Fall 2014 - Features
There was one long building and a very small student population. If you talk to the alumni who graduated in those early years of 1968 and 1969, they’ll tell you that intimacy was one of the best things about being at Scarborough College.
The UTSC story began 50 years ago, at a time when Canada was experiencing the coming of age of the post-WWII baby boom generation.
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
Back in the early 1960s, Scarborough was mostly farmland and UTSC was little more than an idea. Not any more.
In true University of Toronto tradition, UTSC students have demonstrated a penchant for activism through campus activities.
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.
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.
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.
Our campus has been a source of inspiration for writers, artists and performers of all kinds. Here’s a snapshot of UTSC’s artistic history.
Iconic Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg was the first to discover the cinematic qualities of Scarborough College. He used it as the location for his debut feature film, Stereo, released in 1969.