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Alumni News | Crawford and hall of fame Awards | Branch events

the uts alumni magazine | fall 2011

Continuing the Tradition

After 100 years, UTS is looking for a new home. Here’s what happened – and where we go from here.

Bruce Maclean turns 100! A fond look back at the life and times of former UTS teacher “Nails” MacLean.

A very good year for UTSAA Thanks to our generous alumni for their contributions of time and gifts!

Upcoming UTS Events

Mark Your Calendars Friday, October 28, 2011

H.J. Crawford Award, Art & Music Hall of Fame Award, and Annual Alumni Dinner

5:30 p.m. Reception followed by Crawford Award Ceremony and Student Performance. 7:30 p.m. Dinner followed by Hall of Fame induction. All alumni are welcome! Check with your Year Rep for Special Anniversary Year celebrations. RSVP at or call 416-978-3919 Thursday, November 10, 2011

Remembrance Day Service

10:00 a.m. Reception and 10:30 a.m. Service. Alumni veterans and other alumni are invited to join students and staff for the Annual Remembrance Day Ceremony. Alumni luncheon afterwards hosted by Principal Rosemary Evans. RSVP at or call 416-978-3919 Friday, December 16, 2011

Holiday Concert

A holiday tradition of student musical performances. 5:00 p.m. Café Blanc, 6:30 p.m. Concert Contact: Judy Kay, or call 416-978-6802

UTS Alumni Association Board of directors President

John B. A. Wilkinson ’78 416-947-5010 vice president

Mark Opashinov ’88 416-865-7873 past president

Peter Neilson ’71 416-214-5431 Treasurer

Bob Cumming ’65 416-926-0944 Honorary President

Rosemary Evans 416-946-5334 Honorary Vice President

Rick Parsons 416-978-3684 directors

Don Ainslie ’84 416-910-9360

Jonathan Bitidis ’99 416-703-7918

Don Borthwick ’54 705-436-3452

Aaron Chan ’94 416-788-5566

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Basketball 3-on-3 Tournament

Nina Coutinho ’04 647-284-3701

George V. Crawford ’72

Organize your team of alumni for a spirited competition! 9:30 a.m. in the UTS gym. RSVP at or call 416-978-3919


Friday, February 25 & Saturday, February 26, 2012

Robert Duncan ’95

Senior Play

UTS Auditorium, production and time to be determined. Contact: Catherine Hannon, or call 416-978-0987

Aaron Dantowitz ’91 416-465-4827 416-809-2488

Peter Frost ’63 416-867-2035

Penny Harbin ’78 416-691-9793

Oliver Jerschow ’92 416-691-5725

Emily Rix ’96 416-447-6340

Jennifer Suess ’94 416-654-2391

Phil Weiner ’01 647-262-6247

Bits&Pieces A Compendium of Noteworthy UTS Tidbits

UTS Teacher Robert Mackle Retires

science, and a B.Ed., Robert came to UTS in 1988. Just a few years later, a studentteacher named Kate Tiley arrived at the school. Once Kate became a permanent member of the staff in the early 1990s, she and Robert started dating and quickly became inseparable, eventually marrying two years ago. Over his 26-year teaching career, Robert taught geography, mathematics, economics, politics, environmental science, and outdoor education. He also coached a range of boys’ and girls’ sports and accompanied student trips to Egypt, Barcelona, Venice, New York, Washington DC, Ottawa, and Quebec. Of his career in the classroom – which includes stints work-

Robert Mackle retired in June after more than 20 years of teaching at UTS. Former and current colleagues and alumni gathered for a retirement party to pay tribute to Robert and to send him off with love, good humour, reminiscences, and wishes for fulfilling and happy times ahead. Robert first became interested in teaching while working as guide-naturalist in northern Ontario, British Columbia, and the Yukon and as a volunteer doing international development work in India and Nepal. With undergraduate studies in economics and geography, a Master’s in environmental

Robert Mackle (second from right), flanked by (l-r) Ann Unger, Jeff Carolin ’00, Amanda Martyn ’96 and Liz Beattie ’00 at his retirement party this past June.


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ing for the public education system and international schools in Europe and Asia – Robert says he “had a great time almost every minute.” A man of many passions, his interests are eclectic: canoeing, sailing, cycling, art, music, cultures, travel, cuisine, wine, salmon, snorkeling, woodworking... He holds exhibitions of his artwork every few years and plays percussion with his band, The Fabulous Quitters. In fact, UTS students and staff were often treated to Robert on handdrums in the staff ensemble during many a school battleof-the-bands contest! Guests at the retirement party included former faculty members Principal Al Fleming, Ann Unger, Maria Collier, and Ornella Barrett. Current colleagues Reg Hawes and Richard Cook both spoke, as did Carole BernicchiaFreeman (who joined UTS with Robert) and wife, Kate. Robert’s reach was perhaps most memorably and poignantly pointed up in comments by those former students who attended the party: Jeff Carolin ’00 (who rearranged his schedule specifically to be able to make the reception) and Liz Beattie ’00; and those who sent regrets and letters to be shared with the guests. From the latter group, Matthew

Sohm ’02 observed that Robert “is the perfect embodiment of the sage advice that you should take teachers, not subjects,” and Sabrina Bandali ’01 stated that she will be forever influenced by his “demand that we engage, and that we approach the world with care, concern, and an unwillingness to accept injustice.” Describing Robert as brilliant, authoritative, meticulous and persuasive, Matthew Susman ’99 appreciated how Robert “conveyed a sense of boundless curiosity about the world, and with it, possibility.”

The Life of a Teacher Post-UTS By David J. Laurenson There are many excellent schools throughout the world – and just a few outstanding ones. I consider myself fortunate to have worked in what I consider to be two outstanding schools and two that would qualify as excellent. Teaching at UTS (an outstanding school) was one of the most rewarding experiences I can think of. For some teachers, their energy and verve for teaching never wears out, but after having taught mathematics both at UTS and the Faculty of Education, and having worked as the Assistant Principal at UTS under Bill

Warden and Al Fleming, I knew I wanted to lead a school myself. I was prepared to go anywhere in the world but have always been quite selective about the sorts of schools I wanted to work in and, having been at UTS, my expertise was clearly in the gifted education spectrum. The Board of Trustees at the Alabama School of Mathematics and Science (ASMS) offered me the position of Director and off we went to Alabama. The ASMS is one of a number of specialized schools in the US set up by state governments to educate youth who would not otherwise have access to an excellent mathematics and science education at the secondary level. Mobile, AL and the ASMS – what a difference to Toronto and to UTS! The school is located in what was an abandoned church on a 15-acre property. The old facility had been renovated into a school that was just three years old when I arrived. Although that brought with it teething problems, it gave me the opportunity to develop the program using UTS as a basis for my decisions. I have long been a believer in the arts being a significant component of any school that caters to gifted children, and so my first job was to set up music, art, and drama programs. We housed the art program in an old gymnasium that gave the art teacher plenty of scope for pottery and other spaceintensive activities. Other differences to Toronto: we lived on a street that had a physical barrier across the street about 300m from our house with blacks on one side, whites on the other – and this was the late ’90s. Another huge dif-

UTS Alum and Staff Collaborate on CD I

n early July, Conrad Chow ’99 and UTS music teacher Ron Royer spent a few days in a Toronto recording studio. They were collaborating on a CD – scheduled to be internationally released in early 2012 – featuring world premiere recordings of music for violin and chamber orchestra by prominent Los Angeles film composer Bruce Broughton, rising young composer (and former UTS composer-inresidence) Kevin Lau, and Ron

Royer himself. Conrad was the solo violinist and Ron conducted Sinfonia Toronto. “It’s always a pleasure to have former UTS students stay in touch,” said Ron, “and to have Conrad ask me to collaborate on his premiere recording was a huge pleasure and honour.” Ron notes that, while at UTS, Conrad’s potential as a musician was always evident and that it has been exciting to watch him develop into a successful professional violinist. According to Ron,

“The music we recorded really challenged Conrad both technically and musically. His playing… was truly exceptional and the orchestra players were quite impressed.” The centerpiece of the CD is Bruce Broughton’s ‘Triptych’, “which has this amazing Celtic movement that you can’t stop humming after you hear it,” said Ron. Conrad also performed Ron’s ‘Sarabande, Capriccio and Rhapsody’. “I couldn’t have asked for better performances,” observed Ron.

UTS music teacher Ron Royer conducts violinist Conrad Chow ‘99 and fellow musicians during a recording session.

ference was that ASMS is a fully residential school and so I had a whole new dimension to my job: looking after the dorms, which included trying to keep opposite sexes apart after lights out! The ASMS is an excellent school, and it could make it to my outstanding list in the years to come. Life in the deep south

of the US has its challenges with the racial bias of many people, but it was nevertheless a most enjoyable seven years for me and my family. Next stop was New York City. Being convinced that UTS has it right in terms of “how to do schooling”, I accepted the position of Director of Education at Hunter College

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Campus Schools – partly because my wife and I had always been interested in living in NYC, but also because of the parallel tracks that UTS and Hunter had followed. Hunter was originally an all girls’ school set up by Hunter College in the City University of New York as a place for prospective teacht h e u t s a l u m n i m a g a z i n e : t h e root


each year that the examination was unbiased. One area in which I put considerable effort at Hunter was in professional development for teachers. Like UTS, many teachers had spent their working lives at the school, and ensuring that they kept up with trends in education and in their academic fields, along with developing programs that were in concert with the latest technological developments, was a significant part of my role as the leader of the school. When I went to New York I truly believed that Hunter would be my last career stop, but that was not to be the case. I was introduced to Woodstock, a 157-year-old school located in the foothills of the Indian Himalaya. What was intriguing to me about Woodstock was that even though the school is not as selective for admission as UTS, Hunter, or the ASMS, the students there display the same absolute

ers to practice their craft. In the early seventies it became co-ed and today operates in much the same way as UTS – except that the City of New York now provides funding for the school to operate. Interestingly enough, the funding only supports operations and the building and infrastructure must be borne by the school. That, incidentally, is the same model in existence at ASMS, where the State Government provides operating funds and a Foundation finances all other costs. Hunter had a very different set of challenges for me as the Director: the ethnic mix of students being one of them, and how to get more Hispanic students into the school where admission is by examination, just like that at UTS. Another related challenge was trying to ensure


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took the position – such as what is it that creates a special learning environment and love for learning? One is devoted teachers: teachers who really care about their students, who are able to tailor their courses to their students’ needs, who provide challenges to think and be creative, and who are not threatened intellectually. The second is devoted students: students who are passionate about learning new things, who support one-another in all situations, and who like to pack their lives full of interesting activities and challenges. In the four schools mentioned in this article, all have these two characteristics in common. I would love some day to host a function where a representative group of graduates from each of the four institutions would meet; I am certain they would hit it off and there would be no necessity to jump-start the program. Life can be a challenge but if you are prepared to plunge into the deep without fully knowing what to expect, the rewards can be exceptional. Thanks to UTS and the other three schools where I have been fortunate enough to work, my life has been a rich experience. David Laurenson taught at UTS from 1976 to 1989 and 1991 to 1994.

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top: Former UTS Assistant Principal David Laurenson having afternoon tea (a daily ritual) with seniors at Woodstock School in the Indian Himalaya. David served as Principal at Woodstock from 2008-2011. bottom: David and his Woodstock students enjoy Holi: a celebration of colour.

love, respect, and devotion to the school – particularly as graduates. All students are boarders and come from 30 different countries. What is it then about this very remote school that gives it those same characteristics that I had previously attributed to bringing gifted students together? Living in rural India at 7,000 feet is about as different from Toronto as one can imagine. No movie theatres or live entertainment, no red meat, and only electronic contact with the outside world. There are bonuses however, such as not having to own a vehicle (driving is impossible anyway), always eating food that is home grown and in season (my cholesterol levels are now normal), and having time for reading and other individual pursuits (learning to play the bagpipes for example). The students faced these same restrictions, but that gave them more reasons to learn about different cultures, to appreciate the environment, and to get along with the ethnic mix of the school population. I have now served at Woodstock for three years as Principal and recently the school was listed as one of the top 10 boarding schools in the world by a British publication. I now have some answers to the questions I asked myself when I

Peter Neilson ‘71 and Penny Harbin ‘78 with outgoing principal Michaele Robertson flank Michaele’s portrait (by photographer D’Arcy Glionna).

