Spring 2012 - Mosaic

Food for Thought: Heat

Chili peppers
by Dan Bender

Dining at Karaikudi Restaurant in Scarborough promises “the essence of South Indian cuisine.” But in fact, the restaurant, offers a spicy taste of the Columbian Exchange, one of the most dramatic exchanges of food and commodities—as well as disease—in human history.

Cultural showcase

Dance crew
by Kurt Kleiner

UTSC students hail from a variety of cultural backgrounds, and their unique perspectives, experiences and talents are showcased every year during the highly anticipated student-run event Mosaic.

Take Home: 10 ways to improve your emotional intelligence

UTSC alumnus Dr. Steven Stein (BSc, 1972) is a clinical psychologist and an expert on emotional intelligence, or EQ.

Breakthrough Thinking: A new window into Alzheimer's

Amyloid plaques
by Kurt Kleiner

UTSC researchers are pioneering a new technique to explore the formation of amyloid plaques—protein deposits which play an important role in causing Alzheimer’s disease—and help find treatments for the disease.

City of Words

Author Lawrence Hill
by Kurt Kleiner

UTSC is a hub for intellectual and cultural exchange in the Eastern GTA, and the 2-year-old campus event City of Words contributes to this role in a whole new way.

Did you know?

by Kurt Kleiner

If your shasta daisies are not doing as well this year as your neighbour’s, the problem might not be your gardening technique. Instead, it might depend on where your flowers came from.

Discuss: Everyone can do something

Connie Guberman and Tahmena Bokhari

About 13 years ago, a young woman named Tahmena Bokhari enrolled in an undergraduate course on violence against women at UTSC. The course was taught by Connie Guberman, a senior lecturer in Women’s and Gender Studies as well as a former Status of Women Officer at the University of Toronto.