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the uts alumni magazine | fall 2007

Scott baker

Beloved English Teacher Retires

UTS in 1967

Looking Back 40 Years to Centennial


Classics: alive & well at UTS! Students are Conference Champions Once Again PLUS Paul Moore’s Iter Psellianum

annual fund

We’re Over the Top!

also: Annual Golf Tourney | planning our 100th birthday | Alumni News

Upcoming UTS Events

Mark Your Calendars friday, October 26

Alumni Dinner

5.30 pm Reception and 7.00 p.m. Dinner at UTS Dinner reservation forms are available on the UTS website ( annualdinnerreservation.aspx), or call the Alumni Office at 416-978-3919 or email: for dinner reservation. Check with your Year Rep for Special Anniversary Years’ celebrations.

UTS Alumni Association Board of directors President

George Crawford ’72 (416) 499-9000 vice president

Peter Neilson ’71 (416) 214-5431 past president

Tom Sanderson ’55 (416) 604-4890 Treasurer

Bob Cumming ’65

Saturday, November 3

2007 Class Graduation School auditorium @ 7.30 p.m. Thursday, november 8

Remembrance Day Service

10.00 a.m. Reception and 10.30 a.m. Service Alumni veterans and other alumni are invited to join students and staff for the ceremony. Alumni luncheon afterwards hosted by the principal. Contact: Alumni Office, or 416-978-3919 to confirm attendance and to RSVP for lunch.

(416) 727-6640 Secretary

Phil Weiner ’01 (416) 868-2239 Honourary President

Michaele Robertson (416) 946-5334 Honourary Vice President

Rick Parsons (416) 946-7088 Executive director

Don Borthwick ’54

saturday, December 8

Entrance Exam, Stage 1

Admission exams for grade 7 candidates Visit UTS website:, or call UTS Admissions Office 416-946-7995.

(416) 946-7012 directors

Gerald Crawford ’52 (905) 271-0445

Rob Duncan ’95 (416) 809-2488

friday, December 14

Holiday Concert and Art Gallery

7.30 p.m. in the Auditorium and Gym Student musical performances and art displayed at this holiday evening tradition. Café Bleu afterwards. Contact: Judy Kay (, 416-978-6802) or Janet Williamson (, 416-978-0988) Saturday, February 9

Alumni Basketball 3-on-3 Tournament 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. in UTS Gym Organize your team of alumni for a spirited competition. Contact: Alumni Office at 416-978-3919 to enter a team.

Lisa Freeman ’95 (416) 923-5000

Peter Frost ’63 (416) 867-2035

Dana Gladstone ’80 (416) 643-4766

Sharon Lavine ’84 (416) 868-1755 x235

Bernie McGarva ’72 (416) 868-7765

Nick Smith ’63 (416) 920-0159

Jennifer Seuss ’94 (416) 597-6293


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Bits & Pieces


14 Classics Team Makes it a Dozen

Donor Listings Alumni Golf

Upcoming alumni & school events Interesting happenings in brief

The fall tournament report

 mazing results show the students’ commitment to this very A popular yearly event.


18 UTS at Canada’s Centennial Year

Looking back at 1967, a harbinger of big changes at ‘the Schools’.

Principal’s Message


Advancement Office 12

A student tribute to one of UTS’ most-loved and admired teachers.

A new office to aid UTS development

UTS Board Report


Treasurer’s Report


Much has been accomplished in UTS’ first year of independence

UTS Classics teacher Paul Moore authors the definitive work on the life of Byzantine scholar, Michael Psellos.

Your donations at work

29 Alumni News


Banner year for student achievements

24 Iter Psellianum

President’s Report

Ideas how UTSAA can serve better

20 Scott Baker Retires

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Our thanks to this issue’s contributors:

 atch up with the happenings in the lives of your classmates. In C Memoriam and tributes to the lives of several distinguished alumni.

Copy: George Crawford ’72, Michaele Robertson, Bob Lord ’58, Allison Friedman ’07, Ian Beattie ’07, Luke Stark ’02, Anne Nguyen ’96, Bob Fowler ’72, Paul Horowitz ’87, Paul Moore, Lily McGregor, Donna Vassel, Bob Cumming ’65, Martha Drake, William Sanderson ’52, Claudia Miatello, Don Borthwick ’54 Photography: Cover: Victor Yeung, Jim Allen, Eugene Di Sante, Caroline Kolch, Don Borthwick. On the cover: ‘Romans’ Jake Brockman S5 and Rebecca Moscoe-Di Felice M4

University of Toronto Schools Alumni Association 371 Bloor Street West, Room 121, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2R8 Phone: (416) 978-3919 Fax: (416) 971-2354 E-mail:, Web: The Root is published Spring and Fall and is available to all alumni, parents and friends of UTS. Contact us at the above addresses to receive a copy or to change your address. This issue is also available on the website:

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Editor: Don Borthwick ’54 Design: Eye-to-Eye Design Ad Design: Carolyn Kolch, Eye-to-Eye Design Printed by: Thistle Printing Ltd.


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Bits&Pieces A Compendium of Noteworthy UTS Tidbits

Branching Out Mentoring Initiative

enough to have had great mentors know what significant roles they can play in helping students to explore different life and career opportunities.” Mentors and mentees will work together to support the students’ explorations of their career/university goals, and their personal aspirations, passions and pursuits. The program will also allow UTS alumni to share their knowledge and experience with a new generation, and strengthen their connection to the school community. “Carole and I have become passionate advocates for the importance of integrating alumni more fully into the life of the school, and are exploring other ways to increase the connections between alumni and UTS’ learning community. Linked to this objective will be the M4 Career Studies course, which will see an increase in the number of alumni sharing knowledge and experience with UTS students in the classroom.” “It has the potential to be a terrific opportunity for alumni to pass on important job experiences to senior students when they are contemplating university and career choices,” said Don Borthwick, Associate Director of the UTS Office of Advancement. A first step to getting involved in UTS’ new alum-

You don’t need to go out on a limb to realize that the involvement of UTS alumni in the life of their alma mater is a good thing. And with the launch of UTS’ new Branching Out Alumni Mentoring Program, expect to see more of just that. Spearheaded by UTS faculty member Carole Bernicchia-Freeman of the Student Services Department and alumnus Luke Stark ’02, Branching Out will pair sixteen UTS Senior students with alumni in a wide variety of fields: journalism, business, education, medicine, engineering, law, international relations, and the arts. The program, a pilot project, is set to officially begin in September with a joint mentor/mentee training session. Branching Out will officially be kicked off at a reception prior to the annual UTS Alumni dinner on Friday, October 26. “Branching Out provides a unique opportunity for alumni to reconnect with UTS and to make a meaningful contribution to the lives of current UTS students,” said Jennifer Suess ’94, a member of Branching Out’s Program Advisory Committee, which will oversee the program and its mentoring pairs. “Those of us who have been lucky

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ni initiatives is to make sure you are listed in the Alumni Email Directory [www. directory.html]. Or email Carole Bernicchia-Freeman, the Branching Out Program Coordinator, at Luke Stark (’02)

Tea with a Zen Master

How I was inspired to teach meditation and yoga in a Canadian prison It was thanks, in part, to a spontaneous visit with my UTS Latin teacher, Dr. Paul Moore, that I met a Zen roshi. This was in December 2004, when I was back in Toronto for Christmas during my first year of grad school in Victoria. A librarian friend of mine recommended the book, Zen meditation: a bridge of living water, the autobiography of Sr. Elaine

McInnis: musician, Catholic nun, pig farmer and Zen master. I quickly devoured the book, and decided that I had to meet and hopefully work with this amazing woman. Sr. Elaine was born in New Brunswick in 1924. After training at Julliard in New York City, Elaine played violin with the Calgary philharmonic for several years. However, as a young woman she had wanted to study philosophy and eventually did pursue this earlier passion, and on the advice of a friend and mentor, she became a Catholic nun while in her early thirties. When her order sent Sr. Elaine to Japan to start a Catholic cultural centre, she was given the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Sr. Francis Xavier, one of the earliest Catholic missionaries to the orient. During her years in Japan, Sr. Elaine learned and mastered the practice of Zen meditation, and for over a decade, she would awaken before dawn to sit in silence with Buddhist nuns. She also studied with Yamada Roshi, one of the greatest Zen teachers of the twentieth century. Zen, as Sr. Elaine explains, is a living tradition that is transmitted from one living master (a roshi) to his or her student. When Yamada Roshi bestowed the title of roshi on Sr. Elaine, she became part of a lineage of enlight-

Help Us Celebrate

OUR 100th A quick phone call to a friend yielded the roshi’s phone number, and within days, I was having my first face-to-face meeting over tea with a bona fide Zen master. Last May, Dr. Moore and I, along with hundreds of others fortunate enough to have met her, celebrated Sr. Elaine’s most recent initiative, Freeing the Human Spirit, a volunteer-driven charity that teaches meditation and yoga in over 20 prisons across Canada. The fundraiser took the form of an evening of song and story animated by British actor Jeremy Irons and Canada’s own McGarrigle sisters, Kate and Anna. I’m sure that all of us there, whether celebrities, students, or esteemed Latin teachers, have been inspired by this incredible woman’s example. Anne Nguyen ’96 Ann presently lives in Hamilton where she studies medicine at McMaster University. Anne is a member of Freeing the Human Spirit and leads meditation and yoga classes for youth at the Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre with her husband, who graciously co-authored this article.


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ened masters extending back hundreds of years. She also became one of only a handful of Catholics who have ever received this great honour and responsibility. After seventeen years of living in Japan, Sr. Elaine was sent to work in the Philippines in a poor rural community where many of the people were malnourished. What does a Zen master do in such a situation? She starts a pig farming operation! Later, Sr. Elaine found a thriving zendo in Manila. It was a time of political oppression in the Philippines, and she found herself called to teach meditation to imprisoned activists, protesting against the Marcos regime. This was the beginning of Sr. Elaine’s prison ministry, which has taken her from Manila to Oxford to Toronto, and touched the lives of countless individuals dealing with incarceration, both of the body and of the soul. Having been so inspired by Sr. Elaine’s life and work, and knowing that she had returned to Canada to retire, I had hoped in my heart to one day meet her, although I had no idea when or how this would happen. Incredibly, when I was chatting with Dr. Moore for the first time in years, he mentioned that he knew a Catholic nun who taught meditation in Toronto. “That wouldn’t be Sr. Elaine McInnis???” I asked.


n the back cover, you will see a few photos from our archives depicting school life in the past. Hopefully, this will begin to bring back some memories of your high school days and encourage you to volunteer some of your busy time to help us plan our centennial celebrations, beginning as soon as just two short years from now! Planning for this celebration has already begun with the establishment of an Advisory Committee representing all UTS constituencies. The initial step, which is being undertaken now, is for the Advisory Committee to create an overall plan for the UTS centennial which will provide a ‘road map’ for the various sub-committees to follow. The sub-committees will then execute the plan with specific events and activities scheduled as early as the start of the September 2009 school year through to November 2010.

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had an archivist undertake considerable research of the files and publications at the school, as well as at the Uof T Library and Archives to create a catalogue of information for reference, together with ‘theme‘ files of reference materials for sub-committees to use in developing detailed plans for specific activities and events. Needless to say, we will require many volunteers to ensure these celebrations are worthy of our outstanding first 100 years. UTSers have the reputation of jumping in to willingly contribute and there is no better time to continue this tradition. Here is your chance to volunteer your expertise and time to help plan and execute a variety of activities. All you have to do is to let us know you can help and, at the appropriate time, we will get back to you to enlist your talents. Email Martha Drake: or Don Borthwick:

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How to Win on Jeopardy! Another UTS alumni achievement


testants_searchinfo.php), so I could try out in my pajamas without any more odd looks.

The adventure began with my wife, Kelly, living in San Diego and playing Trivial Pursuit with friends. She decided that there must be some way to profit from my array of inconsequential knowledge, so she signed me up for the Jeopardy! tryouts. We moved to Los Angeles the next year, during the time when the show relied on local tryouts, so I trooped out to the studio to answer a short quiz. At the end of the day, six of us out of 54 were left. After an interview, I was put on a list of potential contestants for the next year. Alas, I wasn’t picked that year, and so a year later I went through the process again. This time, at least, the initial tryout quiz was online ( tv/shows/jeopardy/con

At this point, my wife and I decided to play our trump card and become non-residents. A little drastic, to be sure, but you don’t get to meet Alex every day. So I accepted a visiting semester teaching at Notre Dame Law School, and pleaded with the show’s contestant wranglers to bring me back. I returned in early December, and was picked for the third taping of the day, just before lunch.

TS has always seemed to me like a fertile breeding ground for Jeopardy! contestants. There’s just something about the intellectual environment that fits the game. The vast amount of information on non-historical topics that Neil McLean [former staff] provided didn’t hurt; and you ought to have a decent grounding in pop culture if you spend time in the senior common room adorned by a giant Apocalypse Now mural. I’m never surprised when I read that another UTS grad has ended up hobknobbing with Alex Trebek. I’m happy to join those ranks as a recent Jeopardy! champion.

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In November 2006, I got the call. Jeopardy! tapes a week’s worth of games at a time, so, I sat in the audience with the other contestants and waited for my turn. And waited... And I got sent home again. Jeopardy! always overbooks contestants for a day’s taping, and a multiple winner means even fewer contestants are needed. Local contestants may be sent home, although they are promised a future taping. (The show always puts out-oftowners at the top of its list.)

