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Love Yourself First

How do you foster greater self-worth and, in turn, help others? Nurture your inner foundation, says author and U of T alum Renu Persaud

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U of T’s 191st Birthday Quiz

Test your knowledge of all things U of T in honour of the university’s 191st anniversary on March 15!

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The Day the Stars Collided

It was all hands on deck for U of T astronomers during a rare cosmic event that led to the first sighting of a new object

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Guitar Hero

Liona Boyd talks about her new memoir and album, her 5 million YouTube hits, and her pen pal, Prince Philip

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A Play’s Hopeful Message

Since joining the cast of Come From Away, Lee MacDougall has never seen so many audience members overcome with emotion. “This story reminds us of who we are”

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Can You Guess the U of T Grad?

Check out the yearbook photos of some of our best-known alumni

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Spring Reunion Draws Alumni Back to School for the Weekend

More than 5,000 converged at U of T to reconnect with old friends, listen to some lectures and even ride a few roller coasters together at Canada’s Wonderland

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3D Movies in the Sky

A U of T startup is developing a whole new kind of night-time entertainment

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The Trial of Anita Krajnc

In 2015, this U of T alum was charged after giving water to a pig. It only pushed her animal-rights activism to a new level

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The Spy Among Us

In Kerry Clare’s first novel, Mitzi Bytes, a blogger has a secret online presence – but someone is threatening to expose her

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U of T Student Helps Arrange Free Eye Exams for Refugees

A former refugee himself, Tarek Bin Yameen pays it forward: “I’m very mindful of how lucky I am to be here”

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The War of Currents

U of T startup ARDA Power is looking to change people’s ideas about where electricity should come from

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A Lifeline for People with Aphasia

A stroke or brain injury often robs patients of their ability to communicate thoughts and emotions. U of T alumna Aura Kagan found a way to help them converse again

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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know Were Invented by U of T Alumni

The list includes everything from life-saving innovations to everyday conveniences

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U of T’s 190th Birthday Quiz

Test your knowledge of all things U of T in honour of the university’s 190th anniversary on March 15!

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Outside the Box

U of T alumna Margaret Russocki was a leading modernist architect in Toronto — and one of the few women in her field

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Making the World Unsafe Again?

Donald Trump’s presidency is raising the risk of violent conflict among the world’s great powers

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Can Science Help You Find a Soulmate?

Two U of T entrepreneurs are offering DNA tests to help singles connect and couples stay together

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Divine Comedy

Alumni Gwynne Phillips and Briana Templeton unleash their inner infernos in darkly hilarious sketches

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“Instagram for Doctors” Helps Physicians Solve Medical Puzzlers

A smartphone app co-created by a U of T alum allows health professionals to share images of unusual cases

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This “Bomber” Actually Saved Countless Lives

U of T alumnus Harold Johns pioneered a new kind of cancer treatment dubbed the “cobalt bomb”

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Double Vision

Ophthalmologist Arun Lakra explores luck, science and faith in his hit play, Sequence

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Data Science Meets the Holiday Party

Unsure of how to pair wine with cheese? A U of T scientist offers a unique solution

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What Does Your Name Say about You?

Alumna Mavis Himes delves into the hidden meanings and social weight of what we call ourselves

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A New Role for Theatre-Goers

Nadia Ross, the winner of Canada’s biggest drama prize, likes to keep her audiences on their toes. They don’t just “sit in the dark and behave properly”

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Hail to the Chef!

A golden borscht soup helped alumna Mary Berg win the title of MasterChef Canada. She now serves up her recipes on CTV’s “Your Morning” show

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The Wisdom of Crowds

PhD student Justin Kim is working on intelligent “swarming” robots that could one day help rescue earthquake survivors and explore other planets

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Getting to Know You

How Tomi Poutanen is using artificial intelligence to help companies learn more about their customers’ preferences

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Family Guy

Stereotype or archetype? Actor Paul Sun-Hyung Lee talks about the biggest role of his career

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An Army of Tree Lovers

U of T’s Faculty of Forestry is teaching Torontonians how to care for one of the city’s most valuable resources – its trees

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Remembering Russell J. Morrison

Russell Morrison (1923 – 2016) was one of U of T’s most generous supporters. Through his giving, he strove to help students reach their full potential

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Shelter from the Storm

Michael Bazzocchi co-founded Trek for Teens to help homeless youth

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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189th Birthday Quiz!

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

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Choose Your Own Adventure

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

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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

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Spotlight on Dementia

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

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Your Daily Grub

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

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6 Places at U of T That Just Might Be Haunted

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

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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

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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

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Where Do You Go, My Lovelies?

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

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Champion for Sport

Paracyclist Shelley Gautier competes for everyone with a disability

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

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

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Rowing for Gold

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

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A Legacy as Big as All Outdoors

How the art of giving back motivates photographer Richard Phibbs

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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

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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

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

Graduation is just the beginning

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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

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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

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Conversations for Change

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

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Perfecting the Knuckleball

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

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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

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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!

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Predicting Genetic Disease

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

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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”

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Love Yourself First

How do you foster greater self-worth and, in turn, help others? Nurture your inner foundation, says author and U of T alum Renu Persaud

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This All-Star Party Show Goes On

Behind the scenes at the U of T lipdub video shoot

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The Real World

Four alumni offer advice to graduating students about finding a job and transitioning out of university

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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!

