U of T Mississauga professor Akwasi Owusu-Bempah sitting outside in a T-shirt and ripped jeans

The High Road to Justice

Now that cannabis is legal, Canada owes a debt to the communities that paid a steep price during the war on drugs

Illustration of brick walls with a number of national flags on them. Hands and feet are breaking through the walls in different directions.

The New Nationalism

Around the world, anti-immigrant autocrats are on the rise. Defeating them – and what they stand for – won’t be easy

Rebecca Wittmann, UTM’s chair of Historical Studies, poses for a portrait at Emmanuel College Library on the University of Toronto Campus in Toronto on Friday January 25, 2019.

Confronting the Past

My father demanded an explanation from his mother about what she did during the Holocaust. Like many Germans of his generation, he never got it

Illustration of a woman sitting at her desk in her corporate office

The Motherhood Penalty

Women pay a price for seeking more flexible jobs after having children. Good legislation won’t solve the problem – we need to look at cultural changes, too

Headshot of Andrew Pyper.

Hungry for Failure

Defeat might taste like sawdust drizzled with WD-40, but I’ve developed a taste for it

Glenna Fraumeni.. Photo: James Poremba

Personal Best

A chronic condition doesn’t need to stop you from pushing yourself athletically

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Time to Talk

Helen Walsh has an answer to political polarization and crisis: genuine conversation

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Activism 2.0

While on a mission to save the Borneo rainforest, Emily Hunter realized environmentalism needs a rethink

19-year-old Joyce Taylor, 1940

An Education

In 1940, Joyce Taylor graduated in physiotherapy – and soon set off to war

A scene from Red Snow, by Diana Tso. Photo by Alex Felipe

Nightmare in Nanking

Diana Tso has written a play to draw attention to an atrocity against the Chinese people – and deliver a message of reconciliation

Photo of clothes on a rack.

At Your Service

After three decades as a reporter, Caitlin Kelly enters the low-wage world of retail

Journalist Andrew Mitrovica

Voice of Silence

Journalist Andrew Mitrovica meets one of In Cold Blood’s reticent Clutter sisters

Our New Look

A fresher, more assertive visual style for U of T Magazine


Will Barack Win?

Trinity grad John Ibbitson writes from the front lines of the most exciting American presidential race in modern history

Reaching Out

The University of Toronto community engages in civic life

A Shiver of Recognition

The best stories and poems reveal something about human experience that hasn't occurred to us before

Beating the Odds

Drug researchers are helping to develop new weapons in the fight against cancer