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