Fall 2014

Atop the valley

image of valley with scarborough college at the top
Berton Woodward

If you've read anything about the architecture of UTSC's first building, the Science and Humanities Wing, you’ve probably seen its style described as “brutalist,” a movement that saw the construction of such large, all-concrete str

A mosaic of talent

Image of singer at Cultural Mosaic performance

More than 500 people packed UTSC's Meeting Place for the 24th annual Cultural Mosaic show earlier this year. The event brings together UTSC performers from diverse cultural backgrounds into one large artistic showcase.

Growing up together

image of a group of students
Elaine Smith

Back in the early 1960s, Scarborough was mostly farmland and UTSC was little more than an idea. Not any more.

Young all-stars on campus

Forty aboriginal youth from across the GTA joined UTSC’s All Star Camp this summer for a week of sports, food and learning.

Jays care, kids play

Image of young girl swinging a bat

While the natural setting of the UTSC campus supports all manner of wildlife, spotting Toronto Blue Jays is a rare and exciting event.

Students step up

Students planting a tree

In true University of Toronto tradition, UTSC students have demonstrated a penchant for activism through campus activities.

A butterfly breakthrough

Image of monarch butterfly
Berton Woodward

It was a mystery no scientist had ever solved, but thanks to the assistance of a network of “citizen scientists” spread across North America, UTSC Zoologist Fred Urquhart finally found the answer, to global acclaim.

The UTSC Story

Image of carved tree

Before there was UTSC, there was a turn-of-the-century, summer escape from the city heat of Muddy York for Toronto businessman Miller Lash. In 1911, he purchased 375 acres in Highland Creek Valley and built a 17-room mansion and working farm.

Fit for a campus

Image of Paige Schultz

Even before the campus had its own gym, UTSC students were involved in sports and fitness, using area high school facilities to train and compete. It didn’t take long before the campus became an intramural powerhouse.

Keynote

Just about six months ago when I came to UTSC as Interim Principal, many of us were just getting comfortable with the word “semi-centennial.”

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