The Seven Stages of Life

A guide to health, from our first entrance on stage to our final act

The Infant

At first, the infant, mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms

The Schoolboy

Then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel and shining morning face

The Lover

And then the lover, sighing like furnace with a woeful ballad

The Soldier

Then a soldier,
 full of strange oaths…
jealous in honor, sudden and quick in quarrel

The Justice

And then the justice…full of wise saws and modern instances

The Sixth Age

The sixth age shifts into the lean and slippered Pantaloon, with spectacles on nose and pouch on side

The Last Scene

Last scene of all…is second childishness and mere oblivion, sans teeth, sans eyes, sans everything

Cell Central

A new research centre will spawn scientific collaboration

The Meaning of Life?

Scientists have mapped the sequence of our genes – all 35,000 of them. So what now? U of T researchers are at the forefront of what some are calling the New Biology

The Miracle Workers

They are on the cutting edge. And they are doing their work right here. A chronology of medical breakthroughs at U of T over the past 20 years

Storm Warning

Conditions are brewing for a major epidemic of Type 2 Diabetes

Can Diabetes be Prevented?

Even modest changes in diet and exercise reduce risk for Type 2 Diabetes by more than half, study finds

Highs and Lows

The Glycemic Index, developed at U of T, offers a dietary plan for controlling diabetes

Doctor on Call

Between her teaching and her practice, Dr. Miriam Rossi has dispensed a huge dose of guidance and inspiration to minority students

Levelling the Playing Field

Undergraduate student aid ought to be based on need

U.S. of Eh?

Canadian English is not being Americanized to the extent once thought, and in fact the reverse is also happening

Cause for Panic?

Multiple chemical sensitivity may be linked to panic disorder

Virtual Thrills, Real Gains

Computer games may help children with cerebral palsy, study finds

Cages of Contradiction

Women’s prisons fail to offer resources for those with addictions or in abusive relationships, study finds

Is Oscar Good for Your Health?

A study has found that Academy Award winners live an average of four years longer than their less well known peers

Why People Turn to Euthanasia

Loss of social connections plays a major role, researchers find

Crystal-clear Photonics

New optical material could revolutionize the telecommunications industry

Tuning in to the Past

Faculty of Music library acquires first tune book in Upper Canada

A Down-to-Earth Geographer

Biography chronicles Donald Fulton Putnam’s 40-year association with U of T

Bronfman Chair Named

Emanuel Adler will be inaugural holder of Andrea and Charles Bronfman Chair in Israeli Studies

East Meets West

Gift will fund scholarship for students from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan

Profs Nab Major Academic Awards

Kalow wins Killam Prize, Mitrovica picks up McLean Award

A Financial First

New long-term debentures will help finance new residences for the double cohort

And Then There Was None

A silver chalice honours 18 men of the 67 Battery who died during the First World War

Aggressive Humanitarianism

Grads provide medical services in some of the world’s most violent regions with Doctors Without Borders

A Geodetic Monument

Sculpture celebrates U of T grad who helped develop the theory of plate tectonics

Institute of Child Study Marks 75th

600 alumni of the lab school gather to mark an historic occasion

Mentoring a Part of Social Work

Program brings back master of social work alumni to help new grads develop job search strategies and make contacts

Good Medicine

Alumni have been the life blood behind Doctors Without Borders

Lend Me an Ear!

Former president James Loudon purchased this papier mâché ear from a leading medical model maker in the 19th century

Category: Autumn 2001