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Newborns of women with disabilities more likely to have health complications, study finds

One of the largest studies of its kind has found babies of women with disabilities have a higher chance of having rare health complications and needing intensive care. That study also notes how many…

‘People-centric’ approach to creating surveys may help researchers collect better data on communities

When a team of U of T Scarborough students surveyed hundreds of households across Toronto, a custom handbook helped them get almost half of all residents to participate. The handbook, available…

U of T Scarborough professor discusses ways Toronto deals with extreme heat

On the heels of last week’s heatwave, U of T Scarborough and School of Cities researcher Karen Smith spoke to several Toronto news outlets about the city’s ability to handle the heat. Part of a team…

This fish has adapted to Canada's deepest, coldest lakes. UTSC researchers are unravelling its genetics to find out how

The deepwater sculpin is not an attractive fish by any conventional standard. You won’t find it hanging on a plaque or landing a feature role in a Disney movie. What you might say about the bottom-…

Canadians are not nearly as divided about environmental issues as we may think; UTSC study

Canadians are not nearly as divided about many important environmental issues as we may think, and that lack of division may offer common ground in drafting national environmental policies, according…

Study finds safety, mobility and local services most important to suburban Toronto residents

A new study found residents of Toronto’s inner suburban communities value the same three things most in their neighbourhoods: safety; transportation and mobility; and local services — in that order.

How two volcanic eruptions changed the genetic structure of brown kiwi birds

When two massive volcanic eruptions blanketed New Zealand in ash, they forever changed the genetics of the iconic brown kiwi bird, according to a new study from U of T Scarborough. 

$2.8 million study to test if microbes can grow in Canada’s national facility for nuclear waste

Canada is getting closer to moving all its used nuclear fuel to a single facility, and encasing every fuel container in bentonite clay. Researchers are studying whether that clay could support…

What polar bear poop can tell us about how chemicals get trapped inside the body

A new U of T Scarborough study using polar bear poop is revealing why certain chemical contaminants can get trapped and build up inside the body. Polar bears are prone to storing certain…

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…