Former University College Literary and Athletic Society president Nishi Kumar, now a junior fellow at the Wellesley Institute, recently published "Thriving in the City: A Framework for Income and Health in the GTA." The report found that it costs between $46,186 and $55,432 after tax for a person to live a healthy life in Toronto, which is more than double the current income level for an Ontario minimum wage worker, ($20,000 after taxes).
Barbara Fischer, a University College faculty member and curator of the University of Toronto Art Museum, has created Talking to the Streets, an exhibition of eight installations around campus and Queen's Park which dazzled visitors at this past weekend's Nuit Blanche.
Next time you walk through University College's Sir Daniel Wilson Quadrangle, be sure to look down...
The quad is the site of a new art installation composed of 130 convex mirrors forming a cirlce. Entitled Wa-Wa and created by the architecture studio Uufie, the work provides a unique perspective in that the act of looking down provides a glimpse of what's above.
Nelson Wiseman, a Professor in the Department of Political Science and Director of the Canadian Studies program at University College, commented on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's speech about Canada's indigenous peoples, delivered at the United Nations.
Alan Bewell, a Professor in the Department of English, University College faculty member, and expert in British Romanticism, has been elected Distinguished Scholar by the international Keats/Shelley Association.