What Are the Odds of That?

In his new book, math prof Jeffrey Rosenthal gives us the tools to assess life’s chances

Foiling the Warren Harding Syndrome

Structured interviews help weed out bias in job selection

Tales from the Crypt

Rod Gudino runs his horror empire from a former funeral home

Seeking the Divine

Toronto’s poet laureate rediscovered poetry through prayer

Up from Slavery

Bryan Walls raises a monument to the Underground Railroad

Such a Long Journey

From bank clerk to writer, from obscurity to the Oprah Winfrey Show, Rohinton Mistry’s path as a writer has taken a series of unlikely turns

Fairly Determined

Members of the so-called gentler sex were banned from attending classes until 1884. But once women set foot in the classroom, there was no stopping them

The Infant

At first, the infant, mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms

Doctor on Call

Between her teaching and her practice, Dr. Miriam Rossi has dispensed a huge dose of guidance and inspiration to minority students

In Their Own Write

Kenneth Oppel, Andrew Pyper, Lynn Crosbie, Cristina Kuok, David Layton and Tim Long

Ana Teresa Pérez-Leroux

Pérez-Leroux wants to break down prejudices about bilingualism. She notes that some immigrants, sadly, do not pass their native language on to their children

Heart & Soul

Alumni, like the 30 profiled here, have given to the campaign for diverse reasons. No matter what cause they support, their help serves one central purpose — nurturing students

Six Big Awards

Killam Prizes and fellowships from the American Guggenheim Foundation

1 Degree = 20 Credits

Governing Council votes to eliminate the three-year A&S undergraduate degree

Honorary Degrees

Honorary doctorates given at spring convocation ceremonies

Open the Gates

Architectural feature will enhance the university and the city

School Ties

Poll of recent grads

Awards of Excellence

University of Toronto Alumni Association’s awards

Kudos

Appointments to the Order of Canada and other award recognitions

Travelling Doctors Bag Nobel Peace Prize

Médecins sans frontières (MSF) is helmed by alum, Dr. James Orbinski

The Rose Wolfe Distinguished Alumni Award

Awarded to Dr. Chao-Shiuan Liu, vice-premier of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

Hong Kong Scholars

Foundation assists Hong Kong students pursuing undergraduate studies at U of T

Author: Stacey Gibson