Astrophysicist Ray Jayawardhana collects meteorites on the Antarctic ice.
- Research News -
SUMMERTIME AND THE LIVING IS FROSTY
Professor Ray Jayawardhana of astronomy and astrophysics spent his December break enjoying the Antarctic summer while searching for meteors. Don’t miss this slideshow from his trip or his new book about the potential for extraterrestrial life, Strange New Worlds ...
THE DISASTER IN JAPAN AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR US
U of T Scarborough geology professor Nick Eyles spent time in the earthquake-prone country and has written an in-depth analysis of why disaster struck March 11, what happens next and what it might mean for us ...
NEW AMAZONIAN STINGRAY GENUS DISCOVERED
Professor Nathan Lovejoy of U of T Scarborough has discovered a new genus and two new species of freshwater stingrays ...
U OF T RESEARCHERS FIRST TO GENERATE STEM CELLS FROM HORSES
Pluripotent stem cells have been generated from horses by a U of T team, enabling new stem cell-based regenerative therapies in veterinary medicine and possible advancement in treating humans, given our the similarity of muscle and tendon systems ...
LONG-LASTING INSULIN PROVES EFFECTIVE
Type 2 diabetics may soon be able to take only three injections weekly, thanks to degludec, a new ultra-long-lasting insulin ...
- Campus News -
U of T handed out its first Inventor of the Year awards to nine faculty members ...
MUSEUM STUDIES STUDENT PLAYS DETECTIVE
Vanessa Fleet has uncovered the true artist behind an Art Gallery of Ontario collection of photographs taken in 19th-century France ...
ENGINEERING DEAN A WOMAN OF DISTINCTION
Professor Cristina Amon, U of T’s first female dean of engineering, has been named a YWCA Woman of Distinction for her work in overcoming gender barriers in engineering ...
PUTTING WOMEN ON THE MAP
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, U of T’s status of women office has created a map (PDF) and self-guided tour featuring spaces that hold current or historical significance for women on the St. George campus ...
- Arts and Culture -
U OF T FESTIVAL OF DANCE
The two-evening Festival of Dance unites all three U of T campuses and showcases dance styles from around the world. Canada’s largest university dance festival runs March 25 and 26 at Hart House Theatre ...
Faculty of Music opera students wind up the season with a revue based on the musical theatre works of the incomparable composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim. April 2 and April 3 at Walter Hall ...
- Alumni News and Events -
JOHN TORY TO SPEAK AT UTAA AGM
You are invited to hear U of T graduate John Tory (BA 1975 Trinity) speak at the UTAA’s annual general meeting (AGM) on May 28th. Join us at the free BBQ on front campus prior to the meeting. All alumni are welcome ...
Nursing professor Kelly Metcalfe is one of many lecturers at this year's Spring Reunion.
EARN A "STRESS-FREE DEGREE" IN AN HOUR
Is this is your Spring Reunion year? We invite you to check out the lineup of noted U of T professors and alumni giving Stress-Free Degree lectures as part of the event. Professor Kelly Metcalfe of the Faculty of Nursing speaks about women at high risk for breast cancer. TVO Best Lecturer finalist Doug Richards, of Physical Education and Health, dispels some myths about the benefits of stretching. Or do your interests lie in Renaissance art history, the state of engineering today or whether our genes should determine what we eat? Register for these and other lectures online (they’re listed under "U of T-wide Signature Events") ...
DATES WITH THE U OF T CHANCELLOR
In April, alumni and friends in four major North American cities — San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Calgary — have a great opportunity to catch up with all things U of T at receptions hosted by Chancellor David R. Peterson. Dates are listed below, along with many other regional events for alumni ...
Mar. 26: New York, NY (TSO at Carnegie Hall)
Mar. 28: Oxford, UK (Presentation by Professor Roger Martin)
Mar. 29: London, UK (Panel discussion with Dr. Hilary Austen)
Mar. 31: Boston, MA (Pan Canadian Alumni Reception)
Apr. 3: Los Angeles, CA (Alumni reception at Consul General’s Official Residence)
Apr. 4: San Francisco, CA (Alumni reception hosted by Chancellor David R. Peterson)
Apr. 5: New York, NY (U of T/Princeton Happy Hour)
Apr. 6: Zurich, CH (Inter-University Alumni Group Night)
Apr. 7: Ottawa, ON (Talk by Prof. Stephen Morris at Canada Science and Technology Museum)
Apr. 8: Los Angeles, CA (Alumni at the ballpark: Jays vs. Angels)
Apr. 10: Vancouver, BC (Alumni reception hosted by Chancellor David R. Peterson)
Apr. 11: Calgary, AB (Alumni reception hosted by Chancellor David R. Peterson)
Apr. 19: Seattle, WA (Astronomy presentation by Prof. Ray Jayawardhana)
Apr. 27: Boston, MA (Panel discussion with Dr. Hilary Austen)
Apr. 30: Washington, DC (35th Annual All-Canada University Alumni Dinner)
Jun. 7: New York, NY (Panel discussion with Prof. Roger Martin)
Jun. 20: San Francisco, CA (Panel discussion with Dr. Hilary Austen)
- U of T Magazine -
U of T was founded as King’s College 184 years ago this month! It was the first institution of higher learning in Upper Canada. In honour of this anniversary, the editors at U of T Magazine have created a short trivia quiz. How much do you know about your alma mater? Take the test ...
Many fourth-year students are preparing for their final set of final exams. But what should they be sure to do before they graduate? Look through the telescope at MacLennan Hall? Attend a performance by the U of T Gospel Choir? Send your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org or add to the list here ...
- Watch for the Spring 2011 issue of U of T Magazine, in mailboxes at the end of March.
- Trade your print copy of the magazine for an electronic one.
- Follow U of T Magazine on Twitter.
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- Giving Back -
HOT, HOT, HOT
U of T Scarborough hosted a Donor Appreciation Night featuring a spicy cooking demonstration by Dean Rick Halpern and Professor Daniel Bender ...
FROM THE HEART
Neurosurgeon Mark Berstein from the Faculty of Medicine shows that a little time and interest in students can go a long way ...
- Websites of Interest -
University of Toronto homepage: www.utoronto.ca
Alumni Circle homepage: http://alumni.utoronto.ca
Alumni Benefits: http://alumni.utoronto.ca/benefits
Continuing Studies: http://learn.utoronto.ca
Discover U of T: http://discover.utoronto.ca
U of T Bookstore: www.uoftbookstore.com
U of T News: www.news.utoronto.ca
U of T Magazine: www.magazine.utoronto.ca
U of T Libraries: http://main.library.utoronto.ca
U of T Research & Innovation: www.research.utoronto.ca/
Gateway Canyons Resort sits at the foot of a red rock palisade in Colorado.
DISCOVERY RETREAT IN COLORADO
University of Toronto Alumni Travel offers an innovative travel concept: Discovery Retreats. Developed by AHI Travel in conjunction with John Hendricks, founder of the Discovery Channel, the package mixes structured and free time to allow you to discover the history, beauty and culture of a particular region. The inaugural program is set at Gateway Canyons Resort, at the foot of an ancient rock palisade in the Red Rock region of Colorado. Learn about this fascinating area during morning discussions, then go out and explore the terrain on guided excursions. Use your ample free time to make your own discoveries on horseback, by kayak or ATV tour. You might also enjoy fly-fishing, mountain biking, or some of the many amenities at the luxury resort.
For more information visit the Alumni Travel Program website.