The Hidden Epidemic

Prof. Esme Fuller-Thomson researches the devastating effects of child abuse on health. Now she wants to ensure all survivors get the help they need

Bringing Science Back

Can alumna Kirsty Duncan rejuvenate Canadian discovery and innovation?

Scaling Up

Tiff Macklem helped steer the Bank of Canada through the financial crisis, making it the envy of its global peers. Now, he aims to place the Rotman School among the world’s best

Generation T

For trans students at U of T, the fight for rights and equality is about much more than just washrooms

The Gene Editors

U of T scientists are using a powerful new technology to alter DNA and possibly cure disease

Followings

Meet six U of T alumni, faculty and staff members whose stars are shining brightly on social media

Life after Grad School

As more PhD graduates seek work outside of academia, U of T is creating opportunities for these highly knowledgeable students to develop professional skills

High Time?

Or a period for sober second thought? When it comes to legalizing marijuana, U of T drug and public health experts caution that “the devil is in the details”

Those Things We Do

Relive some of the wonderful, and occasionally weird, traditions that happen only at U of T

Healthy Minds

As U of T responds to a rise in mental health needs on campus, a powerful source of help emerges: students themselves

A Life in Blue and White

From champion student athlete to UTSC’s principal: Bruce Kidd ushers in a new era at the university’s eastern campus

Goodbye to Cars!

U of T embarks on a bold plan to restore, renew and beautify the historic St. George campus

From Good to Great

23 ideas for building an even better Toronto

Man and Mana

Winner of the 2015 U of T Magazine Short Story Contest

Game On!

Toronto’s Pan Am Games will leave a golden legacy for U of T, its athletes and the city.

Breaking News

U of T is rethinking how journalists get trained

Getting Smarter

A U of T computer scientist is helping to build a new generation of intelligent machines

Man on the Move

New Toronto mayor John Tory aims to get the city back on track

U of T’s World Wide Web

The university’s scholars are collaborating with partners in every region of the globe to answer questions that challenge us all

U of T’s World Wide Web: Online Exclusives

Read four stories that don’t appear in our print issue about students and scholars who are working with colleagues around the world

From Dream to Reality

Canada’s next billion-dollar tech start-up might just come from U of T

The Reluctant CEO

Arts grad Dani Reiss wanted to become a writer, then realized there was more than one way to tell a story

Voyage Into Ice

Daniel Kukla’s camera discovers an otherworldly Arctic

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

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

36 Amazing Facts about U of T

A celebration of unique, extraordinary and record-breaking feats and factoids from the university’s 187-year history

The Future As We See It

Five intriguing technologies that could change your life by 2025

Canada’s Next Top Author

How a creative-writing program that admits just seven students a year is cultivating the country’s next generation of literary giants

Superbugs

Drug-resistant infections are a man-made problem. Is it one we can solve?

The Superbug Hitlist

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), these are considered the most urgent or serious threats

What Can Patients and Physicians Do?

Dr. Allison McGeer gives advice on the use of antibiotics

#daring-career-move

Can Kirstine Stewart, a former CBC executive, boost Twitter’s fortunes?

Who Is @kirstinestewart?

Learn about Kirstine Stewart from her tweets

The Science of Mindfulness

Researchers are producing mountains of evidence that meditation can boost satisfaction, improve health and reduce burnout

How Mindfulness Helps

Studies show that mindfulness meditation improves everything from stress to binge eating

Town and Gown

A dynamic, world-class city and a top-ranked, global university have a lot to gain from each other, says U of T’s new president, Meric Gertler

An Urban Science Partnership in New York City

New York’s applied sciences research hub inspires new thinking in higher education

London’s Insight into International Students

International students play a pivotal role in strengthening the city

Screen Time

Online courses are big, bold and potentially game-changing for higher education

Online Learning through U of T

U of T has offered nine MOOCs since September 2012

Iron Man

By fortifying two everyday foods, Prof. Levente Diosady aims to reduce malnutrition worldwide

A Better University

At the end of David Naylor’s term as president, the student experience is stronger, research and innovation are booming and the global impact of Toronto alumni is greater than ever

Building Boom

Since 2005, a total of 37 major building projects have been completed or are now underway

Boundless Mission

The university’s current fundraising campaign will create a legacy for tomorrow’s students, faculty and staff – and for Canada

A Great Cause

David Naylor talks about the past eight years and his plans for the future

Duddy and Me

Ted Kotcheff made almost 20 movies during his career – but it was a pair of small films that really got critics to take notice

Starting Up

They’re tech-savvy, creative and driven. Meet five young grads who have created their own unique careers

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