the Bulletin the Bulletin

					                                                  THE SOUND OF MUSIC
                                                                                        DECEMBER 9, 2008                        62nd year, number 9
                                               Exploring the many facets
                                                               of music

                                                                                       the Bulletin
                                                                   — pages 8 - 9

 contents                                Medical
 NEWS                                    student
 U of T Financial
 update — page 3                         named
 The tragedy in
 Mumbai — page 3                         Rhodes
 Where knowledge is
 power — page 5
 World AIDS Day at
 pharmacy — page 7
                                         BY ELAINE SMITH

                                         Amol Verma’s learning journey

 Undergraduates get
                                         has led him from Nova Scotia to
                                         Toronto and the next stop will be

 teaching opportunity                                                               Law dean Mayo Moran will send out holiday cards designed by four-year-
                                         the University of Oxford where he’ll

 — page 5                                                                           old Moira, daughter of a graduate student and winner of the faculty’s Kids
                                         become a Rhodes Scholar.

                                                                                    for PEACE competition. (more drawings on page 16)
                                            Verma, a Halifax native and fourth-

                                         year medical student at U of T, has
                                         been named a Rhodes Scholar-elect

 Big fish belong in the
 pond — page 5
                                         for the Maritimes region. He plans to
                                         study global health science at Oxford.
                                            In selecting Verma, the Rhodes selec-
                                                                                    Children illustrate peace
 Climate and changing
                                         tion committee chose an outstanding
                                         student who actively involves himself      BY CRISTINA CORAGGIO                          by four-year-old Moira, daughter of SJD

 organic matter in soil
                                         in the community. He graduated                                                           (doctor of juridical science) student

 — page 5
                                         with an honours BSc from Dalhousie         Using everything from crayons to              Rommel Salvador, was the winning
                                         University and entered medical school      holiday cookie sprinkles, dozens of           design. The picture, named after a song

                                         at U of T in 2005, achieving honours       children of U of T law students, staff        by Filipino musician Francis Magalona,
                                         standing each term.                        and faculty expressed their creative          depicts a rainbow of handprints sur-

 He Said, She Said: The
                                            As an undergraduate majoring in         side in the faculty’s first-ever Kids for     rounding a cut-out dove. A canvas

 potluck lunch — page 10
                                         microbiology and immunology he             PEACE Holiday Art Show.                       painted by 12-year-old Charlotte, the
                                         earned an achievement award for              The children — ranging in age from          daughter of faculty member Catherine

                                         the highest GPA in his departmental        18 months to 15 years — submitted             Valcke, was chosen as the runner-up.
                                                                                    drawings and canvases that focused on            “All the artwork was so thoughtful
 Tourism in the
                                         courses and was awarded an NSERC
                                         Undergraduate Summer Research              the theme of peace, using variations on       and creative and the children obviously

 Dominican Republic
                                         Award. In his spare time he was a          images of doves, the planet Earth and         put their hearts into it,” said Moran,

 — page 11
                                         member of the debating team, taught        peace signs. Many older children also         who along with Alexis Archbold,
                                         yoga, authored a student guide for         submitted vibrantly coloured abstracts        assistant dean (students), and Alykhan

                                         complementary and alternative              and integrated the theme of diversity,        Sunderji, president of the Students’
                                         medicine and sang in the Dalhousie         multiculturalism and friendship into          Law Society, chose the winning design.

 A sample of holiday
                                         Chorale, among other activities.           their pictures.                               “It was very difficult to choose just one

 drawings by the
                                            Verma continues to have a full life       From the almost 40 submissions, one         as the cover of the holiday card. I wanted
                                         as a medical student. In addition to his   work of art was chosen as the cover of         to use all of them.”

 children of faculty,
                                                                                    Dean Mayo Moran’s annual Faculty of
                                         •••   M E D I C A L O N PA G E   4                                                       •••    C H I L D R E N O N PA G E   4
 staff and students at

                                         Performers as professors advantage for students
                                                                                    Law holiday card. Kaleidoscope World,

 law — page 16
                                         BY TAMMY THORNE                               Hiring performers to teach also            able to influence young musicians here

 Professor Susan Pfeiffer
                                                                                    allows the Faculty of Music to connect        at the university so that when they

 will complete her term as
                                         Experience matters. This appears           with the community, Hartenberger              graduate, they are well prepared to

 dean June 30; she has
                                         to be especially true for teachers at      said. He points to Professor David            enter the profession,” he said.

 indicated she will not be
                                         the Faculty of Music.                      Briskin as an excellent example.                 Briskin noted the competitiveness in
                                            The faculty has recently appointed         Briskin, who works with one stick          his profession. “You have to be very,
 seeking reappointment.                  some star-studded performers includ-       instead of two, is the newly appointed        very talented and that is only part of it.
 The advisory committee                  ing new dean, Professor Russell            conductor of the U of T symphony and          You have to gain experience and you
 to recommend the                        Hartenberger, a world-renowned             director of orchestral activities. Briskin    have to learn to seek out and create
 appointment of a new dean
                                         percussionist and ethnomusicology          came to Toronto two years ago from            your own opportunities.”

 welcomes nominations
                                         specialist. He is the first professional   New York to take on the position of              To be hired as a conductor, Briskin

 from interested persons.
                                         percussionist to hold the top position     music director and principal conductor        said, you need numerous skills and

 These should be sent to
                                         at the faculty.                            of the National Ballet of Canada. He          working knowledge of the orchestra.

 Helen Lasthiotakis,
                                            In addition to his administrative       said his appointment to the faculty           “The two most important things are

 director (policy and
                                         duties Hartenberger supervises gradu-      was serendipitous.                            that you have to have creative ideas

 planning) by Dec. 10 at 225
                                         ate students, including many from the         “I really missed teaching and inter-       about how a piece unfolds and a good
                                         new doctor of musical arts (DMA) pro-      acting with students. The combination         set of ears to help bring these ideas to
 Simcoe Hall; fax, 416-978-              gram in performance. He said experi-       of teaching at the Faculty of Music,          life.” he said. “An artist interacts with
 3939; e-mail,                           ence is essential for teaching perform-    guest conducting and working with my          the world, processes this experience in             ance. “There is a long tradition of per-   own orchestra at the National Ballet of       his/her imagination and then creates a
                                         formers being teachers and bringing        Canada is a great balance.”                   piece, or re-creates one, in the case of
                                         along the next generation. I think it is      He concurred with Hartenberger             the conductor. It is more than just
W WW. N E W S .U T O R O N T O . C A /   critical that teachers of instruments or   that being a performer only enhances          studying music from the technical

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        BULLETIN.HTML                    voice have experience, so they can give    the learning experience for his stu-
                                         students a sense of reality.”              dents. “I feel uniquely positioned to be             P E R F O R M E R S O N PA G E

                                                                                                                          AWARDS & HONOURS

“Imagine …                                                                                                                       U OF T MISSISSAUGA
                                                                                                                                 Professor Ya’el Karshon of mathematics is
                                                                                                                                 the winner of the 2009 Krieger-Nelson Prize,
all the people living life in peace,” sang John Lennon in the                                                                    awarded by the Canadian Mathematical Society
renowned Beatles’ song, Imagine.                                                                                                 to a female mathematician who has made out-
   In this issue, the children of faculty, staff and students at the                                                             standing contributions to her field. Cited as one
Faculty of Law have done our imagining for us. On both our front                                                                 of Canada’s leading experts in symplectic geom-
and back pages this month, we feature drawings by these talented                                                                 etry, Karshon will present the Krieger-Nelson
youngsters depicting peace. Peace signs, doves, pastoral scenes                                                                  lecture at the society’s summer meeting in St.
                                                                             FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCE &
and friendship dominate their lovely, colourful creations (see the                                                               John’s, Nfld., in June 2009.
entire collection at                     Professor Shaker Meguid of mechanical and
kidsforpeace).                                                                                                                   MUNK CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL
                                                                             industrial engineering and master’s student
   If only peace were so easy to create.                                                                                         STUDIES
                                                                             Jake Wernik are winners of the most innova-
Sadly, we see evidence to the contrary                                                                                           University Professor Janice Gross Stein,
                                                                             tive poster in nanoengineering prize, announced
every day. The recent terrorist attacks                                                                                          Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management in
                                                                             during the American Society of Mechanical
in Mumbai (see page 3) and the                                                                                                   the Department of Political Science and director
                                                                             Engineers (ASME) International Mechanical
memorial for the Montreal Massacre                                                                                               of the Munk Centre for International Studies,
                                                                             Engineering Congress and Exposition Nov. 2 to
(see page 7) remind us how fragile life                                                                                          received an honorary doctor of laws degree
                                                                             6 in Boston, Mass. Founded in 1880, the society
can be and how easily innocent people                                                                                            from McMaster University during fall convoca-
                                                                             is a not-for-profit professional organization
can be caught up in the madness of                                                                                               tion ceremonies Nov. 21. Stein was recognized
                                                                             that promotes the art, science and practice of
others.                                                                                                                          for her outstanding reputation in the area of
                                                                             mechanical and multidisciplinary engineering
   To Lennon, as to many of us, peace                                                                                            public service at the national and international
                                                                             and allied sciences throughout the world.
is also something more than the                                                                                                  levels as well as for her long and distinguished
absence of war: dreams of peace                                                                                                  career as an educator.
                                                                             JOHN H. DANIELS FACULTY OF
include an end to such travails as hunger, illness and poverty and           ARCHITECTURE, LANDSCAPE & DESIGN
a world filled with fresh air and clean water, family and friends,                                                               FACULTY OF MUSIC
                                                                             Professor Aziza Chaouni’s revitalization
music and laughter.                                                                                                              Professor Christos Hatzis is this year’s win-
                                                                             scheme for the river precinct in Fez, Morocco,
   It’s a large task, but creating the conditions for peace to flourish                                                          ner of the Jan V. Matejcek Concert Music Award
                                                                             is the winner of the Holcim Awards Gold 2008
is an effort to which universities are uniquely positioned to                                                                    of the Society of Composers, Authors and Music
                                                                             (Africa, Middle East), a prize that comes with
contribute. Here at the University of Toronto and many other                                                                     Publishers of Canada (SOCAN). Hatzis received
                                                                             $100,000 US. Acclaimed architect Joe Addo,
post-secondary institutions, we open the minds of new                                                                            the award, given annually to the most per-
                                                                             head of the jury, praised the approach of
generations of citizens and give them the tools to heal some of                                                                  formed and broadcast Canadian composer, Nov.
                                                                             coupling environmental remediation with
the world’s wounds, and we use those tools ourselves to improve                                                                  17 at the SOCAN Awards gala at the Carlu in
                                                                             a comprehensive sociocultural and economic
existing conditions. If we are successful, our creativity will lead to                                                           Toronto, celebrating the wide-ranging success
                                                                             program. The Holcim Awards competition
innovative solutions and future doctors and lawmakers, teachers                                                                  of Canada’s music creators over the past year.
                                                                             celebrates innovative, future-oriented and
and researchers, engineers and artists will gain the motivation              tangible sustainable construction projects
and the skills to make our world a more welcoming place — not                                                                    LAWRENCE S. BLOOMBERG FACULTY OF
                                                                             from around the globe.
only for us but for our fellow citizens worldwide.                                                                               NURSING
   As we enter the holiday season and revel in family, friends and                                                               Professors Gail Donner, a former dean of
                                                                             HART HOUSE
fortune, let’s take a minute to recommit ourselves to that effort                                                                nursing, Diane Doran, Susan Matthews,
                                                                             Barbara Fischer, director and curator of
and to remember that we can make a difference.                                                                                   Lynn Nagle and Judith Shamian are the
                                                                             the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, is the winner
   A happy holiday season from all of us at the Bulletin!                                                                        recipients of the Canadian Nursing Associ-
                                                                             of the 2008 Hnatyshyn Foundation Award for
                                                                                                                                 ation’s Centennial Award, presented Nov. 26 in
                                                                             Curatorial Excellence in Contemporary Art. In
                                                                                                                                 recognition of their outstanding and significant
                                                                             recommending Fischer for the award, the jury
                                                                                                                                 contributions to the profession. The Canadian
                                                                             praised the deep understanding of the artists
                                                                                                                                 Nurses Association celebrates its 100th anniver-
                                                                             and their work that underlies her curatorial
                                                                                                                                 sary this year and has created a one-time award
                                                                             process. “Whether re-examining works of his-
                                                                                                                                 for 100 nurses in celebration of its centennial.
                                                                             torical significance or introducing new work
                                                                             by an emerging artist, Barbara unites her deep-
                                                                             rooted connection to the issues that motivate
                                                                                                                                 Professor Ruth Sandwell of theory and
                                                                             artist practices with dedicated scholarship.”
                                                                                                                                 policy studies in education’s Great Unsolved
                                                                             Fischer received the award at the presentation
                                                                                                                                 Mysteries in Canadian History Project is this
                                                                             of the 2008 Hnatyshyn Visual Arts Awards
                                                                                                                                 year’s winner of the Pierre Berton Award, pre-
                                                                             Dec. 2 at Hart House.
                                                                                                                                 sented by Canada’s National History Society to
                                                                                                                                 honour individuals and organizations who have
                                                                             FACULTY OF MEDICINE
                                                                                                                                 made an outstanding contribution to the popu-
                                                                             Professor Daniel Drucker of the Banting

