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The collections housed on this site include our Blog  posts, Audiograms, Video Shorts and a selection of Oral Histories.  They are searchable here by format,  research theme and tag. 

The tool in the left hand side bar allows you to search by multiple filters and key word or tag.  You can also filter by individual tag or format simply by clicking on the highlighted tag/button below the object description.

The oral histories housed on this site are a small selection of the larger collection that can be found on an external site here: Stories of UTSC

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“I Never Imagined a Campus This Diverse”


“I Never Imagined a Campus This Diverse” Charles C. Smith, former UTSC faculty, describes his experiences 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.  To listen to Charles’ oral history, click here.  https://youtu.be/iDv_k1SfL0o Conceived and […]

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January 18, 2024


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, and returning to the GTA […]

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What’s in a Name?


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.  To listen to Nehal’s oral history, click here.  https://youtu.be/mUsVyu32Gds Conceived and produced by Amena Ahmed. All images courtesy of ArtworxTO, Degrees Magazine, and […]

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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 his apiary project, correcting misconceptions […]

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Making a Buzz on Campus


Making a Buzz on Campus Brian Hamlin, UTSC’s resident beekeeper, 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 apiaries on campus.  To listen to Brian’s oral history, click here.  https://youtu.be/EjrswD0zv6k Conceived and produced by Amena Ahmed. All images […]

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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 other resources on campus, such […]

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Learning What to Call Myself


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.  To listen to Marie’s oral history, […]

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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. To listen to Sylvia’s story, click here. […]

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January 17, 2024


20 Countries in One Classroom


20 Countries in One Classroom Sylvia Mittler, an Associate Professor of French in the Department of Language Studies at UTSC, here discusses changes in the makeup of the UTSC student body over time, noting that an increase in student diversity has led to an increased demand for more diverse language courses.  To listen to Sylvia’s […]

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How to Save a Life: Student Activism and the Fight for Amnesty at Scarborough College


Universities often function as hotbeds of political activism and social transformation. It isn’t difficult to see why: students, driven by a profound sense of social responsibility and the exciting prospect of a better tomorrow, utilize their academic environment as a platform to engage in critical discourse and advocate for socioeconomic change. Thus, some of the […]

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January 11, 2024


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