An Historic Investment in Canadian Science and Innovation

$190 million will be spent upgrading U of T’s research labs

Rainbow Connection

U of T was decked out in bright colours in June to celebrate Pride

The Inner Lives of Gang Members

Professor Randol Contreras spends time with the Maravilla in Los Angeles

Skule

Where did this misspelled moniker come from?

A Mystery Intruder at UTM?

A new mobile game helps orient first-year students to the Mississauga campus

Poll: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

U of T students typically know at least two. That’s deux, dos, or dois

Helping Undergrads Refine Their Skills

New feedback tools from engineering will help students home in on weaknesses – and strengths

“The Oldest Profession in Canada”

Students in Laurie Bertram’s class explore a history that’s often hidden

The Art of the Deal

U of T Art Museum’s Barbara Fischer talks about the merging of two campus galleries – and what it means for visitors

Revitalizing University College

Leslie Noble donates $50K to the UC restoration project

Alumnus Leaves Landmark $20-million Bequest to U of T Engineering

Hart Professorships will boost early-career research and more

Antarctica Bound

Rhodes Scholar Jessica Phillips wants to help protect the continent’s ecosystem – and its penguins

Ain’t No Half-Steppin’

This hip-hop crew “killed it” at U of T’s first Urban Dance Competition

Where Every Day Is Throwback Thursday

Karen Suurtamm helps bring the U of T Archives to students raised on social media

Robots That Play Soccer

At the end of the course, teams pit their robots against each other in an actual match on a mini-“field”

Campus Reflections

A Faculty of Music alum reimagines an iconic view of U of T

Poll: What Social Media Platform Do You Spend the Most Time On?

Students favour Facebook for connecting with family and friends

“We Can Do Better, We Will Do Better”

U of T is creating a new centre to help prevent and respond to sexual violence

Drumming Up Support

U of T alum honours late father with a fellowship for percussion students

Art’s Healing Power

A residential schools assignment led student Lisa Boivin to take up digital painting

Luella Massey Studio Theatre

A tribute to a much beloved administrator

Ruling the Pool

Olympic-bound Kylie Masse’s extraordinary ascent to the top of women’s swimming

U of T’s Olympians

More than 400 alumni have participated in the Olympics and Paralympics

Carbon Busters

How can Toronto reduce its greenhouse gas emissions? Munk School students propose the ways

Commuter U

Almost a third of Toronto university students spend two hours or more a day commuting, survey finds

Support You Can Bank On

U of T teams up with RBC to create new resources for student entrepreneurs

A Day to Remember

Highlights from this year’s spring convocations

Lift Weights to Lift Mood

U of T opens one of the first research facilities in the world to integrate the study of physical activity and mental health

Such a Long Journey

Almost 500 people become Canadian citizens at Convocation Hall ceremony

U of T to Take Action on Truth and Reconciliation Commission

There is a window open now – but it won’t stay open forever, says James Bird, an indigenous student at U of T

Creative Destruction Lab

Rotman’s innovation lab is all about disrupting the status quo

Northern Renaissance

U of T Mississauga’s North Building will house humanities, social sciences and provide a “backdrop for campus life”

Poll: Should Marijuana Be Completely Legalized in Canada?

“Yes!” say many U of T students, who believe the drug is less harmful than alcohol and cigarettes

A Lesson for the World

Students visit Brazil to learn how it has cut poverty rates so dramatically

Everyone’s Campus Home

New warden John Monahan on the allure of Hart House

New Daniels Home Will Be a Boon for the City

Architecture alumni Jamie Goad and Catharine Tanner support the new building with $25,000 gift

U of T Researchers Lead Cancer-Fighting “Dream Team”

“Our knowledge is at a turning point,” says scientist Peter Dirks

Chair for Investor Rights Seeks Better Protections for Canadians

A gift from the Honourable Hal Jackman establishes the J.R. Kimber Chair at the Faculty of Law

Robarts Expansion to Begin This Spring

Five-floor addition will boost study and meeting spaces

Top-Ranked U of T

U of T places among the top in several international university rankings

Double Value in Being Green

Energy savings on all three campuses are good for the climate, but also leave more money for academic programs

Roy Ivor Hall

A U of T Mississauga residence is named after the Birdman of Mississauga

Contemplating the Cosmos

Thousands of spectators witnessed a double celestial phenomenon on the St. George campus

Poll: When Do You Start Studying for Exams?

Many U of T students prefer to cram before an exam

U of T Supports Syrian Refugees

The university will create 100 bursaries for students at risk due to war

War Child

Michel Chikwanine talks about his long, difficult journey to the African Studies program at U of T

U of T and MaRS to Host First Canadian JLABS

Partnership with Johnson & Johnson will support up to 50 local biomedical startups

At the Heart of a Great Campaign

Volunteers make immeasurable contributions to the university’s fundraising efforts

Bringing History to Light

Alumna Joan Randall helps bring historically important documents to U of T

Literary Detective

Phyllis Grosskurth was one of Canada’s best biographers, and one of University College’s first female English professors

In Memoriam: Andrew John Becker

U of T medical geneticist helped identify stem cells

Regenerating the Body

U of T scientists will help usher in a new era of designing and creating cells, tissues and organs, thanks to historic $114-million federal grant

Forward Momentum

Student Alex Harold is a champion fundraiser for muscular dystrophy

Stories of Discovery

Five U of T students create winning SSHRC Storytellers videos

Grande Changement

Three National Ballet dancers go from the barre to the books

Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health

New Dalla Lana centre aims to improve health outcomes for aboriginal communities

Finding Calm in Anxious Times

The Munk School’s new director seeks ways to answer some of humanity’s most nerve-wracking questions

Munk School of Global Affairs Milestones

Timeline highlights philanthropist’s legacy in international studies

New Centre to Fight Cancer

A U of T Mississauga team is tackling some of the most fatal forms of the disease

Dance Like Everyone’s Watching

U of T mascot True Blue is a lovable critter with great moves

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