U of T Scarborough professor among 16 new Canada Research Chairs at U of T

Thursday, May 3 - 2018
Anyone on a diet can attest to the apparent willpower needed to forego a pint of ice cream in the freezer and reach for a leafy green vegetable instead. Yet, while making a “healthy choice” often…

Why free preschool makes the most sense for families

Monday, April 30 - 2018
The Conversation with Gordon Cleveland The Ontario Liberals recently announced a plan to offer free child care for preschoolers – from the age of 2.5 years until they start kindergarten – to every…

HIV research lab at U of T Scarborough will explore molecular mechanisms of virus infection

Wednesday, April 25 - 2018
The prospect of working in a room housing potentially-deadly pathogens would be an unpleasant one for most. But for Assistant Professor Christina Guzzo of the Biological Sciences department, it’s an…

Changes to immigration act fall well short, says U of T Scarborough expert

Thursday, April 19 - 2018
This past Monday federal Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen announced changes to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA). The changes, which relate to Section 38(1) of the act, will ease…

Study on adolescent impulsivity earns prestigious award for U of T Scarborough researcher

Wednesday, April 18 - 2018
Dr. Arruda-Carvalho came to Canada in 2007 to complete her PhD, and has been an assistant professor at U of T since 2016.

Workplace anxiety isn’t always a bad thing – in some cases it can help boost employee performance

Monday, April 16 - 2018
New research on anxiety in the workplace has uncovered some intriguing findings: in some instances it can help boost employee performance.   “There are a lot of theories and models of anxiety that…

The memory part of the brain may also hold clues for anxiety and depression

Friday, April 13 - 2018
The hippocampus is an area of the brain commonly linked with memory and dementia. But new U of T Scarborough research finds that it may also yield important clues about a range of mental health…

Can the pursuit of happiness make us feel unhappy?

Monday, April 2 - 2018
New research finds that getting caught up in the pursuit of happiness may end up making us feel, well, a little unhappier. “The annoying thing about happiness for people interested in pursuing it is…

Prestigious grant awarded to neurobiology researcher at U of T Scarborough

Thursday, March 29 - 2018
Research into the neural basis of zebrafish behaviour that began at U of T Scarborough in 2015 has been bolstered by additional funding thanks to an award from the Human Frontier Science Program (…

Landmark report calls on the province to make licensed child care more affordable

Wednesday, March 28 - 2018
A new report authored by a U of T Scarborough economist is calling on Queen’s Park to provide free licensed child care in Ontario for children age 2 1/2 to kindergarten. The report, authored by…

Alien asteroid that recently flew past Earth likely came from a system with two stars

Monday, March 19 - 2018
New research finds that ‘Oumuamua, the rocky object that puzzled scientists by rocketing through our solar system seemingly out of nowhere, very likely came from a binary star system. “It’s…

Top book prize goes to U of T Scarborough professor for work on Sino-Western relations and law

Friday, March 16 - 2018
A unique look at how Western views of China and Chinese law were influenced in the century leading up to the First Opium War (1839-1842) has earned a U of T Scarborough history professor a…