July 6, 2016 They helped welcome refugees, launched startups, won countless awards, and led research breakthroughs on cancer-causing proteins, why everyone is better off when kids walk to school, whether dinosaurs had lips and much, much more.
Students and faculty at the University of Toronto spent the academic year working to make the city, the country ... Read more
June 21, 2016 “Your speech can offer a lot of information and clues into how your brain is functioning,” says Katie Fraser, a PhD candidate in the department of computer science at the University of Toronto.
“Dementia is often linked to language, and using today’s computational tools we can quickly evaluate a person’s speech.”
Dementia is ... Read more
June 20, 2016 Synaptive Medical Inc.’s office is bright, open and filled with trendy furniture. There are people at desks who look busy, and medical equipment that looks expensive. There’s also a squishy, pink brain.
The replica brain, explains president and co-founder Cameron Piron, is better than a real one if you’re practising brain surgery. ... Read more
June 1, 2016 Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne returned May 19 from a five-day business mission to Israel that emphasized innovation, research and development and resulted in 44 new agreements valued at more than $180 million.
Wynne was accompanied by representatives of Ontario’s business, health and higher education communities – including the University of Toronto.
June 1, 2016 Research shows that subtle changes in speech are one of the first symptoms of cognitive decline. And yet, the assessments currently used to evaluate cognitive status may not pick up on these nuances. This is where computer algorithms can step in, according to Toronto Rehabilitation Institute scientist and computer science ... Read more
May 31, 2016 Fifty-three student startups have been accepted into the 2016 cohort of U of T Engineering’s Entrepreneurship Hatchery accelerator program, the highest number since the program began in 2012.
The record was marked at this year’s Hatchery kickoff event on April 29, when more than 100 experienced business professionals and Hatchery team ... Read more
May 31, 2016 Ashis Ghosh (MechE 1T5 + PEY) and Karim Koreitem (ECE 1T5 +PEY) studied different disciplines, but when they met in U of T Engineering’s Multidisciplinary Capstone Design course, they each found a kindred spirit. “We were able to share perspectives on what excited us,” says Ghosh. “It became clear that we both ... Read more
May 31, 2016 Last week, teaBOT — a U of T Engineering startup which sells robot-blended, customized cups of loose-leaf tea — opened its newest location in the very first 365 by Whole Foods Market™ store in Los Angeles. There are now six teaBOTs in operation across North America, and the company has ... Read more
May 31, 2016 The digital revolution has made it easier than ever to conduct business internationally but the internet can never fully replace face-to-face communication.
That’s why the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) have created GlobalStart, a funding program that gives young startups the opportunity to take their businesses international by removing funding barriers ... Read more
May 30, 2016 For Christina Cai, being an entrepreneur is like constantly shedding a layer of skin: it’s painstaking, it’s gruesome and it’s deliberate.
“Innovation is not accidental, it doesn’t matter how many stories say it is,” said Cai.
“Billion dollar unicorn companies don’t just happen because someone needed help paying the rent then boom: ... Read more