U of T makes gains on list of universities with best global reputations

31 May 2018 - 9:58am
generic stone U of T crest

As the University of Toronto’s Class of 2018 prepares to graduate, they can take pride in knowing their degree is from a university with one of the best reputations in the world.

Today, U of T placed 22nd in the world – and first in Canada – in an influential ranking of the world’s top 100 most powerful university brands. That’s two spots higher than last year on the list published by Times Higher Education (THE).

Passport to education: UTM valedictorian reflects on her journey to graduation

25 May 2018 - 10:58am
Cherie Novecosky

Cherie Novecosky’s road to graduation has taken her around the globe and back. The Calgary artist who lives by the motto: “Travel is the only thing you can buy that will make you richer” opted for a backpack and plane tickets at the end of high school and travelled for six years before discovering the path that ultimately led her to U of T Mississauga.

Dragonfly enzymes point to larger evolutionary dynamics

22 May 2018 - 2:30pm

Although evolution has left dragonflies virtually unchanged for roughly 300 million years, new research by a UTM biologist reveals that understanding small physiological activities in these insects could reveal a deeper understanding of how they interact with other organisms in an ecosystem.

“We often think communities are so complex,” says Shannon McCauley, an assistant professor of biology at U of T Mississauga. “It looks like the underlying physiological mechanisms could simplify our understanding of ecological dynamics.”

Roman Report

22 May 2018 - 1:24pm
Professor Evonne Levy

Far from her regular digs on the third floor of the CCT Building at UTM, Evonne Levy, a professor of Renaissance and baroque art and architecture, is spending this 2017-18 academic year in Rome: she is serving as the Wittkower Guest Professor at the Bibliotheca Hertziana, a Max Plank Institute located in the 16th-century palace of the painter Federico Zuccari.

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.