Before there was Wall-E, before Star Trek's Commander Data, there was Johnny Five: the sentient robot starring alongside Ally Sheedy and Steve Gutenberg in Short Circuit, a family-friendly film from 1986 that introduced a generation
A University of Toronto startup that lets consumers virtually try on makeup, hair and other beauty products has been scooped up by the world’s biggest cosmetics company – a move that could result in Toronto becoming a hub for “beauty tech” research.
March 16, 2018
Carolina Gomes was in Edmonton completing a master’s in computer science when her grandfather back home in Sao Paulo was diagnosed with cancer – an illness that quickly laid bare the shortcomings of Brazil's health-care system.
March 13, 2018
A new technique developed by researchers at the University of Toronto is using the technology behind self-driving cars to measure the size and location of crater impacts on the moon.
March 12, 2018
A University of Toronto startup using artificial intelligence to speed drug discovery has raised US$45 million to fund growth – yet another example of how efforts to commercialize the university’s AI expertise are making waves in the business world.
March 09, 2018
The first mass-produced electric wheelchair hit the market in the mid-1950s – invented by University of Toronto engineering alumnus George Klein to help veterans returning from the wa
March 02, 2018
More than 50 startup companies with connections to the University of Toronto were on display today at the MaRS Discovery District – and entrepreneur and Dragon’s Den star Arlene Dickinson had a pointed message for their founders and employees.
March 01, 2018
February 28, 2018
There was a time when building a successful Toronto startup meant eventually decamping to Silicon Valley – if for no other reason than to boost credibility in the eyes of deep-pocketed American investors.
February 27, 2018
ModiFace, ROSS Intelligence and WinterLight Labs were just a few of the University of Toronto startups on campus last week, alongside established tech names including Autodesk, IBM and Ubisoft Toronto, pitching their applied research projects to the cohort of master’s students in applied computi
February 26, 2018
Rosane Brambilla Reis was a 37-year-old mother of two when a trip to the doctor’s office turned her life upside down.
She walked in with an apparent cyst in her breast. She left a cancer patient facing surgery, radiation and chemotherapy – not to mention long odds.
February 22, 2018