Tag: 1960s

UTSC on Film

UTSC on Film What do Dennis Villeneuve’s Enemy (2013), Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water (2017), Kristoffer Borgli’s Dream Scenario (2023), and The Weeknd’s music video for “Secrets” (2017) all have in common? They were all shot, at least partially, at UTSC! Believe it or not, our campus has

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“The Glass Ceiling Was a Mile Thick”

“The Glass Ceiling Was a Mile Thick” Stephanie Geddes, who was a part of the first graduating class of UTSC in 1968, here speaks about her experience as a woman student at Hart House, a popular student centre at the St. George campus.  To listen to Stephanie’s oral history with

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Oral History with Bruce and Stephanie Geddes

Bruce and Stephanie Geddes are members of UTSC’s Alumni Association and were part of the first graduating class of UTSC, attending from 1966 to 1968. They describe the culture of the 1960s – the dress code for men and women, carrying books in briefcases and the impact of the various

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“You Wouldn’t Be Caught Dead in Jeans”

“You Wouldn’t Be Caught Dead in Jeans” Bruce and Stephanie Geddes, who were a part of the first graduating class of UTSC and are currently a part of the UTSC Alumni Association, here discuss fashion trends they saw on campus in the mid-1960s.  To listen to Bruce and Stephanie’s oral

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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 Tanya Mars

Tanya Mars, retired Senior Lecturer, discusses her less conventional road to becoming a performance artist and then senior lecturer and program director at UTSC. Her story begins in the 1960s in the American Midwest and fron there to Montreal and university in 1967. She describes her work in the 70s

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Picture Perfect: Seeing and Unseeing UTSC on Film

What makes a given location perfect for filming? It’s a big question. Location is, after all, arguably one of the most important aspects of film production, as filmmakers have to consider how to best translate the narrative charge of a story into a physical space. Location, in this sense, functions

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portrait of Shirley Criscione

Oral History with Shirley Criscione

Shirley Criscione shares her student experiences as one of the first graduates of Scarborough College in 1968. Shirley highlights how the campus culture was during those years, particularly the impact of having such a small student body (totalling less than 200 students). The campus community was tight knit, where “everybody

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students on the steps of the old biology building on St. Geoge Campus

The Incoming Class of 1968… 

Every August since 1998, Beloit College has produced “The Mindset List,” a description of the social and cultural context shaping the lives of the fall incoming first year university classes in the United States. Excerpts from the list published in 2015 for the incoming class of 2019 (named for the year

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