Contributors

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A New Era in Medicine

How a historic $250-million gift to U of T will transform medical education–and improve patient care

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A Path Out of Poverty

U of T Mississauga professor Jerry Flores says caring teachers inspired him to seek better opportunities in life. Now, he wants to do the same for others

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Strange Bedfellows

A growing number of city-dwellers live in condos – and now high schools, theatres and daycares are taking up residence there, too, creating benefits for everyone

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Alexa, Compose Me a Song

So far, machines are not very good at creating original art, such as pop tunes and short stories. Could it be they’re missing something uniquely human?

Off Script

Ayisha Lineo Gariba doesn’t play by the rules – while making films or while running her business

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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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It Was 50 Years Ago Today

Ken Luckhurst first set foot at UTM at the height of the hippie era. Touring a transformed campus with a recent grad, he finds not everything has changed

Muhaddisah Batool sitting in a seat in an empty theatre

Taking Centre Stage

As the theatre world grapples with change, U of T Mississauga student Muhaddisah Batool prepares for the spotlight

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Oxford Bound

Rhodes Scholar Stephanie Gaglione is interested in vaccine development

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Life after Grad School

As more PhD graduates seek work outside of academia, U of T is creating opportunities for these highly knowledgeable students to develop professional skills

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Urban Angel

Judy Matthews and her husband have given $25 million to turn a stretch of derelict land under the Gardiner into a vibrant park

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Healthy Minds

As U of T responds to a rise in mental health needs on campus, a powerful source of help emerges: students themselves

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A Canadian Hero for Mental Health

Twenty years ago, Michael Wilson witnessed the terrible impact of stigma around mental illness. He’s been working tirelessly to erase it ever since

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Literary Detective

Phyllis Grosskurth was one of Canada’s best biographers, and one of University College’s first female English professors

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Join the Science Party!

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

In Her Shoes

Like many women, Tanya Heath loved the look of high heels, but not the pain that went with them. So she created her own line -- with removable heels

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Screen Time

Online courses are big, bold and potentially game-changing for higher education

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Taking Care

Mary Jo Haddad came to Sick Kids to look after ill children. As CEO, she helped nurse the whole hospital back to good health