Fall 2011 - University of Toronto Schools

utschools.ca
  • No tags were found...

Fall 2011 - University of Toronto Schools

Alumni News | Crawford and hall of fame Awards | Branch eventsthe uts alumni magazine | fall 2011Continuingthe TraditionAfter 100 years, UTS is lookingfor a new home. Here’s whathappened – and where wego from here.Bruce Maclean turns 100!A fond look back at the life and timesof former UTS teacher “Nails” MacLean.A very good year for UTSAAThanks to our generous alumni fortheir contributions of time and gifts!


Bits&PiecesA Compendium of Noteworthy UTS TidbitsUTS Teacher RobertMackle RetiresRobert Mackle retired inJune after more than 20years of teaching at UTS.Former and current colleaguesand alumni gatheredfor a retirement party topay tribute to Robert and tosend him off with love, goodhumour, reminiscences,and wishes for fulfilling andhappy times ahead.Robert first becameinterested in teaching whileworking as guide-naturalistin northern Ontario, BritishColumbia, and the Yukonand as a volunteer doinginternational developmentwork in India and Nepal.With undergraduate studiesin economics and geography,a Master’s in environmentalRobert Mackle (second from right), flanked by (l-r) Ann Unger, Jeff Carolin ’00,Amanda Martyn ’96 and Liz Beattie ’00 at his retirement party this past June.science, and a B.Ed., Robertcame to UTS in 1988. Justa few years later, a studentteachernamed Kate Tileyarrived at the school. OnceKate became a permanentmember of the staff in theearly 1990s, she and Robertstarted dating and quicklybecame inseparable, eventuallymarrying two years ago.Over his 26-year teachingcareer, Robert taughtgeography, mathematics,economics, politics, environmentalscience, andoutdoor education. He alsocoached a range of boys’and girls’ sports and accompaniedstudent trips toEgypt, Barcelona, Venice,New York, Washington DC,Ottawa, and Quebec. Ofhis career in the classroom– which includes stints workingfor the public educationsystem and internationalschools in Europe and Asia –Robert says he “had a greattime almost every minute.”A man of many passions,his interests are eclectic:canoeing, sailing, cycling,art, music, cultures, travel,cuisine, wine, salmon,snorkeling, woodworking...He holds exhibitions of hisartwork every few yearsand plays percussion withhis band, The FabulousQuitters. In fact, UTS studentsand staff were oftentreated to Robert on handdrumsin the staff ensembleduring many a school battleof-the-bandscontest!Guests at the retirementparty included formerfaculty members PrincipalAl Fleming, Ann Unger,Maria Collier, and OrnellaBarrett. Current colleaguesReg Hawes andRichard Cook both spoke,as did Carole Bernicchia-Freeman (who joined UTSwith Robert) and wife, Kate.Robert’s reach was perhapsmost memorably andpoignantly pointed up incomments by those formerstudents who attended theparty: Jeff Carolin ’00 (whorearranged his schedulespecifically to be able tomake the reception) and LizBeattie ’00; and those whosent regrets and letters to beshared with the guests. Fromthe latter group, MatthewSohm ’02 observed thatRobert “is the perfectembodiment of the sageadvice that you should taketeachers, not subjects,” andSabrina Bandali ’01 statedthat she will be foreverinfluenced by his “demandthat we engage, and thatwe approach the worldwith care, concern, andan unwillingness to acceptinjustice.” Describing Robertas brilliant, authoritative,meticulous and persuasive,Matthew Susman ’99 appreciatedhow Robert “conveyeda sense of boundless curiosityabout the world, and withit, possibility.”The Life of a TeacherPost-UTSBy David J. LaurensonThere are many excellentschools throughout the world– and just a few outstandingones. I consider myselffortunate to have worked inwhat I consider to be twooutstanding schools and twothat would qualify as excellent.Teaching at UTS (anoutstanding school) was oneof the most rewarding experiencesI can think of. Forsome teachers, their energyand verve for teaching neverwears out, but after havingtaught mathematics bothat UTS and the Facultyof Education, and havingworked as the AssistantPrincipal at UTS under Bill4 the root : t h e u t s a lu m n i m ag a z i n e | fa l l 2011


ers to practice their craft. Inthe early seventies it becameco-ed and today operatesin much the same way asUTS – except that the Cityof New York now providesfunding for the schoolto operate. Interestinglyenough, the funding onlysupports operations andthe building and infrastructuremust be borne by theschool. That, incidentally,is the same model in existenceat ASMS, where theState Government providesoperating funds anda Foundation finances allother costs.Hunter had a very differentset of challenges for meas the Director: the ethnicmix of students being one ofthem, and how to get moreHispanic students into theschool where admission is byexamination, just like that atUTS. Another related challengewas trying to ensuretop: Former UTS Assistant PrincipalDavid Laurenson having afternoontea (a daily ritual) with seniors atWoodstock School in the IndianHimalaya. David served as Principal atWoodstock from 2008-2011. bottom:David and his Woodstock studentsenjoy Holi: a celebration of colour.each year that the examinationwas unbiased. One areain which I put considerableeffort at Hunter was in professionaldevelopment forteachers. Like UTS, manyteachers had spent theirworking lives at the school,and ensuring that they keptup with trends in educationand in their academic fields,along with developing programsthat were in concertwith the latest technologicaldevelopments, was a significantpart of my role as theleader of the school.When I went to New YorkI truly believed that Hunterwould be my last careerstop, but that was not to bethe case. I was introduced toWoodstock, a 157-year-oldschool located in the foothillsof the Indian Himalaya.What was intriguing to meabout Woodstock was thateven though the school isnot as selective for admissionas UTS, Hunter, or theASMS, the students theredisplay the same absolutelove, respect, and devotionto the school – particularlyas graduates. All studentsare boarders and come from30 different countries. Whatis it then about this veryremote school that gives itthose same characteristicsthat I had previously attributedto bringing gifted studentstogether?Living in rural India at7,000 feet is about as differentfrom Toronto as one canimagine. No movie theatresor live entertainment, no redmeat, and only electroniccontact with the outsideworld. There are bonuseshowever, such as not havingto own a vehicle (driving isimpossible anyway), alwayseating food that is homegrown and in season (mycholesterol levels are nownormal), and having time forreading and other individualpursuits (learning to play thebagpipes for example). Thestudents faced these samerestrictions, but that gavethem more reasons to learnabout different cultures,to appreciate the environment,and to get along withthe ethnic mix of the schoolpopulation.I have now served atWoodstock for three yearsas Principal and recently theschool was listed as one ofthe top 10 boarding schoolsin the world by a Britishpublication. I now havesome answers to the questionsI asked myself when Itook the position – such aswhat is it that creates a speciallearning environmentand love for learning? Oneis devoted teachers: teacherswho really care abouttheir students, who are ableto tailor their courses totheir students’ needs, whoprovide challenges to thinkand be creative, and who arenot threatened intellectually.The second is devotedstudents: students who arepassionate about learningnew things, who supportone-another in all situations,and who like to packtheir lives full of interestingactivities and challenges. Inthe four schools mentionedin this article, all have thesetwo characteristics in common.I would love some dayto host a function wherea representative group ofgraduates from each of thefour institutions would meet;I am certain they would hitit off and there would be nonecessity to jump-start theprogram.Life can be a challengebut if you are prepared toplunge into the deep withoutfully knowing what toexpect, the rewards can beexceptional. Thanks to UTSand the other three schoolswhere I have been fortunateenough to work, my life hasbeen a rich experience.David Laurenson taught atUTS from 1976 to 1989 and1991 to 1994.Do we have your email address?If you’re not receiving emails from UTS, chances are wedon’t! We use email for board updates, invitations toBranch events, and more. Please contact the Officeof Advancement at alumni@utschools.ca withyour email address or any other contact information changes.Illustration: anzlyldrm; istockphoto.com6 the root : t h e u t s a lu m n i m ag a z i n e | fa l l 2011


Branch EventsConnecting alumni, students, and staff around the worldNew York City MixerA group of UTS senior art studentswere in NYC this spring for a fieldtrip. There was an added twist totheir trip: a Branch Event was addedto their itinerary giving 12 alumniliving in or around the Big Apple anopportunity to join our students andteachers for a New York City Mixer.Held at the Heartland Brewery on5th Avenue, it was a chance for alumnito hear news of the school and toconnect with others living in the area.Nick Herman ’02 also took the timeto give the students a guided tour of the Metwhere he is the New York University, Instituteof Fine Arts’ Erwin Panofsky Fellow.top right: Jocelyn Cheng ’02 and Leah Epstein ’02.Middle right: Nick Herman ’02 with members of the class of ’11.bottom right: Dave Auster ’86, David Walker ’84, JonathanHaruni ’84, and Chand Sooran ’84 at the New York City Mixer.Washington, D.C. Happy HourThe inaugural meeting of DC-area UTSalumni in late-June was organized byIlya Shapiro ’95 and Laura Bogomolny’98, who also hosted at her brownstoneapartment in the centrally located DupontCircle area. Classes from 1978 to 2003were represented – some attendeeshaving resided in metro Washington, DCfor many years and others having justarrived. Stories were shared, businesscards exchanged, and a good time was hadby all. Plans are already percolating foranother get-together in the Fall.L-R: Ilya Shapiro ’95, Mike Shenkman ’97, Amy with husbandJames Browne ’96, Adele Madonia ’03,Laura Bogomolny ’98, Chris Flavelle (Laura’s husband).Other alumni who attended: Deborah Berlyne ’78,Rebecca Netley ’84, Viktor Pregel ’94, Anne Han ’98,Liz Ben-Ishai ’98 and Eva Vivalt ’01.8 the root : t h e u t s a lu m n i m ag a z i n e | fa l l 2011


Photo: Ary6; istockphoto.comUTS Alumni MuskokaReceptionWith perfect weather and a view ofthe Muskoka River and BracebridgeFalls, the setting was terrific forthe first Muskoka Branch Event inJune, hosted by outgoing PrincipalMichaele Robertson and herhusband Barry Wansbrough. Thirtyfivealumni, friends, current andretired staff heard a Board updatefrom Don Schmitt ’70, who alsopaid tribute to Michaele and thecontributions she has made to UTSduring her tenure. Guests wereintroduced to incoming PrincipalRosemary Evans, who was attendingher first UTS alumni gathering.above right: RetiringPrincipal MichaeleRobertson withincoming PrincipalRosemary Evans at theUTS Alumni MuskokaReception.Below Right: MichaeleRobertson and BarryWansbrough graciouslyopened their home onJune 18 to UTS alumniand guests, gatheredhere on the deck in thebeautiful late-Springsunshine.Future Events: Branch Events are being planned as we go to press! Check thealumni section of the website and our Facebook page regularly. And make sure yourcontact information is up-to-date: if your home address is listed as Toronto, we won’tknow to invite you to an event in Washington!Important Twig Tape AnnouncementAlumni: we miss you! We need you! Did you know that every UTS studentreceives a Twig Tape in his/her yearbook? In recent years, we have receivedfewer and fewer alumni submissions, and it’s just not the Twig Tapewithout you! Submissions for the next Twig Tape will be due in late Spring2012 (with a reminder and more information in the next issue of The Root).If you have questions, please contact Judy Kay at jkay@utschools.ca.Don’t forget to check out the Twig Tape archive, known as UTuneS,at http://utunes.ca.utschools.ca.TheKeysGa l l eryExhibitingin theGallerythis fallBaillieCard ’05An exhibitionof photographsFutureExhibitionsMargaretKrawecka ’96Adele Madonia ’03Emma Jenkin ’03Olivia Mapue ’04Skye Louis ’02Karen Lau ’03Meg O’Mahony(faculty)The Keys Galleryis located in Room 107aat UTS. If you would like toexhibit, contact Liv Mapue ’04at omapue@gmail.comfor further information.fa l l 2011 | t h e u t s a l u m n i m a g a z i n e : the root 9


