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Finding Comfort in Food

Edna Staebler was 55 when her marriage ended. She thought she would grow old alone, impoverished and unhappy. Then she wrote a cookbook

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Enter the Dragon

Why did this U of T alum build a fire-breathing dragon bus? To go to Burning Man, of course!

The Trial of Anita Krajnc

In 2015, this U of T alum was charged after giving water to a pig. It only pushed her animal-rights activism to a new level

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Making a Murderer

A small-screen adaptation of Alias Grace starring alumna Sarah Gadon will air this fall

Albert Prebus (left) and James Hillier working with the electron microscope in 1938

Seeing New Worlds

How two U of T graduate students built North America’s first working electron microscope

Family Guy

Stereotype or archetype? Actor Paul Sun-Hyung Lee talks about the biggest role of his career

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The Art of the Deal

U of T Art Museum’s Barbara Fischer talks about the merging of two campus galleries – and what it means for visitors

Austin Clarke, who studied at U of T's Trinity and University colleges, was among the first writers in Canada to pay attention to everyday life in Toronto.

Remembering Austin Clarke

U of T alum was among the first writers in Canada to pay attention to everyday life in Toronto. He was also a champion of social justice

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In the Pink

Anabela Piersol showcases independent clothing designers, as well as her own lovely creations

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Antarctica Bound

Rhodes Scholar Jessica Phillips wants to help protect the continent’s ecosystem – and its penguins

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Those Things We Do

Relive some of the wonderful, and occasionally weird, traditions that occur only at U of T

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A Late-in-Life Activist

For much of his life, Jack Hallam couldn’t be public with his sexual politics. And then, suddenly, he could

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Goodbye to Cars!

U of T embarks on a bold plan to restore, renew and beautify the historic St. George campus

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Literary Detective

Phyllis Grosskurth was one of Canada’s best biographers, and one of University College’s first female English professors

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Roadmap for Life

Camilla Gibb's new book, This is Happy, reflects on past moments and intense grief and joy

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Game On!

Toronto's Pan Am Games will leave a golden legacy for U of T, its athletes and the city.

Evelyne Benaïs-Lemelin

Flamenco Dancer

At a crossroads between academia and the life of a dancer, Evelyne Benaïs-Lemelin chose her passion

Courtesy Aldeli Alban Reyna

Conversations for Change

Aldeli Albán Reyna is excited to share her work, on improving the status of Indigenous Canadians, at the United Nations

Susan Stock re-assembling and evaluating fragments of a late Shang Dynasty bronze ritual wine vessel. Photo by Mike Fergusson (ROM ID # 960.234.21)

Statue Rescuer

Susan Stock cleans the corrosion from ancient metal artefacts so museum-goers can see the original beauty

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Breaking News

Jonathan Keebler’s software has changed the way you stay up to date

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Animals, the Forgotten Warriors

Millions of animals served on both sides of the conflict. Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae developed close bonds with his horse Bonfire and dogs Bonneau and Mike

Photo by Heather Pollock

A Woman on the Run

As her 50s approached, Margaret Webb set out to run her fastest-ever marathon… and write a book about aging and fitness

Illustration of University College upcoming renovations.

Restoring UC’s Glory

University College is embarking on an ambitious 10-year plan to renovate one of U of T’s most iconic buildings