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. 

UTSC professor among ten at U of T named fellows of the Royal Society of Canada

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…

New mothers with a chronic physical condition more likely to experience mental illness

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.  

Can life exist on a snowball planet? New UTSC research says yes

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.  

Male black widows piggyback on work of rivals in a desperate attempt to find a mate

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.         …

Too many or too few? Study finds we have an ideal group size in mind when it comes to collaboration

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.  

A lost literature: Researcher shares the untold stories of Black people on the Canadian Prairies

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,…

Using language to make the world of fossil fuels strange and ugly

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…

When pets become pests: how the exotic pet trade is worsening the problem of invasive species

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…

Extroverts enjoy four key advantages according to a new UTSC study. Here they are.

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.