What the World Needs Now

How U of T’s Boundless campaign is lifting the university, the city and beyond

Munk One Students Think Locally, Act Globally

The Munk School of Global Affairs encourages students to apply what they learn to a global issue they’re passionate about. Sometimes it saves lives

Pearson Scholarships Aim to Attract World’s Brightest Students to U of T

Program named for Lester B. Pearson would offer 37 international students full tuition for four years

Documenting the War in Syria

Global journalism alumna Nousha Kabawat examines the plight of everyday people trying to carry on with their lives during Syria’s long civil war

A Better Life for Children with Heart Defects

Research by scientist Craig Simmons at the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research, supported by a visionary gift from the Rogers family, could one day eliminate the need for infants with heart defects to have more than one surgery

Big Data, Genetics and Personal Medicine Will Soon Transform Health Care

But first we have to close the gap between all the medical data being gathered and the ability to translate this into the best therapies for individual patients

Healing from Home

Apps such as Medly are expected to significantly reduce hospital admission rates for heart patients while also helping them recover

A Hub for Urban Innovation

The renovated Daniels Building at One Spadina will bring together scholars from across the university to envision an even better Toronto

U of T’s Ambitious Green Strategy

By reducing energy use in its new campus buildings, U of T is helping the city meet its own ambitious climate-change goals

A Bold Vision for Front Campus Moves Closer to Reality

U of T aims to raise $20 million for a multi-year project to reimagine the area around King’s College Circle

“My Education Enabled Me to Break Down Walls”

Scholarships can inspire students to believe they can make a difference. For Atik Bird, it helped her reach out to others – and trust her own voice

Double the Impact of a Donation

U of T is extending the Boundless Promise Matching Program, which doubles the impact of donations in support of financial help for students

A Community Grapples with Cancer

Researchers at the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health have teamed up with a First Nation in northwestern Ontario to seek answers to a frightening, generation-old medical mystery

Advancing Drugs to Fight Cancer and Other Diseases

A medical research centre at U of T Mississauga aims to speed up the development of new life-saving cancer drugs

Facing Up to Canada’s Past

Scholars at U of T’s Jackman Humanities Institute find optimism amidst the pain in Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Mentors Are Giving Students Confidence in Themselves

Hundreds of students such as Jenny Charitable have received a university education they thought was out of reach, thanks to U of T Scarborough’s Imani mentoring program

Giving Younger Academics a Boost

The Hart Professorships – created through a historic $20-million bequest from the estate of Erwin Edward Hart – are bringing opportunity to the next generation of engineering research pioneers

Forensic Accountants Fight Back Against Fraud

U of T Mississauga aims to create global champions in the battle against white-collar crime

Helping Machine-Learning Startups Succeed

Artificial intelligence could soon transform almost everything. An innovative program at the Rotman School’s Creative Destruction Lab will help place U of T entrepreneurs at the forefront

Tailor Made for New Ideas

The Centre for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship will encourage all kinds of collaborations among students, faculty and industry in U of T’s engineering discipline

How Building Design Can Make Collaboration Easier

The design of the Jackman Law Building reflects the need for creative, collaborative spaces for both students and faculty

More Study Space Is on the Way

Robarts Common will create new spaces for students to study, collaborate and access the world’s digital knowledge

A New “Front Door” for UTSC

U of T Scarborough has close ties with the community. A new building will help foster even stronger links

Overcoming Bias with Teaching

Shafique Virani spoke powerfully against Islamophobia at a recent TEDx Talk. The key to countering it, he says, is education

The Beauty of Language

Reading Canadian fiction and poetry helps us understand our own experience and that of others

Exploring Toronto’s Tamil Heritage

Students at UTSC will be able to learn much more about Tamil language and culture, thanks to a $2-million gift

A Place to Reimagine the World

The Boundless campaign is helping U of T – and Canada – shine as a beacon of inclusion and hope

Letters to the Editor

On banning corporal punishment, compliments to our photo contest contestants, and praises for our faculty and alumni

A New Sense of Community at the School of Graduate Studies

Renovated space marries history with innovation to better serve U of T’s booming grad student population

U of T: A Top-Tier University

“These results demonstrate our world-class performance in teaching,” says U of T president Meric Gertler

The Class of 2020

U of T’s newest undergraduates: Who they are and where they’re from

Open Book

The Human Library Project: This U of T grad student shared her story and a painful truth

Poll: Do You Generally Prefer to Read Text in Print or Online?

U of T students have spoken: Print is far from dead, but online has its place, too

Returning to Africa

U of T MasterCard Foundation scholar Sylvia Mwangi hopes to improve health care in Kenya

World’s Easiest Book Club

This Hart House Library literary club is stress-free

Oxford Bound

Rhodes Scholar Stephanie Gaglione is interested in vaccine development

In Memoriam: Jim Delaney

A trusted adviser to students and U of T presidents, this staff member was also open about his mental health challenges

In Memoriam: Russell J. Morrison

One of U of T’s most generous benefactors helped improve study spaces for students

The English of a Millennium Ago

Now at “H,” the Dictionary of Old English aims to define every word from the language’s earliest days

Lowering Barriers to Higher Ed

Helping high school students apply to college and university leads to higher enrolment, study finds

Post-Truth Politics

When lying becomes an acceptable political strategy

Can Artificial Intelligence Solve the Mystery of Genetic Disease?

Prof. Brendan Frey and his team are harnessing machine learning to figure out what makes us sick

Making Money Out of Thin Air

U of T startup Exact Media finds a way to turn excess space into a business

Black and Blue

How do we restore trust between minority communities and police?

Let’s Get Physical

U of T prof’s new website tracks the physical activities multicultural Torontonians enjoy

Of Hearth and Home – and Health

A simple U of T innovation could help prevent burns among millions of children in developing countries

Beauty in the Everyday

During one terrible year, author Kyo Maclear finds solace by birding in the city

Who Gets Called an Artist?

Wanda Nanibush, the AGO’s first curator of Indigenous art, pays heed to the overlooked

What Do Hip Hop and Beowulf Have in Common?

Gilbert Perkins uses urban music to teach students about literature

Without a Trace

This U of T alum’s new novel highlights how a victim’s voice gets lost in tragedy

The Sweet Sound of Inspiration

An encounter with one of opera’s greats helped this alum succeed

Exploring Northern Communities

U of T alumni connect with First Nations people in northern Ontario

Life and Death in an Addis Ababa ER

Dr. James Maskalyk describes a day in an emergency room in Ethiopia

The Life of Rajiv

A young actor reflects on the life-changing role he didn’t get

Ice Queens

Hockey was one of U of T’s first women’s sports

Category: Winter 2017