Spring Reunion Draws Alumni Back to School for the Weekend

More than 5,000 converged at U of T to reconnect with old friends, listen to some lectures and even ride a few roller coasters together at Canada’s Wonderland

Woke

The term emerges from African-American vernacular as a call to action, says U of T prof Cassandra Lord

What the World Needs Now

How U of T’s Boundless campaign is lifting the university, the city and beyond

Pearson Scholarships Aim to Attract World’s Brightest Students to U of T

Program named for Lester B. Pearson would offer 37 international students full tuition for four years

Big Data, Genetics and Personal Medicine Will Soon Transform Health Care

But first we have to close the gap between all the medical data being gathered and the ability to translate this into the best therapies for individual patients

U of T’s Ambitious Green Strategy

By reducing energy use in its new campus buildings, U of T is helping the city meet its own ambitious climate-change goals

A Bold Vision for Front Campus Moves Closer to Reality

U of T aims to raise $20 million for a multi-year project to reimagine the area around King’s College Circle

Double the Impact of a Donation

U of T is extending the Boundless Promise Matching Program, which doubles the impact of donations in support of financial help for students

Facing Up to Canada’s Past

Scholars at U of T’s Jackman Humanities Institute find optimism amidst the pain in Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Mentors Are Giving Students Confidence in Themselves

Hundreds of students such as Jenny Charitable have received a university education they thought was out of reach, thanks to U of T Scarborough’s Imani mentoring program

Tailor Made for New Ideas

The Centre for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship will encourage all kinds of collaborations among students, faculty and industry in U of T’s engineering discipline

The Beauty of Language

Reading Canadian fiction and poetry helps us understand our own experience and that of others

Exploring Toronto’s Tamil Heritage

Students at UTSC will be able to learn much more about Tamil language and culture, thanks to a $2-million gift

The Class of 2020

U of T’s newest undergraduates: Who they are and where they’re from

In Memoriam: Russell J. Morrison

One of U of T’s most generous benefactors helped improve study spaces for students

Post-Truth Politics

When lying becomes an acceptable political strategy

Remembering Russell J. Morrison

Russell Morrison (1923 – 2016) was one of U of T’s most generous supporters. Through his giving, he strove to help students reach their full potential

“Take Your Best Shot!” 2016 Photo Contest Winners

Dozens of superb entries from around the world, few easy decisions for the judges

“The Oldest Profession in Canada”

Students in Laurie Bertram’s class explore a history that’s often hidden

Revitalizing University College

Leslie Noble donates $50K to the UC restoration project

Alumnus Leaves Landmark $20-million Bequest to U of T Engineering

Hart Professorships will boost early-career research and more

Vertical Forest

Can skyscraper condos be turned into lush green spaces?

Follow all 12 of U of T’s Olympic Athletes in Rio

A handy guide for cheering on the U of T alumni and students competing with the Canadian Olympic team: watch this page for schedules and results

Redefining Gender

These days, talking about sex and gender can involve a lot of specialized terms. Here’s a guide

Keen Tweets

Twitter postings from some of the platform’s biggest influencers

Where Every Day Is Throwback Thursday

Karen Suurtamm helps bring the U of T Archives to students raised on social media

“We Can Do Better, We Will Do Better”

U of T is creating a new centre to help prevent and respond to sexual violence

Drumming Up Support

U of T alum honours late father with a fellowship for percussion students

Commuter U

Almost a third of Toronto university students spend two hours or more a day commuting, survey finds

A Day to Remember

Highlights from this year’s spring convocations

Thora Gerow Mentored Hundreds of Nurses

The U of T alumna was one of the first nurse practitioners in Ontario, and advocated for the women in her profession her entire life

New Daniels Home Will Be a Boon for the City

Architecture alumni Jamie Goad and Catharine Tanner support the new building with $25,000 gift

Uberization

Companies such as Uber are disrupting entire industries, but this is good for the economy overall, says an economics prof

A New Strategy for Student Mental Health

Landmark U of T report calls for a “systems approach” to mental health on campus

Who Are the Members of the Winning Team?

Meet the winners of the bid to restore, renew and beautify St. George campus

Letters to the Editor

The importance of solving traffic gridlock and a major lesson for budding journalists

Top-Ranked U of T

U of T places among the top in several international university rankings

Roy Ivor Hall

A U of T Mississauga residence is named after the Birdman of Mississauga

Poll: When Do You Start Studying for Exams?

Many U of T students prefer to cram before an exam

U of T Supports Syrian Refugees

The university will create 100 bursaries for students at risk due to war

Bringing History to Light

Alumna Joan Randall helps bring historically important documents to U of T

The 6ix

Toronto’s new nickname popularized by rap star Drake

A Stroll into Marriage

Diana Addeo and Yan Cote chose to seal their future together on Philosopher’s Walk

6 Places at U of T That Just Might Be Haunted

Spooky stories? Yes. Evidence of ghosts on campus? You be the judge

A World-Leading “Cities” University

U of T’s new urban advisers will forge stronger links between university and city and expand opportunities for students

Munk School of Global Affairs Milestones

Timeline highlights philanthropist’s legacy in international studies

Poll: How Many Times a Week Do You Exercise?

Half of U of T students get less than the 150 minutes a week that’s recommended

Boundless Campaign Celebrates Record Year

Almost a quarter billion raised to support students, faculty, programs and infrastructure

Lingo: Hyperpalatable

Some foods are engineered to be so tasty they’re difficult to resist, says nutritional scientist Venket Rao

From Homework to Teamwork

For Anil Persaud and Cynthia Jairam-Persaud, meeting as first-years meant growing up together

Follow All 21 of U of T’s Pan Am Athletes

Cheer on the Canadian team and watch this page as we post results

Game On!

Toronto’s Pan Am Games will leave a golden legacy for U of T, its athletes and the city.

Photo: Johnny Guatto

Better Ways to Learn

Susan McCahan is leading the charge to reimagine undergrad education at U of T

Courtesy of Henry Wu

A Commitment to Innovation

There is no limit to giving back – it’s boundless

Cisgender

Applies to someone who is not transgender, and is often used to signal awareness of gender politics

Seoulmates

Exploring a new country linked video bloggers Simon and Martina Stawski to each other… and to the world

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Bringing Leading Minds Together

Collaborations with other top global schools are good for U of T’s students and faculty – and for Canada

Meet U of T’s First Muslim Chaplain

Amjad Tarsin helps students with the spiritual dimension of their lives

Helping Students Boost Academic Skills

Donor Robert Gillespie knew from experience how tough it can be to study without help

Remembering Joseph Rotman

Joseph Rotman, a leading Canadian businessman, philanthropist and one of U of T’s greatest champions, has passed away at age 80

Author: Staff