                                                                                                                                 larization of Canadian history. Launched in

          thePUBLISHER:  Erin Lemon •
                                                                             and Best Diabetes Centre has been selected
                                                                             by the Endocrine Society as the 2009 Clinical
                                                                             Investigator Award Lecture winner for his con-
                                                                                                                                 1997 for Canadian secondary school students,
                                                                                                                                 the innovative website has become a major force
                                                                                                                                 in online education. Sandwell’s co-directors on
             EDITOR:  Elaine Smith •
                                                                             tributions to explaining the mechanisms of
                                                                                                                                 the site, based at the University of Victoria, are
       ASSOCIATE EDITOR: Ailsa Ferguson •
                                                                             action of glucagon-like peptides and the transla-
                                                                                                                                 Peter Gossage of Université de Sherbrooke and
             DESIGN/PRODUCTION: Caz Zyvatkauskas • Diana McNally
                                                                             tion of these basic science discoveries to the
                                                                                                                                 John Lutz of the University of Victoria.
                STAFF WRITERS: Anjum Nayyar • Tammy Thorne
                                                                             clinic. The award, one of the 11 Laureate
                                                                             Awards, is given to an internationally recog-
                                                                                                                                 U OF T SCARBOROUGH
                                                                             nized clinical investigator for major contri-
                                                                                                                                 Professor Andre Simpson of physical and
                                                                             butions to clinical research related to the
                                                                                                                                 environmental sciences is the 2008 recipient of
                                                                             pathogenesis, pathophysiology and therapy
                                                                                                                                 the Royal Society of Chemistry Environmental
                                                                             of endocrine diseases. He will present a plenary
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                                                                             Professor Andres Lozano of surgery has
  University of Toronto, Toronto, M5S 3J3.                                                                                       accomplished and published outstanding con-
                                                                             been selected to receive the 2008 Jonas Salk
                                                                                                                                 tributions that have advanced the understand-
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                                                                                                                                 research in the environmental sciences. The
                                                                             recognition of the 40th anniversary of the dis-

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                                                                                                                                 award was announced during the SETAC North
                                                                             tribution of the Salk polio vaccine in Canada

is composed of musical instruments
                                                                                                                                 American annual meeting Nov. 16 to 20 in
                                                                             under the authority of Paul Martin Sr., minister
                                                                                                                                 Tampa, Fla.
photographed at the Faculty of Music
                                                                             of national health and welfare in the 1950s.

on the St. George campus.
                                                                             Lozano received the award Nov. 27 at a
                                                                             luncheon in his honour.                                              COMPILED BY AILSA FERGUSON
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U of T wins four                                                       Economic update
of five Polanyi Prizes                                                 Memorandum from Professor Cheryl Misak,
BY PAUL FRAUMENI                   • Nadina Katherina Kolas,
                                                                       interim vice-president and provost
                                   a post-doctoral fellow at the
Four of the five prestigious       Samuel Lunenfeld Research           Further to the statements           endowed needs-based student          endowment payout. Funds
2008 Polanyi Prizes have been      Institute, Mount Sinai              issued on Oct. 21, 2008 and         aid. These commitments will          generated from any one-time
won by U of T post-doctoral        Hospital. Her research uses         Nov. 19, 2008, we continue to       continue to be honoured.             reduction will be used strategi-
researchers.                       state-of-the-art molecular          find ourselves in a period of       Other types of commitments           cally to sustain essential initia-
   The annual prizes are           genetic techniques and is           great economic uncertainty.         may be discretionary                 tives, including those at risk
named for University               directed at identifying and         Markets continue to decline         or deferred, such as those           in divisions that are unable
Professor John Polanyi, recipi-    characterizing novel genes          and the endowment reserve,          for visiting fellows yet to be       to meet commitments tied to
ent of the 1986 Nobel Prize in     involved in DNA repair.             so carefully and responsibly        appointed.                           endowed funds. Nonetheless,
chemistry, and are awarded by      • Professor Warren Lee of           built up as a protective cush-         The upshot is that every          just as faculty, staff and stu-
the Province of                                  respirology and       ion above inflation, is now         division has been asked to           dents within specific divisions
Ontario. They      “INVESTMENT IN THE the interdepart-                 gone. Unless some of that           take appropriate cost-contain-       have been the beneficiaries of
recognize out-     NEXT GENERATIONS mental division                    cushion is restored by a recov-     ment measures. Some of these         endowed funds, so also is it
standing young                                   of clinical care      ery in the financial markets,       will be significant, but all deci-   reasonable that divisional
                   OF RESEARCHERS IS medicine. Lee’s
researchers in the                                                     we cannot make payments             sions will be made in light of       leaders be given responsibility
early stages of    ESSENTIAL IN                  research is based     from the endowment without          preserving our core academic         for determining priorities and
their careers who BUILDING CANADA’S on phagocytosis,                   undercutting the long-term          mission, good donor steward-         meeting the related financial
are continuing                                   the process by        sustainability of our endow-        ship and our obligations.            obligations in these unusual
                   KNOWLEDGE                     which immune
their post-doc-                                                        ment accounts. Our commit-             I do urge that divisional         times.
toral work at an ECONOMY.”                       cells can degrade     ment to ourselves and to the        leaders consult with their              More generally, deans have
Ontario univer-                                  microbial             donors whose generosity cre-        advancement professionals            been asked to examine very
sity. The prizes    - PROFESSOR PAUL YOUNG, pathogens, thus            ated these endowments is to         and with the office of the           carefully any new hires
have a value of              VICE-PRESIDENT leading to a deeper        preserve their inflation-adjusted   vice-president and chief             planned for this year and con-
$20,000 each and                 (RESEARCH) understanding of           value over time. As a result, we    advancement officer as               sider whether they are essen-
are awarded in                                   the fundamental       anticipate and should plan for      appropriate. Excellent               tial. They have also been asked
five categories broadly defined    processes involved in inflam-       no payouts from the endow-          communication with all our           to carefully evaluate spending
as physics, chemistry, litera-     matory and infectious dis-          ments next April, to prevent        donors is essential in these         related to matters such as
ture, economic science and         eases, such as tuberculosis.        further erosion of the underly-     circumstances.                       travel and faculty research
physiology or medicine, to be      • Professor Mark Taylor             ing value of these assets.             We are not planning on            accounts.
consistent with the categories     of chemistry. Taylor’s research        There will inevitably be an      addressing these financial              We are proceeding on the
for which Nobel Prizes are         involves the pursuit of new         impact on the university’s          issues with the blunt tool of        assumption that these economic
awarded.                           catalysts to control the direc-     operating budget. Approx-           an across-the-board measure,         troubles will be of limited dura-
   The 2008 U of T scholars        tion of organic chemical reac-      imately $62 million was slated      such as a general hiring freeze      tion. The position in which we
awarded are:                       tions and the development of        to flow from the endowment          or an immediate base budget          find ourselves is, to say the least,
• Professor Katherine              polymer-based sensors.              in support of various academic      cut. If general expense con-         widespread and while our partic-
Larson of English at U of T           “We are thrilled with this       priorities this year. We have       tainment measures become             ular circumstances are serious,
Scarborough. Larson is study-      recognition for these bright        many obligations, contractual       necessary, we shall initiate         they are manageable. We will
ing the interplay between          young investigators,” said          and moral, funded by the            them on a modest one-time-           clearly need to work together and
words, music and space in          Professor Paul Young, vice-         endowment about which               only basis, keeping in view the      we very much appreciate the
early modern England. She is       president (research).               we have no flexibility. For         fact that many divisions will        continued goodwill and effort of
looking at the way song was        “Investment in the next             instance, we are committed          already be dealing with the          our faculty, staff and students
used to persuade literary and      generations of researchers is       to the salaries of our endowed      impact of the elimination or         during these less than ideal
musical audiences in the 16th      essential in building Canada’s      chair holders and to our            reduction of the level of            times.
and 17th centuries.                knowledge economy.”

