U of T political scientist Peter Loewen says Canadians have some very good reasons to pay attention to the election of the next president.
“The Republicans have put up a president who fundamentally misunderstands the mutual benefits of trade. We should be concerned about this from a Canadian perspective because it’s just very uncertain what the world would look like and what our relationship with the U.S. would look like if Donald Trump were elected.”
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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.”
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.