Fall 2011 - Mosaic
Humans have been eating rice for about 15,000 years, and an estimated 8,000 strains of this global staple have been cultivated in just the last few thousand years.
When you’re a student, managing often-conflicting roles at school, home and work is a challenge. “I can’ tell you how many times I’ve had students in my office in tears,” says UTSC Management Professor Julie McCarthy.
UTSC staff writer Andrew Westoll’s latest book, "The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary", explores the fraught relationship between two great apes: humans and chimpanzees.
Through his artwork, Will Kwan casts a critical eye at the contradictions and inequities of the globalized world, and especially what he calls the "myths of a synchronized, equitable, impartial, frictionless and sanitized world economy."
Negative stereotypes can become self-fulfilling prophecies that could undercut the performance of those in the stereotyped group.
Most Wednesdays after work Kim Richard has stopped by the UTSC farmers' market to pick up fresh baked goods, or produce straight from the farm, or just some fresh-popped popcorn.
An employee returning to work from vacation needs to learn the new computer system that was installed when she was away. However, the co-worker who agrees to teach her leaves out vital information deliberately, which results in her struggling to do her job.
The small parasitic nocturnal fly Ormia ochracea, which deposits its larvae in the bodies of crickets, locates potential hosts by using tiny, exquisitely sensitive ears that can home in on the mating call of male crickets.