Monday, July 22, 2024

Tag: volume-38-issue-10

Discussion versus lecture in class

Many of us dread it: having to speak in class. Whether you’re naturally shy or just plain don’t like the sound of your voice, whether you’re studying humanities or even some social sciences, it’s going to happen to you.

The race to survive

On the morning of December 6, 1917, two ships collided in the Halifax harbour. Unfortunately for everyone nearby, one of the ships (the French freighter Mont-Blanc) happened to be carrying massive amounts of explosives on board. The delayed detonation that morning created the largest man-made explosion prior to the invention of the atomic bomb.

Low turnout at town hall

Few students and faculty attended the town hall last Tuesday, held by the university to seek feedback from stakeholders and assess the progress of the Towards 2030 plan for academic excellence.

A house divided cannot stand

Last week a friend and I decided to explore the new medical building. We went around 4:30 p.m. and it was completely deserted, so we figured we might as well take our time and look around.

Hey, guys… er, and girls?

Last Wednesday I overheard a rather heated conversation while doing some work in the IB lounge area. It began when a male student approached a group of sitting students (presumably his study group) and said, “Hey guys.”

Luke’s Languages #4

Hello again, everyone! We’re halfway through the series now, and I’m going to take this opportunity to apologize that each subject must be treated so broadly; each one could easily have an entire series of its own.

ECG screening in athletes

In the lead article of the December issue of the Journal of Sports Medicine, U of T professor Roy Shephard weighs the importance of electrocardiogram screening against the costs of mandatory implementation.

University burnout

It finally happened. I sat in on my first midterm of my fourth year in university and went blank. This isn’t the first time I’ve gone blank on a test, but it’s the first time I didn’t care.

Macbeth goes to a lot of toil and trouble

Modern adaptations have a way of removing us from the original work. They ask more of the audience, requiring a clearer understanding of the first piece in order to see the departures in the ones that follow. Most of the time, we just want to be entertained, not challenged.

Cinema stirs the senses

The Blackwood Gallery is always looking for new ways to transform the gallery space, and its latest exhibition, Lost Secrets of the Royal—curated by Ben Donoghue and Heather Keung—is no exception to this tradition.

U of T awarded for sexual diversity activism

U of T received the provincial plaque for sexual diversity activism on November 2, for work done by the University of Toronto Homophile Association.

UTM playoffs update

Men’s Division 1 soccer team defeated SGS at home on Saturday, pushing them through the quarterfinals (photo above). Women’s Division 1 soccer team also won...

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