In honour of Canada's 150th birthday, The Canadian Jewish News has compiled a list of 40 of some of the prominent Jewish Canadians. The late University College alumni Barbara Frum (BA 1959 UC), a pioneering journalist, and Bora Laskin(BA 1933 UC), a former Supreme Court Chief Justice, are among them.
Students enrolled in the University College course CDN 355: Digital Tools in a Canadian Context, led by Dr. Siobhan O'Flynn, spent last semester researching and gathering archival documents for an augmented reality app that guides users through Kensington Market.
Aidan Gomez has yet to finish his undergraduate degree, but he’s already doing research at Google that could lead to dramatic improvements in machine learning – a thriving subfield of artificial intelligence.
Gomez, who took a semester off from his studies in computer science and math to work at Google Brain in Silicon Valley, recently released a paper on multitask learning by a single neural network with lead author and senior Google researcher Lukasz Kaiser.
Brenda Cossman, a Professor in the Faculty of Law and Director of the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at University College, applauds the passing of Bill C-16, which adds protection of gender identity and expression to the Canadian Human Rights Code and the Criminal Code, in this Globe and Mail op-ed cowritten by doctoral student Ido Katri.