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Artificial Intelligence Is Here. Is It Time to Rethink Your Business Strategy?

To answer this question, consider this thought experiment

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Bringing Sci-Fi to Life

From virtual worlds to brain-­ computer interfaces — seven  intriguing technologies that U of T scientists are working on right now

Plan B: The Power of Reinvention

Scrapping everything and taking a fresh approach can be exhilarating. But sometimes change is not a choice

2017 Writing Contest Winners

Read all the winners, runners-up and readers’ choice favourites in the U of T Magazine Writing Contest

Yoga Is Good for You

But just what are the health benefits?

Beginnings

Setting out on a new path takes courage. But it’s a risk that often turns out to be its own reward

Architecture’s Spectacular New Home

The stunning new Daniels Building has thrown open its doors to students

Selfie Central

U of T students greet Trudeau before his talk on trade – and Trump

Transforming the Heart of St. George Campus

U of T Alumni Association’s lead gift to the Landmark Project will help re-envision green space

Astroturfing

The practice of faking a grassroots movement gets an update in the age of social media

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

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With a Student in Crisis, a Faculty Rallies

In an instant, Emma’s hopes of becoming a nurse were dashed. Could she make the journey back?

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Plan B: The Power of Reinvention

Scrapping everything and taking a fresh approach can be exhilarating. But sometimes change is not a choice

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U of T’s 191st Birthday Quiz

Test your knowledge of all things U of T in honour of the university’s 191st anniversary on March 15!

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Finding Comfort in Food

Edna Staebler was 55 when her marriage ended. She thought she would grow old alone, impoverished and unhappy. Then she wrote a cookbook

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Make No Mistake

Can a group of Toronto hospitals eliminate medical errors?

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There Is No Magic Formula When Quitting an Addiction

By 28, I’d been arrested, convicted and kicked out of grad school. But it took me another two years to end my love affair with drugs

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Seniors Want to Know Whom They Can Trust Online

U of T study finds older Canadians are highly concerned about digital security – sometimes to their disadvantage

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Save Your Money

An app from Vicis Labs aims to help millennials and the precariously employed manage their cash

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A New Life After Loss

Over more than two decades, Rena Arshinoff built a successful career in medical science. Then she felt a spiritual call

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Strength in Numbers

Our first-ever Alumni Impact Survey reveals that U of T alumni are making massive social, cultural and economic contributions around the world

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After the Shooting, a Search for Salvation

U of T sociology professor Jooyoung Lee spent time with 40 people who had been shot to record how their lives had changed. Their stories are harrowing and instructive. This is just one

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Is Ending Homelessness in Toronto Possible?

For U of T student and Fix the 6ix founder Deanna Lentini, it’s a mission

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Ghost Effects

Social psychologist Michael Inzlicht launched his academic career on the study of “ego depletion.” His research suggested it was real. Then came doubts

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Fanny & Keats

Winner of the 2017 U of T Magazine Short Story Contest

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Velut Arbor ævo

What does U of T’s motto mean?

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Expecting the Unexpected

U of T provides an unparalleled setting in which students can prepare for a world of possibilities

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Bringing Up Baby

What U of T nursing students learn about infant care has changed a lot since the 1950s

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The City is Her Patient

Eileen de Villa targets opioids and homelessness as Toronto’s new medical officer of health

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Down Feathers

“People’s Choice” winner in the 2017 U of T Magazine Short Story Contest

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The Serious Business of Being Funny

Trinity College student Celeste Yim is on a mission to get students laughing

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The Mathematician

Runner-up in the 2017 U of T Magazine Short Story Contest

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Why Do We Make Bad Shopping Decisions?

Economists have long known that consumers can make confounding choices when presented with too much selection. But they’ve never agreed on why. Enter neuroscience

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The Art of Design

Gord Dorrett explains why FORREC has given $100,000 to support a “critique room” at U of T’s new Daniels Building

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60 Seconds With Conan Tobias

Taddle Creek’s editor-in-chief shares the back story of a uniquely Canadian magazine

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The Struggle Is Real

Filmmaker Maureen Judge’s latest project captures stories of millennials venturing out on their own

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Business Threats Can Arise at Any Time. Are You Ready?

