Such a Long Journey

From bank clerk to writer, from obscurity to the Oprah Winfrey Show, Rohinton Mistry’s path as a writer has taken a series of unlikely turns

A Lot of Beers and 15 Minutes of Fame

How Peter Gzowski got me an afternoon in the spotlight

32 Short Pieces about Peter Gzowski

A fractured look at the CBC broadcaster’s year at U of T

Road Sage

Put away your aggression and stop leaning on that horn! Baher Abdulhai’s research shows that the average commute time in the GTA can be reduced by 50 per cent

Paddle Power

The adventures of the U of T Outing Club think nothing of canoeing across Toronto’s inner harbour. They also hike, bike, ski and otherwise challenge the great outdoors in any way they can

Bravo, Miss Brown!

With the help of a devoted tutor who acted as her eyes and ears, Mae Brown became Canada’s first deaf-blind university graduate

The Noise about Rising Tuition

It’s time to reflect on the facts

Love Changes All

Battles of the sexes are common in the animal world, especially when it comes to mating

A Dream Solution to Pain?

Research could lead to new treatment options for pain sufferers

Why Bees Leave Home

Foraging and food-gathering may be genetically encoded into honeybees’ brains

A Gas from the Past

Geochemist discovers gases that may have been present on Earth before the origin of life

Lean Times

In Toronto’s expensive rental market, welfare doesn’t cover cost of a nutritional diet, study finds

The Gay Voice

Some men may subconsciously adopt certain female speech patterns

The Smell of Success

Prof is researching bacteria that could “eat” air pollutants

Wasting Talent

Canadian employers and immigrants would both benefit from better “mutual orientation,” study finds

Not Just Black and White

U of T debaters were unbeatable at North American championships

Provost Named, Brain Regained

In other appointments, Ian Orchard named principal of U of T Mississauga

Students Reject Varsity Levy

U of T will reconsider how to replace Varsity Stadium

Honouring St. Clair Balfour

Gift in the week of his death will enhance journalism fellowships

Yiddish Gets a Boost

$600,000 gift will support Yiddish Studies program

Reform School?

Preston Manning will deliver guest lectures in political science and Canadian Studies

Oh, the Humanities!

Author Toni Morrison joined thousands in Toronto as U of T co-hosted the 2002 Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities

Two Profs Win Killam Prize

Lap-Chee Tsui and Ian Hacking each win $100,000 award

Pulp and Paper Just Got Stronger

New research chair created in pulp and paper engineering

Bequest Supports Medical Research

$2-million endowment will fund Banbury Chair in Medical Research

Making Law Accessible

Barrier-free classroom opens at U of T law school

U of T Magazine Picks Up Nine Awards

Honours include gold for best writing and silver for best magazine

Shall We Dance?

U of T Ballroom Dance Club celebrates 20 years

Medicine Men

Two U of T alumni work their magic to keep Toronto’s Jays and Raptors running

Ydessa Hendeles Wins GG-Award

Awards of Excellence honour members of U of T community

Good Works

Gordon Cressy Leadership Awards celebrate 136 remarkable students

A Champion of Alumni

Former alumni affairs director Bert Pinnington set up first planned giving program

Carry a Big Stick

U of T’s mace is gold-plated and silver and was unveiled at convocation in June 1951

Category: Summer 2002