How a master's degree in biomedical communications helped this U of T grad give back

5 Nov 2019 - 12:55pm

When he came to the University of Toronto to study biomedical communications, Alexander Young says he had a foot in two worlds.

He became part of the university community while also maintaining his connection to his Métis culture and heritage. 

Halloween costumes from ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ embrace stereotypes best forgotten: U of T expert

1 Nov 2019 - 12:46pm
Barbara Eden and Larry Hagman
As you think about your Halloween costume this year and dig into the Hollywood troves of TV and movies, have you thought about the 1965 TV Sitcom, I Dream of Jeannie?

Meditation Destination: Anthropologist studies yoga and tourism in East Africa

31 Oct 2019 - 10:05am
A group of people practice yoga on a beach.

On a white sand beach, tanned yogis stretch into downward dog poses against the backdrop of the sparkling Indian Ocean. It looks like an Instagrammer’s dream travel post but, for linguistic anthropologist Sarah Hillewaert, the image tells only part of the story. The assistant professor from U of T Mississauga has returned to Kenya’s Swahili coast to investigate the complex relationship between the local Muslim community and East Africa’s growing allure as a yoga and wellness tourism destination.

Taking action on student mental health

30 Oct 2019 - 12:55pm
Janine Robb

The statistics are concerning.

Two out of three post-secondary students in Canada say stress negatively affects their studies. Half have used campus mental health services, with 10 per cent being seen in crisis or urgent situations, according to the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

U of T climbs two spots in U.S. News & World Report global university rankings

24 Oct 2019 - 10:26am
Students walking on campus

The University of Toronto has climbed two spots to 18th in the world in the latest U.S. News & World Report global university rankings.

The 2020 edition of the research-focused Best Global Universities Rankings, released this week, saw U of T move to 18th place from the 20th spot last year. Among public universities, U of T ranked eighth in the world and remains the number one post-secondary institution in Canada.