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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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The male cast of ‘And Just Like That’ — Chris Noth on the far right — pose before the show’s premiere in December 2021 in New York. (Shutterstock)

And just like that … #MeToo changed the nature of online communication

The popularity of hashtags like #MeToo speaks to society’s increasing embrace of important issues like sexual assault and harassment
Older adults are increasingly using technologies in their everyday lives, but the needs of this population are often ignored in AI design. (Shutterstock)

Artificial intelligence can discriminate on the basis of race and gender, and also age

Algorithms have been shown to discriminate on the basis of race and gender. Studying age-related discrimination is essential to develop more equitable AI systems and technologies.
A woman wades through mud to collect items from her home in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The devastation brought by hurricanes Eta and Iota in Honduras in November 2020 contributed to a sharp rise in northward migration. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Environmental disasters are fuelling migration — here’s why international law must recognize climate refugees

International refugee law must be overhauled to consider climate change and include “deadly environments” as a form of persecution.
SaskWell is a texting-based service that connects users with established and evidence-based digital mental health tools, and offers weekly wellness tips and resources. (Shutterstock)

Texting for wellness: Using digital mental health tools for support in another COVID-19 winter

Research on how text messaging could provide mental health resources resulted in SaskWell, a texting service for people in Saskatchewan that provides 10 weeks of mental health and wellness prompts.
Tuz Lake, once the second-largest lake in Turkey, has almost entirely receded in 2021, following a climate-induced drought and decades of agricultural polices that depleted groundwater. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

The Paris Agreement is working as intended, but we’ve still got a long way to go

On the tail of yet another year of climate disasters, 2022 ushers in the final version of the Paris Agreement, making it a functioning global climate treaty. But it alone can’t save us.
Some plant-based foods are high in calories and sodium content. (Shutterstock)

Plant-based doesn’t always mean healthy

As new year’s resolutions start pouring in, you may want to reconsider a plant-based diet if your motivation is health.
Singer-songwriter Looee Arreak performed ‘He shall feed his flock’ in Inuktitut in Against the Grain’s production of ‘Messiah/Complex.’ (Messiah/Complex: Introducing Looee Arreak (NU)/YouTube)

Handel’s ‘Messiah’ today: How classical music is contending with its colonial past and present

Two arts companies’ creative choices in interpreting Handel’s ‘Messiah’ for our times provide an opportunity to consider future directions for classical music.
Winter road salting is a common de-icing technique used to ensure public safety during icy winters. However, it is crucial to find sustainable and environment-friendly alternatives to road salt. (Shutterstock)

Winter road salting has year-round consequences

Salty water seeps into our soils and groundwater through surface runoff and storm-water pipes. The long-term storage of salt in the environment impacts aquatic life, infrastructure and drinking water.
Generic drug names are assigned at the global level by the World Health Organization in conjunction with national naming authorities. (Shutterstock)

Generic drug names provide information for doctors, so why is Health Canada promoting the use of pharma brand names?

Generic drug names are often long, but they can tell doctors what type of medicine it is and how it works. But it’s brand names that appear first and most prominently in Health Canada materials.
After President Joe Biden called for a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics, other countries are following suit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Boris Minkevich

Beijing Olympics: Canada, the U.K. and others join Biden’s diplomatic boycott, but it’s not enough

As long as athletes stand witness to the Olympic flame in Beijing and compete in the games, complacency will overshadow any message of condemnation.

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