User talk:Jphillips23

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Hello! Although I have already contributed on quite a number of topics, I often prefer to focus on one article and/or a few closely related articles at a time, making significant contributions over many weeks and months before moving on to another topic. My activity pattern and frequency are unpredictable, although I generally tend to be more active on weekends than in the middle of the week.

There are a few things in Wikipedia that are not being done enough, and I hope to make a just a tiny difference in those areas. I try to convert random lists within articles into useful, readable prose, in cases where it is appropriate. I also believe in the importance of well-referenced texts, and will often insert many citations at once into articles that I have been editting extensively. Lastly, I try to tone down peacock phrases (especially academic boosterism) with the use of factual summaries.


UofTshield[edit]

Hey...thats actually not bad...but do you have one with the tree...its actually an important part of the UofT arms...and it goes with the motto. nattang 20:49, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

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DYK for University of Toronto Libraries[edit]

Updated DYK query On May 5, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article University of Toronto Libraries, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

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Toronto teaching hospitals[edit]

I don't like what you did with the teaching hospitals template, though I do like the formating/colour change.

The reason I had all the affiliated health centres is:

  1. They are listed here on U of T's PGME web site.
  2. Institutions that are not fully affiliated see all manner of U of T learners, e.g. North York General Hospital always has medical students -- as it is a site students do core rotations and, AFAIK, ditto for St. Joe's and the East General.
  3. The division between fully affiliated and affiliated it is relatively minor (see above) in most cases. There was division on the template and the template "Toronto teaching hospitals" was titled to reflect that.

IMHO, the template should be changed back; hospitals that are not fully affiliated are still teaching hospitals and listed as such by U of T. Nephron  T|C 12:27, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Hello Nephron, and thanks for your comment. I have already read the PGME web page you linked to, but I also used the university's research hosptial partners page. Although it is technically right that any hospital receiving at least one medical student can be called a teaching hospital, most people's idea of a teaching hospital is one that not only trains future doctors, but also has a strong emphasis on research and experimental techniques. Physicians in the ten fully affiliated hospitals are also members of the university's medical faculty. The previous template was almost turning into just a list of GTA hospitals, since it's not really unusual or special for medical schools to place students in partly-affiliated community hospitals throughout their region; Queen's University for example has three teaching hospitals but places students all throughout eastern Ontario, and most other schools do the same. Aside from receiving medical students, those hospitals are essentially regular community hospitals. So that the list is reasonably short and exclusive, it's better to stick with the ten hospitals that are actually considered fully affiliated by the university, and are thus involved with all major aspects of the faculty's activities. Jphillips23 (talk) 21:56, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

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Hello, I'll get to that tomorrow or so, I'll be busy tonight. Thanks. Connormah (talk) 03:39, 13 September 2009 (UTC) Yes check.svg Done File:UofT Logo.svg Connormah (talk) 02:24, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

Looks good, thanks. Jphillips23 (talk) 02:42, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

Michael Spence[edit]

He went to University of Toronto School. Isn't that a part of the University of Toronto? - Wisdompower

Actually, University of Toronto Schools is a secondary school and not a university. Michael Spence received his university education at Princeton, Oxford and Harvard. This is verified in the biography. Jphillips23 (talk) 02:58, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

So I put "Michael Spence (secondary school alumnus)". - Wisdompower —Preceding unsigned comment added by 142.151.162.141 (talk) 03:29, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Wisdompower, Spence did not attend the university, hence he is not an alumnus of the university and is not listed in List of University of Toronto people. That list is for those who received university education at the university. For the same reason, alumni of the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools are not the same as alumni listed in List of University of Chicago people. Also, you can find that Spence is already listed as an alumnus in University of Toronto Schools. Jphillips23 (talk) 03:43, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

I understand that he is not an alumnus of the university and that the list is for those who received university education from the university. But, when we are talking about Nobel leaureates, we are typically referring to "affiliations" with Nobel Prize winners. In that respect, I think we should put him up just on Nobel leaureates section as a graduate of the secondary school. (since the school is and was affiliated with the university and thus, he was affiliated with the university as well.) - Wisdompower —Preceding unsigned comment added by 142.151.162.141 (talk) 02:25, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

University affiliations, including Nobel prize affiliations, refer to those who attended the university or were members of faculty. Nobel affiliations are no different. It seems you really want to increase the Nobel winners count, but you don't have to do that at all. The University of Toronto already has plenty of Nobel laureates without needing to bend the rules. Jphillips23 (talk) 03:27, 13 November 2009 (UTC)
P.S.: Just as a friendly suggestion, you might want to log in to your account to post and perform edits. Jphillips23 (talk) 03:34, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

How the University of Toronto is called[edit]

