Cover page of University of Toronto Magazine Spring 2021 issue

Spring 2021

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Canada is aiming to cut its greenhouse gas emissions at least 40 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. In this issue, we follow a team of U of T students who have developed carbon-conversion technology that will figure into the university’s own plans to make its St. George campus carbon negative by 2050. For our cover story, writer Megan Easton speaks with two students with disabilities about how the university is becoming more accessible. And, in the wake of the U.S. Capitol attack, we look at how the Citizen Lab is tracking – and trying to curb – the spread of online disinformation.

In This Issue

Illustration of a woman opening a door inside a gigantic ocean wave under grey skies

Seeds of Bravery

Sometimes life’s pain can feel overwhelming. A new book shares stories of how people find hope in their darkest moments

Prof. Mark V. Campbell with a beige background and red lighting

Charting Hip Hop’s Course

Professor Mark V. Campbell grew up during the early years of rap music. Now, he is helping preserve Canadian hip-hop culture for future generations

Hong Kong harbour skyline in black and white with an outline of the Toronto skyline overlaying it

The Bridge Builders

How a visionary group of alumni helped forge a strong and lasting connection between U of T and Hong Kong

Outdoor photo of Austin Yeh with a bridge and residential buildings in the background

The Property Guy

In less than five years, Austin Yeh has built himself a solid real-estate portfolio. Here’s how he did it