U of T Scarborough is a leader in environmental, food, and urban studies. Research and teaching interests stemming from field-based environmental work, agriculture and urban farming have matured in the recent years.
U of T Scarborough exclusive location at the edge of the Rouge National Urban Park, the Green Belt, rural communities, and urban neighborhoods makes the campus a perfect position to provide land resources for developing field research and teaching infrastructure on:
- Its 10-acre Campus Farm to the east of the Toronto Pan-Am Sports Centre (TPASC),
- Its Rooftop Garden on the 4th floor of the Instructional Centre (IC).
The campus has always integrated academic learning with hands-on co-curricular experience, seeking engagement with surrounding communities and supporting Indigenous educational methods and content throughout the curriculum.
We would like to acknowledge this sacred land on which the University of Toronto operates. It has been a site of human activity for 15,000 years. This land is the territory of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. The territory was the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and Confederacy of the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. Today, the meeting place of Toronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work in the community, on this territory.