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UTS wins Ontario envirothon | centennial News and events | Alumni News

the uts alumni magazine | fall 2009

UTS at 100 years the celebration has begun!

Jack Batten ’50 takes a fond look back at 100 years of UTS excellence

Upcoming UTS Events

Mark Your Calendars Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sports Hall of Fame Award & Centennial Alumni Dinner 3:00 p.m. Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony followed by 5:30 p.m. Alumni Reception and Dinner at UTS. All welcome back! Check with your year rep for special anniversary celebrations. RSVP or call 416-978-3919

UTS Alumni Association Board of directors President

Peter Neilson ’71 416-214-5431 vice president

Rob Duncan ’95 416-809-2488 past president

George Crawford ’72

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Remembrance Day Service Alumni and alumni veterans are invited to attend the ceremony. Alumni luncheon afterwards hosted by Principal Robertson. 10:00 a.m. Reception; 10:30 a.m. Service RSVP or 416-978-3919 Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Holiday Concert

A holiday tradition of student musical performances. 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium and gym. Contact: Judy Kay, or 416-978-6802 Saturday February 6, 2010

Basketball 3-on-3 Tournament

416-499-9000 Treasurer

Bob Cumming ’65 416-727-6640 Honorary President

Michaele M. Robertson 416-946-5334 Honorary Vice President

Rick Parsons 416-978-3684 directors

Don Borthwick ’54 705-436-3452

Organize your team of alumni for a spirited competition! 9:30 a.m. in the UTS gym. Contact: 416-978-3919 to enter a team.

Gerald Crawford ’52

Friday, February 19, 2010

Peter Frost ’63

Jazz/World Music Night UTS jazz ensembles and music from around the world. 6:30 p.m., UTS auditorium. Contact: Judy Kay, or 416-978-6802



Sharon Lavine ’84 416-868-1755 x224

Bernie McGarva ’72

Thursday, February 25–Saturday, February 27, 2010

Senior Play

A Centennial journey down UTS’ past, present, and future. Contact: Catherine Hannon, or 416-978-6802 Friday, May 28–Sunday, May 30, 2010

Homecoming Weekend On Saturday, May 29, UTS will host an Open House extravaganza featuring decade rooms, Centennial book launch, Centennial Art Exhibition and various demonstrations in the gym, pool and auditorium. Contact: or call 416-978-3919


Tom Sanderson ’55 416-604-4890

Nick Smith ’63 416-920-0159

Jennifer Suess ’94 416-654-2391

Phil Weiner ’01 416-868-2239




IN SHORT Calendar of Events


Bits & Pieces


Upcoming alumni & school events

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Noteworthy UTS tidbits

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13 Centennial Notebook


2008–2009 Annual Fund


News and announcements about exciting Centennial events.

15 UTS Centennial Kickoff!

President’s Report


Principal’s Message


A new relationship: UTSAA and UTS

September 11th marked the official start of the UTS Centennial celebrations with a focus on the people who are at the very heart of UTS: the students.

Wishing UTS continued success

18 One Hundred Years of Excellence

UTS Board Report


Advancement Office


Foundation Report


Treasurer’s Report


Rooted in a tradition of excellence

During its first decade, UTS emerged as a top university prep school: the students won scholarships in record numbers, and they graduated as good citizens ready to take on leadership roles. This proud tradition continues to flourish in the 21st century.

UTS: 100 years proud!

Investment update for Year Two

27 Alumni News

Support strong despite recession

All the latest in the lives of your classmates, including In Memoriam and tributes to the lives of three distinguished alumni.

On the cover: On September 11th, 720 students and staff paraded down to Uof T’s Varsity Stadium where they were photographed for the “100” formation.

35 Annual Alumni Golf Tournament

Our thanks to this issue’s contributors:

The 14th annual UTS Golf Tournament took place on June 25th at St. Andrews Valley. Here are all the results from the event.

Copy: Don Borthwick ’54, Donald Bunt ’45, Bob Cumming ’65, Martha Drake, Bob Lord ’58, Lily McGregor, Peter Neilson ’71, Jane Rimmer, Michaele M. Robertson, Bill Saunderson ’52, Diana Shepherd ’80 Photography: Cover: Victor Yeung; Jane Rimmer

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Editor: Diana Shepherd ’80 Design: Rick Blechta (Castlefield Media) Ad Design: Castlefield Media, Diana Shepherd, Kevin Lee Printed by: Thistle Printing Ltd.


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Bits&Pieces A compendium of noteworthy UTS tidbits.

UTS wins Ontario Envirothon Competition

Envirothon by storm – and won! As a result of this incredible performance, the school was able to send an Envirothon contigent to represent Ontario at the second International Youth Symposium for Biodiversity, held in July in Ottawa. In the coming months, the UTS delegates will confer with fellow conference participants in drafting the Global Youth Accord on Biodiversity to be presented at the UN Conference on Biodiversity in Japan next year. The students will connect via an internet platform built by Jim Slotta’s OISE/ Uof T lab. The platform was used previously to facilitate an international youth dia-

This year, for the first time, UTS fielded teams in the Canon Envirothon competition, an educational environmental program for high school students throughout North America. Students first participate at the state/ provincial level and, if successful, continue to the international event. In May 2009, the UTS team of Laura Christensen, Lauren Friedman, Bhavika Patel, Lebei Pi, and Avanti Ramachandran, ably coached by science teacher Meg O’Mahony, took the Ontario Provincial

logue on Climate Change in which UTS also took part. Early August saw a slightly reconfigured UTS team (with Alice Wu stepping in for Lauren Friedman, who could not take time off work) head to the University of North Carolina for the Canon International Envirothon Competition. The girls represented Ontario and were sponsored by the Ontario Forestry Association. An intensive week of activities ensued, which included field training, field testing, and field trips. UTS did exceptionally well at the Biodiversity station (third place) and the Oral Presentation (sixth place).

UTS Envirothon team, L-R: Teacher Meg O’Mahony, Laura Christensen, Bhavika Patel, Lebei Pi, Avanti Ramachandran, Alice Wu


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The teams were then sequestered for ten hours of studying to prepare their presentations. Overall, UTS/Ontario placed 13th out of 52 teams in the school’s first visit to this level of competition. Ms. O’Mahony observed that “all of the team members gave it their best during the entire competition, learned tons of new things, and had fun! Because of this, we walked into the awards ceremony as winners.”

Outstanding results at DECA DECA is a world-wide organization that works to enhance the education of students with an interest in marketing, management, and entrepreneurship. In the annual Provincial competition, students defend a business proposal in front of a panel of marketing/commercial professionals and participate in a series of activities. Almost 40 UTS students took part this year, competing against more than 3,500 peers from across the Province, and the results were outstanding. Twentythree UTS students placed in the top 10 or 20 (depending on their event), and the team of Jeffrey Ho S6 and Alex Vasic S6 won the overall contest.

Promoting German language and culture When UTS German teacher Nicola Townend heard about the Partner Schools Initiative launched by the Foreign Office Minister for Germany, she knew UTS – with its emphasis on global awareness – would be a great candidate for the program. The purpose of this international initiative is to create a network of high schools around the world that promote German language and cultural studies. The overarching aim is that, once onboard, schools will partner on shared learning experiences, connect through email and the internet, and possibly even set up student exchanges. Ms. Townend was instrumental in getting UTS involved, and in July 2008, the school was selected by the “Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs in Germany” to participate. With the €10,000 grant awarded to UTS, the school purchased two SMART Boards and two laptops to enhance the German program as well as student learning in general. On May 27 this year, a VIP contingent from the German Consulate paid an honorary visit to UTS. In attendance were Consul General Holger Raasch, who presented Principal Michaele Robertson with an honorary plaque, Catrin Stibbe (Vice Consul), Karen Thürnau (Press and Cultural Affairs), and Hannelore Müller (German Language

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Student John Lai as a German-speaking character in a play for the Consul General.

Advisor, Central Agency for Schools Abroad). The guests were treated to a tour of the building, a demonstration of student language skills, and a festive Kaffee und Kuchen reception. They left with an excellent impression of the school – with Frau Stibbe even commenting that she wished there had been a school like UTS around where she was growing up!

Students pass the C1 Test of German Proficiency UTS students Amy Lu S6 and Thomas Menzefricke S5 both passed the C1 Test of German Proficiency, an internationally recognized certification based on the Common European Framework of Reference for language teaching all over the world. The C1 level is akin to the TOEFL in English-speaking countries, and attests to a level of proficiency sufficient to study courses taught in German at German universities. Amy and Thomas went through several hours of grueling exams to pass. For their oral tests, Amy presented an analysis of Swiss identity and Thomas explored the ques-

s June drew to a close, participants in the 2008/09 UTS Branching Out Alumni Mentoring Program gathered in the UTS Library for a closing reception: a celebration of the program’s second successful year. After a well-received pilot phase in 07/08, Branching Out has continued to foster productive mentoring partnerships between senior students and young, established alumni in a wide variety of fields. At the reception, alumna Lessa Nosko ’98 and current students Felix Li S5, Yang Yang Xu S6, and Louisa Lizoain S5 all spoke about their experiences with the program, praising Branching Out for connecting different generations of UTSers and fostering productive, long-term mentoring partnerships – some via long-distance emails. At the reception, it was announced that the mentoring component of Branching Out would go on hiatus for the 2009/10 academic year due to the busy schedule of UTS’ Centennial celebrations. However, the program is actively recruiting alumni guest speakers for this year and mentors for 2010/2011. Interested alumni who graduated between 1989 and 2001 are urged to contact Jennifer Orazietti, Program Co-Coordinator, at

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Cassandra Wong S5 and Alison Engel-Yan ‘94

Mark Saffran S5 and Bart Egnal ‘97

Lessa Noska ‘98 and Michelle Bai S5B

Geoff Gittins ‘97 and Melanie Adler S5

Jill Presser ‘87 and Samik Doshi S5


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tion of collective German guilt. Amy’s success is particularly noteworthy: she has spent a total of only three weeks in Germany, and the C1 is usually attempted by people originally from Germany, or those with strong family connections and numerous opportunities to use their German outside the classroom.

Haroon Siddiqui addresses the “War on Terror” On March 31, Toronto Star journalist Haroon Siddiqui visited UTS to speak about “Canada’s War on Terror.” Mr. Siddiqui made links between Islamaphobia and Canada’s occupation of Afghanistan, and he also took questions from stu-

With Haroon Siddiqui (middle) are (from L-R) staff member James Campbell, Principal Michaele Robertson, and students Shahana Hirji, Daphne Xu and Lena Bae.

dents. The speaking engagement was organized by the UTS Amnesty Club, whose goal this past academic year was to encourage more discussion about critical world events. The student organizers were Lena Bae, Shahana Hirji, Shuyang Hu, and Daphne Xu.

Jane’s Walk UTS students come from all over the GTA but, for a week in April this year, all the F1s were residents of

Year representatives Dinner

the Annex. Thanks to an initiative by UTS teacher Josh Fullan, the students took to the local streets to take part in Jane’s Walk. These community walking tours are inspired by urban activist and advocate Jane Jacobs, a Toronto resident from 1968 until her death in 2006. They are volunteer-led and take place in many cities across North America. And, true to Jacobs’ vision and ethos, they put people in touch with their neighbourhoods – and with their neighbours. The F1s, who participated in the Jane’s Walk School Edition, started out right behind the school building on bpNichol Lane with one student giving an overview of the poet after whom the laneway is named. “It’s really up to them what they want to talk about,” said teacher Josh Fullan. “I’m just someone who likes to walk. It’s such a great way to see a city, with your eyes at street level.”

Music Notes The Year Representatives Dinner took place at the Badminton and Racquet Club on September 23, 2008. Year Reps gathered to hear messages from the president of the Alumni Association, George Crawford ’72, and Principal Michaele M. Robertson. In addition, Penny Harbin ’78, Co-Chair of the UTS Centennial, addressed the crowd to discuss upcoming plans for UTS’ Centennial celebrations.


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In the winter of 2008, UTS music teacher Ron Royer composed the music for a major Canadian children’s film called Gooby, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last May. The

Canadian premiere took place at the 2009 Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for Children. On February 28, 2009, members of the senior strings performed with the Scarborough Philharmonic in the premiere of a concert suite of music from the film.

