Follow the money and you’ll find the root of the matter. UTSC political scientist Aisha Ahmad is doing just that by exploring how local business elites are financing ideologically motivated Islamist groups in the ongoing civil wars in North Africa, the Middle East and South Asia.
International relations student Shreya Nayak is gaining crucial real-life experience in an innovative U of T classroom experiment.
Debates about public transit are empty without empirical evidence. By researching urban redevelopment, Professor André Sorensen and his students at the Cities Lab at UTSC are informing the discussion of transit options for Scarborough, the Greater Toronto Area and cities across North America.
Science traditionally divides child development among numerous disciplines, leaving a fractured view of how children develop physically and psychologically. The Fraser Mustard Institute for Human Development is pursuing a cohesive, transdisciplinary understanding of how the first 2,000 days of life shape our health and wellbeing.
Professor Pamela Klassen investigates how nations are not only politically imagined, but also spiritually invented. Focused on interactions between Christian missionaries and Indigenous peoples in early 20th-century Canada, her research also considers what remembering this history means for efforts of reconciliation in the present.
Inspired by an award he received as a student, Bill and Kathleen Troost have donated $1 million for engineering scholarships.
U of T Professor Geoffrey Hinton’s “deep learning’’ neural networks have made him one of the world’s most celebrated artificial intelligence researchers. His algorithms already power technology like voice recognition and image search and may soon understand the meanings of sentences.
Professor Frank Rudzicz and his team are developing computer software to diagnose neurodegenerative disease rapidly and accurately. The program analyzes an individual’s speech and compares it to known patterns that reveal the presence or absence of dementia as well as diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s.
By devoting her time to extra-curricular activities, Dentistry’s Alicia Clancy is broadening her worldview and opening up to new learning opportunities.
To remain competitive, Canada needs highly specialized leaders trained in specific sectors as well as in management and business. The new Institute for Management and Innovation at the University of Toronto Mississauga is developing this specialized talent.
As the world of online education grows, so do questions about its effectiveness. By bringing technological innovations to large and online courses, Professor Steve Joordens is demonstrating that students can get a deep and engaging learning experience remotely, online or in the biggest classrooms.
Thanks to the Dean Catharine Whiteside Scholarship for Clinician-Scientists, MD/PhD student Hannah Kozlowski is pursuing intriguing research on blood-borne diseases.
Through U of T’s Caribbean Studies program, Mark Chatarpal is finding the resources he needs to help his homeland.
Multi-talented student Eliott Jarmain is succeeding in physics, mathematics and music, thanks to a scholarship bequest from University College alumnus William Beverly.
Ubiquitous computing enabled by massive data centres already influences our daily lives in ways we take for granted. But these systems sometimes fail with serious consequences. Professor Bianca Schroeder is exploring how to make these data centres more reliable and efficient.
CRANE Project Director and U of T archaeologist Professor Timothy Harrison leads an international, multi-disciplinary team of researchers in a groundbreaking effort to digitize, visualize, and simulate the birthplace of human civilization.
Dr. Tom Chau and researchers in the Bloorview Research Institute at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital have designed a suite of technologies to break down communication barriers for children and youth with severe and complex disabilities.
Professor Zindel Segal has shown that mindfulness meditation can change how the brain functions and help patients struggling with depression. As his method gains international recognition, Segal aims to make it affordable and available to anyone by delivering therapy online.
A U of T Rhodes scholar, Kaleem Hawa hopes to parlay his skill at dissecting arguments into helping set health and environmental policy.
The digital economy is critical to Canada’s future growth and prosperity. However, without a plan to exploit the tremendous opportunities of advanced information technology, we risk being left behind. A new project led by Professor David Wolfe aims to put Canada on track.
Over the past two decades, we have seen growing irrationality in politics, influencing policy decisions and our quality of life. Professor Joseph Heath is sparking a public conversation about what rationality is and how to restore its place in public discourse.
Today, cross-cultural skills and a global outlook are critical for students to succeed in global development and international business. Two flagship programs at the University of Toronto Scarborough meet that need by empowering students with experience abroad.
As Canada’s fastest growing city, Mississauga requires more physicians to ensure access to health care for all members of the community. Thanks to visionary philanthropists Terrence Donnelly and Carlo Fidani and other key partners, the Mississauga Academy of Medicine is meeting this critical need by training the next generation of health leaders in Ontario.