Leap Frog

Toddlers at play catch U of T grad Prachy Mohan’s photographic eye

Girl in Mosque

A beautiful accident: U of T alumna Busra Yildirim captures her niece in silhouette

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?

Finger on the Button

Could a war of words lead to an actual war between the U.S. and North Korea?

In the Spotlight, Yet Invisible

Alumna Ellen Tang helps immigrants feel less alone by recalling other newcomers’ stories

The Registrar Who Championed Me

A U of T staff member helped Cheryl Perera manage her schoolwork while she fought for children’s rights

It Was 50 Years Ago Today

Ken Luckhurst first set foot at UTM at the height of the hippie era. Touring a transformed campus with a recent grad, he finds not everything has changed

When Getting a Job Is Mission Impossible

Laws to end workplace discrimination against people with disabilities have mostly failed to boost employment. Sociologist David Pettinicchio wants to know why

Music of the Heart

The Syed siblings use their voices to build a stronger Canada

The Singer of “Senthoora”

This U of T music grad achieved YouTube fame by giving Indian classical songs a Western twist. Next up: a world tour

Taking Waste off the Menu

U of T grad Lucy Cullen has been named one of Canada’s top environmentalists for helping restaurants earn more – by throwing away less

At Home in the World

Noor Naga’s work, including her award-winning poem, explores the question of belonging

From Shy to Shining

A YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction Award winner reflects on a pivotal first-year program at U of T

Happy Feet

Mallory and Jade Ryan are helping children – including those with special needs – experience the joy of dance

3D Movies in the Sky

A U of T startup is developing a whole new kind of night-time entertainment

So You Want to Build a Startup?

10 tips from some of Canada’s top entrepreneurs

Music to the Ears

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

Making a Murderer

A small-screen adaptation of Alias Grace starring alumna Sarah Gadon will air this fall

Sebastian Brown’s Sidewalk Saloon

U of T alum pushes his piano two kilometres to play ragtime on Toronto’s streets

Where Earth Meets Sky

UTM alum Rishabh Dev captured this heavenly view from an abandoned house

“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

Open Book

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

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

Making Money Out of Thin Air

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

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

The Cavalcade

Finding calm amid the swirling storm at a festive City Hall

Hail to the Chef!

A golden borscht soup helped alumna Mary Berg win the title of MasterChef Canada. She now serves up her recipes on CTV’s “Your Morning” show

Inception

When the going gets tough, U of T alum Daisy Qin gets going – with her camera

Pop-up Bike Lanes and Other Bright Ideas

How Robin Mazumder is helping to build better cities

Ben

Reflecting on a lakeside view before a storm – a penny for your thoughts

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

Generation T

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

Loving the Aliebn

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

Antarctica Bound

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

A Day to Remember

Highlights from this year’s spring convocations

Improve Your Punch

Hykso creates wearable tech for boxing

The Konrad Group Helps Brands Boost their Digital Mojo

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

July Talk

U of T alum attends concert, accepts singer’s challenge

Parenting Guide

Mary Elizabeth Picher helps new parents better understand how little ones learn and grow

Reflections

U of T alum Stephen Attong gains photo perspective by looking down

A Guiding Hand

The thesis adviser plays a big role in every grad student’s life. Alice Hutton Sharp writes about how to make the most of this complex relationship

On Art and Faith

Artists often understand more about sacrifice than many religious people do, writes Maggie Helwig

Photo: Ryan Walker

Standing for Truth

Alumna Dana Wagner aims to keep politicians honest during the federal election campaign

Tree Hugger

Geography grad creates a whole new way to see the UTM grounds

Photo: Courtesy of Team Attollo

Using Their Words

Student startup gives kids a leg up with language

Photo: Kathleen McCarthy

Innis’s Cinema Paradiso

Innis College celebrates the reopening of Town Hall’s new state-of-the-art-theatre

Photo by Jon Horvatin

On the Job in the Cloud

Marwan and Hadi Aladdin aim to train the world’s workers

Connecting through Film

The Toronto International Film Festival’s Reel Comfort program helps make those connections available to clients in mental-health programs

Designing a Sustainable City

Out of 82 entries from around the globe, the design of two Daniels Faculty graduates brought home the top prize in the SymbioticCities 2014 International Design Ideas Competition

Keeping Thrill-Seekers Safe

Safety specialist Joelle Javier uses her engineering knowledge to make sure amusement park riders don’t get hurt

Conversations for Change

Aldeli Albán Reyna is excited to share her work, on improving the status of Indigenous Canadians, at the United Nations

A Digital Coach

Wearable software created by U of T grads aims to help hobby athletes up their game

Bright Idea

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

North of 60

Museum Studies grad Jake Paleczny comes up with fun ways for visitors to learn about the moose, elk and other animals that make up the “living collection” at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve

A Life-Saving Innovation

Recent grads win engineering design award for a low-cost medical device that will help keep patients breathing

The Power of Ideas

TEDx manager Becca Pace is helping the world listen in – and speak up

Seeing Through a New Lens

Betty Xie’s film documents what happens in a community faced with the threat of eviction

The Two of Us – School Story

For Brock Laschowski and Katherine Cornacchia, a proposal on Front Campus capped a very U of T romance

The Investigative Spirit

How a Munk School fellowship helped a religion major turn journalist

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Yoga Is Good for You

But just what are the health benefits?

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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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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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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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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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Poll: Have You Ever Switched Majors?

Many students change programs to pursue newfound interests

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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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Somewhere Between Me and the Desert

Winner of the 2017 U of T Magazine Poetry Contest

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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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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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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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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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Alexa, Compose Me a Song

So far, machines are not very good at creating original art, such as pop tunes and short stories. Will they ever be?

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AI and the MD

Doctors will soon use artificial intelligence to help diagnose and treat patients, opening up new possibilities for better health

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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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