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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 hosts the 100 Strong Academy, a summer mentorship program for Black boys

This summer the University of Toronto hosted over 60 participants in the 100 Strong Academy, a month-long summer program for Black boys between 11 to 14 years old. “My mom told me about this and…

‘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…

Expanding the pool of entrepreneurs

Melisa Ellis understands what it is like to work in spaces where no one looks like her. While employed with a Canadian bank, a supervisor once told her that she didn’t seem to be the right fit for…

From Ghanaian cashew farmers to healthcare in Nigeria, initiative looks at strengthening entrepreneurial ties between Canada and Africa

An early-stage collaboration between a U of T Scarborough researcher and The BRIDGE will work to ensure that Ghanaian cashew farmers receive equitable wages for their valuable export.

'You can become the unicorn in the room': This UTSC alum is advancing Black excellence in entrepreneurship and tech

U of T Scarborough graduate Melisa Ellis (BA UTSC 2015), founder of the non-profit social and technology enterprise Nobellum, is joining forces with U of T to help launch at least 100 Black-owned…

Got a business idea? Get the skills to launch it with this free series

So, you’ve got a business idea and no clue what to do with it. U of T Scarborough’s free new learning series is here to change that. 

‘If you have a dream, go for it’: how one alum landed a job at Google by prioritizing herself

Marah Ayad believes in chasing your dreams wholeheartedly. Living by that ethos, coupled with hard work, the U of T Scarborough management alum is now a technical account manager at one of the world…

UTSC students' app makes greeting cards pop in 3D

A few years ago, Adham Farag was thinking about how Snapchat works, and he suggested to his mother, “Why can’t we have images like that popping up on a Hallmark card?” He imagined pointing your phone…

Study finds that reputation is key to predicting performance – but it’s often overlooked by employers

Organizations spend countless time, money and resources searching for employees. But according to a new U of T Scarborough study, they may be overlooking the key ingredient in determining future…

Management student’s impact on major company lands her national co-op award

It’s not every day that a student steps into a co-op position and creates something that improves efficiency within a major division of a multi-national corporation. But CiQuinya Morton is no…

Organization that helps support young African entrepreneurs earns global recognition

Efosa Obano (UTSC BBA 2018) wants to see more young Black entrepreneurs getting the necessary mentorship opportunities and resources to turn their ideas into solutions to the world’s biggest problems…