For the record, I am a fine Jew, even if I did get the question about Reform Judaism wrong. (My students at Notre Dame |

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let that slide, since I correctly answered a question about Catholicism.) In any event, at the end of the day, a correct answer about the Apollo Theater in Final Jeopardy left me a one-day winner, with a big smile from Alex, a dazed feeling that lasted through lunch – and $30,500 richer. After lunch, we returned for the next taping. Although I put up a decent fight, I came in second after Final Jeopardy – embarrassingly, on a question about the Great Lakes. Still, it was amazing fun. Alex was a pro, and my students at Notre Dame, many of whom gathered together to watch the show when it aired in late March [2007], were thrilled to have a celebrity in their midst, and I got precisely one day of added respect from them. Most of all, it was a delight to hear from many of my far-flung UTS friends, from my own reunion class of 1987 and from several other years, who happened to catch the show. For future UTS alumni who are interested in appearing on Jeopardy!, here are a few tips. If you’re selected for a preliminary interview, remember that they’re looking for people with loud voices and a little bit of personality. Watch the show at home religiously and keep score. Practice with a homemade clicker: it’s all about who rings in first once the lights on either side of the game board come on. And study the Great Lakes! Paul Horwitz ’87 is an associate professor at the University of Alabama School of Law

haps five foot three, in spite of his name. But he was a metaphorical giant, a kind of king of Naples. He could not walk down a Neapolitan street without being stopped by someone eager to shake his hand: a friend, pupil, colleague, politician, businessman or priest, as it might be. For 32 years as professor of Greek at the University of Naples, Gigante was one of the great classical scholars of the last century. He reinvigorated the study of the Herculaneum Papyri, a library carbonised by the Vesuvius eruption in AD 79 and housed in the famous Villa of the Papyri, which probably belonged to Lucius Calpurnius Piso, Julius Caesar’s father-in-law. It was discovered by tunnelling treasure-hunters in the mid 18th C. Ever since, scholars have sought to unroll and read these incredibly fragile books. Gigante concentrated on using today’s technology both to verify readings and to unroll new texts without damage. The library as so far excavated consists overwhelmingly of books of Epicurean philosophy. When it was rediscovered in the 1980s, Gigante campaigned for its excavation, securing funds straight from the Ministry in Rome. Excavation began, and a corner of the villa was laid bare for the first time in 1900 years. But the money ran out, governments changed, the excavation stopped and Gigante died. A group of us, alarmed by the deteriorating state of the exposed villa, wrote an indignant letter to The Times (what else). To our surprise, it touched off an international protest. The

2007 Athletes of the Year Congratulations to Maria Cusimano ’07 and Lyndon Shopsowitz ’07, who received the Ornella Barrett Award and the Ron Wakelin Award, respectively. Maria was a 4-year member of the Girls Soccer team which made three provincial championship appearances; a 4-year member of the Girls Basketball team; a 4-year member of the Girls Volleyball team which appeared twice in the provincials; and this past year, she was a member of the Wrestling team. Quite an athlete, I think you will agree!

Lyndon had 4-year stints as a member of both the Boys Hockey team and Boys Volleyball team and was a 2-year member of the Rugby team, which had a very successful season, winning all six of their league games without being scored upon. Unfortunately, they lost in the league finals. Lyndon’s dad, Noah ’72 and second cousin, Neil ’73 are alumni.

versies. At the end, Charles asked if I would be able to meet him in Herculaneum in two weeks’ time. At Herculaneum the plan was to stage a debate between proponents of various options, but time was limited. After the speeches, gifts and tour of the main site, there were only ten minutes for the Villa. HRH was determined to walk to the site, though the crowds were five deep on either side of a narrow street. The walk went without incident except that one rapt teenager succeeded in breaking ranks

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item was picked up around the globe by the media, and one day the Prince of Wales rang up. Well, his Private Secretary did to give me the directions to Highgrove, where His Royal Highness would be pleased to hear an account of the affair. Upon my arrival, I was fed tea and Duchy of Cornwall organic biscuits. In due course I was led to the Prince’s study, and for an hour I explained the history of the site and its excavations, the story of the Villa and its papyri, the current state of affairs and associated contro-

Maria has 2 siblings at UTS – Salvator, Class of 2008 and Madeline, Class of 2011.

Detail of Herculaneum Excavations, Naples, Italy.

and planting a kiss, whence the screaming headline in the local tabloid the next morning ‘HO BACIATO PRINCIPE CARLO!’. Nothing about archaeology! At the site, the Superintendent of Archaeology, who is opposed to further excavation, monopolised the time, but subsequently I wrote to the Prince and presented the case for proceeding, of course with due regard to preservation. He kindly wrote to the relevant authorities urging excavation, and raised the matter with UNESCO (as Herculaneum is a World Heritage Site). I am very grateful for this kind intervention. Regrettably, however, there is still no action. Interested readers may wish to consult for further information. Bob Fowler ’72, Director, Dept. of Classics and Ancient History University of Bristol

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Centennial Logo Design Contest Get your creative juices flowing for our Centennial! In 2010, UTS will be celebrating its 100th year, and this momentous occasion needs a logo and slogan! We’re calling on all members of the UTS community, including alumni, parents, staff and students, to create a design for the UTS Centennial. This is a great opportunity to showcase your talent and help UTS celebrate a very important milestone year. The winning design will potentially appear on a variety of items, from the website and displays to merchandise. The logo must be submitted in both colour and black & white. For more details, as well as contest rules and regulations, visit Show your school spirit! Submit your idea today!

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President’s Report

Helping to Shape UTS As we move ahead, we need to bring our role into better focus.


or the past two years, your UTSAA has thrived under the capable leadership of Tom Sanderson ’55. Tom has since transitioned to become Past-President, and I have been asked to serve as President for the next two years. And what an interesting two years it will be! My first comments will be to Tom, to thank him for his effective and tireless leadership as President. Tom successfully developed and completed a variety of key initiatives, including the creation of an Ottawa Chapter George of the UTSAA, Crawford ’72 rejuvenation of our president, UTSAA Year Rep system, and review of the financial accountability of the UTSAA and of individual events such as the Golf Tournament – all of which was timely and necessary, and all of which was done professionally and thoroughly. Additionally, Tom gave much more than just his time and experience: the 2006 UTS Baseball Team will long remember attending the Blue Jays game in a Skybox, hosted by Tom after Tom’s winning bid in the Parents’ Association Silent Auction Fundraiser. Thank you Tom! We have much work ahead of us over the next two years, and our actions will shape UTS for years to come. In addition to maintaining UTS’ commitment to providing a rigorous and rewarding education to academically-

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gifted students, the School now faces three challenges: To offer accessibility to all students who qualify, with the implication that bursaries will be made available to those students who are accepted to the school but whose families lack the financial means to attend, To transition itself from a UTS that relied upon the University of Toronto for some forms of financial support, to become a financially-independent school still affiliated with the University, and To renovate, restore or replace a school building that has been allowed to deteriorate further during the past decade of uncertainty. Your UTSAA and the UTS Board have been working both together and in parallel to address these three challenges. In the process, the role and mandate of your UTSAA has been brought into focus, and decisions will need to be made by all of us as events move forward. The first step will be to determine the core role of the UTSAA, possibly including our stewardship of specific endowments or funds from alumni donations; our direct support to the school for student-led initiatives or for hockey practice time and sweaters and wrestling mats; our events that bring Alumni together, such as the Golf and Basketball Tournaments, Alumni/ School Hockey Challenge and the

Annual Dinner; and our role in fundraising, whether for the Annual Fund, the Capital Fund, the Bursary Fund (to ensure accessibility to all who qualify), or for a Building Campaign that will likely be needed soon. Your UTSAA intends to identify those roles and areas of involvement where we can best serve UTS, and we will work with the Advancement Office and UTS Board to establish the communications and integrated team that will be needed for the years ahead. Does all this sound interesting? Times of change are often the most interesting! Your UTSAA Board is looking for feedback, support and involvement as we face these challenges. If you are interested in helping, or if you want your opinion to be heard, contact any Board Member or Don Borthwick in the Alumni Office. Communications are the life-blood of any organization. Your UTSAA is assessing its current communications methods, and is planning some changes to improve our ability to serve all Alumni. Our UTSAA magazine is now called The Root, and our UTSAA Alumni Report will be a key contribution to each issue of The Root. As you may be able to tell from this report, we intend to be timely and forward-thinking in our reports to you, so that you can all be aware of the topics of the day and the issues that the Alumni and UTS are facing together. Another communica-

“Your UTSAA intends to identify...where we can best serve UTS...”

tions idea we would like to implement is a monthly e-bulletin, a short monthly email highlighting upcoming events and UTS news that may be of interest to the Alumni. We know that uncontrolled email to your Inbox can be a nuisance; therefore to initiate an e-bulletin communications system we will first ask each subscriber for permission to be included. One final note about communications: do you know who your Year Rep is? Your Year Rep is trying to contact you, and to stay in touch with you, so if you haven’t heard from your Year Rep then maybe they can’t find you! Send them an email, or let Don Borthwick in the Alumni Office know how to find you. Your Year Rep is particularly active around your graduation anniversary years when your Graduation Class is most likely to get together. Stay in touch! I began by writing about Tom Sanderson, and I would be remiss if

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I did not also mention Peter Neilson. I am both pleased and grateful that Peter Neilson ’71 has agreed to serve as Vice-President for the next two years. Peter’s diligence, tenacity, thoughtful reflection, and perhaps most of all his seemingly encyclopedic knowledge of UTS school history, will all be valuable assets as your Alumni leadership team navigates the waters ahead. Thank you Peter! And finally, to our newest Alumni, the Class of 2007: what a fantastic Grad Prank! For those alumni who may not have seen it, the Class of 2007 somehow hung a larger-than-life class photo of themselves across the front of UTS. Congratulations to 2007 for a prank well-done, and welcome to the UTSAA!


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Principal’s Message

UTS is Thriving Celebrating a year of accomplishments


aving just completed my first year at UTS, I am really proud of the many accomplishments of my colleagues, the Board, UTSAA, UTSPA and the newly formed UTS Foundation, under the capable leadership of Bill Saunderson ’52. I am especially grateful to David Saffran for his careful guiding of our Strategic Planning process. I believe our plan, Building the Future, which will be published by next Spring, will set a clear direction for UTS. As one of its many supporters, I hope you will find the direction Michaele inspiring. And the Robertson word, inspiring, Principal, UTS brings me to the point of this article. I thought you would enjoy reading a compilation of the successes of our students during this past year. Sometimes we don’t trumpet loudly enough the extraordinary results that our students achieve or the heart they exhibit in all kinds of competitions and performances, even when they know they are not the strongest. But they certainly do garner more than their share of recognitions, prizes, awards and diplomas. To give you a taste of some of this year’s triumphs, I have listed them by category below. This is not a full listing. It captures those awards that were given at the regional, provincial, national and international levels. Such a list does not tell the full


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story. It doesn’t reveal, for instance, the great lessons of the sports field, the exuberance of the Culture Show, or the organizational triumph that was SOMA. But it will give you a sense of what happens, day after day, at UTS. In the areas of Languages, Debate and the Performing Arts, our students excelled in: • German Language: 2 students awarded the international Sprachdiplom 2 • Music: Guest Artist for the opening concert of the Toronto Philharmonia • Art: first place in the National Bateman competition • Writing: first place in the International Commonwealth Society essay competition (14-16 years of age); first place in the Better Earth Essay competition • Debate and Brain Bee first, second and fifth place at the Uof T Brain Bee. In debating, 2 first place wins at the National Debating Championships and 2 first place wins at the National Bilingual Debating Championship. • Classics Competition: this year, UTS organized and ran the Classics Competition, winning it for the 12th year in succession. 45 students participated in the events and an additional 31 students performed the musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. • The National Champion of the CanWest Spelling Bee is a grade 8 student at UTS • 8 of our young women were recog-

nized nationally for their work producing a documentary on their trip to Zambia on the Gill Deacon Show; one of our students took first place at the Hot Docs (documentary) competition. In Math, our national and international results were: • 3 medallists in the American Mathematics Contest • 3 medallists in the Invitational American Mathematics Examination • 4 UTS students invited to compete in the USA Math Olympiad • 2 Gold medals in the Canadian Open Math Competition • 2 of 6 members of Team Canada for the International Math Olympiad were from UTS In Science, our results were also excellent: • Locally, UTS students won 8 medals in the Metro Toronto Science Fair took silver in the York Science and Engineering Fair. 16 of our students were accepted by the Shad Valley program and will work at 10 universities across Canada in research environments. • At the Uof T Provincial Chemistry Camp, 4 UTS students were invited to the National Training Camp • In Physics UTS stood first in the Sir Isaac Newton Competition with 7 students placing in the 95th percentile or higher; 2 UTS students were invited to the National Training Camp for the Olympiad • At the Uof T Biology Competition, UTS was second overall. In the Michael Smith Biological Science Competition out of UBC, UTS took first place and had two students tied for second place provincially. UTS students also distinguished themselves on the playing field.

Based on past performance, feel optimistic about a bright future for UTS.

UTS Foundation

Taking the Next Step UTS Foundation is now open for business!


t’s been a milestone year for the University of Toronto Schools Foundation (UTSF), marked by the achievement of a number of significant events. Thanks to the significant generosity of our donors over the years, UTSF is starting off its initial financial position with an asset base of approximately $30 million. The formation of a Board of Directors, as steward of these funds, has been established. Directors are John Jakolev (parent), Monica Biringer ’78 and Paul Barnicke ’71. After an independent selection process, in June 2007, we appointed Letko Brosseau as our investment manager and CIBC Mellon as the custodian and trustee of our funds. In consultation with our new investment manager, we have developed our strategy and produced a Statement of Investment Goals and Policies.

