Two hundred and fifty members of the University College community gathered for the sixth annual UC Alumni of Influence Awards last night at The Carlu in Toronto. Launched in 2012, the awards recognize distinguished University College alumni who are leaders in their fields and communities.
University College is proud to welcome the fall 2017 convocation graduates to the alumni community!
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences convocation ceremony is being livestreamed at http://strmstr.com/uoft-live-streaming-webcast.html
Former Ontario premier and University College alumnus Bob Rae (BA 1969 UC) has been appointed Canada's special envoy to Myanmar by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
At the end of his mandate in January, Rae will deliver an independent report advising the government of Canada on how to respond to the Rohingya refugee crisis in Myanmar. Read more in U of T News.
Congratulations to Mark Bonham, UC alumnus, patron, and namesake of the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at University College, on being named to the list of OUTstanding's Top 100 LGBT+ Executives.
The Sobey Art Award Exhibit, on display at the University of Toronto Art Museum at University College through December 9, was recently covered in The Globe and Mail. The prestigous award recognizes a Canadian artist aged 40 and under who has exhibited in a public or commercial art gallery.
University College students were at the top of the podium at The Ontario University Athletics (OUA) championships this fall. Wensi Liu, Ian MacDonald, Garrett Smith, and Adrian Tyrrell of the Varsity Blues Mountain Biking Team took the honours at the provincial university championship, while golfer Ellice Hong helped propel the Varsity Blues Women's Golf Team to the top; she was also named an OUA Team All-Star.
Congratulations to University College Acting Vice-Principal Christina Kramer, who was recently awarded an honorary doctorate from Saints Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia, the country’s largest and oldest university.
University College graduates Jennifer Sylvester (BA 2017 UC) and Safia Gahary (BA 2008 UC) donned orange shirts as part of a national campaign to commemorate residential school survivors. Sylvester, now a master's student at OISE, helped to organize the event. “Our objective is for people to understand the true history of residential school survivors in Canada," she said.
Former University College Literary and Athletic Society president Nishi Kumar, now a junior fellow at the Wellesley Institute, recently published "Thriving in the City: A Framework for Income and Health in the GTA." The report found that it costs between $46,186 and $55,432 after tax for a person to live a healthy life in Toronto, which is more than double the current income level for an Ontario minimum wage worker, ($20,000 after taxes).