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36 Amazing Facts about U of T

A celebration of unique, extraordinary and record-breaking feats and factoids from the university’s 187-year history

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12 Inspiring People from U of T

A celebration of unique, extraordinary and record-breaking feats and facts from the University of Toronto’s 187-year history of learning and discovery

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9 Incredible Science Facts about the University of Toronto

A celebration of unique, extraordinary and record-breaking feats and facts from the U of T’s 187-year history of learning and discovery

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10 Record-Breaking U of T Places and Programs

A celebration of unique, extraordinary and record-breaking feats and facts from the University of Toronto’s 187-year history of learning and discovery

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The Future As We See It

Five intriguing technologies that could change your life by 2025

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Canada’s Next Top Author

How a creative-writing program that admits just seven students a year is cultivating the country’s next generation of literary giants

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A Big Step Forward

The Ontario and federal governments have signalled a serious commitment to globally competitive research excellence

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Letters to the Editor

Applause from readers for U of T’s “Step Forward” plan and a caution about invisibility

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OISE’s New Direction

Education faculty to more than double the size of its graduate programs in teacher education, eliminate BEd by 2015

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New Sculpture Honours Norman Bethune’s Legacy

The U of T-educated doctor had a huge impact on health

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The Mighty Pen

The War of 1812, as seen by political cartoonists

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Restoring UC’s Glory

University College is embarking on an ambitious 10-year plan to renovate one of U of T’s most iconic buildings

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There’s Nothing Buttery About It

The Trinity College cafeteria draws its name from the French word for “cask” or “barrel”

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Poll: Do You Unplug from the Net When You Go on Vacation?

A large minority of members of the U of T community report they have difficulty disconnecting — even when they’re taking time off from work

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Pie a Prof

In vying to escape a sticky situation, six political science profs raise $13,700 for child refugees in Jordan

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The Challenge of Building in the Arctic

How should architecture adapt to the Far North’s unique climate and culture?

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Farewell to the Master

Outgoing Massey College master John Fraser decodes the unusual traditions and unique contributions of U of T’s only graduate college

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“Innis Was My Oasis”

Mark Weisdorf took no classes at Innis, but the college’s Town Hall became the heart of his U of T community

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Walking in Mandela’s Footsteps

A new U of T student award promotes the ideals of Nelson Mandela

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The Three-Minute Thesis

Students vie to condense years of research into an elevator pitch and win $1,000

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Dennis Smith Pioneered Biomaterials in Canada

Leading scientist brought together experts from chemistry, medicine and dentistry to advance innovative new field

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Mona Gauthier Revealed Estrogen’s Role in Breast and Ovarian Cancers

U of T scientist helped discover key factor in risk for breast, ovarian cancers

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A Quicker Fix

A new app aims to smooth out the often prickly relationship between residents and property managers

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Honest Lying

Brain dysfunction can cause us to make false statements that we believe to be true

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A Spoonful of Mustard

First-year student discovers a potential new treatment for malaria that could be as close as your kitchen cupboard

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What Happens to Our Digital Selves When We Die?

For Facebook and other technology companies it’s still an open – and troublesome – question

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The Danger of Sitting Still

A new device promises to ease a major health concern for people with mobility problems

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Labour Troubles

Canada’s temporary foreign workers program needs a rethink, says immigration expert Jeffrey Reitz

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Stay Attentive, Drive Better

A U of T prof is using a simulator to test how to keep drivers off their smartphones — and focused on the road

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A Robot That Helps Make Babies

Micro device developed at U of T could dramatically boost IVF’s effectiveness

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Creative Writing for Everyone

If you’re looking for a less intensive way than a graduate degree to improve your creative writing, U of T’s School of Continuing Studies offers many options

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Building for Your Health

Tye Farrow is creating architecture that can actually prevent disease

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Brew Crew

Lee Tseng’s craft beers are a hit in Shanghai

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Suspense on Spaniel Island

Suzanne Kingsmill is a zoologist, carpenter and mystery author — which leads to some unusual storylines

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How to Build a Sustainable City

Can Toronto cut emissions by 80 per cent? If it’s up to Nadine Ibrahim, yes

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A Reunion to Remember

Ann Nguyen and Paul Hiscock, two engineers from different worlds, decide to put a ring on it

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The World in a City

Beautiful portraits of U of T grads are part of Cosmopolis — a unique project to celebrate diversity in Toronto

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World Changer

Katharine Hayhoe is one of the world’s top voices for climate action

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Good Neighbour

Nicolas Koff is helping crowdfund community improvement projects

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60 Seconds With Yoni Freedhoff

This doc prescribes chocolate

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Vision of Canada

Harold Innis’s fur trade research in the summer of 1924 launched a celebrated academic career

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In Pictures: U of T’s Top 10 Beards and Moustaches

Beards are having a 2014 fashion moment! Still, U of T professors of the past could go chin-to-chin with even Toronto Blue Jay Adam Lind. Presenting: U of T’s Top 10 in facial hair.

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In Pictures: Varsity Blues Men’s Swim Team Through the Years

The Varsity Blues men’s swimming crew are U of T’s most decorated sports team. They have taken 62 provincial titles since 1920 and are the current champ. Their history, in pictures.

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In Pictures: the Amazing Collection of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

A slideshow of rare and intriguing items from the library’s digital treasure trove.

