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News Tag: Global Lens

Tamara Walker

Historian helps connect students to the often unheard voices of the past

An expert on slavery and gender in colonial Latin America, Tamara Walker joined U of T’s history department in the Faculty of Arts & Science this fall as an assistant professor after teachin...

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Professor Donna Gabaccia Organizes Rally Condemning Racism and Bigotry

Professor Donna Gabaccia co-organized a rally to condemn the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. The rally took place on Monday 14 August 2017, outside the US Consulate General T...

Dr. Matt Price accepts J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award, 2017.

EDGI Wins Jameson Archival Advocacy Award!

The Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI) has been award the J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award given by the Society of American Archivists. This award honors efforts to promote...


Professor Jennifer Jenkins Discusses G20 Summit on CTV News

As world leaders convene this week for the G20 Summit, Professor Jennifer Jenkins was invited on CTV News to talk about the G20 meeting and protests taking place in Hamburg, Germany. She also particip...

Professor Michael Marrus

Professor Michael Marrus' Op-Ed in the Globe and Mail

Professor Michael Marrus wrote an op-ed column for the Globe and Mail exploring the question “Is Donald Trump a fascist?” In the op-ed, Professor Marrus discusses the definition of the term, the h...


Robert Bothwell Comments on Prime Minister Trudeau's Visit to UofT

On Thursday 22 June, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be speaking at UofT in an event co-organized by the Martin Prosperity Institute and The New York Times. In the sold out event, Prime Minister...

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History at UofT Moves Up in QS World University Rankings

We're happy to share a bit of news that has come out of recent international university rankings.  Most of these exercises focus on STEM disciplines, but the QS World University rankings also take in...

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Professor Shafique Virani speaks about fighting Islamophobia with education

Speaking on CBC’s The National, Professor Shafique Virani discusses how we can fight back against Islamophobia through education. ...

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Professor Nhung Tran's Refugee Story

In a blog post titled "Take a Stand", Professor Nhung Tran discusses the complex realities of the refugee experience, and what it means to build a a welcoming society on the basis of justice.     ...

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Histories in Progress: Writing and Teaching the Past as it Unfolds

Susie Colbourn and Erica Toffoli, PhD candidates in the Department of History, recently wrote a piece for Process: A Blog for American History called "Histories in Progress: Writing and Teaching t...