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Could This Palm-Sized Cube Replace an Entire Lab?

Spartan Bioscience, founded by three alumni, aims to make DNA testing more accessible

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A Prisoner No More

For Kyla Fox, an eating disorder felt like a life sentence. Now recovered, she helps other people overcome theirs

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Make No Mistake

Can a group of Toronto hospitals eliminate medical errors?

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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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A New Generation Seeks to “Ban the Bomb”

Two U of T grads are taking part in UN treaty talks to outlaw atomic weapons. But not everyone’s on board

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The Spy Among Us

In Kerry Clare’s first novel, Mitzi Bytes, a blogger has a secret online presence – but someone is threatening to expose her

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Dream Study Space

UTM alum Sarah Khan captured this sunny spot during the quiet lull of post-exams

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So You Want to Build a Startup?

10 tips from some of Canada’s top entrepreneurs

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Music to the Ears

Margaret Lam’s company aims to reduce ticket prices for concertgoers

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Be the Change

This former human-rights journalist now helps run the world’s largest petition website

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Allies in Her Corner

U of T faculty and staff had this alum’s back, which enabled her to thrive

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Out of the Depths

New ROM exhibit tells the story of the world’s largest mammal

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Can Science Help You Find a Soulmate?

Two U of T entrepreneurs are offering DNA tests to help singles connect and couples stay together

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Divine Comedy

Alumni Gwynne Phillips and Briana Templeton unleash their inner infernos in darkly hilarious sketches

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“Instagram for Doctors” Helps Physicians Solve Medical Puzzlers

A smartphone app co-created by a U of T alum allows health professionals to share images of unusual cases

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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

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Making Money Out of Thin Air

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

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Of Hearth and Home – and Health

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

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Without a Trace

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

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The Sweet Sound of Inspiration

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

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Exploring Northern Communities

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

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Life and Death in an Addis Ababa ER

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

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Just My Type

For indie bookstore owners, Joanne Saul and Samara Walbohm, connecting readers with great books is a dream job. Hanging with author Michael Ondaatje isn’t bad either

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Battling a Health Emergency

Heather Johnston helps combat AIDS in Malawi as president of Dignitas

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A Tale of Two Rodeo Stars

Brendan Bowles explores the nature of friendship in his award-winning story

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Build It and They Will Come

A whole house made out of toy bricks? Kids of all ages love this anthropology grad’s designs

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An Uncomfortable Truth

U of T grad Shawn Ahmed has felt firsthand how religious beliefs can lead to discrimination

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Lawyer for the Public Interest

Renatta Austin wanted to help kids in trouble at school. To do so, she’s redefining how a law practice can work

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What Makes a Good Mother?

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

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In the Pink

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

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Keen Tweets

Twitter postings from some of the platform’s biggest influencers

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Campus Reflections

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

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U of T’s Olympians

More than 400 alumni have participated in the Olympics and Paralympics

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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

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Data in Search of Scientists

With the U.S. facing a shortage of data analysts, a company led by a U of T grad is looking to bridge the gap

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The Air Up There

Tarek Ibrahim wants to make personal flying machines a reality

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All the Light We Cannot See

As New York actor Ben Mehl deals with vision loss, he finds brightness amongst the shadows

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You Can Accomplish a Lot When You’re Enjoying Yourself

How a design contest became a defining U of T moment for architect Monica Adair (MArch 2005)

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Space Odyssey

Rocket scientist Natalie Panek designs technology bound for Mars

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Waste Not, Want Not

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

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The Magic and Tragedy of Street Art

Alumna Fathima Mohiuddin takes her art to where the people are

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A Life in Blogging

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

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60 Seconds with Ariel Garten

Calming the monkey mind

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Taking Flight

Barbara Konecny captures the beauty of an unexpected moment in Istanbul

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From Homework to Teamwork

For Anil Persaud and Cynthia Jairam-Persaud, meeting as first-years meant growing up together

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Against Their Will

Being forced into marriage is an all-too-real nightmare for some Canadians

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Ninja Power!

Alumni nab deal with Playstation for video game N++

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Champion for Human Rights

Renu Mandhane will shape the province as Ontario’s newest Human Rights Commissioner

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Spoiled Rotten

A familiar problem in the West, food waste is quickly becoming a global issue

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Following Two Dreams

A unique scholarship enabled Meghan Moore to combine her passions for music and science

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Seoulmates

Exploring a new country linked video bloggers Simon and Martina Stawski to each other… and to the world

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Personal Best

A chronic condition doesn’t need to stop you from pushing yourself athletically

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Memories of Gull Lake

Why learning to survey is an unforgettable experience for University of Toronto engineers

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Letters to the Editor

Rankings overload, debating the use of fur in clothing and the pros and cons of fracking

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Bright Idea

A U of T grad’s paper-thin lamp technology could revolutionize the lighting industry

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A New Way to Give

Shawn Ahmed’s Uncultured Project reinvents charity for the digital age

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“I’m So Happy When I Write”

Continuing Studies program leads Sabrina Ramnanan to a publishing contract

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Making a Mobile Marketplace

Jacob Korenblum connects people in areas where web access isn’t easy

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UC’s Fireball Lit This Match

Travels together and adventures apart have created the perfect balance for Farrah Schwartz and Rob Manne

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KarmaGrow is Rooted in Tradition

Volunteer gardeners put fresh food in the food bank

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A Prisoner No More

For Kyla Fox, an eating disorder felt like a life sentence. Now recovered, she helps other people overcome theirs

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Could This Palm-Sized Cube Replace an Entire Lab?

