Gudrun Curri: A Pathbreaking Career

Dr. Gudrun Curri was University of Toronto Scarborough’s first female non-academic Registrar. After departing Scarborough College in the late 1980s, Dr. Curri pursued graduate studies and joined the Management faculty at Dalhousie. She passed in September 2022.   In 1973, Gudrun Curri was working as an administrator in Simcoe Hall when she was approached to apply […]

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 stones, and good […]

The Students of 1984 who Refused to Write Their Exams – and Got a Zero!

   In 1984, thirty-six of Scarborough Colleges’ sociology students enrolled in SOCB24F: Sociology of Education; Primary and Secondary Levels, refused to write their end-of-the-term exam which would make up 30% of their final mark (Donlevy 1984)! According to the students, to comply with writing an exam meant going against everything they were taught by their […]

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 the opening of Vincent W. […]

“Such a Beautiful Spot”: The Scarborough College Gardening Club

As the warm April sun begins to greet us, many of us are itching to sink our hands in soil and cultivate some earthly beauty. In the early decades of UTSC, students, faculty and staff were eager to do just that – and signed up for the Garden Club hosted on campus in the valley. […]