Make No Mistake

Can a group of Toronto hospitals eliminate medical errors?

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

Is Ending Homelessness in Toronto Possible?

For U of T student and Fix the 6ix founder Deanna Lentini, it’s a mission

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”

In the Spotlight, Yet Invisible

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

Doctors Make Mistakes. Can We Talk About That?

The health-care system isn’t foolproof, and it’s time to open up about it, says U of T alumnus Dr. Brian Goldman

Poll: How Much Do You Spend Monthly on Housing?

Many U of T students live with roomies to manage the rent

Some Forgetfulness? It’s a Good Thing

Researchers discover that our brain erases certain memories for a reason

U of T Student Helps Arrange Free Eye Exams for Refugees

A former refugee himself, Tarek Bin Yameen pays it forward: “I’m very mindful of how lucky I am to be here”

U of T Doctors Keep Patient Alive Without Lungs for Six Days

The procedure allowed Melissa Benoit to have a life-saving transplant

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This “Bomber” Actually Saved Countless Lives

U of T alumnus Harold Johns pioneered a new kind of cancer treatment dubbed the “cobalt bomb”

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

Of Hearth and Home – and Health

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

An Historic Investment in Canadian Science and Innovation

$190 million will be spent upgrading U of T’s research labs

Rainbow Connection

U of T was decked out in bright colours in June to celebrate Pride

When Memory Fails

Understanding how we learn and make memories will lead to better treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, says Brain Prize winner Graham Collingridge

The Gene Editors

U of T scientists are using a powerful new technology to alter DNA and possibly cure disease

Art’s Healing Power

A residential schools assignment led student Lisa Boivin to take up digital painting

Those Things We Do

Relive some of the wonderful, and occasionally weird, traditions that happen only at U of T

U of T Researchers Lead Cancer-Fighting “Dream Team”

“Our knowledge is at a turning point,” says scientist Peter Dirks

At the Heart of a Great Campaign

Volunteers make immeasurable contributions to the university’s fundraising efforts

A Cut Above

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

Regenerating the Body

U of T scientists will help usher in a new era of designing and creating cells, tissues and organs, thanks to historic $114-million federal grant

A Boost for Med School Diversity

A new course aims to get more black undergraduates on track for medical school by connecting them with Rhodes Scholar mentors

Photo courtesy Master of Science in Biomedical Communications program, U of T Mississauga

Anatomy of an Illustrator

Artist Maria Torrence Wishart founded U of T’s 90-year-old medical illustration department, now a thriving master’s program

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Bringing Leading Minds Together

Collaborations with other top global schools are good for U of T’s students and faculty – and for Canada

Team Health

City residents without a health card get care from U of T undergrads

A Boon for Heart Health

Largest private donation in Canadian health-care history will improve cardiac care across the lifespan

Illustration by Stéphane Poirier

The Bully Who is Everywhere

The Internet makes it easy to be mean. No wonder cyberbullying among teens has everyone worried.

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Incredible Impact – in Medicine

Pediatric surgeon Dr. Tihitena Negussie Mammo boosted her skills at U of T, then shared what she learned with her colleagues in Ethiopia

Changed by War: Waging War on Infection

In 1914, 32 per cent of the British wounded contracted tetanus. The British and Allied command looked to the University of Toronto for help

A Spoonful of Mustard

First-year student discovers a potential new treatment for malaria that could be as close as your kitchen cupboard

Superbugs

Drug-resistant infections are a man-made problem. Is it one we can solve?

The Science of Mindfulness

Researchers are producing mountains of evidence that meditation can boost satisfaction, improve health and reduce burnout

Herb Appeal

Scientists aim to isolate and harness marijuana’s pain-killing properties to create more effective medicines

Help in a Heartbeat

Toronto’s public defibrillators could save more lives if they were placed in better locations, U of T researchers find

Incredible Progress

A century of medicine at U of T

YouTube’s Favourite Doctor

Prof. Michael Evans’ videos on health are viral sensations

The Augmented Body

A learning tool that combines gaming software, 3-D modelling and a CT scan could change how students learn anatomy

When Germs Get Tougher

An Internet-based surveillance system gives physicians the ability to track dangerous new strains of tuberculosis in real time

The Glutamate Riddle

Grad student Christina Nona seeks to unlock the role of an important brain chemical in Alzheimer’s and addiction

YouTube’s Favourite Doctor

Prof. Michael Evans’ videos on health are viral sensations

Aging Well

Samir Sinha wants to help keep older Canadians healthy and independent for longer. As the population ages, the viability of our health-care system depends on it

Peace of Mind

A U of T project aims to bring better mental health to a country where most illnesses go untreated

What Causes Altitude Sickness?

New U of T research upends theories about how the body adapts to less oxygen

Neighbourhood Health

People who live in less “walkable” communities, especially new Canadians, are more likely to develop diabetes

Photo by Caz Zyvatkauska

A Bold Prescription

Support for medical students is a key plank of the Faculty of Medicine’s campaign

Photo by Orbelina Cortez

Concrete Jungle

How the Medical Sciences Building got its stripes

Photo by Lorne Bridgman

A Cut Above

U of T researchers have devised a way to refurbish donor lungs before they’re transplanted

Seeing Disease

Researchers are developing better ways to detect serious illnesses before they become life-threatening – and while they’re still treatable

Milestones of Medical Imaging

From X-rays to MRI

Safer Births

Equipping health workers in Kenya with smartphones could bring better care to pregnant women and their infants

The Health of Nations

The Health of Nations

Why improving the well-being of people in other countries should concern Canadians

Bad Drivers?

U of T study shatters myth that recent immigrants cause more car accidents than other Canadians

Illustration by Jesse Lenz

Unlocking Our Potential

U of T researchers suggest life’s early years might be even more important than we thought

Architectural Rendering: Kongats Architects

Tomorrow’s Doctors

Medical students will doubly benefit from Terrence Donnelly’s new gift

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Don’t Overdo It!

Women who exercise strenuously may be at greater risk of developing dementia later in life, study finds

February with 35 days?

New Year’s Revolution

A proposed new calendar would give February an extra week and start every month on a Monday.

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Preventing Concussions

Dr. Charles Tator is trying to promote awareness of the dangers posed by even mild head injuries.

Overqualified − and Stressed Out

Immigrants who are overqualified for their Canadian jobs might not just be bored. Their mental health might be suffering as well

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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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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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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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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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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

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