UTS teacher awarded Fulbright Scholarship UTS teachers are an accomplished, multitalented bunch! Anand Mahadevan is a case in point: this inspiring biology teacher is the author of the novel The Strike (TSAR Publications, 2006); he has taught creative writing courses at Uof T; and he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship last April. The Canada-US Fulbright Commission awarded the scholarship to support Anand’s nine-month stay at Boston University, where he will be studying for an MFA in creative writing. “I am really looking forward to immersing myself in writing and working with some amazing American writers,” he says of the opportunity to study with luminaries such as National Book Award winning writer Ha Jin (Waiting, Crazed), poet Robert Pinsky, and Nobel Laureate playwright Derek Walcott. During the fall ’09 semester, he will also be teaching a class in creative writing to Boston University undergraduates. “I am sure that my five years of experience teaching

The Keys

Ga llery

Exhibiting this fall

Kasper Podgorski ’04

Future Exhibitions Kim Lee Kho ’81 Baillie Card ’05 Margaret Krawecka ’96

Susan Opler elected to the UTS Board of Directors


he UTS Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Opler ’79 to the UTS Board. The parent of a F2 UTS student, Ms. Opler entered UTS as a student in 1973, the first year the school admitted girls. In 1998, while a member of the UTS Alumni Association Board of Directors, Ms. Opler was Co-Chair of the Celebration of 25 Years of Co-Education at UTS. Ms. Opler is a lawyer and is Vice Chair of the Consent and Capacity Board of Ontario (the “CCB”). In her professional work, Ms. Opler conducts quasi-judicial hearings dealing with issues of mental health, capacity, and substitute decision-making. She is also actively involved in administration of the CCB, the training of members, and outreach to the community. In addition to her work for the

CCB, Ms. Opler is a recognized expert in teaching adjudication skills to adjudicators in a wide variety of settings, both locally and internationally. Ms. Opler earned her B.A (Hons.) from McGill University in 1982 and her LL.B. from the University of Toronto in 1985. She practiced litigation for ten years as an associate and then as a partner at McCarthy Tétrault before becoming an adjudicator. At the June 2, 2009 Board meeting, Ms. Opler was appointed by the Board for a three-year term. UTS is fortunate to have Ms. Opler volunteer her time and significant expertise as an advocate and decision maker. Her exper-

tise in these areas, as well as her professional experience in building outreach, will be a tremendous asset in complementing the Board’s efforts to strengthen outreach to the community and expand UTS’ network of partnerships.

Former UTS Staff member Anand Mahadevan, now a Fulbright Scholar.

Brain Bee competition – a not-for-profit neuroscience competition designed to motivate high school students to learn about the brain and to inspire them to pursue careers in biomedical brain research. In 2005, the first year UTS participated in the event, Peter Lu (M4) took second place in the International competition; in 2006, Jong Park (S5) became the International Brain Bee Champion. Anand is excited about

the personal learning and growth his year-long relocation will afford, but he also admits to being sad about leaving Toronto for the school year. Fortunately for UTS, he intends to maintain close connections to the school. “This being the 100th year of UTS, I am hoping to put together an impromptu celebration with some UTS alumni who are now at Boston-area universities to celebrate in spirit with the school here in Toronto.” lR

Adele Madonia ’03 Emma Jenkin ’03 Olivia Mapue ’04 Skye Louis ’02 More information about the Centennial Art Exhibition can be found in the Centennial Notebook on page 16.

The Keys Gallery is located in Room 107A at UTS. If you would like to exhibit, contact Ann Unger, retired staff, (416) 932-1963 or e-mail for further information.

at UTS will come in handy working with such talented young students,” he says. Anand joined UTS in September 2004 and wasted no time training UTS students to take part in the

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President’s Report

Creating a New Relationship The Alumni Association has worked out a new relationship with UTS and its Board.


s I take over from George Crawford ’72 as President of the UTS Alumni Association, I am encouraged by a number of things. UTS is in good shape, with a positive feeling among both staff and students. From my contact with the School, I am always amazed at the intense enthusiasm that pervades the place, as well as the extraordinary talent of its students. The coming year is a very important one for UTS as it celebrates its 100th anniversary. There is a very active Centennial comPeter mittee organizing Neilson ’71 a number of interpresident, UTSAA esting events, so everyone should have an opportunity to come back to the School to celebrate its first 100 years. Look for more details elsewhere in this magazine. The relationship between the Alumni Association and UTS has changed over the past year: with the School’s independent status, and a more

centralized approach to development, the Alumni Association has had to work out a new relationship with UTS and its Board. This relationship will continue to develop, but I am encouraged by what I see as an increasing recognition by the School of the role of alumni and the Alumni Association. I am also encouraged by the success of this past year’s Alumni Annual Fund. In very challenging economic times, we actually increased the amount of funds raised from alumni; their generosity clearly demonstrates how much the alumni care about UTS. However, there’s no denying that challenges exist. The current recession will certainly increase the need for bursary assistance, and alumni have consistently been committed to accessibility as a fundamental goal of the School. When the Alumni Association sets its fundraising priorities for the coming year, I expect bursary support will continue to be one of our priorities.

I am encouraged by what I see as an increasing recognition by the School of the role of alumni and the Alumni Association.

FUN FACTOIDS FOR THE UTS CENTENNIAL factoid n. a brief or trivial item of information (Oxford English Dictionary)

Did you know... ...UTS was the first Toronto high school to have a monthly magazine, from 1920-1923 and that profits from the magazine paid for the student phone booth? Visit the UTS website weekly to test your knowledge; new factoids will be added every week!


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So where do I see the Alumni Association going over the next few years? Our primary goals are to support UTS (financially and otherwise), to promote the interests of alumni, to foster contact among alumni, and to perform a stewardship role with respect to alumni contributions to the School. With those ends in mind, we will continue to develop our relationship with the new UTS; we will continue to promote events that involve alumni with the School; and we will keep you up to date on progress, news, and events at UTS. If you think you could play a role in supporting those goals, we would love to hear from you. Alumni can support UTS in many ways – not all of them financial. Take a look at the School’s website – – to see the range of activities alumni can support. And in this Centennial year, be sure to come out and enjoy the celebrations! Finally, I have to express my thanks, and that of the Alumni Board, to George Crawford for all of his good work over the last two years as President of the Alumni Association. His dedication and good humour R were very much appreciated. l

Principal’s Message

1-50-100 Years...and counting Wishing UTS continued success and prominence in the next 100 years.


riting a piece celebrating the 100th birthday of UTS seemed to call for a little research into the question of what the world was like for those first lucky boys who attended our school in its opening year. The postcards of Toronto in 1910 show snowy skating scenes, large estates, or the arrival of immigrants at Union Station. The world was a tumultuous place in 1910 and in the years immediately before and after. It was a time of explosive innoMichaele M. vation and exploraRobertson tion. Stravinsky’s Principal, UTS music, Picasso’s Demoiselles d’Avignon, and the first exhibit of cubism in Paris were transforming the worlds of art and music. GM and Ford were about to revolutionize transportation. And the vastness of the world was contracting as the first airplane crossed the English Channel, and the North and South Poles were conquered. It’s hard to imagine how much of this change penetrated the walls of 371 Bloor on its lovely treelined avenue in Edwardian Toronto. If we move forward to 1960 and the 50th birthday of UTS, we obtain a much clearer picture of the extent to which the UTS students thought about and interacted with the world. The Twig of that year is instructive in this respect. There is a sombre tone to Michael Tinkler’s

editorial and David Payne’s report as School Captain. In fact, Michael’s article opens with a rebuke that youth are not sufficiently aware of world issues and closes with the hope that advances in science and human relations will ensure that Universal Good will prevail. Similarly, David’s piece argues that our students’ “relish for knowledge and willingness to work hard for it” will help engender a world of liberalism and tolerance. So we know that the UTS students considered their world and their place within it. Some of you reading this will remember vividly the era-defining moments of the late fifties and early sixties: events such as the Berlin Wall, the Vietnam War, the Bay of Pigs, the Civil Rights movement, and an escalating Cold War did not hold the promise of peace. But it was also a time of revolutions in air and space travel and the development of the first microchip. Could the young men of the Class of 1960 begin to imagine where they would be 50 years on – or what the world would look like at that time? And now, here we are: 100 years at 371 Bloor. The students are young men and women who travel from Oshawa and Guelph and all places in between to be part of the UTS experience. They come from a multiplicity of backgrounds and cultures. They are the new face of Toronto and many are already committed social activists with strong and

clear views about our world. They argue about political unrest in the many corners of the globe, and they have witnessed the greatest economic downturn since the 1930s. Terrorism is a part of their daily news. The road traveled by GM and Ford, so new to the Class of 1910, has taken a radical detour. They live with, and are determined to address, climate change. Technology has made it possible for them to tap in to information on any subject they wish, wherever and whenever they desire, and to stay connected to their friends and family in a way unimaginable even ten years ago, let alone 100. It’s a long way from Marconi! One hundred years! The students of today could no more imagine the students of 1910 in their past than those students could imagine our Centennial class in their future. But they share much as students: a beloved building, deep respect for their teachers and coaches, genuine and lifelong affection for one another, an awareness of their own responsibility for contributing to the world, common traditions, a sense of possibility. And great pride in our school, which has contributed so much talent to Canada. Happy Birthday, UTS! May you enjoy the same success and prominence R in the next 100 years. l

The students of today could no more imagine the students of 1910... than those students could imagine our Centennial class in their future.

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UTS Board Report

As the Tree Grows... Today, UTS is a full-grown tree rooted in a tradition of excellence and bearing prized fruit.


s the growth of a tree through the silent lapse of time, so is the growth of school spirit,” wrote UTS’ first classics master J.O. Carlisle in the 1910-1914 publication of The Annals. “Traditions,” Carlisle argued, “cannot be made to order like the school buildings. And nowhere is this more evident than on the athletic field. The desire for personal success or the application, by the teacher, of external force, will sometimes urge a (student) to a gentle display of energy in his Bob Lord ’58 chair, UTS school work, but any effort he puts forth in athletics may be assumed to be largely for the good of his school.” In this short paragraph, Carlisle captured the spirit, tradition, and leadership qualities that have defined and distinguished UTS students for nearly a century. For what is the mark of a true leader, after all, but the ability to set personal priorities aside for the good of the team – not just on the athletic field but at every point where the interests of the larger group matter? In essence, this is leadership at its best, and it has been at the core of UTS tradition since September 12, 1910 when The University Schools of the University of Toronto opened its doors to the first group of all-male students. As we approach our 100th anniversary, we have much to be grateful for,


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much to look forward to, and much to celebrate. Velut Arbor Ita Ramos (As the tree grows, so does the branch) is the motto we adopted 100 years ago. How we’ve grown: in spirit, in size, and in independence! No longer a branch of Uof T, today UTS is a full-grown tree rooted in a tradition of excellence and bearing prized fruit. We are one of the most respected university preparatory schools in Canada with a long and growing list of special academic achievements over the years – including two Nobel Laureates, 20 Rhodes Scholarships, and innumerable university scholarships in both Canada and the United States. Our students are known for their exceptional academic grounding, social awareness, and community service. Moreover, they are known as leaders who have made significant contributions in industry, government, and health and education on a local, national, and international level. Christopher Alexander ’85, our Centennial’s Honorary Chair, is a fine example of the leadership and service excellence that has distinguished UTS graduates for nearly a century. Chris was the UN Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General for Afghanistan, and prior to his UN post, he served as Canada’s ambassador to Afghanistan. I dare say

that his UN career very likely took root at UTS, where he was School Captain and president of the Southern Ontario Model UN Assembly (SOMA). In his career, Chris has shown exemplary service to Canada and the countries where he was stationed. His ability to set his personal priorities aside for the sake of others, and his leadership skills, earned Chris international recognition in 2005 when he was chosen as Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Clearly, the lessons learned at UTS were not lost on Chris, and I doubt that they are lost on any UTS grad. Over the past 100 years our alumni have taken the lessons learned during their school days and collectively established UTS’ reputation as a place where academic excellence reigns, community spirit is entrenched, and the measure of leadership is set high – on the field, in the classroom, and beyond the school walls. Chris Alexander is just one example of UTS’ proud contribution to Canada and the world at large over the span of a century. Think how much we can contribute in our second R century! l

Our students are known as leaders who have made significant contributions in industry, government, and health and education on a local, national, and international level.

