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Canadian food and beverage companies get mixed grades on nutrition goals: U of T report

Canada's largest food and beverage manufacturers could aim higher to improve nutrition, reduce obesity and prevent chronic disease, according to a new report by University of Toronto researchers. The study is the first to evaluate Canada's biggest food and beverage companies based on their policies and commitments to sell healthier products.
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What Should LSBC’s Futures Task Force and LSO’s Technology Task Force Do?

The Law Society of British Columbia’s E-Brief for January 2019 states that LSBC has established a Futures Task Force: “… to look at the future of the legal profession and legal regulation in British Columbia. The task force is expected to identify anticipated changes that may improve or disrupt the future market for legal services, consider and evaluate the factors and forces driving those changes, as well as make recommendations to the Benchers regarding the implications and how the Law Society...
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Summit Partners promotes five

Summit Partners has promoted five of its staffers. Peter Francis is now managing director; Matt Curtis has become a portfolio manager; and Gus Phelps is now a principal. Also, Chris Bon and Jono Pagden were promoted to senior associate. PRESS RELEASE BOSTON, MA; MENLO PARK, CA and LONDON, UK – Summit Partners, a leading alternative investment firm, today announced the promotion of five professionals globally across the firm’s growth equity, credit and public equity teams. Peter Francis was promo...
Tags: Europe, London, Boston, Trends, People, Harvard University, Anthem, North America, University of Toronto, Peter Francis, Cornell University, Chris, Peter, UBS Investment Bank, Trinity College, Matt

New technology accelerates the science of deceleration

While it's not a case of reinventing the wheel, researchers are looking at ways to improve standard braking equipment on trains and cars. By mixing carbon fibers into polymer-based brakes, a group of researchers at UBC Okanagan, Sharif University of Technology in Iran and the University of Toronto were able to design brakes that are self-lubricating.
Tags: Iran, University of Toronto, UBC Okanagan Sharif University of Technology

Cancer patients with mental health problems less likely to survive, study suggests

Cancer patients who have suffered mental health problems are less likely to survive the disease, according to new research. A study found that those who had received emergency psychiatric help prior to their cancer diagnosis were up to three quarters more likely to die. The scientists at the University of Toronto who conducted the research believe the stress endured by people with mental health problems may disrupt the body’s immune system, which plays an important role in overcoming cancer. The...
Tags: Science, University of Toronto, Georgia Cancer Center, Zachary Klaassen

The Gordon Equation: how to calculate expected returns for equities

T he Gordon Equation1 is a popular rule of thumb for gauging expected equity returns. It’s been used by investing luminaries such as the late great John Bogle, Bill Bernstein and others to get a sense of what the future could hold for our investments in the long term. All good investment plans rely on having some idea of your investments’ growth prospects. Using average historical return data is one way of estimating your chances, but it’s not necessarily the best. The Gordon Equation is argua...
Tags: UK, Marketing, US, Investing, University of Toronto, Valuations, Vanguard, Gordon, Inc, NAV, AQR, Passive investing, Research Affiliates, Expected Returns, Bill Bernstein, Myron Gordon

Elon Musk sent a $100K Tesla Roadster to space a year ago. It has now traveled farther than any other car in history.

In February of 2018, Elon Musk launched his $100,000 into space on the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket. The Roadster is still on an elliptical path around the Sun. In November of 2018, the convertible made its way past Mars and will likely fly by Venus and Mercury, too. The car is too far away to see, even with the aid of a telescope. But researchers discovered that in 2091, the Roadster will likely pass close enough to Earth that we’ll be able to see it through a powerful telescope, like the P...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Hawaii, David Bowie, Mars, University of Toronto, Venus, Musk, Falcon Heavy, Tesla Roadster, Ben Pearson, Pan STARRS

Book Review: The Judicial Role in a Diverse Federation: Lessons From the Supreme Court of Canada

Several times each month, we are pleased to republish a recent book review from the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR). CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD), and its reviews cover both practice-oriented and academic publications related to the law. The Judicial Role in a Diverse Federation: Lessons from the Supreme Court of Canada. By Robert Schertzer. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016. ix, 338 p. Includes tables, bibliography, and index....
Tags: UK, Law, Court, Book Reviews, US, Canada, University of Toronto, Supreme Court of Canada, SCC, University of Toronto Press, Canadian Law Library Review, Supreme Court of Canada SCC, Bennett Jones, Canadian Association of Law Libraries, Schertzer, Kim Clarke

The Cost of Becoming a Lawyer

The Law Students Society of Ontario (the “LSSO”) recently surveyed Ontario law students to better understand the debt load experienced by them and its effect on them. The provides important insights into the effects of increased law school tuition costs. The LSSO Report has been well received and rightly so. However, the point of this column is not just to laud the report but to engage with it and its observations. In order to seriously address the observations in the LSSO Report, it is necess...
Tags: England, Law, Australia, Canada, NCA, University of Toronto, Legal Ethics, Columbia, Ottawa, Ontario, Windsor, Deans, Supreme Court of Canada, Statistics Canada, Law Society, Thunder Bay

