Spring 2012

Food for Thought: Heat

Chili peppers
by Dan Bender

Dining at Karaikudi Restaurant in Scarborough promises “the essence of South Indian cuisine.” But in fact, the restaurant, offers a spicy taste of the Columbian Exchange, one of the most dramatic exchanges of food and commodities—as well as disease—in human history.

The Divine Secrets of Emotional Intelligence

by Andrew Westoll

No one would deny that Dr. Steven Stein (BSc, 1972) is a very intelligent man. A clinical psychologist, the CEO of a very profitable company and an expert on psychological assessment, Stein is also a best-selling author and a very busy public speaker.

Cultural showcase

Dance crew
by Kurt Kleiner

UTSC students hail from a variety of cultural backgrounds, and their unique perspectives, experiences and talents are showcased every year during the highly anticipated student-run event Mosaic.

A Tall Couple

A Tall Couple
by Ann MacDonald

Louis Archambault (1915–2003) created A Tall Couple, the bronze sculpture nestled in the perennial gardens by UTSC’s H-wing patio.

Take Home: 10 ways to improve your emotional intelligence

UTSC alumnus Dr. Steven Stein (BSc, 1972) is a clinical psychologist and an expert on emotional intelligence, or EQ.

Climate governance experiments

Bixi bikes
by Matthew Hoffmann

The dust has settled on the latest round of global climate negotiations, with glimmers of hope that an international treaty to combat this most serious of problems could be in the offing in the near future.

Breakthrough Thinking: A new window into Alzheimer's

Amyloid plaques
by Kurt Kleiner

UTSC researchers are pioneering a new technique to explore the formation of amyloid plaques—protein deposits which play an important role in causing Alzheimer’s disease—and help find treatments for the disease.

Building community through experience

Storefront
by Susannah Bunce

Where is the best place to learn and discuss ideas about a common, beneficial development? At heart, this is an issue of scale; such discussions should be occurring at every level of interaction, from global to local.

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?

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