Fall 2011 - Campus news

Dan Lang Field

baseball game

U of T President David Naylor renamed the UTSC baseball diamond the “Dan Lang Field,” in honour of Professor Dan Lang, who coached the Varsity Blues for 13 seasons, leading them to two Ontario University Athletics (OUA) league championships and two silver medals.

A Grand Opening for the UTSC Instructional Centre

IC building at sunset

UTSC’s newest building officially opened in summer this year, increasing academic space on campus by 25 percent. On August 31, representatives from government and the University of Toronto joined the UTSC community for the official opening of the $78-million Instructional Centre (IC).

Scholarship for mature students announced

Heather Lynn Benson (HBSc 1998) has established a $40,000 scholarship fund for mature students.

“I thought it would be worthwhile,” says Benson, noting that there had been no scholarship funding specifically for mature students.

First-ever Summer Institute on Climate Change

summer institute field trip

This past July, UTSC’s Climate Lab welcomed student participants from Peru, Tanzania, China and North America to its first Summer Institute on Applied Climate Change.

Remembering Doris

Doris McCarthy

This November, the University will host a celebration of the artistic legacy left by UTSC alumna Doris McCarthy (CM, OO, LLD, RCA, OS.A, CSPWC), timed to coincide with the first anniversary of the artist’s passing.

Top Academic Honours go to UTSC Students

Juan Ma joins Franco Vaccarino and Rick Halpern

At convocation ceremonies in June this year, UTSC students Timour Al-Khindi and Juan Ma were honoured for winning two of the three top national academic awards for students of arts and science.

Aquatics Centre and Field House Complex on Schedule for 2015

Aquatics Centre preliminary construction site

The Morningside Avenue/Military Trail area is bustling with activity, as crews are hard at work, preparing to build an athletics facility for the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games.

New Scholarship Springs to Life at Spring Reunion

Vito Ierullo at the spring reunion

Earlier this year, Vito Ierullo (BSc 1971) and his wife, Rae, were at the “First Students of UTSC” reception at Spring Reunion, when Rae had an idea. That day, May 27, was also her husband’s 65th birthday and as she had not yet gotten him a gift.

High-Profile Research

research awards

UTSC faculty pulled in 24 awards when the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) announced its funding decisions for 2011. The prestigious awards included 17 NSERC Discovery grants, three Research Tools and Instruments grants and one Northern Research Supplement.