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?

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.”

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.

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