President’s ReportBuilding the Future on a Strong PastThinking beyond the bricks and mortar to create a dream for the decades to come.Greetings from the UTSAlumni Association (UTSAA)!Many major and excitingdevelopments are occurring in whichUTSAA is keenly interested on yourbehalf: developments related to thepast, to the present, and to the future.Regarding the past – the Schools’and your past – our community hasjust completedits celebrations of100 years of excellence.Whetheryou identify youryears with Lewis,MacMurray,Gutteridge,Warden, Fleming,JohnWilkinson ’78president, UTSAAPearl, Newnham,Brooke-Smith,Levin, Mintz, orRobertson, youand your classmates can take pleasureand pride in being part of a century ofunique education and extraordinarygraduates. For its part, the UTSAAwas proud to have assisted those whovolunteered so much time and effortto make the celebrations last year soinclusive and special: ranging fromthe unprecedented attendance at theHomecoming events to the spectacularDouble Blue & White Ball. As anexus between the past and future,UTSAA is pleased to confirm thatmore $60,000 has been allocated to theCentennial Bursary.UTS is also celebrating the eraof Michaele Robertson’s leadership.We are immensely grateful for thecontributions Michaele made to theschool during her tenure – a time thatrequired a steady, experienced, andinspirational hand at the tiller.Regarding the present, I ampleased to report that the UTSAA itselfis vibrant and very active. Transitionin the UTSAA Board membership hasoccurred since last year. You are verywell represented by a full complementof eager, capable, and interested directors.Our able and effective formerpresident Peter Neilson has movedto the UTS Board where his energy,knowledge, and savvy will serve us allextremely well.I anticipate that UTSAA’s focus inthe 2011-2012 year will be on:• refining our governancemodel;• reaching out to all ofyou in increasinglyinnovative ways so asto inform and involveyou;• increasing the interactionbetween theUTSAA and theSchools’ faculty and students;• addressing specific priorities as theyare identified by the Board and asthey emerge.Which takes me to the future.UTS is entering a new era underthe leadership of Principal RosemaryEvans. You may have read about herbackground and experience in theSpring 2011 edition of this magazine.I now encourage you to call or meetwith her so that you can experience herpassion for UTS, her calm confidenceand her infectious enthusiasm for theYou are wellrepresented by afull complementof eager, capable,and interesteddirectors.future of the school, its students, andits stakeholders.Without doubt, a watershedmoment in UTS’ evolution occurredwhen the University’s administrationchose to reserve the physical site forUniversity uses. UTSAA thanks profuselyand admires profoundly thosewho spent innumerable hours andresources developing a plan that wouldhave accommodated both UTS andUof T in one glorious model. However,it seems that that vision is not to berealized.I predict that exactly ten yearsfrom now, as “371” becomes a source ofmemories – wonderful and rich memoriesingrained in all whoexperienced UTS withinits now-tired walls onBloor – we will be ableto say of the University’srecent decision “a doorclosed caused us to findour portal to the future”.We’ll also come toacknowledge that thosememories are not based on where theywere born but rather with whom.Finally, on behalf of UTSAA, Iencourage you to embrace as an opportunitythe new physical reality of UTS.Think beyond the bricks and mortar,share your dreams for the School inthe decades to come, volunteer yourtime, and donate available resourcesto assist our able leadership to realizeour dreams – do it for past graduates,do it for present students, and do itfor future generations of your fellowalumni. l R10 the root : t h e u t s a lu m n i m ag a z i n e | fa l l 2011


Principal’s MessageUTS: Transforming LivesWe will continue the tradition of providing a life-changing opportunity for students.RosemaryEvansPrincipal, UTSAs I prepared to assume therole of Principal at UTS, TheRoot proved to be an invaluablesource of information about theschool. Stories of the school’s history– and, in particular, articles aboutalumni and staff, their accomplishmentsand adventures – proved to befascinating reading. All contributed tohelping me betterunderstandthe school, itstraditions, andwhat makes UTSunique.Membersof the communitywere generouswith theirtime and willinglyshared theirperceptions andexperiences. I spoke with many currentand past students, staff, parents,as well as former principals and friendsof the school. The messages were consistent.UTS provides an environmentthat changes the lives of the studentsfortunate enough to attend the school,and students – both current and past– understand the privilege of a UTSeducation. The school engenders passionon the part of all members of itscommunity: a community that, at itscore, is fuelled by the dynamic relationshipsthat evolve, generation aftergeneration, between UTS students andtheir teachers.These teachers are exceptional.They are recognized leaders in theirdisciplines and are devoted to deliveringa program that will engage andstretch students. They are the catalyststhat make possible the life-changingexperiences that occur as part of aUTS education. Under their guidance,and with their ongoing support, ouryoung people challenge themselves,take risks, and accomplish things theynever imagined they could do. Aftergraduation, former students return tothe school to meet withtheir mentors and tocontinue to receive theirguidance and support.Another special relationshipforged throughthe school is the bondthat develops betweenstudents. Students cometo UTS from diversebackgrounds, and withunique talents andindividual strengths.They learn to value thisdiversity and to recognizethat it contributes to the richnessof the UTS community. At UTS,students forge friendships that last alifetime and that provide sustenancewell beyond high-school graduation. Itwas inspiring to learn that the class of1943 still meets for lunch on a monthlybasis!UTS has a vision and mission thatis unique in this province – indeed,in Canada. We are committed tomerit-based admission, and the goal ofaccessibility for all deserving studentsremains key, even in the light of recentfinancial challenges. Maintaining thefocus on excellence and achievementAt UTS, studentsforge friendshipsthat last alifetime andthat providesustenancewell beyondhigh schoolgraduation.is critical to continuing the tradition ofproviding a life-altering opportunity.Meeting this goal will demand significantcommunity commitment. It is ourhope that those who have benefittedfrom a UTS education will work withus to keep the opportunity alive forfuture generations.The messages I received over thelast few months about the importanceof the school in the livesof so many graduatesare so consistent it givesme hope that we canmeet the current challengesand establish afirm foundation for thefuture. The school ismore than the currentbuilding at 371 Bloor.The physical site evokesmany memories andhouses many artifactsof the school’s history,but does not define theuniqueness of UTS.The realities of the school’s situationand the options for the future siteof UTS are currently being tackled bythe Board of Directors.As we navigate our way throughthese changes, it is my commitmentto provide open and transparent communicationto all of our constituentgroups on an ongoing basis. I encourageyou to ask questions and to getinvolved. I welcome the opportunity towork with you to shape the future ofour school. l Rfa l l 2011 | t h e u t s a l u m n i m a g a z i n e : the root 11


UTS Board ReportA New Home for UTSThe Board has created a Site Selection Committee to find a new home for the school.As UTS enters its secondcentury, we are pleased toreport that the school is wellpositioned to build on the foundationestablished in the past five years underthe leadership of Principal MichaeleRobertson. Michaele retired on June30th leaving a legacy of accomplishment.Our strategic plan, “Buildingthe Future”,and the establishmentof theinfrastructure tosupport an independentschoolare all in place.In February, theBoard’s PrincipalBob Lord ’58chair, UTSSearch CommitteeselectedRosemary Evansto take on the Principal position atUTS, effective July 1, 2011.Rosemary has spent the time sinceher appointment familiarizing herselfwith all elements of the UTS community.This allowed her to hit the groundrunning on her first day. Since earlyJuly, Rosemary has been working closelywith the school’s Senior LeadershipTeam to plan the next academic yearand to establish goals within the contextof the school’s strategic plan. Shehas also worked closely with the Boardto continue to fine-tune our plans forensuring that the school can flourishthroughout its second century.In April, the University of Torontoinformed us that our proposal toredevelop 371 Bloor had been turneddown. This decision was very disappointing– and also admittedly somewhatsurprising. We felt strongly thatour proposal had significant meritboth for UTS and for the university.Don Schmitt ’70 had developed a sitemaster plan that would have seen UTSoccupy only 18% of the total squarefootage, at the northwestcorner of the site.In addition, the universitywould have had thepotential for more than750,000 square feet ofnew space for offices andclassrooms – well abovethe 500,000 square feetwe had earlier understoodthey required tomeet their future needs.UTS was also preparedto cover all costs associatedwith our portion ofthe new construction.Since receivingthis news, the Boardhas moved quickly toconsider our next stepsand to take action.Two Board committeeshave been establishedand have been meeting regularly.The Board’s Affiliation Committee,charged with renegotiating our relationshipwith the university, is led byDavid Rounthwaite ’65. Membersinclude David Allan ’78, UTS parentand Treasurer Andrew Dalglish,UTS parent and Board member SusanOpler ’79, Don Schmitt ’70, and JohnTory ’72. The second committee isthe Site Selection Committee led byIn April, Uof Tinformed us thatour proposal toredevelop 371Bloor had beenturned down.This decisionwas verydisappointing.We felt stronglythat our proposalhad significantmerit both forUTS and for theuniversity.Peter Neilson ’71 and Don Schmitt’70; it includes Peter Ortved ’67, UTSparents Tong Hahn and StephenMoranis, and UTS teacher JoshFullan. Both committees have beenmeeting with me, and with our newPrincipal, to solidify next steps. Muchwork has been done, andwe are heartened by theground-swell of supportand commitment fromthe UTS community.It is also importantto note that Uof T hasintroduced the optionof a possible leaseextension on 371 Bloorbeyond the 2021 datepreviously established.An extension wouldallow us more timeto raise funds for ourfuture building needswhile continuing tofocus on immediateconcerns – such as keepingtuition down andaugmenting our BursaryFund so that we canremain a merit-basedschool in the truest sense.Our experience of the past fewmonths has reinforced our confidencethat UTS has the strong support ofits community and an exciting futureahead. We welcome your feedback andwill continue to update you on eventsas they develop. Visit the school’swebsite (www.utschools.ca) for thelatest information about the site searchand other UTS news. l R12 the root : t h e u t s a lu m n i m ag a z i n e | fa l l 2011


Advancement ReportPlus ça Change...The generosity of alumni, parents, staff, and friends enables many students to attend the school.“What follows primary,secondary, and tertiary?And did you knowthat no word exists relating to the numbereleven – but that there is one thatrelates to the number twelve: duodenary?”These questions were exploredin June by a UTS class and exemplifywhat I fondly call a quintessential “UTSMoment”.Lest youthink that it wasa class of currentstudents, I mustdisclose that thiswas the UTS Classof 1961 who cameback to UTS inMartha DrakeExecutive Director,advancementJune to celebratetheir 50th year ofgraduation. But iteasily could havebeen a discussion overheard from thisyear’s students. That intellectual sparkwithin a UTS student is ever-presentin a UTS alumnus, and it is rightfully apoint of pride within our community.This exchange got me thinkingabout aspects of the UTS experiencethat have stood the test of time. Thelife-altering and lasting impact of aUTS education, the lifelong friendshipsand the generosity of our communityimmediately come to mind.How many generations of UTSstudents have benefitted from thesupport of previous generations ofalumni, teachers, parents, and friends?Together, we have helped make UTSwhat it is today. The Class of 1961established a bursary as their legacyto UTS to commemorate their Goldenanniversary; this bursary will providefinancial assistance tofuture generations ofUTS students in perpetuity.In turn, this year’sstudent body, 19% ofwhom received bursarysupport, volunteered andraised funds for manyworthwhile charities –including UTS. The proceeds fromthis year’s student-run “Show” weredesignated to the UTS general bursaryfund because our students understandthe need to keep UTS as accessible aspossible.Our earliest scholarships wereestablished not long after the doorsof UTS opened and they have aidedstudents for nearly 100 years. TheDr. T. M. Porter Scholarships wereoriginally presented in 1919 by Dr.Tommy Porter, the original Masterof the Junior School, in memory ofgraduates who were killed in WorldWar I. The scholarships were furtherenhanced in 1930 by the estate ofThat intellectualspark within aUTS student isever-present ina UTS alumnus.Make a difference todayfor tomorrow’s students...If you would like to designate a specific bequestto UTS or receive information on planned giving,please contact:Martha Drake, Executive Director, Advancementat 416-946-0097, or mdrake@utschools.ca....and leave your mark on UTS’ future!a grateful parent. Today, the Porteris one of our most generous awardsand over the decades,hundreds of studentshave been honoured asrecipients. Without thebursaries and scholarshipsestablished by caringdonors, many UTSalumni would not havebeen able to attend theschool – and we would not be able tosupport the transformative educationthat is UTS at its core.This year’s annual report on donorslists the names of 680 members of theUTS community who have made UTStheir philanthropic priority through acurrent or a planned gift to benefit theschool. There is a story behind eachand every donation, and whatever yourmotivation, I want to thank you for yourinvestment in UTS’ future.When it comes to alumni generosity,the more things change, the morethey stay the same. And, thank goodnessfor that! l Rfa l l 2011 | t h e u t s a l u m n i m a g a z i n e : the root 13


