U of T Magazine Spring 2015

Spring 2015

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Feature stories on Toronto’s mayor John Tory and the impact University of Toronto research is making around the world – from a massive new telescope in Australia that will search for alien life to mental health in Nicaragua to street food in India.

In This Issue

A Global Talent Destination

U of T’s ability to attract international graduate students is important to our – and Ontario’s – long-term success

Photo of Maggie Cummings with her students.

A+ in Selfies

A UTSC anthropology assignment gives students a new view of the selfie

A U of T medical student examines a patient at the IMAGINE clinic.

Team Health

City residents without a health card get care from U of T undergrads

Photo of a young girl with a plush bear.

Namecheck: W.A.T.C.H.

Five years in an ashram inspired U of T student Neilank Jha to found this long-running community service club


The like-attracts-like nature of social media could be bad for democracy