Spring 2016


International Development Studies at U of T Scarborough has been recognized as a standout in the 2016 Maclean’s University Rankings.


A mosaic at the University of Heidelberg depicts the trivium that was part of the medieval higher education system: Latin Grammar (including literature), rhetoric (which also covered law) and logic.

Meeting Place

Valerie Visani

After graduation, Valerie Visani (BA, 2010) moved to Los Angeles to go to law school. She thought she’d end up working there as an entertainment lawyer. Instead, she married the man she loved (also a UTSC alum), which led to a move to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Telling the stories of UTSC

text image reading Stories of UTSC

A special endeavor called the Scarborough Oral History Project shares stories of immigrant women, of community elders, of people who’ve led dramatic lives.


People on climbing wall in Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre

Go through the turnstiles of the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (TPASC), take the stairs and you’ll be right next to people literally climbing the walls.

The 12.5 m rock climbing wall is one of the tallest in the area.

Enabling citizen research

Bettina von Lieres

Inside every citizen dwells a potential researcher. By promoting citizen engagement, an online research platform called Participedia aims to connect these latent researchers with those already in the field.

Breakthrough thinking

Xiao-an Zhang

A pH imbalance is serious business. Low pH levels can lead to cystic fibrosis, ischemia or cancer. But it’s been difficult to gauge these levels using current technology.

Best of both worlds

Jonathan Stokes, Professor Mandy Meriano, Chinmaya Bhatt

It’s a first: two U of T Scarborough students are about to graduate with both an Environmental Science Bachelor’s degree and a Master in Engineering.


Students looking at map on bulletin board
John Lorinc

Last fall, several students from Blessed Mother Teresa Catholic Secondary School in Malvern met with Raymond Cho, councillor for Ward 42, to talk traffic. They had a simmering concern about unsafe road conditions near their school.


Kelley Teahen

You’ve got an idea.You think it’s pretty good. But how do you translate that idea into a career? How do you know it’s a risk worth taking?