On April 30, 2011, Bruce MacLean celebrated his 100th birthday withfamily and friends. He planned the party himself down to its lastdetails – quite an achievement in a life filled with achievements!Given Bruce’s attachment to and love of UTS, the guest list includedmany former UTS students. Bruce’s daughter, Linda Ann MacLeanJewell, penned a biography of Bruce’s life especially for the occasion.The following article borrows heavily from that biography and wethank Linda Ann, and the entire MacLean family, for sharing it with usas we celebrate the life of a man who has contributed so much to UTS.by diana shepherd ’80BELOW: Bruce at anearly age.William Joseph Bruce MacLeanwas the second child born to Nettie andBilly MacLean at their Euclid Avenue homein Toronto. He attended Clinton St. PublicSchool for Grades 1 and 2 before the family movedto Helena Avenue; in his mother’s opinion, this wasa more “elite” area and Hillcrest Public was a betterschool for Bruce and his sister Flora.At age eight, Bruce made the Junior SoccerTeam at Hillcrest. His mother thought he was tooyoung and small to play soccer, but histeacher and coach eventually talked herinto letting Bruce join the team – ignitingBruce’s life-long interest in sports.In 1922, the family moved toGlenholme Avenue because it was closeto Oakwood Collegiate Institute (OCI),Nettie’s choice of highschool for herchildren. Bruce recalls having very goodteachers at OCI – and some of them wereequally impressed with the young Bruce.In 1936, his algebra and trigonometryteacher became principal of LawrencePark Collegiate Institute (LPCI) andoffered Bruce one of his first jobs as amath teacher.In Bruce’s Senior Year at OCI (1928),he stood for election as Alderman in Ward6 in the Toronto Boys Council. Sponsoredby the City of Toronto, this Council wasstructured along the lines of Toronto City Councilwith a Mayor, Aldermen, and Controllers. He wonby more than 10,000 votes – more than any one personhad ever received before. He also won the T.L.Church, Mayor of Toronto Trophy for Scholarship,Sportsmanship, and Character when he graduatedfrom OCI in 1929.University YearsTo help pay for his post-secondary education atMcMaster University, Bruce took a job as a cleanerand waiter on campus – which was located atMcMaster Hall on Bloor Street at the time. At theend of his first year, McMaster moved its campus toHamilton, and Bruce moved with them. He continuedto work at McMaster, attending classes “as muchas possible” given his work and football schedule.In 1930, Bruce met the love of his life, WilmaMacGregor; she was seated (alphabetically by surname)next to him at an Athletic Banquet. Theygraduated together in 1933, and they both appliedand were admitted to the Ontario College ofEducation (OCE). Unfortunately, there was a surplusof teachers when they graduated, and Brucewas the only one in his class to be offered a positionimmediately (teaching math and physical educationat North Toronto C. I.). Bruce and Wilma got marriedin 1936 and moved into a home on Briar HillAvenue.Teaching and the War YearsLPCI opened its door in 1936, and Bruce was oneof its first teachers. Aside from teaching math, hewas in charge of the Cadet Corps, he coached footballand hockey, and played clarinet and saxophonein the school’s dance band.From 1940-42, Bruce worked part-time at LPCIand part-time at McMaster, where he assisted indeveloping and then teaching an electronics trainingprogram for radar technicians in the Canadian Navy.In 1942, Bruce resigned from LPCI to join theRoyal Canadian Navy as a Sub-Lieutenant, SpecialBranch. He was sent directly to St. Hyacinthe,14 the root : t h e u t s a lu m n i m ag a z i n e | fa l l 2011


where he helped develop and teach the training programfor Navy personnel. Bruce visited every universityin Canada to recruit staff for the program,choosing 60 of the “best and brightest” – dubbedthe “Navy Gang” – to teach at the Signals School.At its peak, there were 5,000 students at the school;Bruce’s program (a one-year radar technician’scourse) had about 1,000 men at any given time.Bruce was discharged from the Navy inSeptember of 1945, and he returned to teaching atLPCI. Shortly thereafter, he joined with membersof the Navy Gang to write a comprehensive two-volumetextbook entitled Radio Fundamentals; the firstvolume was published in 1950 and the second in ’52.Also in 1945, Bruce returned to McMaster parttimeto obtain his MA: a thesis on electronics as itapplied to radar systems.The UTS YearsBruce took up the post of math master at UTSin January 1946, and he remained at the schooluntil June 1959. He also became coach of theSenior Hockey team, ushering in “a golden era inthe sport,” notes Jack Batten ’50 in University ofToronto Schools 1910–2010. “Mr. MacLean wassmart and thoughtful at all the elements of coaching.On every team, he understood his players intimately.He learned which buttons to push. He knewwho to be tough on and who to treat more softly.”His students gave him the nickname “Nails” –which spoke to “the rigour Mr. MacLean broughtto the lessons in trigonometry he taught in theclassroom and to the championship hockey teamshe coached on the ice,” explains Batten. At the endof every month, Nails set the boys a major test; forthe month following, they would be seated by testresults (the boys with the lowest marks were seatedat the front of the classroom).If academics came first at UTS, hockey wasa close second – at least for Bruce! In 1953, UTSjoined the Toronto and District Inter-SchoolAthletic Association (TDIAA), playing against thebest high school teams in the city. Nails coachedthe team to its first TDIAA championship in its firstseason in the league.The following year,UTS won a secondconsecutive TDIAAchampionship –despite losing nineof their players tograduation the yearbefore.“The MacLean era in UTS hockey ended in1959 when Nails moved on to OCE,” writes Batten.“He was gone but never forgotten. In 2003, when theTDIAA champs got together for a fiftieth reuniondinner at the school, Mr. MacLean was the evening’sspecial guest. Wine was served at the dinner, and tothe surprise of everyone present, the caterer couldaccept only cash in payment for the wine. The playershad credit cards, but no cash. Only one person presentcarried enough in paper money, which explainswhy Mr. MacLean paid for the evening’s wine. Cashwas part of the Nails system.”Over the years, Bruce recalls that he had thepleasure of teaching many brilliant students whowent on to great achievements. One of the mostnotable is renowned statistician David Brillinger’55, now Head of Statisticsat the University ofCalifornia at Berkeley;David has been awarded 14Honorary Doctorates overthe years. Another of histop students was MichaelW. Spence ’62, FormerDean of Stanford GraduateSchool of Economics and2001 Nobel Laureate inEconomics.In 2000, he establishedthe “Bruce and WilmaMacLean bursary”, whichprovides financial aid forstudents to attend UTS.The Class of ’49 has alsohonoured their formerabove: A photoof Bruce taken athis 100th birthdaycelebration heldon April 30, 2011.BELOW: “Nails”MacLean as he lookedduring his UTS years.fa l l 2011 | t h e u t s a l u m n i m a g a z i n e : the root 15


Above Left: Some ofthe former MacLeanUTS students andtheir spouses whoattended the party.Seated (L-R): AlisonTaylor, Maria Gardner,Derek Bate ’44, JohnGardner ’55, FormerPrincipal Al Fleming,Judy Fleming;Standing (L-R): TomRiley ’53, Bruce Taylor’48, Bon Borthwick’54, and Peter George’58. Above Right:Bruce with greatgrandchildren,Flora(named for Bruce’ssister) and Paco.teacher by establishing the “W. Bruce MacLeanMathletic Award”; first awarded at the undergraduateceremony in October 2009, the award is given toone girl and one boy with high academic standing inadvanced functions (Grade 11 math course) as wellas a high level of proficiency in school athletics.Bruce has stayed in touch with many of his formerUTS students, who invite him to all their classreunions. He is happy to attend, and feels humbledby the displays of appreciation and respect fromthese men who give him so much credit for havingmade a difference in their lives back in their schooldays. He was an enthusiastic participant in UTSCentennial events – just a few months shy of hisown hundredth birthday.The Textbook Project and OCEEarly in Bruce’s UTS Career, OCE Professor (andformer UTS match teacher) Pete Petrie and Brucegathered some colleagues and started to createsenior-level math textbooks for the province ofOntario. In total, Bruce was involved in the creationof 28 textbooks, mostly for the secondary level, publishedby Copp Clark. At one point, their textbookswere being used in every province of Canada; someyears, Bruce’s royalties exceeded his salary!The ’50s and ’60s were boom years for teachers– especially in Ontario cities. To meet the need,OCE started summer courses to train new teachersas quickly as possible; while he was at UTS, Brucetaught several of these summer courses at OCE. In1959, he became a permanent member of the OCEstaff, becoming a full, tenured professor after aboutthree years. He remained at OCE until his retirementin 1972.RetirementBefore and after his retirement, travel and campingwere very important to Bruce and his family. In1963, Bruce and Wilma joined the club for Airstreammotor-home owners, which became known as theWally Byam Caravan Club International (WBCCI).In 1966, he was elected president of the Ontariobranch of the club; in 1974, Bruce became internationalpresident of the WBCCI, which had 30,000member families at the time. In 1975, he organizedan international rally – attended by 15,000 peoplewith 4,200 Airstreamers – in Brandon, MB.When Bruce retired from teaching, he hadthree goals for his retirement:• To become a proficient horseback riderand horse trainer.• To become proficient in sailing.• To achieve success in sales of some kind.Eventually, he attained all three goals – nosurprise to those who know him well. Shortly afterhe retired, Bruce started taking lessons from – thenformed a partnership with – the owner of a ridingacademy in Florida. With her guidance, Brucebought, trained, showed, and sold a couple of horseseach year for five years. In 1978, Bruce purchaseda 30-foot Cape Dory sloop, and he immediatelyset about teaching himself to sail. He began racinghis sailboat and competed until 1999 (the year hisbeloved wife Wilma passed away). In the early ’80s,Bruce achieved his third goal when he persuadedSutherland Yachts to carry the Bayfield Yachts lineof sailboats; Bruce put up the money for the franchiseand concentrated on selling this line. He sold14–25 boats per year before deciding to call it quits– right before Sutherland went bankrupt.To round-out his life-long passion for sports,Bruce has enjoyed playing golf for many yearsnow. Proving that it’s never too late to strive forand accomplish a goal, at age 98, Bruce madeheadlines in the Venice, FL newspaper with hisfirst hole-in-one! l R16 the root : t h e u t s a lu m n i m ag a z i n e | fa l l 2011


Photo: Junial Enterprises; istockphoto.comthird Annual H.J.Crawford AwardUTS is pleased to announce that the third annual H.J. Crawford Awardwill be presented to a trio of committed and dedicated alumni: John“Butch” Bowden ’48, John Macaulay ’45, and J.A. “Jack” Rhind ’38.Named for UTS’ first headmaster, the H.J. Crawford Award recognizesthe significant contribution to UTS made by an individual or agroup through commitment, dedication and volunteerism, or contributionsmade to greater society through other lifetime achievements.John Bowden and John Macaulay both worked with Jack Rhind onthe initial bursary campaign in 1980. Butch Bowden was Chair of theCampaign Cabinet during much of the Preserving the OpportunityCampaign in 1994-1999, succeeding Bill Saunderson ’52. Both menhad major volunteer roles in the leadership phase of the campaign, andtogether they helped raise a record $15 million. Both men have been ClassReps, have regularly attended many alumni activities, and have also beenextremely supportive of various initiatives undertaken by the school.As Chair of the inaugural bursary campaign in 1980, Jack Rhindsupported the vision that financial accessibility for all qualifying UTSstudents is essential – a tenet still vital to UTS. Jack has demonstratedan unwavering commitment to service to Canada, his local community,and to UTS throughout his lifetime.We hope you will attend the UTS Annual Alumni Dinner to celebrate thepresentation of this prestigious award to these three very deserving recipients.To reserve your space at the Alumni Dinner, call 416-978-3919 or go towww.utschools.ca/rsvpJohn Bowden ’48John Macaulay ’45J. A. Rhind ’38UTS Hall of Fame InducteesUTS and the UTS Alumni Association are proud to announce the2011 inductees into the UTS Hall of Fame.Four retired faculty members have been selected for their superlativecontributions to the UTS Art and Music departments. Thesehonourees are: Don Boutros, John Fautley, Natalie Kuzmich, and Ann Unger.Dedication and innovation characterize these teachers; they generated the environmentthat allowed many students over a great number of years to be challenged and toflourish in their creative pursuits.Two of the students challenged by these remarkable teachers will also be inductedinto the Hall of Fame: Jamie Sommerville ’80 is the current principal hornist for theBoston Symphony Orchestra and is the Music Director of the Hamilton PhilharmonicOrchestra, and Kim-Lee Kho ’81 is a visual artist and graphic designer who is also aconsummate art instructor inspiring students throughout Toronto and beyond.Also being honoured this year is W. Bruce “Nails” MacLean, for his outstandingcommitment to coaching that contributed to the success of the UTS “Firsts” hockeyteam over many years.These seven talented members of the UTS community will be inducted into theUTS Hall of Fame at the Annual Alumni Dinner on Friday, October 28, 2011.Help celebrate the accomplishments of these UTS Alumni – reserve your spaceat the Alumni Dinner today! Call 416-978-3919 or go to www.utschools.ca/rsvpfa l l 2011 | t h e u t s a l u m n i m a g a z i n e : the root 17Friday, October 28, 2011AnnualAlumniDinner andAwardsSee the old school again!Special anniversaryrooms!Visit with former staffand classmates!All alumni are welcome –especially those celebratinganniversary years:1936 1941 19461951 1956 19611966 1971 19761981 1986 19911996 2001 2006The third H.J. CrawfordAward will be presentedand the UTS Hall of FameInductees will be honoured.All events to be held at UTS:5:30 pm Reception; 6:30 pm CrawfordAward Ceremony and Student Performance;7:30 pm Dinner followed byHall of Fame Induction CeremonyReserve Now!www.utschools.ca/rsvpor call 416-978-3919


