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40 Years of Co-Education

Much has changed in the four decades since the school opened its doors to girls; here’s a look back at those early days.



Mark Your Calendars

Board of Directors

FALL 2013

Exhibiting in the Keys Gallery: Margaret Krawecka ’96 The Keys Gallery is located in Room 107A at UTS. For more information, call 416-978-3919

President Mark Opashinov ’88

Vice President Nina Coutinho ’04


UTS Open House


10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. All alumni are welcome to drop by for a tour.

Bob Cumming ’65

H.J. Crawford Award Presentation, Hall of Fame Induction and Annual Alumni Dinner 5:30 p.m. Reception followed by Dinner at 7:00 p.m. Check with your Year Rep for Special Anniversary Years’ celebrations. RSVP at or call 416-978-3919

Secretary Aaron Dantowitz ’91


See page 21.


Remembrance Day Service 10:15 a.m. Reception and 10:45 a.m. Service Alumni and alumni veterans 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 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013

UTS Alumni Trivia Night 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Alumni teams will compete in an evening of trivia in the UTS gym. RSVP at or call 416-978-3919 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2013

Holiday Concert

Honorary President Rosemary Evans

Honorary Vice President Heather Henricks

Directors Don Ainslie ’84

Sharon Au ’08

Jonathan Bitidis ’99

Jonathan Bright ’04

Aaron Chan ’94

George V. Crawford ’72

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

David Dodds ’73


Oliver Jerschow ’92

Basketball 3-on-3 Tournament Organize your team of alumni for a spirited competition! 9:30 a.m. in the UTS gym. RSVP at or call 416-978-3919

The UTSAA is proud to announce a new series of events taking place on the last Tuesday of every month. Visit the website regularly for updates.

Peter Frost ’63

Laura Money ’81

Peter Neilson ’71

Bob Pampe ’63

Tim Sellers ’78

Philip Weiner ’01

CONTENTS Mark Your Calendars


Bits & Pieces


President’s Report


Principal’s Report


UTS Board Report


Advancement Report


Crawford and Hall of Fame Awards 21 Annual Donor Report


On the cover: On August 1, a few alumnae from the “pioneer” years of co-education gathered at UTS: L-R, Natasha Crowcroft ’79, Audrey (Stevens) Marton ’78, Alison Noble ’80, Jillian Lewis ’80, Laurie McLean ’78, Carolyn Ellis ’80, Diana Shepherd ’80, retired principal Don Gutteridge, Jane Helleiner ’78, and Catherine Bush ’79.


Celebrating 40 Years of Co-Education This September marks the 40th anniversary of co-education at UTS. Much has changed in the four decades since the school opened its doors to girls; here’s a look back at what it was like to be one of those “pioneer” girls – and how they helped shape the UTS of today . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Alumni News All the latest in the lives of your classmates, including In Memoriam and tributes to the lives of three distinguished alumni . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Our thanks to this issue’s contributors: Michael Broadhurst ’88, Emma Clarke ’13, Martha Drake, Rosemary Evans, Mike Farley, Joshua Feldman ’13, Jim Fleck ’49, Carrie Flood, Peter Frost ’63, Heather Henricks, Dr. Paul Moore, Mark Opashinov ’88, Jane Rimmer, Diana Shepherd ’80, Nick Smith ’63, Carole Zamroutian, and Ann Unger. Editor: Diana Shepherd ’80 Proofreader: Don Gutteridge Design: PageWave Graphics Inc. Photography: Jamie Day Fleck



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Serious Games at UTS UTS teachers do their utmost to find innovative and engaging ways to explore the curriculum. Here, Civics and World Studies Department teacher, Mike Farley, explains his use of “serious games.” Serious Games – also known as “Games for Change” or “Social Action Games” – explore some of our most pressing local and global issues, such as climate change, refugees, urban design, poverty, gender equity, and civic action. These computer simulations are powerful teaching tools because they are highly immersive and emotionally engaging, and can handle a massive number of variables that are reflected in every decision a student makes. They also encourage failure in the most positive sense, leading students to look at issues from multiple angles and helping them understand the immensely complicated nature of most real-world situations. Over the past five years, I have increased the use of these online Serious Games in my geography classes, – particularly at the F1, F2, and M3 (grades 7–9) levels.

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Screen shots from Stop Disasters!, a Serious Game that allows students to examine the effects of earthquakes and tsunamis.

