The Institutional Strategic Initiatives portfolio increases the University of Toronto’s capacity to support large-scale, high-impact interdisciplinary research.
Global issues such as inequality, climate change and infectious diseases are some of humanity’s grand challenges. They demand creative and innovative answers, a cross-disciplinary approach to address barriers and the scale of problems before us and can translate cutting-edge discovery into societal solutions.
As Canada’s top university and a global Top 20 institution, the University of Toronto is uniquely positioned to lead life-changing research and innovation. The Institutional Strategic Initiatives portfolio streamlines the process of building, growing and maintaining collaborations across disciplines. We enhance partnerships with external industry, community and philanthropic partners.
Drawing on the University’s deep research excellence, innovation and talent, the University’s strategic initiatives will ignite groundbreaking research that will create a better future for the generations to come.
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#Robotic #Canadarm3 for the #LunarGateway is very exciting! Go #Canada 🇨🇦🦾🤖
Great to host @uoftengineering alum and @MDA_space Staff Engineer Dr. Chris Langley for our EngSci Option Seminar! Amazing overview of the #Canadarm3, 🇨🇦's contribution to the #LunarGateway! Thanks for sharing exciting things happening in our space sector! @UofTRobotics @csa_asc
The #MbDsymposium will feature four trainee speakers from @SinaiHealth, @bme_uoft and @UHN_Research presenting on a wide range of topics like DNA nanodevices, cell engineering, epigenomics and novel cell therapies. Learn more and register: https://t.co/5hbImVPJuH
A great opportunity to hear #UofTEPIC member @milicaruoft share her research on organ engineering!
Join us next Thursday @11:00 a.m. to learn about advances in organ-on-a-chip engineering from our latest faculty addition & @bme_uoft Prof Milica Radisic @milicaruoft!
In-person 👉 Red Room @DonnellyCentre.
To join virtually register here:
#Deadline Alert! 📢
The deadline to apply for Visiting Experts is December 14, 2022.
Please click the link below to either nominate/apply in three categories below.
- Early Career Canadian #Urban Leader
- Canadian Urban Leader
That feeling when you win the $20,000 cash prize! 🤩
#FBF to when Bronwyn Bridges, Co-Founder and CEO of @PragmaClin, won the National Impact Challenge Pitch Competition at the #AGEWELL2022 Annual Conference. 🏆👏🎉
C’est ce que vous ressentez lorsque vous gagnez le prix en argent de 20 000 $! 🤩
#FBF au moment où Bronwyn Bridges, cofondatrice et chef de la direction de @PragmaClin, a remporté le Défi d’impact national à la conférence annuelle #AGEWELL2022. 🏆👏🎉
🤔 How do we get people to understand how #data influences their lives? #DataScience has infiltrated our daily lives and, although a powerful tool, with it come cases of bias, injustice, & discrimination.
So how do we conduct data science responsibly?
Monday Dec 5 at 11am! Mark Rochon Distinguished Lecture: How #Robotics are Revolutionizing Rehabilitation w/ Dr. Hermano Igo Kreb, Principal Research Scientist, MIT’s Mechanical Engineering Dept & Director of The77Lab. Virtual/InPerson https://t.co/E4QiPm8NyL #robot #robots #AI
Missing Middle Housing (MMH) is gaining attraction as a piece of the puzzle to solving #HousingCrisis.
Watch these videos produced by our students to see the opportunities MMH could offer to address not just affordability but also #ClimateChange.
Congratulations to recipients of the #UTM MN Fall 2022 Graduate Student Research Awards: Kerstyn Lutz (Supv: Matt Adams @MDAEnv), Gonen Steinberg (Supv: Beth Coleman @iccitutm) & Devin Y. Wu (Supv: Jue Wang @UTM_GGE). https://t.co/29MYGensk5 @UTM_Research @IMIUofT
Mobility Network Update for December 1, 2022 - https://t.co/c6O0UoQedg In the media * UTM MN announcements * Livable Streets 2.0 in Toronto * Esri Canada conference * Events * Calls * Opportunities * Resources
A collaborative study from @abarnettPhD and researchers from @ucdavis is providing valuable insight into how the brain works to retain memory – and it may help treat those with memory impairment 🧠 https://t.co/JkPs9vBjFM #UofT #BlackResearchNetwork
📢 Call for proposals! Apply to be one of 6 #postdoctoral fellows with the Acceleration Consortium for a chance to work with the best and brightest in accelerated molecular and materials #discovery @UofT and around the world.👉https://t.co/Bxi6QgY4X0
☕️ Join us Dec 13 at #UofT's Sidney Smith Hall for a talk by @IGSFMcGill's Dr. Alex Ketchum, who will speak on the history of feminist restaurants and coffeehouses. No registration is required—the event starts at 4PM!
