Fall 2014

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

Image of Bruce and Stephanie Geddes
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.

The benefits of playing it close to the vest at work

Image of David Zweig

When it comes to hiding knowledge from your colleagues, not all behaviour can be considered equally negative. In fact, some types of knowledge hiding may actually improve co-worker relationships and break the cycle of the negative behaviours within organizations.

Ten years of Green Path memories

Image of Camellia Tan and Kobe Sun

When Kobe Sun and Camellia Tan first met on a Green Path class trip, little did they know it would be the start of remarkable journey together.

Rocket to campus

Image of TTC logo

Taking transit to UTSC just got easier now that the TTC has introduced its new 198 U of T Scarborough Rocket service.

Atop the valley

image of valley with scarborough college at the top
Berton Woodward

If you've read anything about the architecture of UTSC's first building, the Science and Humanities Wing, you’ve probably seen its style described as “brutalist,” a movement that saw the construction of such large, all-concrete str

Growing up together

image of a group of students
Elaine Smith

Back in the early 1960s, Scarborough was mostly farmland and UTSC was little more than an idea. Not any more.

A mosaic of talent

Image of singer at Cultural Mosaic performance

More than 500 people packed UTSC's Meeting Place for the 24th annual Cultural Mosaic show earlier this year. The event brings together UTSC performers from diverse cultural backgrounds into one large artistic showcase.

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