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Global conference on teaching chemical science

More than 450 educators from around the globe are gathering at the University of Toronto for a week-long conference dedicated to improving education in the chemical sciences.

The bi-annual International Conference on Chemistry Education, returns to Canada for the first time since 1989. This year, it focuses on communications, particularly on ways educators can forge global links in the chemistry teaching and learning communities, and how technological advances in communications can be used to establish innovative learning partnerships.

Posted Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Disobeying Hitler: German Resistance after Operation Valkyrie


Kelly Rankin


Operation Valkyrie – the failed plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler and popularized in the 2008 film Valkyrie starring Tom Cruise  happened nearly 70 years ago.

Randall Hansen’s latest book, Disobeying Hitler: German Resistance After Operation Valkyrie is about the period following the last attempt on Hitler’s life and the impact German resistance had on the final months of World War II.        

Posted Wednesday, June 25, 2014

How to build great cities, great universities at home and abroad


Using expertise in infrastructure, public health, environment, innovation and entrepreneurship to make livable cities


Terry Lavender


Great universities need great cities, and great cities need great universities.

That’s the message that University of Toronto president Meric Gertler brought first to the U of T community during his inauguration speech and then to the broader Toronto community when he spoke to the Toronto Region Board of Trade last month.

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