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Headshot of Prof. Keisuke Fukuda with a band of orange light covering the top of his head

Reading the Mind

U of T Mississauga psychology professor Keisuke Fukuda studies how the brain makes memories – and why it sometimes fails

Prof. Mark V. Campbell with a beige background and red lighting

Charting Hip Hop’s Course

Professor Mark V. Campbell grew up during the early years of rap music. Now, he is helping preserve Canadian hip-hop culture for future generations

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A Path Out of Poverty

U of T Mississauga professor Jerry Flores says caring teachers inspired him to seek better opportunities in life. Now, he wants to do the same for others

U of T Mississauga professor Rhonda McEwen

The Power of Touch

When Prof. Rhonda McEwen learned that her daughter was on the autism spectrum, she began to think about communications technology in new ways

A framed black and white photo of Rodney Bobiwash hanging on a white wall above two awards, one a stone carving of an eagle and the other a stone carving of a grizzly bear on a rock, both on wooden plaques

A Heart of Courage

As director of U of T’s First Nations House, Rodney Bobiwash fought for the rights of Indigenous people. He also embodied the Anishinaabe virtues of humility and approachability

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Warrior for Peace

U of T physicist Ursula Franklin staunchly opposed weapons of mass destruction. As Cold War tensions rise, her work remains as relevant as ever

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The Art of the Deal

U of T Art Museum’s Barbara Fischer talks about the merging of two campus galleries – and what it means for visitors

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A Life in Blue and White

From champion student athlete to UTSC’s principal: Bruce Kidd ushers in a new era at the university’s eastern campus

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Literary Detective

Phyllis Grosskurth was one of Canada’s best biographers, and one of University College’s first female English professors

The Toronto Poetry Map gives new meaning to familiar locations, such as Grange Park.

Toronto’s Beating Heart

With the Toronto Poetry Map, a U of T English professor and Toronto Public Library unveil a whole new way to view the city

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A+ in Selfies

A UTSC anthropology assignment gives students a new view of the selfie

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What is Real?

Philosophy prof Ian Hacking’s ideas about science earn him $800,000 prize

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Fair and Impartial

After more than 50 years at the University of Toronto, Joan E. Foley is well positioned to see the big picture – which is exactly what you want in an Ombudsperson

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Farewell to the Master

Outgoing Massey College master John Fraser decodes the unusual traditions and unique contributions of U of T’s only graduate college

Pink Ribbon represents Run for the Cure

Pink Is for Hope

More than 17,000 supported CIBC's Run for the Cure, held at U of T in October

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The Price of War

International aid fuels corruption in a conflict zone and may keep war going, says political science professor Aisha Ahmad

Larry Alford

Search and Discovery

If you think Google has made doing scholarly research a cinch, U of T’s chief librarian Larry Alford has news for you

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The Unsure Thing

The conditions for entrepreneurs in Canada are good, says Rotman professor Will Mitchell. It’s our attitude that needs work

Meric Gertler leaning on a desk in his office

Meet Our Next President

World-renowned urban expert Meric Gertler will succeed David Naylor and serve as U of T’s 16th president

Abdel-Khalig Ali. Photo by Mark Balson

Secrets of Arabic

Award-winning professor Abdel-Khalig Ali shares the rewards and challenges of teaching Arabic