Our Partners in Africa

On a visit to Ethiopia and Rwanda, U of T president Meric Gertler affirms the power of collaborations – and sees potential for new ones

Top of the Class in Canada

Across international rankings, U of T remains one of the top publicly funded universities in the world

Is Ending Homelessness in Toronto Possible?

For U of T student and Fix the 6ix founder Deanna Lentini, it’s a mission

Velut Arbor ævo

What does U of T’s motto mean?

Women Are in the House!

A unique U of T program that takes 100 female students to Parliament Hill aims to encourage more women to enter politics

Poll: Have You Ever Switched Majors?

Many students change programs to pursue newfound interests

The Serious Business of Being Funny

Trinity College student Celeste Yim is on a mission to get students laughing

With Restored Sight Comes Opportunity and Hope

A gift from the Nanji family to U of T will help people “see the light of all the world”

The Art of Design

Gord Dorrett explains why FORREC has given $100,000 to support a “critique room” at U of T’s new Daniels Building

A Scholar Who Spoke Up for an Entire People

The question of a Kurdish homeland was central to Prof. Amir Hassanpour’s life and career

In Memoriam: Jack Canfield

A passionate Wittgenstein scholar, he also pursued a spiritual practice in the Zen tradition

The High Cost of a Home

Faculty and students at Toronto’s four universities will work together to seek answers to the city’s housing crisis

Selfie Central

U of T students greet Trudeau before his talk on trade – and Trump

Music of the Heart

The Syed siblings use their voices to build a stronger Canada

Margaret Addison Hall

This grad devoted much of her career to supporting young women at U of T, so Victoria University named a residence after her

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

Varsity Blues’ Gabriela Stafford on her success as a track star

U of T: Still Defying Gravity

President Meric Gertler looks ahead to his second term

Poll: How Much Do You Spend Monthly on Housing?

Many U of T students live with roomies to manage the rent

Transforming the Heart of St. George Campus

U of T Alumni Association’s lead gift to the Landmark Project will help re-envision green space

A Legacy of Mentorship

U of T creates memorial scholarship and chair in honour of alumnus Geoff Taber, who died tragically in a fire in 2016

A Revolution in Artificial Intelligence

Toronto’s Vector Institute aims to attract the world’s leading minds in a booming field

Student Chefs Do Battle

Tasty appetizer earns U of T second place in international cooking competition

Action for Indigenous People

The university aims to hire more Indigenous faculty and staff, recruit more students

ICUBE UTM

The name of this U of T Mississauga business accelerator refers to three “i” words central to entrepreneurship

U of T Gains Global Edge

Applications from several countries soar as international students rethink where to attend university

How Do You Eat in Space?

UTM students design educational games about life on the International Space Station

Open, Playful Student Commons on the Way

“We’re incredibly excited to see it come to fruition,” says UTSU president Jasmine Wong Denike

Poll: Does the idea of starting your own business appeal to you?

The students we asked liked the greater autonomy and creativity that running their own show allows

In Memoriam: Rose Wolfe

Former chancellor remembered for her wit and warmth

Gerard Charles Frost Exemplified the “Greatest Generation”

U of T alumnus cultivated a legacy of service and a commitment to family and community

A New Sense of Community at the School of Graduate Studies

Renovated space marries history with innovation to better serve U of T’s booming grad student population

U of T: A Top-Tier University

“These results demonstrate our world-class performance in teaching,” says U of T president Meric Gertler

The Class of 2020

U of T’s newest undergraduates: Who they are and where they’re from

Open Book

The Human Library Project: This U of T grad student shared her story and a painful truth

Poll: Do You Generally Prefer to Read Text in Print or Online?

U of T students have spoken: Print is far from dead, but online has its place, too

Returning to Africa

U of T MasterCard Foundation scholar Sylvia Mwangi hopes to improve health care in Kenya

World’s Easiest Book Club

This Hart House Library literary club is stress-free

Oxford Bound

Rhodes Scholar Stephanie Gaglione is interested in vaccine development

In Memoriam: Jim Delaney

A trusted adviser to students and U of T presidents, this staff member was also open about his mental health challenges

In Memoriam: Russell J. Morrison

One of U of T’s most generous benefactors helped improve study spaces for students

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

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With a Student in Crisis, a Faculty Rallies

In an instant, Emma’s hopes of becoming a nurse were dashed. Could she make the journey back?

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Plan B: The Power of Reinvention

Scrapping everything and taking a fresh approach can be exhilarating. But sometimes change is not a choice

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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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Finding Comfort in Food

Edna Staebler was 55 when her marriage ended. She thought she would grow old alone, impoverished and unhappy. Then she wrote a cookbook

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Make No Mistake

Can a group of Toronto hospitals eliminate medical errors?

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There Is No Magic Formula When Quitting an Addiction

By 28, I’d been arrested, convicted and kicked out of grad school. But it took me another two years to end my love affair with drugs

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Seniors Want to Know Whom They Can Trust Online

U of T study finds older Canadians are highly concerned about digital security – sometimes to their disadvantage

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Save Your Money

An app from Vicis Labs aims to help millennials and the precariously employed manage their cash

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A New Life After Loss

Over more than two decades, Rena Arshinoff built a successful career in medical science. Then she felt a spiritual call

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Strength in Numbers

Our first-ever Alumni Impact Survey reveals that U of T alumni are making massive social, cultural and economic contributions around the world

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After the Shooting, a Search for Salvation

U of T sociology professor Jooyoung Lee spent time with 40 people who had been shot to record how their lives had changed. Their stories are harrowing and instructive. This is just one

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Is Ending Homelessness in Toronto Possible?

