The People.

We are interested in the stories of all groups within the our campus community – faculty, students and staff.  We are focusing on diversity broadly defined, student life, identity and how things have changed overtime.


Growing Up at UTSC

Susannah Bunce, whose father, Michael Bunce, taught in the Department of Geography while Susannah was a child, recalls her experience growing up in Scarborough and seeing UTSC through her father’s eyes. Susannah herself currently works as an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Geography at UTSC.

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Oral History with Mitzie Hunter

Mitzie Hunter, MPP for Scarborough-Guildwood and former UTSC 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 in Ontario. She discusses the importance of embracing diversity, collaboration, and pursuing

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“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.

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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

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.

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Oral History with Nasir Alhuttam

Nasir Alhuttam is a Scarborough local who has run a hot dog stand on the UTSC campus since 2006. In this interview, he shares his experience immigrating to Scarborough, Ontario from Yemen and his motivations behind opening a food stand at UTSC. He discusses how his stand has grown alongside

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