For example, in F1 geography, I use the U.N. game Stop Disasters! to explore how we can mitigate the destructive effects of earthquakes and tsunamis. Students take on the role of a town planner of a small village and are responsible for researching and implementing a number of disaster defences and life-saving educational initiatives while simultaneously dealing with time and budgetary constraints. In M3 geography, I recently used the simulation Child Soldiers in which the

students play the role of an International Criminal Court investigator who travels to Northern Uganda to meet with Joseph Kony, the feared leader of the rebel Lords’ Resistance Army (LRA). For each game I also provide activities and assignments for the students to engage with before, during, and after the simulations to give them a better context for the issue at hand. Class discussions, documentaries, and readings can help to complement the key topics explored in the games.

In the Serious Game Child Soldier, students play the role of an International Criminal Court.

Increasingly, I have been presenting my experience of using Serious Games to teachers both in Canada and the United States. The positive response has inspired me to create the “Changegamer” website through which I make available all of my teaching materials and activities to other educators. The field of Serious Games is exploding right now with new simulations being released on a daily basis. UTS is emerging as a leader in the use of these games in the social studies curriculum both in Ontario and abroad. For more information please go to n – Mike Farley, UTS teacher.

TEDx Conference at UTS Last spring, the UTS co-captains Emma Clarke ’13 and Joshua Feldman ’13 mounted the first TEDx conference hosted at UTS. The non-profit TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) organization is dedicated to “ideas worth spreading”. TED presentations, which began 26

years ago, were conceived as vehicles to share new ideas and engage and inspire audiences. We had seen many TED talks online, both in classes and on our own time, and thought that the engaging style of presenting unique ideas reflected the innovative atmosphere at the school and would pique the interest of all the members of the community. We really wanted to bring a TEDx event – an independently organized TED-like conference that combines live speakers with videos of TED talks – to the school. With the help and support of the school captains’ staff advisors, Principal Rosemary Evans and Director of Admissions & Student Integration Garth Chalmers, we applied for and received a license from TED to host a conference at UTS; we named the conference TEDxYouth@UTS. We selected the theme “CrossPollination, the exploration of interdisciplinary studies and problemsolving”, which we hoped would provide focus but remain broad enough to encourage a variety of topics. We

also wanted to highlight the incredible and diverse UTS community and to include current UTS students as much as possible. We began researching and inviting guest speakers, created two student committees to help us organize the event, and enlisted many volunteer students and musicians. On May 16, we managed to pull off an incredible event! Our speakers were insightful and inspiring. David Naylor (Uof T president and parent of two UTS alumnae) examined the notion of rewiring minds and observed that the plasticity of the brain has the potential to open up new ways of learning. In his presentation “Death 101”, Prabhat Jha (an epidemiologist, professor at Uof T, and current parent) pointed out that when resources are leveraged, and with the right deterrents and supports in place, “death before old age is avoidable.” UTS English teacher Julie Stoyka tackled the perennially challenging questions: why did Hamlet delay killing his brother and why do students delay completing assignments? THE UTS ALUMNI M AGAZINE


Our student speakers, all of whom amazed the audience with their informative and engaging talks, were: George Radner ’14 on eco-sustainability (what if students had to plant trees to offset emissions from their plane trips?); Cydney Kim ’13 making the case for a multi-faceted, non-siloed approach to education; Divya Santhanam ’15 on the power of daydreaming; and Ioana Burtea ’15 and Kristen Gracie ’15, who pointed out that digital books make reading social. The evening also featured two original student compositions,

one by Markus Stahl ’13 and the other by Sergei Kofman ’14, performed by student musicians. The two TED videos selected were Steven Johnson on “Where Good Ideas Come From” and Natalie Jerimijenko on “The Art of the EcoMindshift.” Our conference ended with David Morley ’73 (president of UNICEF Canada) on global healthcare and how it is often “pure luck of the draw” – dependent on where you happen to be born – who gets healthcare and an education. His final impassioned plea

to the audience was, “Whatever you do, don’t turn away: make the world a better place.” Organizing this conference was a challenge, but it was also one of the most rewarding, interesting, and enjoyable experiences we have ever had. We are pleased to announce that Ajay Shah ’14 and Tiffany Got ’14 will be the organizers of next year’s TEDxYouth@ UTS. Don’t miss it! n – Emma Clarke ’13 and Joshua Feldman ’13 UTS Co-captains, 2012-13

TOP (L-R): UTS Co-captains Joshua Feldman ’13 and Emma Clarke ’13, Divya Santhanam ’15, George Radner ’14. BOTTOM (L-R): Markus Stahl ’13, Kristen Gracie ’15 and Ioana Burtea ’15. 6

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LEFT TO RIGHT: David Morley ’73, UofT president David Naylor, UTS teacher Julie Stoyka, and UTS parent Prabhat Jha at TEDx.

