That Tesla shot into space will likely collide with Earth or Venus - just not any time soon

Wednesday, February 14 - 2018
The Tesla Roadster that was recently shot into space as part of SpaceX’s rocket test flight will likely collide with Earth or Venus eventually, finds new U of T Scarborough research.  “It will…

U of T releases new Strategic Research Plan

Monday, February 12 - 2018
The University of Toronto has released its new Strategic Research Plan, following months of consultations across the university and with affiliated organizations. “The Strategic Research Plan…

Personal bests – and why you stop after achieving them: U of T Scarborough expert

Wednesday, February 7 - 2018
By analyzing a dataset of more than 130 million chess games by 70,000 players, researchers at U of T Scarborough and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered “personal…

Why has it been so cold this winter in Toronto? U of T Scarborough experts break it down

Friday, February 2 - 2018
There’s no doubt that Toronto and much of the eastern Northern Hemisphere rang in a very cold New Year. But with global temperatures on the rise, what accounts for the frigid conditions we…

Changing landscape means some Arctic ponds may potentially be a significant source of carbon emissions

Thursday, February 1 - 2018
A new study co-authored by a U of T Scarborough researcher has found that carbon released by some ponds in the High Arctic could potentially be a hidden source of greenhouse gas emissions.

New book looks at creative ways Chinese labour groups help migrant workers

Saturday, January 27 - 2018
In a country where mass protest is illegal, Chinese workers resort to small, pop-up protests and even suicide threats to get their voices heard. How labour organizations are able to help migrant…

Burns from hash oil production at home need to be taken seriously; new study

Tuesday, January 23 - 2018
A new study finds that burns resulting from illegal cannabis oil production are more severe and expensive to treat compared to other types of burns. “Canada is set to legalize cannabis next summer,…

New mothers with disabilities will be focus of new study on access to health care

Friday, January 12 - 2018
New U of T Scarborough research that will look at health outcomes among infants born to women with disabilities has received a funding boost from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). “…

Beat the January blues with this U of T Scarborough expert’s seven productivity tips

Monday, January 8 - 2018
After the sleep-ins, big feasts and, in some cases, beach holidays of the previous month, it can be tough to readjust to work life in January. But returning to the office doesn’t have to be a drag…

Researchers describe first-ever hybrid bird species from the Amazon

Monday, January 1 - 2018
A team of University of Toronto Scarborough researchers have described the first known hybrid bird species to be found in the Amazon rainforest. Through a series of genetic and other tests the team…

The year in review: 2017

Monday, December 18 - 2017
Take a look back at some of the top stories of 2017 It was a memorable year for the University of Toronto Scarborough in more ways than one. From ground-breaking research to generous gifts by…

This seemingly horrific mating strategy appears to benefit both male and female redback spiders

Tuesday, December 12 - 2017
A mating strategy among redback spiders where males seek out immature females appears to benefit both sexes, a new U of T Scarborough study has found. “There’s no evidence to suggest this behaviour…