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September 2011 University of Toronto Scarborough

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UTSC Alumni

Principal's message

Welcome to the UTSC alumni e-newsletter. What an opportune time to be connected with your alumni community. It continues to be a busy and transformative time for us at UTSC. We are focused on growing to respond to demand for post-secondary education, and to take advantage of our position as one of the key campuses of Canada's number one research intensive university.

With this goal in mind, we have begun expansion onto our North campus, with the recently opened Instructional Centre, which paves the way for additional leading-edge facilities and programs in the not-too-distant future.

Lands are also being prepared for the construction of the Aquatics and Athletic Complex, which will host the athletes of the 2015 Pan Am Games. It will also be a legacy facility for the broader community, offering a range of wellness and training facilities.

On the academic side, we continue to attract excellent faculty and are bolstering our program offerings. Our research platform is being strengthened by increasing research activity here on campus. Of course, none of this is possible without the ongoing interest and support of our alumni members.

With so much happening on both the North and South campuses, keeping in touch and being actively engaged with our development is more important than ever. Besides this e-newsletter, a new magazine has been created; our website is being revamped and we are embracing the features of social media. There are also many exciting alumni events and programs being planned. So, please stay connected with UTSC, using any vehicle you choose.


Professor Franco J. Vaccarino
Principal, University of Toronto Scarborough



UTSC committed to building a better community

On September 10, 2011, UTSC alumni volunteered with Habitat for Humanity Build Day  more

Q & A with the Next Eco-Warrior

Emily Hunter only recently graduated from UTSC, but her career as an environmental activist and journalist is already eight years old. Hunter has been on anti-whaling campaigns with the confrontational Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. (One of her missions was featured on the Animal Planet channel's "Whale Wars" series). more



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Classes without Quizzes: World Hunger - Crisis and Solutions

Join us for our next installment of Classes without Quizzes where learning comes without the stress of exams.

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It's the networking event of the year!



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Elliot Noss – President & CEO, Tucows Inc. & UTSC Graduate

Elliott Noss is President and CEO of Tucows Inc., leading the company's business strategy and vision  more

Doug McCormick, UTSC grad and Entrepreneur

Doug McCormick is an Ontario Entrepreneur-Of-The-Year recipient and a UTSC graduate  more

Giving back

The Doris McCarthy Legacy

When celebrated Canadian artist Doris McCarthy died almost a year ago, she left most of her papers and many of her paintings to UTSC.  more

Let's Play Ball! Honouring Former Head Coach Dan Lang

On September 25, 2011, Professor Dan Lang will be honoured for his contributions to the University of Toronto and to Athletics  more


Awards Recognizing the Strength of Our Diversity

Leo van den Thillart and his family establish the first scholarship of its kind at UTSC  more

First Classes of UTSC pay it forward by giving back

The first students to ever attend and graduate from UTSC returned to the Scarborough campus to celebrate the First Classes of UTSC reunion  more


What I do

Tom Hayes is an award winning journalist and a graduate of UTSC, BA (2007).

Tom began his career at a local cable news program before becoming a news reporter and weekend sports anchor at CKVR in Barrie. Since joining CTV News in 1988, Tom has proven his versatility through his coverage of a wide variety of landmark stories such as: the Paul Bernardo trial, the Royal Visit of Charles and Diana and the Toronto Blue Jays World Series championships.

Tom is the recipient of the Radio-Television News Directors Association Edward R. Murrow International Award, RTNDA Regional Award and the Toronto Firefighter's Association Media Award which recognizes the excellent media coverage of the Toronto Fire Department activities. Also, Tom's series of investigative stories on date rape and Ontario's antiquated liquor law prompted the legislation to be changed in 2007. Ontario Minister of Government Services, Gerry Phillips called the new law "The Hayes Amendment".

After more than two decades as an anchor and reporter with CTV News, the great story-teller Tom Hayes joined City TV at the end of August, 2011. He is now co-hosting the new news program City News at Five, together with anchors Francis D'Souza and Avery Haynes.

In the spring of 2010, Tom Hayes spoke at UTSC's Spring Convocation reception where he shared his experience as a mature student and his inspirational journey to obtaining his degree.


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