Spartan Bioscience, founded by three alumni, aims to make DNA testing more accessible

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Voyage Into Ice

Daniel Kukla’s camera discovers an otherworldly Arctic

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T is for Trans

It’s time to cast off dated notions about masculinity, femininity and “opposite” sexes

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Trillium

Rita Chen writes about a future where “perfect” artificially made children can be purchased

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Religion, Prayer and The Amazing Race

Muslims Nabeela Barday and Shahla Kara stay true to their faith as they vie to win a race around the world

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Taking on Goliath

A Toronto startup is using technology to reinvent how homes are bought and sold

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Chocolate Scientist

Elena Grouios works in a chocolate factory, inventing new treats. Sweet!

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Security in a Heartbeat

Tired of typing in passwords? A new device can identify you by your unique cardiac rhythm

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Corduroy

Winner of the 2013 U of T Magazine Short Story Contest

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An Uncomfortable Truth

U of T grad Shawn Ahmed has felt firsthand how religious beliefs can lead to discrimination

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Rent Anything!

Many of us have valuable stuff we rarely use. Now you can rent it out, thanks to a peer-to-peer platform from grad Martin Wong that works just like Airbnb

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Dream Job

Cybill Lui worked for years on Wall Street, then followed her heart into the high-risk world of film production

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Lawyer for the Public Interest

Renatta Austin wanted to help kids in trouble at school. To do so, she’s redefining how a law practice can work

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Silver Screen Gangster

Derek Tsang plays criminals in movies, but directs films about love and family

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Bon Appetit, Paris

A food truck in a world culinary capital? With great fare, Jordan Feilders proves it’s possible

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Seoulmates

Exploring a new country linked video bloggers Simon and Martina Stawski to each other… and to the world

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A Do-It-Yourself Legal Kit?

Monica Goyal’s company helps people avoid hefty lawyer’s fees

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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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Cry the Beloved Country

A network of Syrian expats is bringing youth abroad to study in safety

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Following Two Dreams

A unique scholarship enabled Meghan Moore to combine her passions for music and science

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Lighting a Revolution

Three grads have developed an LED that uses a fraction of the electricity of other light bulbs

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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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It Happened One Night

For Tanya Koivusalo and Adam Nayman, it was a “blockbuster” beginning for a slow and steady romance

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Singing It for Themselves

Erin Bardua and Maureen Batt founded an opera company that’s not highbrow or high-cost, but simply fun

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Uncomforted

Second World War rape survivors still call for apology

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Towers of Song

A U of T music grad runs an innovative program to bring affordable music lessons to Regent Park youth

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Uncovering Fraud

Computer science grad Stephen Piron is helping banks stay on the right side of regulators

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Just My Type

For indie bookstore owners, Joanne Saul and Samara Walbohm, connecting readers with great books is a dream job. Hanging with author Michael Ondaatje isn’t bad either

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Memories of Gull Lake

Why learning to survey is an unforgettable experience for University of Toronto engineers

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Breaking News

Jonathan Keebler’s software has changed the way you stay up to date

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Song and Dance

At Derrick Fung’s site, fans buy more than music – they buy musical experiences

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Taking Flight

Barbara Konecny captures the beauty of an unexpected moment in Istanbul

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In Vino Veritas

An anthropology degree adds depth to Adrian Marquez’s work as a sommelier

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Space Odyssey

Rocket scientist Natalie Panek designs technology bound for Mars

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The Gift

Finalist in the 2013 U of T Magazine Poetry Contest

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Breaking Away

For most of us, 27,000 km would be an unbearably long flight. Ali Burke is cycling that far

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Brew Crew

Lee Tseng’s craft beers are a hit in Shanghai

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Stress Buster

How personal changes led Bailey Vaez to promote wellness at work

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Spoiled Rotten

A familiar problem in the West, food waste is quickly becoming a global issue

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The Air Up There

Tarek Ibrahim wants to make personal flying machines a reality

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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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All the Light We Cannot See

As New York actor Ben Mehl deals with vision loss, he finds brightness amongst the shadows

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Personal Best

A chronic condition doesn’t need to stop you from pushing yourself athletically

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Join the Science Party!

In her book Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll, Zoe Cormier explores the workings of our rowdiest pastimes

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Good Neighbour

Nicolas Koff is helping crowdfund community improvement projects

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A New Way to Give

Shawn Ahmed’s Uncultured Project reinvents charity for the digital age

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Preventing a Mass Poisoning

Alumna Shahreen Reza hopes to roll out her coconut-husk pump filter across Bangladesh

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Against Their Will

Being forced into marriage is an all-too-real nightmare for some Canadians

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Can Science Help You Find a Soulmate?

Two U of T entrepreneurs are offering DNA tests to help singles connect and couples stay together

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So You Want to Build a Startup?

10 tips from some of Canada’s top entrepreneurs

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UC’s Fireball Lit This Match

Travels together and adventures apart have created the perfect balance for Farrah Schwartz and Rob Manne

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Another Subway Ride

Emily Glazer writes about the exhilarating effects of love

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21st-Century Law

A U of T grad is helping Ontario courts join the digital age

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A Life in Blogging

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

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Waste Not, Want Not

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

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Data in Search of Scientists

With the U.S. facing a shortage of data analysts, a company led by a U of T grad is looking to bridge the gap

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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

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The Magic and Tragedy of Street Art

Alumna Fathima Mohiuddin takes her art to where the people are

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Ninja Power!

Alumni nab deal with Playstation for video game N++

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