Mumbai tragedy hits home for U of T community
BY ANJUM NAYYAR                    or anything because those           Tata Institute for Fundamental      occurred across the city. Some       get information about her
                                   were all at the Taj Hotel that      Research (TIFR) as well as with     of her family’s friends sur-         friends around the city.
The tragedy in Mumbai has          was locked down. I heard the        several Tata companies. He          vived, but she said it’s all very       “The first thing I did was
shocked the international          wing that they were in had          is developing a student             disturbing for her.                  look up my friends and looked
community and here at              burned down. When we heard          exchange and research pro-             “It’s a place I grew up in and    at their status updates so that I
U of T, faculty, staff and stu-    they were fine, we breathed a       gram in biomedical diagnos-         spent my entire childhood            knew they were alive. For the
dents were all stunned by the      sigh of relief. They ended up       tics. He expected to travel to      there. For all of us who grew        ones that didn’t have status up-
events. Some like Amy Lobo         staying at another Taj in           Mumbai but changed his travel       up there it’s a violation of our     dates, we started calling around.”
at the Ontario Institute for       Bandra that opened its doors        plans because of the attacks.       innocence. There are memo-              Merchant is among many
Studies in Education of U of T     to guests.”                         He went on to Pune and said         ries that have been built            South Asian students studying
(OISE/UT), waited anxiously           Lobo’s sister, Diana Alli, is    he’s not afraid of travelling       around all the places that           at the university, a group
for any news for hours after       the senior officer for service      there.                              were attacked.”                      which has a large presence on
terrorists attacked several        learning community partner-            “I had meetings arranged            Merchant said she relied          all three campuses. There are
tourist locations and five-star    ships/student life at the           in Mumbai for Dec 4. So on          heavily about are Facebook to        1,581 students from India
hotels in Mumbai. She said         Faculty of Medicine. She is         advice of colleagues in Pune,                                            enrolled at U of T, plus addi-
her sister-in-law and brother-     always in Mumbai at this time       I have postponed my visit                                                tional continuing studies
in-law, who just moved to          of the year since her family        to Mumbai. I have gone to                                                students. There are currently
Mumbai, were staying at the        lives there as well. This year,     Bangalore and Pune instead.                                              262 U of T alumni and friends
Taj Hotel until they could get     however, she decided not to         My colleague from Mumbai                                                 living in India, 13 of whom
settled. They were at the hotel    visit because her daughter is       is travelling by train from                                              live in Mumbai.
just minutes before the attack     expecting her first child in        Mumbai to meet me. TIFR is                                                  “The Indian community is
occurred but decided to leave      Africa and Alli is travelling       close to where the tragedies                                             part of the fabric of U of T so
to go shopping.                    there instead in the coming         occurred.”                                                               we are very much affected,”
   “My whole body went cold        weeks.                                 For U of T continuing                                                 said Lorna Jean Edmonds,
when I heard,” said Lobo, a           “I myself had many a dinner      studies student Kulsum                                                   assistant vice-president (inter-
co-ordinator of co-curricular      at the Taj with my family,” she     Merchant, the tragedy                                                    national relations). “We have
programming and the teacher        said.                               was especially upsetting.                                                a large Indian community
employment preparation cen-           Gilbert Walker, a chem-          Originally from Mumbai, she                                              as part of the University of
tre at OISE/UT. “They left the     istry professor, was headed to      said she lost family friends                                             Toronto. This hits home for
hotel 10 minutes before the        India for four days to develop      and even some former school-        Diana Alli,        faculty     of    us because we are a part of
incident. They had no clothes      a research collaboration with       mates in the attacks that           medicine                             the community.”

                                               Medical student named Rhodes Scholar
                                                C O N T I N U E D F R O M PA G E   1   experiences during my years         with the best in the world and
                                               studies, he has been a member           here were absolutely integral to    the faculty is very proud of his
                                               of the Hart House Jazz Choir,           my successful application for       achievement.”
                                               is medical school class                 this award. I would never be at        Diana Alli, senior officer
                                               co-president, performs for              the beginning of this remark-       for student life at the Faculty
                                               medical school fundraising              able adventure without having       of Medicine, was delighted to
                                               concerts and helped found               had so much guidance and            recommend Verma for the
                                               a student-run clinic for the            encouragement in both my            scholarship.
                                               homeless. He also served as             personal and academic life.”           “The university experience,
                                               an editor for Toronto Notes,              Faculty and staff at the          to be truly complete and
                                               the text medical students use           Faculty of Medicine are             rewarding, must reach beyond
                                               to prepare for their licensing          equally proud of Verma.             the classroom,” she wrote in
                                               exams, and lectured during                “Amol has been an exem-           her letter of recommendation.
                                               anesthesia grand rounds.                plary student and he will be        “It is rare, however, for a stu-
                                                  “The amount of support I             an outstanding ambassador           dent to demonstrate the level
                                               have received from the Faculty          for the University of Toronto       of initiative Amol has shown.
                                               of Medicine has been out-               on the global academic stage,”      That he has chosen to dedicate
                                               standing,” said Verma. “My              said Professor Jay Rosenfield,      so much of his time and energy
                                               ideas have been met with                vice-dean (undergraduate            to the cause of enhancing
                                               enthusiasm and my concerns              medical education). “He             student experience and
                                               addressed with care. My educa-          demonstrates that our stu-          community life make his
                                               tional and extracurricular              dents can and do compete            efforts all the more laudable.”

                                               Children seek peace on Earth
                                                C O N T I N U E D F R O M PA G E   1   to be a part of this — they         eight-year-old daughter Abby
                                                 Among the submissions                 went all out in creating their      won the year-long family
                                               was a series produced by 12             artwork. This meant a lot to        membership to the newly
                                               Girl Guides and Pathfinders             them,” said Sephton, who has        renovated Art Gallery of
                                               from the east end of Toronto            been involved with the Girl         Ontario. The Faculty of Law
                                               as an activity towards their            Guides since the age of six and     will also pay admission to the
                                               earning                                 a leader since her late teens. In   AGO for the participating
                                               a Peace Badge. The idea to              total, eight of their pictures      Girl Guide group and their
                                               include the girls — many of             will be part of the art show.       team leaders.
                                               whom come from single-par-              The remaining four works of            The Faculty of Law show
                                               ent homes and economically              art were made from clay and         will be open to the public
                                               disadvantaged families — in             too fragile to include.             and on display in the Rowell
                                               the show came at the request               The Faculty of Law also          Room at Flavelle House until
                                               of Allison Sephton, a sec-              held a draw for all the chil-       the end of the year. A virtual
                                               ond-year law student and                dren participating in the Kids      gallery wall can be viewed
                                               their Girl Guide leader.                for PEACE Holiday Art Show.         at
                                                 “The girls were so excited            Professor Andrew Green’s            kidsforpeace.html.
                                                                        UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO BULLETIN • TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2008 •                      NEWS              •   5

Keep                                                                     Global warming changing
big fish                                                                 organic matter in soil
in their                                                                 BY LAURA MATTHEWS                     “Alternatively, consider all      to address this new frontier.

small                                                                    New research shows that
                                                                         we should be looking to the
                                                                                                            the carbon locked up in per-
                                                                                                            mafrost in the Arctic. We also
                                                                                                            need to understand what will
                                                                                                                                                 The team uses an NMR
                                                                                                                                                 (nuclear magnetic resonance)
                                                                                                                                                 facility — the only NMR

ponds                                                                    ground, not the sky, to see        happen to the stored carbon          facility in Canada specifically
                                                                         where climate change could         when microbes become                 dedicated to environmental
                                                                         have its most perilous impact      more active under warmer             research — to gain a detailed
                                                                         on life on Earth.                  temperatures.”                       view of soil’s molecular
BY CHRISTINE ELIAS                                                          Scientists at the U of T           Prior to Simpson’s research,      structure and reactivity.
                                                                         Scarborough have published         scientists didn’t know much             In their current study,
Scientists at U of T
                                                                         research findings in the           about soil’s molecular compo-        Simpson’s team used an out-
analysed Canadian fish-
                                                                         prestigious journal Nature         sition. Part of the reason is        door field experiment in the
eries data to determine the
                                                                         Geoscience that show global        that, from a chemical perspec-       valley behind the UTSC cam-
effect of the “keep the large
                                                                         warming actually changes the       tive, soil is difficult to analyse   pus to ensure natural ecosys-
ones” policy that is typical of     and evolutionary biology,
                                                                         molecular structure of organic     due to its many components,          tem processes were preserved.
fisheries. What they found is       used a simple population
                                                                         matter in soil.                    including bacteria, fungi and        Electrodes warmed the test
that the effect of this policy is   model, as well as evaluating
                                                                            “Soil contains more than        an array of fresh, partially         soil between three and six
an unsustainable fishery.           data from 25 marine fish
                                                                         twice the amount of carbon         degraded or old plant material.      degrees through winter and
   In fact, the opposite policy     species. They also tailored
                                                                         than does the atmosphere,          Simpson’s team, which                summer seasons over a 14-
(keep the small young ones          their methods to allow for
                                                                         yet, until now, scientists         includes Professors Dudley           month period. Throughout
and throw back the large old        other possible causes for the
                                                                         haven’t examined this signifi-     Williams and Andre                   the test period, the team
ones) would result in a more        results, such as the effect of
                                                                         cant carbon pool closely,” said    Simpson as research collabo-         analysed the molecular
sustainable fishery. In short —     climate.
                                                                         Professor Myrna Simpson of         rators, is uniquely positioned       composition of soil samples.
a big fish in the water is worth       Finding ways to replenish
                                                                         environmental chemistry at
two in the net.                     fishery stocks and improve
                                                                         UTSC, principal investigator
   Put simply, a fish popula-       management provides both
                                                                         of the study. “Through our
tion will produce more young        ecological and financial
                                                                         research, we’ve sought to
— and therefore sustain more        benefits.
                                                                         determine what soils are made
fishing — if it is made up of          The research is published in
                                                                         up of at the molecular level
big, old fish.                      the Proceedings B of the Royal
                                                                         and whether this composition
   The team of scientists,          Society.
                                                                         will change in a warmer
led by Paul Venturelli, a
graduate student in ecology         With files from the Royal Society
                                                                            Soil organic matter is what

                                                                                                                                                                                     KEN JONES
                                                                         makes dirt fertile and able to
                                                                         support plant life — both of

