Re:New is the alumni and friends magazine of New College at the University of Toronto, published annually by the Office of Advancement at NEW.
Issue 5 (2017): Behind the Scenes Edition
Many joys adhere to putting together such a publication, but foremost among them may be the new paths of discovery every issue allows. In the past, we have delved into New College’s (then) 50-year history, explored NEW’s myriad international connections and asked about the changing face of entrepreneurship as experienced and shaped by members of our wider college community.
In the current edition, we lift the curtain to provide a behind-the-scenes look at the multi-layered, multi-textured place that is New College, bringing to the fore some voices and faces essential to the everyday operations at NEW that are not always in the limelight. Our latest issue also takes a closer look at some thematic threads underpinning life at the college: physical space and placemaking, food and community, equity and excellence, identity and transformation.
In typical NEWtonian fashion connecting current students, alumni, staff, faculty and community members, these seem fitting topics for the current moment as questions of belonging are fiercely debated in the world at large, as New College expands its numbers and built environment, and as we welcome a new principal to lead college affairs and thank a departing one for years of service rendered with verve and generosity.
A letter to my 18-year-old self
Lakshmi Sadhu (New ’17) looks back at her undergraduate years to pass on some pieces of advice in a letter addressed to her younger self just entering university.
On the Menu:
Behind the scenes in the New College cafeteria kitchen
What does it take to keep a busy dining hall kitchen running smoothly seven days a week? We talked to Chef James Piggott about people, scale and operational finesse.
What’s NEW About Food Equity?
Lori Stahlbrand, New College’s first food equity coordinator, who now coordinates the work of the Toronto Food Policy Council, speaks to why we should think carefully about food.Read What’s NEW about Food Equity?