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A lifeline for an endangered language

U of T Scarborough linguists have partnered with an Indigenous community member to bring the Munsee dialect back from the brink of extinction

A new network will support research excellence, mentorship and collaboration among Black scholars

For immigrants to Canada from Africa and the Caribbean who can’t get access to traditional loans, the answer to their financial needs is sometimes each other. A group of acquaintances will come…

UTSC prof's research and advocacy focuses on land grabbing – and those fighting it

Sharlene Mollett studies the relationship between land and culture, as well as how gender and race shape access to natural resources. A feminist political ecologist and cultural geographer at the…

Women living near natural gas operations experience greater likelihood of depression and substance use during pregnancy

Women living close to natural gas operations experienced higher rates of depression and substance use during pregnancy, according to a new study. The study looked more than 6,300 women who gave…

Don't shut down: Keeping sensation alive in stressful times is critical for well-being, researchers find

The physical sensations that accompany a sad mood can feel pretty intense. Some may feel a constriction of the chest, watery eyes and a raw throat, to name a few. But Norman Farb, University of…

‘It’s unethical’: Why developed countries need to take more responsibility in disposing their e-waste

A new U of T Scarborough study finds that a group of people living in the developing world suffer high levels of toxic emissions from chemicals commonly used in our consumer goods.   The study,…

Faces of dominance: The faces of women and men are perceived differently by liberals and conservatives

A new U of T Scarborough study finds that liberals and conservatives differ in how they perceive dominance in women, which may influence their likelihood to vote them into political office. “We…

UTSC prof awarded national mathematics prize for research

UTSC Assistant Professor Ashton Anderson has been awarded the 2021 Outstanding Career Computer Science Research Prize from Canada’s national academic organization for computer science.

Why mistrust is key to understanding the pandemic's impact on the Black community

Tatyana Charmaine Graham remembers when the Ontario government gave police sweeping powers to card citizens amid a stay-at-home order last April.

'An underutilized tool:' UV-LED lights can kill coronaviruses and HIV with the flip of a switch

The same lightbulbs used in offices and public spaces can destroy coronaviruses and HIV, according to a new study from U of T Scarborough.

Road traffic isn’t just bad for the air — it could also be a major source of water pollution

Heavy traffic is often associated with air pollution. But a new U of T Scarborough study suggests it’s also a major contributor to water pollution. The study found that chemicals commonly used in…

'A watershed moment': UTSC's Lucan Ahmad Way on how the war in Ukraine could reinvigorate democracy

As Russian President Vladimir Putin’s bloody invasion of Ukraine is poised to enter its third week, it’s become increasingly clear that he badly misjudged the resourcefulness of Ukraine’s military …