Student Experience

Digital illustration of two racially diverse high school students seated at a table, with a black instructor or teaching assistant sitting between them. The student on the left is writing notes, while the others are watching her.

New Paths to Success

Youth from under-represented communities get a taste of post-secondary life and pick up useful skills through a recently expanded U of T program

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From Anxiety to Action

U of T students are collaborating with faculty on research that could improve the mental health of youth worldwide

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Come From Away

These seven international students and alumni are among the thousands who contribute to scholarly and cultural life at U of T

Roommates Catherine Finlayson, 61 (left) and 18-year old U of T student Zoe Butcher (right) are part of the Toronto HomeShare Pilot Project where university students are paired with senior-citizens who have a spare room in their homes. Students are expected to help out around the house doing chores and light housework in return for subsidized rent

Roomies with a Twist

A new home-sharing program is matching students with seniors to help them save on housing costs – and, just maybe, bond over Netflix

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From Shy to Shining

A YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction Award winner reflects on a pivotal first-year program at U of T

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Skule

Where did this misspelled moniker come from?

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Robots That Play Soccer

At the end of the course, teams pit their robots against each other in an actual match on a mini-"field"

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Life after Grad School

As more PhD graduates seek work outside of academia, U of T is creating opportunities for these highly knowledgeable students to develop professional skills

Group photo of fitness co-ordinator Laurie Wright, project co-ordinator Ryan Howes, and career counsellor Ruth Louden

Healthy Minds

As U of T responds to a rise in mental health needs on campus, a powerful source of help emerges: students themselves

Your Daily Grub

U of T student club aims to convince the campus that eating bugs is healthy – for people and the planet

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Street Theatre

A design for the Gardiner Expressway illustrates how U of T students are reimagining Toronto

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Elementary, My Dear Watson

Computer science students are developing a legal application for IBM’s Jeopardy-winning computer as part of $100,000 contest

Fourth-year student McCair Tulloch goes up for a dunk at the new Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport. Photo by John Hryniuk

Slam Dunk!

The newly opened Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport will be a boon for campus and community athletics

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A Spoonful of Mustard

First-year student discovers a potential new treatment for malaria that could be as close as your kitchen cupboard

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A Better University

At the end of David Naylor’s term as president, the student experience is stronger, research and innovation are booming and the global impact of Toronto alumni is greater than ever

Students of ONE program. Photo by Nadia Molinari

Hands-on Learning

New College’s ONE program gets students into small classes – and out of the lecture hall

Mengqi Wang and Rozita Abdoli examine cervical cancer cells at the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering

Engineering a Cure

Undergraduate students design their own experiments to address important medical questions

U of T Idol

Second-year student Patrick Simeon is crowned champion of Hart House's tri-campus singing competition

Kevin Lau sitting at a black grand piano in Hart House’s Music Room with Aaron Tsang and Prof. Gillian MacKay standing on either side.

Grace Under Pressure

A U of T grad student and alumnus created music for the launch of the Boundless campaign in just three weeks

Odd Bedfellows

Rather than warning students away from Wikipedia, some professors are now embracing it

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Sweethearts

Love can bloom anytime and anywhere on U of T's three campuses

Bev Bradley

Breath of Life

Bev Bradley is developing technology to give hospitals in low-income countries a more reliable supply of medical oxygen

Sara Lee

Conflict Zone

In Jerusalem, Sara Lee discovered that everything in Israel connects with the Palestinian question, even the food

Farrah Chanda Aslam

Neighbourhood Watch

Students in U of T Scarborough’s City Studies program learn first-hand how local immigrants are adapting to life in Canada