This Side of Paradise

U of T grads and guests enjoy a University College garden party during Convocation 1930

There’s Nothing Buttery About It

The Trinity College cafeteria draws its name from the French word for “cask” or “barrel”

In Pictures: U of T’s Top 10 Beards and Moustaches

Beards are having a 2014 fashion moment! Still, U of T professors of the past could go chin-to-chin with even Toronto Blue Jay Adam Lind. Presenting: U of T’s Top 10 in facial hair.

In Pictures: Varsity Blues Men’s Swim Team Through the Years

The Varsity Blues men’s swimming crew are U of T’s most decorated sports team. They have taken 62 provincial titles since 1920 and are the current champ. Their history, in pictures.

Blasts from the Past

Fascinating characters populate a new history of the Faculty of Arts and Science at U of T

A Club for Women

Canada’s first university women’s club sought to improve the lives of women and children

Photo by Orbelina Cortez

Concrete Jungle

How the Medical Sciences Building got its stripes

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Antarctica’s Intrepid Explorer

U of T grad Charles Seymour Wright was a member of Robert Scott’s ill-fated antarctic expedition

Convocation Hall under construction

Beaux-Arts Beauty

Alumni and friends support Convocation Hall’s construction

Marshall’s Laws

Fifty years after the publication of his most famous works, we’re still making sense of all Marshall McLuhan had to say

Sewing for Solidarity

From bedding to kit bags, U of T women make items for the war effort

Photo: University of Toronto Archives/a1980-0030/002 (21)

Training Days

Cadets get ready to serve in the First World War, on St. George Campus

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Beijing Diary

Claude Bissell’s visit to China, at a time of political isolation between the West and China, foreshadowed the spirit of international exchange at U of T today

The Great Good Place

U of T’s eighth president recognized the importance of the university’s global reputation

Claude Bissell on Campus

Claude Bissell’s final term as U of T president ended almost 40 years ago, but his remarkable contribution as a scholar, administrator and leader is recognized on the St. George Campus today, with buildings, portraits and other tributes honouring Bissell’s legacy

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Out and Proud

How students, faculty, staff and alumni brought queer activism to the University of Toronto and changed the campus forever

A Newsroom of One’s Own

Betsy Mosbaugh braved the war era, snowstorms and typos as the first female editor of The Varsity

A Feast of Thought

These 20 thinkers brought their stunning intellect to U of T’s table and enlivened the world of ideas

75 Things You Didn’t Know about U of T

A peek at some characters, quirks and curiosities of our history

As Canadian as a Snowflake

Frank Darling’s Convocation Hall is as reassuring as a warm muffler

The Cast of Presidents

From dramatic to subtle, 14 men have given us their interpretation of the leading role at U of T

Curing Injustice

Brilliant and determined, three U of T trailblazers challenged the prejudices of their day and changed the profession of medicine

The Troubled Healer

In his tireless quest to conquer contagious diseases, John Gerald FitzGerald, architect of Canada’s modern public health system, sacrificed his own health – indeed, his life

Good Chemistry

Henry Holmes Croft established the university’s first chemistry laboratory. It remains a place for another kind of alchemy – the mixing of ideas

The Age of Dissent

Socialists, peaceniks, feminists, rabble-rousers: They came in search of an education. They left having taught the old school a thing or two

Fairly Determined

Members of the so-called gentler sex were banned from attending classes until 1884. But once women set foot in the classroom, there was no stopping them

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