Final Assembly 2010–2011 The final assembly of the school year took place on Friday, June 24, and it was as rousing and spirited as ever. It was also outgoing Principal Michaele Robertson’s leave-taking of the students as the 2010-11 academic year closed and she began her retirement. UTSAA Board Members Peter Neilson ’71 and Penny Harbin ’78 were special guests for the unveiling of a photographic portrait of Michaele, a gift from the Alumni Association. Outgoing school captains Lauren Katz ’11 and Richard Liu ’11 also presented Michaele with a diploma announcing her honorary membership in the class of 2011. The audience was treated to a performance by the staff band whose members included two alumni teachers: Christopher Federico ’91 on his signature bagpipes and, on trombone, Alex Eddington ’98, who will be studying at OISE next year. Other fare-

wells were bade to Robert Mackle (see article on p 4), Nancy Dawe, (music), and Kirsten Nelson (science).

Mea Culpa! As many of our readers pointed out, the Latin translation of “Let us praise our teachers” (on the cover of the last issue of The Root) was incorrect. We offer our humble apologies for the error, which was due to a

The UTS mentoring program, Branching Out, is up and running after a brief hiatus for the Centennial. The format has undergone a couple of changes, and we have a record 26 partnerships for this session! Current S6 students applied to the program in February, and interest was so high we had to recruit additional mentors. Our fabulous alumni, ranging from ’84 to ’04, came through for the students and we did not have to disappoint any applicants. Since their orientation and training in April, most partnerships have met or exchanged calls and emails twice a month discussing topics such as university choices and applications, careers, worklife balance, and the UTS experience. A new group of S5 students will be applying to Branching Out in February 2012; alumni from the late ’80s to early 2000s are urged to consider volunteering for this worthwhile program. Interested alumni should contact the Office of Advancement at 416-978-3919 or via email at last-minute production glitch. In particular, we beg forgiveness from our excellent UTS Latin teachers who had provided us with the correct translation: “Laudemus magistros nostros.” We also need to apologize for two other errors

in the last issue: on page 4, the manuscript translated by Kate Fung was from the 18th Century and not the 16th as stated in the introduction; and on page 34, the alumna identified as Jessica Chan ’10 is actually Jocelyn Cheng ’02 lR

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Branch Events Connecting alumni, students, and staff around the world New York City Mixer A group of UTS senior art students were in NYC this spring for a field trip. There was an added twist to their trip: a Branch Event was added to their itinerary giving 12 alumni living in or around the Big Apple an opportunity to join our students and teachers for a New York City Mixer. Held at the Heartland Brewery on 5th Avenue, it was a chance for alumni to hear news of the school and to connect with others living in the area. Nick Herman ’02 also took the time to give the students a guided tour of the Met where he is the New York University, Institute of Fine Arts’ Erwin Panofsky Fellow. top right: Jocelyn Cheng ’02 and Leah Epstein ’02. Middle right: Nick Herman ’02 with members of the class of ’11. bottom right: Dave Auster ’86, David Walker ’84, Jonathan Haruni ’84, and Chand Sooran ’84 at the New York City Mixer.

Washington, D.C. Happy Hour The inaugural meeting of DC-area UTS alumni in late-June was organized by Ilya Shapiro ’95 and Laura Bogomolny ’98, who also hosted at her brownstone apartment in the centrally located Dupont Circle area. Classes from 1978 to 2003 were represented – some attendees having resided in metro Washington, DC for many years and others having just arrived. Stories were shared, business cards exchanged, and a good time was had by all. Plans are already percolating for another get-together in the Fall. L-R: Ilya Shapiro ’95, Mike Shenkman ’97, Amy with husband James Browne ’96, Adele Madonia ’03, Laura Bogomolny ’98, Chris Flavelle (Laura’s husband). Other alumni who attended: Deborah Berlyne ’78, Rebecca Netley ’84, Viktor Pregel ’94, Anne Han ’98, Liz Ben-Ishai ’98 and Eva Vivalt ’01.


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The Keys

UTS Alumni Muskoka Reception With perfect weather and a view of the Muskoka River and Bracebridge Falls, the setting was terrific for the first Muskoka Branch Event in June, hosted by outgoing Principal Michaele Robertson and her husband Barry Wansbrough. Thirtyfive alumni, friends, current and retired staff heard a Board update from Don Schmitt ’70, who also paid tribute to Michaele and the contributions she has made to UTS during her tenure. Guests were introduced to incoming Principal Rosemary Evans, who was attending her first UTS alumni gathering.

Exhibiting in the Gallery this fall

above right: Retiring Principal Michaele Robertson with incoming Principal Rosemary Evans at the UTS Alumni Muskoka Reception.

An exhibition of photographs

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Baillie Card ’05

Below Right: Michaele Robertson and Barry Wansbrough graciously opened their home on June 18 to UTS alumni and guests, gathered here on the deck in the beautiful late-Spring sunshine.

Future Exhibitions Margaret Krawecka ’96 Adele Madonia ’03

Future Events: Branch Events are being planned as we go to press! Check the alumni section of the website and our Facebook page regularly. And make sure your contact information is up-to-date: if your home address is listed as Toronto, we won’t know to invite you to an event in Washington!

Emma Jenkin ’03 Olivia Mapue ’04 Skye Louis ’02

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Important Twig Tape Announcement

Karen Lau ’03 Meg O’Mahony

Alumni: we miss you! We need you! Did you know that every UTS student receives a Twig Tape in his/her yearbook? In recent years, we have received fewer and fewer alumni submissions, and it’s just not the Twig Tape without you! Submissions for the next Twig Tape will be due in late Spring 2012 (with a reminder and more information in the next issue of The Root). If you have questions, please contact Judy Kay at Don’t forget to check out the Twig Tape archive, known as UTuneS, at

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The Keys Gallery is located in Room 107a at UTS. If you would like to exhibit, contact Liv Mapue ’04 at for further information. |

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President’s Report

Building the Future on a Strong Past Thinking beyond the bricks and mortar to create a dream for the decades to come.


reetings from the UTS Alumni Association (UTSAA)! Many major and exciting developments are occurring in which UTSAA is keenly interested on your behalf: developments related to the past, to the present, and to the future. Regarding the past – the Schools’ and your past – our community has just completed its celebrations of 100 years of excellence. Whether you identify your years with Lewis, MacMurray, Gutteridge, Warden, Fleming, Pearl, Newnham, John Brooke-Smith, Wilkinson ’78 Levin, Mintz, or president, UTSAA Robertson, you and your classmates can take pleasure and pride in being part of a century of unique education and extraordinary graduates. For its part, the UTSAA was proud to have assisted those who volunteered so much time and effort to make the celebrations last year so inclusive and special: ranging from the unprecedented attendance at the Homecoming events to the spectacular Double Blue & White Ball. As a nexus between the past and future, UTSAA is pleased to confirm that more $60,000 has been allocated to the Centennial Bursary. UTS is also celebrating the era of Michaele Robertson’s leadership. We are immensely grateful for the contributions Michaele made to the


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school during her tenure – a time that required a steady, experienced, and inspirational hand at the tiller. Regarding the present, I am pleased to report that the UTSAA itself is vibrant and very active. Transition in the UTSAA Board membership has occurred since last year. You are very well represented by a full complement of eager, capable, and interested directors. Our able and effective former president Peter Neilson has moved to the UTS Board where his energy, knowledge, and savvy will serve us all extremely well. I anticipate that UTSAA’s focus in the 2011-2012 year will be on: • refining our governance model; r  • eaching out to all of you in increasingly innovative ways so as to inform and involve you; • increasing the interaction between the UTSAA and the Schools’ faculty and students; • addressing specific priorities as they are identified by the Board and as they emerge. Which takes me to the future. UTS is entering a new era under the leadership of Principal Rosemary Evans. You may have read about her background and experience in the Spring 2011 edition of this magazine. I now encourage you to call or meet with her so that you can experience her passion for UTS, her calm confidence and her infectious enthusiasm for the

future of the school, its students, and its stakeholders. Without doubt, a watershed moment in UTS’ evolution occurred when the University’s administration chose to reserve the physical site for University uses. UTSAA thanks profusely and admires profoundly those who spent innumerable hours and resources developing a plan that would have accommodated both UTS and Uof T in one glorious model. However, it seems that that vision is not to be realized. I predict that exactly ten years from now, as “371” becomes a source of memories – wonderful and rich memories ingrained in all who experienced UTS within its now-tired walls on Bloor – we will be able to say of the University’s recent decision “a door closed caused us to find our portal to the future”. We’ll also come to acknowledge that those memories are not based on where they were born but rather with whom. Finally, on behalf of UTSAA, I encourage you to embrace as an opportunity the new physical reality of UTS. Think beyond the bricks and mortar, share your dreams for the School in the decades to come, volunteer your time, and donate available resources to assist our able leadership to realize our dreams – do it for past graduates, do it for present students, and do it for future generations of your fellow R alumni. l

You are well represented by a full complement of eager, capable, and interested directors.

Principal’s Message

UTS: Transforming Lives We will continue the tradition of providing a life-changing opportunity for students.


s I prepared to assume the role of Principal at UTS, The Root proved to be an invaluable source of information about the school. Stories of the school’s history – and, in particular, articles about alumni and staff, their accomplishments and adventures – proved to be fascinating reading. All contributed to helping me better understand the school, its traditions, and what makes UTS unique. Members of the community were generous with their Rosemary time and willEvans ingly shared their Principal, UTS perceptions and experiences. I spoke with many current and past students, staff, parents, as well as former principals and friends of the school. The messages were consistent. UTS provides an environment that changes the lives of the students fortunate enough to attend the school, and students – both current and past – understand the privilege of a UTS education. The school engenders passion on the part of all members of its community: a community that, at its core, is fuelled by the dynamic relationships that evolve, generation after generation, between UTS students and their teachers. These teachers are exceptional. They are recognized leaders in their disciplines and are devoted to deliver-

ing a program that will engage and stretch students. They are the catalysts that make possible the life-changing experiences that occur as part of a UTS education. Under their guidance, and with their ongoing support, our young people challenge themselves, take risks, and accomplish things they never imagined they could do. After graduation, former students return to the school to meet with their mentors and to continue to receive their guidance and support. Another special relationship forged through the school is the bond that develops between students. Students come to UTS from diverse backgrounds, and with unique talents and individual strengths. They learn to value this diversity and to recognize that it contributes to the richness of the UTS community. At UTS, students forge friendships that last a lifetime and that provide sustenance well beyond high-school graduation. It was inspiring to learn that the class of 1943 still meets for lunch on a monthly basis! UTS has a vision and mission that is unique in this province – indeed, in Canada. We are committed to merit-based admission, and the goal of accessibility for all deserving students remains key, even in the light of recent financial challenges. Maintaining the focus on excellence and achievement

is critical to continuing the tradition of providing a life-altering opportunity. Meeting this goal will demand significant community commitment. It is our hope that those who have benefitted from a UTS education will work with us to keep the opportunity alive for future generations. The messages I received over the last few months about the importance of the school in the lives of so many graduates are so consistent it gives me hope that we can meet the current challenges and establish a firm foundation for the future. The school is more than the current building at 371 Bloor. The physical site evokes many memories and houses many artifacts of the school’s history, but does not define the uniqueness of UTS. The realities of the school’s situation and the options for the future site of UTS are currently being tackled by the Board of Directors. As we navigate our way through these changes, it is my commitment to provide open and transparent communication to all of our constituent groups on an ongoing basis. I encourage you to ask questions and to get involved. I welcome the opportunity to work with you to shape the future of R our school. l

At UTS, students forge friendships that last a lifetime and that provide sustenance well beyond high school graduation.

