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the uts alumni magazine | fall 2010

Oh, what a homecoming it was! More than 1,200 people came home to wish UTS a happy 100th.

WWI Commemorative Project Telling the stories of the UTS boys who lost their lives in the Great War.

UTS in Uganda

UTS grad teaches two-week environmental workshop at the Jane Goodall Institute.

Upcoming UTS Events

Mark Your Calendars Thursday, September 16, 2010

Centennial Speakers Event UTS Auditorium, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Everyone in the UTS community is invited to join moderator John Allemang ’70 and a panel of notable alumni speakers as they discuss Wiseguys & Brainiacs: How far can intelligence take us in our second century? RSVP at or call 416-978-3919. More details on page 23. Saturday, October 16, 2010

Centennial Gala: Double Blue & White Ball Centennial Honorary Chair Chris Alexander ’85 and Principal Michaele M. Robertson invite alumni and current and past parents and staff to celebrate the conclusion of UTS’ Centennial with the “Double Blue & White Ball” at the Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto. This formal, elegant event – with former Principal Donald Gutteridge as M.C. – will launch UTS into our second century! RSVP at or call 416-978-3919. Thursday, November 11, 2010

Remembrance Day Service 10:00 a.m. Reception and 10:30 Service with a special presentation of colours by the 337 Cadet Corps. Alumni and alumni veterans are invited to join students and staff for the ceremony. Alumni luncheon afterwards hosted by Principal Michaele M. Robertson. More details on page 6. RSVP at or call 416-978-3919. Friday, December 3, 2010

Holiday Concert A holiday tradition of student musical performances. 5:00 p.m: Café Blue in the lower gym. 6:30 p.m: Concert in the auditorium. Contact: Ron Royer, or 416-978-3434. Saturday, February 5, 2011

Basketball 3-on-3 Tournament Organize your team of alumni for a spirited competition! 9:30 a.m. in the UTS gym. RSVP at 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 ’72 416-499-0090 Treasurer

Bob Cumming ’65 416-727-6640 Honorary President

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

Rick Parsons 416-978-3864 directors

Don Ainslie ’84 416-910-9360

Jonathan Bitidis ’99 416-703-7918

Don Borthwick ’54 705-436-3452

Aaron Chan ’94 416-224-2426

Nina Coutinho ’04 905-337-3264

Peter Frost ’64 416-867-2035

Mark Opashinov ’88 416-925-8617

Emily Rix ’96 416-447-6340

Tom Sanderson ’55 416-604-4890

Nick Smith ’63

Friday, February 25 & Saturday, February 26, 2011

Senior Play

UTS Auditorium, production and time to be determined. Contact: Catherine Hannon, or 416-978-6802.


Jennifer Suess ’94 416-654-2391

Phil Weiner ’01 416-868-2239

John Wilkinson ’78 416-489-2291






 ast May, more than 1,200 people participated L in the largest gathering of alumni in UTS history.

This website tells the stories of the UTS students, graduates, and one teacher who lost their lives in the Great War.


Principal’s Message


Turning our eyes to the future

UTS Board Report


Foundation Report


Stepping into our next century

 he winners of the Centennial Music Composition competition, T the Alumni Speakers Event, and the Double Blue & White Ball.

Thanks for your support!

Advancement Report 12 Looking forward, looking back

Treasurer’s Report

 he latest in the lives of your classmates, including In Memoriam T and tributes to the lives of two distinguished alumni.

Good news for UTS!

The 15th annual UTS Alumni Golf Tournament took place on June 17th, 2010 at St. Andrews Valley.

Our thanks to this issue’s contributors: Doug Adamson ’61, Don Borthwick ’54, Bob Cumming ’65, Eugene DiSante, Martha Drake, Peter Frost ’63, Jeff Kennedy, Bob Lord ’58, Lily McGregor, Chris Mallon ’04, Rick Marin ’80, Claudia Miatello, Peter Neilson ’71, Jennifer Orazietti, Jane Rimmer, Morgan Ring ’07, Michaele M. Robertson, Tom Sanderson ’55, Bill Saunderson ’52, Diana Shepherd ’80, Nick Smith ’63, Abi Vijenthira ’07, Peter Wills ’07, Paul Wright ’70 Photography: Cover, Homecoming: Victor Yeung; Victor Yeung and Jane Rimmer

University of Toronto Schools Alumni Association 371 Bloor Street West, Room 121, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2R7 Phone: 416-978-3919 Fax: 416-971-2354 E-mail: Web: | Published Spring and Fall, The Root is available to all alumni, parents, and friends of UTS. Contact us at the above addresses to receive a copy or to change your address. This issue is also available at:


On the cover: Former UTS Principals Al Fleming ’54, Stan Pearl, Malcolm Levin, and Don Gutteridge flank current Principal Michaele Robertson and Centennial Honorary Chair Chris Alexander ’85

29 Annual Alumni Golf Tournament

President’s Report Homecoming a grand success

24 Alumni News


2009–2010 Annual Fund

23 Centennial Notebook

Bits & Pieces

Annual Fund Donors 32

20 WW1 Commemorative Project


Noteworthy UTS tidbits

13 Centennial Homecoming

Mark Your Calendars Upcoming alumni & school events

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Editor: Diana Shepherd ’80 Design: Rick Blechta (Castlefield Media); Homecoming logo by Jane Rimmer Printed by: Thistle Printing Ltd.


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Bits&Pieces A compendium of noteworthy UTS tidbits.

We received 13 out of the 39 awards and trophies available and with so many of our students participating in academic, athletic, and creative events – in single or team formation – they frequently found themselves running from a field event to a stage performance to a written test! In addition, our own Kenneth Wu won the logo contest and had his original design printed on the Conference’s commemorative Frisbees! We owe an immense debt of gratitude to Mr. Timmins who – on his own time, all year long – taught two ancient Greek courses and coached four Oral Reading teams. His students placed in the top levels of all the

Classics Conference In this our Centennial year, the UTS Classics Society achieved its fifteenth consecutive victory at the XLII Ontario Student Classics Conference, held at Brock University from May 6 to 9, 2010. Seventeen schools, both public and private, participated in the three-day marathon. Our 40-strong UTS contingent performed remarkably well in all sections of the competition (academic, athletic and creative): although the final point differential for the teams finishing second through fifth was just 293, UTS was a full 300 points ahead of the secondplace school!

ancient Greek competitions. We also thank Mme Bernicchia-Freeman and Jonathan Bitidis ’99 (a 1995-99 Conference participant) for their support and assistance as our dedicated fellow chaperones. Finally, we recognize the stellar efforts of Christine Farquharson and Rebecca Moscoe-Di Felice, who were outstanding in their demanding role as the UTS Society’s Senior Executive. Along with Keven Ji, Ishita Petkar, Lucy Powis, Karen Zhang, and Jessica Zung, they coordinated everyone’s efforts and judiciously harnessed the passion and the proud determination of a superb team. It has been a privilege to once again lead such a dedicated group of

colleagues and students. I am certain that UTS’ first principal, Henry Crawford (who started teaching Latin at the age of 16), would have been proud of our endeavours in the Classics – the educational foundation of his vision 100 years ago! – Eugene DiSante, UTS Classics Conference Coordinator

UTS math teacher wins Edyth May Sliffe Award UTS math teacher Amy Paradine has been awarded the Edyth May Sliffe Award for Distinguished Junior High School Mathematics Teaching. The award is given annually by the

Left: Kenneth Wu’s winning design that appeared on all Conference-issued Frisbees. Right: the Classics Senior Executive takes a moment out of the hectic conference schedule , which included academic, athletic, and creative events (l-r): Ishita Petkar, Lucy Powis, Rebecca Moscoe-Di Felice, Christine Farquharson, Jessica Zung, Karen Zhang, Keven Ji.


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Amy Paradine, winner of the Edith May Sliffe Award.

Mathematical Association of North America to just 48 teachers selected from all the junior high schools situated in ten US regions and one region in Canada. It is based on the total performance of the three top-scoring students of a school over the past three years. The award has been won seven times by UTS in the Middle School division since the 1990s.

Alumni musicians tune-in to today’s students Alumni of all musical stripes were out in force this year at UTS with several former students returning to perform in concerts, to lead workshops, and to teach classes. As mentioned in the last issue of The Root, in November the UTS senior strings performed with the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra as part of the Soundstreams Canada series. We are happy to note that two alumni joined the students and performed in the same event: Conrad Chow ’99 (violin) and Sarah Hamilton ’81 (who was oboe soloist). Conrad and Sarah also played with members of the senior strings at Nocturne on November

20, 2009, and Sarah was in school to teach a master class for oboe students during the same period. Derek Bate ’71, resident conductor with the Canadian Opera Company, graced the UTS stage with his presence at the Holiday Concert on December 16, as guest conductor of Tchaikovsky’s waltz from “Serenade for Strings” played by the UTS Senior Strings. He also took time out of his busy schedule to direct many of their rehearsals. Bass-baritone Ingemar Korjus ’69, who is Associate Professor and head of the vocal program at the University of Ottawa’s School of Music, visited in February. Ingemar, a member of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein and the Canadian Opera Company, led voice workshops for staff and students eager to improve their vocal skills. That same month, Mitchell Wong ’05, who studied jazz and classical saxophone at the Royal Conservatory, was at UTS using his “Music as a Second Language” educational program to teach improvisation to the M4 music class. The sessions culminated in a performance at Jazz Night of “Watermelon Man”, which featured solos by five students. For the Centennial Concert on April 24, a group of alumni performed with the UTS Orchestra. These included Wayne Jones ’68, clarinet, Patrick Kaifosh ’06, horn, Alex Eddington ’98, tromcontinued on next page

Alumni Musicians visit UTS

Clockwise from top left: Derek Bate ’71 conducted a Tchaikovsky waltz at the Holiday concert; Mitchell Wong ’05 taught jazz improv to M4s; Ingemar Korjus ’69 worked on vocal skills with students and staff; UTS music teacher Ron Royer flanked by Solomon Douglas ’02 (L) and former UTS music teacher John Fautley. Bottom: Taiko drumming coaching from Anthony Lee ’86 (inset) was a resounding success.

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bone, Conrad Chow ’99, violin, Joanna Tang ’02, violin, and Jeremy Zung ’08, violin. Alex composed two pieces for the concert: “Casa Loma Variations” for symphonic band and “Ode on the Mammoth Cheese Weighing Over 7,000 Pounds” for choir. He also conducted the performance of his composition and sang with the choir. Solomon Douglas ’92 composed “Three Little Dances for the Senior Strings”. Finally, Anthony Lee ’86, Taiko drummer extraordinaire, led several percussion sessions during May, putting students through their paces during music class.

The retirement party for three long-standing, devoted, and much-loved UTS staff members (l-r): Peg McPhedran, Dorothy Davis, and Marie-Claire Récurt.

the school – the wonderful bonds she has forged with UTSPA. She was the brains behind the school calendar, the driving force behind organizing assemblies, and so much more. Dorothy’s plans include moving back to her beautiful Edwardian home in her native Windsor, which will surely be a huge change from the “organized chaos” that she loved at UTS. “You never know what’s going to happen when you walk through the front doors,” she said. Outgoing UTS Board Treasurer, John Jakolev, who presented Dorothy with a gift from UTS, spoke of how her warmth and engaging personality were key factors in his daughter’s decision to attend UTS. Teacher Adam Brown also handed Dorothy a brand new catcher’s glove – which will definitely find its way to a Detroit Tigers game in the near future! Peg McPhedran came to UTS in 1998 to head up the student services department and she has been its guiding light ever since. She has brought considerable experience, knowledge, and expertise on matters of curriculum and programming, and through the years has been instrumental in developing the services that the

UTS bids farewell to three of its finest

At the end of the 200910 school year, UTS bid a fond farewell to three long-standing, devoted, and much-loved members of the staff. At an end-of-year retirement party, Dorothy Davis, Peg McPhedran, and Marie-Claire Récurt were sent off with touching, amusing, and insightful speeches, lots of good wishes, and some gifts, too! Vice-Principal Dorothy Davis joined UTS in 2001 and, as Principal Michaele Robertson noted in her farewell comments to Dorothy: “We won’t really know all that she has done until she is no longer here to do it all.” Dorothy will be missed for her great depth of caring for students and their interests and – as a result of her profound appreciation for everything the parents do for


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department offers. She has also been an integral part of the UTS ski program. David Rounthwaite ’65, secretary of the UTS Board, mused that not much has changed since his own school days: as evidenced by the warm and eloquent comments spoken of Peg by her colleagues, the staff is as dedicated and committed now as it was back then – and the sense of a close-knit community is still a huge part of what UTS is all about. Marie-Claire Récurt’s UTS career spans 22 years; during that time, she has proven herself to be a dedicated teacher of French, a passionate Canadian, and an outspoken advocate on issues of social justice. Putting a finger on what is best about the school is, she admitted, “a very hard question... What is most important is the energy, the engagement that everyone has and cultivates.” Marie-Claire added that she will “miss the students with their ideas, comments, insights, and questions, as each year there would always be something never ever asked before.” UTS Board Member Nasir Noormohamad presented Marie-Claire’s gift; he spoke of his son’s experiences studying with her at UTS and how much his son had

valued her teaching. In the cards for the future: MarieClaire is intent on spending time with family and friends, undertaking some home improvements, yoga, voluntary educational work with adolescents, and continuing her remarkable and prodigious creative pursuits in writing and photography.

