Beginnings

Setting out on a new path takes courage. But it’s a risk that often turns out to be its own reward

The Best Investment Canada Can Make

To be competitive in the economy of tomorrow, governments should invest more in investigator-led research today

Letters to the Editor

Praise for U of T’s vital work to save Indigenous languages, for our story on Ursula Franklin and for our Spring 2017 issue

On a Mission of Compassion

The recipient of a Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship, Deborah Emilia Solomon wants to devote her engineering career “to the service of others”

Teaching Kids How to Code

U of T undergrads are bringing the language of computers to youth in Toronto’s low-income neighbourhoods. Will it “future-proof” them?

Minor Key

During one of life’s darker moments, alumna Camilla Gibb took comfort in learning something new

An Indigenous Musician Turns to the Law

First-year student Conlin Delbaere-Sawchuk is interested in how cultural appropriation affects Aboriginal artists

Architecture’s Spectacular New Home

The stunning new Daniels Building has thrown open its doors to students

For this Syrian Grad Student, a Fresh Start

Denied re-entry into the U.S. to complete his studies in public health, Khaled Almilaji finds a warm welcome at U of T

Doctors Make Mistakes. Can We Talk About That?

The health-care system isn’t foolproof, and it’s time to open up about it, says U of T alumnus Dr. Brian Goldman

It Was 50 Years Ago Today

Ken Luckhurst first set foot at UTM at the height of the hippie era. Touring a transformed campus with a recent grad, he finds not everything has changed

A Refuge from the Streets

Having spent time homeless herself, Prof. Suzanne Stewart envisions a new kind of shelter – one that truly understands and cares for Indigenous women

Taking Centre Stage

As the theatre world grapples with change, U of T Mississauga student Muhaddisah Batool prepares for the spotlight

When Getting a Job Is Mission Impossible

Laws to end workplace discrimination against people with disabilities have mostly failed to boost employment. Sociologist David Pettinicchio wants to know why

How Did the Universe Begin?

Professor Barth Netterfield’s lifelong journey into faith, physics and astronomy

The High Cost of a Home

Faculty and students at Toronto’s four universities will work together to seek answers to the city’s housing crisis

Selfie Central

U of T students greet Trudeau before his talk on trade – and Trump

Music of the Heart

The Syed siblings use their voices to build a stronger Canada

Margaret Addison Hall

This grad devoted much of her career to supporting young women at U of T, so Victoria University named a residence after her

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

Varsity Blues’ Gabriela Stafford on her success as a track star

U of T: Still Defying Gravity

President Meric Gertler looks ahead to his second term

Poll: How Much Do You Spend Monthly on Housing?

Many U of T students live with roomies to manage the rent

Transforming the Heart of St. George Campus

U of T Alumni Association’s lead gift to the Landmark Project will help re-envision green space

A Legacy of Mentorship

U of T creates memorial scholarship and chair in honour of alumnus Geoff Taber, who died tragically in a fire in 2016

AI’s Quantum Leap

In combining two of computing’s hottest trends, the Creative Destruction Lab sees new opportunities for startups

Astroturfing

The practice of faking a grassroots movement gets an update in the age of social media

Some Forgetfulness? It’s a Good Thing

Researchers discover that our brain erases certain memories for a reason

Among Syrian Refugees, a Need for Insulin and Heart Meds

As the media share images of wounded migrants, some of the biggest medical threats go almost unmentioned

How a Verbal Test Can Reveal Your Brain Health

WinterLight Labs analyzes speech for evidence of even mild dementia. All patients need to do is describe a picture

What Canada Got Right

An acceptance of diversity may be the country’s defining strength

How Much Methane?

A U of T study aims to create the most accurate estimate yet of Toronto’s greenhouse gas emissions

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

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

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

At Home in the World

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

From Shy to Shining

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

Happy Feet

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

Hungry for Failure

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

60 Seconds With Jean Yoon

Queen of the corner store

Flight of Fancy

A young dreamer enjoys a test drive on U of T’s flight simulator

Fanny & Keats

Finalist in the U of T Magazine Short Story Contest

The Mathematician

Finalist in the U of T Magazine Short Story Contest

Down Feathers

Finalist in the U of T Magazine Short Story Contest

Everything Belongs to Me

Finalist in the U of T Magazine Short Story Contest

Quick-fire

Finalist in the U of T Magazine Short Story Contest

Category: Autumn 2017