Matthen explores perception and philosophy at TEDxUofT Spectrum

20 Mar 2019 - 11:04am
Mohan Matthen

After signing on to deliver a talk at Spectrum, the main 2019 TEDxUofT event, Professor Mohan Matthen, U of T Mississauga’s Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Perception, tested out some ideas on his family during Christmas dinner. “It was astonishingly difficult, but also fun,” he says.

Matthen and 11 other U of T speakers will be front and centre at Spectrum, scheduled for Saturday, March 23 at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts.

Ahead of the Curve: New, wiggly microrobots raise hopes for minimally invasive surgeries

20 Mar 2019 - 10:20am
Jessica Burgner-Kahrs

The shortest distance between two points is a straight line, but that doesn’t mean the most direct route will yield the best results.

Boundless campaign exceeds expanded fundraising goal and creates lasting impact

19 Mar 2019 - 7:33pm
Convocation Hall

More than a decade in the making, and supported by more than 104,000 people around the globe, Boundless: the Campaign for the University of Toronto closed on Dec. 31, setting a record for Canadian philanthropy.

Bringing the farm right to the table

19 Mar 2019 - 12:56pm
green plants growing on walls

The idea for Just Vertical germinated in a classroom.

Co-founders Conner Tidd and Kevin Jakiela were master’s students at the University of Toronto, studying sustainability management, when they discovered they shared an interest—they were both fascinated with hyper-local, sustainable agriculture.

'Creativity, passion and a genuine sense of leadership': Four U of T faculty honoured with Early Career Teaching Awards

18 Mar 2019 - 11:43am
Daniel Zingaro

One winner devotes a day of the week to improving in-demand social-work skills. Another has brought live performers to his medieval literature lectures. One has taken a decidedly broad approach to teaching disability issues. Still another is clicking with his computer science students.