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The University of Toronto celebrates its 190th birthday

U of T celebrates its 190th birthday today with cupcakes (photos by Krista Boniface)

How many U of T alumni have won the Nobel Prize? Which well-known writer attended U of T's School of Aeronautics way back in 1918? And who's the celebrity featured in a parody U of T Scarborough Instagram account?

In honour of the university's 190th birthday today, U of T Magazine has put together a quiz to test your knowledge of all things U of T. It's the kind of stuff you really ought to know. 

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If you've come to campus in blue, white, or spirit gear, Student Life is asking folks to share how they're celebrating using the hashtag, #hbdUofT for a chance to win prizes. 

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The university was founded by charter in 1827 as King's College, the first institution of higher learning in the colony of Upper Canada. Initially controlled by the Church of England, it took on the present name in 1850 upon becoming a secular institution.

Today 190 years later, U of T has 12 distinct colleges, two satellite locations in Scarborough and Mississauga, more than 86,700 students and 14,000 faculty members, and it is considered a global leader in research and teaching. Recent surveys have shown U of T ranks among the top 10 in the world for student employability and ranked top 10 internationally by QS World University Rankings in six subjects

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Overall QS ranking

Times Higher  Education ranking