Changed by War

A century ago, the First World War changed Canadian society profoundly, and transformed the University of Toronto no less

Photo by Liam Sharp

Incredible Impact

U of T’s ambitions to address a range of global needs and issues come to fruition – thanks to four generous gifts

Illustration by Stéphane Poirier

The Bully Who is Everywhere

The Internet makes it easy to be mean. No wonder cyberbullying among teens has everyone worried.

2014 Photo Contest Winners

Once again, there were hundreds of superb entries from around the world and very few easy decisions

Letters to the Editor

Praise for mindfulness, a new ultra-cool record, concerns about the hidden labour pool

Leveraging our Location

A strong university helps build a strong city, and a strong city helps build a strong university

Birth of a Collaboration

Institute for Indigenous Health opens at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Shape Shifter

Special techniques are needed to design clothes for wheelchair users. The ROM showcases them in a unique exhibition

A Tuna Loonie in the Food Bank

U of T engineers and architects won the award for structural ingenuity at Toronto’s annual Canstruction competition

Cultivating Leaders

The Institute for Management and Innovation, a progressive school of management, launches at U of T Mississauga

N’sheemaehn Child Care Centre

The meaning behind the name of the N’sheemaehn Child Care Centre at U of T Scarborough is as interesting as the person who helped name it

A Polar Mystery Solved

A big piece in the puzzle of the lost Franklin ships has been found

Poll: Do you take handwritten notes or use your laptop/tablet/iPad?

A study in Psychological Science found that longhand notetakers learn better – U of T students agree

Fair and Impartial

After more than 50 years at the University of Toronto, Joan E. Foley is well positioned to see the big picture – which is exactly what you want in an Ombudsperson

“Proud to Support their Efforts”

Richard Rooney was always a staunch defender of New College’s “rather unusual design.” Now he’s helping students build a new plaza

Learning to Deal with Disabilities in Cameroon

U of T prof Lynn Cockburn collaborates to improve care delivery in the country she loves

Idea Bank: Open Late

Next Einstein runner-up Deep Prasad shares tips for coming up with winning ideas

Photo by Ken Jones

Dive Right In

Volunteer opportunities at the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games

Bernard Etkin Helped Save the Apollo 13 Crew

The professor of aerospace engineering, a beloved mentor to generations of engineers, also helped develop the Avro Arrow and even checked the aerodynamics of Toronto City Hall

Ali Saeed – In Memoriam

The ambitious student’s sudden death rocked his wide circle of friends and inspired many to emulate his generosity

Barrier to Entry

Canada’s process for screening potential immigrants for HIV is opaque and unfair, says prof Laura Bisaillon

Do You Want Your Kids to Tell the Truth?

Some children’s stories are much better than others at instilling honesty, research finds

The Business Unicorn

Companies that attain a $1-billion market valuation before their 10th year are vanishingly rare

A Better Path to Drug Discovery

Making pharmaceutical research more open could shave years off the time it takes to bring a new drug to market

From Toronto to St. Louis on a Litre of Fuel

U of T engineering students place second in international competition to create most fuel-efficient car

Sugar Rush

Foods that seem healthy often aren’t, and sugar is the latest culprit

Sky Line

Gondolas for the lakeshore: U of T students share their award-winning transit vision

Healthier Cooking

U of T students are collaborating with an Indian social enterprise to reduce the health hazards of indoor smoke

Incredible Impact – in Engineering

Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) classrooms foster collaboration, active learning and accelerated innovation

Photo by Liam Sharp

Incredible Impact – in Medicine

Pediatric surgeon Dr. Tihitena Negussie Mammo boosted her skills at U of T, then shared what she learned with her colleagues in Ethiopia

Photo by Liam Sharp

Incredible Impact – in Education

The Katherine Ballantine Coutts Admission Scholarship is one part of a bigger strategy by U of T to provide more financial support to its students

Photo by Liam Sharp

Incredible Impact – in Media

U of T’s Fellowship in Global Journalism is the first program in the world that specifically trains professionals and academics to be reporters

Changed by War: Nothing Lacking but the Roar of Battle

While nothing could prepare recruits for the grim realities of trench warfare, the University of Toronto did what it could to equip its student soldiers for what was coming

Changed by War: Letter from the Front

The day after his right forearm was “slightly wounded,” Captain Frederick Banting used his uninjured left hand to pen a wobbly note home

Changed by War: An Artist at War

Wounded soldiers drolly referred to “the beauty parlour,” a humorous defense against the terrible possibility of ever being sent to a hospital’s plastic surgery department

Changed by War: Farmerettes Help at Home

In 1917 and 1918 hundreds of U of T “farmerettes” signed up for national service on Ontario farms

Changed by War: Forgotten Warriors – Animals at War

Millions of animals served on both sides of the conflict. Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae developed close bonds with his horse Bonfire and dogs Bonneau and Mike

Changed by War: Waging War on Infection

In 1914, 32 per cent of the British wounded contracted tetanus. The British and Allied command looked to the University of Toronto for help

Changed by War: Objects of Salvation

In the trenches the only criteria for alarm devices were that they be loud and distinctive – but as a bonus, rattles didn’t require use of the lungs

Woman’s Time

Around the world, there’s a shift happening for women and girls, says activist Sally Armstrong

Sweet Legacy

The University of Toronto Chapter of the Canadian Diabetes Association carries on a proud U of T tradition

A Conversation with India

Nisha Pahuja’s documentary film about women becomes a force for change

The Two of Us

For Donald and Hana Nute, home straddles two different worlds.

Preventing a Mass Poisoning

Alumna Shahreen Reza hopes to roll out her coconut-husk pump filter across Bangladesh

A Creative Director for Toronto?

Jason Logan argues that what the city needs most are innovative, visual, urban design ideas

Yes, You can Sing!

Mark Daboll’s PleaseJudgeMe.com website helps people improve their voice

60 Seconds with Aelita Brivins

What you don’t know about how you’re communicating

The Blue and White Society Cheerleaders

“Shout! Fight! Blue and White!”

Category: Autumn 2014