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Photo Courtesy of Frank Horvat

Green Keys

Frank Horvat plays piano in the dark to raise awareness of environmental issues

ILLUSTRATION: FRANCES BLAKE/THREE IN A BOX

Gotcha!

Students love pranks -- and for some, every day is April Fool’s

Justin Rutledge.

Tales from a Troubadour

Justin Rutledge talks about the art of writing lyrics, working with Michael Ondaatje and surviving cat attacks

Tom Rand

Green Gadfly

Tom Rand has opened what he calls North America's most environmentally friendly hotel

Joy Fielding

The Ties That Bind

Joy Fielding explores a tangled mother-daughter relationship in her new book, Now You See Her

Photo by Michael Chambers Photography

The Making of a Judge

George Carter, the first Canadian-born black judge in the country, worked as a train porter to pay his tuition

Douglas McCurdy at the wheel of a plane.

The Aviator

Brave, dashing and touched by the spirit of adventure, Douglas McCurdy became the first person to fly an airplane out of sight of land

Michael Adams

The Autonomous Rebel

Like the rest of his generation, Environics co-founder and author Michael Adams has no plans to spend his twilight years in a rocking chair

Book cover: The Damage Done

The Damage Done

Hilary Davidson's first crime novel keeps you guessing till the last page

Photo of Peter Munk

Making Canada Heard

Benefactor Peter Munk hopes school bearing his name will help transmit Canadian values around the world

Photo of Hart Hanson

Funny Bones

Hart Hanson blends crime and comedy on his hit Fox TV show

Erika Savage

Rock Star Lawyer

Erika Savage is helping to pioneer a new kind of recording contract at Universal Music Group

Book cover: Home Free: the myth of the empty nest

Learning to Let Go

In her new book, author Marni Jackson searches for the right level of involvement in her adult son's life

Photo of Trebek with Autumn Haag

60 Seconds With Autumn Haag

What information studies grad won a spot on Jeopardy, got her Daily Double right and found out something surprising while on set?

Should this view of Queen's Park be preserved? Photo by Emma Lagunday, http://www.flickr.com/photos/httpwwwflickrcomphotos_emma

Protecting the View

Should towers be visible behind Queen's Park? An architecture grad fights to safeguard the view of Toronto's most important heritage building

Photo by Dave Chan

The Dream Maker

Isaac Olowolafe Jr. donates $25,000 to help students in New College's African Studies program

Northern Light

Trips to the Arctic inspired scholarship for aboriginal students

Bill Buxton

The Outlaw

In a creative rut? Renegade computer designer Bill Buxton advocates less work and more play

Book cover: Authenticity Hoak

The Lost Left

Westerners who reject mainstream culture as “inauthentic” may, in fact, be status seekers, says Andrew Potter

Photo courtesy of Luis Jacob

You Are What You Wear

In artist Luis Jacob's new exhibition, bodies are framed within the environment and surroundings are incorporated into bodies

Tweet the Vote

Social media will be a force in this fall’s Toronto election, if a group of recent grads have their way

Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair breaks from the past

Force for Change

Crime in Toronto is down, but after five years as police chief, Bill Blair knows he can't take the city's safety for granted

Sonya Amin

Animating the Body

Sonya Amin's medical animation company has doubled its revenue almost every year since its inception

Darren Anderson

Thinking Small

Darren Anderson wants his nanotech company, Vive Nano, to become one of the next global chemical giants

Neena Kanwar

Healthy Hearts

Neena Kanwar says her company, KMH Cardiology and Diagnostic Centres, is committed to quality patient care, short wait times and state-of-the-art technology

Shawn Qu

Here Comes the Sun

Shawn Qu's Canadian Solar is already one of the world’s largest solar energy companies. Ten years from now he wants it to be an industry leader

Francis Shen (left) is co-CEO of Aastra Technologies with his brother, Anthony Shen. Photo by Lee Towndrow

Calling All Businesses

Francis Shen credits luck, good ideas, timing and avoiding complacency for his success with Aastra Technologies

Nerissa Cariño

Revolution from Within

U of T student Nerissa Cariño garners a Peace Medallion for her work fighting violence against women

Dionne Brand

Poet in Motion

Dionne Brand releases her new collection, Ossuaries, while serving as Toronto’s poet laureate

Photo by Summer Harris

Skule Idol

Engineering science alumni reveal a talent for opera

The Media’s Fault?

Tiger Woods doesn't think personal sins should require public confessions. Media ethics prof and U of T alum Tom Cooper half agrees