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UTS Board Report

A New Home for UTS The Board has created a Site Selection Committee to find a new home for the school.


s UTS enters its second century, we are pleased to report that the school is well positioned to build on the foundation established in the past five years under the leadership of Principal Michaele Robertson. Michaele retired on June 30th leaving a legacy of accomplishment. Our strategic plan, “Building the Future”, and the establishment of the infrastructure to support an independent school are all in place. In February, the Board’s Principal Search Committee Bob Lord ’58 chair, UTS selected Rosemary Evans to take on the Principal position at UTS, effective July 1, 2011. Rosemary has spent the time since her appointment familiarizing herself with all elements of the UTS community. This allowed her to hit the ground running on her first day. Since early July, Rosemary has been working closely with the school’s Senior Leadership Team to plan the next academic year and to establish goals within the context of the school’s strategic plan. She has also worked closely with the Board to continue to fine-tune our plans for ensuring that the school can flourish throughout its second century. In April, the University of Toronto informed us that our proposal to redevelop 371 Bloor had been turned down. This decision was very disap-


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pointing – and also admittedly somewhat surprising. We felt strongly that our proposal had significant merit both for UTS and for the university. Don Schmitt ’70 had developed a site master plan that would have seen UTS occupy only 18% of the total square footage, at the northwest corner of the site. In addition, the university would have had the potential for more than 750,000 square feet of new space for offices and classrooms – well above the 500,000 square feet we had earlier understood they required to meet their future needs. UTS was also prepared to cover all costs associated with our portion of the new construction. Since receiving this news, the Board has moved quickly to consider our next steps and to take action. Two Board committees have been established and have been meeting regularly. The Board’s Affiliation Committee, charged with renegotiating our relationship with the university, is led by David Rounthwaite ’65. Members include David Allan ’78, UTS parent and Treasurer Andrew Dalglish, UTS parent and Board member Susan Opler ’79, Don Schmitt ’70, and John Tory ’72. The second committee is the Site Selection Committee led by

Peter Neilson ’71 and Don Schmitt ’70; it includes Peter Ortved ’67, UTS parents Tong Hahn and Stephen Moranis, and UTS teacher Josh Fullan. Both committees have been meeting with me, and with our new Principal, to solidify next steps. Much work has been done, and we are heartened by the ground-swell of support and commitment from the UTS community. It is also important to note that Uof T has introduced the option of a possible lease extension on 371 Bloor beyond the 2021 date previously established. An extension would allow us more time to raise funds for our future building needs while continuing to focus on immediate concerns – such as keeping tuition down and augmenting our Bursary Fund so that we can remain a merit-based school in the truest sense. Our experience of the past few months has reinforced our confidence that UTS has the strong support of its community and an exciting future ahead. We welcome your feedback and will continue to update you on events as they develop. Visit the school’s website ( for the latest information about the site search R and other UTS news. l

In April, Uof T informed us that our proposal to redevelop 371 Bloor had been turned down. This decision was very disappointing. We felt strongly that our proposal had significant merit both for UTS and for the university.

Advancement Report

Plus ça Change... The generosity of alumni, parents, staff, and friends enables many students to attend the school.


hat follows primary, secondary, and tertiary? And did you know that no word exists relating to the number eleven – but that there is one that relates to the number twelve: duodenary?” These questions were explored in June by a UTS class and exemplify what I fondly call a quintessential “UTS Moment”. Lest you think that it was a class of current students, I must disclose that this was the UTS Class of 1961 who came back to UTS in June to celebrate Martha Drake their 50th year of Executive Director, graduation. But it advancement easily could have been a discussion overheard from this year’s students. That intellectual spark within a UTS student is ever-present in a UTS alumnus, and it is rightfully a point of pride within our community. This exchange got me thinking about aspects of the UTS experience that have stood the test of time. The life-altering and lasting impact of a UTS education, the lifelong friendships and the generosity of our community immediately come to mind. How many generations of UTS students have benefitted from the support of previous generations of alumni, teachers, parents, and friends? Together, we have helped make UTS what it is today. The Class of 1961 established a bursary as their legacy

to UTS to commemorate their Golden anniversary; this bursary will provide financial assistance to future generations of UTS students in perpetuity. In turn, this year’s student body, 19% of whom received bursary support, volunteered and raised funds for many worthwhile charities – including UTS. The proceeds from this year’s student-run “Show” were designated to the UTS general bursary fund because our students understand the need to keep UTS as accessible as possible. Our earliest scholarships were established not long after the doors of UTS opened and they have aided students for nearly 100 years. The Dr. T. M. Porter Scholarships were originally presented in 1919 by Dr. Tommy Porter, the original Master of the Junior School, in memory of graduates who were killed in World War I. The scholarships were further enhanced in 1930 by the estate of

a grateful parent. Today, the Porter is one of our most generous awards and over the decades, hundreds of students have been honoured as recipients. Without the bursaries and scholarships established by caring donors, many UTS alumni would not have been able to attend the school – and we would not be able to support the transformative education that is UTS at its core. This year’s annual report on donors lists the names of 680 members of the UTS community who have made UTS their philanthropic priority through a current or a planned gift to benefit the school. There is a story behind each and every donation, and whatever your motivation, I want to thank you for your investment in UTS’ future. When it comes to alumni generosity, the more things change, the more they stay the same. And, thank goodR ness for that! l

That intellectual spark within a UTS student is ever-present in a UTS alumnus.

Make a difference today for tomorrow’s students... If you would like to designate a specific bequest to UTS or receive information on planned giving, please contact: Martha Drake, Executive Director, Advancement at 416-946-0097, or

...and leave your mark on UTS’ future!

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On April 30, 2011, Bruce MacLean celebrated his 100th birthday with family and friends. He planned the party himself down to its last details – quite an achievement in a life filled with achievements! Given Bruce’s attachment to and love of UTS, the guest list included many former UTS students. Bruce’s daughter, Linda Ann MacLean Jewell, penned a biography of Bruce’s life especially for the occasion. The following article borrows heavily from that biography and we thank Linda Ann, and the entire MacLean family, for sharing it with us as we celebrate the life of a man who has contributed so much to UTS. by diana shepherd ’80


BELOW: Bruce at an early age.


illiam Joseph Bruce MacLean was the second child born to Nettie and Billy MacLean at their Euclid Avenue home in Toronto. He attended Clinton St. Public School for Grades 1 and 2 before the family moved to Helena Avenue; in his mother’s opinion, this was a more “elite” area and Hillcrest Public was a better school for Bruce and his sister Flora. At age eight, Bruce made the Junior Soccer Team at Hillcrest. His mother thought he was too young and small to play soccer, but his teacher and coach eventually talked her into letting Bruce join the team – igniting Bruce’s life-long interest in sports. In 1922, the family moved to Glenholme Avenue because it was close to Oakwood Collegiate Institute (OCI), Nettie’s choice of highschool for her children. Bruce recalls having very good teachers at OCI – and some of them were equally impressed with the young Bruce. In 1936, his algebra and trigonometry teacher became principal of Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute (LPCI) and offered Bruce one of his first jobs as a math teacher. In Bruce’s Senior Year at OCI (1928), he stood for election as Alderman in Ward 6 in the Toronto Boys Council. Sponsored by the City of Toronto, this Council was

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structured along the lines of Toronto City Council with a Mayor, Aldermen, and Controllers. He won by more than 10,000 votes – more than any one person had ever received before. He also won the T.L. Church, Mayor of Toronto Trophy for Scholarship, Sportsmanship, and Character when he graduated from OCI in 1929.

University Years To help pay for his post-secondary education at McMaster University, Bruce took a job as a cleaner and waiter on campus – which was located at McMaster Hall on Bloor Street at the time. At the end of his first year, McMaster moved its campus to Hamilton, and Bruce moved with them. He continued to work at McMaster, attending classes “as much as possible” given his work and football schedule. In 1930, Bruce met the love of his life, Wilma MacGregor; she was seated (alphabetically by surname) next to him at an Athletic Banquet. They graduated together in 1933, and they both applied and were admitted to the Ontario College of Education (OCE). Unfortunately, there was a surplus of teachers when they graduated, and Bruce was the only one in his class to be offered a position immediately (teaching math and physical education at North Toronto C. I.). Bruce and Wilma got married in 1936 and moved into a home on Briar Hill Avenue.

Teaching and the War Years LPCI opened its door in 1936, and Bruce was one of its first teachers. Aside from teaching math, he was in charge of the Cadet Corps, he coached football and hockey, and played clarinet and saxophone in the school’s dance band. From 1940-42, Bruce worked part-time at LPCI and part-time at McMaster, where he assisted in developing and then teaching an electronics training program for radar technicians in the Canadian Navy. In 1942, Bruce resigned from LPCI to join the Royal Canadian Navy as a Sub-Lieutenant, Special Branch. He was sent directly to St. Hyacinthe,

where he helped develop and teach the training program for Navy personnel. Bruce visited every university in Canada to recruit staff for the program, choosing 60 of the “best and brightest” – dubbed the “Navy Gang” – to teach at the Signals School. At its peak, there were 5,000 students at the school; Bruce’s program (a one-year radar technician’s course) had about 1,000 men at any given time. Bruce was discharged from the Navy in September of 1945, and he returned to teaching at LPCI. Shortly thereafter, he joined with members of the Navy Gang to write a comprehensive two-volume textbook entitled Radio Fundamentals; the first volume was published in 1950 and the second in ’52. Also in 1945, Bruce returned to McMaster parttime to obtain his MA: a thesis on electronics as it applied to radar systems.

The UTS Years Bruce took up the post of math master at UTS in January 1946, and he remained at the school until June 1959. He also became coach of the Senior Hockey team, ushering in “a golden era in the sport,” notes Jack Batten ’50 in University of Toronto Schools 1910–2010. “Mr. MacLean was smart and thoughtful at all the elements of coaching. On every team, he understood his players intimately. He learned which buttons to push. He knew who to be tough on and who to treat more softly.” His students gave him the nickname “Nails” – which spoke to “the rigour Mr. MacLean brought to the lessons in trigonometry he taught in the classroom and to the championship hockey teams he coached on the ice,” explains Batten. At the end of every month, Nails set the boys a major test; for the month following, they would be seated by test results (the boys with the lowest marks were seated at the front of the classroom). If academics came first at UTS, hockey was a close second – at least for Bruce! In 1953, UTS joined the Toronto and District Inter-School Athletic Association (TDIAA), playing against the best high school teams in the city. Nails coached the team to its first TDIAA championship in its first

season in the league. The following year, UTS won a second consecutive TDIAA championship – despite losing nine of their players to graduation the year before. “The MacLean era in UTS hockey ended in 1959 when Nails moved on to OCE,” writes Batten. “He was gone but never forgotten. In 2003, when the TDIAA champs got together for a fiftieth reunion dinner at the school, Mr. MacLean was the evening’s special guest. Wine was served at the dinner, and to the surprise of everyone present, the caterer could accept only cash in payment for the wine. The players had credit cards, but no cash. Only one person present carried enough in paper money, which explains why Mr. MacLean paid for the evening’s wine. Cash was part of the Nails system.” Over the years, Bruce recalls that he had the pleasure of teaching many brilliant students who went on to great achievements. One of the most notable is renowned statistician David Brillinger ’55, now Head of Statistics at the University of California at Berkeley; David has been awarded 14 Honorary Doctorates over the years. Another of his top students was Michael W. Spence ’62, Former Dean of Stanford Graduate School of Economics and 2001 Nobel Laureate in Economics. In 2000, he established the “Bruce and Wilma MacLean bursary”, which provides financial aid for students to attend UTS. The Class of ’49 has also honoured their former

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above: A photo of Bruce taken at his 100th birthday celebration held on April 30, 2011.

BELOW: “Nails” MacLean as he looked during his UTS years.

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Above Left: Some of the former MacLean UTS students and their spouses who attended the party. Seated (L-R): Alison Taylor, Maria Gardner, Derek Bate ’44, John Gardner ’55, Former Principal Al Fleming, Judy Fleming; Standing (L-R): Tom Riley ’53, Bruce Taylor ’48, Bon Borthwick ’54, and Peter George ’58. Above Right: Bruce with greatgrandchildren, Flora (named for Bruce’s sister) and Paco.

teacher by establishing the “W. Bruce MacLean Mathletic Award”; first awarded at the undergraduate ceremony in October 2009, the award is given to one girl and one boy with high academic standing in advanced functions (Grade 11 math course) as well as a high level of proficiency in school athletics. Bruce has stayed in touch with many of his former UTS students, who invite him to all their class reunions. He is happy to attend, and feels humbled by the displays of appreciation and respect from these men who give him so much credit for having made a difference in their lives back in their school days. He was an enthusiastic participant in UTS Centennial events – just a few months shy of his own hundredth birthday.

The Textbook Project and OCE Early in Bruce’s UTS Career, OCE Professor (and former UTS match teacher) Pete Petrie and Bruce gathered some colleagues and started to create senior-level math textbooks for the province of Ontario. In total, Bruce was involved in the creation of 28 textbooks, mostly for the secondary level, published by Copp Clark. At one point, their textbooks were being used in every province of Canada; some years, Bruce’s royalties exceeded his salary! The ’50s and ’60s were boom years for teachers – especially in Ontario cities. To meet the need, OCE started summer courses to train new teachers as quickly as possible; while he was at UTS, Bruce taught several of these summer courses at OCE. In 1959, he became a permanent member of the OCE staff, becoming a full, tenured professor after about three years. He remained at OCE until his retirement in 1972.