Risky sexual behaviour,                                                  which are especially impor-
                                                                         tant for agriculture. Organic
                                                                         matter retains water in the soil

undesirability linked                                                    and prevents erosion. Natural
                                                                         processes of decomposition
                                                                         of soil organic matter provide
                                                                         plants and microbes with the
                                                                         energy source and water they
BY APRIL KEMICK                     racial minorities, over 40 and       need to grow and carbon is
                                    poor,” Green said. “I also           released into the atmosphere
Gay men who are not con-            learned that for gay men,            as a by-product of this process.
sidered sexually desirable are      being considered sexually            Warming temperatures are
more likely to engage in risky      undesirable can have serious         expected to speed up this
sexual behaviour, according         health consequences ranging          process, which will increase
to new University of Toronto        from psychological issues to         the amount of CO2 that is
research. They may also develop     risky sexual behaviour.”             transferred to the atmosphere.
psychological problems as              The study — among the first          “From the perspective of
a consequence of feeling            to examine the link between          agriculture, we can’t afford
undesirable.                        sex and mental health —              to lose carbon from the soil
                                    found that undesirable gay           because it will change soil fer-   U of T Scarborough professor Myrna Simpson of
“WE TEND TO DEVALUE                 men face stigmatization,             tility and enhance erosion”        environmental chemistry analysed soil from the valley
                                    avoidance and outright               Simpson said.                      behind the campus for her research.
SEXUAL LIFE AS                      rejection, which can lead to
SOMETHING THAT IS                   depression, anxiety and alco-
                                    hol abuse. It also highlighted
                                    cases whereby undesirable gay
                                    men will forego safe-sex dis-
                                                                         How knowledge is power: researchers
                                    cussion and, in some cases,
                                    condom use, in the context
                                    of sex with a more attractive
                                                                         link education, personal control
                                    partner.                             BY APRIL KEMICK                    educated people feel more per-       more effective at using
                                       “We tend to devalue sexual                                           sonal control over outcomes          relationships to help them
  Professor Adam Isaiah             life as something that is            Well-educated people feel          and events in their lives:           succeed.
Green of sociology inter-           extracurricular and frivolous        a greater sense of personal        • The nature of their work              “We already know that
viewed dozens of gay men in         but this research shows a sig-       control in their lives and         is different. Well-educated          people who feel personal con-
Toronto to determine what           nificant link between sexual         new U of T research pinpoints      people tend to have higher           trol over situations in their
qualities made some men             desirability and health,”            some of the reasons why.           status occupations with signifi-     lives are happier and healthier,
more sexually desirable than        Green said. “Men with low              A study conducted by             cantly more control over their       so it’s clear that this sense of
others and what the conse-          levels of ‘erotic capital’ are       Professor Scott Schieman of        work schedules.                      control is extremely valuable,”
quences of being undesirable        systematically marginal-             sociology and PhD candidate        • They are also involved in          Schieman said. “This study
might be on mental and              ized, which can take a real          Gabriele Plickert used data        work that is challenging,            helps us to understand how
physical health.                    toll both physically and             from a 2005 sample of 1,800        interesting and enriching.           and why education con-
  “I found that young, white,       psychologically.”                    working adults in the United       • Their wages are higher.            tributes to building the critical
middle-class men are consid-           The study is published in         States.                            • Education gives them a             resource that determines
ered much more sexually             the current issue of the Journal       The study found there are a      greater sense of trust in people     psychological and physical
desirable than men who are          of Health and Social Behavior.       number of reasons why well-        and traditions, so they are          well-being.”

                                                       Professor Franco                                   Alumni donate $10
         TEN                                           Vaccarino, vice-
                                                       president and
                                                                                                          million to Robarts
          UEST                                         principal, U of T
                                                                                                          BY JONATHAN LEITCH

                                                                                                          U of T announced Dec. 2
                                                                                                          a landmark gift by alumni
                                                                                                          Russell and Katherine
                                                                                                          Morrison to Robarts Library.
                                                                                                          The gift is the largest private
                                                                                                          donation ever made to the
                                                                                                                                                  sense of engagement with
                                                                                                                                                  university life. The proposed
                                                                                                                                                  renovations will create 1,200
                                                                                                                                                  additional study spaces and
                                                                                                                                                  ensure students have 24-hour
                                                                                                                                                  access to the resources they
                                                                                                                                                  need to be productive and
                                                                                                                                                  connected. We are deeply
                                                                                                          renewal of a library in Canada.         grateful to Russell and
                                                                                                             Robarts Library is the one of        Katherine Morrison for sup-
                                                                                                          the world’s premier humani-             porting this important hub
                                                                                                          ties and social science                 of our campus community.”
                                                                                                          libraries, serving the research,           The renewal of Robarts
                                                                                                          teaching and learning needs             Library is a $40-million
                                                                                                          of the largest university in            project. The government of
                                                                                                          Canada. The Morrison gift               Ontario has committed $15
                                                                                                          will support critical renova-           million. As lead donors to the
                                                                                                          tions to modernize and
                                                                                                                                                  project, the Morrisons have
                                                                                                          improve the quality of study
                                                                                                                                                  provided a quarter of the
                                                                                                          spaces, connectivity and
                                                                                                                                                  funding for the renewal as
                                                                                                          access to materials.
                                                                                                                                                  a challenge gift, hoping to
                                                                                                             “The renewal of Robarts is
                                                                                                                                                  inspire others to help com-
                                                                                                          ultimately about lifting the
                                                                                                                                                  plete the project and get
                                                                                                          student experience,” said
                                                                                                          President David Naylor.                 financially involved.
                                                                                                          “Close to 85 per cent of our            Renovation work begins in the
                                                                                                          students at the St. George              fall and will take up to three
                                                                                                          campus commute to school.               years to complete. The
                                                                                                          This means they rely on                 Toronto firm Diamond +
                                                                                                          libraries, especially Robarts,          Schmitt will serve as the

                                                                                                             Top 5 U of T shortcuts
                                                                                                          for study spaces and for a              project’s lead architects.

Professor Franco Vaccarino chaired the Department        “uncertainty.” This was, I think, the core
of Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Science and was       challenge — uncertainty. The rewards came
graduate chair of the tri-campus Graduate                from helping to turn that uncertainty into
Department of Psychology. He is the past head of the     opportunity and innovation. It was par-          1. The weather’s bad, you’re            3. No matter what the weather,
neuroscience program in the Department of                ticularly stimulating to see the innovative         near Croft Chapter House                how wet you get or how
Psychiatry at U of T, and past executive vice-           directions that emerged from new bridges            and want to get to Hart                 icy the going, cutting
president, programs, and vice-president, research at     formed between the basic and social sciences.       House. Enter University                 across front campus is a
the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.                                                                  College at Croft Chapter                perennial favourite.
                                                       3. What is your favourite thing about                 House, follow the halls to
1. Your research has had great impact                     Scarborough campus?                                the side door by the U of T          4. At U of T Scarborough, one
   on the current thinking around the                     I love the spirit of innovation and the            Art Centre, go out the side             much loved shortcut is get-
   psychological and neurobiological                      dynamic feeling of the campus.                     door and you’re a stone’s               ting from the bookstore to
   bases of motivation. What motivates                                                                       throw from Hart House.                  the H-wing patio. Exit at
   you personally?                                     4. What are you reading right now?                                                            the Bladen wing, go across
   Ideas — good ideas. For me, the most                   Barack Obama’s Dreams From My Father (with      2. Going to the Second Cup                 the platform, go one flight
   powerfully motivating ideas are ones that I            my book club).                                     at Rotman School of                     down and Bob’s your uncle.
   am intellectually as well as emotionally                                                                  Management from
   invested in. The intellectual investment            5. One change you’d like to see on                    the Munk Centre for                  5. At U of T Mississauga,
   provides direction and the emotional                   campus?                                            International Studies, or               whizzing through the
   investment makes the idea energizing and               A major transit hub through the centre of          the Larkin Building for that            South Building to the
   provides the connection with people. On                UTSC.                                              matter? Cut through a little            Communication, Culture
   a more personal note, the experience of                                                                   sidewalk between the north              and Technology Building
   immigration is also a powerful driver.              6. Describe one personal item you have in             side of Massey and the                  (affectionately known as
   Experiencing how families overcome the                 your office?                                       south side of St. Hilda’s to            CCT) is a shortcut with an
   challenges of immigration is something                 A photograph of my wife, Cosmina, and me           the back door of Rotman.                add-on; it’s mostly indoors.
   that has always stayed with me. Overcoming             whitewater rafting down the Royal Gorge in         The trick here is to press the
   these challenges brings with it the sense that         Colorado in 1982. It was a stopover as we          wheelchair access button                         COMPILED BY AILSA
   opportunities are a privilege and not                  drove across the U.S.A. (started in Montreal)      get in.                                                 FERGUSON
   something to be taken for granted. Another             on our way to my new post-doctoral position
   big motivator for me comes from the                    at the Salk Institute in California.
   inspirational teachers who I have had the
                                                                                                                                           Oh, Bab
   good fortune of crossing paths with over the        7. What kind of music do you listen to
   years and who, without always realizing it,            when you want to dance?
   provided me with the direction and forward             Funk.
   momentum to pursue important questions.
                                                                                                                   (ACTUAL SIZE)

   Finally, in terms of motivation, a healthy          8. Do you have a personal mantra or
   limbic system is always a good thing. I think          favourite quote?
   I have a healthy limbic system.                        Personal mantra — Don’t panic.
                                                          Favorite French quote — Dans le monde des
2. During your tenure at the Centre for                   aveugles les borgnes sont rois.
   Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)                                                                                                   Name Here
   you held a number of senior executive               9. Can you tell me one thing you want to                                         Birthdate or age
                                                                                                                                       Daughter of _____
   positions and oversaw the amalgama-                    do that you haven’t accomplished yet?
   tion of the research programs of the                   Guest appearance with the Red Hot Chili            Share your pleasure in parenting with your colleagues:
   Clarke Institute of Psychiatry,                        Peppers (Dani California).                         brag about your baby, tot or toddler in the Bulletin’s
   Addiction Research Foundation,
   Queen Street Mental Health Centre                   10. Do you have a favourite “U of T                   “Celebrating Children” 2009 advertising page.
   and the Donwood Institute to form                     moment”?
                                                                                                                                                                Photo ads cost $25.
                                                                                                                                  Photos and copy must be received by Jan. 2, 2009.
   the CAMH. What were some of the                       Coming back to UTSC and my installation

                                                                                                             Contact Mavic Palanca at 416-978-2106 or
   challenges and rewards of that project?               ceremony as principal.
   It was a very exciting time. It taught me a lot.
   The amalgamation created a strong sense of                           COMPILED BY TAMMY THORNE
                                                                                                        UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO BULLETIN • TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2008 •                         NEWS               •   7

