June 1, 2017 | Katie Babcock
Categories: Cities & Culture, Global Lens, Our Community | Tags: LGBTQ, Pride
Mark your calendar for these upcoming Pride events.
Mark your calendar for these upcoming Pride events.
Campaign targets at least 218 individuals, including a former Russian prime minister, ambassadors, members of cabinets from Europe, journalists, CEOs of energy companies and activists from at least 39 countries, as well as the United Nations and NATO.
For students in Aggrey Wasike’s course, being at some of the sites where the Rwandan genocide took place was an unusually profound experience.
For academics and writers speaking at the U of T Mikinaakominis TransCanadas: Literature, Justice, Relation conference. discussion turns toward the heated debate over “cultural appropriation,” organizers say.
Historians generally gain an understanding of the past from texts, or what Nakanyike Musisi calls “cold” sources that are frozen in time and unchanging. That’s why she created an opportunity for her students to experience a more dynamic version of history by travelling to Uganda to study the life of a powerful — and very much alive — African woman.
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Federal government releases details of a new national carbon tax.
Professor Ronald Pruessen, department of history and the Munk School of Global Affairs, likens the rumblings in the Trump administration to “a Jenga tower filled with vibrating pieces, shaking constantly.”
Torontonians might grumble about the consequences of their city’s rapid growth, but its growing pains pale in comparison to India’s massive urbanization.
While certain activities at the annual family-oriented science and engineering festival are not for the faint of heart, there is truly something for everyone.
The humanities — history, philosophy, languages and so on — shape the way we engage our world as citizens.
A succession of students have assisted John Traill with Persons of Ancient Athens, a book series that is the mainstay of a unique Faculty of Arts & Science undergrad research project.
One of the ways the international community responds to global health concerns is through volunteer educational trips – often called service learning or voluntourism — which see students or professionals travel to communities to take part in short-term activities that aim to help the local population.
James Thuch Madhier fled South Sudan as a teenager, escaping the ravages of civil war and famine. Next fall, the U of T undergrad and his social entrepreneurship team will be testing out their solar-powered crop irrigation system on 20 acres of land they’ve acquired in South Sudan.
U of T historian and political scientist debate impact of Trump’s actions on trade, immigration and health care
In a surprise move, Kevin O’Leary has dropped out of the Conservative Party leadership race, throwing his support behind Maxime Bernier.
When she first arrived at U of T as an Arts & Science undergraduate, Rani Pooran envisioned herself planning for a career in law or academia by studying English literature. After about a year, Rani set her sights on political science and international work instead and hasn’t looked back since. Pooran is one of the alumni volunteers in the upcoming Next Steps Conference.
Marine protected areas (MPAs) found along coastlines and oceans worldwide are an increasingly popular strategy for protecting marine habitats and biodiversity. However, a new global study demonstrates that widespread lack of personnel and funds are preventing MPAs from reaching their full marine conservation potential.
Nhung Tuyet Tran, associate professor of Southeast Asian history, shares her story about her experiences as a refugee escaping Vietnam, being in a refugee camp and eventually settling in the United States.
Last week, Salman Rushdie returned to Toronto for a PEN Canada event. While in town, he visited the University of Toronto to speak with students, staff and faculty at the University of St. Michael’s College.
Canada’s House of Commons welcomed 50 University of Toronto students for this year’s Women in House event, where young women with an interest in politics shadow female parliamentarians.
President Meric Gertler has become one of the few North American scholars to receive an honorary degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University
At the Japan-Canada Summit Meeting in May 2016, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe noted that Japan wished to support Japanese studies at Canadian universities in order to promote mutual understanding between the two countries. Today, based upon this commitment, the Government of Japan is conferring US$5 million on the University of Toronto to establish an endowed chair in Japanese politics and global affairs, and to launch a Centre for the Study of Global Japan. The University of Toronto is the first Canadian university to receive such support from the Government of Japan.
A group of fourth-year Arts & Science students tackle the shadowy world of narco-insurgency and organized crime.
Hawai’i may be best known as a holiday paradise, but for Professor Bonnie McElhinny and six University of Toronto anthropology students, it is a learning lab for multiculturalism and de-colonization strategies.
On March 10, the Munk School of Global Affairs and the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs celebrated a partnership that will offer an exciting opportunity to people who combine intense curiosity about the world with ambition to take leadership in changing it for the better: a new dual degree program to begin in 2018.
The Sciences Po School of Public Affairs and the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto launch a dual master’s degree in global affairs and public policy.
Before U.S. presidents came into his comic crosshairs, Lorne Michaels staged University of Toronto productions poking fun at campus life.
Arts & Science’s international course module program gives undergrads a rare opportunity to experience fieldwork as part of their studies.
The extent of school-based sexual violence in Ghana has been documented for the first time in a report co-authored by U of T political science PhD student Erin Aylward.
Author, scholar, and former leader of the Liberal Party of Canada Michael Ignatieff continuously takes up the challenge of engaging society in discourse on liberal democracies. He says political participation has never been more vital than today for good governance.
Study examines a “foraging gene” humans share in common with fruit flies
Astrophysicist Renée Hložek has teamed up with U.S. colleagues to create the black history online resource BlackLight.
Study’s findings provide new insight into how the brain collects and stores useful knowledge about the world that can then be adapted and applied to other experiences.
“I’m looking at the role of innovation because it is a critical engine – maybe the only engine – for continuous economic growth, as well as probably the most important engine for social change” — Professor Dan Breznitz
School of Public Policy and Governance joint study suggests Canadians are not exceptional when it comes to tolerance of refugees and immigrants
Donald Trump’s political strategy is becoming more defined and so is his commitment to playing by his own rules.
“The idea of targeting and restricting the travel of individuals on the basis of their nationality or birthplace is antithetical to everything we stand for as an institution and a country.” — University of Toronto President, Meric Gertler
The humanities, especially the literature of the Asian diaspora in North America, would have lost a major champion if Denise Cruz had followed her initial plan to attend medical school.
Newly reunited with her family after they fled Syria, and grateful for the welcome they’ve received in the city she considers her new home, Arts & Science student Rasha Elendari is feeling inspired by love even as she tries to dispel hate and fear.
There are important parallels between a Soviet-era dissident movement and the modern digital culture that helped Donald Trump gain power, says Associate Professor Ann Komaromi of the Centre for Comparative Literature in the Faculty of Arts & Science.
From a deep-sea creature that predates dinosaurs by 250 million years to a chameleon-like lizard in the Dominican Republic, meet six new species — some living and some extinct — that have been discovered by A&S scientists over the last five years.
The university is now one of the only places in the world where students can learn Ge’ez.
It wasn’t exactly a Planet of the Apes moment, but when two Faculty of Arts & Science researchers recently proved monkeys can reason about proportions and ratios, it opened a world of possibilities to tickle the fancy of even a Hollywood script writer.
There has never been a better time to visit Canada’s national parks, says U of T ecologist Don Jackson.
An Arts & Science professor who was essential to the birth of nanochemistry has been named the winner of the World Technology Award in the field of energy.
Faculty, alumni and supporters, including a number from Arts & Science, comprise nearly half of the remarkable Canadians honoured by the Governor General.
John Noyes is honoured with the Modern Languages Association’s Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Studies in Germanic Languages and Literatures.
As the rhetoric flew during the recent American presidential campaign, Professor Rachel Barney, a dual-citizen, began wondering what it would be like working as an academic in the United States under the incoming administration.
Scientists at the University of Toronto have found a way to make catalysis – the use of catalysts to facilitate chemical reactions – more selective, breaking one chemical bond 100 times faster than another. The findings are described in a study published today in Nature Communications.