Advice for hard times: Toronto entrepreneurs on surviving COVID-19

Toronto’s small business community is weary. Once the cultural and economic heart of Canada’s largest city, Hogtown entrepreneurs are struggling to stay afloat during the seemingly endless COVID-19 restrictions. While all three levels of government have offered unprecedented relief packages, any bit of help in these times can mean the difference between success and failure.

A perfect fit: U of T startup collaborates with researchers to launch shoe-sizing app

If the shoe fits, wear it – but what if you’re shopping online, as so many people are these days?

Xesto, a startup with roots in the University of Toronto Early Stage Technologies (UTEST) program, has devised a solution through a collaboration with researchers in the Edward S. Rogers Sr. department of electrical and computer engineering (ECE) in the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering.

First Responders: How U of T researchers mobilized against COVID-19

A new report on the University’s contribution to defeating the COVID-19 virus highlights the mobilization of U of T scientists in response to the pandemic. Demonstrating Resilience in a Pandemic: Scientists as First Responders, shows the range of research and collaboration at the University. Diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccine research is occurring alongside the development of policy solutions that will address societal inequities revealed by the pandemic.