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Two new University Professors named

3 Jun 2010 - 11:13am

Two of U of T's top researchers -- a geologist and a biologist -- have been awarded the title University Professor, the highest academic honour the university accords its faculty.

The appointment of Professors Barbara Sherwood Lollar of geology in the Faculty of Arts and Science and Marla Sokolowski of biology at U of T Mississauga were approved by Academic Board at its June 2 meeting.

Mayor Hazel McCallion to receive honorary degree

2 Jun 2010 - 10:41am

The University of Toronto will honour Mayor Hazel McCallion, Mississauga's longest serving Mayor, on Monday, June 7, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. with an honorary doctor of laws in recognition of her remarkable contributions to public life.

Book learning at MBiotech

2 Jun 2010 - 9:08am

Magdalena Choruzy and Bahram Behnan Azad are both graduates of U of T Mississauga's MBiotech program, and have been able to explore many aspects of the business world through a scientific lens.

Now, they've had the unique experience of writing two chapters in a soon-to-be-released textbook.
Andrew Maxwell, a professor of technology entrepreneurship, approached the two students after speaking to the publishers of the book.

Statement by the University of Toronto on the death of two faculty members

1 Jun 2010 - 11:29am

It is with great sadness that the University of Toronto announces the tragic passing of two highly respected faculty members, Dr. Andrew Mark Herzenberg and Professor Avner Magen. The two men were on a climbing expedition in Alaska's Denali National Park and Reserve on Saturday, May 29 when they were killed by an avalanche.

Would the “precautionary principle” have averted the Gulf of Mexico oil spill?

31 May 2010 - 9:23am

It's now the largest and most devastating oil spill in U.S. history, even bigger than the infamous Exxon Valdez spill in 1989. The Gulf of Mexico oil spill, caused by an explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig 40 miles south of the Louisiana coastline on April 20, is coating the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the marshlands that are home to hundreds of species of birds and marine life.

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