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The University of Toronto is a smoke-free campus

After the Governing Council passed  a new Smoke-Free Policy on December 13, 2018, the University of Toronto became a smoke-free campus. This policy reflects the University’s commitment to provide a safe and healthy environment for everyone in the U of T community. 

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Why don’t more Torontonians bike to work?

Cycling to work is sustainable and good for our health – but in Toronto, less than 3 per cent of us actually do it.

Now, a new study led by post-doctoral researcher Ahmadreza Imani, Assistant Professor Shoshanna Saxe and Professor Eric Miller of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering suggests disconnected cycling infrastructure may play a role.

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Forests for the future: U of T researcher seeks to make trees more resilient amid a changing climate

Katharina Braeutigam, a plant epigeneticist at the University of Toronto, wants to grow trees fit for a future climate.

By studying plants at the molecular level, Braeutigam looks at how trees respond to external signals such as drought, and how they record “memories” of stress. She also researches how they respond to internal signals – specifically those that determine sex.

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Seven U of T researchers awarded $3.8 million in federal grants for projects benefiting economy, environment

Seven University of Toronto researchers working with industrial and institutional partners have been awarded funding from the federal government for projects ranging from new medical diagnostic tools to environmentally friendly advancements in mining, forestry and manufacturing. 

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The last straw: U of T ecology expert, students create inventory of plastic litter that collects in the Don River

On a hot and muggy July day, Chelsea Rochman, an assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Toronto, and a group of students made their way to the mouth of the Don River, armed with gardening gloves, garbage bags and a first aid kit.

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U of T scientists draw new connections between climate change and warming oceans

It happened once before, and it could happen again. That’s the warning from ocean scientists at the University of Toronto and the University of California, Santa Cruz in a study published recently in Science that shows how an increase in CO2 in Earth’s atmosphere more than 50 million years ago dramatically changed the chemistry of the planet’s oceans.

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