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“I feel as if I have a community, but just a few steps outside and I’m in the heart of the city. You certainly don’t feel like you’re alone, you feel like you’re a part of a living system.”
B.Sc. 2014, MSc candidate, Neuropharmacology/psychopharmacology
RECENT NEWS AT U OF T
Chef James Piggott, coach of the University of Toronto’s Iron Chef team, dished out some tough love on Valentine’s Day.
At their Tuesday practice, he had to choose one student chef to cut from the team. The three remaining members will face McGill University, University of Ottawa and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in a cookoff later this month. The fourth student becomes an understudy this year – but is guaranteed a spot next year.
Pop culture fans remember Rajiv Surendra for his hilarious turn as Kevin G, the rapping “mathlete” in 2004’s smash hit Mean Girls.
In Surendra’s new memoir, The Elephants in My Backyard, he writes about his six-year-long attempt – and subsequent failure – to nab the lead role in Life of Pi.
U of T alum Mark Rowswell, aka “Dashan” in China, delivered his live performance in Mandarin to a packed crowd recently at the University of Toronto Scarborough.
“Dashan Live” is based mostly on Rowswell’s personal story of being a famous foreigner in China. He says Chinese living in western countries like Canada are an ideal audience for his show since they understand both cultures.
“They are already in this halfway position between the two different cultures so they are more likely to understand my stories,” he says.
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Bachelor of Arts Honours (B.A. Hons.) 2005, Trinity College
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