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

Enter the Dragon

Why did this U of T alum build a fire-breathing dragon bus? To go to Burning Man, of course!

Minor Key

During one of life’s darker moments, alumna Camilla Gibb took comfort in learning something new

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

March of the King Penguins

U of T alum Maria Clauss meets some of the locals in sub-Antarctic South Georgia

The Trial of Anita Krajnc

In 2015, this U of T alum was charged after giving water to a pig. It only pushed her animal-rights activism to a new level

U of T Gains Global Edge

Applications from several countries soar as international students rethink where to attend university

In Memoriam: Rose Wolfe

Former chancellor remembered for her wit and warmth

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

Lessons from My Grandfather

The late Sol Littman’s fight against anti-Semitism is a reminder “to not let history repeat itself”

Seeing New Worlds

How two U of T graduate students built North America’s first working electron microscope

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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

In Memoriam: Jim Delaney

A trusted adviser to students and U of T presidents, this staff member was also open about his mental health challenges

Beauty in the Everyday

During one terrible year, author Kyo Maclear finds solace by birding in the city

Family Guy

Stereotype or archetype? Actor Paul Sun-Hyung Lee talks about the biggest role of his career

Bringing Science Back

Can alumna Kirsty Duncan rejuvenate Canadian discovery and innovation?

On Being a Woman in Science

Canada’s minister of science Kirsty Duncan wrote about her experiences as a young scientist in Hunting the 1918 Flu

“Take Your Best Shot!” 2016 Photo Contest Winners

Dozens of superb entries from around the world, few easy decisions for the judges

Revitalizing University College

Leslie Noble donates $50K to the UC restoration project

60 Seconds with David Sugarman

Ontario Science Centre guy gets a charge out of explaining the natural world

Remembering Austin Clarke

U of T alum was among the first writers in Canada to pay attention to everyday life in Toronto. He was also a champion of social justice

In the Pink

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

Antarctica Bound

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

U of T’s Olympians

More than 400 alumni have participated in the Olympics and Paralympics

“We Remember Him with Pride”

U of T alum Walter Kohn rose above tragedy to earn a Nobel Prize in chemistry

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

All the Light We Cannot See

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

A Force for Change in Her Time

Though she was a trained teacher, “Lib” Cranston found her true purpose volunteering

A Late-in-Life Activist

For much of his life, Jack Hallam couldn’t be public with his sexual politics. And then, suddenly, he could

Bringing History to Light

Alumna Joan Randall helps bring historically important documents to U of T

A Stroll into Marriage

Diana Addeo and Yan Cote chose to seal their future together on Philosopher’s Walk

60 Seconds with Ariel Garten

Calming the monkey mind

Roadmap for Life

Camilla Gibb’s new book, This is Happy, reflects on past moments and intense grief and joy

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Where Do You Go, My Lovelies?

Fred and Norah Urquhart’s lifelong quest for the hidden kingdom of the Monarch butterfly

Game On!

Toronto’s Pan Am Games will leave a golden legacy for U of T, its athletes and the city.

Flamenco Dancer

At a crossroads between academia and the life of a dancer, Evelyne Benaïs-Lemelin chose her passion

Conversations for Change

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

Photo by Mike Fergusson (ROM ID # 960.234.21)

Statue Rescuer

Susan Stock cleans the corrosion from ancient metal artefacts so museum-goers can see the original beauty

Letters to the Editor

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

Making a Mobile Marketplace

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

One Man’s Life in Solitary

Lisa Valencia-Svensson’s award-winning film aims to change hearts

UC’s Fireball Lit This Match

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

Winter Kept Us Warm

Canada’s first feature film with a gay theme

Letters to the Editor

The impact of cyberbullying, remembering the First World War and the pros and cons of university differentiation

Breaking News

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

2014 Photo Contest Winners

Once again, there were hundreds of superb entries from around the world and very few easy decisions

Letters to the Editor

Praise for mindfulness, a new ultra-cool record, concerns about the hidden labour pool

Changed by War: Nothing Lacking but the Roar of Battle

While nothing could prepare recruits for the grim realities of trench warfare, the University of Toronto did what it could to equip its student soldiers for what was coming

Changed by War: Forgotten Warriors – Animals at War

Millions of animals served on both sides of the conflict. Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae developed close bonds with his horse Bonfire and dogs Bonneau and Mike

Photo by Heather Pollack

A Woman on the Run

As her 50s approached, Margaret Webb set out to run her fastest-ever marathon… and write a book about aging and fitness

Faces of ’14: Graduation!

What happens after life at U of T?

Buzzing about Bees

What’s the buzz around urban beekeeping? Gurushabd Khalsa tells all

The Softness of Bodies

After a flood, a woman is haunted by the hundreds of fish stuck in her fence

The Play’s the Thing

A PhD student hopes video will spice up Shakespeare for high school readers

Playbook

Inner worlds unfold in Anne Michaels’ new poem

Time to Talk

Helen Walsh has an answer to political polarization and crisis: genuine conversation

Duddy and Me

Ted Kotcheff made almost 20 movies during his career – but it was a pair of small films that really got critics to take notice

In Memoriam: J.N. Patterson Hume

As a co-founder of the computer science department, Hume helped usher in the Information Age

Backpacking with a Purpose

David Berkal wants to change the way people think about tourism

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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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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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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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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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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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Yoga Is Good for You

But just what are the health benefits?

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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 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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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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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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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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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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Poll: Have You Ever Switched Majors?

Many students change programs to pursue newfound interests

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Somewhere Between Me and the Desert

Winner of the 2017 U of T Magazine Poetry Contest

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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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A Distinctive Look?

English-Canadians are pretty good at identifying French-Canadian faces but the reverse isn’t true

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The Summit

U of T PhD student Tad Ferreira captures a striking image of hikers trekking across the top of Mont Blanc

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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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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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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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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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