Spring 2015

A Study in Water

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Donna Paris

Nearly a billion people around the world can’t turn on a tap and get clean running water.

Making treatment for depression more accessible – online

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Mindfulness is an increasingly high-profile technique helping people cope with psychological issues ranging from depression to anxiety.  Similar to meditation, it involves focusing your attention on something in the moment—such as the sounds in a room or even negative emotions—without judgment. 

Discuss

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Growth has been constant at UTSC for years. With this growth comes exciting opportunities—more students, and new faculty, research and learning facilities, not to mention this summer’s Pan Am & Parapan American Games.

The Sakura Grove

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Every year, the blossoms of the Sakura Grove between H-Wing and the Social Science building herald the arrival of spring in spectacular but fleeting fashion.

On the move

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Researchers have confirmed the myriad benefits of being physically active—and UTSC has always been a great place for recreation, whether it’s being part of an intramural sport or simply taking a walk in the valley.

After the Games

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John Lorinc

Like many students, faculty, staff and alumni at the University of Toronto Scarborough, Associate Professor of Urban Geography Andre Sorensen has made a workout at the new Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (TPASC) part of

Campus Champions - Paige Schultz

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Laurie Stephens

Weekends at the family cottage and wanting to be just like her older sister provided all the opportunity and incentive Paige Schultz needed to get involved in competitive swimming.Three bronze medals in international competition later, the 23-year-old student is busy juggling school and training

Campus Champions - Andres Jaramillo

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Laurie Stephens

Already a world-ranked athlete, Andres Jaramillo decided to tackle another challenge last fall: leave his home in Quito, Ecuador and travel 5,000 kilometres to attend school at the University of Toronto Scarborough.

Campus Champions - Corin Metzger

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Laurie Stephens

Various alarms on her phone and a lot of “to do” lists are what keep Corin Metzger, an elite wheelchair basketball athlete at UTSC, from stressing out during her busy school year.

Campus Champions - Gabriela Estrada

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Laurie Stephens

If the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre needs a full-time resident, Gabriela Estrada would happily sign up.

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