U of T shows its solidarity with people of Japan and the Pacific Rim

30 Mar 2011 - 4:45pm

Students, faculty and staff of the U of T community stood in solidarity at a public observance and ceremony at the Multi-Faith Centre recently to reflect on the earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan. Colourful handmade paper origami cranes lined each chair as attendees walked in to sit down.
Many international students and exchange students also attended the service, which featured a special guest: the Consul-General of Japan in Toronto, Tetsuo Yamashita.

Commerce students excel in accounting, investment competitions

18 Mar 2011 - 8:28am

The global economy may be struggling, but if university competitions are anything to go by, commerce students at U of T Mississauga provide reason for hope.

Last week, they won two prizes at prestigious competitions. At the DeGroote Fast Pace to Case Accounting Competition, a group composed of fourth-year finance and accounting specialist students won first prize, beating out teams from universities across the province. At $4,000, the prize is one of the largest of its kind in Ontario, and the largest in the GTA. 

U of T Mississauga research indicates seasonal fluctuations in vitamin D levels

15 Mar 2011 - 11:22am
Image of sun shining through gap in hands

The results of a Vitamin-D study led by U of T Mississauga professor Esteban Parra were recently published in The Journal of Nutrition. This research was part of the Ph.D. thesis of Parra's student, Agnes Gozdzik.

Arctic security more than sovereignty

11 Mar 2011 - 4:20pm

What does Arctic security mean to you?

At first glance it conjures up notions of border security and military operations. However, a recent public opinion survey, Rethinking the Top of the World: Arctic Security Public Opinion Survey, commissioned by the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs and the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, showed that most Canadians define Arctic security more broadly.

Support for members of the U of T Community impacted by the earthquake in Japan

11 Mar 2011 - 2:19pm

The University of Toronto community expresses its sympathies and condolences to families and communities throughout Japan and the Pacific region who have been devastated by this morning's earthquake and tsunami. The effects of natural disasters like these are felt world-wide as people with family, friends and loved ones in affected regions hear news of the impact of this morning's events. The impact has been further magnified as subsequent tsunami warnings and advisories have been issued for countries and regions bordering the Pacific Ocean.