News & Features

10 unique gift ideas if you want to support Black-owned local businesses around Toronto

There’s a silver lining to spending money during the holidays — an obligation to buy a gift is an opportunity to support your community.

'Heartfelt gratitude': A holiday message from Wisdom Tettey

In his annual message, Wisdom Tettey, University of Toronto vice-president and principal, U of T Scarborough, extends his “heartfelt gratitude” to the community for upholding a shared commitment to…

10 affordable gift ideas from small businesses around Toronto’s east end

I’ll keep this introduction short — you’re losing time. The holidays are coming. But don’t fret, we’ve made a list of gift ideas from small businesses around Toronto’s east end, many of which are…

Inspirational conversations: Scarborough welcomes Canadian business leader Wes Hall to campus

Inspirational storytelling, music, food and community made for a night to remember when U of T Scarborough welcomed Wes Hall, Canadian business leader, entrepreneur and Dragon from CBC’s Dragons' Den…

Student group dedicated to addressing homelessness donates more than 6,000 items to create change

On one of the coldest days of the year, three teens walked through downtown Toronto and passed a man experiencing homelessness hunched in a bus shelter. Two weeks later, they read in the news that a…

Researcher studying link between pregnancy complications and autoimmune diseases with prestigious fellowship

Natalie Scime became a women’s health epidemiologist because of stories. Stories from family members who went through difficult pregnancies, stories from friends whose symptoms were misdiagnosed,…

Black Founders Network celebrates a year of Black excellence in entrepreneurship

More than 200 entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, students and community supporters gathered at the University of Toronto recently to mark the first anniversary of the Black Founders Network (BFN) and…

Wisdom Tettey reappointed U of T Scarborough principal and U of T vice-president for second five-year term

Professor Wisdom Tettey has been reappointed as University of Toronto Scarborough principal and U of T vice-president for a second five-year term.  The reappointment, which runs from July 1, 2023 to…

Good for you, better for the planet: U of T cyclists pedal toward a more sustainable future

One of Ayush Sharma’s first stops upon moving to Canada to attend the University of Toronto was Bikechain on the George campus. An international student from Delhi, Sharma says he had barely been in…

A plush pal, a ping pong paddle and more: Here’s what U of T Scarborough students brought from home

Leaving home doesn’t mean leaving everything behind. We spoke to first-year students living in residence about the most meaningful items they brought with them, and how those objects helped them…

U of T to improve how campus safety services respond to mental health crises on its three campuses

The University of Toronto is working to improve how campus safety staff respond to students experiencing mental health crises – with improvements planned in key areas ranging from training and after-…

How the UN’s sustainable development goals have been shaping U of T Scarborough for years

In 2015, the United Nations (UN) created a blueprint of what it would take to make the world a better place. The organization’s 17 goals have guided the University of Toronto Scarborough ever since.