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Enter the Dragon

Why did this U of T alum build a fire-breathing dragon bus? To go to Burning Man, of course!

Guitar Hero

Liona Boyd talks about her new memoir and album, her 5 million YouTube hits, and her pen pal, Prince Philip

Deborah Solomon, wearing a flower-patterned dress, standing with tree leaves out of focus in the background

On a Mission of Compassion

The recipient of a Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship, Deborah Emilia Solomon wants to devote her engineering career “to the service of others”

Muhaddisah Batool sitting in a seat in an empty theatre

Taking Centre Stage

As the theatre world grapples with change, U of T Mississauga student Muhaddisah Batool prepares for the spotlight

Headshot of Geoff Taber.

A Legacy of Mentorship

U of T creates memorial scholarship and chair in honour of alumnus Geoff Taber, who died tragically in a fire in 2016

Headshot of Lucy Cullen taken outdoors.

Taking Waste off the Menu

U of T grad Lucy Cullen has been named one of Canada’s top environmentalists for helping restaurants earn more – by throwing away less

Photo of Ishita Aggarwal giving a speech.

From Shy to Shining

A YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction Award winner reflects on a pivotal first-year program at U of T

Photo of Neha Singh and Jade Ryan teaching a dance move to two young dancers.

Happy Feet

Mallory and Jade Ryan are helping children – including those with special needs – experience the joy of dance

Actor Lee MacDougall.

A Play’s Hopeful Message

Since joining the cast of Come From Away, Lee MacDougall has never seen so many audience members overcome with emotion. "This story reminds us of who we are"

The Trial of Anita Krajnc

In 2015, this U of T alum was charged after giving water to a pig. It only pushed her animal-rights activism to a new level

The Spy Among Us

In Kerry Clare’s first novel, Mitzi Bytes, a blogger has a secret online presence – but someone is threatening to expose her

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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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Be the Change

This former human-rights journalist now helps run the world’s largest petition website

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Making a Murderer

A small-screen adaptation of Alias Grace starring alumna Sarah Gadon will air this fall

A Lifeline for People with Aphasia

A stroke or brain injury often robs patients of their ability to communicate thoughts and emotions. U of T alumna Aura Kagan found a way to help them converse again

Gwynne Phillips (left) and Briana Templeton of the surreal sketch comedy duo Templeton Philharmonic met in the University College drama program. They are currently writing and starring in CBC's web series

Divine Comedy

Alumni Gwynne Phillips and Briana Templeton unleash their inner infernos in darkly hilarious sketches

Kelvin Browne

Working with Clay

At the Gardiner Museum, Kelvin Browne aims to connect people with the beauty and artistry of ceramics -- and encourage them to make their own

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Double Vision

Ophthalmologist Arun Lakra explores luck, science and faith in his hit play, Sequence

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Open Book

The Human Library Project: This U of T grad student shared her story and a painful truth

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Returning to Africa

U of T MasterCard Foundation scholar Sylvia Mwangi hopes to improve health care in Kenya

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Oxford Bound

Rhodes Scholar Stephanie Gaglione is interested in vaccine development