In Memoriam: John Harvey Whiteside (1940-2023)

Monday, January 16, 2023

John Harvey Whiteside

John Harvey Whiteside (BCom 1963 TRIN, LLB 1967, Hon DSacLitt 2019 TRIN), a retired lawyer and philanthropist who was also a key volunteer at Trinity College for many years, has passed away. He was 82.

Prof. Chris Essert joins new academic-industry partnership to balance infrastructure needs with environmental integrity

Monday, January 16, 2023

U of T Engineering’s newest research centre will develop innovative ways to meet the urgent and growing need for infrastructure — without further exacerbating the climate crisis.

The Centre for the Sustainable Built Environment brings together seven researchers from across U of T, as well as a dozen companies in construction and related industries. The goal is to identify strategies that will lower the environmental footprint of new infrastructure across the board by reimagining how they are designed, where they are built and even what materials they are made of.

‘A life-long champion of accessibility’: U of T remembers former lieutenant governor and alumnus David Onley

Monday, January 16, 2023

The University of Toronto community is mourning the loss of David Onley, a passionate advocate for disability rights and accessibility whose close relationship with the university spanned decades. 

An alumnus of U of T Scarborough where he was a senior lecturer in its political science department, Onley served as lieutenant governor of Ontario from 2007 to 2014 following a distinguished career as a broadcaster.

He died Saturday at the age of 72, leaving behind wife Ruth Ann and three children, Jonathan, Robert and Michael and their families.

U of T to host restorative circle, other events in support of Jewish community

Friday, January 6, 2023

The University of Toronto will host a restorative circle for the Jewish community this month as part of a slate of programming that aims to address antisemitism on its campuses and beyond.  

Martin F. Katz (LLB 1984) named Member of the Order of Canada

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Gov. Gen Mary Simon announced a total of 99 new appointments and promotions on Dec. 29. They include: Ron Deibert, a professor in the department of political science in the Faculty of Arts & Science and the director of the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy; Eva Grunfeld, physician and professor in the department of family and community medicine in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine; and Faculty of Law alumnus Martin F.

Indigenous-settler relations need bold solutions and strong political will: Prof. Sanderson for Policy Options

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

On Nov. 23, Faculty of Law Professor Douglas Sanderson (Amo Binashii) gave a keynote address at the 50th anniversary gala of the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP).

Meet Krystal-Anne Roussel, Research Associate in Animal Law

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Krystal-Anne Roussel

The University of Toronto's Faculty of Law is pleased to welcome Krystal-Anne Roussel as the newly appointed Research Associate in Animal Law.