UTS Welcomes Teacher Candidates UTS welcomes teacher candidates and interns from UofT’s teacher education programs In its early years, UTS was the only school in the province where secondary school teachers could complete the practical component of their teacher training. In keeping with that history, UTS opened its doors to dozens of interns and teachers-in-training in 20122013. We welcomed teacher candidates and interns from all of the University of Toronto’s teacher education programs – both the concurrent and consecutive Bachelor of Education programs and the Masters of Teaching programs. We also hosted several interns from the University of Leiden (in the Netherlands) in April. May proved to be the busiest time for visitors when teachers from several UTS departments hosted ten interns from UofT’s Masters of Teaching program. The interns were involved in a variety of projects, including: Maximum City, UTS teacher Josh Fullan’s summer program focusing on urban design and civic engagement; critical thinking in history and philosophy; “Serious Games” (see above) – simulations for teaching and learning; and enhancements to the science

program at UTS. They presented their work to an appreciative audience of UTS teachers and administrators. For the first time, we also partnered with the Faculty of Social Work this year and hosted a Masters of Social Work intern – a welcome addition to our Student Services Department. Next year, the Student Services Department will also be a base for interns from the

Masters of Education in Counselling program at Uof T. It has been rewarding and exciting for everyone concerned – UTS staff, students, the interns and teacher candidates – to have the opportunity to work together and we will continue to open our doors to young educators starting out on their teaching careers. n – Heather Henricks, UTS vice principal

UTS opened its doors to dozens of interns and teacher candidates last year. THE UTS ALUMNI M AGAZINE


President’s Report

The Tree and all its Branches The vitality of the school was relevant when we were students, and its vitality remains relevant to us now.

Mark Opashinov, ’88 President, UTSAA

Velut Arbor Ita Ramus: “As the tree, so the branch.” Every UTS grad knows that motto. I’ve always thought it referred to the relationship between that large tree, the University of Toronto, and its smaller branch, UTS. But lately, I’ve been thinking about what exactly velut arbor ita ramus could mean to UTS in 2013. The changing nature of the relationship notwithstanding, UTS’ past, present, and future are intimately connected with UofT. So my original interpretation stands. But another approach suggests that UTS itself is the tree and we, its alumni, are its various branches. In the same way that UTS’ fortunes are tied to the UofT’s, so too are each of our own lives connected to UTS. Not only was the vitality of the school relevant to us when we were students, but its continued vitality remains relevant to us now.

Who better to support such an institution than those who have experienced its transformative qualities themselves? I’m often asked to explain why alumni should respond to the school’s need for support in terms of money and volunteer time (or both), particularly when their time at the school may be long past. My answer is twofold. First, the existence of an educational institution like UTS – one that is, as its mission statement has it, a transformative learning community focused on intellectual growth and individual development that builds on a tradition of academic distinction and leadership to develop socially responsible global citizens – is a socially laudable goal. Who


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better to support such an institution than those who have experienced its transformative qualities themselves? Second, I also emphasize a less altruistic reason to support UTS: none of us can erase our past connection with the school and it is, by virtue of its current renown, not its past glory, that that connection is understood by others. The current health of the tree affects all its branches. For that reason, I am particularly excited to take on the role of president of the UTS Alumni Association when the school and UTSAA seem more vital than ever. My recent interactions with faculty and students confirm that UTS remains a vibrant institution, committed to the same excellence in education that we all experienced. As you’ve seen my predecessor John Wilkinson ’78 write in these pages, your Association is also thriving. Now that the heavy lifting of governance reform at the Association is behind us, UTSAA is focusing on maximizing its relevance to alumni in order to maximize their engagement. To that end, we’ve recently concluded several very successful focus groups with more to follow. The results to date make clear that UTS alumni value their connections to the school and to one another, and that they seek deeper connections. (See Aaron Dantowitz’s ’91 report online at Moreover, our Events Committee recently staged a successful Games Night and has many more events coming soon and our Year Reps have renewed their commitment to being the all-important links to their respective years. Throughout the process, we  have had top-notch support from the UTS Office of Advancement. In short, “the tree” – UTS and UTSAA – is vital. Let us “branches” keep it that way. n

