NEWS + ANNOUNCEMENTS

Canada's pharmaceutical intellectual property laws need major reform to encourage and protect innovation in developing new drugs, states an analysis in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology) announced today that the Canada Research Chairs Program is "investing in the people and ideas that will keep Canada at the forefront of the global economy. The Canada Research Chairs Program is helping to develop, attract and retain the world's top researchers here in our country."

Dr. Guri Giaever of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy is one of the newly awarded or renewed Canada Research Chairs...

The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto is pleased to announce the appointments of four new jointly funded positions. All of these positions carry full faculty responsibilities with a focus on research or on teaching, and each of these new faculty members will be extremely important to the future growth of our Faculty and in assuring our ability to meet the needs of our new curriculum.

The Arbor Awards were created by the University of Toronto in 1989 to recognize volunteers for outstanding personal service to the university. Since then, the university has annually acknowledged the alumni and friends whose loyalty, dedication and generosity has added substantially to the quality of the University of Toronto experience for students, faculty, staff and alumni.  The Arbor Award is the University's way of thanking them and letting them know that their contributions...

An Antenna for Light - Jul 11/11

University of Toronto researchers have derived inspiration from the photosynthetic apparatus in plants to engineer a new generation of nanomaterials that control and direct the energy absorbed from light.