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Black Founders Network launches to support entrepreneurs and create more Black-led businesses

An inclusive community where Black entrepreneurs can tap into various resources to nurture and boost their businesses has launched at the University of Toronto. The goal of the Black Founders…

SJ Sindu talks about why identity, family and loss of faith shape her writing

When SJ Sindu was younger, she couldn’t wait for her annual family vacations to Scarborough.   “Scarborough was a completely different world to where I grew up,” says Sindu, an assistant professor in…

Event looks at how COVID-19 has worsened health inequities in the Eastern GTA – and what can be done about it

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored how our health care system, often touted as universal, can protect some better than others. The roots of health inequities took hold long before the pandemic,…

Reddit experienced a huge spike in political polarization in 2016. But it wasn’t driven by existing users

A new study finds that a rise in political polarization on Reddit was driven by new, largely right-wing users beginning around the time of the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The findings are…

New report highlights how COVID-19 worsened economic and health conditions for precarious status migrants in the GTA

A new collaborative report involving U of T Scarborough researchers raises awareness about the disproportionate economic and health impacts of COVID-19 on non-status migrants who live and work in the…

It’s Financial Literacy Month: Here are some tips and funding ops for students

November is Financial Literacy Month and it’s time to talk money.  We’ve put together a list of terms you may encounter in your financial journey, and the funding opportunities waiting for you. 

Researchers investigate health effects of fracking in B.C.’s Northeast

With thousands of wells and counting, the Northeast region of British Columbia is one of Canada’s most important hubs of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking – the process of blasting pressurized liquid…

From sustainable food to fighting climate change: UTSC’s flagship research program funds two new major projects

U of T Scarborough is awarding $1.8 million to help kickstart two large collaborative research projects that are dedicated to tackling some of the most pressing challenges of our time. The Clusters…

Sheniz Janmohamed: Meet UTSC’s next writer-in-residence

Sheniz Janmohamed was a fourth-year English student at St. Michael’s College when the prestigious Hart House Review published her poetry. It was a moment of excitement and pride – the same emotions…

‘An inclusive space’: U of T Scarborough breaks ground on Indigenous House

Construction is about to begin on Indigenous House, a new gathering place at U of T Scarborough dedicated to learning about Indigenous culture and ways of knowing.   The 10,700 sq. ft. (994 sq.…

‘Your university experience is what you make it’: UTSC grad pivoted during the pandemic to complete her dream program

Since Grade 9, Ellora Bhalla had her sights on enrolling into U of T Scarborough’s Management and International Business (MIB) program.

U of T joins Canadian universities and colleges in signing charter pledging to fight anti-Black racism, promote Black inclusion

U of T has joined nearly 50 universities and colleges across Canada in signing a historic charter pledging to fight anti-Black racism and to promote Black inclusion.