People

Wendy Freedman

Star Turn

Wendy Freedman earns major cosmology prize for her research into the Hubble constant

What intrigues Lewin is the difference between how elephants are perceived in Thailand and how many of the animals are now treated. “It’s a really tragic story that needs to be told,” he says.

Urban Jungle

Photojournalist Brent Lewin captures the plight of Thailand's city elephants

Nazneen Contractor

Spy Games

Actor Nazneen Contractor enters 24's world of espionage

Book cover: the boy in the moon

The Boy in the Moon

Journalist Ian Brown offers a profoundly honest portrayal of life as a parent of a disabled child

Milestones

Eleven U of T alumni and faculty named to the Order of Canada

Melanie and Brad

Melanie Moore and Brad Tapson

"Sometimes Brad plays his guitar, I play the piano and we sing together. I swear, we’ll wind up being the von Trapp family someday."

Nikki Stratigacos.

T is for Trans

It’s time to cast off dated notions about masculinity, femininity and "opposite" sexes

Reaching Higher

The Gordon Cressy Awards recognize new graduates who have made outstanding contributions to U of T. For these past winners, helping others has become a way of life

Kieran Hayward

Kieran Hayward

"My dream is to be one of the inspired citizens who shape Toronto for the better"

Helen Tewolde

Helen Tewolde

"My deepest ambition is to focus on learning and practising leadership in new and challenging contexts"

Breese Davies

Breese Davies

"The privilege of living and working in Canada comes with the duty to protect the fundamental rights of the most vulnerable."

Gurjit Sangha (BSc in Nursing 2001, MN 2008)

Gurjit Sangha

"Leadership isn’t just about having vision – it’s about having the right people work with you, because you can’t do it alone"

Matthew Cimone (BA 2009 UTSC)

Matthew Cimone

"It is amazing to me the encouragement we get from those we are ostensibly trying to help"

Stephen Tracy (BA 2008 UTSC)

Stephen Tracy

"I believe we should each apply our own unique skills for the betterment of humanity"

Steve Dennis (BASc 1999)

Steve Dennis

"My goal isn’t to end global conflict, but to end the suffering of people who live in places where conflict takes away their basic human rights"

Dr. Rahim Hirji (BSc 1997 UTSc, 1999 MSc, 2004 MD)

Dr. Rahim Hirji

"I dream of writing a book on leadership and self-improvement, and traveling the world as a motivational speaker"

Mark Slade (BA 1996 St. Michael's)

Mark Slade

"The global financial crisis is forcing everybody to think differently about business"

Helen Mills.

River Rambler

Helen Mills explores Toronto’s past through its lost waterways

Screen Saver

Film savvy helped Brett Hendrie land one of Hot Docs’ top jobs

Powerful Women

U of T grads named to the Women's Executive Network's 100 most powerful women in Canada

Jackie Orange

Our Own Jackie O.

Former alumni governor encourages grads to consider "life-changing" role with U of T