SPECTRUM

A blog about virtually anything related to DPES and the physical and environmental sciences! Check out our contributors and fantastic collection of articles below.

NOW HIRING: We're currently looking to expand into artwork and multimedia (photography, videos, posters, comics). Find out how to apply and contribute to SPECTRUM today!

The Science of Starting Something New

Starting university can be nerve wracking. Whether it’s the first time you’re living on your own, trying to navigate Quercus, or figuring out how you’ll balance coursework while maintaining a social life, university comes with plenty of first-time situations. For many of us, new experiences are accompanied by both excitement, as well as nervousness. But why do we feel nervous when we logically know no danger is near?

 

 

Introduction to Introductory Chemistry: The Do’s and Don’ts

CHMA10, the first chemistry course you will take at UTSC. There must be tonnes of questions running through your head as you prepare for success; What should I bring to my lectures? Should I take hand-written notes, or type on my laptop? Should I do my readings before or after the lecture? Should I review my notes from Gr. 12? This article is written to alleviate your stress, and give you guidelines to help you succeed in this course. 

CO-OP AT UTSC

        The Scarborough campus of U of T is unique in a few noticeable ways. Close to us we have the Valley, which offers an excellent learning environment for science students at UTSC to get hands on experience in field work. We are also a smaller campus, offering opportunities that are arguably harder to come by at U of T’s other larger campuses.

 

THE FIGHT AGAINST SUPERBUGS

        Many individuals develop phobias  toward insects, whether it be the black widow spiders found in UTSC labs, or the pesky bugs lurking within cottages. But perhaps the most fearsome type of bugs are found at the microscopic level, the kind that are resilient against human interference– Superbugs.  These dangerous forms of bacteria are  resistant to available antibiotics, such as penicillin.  Superbugs are widely studied, as they pose a serious threat to global health.  But how can bacteria develop this resistance, and how do we minimize the odds of this happening within our body?

Interested in joining SPECTRUM?

We are always looking for students to join our team as Content Creators!
Fill out the SPECTRUM Application Form and submit your completed application form by e-mail to spectrum@myepsa.ca with “SPECTRUM Application” in the subject line or in person to room EV264 ( EPSA office).  After submitting your application, you will be contacted and provided with the next steps to working with us!
If you have any questions/concerns, please e-mail spectrum@myepsa.ca
 

 

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