The Singer of “Senthoora”

This U of T music grad achieved YouTube fame by giving Indian classical songs a Western twist. Next up: a world tour

Taking Waste off the Menu

U of T grad Lucy Cullen has been named one of Canada’s top environmentalists for helping restaurants earn more – by throwing away less

A New Generation Seeks to “Ban the Bomb”

Two U of T grads are taking part in UN treaty talks to outlaw atomic weapons. But not everyone’s on board

At Home in the World

Noor Naga’s work, including her award-winning poem, explores the question of belonging

From Shy to Shining

A YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction Award winner reflects on a pivotal first-year program at U of T

Happy Feet

Mallory and Jade Ryan are helping children – including those with special needs – experience the joy of dance

Hungry for Failure

Defeat might taste like sawdust drizzled with WD-40, but novelist Andrew Pyper has developed a taste for it

60 Seconds With Jean Yoon

Queen of the corner store

Toronto’s Top Money Man

City manager Peter Wallace talks tough with politicians on taxes and spending

Music to the Ears

Margaret Lam’s company aims to reduce ticket prices for concertgoers

Be the Change

This former human-rights journalist now helps run the world’s largest petition website

Making a Murderer

A small-screen adaptation of Alias Grace starring alumna Sarah Gadon will air this fall

Allies in Her Corner

U of T faculty and staff had this alum’s back, which enabled her to thrive

Out of the Depths

New ROM exhibit tells the story of the world’s largest mammal

Lessons from My Grandfather

The late Sol Littman’s fight against anti-Semitism is a reminder “to not let history repeat itself”

Sebastian Brown’s Sidewalk Saloon

U of T alum pushes his piano two kilometres to play ragtime on Toronto’s streets

Beauty in the Everyday

During one terrible year, author Kyo Maclear finds solace by birding in the city

Who Gets Called an Artist?

Wanda Nanibush, the AGO’s first curator of Indigenous art, pays heed to the overlooked

What Do Hip Hop and Beowulf Have in Common?

Gilbert Perkins uses urban music to teach students about literature

Without a Trace

This U of T alum’s new novel highlights how a victim’s voice gets lost in tragedy

The Sweet Sound of Inspiration

An encounter with one of opera’s greats helped this alum succeed

Exploring Northern Communities

U of T alumni connect with First Nations people in northern Ontario

Life and Death in an Addis Ababa ER

Dr. James Maskalyk describes a day in an emergency room in Ethiopia

The Life of Rajiv

A young actor reflects on the life-changing role he didn’t get

“The Stars Are Aligning for Our Nation”

Margaret Froh is the first woman to lead the Métis Nation of Ontario

Pop-up Bike Lanes and Other Bright Ideas

How Robin Mazumder is helping to build better cities

Battling a Health Emergency

Heather Johnston helps combat AIDS in Malawi as president of Dignitas

A Tale of Two Rodeo Stars

Brendan Bowles explores the nature of friendship in his award-winning story

Anything’s Possible When Someone Believes in You

A tough-but-fair professor allowed this alumna to thrive in engineering

Build It and They Will Come

A whole house made out of toy bricks? Kids of all ages love this anthropology grad’s designs

An Uncomfortable Truth

U of T grad Shawn Ahmed has felt firsthand how religious beliefs can lead to discrimination

60 Seconds with David Sugarman

Ontario Science Centre guy gets a charge out of explaining the natural world

Carl Mitchell’s Outstanding Service

Former president of the U of T Alumni Association has left a lasting impact

In Memoriam: Paula Goering

This U of T alum and prof helped people grappling with mental illness and homelessness

The Children’s Crusader

One billion kids experience violence worldwide each year. Susan Bissell has devoted her life to ending the abuse

Literary Midwife

Eliza Reid helps writers deliver prose at her Iceland retreat

Nature and Nurture

Alexandra Risen untangles her parents’ painful past and her wild garden in a new memoir

The Konrad Group Helps Brands Boost their Digital Mojo

These U of T alumni help businesses from CBC to Coca-Cola thrive online

Making the Best of Whatever Life Hands You

How a phys-ed wilderness survival challenge taught Kelly Anne Graham (BPHE 1987) a lesson about resilience

I Saw Him Standing There

How a U of T engineering student found himself on stage with the Beatles in 1964

Arriving in a Place Where Almost No One Looks Like You

Certain immigrant experiences – such as the tales of those in rural communities – are overlooked in Canada, writes Sana Malik

60 Seconds with Barry Avrich

In his new memoir, the filmmaker and ad exec talks divas and Donny Osmond

“We Remember Him with Pride”

U of T alum Walter Kohn rose above tragedy to earn a Nobel Prize in chemistry

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

Spring Reunion 2016

The celebratory weekend featured telescope demos, stress-free degrees and blue skies

The Air Up There

Tarek Ibrahim wants to make personal flying machines a reality

Making Women’s Grey Matter Matter

Lynn Posluns wants more brain-disease research to focus on females

All the Light We Cannot See

As New York actor Ben Mehl deals with vision loss, he finds brightness amongst the shadows

Children of Earth and Sky

Guy Gavriel Kay’s latest novel takes place during the European Renaissance

You Can Accomplish a Lot When You’re Enjoying Yourself

How a design contest became a defining U of T moment for architect Monica Adair (MArch 2005)

Small is Beautiful

Alumnus David MacLean is creating a small-scale Toronto – his first step to miniaturizing the entire country

On Art and Faith

Artists often understand more about sacrifice than many religious people do, writes Maggie Helwig

Urban Angel

Judy Matthews and her husband have given $25 million to turn a stretch of derelict land under the Gardiner into a vibrant park

A Force for Change in Her Time

Though she was a trained teacher, “Lib” Cranston found her true purpose volunteering

A Late-in-Life Activist

For much of his life, Jack Hallam couldn’t be public with his sexual politics. And then, suddenly, he could

Space Odyssey

Rocket scientist Natalie Panek designs technology bound for Mars

Colombo’s Reach

Many of Singapore’s leaders are U of T grads, thanks to a unique scholarship

Waste Not, Want Not

Andrew White’s company not only cleans bio-gas, but also produces fertilizer

The Art of the Brew

Filmmaker Rock Baijnauth’s search for the perfect brew inspired Barista

A Stroll into Marriage

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

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