… And This is What Concepción Looked Like

I’m not in love with every single place I visit, which I think is pretty normal (and it also makes life easier because I’m already addicted to too many cities). I wasn’t in love with Concepción, even before what happened at the hotel. “It feels a bit like… La Plata without the diagonals—it’s actually a sister city of Concepción!—, or Rennes without the crêpes and the drinking problem,” I told Feng. “There’s a big university with an open campus and tons of pizza and sushi joints. Probably a good ...
Tags: Travel, Santiago, Chile, University of Toronto, Centro, Rennes, Feng, La Plata, Concepcion, Merivale Road, Universidad de Concepcion, South America 2018-2019, Bío Bío River, Calle Castellón Concepción

A Curated, One-Stop Source for Modern Hardware, from a Pair of Canadian Architects

One of the least-considered elements of a kitchen or bath remodel? Fixtures and fittings, which suddenly become an issue when you find yourself scrambling to source the perfect cabinet pull. Enter: Toronto company Casson, founded by Megan Cassidy and Jane Son, who met on their first day of architecture school at the University of Toronto in 1996. After many years of practice, they formed Casson Hardware in 2017.  As they say, “We were roommates as students, mothers of messy little boys, and cons...
Tags: Books, Sweden, Uncategorized, Toronto, San Francisco, University of Toronto, Jeroen van de Gruiter, Bocci, Casson, Megan Cassidy, Bäccman Berglund, Jane Son, Casson Hardware, Brassy Beau Top Mount Barn Door Hardware, Alice Tacheney

The Right to Be Forgotten – Insights From Germany

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) have set the basic framework for the right to be forgotten. Recent case law from Germany offers an insight into its application on the ground. The right to be forgotten as initially created in the Google Spain case (C-131/12) and now further developed in art. 17 GDPR provides data subjects with the right to have their personal data erased by a data processing controller (most prominently search en...
Tags: Google, Law, Germany, Spain, University of Toronto, Legal Technology, Gdpr, Vi, ECHR, Court of Justice, Gsc, European Union CJEU, Google Spain, CJEU, Legal Information, German Constitutional Court

Valentine's Day: How do you say 'I love you' to a buttoned-up Victorian?

The University of Toronto has a collection of Valentines dating back 200 years.
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Valentines' Day: How do you say 'I love you' to a buttoned-up Victorian?

The University of Toronto has a collection of Valentines dating back 200 years.
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Five solutions offered for achieving gender equality in medicine and science

n a review published in a special issue of The Lancet, Professors Sonia Kang and Sarah Kaplan of the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management identify five myths that continue to perpetuate gender bias and offer five strategies for improving not only the number of women in medicine, but also their lived experiences, capacity to aspire, and opportunity to succeed.
Tags: University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management, Sarah Kaplan, Sonia Kang

Want to build self-driving cars? The University of Toronto will teach you how

The University of Toronto and online-education company Coursera are offering a specialization program in self-driving cars. The series of courses provides an overview of this hot-button technology. The post Want to build self-driving cars? The University of Toronto will teach you how appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Self-driving Cars, University of Toronto, Coursera, Online Education

Int’l Agents Go After Watchdogs Who Revealed Information About Khashoggi

NEW YORK (AP) — The researchers who reported that Israeli software was used to spy on Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s inner circle before his gruesome death are being targeted in turn by international undercover operatives, The Associated Press has found. Twice in the past two months, men masquerading as socially conscious investors have lured members of the Citizen Lab internet watchdog group to meetings at luxury hotels to quiz them for hours about their work exposing Israeli s...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, London, News, Washington Post, Mexico, Africa, Israel, Toronto, Syria, Ap, Paris, Middle East, Harvey Weinstein, Associated Press, Madrid

A surprise meteorite hit the moon during Monday's total lunar eclipse

During Monday's super wolf blood moon lunar eclipse, some observers noticed a tiny flash on the surface. Turns out that was a football-sized meteorite smashing into the western surface of the moon. This was the first time a meteorite impact was spotted during a total lunar eclipse. Now, scientists will study images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) to hopefully find the new crater, perhaps as large as 33 feet across. From National Geographic: An eagle-eyed viewer on Reddit spo...
Tags: Post, Astronomy, Space, Science, News, Nasa, Earth, Reddit, Meteorites, Citizen Science, University of Toronto, Planetary Science, Amateur Astronomy, Madiedo, Sara Mazrouei

Tackling Diabetes in Developing Countries

Diabetes impacts the lives of individuals, globally. However, in developing countries, the treatment can be far more varied and unreliable; in many rural locations, the pharmacies independently decide what type of insulin they supply, and this can be changed on a regular basis and often without warning, and for the Diabetic, this can mean a lengthy and costly retraining process to calculate the dosage of the insulin that they require.BANTING eliminates this lengthy process, as it automatically c...
Tags: Design, Technology, Medical, University of Toronto, Product Design, Big Pharma, CMF, Evan McDougall, Banting, Diabetics, Evan McDougall Banting, Fredrick Banting, Collip, Banting Best

