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Follow all 12 of U of T’s Olympic Athletes in Rio

A handy guide for cheering on the U of T alumni and students competing with the Canadian Olympic team: watch this page for schedules and results

Remembering Austin Clarke

U of T alum was among the first writers in Canada to pay attention to everyday life in Toronto. He was also a champion of social justice

21 More Things Every U of T Student Should Do Before They Graduate

Go sledding at UTSC, perform in the UC follies, paint the UTSU dome and much more!

Portrait of a Serial Writer

By releasing his new book, chapter by chapter, online, author Hal Niedzviecki can interact with readers to learn what they like — and what they don’t

189th Birthday Quiz!

Test your knowledge of all things U of T in honour of the university’s 189th anniversary on Tuesday, March 15

Choose Your Own Adventure

Markian Moyes updates a popular kind of kids’ book for the app generation

Seeking Refuge from Nazi Persecution, the MS St. Louis Was Turned Away at Every Port

U of T community members sought to help Jewish refugees during the Second World War

Spotlight on Dementia

An innovative blend of research and theatre is enabling scientists to reduce the stigma around a distressing disease

Your Daily Grub

U of T student club aims to convince the campus that eating bugs is healthy – for people and the planet

6 Places at U of T That Just Might Be Haunted

Spooky stories? Yes. Evidence of ghosts on campus? You be the judge

She Walks in Beauty

Astronomer Helen Sawyer Hogg not only researched the stars, but explained them in a heavenly manner to students and the public

A New Vision for Front Campus

Four design proposals to revitalize King’s College Circle would eliminate cars, add trees and even create a pond outside Hart House

Photo courtesy U of T Scarborough

Where Do You Go, My Lovelies?

Fred and Norah Urquhart’s lifelong quest for the hidden kingdom of the Monarch butterfly

Shelley Gautier Photo by Eric Thibault Canadian Paralympic Committee

Champion for Sport

Paracyclist Shelley Gautier competes for everyone with a disability

Follow All 21 of U of T’s Pan Am Athletes

Cheer on the Canadian team and watch this page as we post results

Rowing for Gold

How Pan Am athlete Kate Sauks went from rowing newbie to medallist in just five years

Photo by Richard Phibbs

A Legacy as Big as All Outdoors

How the art of giving back motivates photographer Richard Phibbs

Photo courtesy Master of Science in Biomedical Communications program, U of T Mississauga

Anatomy of an Illustrator

Artist Maria Torrence Wishart founded U of T’s 90-year-old medical illustration department, now a thriving master’s program

It’s Time for Ontario to Get Out of Nuclear Power

Investing any more in nuclear power would be a mistake, argues Jeff Rubin, when Quebec can supply all the electricity Ontario needs, with virtually no carbon emissions

21 Amazing Things You Can Do with a U of T Degree

Graduation is just the beginning

Toronto’s Beating Heart

With the Toronto Poetry Map, a U of T English professor and Toronto Public Library unveil a whole new way to view the city

How a Singer Got His Voice Back

Ron Husmann lost his voice due to MS and didn’t sing for 28 years. Then he learned how to harness his brain’s own healing power

Conversations for Change

Aldeli Albán Reyna is excited to share her work, on improving the status of Indigenous Canadians, at the United Nations

Perfecting the Knuckleball

A team of U of T engineering students has designed a machine that can throw baseball’s most difficult pitch

The Spy Among Us

U of T prof Pat Bayly headed up North America’s first spy school and developed an “unbreakable” cipher machine during the Second World War

U of T Birthday Quiz

U of T celebrates its 188th anniversary on Sunday, March 15. Here’s a chance to test your knowledge of all things U of T!

