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The Wife’s Tale

In her new book, Aida Edemariam shares stories of her grandmother, who survived violence at home – and civil war

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Tackling Football’s Ratings

Maryann Turcke is finding new ways to attract viewers to the NFL

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A Professional “Safe Space” in the #MeToo Era

U of T alumni created #GoSponsorHer to advance women’s careers

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Hope Floats

U of T alumna Kerri Sakamoto’s new novel explores racism, architecture – and how to “dream and dare”

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“Everything in Life Requires Confidence”

How a U of T prof taught Alison Wiley the art of negotiation

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The Monsters in Your Head

The Old Trout Puppet Workshop’s latest production, Jabberwocky, speaks to our deepest fears

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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

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60 Seconds With Nora Polley

Stratford’s secret weapon

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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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In the Spotlight, Yet Invisible

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

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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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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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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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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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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 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

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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

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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

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At Home in the World

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

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From Shy to Shining

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

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Happy Feet

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

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Hungry for Failure

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

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60 Seconds With Jean Yoon

Queen of the corner store

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Toronto’s Top Money Man

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

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Music to the Ears

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

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Be the Change

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

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Making a Murderer

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

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Allies in Her Corner

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

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Out of the Depths

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

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Lessons from My Grandfather

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

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Sebastian Brown’s Sidewalk Saloon

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

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Beauty in the Everyday

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

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Who Gets Called an Artist?

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

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What Do Hip Hop and Beowulf Have in Common?

Gilbert Perkins uses urban music to teach students about literature

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Without a Trace

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

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The Sweet Sound of Inspiration

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

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Exploring Northern Communities

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

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Life and Death in an Addis Ababa ER

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

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The Life of Rajiv

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

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“The Stars Are Aligning for Our Nation”

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

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Pop-up Bike Lanes and Other Bright Ideas

How Robin Mazumder is helping to build better cities

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Battling a Health Emergency

Heather Johnston helps combat AIDS in Malawi as president of Dignitas

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A Tale of Two Rodeo Stars

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

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Anything’s Possible When Someone Believes in You

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

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Build It and They Will Come

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

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An Uncomfortable Truth

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

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60 Seconds with David Sugarman

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

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Carl Mitchell’s Outstanding Service

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

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In Memoriam: Paula Goering

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

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The Children’s Crusader

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

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Literary Midwife

Eliza Reid helps writers deliver prose at her Iceland retreat

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Nature and Nurture

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

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The Konrad Group Helps Brands Boost their Digital Mojo

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

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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

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I Saw Him Standing There

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

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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

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60 Seconds with Barry Avrich

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

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“We Remember Him with Pride”

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

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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

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Spring Reunion 2016

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

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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

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A Professional “Safe Space” in the #MeToo Era

U of T alumni created #GoSponsorHer to advance women’s careers

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60 Seconds With Nora Polley

Stratford’s secret weapon

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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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The Monsters in Your Head

The Old Trout Puppet Workshop’s latest production, Jabberwocky, speaks to our deepest fears

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“Everything in Life Requires Confidence”

How a U of T prof taught Alison Wiley the art of negotiation

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Tackling Football’s Ratings

Maryann Turcke is finding new ways to attract viewers to the NFL

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The Wife’s Tale

In her new book, Aida Edemariam shares stories of her grandmother, who survived violence at home – and civil war

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Hope Floats

U of T alumna Kerri Sakamoto’s new novel explores racism, architecture – and how to “dream and dare”

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One Man’s Life in Solitary

Lisa Valencia-Svensson’s award-winning film aims to change hearts

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Tour de Force

In Normandy, U of T students teach visitors about Canada’s role in the Second World War

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Comic Book Hero

Peter Birkemoe went from engineering to running a comic book store

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Clear and Present Danger

ABC correspondent Muhammad Lila reports from Pakistan and Afghanistan

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Forest Warrior

Charlotte Gill reminisces about life as a professional tree planter

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Buzzing about Bees

What’s the buzz around urban beekeeping? Gurushabd Khalsa tells all

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To Serve and Restore

Richard Iorweth Thorman helps restore the M1917 tank – a rare piece of Canadian history

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A Medal for Mettle

Police Sergeant Jeffery Alderdice wasn’t sure how he’d react to the dangers of Afghanistan, but he more than passed his test of courage

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Diplomatic Frontier

Mark McDowell is Canada’s first ambassador to Myanmar

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Monique and Haijo Westra

Sometimes love does happen in an elevator

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New Look and New Features for Alumni Website

Social networking comes to the university’s online alumni presence

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Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller

Economist Jeff Rubin’s new book contemplates life after the Oil Age

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Spy Games

Actor Nazneen Contractor enters 24’s world of espionage

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60 Seconds with Robert Herjavec

Advice from the Dragon’s Den judge: don’t be cutthroat, but don’t be a pushover, either.

