Spring 2015

Making treatment for depression more accessible – online

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Mindfulness is an increasingly high-profile technique helping people cope with psychological issues ranging from depression to anxiety.  Similar to meditation, it involves focusing your attention on something in the moment—such as the sounds in a room or even negative emotions—without judgment. 

A Study in Water

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Donna Paris

Nearly a billion people around the world can’t turn on a tap and get clean running water.

Keynote

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Coming to UTSC as Interim Principal, I was inspired by the spirit of educational innovation, leading edge research and the vibrant, generous community that characterizes this campus.

Undocumented

Cynthia Macdonald

The word "temporary" always been familiar to Canadian immigrants.

The Pan American Food

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Jeffrey M. Pilcher

The pupusas at El Pulgarcito come with a delicious assortment of fillings, including beans, cheese, loroco (the herby, nutty bud of a flowering vine) and chicharrón, which in El Salvador refers to finely shredded pork (unlike in Mexico, where it is a crispy fried pork skin).

Lessons from the halls of power

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The Hon. David Onley (BA, 1975) hopes his experience in the halls of power will encourage his students to make a difference by getting involved in public life.

Award-winning mental health program helps first-years build resilience

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A unique mental health program developed at UTSC to assist first-year students with the transition to university is expanding thanks to funding from the province.

Take Home

The Pan Am & Parapan American Games are almost here, and UTSC is the site of one of the largest facilities for the event.

This year's writer-in-residence

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Celebrated Canadian author Nino Ricci spent the winter term as UTSC’s writer-in-residence. While on campus, he spent time on his own writing, but also visited classes, ran workshops, held office hours and provided one-on-one manuscript consultations with student writers.

Breakthrough thinking

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When he was trapped in a municipal building as citizens rioted in northern Ecuador in 2002, UTSC anthropologist Chris Krupa was not thinking about writing a book.

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