Tag: Students

Oral History with Roxanne Ma

Roxanne Ma talks about her student journey at UTSC and how being part of a diverse community helped her to unpack her own identity as a woman of Asian heritage. She shares what it was like growing up in a predominantly white suburb of Ottawa and how coming to a

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Finding Your Passion

Finding Your Passion Roxanne Ma, a graduate of the International Development Studies program at UTSC, recalls her experience working at the UTSC Women’s and Trans Centre as a student, and explains what that experience meant to her as someone who is passionate about gender equity and activism.  To listen to

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Oral History with Michelle Stinson

Michelle Stinson speaks about the impact the Women’s and Gender Studies program had on her as a student and as a community member of Scarborough. A strong supporter of Women’s and Gender Studies, she shares her sense of how the programme is undervalued by the institution. Michelle talks about the

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Oral History with Mitzie Hunter

Mitzie Hunter, MPP for Scarborough-Guildwood and former student, talks about the path that led her to UTSC. She describes her time as an entrepreneur and student, as well as her experience becoming the third Black female MPP. She discusses the importance of embracing diversity, collaboration, and pursuing one’s own ambitions

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“The Choices are Infinite”

“The Choices are Infinite” Mitzie Hunter, UTSC alum and Canadian politician, explains how embracing the diversity of the UTSC student body allowed her to overcome some of her internalized biases as a young Black woman.  To listen to Mitzie’s oral history, click here.  https://youtu.be/iVEa3AypdNg Conceived and produced by Amena Ahmed. All

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Oral History with Audrey Glasbergen

Audrey Glasbergen speaks about her experience working as a receptionist and later an Administrative Assistant in multiple departments at UTSC since 1980. She reflects on her over 35 years of service and the changes that she has witnessed, such as a shifting social environment as a result of growing student

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Making the Most out of UTSC

Making the Most out of UTSC Audrey Glasbergen, a Scarborough local who has worked in administration at UTSC for several years, here recalls the various extracurricular activities available on campus for students, staff, and faculty in the university’s early years.  To listen to Audrey’s oral history, click here.  https://youtu.be/PJ7eyuTD9rg Conceived and

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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 Kim McLean

As a UTSC student (1980s) and later Chief Administrative Officer (1999-2012), Kim McLean reflects upon her position as a woman at a senior administrative level and the changes that she has seen take place on campus since the 1980s. In particular, she talks about the changing gender and racial diversity

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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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