Healthy Minds

As U of T responds to a rise in mental health needs on campus, a powerful source of help emerges: students themselves

A New Strategy for Student Mental Health

Landmark U of T report calls for a “systems approach” to mental health on campus

A Canadian Hero for Mental Health

Twenty years ago, Michael Wilson witnessed the terrible impact of stigma around mental illness. He’s been working tirelessly to erase it ever since

A Life in Blue and White

From champion student athlete to UTSC’s principal: Bruce Kidd ushers in a new era at the university’s eastern campus

Goodbye to Cars!

U of T embarks on a bold plan to restore, renew and beautify the historic St. George campus

Who Are the Members of the Winning Team?

Meet the winners of the bid to restore, renew and beautify St. George campus

Letters to the Editor

The importance of solving traffic gridlock and a major lesson for budding journalists

Toward a Greener Future

U of T is an international leader in climate change research and teaching

Robarts Expansion to Begin This Spring

Five-floor addition will boost study and meeting spaces

Top-Ranked U of T

U of T places among the top in several international university rankings

Double Value in Being Green

Energy savings on all three campuses are good for the climate, but also leave more money for academic programs

Roy Ivor Hall

A U of T Mississauga residence is named after the Birdman of Mississauga

Contemplating the Cosmos

Thousands of spectators witnessed a double celestial phenomenon on the St. George campus

Poll: When Do You Start Studying for Exams?

Many U of T students prefer to cram before an exam

U of T Supports Syrian Refugees

The university will create 100 bursaries for students at risk due to war

War Child

Michel Chikwanine talks about his long, difficult journey to the African Studies program at U of T

U of T and MaRS to Host First Canadian JLABS

Partnership with Johnson & Johnson will support up to 50 local biomedical startups

At the Heart of a Great Campaign

Volunteers make immeasurable contributions to the university’s fundraising efforts

Bringing History to Light

Alumna Joan Randall helps bring historically important documents to U of T

Literary Detective

Phyllis Grosskurth was one of Canada’s best biographers, and one of University College’s first female English professors

In Memoriam: Andrew John Becker

U of T medical geneticist helped identify stem cells

On the Right Track

Prof. Eric Miller wants to use improved data – and more of it – to help cities make better transit decisions

Team Spirit

Adolescents who play team sports are less likely to experience mental illness later in life, study finds

The 6ix

Toronto’s new nickname popularized by rap star Drake

A Cut Above

A “black box” for the operating room is leading to improved training for physicians and better knowledge of surgical errors

Say What?

Knowtions aims to make translating complex scientific documents into any language faster and more accurate

Seeking Refuge

What can be done about the global migrant crisis?

Taking Off

You’ve heard of burlesque? Now, there’s nerdlesque

Muscle and Metal

How a unique U of T collaboration is making life better for a student with cerebral palsy

Space Odyssey

Rocket scientist Natalie Panek designs technology bound for Mars

Colombo’s Reach

Many of Singapore’s leaders are U of T grads, thanks to a unique scholarship

Waste Not, Want Not

Andrew White’s company not only cleans bio-gas, but also produces fertilizer

The Art of the Brew

Filmmaker Rock Baijnauth’s search for the perfect brew inspired Barista

A Stroll into Marriage

Diana Addeo and Yan Cote chose to seal their future together on Philosopher’s Walk

The Magic and Tragedy of Street Art

Alumna Fathima Mohiuddin takes her art to where the people are

A Life in Blogging

Kerry Clare reflects on how her online oeuvre has shaped her journey

60 Seconds with Ariel Garten

Calming the monkey mind

A Room of Their Own

U of T’s first women’s residences launched lively campus traditions

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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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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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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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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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Bringing Up Baby

What U of T nursing students learn about infant care has changed a lot since the 1950s

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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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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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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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Yoga Is Good for You

But just what are the health benefits?

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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The Summit

U of T PhD student Tad Ferreira captures a striking image of hikers trekking across the top of Mont Blanc

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Voyage Into Ice

Daniel Kukla’s camera discovers an otherworldly Arctic

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Still Air

Reem Eissa captures raw emotions through photography

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150 Years of Varsity Football

Gala fundraiser at Great Hall in Hart House will mark Blues milestone

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The Gay Voice

Some men may subconsciously adopt certain female speech patterns

Category: Winter 2016