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Home Truths

Toronto’s housing crunch affects many residents, but newcomers with few resources are especially vulnerable

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The Freedom to Learn

Toronto schools aim to provide a safe space for children, regardless of citizenship status. But there are flaws that need to be addressed

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In Machines We Trust

Blockchain has the potential to transform financial transactions. This could spell trouble for banks and other institutional go-betweens

Priced Out of the Housing Market

Owning a home is becoming a fantasy for all but the wealthiest families. Better urban planning is part of the solution. Adjusting our expectations may be another

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Why We Sometimes Make Bad Decisions

Economists have long known that consumers can make confounding choices when presented with too much selection. But they’ve never agreed on why. Enter neuroscience

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Save Your Money

An app from Vicis Labs aims to help millennials and the precariously employed manage their cash

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Teaching Kids How to Code

U of T undergrads are bringing the language of computers to youth in Toronto’s low-income neighbourhoods. Will it “future-proof” them?

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A Hub for Urban Innovation

The renovated Daniels Building at One Spadina will bring together scholars from across the university to envision an even better Toronto

Tomi Poutanen (MASc 1998, MBA 1999), is a fellow at the Rotman School's Creative Destruction Lab.

Getting to Know You

How Tomi Poutanen is using artificial intelligence to help companies learn more about their customers’ preferences

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The Rotman School Scales Up

Tiff Macklem helped steer the Bank of Canada through the financial crisis, making it the envy of its global peers. Now, he aims to place the university’s business school among the world’s best

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Pssst, Wanna Buy a Kidney?

Most people recoil at the thought of selling human organs. But supplying the right information can change attitudes, a U of T study finds

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On the Right Track

Prof. Eric Miller wants to use improved data – and more of it – to help cities make better transit decisions

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A Digital Coach

Wearable software created by U of T grads aims to help hobby athletes up their game

Open for Business

U of T launches the Banting & Best Centre, one of North America’s largest entrepreneurial hubs

From left: U of T professors Craig Simmons and Peter Zandstra and PhD students Jennifer Ma and Curtis Woodford are among the dozens of researchers who will work to advance treatments for heart patients at the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research

Testing the Waters

U of T offers undergrads the chance to try being entrepreneurs – without any of the risk

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Restoring UC’s Glory

University College is embarking on an ambitious 10-year plan to renovate one of U of T’s most iconic buildings

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A Quicker Fix

A new app aims to smooth out the often prickly relationship between residents and property managers

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Town and Gown

A dynamic, world-class city and a top-ranked, global university have a lot to gain from each other, says U of T’s new president, Meric Gertler

Business Ties

Governments should do more to encourage immigrant entrepreneurs to forge links with businesses in their native countries, according to a U of T report

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Making Traffic Smarter

An intelligent transportation system could reduce wait times at traffic lights in Toronto by more than half

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Making Traffic Smarter

An intelligent transportation system could reduce wait times at traffic lights in Toronto by more than half

U of T grad Richard Marsella, executive director of the Regent Park School of Music. Photo by Air'leth Aqdhfin

Towers of Song

A U of T music grad runs an innovative program to bring affordable music lessons to Regent Park youth

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Pathways’ Progress

A homework support program involving OISE students has more than doubled high school graduation rates in Regent Park