Stories in ‘Spring 2011’
What does Canada stand for now? Have we lost our international reputation as a nature-loving, peacekeeping haven for newcomers?
U of T has helped train many of Canada’s top diplomats
Could Canada’s path to superpower status be a number’s game?
How do you write a bestselling first novel? If you’re Tom Rachman, you start by majoring in film
Scientist Stephen Scherer aims to uncover the genetic causes of an incurable neural disorder
Contrary to stereotypes, most autistic children don’t bang their heads, and fewer than one per cent are brilliant savants
Autism isn’t preventable or curable. So why pursue genetic testing?
Growing evidence shows the importance of life’s early years
Readers weigh in on the “The Next Big Idea” and aviation’s early days in Canada
In nearly half a century at U of T, economics prof Michael Hare has touched thousands of students’ lives
Medical students will doubly benefit from Terrence Donnelly’s new gift
ROSI, the aging online student service, is being replaced over the next several years with a friendlier, more flexible system
Professor Mark Kortschot has invented a new kind of skateboard
Philosophy prof Donald Ainslie will champion interactive group learning as principal of U of T’s largest college
Women who exercise strenuously may be at greater risk of developing dementia later in life, study finds
What do Arabic translations of Christianity’s holy book reveal about three of the world’s great religions?
Instead of fighting bureaucratic inefficiency, why not go around it?
Sometimes, being unemployed can be positive – it depends on who you ask
A new technique using light and metal nanoparticles could help save lives
For almost half a century, computer chips have doubled in power every 18 months. But this may not hold true for much longer, says Eugene Fiume
“Neighbourwoods” uses Google Earth to share info about the health of city trees
A U of T team finally settles the question of where Tom Thomson was buried
Justin Rutledge talks about the art of writing lyrics, working with Michael Ondaatje and surviving cat attacks
Tom Rand has opened what he calls North America’s most environmentally friendly hotel
Joy Fielding explores a tangled mother-daughter relationship in her new book, Now You See Her
George Carter, the first Canadian-born black judge in the country, worked as a train porter to pay his tuition
A Varsity romance is still going strong after more than 30 years
89-year-old Lou Wise has dedicated much of his life to shooting images of the Earth from above
Canada’s bridge champion is trying to save the game from falling off a demographic cliff
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth enjoy a visit to U of T in May 1939