Student Experience

Jialiang Zhu standing next to a sunflower patch

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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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"

Illustration of woman's face surrounded by Toronto city scape and symbols of career opportunities

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

Photo of model for theatre under Gariner Expressway.

Street Theatre

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

Illustration of molecular structures.

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

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

U of T Idol

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

Aaron Tsang and Kevin Lau

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

Illustration by Francis Blake/ Three in a Box

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

Aysha Abdel-Aziz

The Universe in a Lab

Physics undergrad Aysha Abdel-Aziz is making her own unique contribution to a massive international research project

James Janeiro

Real Life 101

Humanities for Humanity brings U of T students and Toronto residents together to explore life’s “big ideas”

Math students Keith Ng (left) and Jonathan Zung will represent U of T at the Putnam Math Competition this year (along with Alexander Remorov).

Proof of Genius

Only the very best math students excel in the prestigious Putnam competition

Land Speed Record

A bicycle that can exceed 110 km/h? U of T engineering students have designed and built one

Photo Courtesy of Donny Ouyang

The Next Internet Sensation?

Donny Ouyang, a second-year commerce student, has high hopes for his online tutoring service. The question is: Will students pay?

Calling All Alumni

Fatema Pardhan phones grads for U of T’s Annual Fund. She, like many students, also benefits from the fund

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Join Us!

U of T’s high-tech recruitment strategy is yielding more top-notch applicants

ILLUSTRATION: FRANCES BLAKE/THREE IN A BOX

Gotcha!

Students love pranks -- and for some, every day is April Fool’s

Photo of a person sitting on wood stairs behind a laptop.

The Long Goodbye

ROSI, the aging online student service, is being replaced over the next several years with a friendlier, more flexible system