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$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…

U of T launches working group to tackle anti-Asian racism on campus

The University of Toronto has launched an Anti-Asian Racism Working Group to address anti-Asian racism on campus and take steps to make U of T more inclusive and welcoming to members of Asian…

UTSC alum wins prestigious McCall MacBain scholarship

Linda Bùi is one of two University of Toronto alumni who have been named McCall MacBain Scholars for 2022. She’ll join U of T alumna Janelle Brown-Walkus (MSc 2021) at McGill University in the fall.…

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…

U of T President Meric Gertler’s second term extended by two years

President Meric Gertler will have his second term as president of the University of Toronto extended by two years to provide continuity and stability in leadership as U of T emerges from the pandemic…

‘Framework for foundational change’: U of T Scarborough publishes report on campus-wide curriculum review

U of T Scarborough is one important step closer to realizing an inclusive curriculum that focuses on the knowledge and perspectives of its Indigenous, Black and racialized communities.   The…

Scarborough Charter event explores how Canada’s colleges and universities can support Black flourishing

Canadian universities and colleges that signed the historic Scarborough Charter are looking at ways to support Black flourishing across Canada.

Students choose alum’s six-foot self-portrait for Doris McCarthy Gallery's permanent collection

An alum’s massive, 80-inch self-portrait will permanently hang at U of T Scarborough thanks to students in a unique course. 

Writing in a tumultuous time

Born in Congo-Kinshasa, Téa Mutonji (BA 2020 UTSC) immigrated with her family to Canada when she was nine, eventually settling in Scarborough’s Kingston-Galloway neighbourhood. She began writing…

Expanding the pool of entrepreneurs

Melisa Ellis understands what it is like to work in spaces where no one looks like her. While employed with a Canadian bank, a supervisor once told her that she didn’t seem to be the right fit for…

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

U of T Scarborough’s Andrews Building has become a Canadian landmark

The architect John Andrews was teaching at U of T in the 1960s when he was asked to oversee the design of a new campus on land the university had just purchased in Scarborough. Completed in 1966, the…