                                   Pharmacy students assist                                                                                        Day of Remembrance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DIANA MCNALLY
                                   in fight against HIV/AIDS
                                   BY TAMMY THORNE                       The internships in              adherence is amplified in
                                                                      Cambodia and Namibia are           Africa because patients there
                                   A lot of big ideas come out        a partnership with U of T’s        receive the older HIV drugs,
                                   of the University of Toronto.      Centre for International           which can produce resistance
                                   One of those big ideas is IDEA     Health (CIH). Fourth-year          to the virus if not taken on a
                                   — the Initiative for Drug          student Justin Barnaby was         regular schedule.
                                   Equity and Access.                 the first to go to Cambodia on        “I never thought we would
                                      IDEA is the research agenda     a CIH internship and has           be able to do something like
                                   of Professor Jillian Clare         begun research in the broader      this,” Liang said. “I thought
                                   Cohen-Köhler that spawned          issue of access to drugs there.    I’d just go and work in a com-
                                   a new summer internship pro-          Third-year student              munity pharmacy and that
                                   gram at the Leslie Dan Faculty     Jonathan Chui interned             would be it.”
                                   of Pharmacy. The internship        at the World Health                   Liang also noted the most
                                   gives students invaluable          Organization’s (WHO) head-         striking thing she learned was
                                   hands-on experience in a phar-     quarters in Geneva. His            that much of the funding is
                                   maceutical setting overseas.       work focused on corruption         coming from the U.S.
                                      The interns’ accomplish-        in the pharmaceutical sector,         “Canada could do more. We
                                   ments were celebrated at the       with an examination of the         should be more prominent
                                   Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy     WHO’s Good Governance for          there,” Liang said.
                                   as part of World AIDS Day on       Medicines program. The global         Both Lam and Liang said
                                   Dec. 1. Four pharmacy students     pharmaceutical market is a         they are now considering             During the Imagine memorial services held in the Great
                                   who travelled to Namibia,          $600 billion US industry and       going back to Namibia to do          Hall Dec. 5, 14 roses were placed in honour of the 14 women
                                   Cambodia and Geneva this           very vulnerable to fraud. It is    more humanitarian work —             murdered during the Montreal Massacre.
                                   past summer to explore global      estimated that 10 to 25 per        and to enjoy the unusual
                                   drug equity and access as part     cent of global public health       experiences there. Besides
                                   of the program shared their
                                   experiences with the dean and
                                   other students.
                                                                      procurement spending —
                                                                      not to mention, life-saving
                                                                      resources — is being siphoned
                                                                                                         happening across a herd of
                                                                                                         elephants at a watering hole,
                                                                                                         Liang and Lam were also able
                                                                                                                                              Top 100 women
                                      Spearheaded by Cohen-
                                   Köhler, these humanitarian
                                   projects provide students with
                                                                      off and stolen.
                                                                         Ruby Liang, 21, and
                                                                      Jessica Lam, 24, travelled
                                                                                                         to “hit the slopes” while in
                                                                                                         Africa — the slopes in this case
                                                                                                         being sand dunes. Lam said,
                                                                                                                                              leaders named
                                   real global health experiences.    together to Namibia to specifi-    “It’s the best of both worlds        BY ANJUM NAYYAR                       annual G8 Summits in Russia,
                                   It’s an opportunity to bridge      cally look at the issues around    because it’s not cold and it                                               Germany and Japan. As direc-
                                   the gap between pharmaceuti-       access and adherence to anti-      doesn’t hurt when you fall.”         Four outstanding students             tor of fundraising, she has
                                   cal policy and practice, as well   retroviral drugs for the treat-       Cohen-Köhler ended the            and faculty from U of T,              raised more than $70,000
                                   as to improve access to phar-      ment of HIV. Antiretroviral        session by proudly congratu-         are being honoured as some            for their operations. She is a
                                   maceutical supplies for the        drugs inhibit the replication      lating the students. “If you         of Canada’s best examples of          William Heaslip Scholar at
                                   global poor, and Cohen-            of the human immunodefi-           are interested in doing good         leadership in the workplace.          Trinity College and is currently
                                   Köhler said there is a deluge      ciency virus (HIV). The two        in the world, this internship           The Women’s Executive              working towards an honours
                                   of students who want to get        women created an instruc-          really demonstrates that a           Network has named Mary Jo             BA in international relations
                                   involved. “There is a shortage     tional pamphlet in two local       little can make a big difference,”   Haddad and students Sadia             and peace and conflict studies.
                                   of pharmacists in the world,”      languages to help with adher-      she said. “There is hope —           Rafiquddin, Jasmeet Sidhu                Sidhu, a Trinity College
                                   Cohen-Köhler added.                ence. Liang said the issue of      and you guys are it.”                and Rumeet Toor to their              peace and conflict studies stu-
                                                                                                                                              top 100 most powerful                 dent, is another winner in the
                                                                                                                                              women in Canada list.                 future leaders category. In addi-

                                                                                                                                                 Winners of the sixth annual        tion to her studies at Trinity,
                                                                                                                                              awards were announced by the          she is a Canadian journalist,
                                                                                                                                              Women’s Executive Network,            social and international activist
                                                                                                                                              one of Canada’s leading orga-         and the founder of the Peel
                                                                                                                                              nizations dedicated to the            Environmental Youth Alliance,
                                                                                                                                              advancement and recognition           an umbrella organization work-
                                                                                                                                              of executive-minded women in          ing to implement environmen-
                                                                                                                                              the workplace. The program            tal programs in all 220 Peel
                                                                                                                                              comprises four awards cate-           Region schools. She served as a
                                                                                                                                              gories: corporate executives,         member of the Toronto Star‘s
                                                                                                                                              entrepreneurs, public sector          community editorial board and
                                                                                                                                              leaders and trailblazers.             currently sits on the board of
                                                                                                                                                 Haddad, a U of T alumna, is        directors of Youth-in-Motion.
                                                                                                                                              the president and CEO of the             Twenty-five-year-old Toor,
                                                                                                                                              Hospital for Sick Children, one       another winner in the future
                                                                                                                                              of the university’s fully affiliat-   leaders category, is the presi-
                                                                                                                                              ed teaching hospitals. She also       dent of a successful Internet
                                                                                                                                              contributes to healthcare lead-       jobsite. The site connects job-
                                                                                                                                              ership training in her position       seekers and employers in the
                                                                                                                                              as an adjunct lecturer in the         education field together. While
                                                                                                                                              Department of Health Policy,          running her business, she was
                                                                                                                                              Management and Evaluation.            a full-time BA student at
                                                                                                                                              Haddad received the award              the University of Toronto at
                                                                                                                                              in the category of public             Mississauga. Toor, who has a
                                                                                                                                              sector leadership. She has            passion for education, enrolled
                                                                                                                                              held leadership positions at          in the Strategic Leadership
                                                                                                                                              the Hospital for Sick Children        Certificate at School for
                                                                                                                                              since 2000.                           Continuing Studies following
                                                                                                                                                 Rafiquddin, who is a mem-          her degree. She credits the pro-
                                                                                                                                              ber of the G8 Research Group          gram with enabling her to cata-
                                                                                                                                              at Trinity College, received the      pult her business to success —
                                                                                                                                              award in the category of future       the business now pays for her
                                                                                                                                              leaders. She has examined             salary, one staff member and
                                                                                                                                              global health policy for the G8       courses for her MEd in higher
                                   Pharmacy student Justin Barnaby (right rear) and a couple of medical students celebrate                    Research Group and collected          education and leadership at
                                   with a group of Cambodian youngsters after a soccer game.                                                  data and research at the              OISE/UT.
                              8 • MUSIC • TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2008 • UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO BULLETIN                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  9

                              And the beat goes on ...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO BULLETIN • TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2008 •                        MUSIC                •

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE FACULTY OF MUSIC
                              Music is integral to our lives, whether as listeners or performers.
                              U of T faculty members explore both avenues in this small sample
                              of the university’s musical range.

                              Breaking barriers with music
                                                                                                                                                                    Dean Russell Hartenberger, a percussionist, is as much

                                                                                                                                                                    Performers as
                                                                                                                                                                    at home with kettle drums as he is with maracas.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The sounds of science fiction
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Violinist Annalee Patipatanakoon and her husband, cellist Roman Borys, perform with

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the U of T symphony.

                              BY TAMMY THORNE                            rap artist “Bugsy H,” combines rap and       this classification of classical music
                                                                         classical music and is about inner-city      that it is something for the rich or the                                                                                                                                                                                       David Briskin’s passion for conducting is evident.

                                                                                                                                                                    •••                                       1
                              Professor Christos Hatzis wants to         conflict. The piece was performed at         privileged that needs to change,” he
                              bring classical music to communities       U of T as part of the 2008 Toronto           said.                                                C O N T I N U E D F R O M PA G E

                              that have not been exposed to it. “This    Summer Music Festival and was                  “There are two things I’m hoping            standpoint; you take the worm’s eye                                 BY ANJUM NAYYAR                             classical music, synergies between          and culture. “The idea in a lot of these     used an alien character and images
                              is the most important mission for me,      incredibly well received by both older       will happen with this engagement in           view, straight on, the bird’s eye view,                                                                         sports and rock music and how images        works is to point to the future. But it is   of space in songs like Space Oddity
                              to make those connections,” he said.       patrons of the arts and first-time           so-called social conflict zones. If classi-   and finally present the work in the                                 When David Bowie came up with               of aliens and space travel permeate         often a real marker of the moment of         as a metaphor for his own sexual
                                 “Overall, my main goal is to find       classical listeners.                         cal music manages to take root in a           context of the larger culture. The most                             his famous alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, he    rock and pop.                               the era we’re in now.”                       alienation.”
                              young people in those neighbour-              Hatzis, whose most recent award           context like that, then pop culture will      important thing, though, is to have a                               likely never anticipated that this sci-fi      “There is an increasing confronta-          Many of us have read science fiction         McLeod said it is also important to
                              hoods who would normally not be able       is from the Society of Composers,            have to rethink what classical music          compelling vision saying, This is my                                “Martian messiah who twanged a gui-         tion between man and machine and            but may not have realized that we have       note that science fiction and music
                              to break though the cultural and eco-      Authors and Music Publishers of              does because you can’t have a classical       interpretation. Then you have to have                               tar” with a futuristic sound would be       increasing reliance by man on technol-      listened to a significant amount of          cross-pollinations encompass a variety
                              nomical barriers to become contribu-       Canada (SOCAN), said classical music         music in these disadvantaged neigh-           the ability to communicate these ideas.                             considered dated only decades later.        ogy. I study how the repertoire sounds      science-fiction inspired music over          of forms and media. “These relation-
                              tors to the larger cultural community.     needs to be viewed differently in popu-      bourhoods where people relate to it           The art of conducting is often misinter-                            That’s what Professor Ken McLeod of         and how it relies on today’s cutting-       the years as well.                           ships can be found, for example,
                              If we help them to be contributors to      lar culture. “Pop culture has labelled       and then turn around and say it is the        preted as just picking up a stick and                               humanities at U of T Scarborough,           edge technology; 10 years down the             “One of the earliest ever rock songs      among artists and songs that incorpo-
                              the larger community that will bring       classical music as something elitist. It’s   music of the privileged. The other            waving it — that is the least of it.”                               says he finds so fascinating about his      line ironically, those works often          is Jackie Brenston’s Rocket 88 and it        rate science fiction themes, in the
                              interest back to their neighbourhoods                                                   thing is that I want to engage students          Another performer at her peak join-                              research on links between popular           sound dated precisely because they are      immediately linked space travel with         importance of music in science fiction
                              and then the city starts to connect                                                     here so that they realize we do exist in      ing the teaching ranks at the faculty is                            music and science fiction. His current      so rooted in today’s technology,” said      rock n’ roll, just as Bill Haley and his     movies, television and video game
                              with itself.”                                                                           an Ivory Tower — a cultural Ivory             violinist Annalee Patipatanakoon,                                   work looks at a variety of topics:          McLeod, who teaches music history           Comets also reinforced the idea that         sound tracks and in the influence of
                                 Hatzis has been talking with                                                         Tower. I really think the mentorship          who is part of the Juno award-winning                                                                                                                       rock n’ roll was new, alien or from          futurism on musical styles and genres.”
                              Etobicoke North councillor Susan Hall                                                   will cut both ways,” Hatzis said.             Gryphon Trio, one of North America’s

