Spring 2015 - Mosaic

Making treatment for depression more accessible – online

Image of Zindel Segal and study subject

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. 

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.

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.

Did You Know?

Image of a rendering of Pan Am PAth artwork

A trio of University of Toronto students and alumni has been chosen to create one of only 32 outdoor artwork installations that will be on display along the Pan Am Path, a project that will transform more than 80 km of city trails into a one-of-a-kind trail that

Sun, sand and broken promises

Image of Beach in Honduras

Tourists enjoying the brilliant sun and sand of Tela Bay or other beaches in northern Honduras may be oblivious to an ugly underside of resort development in the region.

Discuss

Image of John Hannigan over Mary Silcox's shoulder.

Growth has been constant at UTSC for years. With this growth comes exciting opportunities—more students, and new faculty, research and learning facilities, not to mention this summer’s Pan Am & Parapan American Games.

On the move

Image of Bruce Kidd from over John Scherk's shoulder

Researchers have confirmed the myriad benefits of being physically active—and UTSC has always been a great place for recreation, whether it’s being part of an intramural sport or simply taking a walk in the valley.

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).