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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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