Spring 2013 - Mosaic

The mitochondria conundrum

Joanne Nash

Today, more than 100,000 Canadians suffer from Parkinson’s disease (PD). This number is expected to double over the next 25 years, at which point experts predict PD will be an economic burden to our healthcare system, at $1.2 billion.

Did you know?

Wheelchair tennis player

UTSC leads the way in providing sports opportunities for students and members of the community with physical disabilities. Last summer the Department of Athletics & Recreation hosted Tennis Canada’s national certification course and seminar for wheelchair tennis coaches.

Visiting professor seeks to reconcile Buddhism, science

Geoffrey Samuels

Geoffrey Samuel spent his undergraduate years at Cambridge studying physics. But during that time he also began meditating and studying tai chi. Soon, he'd become so intrigued by Eastern thought that he found himself writing his PhD thesis not on theoretical physics but on Tibetan Buddhism.

Discuss: How to be a leader

The Honourable David C. Onley (BA, 1975), Ontario's 28th Lieutenant Governor, has held many leadership roles over his career in broadcasting and public service.

Follow the Kebab

Dan Bender

The kebab is, perhaps, the original global food. From Turkey to western China to north India, it has evolved from its original form into countless local specialties.

Momentum empowers Scarborough youth

Guled Arale
Kurt Kleiner

When Guled Arale was growing up in Scarborough, he’d always felt alienated from the larger community—and powerless to do much about it. Now he’s helping other youth who might feel the same way.

Take home: Jazz in the movies

All Night Long poster

For Alan Stanbridge, associate professor in UTSC’s department of arts, culture and media, the passing of jazz legend Dave Brubeck in December 2012 offers a poignant opportunity to highlight several neglected films that make striking use of jazz soundtracks, including, of course, All Night Long, i