Stories in ‘Autumn 2012’
How do you bring basic sanitation to two billion people in low-income countries? Inventing a toilet that works for pennies a day is a start
A U of T nutritional scientist has developed a low-cost product to fight vitamin and mineral deficiency in developing countries
David Rosenberg warned of a financial crisis few others saw coming. So why, amid ongoing global turmoil, is Bay Street’s most noted pessimist ready to change his tune?
Discoveries in brain science are prompting new theories about how our senses work – and how they affect our understanding of the world
Companies appeal to hearing, taste and sight to affect consumer perception
Three winners each received $500 for their stunning entries
U of T’s evergreen commitment to student aid
Readers offer insight and alternate solutions to Toronto’s traffic congestion
How many new dinosaur species can one person help find? Professor David Evans is up to eight
A new app lets profs track student comprehension in real time
Ed Barbeau uses math puzzles to encourage analytical and innovative thinking
Support for medical students is a key plank of the Faculty of Medicine’s campaign
A book collector for more than 40 years, Michael Walsh has acquired several thousand antiquarian volumes of western philosophy
New Rotman School of Management building opens on St. George Street
New degree program designed to promote understanding between Christians and Muslims
Students give high marks to a new kind of science lab
U of T’s Knowledge Media Design Institute challenges its students to use media to raise awareness
New chancellor Michael Wilson is pumped to champion University of Toronto spirit
A new applied science facility will give engineering students a place to develop entrepreneurial ideas
Jessie Current believed in the value of education, and created scholarships so others could follow their academic dreams
Genetic testing may soon reveal what pharmaceutical drugs work best for you, with fewest side-effects
Toronto’s land-use maps are important planning tools but they lack detail and are often out-of-date. Not for much longer
Is ‘one’ really the loneliest number?
It’s like a flash mob, but motivated to buy
Security cameras are everywhere. A new app invites Torontonians to help map them
Was the War of 1812 actually a civil war?
How does one build a human-powered helicopter?
Research finds that pop music is getting more melancholy – a sign, perhaps, of the times?
Wattpad co-founder Allen Lau predicts a book publishing revolution
Author Andrew Blum follows the wires behind the Web
How Saad Siddiqui used martial arts to kick-start an acting career
ZED.TO’s interactive narrative experience simulates the end of the world
For this Fonthill, Ontario, couple it was a match made in music. And almost 65 years later, they’re still in tune
Victoria Nolan is dubbed “The Metronome” for her ability to row perfectly in synch with her teammates
Toronto Jazz Festival’s Josh Grossman wants audiences to open their ears to something new
Lisa Bryn Rundle talks with Degrassi co-creator on teaching and television
Alumni feel the joie at the Vari home
Governing Council’s alumni members discuss the big issues ahead for U of T
How the Medical Sciences Building got its stripes