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ing were very important to Bruce and his family. In 1963, Bruce and Wilma joined the club for Airstream motor-home owners, which became known as the Wally Byam Caravan Club International (WBCCI). In 1966, he was elected president of the Ontario branch of the club; in 1974, Bruce became international president of the WBCCI, which had 30,000 member families at the time. In 1975, he organized an international rally – attended by 15,000 people with 4,200 Airstreamers – in Brandon, MB. When Bruce retired from teaching, he had three goals for his retirement: • To become a proficient horseback rider and horse trainer. • To become proficient in sailing. • To achieve success in sales of some kind. Eventually, he attained all three goals – no surprise to those who know him well. Shortly after he retired, Bruce started taking lessons from – then formed a partnership with – the owner of a riding academy in Florida. With her guidance, Bruce bought, trained, showed, and sold a couple of horses each year for five years. In 1978, Bruce purchased a 30-foot Cape Dory sloop, and he immediately set about teaching himself to sail. He began racing his sailboat and competed until 1999 (the year his beloved wife Wilma passed away). In the early ’80s, Bruce achieved his third goal when he persuaded Sutherland Yachts to carry the Bayfield Yachts line of sailboats; Bruce put up the money for the franchise and concentrated on selling this line. He sold 14–25 boats per year before deciding to call it quits – right before Sutherland went bankrupt. To round-out his life-long passion for sports, Bruce has enjoyed playing golf for many years now. Proving that it’s never too late to strive for and accomplish a goal, at age 98, Bruce made headlines in the Venice, FL newspaper with his R first hole-in-one! l

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third Annual H.J. Crawford Award UTS is pleased to announce that the third annual H.J. Crawford Award will be presented to a trio of committed and dedicated alumni: John “Butch” Bowden ’48, John Macaulay ’45, and J.A. “Jack” Rhind ’38. Named for UTS’ first headmaster, the H.J. Crawford Award recognizes the significant contribution to UTS made by an individual or a group through commitment, dedication and volunteerism, or contribuJohn Bowden ’48 tions made to greater society through other lifetime achievements. John Bowden and John Macaulay both worked with Jack Rhind on the initial bursary campaign in 1980. Butch Bowden was Chair of the Campaign Cabinet during much of the Preserving the Opportunity Campaign in 1994-1999, succeeding Bill Saunderson ’52. Both men had major volunteer roles in the leadership phase of the campaign, and John Macaulay ’45 together they helped raise a record $15 million. Both men have been Class Reps, have regularly attended many alumni activities, and have also been extremely supportive of various initiatives undertaken by the school. As Chair of the inaugural bursary campaign in 1980, Jack Rhind supported the vision that financial accessibility for all qualifying UTS students is essential – a tenet still vital to UTS. Jack has demonstrated J. A. Rhind ’38 an unwavering commitment to service to Canada, his local community, and to UTS throughout his lifetime. We hope you will attend the UTS Annual Alumni Dinner to celebrate the presentation of this prestigious award to these three very deserving recipients. To reserve your space at the Alumni Dinner, call 416-978-3919 or go to

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UTS Hall of Fame Inductees UTS and the UTS Alumni Association are proud to announce the 2011 inductees into the UTS Hall of Fame. Four retired faculty members have been selected for their superlative contributions to the UTS Art and Music departments. These honourees are: Don Boutros, John Fautley, Natalie Kuzmich, and Ann Unger. Dedication and innovation characterize these teachers; they generated the environment that allowed many students over a great number of years to be challenged and to flourish in their creative pursuits. Two of the students challenged by these remarkable teachers will also be inducted into the Hall of Fame: Jamie Sommerville ’80 is the current principal hornist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra and is the Music Director of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, and Kim-Lee Kho ’81 is a visual artist and graphic designer who is also a consummate art instructor inspiring students throughout Toronto and beyond. Also being honoured this year is W. Bruce “Nails” MacLean, for his outstanding commitment to coaching that contributed to the success of the UTS “Firsts” hockey team over many years. These seven talented members of the UTS community will be inducted into the UTS Hall of Fame at the Annual Alumni Dinner on Friday, October 28, 2011. Help celebrate the accomplishments of these UTS Alumni – reserve your space at the Alumni Dinner today! Call 416-978-3919 or go to

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Annual Alumni Dinner and Awards ! See the old school again Special anniversary rooms! Visit with former staff and classmates! All alumni are welcome – especially those celebrating anniversary years:

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The third H.J. Crawford Award will be presented and the UTS Hall of Fame Inductees will be honoured. All events to be held at UTS: 5:30 pm Reception; 6:30 pm Crawford Award Ceremony and Student Performance; 7:30 pm Dinner followed by Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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Location, Location, Educa Searching for a new home for UTS. By Diana Shepherd ’80


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late April, the University of Toronto rejected the University of Toronto Schools’ proposal to renovate the existing site at 371 Bloor Street West – giving UTS until 2021 to find, renovate, or build new digs. The decision has surprised and disappointed alumni and students alike: the proposed $45 million renovation of the old building would not have cost Uof T one penny, and it would have “created an opportunity for the University of Toronto to develop a significant part of the site for its own use over the long haul,” said UTS Board Chair Bob Lord ’58. “I was extremely disappointed in the decision,” said Peter Neilson ’71, who was president of the UTS Alumni Association when the decision was handed down. “Then again, I have been disappointed by many of the decisions Uof T has made regarding UTS over the years. It’s difficult for our alumni – who care so deeply about the school – to understand or accept that Uof T doesn’t care as much as we do about UTS.”

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UTS and UofT: A Short History

“It’s difficult for our understand or accept that Uof T doesn’t care as much as we do about UTS.” – Peter Neilson ’71

“We are in a position of financial strength thanks to our donors who have contributed to the Building Opportunities Campaign in the early 1990s.” – Bob Lord ’58


For most of its history, UTS was a division of Uof T. In the early 1900s, James Whitney (then-premier of Ontario) identified an urgent need to upgrade the quality of secondary school teaching in Ontario. To answer this need, the provincial government provided $175,000 to help Uof T’s Faculty of Education (established in 1906) create at least two practice schools – one of which would admit girls – to serve as a kind of laboratory in which the Faculty could test and improve the practical and experimental aspects of its program, and in which the teachercandidates could develop their teaching skills. Unfortunately, the money ran out before the girls’ school could be built, but UTS retained its plural name. In 1910, 371 Bloor West covered the middle of the block only; UTS’ portion was in the eastern half of the building, and the Faculty of Education was housed in the western side. The eastern wing doubled in size in 1923 (giving UTS its gym, swimming pool, cafeteria, and auditorium), and the western wing was expanded in 1931 and again in 1949 to its current size. In 1920, the Faculty of Education became the Ontario College of Education (OCE); for the next 45 years, OCE was the only institution in the province to prepare secondary school teachers. In 1965, the Ontario legislature established the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE); the following year, the departments of Graduate Studies and Research were transferred from OCE to OISE, although teacher education remained at Uof T in a restructured and renamed College of Education. In 1972, the College of Education was renamed the Faculty of Education, University of Toronto (FEUT). FEUT merged with OISE in 1996, creating the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. “The merger meant that the faculty

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began a gradual move into the OISE building at 252 Bloor West, thereby freeing up a bonanza of space for the school at 371 Bloor,” noted Jack Batten ’50 in University of Toronto Schools 1910–2010. “Over the following few years, UTS grew to a school of comfortably over six hundred students, a number that could now settle into more classrooms in the building’s western half and more of just about everything else. Another two gyms, more locker rooms, an enhanced Guidance Centre, a smartened foyer, a leak-proof roof, and a library.” In the early 2000s, it became clear that Uof T wanted to divest itself of UTS. The school’s budget was $12 million, it had lost its provincial subsidy of $1.35 million in 1993, and Uof T could no longer afford to support the school financially. It was during this same period that the school ran the Building Opportunities Campaign, which raised $10 million for the UTS building. These funds came over to UTS from the University of Toronto in 2007, and they are currently invested by the UTS Foundation led by Bill Saunderson ’52.

The UTS Site Redevelopment Proposal UTS has had a licence to use portions of 371 Bloor since it became a separate entity on July 1, 2006, and the licence is set to expire in 2021 (although Uof T is open to the possibility of extending the licence beyond that deadline). According to section 10.07 of the Affiliation Agreement dated June 30, 2006 between UTS and Uof T, UTS had the right to make a proposal regarding continued use of the building; under the same agreement, Uof T wasn’t required to let UTS know whether it would receive an extension of its lease on the building – or how long the extension might run – until 2014. On December 14, 2010, a special Building Committee of the UTS Board of Directors – comprised of David Rounthwaite ’65 (Chair), Don Schmitt ’70, David Allan ’78, UTS parent Stephen Moranis, UTS faculty member and local resident Josh Fullan, Michaele Robertson (UTS principal at the time), and Bob Lord ’58 – submitted a Site Redevelopment Proposal to Uof T. The Proposal outlined a complete renovation of UTS’ current facility at 371 Bloor West, including new construction of approximately 140,000 square feet of space. According to Don Schmitt, the first task in preparing the Proposal was to ascertain what Uof T’s

goals were regarding the site. “Uof T expects the St. George Campus to grow by 1.5 million square feet over the next decade, and they wanted the site to provide 500,000 square feet of academic space,” he said. The Proposal would have allowed Uof T to acquire up to 750,000 square feet – more than halfway to their total goal. The second task was to create a program for expansion based on thorough research and consultation with stakeholders over the last 15 years. In the mid-1990s, in 2000, and in 2007, members of the UTS community worked to create and then update a plan identifying the building and space needs for the school in its second century. The major features of this plan included: bringing classrooms and lab facilities up to modern standards – including the integration of information technology and audiovisual systems; creating classrooms and facilities dedicated to music, drama, and the visual arts; building new athletic facilities that conform to current secondary-school standards; creating a new library resource centre; creating eating areas for students; upgrading the auditorium; and installing new heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems. Keeping in mind Uof T’s stated space requirements for the building, the UTS Site Redevelopment Committee created a plan that would accommodate both UTS’ and Uof T’s future needs. The Proposal detailed the renovation and/ or construction of 140,000 gross square feet of space on the northeast portion of the site at a total project cost of $45,000,000. This renovation/ construction would have included a new double gymnasium, 25-metre pool, 660 seat auditorium, and an atrium – all of which Uof T would have been able to use on a mutually agreed-upon basis. The construction would have permitted Uof T to construct up to 750,000 square feet of academic space and at least 320 below-grade parking spaces on the site. UTS would have financed the capital cost of the UTS premises from existing resources, a capital campaign, and financing from one or more financial institutions. Finally, construction of the new school would have benefitted UTS, Uof T, and – since UTS is a hub for civic engagement and local neighbourhood improvement – keeping UTS in its current location would also have benefitted the local community surrounding the site. According to the Proposal, one example of benefits to the community is the ongoing work of Jane’s Club at UTS, “which coordinates neighbourhood walking tours and community improvement projects in conjunction with

city staff, and is currently engaged in renewing Annex parks through a community service program involving UTS students, faculty, parents, and alumni.” “We thought it was a pretty compelling argument,” said Don Schmitt. “Uof T achieves its goals, is neither inconvenienced nor out-of-pocket, benefits from the new infrastructure (including the new heating and cooling units), has use of the new gyms and pool, and retains ownership of the land.” But after deliberating for four months, the University rejected the Proposal, saying that they needed the entire site to meet as-yet unspecified future needs.

