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This fish has adapted to Canada's deepest, coldest lakes. UTSC researchers are unravelling its genetics to find out how

The deepwater sculpin is not an attractive fish by any conventional standard. You won’t find it hanging on a plaque or landing a feature role in a Disney movie. What you might say about the bottom-…

Diplomats and scholars from Africa join U of T colleagues to talk about shared aspirations and priorities

Diplomats, potential funding partners, faculty and academic leaders from African universities and the University of Toronto gathered to discuss ideas on co-creating and advancing partnerships that…

Canadians are not nearly as divided about environmental issues as we may think; UTSC study

Canadians are not nearly as divided about many important environmental issues as we may think, and that lack of division may offer common ground in drafting national environmental policies, according…

Study finds safety, mobility and local services most important to suburban Toronto residents

A new study found residents of Toronto’s inner suburban communities value the same three things most in their neighbourhoods: safety; transportation and mobility; and local services — in that order.

Ukrainian President Zelenskyy on why democracy is worth fighting for

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told post-secondary students across Canada that Ukrainians are committed to fighting for their future, freedom and land as they repel Russian invaders from…

How two volcanic eruptions changed the genetic structure of brown kiwi birds

When two massive volcanic eruptions blanketed New Zealand in ash, they forever changed the genetics of the iconic brown kiwi bird, according to a new study from U of T Scarborough. 

Prof wins highest honour in teaching for unique courses that hinge on relationships

Maria Assif is always looking to create an environment where her students can learn from each other. At the heart of her teaching philosophy is creating relationship-rich classrooms — a burgeoning…

Maydianne Andrade, renowned spider researcher and equity advocate, earns U of T’s top academic rank

There was a time in her career when Maydianne Andrade didn’t dwell on the issue of representation in science. That began to change in 2013 after taking an implicit association test. The results…

How this grad revitalized a student group to pay it forward

As she worked toward her degree, Ilakkiah Chandran always found it helpful to pick people’s brains. That’s not easy for a natural introvert.  Asking questions was intimidating, but going to U of T…

Special bond with professor helps student achieve her dream of earning U of T degree

Alaina Luk describes her childhood as difficult. With two high-achieving older siblings, she grew up in a world of hand-me-downs, from clothes to expectations.

Denham Jolly, radio pioneer and champion of social justice, receives honorary degree

It is a testament to Denham Jolly’s tenacity that, in 2001, Toronto finally got its first Black radio station. Jolly had applied twice before for the broadcasting licence, spending years – and a lot…

‘Everyone has the ability to be a leader’: UTSC grad works to advance opportunities for equity-deserving communities

Vanshika Agarwal is determined to use her voice to level the playing field in business.  “Leadership for me means that everyone can be a leader in some capacity. I want to make an impact and help…