Learn about @aketchum22's work at https://t.co/spNmcZCbxf.
Pleased that @CSA_GROUP has published CSA Z8004 #LTC Home Operations and Infection Prevention and Control, which was chaired by our Scientific Director & CEO, @AlexM_UT.
I am excited that @CSA_Group has published CSA Z8004 #LTC home operations and infection prevention and control.
Thank you for attending our Jump Start workshop with @JLABS and @BARDA! Special thank you to @mizanlam @allantran_ @DoziAmuzie @RachelRRath & Abid Siddiqui for leading such an engaging conversation on research acceleration and tech development!
SRI Faculty Affiliate Jonathan Kelly of @UTIAS is using neural networks to enhance the visual perception of robotic systems for dynamic environments such as city streets and hospitals. @domo_mr_roboto https://t.co/3gupt1W3h5
📢 Applications for the Karen Kobayashi Memorial Award in #Technology and #Aging open TODAY!
🗓️ The deadline to apply is Jan 15, 2023.
Learn more here 👉 https://t.co/UMdbJWWlyS
📢 L'acceptation des demandes pour le prix commémoratif Karen Kobayashi en #technologie et #vieillissement commence AUJOURD'HUI !
🗓️ Le dépôt des demandes est le 15 jan 2023.
Détails ici 👉 https://t.co/LmBMfnqsnC
AGE-WELL is proud to co-sponsor this exciting event with @CFN_NCE!👇
We can't wait to be in Ottawa with our network colleagues, including @AgeWell_DRIVE, Frank Knoefel, Rafik Goubran, and @Amanda__Grenier, who will be presenting at the #HealthResearchCaucusLuncheon and panel!🌐
Next week, Research Canada will host Game Changers in Health Research and Health Innovation: Focus on Aging!
The day will include a Panel & a #HealthResearchCaucus Luncheon where our Members, parliamentarians & guests will hear from Presenters on #aging!
JOB ALERT: The department of historical and cultural studies @UTSC invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Black Feminist History 🗓 Application deadline: Jan. 16, 2023 @UTSCHCS #UTSC #BlackResearchNetwork
This #WorldAIDSDay, we are shining a spotlight on the next generation of HIV/AIDS researchers – talented trainees whose passion and projects are driving progress in tackling this major public health issue.
Learn more about their work: https://t.co/Pb81GmrKjT
📢 In case you missed it, we are #hiring a partnership and business development officer. #hiringalert #Toronto #uoft
This role will work to secure external funding to grow the DSI, including industrial partnerships and foundation funding.
Apply today 🔗 https://t.co/q1Har0wMLI
Interested in Toronto history? @JeffAllenMaps made a simple website for viewing and comparing historical aerial photographs in #Toronto.
Check it out here! https://t.co/wDcROE7To0
Great work from #UofTEPIC member Sharmistha Mishra and her team! Check out the thread below for their key findings.
