How the pandemic is affecting the LGBTQ community

Friday, July 31 - 2020
In pretty much every indicator one could imagine, the “queer” community (i.e. lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two-spirit) have been hit harder by the pandemic than the general population…

Newest Canada Research Chairs focus on tackling important health, environmental challenges

Friday, July 31 - 2020
One is an environmental chemist whose research looks at fundamental soil processes for ways to solve critical environmental challenges. The other is a perinatal epidemiologist, whose research looks…

Coming to terms with the new normal

Thursday, July 30 - 2020
There’s been a lot of talk about a “new normal” resulting from the global pandemic, but no one knows for sure what that will look like. Analyzing where we are headed is the purview of Psychology…

Researcher tackles food insecurity connected to COVID-19

Wednesday, July 29 - 2020
When the global Pandemic was declared on March 11, Jayeeta Sharma, an associate professor in the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies, presciently expected that the disruption would expose…

What makes us generous? It might be the first thing we pay attention to according to new research

Tuesday, July 28 - 2020
A new U of T Scarborough study finds that when it comes to generosity, our basic assumptions about it requiring self-control to overcome our inherent selfishness might be wrong. “With generosity, I…

‘It’s time to do something’: U of T Scarborough invasive species expert calls for action before it’s too late

Wednesday, July 22 - 2020
Nick Mandrak has just about seen it all over his 30 plus-year-career as an aquatic invasive species researcher.   From goldfish infesting local stormwater retention ponds, to pulling a bighead…

Global warming threatens collapse of most polar bear populations by end of century

Monday, July 20 - 2020
A new U of T Scarborough study finds that we can expect the collapse of most polar bear populations by the end of the century if global warming continues at the current pace. The study is the first…

How the homeless will be policed in the COVID-19 era

Thursday, July 2 - 2020
Back in April, U of T Scarborough sociology professor Joseph Hermer observed a trend that is now playing out on Toronto's streets: how the spread of COVID-19 would impact the homeless, and the way…

Will working from home imposed by COVID-19 create a ‘new normal’ for the workplace?

Friday, April 24 - 2020
Almost overnight, the COVID-19 pandemic has given us a glimpse into the future of work. “One of the unintended impacts of this lockdown is more people, having tried remote working for the first time…

U of T to support 31 high-impact coronavirus research projects through Toronto COVID-19 Action Fund

Tuesday, April 21 - 2020
The University of Toronto will support 31 research projects through the $8.4-million Toronto COVID-19 Action Fund – set up less than a month ago to support high-impact research by U of T and its…

Urban density and disease: U of T historian on whether COVID-19 will influence city planning

Monday, April 20 - 2020
How will COVID-19 impact Toronto in terms of city planning? Will it change how the city grows? Richard White is an independent historian and longstanding part-time lecturer in Canadian history…

Air quality improving by up to 40% in some cities around the world due to COVID-19

Thursday, April 9 - 2020
Cities that declared a state of emergency in February due to outbreaks of COVID-19 saw air pollution decreases of up to 40 per cent, according to a new U of T Scarborough study.