Making the World Unsafe Again?

Donald Trump’s presidency is raising the risk of violent conflict among the world’s great powers

Can Science Help You Find a Soulmate?

Two U of T entrepreneurs are offering DNA tests to help singles connect and couples stay together

How Building Design Can Make Collaboration Easier

The design of the Jackman Law Building reflects the need for creative, collaborative spaces for both students and faculty

Overcoming Bias with Teaching

Shafique Virani spoke powerfully against Islamophobia at a recent TEDx Talk. The key to countering it, he says, is education

Black and Blue

How do we restore trust between minority communities and police?

Of Hearth and Home – and Health

A simple U of T innovation could help prevent burns among millions of children in developing countries

What Does Your Name Say about You?

Alumna Mavis Himes delves into the hidden meanings and social weight of what we call ourselves

The Wisdom of Crowds

PhD student Justin Kim is working on intelligent “swarming” robots that could one day help rescue earthquake survivors and explore other planets

Family Guy

Stereotype or archetype? Actor Paul Sun-Hyung Lee talks about the biggest role of his career

An Army of Tree Lovers

U of T’s Faculty of Forestry is teaching Torontonians how to care for one of the city’s most valuable resources – its trees

Helping Undergrads Refine Their Skills

New feedback tools from engineering will help students home in on weaknesses – and strengths

The Risk of Innovating First

How should companies respond to technological disruption?

When Memory Fails

Understanding how we learn and make memories will lead to better treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, says Brain Prize winner Graham Collingridge

Partners in Transition

Prof. Elspeth Brown is interviewing partners of trans people as part of a project to record the stories of LGBTQ people

Followings

Meet six U of T alumni, faculty and staff members whose stars are shining brightly on social media

Loving the Aliebn

Jonathan Sun tweets funny and heartfelt observations about what it means to be a 21st-century human

Views from UTSC

Does Drake go to U of T Scarborough? This Instagrammer imagines that he does

The Toronto No One Notices

Graphic designer Joe Silveira zooms in on textures, patterns and colours

Every Move She Makes

Video mimic Yani Macute takes pop star fandom to the next level

Campus Reflections

A Faculty of Music alum reimagines an iconic view of U of T

Mx

New honorific is for people who don’t want to reveal their gender

Rap Dreams

Where gangs rule, hip hop is a strongly positive force for youth, study finds

Improve Your Punch

Hykso creates wearable tech for boxing

Making Camp

U of T prof’s designs let campers sleep over wetlands or high among trees

Spring Reunion 2016

The celebratory weekend featured telescope demos, stress-free degrees and blue skies

21 More Things Every U of T Student Should Do Before They Graduate

Go sledding at UTSC, perform in the UC follies, paint the UTSU dome and much more!

Cooling Off

Will the Paris climate accord succeed where Kyoto didn’t?

Words of Freedom

U of T is now home to the world’s largest digitized collection of Soviet samizdat journals

189th Birthday Quiz!

Test your knowledge of all things U of T in honour of the university’s 189th anniversary on Tuesday, March 15

Food Technologist

Irwin Adam Eydelnant blends his love of food with an advanced science degree and entrepreneurial outlook to come up with a completely new kind of work

Seeking Refuge

What can be done about the global migrant crisis?

Taking Off

You’ve heard of burlesque? Now, there’s nerdlesque

Spotlight on Dementia

An innovative blend of research and theatre is enabling scientists to reduce the stigma around a distressing disease

Your Daily Grub

U of T student club aims to convince the campus that eating bugs is healthy – for people and the planet

From Good to Great

23 ideas for building an even better Toronto

Mobile City

As Toronto’s population grows, we will have to embrace alternatives to the car

Diverse and Inclusive City

Diversity is one of Toronto’s great strengths, but we can do more to ensure some people aren’t left behind

Healthy City

How can we improve the health of some of the city’s most vulnerable residents?

2015 Writing Contest Winners

Read all the winners, runners up and readers’ choice favourites in the U of T Magazine 2015 Writing Contest

Finding Calm in Anxious Times

The Munk School’s new director seeks ways to answer some of humanity’s most nerve-wracking questions

Street Theatre

A design for the Gardiner Expressway illustrates how U of T students are reimagining Toronto

Crazy Talk

Can we restore sanity and reason to politics?

The Medium and Her Message

Investigating attempts to communicate with the dead

Ninja Power!

Alumni nab deal with Playstation for video game N++

Rowing for Gold

How Pan Am athlete Kate Sauks went from rowing newbie to medallist in just five years

Architect’s Playground

Benjamin Dillenburger uses computers and 3D printers to create structures that are impossible to draw and almost impossible to imagine

21 Amazing Things You Can Do with a U of T Degree

Graduation is just the beginning

Toronto’s Beating Heart

With the Toronto Poetry Map, a U of T English professor and Toronto Public Library unveil a whole new way to view the city

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

Bright Idea

A U of T grad’s paper-thin lamp technology could revolutionize the lighting industry

North of 60

Museum Studies grad Jake Paleczny comes up with fun ways for visitors to learn about the moose, elk and other animals that make up the “living collection” at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve

Voyage Into Ice

Daniel Kukla’s camera discovers an otherworldly Arctic

Changing Lives for 100 Years

U of T’s Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work celebrates its centennial

U of T: Canada’s Best University

It was another great year for UofT on the international university rankings the past fall

Encouraging the Next Canadian Leaders

“In my experience there is no more effective cause than a university scholarship,” says entrepreneur and donor David Scrymgeour

Tower Trouble

In India, urban renewal schemes and corruption have created a violent economy around the demolition of apartment buildings

True U of T Ghost Stories

There really are things that go bump in the lab

The Business Unicorn

Companies that attain a $1-billion market valuation before their 10th year are vanishingly rare

Sugar Rush

Foods that seem healthy often aren’t, and sugar is the latest culprit

Sky Line

Gondolas for the lakeshore: U of T students share their award-winning transit vision

Author: Scott Anderson