Spring 2014

Partners on Campus, Partners in Life

Elaine Smith

At UTSC, partnerships build community, advance research and connect us with higher learning institutions around the world. But there’s another kind of partnership on campus—couples who are both leading researchers in their respective fields.

Local Heroes

John Lorinc

When UTSC geographer Susannah Bunce was doing graduate work at York University in the early 2000s, she joined a collective called Planning Action, made up of professors, students and non-profits whose members wanted to challenge the way the City of Toronto did its planning—including the lack of s

Partnership postponed

Berton Woodward

In Egypt, couples who want to get married face high financial barriers in a country where most young people’s incomes are low. Potential husbands must provide an apartment, furnish- ings, a ring and a large wedding.

Digging data

Berton Woodward

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?

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.

Self Control? Sure, if it's a pleasure

After a long day, you may be tempted to give in to the urge—grab an unhealthy snack and avoid tackling obligatory tasks. But you don’t have to.

A home for future wheelchair basketball stars

Wheelchair basketball game

Canada’s next generation of wheelchair basketball gold medallists is being trained here at UTSC.

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.