Turns out your peers probably think the same way about you as you do about yourself

Friday, December 14 - 2018
When it comes to self-assessment, new U of T Scarborough research suggests that maybe we do have a pretty good handle on our own personalities after all.  “It’s widely assumed that people have rose…

Infants on the brain: UTSC study explores the origins of mothers’ bonds with their babies

Tuesday, December 4 - 2018
A new U of T Scarborough study finds that mothers who show increased brain activity when they see infant faces while pregnant, report stronger bonds with their babies after birth. “Our findings…

How Scarborough became centre of the multicultural food universe

Monday, November 26 - 2018
If you ask food historian Jeffrey Pilcher why Scarborough has emerged as a renowned multicultural food hotspot, the answer is pretty obvious. “In a word, immigration,” says Professor Pilcher, who…

Exposure to ‘prosperity gospel’ can lead to unrealistic optimism and risky financial behaviour; new study

Tuesday, November 20 - 2018
Give American televangelist and prosperity preacher Joel Osteen three minutes of your time and he just might change your outlook on life. But change doesn’t come without consequences. New research …

Retirement isn’t all golf and long walks on the beach if your identity is closely tied to your career

Thursday, November 15 - 2018
When we think of retirement, we usually conjure images of silver-haired folks playing golf, going on long vacations or taking daytime naps as a reward for a lifetime of work. But what happens when…

PhD candidate finds copper plays key role in Alzheimer’s disease

Monday, October 29 - 2018
In 1911, Alois Alzheimer ended his groundbreaking paper by admitting he could not understand what would eventually become known as Alzheimer’s disease. But he published his results anyway, to…

Researcher making inexpensive, eco-friendly gel to heal injured tissue

Monday, October 29 - 2018
In the final year of her undergraduate program, Natashya Falcone became fascinated working with gels — and their ability to heal the body. Now, she’s hoping that fascination may lead to developing a…

UTSC researchers receive more than $2.2 million in NSERC research funding

Friday, October 26 - 2018
Andy Lee’s research is working to unlock some of the important mysteries behind the brain’s centre for memory.  An associate professor in the Department of Psychology, Lee is a cognitive…

It turns out there’s no “type” in Type A personality

Thursday, October 25 - 2018
You know the type. Hard-driving, competitive, impatient. They call it Type A. But new U of T research suggests that this common pop-psychology concept is really not a type at all. “For a long time…

How the new USMCA strengthens Canada in future trade deals

Monday, October 22 - 2018
Now that the threat of the NAFTA-pocalypse has lifted for Canada, the Monday morning quarter-backing is well under way on whether the new United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) Agreement is better or…

Toronto must keep fighting the province on shrinking the size of city council, argues UTSC expert

Wednesday, October 3 - 2018
After the Ontario Court of Appeal recently ruled that Toronto’s upcoming municipal election would go ahead with 25 wards instead of 47, the province turned its attention to the city’s waterfront.

'This moment was coming': Expert talks U.S. polarization and fiery Kavanaugh confirmation hearing

Monday, October 1 - 2018
The fractious Senate confirmation hearings for Justice Brett Kavanaugh appear to have supercharged political polarization in the United States.  For many, the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford…