The English of a Millennium Ago

Now at “H,” the Dictionary of Old English aims to define every word from the language’s earliest days

A New Role for Theatre-Goers

Nadia Ross, the winner of Canada’s biggest drama prize, likes to keep her audiences on their toes. They don’t just “sit in the dark and behave properly”

Cities in Ruins

Prof. Tong Lam’s photographs depict urban decay in Asia, and the parallels between security and surveillance in east and west

Team Spirit

Adolescents who play team sports are less likely to experience mental illness later in life, study finds

A Robot’s Helping Hand

A U of T lab is developing new technologies to assist older people with daily tasks

U of T’s World Wide Web

The university’s scholars are collaborating with partners in every region of the globe to answer questions that challenge us all

Barrier to Entry

Canada’s process for screening potential immigrants for HIV is opaque and unfair, says prof Laura Bisaillon

A Spoonful of Mustard

First-year student discovers a potential new treatment for malaria that could be as close as your kitchen cupboard

Herb Appeal

Scientists aim to isolate and harness marijuana’s pain-killing properties to create more effective medicines

The Augmented Body

A learning tool that combines gaming software, 3-D modelling and a CT scan could change how students learn anatomy

The Glutamate Riddle

Grad student Christina Nona seeks to unlock the role of an important brain chemical in Alzheimer’s and addiction

Moot Point

Practising courtroom skills was a lot more fun in the days of student pranks

Illustration by Isabel Foo

The Single Life

Is ‘one’ really the loneliest number?

Illustration by Office of Gilbert Li

Computer Says No

The challenge to improve online dating

Peer Pressure

A nursing prof is using social networks to help reduce the spread of HIV-AIDS in Ghana

Technologies for Aging Gracefully

Technologies for Aging Gracefully

A University of Toronto lab is harnessing computers to make life better as we age

Ontario Signs Up for Health

New long-term study could translate into better health policy and clinical practice

Body Double

A U of T team finally settles the question of where Tom Thomson was buried

Author: Brent Ledger