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?

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.”

UTSC student wins gold at dragon boat championship

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.

Take Home: 6 Tips for International Travel

Travel can be exciting, transformative, exhausting and even disappointing. Being prepared makes all the difference.

Green path to success

Two graduates of the Green Path program.

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.

The Tower of Babel and modern identity

Image of Tower of Babel, by Peter Bruegel the Elder

In the story of the Tower of Babel, humankind tries to build a tower to the heavens. God intervenes, causing people to speak in a confusion of tongues and scattering them across the face of the earth.

UTSC stream teaches how to tame big data

Advances in computer and communications technology have left the world awash in massive amounts of electronic information. Responding to this need, UTSC has introduced a new stream that focuses on the tools and techniques for working with big data.

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.

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.

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