Sparks of Brilliance

Meet U of T’s next generation of scientists, thinkers and inventors

Starving Cancer Cells

Many scientists work for years to find a cure for a single type of cancer – Patrick Gunning has his sights set on four

Literary Songbird

Katherine Larson infuses her study of English with a passion for music to find new meaning in literature

Speed of Light

Joyce Poon is developing optical devices that could make computers vastly more powerful and a whole lot faster

Goodbye to Plastic?

Emma Master imagines a world with much less garbage, thanks to new organic materials she’s researching

The Art of Activism

Naisargi Dave investigates what inspires someone to take up a cause

Asia Rising

As global power shifts to Asia, Canada’s success will depend on seeing more than just business opportunities in the region, says Joseph Wong

Aging Well

Samir Sinha wants to help keep older Canadians healthy and independent for longer. As the population ages, the viability of our health-care system depends on it

Go Argonautes!

Julie Claycomb is researching a group of proteins that may yield new treatments for a variety of genetic and viral diseases

Markets Without Borders?

Deborah Cowen investigates what happens when governments sacrifice the rights of their citizens to protect the flow of goods across national lines

The Importance of Being Intuitive

Chen-Bo Zhong is interested in how intuition affects moral decisions – and prevents us from behaving unethically

The New Regent Park

A university community helps a neighbourhood transform

Towers of Song

A U of T music grad runs an innovative program to bring affordable music lessons to Regent Park youth

Pathways’ Progress

A homework support program involving OISE students has more than doubled high school graduation rates in Regent Park

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Readers contemplate climate change, the issue of hunger, and even theatre

President's Message

The Myth of the Ivory Tower

New schools show U of T is engaged, adaptable and more relevant than ever

Meet Our Next President

World-renowned urban expert Meric Gertler will succeed David Naylor and serve as U of T’s 16th president

Building a Virtual Jukebox

UTM entrepreneurs win $2,500 for their eJuked app

A Trio of Rhodes

Three students have earned prestigious scholarships to study at Oxford

Someone to Watch Over Us

Victoria welcomes back a familiar face

Moustache Maven

Professor Allan Peterkin is the world’s leading facial-hair expert

The Stories She Tells

Filmmaker Sarah Polley’s advice for students who want to get into the movie business? Just do it

Poculi Ludique Societas

U of T’s medieval drama group gives tell-all history on their Latin name

A Global Observatory

The Munk School expands into a restored heritage building on Bloor – and extends its reach around the world

Peace of Mind

A U of T project aims to bring better mental health to a country where most illnesses go untreated

The Right Candidate for You

Vote Compass helps citizens sort one politician’s views from another’s. Now, municipal voters will get to try it

K-Pop

Will “Gangnam Style” open the doors for other South Korean artists?

A House Divided

Creating “thermal zones” in a home could reduce energy costs by as much as 80 per cent

Machine Translation

Understand and speak Mandarin? If not, a computer may soon do it for you

Patent Wars

Intellectual property rights are intended to foster innovation. But could they actually be stifling it?

What Do the Adrenal Glands Do?

U of T team’s video wins Scientific American challenge

Arms and the Prehistoric Man

Discovery suggests human ancestors began hunting with stone-tipped spears far earlier than previously thought

Urban Crusader

CivicAction CEO Mitzie Hunter is a champion for a better Toronto

The Kite Runner

Tarik Kadri gives hope to orphans in India

Cry the Beloved Country

A network of Syrian expats is bringing youth abroad to study in safety

Canada’s Most Wanted

Nathan Morlando brings the story of famed Toronto bank robber Edwin Boyd to the big screen

It Happened One Night

For Tanya Koivusalo and Adam Nayman, it was a “blockbuster” beginning for a slow and steady romance

UC’s Bright Lights

University College celebrates “alumni of influence” with gala event

An Education

In 1940, Joyce Taylor graduated in physiotherapy – and soon set off to war

Eight Degrees of Education

Most people retire from higher education after a maximum of three degrees. Lorne Bozinoff went for eight

U of T Engineering turns 100

The Lady Godiva Memorial Band serenades students on Founder’s Day

Category: Spring 2013