U of T report finds police de-escalation training inconsistent across Ontario

8 May 2018 - 11:43am
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The police officer who carried out a no-force arrest of the man accused of killing 10 people, including a University of Toronto student, in the North York van attack has been praised for the way he handled the situation.

But according to a report by U of T researchers commissioned by the Ontario government, de-escalation training, which was employed by Const. Ken Lam during the arrest, is inconsistent across the province.

U of T creates new School of Cities

4 May 2018 - 12:32pm
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The University of Toronto is establishing a new School of Cities that brings together researchers from across various disciplines to address the myriad challenges facing the world’s urban areas, where more than half the population now lives.

U of T unveils new university-mandated leave of absence policy

1 May 2018 - 12:07pm
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The University of Toronto has released a revised version of the university-mandated leave of absence policy for feedback from students, faculty and staff. 

In January, U of T decided to withdraw the policy so that the university could take additional time to consider the comments received and provide a thorough response.

U of T remembers alumnus and volunteer John Switzer

30 Apr 2018 - 4:22pm
John Switzer

A champion of the university and a dedicated volunteer is being remembered this week with the passing of Erindale College alumnus John Switzer, who died on Friday, April 27 after a year-long battle with glioblastoma.

Young scholars visit UTM for annual "Bring Our Children to Work Day'

27 Apr 2018 - 4:31pm
Ulrich Krull shows a crowd of elementary students a piece of meteorite

UTM welcomed 36 elementary school students in grades four through seven for the annual “Bring Our Children to Work Day” on April 26. This is the 25th year for the U of T event, which features tours, demonstrations and hands-on fun for nearly 500 students across all three campuses.