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True North

What does Canada stand for now? Have we lost our international reputation as a nature-loving, peacekeeping haven for newcomers?

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Diplomatic to the Core

U of T has helped train many of Canada’s top diplomats

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100 Million Canadians

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The Debut

How do you write a bestselling first novel? If you’re Tom Rachman, you start by majoring in film

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Understanding Autism

Scientist Stephen Scherer aims to uncover the genetic causes of an incurable neural disorder

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The ABCs of Autism

Contrary to stereotypes, most autistic children don’t bang their heads, and fewer than one per cent are brilliant savants

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Genetic Testing – a Double-edged Sword?

Autism isn’t preventable or curable. So why pursue genetic testing?

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Realizing Our Potential

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Letters

Readers weigh in on the “The Next Big Idea” and aviation’s early days in Canada

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A Capital Achievement

In nearly half a century at U of T, economics prof Michael Hare has touched thousands of students’ lives

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Tomorrow’s Doctors

Medical students will doubly benefit from Terrence Donnelly’s new gift

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The Long Goodbye

ROSI, the aging online student service, is being replaced over the next several years with a friendlier, more flexible system

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Sidewalk Surfin’

Professor Mark Kortschot has invented a new kind of skateboard

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Thinking Small

Philosophy prof Donald Ainslie will champion interactive group learning as principal of U of T’s largest college

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Don’t Overdo It!

Women who exercise strenuously may be at greater risk of developing dementia later in life, study finds

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Islam and the Bible

What do Arabic translations of Christianity’s holy book reveal about three of the world’s great religions?

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A Cure for Red Tape

Instead of fighting bureaucratic inefficiency, why not go around it?

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Funemployment

Sometimes, being unemployed can be positive – it depends on who you ask

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Detecting Cancer

A new technique using light and metal nanoparticles could help save lives

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The End of Moore’s Law?

For almost half a century, computer chips have doubled in power every 18 months. But this may not hold true for much longer, says Eugene Fiume

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The Urban Forest

“Neighbourwoods” uses Google Earth to share info about the health of city trees

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Body Double

A U of T team finally settles the question of where Tom Thomson was buried

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Tales from a Troubadour

Justin Rutledge talks about the art of writing lyrics, working with Michael Ondaatje and surviving cat attacks

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Green Gadfly

Tom Rand has opened what he calls North America’s most environmentally friendly hotel

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The Ties That Bind

Joy Fielding explores a tangled mother-daughter relationship in her new book, Now You See Her

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The Making of a Judge

George Carter, the first Canadian-born black judge in the country, worked as a train porter to pay his tuition

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Steve Petranik and Ann Auman

A Varsity romance is still going strong after more than 30 years

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The Flying Photographer

89-year-old Lou Wise has dedicated much of his life to shooting images of the Earth from above

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60 Seconds With Fred Gitelman

Canada’s bridge champion is trying to save the game from falling off a demographic cliff

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Regal Reception

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth enjoy a visit to U of T in May 1939

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Don’t Overdo It!

Women who exercise strenuously may be at greater risk of developing dementia later in life, study finds

recent post image

True North

What does Canada stand for now? Have we lost our international reputation as a nature-loving, peacekeeping haven for newcomers?

recent post image

Understanding Autism

Scientist Stephen Scherer aims to uncover the genetic causes of an incurable neural disorder

recent post image

The Debut

How do you write a bestselling first novel? If you’re Tom Rachman, you start by majoring in film

Photo by ACBL and Ron Tacchi" alt="recent post image">

60 Seconds With Fred Gitelman

Canada’s bridge champion is trying to save the game from falling off a demographic cliff

Photo by Michael Chambers Photography" alt="recent post image">

The Making of a Judge

George Carter, the first Canadian-born black judge in the country, worked as a train porter to pay his tuition

recent post image

Islam and the Bible

What do Arabic translations of Christianity’s holy book reveal about three of the world’s great religions?

recent post image

The Long Goodbye

ROSI, the aging online student service, is being replaced over the next several years with a friendlier, more flexible system

Photo by David Leyes" alt="recent post image">

The Ties That Bind

Joy Fielding explores a tangled mother-daughter relationship in her new book, Now You See Her

Photo by Ivan Otis" alt="recent post image">

Tales from a Troubadour

Justin Rutledge talks about the art of writing lyrics, working with Michael Ondaatje and surviving cat attacks

recent post image

Sidewalk Surfin’

Professor Mark Kortschot has invented a new kind of skateboard

Illustration by Yarek Waszul" alt="recent post image">

A Cure for Red Tape

Instead of fighting bureaucratic inefficiency, why not go around it?

" alt="recent post image">

A Capital Achievement

In nearly half a century at U of T, economics prof Michael Hare has touched thousands of students’ lives

recent post image

Realizing Our Potential

Growing evidence shows the importance of life’s early years

Photo Courtesy of U of T archives/a1973-0050/002p(01)" alt="recent post image">

Regal Reception

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth enjoy a visit to U of T in May 1939

" alt="recent post image">

Body Double

A U of T team finally settles the question of where Tom Thomson was buried

Photo: Google Earth" alt="recent post image">

The Urban Forest

“Neighbourwoods” uses Google Earth to share info about the health of city trees

Photo Courtesy of MaRS Discovery District" alt="recent post image">

Green Gadfly

Tom Rand has opened what he calls North America’s most environmentally friendly hotel

recent post image

Tomorrow’s Doctors

Medical students will doubly benefit from Terrence Donnelly’s new gift

recent post image

100 Million Canadians

Could Canada’s path to superpower status be a number’s game?

recent post image

Thinking Small

Philosophy prof Donald Ainslie will champion interactive group learning as principal of U of T’s largest college

Photo by James Petranik" alt="recent post image">

Steve Petranik and Ann Auman

A Varsity romance is still going strong after more than 30 years

Photo by Lou Wise" alt="recent post image">

The Flying Photographer

89-year-old Lou Wise has dedicated much of his life to shooting images of the Earth from above

recent post image

Genetic Testing – a Double-edged Sword?

Autism isn’t preventable or curable. So why pursue genetic testing?

Photo by Murat Seyit/istockphoto" alt="recent post image">

Detecting Cancer

A new technique using light and metal nanoparticles could help save lives

Photo by Mbbirdy/istockphoto" alt="recent post image">

The End of Moore’s Law?

For almost half a century, computer chips have doubled in power every 18 months. But this may not hold true for much longer, says Eugene Fiume

recent post image

The ABCs of Autism

Contrary to stereotypes, most autistic children don’t bang their heads, and fewer than one per cent are brilliant savants

recent post image

Diplomatic to the Core

U of T has helped train many of Canada’s top diplomats

recent post image

Letters

Readers weigh in on the “The Next Big Idea” and aviation’s early days in Canada

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Funemployment

Sometimes, being unemployed can be positive – it depends on who you ask

Category: Spring 2011