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TAKE OUR DAUGHTERS AND SONS TO WORK
Children of faculty and staff, such as the young scientists at U of T Scarborough pictured here, accompanied their parents to work for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work day. Read the junior reporters’ accounts of their day here and see the photo gallery here. (Photo by Ken Jones)

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RAY JAYAWARDHANA NAMED PRESIDENT'S SENIOR ADVISOR, SCIENCE ENGAGEMENT
Professor Ray Jayawardhana, Canada Research Chair in Observational Astrophysics, has been named the University of Toronto President’s Senior Advisor on Science Engagement ...

TORONTO: CANADA'S STARTUP AND ENTREPRENEURIAL CAPITAL
Toronto now ranks fourth among the world's top 25 start-up ecosystems, just behind Silicon Valley, New York City and London, according to Start-up Genome, a project that maps the success rates of start-ups ...

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LURING BLOOD DONORS WITH GIFT CARDS, T-SHIRTS
A U of T study shows a 15 to 20 per cent increase in blood donations when incentives such as T-shirts, jackets, coupons or gift cards are thrown into the mix ...

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WONDERING WHAT YOU'LL SEE AT SCIENCE RENDEZVOUS?
Watch this video to find our more about Science Rendezvous and get a sneak peek at some of the great activities planned for the May 12 day-long science festival ...

FROM THE GARDEN TO THE TRENCHES
From the Garden to the Trenches: Childhood, Culture and the First World War, a conference for authors and anyone interested in children's literature, May 10-12 ...

PLUTO IS STILL DEAD AND OTHER GOOD NEWS
Professor Mike Brown from the California Institute of Technology will describe how most of the world has moved on after the raucous debates about Pluto and dwarf planets and why most people still have little understanding of what happened to Pluto and why during this May 19 keynote address ...

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ACCENT ON TEACHING
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2012 TEACHING ASSISTANTS’ TRAINING PROGRAM TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARD
The Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation announced the recipients of this year’s Teaching Excellence Awards ...

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FELIX GALIMIR CHAMBER MUSIC AWARD CONCERT
The Arkadas Quartet, an ensemble made up of current and former U of T students, is the recipient of this year's Felix Galimir Chamber Music Award. See them perform at the award presentation on May 13 ...

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STUDENT EXPERIENCE
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U OF T ENGINEERING SISTERS WIN SCHOLARSHIPS, HONOURED AS ROLE MODELS FOR WOMEN ENGINEERS NATIONALLY
Industrial Engineering students and sisters Hanna Janossy and Lea Janossy have won this year’s Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation (CEMF) Vale Undergraduate Scholarship and the CEMF Undergraduate Scholarship, Ontario Region, respectively ...

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CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY: TOWARDS A BRIGHT GREEN FUTURE
Sign up for this May 8 session and learn how you can play an important role in campus sustainability and serve as a model and inspiration for others ...

LIVING A LIFE THAT PLAYS TO YOUR STRENGTHS
Attend this May 15 workshop to learn how to define and develop your top five individual strengths. Registration closes on May 9 ...

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AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS
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FAST APPROACHING DEADLINES
Nomination deadlines are approaching for the Bower Award, the Killam Prizes and the Steacie Prize in the Natural Sciences.

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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WELLS HEATS UP THE TRACK AT UC IRVINE
Varsity Blues track and field standout Sarah Wells finished first in the women’s 400m hurdles at the 18th annual Steve Scott Invitational at the University of California, Irvine ...

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DID YOU KNOW?

In 2008-09, Ontario universities, including the University of Toronto, received less per student funding than universities in any other Canadian province. Provincial funding trends for higher education indicate this continues to be the case in 2011-12.

--- Tuition Fees, Student Aid Budget Report 2012-13.
     Presented to Governing Council, April 11, 2012

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