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Carol Chin holding a bouquet of flowers following her installation ceremony

‘The embodiment of grace and inclusion’: Carol Chin installed as principal of Woodsworth College

Carol Chin, who was officially installed as the eighth principal of Woodsworth College this week, describes herself as “an app with ideas.” 

During her installation address on Wednesday, the associate professor in the University of Toronto’s department of history spoke of the significance of being installed – much like a mobile phone application – because things that are installed are expected to work hard.

a metal singing bowl used for meditation

Sound therapy may stimulate brain circuits to relieve pain and boost memory, U of T expert tells the Globe and Mail

From Alzheimer’s disease to fibromyalgia, symptoms of a variety of medical conditions could be relieved by exposing patients to specific sound frequencies, Professor Emeritus Lee Bartel of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music told the Globe and Mail.

This is U of T: Akwasi Owusu-Bempah on why he became an advocate for cannabis amnesty

Akwasi Owusu-Bempah calls the end of almost a century of cannabis prohibition “such a fascinating time in history.” 

But one year after cannabis became legai in Canada and the federal government announced that Canadians with criminal convictions for small amounts of marijuana can apply for pardons, Owusu-Bempah, an assistant professor in the department of sociology at U of T Mississauga, says more change is urgently needed.

Why? Racialized Canadians, he says, have been disproportionately impacted over decades by the country's drug laws.

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