EducaLocation,Location,Searching for a new home for UTS.By Diana Shepherd ’8018 the root : t h e u t s a lu m n i m ag a z i n e | fa l l 2011


tionINlate April, the University of Toronto rejectedthe University of Toronto Schools’ proposalto renovate the existing site at 371 BloorStreet West – giving UTS until 2021 to find,renovate, or build new digs. The decision has surprisedand disappointed alumni and students alike: theproposed $45 million renovation of the old buildingwould not have cost Uof T one penny, and it would have“created an opportunity for the University of Toronto todevelop a significant part of the site for its own use overthe long haul,” said UTS Board Chair Bob Lord ’58.“I was extremely disappointed in the decision,” saidPeter Neilson ’71, who was president of the UTS AlumniAssociation when the decision was handed down.“Then again, I have been disappointed by many of thedecisions Uof T has made regarding UTS over the years.It’s difficult for our alumni – who care so deeply aboutthe school – to understand or accept that Uof T doesn’tcare as much as we do about UTS.”fa l l 2011 | t h e u t s a l u m n i m a g a z i n e : the root 19


“It’s difficult forour alumni...tounderstand oraccept that Uof Tdoesn’t care asmuch as we doabout UTS.”– Peter Neilson ’71“We are in a positionof financial strengththanks to our donorswho have contributedto the BuildingOpportunitiesCampaign in theearly 1990s.”– Bob Lord ’58UTS and U of T:A Short HistoryFor most of its history, UTS wasa division of Uof T. In the early 1900s,James Whitney (then-premier of Ontario)identified an urgent need to upgrade thequality of secondary school teaching inOntario. To answer this need, the provincialgovernment provided $175,000 tohelp Uof T’s Faculty of Education (establishedin 1906) create at least two practiceschools – one of which would admitgirls – to serve as a kind of laboratory inwhich the Faculty could test and improvethe practical and experimental aspectsof its program, and in which the teachercandidatescould develop their teachingskills. Unfortunately, the money ran outbefore the girls’ school could be built, butUTS retained its plural name.In 1910, 371 Bloor West covered themiddle of the block only; UTS’ portionwas in the eastern half of the building,and the Faculty of Education was housedin the western side. The eastern wingdoubled in size in 1923 (giving UTSits gym, swimming pool, cafeteria, andauditorium), and the western wing wasexpanded in 1931 and again in 1949 to itscurrent size.In 1920, the Faculty of Educationbecame the Ontario College of Education(OCE); for the next 45 years, OCE wasthe only institution in the province toprepare secondary school teachers. In1965, the Ontario legislature establishedthe Ontario Institute for Studies inEducation (OISE); the following year,the departments of Graduate Studies andResearch were transferred from OCEto OISE, although teacher educationremained at Uof T in a restructured andrenamed College of Education. In 1972,the College of Education was renamedthe Faculty of Education, University ofToronto (FEUT).FEUT merged with OISE in 1996,creating the Ontario Institute for Studiesin Education of the University of Toronto.“The merger meant that the facultybegan a gradual move into the OISE building at 252Bloor West, thereby freeing up a bonanza of spacefor the school at 371 Bloor,” noted Jack Batten ’50in University of Toronto Schools 1910–2010. “Overthe following few years, UTS grew to a school ofcomfortably over six hundred students, a numberthat could now settle into more classrooms in thebuilding’s western half and more of just abouteverything else. Another two gyms, more lockerrooms, an enhanced Guidance Centre, a smartenedfoyer, a leak-proof roof, and a library.”In the early 2000s, it became clear that Uof Twanted to divest itself of UTS. The school’s budgetwas $12 million, it had lost its provincial subsidyof $1.35 million in 1993, and Uof T could no longerafford to support the school financially. It wasduring this same period that the school ran theBuilding Opportunities Campaign, which raised$10 million for the UTS building. These fundscame over to UTS from the University of Toronto in2007, and they are currently invested by the UTSFoundation led by Bill Saunderson ’52.The UTS SiteRedevelopment ProposalUTS has had a licence to use portions of 371Bloor since it became a separate entity on July1, 2006, and the licence is set to expire in 2021(although Uof T is open to the possibility of extendingthe licence beyond that deadline). Accordingto section 10.07 of the Affiliation Agreement datedJune 30, 2006 between UTS and Uof T, UTS hadthe right to make a proposal regarding continued useof the building; under the same agreement, Uof Twasn’t required to let UTS know whether it wouldreceive an extension of its lease on the building – orhow long the extension might run – until 2014.On December 14, 2010, a special BuildingCommittee of the UTS Board of Directors – comprisedof David Rounthwaite ’65 (Chair), DonSchmitt ’70, David Allan ’78, UTS parent StephenMoranis, UTS faculty member and local residentJosh Fullan, Michaele Robertson (UTS principalat the time), and Bob Lord ’58 – submitted a SiteRedevelopment Proposal to Uof T. The Proposaloutlined a complete renovation of UTS’ currentfacility at 371 Bloor West, including new constructionof approximately 140,000 square feet of space.According to Don Schmitt, the first task in preparingthe Proposal was to ascertain what Uof T’s20 the root : t h e u t s a lu m n i m ag a z i n e | fa l l 2011


goals were regarding the site. “Uof T expects theSt. George Campus to grow by 1.5 million squarefeet over the next decade, and they wanted the siteto provide 500,000 square feet of academic space,”he said. The Proposal would have allowed Uof T toacquire up to 750,000 square feet – more than halfwayto their total goal.The second task was to create a program forexpansion based on thorough research and consultationwith stakeholders over the last 15 years. In themid-1990s, in 2000, and in 2007, members of theUTS community worked to create and then updatea plan identifying the building and space needs forthe school in its second century. The major featuresof this plan included: bringing classrooms and labfacilities up to modern standards – including theintegration of information technology and audiovisualsystems; creating classrooms and facilitiesdedicated to music, drama, and the visual arts;building new athletic facilities that conform to currentsecondary-school standards; creating a newlibrary resource centre; creating eating areas for students;upgrading the auditorium; and installing newheating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems.Keeping in mind Uof T’s stated spacerequirements for the building, the UTS SiteRedevelopment Committee created a plan thatwould accommodate both UTS’ and Uof T’s futureneeds. The Proposal detailed the renovation and/or construction of 140,000 gross square feet ofspace on the northeast portion of the site at atotal project cost of $45,000,000. This renovation/construction would have included a new doublegymnasium, 25-metre pool, 660 seat auditorium,and an atrium – all of which Uof T would havebeen able to use on a mutually agreed-upon basis.The construction would have permitted Uof T toconstruct up to 750,000 square feet of academicspace and at least 320 below-grade parking spaceson the site. UTS would have financed the capitalcost of the UTS premises from existing resources, acapital campaign, and financing from one or morefinancial institutions. Finally, construction of thenew school would have benefitted UTS, Uof T, and– since UTS is a hub for civic engagement and localneighbourhood improvement – keeping UTS in itscurrent location would also have benefitted the localcommunity surrounding the site. According to theProposal, one example of benefits to the communityis the ongoing work of Jane’s Club at UTS, “whichcoordinates neighbourhood walking tours and communityimprovement projects in conjunction withcity staff, and is currently engaged inrenewing Annex parks through a communityservice program involving UTSstudents, faculty, parents, and alumni.”“We thought it was a pretty compellingargument,” said Don Schmitt. “Uof Tachieves its goals, is neither inconveniencednor out-of-pocket, benefits fromthe new infrastructure (including thenew heating and cooling units), has use ofthe new gyms and pool, and retains ownershipof the land.” But after deliberatingfor four months, the University rejectedthe Proposal, saying that they neededthe entire site to meet as-yet unspecifiedfuture needs.The PresentAfter receiving the news, theUTS Board immediately took action bycreating two new working committees:the Affiliation Committee and the SiteSelection Committee.The Affiliation Committee’s task isto work with Uof T on redefining therelationship between the school and theuniversity. The Affiliation Committeeis comprised of Board Directors DavidRounthwaite ’65 (Chair), AndrewDalglish (Parent), Susy Opler ’79(Parent), Don Schmitt ’70, David Allan’78, John Tory ’72, and ex-officio membersBoard Chair Bob Lord ’58 andPrincipal Rosemary Evans.“We received numerous letters,emails and phone calls of support fromalumni, students, staff, faculty, and parents,”said David Rounthwaite. “It isextremely heartening to know that theUTS community is committed to ensuringthe future of this great institution andis ready to help build the kind of schoolUTS needs for the future at another site.”The Site Selection Committee willwork to identify a suitable location fora new facility for the school. The workdone on the Proposal helped to definewhat was required in a facility, and itwill be used to establish specific criteriato guide the site selection. Site Selection“It is extremelyheartening to knowthat the UTScommunity iscommited toensuring the futureof this greatinstitution.”– David Rounthwaite ’65“Those who valuethe school needto step up: theyneed to offerfinancial support,time, or expertise.”– Don Schmitt ’70fa l l 2011 | t h e u t s a l u m n i m a g a z i n e : the root 21


“The building doesnot define the school.Improving thefacilities will...ensurethe continuingexcellence of aUTS education...”–Principal rosemary evansCommittee Members include DirectorsPeter Neilson ’71 and Don Schmitt’70 (Co-Chairs), Josh Fullan (Teacher),Tong Hahn (Parent), Stephen Moranis(Parent), Peter Ortved ’67, and ex-officiomembers Bob Lord ’58 and PrincipalRosemary Evans.“We’re definitely at the preliminarystages,” said Peter Neilson of the SiteSelection Committee. “We’re exchangingideas, pursuing contacts, and consideringwhat kind of place we needto house the school.” Neilson said theyare considering purchasing vacant land(although that’s pretty scarce in thedowntown area) or an existing buildingto renovate or demolish and rebuild, orsharing space with another facility. TheCommittee has looked at some buildingsthe Toronto District School Boardwishes to sell, but there are issues witheach of them – ranging from unsatisfactorylocations to huge maintenanceproblems. “The solution isn’t going to beinstantaneous,” he noted. “But this is areal opportunity to get a facility that will be muchbetter and more appropriate for our current needs– as opposed to the needs in 1910 when the schoolfirst opened.”In an ideal world, the future home of UTS willbe centrally located and easily accessible by publictransit. “We don’t want to change the nature of ourstudent body by moving too far afield,” said Neilson,“but ‘central’ doesn’t have to mean the corner ofBloor and Spadina. However, accommodating allstudents means access to the TTC and GO Transit.”Don Schmitt pointed out that location will play afactor in UTS’ continued association with Uof T,agreeing that an ideal location will be close to theSt. George Campus. “We have an opportunity tocreate something extraordinary: to build a spacethat supports academic excellence in the 21st century,”he said.“UTS has been a school that is distinguished byits rigorous and innovative programs, its dedicated,outstanding teachers, its exceptional students, andits relationship with Uof T,” Rosemary Evans pointedout. “The building does not define the school.Improving the facilities will, however, ensure thecontinuing excellence of a UTS education throughoutthe second century of the school’s life.”Bob Lord agreed, noting that: “We are in aposition of financial strength thanks to our donorswho have collectively contributed $10 million to theBuilding Opportunities Campaign since the early1990s. The UTS Foundation has stewarded thefunds well along with new donations designated toour building fund.”Schmitt, who sits on both committees, warnedthat UTS is in “a tough position: we have to findand buy land at fair market value – which is superexpensivein downtown Toronto – and we have tofund the building/renovation costs. We have onedecade to do this – which sounds like a lot of time,but it really isn’t. It’s a pretty steep challenge.”While the Site Selection Committee is workingon that challenge, the Affiliation Committee isnegotiating the details of UTS’ exit strategy withUof T. “Lots of assets have come to Uof T becauseof UTS,” Schmitt pointed out. “For instance, theRobert Street Field was a gift to Uof T for the useof UTS, and we will have to agree on compensationfor items like this. UTS has been joined at the hipto Uof T for so long,” he added. “UTS grads havealso been Uof T presidents, chancellors, donors, anddistinguished alumni, and we want to continue therelationship at the new site.”Both Neilson and Schmitt emphasized theneed to engage alumni, parents, and friends of theschool at this crucial time. “Those who value theschool need to step up: they need to offer financialsupport, time, or expertise,” said Schmitt. “It won’tgo well unless the community comes together tobuild a culture of giving among UTS alumni andfriends.” He added that UTS alumni who are alsoUof T alumni should think of UTS first when itcomes to donations over the next decade. “Theschool’s future is uncertain in a way that Uof T’sfuture is not – and the uncertainty has been createdby Uof T’s decision to reject the proposal.Only the community pulling together is going toget us through this.”Neilson believes that the UTS community isgoing to step up. “I am quite confident that whenthe time comes, we will be able to secure theappropriate facility,” he said. Rounthwaite sharesthis view, adding that: “We are determined andconfident that UTS will have the right home for thefuture, and that the UTS community will have animportant say in what that looks like.”For updates, please visit the UTS websitebuilding page at www.utschools.ca/building, oremail your comments and questions to building@utschools.ca. l R22 the root : t h e u t s a lu m n i m ag a z i n e | fa l l 2011


