Autumn 2009

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U of T Magazine edition Autumn 2009

In This Issue

Photo of a gospel choir

Redemption Songs

U of T's Gospel Choir gives the closing performance at the Toronto Jazz Festival

Jason Wurster

Pole Star

Top-ranked pole vaulter Jason Wurster hits the European circuit

Photo of arabic script on an antique document

Revelations from Qumran

Ancient peoples may have viewed the Dead Sea scrolls much as we see the web – fluid, social and open to change

Illustration of Big Ben split between three photo frames

Computer Vision

Want to know where an unidentified picture was taken? A computer program being developed at U of T can help

Photo of a black child

Africentric Schools

Professor George Dei says parents of black children have been concerned for 30 years that the Toronto school system is not serving their children. “It was time to try a new approach.”

Photo of men on the beach with the aquabot


Engineering students build a robotic "submarine"

Exit Strategy

This fall, the City of Toronto will test a U of T program that offers youths alternatives to gang life

Nazneen Contractor

Spy Games

Actor Nazneen Contractor enters 24's world of espionage

Book cover: the boy in the moon

The Boy in the Moon

Journalist Ian Brown offers a profoundly honest portrayal of life as a parent of a disabled child


Eleven U of T alumni and faculty named to the Order of Canada

Brad Tapson, in a T-shirt and shorts, is standing behind Melanie Moore with his arms around her on a beach

Melanie Moore and Brad Tapson

"Sometimes Brad plays his guitar, I play the piano and we sing together. I swear, we’ll wind up being the von Trapp family someday."