Sky Line

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

Photo by John Simone

Party Out of Bounds

In the late 1980s, photographer John Simone captured New York City’s outrageous counterculture on film

36 Amazing Facts about U of T

A celebration of unique, extraordinary and record-breaking feats and factoids from the university’s 187-year history

9 Incredible Science Facts about the University of Toronto

A celebration of unique, extraordinary and record-breaking feats and facts from the U of T’s 187-year history of learning and discovery

The Mighty Pen

The War of 1812, as seen by political cartoonists

Pie a Prof

In vying to escape a sticky situation, six political science profs raise $13,700 for child refugees in Jordan

Farewell to the Master

Outgoing Massey College master John Fraser decodes the unusual traditions and unique contributions of U of T’s only graduate college

Labour Troubles

Canada’s temporary foreign workers program needs a rethink, says immigration expert Jeffrey Reitz

Stay Attentive, Drive Better

A U of T prof is using a simulator to test how to keep drivers off their smartphones — and focused on the road

Don’t Click That Link — Walk Through That Door!

A computer science grad reimagines two-dimensional web pages as 3-D virtual worlds

Hot Tubbing

In the world of law, hot tubbing is a common practice

Into the Wilderness

Animals in Canada – and how they live, mate and die – inspire an indie concept album by a U of T biologist and friends

Transforming Health Care

Pharmacists will be crucial to developing a more efficient health-care system in Canada

Nudging

Adults more likely to behave in socially beneficial ways when prompted

Whose Values?

Does the proposed Quebec Charter guarantee a secular society, or more votes for the Parti Québécois?

Aging Cities

Global population of seniors will triple by 2050, creating challenges for urban planners, report says

A Better University

At the end of David Naylor’s term as president, the student experience is stronger, research and innovation are booming and the global impact of Toronto alumni is greater than ever

Building Boom

Since 2005, a total of 37 major building projects have been completed or are now underway

Boundless Mission

The university’s current fundraising campaign will create a legacy for tomorrow’s students, faculty and staff – and for Canada

Public Health Gets a Promotion

The Dalla Lana School becomes the university’s newest faculty

Nanofacturing

From making golf clubs stronger to designing water repellant garments

Eyes Everywhere

Recent revelations about governments spying on their citizens should have us all concerned about abuse of power

First Contact

A professor at the Dunlap Institute is trying to answer one of the biggest questions in all of science: Is there intelligent life beyond Earth?

Consultant with a Cause

John Paul de Silva’s company provides sound – and less costly – business advice to help non-profit organizations raise funds more effectively

Starting Up

They’re tech-savvy, creative and driven. Meet five young grads who have created their own unique careers

Backpacking with a Purpose

David Berkal wants to change the way people think about tourism

Search and Discovery

If you think Google has made doing scholarly research a cinch, U of T’s chief librarian Larry Alford has news for you

The Unsure Thing

The conditions for entrepreneurs in Canada are good, says Rotman professor Will Mitchell. It’s our attitude that needs work

Naturally Cool

An experimental green roof is built atop the Daniels Faculty

Sparks of Brilliance

Meet U of T’s next generation of scientists, thinkers and inventors

Starving Cancer Cells

Many scientists work for years to find a cure for a single type of cancer – Patrick Gunning has his sights set on four

Speed of Light

Joyce Poon is developing optical devices that could make computers vastly more powerful and a whole lot faster

Goodbye to Plastic?

Emma Master imagines a world with much less garbage, thanks to new organic materials she’s researching

Aging Well

Samir Sinha wants to help keep older Canadians healthy and independent for longer. As the population ages, the viability of our health-care system depends on it

The Stories She Tells

Filmmaker Sarah Polley’s advice for students who want to get into the movie business? Just do it

A Global Observatory

The Munk School expands into a restored heritage building on Bloor – and extends its reach around the world

K-Pop

Will “Gangnam Style” open the doors for other South Korean artists?

Patent Wars

Intellectual property rights are intended to foster innovation. But could they actually be stifling it?

Apocalypse How?

The world will end, just probably not this year, University of Toronto experts say

Zombies vs. Vampires

What’s scarier, a zombie or vampire apocalypse?

Honouring a Mentor

Ophthalmologist Agnes Wong supports an award named for a doctor who inspired her

Hairball

There’s nothing fluffy about this

Voter Inequality

In a federal election, why does a vote from Charlottetown count for more than one from Markham?

Tossing a Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has finally produced its last penny. Is it time to get rid of the nickel, too?

Future Forest

Will higher air temperatures affect Canada’s evergreen forests?

Blue and White Pride

New chancellor Michael Wilson is pumped to champion University of Toronto spirit

Lifelong Learner

Jessie Current believed in the value of education, and created scholarships so others could follow their academic dreams

Cash Mob

Cash Mob

It’s like a flash mob, but motivated to buy

Zmeel Photography/iStockphoto

Watchful Eyes

Security cameras are everywhere. A new app invites Torontonians to help map them

Clash of the Britons

Was the War of 1812 actually a civil war?

Courtesy of Victoria University

Rendezvous in Paris

Alumni feel the joie at the Vari home

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The Mobile Scholar

As students and faculty snap up smartphones, U of T aims to make Wi-Fi fast and ubiquitous

Courtesy of Lorie Shekter-Wolfson

A Woman’s Place

Dorothy Shekter was often told she didn’t belong at university. But she persevered — and did some amazing things as a social worker

Image courtesy of Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Labour Days

Chinese propaganda posters from the 1960s celebrate work as an act of nation-building

Photo courtesy of Eve Lewis

Scholarship Honours Toronto Developer

Friends and family of the late Paul Oberman have created an award for architecture and urban design

Photo courtesy of Beverley Salmon

Recognizing a Trailblazer

An award for black medical students honours a Toronto surgeon

Elderburbia

A term for Canada’s growing population of senior citizens

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Politics and the One Per Cent

What effect will unlimited corporate spending have on the U.S. election?

Reading is Believing

Grad Asim Hussain believes in the power of books to help people reach their full potential

Photo by Cindy Blazevic

Real Life 101

Humanities for Humanity brings U of T students and Toronto residents together to explore life’s “big ideas”

Author: Scott Anderson