Advancement Report

UTS: 100 years proud! Happy Birthday, UTS! Our 100th year is upon us and the celebrations have begun!


here’s nothing like a Centennial to encourage healthy introspection. Over the course of Centennial planning, we have asked, debated, and discussed questions such as: “What defines UTS? What makes UTS special? What do we want to celebrate?” 75 Years of Excellence, written by Jack Batten ’50, begins with a quote from Robert Falconer, a former Uof T president who helped found UTS. Addressing the topic of success in UTS’ early days, Falconer stated: “Of course, the simplest way of Martha Drake estimating success Executive Director, advancement would be, as many do, to count up the scholarships and athletic victories; but I am not satisfied to abide by this undoubtedly favourable evidence. I prefer to base my judgement on the quality of the great multitude of boys who year after year have left the school... I am sure that no other school has there issued a finer type of young Canadian manhood.” In With Pardonable Pride, by Asheesh Advani ’90, we learn that Brock MacMurray, headmaster from 1944 to 1973, would begin each assembly with: “It is with pardonable pride that I salute the following students for their contribution to the school...” Fast forward to 2009 when a UTS teacher shared with me his sense of pride at being part of a school that pro-

vides teachers the opportunity to share their passion for their subject(s) with students who are equally passionate to learn. Pride in the UTS experience has motivated alumni to remain connected to the school by attending events, volunteering, and donating. I’m certain that this is the reason why Chris Alexander ’85 readily agreed to lead our Centennial as Honorary Chair and why Penny Harbin ’78 and Cindia Chau-Boon (S6 Parent) have spent countless hours guiding 100+ volunteers who have worked tirelessly to create a robust Centennial program for us to enjoy this year. This is why Jack Batten has spent the last year working on the creation of our centennial book, and why 17 young alumni have dedicated the last year to mentoring UTS students. This year’s report on donors celebrates our alumni, parents, and friends who have stepped up during a recession to ensure that UTS can continue to fulfill our mission as we enter our next century. We are grateful to all of you who chose this year to make your first gift, to continue your generosity, or to reach a little deeper to support UTS. This past year, the Class of 1948 commemorated their 60th anniversary by establishing a bursary to provide financial assistance for future UTS students. The Class of 1978 did the same for their 30th anniversary, establishing the Class of 1978 Pioneering Spirit

Award, which celebrates the milestone of 1978 being the first graduating coeducational class. The Class of 1997 did not celebrate a special anniversary last year, but simply decided that the time had come to give back. Chris Tait ’97 shared with me a story that others from the era of Principal Stan Pearl will know well. Upon graduation, Principal Pearl entrusted Chris with a sum of money along with the responsibility for the entire class to use it wisely. This year, the gift came back to UTS in a way that surely makes Stan Pearl feel proud: a record number of 22 members of the class made their own contribution to the UTSAA Annual Fund – many for the first time. They have asked me to extend a challenge to other UTS Classes to meet or beat their record. The Centennial year is a perfect time to come together as a class – not only through events, but also by supporting the school collectively. While Socrates warned us of the peril of self-pride, the pride that we feel about the school stems from something far more benevolent. At the very core of the UTS experience is a profound sense of pride rooted in a love of learning. Happy Birthday, UTS! We are proud to be R part of you! l

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See old friends on a new night:

Saturday, Oct. 24th, 2009 • See the old school again • Special anniversary rooms • Visit with former staff and classmates

As part of our Centennial celebrations, join us in the afternoon for the inauguration of the

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UTS Foundation

Investment Update Maximizing long-term growth while preserving capital.


or the trailing one-year period ending June 30, 2009, the UTS Foundation had a negative return of 5.6% compared to a negative 6.0% return for its Policy Index*. This is the UTS Foundation’s second year, and we have confidence that our assets are being professionally managed to maximize the long-term growth while seeking to preserve capital by investing in a balanced portfolio of equities, bonds, and short-term instruments. The portfolio’s asset mix will generally William J. be 20–70% in Saunderson ’52 fixed income and chairman, UTS foundation 40–60% in equities. Our Board of Directors reaffirm that the portfolio’s asset mix remains appropriate for a long-term portfolio such as ours. More than 65% of our assets are made up of endowment funds restricted for bursaries. Each year, a portion of the annual return is directed to financial aid, as designated by the

For the past 25 years, Twig Tape has auditioned, recorded, mixed & produced a compilation of original works by UTS students and alumni, every year. Your submission can be sent electronically to or mailed or dropped off as a CD at the UTS main office addressed to "Judy Kay" at:



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donors, while the principal amount of the gifts continues to grow in the endowment to benefit future generations. The annual distributions are smoothed using a multi-year average fair market value of the endowment, with 4% distributed for the benefit of the University of Toronto Schools. Long-term stability is created as investment income in excess of the distribution amount is reinvested in the endowment. In addition to bursaries, donors support a wide variety of programs, projects, and areas such as scholarships and awards, capital funds, and various academic departments. New contributions to the Foundation have a positive impact by enabling UTS to sustain a culture of excellence and attract the best students regardless of their socioeconomic background. These students may then carry on the core values and R the spirit of UTS in perpetuity. l

Alternatively, we can record your song at UTS between Monday and Friday after school - please email us! Deadline for submissions is May 1st! Now you will be able to access works of music featured in previous Twig Tapes online! If you have had a song released on a past TwigTape and don’t want it reissued, please contact us at

Centennial Notebook The UTS Centennial has begun! Come join the celebrations! Be sure to mark these dates in your calendar and to visit the UTS Centennial website at www. for the most up-to-date information.

“Happy Birthday”! Activities will continue at the school until 4:00 p.m. and then a dinner will be held at Uof T’s Hart House. More details to come, but in the meantime, spread the word to your classmates – a party is only as good as its guests!


Centennial Gala: October 16, 2010 Held at the beautiful Four Seasons Hotel, this elegant end to the Centennial year will launch UTS into its second century of excellence. More details to come in the Spring issue of The Root.

Centennial Alumni Dinner: October 24, 2009 This year’s Alumni Dinner will take place on Saturday, October 24 at UTS. This event has a Centennial twist: along with celebrating special anniversary years (years ending in 9 & 4), in the afternoon we will also induct three Championship Sports Teams and one coach into the UTS Hall of Fame. RSVP to or (416) 978-3919.


Centennial Music Composition Competition The Centennial Music Committee invites creative people within the UTS community (except current students and teachers) to be a part of the Centennial by submitting a musical composition. One winning composition will be selected for each of the following groups (standard instrumentation for all ensembles): Senior Strings Choir Symphonic (Senior) Band Stage Band The selected compositions will be performed at the Centennial Music Gala in April 2010. Composers will receive a $1,000 honorarium per selected composition.

Centennial Play: February 25–27, 2010 The 2010 Senior Play will be an original collaborative creation – written and performed by a collective of UTS students, staff, and alumni – and directed UTS teacher Ms. Catherine Hannon. The Centennial Play will explore, and hopefully answer, the burning question “What does UTS mean?” Linked by the ghosts of UTS past, present, and future, the play will consist of a collection of comedic and dramatic scenes designed to explore our past and to edify, delight, and entertain the whole UTS community. For more information, contact

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& Criteria: All compositions must be playable by UTS students Compositions should be five to eight minutes in length You may submit one or more compositions for each ensemble Alternate orchestrations or concerti will not be considered.

A musical evening for alumni will be held at the end of UTS’ Music Week, with winning compositions being played from the Centennial Music Composition Competition. (See “Initiatives” for more details).

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Homecoming Weekend: May 28–30, 2010

& Submissions: Please include a full score of the composition with either an orchestral or midi realization recording if available (CD, audio cassettes, or MP3 formats). If parts are available, send them as well. Please submit a letter/email with your name, title of your composition, phone number, address, e-mail address, and anything else you think the committee should know, along with your score (for judging purposes, do not write your name on the score) by January 4th, 2010. Compositions can be submitted to or sent to the attention of Mrs. Judy Kay, UTS, 371 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M5S 2R7.

All alumni are invited to come back to UTS for the Centennial Homecoming Weekend. Year Reps are encouraged to organize their own class get-together or pub night on Friday, May 28. On Saturday, May 29, UTS will host an Open House extravaganza that will welcome alumni back to the school to reminisce with classmates and teachers. The Open House will feature decade rooms with UTS memorabilia; various demonstrations in the gym, pool, and auditorium; and a Centennial Art Exhibition (See “Initiatives” for more details). The focal point of the day will be a ceremonial cutting of the cake – shaped like UTS – accompanied by a rousing round of

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Centennial Art Exhibition: May 29-30, 2010 UTS artists are encouraged to submit works for the Centennial Art Exhibition to be held during the Homecoming Weekend on May 29–30, 2010. Exhibition forms will be posted at www. Contact for more details on the exhibition or to submit your forms.

Announcements Art Commission

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The Centennial Art committee is pleased to advise that a jury met on July 7, 2009 and chose the proposal from Karen Lau ’03. Her concept, to be developed with student input, will result in a 25" x 50" light box showcasing multiple layers consisting of a line drawing of the school, archival text, and a grid of portraits. The piece, to be unveiled at the Centennial Homecoming Weekend (May 29, 2010), is described by Karen as “a celebration of leadership within the school in the past 100 years and the vision [those leaders] had for UTS.” Congratulations Karen!

School Song Contest By popular vote among the UTS community, Nathalie Siah S6 was selected as winner of the School Song Contest. The winning entry was arranged by Alex Eddington ’98 for band, strings, and choir and was premiered at the Centennial Student Kick-Off event on September 11th for students and staff; it was also featured at the Centennial Opening Reception on October 1st for the wider UTS community. Congratulations Nathalie!

Wanted: Volunteers and Memorabilia In order for our Centennial to succeed, we need your help. We are currently looking for volunteers to collect UTS memorabilia and to create decade displays for the various Decade Rooms for our Homecoming Weekend. If you are interested in volunteering for this role, or if you have UTS memorabilia that you would like to be displayed, please contact Jennifer Orazietti, Alumni Affairs Officer, at or 416- 946-7012.

Sponsorship Opportunities

As a not-for-profit organization, UTS is looking for gifts-in-kind or sponsorship opportunities that fit well with our Centennial Events and Initiatives. With thousands of alumni returning to UTS for Centennial celebrations, this is a great opportunity for your company or business to gain valuable exposure. If your company is interested in contributing to the success of our Centennial, please contact Martha Drake, Executive Director, Advancement, at or 416-946-0097.


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UTS would like to thank the UTSAA and UTSPA for the generous sponsorship of Centennial.


Centennial Kick-Off! riday, September 11th marked the official kick-off to the UTS Centennial celebrations with a focus on the people who are at the very heart of UTS: the students.


The day began with an assembly at which Al Fleming ’54 took students and staff on a walk through UTS history. He shared stories from his time as a UTS student, teacher, and Principal, and he received a standing ovation from the packed auditorium. Following the assembly, the new students joined returning students to be sorted into their Houses; they received their Centennial House T-shirts, and then they participated in the first House lunch event of the year. After lunch, the group of 720 students and staff emptied out onto Bloor Street and paraded down to Uof T’s Varsity Stadium where they exhibited extreme patience while being photographed for the “100” and “UTS” formations seen on the cover of this issue. After the Herculean effort of remaining still for the photos, students were able to burn off their pent-up energy at the House track-and-field events before returning to the school to join their families for a barbecue in the UTS parking lot. A huge crowd of 1,600 guests enjoyed the event, which was generously sponsored by the UTS Parents Association and by a donation of sausages from UTS parent Jim Gracie of Quality Meat Packers and buns from Cobs Bread. A “Battle of the Bands” competition involving student talent and even a staff band brought R the evening to a celebratory close. l

1. Al Fleming teaches a Centennial history lesson. 2. Alex Eddington ’98, arranger of the School Song, with School Song Contest winner Nathalie Siah S6 3. Members of the second century’s first class! 4. Racing to the finish line at the 1st House Track-and-Field Day.




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Treasurer’s Report

Support Strong Despite Recession Memorandum of Understanding now guides UTSAA Operations.


his report covers the operating year ended December 31, 2008 as summarized in the 2008 audited financial statements. It should be noted that UTSAA (“Association”) and UTS entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) during the year whereby all of the Association’s day-to-day operations will be undertaken by UTS through the Office of Advancement. This includes matters such as development and execution of the Annual Fund, co-ordination of Bob Alumni events Cumming ’65 and administrative Treasurer, UTSAA support, accounting for alumni donations, communication services, and maintenance of Association files. Among other involvements, the Association will continue to direct the investment of the Ridley Fund and have direct input and approval for the budget allocation relating to the Association (revenues and expenses) in the UTS annual budget. Also, as part of the MOU, the Association will maintain its charitable status and corporate status. The MOU took accounting effect as of June 30, 2008. As a result, most revenues and expenses on the audited statements include only the first six months of 2008. The remaining balance of these accounts to December 31,


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2008 will be included in the accounts of UTS’ year-end: June 30, 2009. This information will be available to the Association, again pursuant to the MOU, for future financial reports.

Review of General Fund Donations for the six months ending June 30, 2008 amounted to $115,612, which compares favourably to 12 months of donations ending December 31, 2007 of $232,357. During 2008, the Association’s General Fund transferred gifts of $214,091 (compared to $188,810 in 2007) to various UTS funds that have been established to fund scholarships and bursaries. For 2008, costs incurred subsequent to June 30, 2008 – such as the Graduation Class banquet and the Annual Fund – have been absorbed by UTS pursuant to the MOU; similarly, other costs – including administrative services and bank service charges – are lower. Other General Fund expenses are reasonable and in line with prior years.

