20 Countries in One Classroom

Sylvia Mittler, an Associate Professor of French in the Department of Language Studies at UTSC, discusses changes in the makeup of the UTSC student body over time, highlighting in particular the ethnic diversification of classrooms, which, for her, has allowed for an enriched teaching experience.

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The Curious Case of Lucy Doyle and the Triangle of Land

UTSC is currently undergoing a phase of unprecedented growth. This can largely be attributed to the various pressures exerted by the school’s ever-expanding student body: more students mean a need for more faculty, more programs, and, crucially, more space. On this last point, the university is making substantial progress, with

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Oral History with Will Kwan

Will Kwan, an artist who studied in the Arts Management program at UTSC from 1997 to 2002, recounts his time at UTSC both as a student and later (2007) as an Associate Professor. Will identified first and foremost as an artist as he goes on to describe career trajectories in

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The Old Fine Arts Studio

Will Kwan, a UTSC alum who currently works as an Associate Professor in the Department of Arts, Culture, and Media, shares memories of his time working as an undergraduate student in the Fine Arts Studio, which was once housed in the space now occupied by the UTSC Bookstore.

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Oral History with Kevin Wright

A lifelong resident of Scarborough, Kevin Wright, reflects upon UTSC theatre production and the larger campus. A theatre production manager in the Leigha Lee Browne Theatre and course instructor in the Arts, Culture, and Media Department since 1995, he discusses joining UTSC at a transitional time of technological change, as

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Television Studio to Theatre

Kevin Wright, former Production Manager of the Leigha Leigh Browne Theatre on campus, talks about the challenges associated with the original television studio and its eventual evolution into the theatre we know today.

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Oral History with Adrian De Leon

Adrian De Leon discusses his rationale for attending UTSC in 2012 and reflects upon his time as Vice President of Academics for the SCSU (Scarborough Campus Students’ Union) and as part of the tri-campus Governing Council. Prompted to speak on themes of community, inclusion, and exclusion, De Leon recounts staging

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The Renegade Campus

Adrian De Leon, a UTSC alum, discusses perceptions of UTSC within the larger University of Toronto community, including the discrimination to which the campus is subject due to its largely racialized, working class student body.

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Oral History with Franca Iacovetta

Professor Franca Iacovetta joined the History program in the Division of Humanities at UTSC in 1990, the first hire in 13 years and the second woman in the program. Franca is now a retired preeminent scholar of immigration/ women’s history. She shares a bit of her earlier life history and

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