Fall 2011 - Web exclusives

The World’s Riskiest Cities

According to the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED), 60 percent of human deaths caused by natural disasters in the past decade have been due to earthquakes. This trend is not surprising, as populations in the world’s earthquake zones are skyrocketing.

The Socially Networked Future of International Diplomacy

Robert Onley defence committee
By Robert David Onley

In a world enveloped by unsolvable crises, national leaders of the Boomer Generation continue to practice politics and diplomacy using methods little changed over the centuries.

Review of The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary

the Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary - book cover
By Malcolm M. Campbell

Andrew Westoll’s latest book, The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary, explores the fraught relationship between two great apes, humans and chimpanzees.

An Educational Journey

Student group at Sedona

Professor Nick Eyles often takes UTSC students on their own geologic journeys. He recently returned from accompanying students on a field trip to Iceland, and he’s also taken groups to Costa Rica, the Canadian Rockies and through the Appalachians.

Nick’s Journey, by the Numbers

  • 5 episodes
  • 3-person crew
  • 7 months of shooting
  • 23 countries
  • $3 million budget
  • 9 days of heli shooting
  • 48-degree temperatures
  • 1,000 or more camels
  • Countless bottles of water

Speaking the Patient’s Language

By Andrew Westoll

While Ortsbo has the potential to revolutionize fields such as business, education and geopolitics, it could also have a huge impact on information transfers in a very important area, healthcare—the conversation between patient and doctor.