Tag: Campus Growth

Oral History with Franco Vaccarino

Franco Vaccarino began his career at UTSC in 1984 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology. Between UTSC and a return to UofT as Chair of the Department of Psychology with responsibility for the tri-campus graduate program, he worked in several executive capacities at the Centre for Addiction

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Strategizing Space

Franco Vaccarino, who worked as an Associate Professor in the UTSC Department of Psychology before serving as the campus’ President from 2007-2014, speaks about the lack of instructional space on the original campus and some of the different strategies adopted to deal with this problem.

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A Humble Campus

Kim McLean, a UTSC alum who later served as the university’s Chief Administrative Officer (1999-2012), discusses the feelings of uncertainty expressed by some members of the university community surrounding plans for campus growth during her time in administration.

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Lobbying for Student Residences

David Onley, UTSC alum and former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, here recalls one of his first initiatives as a student leader: lobbying with his peers for student residences on campus in the 1980s, much to administrative chagrin. To read more about the development of UTSC’s student residences, click here.

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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

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Making a Buzz on Campus

Brian Hamlin, UTSC’s resident beekeeper and a regular vendor at the UTSC Farmer’s Market, 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 keeping apiaries on campus. Currently, the campus houses ten hives on

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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 Will Kwan

Will Kwan, an artist who studied in the Arts Management program at UTSC from 1997 to 2002, recounts his time at UTSC both as a student and later (2007) as an Associate Professor. Will identified first and foremost as an artist as he goes on to describe career trajectories in

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Oral History with Kevin Wright

A lifelong resident of Scarborough, Kevin Wright, reflects upon UTSC theatre production and the larger campus. A theatre production manager in the Leigha Lee Browne Theatre and course instructor in the Arts, Culture, and Media Department since 1995, he discusses joining UTSC at a transitional time of technological change, as

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Oral History with Franca Iacovetta

Professor Franca Iacovetta joined the History program in the Division of Humanities at UTSC in 1990, the first hire in 13 years and the second woman in the program. Franca is now a retired preeminent scholar of immigration/ women’s history. She shares a bit of her earlier life history and

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