Fall 2011

Evolution’s Engineering Secrets

fly

The small parasitic nocturnal fly Ormia ochracea, which deposits its larvae in the bodies of crickets, locates potential hosts by using tiny, exquisitely sensitive ears that can home in on the mating call of male crickets.

Institutionalizing Popular Power

facebook revolution
by Paul Kingston

In January 2011, Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali resigned after only 26 days of street protests, setting off a domino effect that launched what is now known as the Arab Spring.

Food for Thought: Rice

Cooking rice
by Dan Bender

Humans have been eating rice for about 15,000 years, and an estimated 8,000 strains of this global staple have been cultivated in just the last few thousand years.

Installation

art installation
by Ann MacDonald

Daniel Young and Christian Giroux’s collaborative artistic intervention was installed over the summer in the atrium of UTSC’s new Instructional Centre.

6 Tips to Balance Your Life

When you’re a student, managing often-conflicting roles at school, home and work is a challenge. “I can’ tell you how many times I’ve had students in my office in tears,” says UTSC Management Professor Julie McCarthy.

First-ever Summer Institute on Climate Change

summer institute field trip

This past July, UTSC’s Climate Lab welcomed student participants from Peru, Tanzania, China and North America to its first Summer Institute on Applied Climate Change.

Do Chimps Ask Why?

Andrew and Malcolm discuss

UTSC staff writer Andrew Westoll’s latest book, "The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary", explores the fraught relationship between two great apes: humans and chimpanzees.

Meeting Place

Dr. Stein

Dr. Harold Stein (MD 1953) Since he began practicing in Scarborough in 1958, Dr. Stein has treated thousands of patients for cataracts, eye injuries and vision problems.

The Global Art of Will Kwan

burning flags

Through his artwork, Will Kwan casts a critical eye at the contradictions and inequities of the globalized world, and especially what he calls the "myths of a synchronized, equitable, impartial, frictionless and sanitized world economy."

Remembering Doris

Doris McCarthy

This November, the University will host a celebration of the artistic legacy left by UTSC alumna Doris McCarthy (CM, OO, LLD, RCA, OS.A, CSPWC), timed to coincide with the first anniversary of the artist’s passing.

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