UTSF’s goal is to provide a consistent level of financial support for the University of Toronto Schools, while growing our asset base. We intend to work with Principal Michaele Robertson to ensure that our efforts align with the mission and values of UTS. It has been my pleasure to work with our highly-dedicated Board of Directors, with the Foundation Steering Committee, which included the above mentioned Directors plus Bob Lord ’58 and David Rounthwaite’65, and with Principal Robertson and her professional staff. I would like to acknowledge that the Foundation exists today thanks to the thousands of alumni, parents, students, faculty and staff who have given so generously over the years. May this generosity continue. lR William Saunderson ’52, Chair, University of Toronto Schools Foundation

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The Annual Twig Tape CD! Submission deadline: April 8, 2008

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Whether or not they were champions, the teams showed spirit, determination and courtesy. Among their successes were the following: • Four teams qualified for OFSAA: Senior Boys’ Volleyball, Tennis (boys won the bronze), Senior Girls’ Soccer (4th place) and Badminton (silver) • The F1/F2 Swimming Team (boys) won the Elementary Schools Banner for the second year. • Boys’ Rugby: an undefeated season. • In Wrestling, one of our girls competed in the National Championship. Additionally, we are proud of the following: • UTS had 8 Millennium Scholars: 3 Local, 4 Provincial and 1 National UTS students have received offers of major scholarships from the following institutions: • McMaster University: President’s Scholarship • Mount Allison University: Confederation Scholarship • UBC: President’s Scholarship • UWO: Ivey Award of Excellence • Waterloo: 4 Descartes Entrance Scholarships And specifically from Uof T, we are proud of the following offers: • 2 UT National Biology Competition Scholarships • Arbor Scholarship • Uof T National Scholarship You’ve reached the end of the list. Keep in mind our entire school population is about 640 and that our high school (M3-S6) is just over 400 students. If it is true, and I believe it is, that the best predictor of future success is past performance, I hope you will feel optimistic about a bright future for UTS. In the hands of such students, R how could it be otherwise? l

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Advancement Report

Getting Started! Advancing UTS for tomorrow’s students


s I write this message, students and faculty are on their summer break and members of the newly created Advancement Office, including Don Borthwick ’54 (UTSAA Executive Director and Associate Director of Advancement) Caroline Kolch (Communications Assistant) and Donna Vassel (Advancement Assistant) are working together as we transition the former Office of Development and Alumni Affairs and the Communication department Martha Drake to a cohesive Executive Director, Advancement UTS office of advancement unit. The team – Don especially – has been terrific in introducing me to the UTS community and walking me through UTS history and culture. Our mission is simple, but has broad implications. We support the strategic plan of UTS through an integrated program of alumni relations, communications and fundraising. Over the course of 17 years, working in alumni affairs and advancement at Victoria University in the University of Toronto, I have had many occasions to hear about the exceptional accomplishments of UTS students and graduates. However, hearing about UTS paled in comparison to the experience of joining the School in June of this year. I am touched by the genuine zeal


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for excellence of students and faculty alike and I have been amazed by the talent that abounds in the School. As a parent with a passion for advancing education, the call to lead the advancement efforts at UTS and raise funds in support of the School’s future is a mission I embrace. My arrival to UTS coincided with the school’s Final Assembly. As any of you who have experienced this occasion know only too well, the emotionally charged ceremony contained countless moments of unified celebration. I walked out of the auditorium equally impressed and enthused (and with sore hands from two hours of applause)! Days later, I attended the retirement of English teacher, Mr. Scott Baker. The tributes by former students and colleagues, all of which addressed the lasting impact that Mr. Baker has made on their lives, left me feeling sad that his departure coincided with my arrival. These two occasions offered me a firsthand glimpse into the dedication and commitment of the students and staff who call UTS their daytime home and left me feeling truly inspired. Lest I leave you with the impression that June was nothing but a series of goodbyes, I would like to share with you stories of some of the people who greeted me in my first days. No sooner had I arrived in the UTS Advancement

Office when I was visited by Carole Bernicchia-Freeman, who has spent the 2006-2007 year on sabbatical to create a mentoring program called “Branching Out”. Carole popped in to enlist the support of the Advancement Office in this pilot project organized with the participation of Luke Stark ’02 and Jennifer Seuss ’94. We heartily agreed and are pleased to be involved in “Branching Out” which will enable UTS students to have the benefit of mentoring by UTS alumni. The next day, Kathleen Crook, parent of Sara Penturn ’07 and wife of James Penturn ’77 visited to say that she and her husband would like to honour this year’s graduates by helping establish a Class of 2007 Bursary. This initiative could not have come at a better time. One of the missions of the UTS Board of Directors is to increase financial accessibility to the school. Kathleen is actively enlisting support from other S6 parents and, in November, we will celebrate the inaugural Graduating Class Bursary. Former Principals Al Fleming ’54, Don Gutteridge and Stan Pearl immediately offered their support to help us launch a planned giving program to recognize UTS alumni who have made a bequest intention and encourage others to support UTS in this meaningful way. Finally, I have

... the call to lead the advancement efforts at UTS and raise funds in support of the School’s future is a mission I embrace.

Annual Fund Report

Breaking Records Class of ’46 Bursary leads the charge! been fortunate to meet with UTS alumni from various decades; all of whom have offered me valuable insight and advice. Such is a day in the life at UTS. I’m delighted to be part of a community that cares so much about this school’s mission and strives to be the best. The next few years will be exciting and we invite you to participate. First – and please do mark this date in your calendar – 2010 is the centennial year for UTS. Already, planning is underway. Please visit the UTS website at its new address or contact the Advancement Office to share your ideas on how we should celebrate UTS. Although we are just now mapping out our fundraising priorities, we are committed to keeping bursaries at the top of our priority list, next to the capital campaign which will supplement the existing Building Opportunities Fund. While bursary donations will be used to preserve the educational opportunity at UTS, the Building Fund will be earmarked for the purpose of revitalizing 371 Bloor and securing a long term home for UTS. At the very core of our advancement activity is an intense desire to preserve a learning environment in which students will continue to have a transformative experience. I’m pleased to join you on this mission and look forward to meeting many of you as we R celebrate and support UTS together. l


he 2006 Annual Fund was an outstanding success, with a total of $378,800 received – over $145,000 above the record level of giving of $233,600 last year. Thank you! Contributions to the Andy Lockhart Bursary Fund, which was created by the Class of 1946 in honour of their 60th Anniversary and coordinated through the Annual Fund, was the catalyst for this significant increase. For the third consecutive year, the Class of 1945 continued to make installments to their Bursary, which was also established on their 60th Anniversary. Both funds are endowments and will complement the annual bursary income from the 1994-97 Preserving the Opportunity campaign. The Class of 1976 celebrated their 30th last October and gifted a full bursary to a student in this school year. A number of other class years – 1948, 1954 [Fleming Bursary], 1958, 1971, 1978, 1981 [25th reunion] and 1988 – each contributed over $5000 to this year’s campaign. Congratulations! Two other classes, 1943 and 1944, achieved donor participation of over 20%. These gifts from alumni and others – ‘Friends of UTS’, current and former staff, current and past parents and matching gift organizations – represent a significant level of additional support to UTS, and principally, to its student bursary program.

Other Alumni-Related Donations

Contributions were received from

alumni for specific allocations to the Preserving the Opportunity bursary endowment fund, to a Named bursary and to Umoyo, a special student project in Lusaka, Zambia, by the Class of 1956 on their 50th anniversary. To all donors, your support of UTS is extremely beneficial to our students in helping many of them to experience an excellent education in R the UTS tradition. l Don Borthwick ’54 fa l l 2 0 0 7


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The Winning Tradition of our Classics Program


...UTS has found a distinctly modern way of excelling at the study of “Themistocles, Thermopylae and the Peloponnesian Wars”.


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n the last day of school in June, a curious cation. So it’s hardly surprising that UTS has sight would have greeted you if you’d venfound a distinctly modern way of excelling at the tured to Room 203, a classroom lined with study of “Themistocles, Thermopylae and the maps of the Roman empire, colourful posters adver- Peloponnesian Wars.” tising exhibits of antiquities in the great museums of Over the OSCC’s four days, more than five hunEurope, and Plexiglas-encased models of, amongst dred students from public and independent schools others, ancient Delphi, a Roman military camp, and across Ontario take part in more than a hundred aththe monumental complex of Nara, you would have letic, creative and academic events – everything from found students lining up to borrow historical atlases written contests testing knowledge of the Classics to of Greece, encyclopaedias of daily life in ancient chariot and swimming races, dramatic performances, Rome, and lengthy lists of Latin vocabulary. and a host of other pursuits. And every year, since Over the summer, the students will pore over 1995 [12 consecutive years], UTS has “won” the these books: many will read each one Ontario Student Classics Conference multiple times. Some will begin the – has earned the most points of any painstaking work of constructing scale school by garnering podium positions models of the Acropolis or the Roman in everything from maquette-making to Forum, while others will debate the the mini-marathon. best angle at which to affix wheels to Twelve years is the longest wina chariot. ning streak in the Conference’s history, Is this, you might wonder, the and it has meant that three generaside-effect of an increasingly pathotions of UTS students have grown up logical pursuit of academic achievewith a burning desire to be selected ment? By no means – these students for the UTS “contingent” to the conwill spend a generous portion of ference. Since UTS started to attend their vacation not on schoolwork, but the Conference in 1993, more than rather in preparation for an extra300 UTSers have marched beneath the curricular event that is still almost a Schools’ vexilla – or banners, for those year away: the 40th Ontario Student of you who’ve forgotten your Latin. Classics Conference (OSCC), which The remarkable thing about UTS’ will take place at Brock University in continued success at the Conference May 2008. is that it’s not based on bookishness Anyone who knows the school or creativity alone – nothing could cheers will realize that Classics stands be farther from the truth. It’s almost out at UTS. This prominence is a a given that UTS students rack up testament not to a lack of interest points and awards in Academic and in Bunsen burners or the conjugaCreative competitions, but the school All dressed for “the Roman Ball”, tion of “avoir” and “etre”, but rather has also won the Athletic portion of Creative Events goddess, Allison to the unique and long-standing Friedman ’07, with the standard the Conference several times over the role of the Classics in a UTS edupast twelve years. Saturday afternoon’s guarded by Michael Wong S5

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highlight is the Chariot Race, the conference’s premier athletic event. Teams of relay runners pull a chariot around a circular course. The chariots, lavishly decorated with paintings of mythological scenes, must swiftly and safely carry a human charioteer – traditionally the smallest and lightest member of contingent. Like the Conference’s Fashion Shows and the School Skits, the Chariot Race is very much a spectator event. By contrast, the Conference’s most labour-intensive event goes on almost exclusively behind closed doors. The Archaeological Dig replicates in miniature the challenges and rewards of archaeological exploration. For months before the Conference, the Arch Dig team creates appropriate ABOVE: Arch Dig team members [L-R], Jake Brockman S5 and Ryan Bradley S6 hard at work, artefacts for an ancient site which they have been “on site” sifting for artifacts. BELOW: Sharing and showing the joy of victory after the assigned – then, throughout the Conference itself conference [L-R], Allison Friedman ’07, Andrew Campana ’07, Jeremy Zung S6, Sinye Tang S5, they ‘excavate’ another school’s site using proper Josh Budman S5, Ana Komparic S5, Rafael Krichevsky S6 and Jake Brockman S5. (and painstaking) archaeological techniques, and then scramble to prepare both an oral and written report on their efforts. For years, the Arch Dig was the missing gem in UTS’ crown – only in 2006, under the direction of Peter Georgas ’06 and Frank Grek ’06, did UTS at last bring home the Arch Dig trophy. Maybe it is the sheer diversity of the Conference – the chance to let a particular talent shine in constellation with fellow teammates who might have entirely different aptitudes – that has made Classics so popular with so many UTS students. And for a school that has an undeserved reputation for having ‘all brain and no brawn’, the versatility of UTS participants sometimes amazes even the students themwith any particular interest in the Classical world. selves. Students from all stripes and backgrounds is the sheer Much of the credit for UTS’ outstanding success are attracted to the Classics Conference, sometimes at the Conference and, more imporwith surprising results. Michael Georgas diversity of the tantly, for the enthusiasm which UTS ’03 remembers being drawn to the Conference... students show towards engaging Conference in FI, when he heard that has made with the Classics must go to the Ben Lee ’98, an older member of Schools’ long-standing tradition Classics so poputhe contingent; recite an excerpt of placing Classics and Ancient lar with so many of Ancient Greek poetry History at the centre of its libbefore the entire student body. UTS students. eral arts curriculum. Hearing the language of his The UTS Classics program own Greek heritage brought to plays a prominent role in UTS’ life in this way, inspired Mike’s academic life. For more than own highly successful involve30 years, Grade 7 students have ment in Classics. been initiated into the study of the Members of UTS’ team do not, ancient world and the Schools’ righowever, arrive at the school as ABOVE: Sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi, orous academic discipline through fully formed classicists conjugatmodel created by Nicholas Moy ’06. This Romance of Antiquity, a course ing Latin verbs in their sleep; nor and the model pictured on the next which covers ancient civilizations indeed do they necessarily arrive page were graciously donated to UTS.

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LEFT: Model of the Roman Forum [Forum Romanum], created by Nicholas Moy over a period of many months, won the top prize at the Classics Conference XXXVI. The Forum was the centre of public life – commercial, judicial, religious and political – in the heart of ancient Rome.

