Helping first responders heal themselves

12 Nov 2013 - 3:52pm
Firefighter at scene of emergency

Remembrance Day has come and gone for another year, sweeping along with it the usual discussions of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a common debilitating concern among veterans. Luckily for those veterans and first responders, stress- and health-related conditions like PTSD are top of mind all day, every day for Judith Andersen and Konstantinos Papazoglou.

On the right track

12 Nov 2013 - 2:23pm
Alicia Brown

When Alicia Brown’s feet touch the track, the world fades away.

“There’s something very liberating about running,” says the recent U of T Mississauga graduate. “When I’m on the track, I shut everything out and exist in the moment. There’s no other way to give it 100 per cent of my being.”

Building the Future

12 Nov 2013 - 1:08pm
Professor Hugh Gunz at site of future Innovation Complex

It’s a scene straight out of the CBC television series Dragons’ Den: Fourteen senior industry executives watch expectantly while Geoff Reid and his teammates pitch their idea — a Bluetooth-equipped glucose metre that relays blood glucose results to a smartphone using a mobile app. In this version, though, the aspiring entrepreneurs aren’t vying for money; just the chance to be taken seriously and help the business world do things a little differently.

And maybe, quips Reid, to get a good grade.

Convocation 2013: Keeping it in the family

11 Nov 2013 - 11:46am
Kristin Smith and her grandfather, Lloyd

On her wall, U of T Mississauga alumna Kristin Smith keeps a framed University of Toronto pennant and crest from the late 1940s.

Meric Gertler launches his term as U of T president

8 Nov 2013 - 12:07pm
Students Jerry Jien, Katharine Ball and Mohamed Farid Abdel Hadi robe Meric Gertler in the ceremonial regalia of the president as Governing Council Chair Judy Goldring and Chancellor Michael Wilson look on

Renowned urban scholar Meric Gertler marked his installation as the University of Toronto’s 16th president November 7 by highlighting three strategies for Canada’s largest university.

In a ceremony that drew on almost two centuries of tradition, Gertler told the crowd of hundreds of students, alumni, faculty, staff and members of the community that U of T must leverage its location in a world city, deepen and focus its international partnerships and enrich its undergraduate teaching and learning.