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Followings

Meet six U of T alumni, faculty and staff members whose stars are shining brightly on social media

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Canada’s Next Top Author

How a creative-writing program that admits just seven students a year is cultivating the country’s next generation of literary giants

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True North

What does Canada stand for now? Have we lost our international reputation as a nature-loving, peacekeeping haven for newcomers?

Tom Rachman

The Debut

How do you write a bestselling first novel? If you're Tom Rachman, you start by majoring in film

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Parents – At Last!

Reproductive science has made huge strides over the past 30 years, bringing hope to millions of infertile couples. But some formidable barriers remain

Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair breaks from the past

Force for Change

Crime in Toronto is down, but after five years as police chief, Bill Blair knows he can't take the city's safety for granted

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The Big Promise of a Tiny Cell

Stem cell medicine may soon generate new treatments for any condition where cells have been damaged, such as heart disease, diabetes – even blindness

Professor Ron Deibert (centre) has emerged as a leader of a burgeoning global movement that champions free speech and human rights online

The New Freedom Fighters

Will the Internet help bring democracy to Iran? Professor Ron Deibert and the Citizen Lab champion free speech and human rights online

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Untangling Alzheimer’s

A U of T centre is hunting down the genes that cause this debilitating brain illness, and moving us closer to a cure

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Going Back

Returning to university after 20 years can be scary and bewildering. But it can also be wonderfully enriching

Jim and Verna Webb are co-treasurers of Trinity's Friends of the Library Committee

Helping Hands

Volunteers do everything from mentor students to organize book sales. U of T wouldn't be the same without them

CIUT technician Steve Birek

On the Air

After 20 years of broadcasts, CIUT is still taking chances

Trash Talk

Can new technology make Toronto's garbage problem disappear?

Jeffrey Rosenthal

Games of Chance

Math prof and amateur comic Jeffrey Rosenthal embraces randomness – both on stage and in class

School of Jazz

For U of T Music students, it's all about the passion and the desire to play

Cathie Long (BA 1971 Trinity) was part of an experiment by Prof. Raymond Reilly to find a new way to treat breast cancer

A Twist of Fate

Raymond Reilly was looking for a better way to diagnose breast cancer. Instead, he discovered a new way to treat it

CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 25: Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Center for International Human Rights presented its annual Global Jurist Award to Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella of the Supreme Court of Canada on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 during a reception and dinner in the Bluhm Legal Clinic on the Chicago campus of Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. The Global Jurist of the Year Award is granted annually to a judge in recognition of their contribution to the advancement of human rights or international law. (Photo credit: Randy Belice for Northwestern Law)

Just “Rosie”

How does Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Abella find time to be an author and pianist and a judge? "Every day is a gift," she says. "I do what I can to make the most of it"

One on One

With University of Toronto president David Naylor

The Infinite Library

Researchers are welcoming Google's plan to digitize millions of books, but the implications for libraries are profound

Miracle at Sick Kids

Zimbabwean twins Tinashe and Tinotenda Mufuka were born conjoined. A marvel of international co-operation brought them apart

Breathing Underwater

Joe MacInnis has spent his life exploring the world's oceans. Now he wants to save them

Forensics professor Tracy Rogers

The Real CSI

Students in UTM's forensic science program learn quickly that art does not always imitate life

Happy Trails

How mountain bike racing became U of T's fastest growing sport

Back to Our Roots

At the heart of Canada’s largest urban centre, U of T’s landscape plan is creating a verdant oasis

Helping Hands

An astonishing 112,819 donors gave to the Campaign for the University of Toronto. Here, a few explain why they contributed so generously

Allison Prole

Student Affairs

Donor contributions have helped make watershed changes to the student experience. How? Here are just a few of the thousands of stories

Team Players

Through Project Blue, alumni and friends are creating a 
level playing field for student athletes

Progressive Programs

These three campaign-funded programs are enabling U of T students to experience unique learning opportunities

The Corporate Connection

Do corporate donations influence what goes on in the classroom? Campaign chair Tony Comper feels that everyone’s a winner when business supports higher learning

A Commanding Vision

Yes, the campaign raised $1 billion. But it also created a community committed to seeing U of T stand tall with the best in the world

Mapping U of T’s Success

A sampling of new programs, chairs and buildings that are changing the face of U of T, thanks to campaign dollars

Courage Under Fire

They cared for the ill, calmed a fearful public and put their own lives at risk. Meet some of the U of T professors and alumni who battled SARS

A Place in the Sun

Come ride with U of T's solar car racing team, cutting-edge crusaders for a cleaner future

A Tale of Two Campuses

Suburban knock-offs no more, Mississauga and Scarborough are rapidly emerging as distinct institutions with their own unique approaches to teaching and research

Keeping the Faith

In a time of tight budgets, U of T’s Jewish Studies program succeeds by combining faith, scholarship and private funding

Class Structures

Students find space to work, socialize and dream in cutting-edge campus buildings