...the study of the Classics impacts everything from popular culture to medical nomenclature.


from Mesopotamia to Ancient Greece. From the beginning, all students have been required to take at least one year of Latin, and many students choose to pursue the language for up to three additional years. UTS’ Classics Program is remarkable in many ways. Few schools in the province still require all students to take at least some Latin, and most offer a three-year – as opposed to UTS’ four-year – Latin program. It is also rare in being entirely homegrown. Res Romanae, the series of textbooks used from F2 until S5 were designed specifically for use in the school by the much beloved Latin teacher Harry Maynard. [Editor’s note: Many older alumni will remember Living Latin textbook, authored by former teachers, Ken Prentice and Bernie Taylor]. Finally, UTS’ Classics program is distinguished by its deep roots: the first Headmaster, William Crawford, was a Classicist. While the second half of the twentieth century saw the disappearance of Latin from many Ontario high schools, UTS has never allowed the torch to go out. In recent years, some critics have questioned why Latin, a “dead” language and seeming vestige of an earlier educational era, should hold such pride of place. Such criticism seems to ignore the pivotal and continuing role that Latin and the Classics as a whole continue to play in society at large. As the political, legal and cultural foundations of Western society, the study of the Classics

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impacts everything from popular culture to medical nomenclature. And for more tangible proof of Classics’ continued relevance, one needs look no farther than the students in the classroom, who are every bit as diverse as the school itself. In the halls of UTS at least, Latin is still alive. Ultimately, it is the energy and relevance of the Classics that makes the teaching of the UTS Latin and Classics programs such a vital task. It is a tradition that is worth maintaining – not only because the Classics have always been a part of the school, but because they continue to be so wellloved. Just ask the eager students. For them, the Classical world represents a tremendous journey and a realm of boundless opportunities for the future. The twelve consecutive championships R attest to the zeal of UTS students! l

ABOVE: Ready for Race Day, Chariot Team [L-R], Kalvin Lung ’06 and Bobby Leung ’06, with our skilled charioteer, Abigail Ferstman M4.

UTS Board Report

A Milestone in the Schools’ History The first year of transitioning to complete independence.


uly 1, 2007 marked the first anniversary of UTS operating as a truly independent school. Many of the plans discussed during the past two years are being implemented with some already integrated into the school’s operations. Michaele Robertson, in her first year as Principal, faced the enormous challenge of seeing UTS transition into a fully independent entity, free of many of the services and much of the support previously provided by the University of Toronto. Bob Lord ’58 Some of the chair, UTS fundamental changes that have taken place this past year involve the conversion of the schools’ operational systems, including the Human Resources/Payroll Systems and the Donor and Financial Information Systems, which are now being managed entirely in-house. Principal Robertson also made it a priority to secure the school’s premises by installing a security system and instituting lock-down procedures that are standard in secondary schools. She also worked closely with the Board to set up two new operating units: the UTS Foundation and the UTS Advancement Office with the goal of having both fully functional by the end of June. In addition, she assembled groups of alumni and parent volunteers as well as staff to consider the Schools’

future direction by way of a strategic planning process. Thanks to this dedication, we met our goal and the UTS Foundation and the Advancement Office are now up and operating. Bill Saunderson ’52, Chair of the UTS Foundation Board, was instrumental in shaping the UTS Foundation, which now operates at arm’s length from UTS and the UTS Board. Mr. Saunderson worked closely with Foundation Directors Paul Barnicke ’71, Monica Biringer ’78 and UTS Parent John Jakolev, who also serves on the UTS Board, to develop the Foundation’s investment and operating guidelines. The Foundation is now organized to receive the assets currently entrusted with Uof T and to receive new donations, including gifts of securities. Letko Brosseau, a portfolio management group was retained to manage the assets, which include nearly $31Million in unrestricted, expendable and endowed funds, to be transferred to the UTS Foundation before the end of the year. Once transferred, the funds will be held by CIBC Mellon. The UTS Advancement Office began its operations with the appointment of Martha Drake as Executive Director this past June. Mrs. Drake spent nearly 17 years as Associate Director of Advancement at Victoria University in the University of Toronto. Since taking office, Mrs. Drake has worked closely with Don Borthwick

’54, who is now Associate Director of Advancement, on a transition plan, as well as the Schools’ Centennial celebrations in 2010. In January 2007, the composition of the Board changed. With the elimination of the University seats, we have added one more alumni director position, held by former UTSAA President Bernie McGarva ’72 and one more parent director, Ms Cathy Mallove, who is joined by UTSPA President Nasir Noormohamed (replacing Tom Magyarody.) The Board will continue to work on developing strategies to ensure UTS remains financially accessible to all deserving students,attracting the best young minds in the region. Having achieved our main objectives for this year, the Board is looking forward to working with Michaele Robertson and the UTS administration this coming year on the school’s strategic plan: Building the Future. One can’t help feeling energized by the progress we’ve made as a community, and the range of possibilities that lie ahead. It is clear that UTS is destined to continue to make its mark as a school, unique in Canada and recognized internationally for graduating some of the R finest minds anywhere. l

UTS is destined to continue to make its mark as a school unique in Canada and recognized internationallly...

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UTS in Canada’s Centennial Year Looking Back forty years: was it the changing of the guard?

ABOVE: One of the highlights of the cross Canada trip of the Jeunes Voyageurs was their meeting with Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson in Parliament. Teacher and group leader, Peter Tacon, is on the right.

ABOVE: The 1967 York League Champions led by Coach Don Fawcett ’51 and Captain John Collins ’67.

ABOVE: 1967 Ontario Senior Champions coached by Bill Naylor ’54, with outstanding performances by Andy Keir [class of ’69] and Doug Ord ’69.


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IN 1967,

all of Canada celebrated as the nation passed into its 100th year, an event marked with particular distinction at UTS. In his Twig editorial, Jeffrey Simpson ’67 (Globe and Mail national columnist) remarked – with perhaps a teaspoon of hyperbole – that the centennial could be considered “the greatest single event in our history.” The emphatic nature of his editorial, however, and likewise the excitement felt throughout the school at the time, was not mindful simply due to the passing of the tenth decade of Canada’s existence. For the students of UTS, and the rest of the young people of Canada, the centennial year served to highlight and emphasize the radical changes their nation was undergoing. 1967 was, as noted by Simpson, “a time of momentous change both in our country and in our school.” For the youth of Canada, 1967 marked the apex of a period of generational friction and social and political disarray. UTS did indeed have its fair share of unrest, protest, disagreements and colliding opinions. However, 1967 was also a year of great success at the school. Across the board, in athletics, in academics, in any arena where leadership and natural talent played a role, UTS students were continuing to win scholarships and prizes, and bolstering the school’s reputation. For the graduating class, then as now, the final years played a special role – being the last time for students to exercise their leadership skills before entering the real world. Simpson went from Twig editor to Globe and Mail columnist, Geza Tetrallyay ’67 from UTS athlete to Olympic fencer, and Rob Beattie ’67 from Macbeth on the UTS stage to Stratford. So in Canada’s centennial year, many students looked at the changes taking place and saw opportunities to step forward and play the role a UTS student can play in the world, armed with what Tetrallyay described in his Captain’s message as “the knowledge that we have had the best high school education possible.” These steps forward took many forms at the school. The ideal student at the time was very much the “renaissance man”; skilled in sports, talented in the arts, confident and well spoken, and of course wide ranging and outstanding in his academic pursuits. The difficult task of maintaining the student’s interests in the range of courses was left to the staff, which attacked the challenge with dedication and interest still remembered forty years later. Among the many who benefited from the UTS staff’s special dedication was Gordon Legge ’67, who was severely visually-impaired and faced many difficulties as a

handicapped student in the 1960s, when equality for disabled students was an issue of much less importance for governments and schools than it is now. Although he was never at the top of his class during his time at UTS, Legge took top honours in the last year of the province-wide Grade 13 exam by having the exam translated into Braille and then dictating his answers after typing them out on a Braille typewriter. Twenty-six fellow students received Ontario scholarships for their strong performance, an outstanding feat for any school, and much more so for a school with a graduating class of just 67 students. UTS not only had an active sports and athletics program in 1967, but an unusually successful one. From the pools, UTS emerged dripping as Ontario champions, outperforming even our prior year’s York league champion team. The track team, holding regular practices for the first time in their existence, finished higher than ever before in the York league championships: 7th out of 59 schools. All in all, twelve UTS teams played in leagues and tournaments across Toronto and Ontario, garnering a reputation for UTS as an athletic school packing a punch much more powerful than its size. he House System provided a chance for an even larger segment of the school’s population to participate in sports; and for leadership and direction in perhaps a more prominent way than it does today, since the house prefects, along with the school captain, were the leaders of the student council. Competitions were also more wide-ranging, as three pennants – literary, athletic, and academic – were awarded at the end of the year, which is now different today. The centennial was given due thought and recognition in other ways at UTS. Among the special events surrounding the centennial was an extra trip for the Jeunes Voyageurs (40-odd UTS students who toured Canada to learn more about the nation’s cultures and customs in each of the summers of 1966 and 1967) to Ottawa, where they met both Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson and the Leader of the Opposition, John Diefenbaker. The trip was matched by numerous literary musings on the significance of the centennial for UTS students. One such essay by Tim Brook ’69 added to UTS academic achievements for the year by winning the centennial essay-writing competition. Another, by Jan Fedorowicz ’67, analyzed the tendency of Canadians to sell their nation short by underestimating Canada’s impact on the world. Brook’s and Fedorowicz’ articles provide a marked contrast


to the comments of the Honourable Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Joe Green, who was the guest speaker at the Old Boy’s banquet. His address covered such topics as the need for people to obey their governments, the need for respect for authority, the threat that protest and humor about politics posed to Canada and the fundamentals of the democratic system in general. Green’s speech seems to stand in the UTS yearbook as the antithesis to the youth movements of the day which many UTS students and recent alumni considered themselves attached to. cross Canada, young people were starting to make radical changes to the common ways of thinking. Canada’s 100th year was celebrated by the nation in the form of Montreal’s Expo ’67 World’s Fair, an event which was applauded around the world as a focal point for the excitement and spirit of change that was stirring in the West. At UTS too, 1967 was more than just a year of academic and athletic achievement. As an institution, the school was mirroring its home nation, in terms of movement towards transformation. Many students were starting to protest the school’s continued refusal to admit girls, despite the fact that the plans to build an accompanying girl’s school had long since been abandoned. Some students felt the school had become an archaic institution, representing old ideals and unable to see the virtues of new methods and ideas. The real changes to the school, however, may have been mostly unseen and unnoticed at the time: changes to students’ ways of thinking, changes to the relationship between staff and students. In many ways, this year and those immediately following were laying the foundation of transformation. For the 67 boys of ’67, these final years of the decade seemed like volatile times, perhaps presenting a daunting future for a high school graduate. Other bigger changes were about to happen: UTS was on its way to becoming a different school – eliminating the mandatory cadet program, leaving behind the formal dress of jacket and tie, and most importantly, opening the school to co-education for the first time. In Canada’s centennial year, the transformation of all these changes was beginning, and UTS was continuing to add to its reputation as the finest high school in the country – an institution championing excellence in education with the tradition of leadership. Ian Beattie ’07


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ABOVE: Ian Morrison ’67 was the first Gold Medal winner of the Churchill Medal for the Art of Communication, given by Harry R. Jackman. This award is presented in the name of Winston Churchill for ‘the ability to communicate ideas’. BELOW: Geza Tetrallyay, the school captain in 1967: “We have had the best education possible.”

ABOVE: Proposed new building for UTS conceived by F.C. Stinson, Q.C., president of the UTS Parents’ Association.

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A Tribute to Mr. Baker “Mr. Baker fostered an environment in which we both contradicted and expanded upon one another’s ideas...”


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hen I was asked to write a speech for Mr. Baker on behalf of his graduating Additional English class, I was initially delighted at the opportunity to pay tribute to the teacher who has been such a significant part of my high school experience. It would not, I thought, be difficult. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Mr. Baker, who is beloved by all who have ever had the pleasure of being in his class. Imagine my surprise, then, when I finally sat down at my computer and discovered that I was having the most excruciating trouble translating my sentiments onto the page. The problem, I soon realized, is that trying to do Mr. Baker justice is simply too daunting a task: how does one speak in honour of someone who is such an eloquent speaker, without com-

ing up hopelessly short? Attempting to describe the profound effect that Mr. Baker has had on me and my classmates has rendered me, for once in my life, speechless. But allow me to try. I have had the privilege of having Mr. Baker as a teacher both in M4 and this year, and it has been – to sum it up blandly – quite an experience. We once had a visitor sit in on our ‘Addish’ class, who asked me afterwards, “Is your teacher always like that?” I believe Mr. Baker had been gesticulating wildly from the top of the desk, nearly toppling over once or twice. “Yes,” I replied, “just about always.” On one memorable occasion, he led us at a trot through the hallways of the school and around the block, shouting Tennyson’s “Ulysses” at the top of our lungs – just to make sure we knew it by heart. Mr.

