Fall 2014 - Features

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.

The next 50 years

Map of UTSC in the future.

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.

Community connections

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Elaine Smith

Campus and community mean a lot to the students, staff and faculty at UTSC.

A Co-op campus

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Elaine Smith and Chris Garbutt

“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.

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