Research & Ideas
Anti-Prejudice Campaigns Can Backfire
They may have reverse effect of what they intend, U of T Scarborough psychologists find
I’ll Rassle You for a Dozen Up!
Small-town Ontario English preserves older terms that have fallen out of use in the province’s larger cities
U of T study shatters myth that recent immigrants cause more car accidents than other Canadians
Fifty years after the publication of his most famous works, we’re still making sense of all Marshall McLuhan had to say
Doctors have been trying for decades to classify mental illnesses. So why do precise definitions still elude us?
Always the Victim?
A criminology student questions long-standing assumptions about women and domestic violence
Europe’s Debt Troubles
With the markets betting on a Greek default, and the situation in Spain deteriorating, a second global financial crisis looms
Caring for the Elderly
Women often look after their older relatives – for no pay. As populations age, this may have to change
Human rights researcher Samer Muscati helps Iraqis find justice in a nation beginning to rebuild
What Is Sacred?
Two U of T thinkers debate whether we can ever know what is truly "right" or "wrong"
What does Canada stand for now? Have we lost our international reputation as a nature-loving, peacekeeping haven for newcomers?
How do you write a bestselling first novel? If you're Tom Rachman, you start by majoring in film
Islam and the Bible
What do Arabic translations of Christianity’s holy book reveal about three of the world’s great religions?
The Living City
Engineers are using the idea of "urban metabolism" to design more sustainable neighbourhoods
Different but Equal
Toronto parents can choose to send their children to a variety of specialized schools. But is it possible to have too much choice in alternative education?
New Year’s Revolution
A proposed new calendar would give February an extra week and start every month on a Monday.
How Cities Compare
Urban centres have a huge impact on their residents’ well-being. So how can we make them better?
Overqualified − and Stressed Out
Immigrants who are overqualified for their Canadian jobs might not just be bored. Their mental health might be suffering as well
What Toronto Needs
A real transit strategy, a solution to its financial troubles, better urban design – and mayoral candidates willing to discuss these things
The Lives of Animals
Most animals raised for food in Canada live on industrial sites where they never go outdoors. Under our laws, this is perfectly legal, but is it ethical?
A Year in Mumbai
Normand Labrie coped with sweltering heat and noisy classrooms to bring Canadian teaching techniques to India's largest city
BP oil spill could have been avoided if the company had used the "precautionary principle," says prof
The Age of a Face
The culture and language you are raised with can affect your ability to judge the age of people's faces
The Green Revolution, One Year Later
Iranian students and professors reflect on the future of their home country
Blue & White & Green All Over
Solar panels at the Athletic Centre, composting in residence, farming on St. George. What next? A back campus wind turbine?
Three of his daughters were killed by Israeli fire. In Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish’s new book, he calls for an end to the violence
The Dark Master
Caravaggio rebelled against dogma and received wisdom. Is that why we like him so much?
The Polite Party
Psychology research finds that conservatives are more concerned with order, liberals are more compassionate
The Better Way? Not So Fast
Tolls are better than transit for easing traffic gridlock over the long term, researchers say
Why should the accidental circumstances of birth confer almost unlimited opportunity to some and condemn others to a life of struggle?
Is Your City Happy?
People living on the east side of Toronto are more neurotic than those in the west, study of cities’ “personalities” finds
Balance? What Balance?
Finding harmony between professional and personal life proves elusive for many, study finds
Pay Now, Medicate Later
Economist proposes pension-like system to pay for drugs as Canada's population ages
In the Mood for Love
Women more likely than men to experience physical arousal without thinking that they're aroused, study finds
The Price of Happiness
Workers paid hourly are generally happier, dollar for dollar, than those on salary, study finds
Is Life Getting Better?
A new measure of national wealth would include health, education and other things Canadians consider important
Award-winning photojournalist Rita Leistner shines a light on North American native communities
Genes and Politics
Do our genes influence whom we vote for or whether we vote? They can, says politics prof Peter Loewen