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Academic reputation places U of T among best universities in the world and #1 in Canada

9 Jun 2017 - 9:45am
Instructional Centre Atrium

Consistent with a range of indicators and rankings, the University of Toronto continues to be placed as a leading institution globally and the top university in Canada in the 2018 QS World University Ranking released today.

The annual results, released by UK-based Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), placed U of T 18th among the world’s top public universities and 31st overall among top global universities. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) once again landed in the top position in this ranking.

Ten UTM faculty members receive Connaught funds

8 Jun 2017 - 4:34pm
Professor Liye Xie

Professor Liye Xie from the Department of Anthropology is one of 10 UTM researchers to receive a Connaught New Researcher Awards. It will fund her project on “labour mobilization for early Bronze Age urban construction at Erlitou, China.” The annual Connaught awards help establish strong research programs for U of T assistant professors within the first five years of a tenured-stream academic appointment.

UTM grad vows to honour mom who died before his convocation

8 Jun 2017 - 9:43am
Photo of student's mother on Convocation Hall chair

As Tony Yuhao Yang crossed the floor of Convocation Hall to accept his degree on Wednesday, he looked into the crowd at his dad and the empty seat beside him.

That's where his mom, Anna Hongtao Jiang, would have been sitting. But she died of cancer earlier in the academic year. The family reserved a place for her and displayed her portrait with an upright iPad.

Class of 2017: UTM celebrates its newest grads

7 Jun 2017 - 11:24am
image of banner reading Class of 2017

There were smiles, cheers and plenty of selfies as U of T Mississauga welcomed the newest members of its alumni community at the annual spring convocation ceremonies at Convocation Hall at U of T’s St. George campus.

Finches reveal further secrets of evolution at Snider Lecture

7 Jun 2017 - 10:47am
Rosemary and Peter Grant

Despite a rainy evening, bird enthusiasts flocked to UTM on Tuesday night for the Snider Lecture, featuring evolutionary biology legends Professors Peter and Rosemary Grant.

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