Mentoring The UTS alumni-student mentoring program, Branching Out, which went on hiatus during the past year due to the exciting, packed Centennial celebration schedule, is ready to hit the ground running again for the 2010-11 school year. The program pairs young, professional alumni in a wide variety of fields with senior students in order to foster productive and enriching mentoring partnerships. If you are interested in becoming a part of this fun and rewarding program, or would like more information, please contact Jennifer Orazietti, Alumni Affairs Officer, at

Cadet Corps Flag The 337 Queen’s York Rangers Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps was established at UTS in 1912

and quickly became an integral part of school life until it relocated to Fort York Armoury in 1973. In seeking to honour this proud and long history, the Corps has graciously offered to present the school with the “colours”: a flag or standard bearing the Union Jack and the emblems of the Royal Canadian Army Cadets, UTS, and the Queen’s York Rangers Regiment (the latter of whom have been the Cadets Corps’ sponsors for many years). Warren Ralph ’71, Cadet Corps Training Officer, and a small group of fellow cadets, will attend the UTS Remembrance Day ceremony on November 11, 2010 to make the presentation on behalf of the Corps.

Graduating to alumni status Graduating from UTS is an exciting business full of new prospects and lots of changes. UTSAA President, Peter Neilson ’71, stopped by the school in June to introduce the S6 cohort to one such development in their lives: becoming UTS alumni as opposed to UTS students. Peter was joined by Martha Drake (Executive Director, Advancement) and Jennifer Orazietti (Alumni Affairs Officer). Peter told the students about the Alumni Association, yearly alumni events, subscribing to Net Directories, and the role of Year Reps. Most importantly, they were welcomed to the alumni fold and encouraged to keep in touch, come back and visit – and to always R consider UTS their school! l

UTS Athletics wrap-up 2009-10 I t was a fantastic year for UTS sports, with the Girls Junior Basketball team winning the Tier 2 South Region Championship and the Boys Baseball team returning to the regional playoffs. In addition, the Cross Country, Tennis, Girls Varsity Volleyball, Wrestling, Swimming, Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding, and Track and Field teams all qualified for Provincial championships! At the Athletic Banquet – which was generously sponsored by the UTSAA – at Trinity College on June 22, a host of honours and awards were distributed. The senior male and female Athletes of the Year, both

of whom have had outstanding sports careers during their time at UTS, were Nicholas Hassan and Liz Irish. Nicholas (who received the Ron Wakelin award) was a four-year member of the wrestling team – including qualifying for the provincial championships – and a leader on the rugby and soccer teams. Liz (the Ornella Barrett award recipient) played tennis, rugby, and field hockey. She also participated in the pole vault and the 400 m in Track and Field and was a member of the UTS Volleyball team – which twice qualified for the Provincial OFSAA tournament. Brynne Yarranton (OFSAA Cross Country and

Track and Field, and Girls Junior Basketball) took M3 Rookie of the Year, and the Girls Junior Basketball team, coached by Virginia Ki and Susie Choi, Library Services Director, won the Team of the Year award. Coach of the Year went to physical education teacher Mitch Chuvalo for his continued coaching excellence in wrestling. (A full list of all Award winners will be posted on the school’s website.) On behalf of the Athletic Department and the Student Athletic Council, we thank the Alumni Association for its continued support of the UTS Athletic Program.

– Jeff Kennedy, Athletics Director

The UTS senior Athletes of the Year, Liz Irish and Nicholas Hassan.

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President’s Report

Homecoming a Grand Success Don’t miss our final Centennial events in September and October!


s part of the Centennial celebrations, we held our Homecoming at UTS on May 29th. To my knowledge, it was the best attended alumni event ever, with more than 1,200 people present to tour the school, look at displays, and have a barbeque and eat birthday cake in the parking lot. For me, there were a number of highlights. Many of our younger alumni were revisiting the school for the first time – but we also had a great turnout from alumni who had graduated 40, 50, and Peter even 60 years ago. Neilson ’71 There was a truly president, UTSAA impressive number of past principals and staff members present. The student presentations and performances were great – I loved the Classics display! Over the course of the event, I noticed how much the

alumni enjoyed interacting with current students and finding out what life at the School is like today. Thanks to the many people – alumni, volunteers, students, and staff – who helped to make the day such a success! We have a few more events left to conclude the Centennial year. I am particularly looking forward to the speakers’ event, “Wise Guys and Brainiacs: How far can intelligence take us in our second century?” coming up on September 16th. Moderated by John Allemang ’70, it should be an interesting and entertaining evening. UTS students and alumni have never been noted for a lack of opinions, as I’m sure this event will prove. The Centennial will wrap up with the Gala “Double Blue & White Ball” on October 16th – a fitting conclusion to an exciting year. The UTS Alumni Association recently held its Annual Meeting and made some changes to its Board of Directors. We are delighted to welcome six new members to the UTSAA Board: Don Ainslie ’84, Jonathan Bitidis ’99, Aaron Chan ’94, Mark Opashinov ’88, Emily Rix ’96, and John Wilkinson ’78. Thanks to all of them for agreeing to serve. At the same time, three members of the Board have stepped down after

I noticed how much the alumni enjoyed interacting with current students and finding out what life at the School is like today.

Peter at Homecoming Dinner at Hart House (left), and addressing the crowd of 1,200 well-wishers at the BBQ.


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a number of years of service. Bernie McGarva ’72, Sharon Lavine ’84, and Gerry Crawford ’52 have all made great contributions to the Association over a number of years, and we owe them great thanks for that. Bernie continues to serve on the Board of UTS itself, and Sharon continues on the Advancement Committee. And while we are giving thanks, I want to thank all the alumni who have made a contribution to the School through the UTSAA Annual Fund or otherwise. Despite the rather uncertain economic conditions through which we have been living, support for the School has remained firm, and that is a testament to how much UTS means to its graduates. I look forward to seeing you at the R final Centennial events! l

Principal’s Message

Turning our Eyes to the Future Our vision for UTS is built both on memories of the past and aspirations for the future.


here’s nothing like turning 100 to prompt an institution to take stock. As we go forward with the final Centennial celebrations, we will be acknowledging what we may be – what we should be – in the next 100 years. The themed banners that adorn the four pillars inside the front entrance of the school provide clear signposts to guide us towards UTS’ future, and I want to say a little about each of them here. The Leadership Banner UTS and leadership have been Michaele synonymous since Robertson Principal, UTS the school’s inception. The earliest teachers were leaders in education; the alumni of this school are leaders in their professions. But leaders can be inhumane, selfish, and intoxicated by the power of their positions; that is not the kind of leader UTS wants to nurture. We don’t produce fully-fledged leaders at UTS; instead, we begin the process of developing leadership in each of our students. Our initiatives focus on encouraging constructive participation in school activities rather than on gaining leadership positions available to only a few. Staff advisors encourage students to act with integrity, to build healthy relationships, and to focus on contributing to the common good – the foundation for leadership later in life. Leaders are made, not

born. Their early experiences with leadership are critical in their development, and that’s the work we do here. The Community Banner We are the proverbial village that raises the child. In our past, there are wonderful members of faculty and staff and distinguished principals who have made the school’s reputation such a proud one. In our present, organizations such as UTSAA and UTSPA support our students by making possible opportunities for them to contribute and compete. Our alumni are our best ambassadors to the world at large. Our parents are the quiet providers of hospitality, emotional support, and encouragement that keep staff and students moving forward. Our staff members make the school a happy place for almost all of our students – and our students, at their best, support one another and rejoice in each other’s triumphs. Nothing of any value happens at UTS without reliance on community. Our community spirit sustains us.

In September, we will make the first changes to the F1 program, moving us in the direction articulated in the Strategic Plan. Part of this work will include providing more chances for integrating content from different fields in the study of a problem or creation of a presentation. There will be more focus on acquiring specific learning skills and on aspects of personal management – all of which will make students more effective learners and thus, we hope, more successful UTS students. The Vision Banner Our eyes now must turn to the future. We have a Vision statement in our Strategic Plan that commits us to offering transformative learning to our students, honouring our focus on academic achievement, and nurturing students to become socially responsible global citizens. That’s the school’s job. Your job is to keep that vision alive. It is built both on memories of the past and aspirations for the future. It is pride in what UTS has contributed to Canada in so many fields; it is the affirmation of our graduates doing great things; and it is the hope of a better future for our neighbourhoods, our country, and our planet. We know what we are. What we may be – what we must be – is the school where accomplishing that vision R is everything. l

Our eyes now must turn to the future... Your job is to keep that vision alive.

The Learning Banner We are developing our program so that students will be able to answer the question of how they learn rather than being overly concerned with what they have to know. Our students possess a natural capacity for acquiring knowledge in a variety of fields, but they need to learn how to use that knowledge to accomplish an outcome.

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UTS Board Report

Stepping into our Next Century Today, UTS is a Toronto landmark, world-renowned for its outstanding graduates.


his issue of The Root is of special significance: it commemorates a year of Centennial celebrations, and it presents our first Financial Report to stakeholders since our incorporation in January of 2004. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am pleased to report the results for UTS during 2008-2009. The determination of our organization and our staff were key in meeting the needs of our students while facing the increased costs of establishing stand-alone administrative Bob Lord ’58 chair, UTS units and financial systems – which previously had been provided free of charge by the University of Toronto. We also successfully weathered the impact of economic and market volatility and its effect on the education sector. Our collective determination is also reflected in the financial results for the fiscal period ending June 30, 2009. UTS ended a most challenging transition period financially secure, with a financial cushion of $2,242,459. This surplus will enable the school to begin its next 100 years on solid financial ground. Having a healthy surplus in place is especially critical at this stage because this year – as of July 1, 2010, and for the first time since September 10, 1910 – UTS will no longer be subsidized by the University of Toronto. Fortunately, we have been preparing for this


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moment and are ready to step forward into our next century with a wellthought-out strategic plan backed by strong leadership and the necessary financial security to meet the needs of our students and staff. We have come to the close of a century that has seen UTS transform itself from a small department in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Education to a fullfledged, financially-independent university preparatory school. Today, UTS is a Toronto landmark, world-renowned for its outstanding graduates – including two Nobel Laureates, 22 Rhodes Scholars, as well as numerous leaders in science, medicine, education, commerce and industry, the arts, sports, government, and public service. The next 100 years will surely see many more history-making UTS

graduates make their mark on the world. But for this vision to become reality, we will need to stay true to our mission to keep UTS a merit-based school and to ensure that our academic standards continue to represent the standard of excellence against which all other university preparatory schools measure themselves. As we stand on the cusp of a most promising period for UTS, we must recognize the fact that our ability to sustain our vision of a school that is open to any student with truly outstanding academic ability is due in large measure to the generosity of our alumni, parents, and friends – as well as the outstanding dedication of our teachers and administrative staff. I hope that the enclosed Annual Report will provide every stakeholder with continued confidence that your ongoing support and generosity are not only appreciated but also are attended to with utmost respect. We, the UTS Board of Directors, look forward to meeting many of you at the October 16 “Double Blue & White Ball”, when we will celebrate our Centennial and usher in our next R century. l

We have seen UTS transform itself from a small department in the University of Toronto to a full-fledged, financiallyindependent university preparatory school.

Bob finds a cool spot at the Homecoming picnic.

UTS Foundation

Thanks for your Support Our donors strengthen the spirit of UTS.


n this Centennial issue of The Root, we would like to thank you, our donors, for your loyal support of the University of Toronto Schools. Together with all of the graduates and teachers of UTS along with the UTS Board of Directors and the University of Toronto Schools Foundation (UTSF), you share our love of the school and our commitment to making a difference in the lives of the students by investing in their future. Our donors come from a network of more than 4,000 alumni, parWilliam J. ents, and friends Saunderson ’52 who strengthen chairman, UTS foundation the spirit of UTS. Your gifts – which are increasingly important – help UTS remain accessible to all students who demonstrate academic and creative excellence. The impact of your generosity can be seen in the success of the graduates over the past century as well as in the students at the school today. These students carry the spirit and principles of UTS with them after they gradUTS mathematics teacher, Fraser Simpson (who has been at the school since 1993) is the mastermind behind Saturday’s Globe and Mail cryptic crossword puzzle.


uate, and they share them with others. Throughout UTS’ many campaigns, your generous donations have helped pave the way to future success. More than $20 million of endowed donations were received in support of bursaries and more than $7 million was raised for future capital expenditures. The remaining donations were designated for awards, scholarships, and other purposes in support of activities at the school. We are pleased to report that the value of your contributions to date continues to increase with the improvement of the financial markets. For the one-year period ended March 31, 2010, the UTSF recorded a positive return of 14.4% – up from the 10.8% return reported for the one-year period ending December 31, 2009. Total managed investment assets rose to $32.262 million at March 31, 2010 from $32.082 million at December 31, 2009. This Centennial year is a celebration of the past – but it also marks the beginning of UTS’ future. We extend our enormous gratitude for your commitment to the school and for your R continued generosity. l

Fun Factoids for the

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The Keys

Ga llery Exhibiting this fall

Kim Lee Kho ’81 A thematic exhibition of drawings

Future Exhibitions Baillie Card ’05 Margaret Krawecka ’96 Adele Madonia ’03 Emma Jenkin ’03 Olivia Mapue ’04 Skye Louis ’02 Karen Lau ’03 Meg O’Mahony The Keys Gallery is located in Room 107A at UTS. If you would like to exhibit, contact Ann Unger, retired staff, at or Liv Mapue ’04 at for further information.

