News & Features

Cheering for U of T Olympians

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Heather Bansley, a Varsity Blues alumna and English graduate from University College will be competing in beach volleyball. This is her second Olympics. Alicia Brown, a Varsity Blues alumna and…

Sex testing at the Olympics should be abolished once and for all

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Like the proverbial whack-a-mole, the Olympic sex test keeps coming back — with disastrous effects for women athletes across the globe — no matter how many times athletes and human rights’ advocates…

Virtual 5K race brings together Varsity Blues community members from around the globe

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Masha and Cory Kennedy Masha and Cory Kennedy – both graduates of the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education and former Varsity Blues athletes – joined the race from Arizona. “It's too hot…

The STEAM Sisters win 2021 Youth Media Alliance Award of Excellence

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An episode featuring Jenni Sidey-Gibbons, an astronaut with the Canadian Space Agency, was recently selected as the winner of the 2021 Youth Media Alliance Award of Excellence for Best Program, Short…

The Olympics are ‘on the wrong side of history’ when it comes to free speech: Bruce Kidd in The Conversation

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The advocates include Canadian decathlete Damien Warner, an Olympic bronze medallist in 2016, who has said: “If there’s something on their mind, then athletes should be allowed to speak.” The IOC,…

Erin Willson wins award for study exploring Canadian youth athletes’ experiences of maltreatment

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The project seeks to understand the prevalence of athlete’s experiences of all forms of harm in Canadian sport, including sexual, physical and emotional, and to explore how race, gender and sexual…

KPE celebrates class of 2021 in virtual graduation reception

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Dressed in his ceremonial convocation robe, Professor Ira Jacobs, dean of KPE, congratulated the newly minted graduates on their tremendous achievements. “During my time as dean, I have enjoyed many…

U of T mourns 750 people discovered in unmarked graves at residential school in Regina

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As we learn of the more than 750 unmarked graves found on the grounds of Regina’s former Marieval Indian Residential School, we are once more confronting a shameful period of Canadian history that…

Meet the 2021 KPE graduates

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When Hassan Adenola moved with his family from Nigeria to Canada at age 10, everything was different - the people, the climate, the language. But, he discovered a love of basketball in middle school…

U of T hosts vaccine clinic pow wow at Varsity Stadium

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Steve Teekens, the executive director of Na-Me-Res, a Toronto emergency shelter for Indigenous men, said the clinic was held to provide First Nations, Inuit and Métis people with a culturally safe…

Indigenous rower building culture of inclusion and support at U of T

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“My mother and I moved to Toronto in 2002,” said Vazquez. “I come from the Raramuri and Otomi people, Native people of the part of North America known widely as Mexico,” said Vazquez. Vazquez joined…

U of T first in Canada, second among North American public universities in latest QS World University Rankings

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It is the second consecutive year that U of T has held all three positions in the highly regarded annual ranking of the world’s top 1,000 universities by Quacquarelli Symonds, a London, U.K.-based…