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A legacy for the next 50 years

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Prof. Nick Eyles pitches his successful Rock Walk proposal for the 50th Anniversary Legacy Fund.

Though UTSC’s 50th anniversary celebrations have wound down, 16 important new projects will ensure the legacy lives on.

Both the UTSC 50th Anniversary Legacy Fund and the UTSC Students’ 50th Fund held awards competitions last year to support celebratory projects. The legacy fund invited students, staff and faculty to propose ways of improving the campus, while the students’ fund supported proposals for exceptional student experiences in learning, discovery, and citizenship. All 15 academic departments, 11 administrative departments and 40 student groups made submissions.

The UTSC 50th Anniversary Legacy Fund gave two $20,000 awards: the Rock Walk will feature a landscaped, interpretive, outdoor display of rocks found throughout Ontario. The Scarborough Oral History Project will culminate this fall with a multimedia exhibition of UTSC-focused oral histories.

Two projects received $25,000 awards from the UTSC Students’ 50th Fund. The Academic Resource Centre’s largest lecture hall, home to many classes and special events, will be upgraded with professional lighting, while student-created murals will enliven shared campus space with artwork based on 50th anniversary themes.

Members of the review panels included finance expert Preet Bannerjee (B.Sc., 2001), UTSC Campus Council members Sue Graham-Nutter and Nancy Lee, as well as faculty, staff and students.