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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

Activism 2.0

What’s different about today’s environmental activists? Tools of the trade, says Emily Hunter, and a sense that change must happen now

Rent Anything!

Many of us have valuable stuff we rarely use. Now you can rent it out, thanks to a peer-to-peer platform from grad Martin Wong that works just like Airbnb

A Do-It-Yourself Legal Kit?

Monica Goyal’s company helps people avoid hefty lawyer’s fees

YouTube’s Favourite Doctor

Prof. Michael Evans’ videos on health are viral sensations

Pipe Dreams

Sarah Svendsen and Rachel Mahon are proving that organ music isn’t just for Dracula lovers

Making Traffic Smarter

An intelligent transportation system could reduce wait times at traffic lights in Toronto by more than half

Modern-Day Tintin

Much like the Belgian reporter, cinematographer Michael Boland has dodged peril and travelled the world to get a scoop

Intelligent Clothing

Architecture grad student Stacie Vos has developed a “smart” shirt that can detect germs and protect its wearer from them

The Real Students of U of T

Reality television comes to U of T as students vie for chance to compete in Big Brother-like show

Hamlet 2.0

Writer Ryan North raised more than half-a-million dollars through social media to publish his Shakespeare-adventure book

What Causes Altitude Sickness?

New U of T research upends theories about how the body adapts to less oxygen

Design on the Fly

A team of U of T students have won a 24-hour challenge to redesign the front entrance of Toronto’s central Y

Hello, My Name Is…

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

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

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

Holocaust Heroine

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

Meeting the World through Food

UTM grad Wendy Chung discovers global cultures, one kitchen at a time

Power Walker

How lawyer Randy Pepper discovered that walking 100 km in 48 hours is a powerful way to raise funds.

Energy Superpower – or Underachiever?

Canada must co-ordinate its energy research better if it wants to be a global player, according to a U of T report

Photo by Bernada Gospic

Spontaneous Success

Learning to stay in the moment gave Madeleine Bisson the key to great improv acting – and to her first film role.

Personalized Medication

Genetic testing may reveal what pharmaceutical drugs work best for you, with the fewest side effects

Bullseye!

Crispin Duenas will represent Canada in archery at the London Olympics

Subway to Mecca

The Saudi Arabian city is wrestling with a transit problem of Koranic proportions

Searching for Guan Yin

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

A Most Decent Proposal

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

U of T Idol

Second-year student Patrick Simeon is crowned champion of Hart House’s tri-campus singing competition

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

Photo courtesy of Jean-Guy Niquet

Master of Play

As director of Arkadium, Jean-Guy Niquet is diving into the fast-moving world of mobile games

Illustration by Francis Blake

Sweethearts

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

Reading is Believing

Grad Asim Hussain believes in the power of books to help people reach their full potential

Rob Ford, the Opera

In which God may or may not be Margaret Atwood

Remembering the Nanking Massacre

Diana Tso’s play Red Snow focuses on the “forgotten holocaust”

Toronto’s Waterfront Conundrum

Why can’t Toronto’s waterfront emulate Chicago’s? Land ownership, says political science student Gabriel Eidelman

Photo by Machine Made at Flickr.com

Anti-Prejudice Campaigns Can Backfire

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

Photo by Adam Ince

Land Speed Record

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

Photo courtesy of Christopher Law

The Real World

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

Photo courtesy of U of T Lipdub

This All-Star Party Show Goes On

Behind the scenes at the U of T lipdub video shoot

Photo courtesy of Tasty Tours

The Sweetest Tour

Audrey Ooi leads a sampling of the world’s most interesting desserts in Toronto’s Kensington Market

Bad Drivers?

U of T study shatters myth that recent immigrants cause more car accidents than other Canadians

Illustrations: Francis Blake/ Three in a Box

First Impressions

Alumni recall their initial days at U of T

Caring for the Elderly

Women often look after their older relatives – for no pay. As populations age, this may have to change

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