Although an earthquake can devastate in a few short seconds, restoration and reconstruction can take years to complete. In the 2011 Christchurch, New Zealand earthquake, there were only two major building collapses, yet 70 per cent of the city’s downtown had to be demolished because buildings were deemed uninhabitable. Restoration took five years. Earthquake recovery costs are huge. According to an Insurance Board of Canada study, an earthquake either in BC or Quebec would be nearly ten times as costly as the Fort McMurray fires, which cost over $8 billion.
Ontario Tech University in collaboration with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, as part of the Chamber’s Energy Week in Canada discussion series, is pleased to present an opportunity for learning, understanding and dialogue on all things energy in Canada.Learn from industry and academic experts about how various forms of energy can contribute to our economic, social and environmental success, for now and into the future.
At ECHO PITCH 2019 five top cardiovascular health start-ups will compete for funding from a $250,000 pool in front of a panel of judges and a live audience. These five finalists have been selected from the Entrepreneurship for Cardiovascular Health Opportunities (ECHO) program, where they received 12 months of hands-on entrepreneurship training and mentorship.
The Toronto Global Forum is a non-profit organization fostering dialogue on national and global issues. It is held under the auspices of the International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA). IEFA organizes annual summits bringing together heads of states, central bank governors, ministers and global economic decision makers. The Forum also offers exclusive opportunities for business meetings aimed at promoting partnerships among major Canadian and international corporations.
Find out more about the School of Graduate Studies, interact with other graduate students, and hear valuable tips from current students and knowledgeable staff about how to make your time at U of T both productive and rewarding. Bring your questions — we will be happy to answer them!
The 1st annual CRANIA Conference will be held at the MaRS Discovery District located in downtown Toronto on September 16, 2019. The conference features keynotes, workshops, and panel discussions on comprehensive topics pertaining to the emerging field of neuromodulation. Our goal is to provide a highly-interactive environment which will foster learning and networking for all those who are interested in neuromodulation.
On Sept. 26, visit the MaRS Startup Open House and unlock the doors to Toronto's most innovative companies.
Connect with a roster of ventures in one central location; get the inside story on the coolest technologies; see what it’s like to work in a fast-growing, game-changing company; and explore career and investment opportunities with the founders and teams making it all happen.
Ishita Saraswat, a senior undergraduate student from Dayalbagh Educational Institute Dayalbagh, Agra in India and her Tunisian peer, Aymen Brahim from the University of Sfax’s National School of Electronics and Telecommunication (ENET’COM) are Mitacs Globalink Interns who have discovered that the best approach is to identify the problem and implement the solution at the same time via an online app.
In this age group, around 50 percent of women and 25 percent of men will sustain at least one subsequent osteoporotic fracture in their remaining lifetime. After older adults sustain a hip fracture, decline in function and mobility can be rapid. The result is an increased dependency on care and financial burdens placed on their caregivers and the healthcare system. Up to half of hip fracture patients do not return to their pre-fracture functional levels and end up in long-term care institutions.