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a group of students seated in chairs in  a dentistry classroom surround dean Daniel Haas

U of T's Faculty of Dentistry aims to make admissions process 'the most positive experience possible'

February 20, 2020

In an effort to improve the experience of prospective students, the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry is taking steps to make its competitive annual admissions process a fun and friendly affair.

Our Community Student Experience, Faculty of Dentistry, Graduate Students
Harsha Murthy, Frank Shin-Haw Lee and Sina Hadipour-Lakmehsari pose for a photo

U of T researchers show how a protein found in cardiac muscle helps prevent heart failure

February 20, 2020

Researchers at the University of Toronto have found that a receptor expression-enhancing protein contributes to normal heart development and function by regulating the sarcoplasmic reticulum, a network of tubules found in cardiac muscle cells.

Breaking Research, Our Community Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Graduate Students, Hospital for Sick Children, Institute for Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Molecular Genetics, Research & Innovation, Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research, University Health Network
Chiara Perry, Daniella Dziamba and Riley Yesno

Three U of T undergraduate students on why they added Indigenous content to their studies

February 20, 2020

As a first-year student, Daniella Dziamba’s interest in Indigenous studies was piqued during Democracy, Dictatorship, War and Peace, an introductory political science course in the Faculty of Arts & Science. 

Our Community Faculty of Arts & Science, Indigenous, Political Science, St. Michael's College, Undergraduate Students, Victoria College
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The unexpected link between the ozone hole and Arctic warming: U of T expert

February 19, 2020

One of the earliest climate model predictions of how human-made climate change would affect our planet showed that the Arctic would warm about two to three times more than the... Our Community Physical and Environmental Sciences, Arctic, Climate Change, The Conversation, U of T Scarborough

Pranav Kadhiresan and Buddhisha Udugama hold up the pea-sized heating device

Paired with a smartphone, pill-sized 'heater' developed at U of T could be used to diagnose infectious disease

February 19, 2020

Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a tiny “heater” – about the size of a pill – that could allow resource-limited regions around the world to test for infectious diseases without the need for specialized training or costly... Breaking Research, Our Community Donnelly Centre for Cellular & Biomolecular Research, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, Graduate Students, Institute for Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering

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U of T Mississauga course turns lens – and virtual reality headsets – on East Asian cinema

February 19, 2020

Elizabeth Wijaya is one of the rare scholars who can claim a listing on IMDB, the Internet Movie Data Base.

Global Lens, Our Community Asia, Cinema Studies, Film, Global, U of T Mississauga, Undergraduate Students, Virtual Reality, Visual Studies
An image of a larval zebrafish retina

U of T researcher focuses on preventing vision loss in patients with rare genetic disorder

February 18, 2020

Usher syndrome, a genetic condition that results in hearing and vision loss in childhood, affects about four out of every 100,000 Canadians and accounts for over 50 per cent of the Deafblind community.

Our Community Cell and Systems Biology, Faculty of Arts & Science, Research & Innovation
A student breathes into a machine that tests her respiratory levels

From the lab to the gym: U of T Mississauga physiology students receive hands-on experience

February 18, 2020

A group of undergraduate physiology students at the University of Toronto Mississauga are ditching their lab coats in favour of gym clothes.

Our Community Cell and Systems Biology, Biology, Physiology, U of T Mississauga, Undergraduate Students
Alex Trebek and Brooke MacKenzie

What is buzzer practice with 'a $9 toilet paper-holder?' U of T's Brooke MacKenzie shares her Jeopardy! secrets

February 18, 2020

On most evenings when she was growing up, Brooke MacKenzie would tune into Jeopardy! and blurt out answers along with the contestants. 

City & Culture, Our Community Faculty of Law, Graduate Students