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STUDENT NEWS AT U OF T
In an effort to promote interest in philosophical study at all levels of education, the University of Toronto's department of philosophy runs the Aristotle Contest, an annual philosophy essay contest for Canadian high school students.
This year's contest received close to 100 entries from across Canada, an indication of the strong enthusiasm for philosophy among young people and their educators.
Alexander MacIntosh wanted to make occupational therapy less of a chore for people with cerebral palsy.
The third-year PhD student in bioengineering and biomedical engineering has helped design a video game – one that scrolls side-to-side like the classic Super Mario Bros. – for kids with CP who are trying to improve function in a neglected hand.
The University of Toronto's Faculty of Law has announced a $30-million campaign to significantly deepen the financial aid pool and enhance the law student experience.
The Campaign for Excellence without Barriers, with a specific goal of raising $20 million for student financial aid, is the largest bursary-focused campaign at any Canadian law school. The money raised also supports co-curricular programming for students, such as legal clinics, mental health initiatives, and professional opportunities while in law school.
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All students within the Faculty of Arts & Science on the downtown Toronto (St. George) campus are affiliated with one of seven colleges. These colleges have deep roots in the history of the University of Toronto; the college system dates back to the earliest days of the university and remains one of its distinctive features. The colleges are a home base for their students and provide the advantages of a closer-knit community experience within a large research university.