The Present After receiving the news, the UTS Board immediately took action by creating two new working committees: the Affiliation Committee and the Site Selection Committee. The Affiliation Committee’s task is to work with Uof T on redefining the relationship between the school and the university. The Affiliation Committee is comprised of Board Directors David Rounthwaite ’65 (Chair), Andrew Dalglish (Parent), Susy Opler ’79 (Parent), Don Schmitt ’70, David Allan ’78, John Tory ’72, and ex-officio members Board Chair Bob Lord ’58 and Principal Rosemary Evans. “We received numerous letters, emails and phone calls of support from alumni, students, staff, faculty, and parents,” said David Rounthwaite. “It is extremely heartening to know that the UTS community is committed to ensuring the future of this great institution and is ready to help build the kind of school UTS needs for the future at another site.” The Site Selection Committee will work to identify a suitable location for a new facility for the school. The work done on the Proposal helped to define what was required in a facility, and it will be used to establish specific criteria to guide the site selection. Site Selection

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“It is extremely heartening to know that the UTS community is commited to ensuring the future of this great institution.” – David Rounthwaite ’65

“Those who value the school need to step up: they need to offer financial support, time, or expertise.” – Don Schmitt ’70

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Committee Members include Directors Peter Neilson ’71 and Don Schmitt ’70 (Co-Chairs), Josh Fullan (Teacher), Tong Hahn (Parent), Stephen Moranis (Parent), Peter Ortved ’67, and ex-officio members Bob Lord ’58 and Principal Rosemary Evans. “We’re definitely at the preliminary stages,” said Peter Neilson of the Site Selection Committee. “We’re exchanging ideas, pursuing contacts, and considering what kind of place we need to house the school.” Neilson said they are considering purchasing vacant land (although that’s pretty scarce in the downtown area) or an existing building to renovate or demolish and rebuild, or sharing space with another facility. The Committee has looked at some buildings the Toronto District School Board wishes to sell, but there are issues with UTS each of them – ranging from unsatisfactory locations to huge maintenance –Principal rosemary evans problems. “The solution isn’t going to be instantaneous,” he noted. “But this is a real opportunity to get a facility that will be much better and more appropriate for our current needs – as opposed to the needs in 1910 when the school first opened.” In an ideal world, the future home of UTS will be centrally located and easily accessible by public transit. “We don’t want to change the nature of our student body by moving too far afield,” said Neilson, “but ‘central’ doesn’t have to mean the corner of Bloor and Spadina. However, accommodating all students means access to the TTC and GO Transit.” Don Schmitt pointed out that location will play a factor in UTS’ continued association with Uof T, agreeing that an ideal location will be close to the St. George Campus. “We have an opportunity to create something extraordinary: to build a space that supports academic excellence in the 21st century,” he said. “UTS has been a school that is distinguished by its rigorous and innovative programs, its dedicated, outstanding teachers, its exceptional students, and its relationship with Uof T,” Rosemary Evans pointed out. “The building does not define the school. Improving the facilities will, however, ensure the continuing excellence of a UTS education throughout the second century of the school’s life.” Bob Lord agreed, noting that: “We are in a

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position of financial strength thanks to our donors who have collectively contributed $10 million to the Building Opportunities Campaign since the early 1990s. The UTS Foundation has stewarded the funds well along with new donations designated to our building fund.” Schmitt, who sits on both committees, warned that UTS is in “a tough position: we have to find and buy land at fair market value – which is superexpensive in downtown Toronto – and we have to fund the building/renovation costs. We have one decade to do this – which sounds like a lot of time, but it really isn’t. It’s a pretty steep challenge.” While the Site Selection Committee is working on that challenge, the Affiliation Committee is negotiating the details of UTS’ exit strategy with Uof T. “Lots of assets have come to Uof T because of UTS,” Schmitt pointed out. “For instance, the Robert Street Field was a gift to Uof T for the use of UTS, and we will have to agree on compensation for items like this. UTS has been joined at the hip to Uof T for so long,” he added. “UTS grads have also been Uof T presidents, chancellors, donors, and distinguished alumni, and we want to continue the relationship at the new site.” Both Neilson and Schmitt emphasized the need to engage alumni, parents, and friends of the school at this crucial time. “Those who value the school need to step up: they need to offer financial support, time, or expertise,” said Schmitt. “It won’t go well unless the community comes together to build a culture of giving among UTS alumni and friends.” He added that UTS alumni who are also Uof T alumni should think of UTS first when it comes to donations over the next decade. “The school’s future is uncertain in a way that Uof T’s future is not – and the uncertainty has been created by Uof T’s decision to reject the proposal. Only the community pulling together is going to get us through this.” Neilson believes that the UTS community is going to step up. “I am quite confident that when the time comes, we will be able to secure the appropriate facility,” he said. Rounthwaite shares this view, adding that: “We are determined and confident that UTS will have the right home for the future, and that the UTS community will have an important say in what that looks like.” For updates, please visit the UTS website building page at, or email your comments and questions to building@ R l

uts Alumni News Notes on the interesting lives and outstanding achievements of our alumni. Peter George ’58, wife Allison Barrett, and their daughter Lily Rose Jiao recently welcomed Gemma Mei Diana Min Ge, who is three years old, to their family. Gemma arrived home safely on November 19 from Chongqing, China. Her big sister claims that: “she’s really fun, she’s really cute, and she makes a few noises.” Gemma’s extended family were thrilled to greet her and she has also been embraced by an incredible group of dedicated Chinese teachers who have helped her sister retain her language and culture and will help Gemma to do the same.

Freelance writer Richard Wright ’67 has won the Amnesty International (Canada) 2010 media award for local/alternative print stories for his magazine feature “A National Disgrace”. The story, published in the United Church Observer magazine, examined the sorry state of on-reserve schools for Canada’s First Nations youth. More than 60% of First Nations students fail to graduate from high school; the national rate for the population at large is just 14%. Richard, a former CBC TV current affairs producer and long-time freelance magazine and newspaper feature writer, was chosen by the Observer to write this piece as the first

in a series of annual articles honouring former Observer editor Hugh McCullum, a tireless campaigner for justice-driven journalism. “I felt honoured to be assigned this story in the first place,” Wright says. “I feel doubly proud to see the piece recognized by an institution like Amnesty.” “A National Disgrace” can be read on the UC Observer website: It was quite a spring for Tony Storey ’71, Director of Alumni Affairs at Trent University. He received Trent’s Eminent Service Award on June 2 at Convocation and the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education on June 5, in Quebec City. “And there will be two special initiatives in the autumn,” he says. “A courtyard at our headquarters, Alumni House, will bear my name, and a new speaker series – ’Ideas that Change the World’ –will be established.” In March, UNICEF Canada appointed David Morley ’73 – a leading humanitarian and children’s rights advocate – as president and CEO. David has more than 30 years of international experience in community

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L–R: A recent magazine article by Richard Wright ’67, a classic book on politics by John Duffy ’81, and recent releases by Leslie Beckman ’83 and Kenneth Handelman ’89.

Peter George ’58, his wife Allison Barrett, and their daughters Lily and Gemma. development and humanitarian projects. A passionate leader, children’s champion, and author, David moves from Save the Children Canada where he was president and CEO from 2006 to 2011. In 2005, he was chosen by the Right Hon. Adrienne Clarkson and John Ralston Saul to serve as the founding Executive Director of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship. He was also the Canadian Executive Director of Doctors Without Borders from 1998 to 2005. His ardent commitment to improving the lives of children began in 1978 when he volunteered with street children in Costa Rica; since then, he has raised funds, advocated for, and effected positive change for thousands of the world’s most vulnerable children. His work in the field is also vast: assisting in humanitarian projects in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Mexico, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Brazil. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Council for International Co-operation; as president of the Ontario Council for International Cooperation; as a Mentor at the Trudeau Foundation; and he is currently a Board Member of The fa l l 2011


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George S. P. Ferguson

1923 2011

A distinguished lawyer and judge, George Ferguson ’41 was an inspiration to many throughout his life and career.


he Honourable George Ferguson Q.C. passed away on June 15, 2011. A man of warmth, spirit, and determination, he was remembered at his funeral as an inspiration, mentor, advisor, lawyer, judge, hockey and football coach, artist, bridge player, employer, companion, and friend. He is survived by his children, Steven, Michael, and Diana; his grandchildren and great grandson; his sister, and numerous other family members. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 57, years, Diana, in 2006. After graduating from UTS, George attended the University of Toronto (Honours Political Science and Economics) and obtained an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall in 1948. A distinguished law career followed: he founded and served as senior partner in the firm of Ferguson, Montgomery, Cassels and Mitchell and was a part-time member of the Ontario Labour Relations Board from 1952 to 1957. In 1970, he became an arbitrator and mediator for private and government affairs, and he also served as a vice-chairman of the Ontario Labour Relations Board and first Arbitrator for the Ontario Police Arbitration Commission. He was president of the Ontario Branch of the Canadian Bar Association (now OBA), a member of the National Council of CBA and Chairman of the CBA

National Insurance Committee, where he concluded the nationalization of the insurance plan and the creation of the CBA Insurance Association. George was appointed to the Bench by the Federal Government in 1976 and retired from The Superior Court of Justice in 1998. Thereafter, he became a mediator/arbitrator and consultant to government and law enforcement agencies. In addition, George served lengthy terms with the Board of Governors of Royal St. George’s College, Wilfred Laurier University, and Humber College. An early figure-skating career came to an abrupt end when George, at the age of 14, became a victim of the polio outbreak of 1937. In his memoir, Who am I to Judge? (Ferguson, 2007), George cites his mother’s tenacity and good humour as a driving force in his route to recovery and efforts to regain his ability to walk. “Laugh at your own difficulties,” she told him. “Don’t be afraid to ask for help.” And when he asked, UTS stepped up to the plate. Struggling to maintain studies from home, headmaster Dr. A. C. Lewis (“Baldy”) enlisted two Ontario College of Education students to tutor George. “Thanks to Baldy and those two teachers, I met the requirements and passed,” he wrote. Returning to school for his final year, the stairways in the

UTS building did not hold George back; “As Baldy had predicted, the boys did the carrying in what they referred to as a ‘private elevator system’.” There were also typical school high-jinks: “In early 1937, representatives of the St. John’s Ambulance Society came to UTS to teach first aid...[When] Alec [McIntyre] and I [were] asked by the instructor what we would do in a particular medical emergency, we stated categorically that the only sensible thing to do was to call a doctor.” George’s other UTS memories include playing in the school orchestra led by Leslie Bell: “We struggled through a stirring John Phillips Sousa march in the school auditorium...the UTS magazine described my contribution on clarinet as ‘adequate’.” The March of Dimes – a charity he helped to create – established an award in his honour more than a decade ago. Known as the “Judge George Ferguson Award for Full Participation and Equality”, the award recognizes truly distinguished contributions to the lives of people with disabilities, such as the adoption of Human Rights legislation or the creation of barrier-free communities. George donated the proceeds from the sale of Who am I to Judge? to March of Dimes Canada’s Post-Polio Canada program, which delivers peer support to polio survivors and health education across Canada. fa l l 2011


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John Arnold Tory

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A friend and counsel to two Canadian dynasties – yet a modest, gentle man with a huge heart and intellect.


ohn A. Tory ’46 passed away on April 4, 2011, after suffering a stroke. Small in stature, he was a towering figure to three generations of the Thomson family – Roy (Lord Thomson of Fleet), Ken, and David – and also to Ted Rogers, the founder of Rogers Communications. John’s role in the development of the Thomson empire is chronicled in many Canadian newspapers and business publications. He began as their lawyer in the mid1950s, and in the mid-1970s, he left the law firm his father and his twin brother Jim Tory ’46 co-founded to work full-time for the Thomson family. As a senior financial advisor, strategist, confidante, and mentor, he helped expand their newspaper business – then shed many of these assets to gain a foothold in the prosperous North Sea oil business, and most recently helped the company to create the Thomson/ Reuters information conglomerate. During his almost 50 years with the Thomson companies, he served in many capacities, including president of Woodbridge (the family’s holding company). David Thomson, the third-generation family member to head the company, said it best when he summed up John’s contributions: “He was the conscience of the company.” John also became a trusted friend of Ted Rogers and got involved with his neophyte com-


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munications company in the mid1960s. As a director and confidante, he played a vital role in the building of Rogers Communications. In recognition of John’s importance to his company, Ted and his wife secretly made a $7.5 million donation in his honour to the Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, creating the John and Liz Tory Eye Centre. His son, John H. Tory ’72, commented that, “on Ted’s darkest days... when things looked bleak, that was when my dad would redouble his efforts to help Ted find a solution to his problems.” He also had a long association with Torstar and its founding family, acting as a trustee to the Atkinson Jr.’s estate and the Toronto Star newspaper. During part of this time, John held a key executive position with the Globe & Mail, which truly tested his integrity and the respect of others. John and his twin, Jim, started UTS at age 10 in grade 7, following in the footsteps of their father, John S.D. Tory ’20 and uncle, James M. Tory ’22. Both John and Jim felt the virtues of their UTS schooling cemented their success through life. The twins had the distinction of skipping grade 8 and graduated in 1946. Both followed in their father’s footsteps, becoming lawyers in 1952 (Uof T and Osgoode Hall); shortly thereafter, the three co-founded Tory, Tory, Deslauriers and Binnington

with two of their classmates. A third generation of Torys attended UTS in the late 1960s and 1970s, with John H. (former leader of the Ontario PC party) being the best known. In total, nine Torys have attended UTS. John served on countless corporate and charitable boards. He will be remembered by all for his values that were rooted in excellence, integrity, and humanity. Together with his wife, they gave generously of their time and financial support to many institutions, with Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health being especially honoured. His greatest joy was his family, and despite an active career, he always found time for skiing and golfing with his children and grandchildren and travelling with Liz. Each year at Christmas, John wrote a letter to each of his kids, congratulating them on their successes during the past year and encouraging them to work hard and set goals. John H. recounted, “I would look at that [letter] as a sort of report card. [I have] saved every one of the nearly forty or so of these annual letters.” All will remember his sly humour and sense of fun. John leaves his wife of 58 years, Liz; twin brother Jim; sister Virginia Denton; three sons, John H., Jeffrey, and Michael; daughter Jennifer; 15 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. By Don Borthwick ’54

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Dann Chow ’91 recently moved to, which he started Notes on the interesting lives andwhere outstanding ofat our alumni. Vancouver he has just begun aachievements fullwhile a student UTS. This site has

Brent Huffman ’99 in Ethiopia with mountain nyala. Jennifer Orange ’89 has been developing a web-based application to help people manage their medications, refills, symptoms, and appointments. She has launched the beta version (which is free) – www. – and she’s looking for testers to help make the application the best tool possible for people with chronic health needs. If you could use some assistance managing your health, register for DotFriday; you’ll help yourself stay well and give Jennifer a hand with her new venture in the process!

