Motivation may be less limited than we think

Wednesday, September 20 - 2017
After a long day of work and carefully watching what you eat, you might expect your self-control to slip a little by kicking back and cracking open a bag of potato chips. But according to new U of T…

Health humanities: The expert behind the multidisciplinary program

Tuesday, September 19 - 2017
University of Toronto Scarborough's Andrea Charise is the lead developer of Canada’s first undergraduate program in health humanities, which looks at the impact of the humanities and critical social…

U of T Scarborough grad wins first place for research article

Wednesday, September 13 - 2017
Digital endocasts with skulls for Ischyromys typus (A and B) and a modern grey squirrel, Sciurus carolinensis.  A member of Professor Mary Silcox’s lab at U of T Scarborough won top prize from an…

U of T Scarborough receives more than $2.2-million in NSERC research funding

Friday, September 8 - 2017
A project studying how extreme events, like flooding, will affect important Ontario watersheds is among 11 from U of T Scarborough to receive funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering…

New CPS director eager to continue exploring the cosmos through research and outreach

Friday, September 8 - 2017
The Centre for Planetary Sciences (CPS) at U of T Scarborough is handing over the reins to a pair of trusted hands. Assistant Professor Hanno Rein is the new director of the centre, taking over from…

U of T Scarborough hurricane expert on monster-sized Irma

Thursday, September 7 - 2017
Hurricane Irma – reported to be the size of France – roared through the Caribbean, leaving a path of destruction and bearing down on Puerto Rico and Florida. Less than a week after Tropical Storm…

Oldest kids in class do better — even into university

Wednesday, September 6 - 2017
It’s been known for years that the oldest children in class perform better in school than their youngest classmates. But according to a new study co-authored by U of T Scarborough economist…

Facing dominance: why we may prefer a wider face on our clocks and cars

Friday, September 1 - 2017
Products like cars and watches are often marketed as sleek, classy and reliable. But according to new U of T research, there may be an unconscious appetite among consumers for them to convey…

U of T Scarborough’s Dr. Tayyab Rashid earns outstanding practitioner award

Monday, August 28 - 2017
Dr. Tayyab Rashid’s approach to clinical psychology is to first focus on the positive. For him, dwelling only on doom and gloom, dysfunction and weakness, is just not enough. “I prefer to take a…

Study finds link between rise in cost of living and a spike in tuberculosis death rates

Monday, August 21 - 2017
New U of T Scarborough research finds that a rise in the cost of living experienced during times of crisis can lead to a spike in tuberculosis (TB) mortality rates, especially for women.  “During…

Five U of T Scarborough faculty receive funding aimed at supporting cutting-edge research

Tuesday, August 15 - 2017
Ruby Sullan is driven by a desire to better understand the building blocks of biofilms, those groups of cells that stick to each other and to surfaces. A biophysical chemist, Sullan is mostly…

Conference brings international group of astrophysicists to U of T Scarborough

Tuesday, August 15 - 2017
When it comes to figuring out what’s going on in distant solar systems, astrophysicists rely on a powerful set of mathematical tools called numerical integration methods – algorithms that calculate …