On a Mission of Compassion

The recipient of a Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship, Deborah Emilia Solomon wants to devote her engineering career “to the service of others”

Margaret Addison Hall

This grad devoted much of her career to supporting young women at U of T, so Victoria University named a residence after her

Taking Waste off the Menu

U of T grad Lucy Cullen has been named one of Canada’s top environmentalists for helping restaurants earn more – by throwing away less

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

At Home in the World

Noor Naga’s work, including her award-winning poem, explores the question of belonging

A Play’s Hopeful Message

Since joining the cast of Come From Away, Lee MacDougall has never seen so many audience members overcome with emotion. “This story reminds us of who we are”

The Spy Among Us

In Kerry Clare’s first novel, Mitzi Bytes, a blogger has a secret online presence – but someone is threatening to expose her

So You Want to Build a Startup?

10 tips from some of Canada’s top entrepreneurs

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

Of Hearth and Home – and Health

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

A New Role for Theatre-Goers

Nadia Ross, the winner of Canada’s biggest drama prize, likes to keep her audiences on their toes. They don’t just “sit in the dark and behave properly”

Battling a Health Emergency

Heather Johnston helps combat AIDS in Malawi as president of Dignitas

A Tale of Two Rodeo Stars

Brendan Bowles explores the nature of friendship in his award-winning story

Build It and They Will Come

A whole house made out of toy bricks? Kids of all ages love this anthropology grad’s designs

Keen Tweets

Twitter postings from some of the platform’s biggest influencers

The Konrad Group Helps Brands Boost their Digital Mojo

These U of T alumni help businesses from CBC to Coca-Cola thrive online

Arriving in a Place Where Almost No One Looks Like You

Certain immigrant experiences – such as the tales of those in rural communities – are overlooked in Canada, writes Sana Malik

A Stroll into Marriage

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

Ninja Power!

Alumni nab deal with Playstation for video game N++

Film Translator

Anne Appathurai makes sure audiences understand foreign-language films – in less space than a tweet!

Photo by Richard Phibbs

A Legacy as Big as All Outdoors

How the art of giving back motivates photographer Richard Phibbs

Photo: Chris Thomaidis

Paperbacks Alongside 3D Printers

New Toronto city librarian Vickery Bowles wants everyone to read, write, create

Letters to the Editor

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

Today, Oxford. Tomorrow, the World

Students Caroline Leps and Moustafa Abdalla win Rhodes Scholarships

Join the Science Party!

In her book Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll, Zoe Cormier explores the workings of our rowdiest pastimes

Voyage Into Ice

Daniel Kukla’s camera discovers an otherworldly Arctic

Students Celebrate the Armistice on November 11, 1918

A diary entry from U of T’s women students on the day the First World War ended

The Two of Us

For Donald and Hana Nute, home straddles two different worlds.

A Creative Director for Toronto?

Jason Logan argues that what the city needs most are innovative, visual, urban design ideas

60 Seconds with Aelita Brivins

What you don’t know about how you’re communicating

World Changer

Katharine Hayhoe is one of the world’s top voices for climate action

Good Neighbour

Nicolas Koff is helping crowdfund community improvement projects

Faces of ’14: Graduation!

What happens after life at U of T?

Courtesy of Elena Grouios

Chocolate Scientist

Elena Grouios works in a chocolate factory, inventing new treats. Sweet!

Flights of Peace

Antoine Pappalardo is the CEO of a Toronto-based airline that flies aid missions to many of the world’s hot spots

Tour de Force

In Normandy, U of T students teach visitors about Canada’s role in the Second World War

Fish Market

Emily Paskevics writes about a vivid encounter at the market in Sonsonate, El Salvador

Uncovering Fraud

Computer science grad Stephen Piron is helping banks stay on the right side of regulators

Cupcake Maestro

Tania Grafstein-Ho’s entrepreneurial spirit and love of desserts motivated her to start an artisanal baking business

The Gift

Finalist in the 2013 U of T Magazine Poetry Contest

Cyst

Finalist in the 2013 U of T Magazine Poetry Contest

Canada’s Most Wanted

Nathan Morlando brings the story of famed Toronto bank robber Edwin Boyd to the big screen

It Happened One Night

For Tanya Koivusalo and Adam Nayman, it was a “blockbuster” beginning for a slow and steady romance

Eight Degrees of Education

Most people retire from higher education after a maximum of three degrees. Lorne Bozinoff went for eight

To Serve and Restore

Richard Iorweth Thorman helps restore the M1917 tank – a rare piece of Canadian history

The Lives of Others

Learning to sew or wield a chainsaw is all in a day’s work for writer Ian Williams

Monarch Butterfly

A Butterfly on the Rhubarb Leaves

Brandon Marlon uses vivid imagery in his poetic verses

Lifelong Learner

Jessie Current believed in the value of education, and created scholarships so others could follow their academic dreams

Photo courtesy of U of T Archives

Frye’s Anatomy

To his English students, Northrop Frye, the brilliant literary critic, was an intellectual god and a master lecturer. One-on-one, though, he could be difficult to read

Photo courtesy of U of T Archives

The Book Shredder

Northrop Frye kept three personal libraries, but wasn’t above throwing away books he was finished with

Photo by Blair Gable Photography

Holding Court

Last fall, two U of T grads were appointed to the nation’s highest court

Photo courtesy of U of T Archives

Shakespearean Simpleton

Donald Sutherland performs in Hart House Theatre’s The Tempest

Driven

Albert Tan uses the Brenizer method to get a new photographic effect on a familiar subject

Photo courtesy of Tasty Tours

The Sweetest Tour

Audrey Ooi leads a sampling of the world’s most interesting desserts in Toronto’s Kensington Market

Chasing Happiness; Photo by Sandy Nicholson

Chasing Happiness

In his new book, Ray Robertson contemplates what makes life worth living

Photo: Victoria Phipps/Getty Images

At Your Service

After three decades as a reporter, Caitlin Kelly enters the low-wage world of retail

Diplomatic to the Core

Diplomatic to the Core

U of T has helped train many of Canada’s top diplomats

Photo by Derek Shapton

The Debut

How do you write a bestselling first novel? If you’re Tom Rachman, you start by majoring in film

Photo Courtesy of Hilary Davidson

The Damage Done

Hilary Davidson’s first crime novel keeps you guessing till the last page

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