Advancement Report

Looking Forward, Looking Back How is UTS doing as a centenarian? From the perspective of engagement, UTS is extremely healthy.


y grandmother used to tell me that she was rich: rich in friends and people who loved her, and for that she was truly grateful. Over this past year, I can’t help but to think that if UTS could speak, it would say the same thing. It was one year ago that our Centennial celebrations kicked off with a day-long event centred around our students, their families, and the faculty and staff who dedicate themselves to serving the mission of UTS. Sixteenhundred of our Martha Drake “current residents” Executive Director, gathered together advancement last September to launch what has turned out to be an extraordinarily exciting year of engagement for thousands in our UTS family. On May 29th, the school opened its doors for Centennial Homecoming to more than 1,200 people who participated in the largest gathering of alumni in UTS history. These two momentous occasions served as bookends to smaller Centennial events throughout the year – events celebrating leadership, sports, drama, music, and art. I think that it is safe to say that we have achieved the first part of the Centennial goal: to commemorate 100 years of UTS by engaging all constituencies in celebrations of its traditions, achievements, and academic distinctions. At the dawn of the 2010 academic


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year, our focus turns to the second part of the Centennial goal: to support the Vision and Mission of UTS now and in the future. We have two more Centennial events – both of which are forward-looking. The Centennial Speakers event with its tongue-incheek title of “Wise Guys and Brainiacs” has John Allemang ’70 moderating a panel of esteemed alumni who will examine how far intelligence can take us in our second century. The “Double Blue & White Ball” is the ultimate event; former Principal Don Gutteridge will guide us through a gala evening of fun and fellowship, and Centennial Honorary Chair Chris Alexander will set the stage for UTS’ future. How is UTS doing as a centenarian? From the perspective of engagement, UTS is extremely healthy. I base this statement largely on interactions with alumni at the Homecoming. The staff and many volunteers built the

event, and you came – then you left asking us about the next step. What about the building? What about bursaries? Of the countless happy moments throughout the Centennial, the one consistent theme from alumni has been your eagerness to remain involved and make a difference in the lives of future UTS students. To those of you who are named in The Root’s annual listing of donors, thank you for your generous support! Many of you donated for the first time in honour of the Centennial – and even more of you donated in honour of Centennial in addition to your annual support to the UTSAA Annual Fund. Some of you let us know that you have included UTS in your estate plans, and others have taken the responsibility of establishing a class or individual bursary. I’m delighted to share that the UTS Board has chosen bursary support as the designation for all Centennial donations. I can’t think of a more fitting legacy during our Centennial than to provide support to keep the school accessible to those students who will be best served by a UTS education. As we turn our gaze from a celebration of our history towards our second century, I know that UTS will continue to be rich in people who love this place, R and for that we are truly thankful. l

UTS will continue to be rich in people who love this place, and for that we are truly thankful.

Martha chats with an alumnus at the Homecoming BBQ.

Coming Home to UTS

Last May, more than 1,200 people participated in the largest gathering of alumni in UTS history.


by diana shepherd ’80

entennial homecoming was a great success! More than 1,200 people including alumni and their families as well as current and former staff came back to 371 Bloor West on May 29, 2010 to celebrate UTS’ 100th birthday, reunite with former UTS staff and students, share some memories, and a enjoy a BBQ lunch sponsored by the UTSAA. The event was hot, hot, hot – literally as well as figuratively, since we spotted some of the folding chairs actually sinking into the scorching pavement! In the morning, hundreds of alumni roamed the hallways in search of familiar faces and places. The Decade rooms were very popular, with memorabilia sparking memories of concerts, theatre, sporting events, and debates forgotten until that moment. Other activities and displays available all day long included the Centennial Art Exhibition in the UTS Gym; “UTS Today”, in which current students and staff showcased activities and projects that embody UTS in 2010; performances in the auditorium, including excerpts from the Centennial Play and The Show; “Letters to the Future”, which offered guests the opportunity to write a letter for a “timecapsule” that will be opened in 50 years; and 5 (continued on page 15)





1. Former UTS Principals Malcolm Levin, Derek Bate, Stan Pearl, Don Gutteridge, and Al Fleming ’54 prepare to cut the spectacular Centennial Cake. 2. Former UTS Principal Ron Mintz with the UTS cake. 3. Centennial Honorary Chair Chris Alexander ’85 talks about UTS – past and present. 4. Student Centennial reps Hannah Kopinski ’10 and Mark Krass ’10 present the cake. 5. Chris Alexander ’85 and Karen Lau ’05 unveil her Centennial Art Commission.

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Class Reunions Many alumni got together to celebrate UTS’ hundredth birthday outside of “official” Homecoming events. A group from the Class of 1991 gathered at Aaron Dantowitz’s house for a brunch on May 30.

Here are a few of their stories...

the class of 1961 celebrated UTS’ hundredth birthday with a buffet dinner generously hosted by David Payne at his home in Toronto on May 28. Nineteen classmates attended. Jock Ferguson was in town from Mexico where he now lives, Mike Tinkler represented the Ottawa contingent, Peter Mackinnon was on hand from Peterborough, and David Bryce drove down from Gravenhurst. Those from the Toronto area included Doug Adamson, Richard Baker, Don Campbell, Norm Flett, Ian Hennessey, Clay Hudson, Jon Johnson, John Laskin, John Macfarlane, Charles Magwood, Owen Moorehouse, Mike Schwartz, Andy Szandtner, and Bob Vernon. Although many members of the class keep up close contact with each other professionally and socially, this was our first formal get-together since we celebrated our 40th anniversary in 2001. We’re all looking forward to our 50th next May which, according to the response so far, should be very well attended. – Doug Adamson ’61 the class of 1970 held our 40th reunion on June 12, 2010 at Grano in Toronto. Paul Wright ’70 sent along this photo commemorating the event.

The Class of 1970 held their 40th reunion at Grano on June 12.

the class of 1980 did up its 30th with a backyard bash at Carolyn Ellis’s Toronto home on May 28. Turnout was an impressive 60+ from all over North America – including a handful of former classmates who left UTS early but couldn’t resist the call to celebrate together, despite an absence of more than three decades.

Guests included teacher/legends such as Don Gutteridge, Al Fleming, Norah Maier, Ornella Barrett, Ron Wakelin, Linda Duckworth, Mike Gendron, Clare Pace, and Maria Collier – many of whom assured us that we had been their favourite class. Then again, we were paying for their drinks. Photos from the 1980 Twig adorned the walls, and nametags with graduation photos illustrated the awesomeness of feathered hair. The playlist ran from BeeGees to Sex Pistols as we huddled around a laptop slideshow of photos by Jillian “J.B.” Lewis from that last Spring at UTS. It was the next best thing to being in Andrew Munn’s parents’ basement with a case of Brador. In the cycle of reunions, 10 is a party, 20 is a competition, and at the big 3-0, your old classmates start to look a little... older. Feathered going gray. Chiseled turning craggy. Cracks in what was once porcelain. But The Class of 1980 celebrated their 30th with a backyard bash at Carolyn a few Molsons into the dimming midsummer night, an Ellis’s home on May 28. amazing thing happens. Those same classmates look like they always looked – like themselves. Reunion goggles. Gotta love ’em. – Rick Marin ’80 the class of 2007 regularly gets together at our own events, but we were thrilled to have the excuse of Centennial to gather 30+ of us together. Post-Homecoming, we headed to Futures for a throwback to UTS, joined by Mr. Chew. We spent some time there, dispersed, and reconvened on Bloor for an Indian dinner at the Host. Finally some of us headed to the Green Room to cap off the night. It was a fabulous reunion and wonderful to spend time with such a large group of us! – Abi Vijenthira ’07 and Peter Wills ’07


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1 “Speaker’s Corner”, which allowed people to record their favourite memory of UTS on video for posterity. The day’s program started at 10:00 a.m., when more than 60 UTS teachers – with tenures ranging from present-day all the way back to the 1940s – gathered in the Upper FEUT Gym to reconnect with former students. “Meet the Teachers” was very popular: more than 300 alumni came out to see and speak with their former mentors. Many alumni remarked that this event was one of the main draws for them: their teachers had been such major 2 influences in their lives that they jumped at the opportunity to reconnect. At 11:00 a.m., the UTS Library was the venue for the launch of University of Toronto Schools 1910–2010 by Jack Batten ’50 (for more about this event, see page 17). At noon, the ebullient crowd started spilling out into the parking lot for a barbecue lunch sponsored by the UTSAA. Many an alum had a “Was I ever that young?” moment as happy, polite student volunteers bustled around the event, helping to ensure that everyone had enough to 5 eat and drink. After the last burger and salad had been consumed, the crowd gathered near a small stage behind the school to witness the unveiling of the Centennial Art Commission by Karen Lau ’05. The piece – a light-box showcasing 4 multiple layers consisting of a line drawing of the school, archival text, and a grid of portraits – was described by Lau as “a celebration of leadership 1. Charles Levi ’88 performs and conducts his composition for blender and melodica at the Musical Jam. 2. Ann within the school in the past 100 years and the vision Unger (the driving force behind the Art Exhibition) and [those leaders] had for UTS.” Don Boutros – both former UTS art teachers. 3. Allison The lunchtime event concluded with the presenChow ’03 enjoys the Art Exhibition. 4. Guests had the tation of a spectacular birthday cake – shaped and opportunity to write a letter for a “time-capsule”, which will be opened in 50 years. 5. Children attending decorated to look like UTS – and a rousing rendition Homecoming were invited to create a mural. 6. The House Band and of “Happy Birthday” sung by everyone present. three decades of jamming alums tackle Stevie Wonder’s “I Wish”. Another big draw was the “Musical Jam 7. Patrick Kaifosh ’06 proves the French horn does fit all genres. Session”, which took place from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The room was jam-packed with 100+ musicians and audience members (and 6 with some musicians rotating in and out of the audience). According to John Fautley – who taught music at UTS from 1974 to 2006 and was one of the driving forces behind the Session – the repertoire ranged from Miles and Monk to Funk to Beatles and The Band. He thoroughly enjoyed “... listening to so many musical alums, many

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who had never met, creating some terrific music together and having a ball doing it; working with our fabulous House Band; the wonderful featured artists; trying not to fall into the old ‘student and teacher’ habits; and being reminded how much fun all those years at UTS were for me.” The House Band – Scott Maynard ’90 (bass), Andrew Neill ’97 (guitar), Larry Kline ’89 (drums), Mitchell Wong ’05 (sax), and Jonathan Bright ’04 (keyboards) – prepared all the tunes, backed up everyone, took solos, worked hard to pull it together, and sounded like pros doing it. “In fact, nothing could have happened without them,” said Fautley. “It was a great mix of ‘young and old’ with tons

More than 1,200 guests enjoyed a delicious BBQ lunch during Homecoming. After lunch, the pavement got so hot that some of the folding chairs started sinking into it!

of talent (as always at UTS events), relaxing and having fun,” said Penny Harbin ’78, UTS Centennial co-chair (along with Cindia Chau-Boon). “It was very inclusive and very friendly.” Alex Eddington ’98 said that he really enjoyed seeing – and making music with – people he hadn’t seen in years. “It was also wonderful to play with a mix of grads from a wide spectrum of ages,” he added. “The most surprising moment was that we got to hear the legendary piece for blenders. I’d (continued on page 18)

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Remembering Chris Shaw New annual award celebrates the life of math and computer prodigy Christopher Charles Shaw (1964-2008).

by rick marin ’80


n Homecoming Weekend, the Class of ’80 announced a $200 prize in the name of their late classmate Christopher Shaw to be awarded annually to “a student who demonstrates excellence in first year computer science” and for “participation in related extra-curricular activities.” Nomi Morris ’80 spearheaded the effort to create the award, raising $8,000 from classmates and friends – including a sizable gift from Chris’s parents, Michael and Brenda Shaw. The ceremony announcing the award was held at 11:00 a.m. in Room 313 – a computer room. It was well attended by Chris’s friends and family, many of whom shared tales of his “extracurricular activities” while at UTS. Some tears were shed – but there was also a lot of laughter as we remembered Chris’s achievements and his mischievous sense of humour. Programming’s merry prankster, he shut down the university’s mainframe, for fun, when he was 13 years old, and he once offered to transfer a couple of million dollars into his father’s account for a day or two, just to collect the interest. Few of us had the vision to appreciate Chris’s genius in the days of punch-cards and FORTRAN. But he was always the smartest guy in the room – not just because he beat a Grand Master Chess champion when he was six years old, or was acting as a consultant to the computer industry by the time we was 13, or could solve a Rubik’s Cube in less than 10 seconds behind his back. He saw the world not just for what it was, but for what it could – and would – be. An early Facebook adopter, Chris chronicled his illness online, down to his last days. Coming together to commemorate his life last May felt like a Big Chill for the digital age.

