Read more about the article Food for Thought: UTSC’s Favourite Recipes
Staff Relations Committee. 1996. Favourite Recipes of Scarborough College. University of Toronto Scarborough Library, UTSC Archives Legacy Collection, File 002-B-13-12-26.

Food for Thought: UTSC’s Favourite Recipes

Nestled in the quiet eastern end of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Scarborough has grown dramatically over the years: from an Indigenous gathering ground to a nineteenth-century colonial township, the city is now home to a vibrant, culturally diverse community that has allowed Scarborough to develop a unique identity of…

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Read more about the article Six Feet Under the Stars at UTSC
Photo courtesy of University of Toronto Scarborough Library, Archives & Special Collections, UTSC Archives Legacy Collection, 8710-11-01. https://collections.digital.utsc.utoronto.ca/islandora/object/utsc%3A207.

Six Feet Under the Stars at UTSC

“… let us accept Scarab, ugly and venomous though it certainly seemed when we first visited it last July, looking forward to the novelty, beauty and peace of our proper home in Scarborough where, ‘exempt from public haunt’, we shall indeed find‘Tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,Sermons in…

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Read more about the article “We’re Going to Move Against Your Moms and Dads”: The Black Panther Party Comes to Scarborough College
The Scarboro Mirror. (1970, March 25). “Black Panthers Revealed”. The Scarboro Mirror. Retrieved from UTSC Archives Legacy Collection, file 002-E-9-4-1, “General Publicity 1970”. University of Toronto Scarborough Library, Archives & Special Collections.

“We’re Going to Move Against Your Moms and Dads”: The Black Panther Party Comes to Scarborough College

     The Black Panther Party (BPP) came to Scarborough College to inspire a black revolution.  “Black is beautiful” they declared to Scarborough Colleges’ predominantly white student population in March 1970. Six members of the BPP from Chicago took the stage in the Meeting Place in front of a large group of curious students to give a talk on their activist movement – and particularly, the politics of higher…

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Read more about the article Making a Home in the Highlands: The Story of UTSC’s Student Residences
photo courtesy of University of Toronto Scarborough Library, Archives & Special Collections, UTSC Photographic Services Collection, 2012-001C-6-1-52. http://digitalscholarship.utsc.utoronto.ca/islandora/object/photoservices%3A529.

Making a Home in the Highlands: The Story of UTSC’s Student Residences

Arguably no situation has thrown postsecondary students and universities across Canada into as much confusion as the current COVID-19 pandemic. In an attempt to limit the spread of the virus over the past few months, most, if not all, of Canada’s major universities urged their students to move out of…

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Read more about the article “Highland Creek? Wasn’t Anything There”: The McLean Estate and UTSC in the 1960s
photo courtesy of Scarborough Historical Society and Archives

“Highland Creek? Wasn’t Anything There”: The McLean Estate and UTSC in the 1960s

Do you recognize the landscape presented in the aerial photograph presented below? No? Take a closer look. Give up? This is an aerial landscape shot of Highland Creek community and campus land prior to Scarborough College’s construction in 1964 (photograph courtesy of the Scarborough Historical Society and Archives). With a current student population of nearly 13,000 and seemingly endless new building projects, it might be difficult to imagine a…

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Read more about the article Vincent W. Bladen Library: A Students’ Demand
"Scarborough College Student Council president, Sheldon Leith, handing a symbolic cheque of $400,000 to Lee MacLaren, the Director of the Department of Funding at the University of Toronto.” Scarborough College Bulletin, January 1979.

Vincent W. Bladen Library: A Students’ Demand

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re lucky to have online libraries available for our entertainment needs from the comfort of our own homes. In fact, can you imagine what it’d be like without a library, especially if you were a student? Scarborough College didn’t have a proper library until 1982, upon…

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Read more about the article Marooned?: The Issue of Identity
Photo: Birk, Dieter ed. Marooned: Scarborough Campus Magazine. Scarborough College: December 1967. Cover Photo. University of Toronto Scarborough Library, Archives & Special Collections. UTSC Archives Legacy Collection, File 002-D-7-5-52. https://discoverarchives.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/marooned   

Marooned?: The Issue of Identity

In October 1964, after the formal opening ceremonies for Scarborough College, Varsity news reporter Margaret Sisson confidently reflected, “Scarborough College…will be able to provide students with a source of identity within the University structure” (Sisson, 1964). While the first classes of Scarborough College certainly actively negotiated (and fiercely contested) their “Scarborough Identity” (Marooned February 1967), building a collective student identity and community miles…

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Read more about the article One Way Tray to the Valley
Scarborough College. Spectrum (Campus newsletter). University of Toronto Scarborough Campus: January 1990 (Special 25th Anniversary Issue).

One Way Tray to the Valley

While present UTSC students look forward to cross-country skiing or winter hikes in the valley, former students of the ‘60s and ‘70s turned to the cafeteria for some outdoor winter fun. Yes, you read that correctly – students piled into the campus cafeteria in anticipation of heading outside. Upon finishing…

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