Congratulations to Jessica Ng, who was recently honoured with a University of Toronto Student Engagement in the Arts Award. Jessica, who is pursuing a specialist in Canadian Studies and a minor in Sexual Diversity Studies, is the Assistant Artistic Director of the Hart House Players. She also reviews and selects student productions for honours as an Awards Representative for the U of T Drama Coalition. She has written award-winning plays that have been performed at the U of T Drama Festival and is passionate about developing challenging, socially-significant theatre.
University Professor of Computer Science and UC colleague Geoffrey Hinton, a renowned expert in artificial intelligence and machine learning, has sold his start-up company to Google Inc. Hinton's research has implications for speech recognition, computer vision, and language understanding.
Join the students of UNI305 - The University in Canada for a panel discussion on the Future of Canadian Universities. All are welcome at the event, which is being held in University College Room 140 on March 28, 2013, 2-4 pm.
In a feature interview with Playback, Canada's leading entertainment industry magazine, Professor Siobhan O'Flynn discusses two recent award-winning Canadian transmedia productions and filmmaker John Greyson's urban/TTC transmedia/multi-screen project (still running on TTC screens), Murder in Passing. The piece is titled "Grand Narratives: Digital design and story-telling consultant Siobhan O'Flynn discusses three complelling transmedia executions", and is featured in an issue that focuses on the state of the entertianment industry(s).
Congratulations to Brenda Cossman, Director of the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at University College and a Professor in the Faculty of Law, for winning the Ludwik and Estelle Jus Memorial Human Rights Prize. For more information about the prize and for a full list of award winners, click here
Congratulations to Professor Meric Gertler on his appointment as the next President of the University of Toronto. Gertler is currently Goldring Chair of Canadian Studies at University College and the Department of Geography, as well as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science. He succeeds UC alumnus Professor David Naylor. Read the full story at U of T News.
Nominations for the 2013-2014 Health Studies Students' Union Executive Committee are open! Starting on Wednesday February 27, at 7 PM we will begin accepting nomintaions for all positions.
In celebration of David Rayside's approaching retirement, The Mark S. Bonham Centre is hosting a Symposium to honour the contributions he has made to the University and community. Jonathan Valelly, a writer for Xtra!, has profiled David, interviewing his students, friends and colleagues here.