Tag: Identity

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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Oral History with William Gough

William (Bill) Gough joined the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences in 1993 at UTSC and has since served in a number of administrative positions as well including as the Vice Principal Academic and Dean Bill describes his early educational journey and the benefit of co-operative education, that led him

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Oral History with Gudrun Curri

Dr. Gudrun Curri, the first non-academic Registrar at UTSC, reflects upon her time at UTSC from the early 1970s to the late 1980s. Having first worked at UTSG, Gudrun discusses the impression of Scarborough and UTSC from the St. George perspective, mentioning the nickname of “Scarberia” and the misconception that

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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 Feb. 1967), building a collective student identity and community miles

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