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An accordion superstar, self-driving cars: Our favourite U of T moments from the 2016-2017 academic year
With the last grad crossing the stage in Convocation Hall, the 2016-2017 academic year came to a close.
We’re looking back at the incredible accomplishments made by University of Toronto faculty, students and alumni who made an impact this year in Toronto and across the world.
In Trump's America, political scientist Debra Elizabeth Thompson researches the culture and history of race
This past weekend, two men were killed in Portland, Ore., after they tried to help a pair of young women who were being harassed by a man on an anti-Muslim tirade.
“It is an interesting time to do what I do, but tragically so,” says Debra Elizabeth Thompson who completed her PhD in political science at University of Toronto and is currently an assistant professor of African American studies at Northwestern University in Chicago.
It's one thing to study genocide in a classroom, but quite another to visit sites where thousands of people were killed in a brutal extermination campaign.
“You can feel the lasting sorrow and death that has impacted Rwanda when you visit the memorials, and it is visible in how many lives were lost in such violent ways,” said Jennifer Paul, a fourth-year U of T student who is majoring in political science and diaspora & transnational studies. “It's an extremely tragic yet important part of Rwanda's history.”