Principal’s Report

Access, Equity, and Inclusion UTS becoming co-ed was not the end: access, equity, and inclusion continue to guide our efforts. During my first summer as principal at UTS, I visited the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, which includes the University of Toronto Archives. Professor Martin Friedland, author of The University of Toronto, A History and father of UTS alumnus Tom Friedland ’81, had kindly laid aside the archival boxes that contained the original documents related to the founding of the school. Among the official papers was a letter of protest written by Dr. Helen MacMurchy. Prior to its inception in 1910, UTS had been envisioned as not one but actually three schools: a boys’ school, a girls’ school, and a technical school. Dr. MacMurchy’s concern was with the omission of girls. On June 29, 1910, she wrote to Uof T President Falconer, lamenting this significant exclusion: The Legislature of the province, more than a quarter century ago authorized and supported the admission of women [to Uof T] as students ... What conclusion are we to draw from the fact that in the University’s secondary school, where, if anywhere in the province, we should be able to look for a model for the organization of such schools, no girls need apply – No women are appointed as teachers – and no university student in the Faculty of Education can learn there how to teach girls, because there are no girls there to teach. It took 63 years for UTS to admit girls. In 1973, female students were enrolled in grades seven and eight and women teachers were welcomed into the teaching faculty for the first time. As a teacher candidate in 1975, I was fortunate to serve my first practice teaching stint at UTS. It was certainly evident to me, even as a rookie teacher,

that the presence of girls provided enlarged perspectives that enriched discussions. Today, issues of equity and inclusion are still central to our school and indeed have become a distinguishing attribute. During the past year, students and staff worked together to examine the school culture and to develop an ongoing explicit process of identifying and challenging barriers to inclusion. All UTS students are admitted to the school through a rigorous merit-based application process that is supported by a robust needs-based bursary program. The result is an academically able student population that mirrors the racial, cultural, and socio-economic diversity of the Greater Toronto Area. Within this diverse community, students learn to appreciate each other’s unique strengths and to work together to accomplish common goals. Only through rigorous inquiry can we assure that equity and inclusion are indeed a reality. The introduction of a supplementary bursary program aimed at supporting students to fully participate in our co-curricular program is designed to ensure that no student would be denied the opportunity to fully participate in school life as a result of an economic obstacle.

Rosemary Evans Principal, UTS

Today, issues of equity and inclusion are still central to our school and indeed have become a distinguishing attribute. The decision to make the UTS experience accessible to both females and males is not the end of the journey. Access, equity, and inclusion continue to guide our strategic-planning efforts. I wonder what Helen MacMurchy would be advising today. n



UTS Board Report

A Generator of Talent Jamie Day Fleck

UTS students consistently shine and leave their mark both locally and globally.

Jim Fleck ’49 Board Chair, UTS

UTS provides an environment that nurtures individuals who go on to rewrite the social, cultural, scientific, economic, and artistic landscape of our world. This is what has always impressed me about the school, and is the reason I am so involved today. I am regularly astounded by the accomplishments of our students and graduates – from athletics to the arts, from academics to debate, from community service to chess and classics – UTS students consistently shine and leave their mark both locally and globally. Indeed, the school acts as a talent incubator. In 1972-73, I re-engaged with the school. During the ’60s and ’70s, UTS was viewed by some as an elitist institution; funding for the school was challenged by the Opposition Parties at Queen’s Park, launching a period of uncertainty for the school. I was serving as CEO for Ontario Premier Bill Davis, John Evans ’46 was UofT’s president and Ralph Barford ’46 was an influential member of the Governing Council.

A part of the University community for 103 years, UTS is currently working with UofT to find a “win-win” solution.

