Fall 2014

Creative Arts

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Our campus has been a source of inspiration for writers, artists and performers of all kinds. Here’s a snapshot of UTSC’s artistic history.

UTSC @ 50

Aerial picture of UTSC in 2005

The UTSC story began 50 years ago, at a time when Canada was experiencing the coming of age of the post-WWII baby boom generation.

On location

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Berton Woodward

Iconic Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg was the first to discover the cinematic qualities of Scarborough College. He used it as the location for his debut feature film, Stereo, released in 1969.

Culinaria brings food studies to the table

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The study of food involves the study of so much else—everything from family and community to migration, colonialism and even the origins of modern capitalism itself.

Research

Image of Patrick McGowan in the Centre for Environmental Epigenetics and Development
Chris Garbutt

Science is getting better and better at generating information. But what do we do with that information once it’s been collected?

Innovation in the public sector: it's not an oxymoron

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Public sector innovation is alive and well according a new book by UTSC Management Professor Sandford Borins.

Beyond the bookshelf

Victoria Owen in the UTSC library
Berton Woodward and Elaine Smith

We're in an age of limitless data, and sorting through it all is one of the great challenges for students and researchers alike.

1964

Image of Lester B. Pearson with students

In 1964, there was no internet, there were no electric cars and you had to leave the house to watch a movie. Yet interesting things still happened! Here are some highlights from the year U of T created Scarborough College.

First class

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Elaine Smith

There was one long building and a very small student population. If you talk to the alumni who graduated in those early years of 1968 and 1969, they’ll tell you that intimacy was one of the best things about being at Scarborough College.

Aim high to get the big picture

Image of Pankaj Aggarwal

The next time you start planning for the futurte you may want to head for higher ground. A new UTSC study reveals that height—or even the perception of height—can affect mental processes and decision-making.

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