The assets in the General Fund are comprised substantially of cash, term deposits, and accounts receivable. These will be used to meet the indicated liabilities to UTS and the UTS Foundation. Remaining net assets in the General Fund will be available for utilization by the Association.

Review of the Ridley Fund The John B. Ridley Fund was established in the mid-1980s through a major gift from the Estate of John B. Ridley ’16 (UTS Old Boys President 1965) to fund athletic-related projects at UTS. Market value for the fund at December 31, 2008 was $328,624 – down from $400,261 at December 31, 2007, which is consistent with general decline in the investment markets experienced in 2008. This decline includes an unrealized loss of $84,049 and an excess receipts over disbursements for the year of $11,502. No projects were funded from this fund during 2008.

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auditors to the Association for the year ended December 31, 2008. The audit opinion on the 2008 financial statements is similar to previous years and continues to be in accordance with audits of Canadian not-for-profit organizations that rely substantially on donations and other fund raising activities. Copies of the MOU and complete audited financial statements are available for viewing by contacting the UTS Office of Advancement.

Expendable Funds: Class of 1949 MacLean Mathletic Scholarship $26,800 Scott Baker Actor-in-Residence Project 2,050 Class of 1972 Jazz Scholarship 4,550 Total Expendable $33,400 Total Transfers to UTS $214,091

Funds transferred to specific UTS scholarship and bursary funds Endowed Funds: Class of 1945 Bursary $145,400 Class of 1946 Lockhart Bursary 20,080 Class of 1952 D.G.Cossar Scholarship 3,025 Class of 1953 Math Scholarship 2,340 Class of 1954 Fleming Bursary 8,456 Anthony Chan Memorial Fund 150 Preserving The Opportunity Bursary 1,240 Total Endowed $180,691



For the year ended DECEMBER 31, 2008 (with comparative figures as at December 31, 2007)


Balance Sheet ASSETS

Statement of Operations For the year ended DECEMBER 31, 2008 (with comparative figures as at December 31, 2007) 2008


General Fund

Cash and term deposits Contributions receivable

Merchandise inventory History books inventory

Cash held in brokerage account Marketable securities



Receipts $ 119,368 $ 185,983


$ 115,612 $ 232,357



Interest Income



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Disbursements UTS related expenditures

John B. Ridley Fund Cash



Gifts to UTS Graduating class banquet





Scholarships and prizes



$ 501,101 $ 610,277

Annual fund Alumni net directory

General Fund

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Alumni Affairs Printing and postage


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Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

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$ 4,808

Contributions payable


Administrative services



Fund balance








Bank service charges

John B. Ridley Fund Accounts payable and accrued liabilities



Net Assets





Operating Expenses

Deficiency of receipts over disbursements for the year





$ (135,160) $ (35,364)

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Years of Excel by jack batten ’50



Conservative and the premier of Ontario from 1905 until his death in 1914, James Pliny Whitney thought of himself as an ideas man. He came up with the notion of workmen’s compensation, and he developed the utility that came to be called Ontario Hydro. In far from the least of his brainstorms, he set in motion the reforms in education that led to the founding of UTS. Winning office in the first place as the education candidate, he promised to fix all of Ontario’s schools, from the insufficiently funded primary schools to the dispirited University of Toronto. As part of the package, Whitney thought it was crucial to upgrade the quality of secondary school teaching


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in the province. “Today,” a report from Whitney’s Ministry of Education concluded, “we must pay a man who splits our wood $1.50 a day. We can get a teacher – a poor one at that – at less than a dollar a day.” To deal with the secondary school teacher problem, Whitney and his circle of deep thinkers came up with a two-step solution. In step one, the University of Toronto’s fledgling Faculty of Education would become the training ground for a fresh breed of teachers. In step two, the faculty would create practice schools that were to provide the boys and girls on whom the teachers-in-training would develop their classroom skills. The plan picked up steam in 1908 when the university’s Board of Governors gave the go-ahead to the proposed practice schools. According to everybody’s projections, the faculty would accom-

During its first decade, UTS emerged as a top university prep school – and a challenging training ground for a fresh breed of teachers. The students won scholarships in record numbers, and they graduated as good citizens ready to take on leadership roles. This proud tradition continues to flourish in the 21st century.

llence modate 200 teachers each year, and the practice schools would include 1,200 students divided equally between two schools: one for boys and the other for girls. The numbers were large, and so were the ambitions. Almost immediately, dismal financial reality set in. Whitney’s government could provide no more than $175,000 to implement the education plan, a sum that came nowhere close to funding the project. In no time, Whitney resolved the dilemma with a stroke of the pen: everything involving girl students was cut from the plan. It was promised that girls would be restored to full status in due course (63 years later, as it turned out), and in the meantime, the intention to eventually become coed received recognition in the practice school’s deceptively plural name: the University of Toronto Schools. During the building and staffing stage for the

slightly reduced all-male school, a remarkable man named W. P. Pakenham took charge. Pakenham, the dean and only full professor of the Faculty of Education, was a tireless nuts-and-bolts administrator, always strong and precise on the details. He oversaw the construction of a three-story building on Bloor Street, which would house the Faculty of Education and the practice school. And he worked his contacts around the province to hire the top teachers (or masters – as they would be called at UTS) who were to serve as the practice school’s permanent staff. It helped Pakenham in the hiring that he could promise annual salaries as high as $2,500 – a near astronomical figure for teachers of the period. Pakenham’s first choice for UTS’ headmaster (or principal) was a colleague in the education field named C. J. Stevenson of Queen’s University’s

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TOP STRIP (l-r): Huron and Bloor in 1923 as the new east wing of the UTS building appears nearly completed, and students getting a serving of jello in the cafeteria in 1937.

Faculty of Education. Confident that Stevenson would accept the appointment, Pakenham was stunned when his friend turned him down. As events unfolded, Stevenson’s refusal was the best thing that could have happened. Pakenham’s second choice proved to be perfect for the job, a man whose ideas and principles set UTS on a confident course. Even the man’s name had a reassuring ring, Henry Job Crawford. The boys of the new school would nickname Mr. Crawford “the Bull” for most of the right reasons.

First Headmasters H.J. Crawford (1910-1922)

O H. J. Crawford


n a weekday morning in 1881, a provincial inspector of schools named Hodgson arrived in the southwest Ontario town of Harriston to check on the local collegiate. Falling into step with a teenaged boy heading toward the school, Hodgson asked the boy for his opinion of the school’s teachers. All were very good, the boy answered. Particularly the Latin teacher, he went on, the Latin teacher was excellent. Later in the day, Hodgson dropped by the Latin classroom where he discovered that the highly praised teacher was none other than the boy he had been talking to that morning: sixteen-year-old Henry Crawford. Precocious and confident, young Crawford proceeded from teaching in Harriston to enrolment at the University of Toronto where he graduated with the gold medal in classics. He returned to teaching for several years until he won an appointment in 1907 as the first principal of Toronto’s Riverdale Collegiate. Riverdale was set among the city’s poor-

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est families. Principal Crawford spent his own money to pay for the most impoverished students’ books. In some cases, he even bought the children’s school clothes. It was at Riverdale, in the person of the compassionate and intelligent Henry Crawford, that W.P. Pakenham found UTS’ first headmaster. A husky, erect, vivid man, a formidable presence, Mr. Crawford left no one wondering where he stood on school issues. At a UTS assembly early in the first year, he told the boys what he expected of them: “honest work, fair play, polite manners and good morals.” Then he prowled the corridors enforcing his precepts, sometimes with friendly words, sometimes with stern warnings, occasionally with a severe twist of an offending student’s ear. It’s understandable that the boys called Mr. Crawford “the Bull.” But he was more balanced than the nickname suggests. He remained at heart a scholar, and even as headmaster, he gave a class in classics. Mr. Crawford’s intent for the school was probably most accurately summed up by J. O. Carlisle, the brilliant classics master whom Mr. Crawford brought with him from Riverdale. Mr. Carlisle wrote of the headmaster: “He inspired aggressive yet decently restrained school spirit, active respect for sound scholarship, and genuine love for clean sport.” Under Headmaster Crawford’s guidance, UTS emerged as pretty much the school that Premier Whitney and his associates in education had hoped for. The boys won scholarships in record numbers, and in an era when the manly virtues were emphasized among teenaged boys, UTS competed in sports at a surprisingly high level. Most of all, the students met the obligation for which UTS was established by providing a challenging student body on whom the teachers-in-training practised their skills. To the satisfaction of the university and the province, the boys

graduated from the school as good citizens ready to take on whatever roles, especially of leadership, that the outside world had to offer. Headmaster Crawford was more responsible than any other person for UTS’ early success. But the hard work he put into the school took its toll. Mr. Crawford fell ill in early 1922 and died on August 2 of that year. The mighty Bull was gone at just 57.

J.G. Althouse (1923-1934)


G. Althouse was an inspired bureaucrat. He never lost his admiration and respect for good teaching, but he was at his best in the administrator’s role. He knew how to make an organization run as it was supposed to. In his early career, Mr. Althouse taught classics at high schools in the towns of Strathroy and Galt. By 1920, he was the principal at Oshawa Collegiate. It was from Oshawa that W. P. Pakenham plucked Mr. Althouse to succeed the late Henry Crawford. UTS’ students and staff didn’t at first embrace the Althouse appointment. They expected a school insider to get the job. From the time of Mr. Crawford’s death until the following January, UTS’ amiable French master, W. G. Ferguson, filled in as acting headmaster. Everybody at the school counted on one of their own to be put permanently in office. It became Mr. Althouse’s first major task to win over his new constituency of boys, masters, and parents. He seems to have succeeded in fairly short order, using a combination of tact, diplomacy, and smooth gifts for delegation. Typical of the Althouse style, when he learned early on that boys were sneaking smokes in the basement, there were no rants from the headmaster’s office, no crisp letters to parents. Rather than noisy action, Mr. Althouse invited a committee of senior students to quietly

clear up any misunderstandings about the school’s policy of no smoking on school premises. The Althouse view on most matters was that if he created an atmosphere encouraging learning and disciplined behaviour, the masters and students would take care of everything else. His confidence was not misplaced. As an administrator, Mr. Althouse kept the school clicking along without unwelcome surprises. In response, the students gave Mr. Althouse consistent effort and high marks on exams. The boys so warmed to their headmaster that they came up with a nickname, calling him “Jerry.” The name left behind a small mystery since the J. G. in Mr. Althouse’s name stood for John George. Mr. Althouse’s superb management talents weren’t lost on the university or the province. In 1934, when the legendary W. P. Pakenham retired, Mr. Althouse was tapped for his job as dean of the Ontario College of Education (as the Faculty of Education was renamed for many years). Ten years later, Mr. Althouse rose higher, becoming Chief Director of Education for the entire province in 1944. What had been good for UTS was deemed to be good for all of Ontario.

TOP STRIP (l-r): The Nesbitt medal, and Class 8B of 1974.

J.G. Althouse

A.C. Lewis (1934-1944)


n the dozens of Twig photographs taken of A. C. Lewis during his decade as headmaster – he posed every year with every sports team – he never offered the camera a hint of a smile. The man was all business all the time. Nicknamed “Baldy” by the students, Mr. Lewis remained a somewhat distant figure to both students and staff. But he won from everyone the response he wanted and needed: their respect. He was a rare educator who taught at all Ontario levels: elementary school, high school, col

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TOP STRIP (l-r): The Annals from 1922-23, and another successful team from UTS on Reach for the Top: Andi Jin, Lujia Lin, Jenn Luong, Morgan Ring, Sameer Shivji, and Helena White.


lege (the Royal Military College), and university (the University of Western Ontario). His subject was science, and two of his high school teaching years took place at UTS in the late 1920s before he left to become principal at East York Collegiate. As UTS headmaster, he took a black-and-white approach. He loved discipline and orderliness, abhorred sloppiness, appreciated the all-round boy, but had less patience with the dilettante. He let his views be known and expected the students to toe the line that their headmaster drew. An episode at a school assembly summed up the Lewis impact on the boys. At the end of a longer than usual performance by the school orchestra, Mr. Lewis announced that two boys had been talking to one another during the music. He ordered both to report to his office after the assembly. A dozen pairs of boys, all convinced that Baldy must have been referring to them, lined up at the headmaster’s door. To the boys, Baldy was all-seeing and all-knowing – the headmaster who didn’t miss a trick and was one step ahead of everyone else. In the matter of the two assembly talkers, Mr. Lewis gave a detention to each pair of boys who waited at his door, though he was seen to smile at the humour of the mass rush to confess. UTS prospered in academics, sports, and school activities under the tight ship that Mr. Lewis ran. It wasn’t until the last month of his term in a 1944 message in the Twig that he explained what his leadership had been all about. He wrote that he would be a happy man and a satisfied headmaster if all of the following happened: “if long after the student has forgotten his Latin declensions or the date of the Spartan stand at Thermopylae, when the recollection of the quadratic equation has lost its sting and Archimeades’ principle has been reduced to a hazy memory, he retains the impressions of generosity, manliness, stead-

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fastness, justice and honesty of purpose acquired in the halls and on the campus of UTS.” Who knew that under Baldy Lewis’s usually forbidding exterior there had been lurking all those years a closet sentimentalist?

