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‘A slightly different experience’: Self-taught author challenging what picture books can look like

It’s hard not to judge a book by its cover, but Michael Gayle’s third children’s book makes it easier. 

'Now is the time': Maydianne Andrade on elevating Black people in STEMM

The underrepresentation of Black people in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) is a persistent problem in Canada – and a missed opportunity for talent and perspective…

Healthy campus initiative answering Okanagan Charter’s calls to action at U of T Scarborough

Students in a new course were trying art therapy one week and wheelchair basketball the next. On other weeks, they cooked nutritious meals together and practiced mindfulness on walks through the…

Danny Ramadan, author and advocate for LGBTQ+ Syrian refugees, is U of T Scarborough’s new writer-in-residence

As a gay person growing up in Syria, Danny Ramadan says every day was like taking a paper cut to his mental health. 

A daily dose of politics is stressing Americans out, but dealing with it might jeopardize motivation to act

Let’s face it, politics is hard to avoid. From 24-hour news cycles to social media posts from your angry uncle, it’s almost impossible not to get a daily dose of it. But new research finds that…

‘A life-long champion of accessibility’: U of T remembers former lieutenant-governor and alumnus David Onley

The University of Toronto community is mourning the loss of David Onley, a passionate advocate for disability rights and accessibility whose close relationship with the university spanned decades. …

U of T to host restorative circle, other events in support of Jewish community

The University of Toronto will host a restorative circle for the Jewish community this month as part of a slate of programming that aims to address antisemitism on its campuses and beyond.  

‘We just see momentum building’: Canadian Black Scientists Network partners with U of T Scarborough

When Maydianne Andrade cofounded the non-profit Canadian Black Scientists Network (CBSN) in the summer of 2020 with other Black scientists across Canada, she knew there was a need to create a larger…

22 unforgettable things that happened in 2022 at U of T Scarborough

Every year, we publish a round-up list of noteworthy moments at U of T Scarborough. I began last year’s edition by writing: “Let’s admit it, 2021 wasn’t as different from 2020 as we’d hoped.” I…

Study finds most new species don’t evolve by adapting to different environments, but to similar ones

Since the days of Charles Darwin, evolutionary biologists have widely believed that most new species form because they’ve adapted to different environments. A U of T Scarborough study suggests…

'It could be really powerful': Researchers using location data from cellphones to study public parks

Public parks are a balancing act — the more people enjoy them, the more wildlife is naturally damaged — and location data from cellphones could be key to finding the sweet spot. 

U of T Scarborough adopts the Okanagan Charter

The University of Toronto Scarborough has adopted the Okanagan Charter, a formal commitment to embed health and wellbeing into all aspects of campus culture.