University College is pleased to announce that Professor Christina Kramer of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures has been appointed Acting Vice-Principal. Professor Kramer is stepping into the role starting July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, while Vice-Principal John Marshall is on sabbatical.
Visitors to University College’s East Hall last Thursday were met with an unusual sight—Lego robots. And the machines, created by undergraduate students in UC’s Cognitive Science program, were on the move, following tracks, avoiding obstacles, and even playing goal.
University College faculty member and Professor of Anthropology Tania Li is the recipient of a 2017 Dean's Outstanding Teaching Award from the Faculty of Arts and Science. She is the Canada Research Chair in the Political-Economy and Culture of Asia, Director of the
Two UCers are the driving force behind the Vector Institute, a newly announced hub for artificial intelligence research in Toronto. University College faculty member Geoffrey Hinton, a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Computer Science and Google Engineering Fellow, will serve as its Chief Scientific Adviser. Alumnus Ed Clark (BA 1969 UC), former TD Bank CEO, is the Vector Institute's board chair.
Students enrolled in University College’s signature academic programs gathered in East and West Hall recently for Research and Practice Day. The annual event showcases undergraduate students’ year-end projects and research findings on topics as varied as food addiction, sex education, and robotics, just to name a few.
The English Language Learning (ELL) Program will offer a non-credit course, ELL011H1F, Intensive Academic English, from May 1 - 10, 2017. Focus on enhancing your English for scholarly reading, academic writing, oral presentations and more. Register on ACORN along with your Summer 2016 courses. The course is *free* except for incidental fees.
University College faculty member Gillian Einstein was named the inaugural Wilfred and Joyce Posluns Chair in Women’s Brain Health and Aging in December 2016. She recently spoke about her research into women's brain health with U of T News.
University College faculty member Jordan Bear, an Associate Professor in the Department of Art, has published a new book, Disillusioned: Victorian Photography and the Discerning Subject, which won the prestigious 2016 Historians of British Art book award for a post-1800 subject. Read more about his research in U of T News.