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Space Odyssey

Rocket scientist Natalie Panek designs technology bound for Mars

Andrew Peek

Serial Entrepreneur

To create your own business, Andrew Peek understands the importance of flexibility, risk-taking -- and play

Dana Wagner. Photo: Ryan Walker

Standing for Truth

Alumna Dana Wagner aims to keep politicians honest during the federal election campaign

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Tree Hugger

Geography grad creates a whole new way to see the UTM grounds

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Roadmap for Life

Camilla Gibb's new book, This is Happy, reflects on past moments and intense grief and joy

Sculpture: Adrienne Alison. Photo: Corporal Michael J. MacIsaac, Canadian Forces Support Unit (Ottawa) Imaging Services

Forging a Nation

Adrienne Alison's sculpture on Parliament Hill shows how cooperation and diversity won the War of 1812

Anne Appathurai

Film Translator

Anne Appathurai makes sure audiences understand foreign-language films – in less space than a tweet!

Rob Brander

Surf Scientist

Rob Brander put his specialized knowledge at the service of Australian surfers, and now a grateful nation calls him “Dr. Rip”

Rowers Kate Sauks and Liz Fenje on a rowboat.

Rowing for Gold

How Pan Am athlete Kate Sauks went from rowing newbie to medallist in just five years

Elysse Leonard (left) and filmmaker Nicole Dorsey lead a Reel Comfort workshop at St. Michael's Hospital. Photo: Yuri Markarov, St. Michael’s Hospital

Connecting through Film

The Toronto International Film Festival’s Reel Comfort program helps make those connections available to clients in mental-health programs

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Seoulmates

Exploring a new country linked video bloggers Simon and Martina Stawski to each other… and to the world

Reclaimed seawater irrigates urban farms in Juan Caviedes and Negin Akhlaghpour's award-winning design. Illustration: Juan Caviedes and Negin Akhlaghpour

Designing a Sustainable City

Out of 82 entries from around the globe, the design of two Daniels Faculty graduates brought home the top prize in the SymbioticCities 2014 International Design Ideas Competition

Evelyne Benaïs-Lemelin

Flamenco Dancer

At a crossroads between academia and the life of a dancer, Evelyne Benaïs-Lemelin chose her passion

Courtesy Aldeli Alban Reyna

Conversations for Change

Aldeli Albán Reyna is excited to share her work, on improving the status of Indigenous Canadians, at the United Nations

Susan Stock re-assembling and evaluating fragments of a late Shang Dynasty bronze ritual wine vessel. Photo by Mike Fergusson (ROM ID # 960.234.21)

Statue Rescuer

Susan Stock cleans the corrosion from ancient metal artefacts so museum-goers can see the original beauty

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Namecheck: W.A.T.C.H.

Five years in an ashram inspired U of T student Neilank Jha to found this long-running community service club

Photo courtesy of Onyx Motion

A Digital Coach

Wearable software created by U of T grads aims to help hobby athletes up their game

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Join the Science Party!

In her book Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll, Zoe Cormier explores the workings of our rowdiest pastimes

Jake Paleczny at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve, near Whitehorse

North of 60

Museum Studies grad Jake Paleczny comes up with fun ways for visitors to learn about the moose, elk and other animals that make up the "living collection" at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve

In Her Shoes

Like many women, Tanya Heath loved the look of high heels, but not the pain that went with them. So she created her own line -- with removable heels

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Breaking News

Jonathan Keebler’s software has changed the way you stay up to date