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University of Toronto celebrates its award-winning researchers

1 Feb 2012 - 4:44pm

The University of Toronto honoured more than 250 of its award-winning researchers for their notable achievements and discoveries at the Celebration of Research Excellence event on Jan. 19 at Hart House.

The event, held every two years and organized by the office of the vice-president (research), recognized the work of outstanding scholars and researchers who reached significant milestones in recent years.

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Ancient dinosaur nursery oldest nesting site yet found

22 Jan 2012 - 11:31am
Image of fossilized dinosaur embryo

An excavation at a site in South Africa has unearthed the 190-million-year-old dinosaur nesting site of the prosauropod dinosaur Massospondylus—revealing significant clues about the evolution of complex reproductive behaviour in early dinosaurs. The newly unearthed dinosaur nesting ground predates previously known nesting sites by 100 million years, according to study authors.

The University of Toronto signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the Huron-Wendat Nation

21 Jan 2012 - 5:39pm

The University of Toronto has signed a Memorandum of Understanding allowing for the repatriation of remains and artifacts to the Huron Wendat Nation. This MoU was signed at a ceremony in Wendake, near Quebec City on No. 29.

Former Erindale College professor, internationally celebrated writer used campus locale in fiction

21 Jan 2012 - 5:36pm
Image of Professor Josef Skvorecky

Celebrated writer and former U of T English and film professor Josef Skvorecky, who used a fictionalized Erindale College setting in one of his most famous novels, died Jan. 3. The Engineer of Human Souls (Lester & Orpen Dennys, 1984) is set in the sheltered world of "Edenvale College" in Toronto and won the Governor General's Award for English Language Fiction in 1984.

Skvorecky was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982.

Ancient meat-loving predators survived for 35 million years

21 Jan 2012 - 5:32pm
Image of varanopid "pelycosaur" fossil

A species of ancient predator with saw-like teeth, sleek bodies and a voracious appetite for meat survived a major extinction at a time when the distant relatives of mammals ruled the earth.

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