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  • Stem cell conference at U of T to focus on entrepreneurship

    July 11, 2017 In the world of regenerative medicine, the recent US$225 million investment by drug giant Bayer and health-care investment firm Versant Ventures continues to loom large. The seven-month old deal to create BlueRock Therapeutics, which involves key University of Toronto researchers and will focus on cardiac and Parkinson’s treatments, is viewed by ... Read more
  • Reimagining the internet: This browser allows users to view websites in 3D

    July 11, 2017 In a room at the recent Virtual and Augmented Reality Conference and Expo in Toronto, users were experiencing a web that’s no longer stuck on a screen: A specialized browser allowed them to visit a video-sharing website that turned into a gallery, with content showing as clickable displays. The user, donning ... Read more
  • U of T grad receives Governor General’s Gold Medal for work in AI and health care

    July 7, 2017 Katie Fraser‘s work in computational linguistics bridges artificial intelligence with health care. She and her startup colleagues at WinterLight Labs hope to improve Canadians’ lives with tools for the early detection of dementia. The PhD graduate is now being recognized with the Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal, one of the most ... Read more
  • Summer school for startups at U of T

    July 4, 2017 The startup world moves pretty fast. At least, that was Alicia Jarosz‘s experience. The graduate student at the University of Toronto recently enrolled in the Impact Centre’s Techno bootcamp – one of several entrepreneurship programs being run at U of T over the summer months. She hoped to to build a diet-oriented smartphone app. One ... Read more
  • Report: 38 percent of Canadian tech firms place marketing operations in the US

    June 30, 2017 A  new study by the Impact Centre at the University of Toronto suggests that Canadian marketing leaders are less experienced than their US counterparts. The study, The CMO Search: Where are Canada’s Chief Marketing Officers?, looked at the employment patterns of Canadian and US tech companies identified by CB Insights as ... Read more
  • Canada’s biggest bank envisions Toronto as a ‘global destination for AI research’

    June 27, 2017 Four University of Toronto researchers took home three research prizes, worth a combined $75,000, at the recent launch of the RBC Research Institute in Toronto – a collaboration with U of T. The three RBC research prizes were awarded to Glenn Gulak, Gerald Penn, Cosmin Munteanu and Varun Perumal for their ... Read more
  • #UofTGrad17: Entrepreneur with global roots says Toronto is the place to be if you’re a startup

    June 20, 2017 Lachezar Arabadzhiev grew up in Bulgaria, attended high school in China and goes “home” to visit his parents in the United Arab Emirates. But when it comes to launching a startup, he says Toronto is clearly the place to be. “There are a lot of opportunities here and exciting things that are happening ... Read more
  • #UofTGrad17: How a U of T startup is helping disabled children walk like ‘Iron Man’

    June 19, 2017 Few product tests are as emotional as the one Manmeet Maggu performed at his brother’s house near Delhi last summer. The MBA student at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management was watching as his eight-year-old nephew Praneit, who suffers from severe cerebral palsy, was hoisted into a robotic exoskeleton ... Read more
  • “The Canada Goose of lab coats”

    June 17, 2017 A student startup from U of T has set out to turn boxy white lab coats into stylish jackets. U of T PhD students Liu Zhang and Ondrej Halgas founded Modadoro — a company specializing in lab coat design — in 2013 as a student project for a year-long graduate course ... Read more
  • #UofTGrad17: Meet Axel Villamil, hip hop dancer and entrepreneur

    June 15, 2017 Axel Villamil is a U of T Class of 2017 graduate with a double major in computer science and media studies. He’s also one of the world’s top-ranked hip hop dancers and the co-creator of an innovative choreography app called StageKeep. Read more