University of Toronto Schools, 1910-2010 Martha Drake (UTS Executive Director, Advancement) in conversation with author Jack Batten ’50.


have three histories of UTS on my bookshelf: a 32-page booklet written entirely by Jack Batten ’50 for UTS’ 75th anniversary; With Pardonable Pride by Asheesh Advani ’90 with an introduction by Jack; and Through our Eyes by Adam Chapnick ’94 in which Jack is quoted eight times. All things considered, I think that it’s safe to say that Jack is UTS’ official historical voice! For this reason – as well as his reputation as a superb writer in the world outside UTS and because he is one of the most benevolent people I have ever met – we asked Jack to tell the story of UTS’ first 100 years. Let’s go behind the scenes and hear a little about the creation of University of Toronto Schools 1910-2010. Q: How did you create the direction for the book? A: I started by reading all of the Twigs. For a year, our dining room table at home was stacked with Twigs. I may be the only person now living who has read every single issue. As I made my way through the books, themes began to emerge, things that I found really worth writing about. I knew from the start that the book wasn’t going to be a definitive UTS history – there wasn’t enough time or space for that. This was to be a book of researched and revealing highlights. And to do that job, I found plenty of material in the Twigs, in reading other books about the school and its people, and in interviews with former principals, with present teachers and students, and with many others who are involved with the school. Q: During your research, did you learn anything surprising about UTS? A: Lots of things surprised me – especially material about the teachers and kids at the school today. But the best surprise for me was the small mystery I inadvertently solved for Al Fleming ’54, a former UTS teacher and principal as well as alumnus. I mentioned in the book that a woman named Mrs. Grant who was for years the secretary at OCE happened to be the daughter of Professor H.J. Crawford, UTS’ first headmaster. As far as Al was concerned, Mrs. Grant had been the rather stern woman who seemed to have a smile for him – and for nobody else – when he was a young teacher in training at OCE. Why did this woman greet him, of all people, so warmly? This question was finally answered when he learned about Mrs. Grant’s background from reading my book. Of course the daughter of a UTS headmaster would reserve her smiles for a UTS Old Boy! This was a surprise for Al, which made it my favourite surprise in the book. Q: Are there any of your own personal experiences in the book? A: In just one anecdote. There’s a story in the Admissions chapter about a boy who thought he’d blown his chances of getting into the school when he sat down for the short oral exam with a master – Mr. McLachlan, the manual training teacher – and was unable to identify a Canadian named Arthur King in answer to a question. The boy was me, and I knew that there was a terrific Toronto welterweight boxer of the 1940s named Arthur King – I even kept a scrapbook about him. But I thought that at a serious school like UTS, Mr. McLachlan must have a

grander person in mind than a boxer: a politician, a statesman, or a war hero. So I answered no to the questions, and Mr. McLachlan said in a regretful tone that Arthur King was, indeed, the boxer. My heart sank. Q: Which was your favourite chapter? A: Oddly, it was the one about lunch. My fondness for the chapter began with memories of an exclusive and envied group of boys from my own time at the school who used to take their lunches to our classmate Ross MacKay’s mother’s apartment over a variety store on Bloor near Brunswick. This was considered an exotic adventure in an era when virtually nobody ate anywhere except in the cafeteria. So I wanted to include something about the Ross MacKay lunches in the book, and as I continued with the research, I discovered that every period at UTS from 1910 to 2010 had funny and strange and engaging stories built around the simple act of eating lunch. When I put them all together, they came out to a very pleasing chapter. Q: Did your perception of UTS change during the course of your research? A: After I finished the book, I felt the old warmth for the UTS of my own time, but the UTS that I found most thrilling and impressive was the school of today. I hung around the halls and classrooms, talking to teachers and kids, and the kids were incredibly intelligent and engaging. That was especially true of the remarkable Han Yan ’09 who was the school captain that year. It happened to be Han who figured into one of my great experiences in working on the book. I went to the awards ceremony at the end of the year. Han was the winner of the Nesbitt Gold Medal, and when she and the Silver Medal winner went up to the stage to receive their medals, Michaele Robertson greeted them with hugs. Afterwards I told Dorothy Davis, the vice principal in charge of assemblies, that I’d won the Nesbitt Silver Medal in my graduating year, but that I sure hadn’t got a hug from Brock MacMurray. “Hmm,” Dorothy said, “we’ll have to do something about that.” A week later, I was back in the school on a research mission, and I ran into Michaele Robertson in the hall. “I’ve got something for you,” she said. Then she gave me a big hug. I felt, in that moment, that I’d had the full contemporary UTS experience.

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Martha Drake and Jack Batten ’50 in the UTS library for the launch of UTS 1910–2010. With pride in our enduring heritage and affection for our shared traditions, Batten reaches back through the first hundred years of this exceptional school to tell its story. To order a copy, go to centennialbook or call 416-978-3919.

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1. Kyla Austin, Bernie McGarva ’72, and his son Jim McGarva ’03. At five days old, Jim and Kyla’s daughter, Cordelia, was Homecoming’s youngest attendee. 2. 1950s alumni enjoy the Homecoming Dinner. 3. The Decade Rooms were very popular, with memorabilia sparking many forgotten memories. 4. F1 students Gasira Timir and Will Monahan welcome alumni to the Centennial book launch. 5. Jack Ellis ’54 with his daughter Carolyn Ellis ’80. 6. Jonathan Bright ’04 playing at the reception. 7. Principal Robertson thanking Penny Harbin ’78, Centennial co-chair.

(continued from page 16) heard about this since I was in F1!” Practically everyone in the room got involved in the blender piece by improvising on “whatever found instrument or body part was available,” Fautley added. “The original title of the work was ‘The Death of Blendrakovitch’, and the original 1985 session involving making milkshakes in the blender while performing,” explained composer Charles Levi ’88. For the Jam Session, Levi had to buy a blender at the last minute at Honest Ed’s. “I had no typewriter, since I had long since dumped my portable. I dimly recall lots of people making lots of noise, and some laughter when, in place of a typewriter, I intoned ‘type, type-type, type, type’ into the microphone.” At 3:00 p.m., art aficionados gathered in the UTS Gym to “Meet the Artists” who had contributed work to the Centennial Art Exhibition; many of the artists who contributed pieces to the Exhibition were were on-hand to discuss their work with the appreciative visitors. Organized by former art teacher Ann Unger, the Exhibition featured work from more than 100 alumni, former and current faculty, former and current parents, and current students. While the adults wandered around the “gallery”, their children were invited to create a mural for the gym on a huge roll of white paper – which meant that everyone was happily occupied in artistic endeavours! The day was capped off with a cocktail reception and Homecoming Dinner in the Great Hall at Hart House. During dessert, the Class of 1945


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started an impromptu school cheer: “Themistocles, Thermopylae, the Peloponnesian War!” By the end, the whole room was belting it out – much to everyone’s delight. Homecoming Dinner was tremendous fun for all, and it provided a small taste of what’s in store for those attending the “Double Blue & White Ball” on October 26th. Hope to see you there! lR

Full Circle The “Double Blue & White Ball” will bring us full circle to celebrate UTS’ 100th anniversary. by tom sanderson ’55


e all remember our time at UTS. Graduation marked the end of the beginning – or perhaps it marked the beginning of our life experiences that would bring us full circle to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of UTS. UTS alumni have come out to celebrate many milestones in the past – both the school’s and their own class anniversaries. The 50th Anniversary Dinner was held October 1960 at The Royal York Hotel. Were you there? The 75th Anniversary Dinner was held October 1985 at The Sheraton Hotel. Were you there? The 100th Anniversary Dinner – the “Double Blue & White Ball” – will be held Saturday, October 16th, 2010 at The Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto. Will you be there? To whet your appetite for the event, here are a few questions and answers about the Ball.

Who Will Attend? At previous UTS dinners, only the alumni (and a handful of spouses) attended. But this year, in keeping with the focus of our Centennial celebrations, the total UTS community of stakeholders is invited to attend the Ball, including alumni and spouses (some alumni will be celebrating their special anniversary year, some will be there just to celebrate UTS), parents (both past and current), and teachers and staff (both past and current).

What Can I Expect? A short reception will be held with delicious hors d’oeuvres; drink tickets will be supplied to all guests. Pianist Jonathan Bright ’04 will play during the reception to allow everyone to mix easily and peruse the selected articles for Silent Auction. A fanfare for pipes, composed and performed by UTS teacher and alumnus Christopher Federico ’91, will announce the entrance of the Head Table and the dinner festivities will begin. Our M.C. for the evening, former Principal Don Gutteridge, will guide us through a program of entertainment and enlightenment that will include a presentation by UTS Honorary Centennial Chair, Christopher Alexander ’85, comments from Principal Michaele Robertson and Board Chair Bob Lord ’58, and the presentation of the second annual Crawford Award. After dinner, a DJ will play music – both current hits and Golden Oldies – for those who would like to stretch their legs on the dance floor. The entertainment, gourmet meal (including a special 100th anniversary cake with champagne toast), open bar, and musical interludes

provided by talented UTS alumni will make for an unforgettable evening.

Why Should I Attend? This is an event that you don’t want to miss! The Ball will provide an excellent opportunity to renew old friendships as well as meet alumni and friends of UTS ranging in age from 18 to 80. The $250 ticket is a very good value. The price includes a full reception with drinks, wonderful hors d’oeuvres, a gourmet meal with wine, champagne toast, excellent dessert, entertainment and music throughout, dancing, and all services and taxes. Chris Alexander, our keynote speaker, was the first resident Canadian Ambassador to Afghanistan; following that posting, he assumed the role of UN Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General for Afghanistan, where he was responsible for political issues as well as matters related to peace and stability, security sector reform, and human rights. Speaking both as a UTS alumnus as well as from his perspective of almost two decades in the Foreign Service, Chris will talk about UTS’ role in the future. “UTS was born at a time when Canada was coming of age: launching its first navy and a new department of external affairs,” Chris notes. “After a century of progress and peacekeeping – tempered by the tests of Depression, World Wars, Cold War, then renewed economic crisis – we are again on the cusp of a new era. It will be one that puts an unprecedented premium on education, innovation, and leadership. What lessons from our past can prepare our school for such a future?”

Is this a Fundraising Event? Although the ticket price is not a donation to UTS, we do hope for a surplus from the Ball; we also expect that sponsorships and donations combined with a Silent Auction of selected items will provide a meaningful gift to the UTS Centennial Fund. Please note that there are a limited number of tickets for this event; we expect to be sold out by the end of September, and no tickets will be sold at the door. So don’t be disappointed – reserve your place at the Double Blue & White Ball today! Register now at www. or call 416-978-3919. We hope you will be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Come celebrate with old friends, new friends, and all the friends of UTS! We promise you a night to remember.

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The First World War Commemorative Project tells the stories of the UTS students, graduates, and one teacher who lost their lives in the Great War.


he grand memorial tabfiles, on the Internet, and by visiting the Toronto lets that flank the homes as well as the few Toronto-area graves of entranceway to the the boys who lost their lives in WWI (most of them Schools were the inspira- were buried where they fell, but a handful were tion for the First World repatriated to Canada). War Commemorative A number of alumni contributed to the translaProject. As students, we tion of Dr. Moore’s research into an online docusaw these boys’ names ment – most notably Morgan Ring ’07, who wrote every day as we passed the stories from the information collected by Dr. by the tablets, but we Moore, and Peter Wills ’07, who took on the task knew nothing of their lives: their stories, of creating all the webpages for this project. Diana how they lived, and how they died. This online projBerbece ’08, Jong Park ’07, Matthew Yu ’07, Emil ect is intended to reconnect these young men’s stoNachman ’07, and Anthony Mok ’07 also contribries to their names. uted to the project’s development. At, you’ll find a link to the “I was really happy to have worked on this projwebpage where you can view the memorial tabect,” says Dr. Moore. “We brought these boys back let for WWI. As you move your mouse over each from the darkness and into the light. Generations of name, you will notice that the name becomes a link. UTS students have walked past the plaque without Clicking on a name will take you to a page devoted noticing it; these boys were completely forgotten.” to that particular boy, with He also points out that photos and as much inforthe plaque was erected or we know that these lads set out mation as the volunteer by the UTS 1919-1920 to war not in the spirit of ambition researchers were able to hockey team – the same or glory or aggrandizement, but in discover. team that won the very first the spirit of duty and devotion and selfAlmost 400 UTS stuMemorial Cup. sacrifice. And so we take heart from their dents and graduates fought “The plaque is the only valiant example, read for ourselves a lesson in WWI; 62 of these and thing we see that connects in their prompt response to duty’s call; and one UTS master lost their UTS to WWI,” says Peter in the name of their old school say farewell to these, our own ‘old boys’. lives (Howard Pickering Wills. When he started was one of four UTS masworking on designing the Headmaster H.J. Crawford, The Annals (1914-1916) ters to join the Forces and webpages, he wondered the only one to be killed in how to list the names in a action during WWI). way that would be aesthetically pleasing. “Using the This Project was started by Dr. Paul Moore, plaque tied everything together – it connects us to a long-time UTS Faculty member. The vast majorthe young men who lost their lives.” As he began his research into the lives behind ity of the material presented on the UTS website the names, Dr. Moore discovered that The Twig is the direct result of the passion and dedication had had a predecessor. Called The Annals, there he had for the project. Dr. Moore spent a full year were four volumes published covering the years researching the lives of these boys: through dusty



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CLOCKWISE FROM UPPER LEFT: UTS Old Boys meet up at the Front; Jack McLaren, the only UTS grad to be married before he died in the War; Edward Booth (also shown below, left) landing his biplane at Bishop Strachan School on a dare; and Robert Hamilton, who single-handedly saved the lives of several of his men in France.

1910-1914, 1914-1916, 1916-1918, and 1918-1920. “The third volume contains pictures and brief biographies of 54 of the boys whose names appear on the plaque,” he says. “The origin of this project was really those pictures and bios.” The wealth of information available on the Internet – for those with the skills and patience to go digging – filled in the blanks on the too-brief lives of these boys. Discovering the stories behind the names was anything but a dry research project. “Some of the stories are quite moving,” says Dr. Moore. For instance, Jack McLaren, who entered the school in 1910, was the only UTS boy to be married before he died in the war. After being wounded in France, he was sent to England to recuperate; his fiancée, Rita Harvey, sailed from Canada on the S.S. Olympic (one of Titanic’s sister ships) to meet him there. “They were married, but after a mere three days of honeymoon, he was recalled to the front,” notes Dr. Moore. “Rita sailed home, and opened the door to her apartment to find a telegram awaiting her: Jack had died at Vimy Ridge.” Another story that stands out for Dr. Moore is about Edward Booth. One of the school’s two flying aces, Eddie entered UTS in 1910 and joined

the Royal Flying Corps when he was only 17 years old. “While in flight school up in Barrie, he flew his plane [from Camp Borden] to Toronto and landed it on the front lawn of Bishop Strachan School to impress the girls,” says Dr. Moore. After destroying 11 enemy aircraft, he became a flight instructor and was killed while demonstrating stunt flying. His father, George Booth, used the proceeds of a $1,000 Victory Bond to establish the Edward Booth Memorial Scholarship, which is given to a UTS student who passes his/her penultimate year with distinction. The prize is the school’s oldest scholarship, and it is awarded to students to this day. Another UTS alumnus, Allan Denovan, engaged in several notable dog-fights during his brief time with the Royal Flying Corps. During one of his missions, he was attacked by four German planes; he shot down one and disabled another – scaring the other two off. On another occasion, he lost the use of his hand but still managed to land safely. Denovan was shot down on March 26, 1918 by the Red Baron; he is listed as being the 69th of Baron von Richthofen’s 80 victories. Finally, Dr. Moore notes that Frank Morton’s witness when he signed his Attestation Papers was

