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‘It’s unacceptable’: Professor Joe Hermer on why policing homeless encampments needs to end

Last week a landmark report on homeless encampments across Canada was released by the federal housing advocate, the office responsible for protecting citizen rights to housing. The report, which…

U of T Scarborough adopts the Okanagan Charter

The University of Toronto Scarborough has adopted the Okanagan Charter, a formal commitment to embed health and wellbeing into all aspects of campus culture.  

A night of big ideas: Celebrating 50 years of the Connaught Fund at U of T

The dangers of international digital espionage. The earliest moments of the universe. How scientists can also be activists and changemakers.   These were some of the topics University of Toronto…

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.

Discovery of non-native bees in Canada could pose a serious threat to native mason bees

Researchers at U of T Scarborough have discovered two species of bee in Canada for the first time, and the presence of one could pose a big threat to native mason bees. The non-native mason bees (…

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…

'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…

Experts on accessibility, ableism and inclusion across Canada gather for second National Dialogues and Action

Cassandra Hartblay recalls a time in graduate school when a senior scholar in her field wasn’t able to give feedback on a research presentation she gave at an academic conference. The scholar, it…

‘A big moment’: U of T alumni who graduated with virtual convocations return for in-person celebrations

Liwei Liao didn’t put much thought into his outfit when he viewed his virtual convocation ceremony at University of Toronto at the height of the pandemic – but next week, he will be getting dressed…

‘An exchange of knowledge where everyone has something to offer’: U of T celebrates great teaching

At the University of Toronto, great teachers aren’t merely experts in their field. They’re skilled in imparting their knowledge to new generations of scholars and researchers – a process, they say,…

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…