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U of T inspects, upgrades ventilation equipment in preparation for gradual return to campuses this fall

July 31, 2020

All University of Toronto buildings with classrooms and offices will meet or exceed industry and public health standards for combatting COVID-19 as community members continue their gradual return to the university’s three campuses this fall.

Our Community Coronavirus, UTogether, U of T Mississauga, U of T Scarborough

The New Normal with Maydianne Andrade (Ep. 8): Queering The New Normal

July 31, 2020

What can you learn from equity-deserving groups? How to be resilient? How to thrive – even in an environment that doesn’t affirm your right to existence? 

What are the challenges, achievements and opportunities for the queer community?

Our Community Coronavirus, COVID-19 New Normal, Alumni, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, LGBTQ, U of T Scarborough
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New U of T professor Nadège Compaoré on being Black in academia and why representation matters

July 30, 2020

Next July, Nadège Compaoré will start as an assistant professor of political science at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Our Community Diversity and Inclusion, Black, Global, Political Science, U of T Mississauga
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How does COVID-19 spread? U of T infectious disease expert breaks down the latest research

July 30, 2020

As the province continues with its phased approach to re-opening the economy, what is the latest research telling us about how the coronavirus actually spreads?

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U of T alumna aims to bring the history of Emancipation Day, on Aug. 1, to a wider audience

July 30, 2020

Before COVID-19 struck, the city of Windsor, Ont. was looking forward to its biggest Emancipation Day celebrations in recent years on Aug. 1.

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Warming Arctic more vulnerable to wildfires like those burning in Siberia: U of T Mississauga climate expert

July 29, 2020

Siberia is burning. Hundreds of fires have decimated more than 190,000 square kilometres of northeastern Russia – an area larger than the state of Florida, according to Greenpeace.

Global Lens, Our Community Climate Change, Global, Physics, Russia, Sustainability, U of T Mississauga

U of T alumni build tool to track availability of resources in Toronto communities hardest hit by COVID-19

July 29, 2020

Recent grads from the University of Toronto are reaching out to help Toronto neighbourhoods with higher rates of COVID-19 and fewer resources and services.

Our Community Coronavirus, Alumni, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
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Researchers from U of T, Harvard study collective human behaviour amid COVID-19

July 29, 2020

A new collaboration between researchers at the University of Toronto and Harvard University will use machine learning to gain a better understanding of human social networks in a post-pandemic world. 

Global Lens, Our Community Artificial Intelligence, Biology, Computer Science, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts & Science, Hospital for Sick Children, Research & Innovation, U of T Mississauga

What makes us generous? It might be the first thing we pay attention to, U of T researcher says

July 28, 2020

The notion that generosity requires self-control to overcome one’s inherent selfishness may not be accurate, according to a new University of Toronto study.

Breaking Research, Our Community Psychology, Research & Innovation, U of T Scarborough

U of T and SickKids researchers use common diabetes drug to stimulate repair of brain cells

July 28, 2020

Metformin, a common drug used to treat diabetes, may one day be used to repair brain injuries, a study by researchers and clinicians from the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) has found.

Breaking Research, Our Community Pediatrics, Donnelly Centre for Cellular & Biomolecular Research, Brain, Faculty of Medicine, Hospital for Sick Children, Medicine by Design, Molecular Genetics, Psychology