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ASX: Why are U of T astronomers investigating the mass of the Milky Way?

What is the mass of the Milky Way galaxy, and why is it important to investigate?

Dr. Gwen Eadie, an Assistant Professor jointly appointed between the University of Toronto’s David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics (DADAA) and its Department of Statistical Sciences (DoSS), spoke on these questions at the Astronomy and Space Exploration Society’s first Star Talk of the year on July 8.

ASX: Historic crewed rocket launch jointly streamed by ASX and UTAT

On the ASX’s Blog (also cross-published in the UTAT Space Review): “A new era of space flight began with the blastoff of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket on May 30, livestreamed to an audience of over 3 million — including over 25 participants tuning in to a watch party by the Astronomy & Space Exploration Society …

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The Varsity, event coverage: “Empowering ourselves up”: UTSC hackathon spotlights Black and women coders

Hundreds of participants built products and learned coding at Hack the Valley 4, a University of Toronto student-led hackathon from February 14–16 at UTSC’s Instructional Centre. Hackathons are collaborative computer programming events. Highlights of the hackathon included a Black in Tech Summit, together with a Women in Code Summit, which explored the experiences of programmers …

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The Varsity, event coverage: Shana Kelley on founding, developing life science startups

U of T professor, scientist, and entrepreneur Shana Kelley shared her experiences in launching three medical diagnostics startups during her Entrepreneurship Week talk “From concept to acquisition and back again.”  Kelley, who is cross-appointed to several departments including Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, presented two guiding principles for starting a successful life science startup.  The first …

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The Varsity, event coverage: Students tackle barriers to addressing mental health issues at national Jack.org summit

More than 250 students from every Canadian province and territory attended the National Jack Summit in downtown Toronto from March 1–3 to discuss mental health supports for students. The National Jack Summit is a Canada-wide conference hosted by the charity Jack.org, which funds support and training for students to combat mental health challenges in their …

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The Varsity, event coverage: Physics and philosophy at play

At a panel earlier this month, undergraduates in the joint specialist Physics and Philosophy program at U of T posed philosophical questions arising from findings in physics to Professors David Curtin, Michael Luke, and Michael Miller at McLennan Physical Laboratories. Dark matter and dark energy Valentina Pentcheva, a Physics and Philosophy specialist, explained that dark …

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The Varsity, event coverage: Highlights from the Arts & Sciences Students’ Union Research Conference

The Arts & Science Students’ Union (ASSU) Undergraduate Research Conference took place in Sidney Smith Hall on Friday, January 25. The second annual conference brought together students from the natural sciences to the social sciences. Students communicated the methods, results, and impact of their work by delivering talks and presenting posters to conference attendees. In …

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