Autumn 2008

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U of T Magazine edition Autumn 2008

In This Issue

Our New Look

A fresher, more assertive visual style for U of T Magazine

Brain Gain

Many talented Canadian researchers are returning home from the U.S. And it's not for the maple syrup.

Black and white still image from Mark Lewis's Rush Hour, Morning and Evening (2003), in which two pedestrians' shadows are seen upside down

Art in Venice

U of T curator Barbara Fischer is headed to the 2009 Venice Biennale with artist Mark Lewis

Lunchtime Express

Five years, and thousands of meals later, Victoria students are still delivering lunches to those in need

Photo of a building with solar panels on the roof

Sunnier Days

High energy prices are giving solar cells a new-found lustre

Wii controller


Jo-Anne Marcuz is using Nintendo’s Wii video game system to help kids in recovery

portable blood device

Blood Work

Portable device would offer hospitals a quicker way to test patients for infectious diseases

Big Blue

U of T and IBM are assembling Canada's most powerful supercomputer

Iron Granny

Louise McGonigal is a two time half-Ironman champion


Will Barack Win?

Trinity grad John Ibbitson writes from the front lines of the most exciting American presidential race in modern history