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By learning Kanien'kéha, U of T grad Andrea Johns launched a journey of self-discovery

June 23, 2021

Andrea Johns heard the Mohawk language, Kanien'kéha, for the first time when she took an introductory class on the subject in her second year at the University of Toronto.

Yet, the words somehow felt familiar.  

Our Community Convocation 2021, Graduate Stories, Centre for Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Arts & Science, Linguistics, Woodsworth College

U of T grads celebrate virtual convocation with videos, artwork – and a profound sense of accomplishment

June 23, 2021

 

Despite featuring several time-honoured traditions, the University of Toronto’s virtual spring convocation ceremony left plenty of room for the Class of 2021 to devise their own ways to mark the milestone – and many did just that.

Global Lens, Our Community Convocation 2021, Rose Patten, Faculty of Arts & Science, Faculty of Law, Global, Governing Council, Meric Gertler, St. George, U of T Mississauga, U of T Scarborough, Victoria College
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After a workplace accident, U of T grad Vanessa Alfaro charted a new path to convocation

June 23, 2021

Even as a little girl, Vanessa Alfaro wanted to become a dentist.

So when she suffered a workplace injury that caused her to lose all feeling in her dominant hand, she also lost out on her dream.

Our Community Convocation 2021, Accessibility, U of T Scarborough
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U of T grad Krysta Cooke pursues a social work career in memory of her brother, a victim of violent crime

June 22, 2021

If Krysta Cooke could add her late brother’s name to her master of social work degree from the University of Toronto, she would do it in a heartbeat.

Our Community Convocation 2021, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, Youth

Harry LaForme, Canada’s first Indigenous appellate judge, receives honorary degree

June 22, 2021

As a youth, Harry LaForme never considered the possibility that one day he might study law. As it turned out, he ended up transforming it.

Our Community Convocation 2021, Honorary Degree, Indigenous
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U of T hosts vaccine clinic pow wow at Varsity Stadium

June 22, 2021

The University of Toronto's Varsity Stadium was transformed into the site of a vaccine pow wow over the weekend, with volunteers dancing and playing hand drums while community members received their shots.

Our Community Coronavirus, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, UTogether, Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health, Alumni, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education, Indigenous, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, St. Michael's Hospital, Vaccines, Varsity Centre
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Overseeing a ‘small city’: Claire Kennedy reflects on her time as chair of U of T's Governing Council

June 22, 2021

Claire Kennedy is no stranger to board rooms – she serves as lead director of the Bank of Canada and as chair of Neo Performance Materials Inc.

Our Community Alumni, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, Governing Council, Meric Gertler, St. George, U of T Mississauga, U of T Scarborough
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Only 16, U of T grad Vivian Xie is a big fan of learning – as long as it’s fun

June 21, 2021

Vivian (Qiao) Xie isn’t old enough to vote or order an alcoholic beverage – in fact, she’s barely old enough to drive. Yet, she’s about to graduate from the University of Toronto and begin a master’s degree in applied immunology. 

Our Community Convocation 2021, Graduate Stories, Faculty of Arts & Science, Innis College, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture

U of T grad Riley Yesno is a voice for Canada's 'reconciliation generation'

June 21, 2021

Riley Yesno sat at a council table with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau while she was still in high school.

Our Community Convocation 2021, Graduate Stories, Faculty of Arts & Science, Indigenous, Victoria College
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Elder Constance Simmonds provides U of T law students with care, community and an Indigenous worldview

June 21, 2021

Elder Constance Simmonds is a Cree-Métis Knowledge Keeper (Treaty 6, northern Saskatchewan) and pipe carrier with more than 40 years of experience providing counselling in addictions, mental health and trauma.

Our Community Faculty of Law, Indigenous

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