The Scarborough Situation

Amorell Saunders N’Daw, a Scarborough local who has worked in various administrative positions at UTSC, discusses how the university’s physical location has affected its approach to community outreach and inclusion.

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Oral History with Kim McLean

As a UTSC student (1980s) and later Chief Administrative Officer (1999-2012), Kim McLean reflects upon her position as a woman at a senior administrative level and the changes that she has seen take place on campus since the 1980s. In particular, she talks about the changing gender and racial diversity

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A Humble Campus

Kim McLean, a UTSC alum who later served as the university’s Chief Administrative Officer (1999-2012), discusses the feelings of uncertainty expressed by some members of the university community surrounding plans for campus growth during her time in administration.

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Lobbying for Student Residences

David Onley, UTSC alum and former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, here recalls one of his first initiatives as a student leader: lobbying with his peers for student residences on campus in the 1980s, much to administrative chagrin. To read more about the development of UTSC’s student residences, click here.

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Oral History with Bruce and Stephanie Geddes

Bruce and Stephanie Geddes are members of UTSC’s Alumni Association and were part of the first graduating class of UTSC, attending from 1966 to 1968. They describe the culture of the 1960s – the dress code for men and women, carrying books in briefcases and the impact of the various

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Oral History with Devon and Sandra Muhic

Devon Muhic and Sandra Baxter Muhic, a mother-daughter pair, share their experiences as students at UTSC in the 1970s and 1990s and delve into the differences in demographics and the socio-cultural environment that have remained or changed over the years. They both go over how they experienced student-professor interaction, student-student

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Working Your Way Through

Devon Muhic and Sandra Baxter Muhic, a mother-daughter duo who attended UTSC in the 1990s and 1970s, respectively, describe the work ethic that characterizes the UTSC student body and the effects of this ethic on the nature of student life at the university.

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Oral History with Charles C. Smith

Professor Charles C. Smith, as the Cultural Liaison at UTSC, reflects on the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity at UTSC and its importance. Professor Smith came to UTSC in 2001 as a Lecturer in Cultural Pluralism in the Arts. He addresses the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and

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