. Ken Lam during the arrest, is inconsistent across the province.

U of T creates new School of Cities

4 May 2018 - 12:32pm
toronto skyline

The University of Toronto is establishing a new School of Cities that brings together researchers from across various disciplines to address the myriad challenges facing the world’s urban areas, where more than half the population now lives.

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