Read more about the article Canada in 2000:  the future through a 1967 lens
"Canada in 2000," The Daily Star, Toronto, Ont. February 27, 1967. University of Toronto Scarborough Archives, Beckel 1966-1972 E 9-9:4

Canada in 2000:  the future through a 1967 lens

In 1967, the University College Alumnae Association asked a number of academics and other experts to discuss "what life would be like in Canada in the year 2000?"  Here is what they said: the average weekly family earnings would be $300 for a 28 hour work week, fewer people will…

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Read more about the article In memory of the Honourable David Onley…former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario with deep ties to UTSC
UTSC Photographic Services Collection, Ken Jones, Photographer. University of Toronto Scarborough 2012-001C-13-3-102

In memory of the Honourable David Onley…former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario with deep ties to UTSC

It is with sadness that we mark the passing this week of David Onley, former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario from 2007 to 2014.  Many of you will know that most recently Mr. Onley was an Associate Professor, Teaching, in the Department of Political Science here at UTSC.  But did you…

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Read more about the article Winter 1966: A Day in the life of a Scarborough College Student
David Harford, "Smoke stacks on Humanities building in the winter." UTSC Photographic Services Collection, https://collections.digital.utsc.utoronto.ca/islandora/object/photoservices%3A530

Winter 1966: A Day in the life of a Scarborough College Student

by Amelia Ainsworth. As you walk through Excellence Hall with laptop and Tim Hortons coffee in tote, do you ever wonder what a school day was like for those graduates pictured on the wall? As we begin another winter session, perhaps you wonder what it was like for those students…

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Read more about the article Gudrun Curri: A Pathbreaking Career
Portrait of Gudrun Curri

Gudrun Curri: A Pathbreaking Career

Dr. Gudrun Curri was University of Toronto Scarborough’s first female non-academic Registrar. After departing Scarborough College in the late 1980s, Dr. Curri pursued graduate studies and joined the Management faculty at Dalhousie. She passed in September 2022.   In 1973, Gudrun Curri was working as an administrator in Simcoe Hall when…

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Read more about the article ‘Aztec Temple,’ ‘Fallout Shelter,’ Or… Reputation Starter? The Tale of UTSC’s Architect, John Andrews 
The architects of UTSC: John Andrews is pictured in the centre alongside landscape architect Michael Hough (left) and architect-planner Michael Hugo-Brunt (right).

‘Aztec Temple,’ ‘Fallout Shelter,’ Or… Reputation Starter? The Tale of UTSC’s Architect, John Andrews 

Terms such as ‘Aztec Temple,’ from the Toronto Daily Star, and ‘Fallout Shelter,’ from Dr. D. Abbey, were a few that were displayed on the pages of Marooned Christmas ‘67 edition to describe the appearance of the original buildings of UTSC. At the same time, the design of the campus…

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Read more about the article Affording Tuition: The history and present of OSAP
Lee, Nancy. Protest banner against Ford’s OSAP changes in front of UTSC Student Centre. March 20, 2019. Scarborough.

Affording Tuition: The history and present of OSAP

Lee, Nancy. Protest banner against Ford’s OSAP changes in front of UTSC Student Centre. March 20, 2019. Scarborough.  As tuition fees continue to rise every year, student loan debt becomes more difficult to manage; the recent concerns with cost of living and the previous 2019 changes to the Ontario Student…

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Read more about the article Food for Thought: UTSC’s Favourite Recipes
Staff Relations Committee. 1996. Favourite Recipes of Scarborough College. University of Toronto Scarborough Library, UTSC Archives Legacy Collection, File 002-B-13-12-26.

Food for Thought: UTSC’s Favourite Recipes

Nestled in the quiet eastern end of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Scarborough has grown dramatically over the years: from an Indigenous gathering ground to a nineteenth-century colonial township, the city is now home to a vibrant, culturally diverse community that has allowed Scarborough to develop a unique identity of…

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Read more about the article Six Feet Under the Stars at UTSC
Photo courtesy of University of Toronto Scarborough Library, Archives & Special Collections, UTSC Archives Legacy Collection, 8710-11-01. https://collections.digital.utsc.utoronto.ca/islandora/object/utsc%3A207.

Six Feet Under the Stars at UTSC

“… let us accept Scarab, ugly and venomous though it certainly seemed when we first visited it last July, looking forward to the novelty, beauty and peace of our proper home in Scarborough where, ‘exempt from public haunt’, we shall indeed find‘Tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,Sermons in…

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Read more about the article “We’re Going to Move Against Your Moms and Dads”: The Black Panther Party Comes to Scarborough College
The Scarboro Mirror. (1970, March 25). “Black Panthers Revealed”. The Scarboro Mirror. Retrieved from UTSC Archives Legacy Collection, file 002-E-9-4-1, “General Publicity 1970”. University of Toronto Scarborough Library, Archives & Special Collections.

“We’re Going to Move Against Your Moms and Dads”: The Black Panther Party Comes to Scarborough College

     The Black Panther Party (BPP) came to Scarborough College to inspire a black revolution.  “Black is beautiful” they declared to Scarborough Colleges’ predominantly white student population in March 1970. Six members of the BPP from Chicago took the stage in the Meeting Place in front of a large group of curious students to give a talk on their activist movement – and particularly, the politics of higher…

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Read more about the article Making a Home in the Highlands: The Story of UTSC’s Student Residences
photo courtesy of University of Toronto Scarborough Library, Archives & Special Collections, UTSC Photographic Services Collection, 2012-001C-6-1-52. http://digitalscholarship.utsc.utoronto.ca/islandora/object/photoservices%3A529.

Making a Home in the Highlands: The Story of UTSC’s Student Residences

Arguably no situation has thrown postsecondary students and universities across Canada into as much confusion as the current COVID-19 pandemic. In an attempt to limit the spread of the virus over the past few months, most, if not all, of Canada’s major universities urged their students to move out of…

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