In the 20 years since graduation, Jason Jones ’91 has moved around a fair bit. After four years at Queen’s, he spent four years in Toronto, then six months in South Africa, then two years in Boston, and for the last nine years, he has lived in San Francisco. He worked at Bain & Company for nine of those years with a two-year stint in business school at MIT Sloan. In 2006, he left Bain and acquired a mid-size staffing firm called ChildCare Careers, where he is CEO and part-owner. On the personal front, he met his lovely wife Shari in 2003 and they married in 2005; although they met in San Francisco, it turns out that she is a fellow Torontonian. In 2008 they had their first child: a daughter named Katherine.

time MBA program at UBC, with a focus on sustainability. For the previous 10 years, Dann lived in Edmonton working with early stage technologies – helping to get them developed and commercialized, and investing in them – starting primarily with technologies for Alberta’s oil sands, but later broadening to include technologies related to environment, clean energy, materials, agriculture, forestry, and health. Dann has been married to his fantastic wife Tanya for almost nine years and they have two great little girls: Teagan (almost six) and Sienna (almost three). Rebecca Caldwell ’91 was named 2011 Editor of the Year by the Professional Writers Association of Canada. Rebecca recently joined Cottage Life magazine as Acting Managing Editor, and was previously senior editor at Chatelaine.

In addition to being an Assistant Professor of Medicine/Respirology at the University of Toronto, Warren Lee ’91 is both a Staff Physician at St. Michael’s Hospital and a researcher at the Hospital’s Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute. Recently, Warren and his research team developed a new theory as to what causes sepsis, a severe blood illness, and had their research published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Brent Huffman ’99 continues to indulge his passion for ungulates (hoofed mammals) through international travel (most recently to Ethiopia and India) and by slowly expanding his website, www.

become a springboard to other projects, including Brent’s recent contribution of 69 species accounts to the Handbook of the Mammals of the World, Volume 2: Hoofed Mammals (Lynx Edicions, 2011). This series is the first work to illustrate and describe every living species of mammal on Earth. Eva (Marune) Vivalt ’01 earned a Ph.D. in economics from Berkeley this year. She also holds a Master’s in International Development from the University of Oxford. She is now based in Washington DC and works in the World Bank’s Young Professionals Program. She previously worked in the World Bank’s development economics research division and had a brief spell volunteering for the UN. Matthew Sohm ’02 is now based in Munich working as a political advisor to Desertec, a consortium of European companies with ambitious goals to develop renewable energy in North Africa and the Middle East. Adele Madonia ’03 writes that: “life in Barcelona is still kicking along wonderfully! I can’t argue with the weather either.” She is excited to report that, although only one in two-hundred applicants are accepted, she just landed “the internship of my dreams working in the microfinance department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) this summer in Washington DC.” She describes the IDB as a “more socially-oriented version of the World Bank that exclusively focuses on

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Class Reunions UTS Class of ’51 Reunion There was a great turn-out for the Class of 1951’s 60th reunion: 30 members met for lunch on June 16. Now that’s School Spirit! UTS Class of ’56 Reunion Dinner On May 26th, more than 30 members of the UTS Class of ’56 met for a buffet dinner at Toronto’s Arts and Letters Club, the scene of the Class’s ’50th anniversary. There were many highlights during the evening, of which the prime one was a visit from our esteemed Math teacher, mentor for future life’s values and disciplines, and (for some) a first-class hockey coach: Bruce “Nails” MacLean. In addition to working the room to visit with all class members, Nails made an insightful and stimulating speech. It led many of us to conclude that even at 100, Nails still has more smarts than the whole class put together. — Peter Brieger, Class of ’56 Year Rep

Four classes, spanning four decades, recently got together to celebrate.

UTS Class of ’61 Reunion Weekend The Class of ’61 held its 50th anniversary reunion May 27 and 28, 2011. Forty Old Boys came from as far away as Mexico, Manitoba, Ottawa, Montreal, and various points in the United States. After a tour of the school, we made the short walk down Huron St. to the Faculty Club for a cocktail reception and dinner. David Payne generously provided a brunch at his home on Saturday where spouses joined in and finally had a chance to put faces to the names they had been hearing about for decades. In addition to the fun and fellowship, we also established the Class of 1961 Bursary as our class legacy to UTS. — Doug Adamson, Class of ’61 Year Rep

UTS Class of ’91 Reunion Weekend The Class of ’91 held a reunion on the July 9th weekend, organized by Aaron Dantowitz, Marni Halter, Karen Chan, Peter Siwak,

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and Jordan Feld. Festivities began with a visit to the school, to which many classmates brought along spouses and young children. For the latter (mostly), the gym was set up with balls and skipping ropes, crayons and paper. After a pizza lunch, everyone had a chance to tour the school (and was glad to see that while not much had changed, the Commodore 64s in the computer lab had been upgraded!). The day was capped off with an evening of socializing at the Duke of York, where only closing time could put an end to the party. Thirtyfour members of the Class of ’91 attended the day’s events – many local, but we were glad that so many travelled from as far away as Hong Kong, Italy, and England to attend. Thanks to Carole (Geddes) Zamroutian of the Office of Advancement for her help making the day a success!

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W. R. H. Montgomery

1922 2011

A life that was lived to its fullest with unending conviction, love, learning, and personal successes.


r. William Montgomery passed away peacefully on February 13, 2011 in his 89th year. Nicknamed “Doc Monty” by his students, he taught English and Philosophy at UTS from 1968 to 1984; those lucky enough to have been his students will remember him for his wit (he elevated the pun to an art-form), the sheer volume of his knowledge, and his sudden, delighted smile when one of us surprised him with an interesting or amusing idea. He will also be remembered for his uncanny ability to inscribe a perfect circle – symbolizing “zero” – on the chalk-board behind him while facing the object of his displeasure and intoning “Ignorant!” Doc Monty was not afraid to call a spade a spade: if a student came to class unprepared, or asked an ill-informed – or just plain stupid – question, he made his disappointment abundantly clear. He had scant patience for intellectual or academic laziness, and he demanded a lot from his students. Three grueling assignments still stick in my memory: parsing every word of the Preface (which was several pages long) to a grammar textbook; translating Shakespeare’s

developing Latin American countries.” She will spend the fall semester at Berkeley on an MBA exchange and will be based either in Berkeley or in nearby San Francisco through December. As she says: “as per usual, life continues to throw me surprises, and off I go!” James McGarva ’03 has successfully won

The Merchant of Venice into modern English; and an in-depth analysis of the “Allegory of the Cave” portion from Plato’s The Republic. At our 30th reunion last year, several of my classmates started reciting Portia’s “quality of mercy” speech from The Merchant – one of the passages Dr. Montgomery insisted we memorize as a training exercise. Obviously, the lesson stuck. His classroom manner was formal and conservative. However, he would also slip his unique brand of quirky, erudite humour into every lesson. He reveled in words, and encouraged his students to do the same. In his English class, Doc Monty gave monthly vocabulary tests; the results of these tests determined the seating plan, with the lowest marks at the front of the class and highest marks in the back. The student with the best vocabulary score was dubbed the “Zenith” and the worst scorer the “Nadir.” His Philosophy class was so advanced it allowed some of us to skip first year and go directly into secondyear Philosophy courses at university. In the last issue of The Root, we asked our alumni who their most influential teachers were; here’s a the Green Party federal nomination for the riding of St. Paul’s. His top Green issues include sustainable economic development, a clean, efficient public transit system, and a strong participatory democratic base. James, a long-time resident of St. Paul’s, is a Ph.D. student in mathematics at the University of Toronto, has taught at the college and university levels,

sample of what they had to say about Doc Monty. “Dr. Montgomery demonstrated the ability to play in many fields – an ultra-conservative demeanor, combined with a keen sense of intellectual curiosity, an eclectic sense of humour and the sensibilities of a soybean farmer!” wrote Ed Waitzer ’72. “He was generous in sharing these many facets with those who sought to engage with him.” “Bill, or rather, Dr. W.R.H. (Royal Highness) Montgomery, infused every class with the wit and originality of his faux cantankerous personality,” wrote Nomi Morris ’80. Doctor Montgomery received his doctorate in Philosophy from Uof T in 1960 for his dissertation on Alfred North Whitehead’s philosophy of education; he also studied at Cornell and at the University of Edinburgh. In addition to teaching, he was a soybean farmer before most of us even knew what a soybean was. He loved teaching at UTS, and he and left a bequest to the school. He was the beloved husband of Doris MerrittMontgomery and the late Anne (nee Forsyth), and he will be sadly missed by Doris’s and Anne’s families. By Diana Shepherd ’80 and is also an alumnus of the University of Waterloo. The son of Bernie McGarva ’72, James is an ardent supporter of local, organic, and community businesses. He has volunteered at a Toronto food bank, and recently volunteered for the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides, fostering a dog that is now working with a child R with autism. l fa l l 2011


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Treasurer’s Report

A Successful Period for the UTSAA Thanks to all of our generous Alumni for their welcome contributions of time and gifts.


he UTSAA financial accounts are divided between UTSAA (the “Alumni Association”) and UTS (the “School”) pursuant to a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) effective June 30, 2008: • UTSAA financial statements as at December 31, 2010 account for funds held in the John B. Ridley Fund and a remaining amount of cash and receivables not allocated to UTS in the MOU; • UTSAA revenue and expense accounts relating to the Annual Fund and Alumni Association operations and donations are accounted for separately in the UTS financial statements with year-end June 30, 2011. In view of the limited activity in the UTSAA financial statements, the UTSAA Board agreed that no independent financial audit or review was necessary. The UTSAA accounts Bob and annual CRA Cumming ’65 Treasurer, UTSAA return are prepared by the UTS CFO and reviewed by the UTSAA Treasurer and Board. UTSAA related interim financial statements are to be reviewed with the UTSAA Board on a regular basis by the UTS Chief Financial Officer. The UTSAA accounts included in the UTS financial statements are also regularly reviewed with the Board. The UTS financial statements, including those accounts relat-


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ing to UTSAA, are subject to annual independent audit giving consideration to an appropriate level of materiality.

UTSAA Financial Statements for the Year Ended Dec. 31, 2010 A copy of the UTSAA Balance Sheet as at December 31, 2010 (with 2009 comparative figures) is included with this report (see opposite page). As at December 31, 2010 the Alumni Association held assets totaling $238,103 comprised of cash and accounts receivable (now collected) of $45,626 and investments in the John B. Ridley Fund of $192,477 (at cost). The market value of the Ridley Fund had risen to $384,770 at December 31, 2010 compared to $352,364 a year earlier. The cash and receivables of $45,626 are available to meet special requests and projects of the Alumni Association not covered by the MOU. The Ridley Fund is available to meet athletics-related projects approved by the UTSAA Board. The UTSAA Statement of Operations indicated a net deficit of $9,495 resulting from: • Annual donations accounted for directly by UTSAA ($40,025) and net investment expenses surplus ($17) totalling $40,042. • Gifts to UTS ($49,456) and bank charges ($81) totalling $49,537.

Revenues and Expenses Pursuant to the MOU The major revenues and expenses relating to UTSAA are accounted for by UTS pursuant to the terms of the 2008 MOU. Again, it should be understood that these revenues and expenses are accounted for

Designated Gifts by Alumni (for the year ended June 30, 2010)

Bursaries Class Bursaries Class of 1945 Bursary $ 3,897 Class of 1946 Lockhart Bursary 3,535 Class of 1948 Bursary 11,750 Class of 1954 Alan Fleming Bursary 3,450 Class of 1959 Bursary 4,457 Class of 1961 Bursary 27,253 Class of 1978 Pioneering Spirit Bursary 4,180 Subtotal 58,792 Individual Bursaries 62,391 total Awards and Scholarships $ 121,183 Awards and Scholarships Class Awards and Scholarships Class of 1952 D.G. Cossar Scholarship 750 Class of 1953 Math Scholarship 650 Subtotal 1,400 Individual Awards and Scholarships 29,125 total Awards and Scholarships $ 30,525 Bursary Endowment and Top-Up Bursary Endowment 2,704 Bursary Top-UP 116,270 total 118,974 Other Expendable (includes Gifts-in-Kind) 232,663 TOTAL Designated Gifts $ 503,345 under the School’s year-end of June 30, 2011 rather than the UTSAA’s year-end of December 31, 2010. Total Alumni donations to the School for 2010-2011 were $653,928 compared to $304,315 for 2009-2010. The 2011 UTS annual audit has not been completed; consequently, this report is relying upon unaudited financial information provided by the UTS accounting staff.

