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‘I like to write fantasy because it opens a world of possibilities’: UTSC grad finds her niche in activism through creative writing

U of T Scarborough graduate Marquela Nunes found an outlet for activism through the world of fantasy. The genre allows her to create a safe space to unpack and rewrite history, where LGBTQ rights and…

‘From rhetoric to meaningful action’: Canadian universities and colleges set to sign landmark charter in fight against structural racism

A historic charter addressing equity and inclusion in Canadian post-secondary education is one important step closer to becoming a reality. 

‘A global leader’: U of T’s sustainability efforts highlighted by Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Developing solutions to address climate change represents a huge opportunity for Ontario – and the University of Toronto can play a key role in helping to lead the way.

‘It’s really difficult for mothers to figure out what to do’: Greater clarity needed on antidepressant use during pregnancy

Those planning pregnancy are struggling to weigh the risks and benefits of antidepressant medication based on how research is currently being presented, say researchers at U of T and Women’s College…

UTSC event takes a critical and reflective look at the Williams Treaties and history of the Highland Creek Valley

A U of T Scarborough event is taking a deep look into the political history of the Williams Treaties – and the campus’ own story within it – to encourage and initiate meaningful conversations about…

UTSC researcher awarded international prize for work on exoplanets

Professor Diana Valencia has been awarded a prestigious European research prize for her pioneering work on exoplanets.   Valencia was this year’s co-recipient of the Paulo Farinella Prize for her…

Transforming Our World: U of T faculty and researchers developing strategic initiative for sustainable development goals

Professors Marc Cadotte and Erica Di Ruggiero were selected as academic leads to develop an Institutional Strategic Initiative (ISI) at the University of Toronto around the Sustainable Development…

U of T’s UCheck ambassadors remind community members to complete COVID-19 self-screening

Layla Ahmed, a fourth-year neuroscience and molecular genetics student at the University of Toronto, is thrilled to see the St. George campus stir back to life this fall – and is playing a key role…

Toronto has more than 700 green roofs. UTSC researchers are looking at ways to grow food on them

A group of U of T Scarborough researchers are looking at ways to convert Toronto’s numerous green roofs into places where people can grow food.   “Urban agriculture is emerging as a key component in…

EaRTH District at U of T Scarborough aims to make eastern GTA a hub for green-tech training and innovation

A new partnership involving five universities and colleges across the eastern GTA is bringing a training and innovation hub for green technology to U of T Scarborough. The Environmental and Related…

U of T to divest from fossil fuel investments, create climate-positive campus

The University of Toronto is committing to divest from investments in fossil fuel companies in its $4.0-billion endowment fund beginning immediately. As part of a suite of sustainability measures…

'Curiosity and courage': Pearson scholars eager to make their mark at U of T Scarborough

Ahnaf Rahman likens receiving the University of Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship to receiving a “lifeline” during a difficult time. “After navigating the quirks of online high…