Fall 2012 - Mosaic

Mentorship shows students they belong

Kurt Kleiner

UTSC is an intellectual and cultural hub in the eastern GTA, but it is also located close to many marginalized communities with young people who often do not consider college or university.

Discuss: Health Education for Tomorrow

In Canada and around the world, issues involving human health and the delivery of healthcare cut across a wide range of social, political and scientific perspectives.

Fried Bread

Poori
Dan Bender

Bread slathered with butter is tasty, but bread fried in butter—the South Asian puri (or poori) —is glorious.

An artist for anxious times

Modris Eksteins
Kurt Kleiner

That Vincent van Gogh was a failure during his lifetime is not merely an irony, according to Modris Eksteins, UTSC history professor emeritus; it’s central to his appeal to us in the modern world.

Take Home: 7 tips for a better lunch break

A "dedicated" lunch break can help you work better and feel better, according to John Trougakos, professor of organizational behaviour at UTSC. It's how you take your break, he says, that will affect how much you benefit from it.

Breakthrough Thinking: The Zen of self-control

Meditation
Kurt Kleiner

Rimma Teper has always found her meditation sessions relaxing and therapeutic. Now, as a doctoral candidate in psychology at UTSC, she’s helping to understand why meditation is also good for boosting self-control.

Did you know?

Bees
Don Campbell

There’s a buzz, literally, around the UTSC campus—we’re getting more honeybees.