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University Updates
U of T launches Data Sciences Institute to harness global data revolution
Fall COVID-19 update
A COVID-19 fall planning update that includes updated information on in-person instruction was shared by Acting Vice-President and Provost Trevor Young and Kelly Hannah-Moffat, vice-president, people strategy, equity, and culture.
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Stories Published This Week
Woman running, wearing unreadable paper numbers on front and back, holding a blue baton that reads Tokyo 2020
Breaking barriers
“It's important for girls to see strong, powerful female bodies represented." UTM alum and Olympian Alicia Brown is a CAN Fund #150Women recipient.
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In The News
Addressing anti-Black racism on campus
One year after a mass reckoning, an examination of what universities are doing to address anti-Black racism in their own institutions.
Rankings should measure what we value
Doing well in university rankings is significantly determined by existing privilege and wealth – and language (English). 
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Race on to save lives, careers of Afghan academics
Higher education networks are calling on governments to take action to secure the lives and careers of Afghanistan’s scholars, students and civil society actors.
UTM Media Mentions
  • U.S. president Richard Nixon changed the global monetary system overnight when he unhitched the U.S. dollar from the value of gold. On the 50th anniversary of that decision, economics professor Angelo Melino comments on the consequences of Nixon's historic "dirty float" tactics, via MSN Money.
     
  • Data brokers are tracking you and selling your info: Digital enterprise program director Brett Caraway talks to the Financial Post­­­­­­­ about the digital privacy laws protecting Canadians. 
     
  • Could Toronto's basement apartments become 'less livable' in the future? Physics professor and climate scientist Kent Moore spoke to Narcity about how climate change may impact urban residents.
     
  • A Psychology Today story on fad diets features research by Janet Polivy, a professor emeritus of psychology. She finds "false hope syndrome" fuels unrealistic expectations of self-change in people who diet and is strongly exploited by the diet industry.
Virtual Events
The University of Toronto Centre for Learning, Leadership and Culture:
Sept. 8: Relationship, Collaboration, Partnerships: Expert Relationship Building
Sept. 9: Connecting through Conversation
Sept. 14: Confidence & Courage 

Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics:
Sept. 11:
Planet Party

Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Institute of Iranian Studies:
Sept. 11: Cyrus in the 6ix: A Public Discussion on the Installation of a Cyrus the Great Statue in Toronto
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🔎 Can you guess which UTM spot this is?
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UTM Together
Share your stories and photos
We want to hear about what our UTM community is doing during these unprecedented times, whether it's finding creative ways to work and play, rallying to support the community or taking time to snuggle with your pup. You can send your story tips and photos to UTM's Office of Communications by emailing p.lonergan@utoronto.ca
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