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

A Guiding Hand

The thesis adviser plays a big role in every grad student’s life. Alice Hutton Sharp writes about how to make the most of this complex relationship

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

Toronto Higher

Toronto’s universities are working together to make the region an even better place to live, work and study

Letters to the Editor

Readers praise UTSC’s new principal, call for action to limit global warming, and question a campus car park

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

Could Carbon Dioxide Be the Solution to Climate Change?

Greenhouse gas could be harvested from the atmosphere and recycled into renewable fuel, says researcher

Northern Exposure

A U of T prof aims to better understand the needs of cancer patients in Nunavut

Uberization

Companies such as Uber are disrupting entire industries, but this is good for the economy overall, says an economics prof

Pssst, Wanna Buy a Kidney?

Most people recoil at the thought of selling human organs. But supplying the right information can change attitudes, a U of T study finds

Data in Search of Scientists

With the U.S. facing a shortage of data analysts, a company led by a U of T grad is looking to bridge the gap

Cooling Off

Will the Paris climate accord succeed where Kyoto didn’t?

Words of Freedom

U of T is now home to the world’s largest digitized collection of Soviet samizdat journals

Why Do Tornadoes Form?

UTSC researcher uses 30 years of climate data to understand what causes these devastating storms

The Air Up There

Tarek Ibrahim wants to make personal flying machines a reality

Making Women’s Grey Matter Matter

Lynn Posluns wants more brain-disease research to focus on females

All the Light We Cannot See

As New York actor Ben Mehl deals with vision loss, he finds brightness amongst the shadows

Children of Earth and Sky

Guy Gavriel Kay’s latest novel takes place during the European Renaissance

You Can Accomplish a Lot When You’re Enjoying Yourself

How a design contest became a defining U of T moment for architect Monica Adair (MArch 2005)

Small is Beautiful

Alumnus David MacLean is creating a small-scale Toronto – his first step to miniaturizing the entire country

On Art and Faith

Artists often understand more about sacrifice than many religious people do, writes Maggie Helwig

Urban Angel

Judy Matthews and her husband have given $25 million to turn a stretch of derelict land under the Gardiner into a vibrant park

A Force for Change in Her Time

Though she was a trained teacher, “Lib” Cranston found her true purpose volunteering

A Late-in-Life Activist

For much of his life, Jack Hallam couldn’t be public with his sexual politics. And then, suddenly, he could

Some Enchanted Evening

How the Canadian Officer Training Corps Ball brought sparkle to Hart House

Category: Spring 2016