Scientists detect a repeating signal from deep space, but its origin is a mystery

To begin, there's zero evidence it's aliens. But for just the second time, a team of astronomers detected a flash of repeating of radio waves emanating from beyond our Milky Way galaxy. Using a new, sprawling Canadian telescope dubbed CHIME — which is the size of six hockey rinks — scientists identified the short, repeating burst in the summer of 2018 and published their results Wednesday in the journal Nature.   The source of these super distant signals, from some 1.5 billion light y...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Belfast, Milky Way, University of Toronto, McGill University, Maguire, Tendulkar, Johns Hopkins University, Goddard Space, Queen 's University, Kate Maguire, Marc Kamionkowski, Shriharsh Tendulkar, Astrophysics Research Center

1,700 MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) Getting Started in January: Enroll Today

FYI. 1,700 MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are getting underway this month, giving you the chance to take free courses from top flight universities. With the help of Class Central, we've pulled together a complete list of January MOOCS. And below we've highlighted several courses that caught our eye. The trailer above comes from the Yale course " Music and Social Action ."   Music and Social Action  - Yale University on Coursera - January 7 (9 weeks) Introduction to Philosoph...
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High society wants its fine foods to also be ethical

Truffles and caviar have traditionally been delicacies of the upper class, but a new study by UBC sociology professor Emily Huddart Kennedy and colleagues from the University of Toronto finds that free-range and fair-trade foods are becoming increasingly important among the elite.
Tags: Science, University of Toronto, UBC, Emily Huddart Kennedy

Gut immune cells cut inflammation in multiple sclerosis

Researchers at the University of Toronto and UC San Francisco have discovered that the intestine is the source of immune cells that reduce brain inflammation in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), and that increasing the number of these cells blocks inflammation entirely in a preclinical model of the disease.
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Scientists suggest need for new approach to confront side effects of common anti-cancer therapy

Results of a new study by neuroscientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the University of Toronto suggest that a new treatment approach is needed - and how this may be possible - to address adverse effects of aromatase inhibitors, drugs commonly prescribed to both men and women to prevent recurrence of estrogen-positive breast cancer.
Tags: Health, University of Toronto, University of Massachusetts Amherst

UAE Forum Silencing Populations With Legitimate Grievances

  by Amir Aboguddah The UAE’s Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies released its most recent statement urging Muslim populations to refrain from any call for democracy if they want to live in peace. As many can see, the statement is disappointing as it essentially tells Muslims to accept the tyranny of their autocrats (unless they want to live in chaos and bloodshed). Problematically, it places the onus of preserving peace on populations rather than governments (whose main job is to pres...
Tags: Op-ed, Opinion, Religion, Syria, Egypt, Current Affairs, Islam, Muslim, Injustice, Caliph, Damascus, Prophet, Muslims, University of Toronto, Uae, Mosul

6 Traveling Tips to Never Feel Lonely While You Travel

You're reading 6 Traveling Tips to Never Feel Lonely While You Travel, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Traveling is one of the coolest things you can do, especially if you`re young. New people, cool places, delicious plates and wild stories you can bore your friends with for a lifetime. But travel isn`t always the cure for your problems. Though it makes you tune in on who you ar...
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Canadian sports fans win as longtime broadcast rivals force a raised game

The way the NHL regular season is shaping up, it's a good bet that five of the seven Canadian teams could reach the playoffs this spring. "Rogers gambled that Canadian teams would be coming back," said sports marketing expert Richard Powers, an associate professor at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. "When they signed that deal, Canadian teams were really in a lull.
Tags: News, NHL, University of Toronto, Rogers, Rotman School of Management, Richard Powers

Sorting the spin from the facts: how big can the surveilling city that Sidewalk Labs plans for Toronto get?

Cory published a writeup of my research showing Google offshoot Sidewalk Labs’ plan to build a surveilling city in Toronto involves a much, much larger chunk of land than publicly disclosed (in fact about 2,600 acres of prime Toronto waterfront!). It flushed out a response from the high-priced US PR firm Berlin Rosen, apparently acting on behalf of Sidewalk Labs: Hi there – I am reaching out about the above mentioned article. The image that accompanies the article is a picture of designa...
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Plant biologists identify mechanism behind transition from insect to wind pollination

Research by University of Toronto scientists offers novel insights into why and how wind-pollinated plants have evolved from insect-pollinated ancestors, and what it might mean for a potential pollination crisis. They found that plants in which stamens vibrate more vigorously in wind, disperse pollen by wind more readily, and that this characteristic of stamens is favoured under conditions where plants receive few visits from pollinators.
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Apple expansion includes a Culver City office with 1,000 employees

Apple plans to expand its footprint with a $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas, hundreds of new jobs in other key cities and three new offices including a Culver City location that will employ 1,000 workers, the tech giant announced Thursday, Dec. 13. The Culver City facility, about 8 miles from Hollywood, will be a mix of technology and digital music and video programming, two areas in which the company is rapidly expanding to compete with companies like Spotify and Netflix. Apple would like to ...
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