News & Features
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.
Tuesday, September 10 - 2019
Pamela Klassen studies religion’s impact on the world at large. Kathleen Gallagher sees theatre as a way to understand students and their education. Heinz-Bernhard Kraatz is designing tools to detect…
UTSC researcher earns Connaught New Researcher Award for work on protecting crops from this pesky insect
Monday, September 9 - 2019
Insects destroy up to one quarter of global crops each year, resulting in estimated losses of up to $470 billion. Even in greenhouse conditions, pests can still cause damage by making their way…
Monday, August 26 - 2019
A new study led by a UTSC researcher finds that women with chronic physical conditions are more likely to experience mental illness during pregnancy or shortly after giving birth.
Wednesday, August 7 - 2019
A new U of T study is challenging our definition of what makes a planet hospitable, finding that snowball planets may harbour the conditions for life to exist.
Wednesday, July 31 - 2019
A new U of T Scarborough study finds male black widow spiders will hijack silk trails left by rival males in their search for a potential mate. …
Thursday, July 25 - 2019
When it comes to how we view the group size of a collaboration, new U of T Scarborough research finds there’s such a thing as too many (and too few) cooks in the kitchen.
Tuesday, July 23 - 2019
At the age of 11, Karina Vernon found herself in Olds, Alta. She had been born in Honduras, but moved with her parents and sister to Calgary. When her parents separated, her mother, who was white,…
Monday, July 22 - 2019
They weren’t getting it. I had a room full of bright first-year university students in front of me, but confusion reigned as I tried to describe how embedded fossil fuels are in every aspect of…
Thursday, July 4 - 2019
The exotic pet trade is contributing to the introduction of invasive species all over the globe – and unless something is done soon, more native species and their habitats will pay the price.
UTSC project among seven U of T researchers awarded $3.8 million in grants to benefit economy, environment
Wednesday, June 26 - 2019
Seven University of Toronto researchers working with industrial and institutional partners have been awarded funding from the federal government for projects ranging from new medical diagnostic tools…
Wednesday, May 29 - 2019
A new U of T Scarborough study has for the first time outlined a few key advantages that extroverts enjoy in the workplace.