Europe divided, oral traditions, dementia and writing focus of lecture series

29 Sep 2010 - 4:50pm

Ghosts of Europe, aboriginal oral history and the extraordinary prose of ageing writers will be featured in three of the fall 2010 Canadian Perspectives Lecture Series at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

The lectures will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursdays from Oct. 7 to Nov. 4 at Erindale United Church, 1444 Dundas Cr. The series of five lectures costs $55 per person; individual lectures cost $12 each, with the exception being the Oct. 21 lecture that includes lunch ($20).

The Canadian Perspectives series features the following lectures:

Prandium lunchtime seminar series puts learning on the menu

28 Sep 2010 - 3:08pm

Starting this semester, the Department of Historical Studies and the Historical Studies Students Society will be serving up some food for thought with the launch of Prandium: A Historical Studies UTM Lunchtime Seminar Series.

The first of six lunchtime lectures will be held on September 29; the rest will take place over the course of the fall and winter semesters.

Three U of T professors lauded for teaching prowess

22 Sep 2010 - 11:30am

Three U of T faculty members have received a thumbs up from the Ontario Confederation of Faculty Associations (OCUFA) for their teaching skills.

Professors Susan McCahan of mechanical and industrial engineering, Shafique Virani of historical studies at U of T Mississauga and Michael Wiley of anatomy are winners of 2010 OCUFA Teaching and Academic Librarianship Awards, garnering three of this year's five awards for U of T.

Former premier Bill Davis' commitment to education honoured with building re-dedication

20 Sep 2010 - 12:05pm

In 1973, the Honourable William G. Davis presided over the opening of South Building, one of this campus' original structures. Now, this facility will be formally re-dedicated as the William G. Davis Building on Thursday, Oct. 14, at 2:30 p.m., outside the main entrance to the South Building.

Rankings success for U of T

16 Sep 2010 - 9:19am

The University of Toronto's strong academic and research performance ranks among the best in the world - and is the best in Canada - in two prestigious international rankings released this week.

The Times Higher Education Rankings rated the University 17th overall in its rankings, while the Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan (HEEACT) ranked U of T 9th overall, up from 11th last year. In both rankings, U of T leads all Canadian universities.