• Startup internships let students experience life as an entrepreneur

    October 12, 2016 With movies like The Social Network and shows like Dragon’s Den, many may think they know what it takes to build a startup. Spoiler alert: it’s not as easy as it seems on TV. This summer, U of T undergrads learned firsthand what it really takes to make it as an ... Read more
  • Transforming popsicles one Happy Pop at a time

    October 11, 2016 We all scream for ice cream, but why not popsicles? Leila Keshavjee wants to change your popsicle perception from a sugary artificially flavoured summer treat into a healthy year-round snack. With her company Happy Pops, a passion for customer service, new exciting flavours and a family background in the food ... Read more
  • RBC now accepting applications for Innovation Post-Doctoral and Graduate Fellowships

    August 29, 2016 The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Innovation Post-Doctoral & Graduate Fellowships at The University of Toronto will support research and innovation at the University of Toronto. The RBC Innovation Fellowship program will recognize emerging leaders who are establishing a record of research, scholarship and impact, and exhibit the potential to make ... Read more
  • #Rio2016: Olympic boxers strike hard with the help of U of T Engineering alumnus

    August 8, 2016 The Canadian and American Olympic boxing teams competing in Rio de Janeiro may just have the upper hand – thanks to a wearable technology innovation from a U of T Engineering alumnus. Both teams have been training using a wrist-mounted sensor that tracks each punch, measuring both speed and intensity. The device was ... Read more
  • U of T alumni develop app to connect researchers with volunteer subjects

    July 25, 2016 A new app developed by University of Toronto alumni aims to solve a perennial problem in scientific research — recruiting and retaining participants for clinical studies and trials. Anthony Nazarov and Maroof Moral, both Bachelor of Science graduates from University of Toronto Mississauga, along with McMaster University alumna Erica Tatham, hope to transform the way ... Read more
  • Canadian Olympians get green protection against Brazilian mosquitos

    July 21, 2016 With the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro only weeks away, many athletes – including Canadian tennis star Milos Raonic – have pulled out of the Games, citing fears of contracting the mosquito-borne Zika virus. But U of T graduates Morgan and Jackson Wyatt, two brothers from Brockville, Ontario, are ... Read more
  • U of T and GTA ‘Makers’ show off their creations during weekend-long extravaganza

    July 13, 2016 Technology and creativity collided this past weekend at Toronto’s Maker Festival, a celebration of the city’s entrepreneurs, engineers, artists and hackers. The fourth annual event featured more than 100 maker displays including 3D printers, digitally printed textiles, lasers, x-ray art and robots. The two-day extravaganza attracted more than 12,000 curious attendees ... Read more
  • A year in the life of Canada’s top-ranked university: from the country’s first hand and forearm transplant to @UofTDrizzy

    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
  • Business mission to Israel shows Ontario serious about innovation, says U of T expert

    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. Read more
  • Start-up Sifts through Speech for Signs of Decline

    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