Fall 2013

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.

40 years of UTSC living

Four students sitting in residence room.

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.

Discuss: A Globalizing Institution, A Changing Student Body

Patricia Landolt and Ju Hui Judy Han

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.

Fish Stories

Nathan Lovejoy
Don Campbell

Nathan Lovejoy’s fascination with tropical fish began when, as a child, he would page through reference books filled with the exotic animals of South America.

More than numbers

Lanna Crucefix

By Lanna Crucefix

Big Data for the little guys

Image of Wojciech Gryc with his team in the downtown offices of Canopy Labs.
John Lorinc

Not long after returning to Toronto from a Rhodes Scholarship, Wojciech Gryc landed a gig as a consultantfor McKinsey & Company, an elite global  management consulting firm that offers high-level strategic services to blue-chip clients.

New Centre Tackles Climate Change

New centre tackles climate change

A new partnership between UTSC and China’s Northwest University will help researchers in both institutions learn how to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change.

Melting Buddha

Image of Melting Buddha
Kurt Kleiner

Ice Buddha No.1 –Kyi Chu River is a series of photographs by the American photographer Jason Sangster taken of a melting ice sculpture created by Tibetan artist Gade.

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