UTS Board of Directors Chair: Jim Fleck ’49 Vice Chair: John Duffy ’81, Parent Secretary: F. David Rounthwaite ’65 Treasurer: Andrew Dalglish, Parent Directors: David Allan ’78 Jim Gracie, Parent Andre Hidi ’77


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Together, we worked out a compromise and were able to maintain provincial funding. Under the leadership of Principal Don Gutteridge, the transformation to a co-ed school in 1973 proved that UTS was responsive to changing social dynamics, and the introduction of a four-year secondary program – well ahead of the rest of the province – demonstrated UTS’ innovative spirit. In the fall of 2011, I hosted a luncheon for my class. Our class gathers regularly, but this luncheon was unique. Word had gone out that the Uof T was not prepared to accept UTS’ plans for redeveloping the current site. Former teacher Bruce “Nails” MacLean and Principal Rosemary Evans were both present. Bruce, pointing at me, said to Rosemary, “You should get this fellow involved.” With that and my classmates’ encouragement, I put my name forward for the UTS Board of Directors. In January 2013, I assumed the role of Chair of the Board, following Bob Lord ’58, who had devoted many years to guiding the school, often through treacherous waters. It was certainly not lost on me that this would be a challenging assignment. Today, UTS faces another challenge: the need to secure a home for the school that is financially doable, on a subway line, and maintains our proximity to the Uof T campus. Again, because of our extraordinary community of alumni and parents, we are well positioned to tackle this task. A part of the University community for 103 years, UTS is currently working with Uof T to find a “win-win” solution, and we are cautiously optimistic that one will soon be found. This fall will mark the 100th anniversary of the UTSAA Annual Alumni Dinner, an event that allows alumni to connect with classmates and to celebrate together. At this critical juncture in the school’s history, we urge all alumni to get involved. Join us at the dinner, and stay connected with the school – we need your commitment and advocacy more than ever. n

Advancement Report

A Class Act! Six classes spanning 55 years are commemorating graduation from UTS by raising new bursary funds. 2012-13 has been a remarkable year for bursary support at UTS! Six classes spanning 55 years are commemorating their anniversary of graduation by raising new bursary funds. Each class has articulated the same reason behind their drive: in appreciation of the positive impact that UTS has made upon their lives, they wish to provide the same opportunity to future students. The classes of 1948, 1962, 1978, 1988, 2002, and 2003 are all actively campaigning; collectively, they hope to raise $825,000. What this means for future UTS students is access to a UTS education that would otherwise be unattainable. I can think of no better legacy to commemorate their anniversaries. For this reason, it is my pleasure to turn my page over to Michael Broadhurst ’88 to share the story of the Class of ’88 Bursary. n – Martha Drake, Executive Director, Advancement When I think back on my years at UTS, one thing that strikes me is how remarkably diverse the school was – and I don’t mean just in terms of skin colour or ethnicity. What I think about instead is this: UTS is a true reflection of the brightest and most curious minds that the immensely diverse city of Toronto has to offer – regardless of socio-economic background. Such diversity is made possible by the school’s dedication to two critical ideals: educational excellence based on meritocratic admissions, and bursary funding for students who could not otherwise attend UTS. I didn’t fully appreciate how difficult a mission that was for the school to achieve and sustain until many years after I graduated. But now that I see it, it stands out to me as what makes the school unique and worth fighting for. UTS changed my life, and in one way or another also the lives of virtually all of its students – and

mostly for the better! I’m sure there are some of you whose memories might be less fond, but the opportunity to learn, to question, to be challenged by your teachers and be expected to challenge right back – I can’t think of another school that would have suited me better. The teachers cared immensely about their students, another enviable feature of the school I didn’t really appreciate at the time. Looking back and comparing stories with friends of mine from other schools makes me sure of it. For the reasons stated above, I agreed without a moment’s hesitation to join a few of my classmates in raising funds to help address the shortfall in bursaries available to today’s UTS students. This problem reflects the ever-rising costs of tuition at the school since it became fully independent about a decade ago. In my graduating year, tuition was $1,270; this year, it is $21,875. Even when adjusting for inflation, that’s almost a tenfold increase. Those numbers threaten the essence of UTS. That’s why my class is raising $250,000 to establish a bursary endowment in aid of deserving UTS students. Once we achieve our goal – and we’re roughly 75% of the way there – we’ll be able to provide tuition assistance to cover half the cost of one student’s tuition every year, in perpetuity. Imagine if every graduating class did the same thing! That’s our challenge to you: join us in this effort! Talk to your classmates – almost all of you probably count lifelong friends among them. Remind each other what UTS meant to you, and how it helped you get where you are today. Don’t you think every child who makes the cut deserves that chance too – regardless of financial means? I think they do. UTS wouldn’t be the same without any of us. n – Michael Broadhurst ’88

Martha Drake Executive Director, Advancement

Michael Broadhurst ’88




40 Years of


This September marks the 40th anniversary of co-education at UTS. Much has changed in the four decades since the school opened its doors to girls; here’s a look back at what it was like to be one of those “pioneer” girls – and how they helped shape the UTS of today. By Diana Shepherd ’80 Photography by Jamie Day Fleck