uts Alumni Alumni NewsNotes on the interesting lives and outstanding achievements of our alumni.George S. P. FergusonA distinguished lawyer and judge, George Ferguson ’41 was an inspiration to many throughout his life and career.19232011The Honourable GeorgeFerguson Q.C. passed awayon June 15, 2011. A man ofwarmth, spirit, and determination,he was remembered at his funeralas an inspiration, mentor, advisor,lawyer, judge, hockey and footballcoach, artist, bridge player,employer, companion,and friend. He is survivedby his children, Steven,Michael, and Diana; hisgrandchildren and greatgrandson; his sister, andnumerous other familymembers. He was predeceasedby his beloved wife of 57,years, Diana, in 2006.After graduating from UTS,George attended the University ofToronto (Honours Political Scienceand Economics) and obtainedan LL.B. from Osgoode Hall in1948. A distinguished law careerfollowed: he founded and servedas senior partner in the firm ofFerguson, Montgomery, Casselsand Mitchell and was a part-timemember of the Ontario LabourRelations Board from 1952 to1957. In 1970, he became an arbitratorand mediator for private andgovernment affairs, and he alsoserved as a vice-chairman of theOntario Labour Relations Boardand first Arbitrator for the OntarioPolice Arbitration Commission.He was president of the OntarioBranch of the Canadian BarAssociation (now OBA), a memberof the National Council ofCBA and Chairman of the CBANational Insurance Committee,where he concluded the nationalizationof the insurance planand the creation of the CBAInsurance Association. Georgewas appointed to the Bench bythe Federal Government in 1976and retired from The SuperiorCourt of Justice in 1998.Thereafter, he became amediator/arbitrator andconsultant to governmentand law enforcement agencies.In addition, Georgeserved lengthy terms withthe Board of Governorsof Royal St. George’s College,Wilfred Laurier University, andHumber College.An early figure-skating careercame to an abrupt end whenGeorge, at the age of 14, becamea victim of the polio outbreakof 1937. In his memoir, Who amI to Judge? (Ferguson, 2007),George cites his mother’s tenacityand good humour as a drivingforce in his route to recoveryand efforts to regain his abilityto walk. “Laugh at your own difficulties,”she told him. “Don’t beafraid to ask for help.” And whenhe asked, UTS stepped up to theplate. Struggling to maintain studiesfrom home, headmaster Dr. A.C. Lewis (“Baldy”) enlisted twoOntario College of Education studentsto tutor George. “Thanks toBaldy and those two teachers, Imet the requirements and passed,”he wrote. Returning to school forhis final year, the stairways in theUTS building did not hold Georgeback; “As Baldy had predicted, theboys did the carrying in what theyreferred to as a ‘private elevatorsystem’.”There were also typicalschool high-jinks: “In early 1937,representatives of the St. John’sAmbulance Society came to UTSto teach first aid...[When] Alec[McIntyre] and I [were] asked bythe instructor what we would doin a particular medical emergency,we stated categorically that theonly sensible thing to do was tocall a doctor.” George’s other UTSmemories include playing in theschool orchestra led by Leslie Bell:“We struggled through a stirringJohn Phillips Sousa march in theschool auditorium...the UTS magazinedescribed my contribution onclarinet as ‘adequate’.”The March of Dimes – a charityhe helped to create – establishedan award in his honourmore than a decade ago. Knownas the “Judge George FergusonAward for Full Participation andEquality”, the award recognizestruly distinguished contributionsto the lives of people with disabilities,such as the adoptionof Human Rights legislation orthe creation of barrier-free communities.George donated theproceeds from the sale of Whoam I to Judge? to March of DimesCanada’s Post-Polio Canada program,which delivers peer supportto polio survivors and health educationacross Canada.fa l l 2011 | t h e u t s a l u m n i m a g a z i n e : the root 25


uts Alumni NewsAlumni NewsJohn Arnold Tory19302011A friend and counsel to two Canadian dynasties – yet a modest, gentle man with a huge heart and intellect.John A. Tory ’46 passed awayon April 4, 2011, after sufferinga stroke.Small in stature, he was atowering figure to three generationsof the Thomson family – Roy(Lord Thomson of Fleet), Ken, andDavid – and also to Ted Rogers,the founder of RogersCommunications. John’s rolein the development of theThomson empire is chronicledin many Canadiannewspapers and businesspublications. He began astheir lawyer in the mid-1950s, and in the mid-1970s, he leftthe law firm his father and his twinbrother Jim Tory ’46 co-foundedto work full-time for the Thomsonfamily. As a senior financial advisor,strategist, confidante, and mentor,he helped expand their newspaperbusiness – then shed many ofthese assets to gain a foothold inthe prosperous North Sea oil business,and most recently helped thecompany to create the Thomson/Reuters information conglomerate.During his almost 50 years with theThomson companies, he served inmany capacities, including presidentof Woodbridge (the family’s holdingcompany). David Thomson, thethird-generation family member tohead the company, said it best whenhe summed up John’s contributions:“He was the conscience of thecompany.”John also became a trustedfriend of Ted Rogers and gotinvolved with his neophyte communicationscompany in the mid-1960s. As a director and confidante,he played a vital role in the buildingof Rogers Communications.In recognition of John’s importanceto his company, Ted and hiswife secretly made a $7.5 milliondonation in his honour to theSunnybrook Health ScienceCentre, creating the Johnand Liz Tory Eye Centre.His son, John H. Tory’72, commented that, “onTed’s darkest days... whenthings looked bleak, thatwas when my dad wouldredouble his efforts to help Ted finda solution to his problems.”He also had a long associationwith Torstar and its foundingfamily, acting as a trustee tothe Atkinson Jr.’s estate and theToronto Star newspaper. Duringpart of this time, John held a keyexecutive position with the Globe &Mail, which truly tested his integrityand the respect of others.John and his twin, Jim, startedUTS at age 10 in grade 7, followingin the footsteps of their father,John S.D. Tory ’20 and uncle,James M. Tory ’22. Both Johnand Jim felt the virtues of theirUTS schooling cemented their successthrough life. The twins hadthe distinction of skipping grade 8and graduated in 1946. Both followedin their father’s footsteps,becoming lawyers in 1952 (Uof Tand Osgoode Hall); shortly thereafter,the three co-founded Tory,Tory, Deslauriers and Binningtonwith two of their classmates. Athird generation of Torys attendedUTS in the late 1960s and 1970s,with John H. (former leader of theOntario PC party) being the bestknown. In total, nine Torys haveattended UTS.John served on countless corporateand charitable boards. He willbe remembered by all for his valuesthat were rooted in excellence,integrity, and humanity. Togetherwith his wife, they gave generouslyof their time and financialsupport to many institutions, withSunnybrook Health Science Centre,the Art Gallery of Ontario, and theCentre for Addiction and MentalHealth being especially honoured.His greatest joy was his family,and despite an active career, healways found time for skiing andgolfing with his children and grandchildrenand travelling with Liz.Each year at Christmas, John wrotea letter to each of his kids, congratulatingthem on their successesduring the past year and encouragingthem to work hard and set goals.John H. recounted, “I would lookat that [letter] as a sort of reportcard. [I have] saved every one of thenearly forty or so of these annualletters.” All will remember his slyhumour and sense of fun.John leaves his wife of 58years, Liz; twin brother Jim; sisterVirginia Denton; three sons, JohnH., Jeffrey, and Michael; daughterJennifer; 15 grandchildren and twogreat grandchildren.By Don Borthwick ’5426 the root : t h e u t s a lu m n i m ag a z i n e | fa l l 2011


uts Alumni Alumni NewsDann Chow ’91 recently moved toNotes on the interesting lives and outstanding achievements of our alumni.Brent Huffman ’99 in Ethiopia with mountain nyala.Jennifer Orange ’89 has been developinga web-based application to help peoplemanage their medications, refills, symptoms,and appointments. She has launchedthe beta version (which is free) – www.dotfriday.com – and she’s looking fortesters to help make the application thebest tool possible for people with chronichealth needs. If you could use some assistancemanaging your health, register forDotFriday; you’ll help yourself stay well andgive Jennifer a hand with her new venturein the process!In the 20 years since graduation, JasonJones ’91 has moved around a fair bit. Afterfour years at Queen’s, he spent four yearsin Toronto, then six months in South Africa,then two years in Boston, and for the lastnine years, he has lived in San Francisco.He worked at Bain & Company for nine ofthose years with a two-year stint in businessschool at MIT Sloan. In 2006, he leftBain and acquired a mid-size staffing firmcalled ChildCare Careers, where he is CEOand part-owner. On the personal front, hemet his lovely wife Shari in 2003 and theymarried in 2005; although they met in SanFrancisco, it turns out that she is a fellowTorontonian. In 2008 they had their firstchild: a daughter named Katherine.Subscribe to The Root!We hope you enjoy reading The Root magazine – it’s agreat way stay up-to-date and in touch with UTS!The Root comes out twice a year, and complimentary copies are mailed toalmost 4,500 alumni, parents, and friends of the school. Please considerbecoming a voluntary subscriber; by subscribing, you’ll help to ensure thatThe Root maintains its quality and content while freeing valuable resourcesfor other alumni projects.The suggested minimum is $35, but donations at any level are appreciated– and all donations are eligible for a charitable income tax receipt.To subscribe, mail in this form or call: 416-978-3919or go to: utschools.ca/supportutsVancouver where he has just begun a fulltimeMBA program at UBC, with a focus onsustainability. For the previous 10 years,Dann lived in Edmonton working with earlystage technologies – helping to get themdeveloped and commercialized, and investingin them – starting primarily with technologiesfor Alberta’s oil sands, but laterbroadening to include technologies relatedto environment, clean energy, materials,agriculture, forestry, and health. Dann hasbeen married to his fantastic wife Tanya foralmost nine years and they have two greatlittle girls: Teagan (almost six) and Sienna(almost three).Rebecca Caldwell ’91 was named 2011Editor of the Year by the ProfessionalWriters Association of Canada. Rebeccarecently joined Cottage Life magazine asActing Managing Editor, and was previouslysenior editor at Chatelaine.In addition to being an Assistant Professorof Medicine/Respirology at the Universityof Toronto, Warren Lee ’91 is both a StaffPhysician at St. Michael’s Hospital and aresearcher at the Hospital’s Li Ka ShingKnowledge Institute. Recently, Warren andhis research team developed a new theoryas to what causes sepsis, a severe bloodillness, and had their research published inthe journal Science Translational Medicine.Brent Huffman ’99 continues to indulgehis passion for ungulates (hoofed mammals)through international travel (mostrecently to Ethiopia and India) and byslowly expanding his website, www.ultimateungulate.com, which he startedwhile a student at UTS. This site hasbecome a springboard to other projects,including Brent’s recent contribution of69 species accounts to the Handbookof the Mammals of the World, Volume 2:Hoofed Mammals (Lynx Edicions, 2011).This series is the first work to illustrateand describe every living species ofmammal on Earth.Eva (Marune) Vivalt ’01 earned a Ph.D.in economics from Berkeley this year.She also holds a Master’s in InternationalDevelopment from the University ofOxford. She is now based in WashingtonDC and works in the World Bank’s YoungProfessionals Program. She previouslyworked in the World Bank’s developmenteconomics research division and had abrief spell volunteering for the UN.Matthew Sohm ’02 is now based in Munichworking as a political advisor to Desertec,a consortium of European companies withambitious goals to develop renewable energyin North Africa and the Middle East.Adele Madonia ’03 writes that: “life inBarcelona is still kicking along wonderfully!I can’t argue with the weather either.”She is excited to report that, althoughonly one in two-hundred applicants areaccepted, she just landed “the internshipof my dreams working in the microfinancedepartment of the Inter-AmericanDevelopment Bank (IDB) this summer inWashington DC.” She describes the IDB asa “more socially-oriented version of theWorld Bank that exclusively focuses onYes! I want to be a voluntary subscriber to The Root.Name:Address:City Prov. Postal Codem A cheque payable to UTS in the amount of $is enclosed.m I would like to pay by credit card: m VISA m MasterCard m AMEXCard #Signature/ExpiryMail to: UTS Office of Advancement, 371 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON M5S 2R7, or call 416-978-3919.fa l l 2011 | t h e u t s a l u m n i m a g a z i n e : the root 27✃


