“I Never Imagined a Campus This Diverse”

Charles C. Smith, former UTSC faculty, describes his experience teaching in UTSC classrooms, and the ways in which the lived experiences of a diverse body of students contributes to an enriched learning experience for both students and faculty.

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Oral History with Nehal El-Hadi

Nehal El-Hadi was a Teaching Assistant at UTSC (2010) in the City Studies Program in the Department of Human Geography and a PhD student at the St. George campus. She shares her experience before coming to UTSC, including immigrating to Canada and living first in Thorncliffe Park, moving to Saskatchewan,

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What’s in a Name?

Nehal El-Hadi, former UTSC faculty, recalls her experience teaching at UTSC, explaining the importance of actively fostering connections with students and the significance of inclusivity to effective pedagogical practice.

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Oral History with Brian Hamlin

As a vendor at the UTSC Farmers’ Market, Brian Hamlin discusses how he established rooftop beehives here at UTSC. He talks about how these beehives are just one of the many initiatives he has been involved in to bring bees into the city. He reflects on the educational aspect of

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Making a Buzz on Campus

Brian Hamlin, UTSC’s resident beekeeper and a regular vendor at the UTSC Farmer’s Market, explains the nature of the beekeeping process and the role of bees in the maintenance of a healthy ecosystem, as well as the benefits of keeping apiaries on campus. Currently, the campus houses ten hives on

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Oral History with Marie Mathai

Marie Mathai, a case manager at the Community Safety Centre, touches upon the services and supports that the Centre provides. She talks about the ways that the Centre addresses safety concerns, as well as the resources offered to students and faculty on campus. She mentions collaboration between the centre and

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Learning What to Call Myself

Marie Mathai, who worked as a Case Manager at the University of Toronto’s tri-campus Community Safety Office in 2017, here discusses the diverse makeup of the UTSC community and explains the “culture shock” she initially experienced when arriving on campus for the first time.

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Oral History with Sylvia Mittler

Professor Sylvia Mittler speaks about her French courses at UTSC and how language intertwines with history and culture. Speaking about diversity and language, Professor Mittler goes on to share how the campus has incorporated French culture in its events and how campus cultural activities have changed over time. Researcher: Martha

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The Importance of Remembrance Day at UTSC

Lenard Whiting, who worked as the Director of the UTSC Choir and lectured in the Department of Arts, Culture, and Media (ACM) at UTSC, here discusses his experience organizing Remembrance Day events on campus with Lynn Tucker, a fellow ACM faculty member.

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Oral History with Lenard Whiting

Lenard Whiting has working at UTSC since 1994, serving as a Lecturer in the Department of Arts, Culture, and Media and as Director of the UTSC Choir until his retirement. In this interview, he speaks about establishing the choir at UTSC in his first year, developing it into a series

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