W.B. MacMurray (1944-1973)


n 1922, when young Brock MacMurray ’24 wrote an eight-line report about events in Form 1VA for The Twig, he spent the last two lines lecturing a pair of classmates. “In the matter of lateness and excuses, Walton and Cornell are in close competition,” he wrote. “However, Walton, on account of points gathered lately, leads the competition to date.” At 17, he was already working on his sense of what constituted correct behaviour in a UTS boy. From the time he was a small lad, young Brock loved sports. Since he wasn’t much of an athlete, he eventually decided that the next best thing was to manage teams. At the University of Toronto, he made himself indispensable as a manager in senior hockey and track. He was convinced that organized sports brought benefits beyond good physical conditioning. For him, games taught lessons in cooperation, bonding, and fellowship. It was this philosophy that convinced Mr. MacMurray to begin a career in physical education. He taught the subject at Western Collegiate for six years, then Parkdale Collegiate for another five years. In 1942, along with the history teacher Spence Carlisle ’31, Brock MacMurray became one of the first two UTS grads to be hired as masters at their old school. Mr. MacMurray was ecstatic at his good fortune; he felt that UTS was where he belonged. In late 1943, in a rush of change in Ontario education, J. G. Althouse was promoted from

OCE to the new post of Chief Director of Education for the province and Baldy Lewis took over as dean at OCE. The choice of Brock MacMurray to move into the UTS headmaster’s office in February 1944 surprised both students and staff, who were puzzled that a mere phys ed and health master of little experience had become the school’s new leader. However, Mr. MacMurray had several virtues that made him a good fit for the job. His commitment to the traditional values of UTS was absolute. He looked the part of a headmaster: unthreateningly handsome, dressed in immaculate doublebreasted blue suits, possessor of a dramatic sweep of wavy hair. And he was prepared to work very hard. He took a public speaking course to make him more effective at UTS assemblies and Old Boys (Alumni) dinners. Not having managed any organization more complex than a football team, he set out to master the art of administration. In this, he benefitted from the practical wisdom of Gertrude Seldon, the redoubtable secretary who had been serving UTS headmasters since the last year of Henry Crawford’s term. He devoted himself to cultivating the idea of a UTS “family”. For Mr. MacMurray, the concept included masters, Old Boys, students and their parents, and he set about the often demanding business of making family a living entity for UTS. He courted parents and graduates, setting aside time for lunches to keep them up to date on school activities and encouraging them to support the school with their money and their presence at UTS sports events, drama nights, and graduation ceremonies. As an alumnus himself, he moved easily among other alumni. He talked their language and shared their memories. To the great majority of Old Boys, Mr. MacMurray – “The Brock,” as he

was known to generations of UTS people – was their kind of guy. With the arrival of the rebellious late 1960s, Mr. MacMurray found himself gradually overtaken by the period’s radical changes in personal style and attitude to authority figures. During his long stewardship, the school prospered in all areas – particularly in scholarship and sports. Mr. MacMurray represented UTS to the outside world with dignity just as he ran things inside the building as the captain of the ship. But by the 1970s, the times had dated him. One day, as Mr. MacMurray and one of his staff, Stewart Bull, stood in the hall watching boys pass by in outfits that were far more casual than had been the norm for decades, Mr. Bull asked the headmaster what he thought of the new look at UTS. “It makes my heart bleed,” Mr. MacMurray answered. He must have suspected that clothes were the least of the changes that lay ahead. The Brock’s 29 years as headmaster meant he served for so much longer than any headmaster or principal before or after him that the difference could be measured not just in years but in decades. It was a Herculean feat of stamina. At his departure, he presented the school with a trophy to be awarded to the graduating student who exemplified “scholarship, excellence in extracurricular activities, example, self-discipline, integrity, and courage.” But by then, The Brock had already given the school the greatest gift of his last years in office. In 1963, he hired Don Gutteridge to teach English at the school. Mr. Gutteridge was an inspiring teacher, one of the most popular members of the staff. When he was picked as Mr. MacMurray’s successor, he proved to be the right man for the evolving UTS.

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TOP STRIP (l-r): The 1952-53 UTS hockey team, winners of the TDIAA championship in the first year of the league; and the “Football Club Dinner” at the King Edward Hotel, November 17, 1911 – the earliest existing photo of a UTS team.

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Detail from the lunette “The Printing Press,” which hangs over the doors to the auditorium.

TOP STRIP (l-r): From 1936, three “women” from that year’s Senior Play. Allison Friedman ’07, Creative Events goddess at the 2008 Classics Conference. Her standard was carried by Michael Wong. Finally, UTS students celebrate a victory in the pool.


he building that went up in 1910 at 371 Bloor West to house UTS and the Faculty of Education was a mini version of the structure that stands today. Three stories high, with a façade of brick and terra cotta, it had a look that was both substantial and pretty. But it covered only the middle block of the building that was eventually to come. In the building’s eastern half, which was UTS’ share of the space, there were classrooms, offices, a library on the second floor, and $25,000 worth of chemistry and physics equipment on the third floor. What was missing was almost as significant as what was present: the new UTS had no gym, swimming pool, cafeteria, or assembly hall. W. P. Pakenham, the man most responsible for launching the physical UTS, thought the boys could get by for a time without the sporting and eating amenities. And while the school waited for a real assembly hall, it could use a large room in a ramshackle mansion owned by the university on Spadina Avenue at Bloor. The school’s masters thought so little of the temporary assembly hall that they gave it a scornful nickname: “the shed.” The new school displayed pieces of artwork that teenaged boys were unlikely to give more than a passing glance. A row of formidable and anonymous looking statuary stood outside the library on the second floor. Here and there on the walls hung dark photogravures illustrating the lessons taught in the school. The artistic piece de resistance was placed high in the wall over the doors to the two classrooms off the first floor entrance hall (these were the two classrooms later replaced by the assembly hall). The artwork consisted of three lunettes by an American

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artist named John White Alexander who favoured a style best described as robust realism. The lunettes came from a series called “The Evolution of the Book” commissioned by the Library of Congress in Washington. One lunette was titled the “Oral Tradition,” a second was called the “Manuscript Book,” and the third illustrated the “Printing Press.” The idea of purchasing the lunettes apparently originated with the popular math master, Tommy Porter, who paid for the first lunette. The boys were persuaded to put up the money for another, and the student teachers at the Faculty of Education covered the cost of the third. “The Evolution of the Book” consisted of six lunettes altogether, but it seems clear why Tommy Porter and the rest of official UTS arranged for the purchase of just three: two of the others featured realistic and shapely female nudes. This was art that the boys were likely to give much more than a passing glance! In 1923, the building underwent an expansion that doubled the size of the east wing. The extension included four new classrooms on the first floor and five on the second; two art rooms on the third floor; a manual training shop and a gymnasium on the first floor; a swimming pool and a refurbished cafeteria on the basement level; and, finally, on the first floor, the long-awaited assembly hall. As far as the boys were concerned, the only drawback to all the new conveniences was the loss of schoolyard space to the grand new assembly hall. Out back was where all the non-scholastic action took place. In its heyday, the yard had two handball courts, a shack where boys stored their bikes during school hours, and two baseball diamonds. At noon and after school, boys played ball on the diamonds where they were often joined by the more athletic masters. The best ball-playing master by far was the math specialist Johnny Workman. In

baseball lingo, Mr. Workman was a five-tool player: he could hit, hit for power, run, throw, and field. He was so good that the rumour spread among the boys that Mr. Workman once played second base for the Boston Red Sox. Like many stories about the masters accepted by the boys as gospel truth, the tale about Mr. Workman and the Red Sox was entirely false. The swimming pool took the longest of the 1923 additions to install. Why the delay? It seemed that the boys developed a fascination with the small square tiles, which were needed for the pool’s lining. Some larcenous students put together their own private collections of the tiles, especially the prized green ones. Pool construction ground to a halt. It remained in limbo until Headmaster Althouse appealed at an assembly for the return of the tiles. The “collectors” obliged, and the pool was completed. Two more major pieces of construction completed the building as it is known today. In 1931, a first addition to the west wing gave OCE additional facilities for the teachers, and in 1949, an even larger expansion completed the OCE side of the building, balancing it in size and design with the UTS half of the structure. Inevitably, as a result of the massive campaign of construction, the schoolyard suffered the loss of the ball diamonds and the handball courts. The back of the school was given over almost entirely to a large parking lot. At first, the parking, mostly used by masters and visitors, was free, but eventually it became a commercial enterprise. Ticketing machines were installed, and vigilant security officers employed by the university slapped tickets on cars within minutes of expired parking privileges. Thus, in a handful decades, the UTS schoolyard morphed from a happy play space to a money-making venture. Johnny Workman must have rolled over in his grave.

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ice Principal Dorothy Davis, on stage at the microphone in June 2009, raised her voice and asked the boys and girls in the auditorium to find a seat and keep quiet. This was about as easy as persuading the crowd at a U2 concert to please cool it. These UTS kids were excited. They felt giddy with fun and anticipation. It was 12:15 p.m. on Monday, June 22, 2009, the last day of school. It was the final assembly, the day when hundreds of prizewinners would be announced. It was an occasion for celebration and goodbyes. When Ms. Davis at last settled the students, Principal Robertson came on stage and addressed a few words to the graduating class. “We’ll always remember who you are and what you’ve done at the school,” she said. The kids knew Ms. Robertson meant every word. First among the prizes were the house awards. Dozens of them. Throughout the afternoon, which stretched for more than two hours, teachers, administrators, and students took turns handing out the prizes, working to a process smoothly orchestrated by the ever vigilant Ms. Davis. Rick Parsons, another vice principal and the only man in the building wearing a suit and tie, distributed house awards. All the recipients got thunderous rounds of applause from the kids in the seats. The biggest cheer went to the winner of the Staff Spirit Award.: Liz Strasynski, a science teacher so slim and exuberant she might have passed for a student. Part way through the mathematics awards, math teacher Adam Brown made a gracious speech of praise for a student named Jonathan Schneider. Fifteen years old and in grade ten, Jonathan

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Han Yan S6, UTS School Captain (2008-09), won the Nesbitt Gold Medal at the final assembly in June 2009. TOP STRIP (l-r): “The Printing Press,” one of the three lunettes by John White Alexander. In an April 1931 photo, the UTS building gets some much-needed “breathing room”. On the left side of this picture is the fabled “shed”.

