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February 2012 University of Toronto Scarborough

Tomorrow is created here
Inside UTSC
  Kim McLean

McLean leaves legacy of growth

After 12 years leading UTSC through a period of growth and expansion, CAO Kim McLean has taken a new position at the St. George campus.

"It's been terrific to be a part of something that’s changed so dramatically," McLean said.

Lunar New Year

Hot News

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Lawrence hill to speak at 'city of words'

Celebrated Canadian novelist Lawrence Hill will visit UTSC on Feb. 1 to deliver the next installment of the City of Words reading series.

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Workshop looks to identify, prevent risk of violent acts

The Green Dot workshop aims to reduce the risk of power-based personal violence such as sexual assault, partner abuse, bullying, and stalking. 

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Prof. patrick o'donnell passes away

Pat O’Donnell, who became a professor at UTSC in 1966 and taught here for more than 38 years, passed away Dec. 13 at the age of 73.

Blues Fest

You Should Know:

Winter Blues Festival to feb. 3
UTSC Severe weather guidelines! 
feb. 20 is family day, university closed
Active Lunch series continues at rec centre

student life

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'1 LOVE UTSC' campaign blows up

A new student union campaign is spreading the love by uniting all UTSC students under one banner.

Students lead open debate on international development

An upcoming student-led, multidisciplinary conference on international development is aiming to engage in constructive and meaningful dialogue on some important global issues.



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Student wins Engagement in the Arts Award

UTSC co-op arts management student Pamela Lau received a Student Engagement in the Arts Award. The award recognizes student leaders in the arts.

Hire Power wins gold

A popular "survival skills" employment conference, organized and hosted by UTSC, recently won high honours at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District II Accolades Awards.


Department Dept.

Kimberley Tull
Community engagement key to Tull's new role

Kimberley Tull has joined the office of Planning, Partnerships and Strategic Affairs as the Manager of Community Development and Engagement.

Laura Matthews moves on to CIFAR

Laura Matthews has left her role as director of communications & public affairs at UTSC to take up a new position as director of marketing & communications with the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR).

Meet UTSC's new communications team

The newly reorganized Communications & Public Affairs department is eager to hear your stories and promote them to the campus community and the world.

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Campus Pulse

Kwan exhibits in Hong Kong

Will Kwan’s art exhibition Associated is showing through February 26 at the 2P Contemporary Art Gallery in Hong Kong.

Rainbow Tie Gala sees record turnout

A record turnout of more than 350 students, faculty and staff attended the 3rd Annual Rainbow Tie Gala at the Doris McCarthy Gallery on January 26.  


H.R. File

New Faces: These new staff members have joined the UTSC community since the beginning of the year.

Course: Accessibility Standard: Information & Communication. Learn about new provincial standards for web and print. Feb. 8, 10am-12. AA160

Course: Accessibility 101: Part 2 (morning session). Using case studies learn about collaborative approaches and inclusive planning. Feb. 27, 9am-12. AA 160

Course: Basic Principles of Supervision.Learn the skills you need to become an effective supervisor.Feb. 28, 9am-4pm. AA 160

Course: Accessibility 101: Part 2 (afternoon session).  Feb. 29, 1-4pm.



Feb 1

Screening of Miss Representation - You Can't Be What You Can't See.

Feb 3

Jazz/funk/Indian classical fusion group Autorickshaw.

Feb 8

Varieties of Modern Buddhism lecture by Dr. Ian Harris.

Feb 29

Submission deadline for the 3rd Annual  Student Research Conference in the Humanities.


  Scarborough College

The brutalist Andrews Building, with its science and humanities wings, is the iconic UTSC structure. But the first official home for Scarborough College, as UTSC was called back in 1965, was an unused biology building on the St. George campus.

Ground was broken here in Scarborough in May of 1964, with ambitious plans to be finished by fall semester of the next year. But as it became apparent that the deadline would be missed, officials scouted for a temporary home. They found it in the old biology building on St. George Street, which had just been vacated with the completion of the new zoology building.

The first full-time courses in the building drew 191 students. Another 444 enrolled in evening extension courses. They were taught by 42 faculty.

By November, the Andrews building was ready. The college moved, east and classes began in January of 1966. As for the beautiful biology building downtown, it was demolished shortly thereafter to make way for the current Medical Sciences Building.


Guess Who?

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When this professor isn't going on long walks with his two dogs, a Border Collie-Labrador mix and a Husky-Rottweiler mix, he can be found jamming with  his four-piece classic rock band.


 In addition to lead guitar and vocals, he can also slap a mean bass.

He recently became a grandfather and when not teaching or indulging in one of his hobbies enjoys a relaxing spin on his Ducati motorcycle.

If this strict vegetarian could be in any profession other than a university professor he would be a music producer. 

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

Ken Jones

The Guess Who in December was Ken Jones, UTSC's staff photographer. 

Congratulations to Kyomi Duncan, who was the first to guess correctly, and wins a $10 Tim Horton's gift card.


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