News & Features

Construction underway on new Retail and Parking Commons at U of T Scarborough

Mukhammadrizo Madjidov enjoys working out at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (TPASC) in between classes. He can’t wait for the Sam Ibrahim Building to open later this year — it will offer a place…

U of T Scarborough management student wins national co-op award for unique business idea

Ahnaf Rahman was 12 when he used an Excel spreadsheet to predict the winner of the 2015 Cricket World Cup. He’s used technology to solve problems ever since, most recently at one of the largest…

Indigenous House receives national architectural award of merit

Indigenous House may be in the process of being built, but it’s already earning national recognition for its innovative design.   

Whether checking the news or escaping problems, the reasons we use X (Twitter) impact our wellbeing

Researchers just found what many have long suspected — using X (formerly known as Twitter) is bad for our wellbeing, but the platform isn’t entirely to blame. 

Second-hand clothing stores are booming, but struggle to grow online. Can AI help?

Give a picture of a t-shirt to Athiya Rastogi’s AI-powered software and within seconds it writes a detailed web page designed to get that shirt in an online shopper’s cart.

‘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…

‘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: “…

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. 

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. Although she always felt that way, she spent many…