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‘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…

‘Silent epidemic’: Young researchers receive CIHR awards to investigate coronaviruses and chlamydia

Coronaviruses and chlamydia are quietly spreading across Canada, and two young researchers are launching projects to shed light on the biology behind these epidemics.

Student leaders have a new launchpad: How the Dean’s Circle breaks the mold in leadership learning

An actor and assassin from John Wick: Chapter 4, a Grammy-nominated singer, a top executive at rapper Drake’s clothing line — they all answered the same question for students in a new program: “How…

U of T Scarborough professor’s educational outreach program is giving people in prison new hope

Phil Heron started his prison education program as a way to teach geophysics in one of the four prisons near Durham University in England, where he was completing his postdoc. Little did he know it…

Canadian Black Scientists Network to foster discussions about equity in STEMM through the untold stories of Black astronauts

It’s only been a few months since Maydianne Andrade first watched The Space Race, National Geographic’s documentary which spotlights the little-known stories of Black astronauts.  Andrade was…

U of T ranked 21st globally by reputation: Times Higher Education

The University of Toronto is among an elite group of universities whose teaching and research are highly regarded by the world’s leading scholars, according to new rankings by Times Higher Education.

For U of T Scarborough’s new writer-in-residence, writing starts with an ‘emotional situation’

For Thea Lim, writing comes with what she calls an “emotional situation” — a phenomenon that allows her to express her thoughts through stories.

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…

Winning over people to your cause is not easy. As these students discovered, it helps to have a personal – and persuasive – message

In the 1960s, students marched for civil rights; in the ‘80s, they protested South African apartheid. Today, many students are calling for action on the climate crisis and social injustice, using the…

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…

This experimental children’s book defied all norms, and kids loved it

It’s been one year since picture book author Michael Gayle (BSc 2020 UTSC) took a risk.

New certificate will help health sciences students get a head start in their health-care careers

If there’s one piece of advice Candice Richardson has for undergrads wanting to pursue a career in health care, it’s to discover what they’re passionate about.  “When I talk to undergrads who want to…