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Mindfulness apps for smartphones may not live up to their claims, says Zindel Segal, the director of clinical training in the graduate department of clinical psychological science at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Segal, who is working on a Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy app of his own, says it’s not a good idea to jump into mindfulness meditation with just simple guided instruction.
Toronto hasn’t really done a great job of recognizing the indigenous history of this land,” says Susan Blight, student life coordinator at the University of Toronto’s First Nations House. “People may not understand the language, but they will be intrigued to learn a little bit more about our history.”
The medical research community in Toronto has taken an important step toward the day when nobody will have to struggle to remember what kind of cancer their great-grandmother had, or how many relatives died of heart disease, writes U of T's Stephen Scherer. “We acquired state-of the-art genetic sequencers, which will boost the number of genomes sequenced here from just a handful to 10,000 each year.”
Steven Worboys is a third-year undergraduate student from Australia majoring in Health Studies, with a dual minor in Drama and Book and Media Studies. He has photographed numerous U of T events, including Woodsworth Frosh Week 2015, Woodsworth Orientation Week 2016, Rotman Commerce Marketing Association Conference, and the Woodsworth Gala. But, he then donates his pay to The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). Over the last 12 months, Worboys has donated around $1,000, while also helping to raise awareness about SickKids.
Form Follows Fiction: Art and Artists in Toronto is a curious indulgence in broad, inclusive — and very, very long — cultural history in a place that has typically worn its amnesia like a badge of honour. Indeed, the exhibition, hosted by the University of Toronto’s Art Museum and curated with loving care by Luis Jacob, an artist with an admirably stubborn devotion to our forward-looking hometown, offers a very different view.