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                outer space,” said McLeod. This can              McLeod said the manifestation of

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     CAZ ZYVATKAUSKAS
                              to see if they can find young people                                                      Hatzis noted that this is just “wishful     premier chamber groups. The trio is                                                                                                                         also be seen in many African-American        science fiction is still present in con-
                              from economically disadvantaged                                                         thinking” on his part right now but he        currently the ensemble-in-residence                                                                                                                         forms of music, he said.                     temporary music. “This notion of Afro-
                              areas in Toronto to interface with grad-                                                hopes to implement these goals by             at the faculty.                                                                                                                                                “In Afro-futurism there is a tendency     futurism is still cogent in songs like
                              uate composition students at U of T in                                                  working with community groups and                Like Briskin, she said being able to                                                                                                                     to focus on intentional misuses of, or       Kanye West’s Stronger, for example.
                              a mentorship program.                                                                   the City of Toronto. He hopes to at           relay what it takes to build a career as                                                                                                                    broken, technology. The most com-            In Stronger, West samples the techno
                                 The award-winning composer is                                                        least have a collaborative project at the     a performer is paramount in teaching                                                                                                                        mon example of this is in rap or hip         group Daft Punk and his voice is digi-
                              making the most of his academic post                                                    experimental stage started next year.         music. Patipatanakoon teaches two                                                                                                                           hop. Turntables, which are usually           tally altered to sound robotic. The
                              since joining the Faculty of Music over                                                   Other projects he is working on             master classes (one for graduates, one                                                                                                                      used to play records, are used instead       video, in addition, quotes the Japanese
                              a decade ago when he was afraid that                                                    include Pauline, an opera about the life      for undergraduates), is a chamber                                                                                                                           to produce sound.”                           science fiction anime movie Akira. The
                              teaching would dry up his creative                                                      of Canadian turn-of-the-century poet          music coach and gives one-on-one                                                                                                                               McLeod, who is an electric bass gui-      song also references both the Olympic
                              process and compositions would                                                          and stage personality Pauline John-           lessons.                                                                                                                                                    tar player in addition to being a musi-      credo Faster, Higher, Stronger and the
                              dwindle. Fortunately, it has had the                                                    son, commissioned by City Opera                  She said the Faculty of Music is the                                                                                                                     cologist, finds that many influential        TV show The Six Million Dollar Man
                              opposite effect. “Within the first year                                                 Vancouver with a libretto by novelist         perfect environment for learning from                                                                                                                       artists use space and extraterrestrial       (“We can rebuild him … better,
                              of teaching my composition output                                                       Margaret Atwood, and a free Jan. 8            both colleagues and students. “I some-                                                                                                                      themes to represent the possibilities of     stronger, faster”). There is a direct con-
                              doubled,” he said.                                                                      concert at the Faculty of Music with          times think I get more out of it than                                                                                                                       future political, racial or sexual libera-   frontation in that song between man
                                 One such inspired composition,                                                       music that will be posted on Facebook         the students.                                                                                                                                               tion. He said David Bowie’s Ziggy            and machine and a problematization
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The connection between music and science fiction is a topic dear to

                              Take a sad song and make it better: U of T Mississauga research looks at why we like sad music
                              In the Fire of Conflict, created with                                                   to be used as ringtones for audience
                                                                         Music professor Christos Hatzis
                                                                                                                                                                       “As artists we never stop learning.”                                                                                                                     Stardust was a good example of this.         of technological performance
                              reformed gang member and Michigan                                                       members.                                                                                                          Professor Ken McLeod of U of T Scarborough.                                                “I looked at David Bowie and how he       enhancement.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          COURTESY OF GLENN SCHELLENBERG
                              BY ANJUM NAYYAR                            listening and incidental listening           softly in their left ears while they heard    the second experiment that helped                                   negative mood in participants. They         music that matches their mood or prefer
                                                                         experiments.                                 a story in their right ears. They had to      replicate the behaviours of participants                            manipulated mood by showing them            sad music when they’re fatigued.”
                              It’s January; you’ve slipped into your        In the focused listening condition,       press a button every time they heard the      who are doing other things while                                    sad pictures and asked participants to         Schellenberg, who calls himself a
                              bah-humbug mood and are craving            approximately 50 undergraduate stu-          word “and” and the word “the” and             listening to music.                                                 write a story about each picture. Bet-      “music nut”, played in bands through
                              some macaroni drenched in cheese. So       dents were exposed to 24 unambiguous         count the cumulative number of “buts.”           “This is interesting because if you just                         ween sets of pictures, participants lis-    his 20s. He said that personality and
                              what music do you choose to set the        happy- and sad-sounding excerpts from        This created a realistic atmosphere —         have undergraduates come to the lab,                                tened to music excerpts that were either    openness to experience can also play
                              mood? Or does your mood choose your        recordings. The snippets were all instru-    hearing music while occupied with             they’ll say they like the happy-sounding                            happy or sad sounding. They rated how       a role in how much you like a piece of
                              music? One U of T psychologist decided     mental and from a wide variety of musi-      something else.                               music better. But yet we know that we                               much they liked each excerpt and their      music.
                              to find out.                               cal styles. The happy-sounding excerpts         After the listening experiences, all of    listen to sad-sounding music all the time                           emotional response to it.                      “The people who are high in open-
                                U of T Mississauga professor Glenn       had a fast tempo and were in a major         the participants were asked how they          — like when you come home from work                                   As with the fatigued listeners from the   ness tend to start off liking novel
                              Schellenberg said many studies have        key, while the sad songs were slow-paced     liked the pieces. The people who made         and you don’t want to listen to some-                               earlier experiment, listeners who wrote     things quite a lot so they’re not so wary
                              found that listeners prefer happy tunes    and in a minor key.                          the happy-sad judgments showed the            thing fast,” Schellenberg said. “So what                            about sad pictures liked happy- and sad-    of the unknown. They also tend to get
                              over sad-sounding music, yet people           “Participants heard music and they        typical bias in favour of happy-sounding      we’ve done is simulated an exhausted or                             sounding music equally. So both are         satiated quicker. So the whole process
                              often listen to and enjoy sad music. His   had to decide if the music they heard        music. The participants who completed         fatigued state.” In other words, the                                true — when you’re frazzled and you         is sped up if you’re high on the open-
                              research team, which included PhD stu-     sounded happy or sad,” Schellenberg          the “and-the-but” task liked happy- and       experiment demonstrated that people                                 want something soothing and when            ness to experience dimension.”
                              dent Patrick Hunter, examined pref-        said.                                        sad-sounding music equally.                   who are tired prefer sad music.                                     you’re sad the bias for happy-sounding         For more information on
                              erences for happy- and sad-sounding           In the other “incidental” condition,         Schellenberg said he has done similar         In another experiment Schellenberg                               music disappears. “From our studies we      Schellenberg’s research visit:              U of T research shows that people prefer happy and sad music at different
                              music in the lab by using both focused     participants heard the music playing         research in the past but this is the only     and his research team induced a                                     concluded that people generally prefer             times, depending on their moods.

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                                                                        And so ‘this season’ is upon us.
                                                                              BY PAUL FRAUMENI

                                                                        If the perilous financial                                                    passed down from gen-

