U of T Scarborough

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The New Nationalism

Around the world, anti-immigrant autocrats are on the rise. Defeating them – and what they stand for – won’t be easy

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A Prisoner No More

My eating disorder felt like a life sentence. Now recovered, I help other people overcome theirs

Love Yourself First

How do you foster greater self-worth and, in turn, help others? Nurture your inner foundation, says author and U of T alum Renu Persaud

Michael Inzlicht, a U of T professor of social psychology, shown here at his UTSC lab

Ghost Effects

Social psychologist Michael Inzlicht launched his academic career on the study of “ego depletion.” His research suggested it was real. Then came doubts

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Views from UTSC

Does Drake go to U of T Scarborough? This Instagrammer imagines that he does

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Robots That Play Soccer

At the end of the course, teams pit their robots against each other in an actual match on a mini-"field"

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Those Things We Do

Relive some of the wonderful, and occasionally weird, traditions that occur only at U of T

Why Do Tornadoes Form?

UTSC researcher uses 30 years of climate data to understand what causes these devastating storms

Group photo of fitness co-ordinator Laurie Wright, project co-ordinator Ryan Howes, and career counsellor Ruth Louden

Healthy Minds

As U of T responds to a rise in mental health needs on campus, a powerful source of help emerges: students themselves

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A Life in Blue and White

From champion student athlete to UTSC’s principal: Bruce Kidd ushers in a new era at the university’s eastern campus

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Loan Ranger

Online peer-to-peer lending company hopes to change how Canadians obtain loans

Rob Brander

Surf Scientist

Rob Brander put his specialized knowledge at the service of Australian surfers, and now a grateful nation calls him “Dr. Rip”

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Game On!

Toronto's Pan Am Games will leave a golden legacy for U of T, its athletes and the city.

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A+ in Selfies

A UTSC anthropology assignment gives students a new view of the selfie

Open for Business

U of T launches the Banting & Best Centre, one of North America’s largest entrepreneurial hubs

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N’sheemaehn Child Care Centre

The meaning behind the name of the N’sheemaehn Child Care Centre at U of T Scarborough is as interesting as the person who helped name it

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Barrier to Entry

Canada’s process for screening potential immigrants for HIV is opaque and unfair, says prof Laura Bisaillon

Photo of Jeffery Alderdice with Governor General David Johnston.

A Medal for Mettle

Police Sergeant Jeffery Alderdice wasn’t sure how he’d react to the dangers of Afghanistan, but he more than passed his test of courage

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The Price of War

International aid fuels corruption in a conflict zone and may keep war going, says political science professor Aisha Ahmad

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Building Boom

Since 2005, a total of 37 major building projects have been completed or are now underway

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Song and Dance

At Derrick Fung’s site, fans buy more than music – they buy musical experiences

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Activism 2.0

While on a mission to save the Borneo rainforest, Emily Hunter realized environmentalism needs a rethink

Activism 2.0

What's different about today's environmental activists? Tools of the trade, says Emily Hunter, and a sense that change must happen now

Cybill Lui. Photo by Liam Sharp

Dream Job

Cybill Lui worked for years on Wall Street, then followed her heart into the high-risk world of film production

Katherine Larson. Illustration by Adam Cruft

Literary Songbird

Katherine Larson infuses her study of English with a passion for music to find new meaning in literature

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K-Pop

Will "Gangnam Style" open the doors for other South Korean artists?

UTSC has launched several new degree programs, including a PhD in environmental science. Photo by Ken Jones

Scarborough Rising

UTSC seeks $35 million to bolster its position as intellectual and cultural hub for the eastern GTA

Hunting for Gold

Victoria Nolan is dubbed “The Metronome” for her ability to row perfectly in synch with her teammates