Read what I've written for Freshacconci. I gave him/her a few 'proofs'. You must know pretty well how the university is called domestically in Canada. But I know how it's often called outside Canada. (I sure do, because I'm not from Canada) To me, how you don't recognize other people's contributions to the entry is 'ridiculous'. The University of Toronto itself, in a sense, doesn't know how it's viewed globally at all. (I think this partly contributes to, McGill being seen as the nation's top university, despite the fact that the University of Toronto has produced more influential figures and has been ranked as the top on virtually every ranking that exists.) By the way, my answer to the Varsiy article, "Does the University need to market itself?" is "yes, it sure does. Refer to your university as "U of T" in the States, Japan or Korea, for instance, people there will think you're talking about the University of Texas." —Preceding unsigned comment added by 142.151.162.141 (talk) 22:46, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

I have read it. But understand that both Freshacconci and I reverted your change on grounds of verifiability. Please read WP:V for what constitutes as verifiable. Jphillips23 (talk) 23:36, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

I mean, have you read what I've written on her "talk page"? This case is more like the case with the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Universities of Michigan and Chicago have never been called "Michigan University" or "Chicago University". But Oxford and Cambridge are informally called "Oxford University" and etc. I gave him/her a few proofs didn't I? I have read some wikipedia articles of politicians who studied at Toronto and on some occasions, I did come accross "Toronto University", plus I have seen a painting which had "Toronto University" on it. I'm an international student and I've seen people referring the university that way. I can't change them. Think about it. Why would I want to waste my time doing this? This is not something that I'm doing because I'm just crazy. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Wisdompower (talkcontribs) 23:45, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

Seriously, it's not a 'piece of information' I'm talking about. Read what I've written on his/her talk page. I didn't revert it. For Christ's sake. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Wisdompower (talkcontribs) 23:55, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

I have read what you wrote. Again, anedotal evidence is not verifiable. It has nothing to do with you personally. And maybe you haven't noticed that "Toronto" is already included as well as "U of T", so your point is already addressed. Jphillips23 (talk) 00:02, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

List of U of T people[edit]

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U of T Library[edit]

Hi Jphillips23, put a question that you might be interested in as the original author of University of Toronto Libraries. I put the question on the University of Toronto Libraries talk page. --Antigrandiose (talk) 05:59, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

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Hey there, I was wondering if you could revert U of T's blue (current) logo to the coloured one. The coloured logo is actually the first and original shield that is engraved and coloured painted in the Great Hall at Hart House. Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by Violins03 (talkcontribs) 00:26, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

By logo, I assume you are referring to the coat of arms. The newer monochrome version was uploaded recently by User:Dancojocari, not myself, although afterward I fixed the problems with transparency and image centering. Personally, I don't have a strong preference for one version over another.
Since you are a registered user, you can easily perform the revert yourself at the image file's page: File:Utoronto coa.svg. But perhaps it might be a better idea to start a new discussion about this on Talk:University of Toronto and see what other editors think. Jphillips23 (talk) 02:04, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

Navboxes[edit]

Hello, I saw the UTSC navbox you've put into UTSC. It certainly needs more developing, which I'll get to later as I expand on the UTSC article and begin articles relating to it. In the meantime, I made a small change to the U of T navbox and I've moved the UTSC and UTM links to the top. Hope its to your liking. EelamStyleZ (talk) 13:39, 7 April 2011 (UTC)

Nice work on expanding those navboxes. Jphillips23 (talk) 01:00, 8 April 2011 (UTC)

University Health Network[edit]

Hi, I guess I'm the one having a little edit war with you re: University Health Network. UHN is no different than any other U of T teaching hospital, other than it has multiple sites (heck, Toronto Rehab had multiple sites before its acquisition by UHN); there should be no reason why its page (as opposed to the other hospitals) should include the U of T template (or why the U of T template should include UHN). I won't update the page anymore. 142.150.170.63 (talk) 14:51, 16 September 2011 (UTC)

Your edit at Big Five (banks)[edit]

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Editors, please note for the record that User:UrbanNerd appears to have put this copycat notice on my page to make a WP:POINT, in response to the earlier warning he received for his unexplained content removal on Big Five (banks). Jphillips23 (talk) 03:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)

You have been reported for vandalism[edit]

Information icon Hello. There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.114.78.29 (talk) 02:47, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

For the record, the above should be disregarded as retaliation by another sockpuppet of User:UrbanNerd, who has a long history of being blocked and was banned indefinitely last week. Per that discussion, the editor has a history of uncivil behavior and evading banns with sockpuppets. Jphillips23 (talk) 03:25, 19 July 2013 (UTC)
Linking to the archived page for future reference. Jphillips23 (talk) 03:30, 21 July 2013 (UTC)