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Conn Smythe of Toronto Maple Leaf hockey fame (and Frank was Conn’s witness in turn). Their lives took a different turn after that day: Frank was killed at Passchendaele when he was 21 years old, and Conn – who served in both WWI and WWII – passed away at the age of 85 at his home in Baby Point, Toronto. The UTS alumni who worked on the Commemorative Project were also deeply affected by what they discovered about those long-ago students and graduates. “Some of the stories were so heart-wrenching that it was difficult to write them up,” says Morgan Ring, “but there was a real sense that we were doing extremely important work.” Peter Wills adds that Dr. Moore was so passionate

about the project, he really brought the boys to life. “Dr. Moore was able to turn these little pieces of data into something that gave you a sense of who they were – at least during their war years. I kept wondering what this person would have been like when he was a student at UTS – how he would map to people I knew.” Dr. Moore, Morgan, and Peter are very keen to start work on a similar project for World War II. If you have a story to tell or pictures to share of a friend or relative who attended UTS and fought in WWII, please contact To view the First World War Commemorative Project in its entirety, visit: R WWI/discoveruts/FWWCP/fwwcp.aspx l

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he following is an excerpt from Morgan Ring’s Introduction to the First World War Commemorative Project. “In September 1914, UTS was only four years old, but soon its students, alumni, and masters began to enlist in the Canadian Forces, eager to fight in the war that was unfolding in Europe. Over the next four years, nearly 400 members of the UTS community would serve in the First World War, leading one former student to comment that ‘if you want to meet a UTS Old Boy, you have to hunt around London or France – not many left in Toronto.’ “There were three things that I found particularly striking as I wrote these sto-

Thomas Harling, Frank Wood, and Laurie Shields.


ries of the 62 students and one master whose names appear on the memorial tablet in the school’s main entrance. The first is their youth. Howard Pickering, the Modern Languages master who was killed at Passchendaele, was only 33, and the Old Boys were even younger; many joined up straight after graduating, and some, like Cyril Houston, were still in school when they enlisted. It was easy for my classmates and me to observe, as 13- and 14-year-old students learning about the First World War, that the soldiers who fought it were little older than we were; it is more difficult to fathom that I, at 19, am older than Robert Best, Theodore May, and Don Sisley ever had the chance to be. “Nevertheless, the second thing that struck me was that despite their youth, they left behind full lives. They had jobs as students, bankers, and architects; they had hobbies that tied them to the life of their city, as members of the Y.M.C.A. or of the Toronto Argonauts sports teams, and perhaps most of all, they had their parents, and they had each other. They attended the same universities, worked for the same employers, and worshipped in the same parishes; many enlisted together and signed each other’s attestation papers. In fact, on one occasion, 13 UTS boys found each other at the Front and had a photograph of themselves taken – a remarkable accomplishment when one considers that they served in different regiments. “The final thing I noted was their deter-

mination to serve. Theodore May and Robert Best lied about their ages; Allan Denovan, deemed unfit for duty because of disability, underwent an operation simply to be allowed to enlist; Frank Wood accepted a demotion from Captain to Lieutenant in order to reach the front as quickly as possible… The experiences of the UTS boys illustrate the full horror of the Western Front, and it is worth noting that many of their bodies were never recovered and that the overwhelming majority of them are buried an ocean away from their homes – a testament to the appalling anonymity and loneliness of the First World War. “And yet, improbable though it seems, there was camaraderie, and there was heroism, and there was breathtaking courage, all of which come across in the stories just as clearly as do the misery and the tragedy. Hugh Cleal and Laurence Shields were among the 2,000 Canadians who refused to yield their position at Langemark when confronted with the first German chlorine gas attack of the war; Robert Hamilton single-handedly saved the lives of several of his men who had been buried by shell fire, and Thomas Leslie Harling was killed while rescuing a wounded soldier. Among the UTS fallen, there were two flying aces as well as winners of the Military Cross, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Croix de Guerre, but the true distinction of the school’s war record and the bravery of its students is found in their stories rather than in lists of decorations.”

Centennial Notebook We’re approaching the finish line! Events

Centennial Gala – “Double Blue & White Ball”

Centennial Speakers Event

Saturday, October 16, Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto, 6:00 p.m. Centennial Honorary Chair Chris Alexander ’85 and Principal Michaele M. Robertson invite alumni, current and past parents and staff to celebrate the conclusion of UTS’ Centennial with the “Double Blue & White Ball”. This formal, elegant event – emceed by former Principal Donald Gutteridge, and with a presentation by Chris Alexander – will launch UTS into our second century! Alumni from special anniversary years (ending in 0s & 5s) have another opportunity to celebrate their anniversary along with the Centennial. Gala tickets include: Cocktails with delicious hors d’oeuvres, gourmet dinner with wine, entertainment by talented UTS alumni, champagne toast, a very special Centennial Cake, presentation of the second annual H.J. Crawford Award to a distinguished member of the UTS community, fabulous prizes and Silent Auction, dancing, and so much more! All proceeds to benefit UTS. Black tie optional. Tickets are $250. There are a limited number of tickets for staff and alumni from 2000-2010 for $125. To avoid disappointment, purchase your tickets now at or call 416-978-3919. Silent Auction: If you would like to contribute items to the Silent Auction, please contact Jennifer Orazietti, Alumni Affairs Officer, at 416-946-7012 or

On Thursday, September 16 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the UTS Auditorium, everyone in the UTS community is invited to join moderator John Allemang ’70 and a panel of notable alumni speakers as they discuss Wiseguys & Brainiacs: How far can intelligence take us in our second century? Is there a future for smart people in a world of pop-culture gossip, gotcha politics, and bottom-line education? Must we dumb-down to fit in? Trade academic attitudes for real-world values? Or can the brainpower that got us this far find ways to prosper and even prevail? This event is free, but please RSVP at or call 416-978-3919.

Fraser Mustard ’46

Lauren katz ’11

Shin Imai ’69

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Centennial Music

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The UTS Centennial Concert took place on April 24, 2010. It featured the premiere performances of works by Solomon Douglas ’92 and Alex Eddington ’98 – the winners of the Centennial Music Composition competition. For more details, see page 5.

Rebecca Caldwell ’91

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The Senior Strings, with music teacher Ron Royer, prepare to perform for a crowd of family and friends at the Winter Concert.

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uts Alumni News Notes on the interesting lives and outstanding achievements of our alumni. Alumni! We want to share your news with the rest of the UTS community. Please send your information (and photos!) to the UTS Office of Advancement at or by mail to UTS at 371 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON M5S 2R7 J. Fraser Mustard ’46 has been awarded a Special Lifetime Achievement Award by The Learning Partnership. In addition, his biography, Connections and Careers, written by his colleague Marian A. Packham, was recently published; see pages four and five for anecdotes about UTS. “I credit my stay at UTS with teaching me the value of

problem-based learning,” says Dr. Mustard. “This has been an important part of my career.” The book, which chronicles Dr. Mustard’s personal and professional relationships over the years, is available from the University of Toronto Bookstore, 214 College St., tel 416-640-7900. Globe and Mail international affairs correspondent, Paul Koring ’72, was nominated for a second Michener Award – which honours and celebrates outstanding public service in journalism – for his compelling stories on the plight of Abousfian Abdelrazik, a Canadian who spent nearly

six years in prison and forced exile in Sudan. Paul won his first Michener Award in 2008 with fellow reporter Graeme Smith for their work on the treatment of Afghan detainees. In April 2010, Paul also received the Amnesty International Canada Award for human-rights reporting. For more information, visit: www.theglobeandmail. com/news/national/globes-paul-koringnominated-for-second-michener-award/ article1549209/ Milrose Munce and the Den of Professional Help, a novel by Douglas Anthony Cooper ’78, was published accidentally on the

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Co-founder of The Soap Works, Bob Pugh was a man of varied interests and many friends.


fter a short illness, Douglas Robert Pugh ’45 (Bob) passed away on May 30, 2010 of endocarditis. At UTS, Bob played first team hockey and football, was in the Cadet Signal Corps, and was 5A Form Captain. In his first year on the hockey team, he was a hard-checking defenceman who found the penalty box “a good friend”. In his final year, he changed his tactics and became a hard-working defenceman and avoided the “sin bin”. In his two years on the football team, he played line and became a fierce blocker. Dave Graham ’45 grew up in the same neighbourhood with Bob and they were fast friends at UTS. Dave remembers him as “a neat guy who lived a very unique life and certainly


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walked to his own beat.” Bob’s career spanned a number of interesting businesses. After high school, he was a radio broadcaster who began his career in Sudbury. He spent many years on the radio in Moncton, and finally returned to Toronto to work at Foster Hewitt’s CKFH and CFRB. He and Doug Maxwell ’45 – his first cousin – started a talent management agency. One of their prized clients was Nancy Greene, the great Canadian skier. In 1985 at the age of 58, while on a hunting trip, Bob and his friend Michael Phin came up with the idea of starting The Soap Works – mostly because the colours and scents contained in mass-produced soaps at the time irritated their skin. The company made high-quality glycerine soaps using old-fashioned methods

and natural ingredients. Over the years, The Soap Works became the foremost supplier of natural soaps to the Canadian health-food industry. At 80 years of age, he sold his share of the business, but he continued to be part of the operation until about a year before his passing. Bob continued his athletic endeavours up until a few years ago, playing squash and running for fitness. His brother, Jack Pugh ’43 predeceased him. Bob is survived by his wife, Gail, his children, David and Barbara, and his stepchildren, Barkley and Leslie. Gail fondly recalls Bob as being “a very gregarious person with lots of friends with whom he spent a great deal of time – especially with his bridge group.” Bob’s family would appreciate memorial donations to The Class of 1945 UTS Bursary in his name.

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Amazon Kindle store this Spring; before Publishers Weekly, “Using his own multitude Notes on the caught interesting lives and– inoutstanding the author or publisher the error, of screw-ups his career, social circle,achievements of our alumni. it had become the number-one bestselling children’s book on the site! Cooper is known primarily as an avant-garde author of literary fiction, and when Doubleday Canada originally published this young adult novel in May 2007, the press had largely ignored it. The Globe and Mail perked up, however, when Milrose became a runaway bestseller by mistake in May 2010. They reported that the book had not been intended for US release, but a glitch had caused Doubleday to launch it as a promotional e-book worldwide. It was priced at 99 cents – which is not that unusual on the Kindle store, where many classics are free – but it was outperforming all of the Twilight books – which was highly unusual. Cooper was not competing with Twilight, however: “If you went to UTS, it’s your sworn duty to be an insufferable literary snob,” he says. “So the real excitement came when Milrose dethroned Alice in Wonderland and Pride and Prejudice!” Damage Control, by David Eddie ’79 and Pat Lynch, was published in March by McClelland & Stewart. Over the years, Eddie has earned a reputation for sticking his foot in his mouth – so much so that he’s dubbed himself “Faux Pas-Varotti”. Building on his enormously popular advice column in the Globe and Mail’s “Life” section, this book provides simple rules for recovering from – and making the best of – a seemingly devastating blunder. According to

and married life – along with questions from his print and online readers, Eddie manages to combine direct, no-nonsense advice with an irreverent tone and winding, self-deprecating anecdotes from his life.” Hilary Davidson’s ’90 first novel, The Damage Done, will be released by Forge in October 2010. The start of a new mystery series, Damage introduces readers to Lily Moore, a successful travel writer who has fled to Spain to get away from her troubled, drug-addicted younger sister, Claudia. But when Claudia is found dead in a bathtub on the anniversary of their mother’s suicide, Lily must return to New York to deal with the aftermath. “The Damage Done is truly an astonishing read,” says Ken Bruen, bestselling author of London Boulevard and the Jack Taylor mysteries. “Think Hitchcock writing for the hip Manhattan set and still, with a wondrous compassion that moves on nigh every page. Terrific insights into the damaged sister’s psyche and all the emotions therein, rendered in a prose that is a joy to read. Neil Young might have to rewrite the song. The novel is that startling and original.” A travel journalist and the author of 18 nonfiction books (17 of them travel guidebooks for Frommer’s), Hilary’s articles have appeared in more than 40 magazines, including Discover, American Archaeology, and Martha Stewart Weddings. Her short fiction has been widely praised and

New book releases

In Memoriam Condolences are extended to the families of these alumni who passed away recently. Ross Goudie ’31

July 24, 2010

John Michell ’32

March 31, 2010

W. Bruce Charles ’32

May 7, 2010

Brien Smith ’37

March 21, 2010

Jack Murton ’38

June 15, 2010

Robert Rogers ’38

May 21, 2010

Robert Ritchie ’40

April 2, 2010

James M. Smythe ’41 H. Rycken Suydam ’43

July 7, 2010 March 12, 2010

J. Robert Connell ’43 February 22, 2010 D. Robert Pugh ’45

June 2, 2010

J. Warren Hughes ’46

May 3, 2010

William E. Sager ’46

March 12, 2010

J. Kent McKelvey ’47 February 9, 2010 Richard S. Grout ’47

June 14, 2010

David Wingell ’82

April 19, 2010

Nicole Bouffet, Former Staff

March 12, 2010

included in anthologies such as A Prisoner of Memory: And 24 of the Year’s Finest Crime & Mystery Stories and Thuglit Presents: Blood, Guts, & Whiskey. Carolyn Ellis ’80 was recently named Director of Advanced Programs and Communications for Dr. Barbara De Angelis, one of the world’s leading teachers in the area of relationships and personal growth. Carolyn is the award-winning author of The 7 Pitfalls of Single Parenting: What to Avoid To Help Your Children Thrive After Divorce and the founder of for women entrepreneurs.

L-R: J.Fraser Mustard, Connections & Careers by Marian A. Packham; Milrose Munce and the Den of Professional Help by Douglas Anthony Cooper ’78; Damage Control by David Eddie ’79 and Pat Lynch; and The Damage Done by Hilary Davidson ’90.

