The Africa Prize recognizes ambitious African innovators developing scalable engineering solutions to local challenges and this year’s shortlist represents nine countries including, for the first time, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Ethiopia and the Gambia.
Toronto-based online storytelling company Wattpad said its board of directors unanimously approved a cash and stock transaction Tuesday that will see it acquired by Naver later this year. The company will retain its Canadian headquarters.
This new program for trainees in Medicine by Design-funded labs, offered in partnership with the Health Innovation Hub (H2i), a campus-linked accelerator at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at U of T, kicks-off on Tues, Jan. 26 with an information session that will provide an overview of the program.
Caspire Education Inc. works with its global network of strategic institutional partners to deliver a hybrid learning environment for international students who are unable to enter Canada but still wish to commence, continue or conclude their studies without compromising the academic quality.
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.
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.
Reeddi is a Nigeria-based energy access company working to provide reliable power to customers using a solar kiosk battery-charging module. Nearly 100 million people in Nigeria alone either do not have access to electricity, or are forced to rely on expensive, dirty generators for power.
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.
Six months ago, Shrey Jain (Year 2 EngSci) was a first-year engineering student who just wanted to do his part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. He could never have imagined that doing so would take him halfway around the world, into the heart of Mogadishu, Somalia.