When Gimmy Chu co-founded smart lighting company Nanoleaf back in 2012, he initially conceived of the firm as one focused exclusively on technology development. 

Marketing is key to building a successful startup: U of T's Impact Centre

Roberto Cervantes and his team at CryptoNumerics are keen to take advantage of next week’s giant Collision tech conference to put the startup co-founded by University of Toronto alumni on the map.

Like TIFF for tech: Collision conference shines a spotlight on city’s booming innovation scene

In an era of "Dragon’s Den", Silicon Valley and TED Talks, there's a growing interest in what it means to be an entrepreneur.

How do you start? What does it take? Do you need a business degree? Where do you go for answers?

Bringing real conversations with entrepreneurs to U of T

New research by scientists at the University of Toronto offers novel insights into why and how dozens of flowering plant species evolved from being pollinated by insects to being pollinated by wind.

U of T plant biologists find answers to pollination mystery blowing in the wind

Spencer Barrett has received the prestigious Darwin-Wallace Medal from the Linnean Society of London.

Spencer Barrett recognized with Darwin-Wallace Medal

Environments containing species that are distantly related to one another are more productive than those containing closely related species, research from the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) shows.

Darwin was right: productivity increases with species diversity

The crowdsourced entertainment startup Wattpad, co-founded by two University of Toronto alumni, has secured a US$51 million round of financing that it says will be used to invest in machine learning and new forms of interactive storytelling. 

Story-sharing startup founded by U of T alumni raises US$51 million in funding

When three-time Indy 500 winner Hélio Castroneves speeds around the track at this month’s Indy races, he’ll be driving a racecar propelled by decades of materials research that makes it faster, safer and more efficient.

Three big ideas from the opening of U of T’s new advanced materials lab

Insects destroy up to one quarter of global crops each year, resulting in estimated losses of up to $470 billion. Even in greenhouse conditions, pests can still cause damage by making their way inside through vents.

Rescuing crops, reframing history and researching MMIW: 2019 Connaught New Researcher Award winners announced

Imagine Toronto without the Royal Ontario Museum or the Art Gallery of Ontario. 

Building museums, building cities: U of T hosts all-star panel of artists and architects

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When Gimmy Chu co-founded smart lighting company Nanoleaf back in 2012, he initially conceived of the firm as one focused exclusively on technology development. 

Roberto Cervantes and his team at CryptoNumerics are keen to take advantage of next week’s giant Collision tech conference to put the startup co-founded by University of Toronto alumni on the map.

In an era of "Dragon’s Den", Silicon Valley and TED Talks, there's a growing interest in what it means to be an entrepreneur.

How do you start? What does it take? Do you need a business degree? Where do you go for answers?

New research by scientists at the University of Toronto offers novel insights into why and how dozens of flowering plant species evolved from being pollinated by insects to being pollinated by wind.

Spencer Barrett has received the prestigious Darwin-Wallace Medal from the Linnean Society of London.

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Reset, Rebuild, Recover: The Toronto Black Policy Conference returns as a virtual event

November 26, 2021

Organizers of the Toronto Black Policy Conference, which brings together speakers to reflect on the effects of systemic anti-Black racism in the city, are holding the free, day-long event for the time since the outset of the pandemic.

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'Workers and Robots': U of T researcher focuses on Amazon's warehouses in new book

November 26, 2021

Amazon has been criticized for its data-driven approach to labour management, but a new book by the University of Toronto’s Alessandro Delfanti reveals just how far the online retail and web services giant is willing to go when ha

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Hybrid species like the ‘coywolf’ could hold clues about human evolutionary history

November 26, 2021

The offspring of two horses will be a horse, and the offspring of two donkeys will be a donkey. But the offspring of a horse and a donkey will be a mule. And most mules are infertile, so mules are not a species.

Our Community Graduate Students, Research & Innovation, U of T Mississauga

For 10 years, Schulich Leader Scholarships have increased access to higher education

November 26, 2021

Will Kwan, a machine learning engineer at Google, founded startups while still studying computer science at the University of Toronto.

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Power lies in partnerships, president of Kosovo tells students during U of T visit

November 25, 2021

“There is power in partnerships. Our power truly lies in the friendships and the partnerships we create around the world. None of us will be successful [against the global challenges we face] unless we really work together.”

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Researchers investigate health effects of fracking in B.C.’s Northeast

November 25, 2021

With thousands of wells and counting, the Northeast region of British Columbia is one of Canada’s most important hubs of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking – the process of blasting pressurized liquid at rock formations to fracture them and... Our Community Insulin 100, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, Health, Research & Innovation, Sustainability, U of T Scarborough

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After recent award in Elon Musk's XPRIZE contest, U of T students discuss next steps with National Observer

November 24, 2021

University of Toronto engineering students Celine Xiao and Shijie Liu are part of a team from the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering that is gaining national recognition for being among the winners in Elon Musk’s XPRIZE car

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‘A really big deal’: U of T’s Colin Furness on why ventilation is key to fighting COVID-19

November 24, 2021

 As the weather turns colder and people move indoors, the University of Toronto’s Colin Furness is emphasizing the importance of proper ventilation to combat the spread of the virus that causes COVID

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