Baker is incapable of simply teaching literature: he conjures it up in the room, and makes it a physical presence in a way that is utterly unforgettable. I cannot recall the experience of reading Macbeth in M4 without remembering Mr. Baker, as Lady Macbeth, scrubbing his hands in an imaginary pool of water while eerily murmuring, “All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten these little hands.” Similarly, I cannot separate Holden Caulfield, Uncle Pumblechook, King Lear, or Hedda Gabler from Mr. Baker’s impressions of them, which brought the characters to life and inspired our love for them. In Mr. Baker’s class, one experiences a delight similar to that which one felt when being read storybooks as a child. ut it is not merely his engaging impersonations that held our class in rapture. On the first day of ‘Addish’ class, we began by discussing the relationship between art and life and by studying Northrop Frye’s The Educated Imagination. In this work, Frye writes that “Literature is the science of human emotion – the constructs of the imagination tell us things about human life that we don’t get in any other way.” Perhaps this is the reason why our class conversations so often strayed from the details of the work we were studying, delving into philosophy and the intricacies of human nature. We approached each work as charters of unknown territory, attempting to find aspects of literature that rang true with our own experience: that immensely satisfying “Yes!” moment when art and life become one and the same. Mr. Baker fostered an environment in which we both contradicted and expanded upon one another’s ideas, becoming excited when someone made a particularly resounding point. No matter how heatedly we debated amongst ourselves, however, very rarely did anyone refute Mr. Baker when he offered his two cents – and it wasn’t just because he’s rather tall and intimidating. When Mr. Baker says something, it immediately


becomes clear that it is true: he is able contribution, is that he has the unique to articulate things in such a manner ability of making you feel as though that you are sure you’ve felt the exact there is nothing more important than same your entire life, but have never what you have to say. had the words to express it. His lectures owever, Mr. Baker, having you about literature and life would leave our as a teacher has been both a entire class all but crying out in overblessing and a curse. For betwhelming agreement. I am thoroughly ter or for worse, there is now a little convinced that Mr. Baker knows all the – or rather, big and booming – voice secrets of the universe, and lets them in my head when I read, insisting that slip to us mere mortals at opportune I “Speak to that,” or “Give you more,” moments when they will make all the and answer “But why?” It’s both irritatdifference. ing and enlightening. While previously As a result, I don’t I would accept a text at think that there has ever “...he has the face value, I now cannot been a teacher more stem the flow of quesunique ability tions that constantly arise ruthlessly pursued by students than Mr. Baker. of making you as I read. Sometimes I For example, I recently can answer them myself, feel as though but most often I am lazy walked past a stretch of sidewalk in the Annex there is nothing and wish that you could where a certain student them for me. In more important answer once carved a heartthis manner, you have than what you made us all into more enclosed “Mr. Baker – Forever and Ever” into have to say.” aware and contemplathe cement. Another tive readers. But you student once confessed have also shaped us as to me that she wanted to writers and as thinkers, grow old with Mr. Baker providing us with the in a sprawling estate language with which to in Bordeaux, where articulate our experithey would discuss ences. That sounds like literature over tea all something straight out day and night. While of a Lifetime special, these two cases are but it’s true. Just as in a rather extreme, they are cheesy TV movie, your indicative of the profound wisdom will come back to reverence and affection us in dramatic voice-overs as that Mr. Baker inspires in all of we move through university and his students. He can often be found beyond. around his office surrounded by two or I am going to conclude with a commore eager faces hours after class has plaint: you have set an impossible stanended, deep in an absorbing conversadard for our future English teachers. tion that simply has to be seen to its Mr. Baker, on behalf of your graduating conclusion. I once seriously worried my class, I would like to wish you the best mother when a half-hour seminar conof luck with Proust, and all the other sultation about The Picture of Dorian authors you will no doubt challenge Gray somehow turned into a sprawling yourself with in retirement. We will all discussion lasting over two hours, and be thinking of you. I simply could not tear myself away to Allison Friedman ’07 call her. The beauty of a conversation [address at Scott Baker’s with Mr. Baker, aside from his brilliant retirement, June 25, 2007]


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Treasurer’s Report

Gift Giving Commitments at Record Levels


his report includes summaries taken from the 2006 audited financial statements: Balance Sheet, Statement of Operations and Changes in Net Assets, and Schedules of Gifts to UTS and Gifts Committed to UTS. Once again our alumni have given their very strong support to the Alumni Association and UTS in 2006. Donations to the Annual Fund for the 12 months ending December 31, 2006 were $353,300 compared to $194,574 Bob in 2005. The Cumming ’65 major portion Treasurer, UTSAA of the increase

relates to the Class of 1946 gifts of $145,200 to the Lockhart Bursary Fund, in celebration of their 60th anniversary of graduation. Alumni Affairs and Operating Expenses in 2006 remained at comparable levels to 2005, with small increases in Printing and Postage ($34,047 in 2006; $32,492 in 2005) and Annual Fund costs ($6,354 in 2006; $4,298 in 2005). Audit expense was reduced from $5,220 in 2005 to $3,800 in 2006. During 2006, the Alumni Association disbursed gifts to UTS of $119,325, which in the main represented payment of donor commitments received in the prior years for bursaries and scholarships: Class of 1945 Bursary Class of 1954 Fleming Bursary Anthony Chan Memorial Fund Class of 1953 Math Scholarship

Help make a difference for tomorrow’s uts students!

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$53,800 6,450 13,650 2,625

UTS Bursary Fund Total

42,800 $119,325

In addition, a significant portion of the 2006 donations have been committed for transfer to UTS. $184,200 of committed funds is anticipated to be paid to UTS in 2007 to help fund bursaries and scholarships: Class of 1945 Bursary Class of 1946 Lockhart Bursary Class of 1952 Cossar Scholarship Class of 1953 Math Scholarship Class of 1954 Fleming Bursary Class of 1976 Bursary Total

$24,200 145,200 300 500 2,800 11,200 $184,200

The significant increase in donations resulted in an annual Surplus of $143,148 which increased Net Assets from $91,737 at year-end 2005 to $234,885 in 2006. Net Assets at December 31, 2006 will be used to meet

Treasurer’s Report

the commitments of $184,200 listed above, together with any other unpaid commitments from previous years. The December 31, 2006 Balance Sheet continued to reflect the healthy financial strength of the Alumni Association General Fund. Aside from the Ridley Fund, its major asset is cash and term deposits of $259,962. The Ridley Fund was established in the 1980s from the Estate of John

B. Ridley ’16 [UTSAA President 1965] to fund athletic-related projects. Marketable securities held in the Fund had a market value of $403,047 (book value of $183,146) at December 31, 2006 (compared to market value of $362,364 in 2005). No projects were funded in 2006. The chartered accountants, Koster, Spinks & Koster LLP. has been reappointed as auditors to the Alumni


Association for 2007. The audit opinion on the 2006 financial statements is similar to previous years and continues to be in accordance with the audits of Canadian not-for-profit organizations that rely substantially on donations and R other fundraising activities. l


Balance Sheet

Statement of Operations and Changes in Net Assets

For the year ended DECEMBER 31, 2006 (with comparative figures as at December 31, 2005)

GENERAL FUND For the year ended DECEMBER 31, 2006 (with comparative figures as at December 31, 2005) ASSETS



Cash and term deposits Accounts receivable

Merchandise inventory History books inventory




General Fund

$ 259,962 $ 202,366


$ 353,300 $ 194,574

Interest Income






Net operating activities











Disbursements (UTS related expenditures) Gifts to UTS

John B. Ridley Fund



Graduating class banquet





Scholarships and prizes



Marketable securities (market value: 2006: $ 403,047; 2005: $ 362,364) 183,146




Alumni Affairs


Printing and postage

Cash Cash held in brokerage account



$ 462,200 $ 387,244



Annual fund



Alumni net directory



Charitable donations and gifts










General Fund

Operating Expenses

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

$ 38,252 $ 116,199

Administrative services

Net Assets






John B. Ridley Fund Accounts payable and accrued liabilities Net Assets

Bank service charges













Excess (deficiency) of receipts over disbursements for the year



Net assets, beginning of year

$ 462,200 $ 387,244

Net assets, end of year

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Iter Psellianum P

aul Moore, a Classics teacher at UTS since 1987, has written a book published in 2005 by the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies at the University of Toronto. Its title is: Iter Psellianum: A Detailed Listing of Manuscript Sources for All Works Attributed to Michael Psellos, Including a Comprehensive Bibliography. It consists of 742 pages and is part of a series published by the Pontifical Institute – Subsidia Mediaevalia, no. 26.

Michael Psellos lived during the 11th century in Constan-tinople. He was a man of many parts: philosopher, rhetorician, historian, teacher, statesman, advisor to Byzantine emperors. He was also a husband and father BELOW: Byzantium Greek manuscript copied in the time [he wrote a very movof Michael Psellos, now in the Vatican Library. ing encomium on his mother and another on his beloved daughter, Styliane, who had died of smallpox a few days before her wedding day]. From time to time, when things got too hot politically, he became a monk and disappeared into a nearby monastery. A 17th century Vatican librarian came across many manuscripts in the library containing much material by Psellos [four hundred years later the same manuscripts are still there in the library] – so much material that he thought no


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one person could have written all these works. So he suggested that there were three authors, all named Psellos, to account for this prolific output. He wondered if there were ‘out there’ many more manuscripts by these ‘three’ authors. It was one of the purposes of the research for this book to discover the answer to the librarian’s query. In fact, the number of extant manuscripts is about 1700 [or at one time extant – for example, in September 1922, the Turks burned down the old Greek city of Smyrna (now called Izmir) and the whole collection of manuscripts in the local library perished], scattered in some 100 locations around the world, and in these manuscripts are more than 1100 works attributed to Psellos. In the late 18th century, Edward Gibbon published his History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, a work which takes the reader from the time of the emperor Trajan [A.D. 97-117] to the fall of Constantinople in May, 1453 to the Ottoman Turks led by Sultan Mehmet II. Reflecting 18th century Enlightenment thinking, Gibbon apologized to his readers when he embarked on the Byzantine period of his history, a period in politics and literature, he said, that was characterized by the writings and doings of fanatical Christian monks. As Gibbon said, “I have described the triumph of barbarism and religion.” The old classical ideals of Greece and Rome had disappeared from sight. Gibbon’s view prevailed in the world of scholarship, especially that of the English speaking world, until relatively recently. His knowledge of the vast corpus of Psellan material was confined to a few remarks by the above-mentioned Vatican librarian. It is only now that scholars are beginning to appreciate the Byzantines on their own terms, and Psellos is one of the major writers in this period. Naturally, this research could not have been done alone. Help was secured from many scholars around the world, from places such as: Leningrad/St. Petersburg [where the scholar who helped me, then a young graduate student, as an

Photo: Jarno Gonzalez;

UTS classics teacher authors world’s foremost scholarly work on Michael Psellos

obscure palaeographer, fell below the radar screen and so escaped Stalin’s purges in the late 1930s]; Istanbul [in the old Harem library in the Sultan’s palace of Topkapi]; St. Catherine’s Greek Orthodox Monastery in the Sinai Desert – built in the 6th century by the emperor Justinian, this fortified monastery escaped the attacks in the 12th century led against the Crusaders by Saladin, apparently because the monks had built a mosque within the walls of the monastery to serve the needs of the local bedouins, who were the servants of the monastery. The bedouins are still the servants of the monastery and the mosque is still in use; Mt. Athos in Greece; the Vatican Library [the scholar there – known in Vatican terminology as Scriptor Graecus – occupies in direct succession the same position as the above-mentioned 17th century Vatican librarian]; Florence [the Bibliotheca Medicea Laurenziana – designed by Michaelangelo]; Leipzig [the Karl-Marx-Universität – it is no secret that many of the faculty of this university were employees of the Stasi, and so it is not improbable that I am now on file in the archives of the former Communist East Germany]; Paris; Oxford [the Bodleian Library]; Harvard; Yale; et cetera. As one reviewer of Iter Psellianum [in a journal published in Vienna] put it, “Michael Psellos is perhaps the most often-quoted Byzantine author, yet he has not been thoroughly studied. His name is attached to a vast corpus of treatises [on theology, philosophy, hagiography, etc.], orations, letters

[more than 500], and other texts difficult to classify, not all of which can be ascribed to him with certainty.” The research for the book established that, in actuality, 1176 works are, rightly or falsely, attributed to him in manuscript form. Accompanying the works and their manuscripts is a bibliography from 1497 to 2002, containing some 400 editions and translations of works attributed to Psellos and some 900 other relevant works. Interestingly, in this bibliography of 1300 items, there is only one in Turkish. Modern Turks do not seem to feel that Byzantium is part of their heritage. The earliest translation from Psellos’ Greek was in the 12th century into Georgian. The Georgian manuscript currently is in Tiblisi, the capital of Soviet Georgia. The reviewer further notes that, “In many ways, Psellos managed to transcend the cultural boundaries of his age, if only in his wide range of interests. His fame as a polymath must be taken both qualitatively and quantitatively and has drawn the attention of a broad variety of specialists: philologists, philosophers, theologians, historians of all kinds, folklorists, among others ...., whose interests have extended beyond the chronological [and other] limitations of most Byzantinists.” All this research of a quarter century, begun before the author came to UTS, can be summed up by a reviewer [in a journal published in Munich] who wrote that, “Iter Psellianum is a major and rare work of scholarship of the kind that places a certain field on a new level.” Paul Moore, UTS Staff

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ABOVE: Hagia Sophia in Istanbul (Constantinople) is considered by many to be the most outstanding example of Byzantine architecture. Psellos would certainly have been very familiar with this building.

