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Heather Benson supports mature students: ‘It felt like a privilege to go back to school’

Heather Benson first stepped onto the U of T Scarborough campus in 1968. It wouldn’t be until 1998—30 years later—that she finally walked across the stage at Convocation Hall to receive her bachelor…

Canada has a shortage of BIPOC stem cell donors — thousands of students are raising the alarm

Mai Duong was dying and could not get the stem cell transplant she needed. Diagnosed with leukemia, she’d already had to terminate a pregnancy to start chemotherapy.

Prof appointed to Royal Society of Canada for work on extremist groups’ impact on local economies

The Cold War was nearing its end and in the border city of Peshawar, Pakistan, the bazaars were overrun by militiamen, guns and narcotics. Peshawar had become a hub for the Americans and Pakistanis…

UTSC undergrads receive funding to support their research project on youth programs

They started as teenage members of a Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH) outreach program and then went on to study biological sciences at U of T Scarborough. Now, the two undergraduates have…

U of T Scarborough honours the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day

This Truth and Reconciliation week, the U of T Scarborough community honours those lost to the residential school system, their families and communities. From Sept. 26 to Oct. 1, we recognize and…

U of T Scarborough CAO inducted into Scarborough Walk of Fame

When Andrew Arifuzzaman first joined U of T Scarborough in 2007, one of his first acts was to literally make the campus more open to the community. Shrouded by trees and shrubs, the campus was…

Black Health Equity Lab launches at U of T Scarborough to address health disparities in Black communities

A new lab at U of T Scarborough will tackle health disparities faced by the Black community in Toronto, with a particular focus on access to primary health care.

Alum’s non-profit brings clean drinking water to a dozen communities in Sudan

Kabier Izzeldin wasn’t surprised when a child asked for his half-empty water bottle in Sudan. But he wasn’t expecting the child to immediately share that water with other children. 

Student-led project provides rare insight into Canadian history with some of its first newspapers

U of T Scarborough researchers are providing valuable insight into Canadian history by creating an accessible, free database of the nation’s first newspapers – for the very first time.

U of T mourns the death of Queen Elizabeth II, lowers flags to half-mast

The University of Toronto is mourning the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch in British history, who visited the university on numerous occasions. Flags on all…

Welcome to UTSC 2022

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Newborns of women with disabilities more likely to have health complications, study finds

One of the largest studies of its kind has found babies of women with disabilities have a higher chance of having rare health complications and needing intensive care. That study also notes how many…