                                                                                                                                                                                 DIANA MCNALLY
                                                                        times are hampering the                                                      eration to generation.
                                                                        act of gift-giving and trips                                                 I am the pickiest eater
                                                                        to Mexico, then let us play                                                  you’ve ever met but I
                                                                        up the peace and goodwill                                                    actually open myself up
                                                                        towards each other part.                                                     to culinary discovery at
                                                                           And the office potluck                                                    those times. It’s weird.
                                                                        lunch. I’m all for peace                                                     Mr. I Only Like
                                                                        and goodwill but “this                                                       Spaghetti, Steak and
                                                                        season” really hits home                                                     Pizza suddenly becomes
                                                                        for me when the office                                                       a lover of Singapore
                                                                        potluck lunch call goes                                                      noodles and Caribbean
                                                                        out.                                                                         rice and peas.
                                                                           You can take me out to                                                       I love paper plates
                                                                        the grooviest dining spots                                                   and plastic cutlery and
                                                                        in town for The Seasonal                                                     those cheezy plastic
                                                                        Lunch or you can have the                                                    wine glasses. I like it
                                                                        coolest caterers bring in                                                    when someone forgets
                                                                        anything-on-a-stick and                                                      to bring serviettes and
                                                                        none of this will impress                                                    you have to use paper
                                                                        me the way the office                                                        towels from the wash-
                                                                        potluck lunch does.                                                          room dispenser.
                                                                           I love it when everyone                                                      But my real love
                                                                        ignores the note about                                                       of the office potluck
                                                                        who should bring what                                                        lunch is colleagues
                                                                        and you wind up with                                                         taking a break and
                                                                        15 desserts and no main                                                      not working together.
                                                                        courses or 12 salads and                                                     I can’t stand talking
                                                                        three jugs of wine.                                                          business over food.
                                                                           I love it when someone                                                    Sharing a meal should
                                                                        is too busy to make some-                                                    be an experience where
                                                                        thing and he or she rushes                                                   people actually talk
                                                                        out before the lunch and comes back with the       about being people, not about budget models
                                                                        KFC Mega Meal Deal.                                and strategic plans. So, this season reaches its
                                                                           I try to eat healthily but I have a weakness    core for me, that part about peace and goodwill,
                                                                        for KFC. And it’s not just the chicken — it’s      when we bring all of the above in, set it out on
                                                                        that large box of fries, the gravy, the “Dixie-    a big table in a meeting room, raise a glass of
                                                                        style” cole slaw and, especially, that McCain      wine and talk about nothing that has to do
                                                                        Deep Dish chocolate cake they throw in.            with work. About what you’re doing for the
                                                                        Decadence nirvana!                                 holidays, about the weirdness of New Year’s Eve,
                                                                           I love the potluck lunch for cheese platters,   about which movies you want to see.
                                                                        supermarket veggie trays and the perennial           And — oops, sorry, I don’t have time to finish
                                                                        hollowed-out loaf of pumpernickel bread            this. I just saw someone rush in with the KFC
                                                                        filled with Thousand Island dressing.              Mega Meal Deal. And I think the McCain cake is
                                                                           I love those funny little party sandwiches —    in there too. So I have to go.
                                                                        pinwheels with a gherkin pickle in the middle        Enjoy your potluck lunch.
                                                                        surrounded by spirals of cream cheese or tuna,       And all the best for the happiest of holidays.
                                                                        chicken salad and egg layered on alternating
                                                                        white and brown bread with the crusts cut off.
                                                                        Classics of potluck fare.                          Paul Fraumeni is the director of commmunications
                                                                           I love it when someone brings in a dish from    for the office of the vice-president (research). He
                                                                        their ethnic background, something that’s been     shares this space with Caz Zyvatkauskas.
                                          UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO BULLETIN • TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2008 •                    COMMENTARY                              •   11

                               The downside of Caribbean tourism
BY NÉSTOR RODRÍGUEZ                                                                                                                      page, he felt the protruding
                                                                                                                                         texture of the photo, the
The June 19, 2008 issue of                                                                                                               quality of the paper; he
the Epoch Times includes                                                                                                                 compared for a few ex-
an extensive article about                                                                                                               cruciating minutes my
tourism in the Dominican                                                                                                                 uncomfortable grin at that

                                                                                                                                                                            MIKE CONSTABLE
Republic: Dominican Republic                                                                                                             moment with the smile in the
Announces US$1 Billion                                                                                                                   picture. When everything
Investment in Tourism                                                                                                                    seemed to point at the fact
Infrastructure. The article                                                                                                              that I was going to be pulled
refers to the burgeoning                                                                                                                 aside and interrogated further,
Dominican tourist industry.                                                                                                              it occurred to me to show him
In 2004 the island managed                                                                                                               my other passport, the one
to replace Puerto Rico as the                                                                                                            that labels me a "naturalized
North American tourist’s                                                                                                                 citizen" of the United States,
preferred place to visit.                                                                                                                so that this mistrustful offi-
  Tourism in the Dominican                                                                                                               cial could then confirm the
Republic began to take off in                                                                                                            legality of my documents.
the early 80s, thanks to tax                                                                                                             He floored me when he said,
incentives that the                                                                                                                      "Now we are talking, my little
government offered investors.                                                                                                            friend."
From Playa Dorada, the first                                                                                                                These two anecdotes are
tourist resort built under these                                                                                                         closely related and they
new fiscal directives, to Cap                                                                                                            have as their common
Cana, the newest tourist                                                                                                                 denominator the way in
destination in the island,                                                                                                               which tourism affects
the Dominican Republic                                                                                                                   Dominican society today.
has undergone tremendous                                                                                                                    I do not know whether
change. From the point of                                                                                                                tourism has been examined
                                   rather scarce. Today, the better   was given a plastic wristband,    I thought there must be an
view of the technocrats as                                                                                                               beyond the economic angle
                                   parts of the beaches in this       a sort of passport with which     emergency; but imagine my
well as that of the national                                                                                                             in the Dominican Republic —
                                   country are dubbed private         to exhaust the "hotel republic"   surprise when they requested
investors who are enjoying                                                                                                               and the Hispanic Caribbean
                                   property and the legality of       in which I found myself.          to see the wristband that
large economic benefits                                                                                                                  as a whole or if the social
                                   this move is rarely questioned.    After a long day’s worth of       labelled me as a hotel guest.
from tourism, fostering this                                                                                                             transformation that its
                                   A similar story is unfolding in    presentations, I decided —        My colleagues, all white
industry is seen as the best                                                                                                             development has caused
                                   the Cuban and Puerto Rican         and why not — to forget work      Canadians and Americans,
bet for the country.                                                                                                                     in these countries has been
                                   contexts as well.                  in order to enjoy the beach on    watched the scene with open
  However, for the majority                                                                                                              critically analysed as what it
                                     Recently, I participated in      which I had so often played       mouths.
of Dominicans, tourism is far                                                                                                            really is: a new form of
                                   an academic congress, which        as a child. I invited some of        Many days later, when I had
from a panacea. The number                                                                                                               colonization.
                                   was held in one of the many        my colleagues to join me.         almost forgotten about the
of beaches with clean sand         "all-inclusive" hotels that           Some minutes later, I saw      anxiety of that moment, I
where the common Domin-            populate Bayahibe, a small         three security guards posted      was showing my Dominican         Néstor Rodríguez is an associate
ican can enjoy herself without     village near La Romana,            close to where I was swim-        passport to the customs          professor of Latin American and
being belittled or humiliated      Dominican Republic. Just like      ming. They signalled me           official in Santo Domingo.       Caribbean Studies in the
by the employees of huge           my colleagues from a bevy of       to get out of the water and       With great parsimony, he         Department of Spanish and
multinational hotel chains is      North American universities, I     approach them. For a moment       looked at the passport page by   Portuguese.
12 • CLASSIFIED                                     ADS              • TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2008 • UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO BULLETIN

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one-bedroom apartment. Cable TV,                                                            170 Robert St. Much sought after prime
high-speed Internet, parking, cleaning        20 minutes TTC to university. Lovely          south Annex location. Steps to U of T,

every 2 weeks. 5 minutes from subway,         stone house in the Kingsway, furnished.       subway & fab bistros. Charming, tastefully
                                              Jan. 1 to May 1 (flexible), walk to restau-   decorated Victorian, updated mechani-

shops and restaurants. No smoking.
See details at www.foxbar                     rants, shops, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 fire-    cals, windows, kitchen and baths. Great; see Nook. Available           places, study, living room, family room,      master bedroom with walk-in closet
Dec. 1. $2,000 per month. 416-929-8617.       parking, Internet, no smoking, no pets.       & 5-piece ensuite. Finished basement &
                                              $2,900/month, excluding utilities. 416-       garage. Shows beautifully! $689,000.
                                              525-2598,           Nick Porretta, 416-568-7653; nick
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (ACTUAL SIZE)

King St. W. and Bathurst. Excellent, safe
city location, 15 minutes to U of T. 2-bed-                                       
room (900 sq. ft.) condo with stunning        Annex house available Jan. 7 to March
view and tons of amenities. On site gym,      10, 2009. Lovely furnished 3-bedroom                    • Overseas •
parking, rooftop BBQ, balcony, ensuite        house, all appliances, sunroom, kitchen,
laundry, heat/air conditioning and close      living room, dining room. Walking dis-        Paris. Upscale, comfortable and cen-
to everything. $2,000. dfontaine8@            tance U of T, near TTC. Note: shared          trally located furnished apartments in; 416-203-3105.                    hallway entrance with 3rd-floor tenant.       Notre Dame, Marais and Saint Germain.                                                    Name Here
                                              $500/week;                   Please contact 516-977-3318 or coopergl                                                 Birthdate or age
Very la rge, be aut ifu l u nfu rnish ed 1+                                       ; website:                                                        Son of _____
bedroom, 1,225 sq. ft., 2 baths, hard-        King & Bathurst. Furnished 3-bedroom,; personalized Paris apart-
wood floors, 10’ ceilings, garden front       2-bathroom townhouse. Fireplace,              ment hunting services too,               Share your pleasure in parenting with your colleagues:
and back in Victorian house on lovely         Jacuzzi, parking, laundry, wireless,
quiet street. 2 minutes to U of T, hospi-     cable TV and flat screen. TTC. Great                                                              brag about your baby, tot or toddler in the Bulletin’s
tals. Washer, dryer, dishwasher. $1,750.      neighbourhood. Very safe and clean.           Provence. South of France. Furnished
Hydro, garage extra. No pets. Tel: 416-       $2,400. Call: Walt, 416-505-4125              three-bedroom house, picturesque                    “Celebrating Children” 2009 advertising page.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Photo ads cost $25.
971-5211.                                              Puyloubier, 20 km from Aix. Available
                                                                                            from July for short- or long-term rental.

