People

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The Children’s Crusader

One billion kids experience violence worldwide each year. Susan Bissell has devoted her life to ending the abuse

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Nature and Nurture

Alexandra Risen untangles her parents' painful past and her wild garden in a new memoir

The Archaeologists (cover)

Portrait of a Serial Writer

By releasing his new book, chapter by chapter, online, author Hal Niedzviecki can interact with readers to learn what they like -- and what they don't

Mary Elizabeth Picher, co-founder of Wholeplay, with her son.

Parenting Guide

Mary Elizabeth Picher helps new parents better understand how little ones learn and grow

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Life after Grad School

As more PhD graduates seek work outside of academia, U of T is creating opportunities for these highly knowledgeable students to develop professional skills

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A Guiding Hand

The thesis adviser plays a big role in every grad student’s life. Alice Hutton Sharp writes about how to make the most of this complex relationship

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Small is Beautiful

David MacLean is creating a small-scale Toronto – his first step to miniaturizing the entire country

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Urban Angel

Judy Matthews and her husband have given $25 million to turn a stretch of derelict land under the Gardiner into a vibrant park

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A Late-in-Life Activist

For much of his life, Jack Hallam couldn’t be public with his sexual politics. And then, suddenly, he could

Irwin Adam Eydelnant.

Food Technologist

Irwin Adam Eydelnant blends his love of food with an advanced science degree and entrepreneurial outlook to come up with a completely new kind of work

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A Canadian Hero for Mental Health

Twenty years ago, Michael Wilson witnessed the terrible impact of stigma around mental illness. He’s been working tirelessly to erase it ever since

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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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War Child

Michel Chikwanine talks about his long, difficult journey to the African Studies program at U of T

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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

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Taking Off

You’ve heard of burlesque? Now, there’s nerdlesque

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Space Odyssey

Rocket scientist Natalie Panek designs technology bound for Mars

Andrew Peek

Serial Entrepreneur

To create your own business, Andrew Peek understands the importance of flexibility, risk-taking -- and play

Your Daily Grub

U of T student club aims to convince the campus that eating bugs is healthy – for people and the planet

Dana Wagner. Photo: Ryan Walker

Standing for Truth

Alumna Dana Wagner aims to keep politicians honest during the federal election campaign

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Tree Hugger

Geography grad creates a whole new way to see the UTM grounds

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Roadmap for Life

Camilla Gibb's new book, This is Happy, reflects on past moments and intense grief and joy

Sculpture: Adrienne Alison. Photo: Corporal Michael J. MacIsaac, Canadian Forces Support Unit (Ottawa) Imaging Services

Forging a Nation

Adrienne Alison's sculpture on Parliament Hill shows how cooperation and diversity won the War of 1812