The Solar Walk is a scale model of the solar system, with stations across campus representing the different planets. Soon there will be another marker 4,000 km away at a research station in Eureka, Nunavut, representing the next-closest planet to our system.
conduct research in the campus observatory for the new course, Practical Astronomy: Instrumentation and Data Analysis
participants from the community joined the Solar Walk events for Canada Day 2017
combined revenues of startup businesses in The Hub since 2015
combined follow-on capital investment in two rapidly growing startups
Converting food waste into plastic
Environmental Science student Luna Yu recently took top prize at a U of T engineering competition for her new company. Genecis converts food waste into bioplastics, providing a greener, less costly solution to landfills that saves full-service restaurants tens of thousands of dollars annually.
Helping small businesses and upcoming fashion designers
U of T Scarborough graduate and entrepreneur Dikshant Batra began his company, KorsAll, in 2015 with the help of The Hub. His startup aims to create a global platform for small businesses and upcoming fashion designers. Batra credits faculty at the campus incubator for encouraging students to push themselves, and believes U of T’s entrepreneurial culture distinguishes it from other Canadian business schools.
Thirteen students in the Master of Environmental Science Program took an 11–day trip across the island country of Dominica as part of their Environmental Science Field Camp class. The Caribbean crash course touched upon marine conservation, geology and geosciences, forest ecology and eco–tourism, to name a few.
The Rock Walk brings 3 billion years of Ontario’s geological history to life at U of T Scarborough. The interactive display, brainchild of geology professor Nick Eyles, includes 38 rocks in a landscaped display, as well as interpretive signage.
by the U of T Scarborough Indigenous Outreach Program
The Indigenous Learning Circle
The Indigenous Learning Circle focuses on Aboriginal ways of life, healing and culture. The Circle, led by Traditional Elder Wendy Phillips in collaboration with the Department of Student Life, takes place every month in the Ralph Campbell Lounge. Participation is open to all U of T Scarborough students, faculty and staff.
2017 marks Canada’s sesquicentennial, but the history of Indigenous peoples in Scarborough goes back millenia. In the wake of Canada 150 and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, U of T Scarborough is implementing policies, hosting events and offering programs that address the legacy of residential schools and other aspects of Canada’s complicated relationship with Indigenous peoples.
International scholarships bring world's brightest to U of T
U of T introduced Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships, its most prestiguous awards for international students, in 2017. Thirty-seven students from around the world, including some already attending Canadian high schools, are among the inaugural recipients – and four have chosen co-op programs at U of T Scarborough.
After a successful City Studies co-op placement, recent U of T Scarborough graduate Da Chen worked with Parks Canada to increase awareness of Northern Canada and the issues that are affecting its people.
Since 2012, the Andrade Lab at U of T Scarborough has hosted high school co-op students. Known for its black spiders, the lab gives high schoolers a chance to work with undergraduate students and professional researchers.