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The Future As We See It

Five intriguing technologies that could change your life by 2025

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9 Incredible Science Facts about the University of Toronto

A celebration of unique, extraordinary and record-breaking feats and facts from the U of T’s 187-year history of learning and discovery

recent post image

10 Record-Breaking U of T Places and Programs

A celebration of unique, extraordinary and record-breaking feats and facts from the University of Toronto’s 187-year history of learning and discovery

recent post image

36 Amazing Facts about U of T

A celebration of unique, extraordinary and record-breaking feats and factoids from the university’s 187-year history

recent post image

New Sculpture Honours Norman Bethune’s Legacy

The U of T-educated doctor had a huge impact on health

recent post image

Canada’s Next Top Author

How a creative-writing program that admits just seven students a year is cultivating the country’s next generation of literary giants

recent post image

How to Build a Sustainable City

Can Toronto cut emissions by 80 per cent? If it’s up to Nadine Ibrahim, yes

recent post image

Restoring UC’s Glory

University College is embarking on an ambitious 10-year plan to renovate one of U of T’s most iconic buildings

recent post image

What Happens to Our Digital Selves When We Die?

For Facebook and other technology companies it’s still an open – and troublesome – question

recent post image

A Spoonful of Mustard

First-year student discovers a potential new treatment for malaria that could be as close as your kitchen cupboard

recent post image

Vision of Canada

Harold Innis’s fur trade research in the summer of 1924 launched a celebrated academic career

recent post image

12 Inspiring People from U of T

A celebration of unique, extraordinary and record-breaking feats and facts from the University of Toronto’s 187-year history of learning and discovery

recent post image

OISE’s New Direction

Education faculty to more than double the size of its graduate programs in teacher education, eliminate BEd by 2015

recent post image

Farewell to the Master

Outgoing Massey College master John Fraser decodes the unusual traditions and unique contributions of U of T’s only graduate college

recent post image

The Challenge of Building in the Arctic

How should architecture adapt to the Far North’s unique climate and culture?

recent post image

A Big Step Forward

The Ontario and federal governments have signalled a serious commitment to globally competitive research excellence

recent post image

Brew Crew

Lee Tseng’s craft beers are a hit in Shanghai

recent post image

In Pictures: the Amazing Collection of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

A slideshow of rare and intriguing items from the library’s digital treasure trove.

recent post image

Mona Gauthier Revealed Estrogen’s Role in Breast and Ovarian Cancers

U of T scientist helped discover key factor in risk for breast, ovarian cancers

recent post image

In Pictures: U of T’s Top 10 Beards and Moustaches

Beards are having a 2014 fashion moment! Still, U of T professors of the past could go chin-to-chin with even Toronto Blue Jay Adam Lind. Presenting: U of T’s Top 10 in facial hair.

recent post image

Pie a Prof

In vying to escape a sticky situation, six political science profs raise $13,700 for child refugees in Jordan

recent post image

Building for Your Health

Tye Farrow is creating architecture that can actually prevent disease

recent post image

A Quicker Fix

A new app aims to smooth out the often prickly relationship between residents and property managers

recent post image

60 Seconds With Yoni Freedhoff

This doc prescribes chocolate

recent post image

Good Neighbour

Nicolas Koff is helping crowdfund community improvement projects

recent post image

Creative Writing for Everyone

If you’re looking for a less intensive way than a graduate degree to improve your creative writing, U of T’s School of Continuing Studies offers many options

recent post image

In Pictures: Varsity Blues Men’s Swim Team Through the Years

The Varsity Blues men’s swimming crew are U of T’s most decorated sports team. They have taken 62 provincial titles since 1920 and are the current champ. Their history, in pictures.

recent post image

The Three-Minute Thesis

Students vie to condense years of research into an elevator pitch and win $1,000

recent post image

The Danger of Sitting Still

A new device promises to ease a major health concern for people with mobility problems

recent post image

The World in a City

Beautiful portraits of U of T grads are part of Cosmopolis — a unique project to celebrate diversity in Toronto

recent post image

A Robot That Helps Make Babies

Micro device developed at U of T could dramatically boost IVF’s effectiveness

recent post image

There’s Nothing Buttery About It

The Trinity College cafeteria draws its name from the French word for “cask” or “barrel”

recent post image

Poll: Do You Unplug from the Net When You Go on Vacation?

A large minority of members of the U of T community report they have difficulty disconnecting — even when they’re taking time off from work

recent post image

Labour Troubles

Canada’s temporary foreign workers program needs a rethink, says immigration expert Jeffrey Reitz

recent post image

Suspense on Spaniel Island

Suzanne Kingsmill is a zoologist, carpenter and mystery author — which leads to some unusual storylines

recent post image

Stay Attentive, Drive Better

A U of T prof is using a simulator to test how to keep drivers off their smartphones — and focused on the road

recent post image

Letters to the Editor

Applause from readers for U of T’s “Step Forward” plan and a caution about invisibility

recent post image

A Reunion to Remember

Ann Nguyen and Paul Hiscock, two engineers from different worlds, decide to put a ring on it

recent post image

World Changer

Katharine Hayhoe is one of the world’s top voices for climate action

recent post image

Honest Lying

Brain dysfunction can cause us to make false statements that we believe to be true

recent post image

The Mighty Pen

The War of 1812, as seen by political cartoonists

recent post image

Dennis Smith Pioneered Biomaterials in Canada

Leading scientist brought together experts from chemistry, medicine and dentistry to advance innovative new field

recent post image

“Innis Was My Oasis”

Mark Weisdorf took no classes at Innis, but the college’s Town Hall became the heart of his U of T community

recent post image

Walking in Mandela’s Footsteps

A new U of T student award promotes the ideals of Nelson Mandela

Category: Summer 2014