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  • Augmented-reality bus tour reveals new side of U of T campus

    March 31, 2017 All aboard the magic school bus. Nima Yasrebi, a recent U of T grad, welcomed a dozen people onto a bus Friday to give them a tour of the university’s downtown Toronto campus unlike any other. With their smartphones pointed at the windows, the passengers were able to use an app developed by Yasrebi, who has ... Read more
  • Vector Institute: AI research to put Canadian companies in the big leagues

    March 31, 2017 Artificial intelligence and deep learning will dramatically change our lives – and Canadian companies need to lead the charge to stay at the forefront of the technology’s commercial and economic success. The University of Toronto, the Ontario and federal governments and some of Canada’s biggest companies are hoping the newly created ... Read more
  • Thousands attend U of T’s first-ever Startup Showcase

    March 31, 2017 They pitched, they networked, and they demoed – fledgling student entrepreneurs worked the room at the Startup Showcase, the final event in the first-ever Entrepreneurship@UofT Week. “I haven’t had time to move!” said a grinning Morvarid Sadinejad, a hardware engineering intern with Kepler Communications, who had been manning her booth for seven hours ... Read more
  • So you want to build a startup? Canada’s top entrepreneurs offer U of T 10 tips

    March 29, 2017 Only half of new Canadian companies survive past five years, and only a tiny percentage become global success stories. Tiff Macklem, the dean of U of T’s Rotman School of Management, has been thinking and writing a lot about how to improve these odds. He doesn’t believe Canadians are lacking ... Read more
  • AI success story: U of T’s ROSS Intelligence returns to Toronto to open new research headquarters

    March 29, 2017 During a recent visit to the University of Toronto, the founders of ROSS Intelligence, who landed on the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 List, reminisced about the course work that laid the foundation for their company. “The story of ROSS began in these hallways,” says alumnus Jimoh Ovbiagele. “U of T ... Read more
  • University of Toronto entrepreneurs offer 10 tips for startups

    March 28, 2017 What does it take for aspiring new companies to create impact and maintain staying power? In an effort to boost the odds of other’s success, ten of Canada’s leading entrepreneurs recently provided tips to business students at the University of Toronto. Tiff Macklem, the dean of U of T’s Rotman School of ... Read more
  • Entrepreneurship @ UofT Week: startups nurtured here

    March 27, 2017 It’s Entrepreneurship@UofT Week – your chance to meet innovators from Canada’s leading startups and get tips on everything from making connections to perfecting your elevator pitch. #EntWeekUofT is the hashtag to follow as the University of Toronto hosts a wide range of events from March 27 to 31. The week features more ... Read more
  • Less satellite, more data? U of T startup will connect the world from space

    March 24, 2017 An award-winning team of alumni from U of T’s Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering is building satellites so small they could fit in your gym bag. Their startup, Kepler Communications, plans to place 140 of these low-cost “cubesats” into space over the next five years. The first one will ... Read more
  • Could your face be a window to your health? U of T startup gathers vital signs from video

    March 24, 2017 Kang Lee has invented an astonishing new technology. By analyzing video of a person’s face, his artificial intelligence-based system detects blood flow in facial tissue and uses it to measure vital signs and emotions. A U of T professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Lee co-founded NuraLogix to ... Read more
  • What does speech reveal about our health? U of T startup finds 400 subtle neurological health markers

    March 24, 2017 Hidden clues in the way you speak can indicate health problems long before an official diagnosis is made. These include how fast you talk, how long you pause, which words you choose – even tiny wobbles in the vibration of your voice, too subtle for the human ear. Faculty of Arts ... Read more