• Startup Internships Connect Classroom Learning to Work Experience

    October 30, 2017 The Impact Centre’s startup internship program provides undergraduate students an opportunity to learn in a unique entrepreneurial experiential learning environment. Students are paired with Toronto-bases startups and help these fast-moving companies with product development, marketing, business development, and more. Workshops and regular interviews ensures that students are utilizing their skills ... Read more
  • Medical startups compete for $15,000 in prizes at U of T accelerator’s pitch event

    October 30, 2017 From using seal oil to treat nerve damage to a new tool to aid minimally invasive surgery, entrepreneurs from the University of Toronto and beyond tested out health-focused business ideas during the Health Innovation Hub’s (H2i) recent pitch competition. Six startups presented their ideas before a panel of three judges at ... Read more
  • SwiftPad’s App Gives Independent Pharmacists a Chance Compete with Chains

    October 26, 2017 Growing up in a family of pharmacists, Amir Motahari spent enough time behind the counter to see the challenges of running an independent pharmacy. The SwiftPad app, co-founded with Victor Chen Li and Maxim Antipin, looks to remedy the industry’s pain points by offering a suite of tech tools they ... Read more
  • Trudeau gets his geek on at U of T, talking AI and Canada’s future

    October 26, 2017 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reaffirmed his nerd-in-chief reputation and outlined his government’s vision to capitalize on Canada’s early lead in artificial intelligence, or AI, during an appearance at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Trudeau, a self-professed “geek,” was a special guest at the annual business of AI conference ... Read more
  • Businesses need to prepare for AI revolution, Rotman dean says in Globe and Mail op-ed

    October 25, 2017 Artificial intelligence, or AI, is poised to unleash another technological revolution and businesses need to embrace the coming change or risk being left in its wake, according to a Globe and Mail op-ed co-written by Tiff Macklem, the dean of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. The op-ed, written with McKinsey & Co. partners ... Read more
  • ‘The conscience of AI’: Why this U of T expert created a forum for AI researchers and entrepreneurs to discuss ethics

    October 24, 2017 Markus Dubber’s first brush with artificial intelligence, or AI, occurred in an unlikely place: a performance of his daughter’s choir. The director of the University of Toronto’s Centre for Ethics bumped into Ajay Agrawal, another proud parent who also happens to be a professor at U of T’s Rotman School of Management and ... Read more
  • U of T co-op students develop app for Rouge National Urban Park

    October 23, 2017 A new mobile app for Rouge National Urban Park, developed by University of Toronto students, is like having a seasoned tour guide right in the palm of your hands. “We wanted the app to be user-friendly and fun, one that highlights the amazing ecology and cultural history for people in real ... Read more
  • Tech guru Mooly Eden to talk at U of T about future of AI, robotics

    October 20, 2017 After more than three decades on the front lines of the tech revolution, Israel’s Mooly Eden can confidently predict two things about the future: The pace of technological change will continue to accelerate exponentially, and we’re not doing nearly enough to keep up. Take, for example, the suddenly hot field of ... Read more
  • Stabilizing glove for people with hand tremors wins Canada-wide competition

    October 19, 2017 A new technology being developed to decrease hand tremors has won a national ideathon competition hosted by the AGE-WELL Network of Centres of Excellence and HACKING HEALTH. The device, which is patent pending, is a lightweight, compact and battery-free stabilizing glove. Steadiglove uses a “smart” fluid designed to provide resistance to ... Read more
  • Braze Mobility unveils obstacle-detection system for wheelchairs

    October 18, 2017 Braze Mobility Inc. has launched an add-on system that can transform a regular wheelchair into a “smart” wheelchair able to help prevent collisions. The novel system uses sensors to detect obstacles and provides visual, audio or vibration feedback to drivers. It can be added to any powered or manual wheelchair. “Rear ... Read more