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Balance Sheet

(for the year ended June 30, 2011)

Actual 2011

unaudited For the year ended DECEMBER 31, 2010 (with comparative figures as at December 31, 2009) Actual 2010

Magazine Production $ 39,634 $ 44,890 Grad Banquet 8,504 10,000 Alumni Activities Net (1,396) (2,128) Annual Fund (net) 6,471 6,630 Accounting and Tax 0 4,500 Net Directories 3,951 4,281 Miscellaneous (117) 1,999 Scholarships 5,200 5,200 Grants to Students 1,500 0 TOTAL Expenditures $ 62,922 $ 75,372 The 2010-2011 Alumni Annual Fund produced total donations of $223,026 (compared to $275,727 for 2009-2010). The current year’s Annual Fund is comprised of designated donations (mainly scholarships and bursaries) of $72,443 and undesignated funds of $150,583. The Office of Advancement staff has also advised that additional designated donations by Alumni of $430,902 have been collected directly by UTS during the year. These designated funds are also directed for the most part to student awards, scholarships, and bursaries. Included with this report is a schedule of UTSAA Expenditures paid by UTS with comparative figures for 2010. These expenses are made in accordance with the MOU and the UTSAA Board has direct input into their budget amounts. Disbursements are down by approximately $12,000 from last year. For the most part this reduction results from the following items: • Discontinuance of the annual UTSAA audit/review process ($4,500);  • Alumni Dinner net profit ($1,100) • Increased Gym Rental revenue ($1,800) • Timing of Golf Tournament expenses ($1,975)




Cash and term deposits

$ 2,843

$ 46,224

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History books inventory


General Fund

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John B. Ridley Fund Cash held in brokerage account Marketable securities (market value: $384,770, 2009: $352,364) Due from University of Toronto Schools



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$ 252,054

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$ 238,103

$ 252,054

• Reductions in several miscellaneous administrative expenses ($2,000) The UTSAA contributed $6,700 ($5,200 last year) directly to student scholarships and grants. This contribution is in addition to the scholarship/bursary designated funds raised through the Alumni Annual Fund. It has been a very successful period for the Alumni Association and its relationship with the School

continues to be extremely beneficial. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our generous Alumni for their welcome contributions of time and gifts. If you have 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: 416978-3919; email lR fa l l 2011


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2010 Annual Fund Donors

Thank you. Your generous support is appreciated! Y

our donations support UTSAA activities, including bursaries and awards that enable our students to have access to an outstanding education. At UTS, we are committed to keeping the school financially accessible for all our current and future students, which we couldn’t do without your help. Thank you for your continued support! — Rosemary Evans, Principal

This report recognizes UTS alumni and friends who donated to the UTSAA Annual Fund and other UTS projects for the period July 2010 to June 2011. Donors who have given for 5 or more consecutive years. Monthly Donors

1930-1936 Total: $640 Benson T. Rogers ’30 Richard J. Boxer ’36 Geoffrey M.C. Dale ’36 Ralph L. Hennessy ’36 Ian A. MacKenzie ’36 Charles L. Wilson ’36

1937-1938 Total: $1,850 Daniel F. Blachford ’37 Thomas C. Brown ’37 John G. W. McIntyre ’37 John H. C. Clarry, Q.C. ’38 W. T. Erskine Duncan ’38 Donald Fraser ’38 John C. Laidlaw ’38 John A. Rhind ’38 William A. Sheppard, Q.C. ’38

1939 Total: $850 A. Harold Copeland J. Thomas Crouch Peter A. Hertzberg Donald C. Kerr

1940 Total: $1,963 Peter H. Aykroyd Robert Crompton Ernest C. Goggio James O. Sebert Theodore Tafel




Total: $1,070 David Y. Anderson Walter E. Bell, Q.C. Grant N. Boyd George S. P. Ferguson Richard W. Jeanes W.H. Frere Kennedy G. Jarvis Lyons I. Ross McLean J. Blair Seaborn, C.M.

1942 Total: $600 John E.A. McCamus Kenneth D. McRae John C. Mills A. Cal Wilson

1943 Total: $1,024 James A. Low W.O. Chris Miller William R. Paul Joseph D. Sheard Donald C. Teskey Anonymous

1944 Total: $2,426 David L. Bate C. Derek S. Bate Gordon S. Cameron George W. Edmonds G. Dean Gooderham Morton B. Pullan J. Gilbert Scott George A. Trusler Anonymous

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Total: $5,847 William R. Blundell, O.C. Donald G. Bunt Keith M. Gibson John P. Hamilton J. Desmond Horan John H. Macaulay Basil J. O. Weedon Howard A. Whitehead

1946 Total: $16,924 Bruce C. Bone Bruce E. Brown Charles R. Catto, C.M. George H. Cuthbertson Robert C. Dowsett Denis R. Evans H. Donald Guthrie, Q.C. William L. B. Heath Joseph B. McArthur P. Kingsley Smith John A. Tory, Q.C. David G. Watson Peter Webb, Q.C. David H. Wishart Anonymous

1947 Total: $3,070 Donald W. Cockburn William I. Copeland Michael A. Fair T. Douglas Kent Tracy H. Lloyd Richard H. Sadleir Thomas H. B. Symons

Hugh E. Zimmerman Anonymous Anonymous

1948 Total: $13,900 Philip L. Arrowsmith Ian A. Bongard John A. Bowden Meredith Coates Keith G. Dalglish Norman D. Fox William B. Hanley John E. Hurst J. Fergus Kyle Frederick F. Langford Reginald L. Perkin Clayton R. Peterson Douglas R. Peterson John G. C. Pinkerton George H. Stowe John W. Thomson H. Douglas Wilkins

1949 Total: $2,085 James Ainslie William H. Angus Donald K. Avery Gordon M. Barratt James & Margaret Fleck Robert E. Logan Chris Loukras Ian A. Stewart Richard D. Tafel

1950 Total: $336,626 Gilbert E. Alexander, Jr. Roger G. Crawford George A. De Veber John V. Hanson Henry N. R. Jackman, O.C. William J. McClelland William J. McIlroy George F. Plaxton, Q.C. John N. Shaw J. Frederick F. Weatherill Anonymous

1951 Total: $4,520 John Catto William J. Corcoran John E. Crawford Peter Fairclough George A. Fierheller D. Ross Holden J. Alexander Lowden T. Gordon McIntyre, C.D. Peter H. Russell William W. Stinson Guy W. Upjohn William E. Wilson

1952 Total: $4,325 Gerald A. Crawford James D. Floyd E.A. Austin Fricker Gordon G. Goodfellow Peter J. Harris Richard S. Howe

John C. Hurlburt Leslie G. Lawrence Jack F. McOuat William J. Saunderson

1953 Total: $1,770 Edward B. Cross Kenneth Culver Martin D. Gammack John W. Holland William P. Lett Robert D. McCleary Alan E. Morson Gordon W. Perkin Thomas Riley William E. Rogan David O. Wainwright Hugh D. Wainwright

1954 Total: $5,600 David K. Bernhardt H. Donald Borthwick Douglas G. Brewer Gary F. Canlett James A. Cripps G. Alan Fleming Robert Gibson John M. Goodings E. John Hambley Michael B. Hutchison Robert L. Joynt James R. Lowden James I. MacDougall Gordon A. MacRae D. Keith Millar John D. Murray Desmond M. O’Rorke J. Richard Parsons William R. Redrupp John S. Rodway Gordon R. Sellery John H. Wait Roger K. Watson George E. Whyte

1955 Total: $2,000 Harold L. Atwood David R. Brillinger Harvey C. Brown John R. Gardner R. Allan Hart William T. Hunter Martin Jerry Douglas B. Lowry Robert K. Metcalf Anthony Morrison Peter G. Saunderson Ian M. Smith

1956 Total: $13,175 Paul B. Cavers Estate of Frank Collins Frank E. Collins Darcy T. Dingle Jon L. Duerdoth David M. Flint Joseph F. Gill Ryan R. Kidd Stephens B. Lowden

James C. McCartney, Q.C. David J. McFarlane Arthur R. Scace Peter D. Scott Charles F. Snelling Douglas I. Towers

1957 Total: $2,620 Murray A. Corlett Robert M. Culbert Robert G. Darling Robert A. Gardner James D. Graham Bruce M. Henderson Terence Johnson David W. Kerr Gary Magee Stephen A. Otto John G. Sayers Robert W. Waddell J. Douglas Ward

1958 Total: $10,541 George M. Carrick Douglas A. Davis Arthur D. Elliott Peter J. George Patrick T. Gray Brian R. Hayes Bruce E. Houser William G. Leggett Robert E. Lord James R. Mills Christopher S. Moore David P. Ouchterlony Douglas G. Peter Joseph A. Starr D. Nico Swaan J. Derek Taylor Rein C. Vasara William R. Weldon

1959 Total: $5,157 R. Noel Bates Alexander A. Furness John Holt W. L. Mackenzie King John H. Lynch Roger A. Pretty Ian A. Shaw James P. Stronach Ian C. Sturdee Ian M. Thompson Donald K. Wilson Robert J. Young Terence S.W. Lee

1960 Total: $1,075 John R.D. Fowell Robert N. McRae Peter C. Nicoll R. Malcolm Nourse Robert J. Tweedy

1961 Total: $34,959 Robert G. Blackburn Donald Campbell John C. Coleman

Robert C. Forbes John B. Geale David J. Holdsworth Richard S. Ingram Jon R. Johnson Peter B. MacKinnon Charles Magwood Paul N. Manley David G. Payne Alexander D. Potts James E. Shaw James Sissons Michael Tinkler C. Robert Vernon John Wright

1962 Total: $2,748 Gordon R. Elliot David A. Galloway Kirby M. Keyser Robert H. Kidd Donald A. Laing Donald A. McMaster David S. Milne W. Douglas Newman Andras Z. Szandtner Bryce R. Taylor Wayne D. Thornbrough Robert S. Weiss Anonymous

1963 Total: $3,750 W. Paul Bates Peter H. Frost Frank E. Hall Nelson G. Hogg Richard Isaac John R. Kelk W. Niels F. Ortved J. Robert Pampe Nicholas Smith Anonymous

1964 Total: $1,450 James S. Cornell Collin M. Craig William R. Jones Robert D. Lightbody Anonymous David W. O. Rogers Michael J. Ross Peter W. Y. Snell George E. Swift J. Joseph Vaughan

1965 Total: $1,100 Robert A. Cumming Peter G. Kelk Peter MacEwen Anthony J. Reid Jeffrey R. Stutz

1966 Total: $1,400 William A. MacKay John S. Rogers David R. Sanderson A. Gordon Stollery



Total: $2,050 George B. Boddington Richard J. Boxer Michael R. Curtis Peter C. Donat Wain Farrants John J. L. Hunter, Q.C. W. Scott Morgan Michael J. Penman Hugh W. Teasdale

1968 Total: $2,550 John R. Collins Estate of Michael Kolin John B. Lanaway Murray E. Treloar

1969 Total: $2,100 John Bohnen William J. Bowden James S. Coatsworth John B. Deacon Stephen C. Farris Frederick R. E. Heath Robert J. Herman David White Anonymous

1970 Total: $1967 David A. Decker Douglas N. Donald Brian D. Koffman J. David Lang Peter H. Norman D. Kenneth Roberts David G. Stinson Paul Wright Anonymous


Total: $3,816 Christopher Boland David Dick David R. Dodds John Elford David W. Fallis James C. Haldenby Alvin C. Iu Brandon Jaffe John G. Kivlichan Steven Morris Miles Obradovich Edward S. Sennett Walter L. Vogl William W. Wilkins Robert B. Zimmerman

1974 Total: $5,888 Andrey V. Cybulsky Terence R. Davison James H. Grout Mark Reimers Timothy Turnbull Anonymous

1975 Total: $1,788 Graeme C. Bate Martin A. Chepesiuk Jonathan F. Lapp Kenneth J. McBey Total: $3,598 Peter M. Celliers Alistair K. Clute Myron I. Cybulsky Marko D. Duic Vincent J. Santamaura Jeffrey W. Singer Gary S. A. Solway Daniel P. Wright Graham J. Yost

