Fall 2014 - Features

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

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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

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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

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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.

Creative Arts

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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.

On location

Image of David Cronenberg behind a camera
Berton Woodward

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.

Research

Image of Patrick McGowan in the Centre for Environmental Epigenetics and Development
Chris Garbutt

Science is getting better and better at generating information. But what do we do with that information once it’s been collected?

Beyond the bookshelf

Victoria Owen in the UTSC library
Berton Woodward and Elaine Smith

We're in an age of limitless data, and sorting through it all is one of the great challenges for students and researchers alike.

First class

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Elaine Smith

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.

UTSC @ 50

Aerial picture of UTSC in 2005

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.

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