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Governor General’s Gold Medal for Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex

10 May 2012 - 3:00pm
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The silvery facade of the U of T Mississauga campus’ new Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex has a golden sheen these days.

The distinctive four-storey building, designed by Kongats Architects of Toronto, was announced recently as one of the winners of a 2012 Governor General’s Gold Medal for Architecture.  This awards program, administered jointly by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, recognizes outstanding achievement in recently built projects by Canadian architects.

Professor wins human rights prize for work with victims of torture

9 May 2012 - 9:55am
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When historian Joan Simalchik arrived at the University of Toronto in 1976, she expected to focus on her Masters studies and to get to know her way around the city. Instead, she met Chilean refugees fleeing Pinochet’s brutal dictatorship and heard horrific stories of torture and oppression.

Awards recognize U of T Mississauga research strengths

8 May 2012 - 2:32pm
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“Absolutely transformative,” is how Marc Johnson describes $140,000 in funding from the government of Ontario’s Early Researcher Awards (ERA).

Blood drives do better with incentives, says UTM professor

2 May 2012 - 9:16am
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It’s called the gift of life.

But more people will roll up their sleeves to donate blood if a gift card comes with it.

That’s according to a new study from the University of Toronto. It shows a 15 to 20 percent rise in blood drive donations when incentives such as T-shirts, jackets, coupons or gift cards are thrown into the mix.

U of T Mississauga to host Health in the City

1 May 2012 - 9:43am
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Tour Mississauga’s new medical academy and chat with your future physicians; visit a mini-crime scene and analyze blood stains; help plant 100 trees and re-naturalize campus; discover the impact of stress on your mental and physical health; learn about the art of healthy living; talk to researchers and see their laboratories where they combat disease and improve quality of life.

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