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Outdoor photo Alex Lu

Who Is Included?

How U of T is becoming more accessible to Alex Lu – and to thousands of other members of the university community with disabilities

Illustration of a woman opening a door inside a gigantic ocean wave under grey skies

Seeds of Bravery

Sometimes life’s pain can feel overwhelming. A new book shares stories of how people find hope in their darkest moments

Who Cares for the Caregivers?

There is a steep personal cost to caregiving, from chronic stress to physical injury. How can we help those who minister to family and friends?

Black and white photo of students marching in line and carrying chairs. Two students upfront are carrying a metal rack.

Walk on the Wild Side

In 1976, a strange band of characters jostled their way up St. George Street with beat-up blackboards and battered chairs

A framed black and white photo of Rodney Bobiwash hanging on a white wall above two awards, one a stone carving of an eagle and the other a stone carving of a grizzly bear on a rock, both on wooden plaques

A Heart of Courage

As director of U of T’s First Nations House, Rodney Bobiwash fought for the rights of Indigenous people. He also embodied the Anishinaabe virtues of humility and approachability

Judith Schurek

Her Extraordinary Journey

Judith Schurek fled the Hungarian Revolution and studied at U of T. Now, she supports scholarships for international students

Roommates Catherine Finlayson, 61 (left) and 18-year old U of T student Zoe Butcher (right) are part of the Toronto HomeShare Pilot Project where university students are paired with senior-citizens who have a spare room in their homes. Students are expected to help out around the house doing chores and light housework in return for subsidized rent

Roomies with a Twist

A new home-sharing program is matching students with seniors to help them save on housing costs – and, just maybe, bond over Netflix

Kate Scowan sits at her kitchen table

Help Through the Darkness

The wait-lists for publicly funded therapy are long. Kate Scowen devised a way for people to receive low-cost counselling sooner

Wen-Do expert Arij Elmi stands in a playground

Wen-Do Warrior

Arij Elmi gained the courage to speak up against racist comments after studying self-defense. Now she teaches other women to do the same

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

Guitar Hero

Liona Boyd talks about her new memoir and album, her 5 million YouTube hits, and her pen pal, Prince Philip

Headshot of Lucy Cullen taken outdoors.

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

Photo of Neha Singh and Jade Ryan teaching a dance move to two young dancers.

Happy Feet

Mallory and Jade Ryan are helping children – including those with special needs – experience the joy of dance

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

Headshot of Benjamin Joffe-Walt with trees in the background

Be the Change

This former human-rights journalist now helps run the world’s largest petition website

Photo of marble staircase inside the Kingston Penitentiary.

Making a Murderer

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

A Lifeline for People with Aphasia

A stroke or brain injury often robs patients of their ability to communicate thoughts and emotions. U of T alumna Aura Kagan found a way to help them converse again

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Double Vision

Ophthalmologist Arun Lakra explores luck, science and faith in his hit play, Sequence

Developing recipes is one of Mary Berg's favourite things to do. It's central to her long-term ambition of building a career in catering and food media. Photo courtesy of CTV.

Hail to the Chef!

A golden borscht soup helped alumna Mary Berg win the title of MasterChef Canada. She now serves up her recipes on CTV’s “Your Morning” show

Type Books turned 10 earlier this year. Co-owners Joanne Saul (left) and Samara Walbohm in their Queen St. West store. Photo by Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail.

Just My Type

For indie bookstore owners, Joanne Saul and Samara Walbohm, connecting readers with great books is a dream job. Hanging with author Michael Ondaatje isn't bad either

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The Children’s Crusader

One billion kids experience violence worldwide each year. Susan Bissell has devoted her life to ending the abuse

Photo of Natalie Panek

Space Odyssey

Rocket scientist Natalie Panek designs technology bound for Mars

Photo of Vera Belazelkoska.

The World in a City

Beautiful portraits of U of T grads are part of Cosmopolis -- a unique project to celebrate diversity in Toronto

Helen Mills.

River Rambler

Helen Mills explores Toronto’s past through its lost waterways