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2006 Annual Fund Donors

we thank you for your generous support.


he students and staff of the University of Toronto Schools extend their gratitude to those individuals and institutions that have generously supported our school over the past year. Your gifts have enabled UTS to better meet our student bursary needs and fund some special student activities, and importantly, to continue offering our students a rich and rewarding educational experience. – Michaele Robertson, Principal

Alumni donors to UTSAA Annual Fund for the period July ’06 to June ’07 l1929–35l Total: $615 John M. Magwood ’29 Kenneth C. Legge ’30 Benson T. Rogers ’30 W. Bruce Charles ’32 Ian L. Jennings ’33 John D. Armstrong ’35 Robert F. Grieve ’35 Peter G. O’Brian ’35

l1936–37l Total: $1770 James G. Boultbee ’36 Richard J. Boxer ’36 Geoffrey M.C. Dale ’36 Ralph L. Hennessy ’36 Ian A.B. MacKenzie ’36 Daniel F. Blachford ’37 Thomas C. Brown ’37 George F. Kelk ’37

l1938l Total: $1650 James H. Alexander Robert P. Cameron John H. Clarry, Q.C. W.T. Erskine Duncan John C. Laidlaw


James A. O’Brian John A. Rhind William A. Sheppard, Q.C.

l1939l Total: $1400 John W. P. Bryan A. Harold Copeland William G. Cross Thomas J. Crouch Robert G. Dale Peter A. Hertzberg Donald C. Kerr

l1940l Total: $1438 John R. Baker Joseph A. Clark Robert Crompton Ernest C. Goggio Edward R. Hoover William R. Livingston Gordon A. Lorimer Hertzel Rotenberg James A. Snelgrove Theodore Tafel

l1941l Total: $1410 David Y. Anderson

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George F. Bain Walter E. Bell, Q.C. Grant N. Boyd George S.P. Ferguson Richard W. Jeanes Walter H. Kennedy Paul M. Laughton John A. Morrison J. Blair Seaborn George A. Sherritt

l1942l Total: $450 J. Lorne Cameron John E.A. McCamus Kenneth D. McRae George R. Shaw A. Cal Wilson

l1943l Total: $2943 F. Geoffrey Adams Bruce M. Campbell Alan W. Conn Alexander T. Cringan H. Stewart Dand John J. Fox T. Lorne Innes James A. Low

Bruce M. McCraw W.O. Chris Miller, Q.C. Charles G. Plaxton Donald M. Sanderson John A. Sarjeant George W. Stock Donald C. Teskey

l1944l Total: $2200 C. Derek S. Bate David L. Bate Michael Beer Gordon S. Cameron Douglas R. Coutts George W. Edmonds, Q.C. Edward B. Fish G. Dean Gooderham Gordon R. Gwynne-Timothy Peter J. Hare A. Donald Manchester F. Griffith Pearson Morton B. Pullan Peter H. Ridout, Q.C. Allan W. Sutherland George A. Trusler

l1945l Total: $58,400 [Class of 1945 Bursary] William R. Blundell Donald G. Bunt Robert B. Edmonds Edward S. Gibson Keith M. Gibson David S. Graham John P. Hamilton Gerald L. Hill J. Desmond Horan John H. Macaulay Douglas D. Maxwell D. Robert Pugh Basil J. Weedon Howard A. Whitehead John P. Wilkinson John B. Young

l1946l Total: $150,012 [Andy Lockhart Bursary] William P. Allen Ralph M. Barford Bruce C. Bone Charles R. Catto George H. Cuthbertson Robert C. Dowsett Denis R. Evans John R. Evans Carl T. Erickson Fraser M. Fell, Q.C. H. Donald Guthrie, Q.C. William L. Heath Lawrence B. Heath James D. Lang Joseph B. McArthur Donald B. Montgomery G. Peter A. Pollen John H. Shirriff P. Kingsley Smith

James M. Tory, Q.C. John A. Tory, Q.C. David G. Watson Peter Webb, Q.C. David H. Wishart

l1947l Total: $1847 James C. Butler William I. Copeland Michael A. Fair Richard S. Grout Tracy H. Lloyd John S. MacDougall Quintin J. Maltby Richard H. Sadleir

l1948l Total: $5543 Philip L. Arrowsmith John A. Bowden Meredith Coates Robert E. Coke Keith G. Dalglish Edmund T. Draper Albert P. Fell Norman D. Fox William B. Hanley Michael K. Ireland J. Fergus Kyle Frederick F. Langford Clayton R. Peterson Douglas R. Peterson John G.C. Pinkerton George H. Stowe John W. Thomson H. Douglas Wilkins

l1949l Total: $3600 James Ainslie Donald K. Avery Gordon M. Barratt William A. Bodrug Richard M. Clee James D. Fleck Peter W. Hunter Robert E. Logan John D. Mollenhauer Warren J. Morris Richard D. Tafel

l1950l Total: $4700 Gilbert E. Alexander Douglas J. Alton E. Kendall Cork Roger G. Crawford Henry N.R. Jackman, Q.C. William J. McClelland William J. McIlroy R. John Moorfield George P. Plaxton, Q. C. Ronald J. Richardson John N. Shaw J. Frederick F. Weatherill

l1951l Total: $4370 David A. Barker John Catto William J. Corcoran Roderick R. Davies George A. Fierheller D. Ross Holden John P. Kerr J. Alexander Lowden T. Gordon McIntyre Donald S. Mills, Q.C. Peter H. Russell William W. Stinson Guy W. Upjohn William E. Wilson

l1952l Total: $2675 [Donald G. Cossar Scholarship] J. Paul T. Clough Gerald A. Crawford James D. Floyd E.A. Austin Fricker Gordon G. Goodfellow Peter J. Harris Richard S. Howe Leslie G. Lawrence R. Conrad Lister Jack F. McOuat Darrell B. Phillips William J. Saunderson

l1953l Total: $1535 [Math Scholarship] John F. Austing John R. Carruthers Edward B. Cross Kenneth Culver Martin D. Gammack William P. Lett James C. Mainprize Robert D. McCleary David O. Wainwright Hugh D. Wainwright Douglas R. Wilson

l1954l Total: $7406 [Fleming Bursary] David K. Bernhardt Ronald M. Bertram H. Donald Borthwick Douglas G. Brewer Gary F. Canlett James A. Cripps Robert O. Crummey G. Alan Fleming Robert K. Gibson John M. Goodings E. John Hambley Michael B. Hutchison Christopher C. Johnston R. Laird Joynt James R. Lowden James I. MacDougall

D. Keith Millar John D. Murray Desmond M. O’Rorke J. Richard Parsons William R. Redrupp John S. Rodway Charles H. Rust Gordon R. Sellery John L. Stanford John H. Wait Roger K. Watson

l1955l Total: $4195 Harold L. Atwood David R. Brillinger Harvey C. Brown John R. Gardner W. Gary Goldthorpe R. Allan Hart William T. Hunter Martin Jerry Howard D. Kitchen Douglas B. Lowry Robert K. Metcalf Anthony Morrison H. Thomas Sanderson Peter G. Saunderson Schuyler M. Sigel, Q.C. Ian M. Smith William H. Taylor

l1956l Total: $2750 Paul B. Cavers Frank E. Collins Darcy T. Dingle John L. Duerdoth Joseph F. Gill Peter C. Godsoe R. E. I. Graham Ryan R. Kidd Steve B. Lowden James C. McCartney, Q.C. Arthur R. Scace Peter D. Scott John V. Snell Charles F. Snelling

l1957l Total: $2350 Roger J. Ball Robert M. Culbert Robert A. Gardner James D. Graham Bruce M. Henderson David W. Kerr Stephen A. Otto Peter R. Pearson Alan B. Perkin John G. Sayers Robert W. Waddell Douglas Ward

l1958l Total: $5225 George M. Carrick Peter J. George Bruce E. Houser

David L. Ingram William G. Leggett Robert E. Lord Ross E. McLean James R. Mills Christopher (Kit) S. Moore David P. Ouchterlony Douglas G. Peter Joseph A. Starr D. Nico Swaan Rein C. Vasara William R. Weldon Barry N. Wilson

l1959l Total: $1075 Donald G. Bell Alexander A. Furness W.L. Mackenzie King John H. Lynch Ian A. Shaw James P. Stronach Ian C. Sturdee Tibor A. Szandtner Robert J. Young

l1960l Total: $1250 Howard B. Eckler Robert P. Jacob Peter C.S. Nicoll R. Malcolm Nourse Robert J. Tweedy

Charles G. Bragg James S. Cornell Collin M. Craig Peter H. Frost William R. Jones Michael F. Kimber Robert D. Lightbody Ian M. Mason David W. Rogers Michael J. Ross J. Joseph Vaughan

l1971l Total: $6645 Derek A. Bate Michael F. Boland Paul E. Brace Robert S. Coatsworth William A. Fallis John S. Floras Richard C. Hill Robert D. Hodgins J. Peter Jarrett James A. McIntyre William O. Menzel R.D. Roy Stewart

l1965l Total: $800 Derek P. Allen Robert A. Cumming Christopher D. Hicks Robert W. Hustwitt Jeffrey R. Stutz

l1972l Total: $1550 George V. Crawford Robert L. Fowler David S. Grant Richard Kennedy Bernard McGarva Howard J. Scrimgeour Christopher D. Woodbury

l1966l Total: $1550 R. T. Halderson William A. MacKay David R. Sanderson A. Gordon Stollery Brian W. Wistow


l1967l Total: $1275 Richard J. Boxer Michael R. Curtis D. Campbell Deacon Richard N. Donaldson Peter C. Donat W. Scott Morgan Michael J. Penman Jeffrey C. Simpson

l1961l Total: $2807 John C. Coleman David J. Holdsworth Richard S. Ingram John I. Laskin Peter B. MacKinnon Charles J. Magwood Paul N. Manley James E. Shaw

l1968l Total: $600 John R. Collins E. Nicolaas Holland John B. Lanaway Richard M. Lay Murray E. Treloar

l1962l Total: $1850 Leonard M. Dudley Gordon R. Elliot David A. Galloway Robert H. Kidd Donald A. Laing Donald A. McMaster David S. Milne Michael A. Peterman Bryce R. Taylor Wayne D. Thornbrough


l1974l Total: $2100 Lucian Brenner Ian F. Crook Andrey V. Cybulsky Terence R. Davison James H. Grout Gregory H. Knittl John C. Tompkins

l1969l Total: $1100 John M. Bohnen William J. Bowden James S. Coatsworth John B. Deacon Robert J. Herman John D. Wright Brian D. Wynn


l1970l Total: $1590 David A. Decker Douglas N. Donald Raymond B. Kinoshita Brian D. Koffman David Lang Peter H. Norman David K. Roberts David G. Stinson

Total: $1450 Jake J. Fowell Nelson G. Hogg John R. Kelk W. Niels F. Ortved Nicholas A. Smith

l1964l Total: $1659 J. David Beattie

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Total: $2410 Jeffrey C. Clayton David W. Fallis Wayne D. Gregory James C. Haldenby William A. McIntyre Steven L. Morris Edward S. Sennett Jeffrey D. Sherman John M. Sweet Walter L. Vogl William W. Wilkins Robert B. Zimmerman


Total: $1720 Paul M. Anglin Graeme C. Bate Martin A. Chepesiuk Kenneth J. McBey David M. Sherman J. Stephen Tatrallyay Bernard R. Thompson

l1976l Total: $14,293 Mark C. Benfield Glen D. Campbell Peter M. Celliers Avijit Chaudhuri Alistair K. Clute Myron I. Cybulsky

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Marko D. Duic W.Craig Farlinger Scott K. Fenton Maurice V. Fleming Peter A. Froebel John H. Gould D. Jeffrey Graham Richard J. Harwood Gerhardt K. Hauer James D. Higginson-Rollins Victor Holysh Christopher B. Leyerle R. J. Petrenko Gavin A. Pitchford Vincent J. Santamaura Douglas J. Sarjeant Jeffrey W. Singer Alexander E. Sochaniwskyj Gary S. Solway Alan A. Sura D. Grant Vingoe Martin R. Weigelin Douglas A. White Daniel P. Wright Graham J. Yost

l1977l Total: $1950 M. Steven Alizadeh Peter L. Buzzi Lawrence F. May James R. Penturn William P. Redelmeier

l1978l Total: $5600 David C. Allan Deborah Berlyne Monica E. Biringer Irene J. Cybulsky David J. Frum Sherry A. Glied Penelope A. Harbin Ken R. Kirsh Laurie E. McLean Donald A. Redelmeier John S.P. Robson John A. Rose Timothy Sellers Ann Louise M. Vehovec Peteris V. Viducis

l1979l Total: $800 Peter A. Ewens Julie A. Gircys Jean C. Iu Janet O’Reilly

l1980l Total: $2850 Andrew P. Alberti Peter S. Bowen Sarah C. Bradshaw Christine E. Dowson Carolyn B. Ellis David C. Evans Sheldon I. Green Bernard E. Gropper


Rick Marin Ian C. McCuaig N. Andrew Munn Alison J. Noble Christine D. Wilson

l1981l Total: $5220 Vaidila P. Banelis Sigita J. Bersenas-Balzekas Suzanne E. Campbell John R. Duffy Bjorn-Eric Eklund Edward E. Etchells Lorna M. Finlay Thomas A. Friedland Bruce M. Grant Amalia M. Jimenez Robert R. Keedwell Laura A. Money Jeffrey J. Nankivell Andre H. Schmid Eugene N. Siklos

l1982l Total: $2500 Benjamin T. Chan Peter K. Czegledy Robert C. Dmytryshyn Lisa C. Jeffrey Barnet H. Kussner Jon Martin Dena McCallum Susan A. Tough Mardi D. Witzel

l1983l Total: $1350 John A. Hass Karen M. Mandel Earl Stuart Andrew S. Tremayne

l1984l Total: $2300 Donald C. Ainslie Marion W. Dove Nicholas G. Evans Geoffrey R. Hall Catherine E. Ivkoff David M. Kreindler Michael R. Martin Suzanne N. Martin Cameron A. Matthew Kosta Michalopoulos David J. Walker

l1985–86l Total: $3936 Carrie Ku ’85 Carson T. Schutze ’85 Adrian M. Yip ’85 David L. Auster ’86 Tracy A. Betel ’86 David C. Bourne ’86 Eleanor K. Latta ’86 Paul D. Martin ’86 Mark D. Phillips ’86

