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Established in 1827, the University of Toronto has one of the strongest research and teaching faculties in North America, presenting top students at all levels with an intellectual environment unmatched in depth and breadth on any other Canadian campus.

With more than 75,000 students across three campuses (St. George, Mississauga and Scarborough) and over 450,000 alumni active in every region of the world, U of T’s influence is felt in every area of human endeavour.

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Pierre Trudeau is saluted by an RCMP officer as he carries son Justin to Rideau Hall in 1973, when the elder Trudeau was in a similar political situation as his son is today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Bregg

U.S.-Canada trade under Trudeau minority governments: Then and now

There’s a different Trudeau in office in 2019 than there was in 1972, but Justin Trudeau is also leading a minority government, just as his father did — and the Canada-U.S. relationship is key.
‘I Dream of Jeannie’ co-stars Barbara Eden and Larry Hagman embrace before signing copies of the first season DVD of their show in March 2006 at a bookstore in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

‘I Dream of Jeannie’ left us with enduring stereotypes

Do you remember the 1960s sitcom 'I Dream of Jeannie?' The cute show still attracts viewers decades later. Unfortunately, it has also spread some negative stereotypes about Muslims and Arabs.
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario has passed a new policy with no requirement that doctors accept after-hours messages. (Shutterstock)

Seeing a family doctor just got even harder in Ontario

Hospital overcrowding in Ontario is at an all-time high. And the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario just passed a policy that will make it worse.
If Ontario rolls out mandatory high school e-learning with no in-person class hours, each student will lose 440 hours of face-to-face class time. (Shutterstock)

In Doug Ford’s e-learning gamble, high school students will lose

For high school students, e-learning is best introduced in face-to-face classes where teachers can meet a greater range of learning needs -- not as a completely online experience.
Jean Truchon, à droite, observe l'avocat Jean-Pierre Ménard réagir à la décision d'un juge du Québec d'infirmer, le 12 septembre 2019, des parties des lois provinciales et fédérales sur l'assistance médicale à la mort. La Presse Canadienne/Graham Hughes

Aide médicale à mourir: voici pourquoi il faut aller en appel

Un juge ne doit pas être autorisé à restreindre le pouvoir du Parlement de promouvoir des intérêts sociétaux plus larges et de protéger les personnes âgées, malades et handicapées.
Jean Truchon, right, looks on as lawyer Jean-Pierre Menard gives their reaction to a Québec judge overturning parts of provincial and federal laws on medically assisted dying on September 12, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

The latest medical assistance in dying decision needs to be appealed: Here’s why

One judge must not be allowed to curtail parliament’s power to promote broader societal interests and protect people who are elderly, ill and disabled.
User agreements are often long, complex and inaccessible texts that don’t help users understand what exactly is being done with their information. Shutterstock

Plain language about health data is essential for transparency and trust

As more data are collected, it's important for the public to understand how their health information is being used. But user agreements are often complex, lengthy and written in inaccessible language.
Canadian Forces troops assist a U.S. Navy helicopter unload its cargo of aid at the airport in Jacmel, Haiti in January 2010. Canada uses the rhetoric of a global foreign aid leader, but in fact, it’s a laggard. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Neither hero nor villain: Canada stuck in the middle of the pack on international aid

Compared to the size of our economy, Canadian aid has been slipping since the 1980s, and we now lag behind most other donors. Our rhetoric is unmatched by action.
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, centre, takes part in a climate strike march in Montreal, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. Graham Hughes/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Reasserting proper relationships of accountability in the Age of Greta

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has inspired the cross-country climate marches, but accountability lies with governments and corporations.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has his makeup applied during a commercial beak at recent the Maclean’s/Citytv leaders debate. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Style over substance: Another uninspiring Canadian election campaign

Given entrenched characteristics of Canadian electoral politics, the 2019 election is unlikely to deal in any meaningful way with concrete solutions to the important problems of our times.
A composite image showing the distribution of dark matter, galaxies and hot gas in a merging galaxy cluster taken with NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and with the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope in Hawaii. NASA

Canada’s grand plan to explore the mysteries of the cosmos

The Canadian Long Range Plan 2020 for astronomy and astrophysics builds on Canadian research's previous success to extend Canada's role.

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