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PhD candidate explores potential uneven impacts in transit investment along Eglinton LRT

When Robert Arku moved to Toronto’s Davenport neighbourhood three years ago, he couldn’t help but feel curious about the future of his new home.  During daily commutes on public transportation, he…

Tips from an astrophysicist on the best ways to enjoy the solar eclipse near Toronto

Being in the path of a total solar eclipse is rare. Since it’s only visible across a thin stretch of the Earth’s surface, on average it happens once every 375 years.  While Toronto will only get a…

Whether checking the news or escaping problems, the reasons we use X (Twitter) impact our wellbeing

Researchers just found what many have long suspected — using X (formerly known as Twitter) is bad for our wellbeing, but the platform isn’t entirely to blame. 

‘Say-Walahi’: Experiences of Canadian-born Somali youth in the GTA focus of ongoing research

Ahmed Ilmi’s research looks at the ways early educational experiences can be linked to social exclusion and identity formation among Black Canadian youth.  As a Black Muslim Canadian, he witnessed…

Work has changed. So have the qualities of good leadership

Jumping on a zoom call from his hotel room at the COP28 conference in Dubai, cleantech executive Phil De Luna marvels at the carnival-like atmosphere that has swept over the United Arab Emirates city…

New research in plate tectonics: Geoscientists refine the theory that explains how our planet works

New research by a team of U of T geoscientists is refining the century-old model of plate tectonics that holds that the plates covering the ocean floors are rigid as they move across the Earth…

U of T Scarborough researcher discovers critically endangered bats living in two new locations

The Jamaican flower bat is so endangered, it was believed only a small colony of around 500 existed, all living in a single cave. Until now. 

Discovery about protective wax around plants might hold the key to developing stronger crops

A team of U of T Scarborough researchers have discovered that the waxy protective barrier around plants might play a role in sending chemical signals to other plants and insects.   The research,…

Study finds using the present tense makes people find your words significantly more believable and helpful

One Amazon review is written in the past tense — “I was thrilled when I put on this shirt!” Another reads, “I will definitely wear this shirt a lot.” A study finds neither is nearly as persuasive…

Did you repeatedly upset your friend? A study finds you don’t feel as guilty as they think

You messed up — forgot a birthday, blew off plans, didn’t pull your weight in a group project — now your friend’s mad and you feel bad. But soon you mess up again. Then again. A new study discovered…

Afrosonic Innovation Lab provides a thriving space for music of the African diaspora

A growing academic space at U of T Scarborough is offering students a meaningful outlet to engage with music from the African diaspora.  Launched in 2021, the Afrosonic Innovation Lab works to…

The Barbie movie got it wrong when it comes to baby dolls — this Indigenous collection is proof

The teaser for the Barbie movie opens with a falsified fact — that before Barbie, girls only ever played with baby dolls. Miriam Castillo Orozco is reminded daily that this isn’t true.