Spring 2012

People and the Land

Cocoa farmers
by Marney Isaac

Over the last decade, I have had the privilege of studying how humans interact with their environment in the West African country of Ghana.

Trees 'remember' where they come from

by Kurt Kleiner

Genetically identical trees respond differently to their environment depending on what part of the country they come from. The surprising finding could have implications for gardeners and foresters, and might help predict how forests will respond to climate change.

The rice artist

by Andrew Westoll

Twelve thousand years ago, somewhere in the verdant valleys along the Yangtze River in southern China, an anonymous hunter-gatherer made a discovery that would reverberate around the planet.

Workshop looks at identifying, preventing risk of violent acts

by Don Campbell

Imagine that someone you know receives hundreds of text messages a day while having their Facebook account stalked. They know the person doing the stalking, but is that an excuse? Or is the behavior a clear sign of abuse?

U of T Launches $2 billion Fundraising Campaign

Boundless ceremony

The University of Toronto has launched Boundless, the most ambitious fundraising campaign in Canadian university history. University of Toronto’s president, David Naylor, kicked off the campaign at a spectacular ceremony at Convocation Hall on November 20, 2011.

'1 Love UTSC' campaign takes off

by Don Campbell

A new student union campaign is spreading the love by uniting all UTSC students under one banner.

UTSC partners with Parks Canada on the Rouge

Environment students

An historic agreement signed last November establishes the University of Toronto Scarborough as the primary research and education partner with Parks Canada, as the government agency prepares to open the new Rouge National Urban Park.

UTSC student swims to Pan-Am podium

Paige Schultz

Paige Schultz thinks it was the cafeteria chicken patty that did it. But whatever caused her food poisoning in Guadalajara, it wasn’t enough to stop the UTSC swimmer from winning a bronze medal at the 2011 Pan American Games in the Mexican city.

Hire Power wins gold

Hire Power image

A popular UTSC “survival skills” employment conference recently won high honours at the District II Accolades Awards competition sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

Andrew Stark wins Fulbright

Legal battles over intellectual property often pit giant corporations against one another in multi-million dollar lawsuits. What can a philosopher hope to add?

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