Curated stories from 30+ U of T publications, highlighting the people and issues shaping our global community.

The War of Currents

The War of Currents

U of T startup ARDA Power is looking to change people’s ideas about where electricity should come from.

From U of T Magazine
Warrior for Peace

Warrior for Peace

U of T physicist Ursula Franklin staunchly opposed weapons of mass destruction. Today, her work remains as relevant as ever.

From U of T Magazine
What Do Hip Hop and Beowulf Have in Common?

What Do Hip Hop and Beowulf Have in Common?

Alumnus Gilbert Perkins (MBA 2011) uses urban music to teach students about literature.

From U of T Magazine
The Life of Rajiv

The Life of Rajiv

Pop culture fans remember Rajiv Surendra (BA 2009 St. Mike’s) for his hilarious turn as Kevin G, the rapping “mathlete” in 2004’s Mean Girls. In his new memoir, Surendra writes about his six-year attempt to nab the lead role in Life of Pi.

From U of T Magazine
So You Want to Build a Startup?

So You Want to Build a Startup?

Only half of new Canadian companies survive past five years, and only a tiny percentage become global success stories. We asked several of U of T’s – and some of Canada’s – top entrepreneurs to share a lesson they learned on the path to success.

From U of T Magazine
Life and Death in an Addis Ababa ER

Life and Death in an Addis Ababa ER

In 2010, Dr. James Maskalyk – who did his postgraduate medical training at U of T from 2000–04 and is now on faculty in U of T’s department of medicine – travelled to Ethiopia to train ER doctors. Maskalyk describes one day in an Addis Ababa emergency room. 

From U of T Magazine
A Better Life for Children with Heart Defects

A Better Life for Children with Heart Defects

Research by scientist Craig Simmons at the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research could one day eliminate the need for infants with heart defects to have more than one surgery.

From U of T Magazine
Making Money Out of Thin Air

Making Money Out of Thin Air

U of T startup Exact Media finds a way to turn excess space into a business

From U of T Magazine
Hail to the Chef!

Hail to the Chef!

A golden borscht soup helped alumna Mary Berg win the title of MasterChef Canada. She now serves up her recipes on CTV’s “Your Morning” show.

From U of T Magazine
Infographic: The Class of 2020

Infographic: The Class of 2020

U of T’s newest undergraduates: Who they are and where they’re from

From U of T Magazine
What the World Needs Now

What the World Needs Now

How U of T’s Boundless campaign is lifting the university, the city and beyond.

From U of T Magazine
Bringing Science Back

Bringing Science Back

Can alumna Kirsty Duncan rejuvenate Canadian discovery and innovation?

From U of T Magazine
The Hidden Epidemic

The Hidden Epidemic

Professor Esme Fuller-Thomson researches the devastating effects of child abuse on health. Now she wants to ensure all survivors get the help they need.

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U of T Magazine

Followings

Followings

Meet six U of T alumni, faculty and staff members whose stars are shining brightly on social media 

From U of T Magazine
High Time?

High Time?

Or a period for sober second thought? When it comes to legalizing marijuana, U of T drug and public health experts caution that “the devil is in the details.”

From U of T Magazine