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Undergraduate students hone research skills at human biology lab 'boot camp'

 

After an intensive two weeks, the 49 undergraduate students enrolled in a human biology lab boot camp achieved the program’s primary goal: acquiring the “wet lab” skills and research experience that students often aren’t exposed to until graduate school.

The students – who come from a variety of life science programs – learned lab techniques and how to work with lab equipment, chemicals and biological materials as they designed and carried out a research project in molecular biology.

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'Jihadi Jack' and the folly of revoking citizenship: U of T expert

The British government has just stripped Islamic State recruit Jack Letts of his United Kingdom citizenship.

In one sense, the move was unsurprising. The U.K. has been the undisputed leader in reviving banishment as punishment for “crimes against citizenship,” deploying it primarily against those deemed threats to national security.

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U of T conference on Ibadism highlights pluralism within Islamic tradition

Ibadism is a theological sect within Islam that stands alongside the more widely practiced Shi’a and Sunni traditions. But it isn’t nearly as well known in North America – a blind spot a recent conference at the University of Toronto sought to rectify.

U of T is one of Canada’s top employers

We are proudly recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2019), Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2019), Canada's Greenest Employers (2019), Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers (2019), Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2019) and Canada's Top Employers for Canadians over 40 (2019).