Spring 2017

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.

Writing students win big

picture of lit jam team

Three talented Creative Writing students at U of T Scarborough are winners of the International Festival of Authors’ inaugural Lit Jam – a timed, improvisational contest that matches storytelling teams against each other. 

New research chairs at UTSC

Brian Connelly

Brian Connelly is fascinated by the role personality plays in the modern workplace, and that work has been recognized for its importance and influence. Connelly, an associate professor in the Department of

Global experts speak to local audience

Logo for Great Explorations lecture series

A new lecture series welcomed local residents to hear from some of the campus’ most renowned thinkers.

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.