uts Alumni NewsAlumni NewsClass ReunionsFour classes, spanning four decades,recently got together to celebrate.UTS Class of ’51 ReunionThere was a great turn-out for the Class of1951’s 60th reunion: 30 members met forlunch on June 16. Now that’s School Spirit!UTS Class of ’56 Reunion DinnerOn May 26th, more than 30 members ofthe UTS Class of ’56 met for a buffet dinnerat Toronto’s Arts and Letters Club, thescene of the Class’s ’50th anniversary. Therewere many highlights during the evening,of which the prime one was a visit from ouresteemed Math teacher, mentor for futurelife’s values and disciplines, and (for some)a first-class hockey coach: Bruce “Nails”MacLean. In addition to working the roomto visit with all class members, Nails madean insightful and stimulating speech. It ledmany of us to conclude that even at 100,Nails still has more smarts than the wholeclass put together.— Peter Brieger, Class of ’56 Year RepUTS Class of ’61 Reunion WeekendThe Class of ’61 held its 50th anniversaryreunion May 27 and 28, 2011. Forty Old Boyscame from as far away as Mexico, Manitoba,Ottawa, Montreal, and various points in theUnited States. After a tour of the school, wemade the short walk down Huron St. to theFaculty Club for a cocktail reception anddinner. David Payne generously provideda brunch at his home on Saturday wherespouses joined in and finally had a chance toput faces to the names they had been hearingabout for decades. In addition to the funand fellowship, we also established the Classof 1961 Bursary as our class legacy to UTS.— Doug Adamson,Class of ’61 Year RepUTS Class of ’91 Reunion WeekendThe Class of ’91 held a reunion on the July9th weekend, organized by Aaron Dantowitz,Marni Halter, Karen Chan, Peter Siwak,and Jordan Feld. Festivities began with avisit to the school, to which many classmatesbrought along spouses and youngchildren. For the latter (mostly), the gymwas set up with balls and skipping ropes,crayons and paper. After a pizza lunch,everyone had a chance to tour the school(and was glad to see that while not muchhad changed, the Commodore 64s in thecomputer lab had been upgraded!). The daywas capped off with an evening of socializingat the Duke of York, where only closingtime could put an end to the party. Thirtyfourmembers of the Class of ’91 attendedthe day’s events – many local, but we wereglad that so many travelled from as far awayas Hong Kong, Italy, and England to attend.Thanks to Carole (Geddes) Zamroutian ofthe Office of Advancement for her helpmaking the day a success!— Aaron Dantowitz, Class of ’91 Year Rep’61 ’56’91Start your morning with spirit!Show your school spirit in style!UTS ThermoTumbler $25Stainless steel, holds 14 oz.Great for home – or onthe way to work!You’ve gottahave one!UTS Ball Cap $1528 the root : t h e u t s a lu m n i m ag a z i n e | fa l l 2011To order, contactthe UTSAlumni Office:Phone: 416-978-3919E-mail: alumni@utschools.caFor more UTS merchandise, visitwww.utschools.ca/alumniUTS Umbrella $35Collapsibleand compact.Don’t letanything rainon your day!Show your school pride everywhere!


uts Alumni Alumni NewsNotes on the interesting lives and outstanding achievements of our alumni.W. R. H. MontgomeryA life that was lived to its fullest with unending conviction, love, learning, and personal successes.19222011Dr. William Montgomerypassed away peacefully onFebruary 13, 2011 in his89th year. Nicknamed “Doc Monty”by his students, he taughtEnglish and Philosophy atUTS from 1968 to 1984; thoselucky enough to have beenhis students will rememberhim for his wit (he elevatedthe pun to an art-form), thesheer volume of his knowledge, andhis sudden, delighted smile when oneof us surprised him with an interestingor amusing idea. He will also beremembered for his uncanny ability toinscribe a perfect circle – symbolizing“zero” – on the chalk-board behindhim while facing the object of his displeasureand intoning “Ignorant!”Doc Monty was not afraid tocall a spade a spade: if a studentcame to class unprepared, or askedan ill-informed – or just plain stupid– question, he made his disappointmentabundantly clear. He had scantpatience for intellectual or academiclaziness, and he demanded a lot fromhis students. Three grueling assignmentsstill stick in my memory: parsingevery word of the Preface (whichwas several pages long) to a grammartextbook; translating Shakespeare’sThe Merchant of Venice into modernEnglish; and an in-depth analysis ofthe “Allegory of the Cave” portionfrom Plato’s The Republic. At our30th reunion last year, severalof my classmates started recitingPortia’s “quality of mercy”speech from The Merchant– one of the passages Dr.Montgomery insisted wememorize as a training exercise.Obviously, the lesson stuck.His classroom manner was formaland conservative. However, he wouldalso slip his unique brand of quirky,erudite humour into every lesson.He reveled in words, and encouragedhis students to do the same. Inhis English class, Doc Monty gavemonthly vocabulary tests; the resultsof these tests determined the seatingplan, with the lowest marks at thefront of the class and highest marksin the back. The student with thebest vocabulary score was dubbedthe “Zenith” and the worst scorer the“Nadir.” His Philosophy class was soadvanced it allowed some of us to skipfirst year and go directly into secondyearPhilosophy courses at university.In the last issue of The Root, weasked our alumni who their mostinfluential teachers were; here’s asample of what they had to say aboutDoc Monty.“Dr. Montgomery demonstratedthe ability to play in many fields– an ultra-conservative demeanor,combined with a keen sense of intellectualcuriosity, an eclectic sense ofhumour and the sensibilities of a soybeanfarmer!” wrote Ed Waitzer ’72.“He was generous in sharing thesemany facets with those who sought toengage with him.”“Bill, or rather, Dr. W.R.H. (RoyalHighness) Montgomery, infused everyclass with the wit and originality ofhis faux cantankerous personality,”wrote Nomi Morris ’80.Doctor Montgomery received hisdoctorate in Philosophy from Uof Tin 1960 for his dissertation on AlfredNorth Whitehead’s philosophy ofeducation; he also studied at Cornelland at the University of Edinburgh.In addition to teaching, he was a soybeanfarmer before most of us evenknew what a soybean was. He lovedteaching at UTS, and he and left abequest to the school. He was thebeloved husband of Doris Merritt-Montgomery and the late Anne (neeForsyth), and he will be sadly missedby Doris’s and Anne’s families.By Diana Shepherd ’80developing Latin American countries.” Shewill spend the fall semester at Berkeley onan MBA exchange and will be based eitherin Berkeley or in nearby San Franciscothrough December. As she says: “as perusual, life continues to throw me surprises,and off I go!”James McGarva ’03 has successfully wonthe Green Party federal nomination for theriding of St. Paul’s. His top Green issuesinclude sustainable economic development,a clean, efficient public transitsystem, and a strong participatory democraticbase. James, a long-time residentof St. Paul’s, is a Ph.D. student in mathematicsat the University of Toronto, hastaught at the college and university levels,and is also an alumnus of the Universityof Waterloo. The son of Bernie McGarva’72, James is an ardent supporter of local,organic, and community businesses. Hehas volunteered at a Toronto food bank,and recently volunteered for the LionsFoundation of Canada Dog Guides, fosteringa dog that is now working with a childwith autism. l Rfa l l 2011 | t h e u t s a l u m n i m a g a z i n e : the root 29


Treasurer’s ReportA Successful Period for the UTSAAThanks to all of our generous Alumni for their welcome contributions of time and gifts.The UTSAA financial accountsare divided between UTSAA(the “Alumni Association”)and UTS (the “School”) pursuant toa Memorandum of Understanding(“MOU”) effective June 30, 2008:• UTSAA financial statements as atDecember 31, 2010 account forfunds held in the John B. RidleyFund and a remaining amount ofcash and receivables not allocatedto UTS in the MOU;• UTSAA revenue and expenseaccounts relating to the Annual Fundand Alumni Association operationsand donations are accounted forseparately in the UTS financial statementswith year-end June 30, 2011.In view of thelimited activity inthe UTSAA financialstatements,the UTSAA Boardagreed that noindependent financialaudit or reviewwas necessary. TheBobCumming ’65Treasurer, UTSAAUTSAA accountsand annual CRAreturn are preparedby the UTS30 the root : t h e u t s a lu m n i m ag a z i n e | fa l l 2011CFO and reviewed by the UTSAATreasurer and Board. UTSAA relatedinterim financial statements are tobe reviewed with the UTSAA Boardon a regular basis by the UTS ChiefFinancial Officer. The UTSAA accountsincluded in the UTS financial statementsare also regularly reviewed withthe Board. The UTS financial statements,including those accounts relatingto UTSAA, are subject to annualindependent audit giving considerationto an appropriate level of materiality.UTSAA Financial Statements forthe Year Ended Dec. 31, 2010A copy of the UTSAA Balance Sheetas at December 31, 2010 (with 2009comparative figures) is included withthis report (see opposite page).As at December 31, 2010 theAlumni Association held assets totaling$238,103 comprised of cash andaccounts receivable (now collected) of$45,626 and investments in the John B.Ridley Fund of $192,477 (at cost). Themarket value of the Ridley Fund hadrisen to $384,770 at December 31, 2010compared to $352,364 a year earlier.The cash and receivables of$45,626 are available to meet specialrequests and projects of the AlumniAssociation not covered by the MOU.The Ridley Fund is availableto meet athletics-related projectsapproved by the UTSAA Board.The UTSAA Statement ofOperations indicated a net deficit of$9,495 resulting from:• Annual donations accounted fordirectly by UTSAA ($40,025) andnet investment expenses surplus($17) totalling $40,042.• Gifts to UTS ($49,456) and bankcharges ($81) totalling $49,537.Revenues and ExpensesPursuant to the MOUThe major revenues and expenses relatingto UTSAA are accounted for by UTSpursuant to the terms of the 2008 MOU.Again, it should be understood that theserevenues and expenses are accounted forDesignated Gifts by Alumni(for the year ended June 30, 2010)BursariesClass BursariesClass of 1945 Bursary $ 3,897Class of 1946 Lockhart Bursary 3,535Class of 1948 Bursary 11,750Class of 1954 Alan Fleming Bursary 3,450Class of 1959 Bursary 4,457Class of 1961 Bursary 27,253Class of 1978 Pioneering Spirit Bursary 4,180Subtotal 58,792Individual Bursaries 62,391total Awards and Scholarships $ 121,183Awards and ScholarshipsClass Awards and ScholarshipsClass of 1952 D.G. Cossar Scholarship 750Class of 1953 Math Scholarship 650Subtotal 1,400Individual Awards and Scholarships 29,125total Awards and Scholarships $ 30,525Bursary Endowment and Top-UpBursary Endowment 2,704Bursary Top-UP 116,270total 118,974Other Expendable(includes Gifts-in-Kind) 232,663TOTAL Designated Gifts $ 503,345under the School’s year-end of June 30,2011 rather than the UTSAA’s year-endof December 31, 2010.Total Alumni donations to theSchool for 2010-2011 were $653,928compared to $304,315 for 2009-2010.The 2011 UTS annual audit hasnot been completed; consequently,this report is relying upon unauditedfinancial information provided by theUTS accounting staff.


