This Side of Paradise

U of T grads and guests enjoy a University College garden party during Convocation 1930

Grande Changement

Three National Ballet dancers go from the barre to the books

John Lennon and Yoko Ono Rock Varsity Stadium

An iconic Toronto concert in 1969 heralded the breakup of the Beatles and the launch of new acts

Photo by Anthony Warry

Surf Scientist

Rob Brander put his specialized knowledge at the service of Australian surfers, and now a grateful nation calls him “Dr. Rip”

Photo: Chris Thomaidis

Paperbacks Alongside 3D Printers

New Toronto city librarian Vickery Bowles wants everyone to read, write, create

“I’m So Happy When I Write”

Continuing Studies program leads Sabrina Ramnanan to a publishing contract

Winter Kept Us Warm

Canada’s first feature film with a gay theme

Yes, You can Sing!

Mark Daboll’s PleaseJudgeMe.com website helps people improve their voice

The Blue and White Society Cheerleaders

“Shout! Fight! Blue and White!”

Vision of Canada

Harold Innis’s fur trade research in the summer of 1924 launched a celebrated academic career

Rights under Siege

U of T hosts the World Pride Human Rights Conference to give LGBT activists a voice

Game of Kings and Queens

U of T’s chess club – Canada’s oldest – is undergoing a 21st-century revival

Playbook

Inner worlds unfold in Anne Michaels’ new poem

Paving the Way for the Information Highway

U of T profs are the first to send computer data across Canada

Ontario’s First Female Architect

After convocating, Esther Marjorie Hill went on to design rooms of her own

Canada’s Most Wanted

Nathan Morlando brings the story of famed Toronto bank robber Edwin Boyd to the big screen

U of T Engineering turns 100

The Lady Godiva Memorial Band serenades students on Founder’s Day

Photo by Tim Fraser

Facing an Emergency?

Traumatologist Dr. Homer Tien advises that you don’t waffle

Courtesy of U of T archives

Medical Pioneer

Dr. Vera Peters saved lives with her treatments for breast cancer and Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Photo by Hill Peppard

Wisdom of the Elder

After surviving a difficult childhood, teacher and writer Lee Maracle provides counsel to others at First Nations House

Photo by Susan Benoit, Diffusion Photographics

Leave No One Behind

Avis Glaze fights for the kids who struggle in class

Photo by Korby Banner

Alive and Awake

Singer Amy Sky returns with a message

Singing Star - and Neuroscientist?

Singing Star – and Neuroscientist?

Fourth-year student Rudy Silvamer hopes to pursue all of his passions

Photo Courtesy of Steve Gibson

Lord of the Loaves

Steve Gibson’s final MBA project has left him rolling in dough

Photo Courtesy of Almir Alicelebic

Breathing Lessons

Nurse Almir Alicelebic brings an element of kung fu to the bedside

Nature Study

Every year, Arthur Weis welcomes more than 500 undergrads to Koffler Scientific Reserve

An Apple for Teacher? How Quaint

Some U of T students go out of their way to express how much they appreciate their favourite prof

(Photo by Daniel Ehrenworth)

Boosting Your Cultural IQ

U of T programs help immigrants such as Norma Mendez re-establish their careers in Canada

(Christos Kalohoridis/Courtesy of Shaftesbury Films)

Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures

Giller Prize winning book adapted for TV series

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Follow the Green Path

University of Toronto Scarborough program helps students from China adapt to a new culture

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World-Class Scientists Unite

In October, U of T will host the Gairdner symposium, featuring the world’s top medical researchers

Photo by Theresa Frizzell

Melanie Moore and Brad Tapson

“Sometimes Brad plays his guitar, I play the piano and we sing together. I swear, we’ll wind up being the von Trapp family someday.”

Photo by Hayley Walker

That’s One Way to Chop Lettuce…

Astrophysics-and-math grad Aidan Koper’s latest stunt dazzles Ellen audience

Screen Saver

Film savvy helped Brett Hendrie land one of Hot Docs’ top jobs

Seamstress to the Kings

Innis alumna suits up Elvis tribute artists

Speakers of the House

Two second-year students take home top debating prize

The Vegan Advantage

Vegetable diet a healthy choice for Type 2 diabetics, study finds

School Ties

Research by child development professor Carl Corter shows that providing daycare at elementary schools benefits children, parents and teachers

Courage to Come Back

Social worker Cheryl Peever shatters stigmas of mental health and substance dependence

Guitar Hero

Jowi Taylor tours with unique instrument composed of 64 symbols of Canadian culture

Activism at the AGM

Craig Keilburger urges community service for students

Medical Grad Wins Giller Prize

Vincent Lam’s first book wins major award

A Night at the Opera

Faculty of Music’s wardrobe room houses over 50 period dresses

What Prejudice Does

Belonging to a stigmatized group reduces the self-control students use regulate to their behaviour

Rooms with a Breeze

A compact cottage experience

Trailblazers

U of T Faculty of Law salutes its female grads

Author: Susan Pedwell