Emily McComb ’94, her husband Nicolas, and their two-year-old son Dylan welcomed daughter Morgane Raine Massard on May 5, 2010.

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A member of a multi-generation UTS family who enjoyed the outdoor life. ichard Stanley Grout ’47 (Dick) passed away on June 9, 2010 after a short but valiant battle with cancer. He was born in Ohio, but moved to Toronto with his parents at three years of age. After UTS, he received a BComm from Uof T (Victoria College) and went to work with Imperial Oil where he spent his entire career helping to build the Canadian oil industry following the Leduc discovery in 1947. Dick had special ties with UTS. His brother, Philip Grout ’43, who predeceased him, was an alumnus as was his son, James Grout ’74. His wife, Sally, was the daughter of Howard Frederick Baker ’22, a niece of Robert Cable Baker ’26, and also the niece of UTS’ first school captain, William Robert Samuel Baker ’20. The Baker Advertising Agency, one of Canada’s foremost agencies in the last half of

Jessica Ware-Huff ’95, an evolutionary biologist who studies dragonfly and termite evolution, is now an assistant professor at Rutgers University in New Jersey and is “lucky to be able to do extensive field work in Africa, Australia, South America and Asia”, she says. She is also the mother of two daughters, ages 5 and 2. Jeremy Opolsky ’03 graduated from


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the 20th century, was founded by Sally’s grandfather, Robert, and later headed by her father, Howard. Dick and Sally annually vacationed on a ranch in Arizona where they did a lot of horseback riding. He was a keen outdoorsman throughout his life, enjoying canoeing, tripping, and fishing in the Lake Temagami area of Northern Ontario. This love began as a camper and counsellor at Camp Temagami – operated by a UTS Master and athletic director, Gib Cochrane – and it became a permanent part of his family’s life after he and his father built the original cottage on Island 943. Dick and his family were an integral part of the Lake Temagami Association life, and over the years, they created many fond memories there with family and friends. Dick leaves behind his wife, Sally, and four children: Judy, James, Bruce, and Carolyn.

Former UTS School Caption Geza Tatrallyay ’67 was a fencer. He competed in the 1976 Montreal Olympics where he came 11th in the Team Men’s Epée; he was also the 1976 Canadian National Senior Men’s Foil champion.

the Uof T Faculty of Law in June. He was awarded a Gold Medal and the Dean’s Key given to students involved in extracurricular activities within the Law faculty.

Paul Davis ’76 competed in the 1996 and 2000 Olympics in sailing for Norway (where he was living at the time) – winning bronze in 2000. He has also competed in five World Championships and has been on the podium numerous times at European andWorld Championships.

OLYMPIC UPDATES SENT SINCE LAST ISSUE’S RELEASE The spring 2010 issue of The Root featured a two-page article entitled “Olympic Pride”. At the end of the article, we invited alumni to share stories about other UTS-Olympian connections. Here are the updates we received. Frank Hall ’63 sailed in the 1972 Munich Olympics for Canada in Keil, Germany, finishing in ninth place.

Geza Tatrallyay ’67 competed in the 1976 Olympics.

James Grout (who would have been the class of ’74 had his family not moved to the United States two years before graduation) has co-chaired the Olympic Fundraiser called “Gold Medal Plates” in Toronto since its inception in 2003. The substantial proceeds have gone to Own the Podium, which has funded many Canadian athletes – especially in preparing for the Vancouver Olympics.

Corrections: Our sincere apologies to James D. Lang ’46, his son David Lang ’70 and their family for mistakenly listing James in the In Memorium section of the last issue of The Root. As David reports, his father is living happily in Richmond Hill and enjoys regular contact with his two sons and their wives, his five grandchildren, and his four greatgrandchildren.

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Two Weeks in Uganda

The Jane Goodall Institute’s goal is to create a fundamental shift in Ugandan society by fostering compassion, environmental awareness, and leadership in even the youngest children. By Chris Mallon ’04


ifty years ago this July, Jane Goodall was a courageous, unlikely candidate for a research post in Gombe National Park, Tanzania. Sent to study chimpanzees, she became a world-renowned primatologist – not just studying her subjects, but making discoveries that would re-shape the definition of humanity. Decades later, Dr. Goodall has left her primary role as researcher in Gombe and has now dedicated her life and more than 300 days of every year to educating future generations about conserving the environment. She believes that it is through education and youth leadership development that we will be able to conserve places like Gombe for future generations. After finishing my degree in Natural Resources Conservation, and doing some oversees environmental education work in Nepal, my UTS biology teacher (Meg O’Mahony) put me in touch with the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI). They were looking for education professionals to run a workshop for primary school teachers in Uganda. Three teachers and I were to work

with current Ugandan lesson plans and classroom materials to show the teachers how to incorporate environmental education into their everyday teaching. Working together with three other NGOs, JGI Uganda is doing workshops targeting every region of Uganda. JGI’s goal is to create a fundamental shift in Ugandan society by fostering compassion, environmental awareness, and leadership in even the youngest children. Furthermore, in a country like Uganda, environmental health touches every part of life: food safety, sanitation, living with wild animals, security, and even economic wellbeing. The goal of these workshops is to improve Ugandan society from the ground up – and they’re working. I spent two weeks in Uganda, and even in that small amount of time I got some big surprises. So many things we take for granted are simply not considered in other parts of the world. The fundamental concept of not littering, for example, has yet to reach countries like Uganda. What’s more, many of our 30 participants had never seen the interior of a forest before

this workshop. Exposing these Ugandan teachers to new experiences like forest walks, experiential and cooperative learning styles, multiple intelligence theory, and environmental education lesson plans really left its mark on them – and hopefully on their students – for years to come. Jane’s sincerity is present in every facet of the organization that bears her name. JGI takes very good care of its staff and volunteers, the staff are dedicated and compassionate, and the Institute partners with many local organizations on countless projects. The experience taught me how powerful knowledge can be: knowledge about the environment leads to compassion, and compassion leads to action. That was the core message of our workshops, which we saw in action as we visited schools in the area with active “Roots and Shoots” clubs (Roots and Shoots is JGI’s youth program). If you’re interested in more of the details of our project, in JGI, or in “meeting” a few of our participants, please check out our blog: http://ugandaeeworkshop.

During the workshops, teachers and their facilitators – (l-r) Melanie Cannon, Chris Mallon ’04, Michelle Moore, Courtney Irwin – were encouraged to try new teaching methods and think critically about their understanding of environmental education.

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UTS staff and former classmates provide creative and ongoing support to an injured friend.


he Class of 2008 registered early and in strong form for the Centennial Homecoming; Ryan Bradley ’08 was one of the first to register. Then, on April 27, Ryan was hit by a streetcar and ended up in hospital with life-threatening injuries. Dorothy Davis, UTS Vice-Principal and Director of Admission, responded by painting a garden gnome as a Crawford Golden Knight, and the gnome “attended” Homecoming in Ryan’s place. The gnome was also photographed at school events including House Island Day and the UTS Formal. Many of these photos have been made into postcards, which have been arriving on a weekly basis at Ryan’s home. “Dorothy Davis and Principal Michaele Robertson [from UTS] and Patti MacNichol [Chief Administrative Officer of UCC and one of the two heads of the UCC Summer Programs] came up with the idea of creating blank postcards pre-addressed to me,” Ryan explained in a phone interview at the end of July. “The people from UTS and from UCC Camps – where I have worked for the last four summers – signed up to send me a card on a particular day.” He said that some people had drawn pictures on the cards, some had pasted a photograph on the

Above: F1 student Judy Stephenson and the Golden Gnome. Below: UTS athletics teachers Sue Thompson, Kris Ewing, and Jeff Kennedy.

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front, and some had printed an image directly on the card. He had received about 70 by the end of July – mostly from UTS classmates and teachers, as well as counselors and campers from UCC Camps – with a new one arriving each week. “It’s definitely helping to keep my spirits up,” he said. “I’m limited to being at home most of the time, which can get pretty boring. The postcards help to keep me connected with my friends – some of whom I had lost touch with over the years.” “My UTS friends have been great,” he added. “I was released from hospital on the Victoria Day weekend, and two days later, my first UTS friends came to visit me.” He reported that there has been a steady stream of UTS visitors all summer, which has helped to make his recovery easier to bear. “Two weeks ago, my UTS wrestling coach, Mitch Chuvalo, came by to visit. He had found out that I had been wearing my UTS hoodie when I had my accident, and that the doctors had had to cut it off me in the ER. So he brought me a new UTS sweatsuit to replace the one I had lost. And Dorothy Davis came to see me before she moved to Windsor,” he added. “She gave me her Homecoming T-shirt and the Golden Gnome.”

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A Grrrrreat Day on the Greens!


ur 15th annual UTS Alumni Golf Tournament took place on June 17th, 2010 at our usual venue, St. Andrews Valley in Aurora: a challenging course with a great hole variety, and an exceptionally helpful staff, both on the golfing and catering side. Forty-three golfers teed it up on another lovely day. All enjoyed the golf, post-round beverages, and conversation on the beautiful deck, followed by a well-prepared meal, more chat, and the trophy presentations. The Hargraft Trophy for Champion Golfer was tightly contested; it was won for the fourth time by Nick Smith ’63 with a score of 85, followed by Peter Frost ’63 and former staff Ron Wakelin, who both scored 87, with Norm Beatty ’67 in third place with 88. The Low Net Trophy went for the second time to Doug Davis ’58, with Rick Donaldson ’67 coming a close second. Peter Frost won the President’s Trophy for the second time (for grads 40-50 years out), while Bob Jacob ’60 and Don Borthwick ’53 shared the aptly named Don Borthwick Legends Trophy for grads out 50 years or more. The Dave Jolley Memorial Trophy for best ball by class, always highly prized and hotly contested, was won for the second time by the Class of ’63 – Bob Pampe, Paul Bates, Peter Frost, and Nick Smith – as they edged out traditional contenders/winners, the Class of ’53, with the Class of ’76 in third. Closest to the hole winners on the five par-threes were Sandy Lowden ’51, Al Morson ’53, Norm Fox ’48, Bob Pampe ’63, and Bob Kidd ’62. Doug Poon ’04 unleashed a monster and won the long-drive contest from the white tees, while Derek Bate ’71 prevailed from the reds. Alf Davis ’60 claimed the prize in the shortest-drive challenge. Finally, the most honest golfer was awarded to first-timer Henry Noble ’55, who took the prize away from perennial winners Derek Bate ’44 and Don Kerr ’39. Once again, we were fortunate to have Paul Donolo from House of Kangaroo in Oakville contribute some of their elegant leather goods to our prize table. We thank them for their generosity. Much of the hard work in organizing the event and throughout the actual day was done by Jennifer Orazietti, Alumni Affairs Officer. It was great to have her and Martha Drake, who heads our Office of Advancement, join in the postround festivities. Here’s hoping to see you June 23, 2011 at our 16th tournament. R Check The Root and the alumni website for specific details. l – Peter Frost ’63 and Nick Smith ’63, event organizers




1. Jamil Karmali ’04, Doug Poon

’04, Derek Bate ’44, and Derek Bate ’71 enjoyed a great day on the links. 2. Doug Davis ’58 took home the “Low Net Trophy”. 3. Don Borthwick ’53 shared the aptly named Don Borthwick Legends Trophy for grads out 50 years or more with Bob Jacob ’60. 4. Bob Jacob ’60, pictured with the coveted Borthwick Legends Trophy. 5. Henry Noble ‘55 (left) was the “Most Honest Golfer” – taking that honour away from perennial winner Don Kerr ‘39 (right). 6. Paul Mills ’60 (far right) presents the “Dave Jolley Class Trophy” to (l-r): Peter Frost, Nick Smith, Paul Bates, and Bob Pampe (all class of ’63).





Treasurer’s Report

Good News for UTS Alumni continue generous support for UTS.


n last year’s Treasurer’s Report, I informed the alumni that many of the University of Toronto Schools Alumni Association (UTSAA) activities, including donations and most UTSAA related expenses, were being accounted for by UTS pursuant to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between UTSAA and UTS. Those activities being administered by UTS are being accounted for within the UTS fiscal year: July–June 30. Pursuant to the MOU, UTSAA has direct input into areas of the UTS annual budBob get relating to Cumming ’65 UTSAA revenues Treasurer, UTSAA and expenditures. The MOU took accounting effect as at June 30, 2008. Thus, many of the UTSAA-related revenue and expense items will be accounted for in the UTS financial statements reflecting the 2010 UTS fiscal year (July–June), rather than the 2009 UTSAA fiscal year (January– December). This information is included in the following narrative and schedules and has been provided directly by the UTS administration staff. The UTS financial statements are audited, but the UTSAA allocations included in these schedules have not been subject to audit. I am pleased to report that the UTSAA Annual Fund generated $275,727 for the UTS year ended June 30, 2010. Of this amount, $157,518 rep-


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resents designated funds and is summarized in the schedule below. The balance of $118,209 is undesignated funds, which can be utilized for the Schools’ purposes at the discretion of UTSAA/ UTS. It should be noted that $15,000 of these undesignated Annual Fund receipts have been committed to a further gift by the UTSAA to the UTS Centennial (in addition to the $15,000 paid directly by UTSAA; see below for details). Even with this commitment, the undesignated Annual Fund receipts are substantially in excess of UTSAArelated expenditures by UTS. In addition to the Annual Fund, the generosity of UTS alumni has been further demonstrated by other gifts to UTS and the UTS Centennial: $6,766 was received from estate gifts and $21,822 was received from alumni and friends in honour of the UTS Centennial. Designated Funds to the UTSAA Annual Fund are noted in the following schedule (top right of this page). Summarized at the top of the next page is a schedule of UTSAA-related expenditures for the years ended June 30, 2009 and 2010. These expenditures have been included in the UTS financial statements as contemplated by the MOU. The expenditures made by UTS (see schedule “UTSAA Expenditures Paid by UTS”, next page) on behalf of the UTSAA are substantially as outlined in the MOU and are in addition to disbursements made directly by UTSAA as discussed below. As indicated above, the UTSAA Board will

Designated Gifts to the UTSAA Annual Fund (for the year ended June 30, 2010)

Endowed Class of 1945 Bursary $ 7,181 Class of 1946 Bursary 5,900 Class of 1948 Bursary 15,650 Class of 1952 D.G. Cossar Scholarship 1,200 Class of 1953 Math Scholarship 760 Class of 1954 Fleming Bursary 10,250 Class of 1959 Bursary 36,066 Class of 1978 Pioneering Spirit Bursary 8,180 Class of 1980 Chris Shaw Award 5,906 Class of 1989 Nancy Park Memorial Award 1,240 Don Fawcett Award 1,550 Lindsey Cameron Scholarship 325 Named Bursaries 41,498 Other Endowed 780 Endowed Subtotal $ 144,457 Expendable Class of 1949 W. Bruce MacLean Mathletic Scholarship Class of 1972 Jazz Scholarship D. Thomson Award Bursary Top-UP Other Expendable Expendable Subtotal Designated TOTAL

$ 1,850 775 1,000 5,946 3,490 13,061 $ 157,518

have direct input into the UTS annual budget as it pertains to UTSAA-related expenditures. The decrease in 2010 Alumni Activities Net (as compared to 2009) reflects minor timing differences and certain revenue enhancements. The UTSAA Accounting and Tax Expense will be the responsibility of UTS for 2010.

