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In mad dash to Ottawa, second-year gets 50 students to House of Commons for new model parliament

It took months of work to get the cheque in Khalil-Najir Miles’ hands, but his bank had a waiting period to cash it. If he couldn’t get the money then and there, he couldn’t pay the bus coming to…

Construction underway on new Retail and Parking Commons at U of T Scarborough

Mukhammadrizo Madjidov enjoys working out at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (TPASC) in between classes. He can’t wait for the Sam Ibrahim Building to open later this year — it will offer a place…

U of T Scarborough management student wins national co-op award for unique business idea

Ahnaf Rahman was 12 when he used an Excel spreadsheet to predict the winner of the 2015 Cricket World Cup. He’s used technology to solve problems ever since, most recently at one of the largest…

Second-hand clothing stores are booming, but struggle to grow online. Can AI help?

Give a picture of a t-shirt to Athiya Rastogi’s AI-powered software and within seconds it writes a detailed web page designed to get that shirt in an online shopper’s cart.

‘Silent epidemic’: Young researchers receive CIHR awards to investigate coronaviruses and chlamydia

Coronaviruses and chlamydia are quietly spreading across Canada, and two young researchers are launching projects to shed light on the biology behind these epidemics.

This experimental children’s book defied all norms, and kids loved it

It’s been one year since picture book author Michael Gayle (BSc 2020 UTSC) took a risk.

We put a piano in one of the busiest spots on campus — and everyone is welcome to play

A picturesque piano — hand painted by a computer science alum who hadn’t touched a paint brush in years — is available for anyone to play in one of the busiest areas at U of T Scarborough. The piano…

Aspiring pharmacist using a new biology award to share knowledge and build bridges

It was the height of the pandemic when 17-year-old Ifedinma Agbatekwe walked up to the owner of a Shopper’s Drug Mart and asked to work in the pharmacy. 

‘People coming together with the land’: Four campus spaces renamed, translated with Indigenous languages

Four major campus spaces at U of T Scarborough have either been renamed or had their names translated with Indigenous languages.

Year in review: 20 unforgettable moments at U of T Scarborough in 2023

While we try to wrap our heads around how it’s already almost 2024, let’s look back at some of the great things that happened at U of T Scarborough in 2023.  1. We opened a huge, eco-friendly student…

'I wish you all the very best': Holiday message from Principal Wisdom Tettey

In his annual holiday message, Wisdom Tettey, University of Toronto vice-president and principal, U of T Scarborough, thanks the entire university community for helping advance the university’s…

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…