Treasurer’s ReportUTSAA ExpendituresPaid by UTS(for the year ended June 30, 2011)ActualActual2011 2010Magazine Production $ 39,634 $ 44,890Grad Banquet 8,504 10,000Alumni Activities Net (1,396) (2,128)Annual Fund (net) 6,471 6,630Accounting and Tax 0 4,500Net Directories 3,951 4,281Miscellaneous (117) 1,999Scholarships 5,200 5,200Grants to Students 1,500 0TOTAL Expenditures $ 62,922 $ 75,372The 2010-2011 Alumni Annual Fundproduced total donations of $223,026(compared to $275,727 for 2009-2010).The current year’s Annual Fund is comprisedof designated donations (mainlyscholarships and bursaries) of $72,443and undesignated funds of $150,583.The Office of Advancement staff hasalso advised that additional designateddonations by Alumni of $430,902 havebeen collected directly by UTS duringthe year. These designated funds arealso directed for the most part to studentawards, scholarships, and bursaries.Included with this report is aschedule of UTSAA Expenditurespaid by UTS with comparative figuresfor 2010. These expenses are made inaccordance with the MOU and theUTSAA Board has direct input intotheir budget amounts.Disbursements are down byapproximately $12,000 from last year.For the most part this reduction resultsfrom the following items:• Discontinuance of the annual UTSAAaudit/review process ($4,500);• Alumni Dinner net profit ($1,100)• Increased Gym Rental revenue($1,800)• Timing of Golf Tournamentexpenses ($1,975)UTS ALUMNI ASSOCIATIONBalance Sheetunaudited For the year ended DECEMBER 31, 2010 (with comparative figures as at December 31, 2009)ASSETS 2010 2009General FundCash and term deposits $ 2,843 $ 46,224Merchandise inventory – 2,701history books inventory – 451due from UTS 42,783 10,21845,626 59,594John B. Ridley FundCash held in brokerage account 1,113 1,096marketable securities (market value: $384,770, 2009: $352,364) 190,314 190,314due from University of Toronto Schools 1,050 1,050192,477 192,460$ 238,103 $ 252,054LIABILITIES AND Fund BalancesGeneral FundContributions payable $ – $ 4,456Fund balancebeginning of year 55,138 64,361deficiency of receipts over disbursements for the year (9,512) (9,223)end of year 45,626 55,13845,626 59,594John B. Ridley Fundfund Balancebeginning of year 55,138 64,361transfer to general fund – (3,571)excess (deficiency) of receipts over disbursements for the year 17 (6,880)adjustment for change in accounting policy – (129,290)end of year 45,626 55,138192,477 192,460$ 238,103 $ 252,054• Reductions in several miscellaneousadministrative expenses ($2,000)The UTSAA contributed $6,700($5,200 last year) directly to studentscholarships and grants. This contributionis in addition to the scholarship/bursarydesignated funds raisedthrough the Alumni Annual Fund.It has been a very successfulperiod for the Alumni Associationand its relationship with the Schoolcontinues to be extremely beneficial. Iwould like to take this opportunity tothank all of our generous Alumni fortheir welcome contributions of timeand gifts.If you have questions concerningthis report or the administrative transitionwith UTS, please do not hesitateto contact me through the Office ofAdvancement and Alumni Affairs: 416-978-3919; email alumni@utschools.ca. l Rfa l l 2011 | t h e u t s a l u m n i m a g a z i n e : the root 31


2010 Annual Fund DonorsThank you. Yourgenerous supportis appreciated!Your donations support UTSAA activities, including bursaries andawards that enable our students to have access to an outstandingeducation. At UTS, we are committed to keeping the schoolfinancially accessible for all our current and future students, which wecouldn’t do without your help. Thank you for your continued support!— Rosemary Evans, PrincipalThis report recognizes UTS alumni and friends who donated to the UTSAAAnnual Fund and other UTS projects for the period July 2010 to June 2011.Donors who have given for5 or more consecutive years.Monthly Donors1930-1936Total: $640Benson T. Rogers ’30Richard J. Boxer ’36Geoffrey M.C. Dale ’36Ralph L. Hennessy ’36Ian A. MacKenzie ’36Charles L. Wilson ’361937-1938Total: $1,850Daniel F. Blachford ’37Thomas C. Brown ’37John G. W. McIntyre ’37John H. C. Clarry, Q.C. ’38W. T. Erskine Duncan ’38Donald Fraser ’38John C. Laidlaw ’38John A. Rhind ’38William A. Sheppard, Q.C. ’381939Total: $850A. Harold CopelandJ. Thomas CrouchPeter A. HertzbergDonald C. Kerr1940Total: $1,963Peter H. AykroydRobert CromptonErnest C. GoggioJames O. SebertTheodore Tafel1941Total: $1,070David Y. AndersonWalter E. Bell, Q.C.Grant N. BoydGeorge S. P. FergusonRichard W. JeanesW.H. Frere KennedyG. Jarvis LyonsI. Ross McLeanJ. Blair Seaborn, C.M.1942Total: $600John E.A. McCamusKenneth D. McRaeJohn C. MillsA. Cal Wilson1943Total: $1,024James A. LowW.O. Chris MillerWilliam R. PaulJoseph D. SheardDonald C. TeskeyAnonymous1944Total: $2,426David L. BateC. Derek S. BateGordon S. CameronGeorge W. EdmondsG. Dean GooderhamMorton B. PullanJ. Gilbert ScottGeorge A. TruslerAnonymous1945Total: $5,847William R. Blundell, O.C.Donald G. BuntKeith M. GibsonJohn P. HamiltonJ. Desmond HoranJohn H. MacaulayBasil J. O. WeedonHoward A. Whitehead1946Total: $16,924Bruce C. BoneBruce E. BrownCharles R. Catto, C.M.George H. CuthbertsonRobert C. DowsettDenis R. EvansH. Donald Guthrie, Q.C.William L. B. HeathJoseph B. McArthurP. Kingsley SmithJohn A. Tory, Q.C.David G. WatsonPeter Webb, Q.C.David H. WishartAnonymous1947Total: $3,070Donald W. CockburnWilliam I. CopelandMichael A. FairT. Douglas KentTracy H. LloydRichard H. SadleirThomas H. B. SymonsHugh E. ZimmermanAnonymousAnonymous1948Total: $13,900Philip L. ArrowsmithIan A. BongardJohn A. BowdenMeredith CoatesKeith G. DalglishNorman D. FoxWilliam B. HanleyJohn E. HurstJ. Fergus KyleFrederick F. LangfordReginald L. PerkinClayton R. PetersonDouglas R. PetersonJohn G. C. PinkertonGeorge H. StoweJohn W. ThomsonH. Douglas Wilkins1949Total: $2,085James AinslieWilliam H. AngusDonald K. AveryGordon M. BarrattJames & Margaret FleckRobert E. LoganChris LoukrasIan A. StewartRichard D. Tafel1950Total: $336,626Gilbert E. Alexander, Jr.Roger G. CrawfordGeorge A. De VeberJohn V. HansonHenry N. R. Jackman, O.C.William J. McClellandWilliam J. McIlroyGeorge F. Plaxton, Q.C.John N. ShawJ. Frederick F. WeatherillAnonymous1951Total: $4,520John CattoWilliam J. CorcoranJohn E. CrawfordPeter FaircloughGeorge A. FierhellerD. Ross HoldenJ. Alexander LowdenT. Gordon McIntyre, C.D.Peter H. RussellWilliam W. StinsonGuy W. UpjohnWilliam E. Wilson1952Total: $4,325Gerald A. CrawfordJames D. FloydE.A. Austin FrickerGordon G. GoodfellowPeter J. HarrisRichard S. HoweJohn C. HurlburtLeslie G. LawrenceJack F. McOuatWilliam J. Saunderson1953Total: $1,770Edward B. CrossKenneth CulverMartin D. GammackJohn W. HollandWilliam P. LettRobert D. McClearyAlan E. MorsonGordon W. PerkinThomas RileyWilliam E. RoganDavid O. WainwrightHugh D. Wainwright1954Total: $5,600David K. BernhardtH. Donald BorthwickDouglas G. BrewerGary F. CanlettJames A. CrippsG. Alan FlemingRobert GibsonJohn M. GoodingsE. John HambleyMichael B. HutchisonRobert L. JoyntJames R. LowdenJames I. MacDougallGordon A. MacRaeD. Keith MillarJohn D. MurrayDesmond M. O’RorkeJ. Richard ParsonsWilliam R. RedruppJohn S. RodwayGordon R. SelleryJohn H. WaitRoger K. WatsonGeorge E. Whyte1955Total: $2,000Harold L. AtwoodDavid R. BrillingerHarvey C. BrownJohn R. GardnerR. Allan HartWilliam T. HunterMartin JerryDouglas B. LowryRobert K. MetcalfAnthony MorrisonPeter G. SaundersonIan M. Smith1956Total: $13,175Paul B. CaversEstate of Frank CollinsFrank E. CollinsDarcy T. DingleJon L. DuerdothDavid M. FlintJoseph F. GillRyan R. KiddStephens B. Lowden32 the root : t h e u t s a lu m n i m ag a z i n e | fa l l 2011


James C. McCartney, Q.C.David J. McFarlaneArthur R. ScacePeter D. ScottCharles F. SnellingDouglas I. Towers1957Total: $2,620Murray A. CorlettRobert M. CulbertRobert G. DarlingRobert A. GardnerJames D. GrahamBruce M. HendersonTerence JohnsonDavid W. KerrGary MageeStephen A. OttoJohn G. SayersRobert W. WaddellJ. Douglas Ward1958Total: $10,541George M. CarrickDouglas A. DavisArthur D. ElliottPeter J. GeorgePatrick T. GrayBrian R. HayesBruce E. HouserWilliam G. LeggettRobert E. LordJames R. MillsChristopher S. MooreDavid P. OuchterlonyDouglas G. PeterJoseph A. StarrD. Nico SwaanJ. Derek TaylorRein C. VasaraWilliam R. Weldon1959Total: $5,157R. Noel BatesAlexander A. FurnessJohn HoltW. L. Mackenzie KingJohn H. LynchRoger A. PrettyIan A. ShawJames P. StronachIan C. SturdeeIan M. ThompsonDonald K. WilsonRobert J. YoungTerence S.W. Lee1960Total: $1,075John R.D. FowellRobert N. McRaePeter C. NicollR. Malcolm NourseRobert J. Tweedy1961Total: $34,959Robert G. BlackburnDonald CampbellJohn C. ColemanRobert C. ForbesJohn B. GealeDavid J. HoldsworthRichard S. IngramJon R. JohnsonPeter B. MacKinnonCharles MagwoodPaul N. ManleyDavid G. PayneAlexander D. PottsJames E. ShawJames SissonsMichael TinklerC. Robert VernonJohn Wright1962Total: $2,748Gordon R. ElliotDavid A. GallowayKirby M. KeyserRobert H. KiddDonald A. LaingDonald A. McMasterDavid S. MilneW. Douglas NewmanAndras Z. SzandtnerBryce R. TaylorWayne D. ThornbroughRobert S. WeissAnonymous1963Total: $3,750W. Paul BatesPeter H. FrostFrank E. HallNelson G. HoggRichard IsaacJohn R. KelkW. Niels F. OrtvedJ. Robert PampeNicholas SmithAnonymous1964Total: $1,450James S. CornellCollin M. CraigWilliam R. JonesRobert D. LightbodyAnonymousDavid W. O. RogersMichael J. RossPeter W. Y. SnellGeorge E. SwiftJ. Joseph Vaughan1965Total: $1,100Robert A. CummingPeter G. KelkPeter MacEwenAnthony J. ReidJeffrey R. Stutz1966Total: $1,400William A. MacKayJohn S. RogersDavid R. SandersonA. Gordon Stollery1967Total: $2,050George B. BoddingtonRichard J. BoxerMichael R. CurtisPeter C. DonatWain FarrantsJohn J. L. Hunter, Q.C.W. Scott MorganMichael J. PenmanHugh W. Teasdale1968Total: $2,550John R. CollinsEstate of Michael KolinJohn B. LanawayMurray E. Treloar1969Total: $2,100John BohnenWilliam J. BowdenJames S. CoatsworthJohn B. DeaconStephen C. FarrisFrederick R. E. HeathRobert J. HermanDavid WhiteAnonymous1970Total: $1967David A. DeckerDouglas N. DonaldBrian D. KoffmanJ. David LangPeter H. NormanD. Kenneth RobertsDavid G. StinsonPaul WrightAnonymous1971Total: $8,735Paul L. BarnickeDerek A. BateMichael F. BolandPaul E. BraceD. Aleck DadsonJohn S. FlorasRichard C. HillRobert D. HodginsJ. Peter JarrettJames A. McIntyreWilliam O. MenzelPeter G. NeilsonTimothy OwenWarren G. RalphR.D. Roy StewartAnthony Storey1972Total: $2,275George V. CrawfordRobert L. FowlerDavid S. GrantBernard McGarvaHoward J. ScrimgeourJohn H. ToryChristopher D. Woodbury1973Total: $3,816Christopher BolandDavid DickDavid R. DoddsJohn ElfordDavid W. FallisJames C. HaldenbyAlvin C. IuBrandon JaffeJohn G. KivlichanSteven MorrisMiles ObradovichEdward S. SennettWalter L. VoglWilliam W. WilkinsRobert B. Zimmerman1974Total: $5,888Andrey V. CybulskyTerence R. DavisonJames H. GroutMark ReimersTimothy TurnbullAnonymous1975Total: $1,788Graeme C. BateMartin A. ChepesiukJonathan F. LappKenneth J. McBey1976Total: $3,598Peter M. CelliersAlistair K. CluteMyron I. CybulskyMarko D. DuicVincent J. SantamauraJeffrey W. SingerGary S. A. SolwayDaniel P. WrightGraham J. Yost1977Total: $16,200M. Steven AlizadehAndre L. HidiDavid M. Le GresleyStephen O. MarshallDavid R. McCarthyAnonymous1978Total: $9,881Deborah BerlyneMonica E. BiringerSherry A. GliedLaurie GrahamPenelope A. HarbinStephanie KimmererSusan L. LawsonChristina H. MedlandDonald A. RedelmeierJohn S. RobsonJohn A. RoseTimothy SellersAnn Louise M. VehovecJohn S. VisoskyJohn B.A. WilkinsonAnonymous1979Total: $32,791J. Nicholas BolandJulie GircysAndrew H.K. HainsworthAnthony HollenbergJean C. IuC. Stuart KentK.C. Laird LaundyAntony T.F. LundyJames MacFarlaneSusan E. OplerJoshua S. Phillips1980Total: $3,525Peter S. BowenSarah C. BradshawChristine E. DowsonCarolyn B. EllisDavid C. EvansDavid C. EvansKelly J. FergussonK. Vanessa GrantSheldon I. GreenBernard E. GropperEric KertAbba LustgartenRichard T. MarinNomi MorrisN. Andrew MunnJames B. Sommerville1981Total: $2,590Jeremy CelliersEdward E. EtchellsLorna FinlayThomas A. FriedlandBruce M. GrantAlison J. Murray1982-1983Total: $2,430Benjamin T. B. Chan ’82Peter K. Czegledy ’82Lisa C. Jeffrey ’82Dena McCallum ’82Sheila K. Coutts ’83Karen M. Mandel ’83Earl Stuart ’831984Total: $2,091Donald C. AinslieMarion W. DoveEdward A. GriffithCatherine E. IvkoffMichael R. MartinSuzanne N. MartinCameron A. MatthewKosta MichalopoulosChandragupta SooranDavid J. Walker1985Total: $957Anne V. FlemingCarrie KuKerstin LackGrant LumAdrian M. Yipfa l l 2011 | t h e u t s a l u m n i m a g a z i n e : the root 33


