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NSERC AWARDEES STAND TALL
University of Toronto researchers won five major awards at the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) awards ceremony at Rideau Hall on February 27. Pictured above (from left): University Professor John Polanyi  (the Nobel Laureate for whom the John C. Polanyi Award is named); Professor Paul Young, vice-president (research); Professor Eugene Fiume of computer science (Synergy Award for Innovation); Alex Hayat of Physics (Howard Alper Postdoctoral Prize); Professor Brendan Frey of electrical and computer engineering and Professor Benjamin Blencowe of the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research (both winners of the Polanyi Award); University Professor Dick Peltier of Physics (Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering); President David Naylor; Matthew Florczynski, master’s student at the Institute of Medical Sciences (Andre Hamer Postgraduate Prize); and Professor Michael Luke, chair of physics.

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LAW STUDENTS INSPIRED BY MULTICULTURAL LEADERS
The internationally trained lawyers program invited guest speakers to its Success and Serendipity conference ...

OISE REVAMPS DEPARTMENTAL STRUCTURE
Governing Council has approved a new four-department structure for OISE, as promoted by its strategic plan ...

UTSC'S NEW WIRELESS NETWORK ONLINE
A new wireless network at U of T Scarborough, designed in house, offers higher speeds and much better coverage ...

ROBARTS BOOK ROOM IS HIGH-ENERGY ZONE
The volunteers who raise funds for Robarts Library's collection make buying used books a treat ...

VOTE FOR CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNING COUNCIL
Cast your ballot between now and March 9 for faculty and staff candidates for Governing Council ...

REMEMBERING PAUL MAYCOCK
Professor Emeritus Paul Maycock, a specialist in plant ecology in the Department of Biology at the University of Toronto Mississauga, died Feb. 23 ...

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SPORTING LIFE more
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TWO RECOGNIZED BY OUA EAST
Men's hockey coach Darren Lowe and leading scorer Byron Elliott were honoured by Ontario University Athletics ...

SWIMMER IS PROVINCIAL ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Vanessa Treasure earned Ontario University Athletics honours for her three-medal performance at the national swimming championships ...

BLUES HOPE TO MAKE "RACQUET" AT SQUASH CHAMPIONSHIPS
Adrian Pond and Pooja Chugh will take on all comers in singles at the 2012 Canadian university/college squash championships in Calgary ...

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ARTSZONE more
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JAZZ COMPOSERS' CONCERT
Visit the Upper Jazz Studio tonight for works by student composers ...

LAW AND FILM
The Centre for the Study of the United States hosts a March 2 symposium focusing on law and film ...

THE UKRAINIAN DREAM
The Ukrainian film series features a March 2 screening of The Dream ...

HISTORY ON FILM AT UTSC
Don't miss the March 5 screening of renowned director Denys Arcand's Jesus of Montreal ...

PROBING ARCHITECTURAL POLLUTION
California College of the Arts professor David Gissen explores architecture’s “less-than-perfect” encounters with the natural environment March 5...

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HOT TICKETS & EVENTS more
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ISLAM IN POPULAR CULTURE
Take part in the "What's Race Got to Do With It?" discussion series March 1 when the topic is Dude, You're a Muslim? ...

EASTERN GTA ECO SUMMIT
UTSC plays host to the Eastern GTA Eco Summit March 3, aiming to harness passion for environmental issues ...

MIGRANT WORKERS IN CHINA, SOUTHEAST ASIA
Learn more about the exploding migrant worker population during this March 5 session …

GLYCEMIC INDEX AND ENERGY
Nutritional sciences professor Thomas Wolever discusses his food research March 5 …

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ACCENT ON TEACHING
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MANAGING WORK & LIFE
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SOCIAL PRESENCE IN ONLINE COURSES
This March 1 workshop will introduce strategies for promoting and developing social presence in online environments ...

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MATERNITY LEAVE PLANNING FOR STAFF
If you're expecting, this March 9 session give you all the information about arranging your maternity leave …

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STUDENT EXPERIENCE
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GROW YOUR CAREER
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UTM STUDENTS SHINE IN DRAMA FESTIVAL
Students in the Sheridan-UTM drama program took home top awards at the U of T Drama Festival ...

MONTREAL AS MUSEUM STUDIES CLASSROOM
Students from the Faculty of Information's museum studies program took a road trip recently to bring their coursework to life …

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ASSOCIATE REGISTRAR-RECORDS & ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, UT TRANSCRIPT CENTRE
This Faculty of Arts and Science job has dual responsibilities …

MAXIMIZE YOUR CAREER VITALITY
Learn creative and practical ways to become more engaged in your work during this March 8 session ...

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AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS
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RESEARCH NEWS
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FAST APPROACHING DEADLINES
Nomination deadlines are upcoming for the Balzan Prize, Crafoord Prize, L'Oreal-Unesco Awards For Women in Science and the NSERC Synergy Awards for Innovation.

If you are planning to submit a nomination, or have any award-related questions, please contact Elissa Strome, Director of Strategic Initiatives.

Check the OVPR awards and honours webpage for a full list of awards.

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WHO ARE CANADA'S MIGRANT WORKERS?
Sociologist Jeffrey Reitz shines a light on the people who do many jobs Canadians reject ...

UPPER CLASS MORE LIKELY TO BE SCOFFLAWS
New research shows that members of the upper class are more likely to believe greed is good and act accordingly ...

UTSC STUDENTS COMPETE IN RESEARCH CHALLENGE
A team of management students from UTSC will be on the hot seat today ...

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DID YOU KNOW ...

that in 2011 U of T's Faculty of Arts and Science had 23,295 full-time undergraduate students, 3,043 part-time undergraduate students and 3,879 graduate students ?

--- 2011 Arts and Science Year in Review
     

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