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.


Learning What to Call Myself

Learning What to Call Myself Marie Mathai, who worked as a Case Manager at the University of Toronto’s tri-campus Community Safety Office in 2017, here discusses the diverse makeup of the UTSC community and explains the “culture shock” she initially experienced when arriving on campus for the first time.  To

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Oral History with Sylvia Mittler

Professor Sylvia Mittler speaks about her French courses at UTSC and how language intertwines with history and culture. Speaking about diversity and language, Professor Mittler goes on to share how the campus has incorporated French culture in its events and how campus cultural activities have changed over time. To listen

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20 Countries in One Classroom

20 Countries in One Classroom Sylvia Mittler, an Associate Professor of French in the Department of Language Studies at UTSC, here discusses changes in the makeup of the UTSC student body over time, noting that an increase in student diversity has led to an increased demand for more diverse language

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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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The Old Fine Art Studio

The Old Fine Art Studio Will Kwan, former UTSC student and current Associate Professor in the Department of Arts, Culture and Media, shares student recollections of the early Fine Arts Studio that occupied the space now used by the UTSC Book Store.  To listen to Will’s oral history, click here.

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