The world is becoming more connected every day, and this affects all of our lives in big ways and small.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
“Contemporary Chinese art is exotic, profound, challenging and groundbreaking.” “Contemporary Chinese art is a passing fad, of fleeting interest and ultimately trivial.”
During his second year at UTSC, Victor Young spotted the booth for the UTSC Scartan Dragonboat Crew at Club Week and decided to give it a try.
Travel can be exciting, transformative, exhausting and even disappointing. Being prepared makes all the difference.
UTSC’s Green Path program graduated 225 students this summer—the largest cohort in its nine-year history. The 12-week program helps students from the People’s Republic of China adjust to life and study in Canada.