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MARCH 7, 2017
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In this issue:
Latest News | U of T in the Media | Working at U of T
Events | Social Media Highlight | Awards
Shohsanna Saxe
Photo by James Poremba

Government of Canada provides almost $5 million for U of T cutting-edge research

Nineteen scholars at U of T have been awarded almost $5 million to support research that ranges from using stem cells to fix injured hearts to creating an advanced laboratory to developing large astronomical telescopes.
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Latest News

U of T Scarborough lab brings in high school students for research opportunities

“It made me realize that within a lab there are many opportunities, not only for research but to work with other people, to take leadership opportunities and to develop as an individual,” says Rishwan Dhir, a fourth-year neuroscience and health studies student. 
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Alexandra Gillespie
Photo by Ken Jones 

The edible midterm: U of T history students serve curry for their final history grade

“Curry is one of those remarkable foods that has really travelled the globe,” says Dan Bender, director of the Culinaria Research Centre and the course instructor.
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OkCupid is a teaching tool for this new U of T sociologist

Students in Rachel La Touche’s “Logic of Social Inquiry” class use the popular dating site OkCupid to test research questions about how socio-demographic traits like age, sex and race influence dating outcomes.
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First Nations House
Photo by Romi Levine 

U of T experts’ creative solution to Toronto’s housing problems: laneway homes

Twenty-five years ago, award-winning architect Brigitte Shim was scoping out a location to build her home. “After building it and living in it, I actually thought that it was a really interesting territory for future densification in our cities,” she says. Today, laneway housing is seeing a renewal.
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U of T teams up with OCAD, York and Ryerson to seek research proposals addressing Toronto’s affordable housing challenge

Affordable housing for students is the next issue to be addressed by the presidents of four GTA universities who collaborated last year on supporting StudentMoveTO, a comprehensive survey that shed light on the long daily commutes of GTA students. 
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U of T shares its 2017-2018 budget plans

Improving the undergraduate experience, encouraging more students to study abroad, increasing diversity, and outreach to Indigenous communities – these are some of the key priorities outlined in U of T’s proposed spending plans for the coming academic year.
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The automation elephant in the room

Policy Options | Mar. 6, 2017
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Canada’s sharing economy is growing – but should we really call it ‘sharing’?

CBC News | Mar. 5, 2017
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Canada’s immigration system, lauded by Trump, is more complex than advertised 

The New York Times | March 2, 2017 
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Old Stories, new meaning? With Randy Boyagoda 

TVO, The Agenda | Mar. 2, 2017 
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2017 recipients of the U of T early career teaching award

Sanja Hinic-Frlog, Dawn Kilkenny, David Roberts and Ashley Stirling have won the 2016-17 University of Toronto Early Career Teaching Award. This award recognizes faculty members who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to student learning, pedagogical engagement, and teaching innovation. Up to four awards of $3,000 are offered annually.
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Results of the 2017 Governing Council and academic board elections 

The list of successful candidates who will serve on the Governing Council in 2017-2018 is available online.
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Call for nominations – Principal, New College

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Library course reserves: submit your reading lists for summer 2017

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Now available: meeting rooms at the School of Graduate Studies 

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Provostial guidelines on the student evaluation of teaching in courses

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Black History Month Luncheon

Every year, the Division of University Advancement (DUA) hosts a Black History Luncheon to celebrate black history and culture in Canada. “Looking around the room at the lunch it was gratifying to see the wide spectrum of attendees which confirmed the success of the lunch,” said Glen Boothe, Chair of the organizing committee. 
“It has long been a wish to inspire other Faculties and Divisions to do their own celebrations of Black History Month. Thanks to Martina Simmonds it was amazing to have UTM host their own successful lunch with a live stream of the DUA event.” 
The event featured live music, Afrocentric food from all over the world, and a discussion with Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders. 

Kammerchor Stuttgart a cappella 

TODAY | Trinity College Chapel, 6 Hoskin Ave. 
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U of T Afro-Canadian gala black-tie event 

Mar. 24, 2017 | Music Room, 2nd floor Hart House, 7 Hart House Cir.
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Archived photo of the U of T engineering community in front of Convocation Hall
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Visit the Research Funding Opportunities page for a full awards listing. 

Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

March 8, 2017 

Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellows

March 10, 2017 

Balzan Prizes

March 15, 2017 

Connection Grants

April 27, 2017 
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