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MISSING LINK: Tibetan Groups Targeted with Mobile Exploits

September 24, 2019

Toronto, September 24, 2019 – Researchers at the Citizen Lab, University of Toronto, have discovered the first documented case of one-click mobile exploits used to target groups in the Tibetan diaspora, reflecting an escalation in the sophistication of digital espionage...

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Mind the Funding Gap: Transit Financing in Los Angeles County and Metro Vancouver

March 22, 2019

Toronto, March 21, 2019 – In many North American cities, municipal leaders have developed ambitious long-term transportation plans, yet local officials often concede that existing revenues streams are inadequate to finance such plans. Municipalities may lack either the legal authority...

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New IMFG paper highlights lack of diversity in the infrastructure industry

January 10, 2019

Toronto, January 10, 2019 – A new paper from the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy finds that the departments, firms, and companies that are at the heart...

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Canada and the Global Compact on Migration: Law, Politics, and Process beyond the Rhetoric

December 7, 2018

Next week, Canada will sign the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in Marrakesh, Morocco starting Monday, December 10th 2019. The non-binding document is the result of two years of international negotiation. It sets 23 distinct objectives for...

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Planet Netsweeper: An investigation into the global proliferation of Internet filtering systems manufactured by Canadian company, Netsweeper, Inc.

April 25, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, Canada (25 April 2018) — A new report by the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, investigates the global proliferation of Internet filtering systems manufactured by Netsweeper, a Canadian company based in Waterloo, Ontario....

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Jury announced for the 28th annual Lionel Gelber Prize

January 3, 2018

For Immediate Release: January 3, 2018 (Toronto and Washington): Patricia Rubin, Chair of the Lionel Gelber Prize and The Lionel Gelber Foundation, and Randall Hansen, Interim Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs, are pleased to announce the Jury...

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Citizen Lab launches Security Planner: an innovative and accessible digital safety platform

December 11, 2017

Toronto, ON – Many of us feel we could be doing more to stay safe online, but it can be hard to decide where to start and which advice to follow. At Citizen Lab, we track digital threats targeting civil...

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Public Dialogue with the Prime Minister’s Sherpa on Canada’s 2018 G7 Charlevoix Summit

December 7, 2017

Canadian International Council Toronto Branch and the G7 Research Group of Trinity College at the Munk School of Global Affairs present “A Public Dialogue on Canada’s Presidency of the G7: Perspectives and Challenges” with Peter M. Boehm, Deputy Minister for...

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A Global Education: Report urges Canada to send more post-secondary students to learn abroad

November 8, 2017

Ottawa, November 8, 2017 —  The Study Group on Global Education – an independent group of educational leaders, business executives and policy experts established under the auspices of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and...

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Is the municipal electoral system in need of reform?

October 17, 2017

As voters in Alberta and Quebec head to the polls, and a year before municipal elections in Ontario and through much of the rest of the country, a new paper looks at the potential for electoral reform and its consequences....

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