Category: The People

Growing Up at UTSC

Susannah Bunce, whose father, Michael Bunce, taught in the Department of Geography while Susannah was a child, recalls her experience growing up in Scarborough and seeing UTSC through her father’s eyes. Susannah herself currently works as an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Geography at UTSC.

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Oral History with Mitzie Hunter

Mitzie Hunter, MPP for Scarborough-Guildwood and former UTSC student, talks about the path that led her to UTSC. She describes her time as an entrepreneur and student, as well as her experience becoming the third Black female MPP in Ontario. She discusses the importance of embracing diversity, collaboration, and pursuing

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“The Choices are Infinite”

Mitzie Hunter, UTSC alum and Canadian politician, explains how embracing the diversity of the UTSC student body allowed her to overcome some of her internalized biases as a young Black woman.

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Oral History with Roxanne Ma

Roxanne Ma talks about her student journey at UTSC and how being part of a diverse community helped her to unpack her own identity as a woman of Asian heritage. She shares what it was like growing up in a predominantly white suburb of Ottawa and how coming to a

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Finding Your Passion

Roxanne Ma, a graduate of the International Development Studies program at UTSC, recalls her experience working at the UTSC Women’s and Trans Centre as a student, and explains what that experience meant to her as someone who is passionate about gender equity and activism.

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Oral History with Nasir Alhuttam

Nasir Alhuttam is a Scarborough local who has run a hot dog stand on the UTSC campus since 2006. In this interview, he shares his experience immigrating to Scarborough, Ontario from Yemen and his motivations behind opening a food stand at UTSC. He discusses how his stand has grown alongside

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Everybody’s Hot Dog Stand

Nasir Alhuttam, a Scarborough local who has run a hot dog stand on the UTSC campus since 2006, here speaks about his motivations for running the stand and reflects on his campus experience thus far.

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Oral History with Chris Ambidge

Chris Ambidge is a member of the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry at the St. George campus of the University of Toronto. In this oral history, he discusses his experience immigrating to Scarborough, Ontario from the UK with his family in the 1960s and his educational journey, having

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Oral History with Michelle Stinson

Michelle Stinson speaks about the impact the Women’s and Gender Studies program had on her as a student and as a community member of Scarborough. A strong supporter of Women’s and Gender Studies, she shares her sense of how the programme is undervalued by the institution. Michelle talks about the

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Oral History with Audrey Glasbergen

Audrey Glasbergen speaks about her experience working as a receptionist and later an Administrative Assistant in multiple departments at UTSC since 1980. She reflects on her over 35 years of service and the changes that she has witnessed, such as a shifting social environment as a result of growing student

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