Contributors

A Shift in Perception

Discoveries in brain science are prompting new theories about how our senses work – and how they affect our understanding of the world

Marc Lewis

Life Recovered

A neuroscientist recounts his personal experience with drug addiction

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Timing is Everything

Modern life is 24-7, but there may be negative consequences to defying our body's internal clock

Desmond Parker

Rules of Conduct

As chief of protocol, Desmond Parker brings peace of mind to United Nations’ guests

Michael Hare

A Capital Achievement

In nearly half a century at U of T, economics prof Michael Hare has touched thousands of students’ lives

Photo of a person sitting on wood stairs behind a laptop.

The Long Goodbye

ROSI, the aging online student service, is being replaced over the next several years with a friendlier, more flexible system

Chris Spence, the director of education for the Toronto District School Board, believes in providing parents and students with choices in public education. Under his leadership, alternative schools have flourished.

Different but Equal

Toronto parents can choose to send their children to a variety of specialized schools. But is it possible to have too much choice in alternative education?

Janice Stein, founder and director of the Munk School of Global Affairs

A Global Affair

Armed with $80 million in new funding, the Munk School aims to become one of the top international relations programs in the world

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Making Canada Heard

Benefactor Peter Munk hopes school bearing his name will help transmit Canadian values around the world

Sandro Gianella recently spent a summer at U of T Berlin studying urban planning. For him and his fellow students, the city became a laboratory. “It wouldn’t make sense to go to Berlin and sit in a classroom all day,” he says

A World of Opportunity

Spending a term abroad used to be considered an expensive frill. Now many students see it as their key to a rewarding career

Maureen Walter is participating in the Women in Transition program at the Faculty of Law

Women in Law

Some women leave the legal profession to raise a family. A new Faculty of Law program helps them return

Children sit at a table at the Institute for Child Study

Head of the Class

U of T's Institute of Child Study has influenced education in Canada for more than 80 years. A visit to the lab school reveals why.

Female engineering students are more likely to choose environmental and biomedical disciplines because they believe advances in these fields have a direct impact on today’s pressing issues

Women Wanted

Engineering faculty hopes mentorship, new image will reverse slide in female enrolment

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Tower Power

Toronto mayor picks up U of T plan to green, preserve and beautify the city's highrises

Raja Khanna

Raja Khanna

Self-described "digital media pioneer" is bringing television to cellphones

Illustration of students on laptops

Going Back

Returning to university after 20 years can be scary and bewildering. But it can also be wonderfully enriching

Jim and Verna Webb are co-treasurers of Trinity's Friends of the Library Committee

Helping Hands

Volunteers do everything from mentor students to organize book sales. U of T wouldn't be the same without them

Judd Palmer

Puppeteer blurs the lines between adults' and children's theatre

Ray Hsu

Poet will soon publish his first full-length book

Kayla Perrin

For the successful romance novelist, life isn't all pink chiffon and strong-jawed suitors

Vivek Rao

Surgeon buys patients critical time while they wait for a donor heart

Barbara Hannigan

This soprano is leading an opera renaissance that combines literature, film and performance art

Lina Allemano

Music grad is rapidly establishing herself as one of Canada's top young trumpeters

Sharon Lewis

Playwright doesn't see art and politics as separate entities

Arron Dack (1961-2001)

Testimony to Tragedy

Countless U of T alumni were touched by the September 11 terrorist attacks. Here are just some of their stories