University Blues?

Author Jeff Rybak talks about the educational system's flaws - and how students can play to its strengths.

Samantha Nutt, wearing a black T-shirt and pants, stands in front of a wall filled with rows of photos of African children.

Witness to War

While visiting Somalia in 1995, doctor and U of T professor Samantha Nutt experienced the hardship and rawness of bloodshed. Now, the founder of War Child Canada says she's "driven every day” to help children harmed by conflict

Prince Peprah (right) graduated from Scarborough's David and Mary Thomson Collegiate in June. Omar Peters just entered Grade 12. Both young men want to become actors

The Schools We Want

U of T's Centre for Urban Schooling aims to help youths in disadvantaged neighbourhoods succeed

Young Pioneers

Eight U of T faculty and alumni named to Canada's "Top 40 under 40"

The Road to Freedom

Marina Nemat's long journey from Iranian prison to celebrated author brought her to U of T

Vincent Lam.

Vincent Lam

Prize-winning author captures extremes in human behaviour

Mark Schatzker

Mark Schatzker

The journalist and traveller aims to "see, feel and taste differences in the land"

Ben Barry

Ben Barry

Modelling agent promotes women of all ages, shapes and sizes

Raja Khanna

Raja Khanna

Self-described "digital media pioneer" is bringing television to cellphones

Kellie Leitch

Orthopedic surgeon is the federal government's advisor on healthy children and youth

Luis Jacob in a white T-shirt with illustrations of orange and black circles with spikes, smiling and looking to his right

Luis Jacob

Toronto artist is one of two Canadians invited to documenta 12, a massive international art exhibition

Ryan Pyle

Self-taught photographer is capturing China in transition

Wendy Yu

Marketing whiz is bringing the NBA to China

Jonathan Anschell

As general counsel for CBS Television, he rubs shoulders with a lot of celebrities. But one meeting in particular stands out

Love Story

Rasha Mourtada's story placed first in University of Toronto Magazine's Alumni Short Story and Poetry Contest

France August 1992

Brigid Elson's poem placed second in U of T Magazine's Alumni Short Story and Poetry Contest

Father Figure

Bryan Friedman's award-winning documentary charts his dad's quest for bodybuilding supremacy

Illustration of students on laptops

Going Back

Returning to university after 20 years can be scary and bewildering. But it can also be wonderfully enriching

Grano's Roberto Martella won the Jane Jacobs Prize, which honours Toronto's

Dinner with Friends

Restaurant owner Roberto Martella believes in building community by breaking bread together

Jim and Verna Webb, standing on a stair landing, each holding a pile of books

Helping Hands

Volunteers do everything from mentor students to organize book sales. U of T wouldn't be the same without them