Spring 2017

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.

Tales of the deep

Bottom of an ocean

“We know far less about deep oceans than outer space,” says John Hannigan, an environmental sociologist and author of the book, The Geopolitics of Deep Oceans.

Take home

Because it’s Canada’s sesquicentennial, we thought we’d ask some of our faculty their thoughts on things you may not have known about the country. We got a variety of responses.

The Culinaria Kitchen

People cooking in the Culinaria kitchen

U of T Scarborough has the only kitchen classroom in any Canadian university — and one of very few in the world. Located at SWS313, it holds up to 40 cooks at a time.

New Vice-Dean to focus on equity

Maydianne Andrade in her lab with a student

Professor Maydianne Andrade, a renowned scientist known for her research on spiders, is the new Vice-Dean of Faculty Affairs & Equity.