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Illustration by Francis Blake/ Three in a Box

Odd Jobs

“The work was called ‘weekend cleanup,’ but herding dust is what we did”

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

Michael Hare

A Capital Achievement

In nearly half a century at U of T, economics prof Michael Hare has touched thousands of students’ lives

Photo of a person sitting on wood stairs behind a laptop.

The Long Goodbye

ROSI, the aging online student service, is being replaced over the next several years with a friendlier, more flexible system

Donald Ainslie

Thinking Small

Philosophy prof Donald Ainslie will champion interactive group learning as principal of U of T’s largest college

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

How Big is Ford Country?

Rob Ford garnered more support downtown in last fall's Toronto election than initially thought, analysis shows

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

Janice Stein, founder and director of the Munk School of Global Affairs

A Global Affair

Armed with $80 million in new funding, the Munk School aims to become one of the top international relations programs in the world

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

A lightswitch with the words

Unplugged

Residence program seeks to change how students think about energy use and conservation

Arthur Weis

Nature Study

Every year, Arthur Weis welcomes more than 500 undergrads to Koffler Scientific Reserve

Singers and dancers from the Etobicoke School of the Arts entertain young patients at the Hospital for Sick Children with a lively and colourful rendition of “Oh the Thinks You Can Think”

Seuss Power!

Student group recruits talented young musicians to perform for children in hospitals

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