cover of spring 2020 issue of university of toronto magazine, showing mary anne chambers

Spring 2020

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Our Truth issue arrives as the world struggles to adapt to life during the pandemic – a time when the importance of good, up-to-date, honest information has perhaps never been as starkly apparent. We hope you draw inspiration from the 12 alumni featured in this issue who speak up for the truth – and from the resilience of Tahmid Khan, a recent grad who was briefly imprisoned for a crime he did not commit and now talks optimistically about his future. You’ll also read about Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s medical officer of health and one of the countless University of Toronto alumni who are assisting with our collective response to the pandemic. As U of T president Meric Gertler writes in his column, you are all the heroes of our time.

In This Issue

Paramedics wearing protective equipment wheel a patient into a hospital emergency department

Heroes of Our Time

Members of the U of T community are working alongside colleagues from around the world to respond to the pandemic

Who Cares for the Caregivers?

There is a steep personal cost to caregiving, from chronic stress to physical injury. How can we help those who minister to family and friends?

A collage containing an illustration of Sir John A. Macdonald with

Whose Stories Do We Tell?

The Dictionary of Canadian Biography aims to record noteworthy lives from “all points of view.” Six decades into its mission, what that means is still up for debate

U of T Mississauga professor Rhonda McEwen

The Power of Touch

When Prof. Rhonda McEwen learned that her daughter was on the autism spectrum, she began to think about communications technology in new ways