UTSAA Financial Statements for the Year Ended Dec. 31, 2009 The UTSAA continues to prepare financial statements on the UTSAA fiscal year (January-December) that account for the John B. Ridley Fund, a carry-over cash amount of approxi-

Treasurer’s Report


UTSAA Expenditures Paid by UTS

Unaudited Balance Sheet

(for the year ended June 30, 2010)

Actual 2010

For the year ended DECEMBER 31, 2009 (with comparative figures as at December 31, 2008) Actual 2009

Magazine Production $ 44,890 $ 44,029 Grad Banquet 10,000 9,833 Alumni Activities Net (2,128) 4,484 Annual Fund 6,630 6,108 Accounting and Tax 4,500 0 Net Directories 4,281 2,984 Miscellaneous 1,999 3,142 Scholarships 5,200 5,200 Expenditures TOTAL $ 75,372 $ 75,744


2009 (Unaudited)

2008 (Audited)

$ 46,224

$ 119,368


General Fund

Cash and term deposits Contributions receivable Interest Receivable

Merchandise inventory History books inventory






Due from University of Toronto Schools




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mately $46,000, and relatively small balances relating to merchandise, accounts receivable, and accounts payable in the General Fund. A copy of the UTSAA balance sheet (as at December 31, 2009) has been included with this Report. Given the reduced activity being administered by UTSAA and the indicated related cost, we have ceased to have the UTSAA financial statements subject to audit procedures. For the UTSAA 2009 financial year, we engaged Koster, Spinks & Koster, former UTSAA auditors, to perform a compilation engagement on the UTSAA financial statements and to assist with the preparation of the annual charitable tax return. In view of the change in audit status, UTSAA has reverted to valuing the Ridley fund investment portfolio on a cost basis on the Balance sheet with separate disclosure of the market value. During the year ended December 31, 2009 the market value of assets held in the John B. Ridley Fund increased in value to $352,364 from $328,624 a year earlier. This market value increase is after a fitness centre equipment gift of $18,950 from the Ridley Fund to UTS. As well, UTSAA made a direct donation of $15,000 to the UTS Centennial

Cash Cash held in brokerage account Marketable securities (market value, 2009: $352,364) Due from University of Toronto Schools









$ 252,054

$ 501,101

$ –

$ 4,000

LIABILITIES AND Fund Balances General Fund Accounts payable and accrued liabilities Contributions payable



Fund balance





John B. Ridley Fund Accounts payable and accrued liabilities Fund Balance






$ 252,054

$ 501,101

from the cash held by UTSAA. UTSAA is continuing to maintain its charitable status and has filed a charitable return with CRA for the year ended December 31, 2009. The administrative relationship between UTSAA and UTS is functioning well and the preparation of accounting and other data necessary to the UTSAA is evolving satisfactorily. It should be noted that UTS has recently engaged a new Chief Financial Officer who is quickly becoming familiar with

the financial and accounting requirements of UTS and UTSAA. If you have any questions concerning this report or the administrative transition with UTS, please do not hesitate to contact me through the Office of Advancement and Alumni Affairs: 416-978-3919 or email R l

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2009 Annual Fund Donors

Thank you for your generous support! W

e are deeply grateful to the many donors who have generously supported the University of Toronto Schools in our Centennial year. As we look forward to our second century, it is important that we maintain not just our tradition of academic excellence but the tradition of bursary support. Your support ensures that we can continue to offer a superb educational experience to all our current and future students. – Michaele M. Robertson, Principal This report recognizes UTS alumni and friends who donated to the UTSAA Annual Fund and other UTS projects for the period July 2009 to June 2010.  onations in honour of D Centennial Monthly Donors

1930-1936 Total: $830 Benson T. Rogers ’30 James G. Boultbee ’36 Richard J. Boxer ’36 Geoffrey M.C. Dale ’36 Ralph L. Hennessy ’36 Ian A. MacKenzie ’36

1937 Total: $500 Daniel F. Blachford Thomas C. Brown George F. Kelk John G. W. McIntyre

1938 Total: $2,200 Robert P. Cameron John H. C. Clarry, Q.C. W. T. Erskine Duncan Donald Fraser J. Drummond Grieve John C. Laidlaw John A. Rhind William A. Sheppard, Q.C. William G. Cross Robert G. Dale Peter A. Hertzberg Donald C. Kerr P. Grenville Lobley

1940 Total: $401 Peter H. Aykroyd Ernest C. Goggio James O. Sebert


1941 Total $925 David Y. Anderson George F. Bain Walter E. Bell, Q.C. George S. P. Ferguson Richard W. Jeanes Rev. W.H. Frere Kennedy G. Jarvis Lyons I. Ross McLean J. Blair Seaborn

1942 Total: $550 William E. Gilday John E.A. McCamus Kenneth D. McRae A. Cal Wilson

1943 Total: $1,844 F. Geoffrey Adams Charles F. Bark H. Stewart Dand John J. Fox James A. Low Bruce M. McCraw W.O. Chris Miller, Q.C. William R. Paul Joseph D. Sheard George W. Stock Donald C. Teskey


1945 Total $6,406 William R. Blundell Donald G. Bunt Keith M. Gibson David S. Graham John P. Hamilton John H. Macaulay Basil J. O. Weedon Howard A. Whitehead

1946 Total: $21,250 Bruce C. Bone Bruce E. Brown Charles R. Catto George H. Cuthbertson Robert C. Dowsett John R. Evans H. Donald Guthrie, Q.C. William L. B. Heath Joseph B. McArthur Donald B. Montgomery P. Kingsley Smith James M. Tory, Q.C. John A. Tory, Q.C. David G. Watson Peter Webb, Q.C. David H. Wishart


Total: $2,450 C. Derek S. Bate David L. Bate Michael Beer Gordon S. Cameron Douglas R. Coutts George W. Edmonds G. Dean Gooderham Morton B. Pullan

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Total: $2,731 James C. Butler Donald W. Cockburn William I. Copeland Michael A. Fair Richard S. Grout T. Douglas Kent Tracy H. Lloyd John S. MacDougall

J. Kent McKelvey Richard H. Sadleir Thomas H. B. Symons

1948 Total: $16,810 Hugh Anson-Cartwright Philip L. Arrowsmith John A. Bowden Robert E. Coke Keith G. Dalglish Albert P. Fell Norman D. Fox William G. Francis William B. Hanley Michael K. Ireland J. Fergus Kyle Frederick F. Langford Reginald L. Perkin Clayton R. Peterson Douglas R. Peterson John G. C. Pinkerton Campbell A. Russell George H. Stowe John W. Thomson H. Douglas Wilkins

1949 Total: $3,570 William H. Angus Donald K. Avery Gordon M. Barratt Richard M. Clee James and Margaret Fleck Gerald E. Jackson Robert E. Logan Chris Loukras John D. Mollenhauer Richard D. Tafel

1950 Total: $2,625 Gilbert E. Alexander Douglas J. Alton Roger G. Crawford George A. De Veber Henry N. R. Jackman David H. Lewis William J. McClelland William J. McIlroy R. John Moorfield John N. Shaw J. Frederick F. Weatherill

1951 Total $4,720 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 Paul J. P. Walsh William E. Wilson

1952 Total: $6,365 Gerald A. Crawford James D. Floyd

John D. Frankel E.A. Austin Fricker Gordon G. Goodfellow Peter J. Harris Richard S. Howe John C. Hurlburt Leslie E. Lawrence R. Conrad Lister Jack F. McOuat Darrell B. Phillips William J. Saunderson

1953 Total: $2,760 Edward B. Cross Kenneth Culver Martin D. Gammack John W. Holland William P. Lett James C. Mainprize Robert D. McCleary Alan E. Morson Gordon W. Perkin William E. Rogan David O. Wainwright Hugh D. Wainwright Douglas R. Wilson

1954 Total: $11,250 David K. Bernhardt H. Donald Borthwick Douglas G. Brewer Gary F. Canlett James A. Cripps Jack B. Ellis G. Alan Fleming John M. Goodings E. John Hambley Michael B. Hutchison Christopher C. Johnston R. Laird Joynt James R. Lowden James I. MacDougall Gordon A. MacRae James W. McCutcheon D. Keith Millar John D. Murray Desmond M. O’Rorke William R. Redrupp John S. Rodway Gordon R. Sellery John H. Wait Roger K. Watson

1955 Total: $2,450 Harold L. Atwood David R. Brillinger 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: $3,625 Frank E. Collins Darcy T. Dingle Jon L. Duerdoth David M. Flint Joseph F. Gill Peter C. Godsoe Ryan R. Kidd Stephens B. Lowden James C. McCartney, Q.C. Arthur R. Scace Peter D. Scott Charles F. Snelling Peter F. Stanley Douglas I. Towers William F. Trimble

1957 Total: $2,945 Murray A. Corlett Robert M. Culbert Robert G. Darling Robert A. Gardner James D. Graham James R. Grand Charles A. Gunn Bruce M. Henderson David W. Kerr Stephen A. Otto Alan B. Perkin John G. Sayers Glen R. Taber Robert W. Waddell J. Douglas Ward

1958 Total: $5,974 George M. Carrick Donald E. Crummey Douglas A. Davis Arthur D. Elliott Peter J. George Stephen M. Glogowski Patrick T. Gray Brian R. Hayes Bruce E. Houser William G. Leggett Robert E. Lord James R. Mills Kit Moore David P. Ouchterlony Douglas G. Peter James M. Spence, Q.C. Joseph A. Starr Peter G. Strachan Rein C. Vasara William R. Weldon Barry N. Wilson

1959 Total: $36,216 David S. Ashley R. Noel Bates Donald G. Bell Brian H. Coleman Trevor D. Denton Alexander A. Furness Ian J. Gentles George A. Howse John K. Jacobi Richard B. Jones

Christopher A. Kent W. L. Mackenzie King Terence S. W. Lee William K. Lingard John H. Lynch Thomas F. McIlwraith Robert Y. McMurtry William F. A. Phipps Roger A. Pretty William H. Sears Ian A. Shaw John A. Sloane Michael W. Spence James P. Stronach Ian C. Sturdee Tibor A. Szandtner Ian M. Thompson David E. Ward Donald K. Wilson Donald W. Woodside J. Dudley Young Robert J. Young

1960 Total: $2,525 John R.D. Fowell Robert P. Jacob Robert N. McRae J. Paul Mills Peter C. Nicoll R. Malcolm Nourse Douglas J. Rutherford, Q.C. R. Dale Taylor Robert J. Tweedy Lawrence A. Ward

1961 Total; $32,150 John C. Coleman Norman R. Flett David J. Holdsworth John I. Laskin Peter B. MacKinnon Paul N. Manley David G. Payne James E. Shaw David M. Ward

1962 Total: $3,593 Leonard M. Dudley Gordon R. Elliot David A. Galloway Kirby M. Keyser Robert H. Kidd Donald A. McMaster David S. Milne Andras Z. Szandtner Bryce R. Taylor Wayne D. Thornbrough Allan G. Toguri Robert S. Weiss

1963 Total: $3,075 Anthony F. Burger James E. G. Fowell Frank E. Hall Nelson G. Hogg John R. Kelk W. Niels F. Ortved J. Robert Pampe Nicholas A. Smith

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Total: $2,024 R. Ian Casson David A. Decker Douglas N. Donald Raymond B. Kinoshita Brian D. Koffman J. David Lang Peter H. Norman David K. Roberts David G. Stinson

Total: $1,350 J. David Beattie Charles G. Bragg James S. Cornell Collin M. Craig Peter H. Frost Michael F. Kimber David W. O. Rogers Michael J. Ross Peter W. Y. Snell George E. Swift J. Joseph Vaughan

1971 Total: $8,640 Paul L. Barnicke Derek A. Bate Michael F. Boland Paul E. Brace William A. Fallis John S. Floras Richard C. Hill Thomas Hurka James A. McIntyre Peter G. Neilson R.D. Roy Stewart H. Alexander Zimmerman

1965 Total: $2,400 Robert A. Cumming Leland J. Davies John H. Goddard James K. A. Hayes Christopher D. Hicks Robert W. Hustwitt Peter G. Kelk John H. Loosemore Anthony J. Reid Jeffrey R. Stutz



Total: $2,950 George V. Crawford Michael S. Daniher Robert L. Fowler David S. Grant Bernard McGarva Howard J. Scrimgeour John H. Tory Christopher D. Woodbury

