Fall 2013

Keynote

The world is becoming more connected every day, and this affects all of our lives in big ways and small.

Street Eats

Dan Bender and Rick Halpern

Toronto, we often hear, has a dearth of the exciting street food that helps turn other great cities into culinary tourist destinations. Where are the dosas, biryanis, chaats, satays or tacos that crowd sidewalks everywhere from New York to Delhi to Mexico City?

TD Bank Group donates $1 million to UTSC

Students conducting research in Rouge National Urban Park.

Our understanding of near-urban green zones like the Rouge National Urban Park may help us better manage storm runoff, soil erosion and carbon dioxide emissions—vitally important given extreme weather events like the flooding in Toronto this past July.

40 years of UTSC living

Four students sitting in residence room.

Students have been enjoying campus life at UTSC for 40 years now, ever since what are now called the South Residences were built in 1973. Those townhouse-style residences were expanded in 1984, and in 1990 the North Residence townhouses were added.

The Durability of Revolutionary Regimes

Image of Lucan Way

Revolutionary regimes often suffer from poor economic performance, large-scale policy failures and intense external pressure. They are also remarkably durable.

Discuss: A Globalizing Institution, A Changing Student Body

Patricia Landolt and Ju Hui Judy Han

Students at UTSC lead global lives. Many are first- or second-generation immigrants with ties to a number of places in the world. Others have travelled or lived abroad, and they too stay connected to these places and moments.

In War-Torn Nations

Image of Aisha Ahmad lecturing to a class
Cynthia MacDonald

It is all too easy to shut our eyes against the terrible cost of war; to take comfort when, by virtue of distance, it appears not to affect our lives.

Chinese Economy Worries the West

Patchen Barrs

It’s not as bad as it looks.

Which is a good thing, says Iris Au, a senior economics lecturer at UTSC, because on the face of it the financial relationship between China and the West can look pretty bad.

Tea with the Police

Patchen Barrs

China’s growing economic power, combined with its centralized economy and authoritarian regime, is causing people around the world to take a critical look at the relationship between the Chinese government and political dissenters.

The Many Faces of Chinese Art

Patchen Barrs

“Contemporary Chinese art is exotic, profound, challenging and groundbreaking.” “Contemporary Chinese art is a passing fad, of fleeting interest and ultimately trivial.”

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