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Celebrating Northrop

Moncton’s annual Frye Festival attracts thousands, including many distinguished authors

Northrop Frye.

The Book Shredder

Northrop Frye kept three personal libraries, but wasn't above throwing away books he was finished with

Lee Maracle

Wisdom of the Elder

After surviving a difficult childhood, teacher and writer Lee Maracle provides counsel to others at First Nations House

Aaron Tsang and Kevin Lau

Grace Under Pressure

A U of T grad student and alumnus created music for the launch of the Boundless campaign in just three weeks

Odd Bedfellows

Rather than warning students away from Wikipedia, some professors are now embracing it

Supreme Court justices Michael Moldaver (BA 1968 UC, LLB 1971) and Andromache Karakatsanis (BA 1978 Vic)

Holding Court

Last fall, two U of T grads were appointed to the nation's highest court

William B. Davis

X-Files Icon

William B. Davis, who played Cigarette Smoking Man, doesn't believe in conspiracy theories. But most of his fans do

Master of Play

As director of Arkadium, Jean-Guy Niquet is diving into the fast-moving world of mobile games

Illustration by Francis Blake/ Three in a Box

Sweethearts

Love can bloom anytime and anywhere on U of T's three campuses

Sara Lee

Conflict Zone

In Jerusalem, Sara Lee discovered that everything in Israel connects with the Palestinian question, even the food

Farrah Chanda Aslam

Neighbourhood Watch

Students in U of T Scarborough’s City Studies program learn first-hand how local immigrants are adapting to life in Canada

Aysha Abdel-Aziz

The Universe in a Lab

Physics undergrad Aysha Abdel-Aziz is making her own unique contribution to a massive international research project

James Janeiro

Real Life 101

Humanities for Humanity brings U of T students and Toronto residents together to explore life’s “big ideas”

Photo by Hill Peppard

Political Insider

At Massey College, Michael Ignatieff teaches students about the hard realities of Parliament Hill

Math students Keith Ng (left) and Jonathan Zung will represent U of T at the Putnam Math Competition this year (along with Alexander Remorov).

Proof of Genius

Only the very best math students excel in the prestigious Putnam competition

Hamutal Dotan

Urban Explorer

Torontoist editor Hamutal Dotan seeks out stories from the underground

Marc Lewis

Life Recovered

A neuroscientist recounts his personal experience with drug addiction

Photo Courtesy of Rachel Sklar

Online Media Maven

Rachel Sklar is a champion for women in the media and tech fields – and she makes a lot of people's "lists"

Land Speed Record

A bicycle that can exceed 110 km/h? U of T engineering students have designed and built one

Christopher Law

The Real World

Four alumni offer advice to graduating students about finding a job and transitioning out of university

Audrey Ooi conducts her dessert tours every Sunday and alternate Fridays

The Sweetest Tour

Audrey Ooi leads a sampling of the world's most interesting desserts in Toronto's Kensington Market

Photo Courtesy of Donny Ouyang

The Next Internet Sensation?

Donny Ouyang, a second-year commerce student, has high hopes for his online tutoring service. The question is: Will students pay?

Trevor Crowe

Late Bloomer

A unique scholarship helps Trevor Crowe continue his education, long after he left high school

Barbara Dick

Lifelong Learning

Barbara Dick wants to ensure that grads can build on their academic experience throughout their lives

Calling All Alumni

Fatema Pardhan phones grads for U of T’s Annual Fund. She, like many students, also benefits from the fund

Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies & Aid

War and Peace

In her new book, Damned Nations, Samantha Nutt reflects on foreign aid and armed conflicts abroad

Photo Courtesy of Alexandra Borowik

Vaulting to Fame

Gymnast Alexandra Borowik was one of 12 Varsity Blues athletes inducted recently into the U of T Sports Hall of Fame

TV's Troubled Surgeon - Photo of Caterina Scorsone by Raphael Mazzucco

TV’s Troubled Surgeon

Caterina Scorsone explores mental health issues while playing Dr. Amelia Shepherd on the show Private Practice

Graduation Day

Alumni recall the joy, excitement – and relief – of earning their U of T degree

Photo by Toni Hafkenscheid, courtesy of Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto

Premier Painter

Governor General's Award-winner Shirley Wiitasalo says "I didn't choose painting, it chose me"

Photo of a man holding a sheet of QR codes

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U of T’s high-tech recruitment strategy is yielding more top-notch applicants