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We put a piano in one of the busiest spots on campus — and everyone is welcome to play

A picturesque piano — hand painted by a computer science alum who hadn’t touched a paint brush in years — is available for anyone to play in one of the busiest areas at U of T Scarborough. The piano…

U of T Scarborough researcher discovers critically endangered bats living in two new locations

The Jamaican flower bat is so endangered, it was believed only a small colony of around 500 existed, all living in a single cave. Until now. 

Aspiring pharmacist using a new biology award to share knowledge and build bridges

It was the height of the pandemic when 17-year-old Ifedinma Agbatekwe walked up to the owner of a Shopper’s Drug Mart and asked to work in the pharmacy. 

Year in review: 20 unforgettable moments at U of T Scarborough in 2023

While we try to wrap our heads around how it’s already almost 2024, let’s look back at some of the great things that happened at U of T Scarborough in 2023.  1. We opened a huge, eco-friendly student…

‘People coming together with the land’: Four campus spaces renamed, translated with Indigenous languages

Four major campus spaces at U of T Scarborough have either been renamed or had their names translated with Indigenous languages.

U of T ranked 12th in the world for graduate employability: Times Higher Education

University of Toronto graduates are among the world’s most desirable in the eyes of employers, according to a new ranking by Times Higher Education.

'I wish you all the very best': Holiday message from Principal Wisdom Tettey

In his annual holiday message, Wisdom Tettey, University of Toronto vice-president and principal, U of T Scarborough, thanks the entire university community for helping advance the university’s…

U of T’s plan to become climate positive expanded to all three campuses

All three of the University of Toronto’s campuses are committing to reduce more greenhouse gases than they emit in the years ahead, an ambitious goal that goes beyond carbon neutrality and targets a…

U of T named most sustainable university in the world

The University of Toronto has been named the most sustainable university in the world by the QS World University Rankings: Sustainability 2024, which evaluates post-secondary institutions for their…

Ditch the grocery store chocolates – here’s five unique gift ideas for foodies from local small businesses

It may seem like we exchange the exact same boxes of factory-made holiday treats every year — break the cycle with something deliciously different. Scarborough is home to one of the most…

Five unique self-care gifts from small businesses run by U of T Scarborough alum

The holidays might be the best time to give the gift of self-care — a little stress-busting something can be just what your loved one needs in the chaos of December. And as January looms and…

Discovery about protective wax around plants might hold the key to developing stronger crops

A team of U of T Scarborough researchers have discovered that the waxy protective barrier around plants might play a role in sending chemical signals to other plants and insects.   The research,…