Spring 2014

Spin out

Berton Woodward

You’re fed up. As a high-performing senior figure in your workplace, you’d like to start a new enterprise in your field. Will your new venture succeed?


For those of us engaged in post- secondary education, the partnership between great universities and the urban regions in which they are usually located is a matter of increasing importance in our fast-changing, globalized world.

Inspired by sport

Water Velocity artwork
Shelley Romoff

Water Velocity will welcome visitors to the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre—before, during and after the 2015 TORONTO Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.

Take Home: Four great literary partnerships

We often think of great writers as solitary figures, but many would not have achieved what they did without help. Four faculty members from the Department of English share their picks for great literary partnerships.

UTSC honoured for web redesign

UTSC’s website has had a major upgrade to meet users’ evolving needs—and it’s getting noticed. The redesigned site won a Best in Class award in the university category at the Interactive Media Awards

Researcher wins Women in Science fellowship

Laura McKinnon, winner of the For Women in Sciene Research Excellence Fellowship

UTSC postdoc Laura McKinnon has received a L’Oréal Canada “For Women in Science Research Excellence Fellowship” for her work on the effects of climate change on arctic-nesting shorebirds.

Tracking pollutants in the oil sands

Abha Parajulee (left) and Frank Wania

The Athabasca oil sands generate almost as much debate as petroleum, as politicians, activists, academics and business leaders face off about economic benefit versus environmental impact, such as that caused by emissions. 

Discuss: Communities lift institutions

UTSC has undergone tremendous changes since 2007, when Franco Vaccarino became Principal. Mary Anne Chambers, UTSC alum and former Ontario cabinet minister, sat down to speak with the outgoing Principal, who will take a new post in August as President of the University of Guelph.

A global collaboration

Lanna Crucefix

Two years ago, 15 researchers from around the world gathered at UTSC with a common goal—to build a collaborative network that would empower institutions in the global South, changing the way global research is conducted.

The World of Naan

Naan bread from Xin Jiang Restaurant
Dan Bender and Rick Halpern

The naan bread at Xin Jiang Restaurant is pillowy, its crust toothy and perfectly charred in places from the heat of the tandoor.