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Jacquelyn A. Sloane ’86 Ian Worland ’86

l1987l Total: $1900 Kevin E. Davis Katherine A. Hammond Sascha Hastings Richard C. Nathanson Cari M. Whyne Thomas P. Wilk

l1988l Total: $8771 Michael D. Broadhurst Carmen L. Diges Eugene H. Ho Mark Opashinov Mark S. Shuper Vanessa R. Yolles

l1989l Total: $3253 Ursula A. Holland Michael T. Lower Jonathan J. Poplack Angela S. Punnett Alycia J. Rossiter Gregory R. Shron Donovan H. Tom

l1990l Total: $1475 Tanya Y. Bartucz Winsome S. Brown Christopher Burton Jason Fung Jessica R. Goldberg Sara H. Gray Ronald C. Kan Heather Kirkby

l1991–92l Total: $4700 Jeffrey K. Gans ’91 Helen H. Lee ’91 Karim F. Abdulla ’92 Anthony Berger ’92 Ryan W. Mai ’92 Graham L. Mayeda ’92 Stephen F. Reed ’92 W. Mark Tucker ’92 Anonymous ’92

l1993l Total: $1730 P. Alexandra Binnie Kai Ming Adam Chan Danielle I. Goldfarb Baldwin Hum Geoffrey R. Hung Alexander B. Hutchinson Jeffrey D. Jaskolka Justin Lou Richard D. Roze Scott A. Thompson Pauline W. Wong Veronica C. Yeung

l1994l Total: $536 Aaron L. Chan Adam Chapnick Raymond C. Fung Rachel Spitzer Jennifer D. Suess

l1995–97l Total: $1608 Daniel Horner ’95 Raphaela Neihausen ’95 Ilya Shapiro ’95 Derek Chiang ’95 Felicia Chiu ’96 Jo Mason ’96 Amanda Ross-White ’96 Michael Shenkman ’97

l1998l Total: $736 Natalia C. Berry Lauren Bialystok Laura Bogomolny Clarence Cheng Neil Horner Judy S. Kwok Brian Yung

l1999–2003l Total: $537 Albert K. Tang ’99 Michelle Chiang ’00 Gordon R. Chiu ’00 Philip Weiner ’01 Liang Hong ’02 James R. McGarva ’03 Jeremy Opolsky ’03

lOther Donationsltol the Annual Fund John E. Baker Jean A. Ballinger Bayer Inc. Alma J. Brace Canada Lands Company Ltd. Consuelo Castillo Michael P. Gendron General Electric Canada Inc. H. Donald Gutteridge James G. Hamilton E.T.Hill Alan D. Latta Balfour LeGresley William K. Lee W. Bruce MacLean Manufacturers Life Insurance Co. Frances M. Marin Tom B. May Mercer Management Consulting Stanley M. Pearl Donald and Nita Reed Don W. Reynolds Vincent Ricchio Cedric E. Ritchie

Michaele Robertson James Shenkman Dorothy M. Shepherd Sanjeev Sunder The Shuper Family Sun Life Financial The Globe & Mail Katharine R. Thompson C. Ann Unger Zulfikarali Verjee Wyeth Canada Inc.

lOther Donations to UTSl Robert G. Darling ’57 Davis-Rea Ltd. Douglas A. Davis ’58 Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation Douglas I. Towers ’56 Rondeau Baker Peter Brieger Charles Burbank Richard Carson Frank Collins John W.D.Connolly John Davies Darcy Dingle David Flint Peter Godsoe R.E.Graham David Keenleyside Richard Lewis Stuart Logan W.Gary Lovatt Steve Lowden James McCartney, Q.C. Donald Milne Kenneth Murdoch John Porter J. Alexander Robertson Arthur Scace Peter Scott John Snell Charles Snelling Peter Stanley William Trimble Harry White C. Murray Woodside While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of these listings, we apologize for any errors or omissions that may have occurred.

uts Alumni News Notes on the interesting lives and outstanding achievements of our alumni. The Rev. W.H.Frere Kennedy ’41 celebrated his 50th anniversary of ordination as an Anglican priest a year ago, and his 12th anniversary as a monk this past April. He resides in Ottawa.

conferences. Previously, during his many years with the Governor General’s Horse Guards, Peter was most recently Honorary Colonel. Robert Shirriff ’49 is still practicing law full time with Fasken Martineau, the firm he joined as an articling student in 1956. In addition to several directorships on mining company boards, he serves as a Commissioner with the Ontario Securities Commission.

Frere Kennedy relaxing in his ‘office’. John Hamilton ’45 is a lay member of the Council of the Ontario Association of Land Surveyors, a self-governing organization that requires non-members of the profession to be councilors. In the spring, John and Sylvia spent a month in Belgium and France. John Wilkinson ’45, former professor of information studies [library science] at Uof T, has set up a library in his retirement residence in London, ON, and has donated his entire collection of 84 Agatha Christie titles. Peter Hunter ’49 was appointed to the honorary position of the 12th Colonel Commandant Royal Canadian Armoured Corps in October 2005 for a 3-year term in recognition of his long military service, beginning with the Royal Military College after his UTS days. His duties involve being responsible for advising the army commander on matters affecting the corps and a lot of travel for attendance at all major ceremonies, unit celebrations and policy

Merv Dickinson ’52 and his wife, Bella, spent time in Kenya earlier this year teaching at Kenya Methodist University. While there, he helped establish the Management and Leadership Training and Resource Centre in Meru, an outcome of the need for basic management and leadership skills to address the poverty, health and education issues in the country. He has established a charitable trust – Kenya Leadership Development Trust – to raise start-up funds for the centre. He will be returning there soon to lend his talents to help ‘train the trainers’. Ross Trant ’52 has found time on his hands now that he is phasing out his pipe organ business and has joined the Board of Directors of the Archives Collections Society in Picton. A building has been acquired to house an impressive collection of nautical books, papers, art and artifacts, believed to be one of the finest in North America. He is fund raising for the building and is working with George Cuthbertson ‘46, one of the founders of C&C boats fame, on the campaign. David Bernhardt ’54 serves on the Victoria College Board of Regents and is their representative on Senate, as well as serving on the Alumni Affairs committee. A Vic grad 5T8, he has established the David K. Bernhardt Scholarship to support psychology majors. Don Wood ’54 reports that he participated

at the young age of 72 in a 60K walk for breast cancer this September. Jim Nimmo ’55 finds his volunteer activities enjoyable and rewarding as a member of the Board of Governors and Senate at the University of PEI and the Board of Directors of the PEI Symphony Orchestra –“two domains which occupied my life, both professional and vocational: education and music.” Frank Collins ’56 and his wife, Eve, recently returned from a nine-month voyage on True Love, their 34-ft sailboat. Departing in September 2006, they sailed down the east coast to Florida and across to the Bahamas, where they spent the winter and early spring. “It took about two months to reach south Florida and another two months on the way back, giving us nearly five months visiting the many different islands in various areas of the Bahamas, and racing our True Love in the big Georgetown cruisers’ regatta with considerable success, winning our division and placing second overall out of fifty yachts. Living on a boat in the Bahamas was really a marvelous experience.” This was their second voyage to the islands, the last one being eight years ago.

Frank and Eve next to the place they call home. Murray Corlett ’57, and Vic 6T1, has established, together with his wife, Katherine, Emm OTO, the Murray and Katherine Corlett Award for International Study which provides a bursary to students studying fa l l 2 0 0 7


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abroad, a program which is the vision of Paul Gooch, President, Victoria College, and a former member of the UTS Interim Board. Nico Swaan ’58 visited UTS in June for the first time in 15 years on a trip from his home in the Netherlands. His extensive tour of the building, conducted by Vice-Principal Rick Parsons, brought back many memories. Thomas Jefferson ’64 is presently Visiting Professor, the Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine, teaching operations and management to MBAs. Recently, he was Visiting Professor, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. While there, he visited Harran, once home to Abraham (of the Bible) and the location

In 1259, the Mongols came to Harran and destroyed the University, leaving only the astronomical tower. of the first university in the world. “A 13th Century lesson in history which is relevant to today’s conflicts in the region.”

Richard Lay ’68 recalls his days at Yale and Guelph completing his engineering degree and racing with their ski teams, before long ago becoming coach and technical director for Southern Ontario for Cross Country Canada. Today, he takes great pride in his

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The Honourable Mr. Justice Campbell, UTS ’60, was a judge’s judge with genuine compassion.


renowned and highly respected judge on the Supreme Court of Ontario, Archie is fondly remembered for his devotion, skill and compassion, as well as his sense of legal history. He loved being a judge, sitting on the Bench until a few weeks before his death this past April and for delivering three reserved judgments from the hospital just six days before his passing. Having spent seven years at UTS for grades 7 to 13, Archie served as the popular Prefect of Lewis House, a delegate to the Model U.N., and as a member of the TWIG staff, Public Affairs Club and the Literary Society. At Trinity College, Uof T, he studied history and modern languages, and worked at Frontier College in the summers teaching English and literacy in logging and hydro camps in Northern Ontario. A graduate of Osgoode Law School, he received his LLB [1967] and LLM [1973]. Throughout his life,


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Archie’s defining quality was his genuine compassion for everyone, no matter their rank or status. Archie was best known for heading the investigation into the Ontario SARS outbreak and the police investigation of Paul Bernardo. He provided many well-articulated recommendations to improve health-care facilities, the medical community and the government. His judicial experience ran the gamut in civil and criminal law, from Deputy Attorney General of Ontario [1983-86] to director of Parkdale Community Legal Services [1977-78] on a one-year sabbatical. He lectured at Uof T Law School, Queen’s Faculty of Law and at UWO and served as Honourary President of the Osgoode Law School Alumni Association [1995-2001]. Posthumously, he received the Doctor of Laws degree awarded by the Law Society of Upper Canada

in 2007 in recognition of his distinguished legal career. In his speech at the 2007 Convocation of the Admission to the Bar of Ontario, Douglas C. Hunt, Q.C., noted that Chief Justice Winkler had described Archie as “A lawyer’s lawyer, a judge’s judge and a character’s character.” Roy McMurtry, Ontario’s Chief Justice and a friend for over 50 years, said, “We’ve lost one of our most able judges in the country.... He had a gargantuan appetite for enjoying life in all its dimensions.” He loved to canoe in Algonquin Park and recite “The Cremation of Dan McGee” and “The Shooting of Dan McGrew” by the campfire. He is survived by his wife Julie, two children, James who is on staff at UTS, and Sarah, his sister, Jennifer, stepchildren and grandchildren, and his former wife, Judy. Don Borthwick ’54

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17-year-old daughter competing in the Notes on the interesting lives and outstanding achievements of our alumni. Canadian Championships in Quebec and, along with her 15-year-old brother, skiing on their high school team at OFSAA. Stephen Gauer ‘70 won the Western Magazine fiction prize for “Jumper”, a short story published last year by Prairie Fire, a literary magazine based in Winnipeg. It was written in 2003 for a fiction workshop course at the University of British Columbia, as part of the MFA program in Creative Writing. This past June at Toronto General Hospital, he donated a kidney to his granddaughter Amelia, who suffers from a rare form of vasculitis. Amelia had a deceased donor transplant back in 1998, but that kidney failed earlier this year.

Stephen Gauer ’70 and his granddaughter Amelia. Jamieson Bryan ’71 has been promoted to Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase Bank, located in Hong Kong, with oversight responsibility covering Operations and Technology Specialists who process all of the Asia Pacific Cash and Trade transactions within the Treasury Services global line of business. His family [wife Genia and two children, Elliott 17 and Celina 15] welcome any UTS grads working in Hong Kong or the region to look them up. They also have a home in Jakarta, Indonesia, where Genia has run the well-established Jakarta Montessori School and Teacher Training Center for the past 22 years.

charles Magwood UTS ’31 almnus was an ace fighter pilot who abhorred the glorifying of war


t the age of 26, Charles was told that he was too old to become a wartime fighter pilot, only to become a WWII ace and a winner of the Distinguished Flying Cross [DFC]. A talented and fearless flier, he never told his children about destroying enemy aircraft as a RCAF Spitfire pilot. Charles grew up on Dovercourt Road, the son of a surgeon father and a well-known pianist mother. At UTS [grades 11 to 13], he starred in basketball, wrestling and track and field. His record in the 220-yard dash stood for 24 years until bested by Chuck Magwood ’61, his nephew. He enjoyed playing sonatas on the piano, a talent he inherited no doubt from his mother. His brother, John attended UTS ’29. After receiving his BCOMM degree from Uof T, he joined Canada Life, but with the outbreak of the war, he enlisted in the air force as a 26-year-old. Initially, he was deemed too old to fly and was assigned to

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observer training in England, but a shortage of pilots provided him with opportunity to get into the cockpit of a Spitfire. In April 1943, his downing of three enemy aircraft in a fierce battle over France won him the DFC. Later, he rose to the rank of Wing Commander and continued to lead missions. Unfortunately, a few months later a serious sinus problem grounded him permanently and his combat days were over. He flew over 200 missions and remarkably, never took a single hit. His business career included Canada Life, Robert Simpson department store, a catalogue buyer with Simpson-Sears, retiring in 1974, and finally running a furniture-design business until the early 1980s. While his wartime heroics were meticulously chronicled in his daily diary, he never told his children about his exploits. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marion, and children, John, Stephen and Mary.

Bernie McGarva ’72 has added services as a mediator and arbitrator to his legal counsel practice that specializes in commercial litigation and infrastructure law.

Chinese legal system. During the 2007-08 academic year, he’ll be in New York as a Visiting Professor at New York University Law School and living in Greenwich Village. This fall, his daughter will be starting at Yale Law School. He suggests that UTS bloggers tell us what they are blogging about and where they can be found.

Donald Clarke ‘73[4Y] moved in January 2005 to Washington, D.C., after many years at the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle, to join the faculty of the George Washington University Law School, where his field of research is the

Rick Spence ’73[5Y] has begun writing a weekly column on entrepreneurship for the Financial Post that is in addition to his columns in PROFIT, MoneySense, and Alberta Venture magazines. He also writes a blog called Canadian Entrepreneur at canentre-

Michael Krondl ’78 has written a new book, The Taste of Conquest: The Rise and Fall of the Three Great Cities of Spice, to be published by Random House this October under the Ballantine imprint. The book is a popular history of the fashion for spice in pre-mod-

Stephanie Kimmerer ’78 is now a RE/MAX agent in Milton, ON.