Total: $2,227 Alexander D. Bain William A. MacKay Paul Rapoport John S. Rogers David R. Sanderson A. Gordon Stollery Brian W. Wistow


1967 Total: $3,252 D. Peter Best George B. Boddington Richard J. Boxer Michael R. Curtis Peter C. Donat Michael Gillies John J. L. Hunter, Q.C. Stephen H. Kauffman Gordon E. Legge Thomas C. MacMillan W. Scott Morgan Michael J. Penman

1968 Total: $1,215 John R. Collins R. Jamieson Halfnight E. Nicolaas Holland J. Wayne W. Jones John B. Lanaway Murray E. Treloar

1969 Total: $1,356 William J. Bowden James S. Coatsworth Stephen C. Farris Frederick R. E. Heath Robert J. Herman John D. Wright

Total: $3,970 Christopher Boland Andrew M. Crawford David R. Dodds David W. Fallis Wayne D. Gregory James C. Haldenby Alvin C. Iu John G. Kivlichan Miles Obradovich Edward S. Sennett Walter L. Vogl William W. Wilkins Robert B. Zimmerman

1974 Total: $2,680 Lucian Brenner Andrey V. Cybulsky Terence R. Davison Gregory P. Deacon James H. Grout John E. Jackson

1977 Total: $2,856 M. Steven Alizadeh Peter L. Buzzi Robert B. Crewe Andre L. Hidi David M. Le Gresley Stephen O. Marshall William P. Robson

1978 Total: $10,580 David C. Allan Deborah Berlyne Monica E. Biringer Irene J. Cybulsky Sherry A. Glied Penelope A. Harbin Stephanie Kimmerer Susan L. Lawson Dana Lewis-Orenstein Allison J. MacDuffee Audrey Marton Christina H. Medland Ann Pennington Donald A. Redelmeier Peeter H. Reichman John S. Robson John A. Rose Timothy Sellers Susan E. Slattery Shelley F. Tepperman Ann Louise M. Vehovec John S. Visosky

1979 Total: $2,385 J. Nicholas Boland Andrew H.K. Hainsworth Jean C. Iu C. Stuart Kent Susan E. Opler Joshua S. Phillips Roman A. Waschuk


1975 Total: $2,630 Graeme C. Bate D. John Bergsagel Martin A. Chepesiuk Jonathan F. Lapp Kenneth J. McBey Jonathan D. Peck David M. Sherman Bernard R. Thompson fa l l 2010

Total: $2,965 Alistair K. Clute Myron I. Cybulsky Marko D. Duic Victor Holysh Vincent J. Santamaura Jeffrey W. Singer Gary S. A. Solway Graham J. Yost


Total: $5,331 Andrew P. Alberti Theodore H. Barnett Peter S. Bowen Sarah C. Bradshaw Kevin G. Crowston Christine E. Dowson Carolyn B. Ellis K. Vanessa Grant Sheldon I. Green Bernard E. Gropper Daniel R. Houpt Eric Kert Jedid B. Maitland-Carter Richard T. Marin

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Ian C. McCuaig N. Andrew Munn Alison J. Noble Karin Scarth Diana E. Shepherd James B. Sommerville Christine D. Wilson

1981 Total: $2,120 Elizabeth J. Bush John R. Duffy Edward E. Etchells Christopher J. Francis Thomas A. Friedland Bruce M. Grant Barbara A. Liu Christine T. McCusker Alison J. Murray Sudhashree Rajagopal

1982 Total; $2,130 Benjamin T. B. Chan Peter K. Czegledy Lisa C. Jeffrey Robin L. Martin Dena McCallum Mardi D. Witzel

1983 Total: $1,550 Sheila K. Coutts Karen M. Mandel

Earl Stuart Andrew S. Tremayne

1984 Total: $4,855 Donald C. Ainslie Marion W. Dove Nicholas G. Evans Edward A. Griffith Catherine E. Ivkoff Michael R. Martin Cameron A. Matthew Kosta Michalopoulos Rebecca E. Nagel Lizanne E. Porter Chandragupta Sooran David J. Walker

1985 Total: $1,615 Mark J. Blair Isis E. H. Caulder Anne V. Fleming Carrie Ku Grant Lum Carson T. Schutze Adrian M. Yip

1986 Total: $1,700 David L. Auster Tracy A. Betel David C. Bourne Paul W. Fieguth

Henry Huang Mark D. Phillips David S. Weiss

1987 Total: $1,975 Kevin E. Davis Sascha M. Hastings Monique Y. Mackenzie Elissa A. McBride Jill R. Presser Gundars E. Roze Cari M. Whyne

1988 Total: $1,331 Jennifer Andersen Koppe Michael D. Broadhurst Carmen L. Diges Eugene H. Ho Gregory J. Payne

1989 Total: $5,132 Gregory A. Ambrose Jennifer C.E. Andrews Armour I. Boake Suzanne J. Cheng Margaret S. Graham Ursula A. Holland Susanna Huh Katherine E. Klosa Molly E. McCarron Stephanie L. Parkin

Eric S. Petersiel Jonathan J. Poplack Angela S. Punnett Alycia J. Rossiter David M. Shaw Gregory R. Shron Neera M. Steinke E. Monica Uddin Peter J. Westergaard Leon C. Wong Carmen M. Young

1990 Total: $2,233 Tanya Y. Bartucz Winsome S. Brown Matthew G. Campbell Sasha A. Chapman Jessica R. Goldberg Sara H. Gray Lennox Huang Heather Kirkby Winnifred R. Louis Ilana S. Rubel-Paschke

1991 Total: $1,455 Karen B. Chan Sandra A. Chong Aaron M. Dantowitz Jordan J. Feld Anand Ghanekar Jason D. Jones Ruth Lim


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 Robert W. Hoke ’66 Benjamin B. T. Chan ’82 David Holdsworth ’61 James S. Coatsworth ’69 Robert E. Lord ’58 Frank E. Collins ’56 W. Bruce MacLean H. Stewart Dand ’43 Former Teacher G. Alan Fleming ’54 William R.H. Montgomery Stephen Gauer ’70 Former Teacher H. Donald Gutteridge Tim Morgan ’87 and Anne Millar Jack Murray ’54 Former Principal D. Kenneth Roberts ’70 Ralph L. Hennessey ’36 Michaele Robertson, Principal Arthur C. Hewitt ’49 John N. Shaw ’50 Stephen Tatrallyay ’75 and all those who wish 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


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Total: $2,000 Karim F. Abdulla Anthony Berger Oliver M. Jerschow Alexei D. Miecznikowski Stephen F. Reed

1993 Total: $1,720 Kai Ming Adam Chan Danielle I. Goldfarb Geoffrey R. Hung Alexander B. Hutchinson Jeffery D. Jaskolka Justin Lou Richard D. Roze Jason E. Shron Scott A. Thompson Veronica C. Yeung

1994 Total: $1,453 Aaron L. Chan Adam Chapnick Catherine Cheung Jennifer Couzin-Frankel Alison S. Engel-Yan Raymond C. Fung Jennifer Hayward Brian Horgan Michael S. Jaskolka Harrison F. Keenan Bradley W. Parr Rachel Spitzer Jennifer D. Suess Daniel E. Wang Lawrence H. Yu

1995 Total: $2,100 Rashaad Bhyat Diana Drappel Robert Duncan Robin Rix Patrick A. Robinson Ilya Shapiro Alexander Slater Denise Tam

1996 Total: $1,795 James Browne Derek Chiang Felicia Y. Chiu Sarah Y. Cooper-Weber Paul Karanicolas Amanda A. Martyn Emily Rix Amanda Ross-White

1997 Total: $1,218 Xan Vy Du Jessica Gunderson Nersi Makki Michael D. Morgan Veena Mosur Sarah Richardson Jan Schotte Michael Shenkman Fraser Stark Jennifer Stulberg Adrienne Tse

1998 Total: $1,462 Lauren Bialystok Laura Bogomolny Clarence Cheng Judy S. Kwok Sharon Lee Nicole Pivnick Rebekah Wahba Adrienne Wong

1999 Total: $830 Kristin Ali and Alex Wall Andrea Roberts Jimmy L. Steele Albert K. Tang Mark Varma

2000-2002 Total: $860 Michelle Chiang ’00 Liang Hong ’02 Wendy S. Leung ’00 Ann Marie McKenna ’01 Evan A. Roberts ’02

2003 Total: $430 Brendan B. Brady Arielle Cheifetz Michael Georgas Kevin Keystone Justin M. Ma Imola Major Jeremy Opolsky Gordon K. Wong

2004-2009 Total: $1,633 Jonathan C. G. Bright ’04 Terrence Chin ’08 Amy H. Chow ’08 Jessica D. Dorrance ’04 Jenny Gu ’09 Patrick Kaifosh ’06 Vivien Ku ’08 Pavle Levkovich ’04 Mark Livschitz ’08 Karthika Muthuramu ’08 Soman Panigrahi ’08 Jeremy K. Scott ’05 Katie L. Sokalsky ’05 Sieu H. Truong ’09 Han Yan ’09 And those who wish to remain anonymous (34)

Friends of UTS Ornella Barrett BMO Employee Charitable Foundation Kevin Boon and Cindia Chau-Boon Alma Brace Adam Brown Teddy Chien Jean Collins Linda Coopman Rose Dotten Martha Drake

Lynda Duckworth Claudio Engli Mark Evans John Fautley The Foster Hewitt Foundation Barbara Fraser Eric Friedman and Dina Krawitz Michael P. R. Gendron General Electric Canada Inc. James G. Hamilton and Dale E. Gray Rick and Jenny Hassan Anne Herringer Kwang Hi Ji and Kwangok Kim K. Ravindran Dentistry Professional Corporation Atul and Nayna Kesarwani Susan Kitchell Vaibhav and Suvarna Kulkarni Leslie P. Laing Gibbard Alan Latta James and Margo Longwell Fung Ly W. Bruce MacLean Norah E. A. Maier Manulife Financial Frances Marin Lou E. Mason Lily McGregor Ron Mintz Barbara A. Morgan

Frank Mustoe Rick Parsons Stan Pearl Ana Maria Pereira-Castillo Marc and Elena Pope Vijay Raina Rapido Trains Marie-Claire Recurt Donald and Nita Reed Cedric Ritchie Michaele Robertson Estate of Thomas W. Robinette Carol Rolheiser Amy Schindler Michael and Brenda Shaw Dorothy M. Shepherd TELUS Communications Co. Toronto Community Foundation Tak Po Tso Eileen Tucker Ann Unger Zulfikarali and Almas Verjee Nick P. Volpe Estate of Olwen Owen Walker Diane Warden Joseph Yu and Gloria Chung-Yu Qiyun Zhou and Xin Chen In Memory of Bob Pugh ’45 Charles F. Bark ’43 William R. C. Blundell, O.C. ’45

Leonard and Nancy Cummings Bruce Foster David S. Graham ’45 The Guelph Soap Company Barbara Joiner Magil Painting Limited Yvonne Paterson Patricia Phin Heather and Johnmark Roberts Steven and Barb Rogers The Soapworks In Memory of Don Fawcett ’50 Chubb Insurance Company of Canada Keith Davies G. Alan Fleming ’54 R. Jamieson Halfnight ’68 John I. Laskin ’68 In Memory of Clayton Rose ’54 David G. Watson ’46 In Memory of Chris Shaw ’80 Andrew P. Alberti ’80 Peter S. Bowen ’80 Christine E. Dowson ’80 Carolyn B. Ellis ’80 K. Vanessa Grant ’80 Sheldon I. Green ’80 Bernard E. Gropper ’80 Daniel R. Houpt ’80

Ian C. McCuaig ’80 N. Andrew Munn ’80 Karin Scarth ’80 Diana E. Shepherd ’80 James B. Sommerville ’80 In Memory of Sam Roweis ’90 Jessica R. Goldberg ’90 Winnifred R. Louis ’90 Ilana S. Rubel-Paschke ’90

Graduating Class Bursary Kim-Hung Cheong and Sieu Hoa Truong Mark and Soo Christensen Robert and Betty Farquharson Martin Geffen and Cathy Mallove James and Katherine Gracie David Gurin and Laura Simich Shiu Nam Kan and Yuja Wei Man Yick Ma and Dannie Lai Nizar and Ishrat Manji Boe Heum and Oksoon Park Stephen Sibalis and Anne Ellis Eddie and Jessica So

A party so special it can only happen once in a century! dS Join us for the Double BlueA& White paceBall

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to celebrate the conclusion of our Centennial and the launch of our second century. Tickets include cocktails, a gourmet dinner with wine, prizes, dancing, and so much more!

Photo: Gustaf Brundin;

To avoid disappointment, register now! Tickets are $250, with a limited number of tickets available at $125 for alumni from 2000 to 2010 and staff. Special anniversary years will be honoured. All proceeds to benefit UTS.

Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto.

Register now at or call 416-978-3919.

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Looking Back


100 Year! s of U T S in 2010

From the Archives: TOP: Former UTS Phys. Ed. teacher Ornella Barrett proudly reunites with members of the 1980 Championship Basketball Team on Homecoming weekend. MIDDLE: The 1979-1980 Girls’ Senior Basketball Team – winners of the 1980 York League Basketball Championship. 1974-75 marked the début of the UTS Girls’ Basketball Team in the York League, and UTS fielded a Senior Team for the first time in 1977-78. The first girls were pioneers: “Lacking numbers experience, coaching, and uniforms, they nevertheless came out to show their potential,” reads the 1978 Twig. The uniform dilemma was “solved” by requiring a number of seniors to “share shirts with junior benchwarmers.” BOTTOM: By the 1990s, the pioneering days for girls at UTS were long past. In February 1998, the UTS community was invited to celebrate a quarter-century of co-education with a speakers’ event: “In Conversation” with John Evans and Jill Ker Conway.

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The Root - Fall 2010