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U of T researchers investigate the hidden history of 'Black androids'

January 4, 2022

It began as a series of isolated references – the term would appear in a historical article here, a book there. Edward Jones-Imhotep soon began noticing references to “Black androids” everywhere.

Our Community The Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Faculty of Arts & Science, History, Humanities
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Researcher explores use of cannabinoids to treat obesity

January 4, 2022

Though cannabis is often associated with “the munchies” in popular culture, University of Toronto researcher Justin Matheson is asking whether cannabinoids – naturally occurring compounds in the plant – can actually be used to tre

Our Community Temerty Faculty of Medicine, Cannabis, Alumni, Research & Innovation

'Hidden hunger': U of T course examines global impacts of diets lacking key micronutrients

January 3, 2022

For both instructor and students, the University of Toronto’s “Global Hidden Hunger” course holds special meaning because of their own personal experiences.

Our Community Human Biology, Academics, Faculty of Arts & Science, Global, Trinity College, U of T Mississauga, Woodsworth College
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U of T remembers Desmond Tutu, global human rights leader and friend of the university

January 3, 2022

Hundreds filled Hart House’s Great Hall at the University of Toronto nearly 22 years ago to hear from Anglican Archbishop and anti-apartheid activist Desmond Tutu, who had come to campus to accept an honorary degree.

Global Lens, Our Community Hart House, Honorary Degree, Meric Gertler, South Africa, Trinity College
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How far does a little kindness go? U of T researcher examines how doing good improves mental health

January 3, 2022

Most of us intuitively know that kindness can not only alleviate the suffering of others, but help us feel better. Now, researchers at the University of Toronto are taking steps to confirm the relationship between kindness and well-being.  

Our Community Coronavirus, COVID-19, Graduate Students, Mental Health, Psychology, Research & Innovation, U of T Mississauga
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The year in pictures: U of T News looks back at 2021

December 21, 2021

In a year of uncertainty, the University of Toronto came together to mark several historic milestones.

Our Community Coronavirus, COVID-19, Humanities, St. George, U of T Mississauga, U of T Scarborough, Varsity Blues

U of T art installation pulls back curtain on molecular science

December 20, 2021

A remarkable collection of images normally reserved for the eyes of scientists is now available to the University of Toronto community via an exhibition celebrating cutting-edge research in biomedicine.

City & Culture, Our Community Temerty Faculty of Medicine, Donnelly Centre for Cellular & Biomolecular Research, Hospital for Sick Children, Research & Innovation
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Researchers reveal how our brains update memories when recollections are proven wrong

December 17, 2021

Researchers from the University of Toronto have confirmed the critical role played by the brain’s hippocampus in updating our memories when those recollections are shown to be inaccurate.

Breaking Research, Our Community Alumni, Brain, Faculty of Arts & Science, Psychology, Research & Innovation

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