Highlights / University of Toronto

International, Society

Games can reduce racial bias in the young: study

Computer games can help very young children overcome implicit biases they have against people of unfamiliar races, according to a study by researchers at the University of Toronto and international colleagues. “These kinds of biases are automatic biases that children »

International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

David Strangway, educator and scientist, dead at 82

David Strangway, one of Canada’s leading educators and scientists, has died at the age of 82. Before becoming the only person to serve as president of both the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia, Strangeway was chief »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

Shakespeare 400th: Rare books exhibit in Toronto

He is one of the biggest literary figures, not just in the English language, but in history. Who doesn’t recognize the name Shakespeare, even though he died 400 years ago, in 1616. The University of Toronto , Fisher rare books »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Study: Health, beauty, and facial cues

Ah, you look like you lost weight (loss=roughly 3-4kg);   Ah, you’re looking more attractive (loss-roughly 6-8kg) Humans can detect even minute details in other humans. This can be at both a conscious and sub-conscious level.  Those details are cues for »

Immigration & Refugees, Society

‘White students’ union are removed in Toronto

Posters that appear to advertise a union for white students have been taken down at three universities in Toronto. The flyers show two white men in front of a picture of the CN Tower with the words “White Students Union!” »

Health, Society

University of Toronto: how to subtly “nudge” people’s decisions

To direct children towards healthier food, a typical solution is to increase junk food prices (negative reinforcement), while nudging simply relocates healthy foods at eye level and junk food to less visible areas. A new guide produced by behaviour economists »