Toronto’s child population is expected to jump by almost 23 per cent in the next 15 years. But without lower fees or increased subsidies, there is little room to expand the city’s licensed child-care system, concludes a study led by University of Toronto economists Gordon Cleveland and Michael Krashinsky.
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The seeds of environmental stewardship are being planted around the city with new projects that encourage “citizen forestry:” regular people taking care of trees in their own neighbourhoods. In Cabbagetown, a non-profit is working with the Faculty of Forestry at the University of Toronto to to care for neighbourhood trees.
An award-winning University of Toronto professor and researcher has been turning heads for her innovative work in stem cell science and drug delivery systems. Molly Shoichet, a professor in the department of chemical engineering and applied chemistry and the Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering, won the 2016 Till & McCulloch Award, which recognizes Canadian stem cell researchers, for her studies related to the use of hydrogels for stem cell transplantation.
Pricing pot will be a delicate exercise in maximizing taxes while not driving buyers back to the black market. “They have to find that sweet spot in between,” says U of T PhD student Jenna Valleriani. “People have been purchasing off the black market for 20 years, 30 years. It’s going to be really difficult for them to walk into a store and purchase their cannabis legally.”
Public spending on research into renewable energy is too low to meet even the modest targets set at the Paris climate talks last December, let alone decarbonize the world economy, leading researchers say.
In this commentary for the journal Nature, Professor Ted Sargent and Alan Bernstein, Alán Aspuru-Guzik, Richard Cogdell, Graham R. Fleming, Rienk Van Grondelle and Mario Molina call for a global clean-energy initiative that will galvanize researchers to deliver breakthroughs.