Spring 2017

Big gift for Tamil studies

Ravi Gukathasan

One of U of T Scarborough’s earliest Tamil alumni has given UTSC a historic donation of $2 million to support Tamil studies.

A generation apart

Illustration of students of different generations sitting on the ground talking
By Gilbert Ndikubwayezu

The Scarborough College bus was moving slowly as usual, dropping students off at the intersections. Ralph, the driver, was everyone’s favourite, both for his sense of humour and his willingness to weave through neighbourhoods, getting people as close to home as possible.

Power to the people?

Nicole Klenk
Patchen Barss

Scientists instinctively claim ownership of knowledge creation. But Nicole Klenk thinks the devotion to scientific method can miss important information that could diminish the real-world value of research.

Truth, then reconciliation

Person holding texts in her arms
Alexandra Shimo and Sarah Barmak

On the evening of November 16, 2016, about 100 students came to the screening of a documentary that explored a shameful piece of Canadian history. The film, The Pass System, was about laws that were established after the Northwest Rebellion of 1885.

Our responsibility to the truth

Bruce Kidd

I’ve always hoped that Canada 150 would generate ideas, energy and optimism for the challenges ahead, just as our celebration of Canada’s Centennial did in 1967. That year the world directed its attention to Expo in Montreal and the Pan American Games in Winnipeg.

Suganya saves the day

Suganya Tharmalingam

Suganya Tharmalingam (BCom, 2001) knows how to set goals. When Tharmalingam, the youngest in her family, was in first year at U of T Scarborough, her mother asked her to join the family in a move to Ottawa.

Did You Know?

Ge'ez manuscript

There are only three places in North America you can study the language of Old Ethiopic, or Ge’ez, and one of them is U of T.

The World’s a Stage

Cover of book called Staging Strangers

While a night out at the theatre can be entertaining, it can also provide us an opportunity to learn about people we don’t know.

The art of health

Students at U of T Scarborough can now consider a minor in Health Humanities, the first of its kind in Canada.

From Marrakech to Ottawa

Committee considering Marrakech Treaty

It can be a struggle to get materials for those who have a disability that makes it hard to read in print. Over the last few years, U of T Scarborough’s Chief Librarian has been part of an international effort to ease that struggle.

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