Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a good idea, but rather than using high-cost policies to promote the production and use of biofuels, governments can rely on a rising carbon price for a more effective and low-cost approach, argues U of T's Mel Cappe and colleagues.
Daniel Buchman, a bioethicist at the UHN and University of Toronto professor, says that organ solicitation can be seen as unfair. In high-profile cases, there’s the risk of unwanted attention and breach of privacy; people might try to sell an organ to the recipient; and hospitals need to make sure that a flood of potential donors doesn’t take resources away from other patients waiting for a transplant.
Former finance minister and current U of T Chancellor Michael Wilson is being honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the university.
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.