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UTAA Roll Call

Announcing the 2006-07 board of directors

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60 Seconds With Cass Enright

The founder of the Golden Tap Awards is hopped up on Ontario’s specialty breweries

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Skule Idol

Engineering science alumni reveal a talent for opera

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In the Name of the Daughter

In her literary debut, lawyer Emma Ruby-Sachs wonders about the personal costs of activism

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Voice of Silence

Journalist Andrew Mitrovica meets one of In Cold Blood’s reticent Clutter sisters

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60 Seconds with Victoria Banks

The Nashville songwriter has released her first CD

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The Political Circus

Gabe Thirlwell gives new meaning to the term “puppet regime”

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An Education

In 1940, Joyce Taylor graduated in physiotherapy – and soon set off to war

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60 Seconds With Fred Gitelman

Canada’s bridge champion is trying to save the game from falling off a demographic cliff

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Breaking the Cycle

The City of Toronto is not doing enough to make the streets safe for cyclists

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Living off the Grid

Every day is Earth Day in the Ketchum’s custom-built sustainable home

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The Making of a Judge

George Carter, the first Canadian-born black judge in the country, worked as a train porter to pay his tuition

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TV’s Troubled Surgeon

Caterina Scorsone explores mental health issues while playing Dr. Amelia Shepherd on the show Private Practice

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The Architecture of a Life

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

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The Autonomous Rebel

Like the rest of his generation, Environics co-founder and author Michael Adams has no plans to spend his twilight years in a rocking chair

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60 Seconds With Heather Moyse

Gold medalist Heather Moyse talks to Lisa Bryn Rundle about her Olympic journey

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Architecture’s New Frontier

U of T architecture grads submit designs for Inner Mongolian cultural district

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Pauline Chan and Keith Thomas

Friendship came first for Chan, a CTV news anchor and Thomas, CEO of Vive Nano

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Food for Thought

Nick Saul serves up healthy meals and civic engagement at The Stop

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60 Seconds With Jessi Cruickshank

A Q&A with the MTV Canada host

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Sex and the Single Guy

Actor David Julian Hirsh draws on his university experience to bring his TV character alive

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The Boy in the Moon

Journalist Ian Brown offers a profoundly honest portrayal of life as a parent of a disabled child

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Paradise Regained

AGO curator embraces range of art, from popular to esoteric

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Urban Explorer

Torontoist editor Hamutal Dotan seeks out stories from the underground

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Medicine Men

Two U of T alumni work their magic to keep Toronto’s Jays and Raptors running

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At the Quinte Hotel

Bruce Alcock animates one of the most famous poems of Canadian poet Al Purdy

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The Ties That Bind

Joy Fielding explores a tangled mother-daughter relationship in her new book, Now You See Her

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“This Is a Generational Struggle”

Captain Bruce Rolston wonders how long Afghanistan’s calm facade will remain after peacekeepers leave

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Courage to Come Back

Social worker Cheryl Peever shatters stigmas of mental health and substance dependence

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Street-Smart Nurse

Cathy Crowe fights for the health needs of the homeless

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Chasing Happiness

In his new book, Ray Robertson contemplates what makes life worth living

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Tales from a Troubadour

Justin Rutledge talks about the art of writing lyrics, working with Michael Ondaatje and surviving cat attacks

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Master of Medieval Combat

David Cvet teaches U of T students the finer points of grappling and single-hand sword work

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Star Turn

Wendy Freedman earns major cosmology prize for her research into the Hubble constant

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Screen Saver

Film savvy helped Brett Hendrie land one of Hot Docs’ top jobs

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Dinner with Friends

Restaurant owner Roberto Martella believes in building community by breaking bread together

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Scene Stealer

Michelle Ong’s jewelry plays a starring role

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