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Meeting Global Challenges | U of T Cross Disciplinary Innovation | By David Naylor | University of Toronto Magazine
Summer 2011 | |By David Naylor.

U of T is teaching future leaders to think creatively across disciplines
Canada must have universities that can do two related things: conduct the advanced research that will help surmount the grand challenges that humanity now faces, and offer the best and brightest students an education that will help them build a more successful nation and a better world. No university in Canada is better positioned to meet those objectives.
uToronto  Colleges_&_Universities  interdisciplinary  cross-cultural  David_Naylor  students  the_best_and_brightest 
november 2011 by jerryking
Start-Up U | U of T Culture of Innovation, Commercialization of Research in Toronto
Autumn 2010 | University of Toronto Magazine | By David Naylor. U of T is helping to create a culture of innovation
By David Naylor
start_ups  uToronto  MaRS  commercialization  innovation  entrepreneurship  interdisciplinary  incubators  David_Naylor 
november 2010 by jerryking
A 'rare moment of recognition' for a pioneer of social history - The Globe and Mail
Mar. 17, 2010 | Globe & Mail | by SIRI AGRELL. Toronto
historian Natalie Zemon Davis was named yesterday as the recipient of
the Holberg International Memorial Prize - awarded by the Norwegian
parliament and worth about $785,000.

U of T president David Naylor said the international recognition is a
"fantastic boost" to the school's arts, social science and humanities
faculties, and validates a continued focus on areas of studies that have
suffered a decline in public funding and support.
uToronto  historians  history  humanities  David_Naylor  public_funding 
march 2010 by jerryking
40 ideas we need now -- Unlearning the tyranny of facts
Nov. 2006 | This Magazine | DAVID NAYLOR. Engage in critical
thinking. Pinpoint flaws in logic, dissect rhetorical flourishes away
from the core of an argument, examine issues from different perspectives
and differentiate science from pseudo-science...We are still very
focused on facts—arrayed in patterns, conveyed passively, or uncovered
more or less predictably through cookbook experimentation and
unchallenging exploration. That emphasis seems incongruous. With
computers able to store and search vast amounts of information, facts
are cheap [JCK:the Web is really a source of "external knowledge"]...What might the next generation of learners do instead of
memorizing facts, you ask? Among other things, they could read and play
music. Play more sports. Write prose and poetry. Acquire a skeptic’s
toolkit of sound reasoning skills. Debate highly-charged issues and
learn the lost art of rational and respectful discourse. Study
inspirational biographies, not to memorize facts, but to promote
understanding of how one might lead a more meaningful life.

[From my own note: the presence of facts does not mean that the truth is present. The "truth" is a more complicated thing than mere facts alone]
agreeably_disagree  argumentation  biographies  commoditization_of_information  critical_thinking  David_Naylor  disagreements  external_knowledge  facts  ideas  infoliteracy  inspiration  logic_&_reasoning  poetry  public_discourse  rhetoric  skepticism  sports  uToronto 
may 2009 by jerryking

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