The University of Toronto (U of T) was founded in 1827 in Toronto, Canada. U of T has more than 44,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The Faculty of Applied Sciences and Engineering and the Faculty of Medicine are noteworthy. Insulin and the first stem cell research was conducted at the University of Toronto. Astronomers and physicists at U of T identified Cygnus-X as a black hole. The University of Toronto receives significant grants and funding due to the high caliber of their research teams.
Gender quotas work in 'tight' cultures, says new paper
Quotas probably won't get more women into the boardroom in places like the U.S. and Canada.
Archaeologists identify spear tips used in hunting a half-million years ago
A University of Toronto-led team of anthropologists has found evidence that human ancestors used stone-tipped weapons for hunting 500,000 years ago – 200,000 years earlier than previously thought.
'Tumour-on-a-chip' technology offers new direction
A two-year collaboration between the Chan and the Rocheleau labs at the Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) has led to the development of a new microfluidics screening platform that can accurately predict ...
Male guppies with the rarest colour patterns preferred by females
(Phys.org) —New research shows that the rarer a male guppy's colour pattern, the more attractive he is to females and the more offspring he will father.
Breakthrough in colloidal quantum dot films leads to record efficiency for next-generation solar cells
Researchers from the University of Toronto and King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) have made a breakthrough in the development of colloidal quantum dot (CQD) films, leading to the most efficient CQD solar ...
What composes the human heart? Researchers crunch the numbers
A foundational study published in the journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) this week by researchers at the University of Toronto's Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) and the ...
Underwater 'tree rings': Calcite crusts of arctic algae record 650 years of sea ice change
Almost 650 years of annual change in sea-ice cover can been seen in the calcite crust growth layers of seafloor algae, says a new study from the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM).
Breakthrough allows fast, reliable pathogen identification
Life-threatening bacterial infections cause tens of thousands of deaths every year in North America. Increasingly, many infections are resistant to first-line antibiotics. Unfortunately, current methods of culturing bacteria ...
Iron-based process promises greener, cheaper and safer drug and perfume production
University of Toronto researchers have developed a series of techniques to create a variety of very active iron-based catalysts necessary to produce the alcohols and amines used in the drug and perfume industry. The new synthetic ...
Predicting the fate of stem cells
University of Toronto researchers have developed a method that can rapidly screen human stem cells and better control what they will turn into. The technology could have potential use in regenerative medicine and drug development. ...