Total: $8,735 Paul L. Barnicke Derek A. Bate Michael F. Boland Paul E. Brace D. Aleck Dadson John S. Floras Richard C. Hill Robert D. Hodgins J. Peter Jarrett James A. McIntyre William O. Menzel Peter G. Neilson Timothy Owen Warren G. Ralph R.D. Roy Stewart Anthony Storey

1977 Total: $16,200 M. Steven Alizadeh Andre L. Hidi David M. Le Gresley Stephen O. Marshall David R. McCarthy Anonymous


Total: $9,881 Deborah Berlyne Monica E. Biringer Sherry A. Glied Laurie Graham Penelope A. Harbin Stephanie Kimmerer Susan L. Lawson Christina H. Medland Donald A. Redelmeier John S. Robson John A. Rose Timothy Sellers Ann Louise M. Vehovec John S. Visosky John B.A. Wilkinson Anonymous fa l l 2011


Total: $2,590 Jeremy Celliers Edward E. Etchells Lorna Finlay Thomas A. Friedland Bruce M. Grant Alison J. Murray

1982-1983 Total: $2,430 Benjamin T. B. Chan ’82 Peter K. Czegledy ’82 Lisa C. Jeffrey ’82 Dena McCallum ’82 Sheila K. Coutts ’83 Karen M. Mandel ’83 Earl Stuart ’83



Total: $2,275 George V. Crawford Robert L. Fowler David S. Grant Bernard McGarva Howard J. Scrimgeour John H. Tory Christopher D. Woodbury

1980 Total: $3,525 Peter S. Bowen Sarah C. Bradshaw Christine E. Dowson Carolyn B. Ellis David C. Evans David C. Evans Kelly J. Fergusson K. Vanessa Grant Sheldon I. Green Bernard E. Gropper Eric Kert Abba Lustgarten Richard T. Marin Nomi Morris N. Andrew Munn James B. Sommerville




Total: $32,791 J. Nicholas Boland Julie Gircys Andrew H.K. Hainsworth Anthony Hollenberg Jean C. Iu C. Stuart Kent K.C. Laird Laundy Antony T.F. Lundy James MacFarlane Susan E. Opler Joshua S. Phillips

Total: $2,091 Donald C. Ainslie Marion W. Dove Edward A. Griffith Catherine E. Ivkoff Michael R. Martin Suzanne N. Martin Cameron A. Matthew Kosta Michalopoulos Chandragupta Sooran David J. Walker

1985 Total: $957 Anne V. Fleming Carrie Ku Kerstin Lack Grant Lum Adrian M. Yip

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1986 Total: $1,888 David C. Bourne Henry Huang Nicholas Leyhane Mark D. Phillips Julie Williams

1987 Total: $2,701 John R. Caldwell Kevin E. Davis Sascha M. Hastings Jill R. Presser Gundars E. Roze Elizabeth S. Soto-Ku Cari M. Whyne Anonymous

1988 Total: $1,772 Jennifer Andersen Koppe Kristina H. Bates Michael D. Broadhurst Sujit Choudhry Carmen L. Diges Eugene H. Ho Michol Hoffman

1989 Total: $1,750 Margaret S. Graham

Ursula A. Holland Michael Lower E. Monica Uddin Anonymous

1990 Total: $1,700 Christopher Burton Jason Fung Sara H. Gray Lennox Huang Heather Kirkby Henry J.P. White

1993 Total: $1,275 Baldwin Hum Geoffrey R. Hung Jeffrey Jaskolka Jocelyn Kinnear T. Justin Lou Richard D. Roze Jason E. Shron Justin Tan Scott A. Thompson Pauline Wong


1991 Total: $1,300 Sandra A. Chong Aaron M. Dantowitz Jordan J. Feld Audrey M. Fried-Grushcow Jason D. Jones Jennie E. Jung

Total: $1,150 Aaron L. Chan Adam Chapnick Harrison F. Keenan Christopher Payton Rachel Spitzer Jenny Tso


1992 Total: $1,900 Karim Abdulla Anthony Berger Lia Copeland Oliver M. Jerschow Anna Lim Stephen F. Reed

Total: $1,380 Rashaad Bhyat Robert Duncan Robin Rix Ilya Shapiro Denise H. Tam Jeremy Weinrib Anonymous Anonymous

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: Scott Baker, Former Teacher Robert W. Hoke ’66 Gordon M. Barratt ’49 David J. Holdsworth ’61 Benjamin T. B. Chan ’82 Robert E. Lord ’58 James I. MacDougall ’54 James S. Coatsworth ’69 H. Stewart Dand ’43 W. Bruce MacLean, Former Teacher Gillian (Davidson) Davies ’87 Timothy Morgan ’97 G. Alan Fleming ’54, John D. Murray ’54 Former Principal Stephen A. Otto ’57 Stephen Gauer ’70 D. Kenneth Roberts ’70 H. Donald Gutteridge, Former Michaele M. Robertson, Principal, and M. Anne Millar Former Principal Ralph L. Hennessey ’36 John N. Shaw ’50 Arthur C. Hewitt ’49 Murray E. Treloar ’68 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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1996 Total: $2,099 James A. Browne Derek Chiang Felicia Y. Chiu Frank Min Emily Rix Amanda Ross-White

1997 Total: $594 Jeffrey Hall-Martin Michael D. Morgan Veena Mosur Michael Shenkman

1998 Total: $444 Laura Bogomolny Clarence Cheng Judy S. Kwok Nicole Pivnick Rebekah Wahba

1999 Total: $380 Brenton Huffman Meira Louis Andrea Roberts Albert K. Tang

2000-2002 Total: $675 Michelle Chiang ’00 Philip P. Weiner ’01 Liang Hong ’02 Anonymous ’02

2003 Total: $370 Allison Chow ’03 Michael Georgas ’03 Kevin Keystone ’03 Johann Ly Imola Major ’03 Jeremy Opolsky ’03

2004-2009 Total: $1,440 Jonathan C. G. Bright ’04 Jessica Dorrance ’04 Katie L. Sokalsky ’05 Patrick Kaifosh ’06 Jennifer Luong ’06 Eric Nicholson ’06 Charlie Wang ’06 Allison Friedman ’07 Lauren E. Friedman ’09

Friends of UTS Mostafa Atri & Carole Leduc Mildred Bain Dorian C. Bates Robyn & Kevin Beattie Alma Brace Consuelo Castillo Paul & Loretta Chan Teddy Chien Jean Collins Dorothy Davis Rose Dotten Martha Drake

Gail S. Drummond Fred Enzel Barbara Fraser Bernard S. Friedman Eric Friedman & Dina Krawitz General Electric Canada Inc. Stephen & Anne Georgas Ralph Gill & Anne Coyle Nancy Epstein & David Goldbloom Xijia Gu & Ya Yin H. Donald Gutteridge & M. Anne Millar James G. Hamilton & Dale E. Gray Alan & Marti Latta James & Sandra Lee Letko Brosseau and Associates Pavle Levkovic Binh & Fung Ly Mackenzie Financial Corporation W. Bruce MacLean Thomas S. Magyarody & Christa Jeney Manulife Financial Frances Marin MCO Orthodontics Lou E. Mason Lily McGregor Guy McLean Daniel & Ingrid Mida Ron Mintz Seong Ju Moon Alec & Lorrie Morley Ontario Power Generation Gary & Marney Opolsky Vijay & Neelam Raina Donald & Nita Reed Researchology Inc. Jane Rimmer Cedric Ritchie Michaele M. Robertson Rotman School of Management Amy Schindler Paul & Theodora Soong Sun Life Financial TD Waterhouse Private Giving Foundation TELUS Communications Co. The Guelph Soap Company Inc. Toronto Community Foundation Steven & Xiao Ping Tso Ann Unger Zihong Velmer Zulfikarali & Almas Verjee Estate of Olwen Owen Walker Joseph Yu & Gloria Chung-Yu Carole M. Zamroutian Anonymous (4)

Tribute Gifts In Memory of Robert Cameron ’38 William P. Lyon

In Memory of Alan Conn ’43 Patricia McCraw In Memory of Bruce M. McCraw ’43 Marion H. Conn Joliann Lowrie D. Bruce McCraw, M.D. Delia Zingrone Francesca Zingrone Sylvia Zingrone Anonymous In Memory of H. Rycken Suydam ’43 Patrick Kaifosh ’06 In Memory of D. Robert Pugh ’45 Susan Rogers In Memory of J. Douglas Robertson ’51 John Bowden ’48 In Memory of Christopher C. Johnston ’54 H. Donald Borthwick ’54 Douglas A. Davis ’58 In Memory of Frank E. Collins ’56 Douglas A. Davis ’58

In Memory of Nancy Park ’89 E. Monica Uddin ’89 In Memory of Sam T. Roweis ’90 Lennox Huang ’90 In Memory of Rod Harrison Jeffrey R. Stutz ’65 In Honour of Bruce MacLean Thomas Riley ’53 G. Alan Fleming ’54 William R. Redrupp ’54 J. Derek Taylor ’58 R. Malcolm Nourse ’60

Graduating Class Bursary Project Class of 2010 Constantin & Angela Boldisteanu Thane & Sylvia Crossley Brian & Carmelita Ferstman Jie Gu & Wei Yu Rick & Jenny Hassan Chunwu Hui & Li Qian Jonthan Irish & Rosemary Martino

Chaozhe Jiang & Jimin Liu Saleem & Yasmin Khamis Alex Klip & Kate Franklin Ulrich Menzefricke Nasir Noormohamed & Tazmin Merali The Olijnyk Family David Saffran & Karen Rubin Ken Wong & Jenny Wang Gary Yau & Sophronia Kwan Anonymous Class of 2011 Jitendra Athayde & Camila Vaz Kevin Boon & Cindia Chau-Boon John Chu & Wai Louie Noor Dewji Jimmy & Aimee He & Family The Leith Family Man Ching Li & Chau Ha Li Tim Powis & Nora Underwood Paul & Janet Raboud

Gifts-in-Kind M. Steven Alizadeh ’77 Bar Mercurio

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Kevin Boon & Cindia Chau-Boon H. Donald Borthwick ’54 Peter L. Buzzi ’77 Eugene Chan & Vivienne Ang Coty Prestige Donato Salon & Spa Dos Amigos Mexican Food Restaurant John R. Gardner ’55 Grand & Toy Lawrence Hill ’75 Guy Kay & Laura Kay La Casa del Havano Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment Ltd Xiaoping Mei & Chijun Li Daniel & Ingrid Mida National Ballet of Canada Oliver & Bonacini Meg O’Mahony Susan E. Opler ’79 & Paul F. Monahan Stanley M. Pearl Random House Canada Michaele M. Robertson Ronald Royer H. Thomas Sanderson ’55

Say Tea II Shaw Festival John V. Snell ’56 Sony Centre for the Performing Arts St. Andrew’s Valley Golf Paul Stern & Anthea Stern Thistle Printing Limited Tiffany & Co Toni Bulloni Trattoria Americana Ann C. Unger Michael Vine & Pritam Vine Philip P. Weiner ’01 Yuhua Yan & Jessie Wang Yorkville’s Festival of Indian Cuisine We make every effort to ensure accuracy of information. If you find an error or wish to have your name recognized differently, contact the Office of Advancement. T: 416-978-3919

Alumni Golf Tournament 2011


Illustration: HeadacheRevolution;

he 16th annual UTS Alumni Golf Tournament (round one) took place on June 23rd, 2011 at St. Andrew’s Valley in Aurora, a challenging and varied course. Thirty eager golfers showed up on an overcast morning – a prelude to the heavy rain that fell most of the day. A few hardy souls from the class of ’67 played 18 holes, but most golfers returned to the 19th early. The sun finally made an appearance while everyone enjoyed the social time on the beautiful deck and the meal. St. Andrew’s issued rain-checks so we will have a go at round two in mid-September. Tournament results will be communicated in the Spring 2012 issue.

Above Left: Jim Mills ’58 waits out the downpour from a place of shelter. Above Centre: Team ’67 (L-R – Richard Boxer, George Boddington, Peter Ortved, Tom MacMillan) thinks they won all the trophies!!! Above Right: Team ’78 (L-R – David Allan, Tim Sellers, Ken Kirsh and Doug Rankin) looks pretty happy despite the rainout. Left: Jim Lowden ’54 & Malcolm MacTavish ’54 hoping their golf cart will help keep them dry.

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Looking Back

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

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The Root - Fall 2011