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won first prize in the prestigious Canadian Math Olympiad. He hoisted the huge Olympiad trophy in the air while the assembly roared the day’s first standing ovation. What many in the audience might not have known was that Jonathan’s plan after he finished grade 11 was to bypass grade 12 and at age 17 head straight to MIT. During the science awards – chemistry, physics, biology – a teacher announced that UTS was now the number-one physics school in the province. A mob scene of science prizewinners clogged the stage. Many held up the University of Waterloo T-shirts they’d just been awarded. Then came the literary awards: prizes for kids who had contributed to the Show, Twig, Cuspidor, SOMA, the play, Lip Synch, DECA, MUNA, Reach for the Top, the debating society, Echo, hip hop,

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firefly, and countless other cultural activities. Ms. Robertson presented school keys to the four people, all boys, who had made the biggest contributions to the year’s cultural life. The sports prizes took no time at all. Just two awards: male and female athletes of the year. Sarah Coyne played basketball and volleyball, and Josh Butman ran track and cross country and played tennis. Ms. Robertson presented the Nesbitt Medals, among the oldest and most cherished UTS awards, given for students showing outstanding leadership, interest in extracurricular activities, athletic achievement, and everything else valued at UTS. Han Yan, the school captain, capped a magnificent school career by winning the gold medal; the silver went to Sinye Tang. Han delivered her school captain’s speech of farewell. She spoke of what she owed UTS. “The beauty of this school,” she said, “is the constant desire to always improve and continue the tradition of excellence in a constantly demanding world.” She thanked everyone she had met and worked with and played with in her six years at UTS. She thanked Ms. Robertson and her teachers, the junior kids and the seniors, and the administrators. “I dropped a tear in the ocean,” she said in the last sentences of her speech. “The day you find it is R the day I will stop missing you.” l This article has been excerpted from the forthcoming book UTS 1910–2010. Jack Batten ’50 has been a freelance writer for more than 40 years. He has written 36 books – including UTS: 75 Years of Excellence (1985) – on a wide range of topics: from sports to crime fiction, from the legal profession to a history of The Annex. In Guidance class at UTS during Jack’s grade nine year, the boys were asked to write an essay on an occupation they admired. Jack wrote his essay on journalism. “If I got anything right at UTS, it was in my choice for the future,” he says.

uts Alumni News Notes on the interesting lives and outstanding achievements of our alumni. Fraser Mustard ’46 contributed to Charles Pascal’s recent report for the province of Ontario recommending all-day learning and childcare hubs for children from birth to 12 years of age. This concept is one that Mustard, one of the world’s preeminent experts on early childhood development, proposed a decade ago in his groundbreaking Early Years Study, co-authored with Margaret McCain. Mustard has also long advocated for improved parental leave for working parents and a single ministry to oversee children’s issues and education – both of which Pascal recommends in his report. Mustard was recently invited to advise the government of Brazil

on early childhood programs. Dick Howe ’53 is a retired high school Principal. During his long career in education he served as Principal’s representative on the Teachers’ Association. Prior to this he coached basketball, football, wrestling, Lacrosse, and softball. Both his sons have followed in his footsteps and become educators. He is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario. Gordon Sellery ’54 retired in November 2008 from the practice of anesthesia – some 48 years after graduating from the University of Toronto (Medicine 6T0). He

is Professor Emeritus at the University of Western Ontario where he served for 38 years in the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine. In 1993, Dr. Sellery was awarded the Canadian Anaesthetists’ Society Gold Medal. He is enjoying visits with his 11 grandchildren and spending time curling, playing golf, and traveling. Peter Godsoe ’56 and his wife Shelagh welcomed a new grandson, Sabastien, into the family. Charles Baillie ’58 was presented with the Edmund C. Bovey award at the Globe and Mail’s Business for the Arts gala on June 3.

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A proud UTS alumnus and Toronto Argo to the last. arold Bruce Hutchison, Class of ’27, passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Veterans’ Residence on July 19, 2009 in his 102nd year. Predeceased by his wife Peggy (Madden) and his siblings Betty, Frances, Ralph (Class of ’17), Doreen, Frank (Class of ’22), and Kenneth (Class of ’31), Bruce is survived by his son Michael (Class of ’54) and Michael’s wife Sheila; his grandchildren Kirk, Rob, and Meg; his great-grandchildren Kate and Kieran; and many nieces and nephews. While at UTS, Bruce was a cadet and he played on the football team, which marked the beginning of his life-long love for the game. He was an outside wing and a drop-kicker for the Toronto Argonauts from 1927 to 1931. According to his son Michael, one

of the highlights of Bruce’s football career was the night his wife Peggy ran home to tell her father that Bruce had drop-kicked the ball 365 feet to win the game. Bruce served with the Royal Canadian Artillery in England, France, Holland, and Germany from 1939 to 1945; he achieved the rank of Captain by the end of the war. He spent his entire career with the T. Eaton Company – in part because they gave him Saturdays off to play for his beloved Argos! The team trained at Uof T in the evenings, so Bruce would rush up to practice after work – which made for long days. Four years ago, the Sunnybrook Wish Foundation arranged to have Bruce kick a football one more time for the Argos. The day he kicked the ball, Bruce told a reporter from The

Toronto Star that during his days with the Boatmen, they used to drop-kick rather than place-kick footballs. “We weren’t paid, but we did get a suitcase, and they had a party for us at the end of the year,” he remembered. On his 100th birthday, Bruce received congratulatory letters from Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Governor General Michaëlle Jean, and Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty. To his surprise, he also received a handwritten letter from Michael “Pinball” Clemons, who was the head coach of the Argos at the time. The letters from Pinball and the Queen went on his wall; the rest were tucked away. Donations in Bruce’s name can be made to the Sunnybrook Veterans’ Comfort Fund, K Wing, Room KGE39, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4N 3M5.

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Marina Jiménez ’82, a reporter for the Globe and Mail, was awarded a St. Clair Balfour Fellowship in June. In September, she will begin eight months of open study focusing on economics as a Massey College Fellow at the University of Toronto. She holds an MA in economic history from London’s University College.

Baillie, Chancellor of Queens’ University and former CEO of the Toronto Dominion Bank, was honoured for his long-term support of the arts – which includes tenures as the President of the Art Gallery of Ontario and Honorary Campaign Chair of the Shaw Festival. Dr. Paul Rapoport ’66 took part in Toronto’s sixth annual “World Naked Bike Ride” in June 2009. “The stated aim of the ride is to protest indecent exposure to cars and oil dependency,” Paul explained. “For this event, the naked body seemed not a provocation but simply an antithesis au naturel to concrete and cars.” A Professor (Emeritus) at McMaster University’s School

In Memoriam Condolences are extended to the families of these alumni who passed away recently. Bruce Hutchison ’27 John McLean Magwood ’29

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Frank Woods ’31

March 12, 2009

John (Jack) Brunke ’32

March 30, 2009

James M.S. Careless ’36

April 6, 2009

Cyril Rotenberg ’37

April 10, 2009

Robert Edmund Priestman ’40

June 22, 2009

Frederick Bryans ’41 Gordon Beardmore ’42

March 11, 2009 July 18, 2009

Herald Clifford Howard ’42

November 20, 2008

Earl Norman Fairbanks ’45

April 10, 2009

Robert ‘Bob’ Martyn ’45

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John Michael Grierson Scott ’45


July 28, 2009

June 7, 2009

Richard John Zimmerman ’46

August 24, 2009

J. Carlton McCracken ’48

August 30, 2009

Don MacLean ’51

July 16, 2009

Roger J.T. Ball ’57

March 31, 2009

Peder J. Larson ’63

September 14, 2009

John David Bell ’69

August 20, 2009

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Diamond + Schmitt’s design for the new Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia. of the Arts in Hamilton, Paul grew up in Toronto some 50 years ago. “It would have been preposterous then to imagine that one day I’d ride a bicycle in ‘Toronto the Good’ wearing only socks, shoes, and a helmet – through major downtown streets, no less.” This year, the ride started out from the war memorial in Toronto’s Coronation Park. “In its centre, written on the ground in 52 languages, is found the real message of our naked bike ride: the word ‘Peace’.” Stephen Gauer ’70 won two writing prizes this year. His story “The Man Who Ate Sunlight” came third in the Toronto Star Short Story Contest in July. A longer story, “Hold Me Now”, won the Prairie Fire Short Fiction prize and appeared in the Summer 2009 issue. Stephen holds a MFA in creative writing from UBC; his short stories have won six prizes. Donald R. M. Schmitt ’70 is a founding principal of Diamond and Schmitt Architects, which recently won an international competition to build a new Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. In its proposal, the company drew directly from its experiences designing the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto. In March, Diamond and Schmitt, together with Montreal’s SNC-Lavalin, also won a bid to design a new concert hall in Montreal. Dr. Paul H Wright ’70 has received the “Award of Merit” from the Canadian Orhopaedic Association for his outstanding contributions to Orthopaedic Surgery in Canada. The award was presented at the Annual Meeting in July 2009 to recognize his career achievements in the areas of education, research, patient safety, and also for his charitable work.

Kai Chan ’93 and his wife Ljuba Kovacic are the proud parents of Taya Samara Kovacic Chan, born on September 27, 2008. Adam Chapnik ’94, his wife Erica, and their daughter Alana welcomed a new daughter, Avery Jordan, in April. Jennifer Park ’94 and her husband Rich Hayward welcomed a baby girl, Mia Claire, on May 7. Mitch Poplack ’94 and his wife Rachel welcomed their first child, Hannah Lillian, on April 19. Rachel Spitzer ’94 and her husband Marc Kates welcomed a little boy, Seth, in April. Derek Chiang ’96 recently completed post-doctoral research in cancer genomics at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, MA. He has returned to the University of North Carolina as an assistant professor of Genetics. He plans to set up a laboratory that will use cutting-edge DNA sequencing technologies to investigate the genetic causes of liver cancers. Alex Eddington ’98 performed the solo comic monologue Tired Clichés by TJ Dawe at the Comedy Bar in June. An award-winning composer, musician, and playwright, Alex’s musical works have been commissioned and performed in Canada and internationally. Through his theatre company, Acky-Made (www.AlexEddington. com/ackymade.html), he has created three original plays for the Canadian Fringe theatre festival circuit. Vanessa Meadu ’01 is the Communications

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In this cropped photo, Paul Rapoport ’66 stops on his bike ride to pose au naturel in front of the old school. and Projects Officer for the ASB Partnership for Tropical Margins. She is based in the Global Coordination Office at the organization’s Nairobi, Kenya HQ. ASB is a global partnership of research institutes, NGOs, universities, farmers’ groups, and community organizations committed to finding workable solutions to the problems of deforestation and human poverty. Vanessa has been active in educating for “knowledge sharing”: encouraging member agencies to share information and resources and to learn from one another. She is committed to sharing her own communications expertise and has run seminars on using e-newsletters and blogs as effective and efficient ways to reach people – particularly in the African context where hi-speed internet may not always be available. Geoffrey Burt ’02 and Lauren Amundsen were married July 18 at an intimate evening wedding at the Grange Winery in

onald E. McLean ’51 passed away in Owen Sound on July 16, 2009 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. In many ways, this battle was a reflection of the personal determination that he so often portrayed. At UTS, he played defence on the Hockey Firsts for four years, starting in grade 10 with a young team, and was team captain in his last year. The team had several very successful seasons playing in both the Prep School league against Upper Canada and in the OHA Junior B league. Don handed out many hard-hitting bodychecks, he loved to rush the puck from end-to-end, and he could always be counted on for his robust and inspirational play – both on the ice and in the penalty box. He also played for the Football Firsts and as an end he was noted for

Prince Edward County, Ontario. The pair met as undergrads in 2004 in a rhetoric class at the University of Waterloo. They honeymooned in southern Italy and Malta.

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his solid blocking and vicious tackling when it was common to play both offence and defence. His outstanding leadership and physical play were always there for all to see. He served as vice-president of the Athletic Association and was 5A’s athletic rep. Don spent his career in senior marketing positions with several financial institutions: Canada Trust in London, Ontario, and the Bank of Montreal and Royal Trust in Toronto. George James ’51, a classmate and a hockey teammate, often joshed Don by saying it was a real mystery to him why he would go to work for the banks when he had so much trouble with math in Coach MacLean’s class. Don leaves his wife of 57 years, Rosemary; two sons, Michael and David; two daughters, Patty and Mary; and seven grandchildren. Gordon Bae ’08 spent the summer interning in Bolivia, one of the poorest countries in South America. During his stay, he lived with a host family in the city of Cochabamba

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A life dedicated to investment banking and community service.


Michael G. Scott ’45, a retired investment banker, passed away on June 7, 2009 at the age of 81. After graduating from UTS, Michael went on to study at Victoria College, University of Toronto, where he earned a Bachelor of Commerce in 1950. Michael maintained an interest in UTS throughout his life, and he was a major supporter of the school. In particular, he took an avid interest in information technology for students, providing the IT depart-

and had to communicate entirely in Spanish – both at work and at home. Gordon volunteered in a small rural health clinic in the village of Mollé Mollé helping doctors

ABOVE (L-R): Gordon Bae ’08 with a nurse, doctor, intern, and a doctor outside the rural clinic. BELOW: Traditionally dressed women selling fish in Copacabana, a city next to Lake Titicaca.


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ment with new laptops for class labs. During his lifelong career in investment banking, Michael held a number of key positions, including: serving as vicechairman of Wood Gundy and, later in his career, at ScotiaMcLeod; and serving on the boards of several firms including Bombardier and Weyerhaeuser Canada. He was also a major contributor to the community. Michael was chairman of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; a director of the Toronto with an immunization program aimed at protecting infants from common childhood diseases and dogs from rabies. Conditions were rough: running water was not always available and there was not always enough money to purchase basic medical supplies. Consequently, one of Gordon’s tasks was to assist the nurses in making bandages and cotton balls. He reports that the villagers lived in houses made of a mixture of earth, water, and straw that bred harmful insects that caused the swelling of internal organs. Windows were covered with plastic bags. Clean water was hard to come by and some families resorted to placing bottles of water outside in the hot sun in the hopes that the heat might kill harmful organisms. Gordon experienced first-hand the consequences of this lack of sanitation. “After drinking a juice that was sold in the streets, I experienced the stomach problems that almost all infants have due to unsanitary water,” he says. “I was so weak that I was forced to stay in bed for a week and be cared for by my host mom.” Before leaving Bolivia, Gordon presented a modest gift of new thermometers, tourniquets, pens, pencils, staplers, envelopes, and other equipment to the clinic.

