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U of T’s plan to become climate positive expanded to all three campuses

All three of the University of Toronto’s campuses are committing to reduce more greenhouse gases than they emit in the years ahead, an ambitious goal that goes beyond carbon neutrality and targets a…

U of T named most sustainable university in the world

The University of Toronto has been named the most sustainable university in the world by the QS World University Rankings: Sustainability 2024, which evaluates post-secondary institutions for their…

Ditch the grocery store chocolates – here’s five unique gift ideas for foodies from local small businesses

It may seem like we exchange the exact same boxes of factory-made holiday treats every year — break the cycle with something deliciously different. Scarborough is home to one of the most…

Five unique self-care gifts from small businesses run by U of T Scarborough alum

The holidays might be the best time to give the gift of self-care — a little stress-busting something can be just what your loved one needs in the chaos of December. And as January looms and…

Discovery about protective wax around plants might hold the key to developing stronger crops

A team of U of T Scarborough researchers have discovered that the waxy protective barrier around plants might play a role in sending chemical signals to other plants and insects.   The research,…

Inaugural Chair in Tamil Studies looks to establish U of T Scarborough as a global hub for Tamil scholarship

The newly appointed Chair of Tamil Studies says he is looking forward to making U of T Scarborough a global hub for Tamil research and scholarship.  “I'm honoured to be appointed as the inaugural…

Joe’s Basketball Diaries: Season 2 launches with episode on community

For Joseph Wong, basketball is more than a hobby or a passion – it’s a platform to foster meaningful conversations about community, sustainability, diversity and equity, and reconciliation. As host…

Mental Health First Aid two-day training on Dec. 6 and 7

U of T Scarborough staff, faculty and librarians are invited to participate in a two-day Mental Health First Aid Training on Dec. 6 and 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to learn about the four most common…

U of T-anchored hospital network among leading life sciences research hubs, report finds

The University of Toronto and its partner hospitals are propelling the Toronto region as a leading global hub for life sciences research – but its success is at risk from underinvestment.

U of T Scarborough undergrad earns prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

Sapolnach Prompiengchai, a fourth-year neuroscience student at U of T Scarborough, has received a prestigious Global Rhodes Scholarship from the University of Oxford. Prompiengchai, who got the good…

Prof awarded $8 million in federal funding to make Canada’s transition to clean energy more equitable

Cities across the world are embarking on plans to phase out fossil fuels, and grappling with the fact their most disadvantaged residents are already being left behind in the clean tech movement.

Meeting between UN University and U of T explores ways to bridge the science-policy gap

There is no shortage of pressing environmental challenges. From food insecurity to water scarcity, pollution to loss of economic livelihood, the solutions to these complex challenges will require…