Researchers turn waste cooking oil from McDonald’s into high-end 3D printing resin

Thursday, January 30 - 2020
Researchers at U of T Scarborough have for the first time turned waste cooking oil from a deep fryer into a high-resolution, biodegradable resin for 3D printing. Using waste cooking oil has…

Online therapy for lingering depression symptoms offers greater access to those in need

Wednesday, January 29 - 2020
An online version of a pioneering therapy aimed at reducing the lingering symptoms of depression can offer additional benefits for patients receiving care, according to a new U of T Scarborough study…

Substances that created hole in ozone may account for half of Arctic warming over 50-year period: new study

Monday, January 20 - 2020
A new study finds the substances responsible for creating a massive hole in the ozone layer may account for nearly half of Arctic warming over a 50-year period.   The research, published in Nature…

The ‘perfect nuisance’: UTSC researcher explores the colourful history of Gibraltar’s monkeys

Tuesday, December 17 - 2019
They may only number a few hundred, but there’s no denying the influence macaques have in Gibraltar. Often viewed as a “perfect nuisance” to inhabitants, the monkeys that have lived among Gibraltar’…

Don’t stop with emissions - climate politics needs to embrace a fossil fuel free world

Thursday, December 12 - 2019
A new U of T study is proposing a different way to think about tackling climate change, one that shifts focus away from emissions reductions toward the goal of cutting out fossil fuel energy…

UTSC researchers developing early warning system for water pollution using tiny water fleas

Friday, November 29 - 2019
Researchers at U of T Scarborough are developing an early warning system for water quality and pollution that combines tiny water fleas and an instrument so sensitive it’s able to detect changes at…

UTSC researcher looks at the causes – and effects – of workplace racial harassment

Thursday, November 14 - 2019
Our places of work can, for better or worse, mirror society as a whole. In the same way stressors like racial harassment and discrimination in society affect individuals, in the workplace it also has…

What role do heroic fables play in movies about investigative journalism?

Tuesday, November 12 - 2019
In one of the most iconic scenes in All the President’s Men (ATPM), a mysterious figure emerges from the shadows of a deserted parking garage. He tells Bob Woodward, a young, hungry reporter, “Just…

Being conscientious is one of the strongest predictors of success in the workplace, UTSC study finds

Monday, November 4 - 2019
Organizations are always looking for the ingredients that make a good employee, with many turning to personality tests as a means to find out.  Now, a U of T Scarborough study suggests one of the…

These monkeys could shed some light on how human social organization became so complex

Wednesday, October 30 - 2019
A new U of T Scarborough study has uncovered a new type of social organization in primates – one that may help further our understanding of human evolution.    

Species in the Amazon evolve slower than those in North America, UTSC research finds

Thursday, October 24 - 2019
Since 2009, Jason Weir, professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, has travelled into the Amazon rainforest to play songs to hundreds of birds.

Active or passive voice? Things may feel more distant, less likely to have happened depending on which one you use

Monday, September 23 - 2019
The way we interpret a message can change depending on whether it’s framed in active or passive voice – even if the content is exactly the same.