People

Photo of Antoine Pappalardo in front of a UN plane.

Flights of Peace

Antoine Pappalardo is the CEO of a Toronto-based airline that flies aid missions to many of the world’s hot spots

Photo of Derrick Fung.

Song and Dance

At Derrick Fung’s site, fans buy more than music – they buy musical experiences

Photo of Taylor Lew at Juno Beach Centre.

Tour de Force

In Normandy, U of T students teach visitors about Canada’s role in the Second World War

Photo of Francesca Valente and Branko Gorjup.

International Love Affair

For Francesca Valente, an Italian cultural mediator, and Branko Gorjup, a Croatian scholar of Canadian literature, shared passions have resulted in a truly international love affair

Photo of Ali Burke in southern Ecuador.

Breaking Away

For most of us, 27,000 km would be an unbearably long flight. Ali Burke is cycling that far

Photo of Amy Fish

Grousing with Grace

Amy Fish understands the fine art of complaining. Here, she shares some tips to help the rest of us get our way

Life on Earth, Mars and Beyond

The inaugural Toronto Science Festival, hosted by U of T, will feature leading scientists addressing fundamental questions about human existence

Activism 2.0

What's different about today's environmental activists? Tools of the trade, says Emily Hunter, and a sense that change must happen now

Rent Anything!

Many of us have valuable stuff we rarely use. Now you can rent it out, thanks to a peer-to-peer platform from grad Martin Wong that works just like Airbnb

John Paul de Silva and the student consultants of Social Focus Consulting

Consultant with a Cause

John Paul de Silva's company provides sound - and less costly - business advice to help non-profit organizations raise funds more effectively

Mary Jo Haddad. Photo by Lorne Bridgman

Taking Care

Mary Jo Haddad came to Sick Kids to look after ill children. As CEO, she helped nurse the whole hospital back to good health

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

Rebecca Bartel.

Global Leaders

Prestigious new award from the W. Garfield Weston Foundation will enable PhD students to conduct research abroad

Photo of two men discussing something while looking at a computer screen.

The Unsure Thing

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

Dominic Man-Kit Lam

Renaissance Man

Dominic Man-Kit Lam’s World Eye Organization has improved countless lives. He’s also a successful artist. Next on his list: edible vaccines

Bailey Vaez

Stress Buster

How personal changes led Bailey Vaez to promote wellness at work

Jordan Feilders

Bon Appetit, Paris

A food truck in a world culinary capital? With great fare, Jordan Feilders proves it’s possible

Pipe Dreams

Sarah Svendsen and Rachel Mahon are proving that organ music isn’t just for Dracula lovers

Tania Grafstein-Ho

Cupcake Maestro

Tania Grafstein-Ho’s entrepreneurial spirit and love of desserts motivated her to start an artisanal baking business

Photo of traffic lights.

Making Traffic Smarter

An intelligent transportation system could reduce wait times at traffic lights in Toronto by more than half

Michael Boland's book Through the Lens of My Eye: Adventures of a Documentary Cameraman

Modern-Day Tintin

Much like the Belgian reporter, cinematographer Michael Boland has dodged peril and travelled the world to get a scoop

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

Sarah Polley.

The Stories She Tells

Filmmaker Sarah Polley's advice for students who want to get into the movie business? Just do it

Photo of the Munk School building.

A Global Observatory

The Munk School expands into a restored heritage building on Bloor – and extends its reach around the world

Tanya Koivusalo and Adam Nayman

It Happened One Night

For Tanya Koivusalo and Adam Nayman, it was a “blockbuster” beginning for a slow and steady romance

Lisa Ng

“Urban Girl” Guide

Through her blog, Lisa Ng inspires women to go on road trips, attend rock concerts and scale volcanoes, among other things

Hamlet 2.0

Writer Ryan North raised more than half-a-million dollars through social media to publish his Shakespeare-adventure book

Family History Sleuth

As a genealogical researcher, Kristina Bedford’s work runs the gamut from interpreting 11th-century documents to locating family gravestones

U of T landscape architecture students Gregory Bunker, Jessica Wagner and Daniel Garcia Marquez hold their winning design

Design on the Fly

A team of U of T students have won a 24-hour challenge to redesign the front entrance of Toronto's central Y

Rebecca Niles

Interface Architect

Rebecca Niles turned an opportunity that came up during her thesis into a full-time job at the Folger Shakespeare Library

Donald Sutherland, Lorne Michaels and Norman Jewison

Star Power

Hart House's notable theatre, film and television personalities

Abdel-Khalig Ali. Photo by Mark Balson

Secrets of Arabic

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

Students of ONE program. Photo by Nadia Molinari

Hands-on Learning

New College’s ONE program gets students into small classes – and out of the lecture hall