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The Bridge Builders

How a visionary group of alumni helped forge a strong and lasting connection between U of T and Hong Kong

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Dark Data

The usefulness of “steps per day” and other information our devices help us track

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Selfie Central

U of T students greet Trudeau before his talk on trade – and Trump

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Astroturfing

The practice of faking a grassroots movement gets an update in the age of social media

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Woke

The term emerges from African-American vernacular as a call to action, says U of T prof Cassandra Lord

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Facing Up to Canada’s Past

Scholars at the Jackman Humanities Institute find optimism amidst the pain in Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Redefining Gender

These days, talking about sex and gender can involve a lot of specialized terms. Here’s a guide

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Drumming Up Support

Music grad Beverley Johnston honours her late father with a fellowship for percussion students

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Uberization

Companies such as Uber are disrupting entire industries, but this is good for the economy overall, says an economics prof

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Roy Ivor Hall

A U of T Mississauga residence is named after the Birdman of Mississauga

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The 6ix

Rap star Drake popularized Toronto’s new nickname