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October 2011 University of Toronto Scarborough

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Welcome to new faculty from the Dean

On behalf of the University of Toronto Scarborough, I am pleased to welcome 17 new faculty members who are joining UTSC in the 2011-12 academic year.

These new faculty members have arrived at a period of significant change at UTSC. We're delighted to have attracted a group of scholars of such high calibre. The new faculty members represent a wide range of specialties and will greatly enrich our campus community in both teaching and research. They have been recruited from across Canada and internationally. We are delighted to have them joining us at UTSC.  more


Hot News

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Get ready for ARTSIDEOUT

The big pink cube is out in front of the campus, so it must be time for ARTSIDEOUT, UTSC's annual multidisciplinary arts festival.

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Andrew Stark wins Fulbright

Andrew Stark, UTSC management prof, will spend the academic year at Columbia conducting research for a book about US intellectual property conflicts.

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Community members & leaders from Kingston-Galloway/Orton Park met with their university counterparts at the Community Connections Leadership Forum.


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Alumni focus

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Alumna honoured as a young leader by CPA Practice Advisor magazine

Kasey Bayne (BBA 2005) was named one of 40 Under 40 by the magazine CPA Practice Advisor.

Net influence

This UTSC alum heads up a company that is the largest wholesale provider of domain names in the world.



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Nick Eyles wins the 2012 Geosciences in the Media Award

Nick Eyles has been awarded the 2012 Geosciences in the Media Award from the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

Congratulations to IT Director Zoran Piljevic and some members of the IITS team for receiving Excellence through Innovation Awards in 2011

Click here for more achievements from this issue

Department Dept.

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Department of Student Life kicks off the year

The Department of Student Life kicked off the school year with an open house & a launch party, designed to publicize the services it offers students.

Women's and Gender Studies celebrates 25 years

25 years ago, Connie Guberman was a TA in one of the first women's studies courses at UTSC. Today she is program director of Women's & Gender Studies.  more

Campus Pulse

UTSC's baseball diamond gets a new name

Varsity Blues Field was officially renamed Dan Lang Field at a ceremony during a double-header baseball game on September 25.

High school science awards announced

Six students will be awarded the Outstanding High School Student Science Award during a ceremony at Rex's Den on October 6.


H.R. File

New Faces: These new staff members have joined the UTSC community since the end of August.

All faculty and staff are invited to participate in 'Celebrate It!', U of T's annual Healthy Workplace Month events in October. This year's line-up features a variety of great, relevant and interesting topics to help us help ourselves.

Training: Do you know your health and safety responsibilities in the workplace? Get trained in this workshop in HW305 from 9am-1pm on October 4.

Course: On October 21, learn or improve your Minute-Taking skills in AA160, from 1-4:00pm.



Sept 6 -
Nov 2

Blue Republic: Super It, at the DMG

Oct 6

ArtSideOut. A free, all-day arts extravaganza

Oct 16

Contemporary Art Bus Tour of various galleries around town, 12-5pm.

Oct 24 -
Oct 28

Open UofT – held in conjunction with Open Access week & highlights open scholarship.



Back in the day, the Residence Centre – which we all know as a place where residents relax, socialize, meet people and study (if they can tear themselves away from the piano, pool table and television!) - used to be a CIBC bank branch. When UTSC took over the lease of the building in the mid-1990s, the branch relocated to the Highland Creek Village on Old Kingston Road.


The bank was half the size of the current Residence Centre, but as this photo depicts, the existing frame was used and built upon. Before the hi-tech business of direct deposit, when the bi-weekly pay cheques were delivered from the downtown campus on Fridays, the staff would rush over to the campus bank during their afternoon breaks and stand in line to cash them.

And you thought the Tim Horton's line on campus was bad?!


Guess Who?

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This was certainly a September to remember! Selected to work on a positive psychology project for the Oprah Winfrey Network as a consultant on positive and well-being intervention, this staff member was lucky enough to meet the influential and popular superstar.


And it was more than just a “photo op” (though he does have a photo as proof!) – he spoke with her too!

While his own stardom hasn't increased by association and he doesn't consider the meeting a career highlight, he does say he was quite excited to meet Ms. Winfrey.

The first person to respond to the editor with the correct answer will win a $10 Tim Horton's gift card.

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Last month's Guess Who was Charles Dyer, Professor of Physics and Astrophysics in the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, who babies his old British sportscar. Many of you figured it out but Brian Sutherland, Educational Technologies Administrator for the Centre of Teaching and Learning was the first and will be enjoying some free coffees as a result!


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