Predicting Genetic Disease

First-year student’s company lands $100,000 in start-up funding to identify individual genetic health risks

A Tribute to Former U of T President John Evans

“We have lost a great and passionate Canadian who believed this country had much to offer a troubled world”

16 Movies You Probably Didn’t Know Were Shot at U of T

U of T often plays an Ivy League school in Hollywood. But its brutalist architecture makes it popular in horror and sci-fi films as well

In Her Shoes

Like many women, Tanya Heath loved the look of high heels, but not the pain that went with them. So she created her own line — with removable heels

10 Vows for a Stronger Marriage

A U of T grad student wrote her wedding vows based on research into what makes a relationship last

Lislehurst bridge at U of T Mississauga by Adrian Berg(aoberg) on Flickr

The 10 Best Places at U of T to Steal a Kiss with Your Sweetheart

Woo your Valentine with a romantic vista or a secluded paradise… all without leaving campus!

Doctor of Courage

Rejected by American universities, Alexander T. Augusta completed his medical degree at Trinity Medical College then used his skills to fight for civil rights in his homeland

Ideas for Your Ears

Hear all about the future of cities with U of T’s new podcasts

Students Celebrate the Armistice on November 11, 1918

A diary entry from U of T’s women students on the day the First World War ended

True U of T Ghost Stories

There really are things that go bump in the lab

U of T Ranked 20th in the World

University also named tops in Canada in all disciplines

Slam Dunk!

The newly opened Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport will be a boon for campus and community athletics

Photo by Heather Pollack

A Woman on the Run

As her 50s approached, Margaret Webb set out to run her fastest-ever marathon… and write a book about aging and fitness

Bringing the Universe Down to Earth

Student scientists at Astronomy Summer School learn how to design the instruments that show us the cosmos

Photo courtesy of CTV

Religion, Prayer and The Amazing Race

Muslims Nabeela Barday and Shahla Kara stay true to their faith as they vie to win a race around the world

Photo by John Simone

Party Out of Bounds

In the late 1980s, photographer John Simone captured New York City’s outrageous counterculture on film

courtesy of Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer

Looking for Bears in High Park

In her new novel, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer reimagines a strange episode from Ontario’s past

Faces of ’14: Graduation!

What happens after life at U of T?

17 Things Every U of T Student Should Do Before They Graduate

Stroll Philosopher’s Walk, peer through a telescope, hear the Gospel Choir and much more!

Don’t Click That Link — Walk Through That Door!

A computer science grad reimagines two-dimensional web pages as 3-D virtual worlds

In Vino Veritas

An anthropology degree adds depth to Adrian Marquez’s work as a sommelier

Into the Wilderness

Animals in Canada – and how they live, mate and die – inspire an indie concept album by a U of T biologist and friends

The Heart Truth

Sarah Temple is justly proud of her role in the iconic Red Dress campaign to raise awareness of heart disease in women

Kiss Me, Choose Me

How did locking lips become the ultimate romantic gesture?

Help in a Heartbeat

Toronto’s public defibrillators could save more lives if they were placed in better locations, U of T researchers find

Astronomy’s Answer Man

A U of T grad student has created a website where anyone can pose burning questions about astronomy – and receive an expert reply

Arctic Sea Ice in Century-Long Decline

U of T scientist uses long-lived algae to track annual changes in northern climate back to 1300s

How Do You Talk To Kids About Sex? There’s An App For That…

Child psychologist Jillian Roberts creates an age-appropriate way to educate children aged four to eight about their bodies

Telling the U of T Story

Student Amy Chong wins a global contest with her “We Love U of T” slideshow

A Crack Team of Coders

U of T computer science students win top honours at largest-ever Canadian university “hackathon”

Business Ties

Governments should do more to encourage immigrant entrepreneurs to forge links with businesses in their native countries, according to a U of T report

Life on Earth, Mars and Beyond

The inaugural Toronto Science Festival, hosted by U of T, will feature leading scientists addressing fundamental questions about human existence

Of Mules and Men

Laura Clarke’s poetry wins her the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award

Leaning Left

Meditation might make you more liberal, according to new U of T research

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