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Editor Extraordinaire

Francess Halpenny helped turn U of T into an academic publishing powerhouse

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Could This Palm-Sized Cube Replace an Entire Lab?

Spartan Bioscience, founded by three alumni, aims to make DNA testing more accessible

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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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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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Minor Key

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

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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

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March of the King Penguins

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

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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

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U of T Gains Global Edge

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

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In Memoriam: Rose Wolfe

Former chancellor remembered for her wit and warmth

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Music to the Ears

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

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Making a Murderer

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

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Lessons from My Grandfather

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

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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

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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

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Beauty in the Everyday

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

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Family Guy

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

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Bringing Science Back

Can alumna Kirsty Duncan rejuvenate Canadian discovery and innovation?

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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

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“Take Your Best Shot!” 2016 Photo Contest Winners

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

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Revitalizing University College

Leslie Noble donates $50K to the UC restoration project

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60 Seconds with David Sugarman

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

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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

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In the Pink

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

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Antarctica Bound

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

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U of T’s Olympians

More than 400 alumni have participated in the Olympics and Paralympics

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“We Remember Him with Pride”

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

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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

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All the Light We Cannot See

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

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A Force for Change in Her Time

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

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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

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Bringing History to Light

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

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A Stroll into Marriage

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

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60 Seconds with Ariel Garten

Calming the monkey mind

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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

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Game On!

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

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Flamenco Dancer

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

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Conversations for Change

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

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Statue Rescuer

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

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Letters to the Editor

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

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Making a Mobile Marketplace

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

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One Man’s Life in Solitary

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

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UC’s Fireball Lit This Match

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

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Winter Kept Us Warm

Canada’s first feature film with a gay theme

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Letters to the Editor

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

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Breaking News

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

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2014 Photo Contest Winners

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

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Letters to the Editor

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

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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

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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

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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

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Faces of ’14: Graduation!

What happens after life at U of T?

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Buzzing about Bees

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

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The Softness of Bodies

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

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The Play’s the Thing

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

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Playbook

Inner worlds unfold in Anne Michaels’ new poem

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Time to Talk

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

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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

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Could This Palm-Sized Cube Replace an Entire Lab?

Spartan Bioscience, founded by three alumni, aims to make DNA testing more accessible

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Editor Extraordinaire

Francess Halpenny helped turn U of T into an academic publishing powerhouse

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One Man’s Life in Solitary

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

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Clear and Present Danger

ABC correspondent Muhammad Lila reports from Pakistan and Afghanistan

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Buzzing about Bees

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

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The Softness of Bodies

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

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Just “Rosie”

How does Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Abella find time to be an author and pianist and a judge? “Every day is a gift,” she says. “I do what I can to make the most of it”

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Game On!

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

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So You Want to Write for Pictures?

From movies to TV and comedy to animation, here is a small sampling of U of T alumni who wrote their way to success south of the border

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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

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Paradise Regained

AGO curator embraces range of art, from popular to esoteric

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The Imagined City

In her new book, writer Sarah Elton aims to put Toronto on the literary map next to New York, Dublin and Paris

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2014 Photo Contest Winners

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

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The Ties That Bind

Joy Fielding explores a tangled mother-daughter relationship in her new book, Now You See Her

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Michael Ignatieff & Bob Rae

Friends vied for the campus spotlight as student activists in the 1960s

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A Man with a Plan

Urban designer Robert Freedman wants to beautify Toronto

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Star Turns: Charmion King

“Being an actor is like being at university. It opens your mind and your soul and make you tap into yourself.”

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Statue Rescuer

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

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Paul Jones & Rona Maynard

English majors met each other on stage

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Faces of ’14: Graduation!

What happens after life at U of T?

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Tales from a Troubadour

Justin Rutledge talks about the art of writing lyrics, working with Michael Ondaatje and surviving cat attacks

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In Memoriam: Warren Goldring

Mutual-fund guru Warren Goldring was an outstanding volunteer and caring philanthropist at U of T

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Corduroy

Winner of the 2013 U of T Magazine Short Story Contest

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Star Turn

Wendy Freedman earns major cosmology prize for her research into the Hubble constant

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Star Turns: Kristen Thomson

Lying on the U.C. Playhouse theatre floor during a warm-up, Thompson thought, “OK, this is where I belong”

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The End of the Rivi Era

Rivi Frankle, who has retired after 39 years at U of T, forged friendships with countless U of T grads

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X-Files Icon

William B. Davis, who played Cigarette Smoking Man, doesn’t believe in conspiracy theories. But most of his fans do

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Mealtime Patriotism

Writer Sarah Elton argues in favour of local eating

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Karen Pitre & Kay Worthington

Life lessons learned in sport

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Luis Jacob

Toronto artist is one of two Canadians invited to documenta 12, a massive international art exhibition

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Crossed Wires

A lesson in the pitfalls of cross-cultural communication

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60 Seconds with Hal Niedzviecki

“The more we entertain ourselves by looking at other people’s lives, the less we connect to them as human beings”

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Funny Bones

Hart Hanson blends crime and comedy on his hit Fox TV show

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Aphrodite Salas

Citytv’s Parliament Hill reporter won’t rule out political career

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Backpacking with a Purpose

David Berkal wants to change the way people think about tourism

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Independence Day

The Independent Weekly celebrates 25 years

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Of Murder and Magic

The inspiration for the fanciful novels of Guy Gavriel Kay and Caroline Roe sprang from the U of T campus

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In Their Own Write

Kenneth Oppel, Andrew Pyper, Lynn Crosbie, Cristina Kuok, David Layton and Tim Long

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Maggie MacDonald

This artist and musician is trying her hand at almost everything

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Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies Receives $1 Million

Centre receives its largest donation since the undergraduate program was founded

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Ariel Garten

Fashion designer incorporates psychology into her creations

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Steve Petranik and Ann Auman

A Varsity romance is still going strong after more than 30 years

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Seeking the Divine

Toronto’s poet laureate rediscovered poetry through prayer

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Mad About Science and Math

Rachel Tyndale, Vincent Tropepe, Deborah Fels, Shaf Keshavjee, Ed Doolittle, Akiko Iwasaki

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My Generation

Twixters take on 20-something stereotypes

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Ben and Larissa Bathgate

A big blue bird brought the law and drama students together

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The Case of the Generous Mystery Writer

Author donates her manuscripts to Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

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Coming Soon to a Theatre Near You

Saturday Night Live creator remembers Hart House Theatre

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Alphabet Soup

More than a decade ago, a bunch of U of T characters began to dine from A to Z using the Yellow Pages as a restaurant guide

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John Maxwell

Dealing with the changing face of HIV and AIDS

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The Politics of Suspicion

Ideas-oriented periodical explores the politics of suspicion in a post-9/11 world

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Mehreen and Arsalan Rashid

The heart wants what the heart wants, but Mehreen and Arsalan offer a lesson in the virtues of patience

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Requiem for the Brave

Soldiers’ Tower Committee honours two alumni for their military service during the Second World War

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Peace Offering

Losang Ragbey helps build schools on the Tibetan Plateau

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Drama Queens

Krista Sutton, Jean Yoon, Kim Gaynor, Elvira Kurt and Kate Taylor

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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

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Museum of the Missing

An estimated 100,000 works of art have disappeared

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Spontaneous Success

Learning to stay in the moment gave Madeleine Bisson the key to great improv acting – and to her first film role.

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The Sorcerer

Since leaving tax law, David Ben has become one of the world’s greatest sleight-of-hand artists

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