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U of T’s 190th Birthday Quiz

Test your knowledge of all things U of T in honour of the university’s 190th anniversary on March 15!

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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”

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This Side of Paradise

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

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There’s Nothing Buttery About It

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

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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.

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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.

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Blasts from the Past

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

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A Club for Women

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

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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

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Beaux-Arts Beauty

Alumni and friends support Convocation Hall’s construction

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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

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Sewing for Solidarity

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

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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

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The Great Good Place

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

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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

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A Newsroom of One’s Own

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

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A Feast of Thought

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

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75 Things You Didn’t Know about U of T

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

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As Canadian as a Snowflake

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

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The Cast of Presidents

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

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Curing Injustice

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

recent post image

Beaux-Arts Beauty

Alumni and friends support Convocation Hall’s construction

recent post image

Out and Proud

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

recent post image

75 Things You Didn’t Know about U of T

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

recent post image

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

recent post image

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

recent post image

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

recent post image

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

recent post image

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

recent post image

A Newsroom of One’s Own

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

recent post image

As Canadian as a Snowflake

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

recent post image

A Feast of Thought

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

recent post image

Training Days

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

recent post image

Curing Injustice

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

recent post image

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

recent post image

Antarctica’s Intrepid Explorer

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

recent post image

Sewing for Solidarity

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

recent post image

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

recent post image

The Cast of Presidents

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

recent post image

The Great Good Place

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

recent post image

Concrete Jungle

How the Medical Sciences Building got its stripes

recent post image

A Club for Women

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

recent post image

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.

recent post image

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.

recent post image

Blasts from the Past

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

recent post image

There’s Nothing Buttery About It

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

recent post image

This Side of Paradise

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

recent post image

This “Bomber” Actually Saved Countless Lives

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

recent post image

U of T’s 190th Birthday Quiz

Test your knowledge of all things U of T in honour of the university’s 190th anniversary on March 15!

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