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Basketball means the world to sports journalist and U of T Scarborough alum Alex Wong. Here’s why

Alex Wong’s life in basketball has deep roots – from the courts and playgrounds of Hong Kong to the blacktops and chain-linked parks in the Toronto area. Basketball provided Wong (BBA UTSC 2007) a…

Painter Wendy Wacko pays homage to her mentor, Doris McCarthy, with a gift of art to U of T Scarborough

Wendy Wacko was in high school, in the 1960s, when she first came across work by artist Doris McCarthy. “I fell in love with landscape painting when I was still in my early teens,” says Wacko, who…

Wesley J. Hall elected to serve as the 35th chancellor of the University of Toronto

Wesley J. Hall, business leader and champion of equity, diversity and inclusion, will serve as the next chancellor of the University of Toronto. Hall was elected by U of T’s College of Electors to…

More people with disabilities are having children. Our health-care system is unprepared, says U of T Scarborough researcher

At one of Wendy Porch’s early prenatal appointments, her doctor reached over, yanked up the sleeve of her medical gown and said to an accompanying resident: “As you can see, she was born with this…

Ambica Jain's journey from U of T Scarborough student to celebrated restaurateur

Celebrated restaurateur Ambica Jain (BSc 2018 UTSC) has come a long way since her first year at U of T Scarborough in 2014. As a young undergrad who knew she wanted to follow in her…

‘A powerful source of inspiration’: U of T community members celebrated at African Scholars Awards

For Amal Mohamoud, contributing to mental health awareness and advocacy is a mission with roots in personal tragedy. After suffering the loss of her mother Hana to suicide, Mohamoud was determined to…

Scarborough Academy of Medicine's inaugural director has deep ties to local community

The Temerty Faculty of Medicine’s MD Program has marked an important milestone in the lead-up to the opening of the new Scarborough Academy of Medicine and Integrated Health (SAMIH) in 2026. …

New plant growth chambers may help researchers develop stronger crops

Four new chambers used to grow plants will allow biologists at U of T Scarborough to do research that may one day lead to stronger, more resilient food crops.      Located in the Plant…

Fraud is rampant in driving schools across Ontario. This start-up is using tech to stand out

When an undercover CBC journalist called several Ontario driving schools, 70 per cent of instructors offered to forge paperwork saying they’d completed driver’s ed, without having them take…

SDGs@UofT brings scholars together in pursuit of UN Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals serve as a blueprint for a better world – and universities have an essential role to play in fostering a shared future of peace and prosperity.

Law school prep program is helping students on financial aid get acceptances to top schools

Law school is notoriously expensive, but the steep costs can start well before a student even applies. That may leave those without ample funds at a disadvantage.  It’s common for aspiring law…

Up in smoke: new study suggests it’s time to ditch long-held stereotypes about stoners

Stoners are not as lazy and unmotivated as stereotypes suggest, according to new U of T Scarborough research. The study, which will be published by the journal Social Psychological and Personality…