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Grousing with Grace

Amy Fish understands the fine art of complaining. Here, she shares some tips to help the rest of us get our way

Life on Earth, Mars and Beyond

The inaugural Toronto Science Festival, hosted by U of T, will feature leading scientists addressing fundamental questions about human existence

Activism 2.0

What's different about today's environmental activists? Tools of the trade, says Emily Hunter, and a sense that change must happen now

Rent Anything!

Many of us have valuable stuff we rarely use. Now you can rent it out, thanks to a peer-to-peer platform from grad Martin Wong that works just like Airbnb

John Paul de Silva and the student consultants of Social Focus Consulting

Consultant with a Cause

John Paul de Silva's company provides sound - and less costly - business advice to help non-profit organizations raise funds more effectively

Mary Jo Haddad. Photo by Lorne Bridgman

Taking Care

Mary Jo Haddad came to Sick Kids to look after ill children. As CEO, she helped nurse the whole hospital back to good health

Dominic Man-Kit Lam

Renaissance Man

Dominic Man-Kit Lam’s World Eye Organization has improved countless lives. He’s also a successful artist. Next on his list: edible vaccines

Bailey Vaez

Stress Buster

How personal changes led Bailey Vaez to promote wellness at work

Jordan Feilders

Bon Appetit, Paris

A food truck in a world culinary capital? With great fare, Jordan Feilders proves it’s possible

Pipe Dreams

Sarah Svendsen and Rachel Mahon are proving that organ music isn’t just for Dracula lovers

Tania Grafstein-Ho

Cupcake Maestro

Tania Grafstein-Ho’s entrepreneurial spirit and love of desserts motivated her to start an artisanal baking business

Michael Boland's book Through the Lens of My Eye: Adventures of a Documentary Cameraman

Modern-Day Tintin

Much like the Belgian reporter, cinematographer Michael Boland has dodged peril and travelled the world to get a scoop

Sarah Polley.

The Stories She Tells

Filmmaker Sarah Polley's advice for students who want to get into the movie business? Just do it

Tanya Koivusalo and Adam Nayman

It Happened One Night

For Tanya Koivusalo and Adam Nayman, it was a “blockbuster” beginning for a slow and steady romance

Lisa Ng

“Urban Girl” Guide

Through her blog, Lisa Ng inspires women to go on road trips, attend rock concerts and scale volcanoes, among other things

Hamlet 2.0

Writer Ryan North raised more than half-a-million dollars through social media to publish his Shakespeare-adventure book

Family History Sleuth

As a genealogical researcher, Kristina Bedford’s work runs the gamut from interpreting 11th-century documents to locating family gravestones

Rebecca Niles

Interface Architect

Rebecca Niles turned an opportunity that came up during her thesis into a full-time job at the Folger Shakespeare Library

Donald Sutherland, Lorne Michaels and Norman Jewison

Star Power

Hart House's notable theatre, film and television personalities

Lindsay Zier-Vogel. Photo by Mark Balson

She Loves You

Lindsay Zier-Vogel’s eight-year quest to make strangers’ days a little better – through the magic of love letters

Holocaust Heroine

Julija Šukys captures the life of a Lithuanian woman who aided the ghetto resistance

Randy Pepper with his sister Leanne at the 2009 Oxfam Canada Trailwalker. Photography by MaryAnn Jansen

Power Walker

How lawyer Randy Pepper discovered that walking 100 km in 48 hours is a powerful way to raise funds.

Madeleine Bisson

Spontaneous Success

Learning to stay in the moment gave Madeleine Bisson the key to great improv acting - and to her first film role.

Photo of Michael Walsh.

A Rare Find

A book collector for more than 40 years, Michael Walsh has acquired several thousand antiquarian volumes of western philosophy

Lifelong Learner

Jessie Current believed in the value of education, and created scholarships so others could follow their academic dreams

George and Barbara Rooke

George and Barbara Rooke

For this Fonthill, Ontario, couple it was a match made in music. And almost 65 years later, they’re still in tune

Hunting for Gold

Victoria Nolan is dubbed “The Metronome” for her ability to row perfectly in synch with her teammates

Bullseye!

Crispin Duenas will represent Canada in archery at the London Olympics

Past Vic One students Maria Roman (left), Alexander Pytka (middle) and Christian Julien (right)

A Vision for Tomorrow

Victoria University, the Faculty of Arts and Science and the Tanz Centre recently launched their own campaigns

Courtesy of Lorie Shekter-Wolfson

A Woman’s Place

Dorothy Shekter was often told she didn't belong at university. But she persevered -- and did some amazing things as a social worker