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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
STUDENT NEWS AT U OF T
The image is both silly and awe-inspiring: Elon Musk’s midnight cherry-coloured Tesla roadster piloted through space, Earth as a backdrop, by a spacesuit-wearing dummy.
“I was actually surprised they launched the car,” says Askar Kazbekov, a University of Toronto student who is working on a master’s degree in aerospace, aeronautical and astronautical engineering.
“The running joke [at SpaceX] was that the Falcon Heavy could lift a school bus in the faring – so we should put a school bus into space.”
The acquittal of Gerald Stanley, the Saskatchewan farmer who admitted to shooting and killing Colten Boushie, a 22-year-old Cree man, has many Canadians struggling to come to terms with the plight of Indigenous Peoples and the state of truth and reconciliation across the country.
Along with outpourings of sympathy and condolences for Boushie’s family and concern about the verdict, the country has also seen a troubling backlash against Indigenous people, including the posting of racist comments via social media.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne visited the University of Toronto this week, speaking with Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering students about the challenges and opportunities they face and the importance of diversity in STEM disciplines.
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“How does a guy with an English degree get into computers? I’m so glad I did because the ability to communicate is fundamental to what I do.”
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), New College
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All students within the Faculty of Arts & Science on the downtown Toronto (St. George) campus are affiliated with one of seven colleges. These colleges have deep roots in the history of the University of Toronto; the college system dates back to the earliest days of the university and remains one of its distinctive features. The colleges are a home base for their students and provide the advantages of a closer-knit community experience within a large research university.