“My parents suggested UTS because the son of their good friends was very happy there. At the time, I knew very little about it – but if I had it to do again, I would definitely choose UTS. For an academically-oriented student with an interest in the arts, it was an ideal environment. It was also very friendly and accepting towards even the most eccentric students.” — Allison M acDuffee ’78


t the start of the ’70s, my best friend told me that her older brother would be attending a school outside our neighborhood for grade 7. Called “UTS”, it was a school for smart kids, she explained. I went home and told my parents that, when I was old enough, I would be going to UTS. My father was a professor at Uof T, so it seemed especially appropriate that I should go to UTS. “You can’t,” my father replied, “UTS is for boys only.” I was outraged: this was supposed to be a school for smart kids, and I couldn’t go because I was a girl?! “That’s a stupid rule!” I replied tearfully. “I’m going to UTS!” As young as I was, I was still aware that this seemed to fly in the face of the Women’s Lib movement, which I had assumed had “fixed” such issues of gender inequality once and for all by the 1970s. Fortunately for me, a young English teacher named Donald Gutteridge was starting to wonder whether UTS should remain a boys’ school, or whether it should fulfill the promise made 60 years earlier and admit girls as well. In 1962, Don joined UTS after five years at a co-ed school in Ottawa. “I thought it was the most natural thing in the world to have both boys and girls in the same classroom, and to have both men and


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women teaching,” he remembers. “The lack of girls affected what happened in the classroom, the nature and the breadth and depth of discussions. I was happy at UTS immediately, but I never stopped wishing that there were girls in the classes.” The faculty was exclusively male as well: “There wasn’t a single woman teaching at UTS – not even as a supply teacher,” he says. When Headmaster Brock MacMurray announced his retirement, Don decided to apply for the job – and to state his intention in that application that he would push for UTS to become co-ed if he got it. “It had bothered me that everyone paid taxes to support UTS, but only people with boys had any chance of having their children get into the school,” he adds. He got the job, but not everyone embraced the new principal’s initiative: a few staff members and parents were very unhappy about the idea of UTS becoming co-ed. They worried that the addition of girls would fundamentally change the nature of the school – and that the chances of their sons getting in to UTS would be cut in half if they had to compete with girls for admission. “The students were almost entirely for it – at least, as far as anybody knew,” says Don.

Members of the Class of 1979 organize for a yearbook picture. The car belonged to Martin Hilbert ’79 and the photograph was taken by Iggy Broks ’79.

Coming up Roses In the fall of 1973, girls were admitted into both grades 7 and 8 and the first three female teachers – Norah Maier, Lynda Duckworth, and Jean Becroft – were hired. The Student Council planned and executed the “Rose Ceremony”, presenting each new female student with a red rose to welcome her to UTS. “It really was such a lovely gesture, because here we were, girls of 12 and 13, becoming students at the bottom end of a large, all-male institution,” remembers Susan Opler ’79. “We were aware that there was some opposition … to our being there, but the roses that day made us feel that the school, and the other students and staff at 371 Bloor Street West, believed that our arrival was something special, and worth celebrating.” “It was a heady experience to be such a direct beneficiary of the wider feminist struggles of the period,” says Jane Helleiner ’78. “To know that we had literally walked through previously closed doors provided me with a very concrete lesson in how gendered (and other unequal) social structures and institutions could change and be changed.”

Don Gutteridge remembers that a sense of excitement arrived with the girls. “From the first day, the school had a new view of itself that had nothing to do with pedagogy or education, but rather something fresh, remarkable, and significant. The girls that came in were so terrific and so conscious of being in a special situation – that they had a job to do in showing that it was right for them to be there.” Catherine Bush ’79 remembers returning to the school a decade or so after graduation to speak on a panel. “[The] UTS girls asked us questions about sexual harassment. Did we experience it? What I remember is the tremendous sense of possibility that came with our entry into the school and the freedom of not having older girls around us, how much space that gave us… We had space and a desire to occupy it.”

