Spring 2012

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?

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.

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.

Workshop looks at identifying, preventing risk of violent acts

by Don Campbell

Imagine that someone you know receives hundreds of text messages a day while having their Facebook account stalked. They know the person doing the stalking, but is that an excuse? Or is the behavior a clear sign of abuse?

The rice artist

by Andrew Westoll

Twelve thousand years ago, somewhere in the verdant valleys along the Yangtze River in southern China, an anonymous hunter-gatherer made a discovery that would reverberate around the planet.

'1 Love UTSC' campaign takes off

by Don Campbell

A new student union campaign is spreading the love by uniting all UTSC students under one banner.

U of T Launches $2 billion Fundraising Campaign

Boundless ceremony

The University of Toronto has launched Boundless, the most ambitious fundraising campaign in Canadian university history. University of Toronto’s president, David Naylor, kicked off the campaign at a spectacular ceremony at Convocation Hall on November 20, 2011.

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