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ern Europe with a special focus on the three ports – Venice, Lisbon and Amsterdam – that delivered the eastern aromatics to cognoscenti across the globe. For more information see Carolyn Ellis ’80 has authored two books this year! The 7 Pitfalls of Single Parenting: What to Avoid to Help Your Children Thrive after Divorce has just been released and received the prestigious Publisher’s Choice award. She co-authored Power and Soul with Alexandria Brown – a collection of inspirational tales by 42 different entrepreneurs. She also founded which provides strategies, resources and tips to separated and divorced individuals, became the first Canadian to be certified as a Spiritual

Divorce Coach and hosts her own awardwinning podcast, The Divorce 101 Show. Sheldon Green ’80 has been appointed Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, UBC. He says, “I’m excited about the challenge but respectful of the complexities of the task.” Eric Helleiner ’81, professor and CIGI Chair in International Governance in the Dept. of Political Science, University of Waterloo, won the 2007 Donner prize for the ‘best book on Canadian public policy’. The 352-page book, Towards North America Monetary Union? The Politics and History of Canada’s Exchange Rate Regime focuses on Canadian monetary policy in the 20th C.

Kim Lee Kho ’81 will be having an art exhibition from Sunday September 23 through Saturday October 6, at the Toronto School of Art Gallery, 410 Adelaide St. W., (near Spadina), 3rd Floor (call 416-5047910 for hours). Face[t]s of Valerie is an in-depth exploration of a single portrait subject, using multiple images, media and interpretations to investigate emotional content and expression, relationships, and the fuzzy distinction between artist and subject in portraiture. Reception: Saturday, September 29, 1 to 4 p.m. Lisa Jeffrey ’82, a math professor at Uof T since 1998, has just been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the highest academic accolade available to scientists and scholars in Canada, and will be induct-

fred cole stinson

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UTS ’40 alumnus was a person devoted to social justice and public service


red was only 34 when he was first elected to the Diefenbaker government in 1956, but five years and two elections later, he found himself retired as a politician, following the loss of his York Centre seat to the Pearson Liberals, in part caused by the voter fallout from the cancellation of the Avro Arrow debacle. Fred spent six years at UTS before studying modern history at Trinity College, Uof T [1944]. At UTS, he was a Greek and Latin scholarship winner and editor of The Twig, and later during the time his two sons, George ’68 and David ’70, were at ‘the Schools’, he served as president of the Parents’ Association [1966-67]. In his president’s report in the Twig, he commented on the need for a major building renovation and even included a sketch [see page 19]. His brother, David A. ’43 and neph-


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ew, Frederick J. ’77 are also alumni. His public service career started as a trustee for the North York School Board at the tender age of 29. Following his federal government defeat, he tried twice to regain his seat without success. He was the first Canadian MP to visit China, met the national Chinese leader, Chian Kai-shek in Taiwan and was part of the Canadian delegation to the UN in Sept. 1960 when Mr. Krushchev banged his shoe on the desk to interrupt British PM Harold MacMillan. He served in a leadership position in a number of volunteer organizations, most notably as co-founder of Canadian Overseas Volunteers which evolved into CUSO [Canadian University Services Overseas]. One of his hobbies involved the organization of the Churchill Society for the Advancement of Parliamentary Democracy, a library collection of

books and memorabilia of the British wartime PM, which he, along with others, eventually gifted to Trinity College. During WWII, he served in the Royal Canadian Navy, [as did his dad in WWI] doing convoy duty in the north Atlantic on the HMCS Dunver. He left as a lieutenant and entered Osgoode Law School. Afterward he articled in Fred Gardiner’s firm – ‘Big Daddy’, the chairman of Metropolitan Toronto – who helped mentor him in his first attempts at public office. He was an avid sailor, member of the RCYC and strong supporter of the Toronto Brigatine program for young people. He is survived by his wife, Anne, and his children, Kathy and David. Excerpted from articles on the Globe and Mail, CUSO and Churchill Society websites.

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Solomon Douglas ’92 toured the US and ed on November 17th in Edmonton. She food magazines. Presently, she is excited Notes lives and her outstanding achievements ourwithalumni. Canada this past of summer his tenis regarded on as onethe of theinteresting world’s leading about making first wine – a cabernet

up-and-coming mathematicians, and the citation for the award read [in part], “made fundamental contributions to symplectic geometry, module spaces and mathematical physics...the interdisciplinary nature of her work has an enormous value to both mathematical and theoretical physics.” James Markson ’85 is now Commercial Counsel for Research In Motion in Mississauga. Anthony Lee ’86 is tackling the Canadian presence in the international market by providing consultation services for Chinese and Japanese art. He is presently lecturing on Asian culture and teaching Japanese taiko drumming in TDSB schools. Michelle Alexander ’89 returned to her job as the Director of Policy for the Investment Association of Canada five months after having twins. She and her husband now have four children under seven which she says, “makes life crazy most of the time!” Asheesh Advani ’90 is now CEO of Virgin Group’s financial services in the U.S., based in Boston, a result of the acquisition of his company, CircleLending, by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group. He lives with his wife and three-year-old twins in Boston. Victor Erdos ’90 and his wife, Sari, welcomed twins, Teddy and Taylor, born one minute apart in early July. Kate Jackson ’90 is now Assistant Professor in the Biology Dept. at Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA. Her book, Mean and Lowly Things, about her fieldwork collecting snakes in the northern Congo, is being published by the Harvard University Press in March 2008. Naomi [Ulpian] Levinson ’90 gave birth to a girl, Kayla, on June 26th, joining 3 brothers, Reuven 11, Eli 9 and Ahron 7. Her proud father is Yitz. Kate Nowell-Smith ’90 husband Gary and children, Cosmo and Sofia, reside in Healdsburg, California, where she writes for

blend. Painting and knitting consume the rest of her time. She extends a welcome to visit for anyone making it to San Francisco.

piece orchestra, the Solomon Douglas Swingtet. For his upcoming schedule:

Jason Oke ’91 and his wife, Meredith, just celebrated in July the first birthday of their daughter, Millicent. He is Vice-President, Strategic Planning, Leo Burnett Worldwide and writes and edits a marketing blog.

Jason Shron ’93 and his wife, Sidura Ludwig, welcomed daughter, Dalya, on May 1st, a sister for son, Boaz. Jennifer Park ’94 married Richard Hayward

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O.B.E., D.F.C. [Bar], a born leader with integrity, grace and courage


eter had a very distinguished military career as a member of the Royal Air Force in World War II and served in various capacities until 1959. After finishing three years [Grades 11 to 13] at UTS in 1935, he naturally enrolled in the Royal Air Force College in England, being the son of a RCAF Air Commodore and a UTS graduate [Geoffrey Stewart, a student in the school’s first year 1910], and graduated with the Sword of Honour as top cadet in 1937. AT UTS, Peter was captain and wing back [flanker] on the senior football team and played forward on the senior hockey team. In the TWIG, Pete’s contribution to the team was summarized as follows: “the hardest worker on the team…a fast skater and tireless back checker… possessed of a world of courage” – a description that adroitly summed up his future wartime exploits. He went on to have a very distinguished military career: a Wing Commander at the age of 26; fought

in the Battle of Britain; received the Distinguished Flying Cross [DFC] on two occasions; after being shot down in the English Channel was rescued by the Free French Torpedo boats as a German E-Boat closed in; and served on the Joint Planning Staff at the War Cabinet Rooms in Whitehall. After the war, Peter served in various European countries until 1959, was appointed to the Order of the British Empire [1954] and was aidede-camp to the Queen in 1957. Returning to civilian life, he worked in human resource management at Urwick, Currie, W.H.Smith and Southam Press, where he was a vice-president at his retirement in 1982. Peter is survived by his wife of 64 years, Edie, two sons, John and Peter, and brothers, James [attended UTS from 1933 to 1935] and Liam. He will be remembered by his friends for his immense integrity, grace and humility, loyalty and courage and his unfailing humour. Excerpts from the Globe and Mail and Crescent School Websites fa l l 2 0 0 7


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last February and honeymooned in New Zealand. Both are engineers at Celestica.

Gallery Upcoming show “Person to Person” An exhibition of paintings by

James MacDougall ’54 Opening: Thursday, September 13th: 5-7 p.m. Artist will be present. Closing: Saturday, November 10th.

Raphaela Neihausen ’95 is pleased to announce that Miss GULAG (the documentary film she has been producing for the past two years) had its North American premiere at Silverdocs (Washington, DC) on June 14th, and was shown as part of the Seattle International Film Festival on June 15-16. This is her first film and somewhat of a grassroots effort. The film website is: Mike Sawa ’95 just completed his neurology residency at U. Alberta this past June and is now at Duke University for a oneyear clinical fellowship in EMG and neuromuscular medicine. Gary Lau ’96, a specialist registrar in anaesthesia, was married to Jenny Mao on July 15th at Fawsley Hall, Northamptonshire, UK. Hilary Doda ’97, who is a costume designer and wardrobe technician in Halifax, and her husband, Richard Morris, are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, Jennifer, on June 25th.

Future Exhibitions Kasper Podgorski ’04 Jacquelyn Siklos ’86 Kim Lee Kho ’81 Baillie Card ’05 Margaret Krawecka ’96


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Megan Wong ’97 was married to Dennis Yau this past August. In attendance were Melissa Guiyab, Michelle Wong, Simon Rodrigue, Chris Ong, Cyrus Irani [all UTS ’97], Gabriel Chang ’96 and Wen-Yen Chan ’95.


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Nick Hume-Brown ’00 helped produce a show that won “Best of the Fringe” in Toronto this past summer. Janice Wong ’04 will complete a joint 4year BS/MS degree in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale in Spring 2008. She was inducted in Phi Beta Kappa in the Fall 2006 for attaining the top 1% of academic records in her class. This past summer, she researched at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology in Germany on a Yale summer traveling fellowship.

Condolences are extended to the families of these alumni who passed away recently. Charles McLaughlin Magwood ’31 David Campbell Barber ’32 John Herbert Fee ’35

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Peter Geoffrey St. George O’Brian ’35 April 15, 2007

Sybil Thompson ’98 is entering third (and final) year Law at McGill University this September. She was chosen to participate in the Faculty’s Human Rights Internship Program this summer, and worked in Cairo, Egypt for Africa and Middle East Refugee Assistance, an Egyptian NGO that provides free legal aid, psychological counseling and social service referrals to refugees and asylum seekers in Egypt. She was fortunate enough to win two awards that made it possible to participate in the internship program: the Lindsey Anne Cameron Award [UTS ’91] from the Faculty of Law, fa l l 2007

Adrienne Wong ’98 graduated from UWO in May and began residency in Ear, Nose, Throat/Head & Neck Surgery at Uof T in July.

In Memoriam

Lauren Bialystok ’98, finishing her PhD in philosophy at Uof T, is engaged to be married in August 2008 to a TDSB English teacher, Misha Abarbanel, in Toronto.

It’s not too early to begin thinking about exhibiting at our Special 100th Anniversary Showing in Fall 2010!

and the Students for Development Award from the Association of Colleges and Universities of Canada, after being nominated by McGill University’s Arts Internship Office. She loved Cairo, looked forward to returning to Montreal, and missed Toronto in the midst of all her travels.


James Henry Kerfoot ’40

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William Ross Livingston ’40

August 5, 2007

Fred Cole Stinson, Q.C. ’40

June 17, 2007

John Gaylord Hadwen ’41

August, 2007

Phillip Edward Derry Baker ’44

July 30, 2005

The Ven. John Humphrey McMulkin ’44 May 8, 2007 William Paul Schutte ’45

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J. Robert Mackenzie ’47 Archie Gray Campbell ’60

April 17, 2007

J. Alan Brown ’62

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Alumni Golf Tournament 2007


Out-Foxed! A

nother very successful tournament was held last June, when close to 40 golfers outwitted the rain and completed 18 holes.

Congratulations to:

• Low Gross Winner of the Hargraft Trophy: Norm Fox ’48 • Low Net Winner of the UTS Old Boys’ Past President’s Trophy:


Al Morson ’53

• President’s Trophy (40-50 yr. since graduation): Peter Frost ’63 • Legends’ Trophy (Over 50 yr. since graduation): Don Borthwick ’54 • Most honest golfer (Don Kerr ’39 Award): Derek Bate ’44 and Bob Kidd ’62

• Dave Jolley Trophy: Class of 1953: Ken Culver, Martin Gammack, Al Morson, Bruce Wilson, Don Borthwick

• Closest to the hole: Al Morson ’53, Jim Lowden ’54, Tim Sellers ’78,


Bill Francis ’48, Rick Parsons, UTS staff – nearly an ace.

• Longest drive: Peter Frost ’63 and Rick Parsons – “both hit it so far, we ran out of tape trying to measure the winner, so called it a tie.” Next year’s tournament will be held on THURSDAY, June 19 at the same club. Class years are encouraged to make up a foursome and challenge the perennial winners – Class of 1953 – for the Dave Jolley Trophy for low gross team score. Thanks to Peter Frost ’63 and Nick Smith ’63 for again organizing the event.

1. Repeat winners of the David Jolley trophy: Class of 1953 [L to R] Al Morson,


Photo: volker kreinacke;

Ken Culver, Martin Gammack, Bruce Wilson and Don Borthwick ’54 [interloper]. 2. A perennial tournament entrant: former student, former staff, former viceprincipal and former UTSAA Executive Director, Derek Bate ’44 – with his son Derek ’71. 3. Low net winner, Al Morson ’53, with tournament organizer, Peter Frost ’63. 4. Thrilled champion, former staff, Norm Fox ’48, with former principal, Stan Pearl, and fellow classmates, Bill Francis ’48 and class rep John Bowden ’48.


Looking Back


100 Years

From the

Archives: Before The TWIG there was The Annals The Annals, UTS’ first ‘yearbook’ was published in 1916 and covered the 1914-16 years. One other issue, 1918-20, was published before the Twig was launched as a monthly in 1920.

UTS Hockey Team: National Champs! The 1919 UTS Hockey team won the first ever Memorial Cup. Their coach was Frank Selke Sr. who went on to be general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens.

of U TS in 2010!

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