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Technology | University and society
Presidents who blog

Thanks to the Internet, it’s continually a new world in terms of communications, and Alastair Summerlee is the first to admit that he doesn’t always quite get it. “I’m perplexed by the incredible popularity of things like YouTube and Facebook,” says the president of the University of Guelph.

August 5, 2008
Research and innovation | University and society | Natural sciences and engineering
A ray of hope on the dark seas

Economics is known as the dismal science, but with numerous apocalyptic reports on the state of the world's fisheries, one could be forgiven for awarding the gloomy title to fisheries research. Canada has had a front-row seat to the drama of our depleted oceans with the collapse of the cod stocks off Newfoundland in the early 1990s, shutting down an industry that had thrived for more than 500 years.

June 9, 2008
Teaching and learning | Humanities and social sciences | Natural sciences and engineering | Programs and curriculum
Home economics for a new generation

Remember those days in high-school home economics? If you're female, you probably do. You concocted a scrumptious tiramisu, devotedly coddled that egg in a basket, or laboured over sewing that apron.

June 9, 2008
Faculty | International issues | University and society
Passion for volunteering

While most Canadians were celebrating Christmas last year in the relaxed company of their family and friends, Dean Sandham was holed up in an air raid shelter on Kandahar Airfield Base in Afghanistan.

Passion for volunteering test

June 9, 2008
Faculty | Research and innovation | University and society | Humanities and social sciences
The university as economic engine

The expression "knowledge mobilization" has been the talk of the town lately among researchers and funding agencies. And yet, this concept - in which knowledge stemming from university research is transformed into concrete actions that serve the interests of society - is far from new.

April 7, 2008
Students and campus life
The kids are alright ... right?

The transition to adulthood is a challenge for many young people. Throw in the stresses of attending university and living away from home for the first time, and it's no wonder some find it difficult to cope.

March 10, 2008
Managing the university | Students and campus life | University and society
Won't you stay, just a little bit longer ...

On a typical weekday, students enrolled at the University of Toronto Mississauga are arriving at their spacious suburban campus, some 30 kilometres west of downtown Toronto, in a thin stream, mainly by car or city bus. Most of the campus's 10,500 students come from the sprawling 905 belt in the Greater Toronto Area, and almost 90 percent commute to and from campus each day.

March 10, 2008
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