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February 2011 University of Toronto Scarborough

Tomorrow is created here
Inside UTSC

Franco Vaccarino
Principal, U of T Scarborough

Principal's Message

2011 is off to a busy start. The UTSC community is engaged in a wide variety of academic initiatives, research projects, artistic programming as well as administrative and capital ventures. So much of what we are doing is about ensuring our continued success. The spirit of our collective effort is expressed in a new campus identity and tag line: Tomorrow is Created Here, which you will now begin to see rolling out across campus. Click here to learn more. I have heard from many of you about the importance of keeping the channels of communication open. I couldn't agree more. Through our new e-bulletin INSIDE UTSC, faculty and staff can share information about their units and learn about the many activities that are happening on our campus. Consider it required reading. Enjoy!


Hot News

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Psychologist's work with blind artist featured in Spanish Biennale

In January, John Kennedy's scientific obsession became a source of artistic inspiration for tens of thousands of modern art-lovers in Spain.  more

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Top psychologist to
join UTSC faculty

The faculty of psychology will soon welcome one of Canada's most influential and respected psychologists in clinical and personality psychology.  more

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Urge your students to SPEAK UP about their UTSC experience

NSEE and Globe and Mail surveys launch.  more

Indian cuisine on UTSC campus

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Research Roundup

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A new song about evolution, from some really sexy birds

The tropics house the majority of plant & animal species. But new USTC research suggests skipping the tropics if you want to see evolution in action.  more

Why do people behave badly? Maybe it's just too easy...

If the answers to a test fell into your lap, would you cheat? New UTSC research shows people are willing to behave badly if it doesn't require effort.  more



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Assistant professor wins Jackman Fellowship

Natalie Rothman, assistant professor of history, has won a prestigious Chancellor Jackman Humanities Institute Fellowship.

Alumna wins highest honour at Microsoft

Seven years after joining software giant Microsoft, UTSC alumna Diana Brown has won the most prestigious honour an employee at the company can win...  more

Two faculty win CFI grants

Congratulations to UTSC faculty Marc Cadotte of Biological Sciences & Marney Isaac of Physical & Environmental Sciences.  more


Campus Pulse

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Instructional Centre opening soon

Prepare to be amazed by the state-of-the art features of the new IC, scheduled for occupancy by mid-March.  more

New Aquatics Centre and Field House on course for Pan Am Games
and beyond


Fellow Travellers exhibit showcased strength of UTSC art faculty

Nine distinguished faculty from the VPA program showcased their work at the Doris McCarthy Gallery from January 5-12.

Department Dept.

Bringing the residence experience to students before move-in day

Student Housing and Residence Life has been active on the social media scene, engaging prospective and incoming students in the residence community.

ELD program helps develop more than just language skills

UTSC's Centre for Teaching and Learning held an open house for its English Language Development program on January 25.


H.R. File

Congratulations to Ken Jones, our trusty photographer in Communications and Public Affairs, who celebrated 30 years of service at UTSC this January.

New Faces

These new staff and faculty members joined the UTSC community between the beginning of December and the middle of January.  more

Course: Take a few hours out of your day on February 8 to learn how to build high impact teams. From 9am-noon in AA160.  more



Jan 31
- Feb 4

Winter Blues Festival returns.

Jan 19
- Feb 20

Inbetween at the DMG  more

Feb 5

Youth Career Fair  more

Feb 9

International Development & Culture Week Fair and Faculty Showcase  more



Did you know that David Cronenberg shot his first full-length film on UTSC campus? Stereo was, to say the least, experimental. But diehard fans will recognize a few of Cronenberg's signature themes, just as staff and faculty will recognize our campus circa 1969. Watch the full version (it's supposed to be silent). Watch a shorter version edited by one of said diehard fans. And no, this does NOT mean we're allowed to bring our helicopters to work.

Disclaimer: Please note that there is nudity, sexual content and violence in the film. What would a Cronenberg film be without it? View at your own discretion.



Guess Who?

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This UTSC staff member was recognized by the Toronto Raptors as a BMO Community Hero of the Game in 2008 for his contributions as a volunteer basketball coach.


The first person to respond to the editor with the correct answer will receive a $5 Tim Horton's gift card. Stay tuned next month to find out which staff member loves to shoot hoops! And send us your suggestions for future Guess Who's…


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