Time for a digital detox? U of T Scarborough expert training journalists for the ‘fake news’ era

Monday, July 16 - 2018
When Jeffrey Dvorkin began his journalism career at CBS News in 1972, “the assumption was that no one is going to lie to you.”

Too angry to stay engaged? UTSC researcher explores the links between emotion and political activism

Monday, July 9 - 2018
Reducing our negative emotion may make us feel better, but also less likely to take political action When we confront upsetting political events, like a new policy you find immoral or the election…

This curious animal grew larger over time – but its brain didn’t quite keep up

Wednesday, June 27 - 2018
New U of T Scarborough research has found that the ancestor of the modern day mountain beaver had a larger relative brain size. The study, which is published in the journal Palaeontology, offers a…

Does Hollywood always hate Wall Street? How popular stories influence the way we see industry

Monday, June 25 - 2018
In Oliver Stone’s 1987 hit movie Wall Street, Gordon Gekko famously delivers his “greed is good” speech to justify buying and breaking up companies before selling them for a healthy profit. Meant to…

Renovating for research: modern labs will foster innovation and discovery

Tuesday, June 19 - 2018
A project to upgrade and build new lab space in U of T Scarborough’s original building will nurture a range of cutting-edge research – from neuroscience and plant biology, to exploring the…

Work on developing passive air sampler earns this PhD Canada’s top academic award

Monday, June 4 - 2018
An innovative air sampler that can monitor mercury pollution around the world has earned a U of T Scarborough researcher Canada’s top academic award.  David McLagan from the Department of Physical…

Just like humans, these monkeys can plan their routes – but most prefer not to

Friday, June 1 - 2018
They might not have mastered GPS technology, but vervet monkeys can solve multi-destination routes in the same way humans do. A new U of T Scarborough study published in the journal PLOS ONE has…

Career dedicated to preserving biodiversity in the Great Lakes nets award for researcher

Friday, May 25 - 2018
A U of T Scarborough researcher and renowned expert on the risk posed by aquatic invasive species has been recognized for his career-long work in preserving Great Lakes ecosystems. Associate…

Who was drinking what during China’s last imperial dynasty

Thursday, May 24 - 2018
Long before the Communist Party rose to power during the late 1940s, China was ruled by a series of dynastic empires stretching back thousands of years. The last of those dynasties was the Qing (…

U of T Scarborough professor among 16 new Canada Research Chairs at U of T

Thursday, May 3 - 2018
Anyone on a diet can attest to the apparent willpower needed to forego a pint of ice cream in the freezer and reach for a leafy green vegetable instead. Yet, while making a “healthy choice” often…

Why free preschool makes the most sense for families

Monday, April 30 - 2018
The Conversation with Gordon Cleveland The Ontario Liberals recently announced a plan to offer free child care for preschoolers – from the age of 2.5 years until they start kindergarten – to every…

HIV research lab at U of T Scarborough will explore molecular mechanisms of virus infection

Wednesday, April 25 - 2018
The prospect of working in a room housing potentially-deadly pathogens would be an unpleasant one for most. But for Assistant Professor Christina Guzzo of the Biological Sciences department, it’s an…