Fall 2011

Top Academic Honours go to UTSC Students

Juan Ma joins Franco Vaccarino and Rick Halpern

At convocation ceremonies in June this year, UTSC students Timour Al-Khindi and Juan Ma were honoured for winning two of the three top national academic awards for students of arts and science.

The Psychology of Prejudice

Negative stereotypes can become self-fulfilling prophecies that could undercut the performance of those in the stereotyped group.

Aquatics Centre and Field House Complex on Schedule for 2015

Aquatics Centre preliminary construction site

The Morningside Avenue/Military Trail area is bustling with activity, as crews are hard at work, preparing to build an athletics facility for the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games.

An Educational Journey

Student group at Sedona

Professor Nick Eyles often takes UTSC students on their own geologic journeys. He recently returned from accompanying students on a field trip to Iceland, and he’s also taken groups to Costa Rica, the Canadian Rockies and through the Appalachians.

New Scholarship Springs to Life at Spring Reunion

Vito Ierullo at the spring reunion

Earlier this year, Vito Ierullo (BSc 1971) and his wife, Rae, were at the “First Students of UTSC” reception at Spring Reunion, when Rae had an idea. That day, May 27, was also her husband’s 65th birthday and as she had not yet gotten him a gift.

The Earth’s Storyteller

Lava Lake
by Andrew Westoll

If the hallmark of a great documentary host is the ability to elicit both surprise and wonder in a single cinematic moment, then Nick Eyles is a natural.

High-Profile Research

research awards

UTSC faculty pulled in 24 awards when the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) announced its funding decisions for 2011. The prestigious awards included 17 NSERC Discovery grants, three Research Tools and Instruments grants and one Northern Research Supplement.

Taming the Web of Tongues

Lucatch
by Andrew Westoll

Photography is not allowed at the Beverly Hills Hotel in L.A. But you wouldn’t have known it amid the flickering flashbulbs in the hotel’s ballroom on May 20, 2011.

Dan Lang Field

baseball game

U of T President David Naylor renamed the UTSC baseball diamond the “Dan Lang Field,” in honour of Professor Dan Lang, who coached the Varsity Blues for 13 seasons, leading them to two Ontario University Athletics (OUA) league championships and two silver medals.

Nick’s Journey, by the Numbers

  • 5 episodes
  • 3-person crew
  • 7 months of shooting
  • 23 countries
  • $3 million budget
  • 9 days of heli shooting
  • 48-degree temperatures
  • 1,000 or more camels
  • Countless bottles of water

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