Research

Together with our neighbours we’re transforming the city, applying relevant research to highlight  and create activism in our community.

Playworks - Bronze Youth Friendly Designation (L.I.F.T., Boys and Girls Club of East Scarborough, East Scarborough Storefront, U of T Scarborough)

A partnership led by local youth and supported by community partners, U of T Scarborough students who were enrolled in Urban Communities and Neighbourhoods Case Study: East Scarborough course assessed whether East Scarborough met various Playworks criteria including dedication to youth play, access to facilities, funding, inclusivity, and whether youth are being celebrated and recognized in their communities. Communities that meet a minimum of 10 out of 16 criteria are given a “youth-friendly” designation by Play Works.

Community Impact Research Project (TAIBU, St. Mother Teresa Catholic Academy, U of T Scarborough)

High school and undergraduates students developed community impact research on youth friendly spaces in Malvern.

East Scarborough Storefront (Storefront)

Through participatory research projects, U of T Scarborough and Storefront conduct research informed by the community.

Immigrant Scarborough Project

Immigrant Scarborough engages senior undergraduates from the department of Sociology in communty engaged, experiential learning.

KGO ACT (All Communities Together)

 Neighbourhood wide project that supports organizations role increase capacity to support and engage youth.

Kingston-Galloway Orton Park Literacy Improvement Collective (KLIC)

Collective of community organizations conducted research around disrupting illiteracy in the Kingston-Galloway Orton Park (KGO) community.

SALT App -The Hub and Culinaria

SALT is a database-driven app that provides an introduction to selected, notable food cuisines – and their dishes – in Scarborough, Ontario.

Syrian Newcomer Participation and Settlement in Durham Region - Community Development Council of Durham (CDCD), U of T Scarborough

Researchers from CDCD and U of T Scarborough co-designed  and conducted a study analyzing inaccessibility for Syrian newcomers with the suburban and rural area of Durham Region.