How to find reliable information in the digital age

Thursday, June 17 - 2021
Jeffrey Dvorkin began every first-year journalism course at U of T Scarborough with the same question: “What do you consider to be a reliable source of information?”

School closures due to COVID are accelerating inequities in education among Ontario students

Monday, June 14 - 2021
A new report on the effect of school closures in Ontario due to COVID-19 suggests that inequities in education are being accelerated, with vulnerable groups in particular being especially affected.…

U of T Scarborough profs win Royal Society of Chemistry award

Tuesday, June 8 - 2021
Three U of T researchers – including two from U of T Scarborough – are behind a new technology that was named today as the winner of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s new Analytical Division Horizon…

All aboard: How do we build a more equitable transit system?

Monday, May 3 - 2021
In February, Toronto City Council voted to reallocate $1.2 billion for the controversial Scarborough subway to another proposed transit project known as the Eglinton East LRT. I’m a transportation…

Pollution patrol

Friday, April 30 - 2021
Perched on top of the Arts and Administration Building is a specialized instrument that researchers are using to measure air quality. The Pandora Spectrometer System uses UV and visible light to…

NGOs and governments need to fix barriers to nutrition programs in Africa, UTSC study finds

Wednesday, April 14 - 2021
Lack of political will and under-resourcing are just two barriers faced by vital nutrition programs in Africa, a new U of T Scarborough study has found. “Malnutrition is a complex issue and there’s…

UPPERCASE vs lowercase: Why using one or the other in a name can send a message to consumers

Wednesday, April 7 - 2021
Brand names are often written using a combination of upper and lowercase letters. Others defy convention by using all lowercase (amazon or ebay) or all uppercase (IKEA or IBM).  

Tiny amounts of pollution can disrupt important ‘chemical conversations’ between species

Thursday, March 4 - 2021
Researchers at U of T Scarborough have for the first time shown that pollution can disrupt the ‘chemical conversations’ water fleas rely on to communicate with other species.

Popular agricultural pesticide may be slowing down hummingbirds

Wednesday, February 17 - 2021
Hummingbirds need an incredible amount of energy to flap their wings 50 times per second to maintain hovering flight. Their metabolism is so supercharged, that if they were human-sized, they would…

Professor Ruby Sullan named Cottrell Scholar

Thursday, February 11 - 2021
Professor Ruby Sullan from the department of physical & environmental science at U of T Scarborough has been named as one of this year's Cottrell Scholars.

‘It needs to change’: Study highlights the significant health-care barriers women with disabilities face during pregnancy

Monday, February 8 - 2021
A new U of T Scarborough study finds that women with disabilities are nearly twice as likely to experience life-threatening pregnancy complications or maternal death compared to their peers.  

Republican Party needs to wage ‘internal war’ on conspiracy theories: UTSC's Ryan Hurl

Wednesday, January 13 - 2021
As U.S. President Donald Trump’s term draws to a close, many are wondering what the future holds for him and for the Republican Party in the wake of last week’s violent pro-Trump riots at the Capitol…