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.
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.
One presenter cut up a large durian, a strong-smelling fruit of Southeast Asia, and fed some to the audience. Another asked the crowd to think deeply about their feet. A third drew a connection between “conflict diamonds” and outer space.
More than one billion people in the world are chronically undernourished, according to the United Nations. It’s a statistic that Herbert Kronzucker wants to see changed.
The next time you want to turn down the emotional intensity before making an important decision, you may want to dim the lights first.