                                                                                                                                                                    Photos and copy must be received by Jan. 2, 2009.
Bea utiful restored unfurnished three-        Larg e one-b edroo m apartment avail-         Please contact Beth at 416-588-2580

                                                                                                                                               Contact Mavic Palanca at 416-978-2106 or
bedroom house. Renovated kitchen and          able January/March 2009. First floor of       or; website: www.
four-piece bathroom, formal dining,           house in Annex, furnished and       
parking laundry, garden, fireplace.           equipped, near U of T and hospitals.
$2,900 plus utilities at Yonge and            Laundry on site. No smoking/pets.
Lawrence. Call Ava, 416-654-3319.             $1,600 per month, utilities included. 416-        Health Services
Rosedale, downtown. Bright, spacious                                                        RE GIS TE R ED MASS AGE T HE RAP Y.
furnished house. Jan. 1 to May 1 (some        Two- sto re y, fully furnished house.         For relief of muscle tension, chronic            A classified ad costs $30 for up to 35 words and $.50 for each additional
flexibility). Quiet tree-lined street, near   January to March 2009. Walking dis-           pains and stress. Treatments are part of         word (maximum 70). Your phone number/e-mail address counts as two words.
park, shops, TTC. Easy access to U of T.      tance University of Toronto. Office with      your extended health care plan. 360                A cheque or money order payable to University of Toronto must
3-4 bedrooms, den, 2½ baths. Fireplace,       Internet capability. On-site garage with      Bloor     St.   West,     Suite     504
                                                                                                                                             accompany your ad. Visa or Mastercard is acceptable. Ads must be
piano, sunporch, deck, fenced yard,           car. Resident Thai woman student.             (Bloor/Spadina). For an appointment
parking. $2,500/month. 416-960-4964.          Quiet and respectful. Her rent is firm at     call Mindy Hsu, B.A., R.M.T. 416-944-            submitted in writing, 10 days before the Bulletin publication date, to                              $300 per month. Suitable for visiting pro-    1312.                                            Mavic Ignacio-Palanca, Strategic Communications Department,
                                              fessor. Anne, 416-539-0641.                                                                    21 King’s College Circle, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3J3.
Large, light-filled furnished Edwardian                                                     Fe e lin g a nxio us,    st re sse d   or          Ads will not be accepted over the phone. To receive a tearsheet and/
                                              St. Clair/ Dufferin: Fabulous large, bright   depressed? Relationship or self-esteem
house near High Park, 3 bedrooms
including large master, study and TV               REN
                                              1-bedroom new basement apartment,             concerns? Want someone to talk with,
                                                                                                                                             or receipt please include a stamped self-addressed envelope. For
                                                                                                                                             more information please call (416) 978-2106 or e-mail
room, renovated kitchen and bathroom.
20 minutes to U of T, walk to
Roncesvalles shops. Available early
                                              (windows throughout!). Living/dining
                                              room, plenty storage, full kitchen, 4-
                                              piece bath, private laundry room, sepa-
                                                                                            to help sort things out? Dr. Ellen
                                                                                            Greenberg, Psychologist, Bloor &
                                                                                            Avenue Road or Eglinton West Subway,

January to around June 20.                    rate entrance, beautiful home, quiet          416-944-3799. Covered by extended health.

                                                                                                                  Everything I Need Here: A
                                                                                                                  Qualitative Exploration of Change
                                                                                                                  in Health Status Since Migration.
                                                                                                                  Wednesday, December 10
                                                                                                                  Kathi Wilson, geography and planning,
                                                                                                                  U of T Mississauga. 177 University
                                                                                                                  College. 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. Urban Health

                                                                                                                  Jane Jacobs and Toronto,
                                                                                                                  Thursday, December 11
                                                                                                                  Richard White, Canadian historian;
                                                                                                                  Ken Greenberg, architect and urban

                                                                                                                  designer; and Barbara Hall, former
                                                                      LECTURE                                     mayor of Toronto. 161 University
                                                                                                                  College. 4 p.m. U of T Cities Centre

                                                                      Optical Communications:                     Native Land Rights, Resources
                                                                      Innovations (and Their Needs)               Access and Latour: Recent
                                                                      Abound.                                     Developments in Land Rights
                                                                      Sunday, December 14                         in Canada.
                                                                      Prof. Alan Willner, University of           Thursday, December 11
                                                                      Southern California; 2008 Stoicheff         Prof. Krystyna Sieciechowicz,
                                                                      lecture. Auditorium, Medical Sciences       anthropology. 246 Anthropology

                                                                      Building. 3 p.m. Optical Sciences and       Building, 19 Russell St. 4 to 6 p.m.
                                                                      Royal Canadian Institute                    Anthropology

                                                                                                                  Novel Assay and Gene

                                                                                                                  Monday, December 15
                                                                                                                  Yong-Qiang Wang, dentistry. 150
                                                                                                                  FitzGerald Building. 11:30 a.m. to
                                                                                                                  12:30 p.m. Dentistry

That’s why the back page of
                                                                                                                  Protein Glycosylation,
                                                                                                                  Cell Surface Organization
The Bulletin is devoted to                                                                                        and Disease.
Forum, a place where thoughts,
                                                                                                                  Monday, December 15
concerns and opinions of
                                                                                                                  Prof. James Dennis, molecular

interest to colleagues across the
                                                                                                                  genetics. 2172 Medical Sciences
                                                                                                                  Building. 4 p.m. Laboratory Medicine &
university find expression.                                                                                       Pathobiology

Original essays by members
of the community are both
                                                                                                                  The UN Human Rights Council
                                                                                                                  High Level Fact Finding Mission
welcomed and encouraged.
                                                                      Colloquia QUIA
                                                                      COLLO                                       to Beit Hanoun.
Faculty, staff and students
                                                                                                                  Wednesday, January 7
are invited to submit or discuss
                                                                      Echoes of Britannia: The                    Prof. Christine Chinkin, London School

ideas with:
                                                                      Reception of Television                     of Economics. Flavelle House, 78
                                                                      Documentaries on Empire.                    Queen’s Park. 12:30 to 2 p.m.
                                                                      Wednesday, January 14                       International Human Rights Program

                                                                      Prof. Neil Fleming, visiting professor,
                                                                                                                  Distraction Regulation
The Bulletin
                                                                      history; history graduate-faculty series.
                                                                      2098 Sidney Smith Hall. Noon to 1:30        and Aging.

                                                                      p.m. History                                Wednesday, January 14
                                                                                                                  Prof. Lynn Hasher, psychology. Ste. 106,
                                                                                                                  222 College St. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Life

Look forward to hearing
                                                                                                                  Course & Aging

from you!

                                                                                                                  FACULTY OF MUSIC
                                                                                                                  EDWARD JOHNSON BUILDING
                                                                                                                  Voice Performance Class.
                                                                                                                  Tuesday, January 6
                                                                                                                  Student performances. Walter Hall.
                                                                                                                  12:10 p.m.

                                                                      Seminars ARS
                                                                      SEMIN                                       Tuesday, January 13
                                                                                                                  Oratorio ensembles class presents
                                                                      My Health Has Improved                      Handel’s Esther. Walter Hall, 12:10
                                                                      Because I Always Have                       to 2 p.m.



                                                                      CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY
                                                                      A search committee has been established at the University of Toronto Mississauga
                                                                      to recommend a chair of the Department of Geography. Members are: Professors
                                                                      Gage Averill, vice-principal (academic) and dean (chair); Arthur Hosios, economics,
                                                                      St. George campus; Tenley Conway, Scott Munro and Pierre Desrochers, geography,
                                                                      UTM; and Jack Sidnell, anthropology, UTM; and Toni Luke-Gervais, manager,
                                                                      geography; and Claire Oswald, graduate student, and Jaya Persaud, undergraduate
                                                                      student, UTM.
                                                                         The committee would appreciate receiving nominations and/or comments from
                                                                      interested members of the university community. These should be submitted by
                                                                      Jan. 9 to Professor Gage Averill, vice-principal (academic) and dean, Room 3125,
                                                                      South Building, University of Toronto Mississauga.

                                                                      CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGE STUDIES
                                                                      A search committee has been established at the University of Toronto Mississauga
                                                                      to recommend a chair of the Department of Language Studies. Members are:
                                                                      Professors Gage Averill, vice-principal (academic) and dean (chair); Parth Bhatt,
                                                                      French, St. George campus; Katherine Rehner, Charles Elkabas and Salvatore
                                                                      Bancheri, language studies, UTM; and Jack Sidnell, anthropology, UTM; and Rosa
                                                                      Ciantar, undergraduate adviser, language studies, UTM; and Teresa Lobalsamo,
                                                                      graduate student, and Elizabeth West, undergraduate student, UTM.
                                                                         The committee would appreciate receiving nominations and/or comments from
                                                                      interested members of the university community. These should be submitted by
                                                                      Jan. 9 to Professor Gage Averill, vice-principal (academic) and dean, Room 3125,
                                                                      South Building, University of Toronto Mississauga.
                                                                               UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO BULLETIN • TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2008 •   EVENTS   •   15

Thursdays at Noon.                            DORIS McCARTHY GALLERY
Thursday, January 8                           U OF T SCARBOROUGH
Patricia Green, mezzo soprano; Midori         Bill Burns: Bird Radio.
Koga, piano. Walter Hall. 12:10 p.m.          To December 14
                                              This exhibition is a continuation of the
Sounds of Our Time.                           artist’s curious work on animals, plants
Thursday, January 8                           and safety. It focuses on strategies of
TorQ, Christos Hatzis and friends.            mimicry and the authority attached to
Walter Hall. 7:30 p.m.                        schematic diagrams. Gallery hours:
                                              Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ;
                                              Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

                                              THOMAS FISHER RARE BOOK
                                              Where Duty Leads:
                                              Canada in the First World War.
                                              To December 19
                                              The exhibition brings together a range
                                              of material — photographs, histories,
                                              poetry, memoirs, letters, government-
                                              issued posters, official documents,
ExhibitionsTIONS                              literature of the training camps and
                                              of the trenches; curated by Graham
ERIC ARTHUR GALLERY                           Bradshaw. Hours: Monday to Friday,
JOHN H. DANIELS FACULTY OF                    9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
DESIGN                                        JUSTINA M. BARNICKE
Science, Planning, Expulsion:                 GALLERY
The National Socialist General                HART HOUSE
Plan for the East.                            James Carl: Do You Know What.
To December 13                                To January 25
This collection of photographs and            Works by Toronto-based artist
expert commentary conveys the Nazi            James Carl, highlighting the artist’s
regime’s plan, submitted to Heinrich          preoccupation with the normal, the
Himmler in 1941, to restructure the East      moral and the all-too-common. Both
racially, demographically and spatially.      galleries. Gallery hours: Monday to
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to            Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and
5 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.              Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.

Please note that information for the Events listing must be received at the Bulletin
offices, 21 King’s College Circle, by the following times:

Issue of Jan. 13 for events taking place Jan. 13 to 27: Tuesday, December 9.

Issue of Jan. 27 for events taking place Jan. 27 to Feb. 10: Tuesday, January 13.

Issue of Feb. 10 for events taking place Feb. 10 to 24: Tuesday, January 27.

We also encourage you to post events on the events calendar website
( For information regarding the Events section please
contact Ailsa Ferguson at 416-978-6981;
16 • PEACE

                       ON EARTH                 • TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2008 • UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO BULLETIN

                                                                         was the theme of a holiday card competition for children of the faculty,
                                                                         staff and students at the Faculty of Law (see story on page 1).
                                                                         Enjoy six of the entries and view the others at w w w . l a w . u t o r o n t o . c a /
                                                                         p h o t o g a ll e r i e s / k id s f o r pe a c e /.

By Benjamin, 8, son of Professor Catherine Valcke

                                                                         By Clair, 6, daughter of Professor Edward Iacobucci

By Anand, 12, son of Professor Anita Anand

                                                                         By Natalie, 12, member of student Allison Sephton’s Pathfinder troop

By Charlotte, 12, daughter of Professor Catherine Valcke                 By Pauline, 15, daughter of staff member Cathy Alzner