Fall 2014 - Features
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.
The last half-century has been a remarkable journey for UTSC. Looking forward, the future is even brighter with more students and research activity than ever before. In UTSC’s master plan, that growth will happen on the North Campus.
Campus and community mean a lot to the students, staff and faculty at UTSC.
“I wanted a program with real-world experience.” Kathleen Chan’s words echo the reasons many students seek out UTSC’s experiential education opportunities, particularly the Co-op program.