All stories by this author Scott Anderson
Companies that attain a $1-billion market valuation before their 10th year are vanishingly rare
Foods that seem healthy often aren’t, and sugar is the latest culprit
Gondolas for the lakeshore: U of T students share their award-winning transit vision
In the late 1980s, photographer John Simone captured New York City’s outrageous counterculture on film
A celebration of unique, extraordinary and record-breaking feats and factoids from the university’s 187-year history
A celebration of unique, extraordinary and record-breaking feats and facts from the University of Toronto’s 187-year history of learning and discovery
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 War of 1812, as seen by political cartoonists
In vying to escape a sticky situation, six political science profs raise $13,700 for child refugees in Jordan
Outgoing Massey College master John Fraser decodes the unusual traditions and unique contributions of U of T’s only graduate college
Canada’s temporary foreign workers program needs a rethink, says immigration expert Jeffrey Reitz
A U of T prof is using a simulator to test how to keep drivers off their smartphones — and focused on the road
A computer science grad reimagines two-dimensional web pages as 3-D virtual worlds
In the world of law, hot tubbing is a common practice
Pharmacists will be crucial to developing a more efficient health-care system in Canada
Adults more likely to behave in socially beneficial ways when prompted
Does the proposed Quebec Charter guarantee a secular society, or more votes for the Parti Québécois?
Global population of seniors will triple by 2050, creating challenges for urban planners, report says
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
Since 2005, a total of 37 major building projects have been completed or are now underway
The university’s current fundraising campaign will create a legacy for tomorrow’s students, faculty and staff – and for Canada
The Dalla Lana School becomes the university’s newest faculty
From making golf clubs stronger to designing water repellant garments
Recent revelations about governments spying on their citizens should have us all concerned about abuse of power
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?
John Paul de Silva’s company provides sound – and less costly – business advice to help non-profit organizations raise funds more effectively
They’re tech-savvy, creative and driven. Meet five young grads who have created their own unique careers
David Berkal wants to change the way people think about tourism
If you think Google has made doing scholarly research a cinch, U of T’s chief librarian Larry Alford has news for you
The conditions for entrepreneurs in Canada are good, says Rotman professor Will Mitchell. It’s our attitude that needs work
An experimental green roof is built atop the Daniels Faculty
Meet U of T’s next generation of scientists, thinkers and inventors
Many scientists work for years to find a cure for a single type of cancer – Patrick Gunning has his sights set on four
Joyce Poon is developing optical devices that could make computers vastly more powerful and a whole lot faster
Emma Master imagines a world with much less garbage, thanks to new organic materials she’s researching
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
Filmmaker Sarah Polley’s advice for students who want to get into the movie business? Just do it
The Munk School expands into a restored heritage building on Bloor – and extends its reach around the world
Will “Gangnam Style” open the doors for other South Korean artists?
Intellectual property rights are intended to foster innovation. But could they actually be stifling it?
The world will end, just probably not this year, University of Toronto experts say
What’s scarier, a zombie or vampire apocalypse?
Ophthalmologist Agnes Wong supports an award named for a doctor who inspired her
There’s nothing fluffy about this
In a federal election, why does a vote from Charlottetown count for more than one from Markham?
The Royal Canadian Mint has finally produced its last penny. Is it time to get rid of the nickel, too?
Will higher air temperatures affect Canada’s evergreen forests?
New chancellor Michael Wilson is pumped to champion University of Toronto spirit
Jessie Current believed in the value of education, and created scholarships so others could follow their academic dreams
It’s like a flash mob, but motivated to buy
Security cameras are everywhere. A new app invites Torontonians to help map them
Was the War of 1812 actually a civil war?
Alumni feel the joie at the Vari home
As students and faculty snap up smartphones, U of T aims to make Wi-Fi fast and ubiquitous
Dorothy Shekter was often told she didn’t belong at university. But she persevered — and did some amazing things as a social worker
Chinese propaganda posters from the 1960s celebrate work as an act of nation-building
Friends and family of the late Paul Oberman have created an award for architecture and urban design
An award for black medical students honours a Toronto surgeon
A term for Canada’s growing population of senior citizens
What effect will unlimited corporate spending have on the U.S. election?