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