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Oh, the Humanities!

Author Toni Morrison joined thousands in Toronto as U of T co-hosted the 2002 Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities

Carry a Big Stick

U of T's mace is gold-plated and silver and was unveiled at convocation in June 1951

The Troubled Healer

In his tireless quest to conquer contagious diseases, John Gerald FitzGerald, architect of Canada's modern public health system, sacrificed his own health – indeed, his life

Places of the Heart

Revisiting fond memories of U of T ultimately leads to these three corners of the campus

Good Chemistry

Henry Holmes Croft established the university's first chemistry laboratory. It remains a place for another kind of alchemy - the mixing of ideas

The Age of Dissent

Socialists, peaceniks, feminists, rabble-rousers: They came in search of an education. They left having taught the old school a thing or two

Three of the women who graduated from University College in 1885, members of the first graduating class that included women: from left to right, Margaret Langley, May Bell Bald, and Ella Gardiner. Two daughters of the Globe publisher George Brown, Margaret and Catherine, also graduated in 1885, but their pictures were not included in the composite.

Fairly Determined

Members of the so-called gentler sex were banned from attending classes until 1884. But once women set foot in the classroom, there was no stopping them

Cell Central

A new research centre will spawn scientific collaboration

Lend Me an Ear!

Former president James Loudon purchased this papier mâché ear from a leading medical model maker in the 19th century

93 Highland

The President’s Residence

Despite its role as a public venue, 93 Highland is the rambling kind of place that Harry Potter could inhabit quite nicely.

AIDS Lab to Be Upgraded

$300,000 injection will make U of T a real contender on the HIV research front, says program director

Rupert Schieder

A Trinity Man

60 years later, Rupert Schieder can still fit into his red college jacket

Hart House Auditorium

Stage Presence

Ensconced below grade, Hart House Theatre provided a foundation for Canadian theatre, but recently it almost disappeared entirely

The Great Divide?

The truly educated should be able to navigate the boundary where art and science meet

Early Impressions

The University of Toronto Press got its start printing exam booklets and is now the second-largest public university press in North America

Jon S. Dellandrea, Vice-President and Chief Development Officer

The Real Backbone

Alumni and friends are providing the solid support that the university will need in the future

Rosemary Sullivan

Seats of Power

U of T will establish 271 Canada Research Chairs over the next five years, and some of them will be secured in perpetuity

Samuel McLaughlin, shown at his desk in 1954

A Driving Force

The R. Samuel McLaughlin Centre will fuel genetic solutions for the prevention and treatment of disease

The flag, the Queen's royal standard, is from Osbourne Castle on the Isle of Wight

Royal Gems

Commemorating the 85th anniversary of the founding of Victoria College

Getting to Know U

Stepping foot on campus again after 37 years is both a return to the past and a challenge for the future

The Art of Change

The University of Toronto Art Centre has reopened as a mature gallery, with U of T’s own collections and travelling exhibits on view

Sod-turning ceremony in 1904 for Convocation Hall marked one of the first and finest achievements of the UTAA.

A Commanding Force

Alumni wanted an organization to keep them in touch with their alma mater, and the wife of the president recognized that there is strength in numbers. The time was right to establish the University of Toronto Alumni Association

Marble sculpture of a man tackling another man

Triumph

The trophy presented to Henry Crawford Griffith, champion of athletics

Stepping into the Future

Cutbacks in government funding for postsecondary education have eased off in the last couple of years; the Campaign for the University of Toronto is producing remarkable results, and a quarter of a billion dollars will be invested in new buildings and initiatives over the next decade.

Given with GRADitude

Wheelchair-accessible picnic table is a gift from the department of occupational therapy's class of '98