University College students Kaitlyn Liu and Evelyn Moorhouse were recognized with a Silver T at the President's Reception last week. The prestigious award is given to graduating student-athletes who excelled athletically over the course of their University of Toronto careers. Congratulations to Kaitlyn, a figure skater, and Evelyn, a squash player!
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.