Mendelssohn Choir; and a generous donor, with his wife Janet, to the Art Gallery of Ontario, York University, and many other institutions. An avid sportsman, he enjoyed fishing, shooting, and golfing at the Restigouche Salmon Club, Long Point Company, the Toronto Golf Club, and many others. He was also an enthusiastic member of the Initram and the Rosedale Walking Club. Michael is survived by Janet, his wife of 58 years, by their six children – Peter, Tom, Sarah, Geoffrey, Martha, and Mary – and 14 grandchildren. He notes that, “while these small items totaled less than $150, they were extremely grateful to be able to use the supplies.” His summer experiences made a huge impression on Gordon, whose goal is to become a doctor or researcher. “I’ve realized that there are many people in the world who are in great need of help,” he says. He now has a new-found resolve to “improve the basic living conditions of the people in countries overlooked by the rest of the world.” Dan Berbecel ’08 also spent the summer in South America: in Argentina as an intern of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. These internships immerse Harvard students in the culture, context, and language of the country while they work and contribute to a local organization. Before their departure, the students attended information sessions in Cambridge, where they learned about each program and the country where they would be living. Once overseas, the students participated in an intensive weeklong orientation program that helped them to better understand the culture.

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Class of 1945 Creates Generous Endowment In 2010, to mark their 65th anniversary, the UTS Class of ’45 will establish an annual bursary for a first-year student with an endowment of $305,000. Since graduation, they have contributed more than $1,400,000 to UTS. By Donald Bunt ’45


n June 1945, six weeks after the Allies were victorious in Europe, the University of Toronto Schools graduated 90 teenaged boys. We, the UTS Class of 1945, had spent our 13 years of formal education in times of great turmoil. The Great Depression and the Second World War had great impact on our lives, and we were unique as the first graduating class of a new era. We did not know it at the time, but we had developed friendships and relationships at UTS that would reunite many of us as “The Class of ’45” in later years. In 1970, 25 years after graduation, we decided as a group to meet annually for lunch; a tradition that we have maintained for 39 years. Our student years at UTS created a camaraderie that many of us have maintained throughout our lives. Class anniversary parties have been important gatherings: in 1985 at the Rosedale home of classmate John Hastings, in 1995 at the Donalda Club, and in 2005 in a private room at UTS. As the years have passed, most of us have come to recognize and appreciate the

very positive impact that the School had on our lives. That recognition and appreciation has encouraged us to maintain a relationship with our classmates and with UTS. As a consequence, we have endeavoured – when and where possible – to create or continue opportunities for UTS to thrive and for students to benefit and excel from their involvement with the School. Our contributions to UTS have come in a number of ways, including serving the School in advisory and committee membership capacities and fundraising. Since graduation, our class has contributed more than $1,400,000 to UTS. Some contributions have come at key periods of need for the School: • In the early 1980s, we contributed to the $500,000 bursaries campaign headed by Jack Rhind. In • 1992, the Class of ’45 initiated a $50,000 fund, now named “Canada 2010”. The focus of this fund includes information technology, career and personal planning, and other UTS initiatives.

• In 1993, in response to the Ontario

government’s cancellation of the annual subsidy to UTS, the Class of ’45 raised more than $1,000,000. In • 2010, we will establish the “Class of 1945 Bursary” – an annual bursary for a first-year student – with an endowment of $305,000. This will also mark our 65th anniversary. In return, our contributions have been warmly recognized: • In 1998, then-Principal Stan Pearl accepted our unanimous invitation to become an Honourary Member of the Class of ’45. In • 2005, the University of Toronto gave our class the prestigious Arbor Award for our efforts on behalf of UTS. As a group, and as individuals, we recognize and enjoy the satisfaction we feel knowing that in a small way our contributions are increasing opportunities for students and staff at UTS. As Alumni, the Class of ’45 remains interested in and enthusiastic about the future of the University of Toronto Schools.

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2008 Annual Fund Donors


Thank you for your generous support! W

e extend heartfelt appreciation to the many donors who so generously have offered their support to the University of Toronto Schools. In this, our Centennial year, we are particularly mindful of the need to continue our tradition of academic excellence – and also our tradition of bursary support. Your contributions ensure that we are able to continue to offer the gift of a UTS education to all our students. – Michaele M. Robertson, Principal

Alumni donors to UTSAA Annual Fund for the period July 2008 to June 2009 1930–1935 Total: $185 Benson T. Rogers ’30 I. Arthur Fremes ’34 John D. Armstrong ’35

1936 Total: $690 Richard J. Boxer Geoffrey M.C. Dale Ralph L. Hennessy Ian A.B. MacKenzie

1937 Total: $700 Daniel F. Blachford Thomas C. Brown John G. W. McIntyre

1938 Total: $1685 James H. Alexander Robert P. Cameron John H. Clarry, Q.C. W.T. Erskine Duncan Donald Fraser J. Drummond Grieve John C. Laidlaw John A. Rhind William A. Sheppard, Q.C.

1939 Total: $850 A. Harold Copeland William Cross Thomas J. Crouch Robert G. Dale Peter A. Hertzberg




Total: $602 Peter Aykroyd Ernest C. Goggio James O. Sebert

1941 Total: $1125 David Y. Anderson Walter E. Bell, Q.C. Grant N. Boyd Kenneth C. Brown George S.P. Ferguson Richard W. Jeanes The Rev. W.H. Frere Kennedy David H. Kirkwood Paul M. Laughton I. Ross McLean J. Blair Seaborn

1942 Total: $350 Kenneth D. McRae Jack Rendall A. Cal Wilson

1943 Total: $1507 F. Geoffrey Adams Alan W. Conn Alexander T. Cringan H. Stewart Dand T. Lorne Innes James A. Low Bruce M. McCraw W.O. Chris Miller, Q.C. John A. Sarjeant Joseph D. Sheard George W. Stock Donald C. Teskey

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Total: $2891 C. Derek S. Bate David L. Bate Michael Beer Gordon S. Cameron Douglas R. Coutts George W. Edmonds G. Dean Gooderham Gordon R. Gwynne-Timothy A. Donald Manchester Morton Pullan J. Gilbert Scott Allan W. Sutherland George A. Trusler

1945 Total: $19,400 William R. Blundell Donald G. Bunt Keith M. Gibson John P. Hamilton J. Desmond Horan John H. Macaulay D. Robert Pugh J. Michael G. Scott Basil J. Weedon

1946 Total: $7811 Bruce C. Bone Charles R. Catto Robert Dowsett William L. Heath Joseph B. McArthur John H. Shirriff P. Kingsley Smith David G. Watson Peter Webb, Q.C. David H. Wishart

Total: $2442 James C. Butler William I. Copeland Michael A. Fair John B. Finlay Richard S. Grout T. Douglas Kent Tracy Lloyd John S. MacDougall Quintin J. Maltby Richard H. Sadleir Hugh E. Zimmerman

1948 Total: $41,050 Philip L. Arrowsmith John A. Bowden Fred Brauer Meredith Coates Keith G. Dalglish Albert P. Fell Norman D. Fox Peter Hopkins John Hurst Michael Ireland J. Fergus Kyle Frederick F. Langford Donald Lomax Clayton R. Peterson Douglas Peterson John G.C. Pinkerton George H. Stowe John W. Thomson H. Douglas Wilkins Ian S. Wishart

1949 Total: $1800 James Ainslie Donald K. Avery Gordon M. Barratt Richard M. Clee and Frances Clee E. Donald Dainty James D. Fleck Robert E. Logan Richard D. Tafel

1950 Total: $3550 Gilbert E. Alexander Douglas J. Alton E. Kendall Cork Roger G. Crawford Henry N.R. Jackman, Q.C. David Lewis Alexander Macpherson William J. McClelland William J. McIlroy R. John Moorfield George F. Plaxton, Q. C. John N. Shaw J. Frederick F. Weatherill

1951 Total: $5170 John Catto William J. Corcoran George A. Fierheller D. Ross Holden John P. Kerr

J. Alexander Lowden T. Gordon McIntyre Peter H. Russell William W. Stinson Guy W. Upjohn Robert J. Wright, Q.C.

1952 Total: $3125 Gerald A. Crawford James D. Floyd E.A. Austin and Lois Fricker Gordon G. Goodfellow Peter J. Harris Richard S. Howe John C. Hurlburt R. Conrad Lister Jack F. McOuat Darrell Phillips William J. Saunderson

1953 Total: $1950 John R. Carruthers Edward B. Cross Kenneth Culver William Lett James Mainprize Robert D. McCleary Alan E. Morson Gordon Perkin William Rogan David O. Wainwright Hugh D. Wainwright Douglas R. Wilson

1954 Total: $6137 Robert S. Baker David K. Bernhardt H. Donald Borthwick Douglas G. Brewer John A. Cameron Gary F. Canlett James A. Cripps Robert Crummey G. Alan Fleming Robert K. Gibson John M. Goodings E. John Hambley Michael B. Hutchison R. Laird Joynt James R. Lowden D. Keith Millar John D. Murray Desmond M. O’Rorke J. Richard Parsons William R. Redrupp John S. Rodway Gordon R. Sellery John H. Wait Roger K. Watson George Whyte

1955 Total: $2540 Harold L. Atwood David R. Brillinger Harvey 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 Ian M. Smith

1956 Total: $2675 Paul Cavers Frank E. Collins Darcy T. Dingle John L. Duerdoth David Flint Joseph F. Gill Peter Godsoe Ryan R. Kidd Steve B. Lowden James C. McCartney, Q.C. Arthur R. Scace Peter D. Scott John V. Snell Charles F. Snelling Douglas I. Towers

1957 Total: $2420 Murray A. Corlett Robert M. Culbert Robert G. Darling C. A. Campbell Fraser Robert A. Gardner James D. Graham Bruce M. Henderson David W. Kerr Gary Magee Stephen A. Otto Alan B. Perkin John G. Sayers Robert W. Waddell

1958 Total: $5330 George M. Carrick Douglas A. Davis Peter J. George Brian Hayes Bruce E. Houser David L. Ingram William G. Leggett Robert E. Lord James R. Mills Kit Moore David P. Ouchterlony Douglas G. Peter Joseph A. Starr Peter Strachan D. Nico Swaan Rein C. Vasara William R. Weldon Barry N. Wilson

1959 Total: $975 Donald G. Bell Alexander A. Furness W.L. Mackenzie King John H. Lynch Ian A. Shaw John A. Sloane James P. Stronach Ian C. Sturdee Ian M. Thompson

1960 Total: $775 John R.D. Fowell R. Neill McRae Peter C.S. Nicoll R. Malcolm Nourse R. Dale Taylor Robert J. Tweedy

1961 Total: $12,951 John Coleman David J. Holdsworth Richard S. Ingram Peter B. MacKinnon Paul N. Manley James E. Shaw Michael Tinkler David Ward

1962 Total: $2572 Leonard M. Dudley Gordon R. Elliot David A. Galloway Kirby Keyser Robert H. Kidd Donald A. Laing Peter W.C. Markle Donald A. McMaster David S. Milne Michael A. Peterman Andras Z. Szandtner Bryce R. Taylor Wayne D. Thornbrough Robert S. Weiss

1963 Total: $1590 W. Paul Bates James E. Fowell Nelson G. Hogg John R. Kelk W. Niels F. Ortved Lane Prentice Nicholas A. Smith

1964 Total: $800 James S. Cornell Collin M. Craig William R. Jones Michael F. Kimber Robert D. Lightbody Ian M. Mason David Rogers Michael J. Ross

1965 Total: $600 Robert A. Cumming James K. Hayes Robert W. Hustwitt Peter MacEwen Anthony J. Reid Jeffrey R. Stutz

1966 Total: $1632 R. Timothy Halderson William A. MacKay John S. Rogers David R. Sanderson

A. Gordon Stollery Brian W. Wistow

1967 Total: $1360 Richard J. Boxer Michael Curtis Peter C. Donat John J.L. Hunter, Q.C. W. Scott Morgan Michael Penman

1968 Total: $1000 John R. Collins E. Nicolaas Holland J. Wayne W. Jones John B. Lanaway James A. Russell Murray E. Treloar

Ian Graham Wayne D. Gregory James C. Haldenby Edward S. Sennett Walter L. Vogl William W. Wilkins Bob and Margo Zimmerman

1974 Total: $2050 Andrey V. Cybulsky Terence R. Davison Gregory Deacon James H. Grout Gregory H. Knittl Robert Martin John Tompkins

Total: $2579 John M. Bohnen William J. Bowden James S. Coatsworth John B. Deacon Michael Disney Stephen C. Farris Frederick Heath Robert J. Herman David G. White John Wright Brian D. Wynn

