A Shift in Perception

26 Sep 2012 - 12:45pm
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When Constantine Caravassilis listens to stringed instruments, strange things happen. If he hears a chord played in the low range, his eyes might suddenly flood with colour: “a G,” he tells me, “is usually orange.” At other times, this type of sound can cause him to experience sweet or bitter tastes.

U of T joins six other Ontario universities in sweeping credit transfer initiative

26 Sep 2012 - 10:05am
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In a groundbreaking move, seven of Ontario’s leading universities have worked together to launch a sweeping credit transfer initiative.

Students will be able to count any first year arts and science course taken for credit at a participating university for general credit at their home institution. This blanket agreement will provide clarity and enhanced flexibility for students working towards a Bachelor’s degree at any of the seven universities.

Clash of the Britons

24 Sep 2012 - 3:32pm
Painting of one of the battles during the War of 1812

On June 18, 1812, the U.S. formally declared war against Great Britain. It was the first and only time our southern neighbour has taken up arms against Canada (or what would become Canada). Two hundred years later, Scott Anderson spoke to Jan Noel, a history prof at U of T Mississauga, about the war’s impact.

‘Chimp champion’, Dr. Jane Goodall, visits U of T Mississauga

19 Sep 2012 - 10:47am
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When shy British secretary, Jane Goodall, entered a remote corner of the Tanzanian jungle to observe wild chimpanzees, she had no idea her work would span 50 years, or that her breakthrough discoveries would revolutionize the way we view chimps and other mammals.

Memorial service to be held for literary lion Josef Skvorecky

17 Sep 2012 - 10:45am
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A memorial service for internationally renowned writer and former Erindale College professor Josef Skvorecky, who passed away earlier this year, will be held Thursday, Sept. 27, at 2:30 p.m., in the Great Hall of Hart House. 

Skvorecky, who used a fictionalized Erindale College setting in one of his most famous novels, died Jan. 3.  The Engineer of Human Souls (Lester & Orpen Dennys, 1984) is set in the sheltered world of “Edenvale College” in Toronto and won the Governor General’s Award for English Language Fiction in 1984.