Audiograms & Videoshorts

Below is just a sample of the many stories collected to help us convey the complicated story of our struggle for identity. Audiograms are roughly 1 minute in length, while video shorts are 2-3 minutes long. These story excerpts are drawn from our collection of oral histories and selected because they illustrate the major themes of our research and the continued struggle for identity in compelling ways. For more stories, please browse the Oral Histories on this site or view the whole Stories of UTSC collection.

Growing Up at UTSC

Susannah Bunce, whose father, Michael Bunce, taught in the Department of Geography while Susannah was a child, recalls her experience growing up in Scarborough and seeing UTSC through her father’s eyes. Susannah herself currently works as an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Geography at UTSC.

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“The Choices are Infinite”

Mitzie Hunter, UTSC alum and Canadian politician, explains how embracing the diversity of the UTSC student body allowed her to overcome some of her internalized biases as a young Black woman.

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Strategizing Space

Franco Vaccarino, who worked as an Associate Professor in the UTSC Department of Psychology before serving as the campus’ President from 2007-2014, speaks about the lack of instructional space on the original campus and some of the different strategies adopted to deal with this problem.

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The Arts Management Experience

Will Kwan, a UTSC alum and current UTSC faculty member in the Department of Arts, Culture, and Media, discusses his rationale for attending UTSC and an undergraduate student and describes the Arts Management program as a unique opportunity to explore his artistic creativity while building practical transferable skills.

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Finding Your Passion

Roxanne Ma, a graduate of the International Development Studies program at UTSC, recalls her experience working at the UTSC Women’s and Trans Centre as a student, and explains what that experience meant to her as someone who is passionate about gender equity and activism.

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The TV Campus

Doug, a UTSC alum who was a part of second incoming class of Scarborough College in 1966, here speaks about his experience working with the television studio on campus.

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