It’s easy to say “be prepared.” Scouts learn it. Even Scar in The Lion King sang it. So why do executives so often avoid it?

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Top of the Class in Canada

Across international rankings, U of T remains one of the top publicly funded universities in the world

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The Day the Stars Collided

It was all hands on deck for U of T astronomers during a rare cosmic event that led to the first sighting of a new object

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Guitar Hero

Liona Boyd talks about her new memoir and album, her 5 million YouTube hits, and her pen pal, Prince Philip

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The Big Bang

Life on Earth exploded about 540 million years ago. Scientists are now beginning to understand why

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Enter the Dragon

Why did this U of T alum build a fire-breathing dragon bus? To go to Burning Man, of course!

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Love Yourself First

How do you foster greater self-worth and, in turn, help others? Nurture your inner foundation, says author and U of T alum Renu Persaud

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What Does an Ethnographer Do?

The goal is to get “an intimate and authentic representation of the person’s life,” says U of T prof Jooyoung Lee

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2017 Writing Contest Winners

Read all the winners, runners-up and readers’ choice favourites in the U of T Magazine Writing Contest

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Bringing Smiles to Uganda

On a two-week visit to remote villages, a U of T dental team fixes teeth – and changes lives

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Yoga Is Good for You

But just what are the health benefits?

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What Will Solve the Replication Crisis?

U of T scholars and others are calling for four major changes to how research is conducted

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Women Are in the House!

A unique U of T program that takes 100 female students to Parliament Hill aims to encourage more women to enter politics

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The Registrar Who Championed Me

A U of T staff member helped Cheryl Perera manage her schoolwork while she fought for children’s rights

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Our Partners in Africa

On a visit to Ethiopia and Rwanda, U of T president Meric Gertler affirms the power of collaborations – and sees potential for new ones

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Poll: Have You Ever Switched Majors?

Many students change programs to pursue newfound interests

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Somewhere Between Me and the Desert

Winner of the 2017 U of T Magazine Poetry Contest

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Letters to the Editor

Syrian doctor Khaled Almilaji’s story resonated with readers, as did Prof. Barth Netterfield’s article on science and faith

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A Distinctive Look?

English-Canadians are pretty good at identifying French-Canadian faces but the reverse isn’t true

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What Does It Mean to Replicate a Study?

Replication studies put researchers’ conclusions to the test by creating new versions of the original experiment

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Failing is Part of Innovating

How an early defeat helped U of T alum Tom Jenkins and his company, OpenText, succeed

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Fire and Ice

U of T photographer Laura Pedersen takes in a sunset view of Toronto’s Beach in the heart of winter

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A Scholar Who Spoke Up for an Entire People

The question of a Kurdish homeland was central to Prof. Amir Hassanpour’s life and career

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In Memoriam: Jack Canfield

A passionate Wittgenstein scholar, he also pursued a spiritual practice in the Zen tradition

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In the Spotlight, Yet Invisible

Alumna Ellen Tang helps immigrants feel less alone by recalling other newcomers’ stories

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With Restored Sight Comes Opportunity and Hope

A gift from the Nanji family to U of T will help people “see the light of all the world”

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Finger on the Button

Could a war of words lead to an actual war between the U.S. and North Korea?

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A Mother in Six Tones

Runner-up in the 2017 U of T Magazine Poetry Contest

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AI and the MD

Doctors will soon use artificial intelligence to help diagnose and treat patients, opening up new possibilities for better health

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Antifa

An anti-fascist movement that started in 1930s Europe is making headlines again

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An Open Letter to My 13-Year-Old Self

People’s choice in the 2017 U of T Magazine Poetry Contest

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Alexa, Compose Me a Song

So far, machines are not very good at creating original art, such as pop tunes and short stories. Will they ever be?

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Artificial Intelligence Is Here. Is It Time to Rethink Your Business Strategy?

To answer this question, consider this thought experiment

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Many Medicines Are Considered Essential. Not All Are Effective

A U of T doctor is leading efforts to review the medical evidence for more than 2,200 commonly prescribed drugs

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A Prisoner No More

For Kyla Fox, an eating disorder felt like a life sentence. Now recovered, she helps other people overcome theirs

Author: Staff