1986Total: $1,888David C. BourneHenry HuangNicholas LeyhaneMark D. PhillipsJulie Williams1987Total: $2,701John R. CaldwellKevin E. DavisSascha M. HastingsJill R. PresserGundars E. RozeElizabeth S. Soto-KuCari M. WhyneAnonymous1988Total: $1,772Jennifer Andersen KoppeKristina H. BatesMichael D. BroadhurstSujit ChoudhryCarmen L. DigesEugene H. HoMichol Hoffman1989Total: $1,750Margaret S. GrahamUrsula A. HollandMichael LowerE. Monica UddinAnonymous1990Total: $1,700Christopher BurtonJason FungSara H. GrayLennox HuangHeather KirkbyHenry J.P. White1991Total: $1,300Sandra A. ChongAaron M. DantowitzJordan J. FeldAudrey M. Fried-GrushcowJason D. JonesJennie E. Jung1992Total: $1,900Karim AbdullaAnthony BergerLia CopelandOliver M. JerschowAnna LimStephen F. Reed1993Total: $1,275Baldwin HumGeoffrey R. HungJeffrey JaskolkaJocelyn KinnearT. Justin LouRichard D. RozeJason E. ShronJustin TanScott A. ThompsonPauline Wong1994Total: $1,150Aaron L. ChanAdam ChapnickHarrison F. KeenanChristopher PaytonRachel SpitzerJenny Tso1995Total: $1,380Rashaad BhyatRobert DuncanRobin RixIlya ShapiroDenise H. TamJeremy WeinribAnonymousAnonymousThe UTS Arbor Societyfor Planned GivingUTS would like to thank the following individualswho have declared their intention to include UTSin their charitable giving plans:Scott Baker, Former Teacher Robert W. Hoke ’66Gordon M. Barratt ’49 David J. Holdsworth ’61Benjamin T. B. Chan ’82 Robert E. Lord ’58James S. Coatsworth ’69 James I. MacDougall ’54H. Stewart Dand ’43 W. Bruce MacLean, Former TeacherGillian (Davidson) Davies ’87 Timothy Morgan ’97G. Alan Fleming ’54, John D. Murray ’54Former Principal Stephen A. Otto ’57Stephen Gauer ’70 D. Kenneth Roberts ’70H. Donald Gutteridge, Former Michaele M. Robertson,Principal, and M. Anne Millar Former PrincipalRalph L. Hennessey ’36 John N. Shaw ’50Arthur C. Hewitt ’49 Murray E. Treloar ’68and all those who wish to remain anonymous.If you have made a provision for UTS in your will, or would like to receiveinformation on planned giving, please contact Martha Drake, ExecutiveDirector, Advancement at 416-946-0097 or mdrake@utschools.ca.Anonymous1996Total: $2,099James A. BrowneDerek ChiangFelicia Y. ChiuFrank MinEmily RixAmanda Ross-White1997Total: $594Jeffrey Hall-MartinMichael D. MorganVeena MosurMichael Shenkman1998Total: $444Laura BogomolnyClarence ChengJudy S. KwokNicole PivnickRebekah Wahba1999Total: $380Brenton HuffmanMeira LouisAndrea RobertsAlbert K. Tang2000-2002Total: $675Michelle Chiang ’00Philip P. Weiner ’01Liang Hong ’02Anonymous ’022003Total: $370Allison Chow ’03Michael Georgas ’03Kevin Keystone ’03Johann LyImola Major ’03Jeremy Opolsky ’032004-2009Total: $1,440Jonathan C. G. Bright ’04Jessica Dorrance ’04Katie L. Sokalsky ’05Patrick Kaifosh ’06Jennifer Luong ’06Eric Nicholson ’06Charlie Wang ’06Allison Friedman ’07Lauren E. Friedman ’09Friends of UTSMostafa Atri & Carole LeducMildred BainDorian C. BatesRobyn & Kevin BeattieAlma BraceConsuelo CastilloPaul & Loretta ChanTeddy ChienJean CollinsDorothy DavisRose DottenMartha DrakeGail S. DrummondFred EnzelBarbara FraserBernard S. FriedmanEric Friedman & DinaKrawitzGeneral Electric Canada Inc.Stephen & Anne GeorgasRalph Gill & Anne CoyleNancy Epstein &David GoldbloomXijia Gu & Ya YinH. Donald Gutteridge &M. Anne MillarJames G. Hamilton &Dale E. GrayAlan & Marti LattaJames & Sandra LeeLetko Brosseau andAssociatesPavle LevkovicBinh & Fung LyMackenzie FinancialCorporationW. Bruce MacLeanThomas S. Magyarody &Christa JeneyManulife FinancialFrances MarinMCO OrthodonticsLou E. MasonLily McGregorGuy McLeanDaniel & Ingrid MidaRon MintzSeong Ju MoonAlec & Lorrie MorleyOntario Power GenerationGary & Marney OpolskyVijay & Neelam RainaDonald & Nita ReedResearchology Inc.Jane RimmerCedric RitchieMichaele M. RobertsonRotman School ofManagementAmy SchindlerPaul & Theodora SoongSun Life FinancialTD Waterhouse PrivateGiving FoundationTELUS Communications Co.The Guelph Soap CompanyInc.Toronto CommunityFoundationSteven & Xiao Ping TsoAnn UngerZihong VelmerZulfikarali &Almas VerjeeEstate of Olwen Owen WalkerJoseph Yu & Gloria Chung-YuCarole M. ZamroutianAnonymous (4)Tribute GiftsIn Memory ofRobert Cameron ’38William P. Lyon34 the root : t h e u t s a lu m n i m ag a z i n e | fa l l 2011


In Memory ofAlan Conn ’43Patricia McCrawIn Memory ofBruce M. McCraw ’43Marion H. ConnJoliann LowrieD. Bruce McCraw, M.D.Delia ZingroneFrancesca ZingroneSylvia ZingroneAnonymousIn Memory ofH. Rycken Suydam ’43Patrick Kaifosh ’06In Memory ofD. Robert Pugh ’45Susan RogersIn Memory ofJ. Douglas Robertson ’51John Bowden ’48In Memory of ChristopherC. Johnston ’54H. Donald Borthwick ’54Douglas A. Davis ’58In Memory ofFrank E. Collins ’56Douglas A. Davis ’58In Memory ofNancy Park ’89E. Monica Uddin ’89In Memory ofSam T. Roweis ’90Lennox Huang ’90In Memory ofRod HarrisonJeffrey R. Stutz ’65In Honour ofBruce MacLeanThomas Riley ’53G. Alan Fleming ’54William R. Redrupp ’54J. Derek Taylor ’58R. Malcolm Nourse ’60Graduating ClassBursary ProjectClass of 2010Constantin &Angela BoldisteanuThane & Sylvia CrossleyBrian & Carmelita FerstmanJie Gu & Wei YuRick & Jenny HassanChunwu Hui & Li QianJonthan Irish &Rosemary MartinoChaozhe Jiang & Jimin LiuSaleem & Yasmin KhamisAlex Klip & Kate FranklinUlrich MenzefrickeNasir Noormohamed &Tazmin MeraliThe Olijnyk FamilyDavid Saffran & Karen RubinKen Wong & Jenny WangGary Yau & Sophronia KwanAnonymousClass of 2011Jitendra Athayde &Camila VazKevin Boon &Cindia Chau-BoonJohn Chu & Wai LouieNoor DewjiJimmy & Aimee He & FamilyThe Leith FamilyMan Ching Li & Chau Ha LiTim Powis &Nora UnderwoodPaul & Janet RaboudGifts-in-KindM. Steven Alizadeh ’77Bar MercurioKevin Boon &Cindia Chau-BoonH. Donald Borthwick ’54Peter L. Buzzi ’77Eugene Chan & Vivienne AngCoty PrestigeDonato Salon & SpaDos Amigos Mexican FoodRestaurantJohn R. Gardner ’55Grand & ToyLawrence Hill ’75Guy Kay & Laura KayKineticD.comLa Casa del HavanoMaple Leafs Sports &Entertainment LtdXiaoping Mei & Chijun LiDaniel & Ingrid MidaNational Ballet of CanadaOliver & BonaciniMeg O’MahonySusan E. Opler ’79 &Paul F. MonahanStanley M. PearlRandom House CanadaMichaele M. RobertsonRonald RoyerH. Thomas Sanderson ’55Say Tea IIShaw FestivalJohn V. Snell ’56Sony Centre for thePerforming ArtsSt. Andrew’s Valley GolfPaul Stern & Anthea SternThistle Printing LimitedTiffany & CoToni Bulloni TrattoriaAmericanaAnn C. UngerMichael Vine & Pritam VinePhilip P. Weiner ’01Yuhua Yan & Jessie WangYorkville’s Festival ofIndian CuisineWe make every effortto ensure accuracy ofinformation. If you find anerror or wish to have yourname recognized differently,contact the Office ofAdvancement.T: 416-978-3919alumni@utschools.caRained out!Alumni Golf Tournament 2011The 16th annual UTS Alumni Golf Tournament (round one) took place on June23rd, 2011 at St. Andrew’s Valley in Aurora, a challenging and varied course.Thirty eager golfers showed up on an overcast morning – a prelude to the heavyrain that fell most of the day. A few hardy souls from the class of ’67 played 18 holes,but most golfers returned to the 19th early. The sun finally made an appearance whileeveryone enjoyed the social time on the beautiful deck and the meal. St. Andrew’sissued rain-checks so we will have a go at round two in mid-September.Tournament results will be communicated in the Spring 2012 issue.Illustration: HeadacheRevolution; istockphoto.comAbove Left: Jim Mills ’58 waits out the downpour from a place of shelter. Above Centre: Team ’67(L-R – Richard Boxer, George Boddington, Peter Ortved, Tom MacMillan) thinks they won all the trophies!!!Above Right: Team ’78 (L-R – David Allan, Tim Sellers, Ken Kirsh and Doug Rankin) looks pretty happy despitethe rainout. Left: Jim Lowden ’54 & Malcolm MacTavish ’54 hoping their golf cart will help keep them dry.fa l l 2011 | t h e u t s a l u m n i m a g a z i n e : the root 35


Looking BackFrom the Archives:UTS’ unique environment has encouraged and engendered a love of the artsin its students. From Gilbert and Sullivan, to musical cafés of many colours, tothe annual art exhibit, to the Show, UTSers have marched to the beat of theirown drums – literally and metaphorically! As this year’s Hall of Fame (seepage 17) focuses on members of our community who have carved their ownspecial niches in the worlds of art and music, we thought it would be fun totake a look at UTS students at work in the art room and at play in the band(s).top: The UTS Band in the early ’40s. Does anyone know where this photo was taken?Middle & bottom Right: Two photos of the art room when some of our HOF honoreeswere active in the UTS art program, either teaching or learning.bottom left: A student jazz group in 1998 when Hall of Fame inductee John Fautleytaught music at UTS.

More magazines by this user
Similar magazines