While the natural setting of the UTSC campus supports all manner of wildlife, spotting Toronto Blue Jays is a rare and exciting event.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
The study of food involves the study of so much else—everything from family and community to migration, colonialism and even the origins of modern capitalism itself.