The Opposition One of the major objections to admitting girls into a UTS with only 420 students from grades 7 to 13 was whether there would be enough candidates to be able to field competitive sports teams. “My THE UTS ALUMNI M AGAZINE


“I am gr ateful to UTS for the rich and deep discourse, for the marvelous individuals who were my teachers, for the challenges to my developing intellect, and also for my fellow students who shared so many passionate and joyful explor ations with me. UTS was a place where individuality was celebr ated and this stood me in good stead as I have followed a path less tr avelled.” — Elyse Pomer anz ’79 16

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“I would not be the same person I am today if I had not attended UTS – that is indisputable. We have life-long friendships that have endured 40 years – how much more testimony to the bonds that are formed at UTS do you need?” — Seana Evans-Renaud ’78

answer was to move out of the ‘big-team’ male sports like hockey and football and move into track-and-field as well as ‘small-team’ sports like basketball and volleyball that would also be available to girls,” says Don Gutteridge. Of course, this was not a popular answer with some staff and students. “There were three or four teachers who were very unhappy about the decision to go co-ed,” says Don. “They felt that the school was going to lose its tone, its point, and its reason for being. However, none of them left, and I don’t think they remained bitter.” “From time to time I’ve thought about what it must have been like initially for those teachers assigned to the coed classes, who had taught only boys for the years preceding our arrival,” says Audrey (Stevens) Marton ’78. “And here we were: a group of high-spirited girls from around the GTA, dressing how we liked, socializing a lot, and taking great delight in making our presence known at the school.” The “Old Boys” Association (the precursor to today’s Alumni Association) was also less than thrilled with the prospect of co-education at UTS. “There were reasons to be sympathetic to their point of view: the ambiance of the school and the camaraderie that existed amongst the boys was really extraordinary,” says Don. “But I had terrific support from John Evans ’46 [UofT president at the time], who said ‘Go ahead and do it as quickly as you can – we’ll make it work’.” One of the things that didn’t work was that there were no girls’ washrooms or shower facilities; instead, the girls had to utilize the FEUT ladies’ locker room at the west end of the building. “In single file, we paraded to the pool

entrance past anyone who happened to be at their lockers or hanging around in the hall,” says Kay (Scott) Giggie ’78. “Once we reached the pool, [phys.ed. teacher] Miss Becroft yelled a warning into the boys’ showers and – if no reply came – we went in and showered. After swimming our lengths, we had to traipse back along the length of the hall in our wet suits. Excruciatingly embarrassing.” “At least swimsuits were made mandatory when we arrived, which I understand was not the case in the ‘boys-only’ years!” adds Penny (Medwell) Harbin ’78. One memorable day in 1973, Principal Gutteridge asked one of the “new girls” to show a prospective student and her family around the school. “I remember the great pride I felt in showing off my school – from the science labs on Three to the library on Two to the grand auditorium and gyms on One,” says Susan Opler, who concluded her tour in the basement. “I proudly flung open the door to the pool and there, lined up along the other side of the pool directly facing us, was the entire Level IV [grade 13] class, ready to jump in. The thing was, not one of them had a bathing suit on!” “I think the [older] boys enjoyed the novelty of having girls in the school at the beginning,” says Jill (Riley) Hall ’80. “I remember in the early years they would pull the fire alarm when we were in the pool so we’d have to stand out on Bloor Street in our bathing suits.” She also notes that the first wave of girls was given the opportunity to forge many new paths for UTS. “We started sports teams that had never been offered at the school. We brought a female perspective to classroom discussions.”

TOP: A UTS co-ed classroom; BOTTOM: Painting one of the Crawford home rooms. Both photos circa 1973.



Many of the girls started carving out a space in athletics from the day they arrived – culminating in the Girls’ Senior Basketball Team winning the York League Basketball Championship in 1980. “Things we still laugh about? Those horrible blue polyester gym uniforms!” says Allison McKee ’79. TOP LEFT: Girls Junior Swim team, 1974: Back: Jane Helleiner, Christine Whitmore, Laurie McLean, Jean Becroft (coach), Stephanie Hansen, Liz McCusker, Ann Pennington. Middle: Chris Woods, Ruth Fawcett, Tiina Pajos, Kirsten Abbott, Janet Gordon. Front: Julie Gircys, Kim Dawson, Laurie Graham, Susan Connor, Yvonne Pietersma. 18

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TOP LEFT: Catherine Bush ’79 as Titania and Alex Fallis ’76 as Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. TOP RIGHT: An early co-ed Reach for the Top team. Back: Ken Kirsh (coach), Lisa Moon, Irene Cybulsky, Chris Medland, John Wilkinson (coach). Middle: Susan Robertson, Janet Gordon, Leslie Allen, