LGTBQ

Out and Proud

How students, faculty, staff and alumni brought queer activism to the University of Toronto and changed the campus forever

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The March to Equality

40 years of sexual equality rights in North America and around the world

LGBTQ

LGBTQ Wants You!

U of T’s LGBTQ alumni are building a stronger community

Nikki Stratigacos

T is for Trans

It’s time to cast off dated notions about masculinity, femininity and “opposite” sexes

U of T Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies

Gay Studies Branches Out

In a single decade, U of T’s Sexual Diversity Studies program has become one of the largest of its kind in North America

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Why Smart People Do Stupid Things

Intelligence by itself doesn’t make you rational. Thinking rationally demands mental skills that some of us don’t have and many of us don’t use

How Rational Are You?

How Rational Are You?

Five questions to get you thinking

Reaching Higher

Reaching Higher

The Gordon Cressy Awards recognize new graduates who have made outstanding contributions to U of T. For these past winners, helping others has become a way of life

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Kieran Hayward

“My dream is to be one of the inspired citizens who shape Toronto for the better”

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Helen Tewolde

“My deepest ambition is to focus on learning and practising leadership in new and challenging contexts”

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Breese Davies

“The privilege of living and working in Canada comes with the duty to protect the fundamental rights of the most vulnerable.”

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Preena Chauhan

“I can always do more for others”

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Aly-Khan Rajani

“One wishes for a day when people everywhere can live with dignity”

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Gurjit Sangha

“Leadership isn’t just about having vision – it’s about having the right people work with you, because you can’t do it alone”

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Matthew Cimone

“It is amazing to me the encouragement we get from those we are ostensibly trying to help”

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Stephen Tracy

“I believe we should each apply our own unique skills for the betterment of humanity”

Steve Dennis

Steve Dennis

“My goal isn’t to end global conflict, but to end the suffering of people who live in places where conflict takes away their basic human rights”

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Dr. Andrew Pinto

“Life outside the classroom is vital to one’s education”

Melissa Kluger

Melissa Kluger

“The award motivated me to dream up new ideas and take risks”

Rahim Hirji

Dr. Rahim Hirji

“I dream of writing a book on leadership and self-improvement, and traveling the world as a motivational speaker”

Geoff Ibbotson

Dr. Geoff Ibbotson

“This is what leadership means to me – serving people”

Michael Goldberg

Michael Goldberg

“I would love to contribute to the cure for cancer”

Mark Slade

Mark Slade

“The global financial crisis is forcing everybody to think differently about business”

Universities and the Innovation Economy

U of T is laying new foundations for prosperity

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Comments from readers about U of T’s Institute of Child Study, the war in Afghanistan, academic integrity and VE-Day on campus

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Women in Law

Some women leave the legal profession to raise a family. A new Faculty of Law program helps them return

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Our Home and Native Land

Recently, students travelled across Ontario to learn about the province’s First Nations

A Classicist's Legacy

A Classicist’s Legacy

The M.B. Wallace Memorial Graduate Award in Classics

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Max Gluskin House

Renovation to the economics department wins second place in local people’s choice architecture awards

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Best of the Blues

U of T’s Sports Hall of Fame names its 2009 inductees

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In Memoriam: Warren Goldring

Mutual-fund guru Warren Goldring was an outstanding volunteer and caring philanthropist at U of T

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Connecting Communities

Investing in high-speed rail and clean electricity could help lift Toronto out of the recession – and set the stage for a sustainable future

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The Ideal Distance from Farm to Fork

Local food isn’t always environmentally the best, says geography prof Pierre Desrochers

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What’s a CEO Worth?

Rotman dean Roger Martin says executive pay shouldn’t be tied to a company’s stock price, after all

Illustration by Graham Roumieu

Undermining Staying Power

If a business wants to enjoy the benefits of long-term staying power, it must reject theories built on shareholder value theory and replace them with a theory embedded firmly in the real market

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Mind Reader

An infrared ray may help caregivers decode the wishes of people with severe paralysis

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Care for the Aged

Canada faces a shortage of geriatricians for a rapidly greying population, says Dr. Barry Goldlist

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Food for Thought

Nick Saul serves up healthy meals and civic engagement at The Stop

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Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller

Economist Jeff Rubin’s new book contemplates life after the Oil Age

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60 Seconds with Victoria Banks

The Nashville songwriter has released her first CD

Milestones

Five Grads Named to Top 40 Under 40

Jewison and Cronenberg receive film honours, and Kelly Nelson Doran wins Canada Council for the Arts’ Prix de Rome in Architecture

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Voice of Silence

Journalist Andrew Mitrovica meets one of In Cold Blood’s reticent Clutter sisters

The Two of Us

Ronda Wabie and Greg Evans

A second meeting at the Victoria College pub brought two students eye to eye

David Cvet

Master of Medieval Combat

David Cvet teaches U of T students the finer points of grappling and single-hand sword work

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The March of Time

Convocation procession highlights progress women were making at U of T

Honorary Degree Recipients

U of T confers its highest award on distinguished leaders, authors, volunteers and alumni

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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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Expecting the Unexpected

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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AI and the MD

Doctors will soon use artificial intelligence to help diagnose and treat patients, opening up new possibilities for better health

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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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Artificial Intelligence Is Here. Is It Time to Rethink Your Business Strategy?

To answer this question, consider this thought experiment

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Many Medicines Are Considered Essential. Not All Are Effective

A U of T doctor is leading efforts to review the medical evidence for more than 2,200 commonly prescribed drugs

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A Prisoner No More

For Kyla Fox, an eating disorder felt like a life sentence. Now recovered, she helps other people overcome theirs

Category: Summer 2009