Spring 2012

City of Words

Author Lawrence Hill
by Kurt Kleiner

UTSC is a hub for intellectual and cultural exchange in the Eastern GTA, and the 2-year-old campus event City of Words contributes to this role in a whole new way.

The European Dis-Union

EU sign
by Iris Au

The sovereign debt crisis in the European Union raises a fundamental question, one that Europe and the rest of the world will be debating for months and possibly years to come: What would the cost of a dissolution of Europe be for the continent and the world?

Did you know?

by Kurt Kleiner

If your shasta daisies are not doing as well this year as your neighbour’s, the problem might not be your gardening technique. Instead, it might depend on where your flowers came from.

The Andrews Building

Andrews Building

The Andrews Building, designed by renowned Australian architect John Andrews, attracted worldwide attention when it opened to students in 1966.

Discuss: Everyone can do something

Connie Guberman and Tahmena Bokhari

About 13 years ago, a young woman named Tahmena Bokhari enrolled in an undergraduate course on violence against women at UTSC. The course was taught by Connie Guberman, a senior lecturer in Women’s and Gender Studies as well as a former Status of Women Officer at the University of Toronto.

Spotlight

Nader Mohammed Khan
by Kurt Kleiner

Nader Mohammed Khan (BComm, 2000) has always been interested in music. As a child, Khan was already singing onstage in the city of Hyderabad in India, where he was born.

Keynote

Rick Halpern

What makes a good global citizen? Can knowledge alone bridge the many divides in our society, or is something else required to help us all thrive in an increasingly interconnected world?

Uncertainty leads to possibility

Ming
by Andrew Westoll

When second-year biology student Mingyuan “Ming” Li started working in Professor Herbert Kronzucker’s electrophysiology laboratory in the summer of 2011, he had no idea how much he’d accomplish in just a few months.

People and the Land

Cocoa farmers
by Marney Isaac

Over the last decade, I have had the privilege of studying how humans interact with their environment in the West African country of Ghana.

Trees 'remember' where they come from

by Kurt Kleiner

Genetically identical trees respond differently to their environment depending on what part of the country they come from. The surprising finding could have implications for gardeners and foresters, and might help predict how forests will respond to climate change.

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