What were the patterns by social determinants of health in COVID-19 mortality and how did they compare to those in non-COVID-19 mortality? A new paper led by @LinweiWang and Dr. Sharmistha Mishra (@mishrash) examined data among 11.8 million Ontario residents to find out. (1/5)
You can now watch last week’s webinar on how #technology can help to address the problem of falling, moderated by @JennyCamposPhD, Associate Scientific Director of AGE-WELL, on our YouTube channel! 📺
Panelists: Dr. Andrea Iaboni and @Shehroz_SKhan
Tu peux maintenant visionner notre webinaire de la semaine dernière sur comment la #technologie peut aider à résoudre le problème des chutes, animé par @JennyCamposPhD, à notre chaîne YouTube! 📺
Panélistes: Andrea Iaboni et @Shehroz_SKhan
(en anglais) https://t.co/3SH8nDm6Jk
#MedicinebyDesign is proud to be a funder of this work. A team of researchers including @SKeshavjee is #TransformingHumanHealth by improving outcomes for lung transplant recipients. Read more in this #UofTGroundbreakers feature: https://t.co/tdPaDYUEKa
#UofTGroundbreakers: Working across disciplines, #UofT & @UHN researchers are rapidly revolutionizing lung transplant surgery 🫁 https://t.co/zBZ8NQDDvi
📺Watch the latest #UofT Groundbreakers episode to learn how @CRAFT_mfluidics's researchers are engineering health––including Acceleration Consortium member @milicaruoft's work developing better human tissue models to study disease + discover new medicines https://t.co/shkSL40Tjv
AGE-WELL releases its latest annual report! Our 2021-2022 annual report highlights key accomplishments from a year that illuminated the need for #technology-based solutions to support #olderadults and their #caregivers. 🤝
Read it here: https://t.co/nYyLKoJdDM
#Selfdrivingcars aren't ready for Toronto winters, but #Tesla still unlocked the full self-driving beta program in downtown Toronto. Fortunately Robotics Institute Profs & WinTOR are on the way! 🦾🤖 Find out more https://t.co/a46gRRj9hX
#robots #robot #MachineLearning #AI
AGE-WELL publie son dernier rapport annuel! Notre rapport annuel 2021 2022 souligne les réalisations d’une année ayant mis en lumière le besoin de #solutionstechnologiques pour soutenir les #personnesâgées et leurs #aidantsnaturels. 🤝
Lisez-le ici : https://t.co/NLutn5gLXC
📢 Are you joining us today for our Policy Round with @DrMSenechal? Don’t forget to register before 12 pm (ET)!
Register here ✍️ https://t.co/5uV0uw2v2c
The deadline to submit your application for the BRN's IGNITE grant is TODAY! The grant provides $5K - $10K annually to support Black researchers @UofT.
💡 Apply here: https://t.co/UAhj3LpCYp #UofT #BlackResearchNetwork
The BRN's IGNITE grant offers $5K to $10K annually to support Black researchers who are conducting interdisciplinary research @UofT
The deadline to apply is Nov. 30 🗓 Learn more: https://t.co/UAhj3L826R #UofT #BlackResearchNetwork
Today! Still time to register: https://t.co/6RSCigYIXT
🗓️ Nov 30th: Our #SRISeminarSeries welcomes @nicolekwu of @UofT_PolSci, who will explore how anxieties resulting from automation and globalization are directed toward immigrants and workers abroad, while discounting the effects of technology.
Join our community and become a member of the Data Sciences Institute at #UofT 🎉 #DataScience
Membership benefits include:
✔️ Training and research supports
Visit https://t.co/D6uydXV6OP to learn more!
🧓 It’s not too late to joining the monthly get-together for #OlderAdults within the AGE-WELL network!
Register before 2:00 PM (ET) today:
The Dec. 1 deadline is fast approaching: Apply now for Building a Biotech Venture: https://t.co/V0ZURGFFK0
#UofT & affiliated hospital trainees: Apply for Building a Biotech Venture by Dec. 1. You'll learn valuable skills by going through the early stages of research translation. At the pitch competition, 2 teams will receive funding for their product/venture: https://t.co/V0ZURGFFK0
“This award is an example of what AGE-WELL and @CFN_NCE can make possible," says @AlexM_UT, Scientific Director & CEO of AGE-WELL, of the new Early Career Researcher Award. 🤝
This award was given for the first time to Dr. Jae-Yung Kwon.
Learn more ➡️ https://t.co/oykGvfesif
« Ce prix montre ce qu’AGE-WELL et le @CFN_NCE peuvent accomplir », déclare @AlexM_UT, directeur scientifique et chef de la direction d’AGE-WELL, sur le nouveau prix de chercheur en début de carrière. 🤝
Ce prix a été remis à Jae Yung Kwon.