People

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

Gwynne Phillips (left) and Briana Templeton of the surreal sketch comedy duo Templeton Philharmonic met in the University College drama program. They are currently writing and starring in CBC's web series

Divine Comedy

Alumni Gwynne Phillips and Briana Templeton unleash their inner infernos in darkly hilarious sketches

Kelvin Browne

Working with Clay

At the Gardiner Museum, Kelvin Browne aims to connect people with the beauty and artistry of ceramics -- and encourage them to make their own

Photo of Arun Lakra

Double Vision

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

Headshot of Rebecca Rosenblum in front of a bookshelf

Without a Trace

Rebecca Rosenblum's new novel highlights how a victim’s voice gets lost in tragedy

Theatre creator Nadia Ross (BA 1986 Victoria) is the winner of the $100,000 Siminovitch Prize, Canada's richest theatre award. Photo by David Irvine.

A New Role for Theatre-Goers

Nadia Ross, the winner of Canada's biggest drama prize, likes to keep her audiences on their toes. They don't just "sit in the dark and behave properly"

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

Family Guy

Stereotype or archetype? Actor Paul Sun-Hyung Lee talks about the biggest role of his career

Austin Clarke, who studied at U of T's Trinity and University colleges, was among the first writers in Canada to pay attention to everyday life in Toronto.

Remembering Austin Clarke

U of T alum was among the first writers in Canada to pay attention to everyday life in Toronto. He was also a champion of social justice

Photo of Beverley Johnston with hands out and a mallet in the air

Drumming Up Support

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

Photo of Susan Bissell

The Children’s Crusader

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

Photo of Alexandra Risen

Nature and Nurture

Alexandra Risen untangles her parents' painful past and her wild garden in a new memoir

The Archaeologists (cover)

Portrait of a Serial Writer

By releasing his new book, chapter by chapter, online, author Hal Niedzviecki can interact with readers to learn what they like -- and what they don't

Mary Elizabeth Picher, co-founder of Wholeplay, with her son.

Parenting Guide

Mary Elizabeth Picher helps new parents better understand how little ones learn and grow

David MacLean stands in front of a model of downtown Toronto

Small is Beautiful

David MacLean is creating a small-scale Toronto – his first step to miniaturizing the entire country

Outdoor photo of Judy Matthews

Urban Angel

Judy Matthews and her husband have given $25 million to turn a stretch of derelict land under the Gardiner into a vibrant park

Black and white photo of Jack Hallam with a rabbit

A Late-in-Life Activist

For much of his life, Jack Hallam couldn’t be public with his sexual politics. And then, suddenly, he could

Irwin Adam Eydelnant.

Food Technologist

Irwin Adam Eydelnant blends his love of food with an advanced science degree and entrepreneurial outlook to come up with a completely new kind of work