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A Global Affair

Armed with $80 million in new funding, the Munk School aims to become one of the top international relations programs in the world

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Planetary Observatory

The Munk School’s new headquarters on Bloor Street will provide a unique window on the world

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Making Canada Heard

Benefactor Peter Munk hopes school bearing his name will help transmit Canadian values around the world

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What Toronto Needs

A real transit strategy, a solution to its financial troubles, better urban design – and mayoral candidates willing to discuss these things

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The Lives of Animals

Most animals raised for food in Canada live on industrial sites where they never go outdoors. Under our laws, this is perfectly legal, but is it ethical?

Factory Farming

Want to learn more about the ethical treatment of farm animals? Check out the following resources

David Naylor

Start-Up U

U of T is helping to create a culture of innovation

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Our readers weigh in on matters of birth and death

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A Faculty Looks Ahead

Arts and Science proposal would enhance undergraduate learning and eliminate deficit, says dean

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Physicians in Training

Landmark donation brings medical academy to Mississauga

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A Year in Mumbai

Normand Labrie coped with sweltering heat and noisy classrooms to bring Canadian teaching techniques to India’s largest city

Illustration by Jamie Portch

The Mobile Revolution

U of T libraries and bookstore adapt to the iPad era

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A Month in Medicine

Mentorship offers high schoolers a close-up look at a career in health

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Can Our Forests Stand the Heat?

Scientists discover unusual die-off in sugar-maple leaves due to high spring temperatures

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Do You Drink Too Much?

A behavioural scientist offers new criteria for defining how much is too much

Illustration by Graham Roumieu

One Patient, One Record

There are plenty of compelling reasons for health records to go digital. So why are some doctors resisting?

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All Clear

Surveillance and surgery could both get a boost from a new kind of video camera that can focus on near and distant objects at the same time

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Averting Disaster

BP oil spill could have been avoided if the company had used the “precautionary principle,” says prof

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Polar Express

Architecture prof’s Arctic designs include proposed Russia-Alaska rail link

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Islamic Finance

Religion meets banking in a new course at Rotman

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Funny Bones

Hart Hanson blends crime and comedy on his hit Fox TV show

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Rock Star Lawyer

Erika Savage is helping to pioneer a new kind of recording contract at Universal Music Group

Courtesy of Bishari Films 2010

Crimes Against Women

Shelley Saywell explores so-called “honour killings” in her new film

Image Courtesy of Thomas Allen Publishers

Learning to Let Go

In her new book, author Marni Jackson searches for the right level of involvement in her adult son’s life

60 Seconds With Autumn Haag

What information studies grad won a spot on Jeopardy, got her Daily Double right and found out something surprising while on set?

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The Architecture of a Life

Out of hardship, Raymond Moriyama built the foundation of his career

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“My Captain, My Matelot”

Tuan Nguyen and Richard Bingham have weathered both fair and rough waters together

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Fixing Up Soldiers’ Tower

The first phase of renovations to the 86-year-old monument is now underway

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Training Days

Cadets get ready to serve in the First World War, on St. George Campus

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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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What does U of T’s motto mean?

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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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Expecting the Unexpected

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

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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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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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Somewhere Between Me and the Desert

Winner of the 2017 U of T Magazine Poetry Contest

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Voyage Into Ice

Daniel Kukla’s camera discovers an otherworldly Arctic

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Still Air

Reem Eissa captures raw emotions through photography

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150 Years of Varsity Football

Gala fundraiser at Great Hall in Hart House will mark Blues milestone

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The Gay Voice

Some men may subconsciously adopt certain female speech patterns

Category: Autumn 2010