Spring 2014

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.

Converging realities at TEDx

Matthew Cimone

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.

Professor named scientific advisor to Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Herbert Kronzucker

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.

Mood Lighting

Alison Xu

The next time you want to turn down the emotional intensity before making an important decision, you may want to dim the lights first.