1970 Total: $1901 R. Ian Casson Douglas N. Donald Brian D. Koffman David Lang Peter H. Norman David K. Roberts David G. Stinson Paul H. Wright


Total: $950 Paul M. Anglin Graeme C. Bate Kenneth J. McBey David Sherman J. Stephen Tatrallyay

1976 Total: $3823 Alistair K. Clute Myron I. Cybulsky Marko D. Duic Vincent Santamaura Jeffrey W. Singer Martin R. Weigelin Daniel P. Wright Graham J. Yost



Total: $2825 M. Steven Alizadeh Peter L. Buzzi Robert Crewe Andre L. Hidi David M. LeGresley Stephen Marshall Lawrence F. May David R. McCarthy

1971 Total: $2235 Paul L. Barnicke Derek A. Bate Paul E. Brace William A. Fallis John S. Floras Richard C. Hill Thomas Hurka William O. Menzel Peter G. Neilson R.D. Roy Stewart

Total: $2020 John Chew Edward E. Etchells Thomas A. Friedland Bruce M. Grant Kim-Lee Kho Alison J. Murray Andre H. Schmid


1972 Total: $2100 George V. Crawford Robert L. Fowler David S. Grant Harry M. Lay Bernard McGarva Christopher D. Woodbury

1973 Total: $1490 Donald Clarke Jeffrey Clayton David W. Fallis

1979 Total: $2438 Peter Ewens Julie Gircys Andrew H.K. Hainsworth Brian Imrie Jean Iu C. Stuart Kent Janet O’Reilly Total: $5000 Andrew Alberti Theodore H. Barnett Paul Bird Peter S. Bowen Sarah C. Bradshaw Kirsty E. Brown Kevin Crowston Christine E. Dowson Carolyn B. Ellis Dana Z. Gladstone K. Vanessa Grant Sheldon L. Green Bernard E. Gropper Daniel Houpt Eric Kert Jillian Lewis Rick Marin Ian C. McCuaig N. Andrew Munn Nomi S. Morris Rush Diana Shepherd Christine D. Wilson



John Visosky John B.A. Wilkinson


Total: $19,190 David C. Allan Deborah Berlyne Monica E Biringer Irene Cybulsky Kay Giggie Sherry A. Glied Robert Goodwin Laurie Graham Penelope A. Harbin Stephanie Kimmerer Kenneth R. Kirsh Susan Lawson Dana Lewis-Orenstein Allison MacDuffee Audrey Marton Laurie E. McLean Christina Medland John S.P. Robson John A. Rose Timothy Sellers Susan Slattery Ann Louise M. Vehovec Peteris Viducis fa l l 2009


Total: $1740 Benjamin T. Chan Peter K. Czegledy Robert C. Dmytryshyn Lisa C. Jeffrey Robin L. Martin Dena McCallum

1983 Total: $1000 J.Samuel Barkin Karen M. Mandel Earl Stuart

1984 Total: $2601 Donald C. Ainslie Marion W. Dove Nicholas G. Evans Catherine E. Ivkoff David M. Kreindler Michael R. Martin Cameron A. Matthew Kosta Michalopoulos

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Chandragupta Sooran Bryan Walenius David J. Walker

1985 Total: $969 Anne V. Fleming Carrie Ku Kerstin A. Lack Grant Lum Carson T. Schutze Adrian M. Yip

1986 Total: $4346 David L. Auster Tracy A. Betel Michael Birke David C. Bourne Paul W. Fieguth Henry Huang Aeron Hunt Anthony Lee Terence Leighton Jennifer May Mark D. Phillips David Weiss Julie Williams

1987 Total: $2050 Kevin E. Davis Katherine Hammond Sascha Hastings Richard Nathanson Jill R. Presser Cari M. Whyne Thomas Wilk

1988 Total: $11,552 Chaim M. Bell Michael D. Broadhurst Eugene H. Ho Mark Opashinov Gregory J. Payne Mark S. Shuper

1989 Total: $1900 Margaret S. Graham Michael T. Lower Jonathan J. Poplack Angela S. Punnett Gregory R. Shron

1990 Total: $2450 Asheesh Advani Tanya Y. Bartucz Christopher Burton Jason Fung Sara H. Gray Lennox Huang Heather Kirkby Naomi Levinson

1991–1992 Total: $1960 Karen Chan ’91 Aaron M. Dantowitz ’91 Karim F. Abdulla ’92 Anthony Berger ’92


Anna Lim ’92 Stephen F. Reed ’92


Friends of UTS

Total: $2460 Kai Ming Adam Chan Danielle L. Goldfarb Baldwin Hum Geoffrey R. Hung Alexander B. Hutchinson Justin Lou Justin W. Tan Scott A. Thompson Andrew Tsui Pauline W. Wong Veronica C. Yeung

1994 Total: $500 Aaron L. Chan Adam Chapnick Raymond Fung Ian C. Mitchell Rachel Spitzer

1995–1996 Total: $665 Rashaad Bhyat ’95 Diana Drappel ’95 Robin Rix ’95 Felicia Chiu ’96 Amanda Ross-White ’96

1997 Total: $4305 Monique M. Bourdeau Stephen Cheng Barton Egnal Tariq Fancy Jessica Gunderson Benjamin Hunt Cyrus Irani Grace Leung Nersi Makki Christa McPherson Michael D.J. Morgan Veena Mosur Karin Prochazka-Bergeron Sarah Richardson Jan Schotte Michael Shenkman Fraser Stark Jennifer Stulberg Christopher Tait

1998–1999 Total: $581 Laura Bogomolny ’98 Clarence Cheng ’98 Judy S. Kwok ’98 Sharon Lee ’98 Alexander Berezowsky ’99 Albert K. Tang ’99

2000–2006 Total: $2015 William Roberts ’00 Peter Chan ’01 Ann Marie McKenna ’01 Liang Hong ’02 C. Luke Stark ’02 Kevin Keystone ’03 James R. McGarva ’03

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Jeremy Opolsky ’03 Patrick Kaifosh ’06


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Scott Baker Jean A. Ballinger Bayer Inc. BMO Employee Charitable Foundation Alma J. Brace Consuelo Castillo Cecilia Chiang CIBC Martha Drake Estate of John Stanford ’54 Estate of Olwen O. Walker General Electric Canada Inc. Jane L. Glassco H. Donald Gutteridge and M. Anne Millar Anne Herringer Susan Kitchell Alan D. Latta Fung Ly Manulife Financial Hugh Mason Nesbitt Burns Inc. Ontario Power Generation Stanley M. Pearl Nita and Donald Reed Don W. Reynolds Vincent Ricchio Cedric E. Ritchie Michaele M. Robertson Amy Schindler Howard Schneider and Aliye Keskin-Schneider Dorothy M.S. Shepherd

TD Waterhouse Private Giving Foundation Foster Hewitt Foundation The Lympstone Foundation Alva Chui May Tse Tak Po Tso Zulfikarali Verjee Nancy Watson In Memory of Don Fawcett ’50 William Bewley Richard J. Boxer ’67 Alice Buchanan Donald A. Campbell ’61 Douglas Carter ’70 James R. Coatsworth ’69 John R. Collins ’68 Michael Curtis ’67 Mary Davies Diane Domelle Paul Dunning Norman D. Fox ’48 David A. Galloway ’62 Barry Grant Wayne D. Gregory ’73 Peter Hall Wilfred Heller Gary Hunt Robert P. Jacob ’60 Brian Jones Shirley Lowther Peter Ortved ’67 William Richards Arthur Rotenberg Kenneth Shepherd David Stevenson Andras Z. Szandtner ’62 Aldeane Taylor

Nick P. Volpe Diane Warden In Memory of J.M.S. Careless ’36 Geoffrey M.C. Dale ’36

Graduating Class Bursary $53,906 James Penturn ’77 and Kathleen Crook Christopher W. Besant and Laura Silver Douglas Bradley and Mary Killoran Willie and Wendy Chey Noor Dewji Alex and Regine Kuperman James and Isabella Leung William and Elaine Rowlands C. King-Fun and Cecilia Siu Kenneth and Karen Tam Caetan Vaz Harry and Alicia Young Jainfeng Bai Hongna Fu Lydia Lubinski and Ewald Schaefer Branka and Mario Komparic Eric Friedman and Dina Krawitz Jianghai Mei Marney and Gary Opolsky Grace Yu-Kuei Shen Victoria Sugarman Sizu Hoa Truong The Zhang Family The Zhou Family

The UTS Arbor Society for Planned Giving

UTS would like to thank the following individuals who have declared their intention to include UTS in their charitable giving plans: Gordon M. Barratt ’49 David Holdsworth ’61 Ben Chan ’82 Robert E. Lord ’58 James S. Coatsworth ’69 William R.H. Montgomery G. Alan Fleming ’54 Former Teacher Stephen Gauer ’70 Tim Morgan ’87 Arthur C. Hewitt ’49 Michaele Robertson, Principal Robert W. Hoke ’66 John N. Shaw ’50 Stephen Tatrallyay ’75 UTS would also like to thank the donors who have asked to remain anonymous. If you have made a provision for UTS in your Will, or would like to receive information on planned giving, please contact Martha Drake, Executive Director, Advancement at 416-946-0097 or

Alumni Golf Tournament 2009

...and we’ve got the results!


he 14th annual UTS Alumni Golf Tournament took place on June 25th, 2009 at our usual venue, St. Andrews Valley in Aurora – a challenging, wellconditioned course with a most accommodating staff both on the golf and catering side. Forty-two golfers had to battle rain, high winds, and hail on their way to the Tournament, but it was a beautiful day at St. Andrews, and the sun shone on the course all day. Aside from the pocket of good weather at the course, participants enjoyed a great day of golf, a beverage and conversation on the beautiful deck, and a meal and more chat and the trophy presentations. The Hargraft Trophy for Low Gross was tightly contested; it was won for the first time by Peter Frost ’63, followed a shot back by Don Borthwick ’53 and Nick Smith ’63. Two shots back were Bob Tweedy and Paul Wilson, both ’60. The Low Net Trophy went to Sandy Davison ’49, with John Liphardt ’56 in second place. Sue Lawson ’78 took both the Low Gross and Low Net in the Ladies’ Division. Nick Smith ’63 won the President’s Trophy for grads 40-50 years out, while Don Borthwick ’54 (who else?) captured the Don Borthwick Trophy for grads out 50 years or more. The Dave Jolley Memorial Trophy for best ball by class went down to the final hole as Richard Boxer rolled in a long putt, and along with Mike Gillies, Peter Ortved, and George Boddington, the class of ’67 defeated ’53 and ’63 by one shot. Closest to the Hole winners were Steve Lowden ’56, Martin Gammack ’53, Tom Sanderson ’55, former principal Stan Pearl, and Chad Bark ’43. Steve Lowden also won the Long Drive contest, while Tim Sellers ’78 prevailed in the Shortest Drive challenge. Finally, in a titanic struggle, we had a tie for Most Honest Golfer between former principal Derek Bate ’44 and Don Kerr ’39; Don ended up sharing the trophy he had donated with Derek. The prize table was greatly enhanced this year by the generosity of Paul Donolo and the House of Kangaroo in Oakville, and our sincere thanks go out to them. Much of the hard work in organizing the event was done by Jennifer Orazietti, Alumni Affairs Officer, and Martha Drake who heads our Office of Advancement. Here’s hoping to see you in June 2010! Check The Root and the UTS Alumni website for specific details.


1. Tom Sanderson ’55 gets 2 3

in a spot of extra practice on the putting green. 2. The D. R. Jolley Memorial Trophy was presented to Richard Boxer, Michael Gillies, and Peter Ortved (photographed) and George Boddington (not photographed) from the class of ’67 3. Nick Smith ’63 with Sue Lawson ’78. Sue enjoyed a great day, winning in two categories of the Ladies’ Division! 4. Golfers gather after a well-played round to enjoy their favorite hole on any course: the ‘19th’!


Peter Frost ’63, Nick Smith ’63, and Don Borthwick ’54


Looking Back


From the Archives: TOP “On June 5, 1912, UTS announced the formation of a cadet corps, registered as number 337. Two masters, George Cline and George Bramfitt, took charge of putting the cadets through their paces, teaching the boys how to march, drill, and make a smart appearance on the parade ground. Both men were lieutenants in the army reserves, and they knew their stuff. Under their guidance, the corps immediately earned such a good reputation that it was chosen as the guard of honour when the Duke of Connaught, Canada’s governor-general, presided at the opening of the Royal Ontario Museum in 1914.” — UTS 1910-2010, by Jack Batten ’50 right This ad for UTS – “A day school for boys – taught by men” – appeared in The Toronto Daily Star on September 10, 1910.

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