Generation T

For trans students at U of T, the fight for rights and equality is about much more than just washrooms

Trans Billionaire Gives to U of T’s Bonham Centre

Jennifer Pritzker’s support will create a new third-year course in trans studies

Redefining Gender

These days, talking about sex and gender can involve a lot of specialized terms. Here’s a guide

Partners in Transition

Prof. Elspeth Brown is interviewing partners of trans people as part of a project to record the stories of LGBTQ people

The Gene Editors

U of T scientists are using a powerful new technology to alter DNA and possibly cure disease

How CRISPR Works

Proteins and RNA all play a part in this age-old defense against invading viruses

The Ethics of Gene Editing

Drawing the line on “designer babies”

Followings

Meet six U of T alumni, faculty and staff members whose stars are shining brightly on social media

Loving the Aliebn

Jonathan Sun tweets funny and heartfelt observations about what it means to be a 21st-century human

Views from UTSC

Does Drake go to U of T Scarborough? This Instagrammer imagines that he does

What Makes a Good Mother?

Catherine Connors writes poignantly – and humorously – about the joys and perils of parenting

The Toronto No One Notices

Graphic designer Joe Silveira zooms in on textures, patterns and colours

In the Pink

Anabela Piersol showcases independent clothing designers, as well as her own lovely creations

Every Move She Makes

Video mimic Yani Macute takes pop star fandom to the next level

Keen Tweets

Twitter postings from some of the platform’s biggest influencers

Letters to the Editor

Addressing the real problems faced by PhD grads and advice for the new chair for investor rights

Keep Learning

U of T’s School of Continuing Studies is a powerful engine of opportunity

Antarctica Bound

Rhodes Scholar Jessica Phillips wants to help protect the continent’s ecosystem – and its penguins

Ain’t No Half-Steppin’

This hip-hop crew “killed it” at U of T’s first Urban Dance Competition

Where Every Day Is Throwback Thursday

Karen Suurtamm helps bring the U of T Archives to students raised on social media

Robots That Play Soccer

At the end of the course, teams pit their robots against each other in an actual match on a mini-“field”

Campus Reflections

A Faculty of Music alum reimagines an iconic view of U of T

Poll: What Social Media Platform Do You Spend the Most Time On?

Students favour Facebook for connecting with family and friends

“We Can Do Better, We Will Do Better”

U of T is creating a new centre to help prevent and respond to sexual violence

Drumming Up Support

U of T alum honours late father with a fellowship for percussion students

Art’s Healing Power

A residential schools assignment led student Lisa Boivin to take up digital painting

Luella Massey Studio Theatre

A tribute to a much beloved administrator

Ruling the Pool

Olympic-bound Kylie Masse’s extraordinary ascent to the top of women’s swimming

U of T’s Olympians

More than 400 alumni have participated in the Olympics and Paralympics

Carbon Busters

How can Toronto reduce its greenhouse gas emissions? Munk School students propose the ways

Commuter U

Almost a third of Toronto university students spend two hours or more a day commuting, survey finds

Support You Can Bank On

U of T teams up with RBC to create new resources for student entrepreneurs

A Day to Remember

Highlights from this year’s spring convocations

Robot, You Can Drive My Car

Automated vehicles are almost here, but governments have done little to prepare, U of T analysts warn

A Few Simple Questions Could Change Your Dental Visit

Dentists should screen patients for anxiety to minimize their experience of pain, new research suggests

Mx

New honorific is for people who don’t want to reveal their gender

Rap Dreams

Where gangs rule, hip hop is a strongly positive force for youth, study finds

Much Ado about William

What explains Shakespeare’s enduring appeal, 400 years after his death?

Improve Your Punch

Hykso creates wearable tech for boxing

Making Camp

U of T prof’s designs let campers sleep over wetlands or high among trees

Who Are We Trying to Reach?

The case for academic writing that everyone can read

Cities in Ruins

Prof. Tong Lam’s photographs depict urban decay in Asia, and the parallels between security and surveillance in east and west

The Fast Lane Out of Poverty

Paved roads give households in developing nations a leg up

The Science of Disagreement

How our bodies unwittingly reveal our prejudices

The Children’s Crusader

One billion kids experience violence worldwide each year. Susan Bissell has devoted her life to ending the abuse

Literary Midwife

Eliza Reid helps writers deliver prose at her Iceland retreat

Nature and Nurture

Alexandra Risen untangles her parents’ painful past and her wild garden in a new memoir

The Konrad Group Helps Brands Boost their Digital Mojo

These U of T alumni help businesses from CBC to Coca-Cola thrive online

Making the Best of Whatever Life Hands You

How a phys-ed wilderness survival challenge taught Kelly Anne Graham (BPHE 1987) a lesson about resilience

I Saw Him Standing There

How a U of T engineering student found himself on stage with the Beatles in 1964

Arriving in a Place Where Almost No One Looks Like You

Certain immigrant experiences – such as the tales of those in rural communities – are overlooked in Canada, writes Sana Malik

60 Seconds with Barry Avrich

In his new memoir, the filmmaker and ad exec talks divas and Donny Osmond

“We Remember Him with Pride”

U of T alum Walter Kohn rose above tragedy to earn a Nobel Prize in chemistry

Thora Gerow Mentored Hundreds of Nurses

The U of T alumna was one of the first nurse practitioners in Ontario, and advocated for the women in her profession her entire life

Spring Reunion 2016

The celebratory weekend featured telescope demos, stress-free degrees and blue skies

This Side of Paradise

U of T grads and guests enjoy a University College garden party during Convocation 1930

Category: Summer 2016