Education

Meet the first C. David Naylor scholars

In high school they were standout students who somehow found the time to be musicians, athletes, peer tutors and some of the hardest-working volunteers in their communities.

Now, thanks to the C. David Naylor Scholarships, Valerie Chu, Elizabeth Gross, Bhareth Kachroo, Luke KyneImran Ladak, and Shuman (Anna) Ye have brought their talents to the University of Toronto. 

Nino Ricci: writer-in-residence at University of Toronto Scarborough

Author: 
Don Campbell

When it comes to sources of inspiration, author Nino Ricci says there’s plenty to be found in the budding writers who look to him for guidance.

The celebrated Canadian author begins the semester as the next writer-in-residence at U of T Scarborough.

Meet the TA named to Forbes' 30 under 30 list

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“The study of science has led humankind to incredible technological and social advancements,” says PhD candidate Christine Le
Author: 
Jessica Lewis

It was a natural childhood curiosity about the world around her – sparked by Bill Nye the Science Guy, The Magic School Bus and Popular Mechanics for Kids – that got Christine Le interested in pursuing a career in science. Now, the PhD candidate in organic chemistry at the University of Toronto has been named to ForbesTop 30 Under 30 list in the science and health category.

U of T grad wins Chopped Canada, uses prize to send his pupils on adventure of a lifetime

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“I’ve never competed in anything before, and I want to show the kids that they should go for it too,” says OISE alumnus and culinary arts teacher Keith Hoare
Author: 
Eileen Thomas

Four chefs. Three courses. Only one chance to win. The challenge? Create an unforgettable meal with the mystery ingredients before time runs out. 

For OISE grad Keith Hoare, former caterer and now a culinary arts teacher at Thistletown CI, going the extra mile for his students means putting his own culinary skills to the test. On January 10, Hoare’s goal was realized when he won the Chopped Canada competition in the show’s season 2 opener on the Food Network.

U of T’s graduate department ranked 11th in the world by Philosophical Gourmet

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Fifth among public universities
Author: 
Elaine Smith

There’s something tasty about the University of Toronto’s tri-campus graduate program in philosophy, say the Philosophical Gourmet 2014 rankings.

The triennial rankings place U of T first in Canada, a position it has long held; but also 10th in North America, and 11th in the English-speaking world. The rankings also name U of T as the only top-tier research university in Canada, comparable with such U.S. brethren as Columbia University and Stanford University. 

2015 Rhodes Scholars: meet Caroline Leps and Moustafa Abdalla

Author: 
Liz Do

University of Toronto undergrads Moustafa Abdalla and Caroline Leps are heading to Oxford University next year for postgraduate studies – as two of Canada’s 11 students named 2015 Rhodes Scholars.

Maker Faire: U of T startups share tech wonders at the biggest-ever event for Toronto's 'maker' community

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Sojourn Labs, Icewire Makerspace, InteraXon and others met with makers of all ages
Author: 
Brianna Goldberg

Wheeling, floating, flying and soldering.

These were just a few of the adventures University of Toronto entrepreneurs, students and more than 10,000 Toronto ‘makers’ of all ages got their hands on at the 2014 Toronto Mini Maker Faire, hosted at Toronto Reference Library on November 21 and 22.

Transforming the education of health care professionals

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"This is in some ways a golden moment," says George Thibault
Author: 
Jim Oldfield

Interprofessional teams are changing patient care in hospitals and health facilities around the world. Doctors, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, rehab specialists, social workers and other health professionals increasingly work together to deliver better care than specialists who work alone. 

Royal Ontario Museum turns undergrad essays into videos

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UTSC students use artefacts from the ROM to bring history to life
Author: 
Don Campbell

From Roman urns to an Etruscan bronze mirror, they are museum artefacts that bring history to life. 

As well as offering a glimpse of what life was like for people living in ancient Rome, they illustrate important economic, political and cultural events of the time. 

Transforming the undergrad experience: evolutionary medicine

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New course attracts increasing number of students
Author: 
Elaine Smith

There has been a small outbreak of evolutionary medicine courses at North American universities, and Nicole Mideo is optimistic that it will be contagious.

Mideo, an assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, introduced an evolutionary medicine course into the department's curriculum last winter, offering spaces for 60 students. The course was so popular that this year's class is open to 100 students.

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