August 18, 2017 Petter Bruåsdal is about to board a plane back to Norway, armed with a 10-week crash course in entrepreneurship from the University of Toronto and an idea that could potentially save the Scandinavian country’s health-care system millions.
One of two dozen Norwegian students who participated in a summer internship and training program ... Read more
August 17, 2017 James Bateman had already made an improbable leap from home construction to quantum mechanics when life threw up a detour sign.
The University of Toronto PhD candidate’s father-in-law was diagnosed with cancer, plunging the entire family into a vortex of doctor’s appointments and hospital visits.
In addition to dealing with the stress ... Read more
August 3, 2017 The Impact Centre at the University of Toronto has partnered with the University of Oslo’s Centre for Entrepreneurship to offer 24 Norwegian students a 10-week entrepreneurship internship at a Toronto startup.
Through the internship program, which began on June 12, students from the Norwegian School of Entrepreneurship have the opportunity to ... Read more
August 2, 2017 At York University’s Schulich School of Business, three Toronto high-school students huddle with a mentor to review their progress in dreaming up a product from scratch.
Their mentor, second-year Schulich MBA candidate Cortney Mills, peppers the students with questions about the cost, viability and consumer appeal of their on-paper idea: a ... Read more
August 2, 2017 An Alzheimer-detection technology developed by U of T startup company Winterlight Labs has won the AGE-WELL Pitch Competition: Technology to Support People with Dementia, beating competitors from across the country and internationally.
The new tablet-based assessment tool records short samples of a person’s speech as they describe a picture on the ... Read more
July 28, 2017 You’re 22 again, and sitting in school. A really influential person is coming into the class today, and your teacher says, “What question would you like to ask?”
Here’s a little context. The classroom is in an old engineering building at the University of Toronto, and you’re one of Canada’s best ... Read more
July 27, 2017 With the rise of artificial intelligence and concern about its potential impact on jobs, U of T’s Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans and Avi Goldfarb argue that human judgment will become an increasingly valuable skill.
“In many cases, especially in the near term, humans will be required to exercise this sort of judgment,” they write ... Read more
July 26, 2017 Nanoleaf, the startup co-founded by University of Toronto alumni Gimmy Chu, Tom Rodinger, and Christian Yan, brought its latest lighting product, Aurora, to U of T this weekend for a hackathon.
The startup was hosting Hack the Light in collaboration with the Computer Science Student Union (CSSU) and the Department of Computer ... Read more
July 25, 2017 The Creative Destruction Lab at the Rotman School of Management is pleased to announce a partnership between its Quantum Machine Learning Program and Rigetti Computing, a full-stack quantum computing company, to support startups focused on developing quantum machine learning software.
The Program, announced earlier this year and launching this September, builds ... Read more