Research for the Radiation Therapist - A Canadian First

Four University of Toronto professors have led development of a textbook for radiation therapists who want to do research.

The book, Research for the Radiation Therapist: From Question to Culture, fills a major void in instructional literature for the 1,800 radiation therapists across Canada.

Strategic Priorities

MedEmail November 13, 2013

Last Thursday, the University of Toronto celebrated the
installation of Professor Meric Gertler, our former Dean of the
Faculty of Arts & Science, as our 16th President. It was a proud
day for him and a great day for our University. It's not
surprising that President Gertler, who is a renowned urban
geographer, focused on advancing the integration of U of T with
our surrounding communities as well as strengthening our
international partnerships. The Faculty of Medicine has been
very active on both fronts, and we must continue to play that

MedEmail November 27, 2013

As a leading international research institution, the Faculty of
Medicine has high aims for its research productivity, impact
and excellence. Research is our bedrock and something in
which we take considerable pride.
However, a recent article in The Economist reminds us research
is not a simple system; there are inherent challenges with
ensuring validity and verification. Our common challenge is the
lack of publication outlets for experiments that replicate novel

MedEmail December 11, 2013

Nelson Mandela was an extraordinary leader. He overcame
decades of incarceration to guide South Africa from apartheid
to reconciliation and prosperity. For people around the world,
he became a beacon of courage, dignity and grace.

Eighteen from U of T Named Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Eighteen members of the University of Toronto community have been named fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences; one of Canada’s most esteemed academic academies.

The fellows are recognized for their leadership, creativity and commitment to advancing academic health science and are drawn from a wide range of health professions — recognizing work from basic science to population health.

Letter from Vice Provost Students regarding laboratory activities in the following courses: PSL 372H from 2005 until 2011, and the Youth Summer Program (YSP) from 2008 until 2011.

Dear Student,

I am writing to you on behalf of the University of Toronto to provide you with some health information that may be relevant to you. The information pertains to some of the participants in the following courses: PHE 325Y and PHE 225S from 2006 until 2012, PSL 372H from 2005 until 2011, and the Youth Summer Program (YSP) from 2008 until 2011.

Is marijuana dangerous? Should it be legal?

A spate of politicians recently admitted to smoking marijuana, and the public, for the most part, shrugged its shoulders. With talk of decriminalization gaining momentum, we spoke to Dr. Bernard Le Foll about pot’s effect on the body and brain, and about the complex issues that surround the debate over legalization.

2013 Mats Sundin Fellow to Chart Genetic Blueprint of First 7 Days of Life

Sundin Fellowships

TORONTO, ON — Experts agree that a mother’s health and lifestyle during pregnancy can have a lasting impact on a child’s development. But just how crucial are those initial days after conception? This is just one of the many questions Mats Sundin Fellow Sophie Petropoulos is looking to answer.

Share Your Dreams, U of T

DreamWhat’s your dream?

That’s the question being asked of the U of T community this week by a band of roving photographers.

With a whiteboard in hand, we will ask to have your dreams captured so they can be shared as part of an exhibit for the 2013 Scotiabank Nuit Blanche—Toronto’s annual night-long arts festival.

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