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

The Magic and Tragedy of Street Art

Alumna Fathima Mohiuddin takes her art to where the people are

A Life in Blogging

Kerry Clare reflects on how her online oeuvre has shaped her journey

60 Seconds with Ariel Garten

Calming the monkey mind

Photo: Ryan Walker

Standing for Truth

Alumna Dana Wagner aims to keep politicians honest during the federal election campaign

Tree Hugger

Geography grad creates a whole new way to see the UTM grounds

Roadmap for Life

Camilla Gibb’s new book, This is Happy, reflects on past moments and intense grief and joy

From Homework to Teamwork

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

Cosmic Twins

Mercedes Richards unpacks an astronomical mystery

Forging a Nation

Adrienne Alison’s sculpture on Parliament Hill shows how cooperation and diversity won the War of 1812

Against Their Will

Being forced into marriage is an all-too-real nightmare for some Canadians

Ninja Power!

Alumni nab deal with Playstation for video game N++

Champion for Human Rights

Renu Mandhane will shape the province as Ontario’s newest Human Rights Commissioner

At Canada’s Own Jurassic Park

George Jacob is fascinated with museums: and is heading the new Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum in Alberta

Photo: Chris Thomaidis

Paperbacks Alongside 3D Printers

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

Photo by Jon Horvatin

On the Job in the Cloud

Marwan and Hadi Aladdin aim to train the world’s workers

Following Two Dreams

A unique scholarship enabled Meghan Moore to combine her passions for music and science

Connecting through Film

The Toronto International Film Festival’s Reel Comfort program helps make those connections available to clients in mental-health programs

Seoulmates

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

Designing a Sustainable City

Out of 82 entries from around the globe, the design of two Daniels Faculty graduates brought home the top prize in the SymbioticCities 2014 International Design Ideas Competition

Personal Best

A chronic condition doesn’t need to stop you from pushing yourself athletically

Keeping Thrill-Seekers Safe

Safety specialist Joelle Javier uses her engineering knowledge to make sure amusement park riders don’t get hurt

A New Way to Give

Shawn Ahmed’s Uncultured Project reinvents charity for the digital age

“I’m So Happy When I Write”

Continuing Studies program leads Sabrina Ramnanan to a publishing contract

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