For U of T student and Fix the 6ix founder Deanna Lentini, it’s a mission

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Ghost Effects

Social psychologist Michael Inzlicht launched his academic career on the study of “ego depletion.” His research suggested it was real. Then came doubts

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Fanny & Keats

Winner of the 2017 U of T Magazine Short Story Contest

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Velut Arbor ævo

What does U of T’s motto mean?

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Bringing Up Baby

What U of T nursing students learn about infant care has changed a lot since the 1950s

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Expecting the Unexpected

U of T provides an unparalleled setting in which students can prepare for a world of possibilities

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The City is Her Patient

Eileen de Villa targets opioids and homelessness as Toronto’s new medical officer of health

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Down Feathers

“People’s Choice” winner in the 2017 U of T Magazine Short Story Contest

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The Serious Business of Being Funny

Trinity College student Celeste Yim is on a mission to get students laughing

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The Mathematician

Runner-up in the 2017 U of T Magazine Short Story Contest

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Why Do We Make Bad Shopping Decisions?

Economists have long known that consumers can make confounding choices when presented with too much selection. But they’ve never agreed on why. Enter neuroscience

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The Art of Design

Gord Dorrett explains why FORREC has given $100,000 to support a “critique room” at U of T’s new Daniels Building

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60 Seconds With Conan Tobias

Taddle Creek’s editor-in-chief shares the back story of a uniquely Canadian magazine

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The Struggle Is Real

Filmmaker Maureen Judge’s latest project captures stories of millennials venturing out on their own

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Business Threats Can Arise at Any Time. Are You Ready?

It’s easy to say “be prepared.” Scouts learn it. Even Scar in The Lion King sang it. So why do executives so often avoid it?

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Top of the Class in Canada

Across international rankings, U of T remains one of the top publicly funded universities in the world

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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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The Big Bang

Life on Earth exploded about 540 million years ago. Scientists are now beginning to understand why

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Enter the Dragon

Why did this U of T alum build a fire-breathing dragon bus? To go to Burning Man, of course!

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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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What Does an Ethnographer Do?

The goal is to get “an intimate and authentic representation of the person’s life,” says U of T prof Jooyoung Lee

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2017 Writing Contest Winners

Read all the winners, runners-up and readers’ choice favourites in the U of T Magazine Writing Contest

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Bringing Smiles to Uganda

On a two-week visit to remote villages, a U of T dental team fixes teeth – and changes lives

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Yoga Is Good for You

But just what are the health benefits?

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What Will Solve the Replication Crisis?

U of T scholars and others are calling for four major changes to how research is conducted

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Women Are in the House!

A unique U of T program that takes 100 female students to Parliament Hill aims to encourage more women to enter politics

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The Registrar Who Championed Me

A U of T staff member helped Cheryl Perera manage her schoolwork while she fought for children’s rights

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Our Partners in Africa

On a visit to Ethiopia and Rwanda, U of T president Meric Gertler affirms the power of collaborations – and sees potential for new ones

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Poll: Have You Ever Switched Majors?

Many students change programs to pursue newfound interests

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Somewhere Between Me and the Desert

Winner of the 2017 U of T Magazine Poetry Contest

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Letters to the Editor

Syrian doctor Khaled Almilaji’s story resonated with readers, as did Prof. Barth Netterfield’s article on science and faith

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A Distinctive Look?

English-Canadians are pretty good at identifying French-Canadian faces but the reverse isn’t true

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What Does It Mean to Replicate a Study?

Replication studies put researchers’ conclusions to the test by creating new versions of the original experiment

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Fire and Ice

U of T photographer Laura Pedersen takes in a sunset view of Toronto’s Beach in the heart of winter

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Failing is Part of Innovating

How an early defeat helped U of T alum Tom Jenkins and his company, OpenText, succeed

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A Scholar Who Spoke Up for an Entire People

The question of a Kurdish homeland was central to Prof. Amir Hassanpour’s life and career

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With Restored Sight Comes Opportunity and Hope

A gift from the Nanji family to U of T will help people “see the light of all the world”

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In Memoriam: Jack Canfield

A passionate Wittgenstein scholar, he also pursued a spiritual practice in the Zen tradition

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In the Spotlight, Yet Invisible

Alumna Ellen Tang helps immigrants feel less alone by recalling other newcomers’ stories

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Finger on the Button

Could a war of words lead to an actual war between the U.S. and North Korea?

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A Mother in Six Tones

Runner-up in the 2017 U of T Magazine Poetry Contest

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Antifa

An anti-fascist movement that started in 1930s Europe is making headlines again

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An Open Letter to My 13-Year-Old Self

People’s choice in the 2017 U of T Magazine Poetry Contest

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Alexa, Compose Me a Song

So far, machines are not very good at creating original art, such as pop tunes and short stories. Will they ever be?

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Voyage Into Ice

Daniel Kukla’s camera discovers an otherworldly Arctic

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Still Air

Reem Eissa captures raw emotions through photography

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150 Years of Varsity Football

Gala fundraiser at Great Hall in Hart House will mark Blues milestone

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The Gay Voice

Some men may subconsciously adopt certain female speech patterns

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