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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 it’s popular in horror and sci-fi films as well

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An Army of Tree Lovers

U of T’s Faculty of Forestry is teaching Torontonians how to care for one of the city’s most valuable resources – its trees

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The True Nature of Time

A century after Einstein proposed his theory of relativity, scientists are still debating how time works

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Anatomy of a Makeover

Architect Nader Tehrani talks about his company’s striking design for the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture

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Dating on the Rebound

For some people, dating right after a break-up may be a good idea

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Is Having a Job Good for Your Health?

Research finds that young people without jobs are significantly more likely to die of all causes than employed people

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Urban Jungle

Photojournalist Brent Lewin captures the plight of Thailand’s city elephants

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Tough Love

Dating at university is supposed to be easy. But many of today’s U of T students find campus romance elusive. Enter Love@UofT, a new online matchmaker

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Books Outbound

A new campus group wants to send leftover books from college book sales to schools that could use them

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Fashionista

How did first-year student (and former tomboy) Anna Cunningham end up writing a fashion column online?

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After the Last Exam

Grads reminisce about their final days of university and the start of working life

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On “Slacktive” Duty

Are Internet protests as effective as real-world ones?

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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

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Bar Brawls

It seems young men may fight primarily to gain the approval of … other men

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The Age of a Face

The culture and language you are raised with can affect your ability to judge the age of people’s faces

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Party Out of Bounds

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

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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

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Finding the Fakes

U of T engineers help the TTC uncover counterfeit tokens

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Protecting the View

Should towers be visible behind Queen’s Park? An architecture grad fights to safeguard the view of Toronto’s most important heritage building

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Faces of ’14: Frosh Week Approaches

They’re smart, globally aware, tech savvy — and still a little nervous about starting at U of T

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Land Speed Record

A bicycle that can exceed 110 km/h? U of T engineering students have designed and built one

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Is Air Quality Affecting Your Health?

A U of T prof is looking at the relationship between traffic emissions, health and how close people live to major roads

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Winter Really Is Bad for You

Cold climates are associated with early death and illness, according to new U of T research

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

Graduation is just the beginning

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Harley Pasternak Inc.

The Hollywood fitness guru and former U of T grad student turns his marketing game up a notch

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Faces of ’14: After First Year

What six first-year students have to say about their experiences at U of T so far

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6 Places at U of T That Just Might Be Haunted

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

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Digital Books Look Great on Paper

Students haven’t embraced electronic textbooks, but a rumoured device from Apple could change everything

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In the Mood for Love

Women more likely than men to experience physical arousal without thinking that they’re aroused, study finds

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Hello, My Name Is…

Tired of having her name mispronounced, Ritu Bhasin developed an app to address the problem

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Overqualified − and Stressed Out

Immigrants who are overqualified for their Canadian jobs might not just be bored. Their mental health might be suffering as well

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Diabetes and Driving

U of T study finds that diabetics who keep strict control of their blood sugar are more likely to be involved in a car accident, not less

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First Impressions

Alumni recall their initial days at U of T

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Ditching the Paper Cup

As Toronto considers a ban on take-away cups, a Victoria College café is forging ahead on its own

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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

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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!

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A Most Decent Proposal

What started as a regular U of T alumni event for Jiyoung Park turned into something much, much more

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Who’s the Smartest of Them All?

Laura Suen, a recent U of T grad, placed second in the CBC show Canada’s Smartest Person

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Prescription Pill Overdose

Researchers investigate the dangers of OxyContin

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The Living City

Engineers are using the idea of “urban metabolism” to design more sustainable neighbourhoods

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Holocaust Heroine

Julija Šukys captures the life of a Lithuanian woman who aided the ghetto resistance

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Gay or Straight?

Do some cultures have better “gaydar” than others?

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Searching for Guan Yin

Sarah Truman travelled across China looking for the Bodhisattva of compassion. What she experienced was a change inside herself

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Greasers versus Aliens

A Brooklyn turf war goes galactic, and a screenwriter goes to Cannes

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Faces of ’14: Senior Students

With a little less than two years left to go, six third-year students share their hopes and fears for the future

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The Price of Happiness

Workers paid hourly are generally happier, dollar for dollar, than those on salary, study finds

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How Big is Ford Country?

Rob Ford garnered more support downtown in last fall’s Toronto election than initially thought, analysis shows

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Start Your Engines!

Building your own formula race car? At university? How cool is that!

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Anti-Prejudice Campaigns Can Backfire

They may have reverse effect of what they intend, U of T Scarborough psychologists find

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The Imagined City

In her new book, writer Sarah Elton aims to put Toronto on the literary map next to New York, Dublin and Paris

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Water Pressure

Canadians feel no urgency to conserve water, but they should, says architecture prof

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The World’s Largest Telescope

As scientists prepare the next-generation space telescope, University of Toronto astronomers are pushing for an even larger ground-based scope

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Sweethearts

Love can bloom anytime and anywhere on U of T’s three campuses

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We Are Star Stuff

A large asteroid could destroy all life on earth. But a “rain” of extraterrestrial debris long ago may have led to the conditions that started it, says a U of T geologist

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A Canadian Doctor in Chicago

Educated at U of T, Dr. Martha Gulati sings the praises of universal health coverage to a sometimes skeptical audience

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Diary of a Globetrotter

From India to Thailand, Vijaya Selvaraju has filmed her travel and culinary adventures

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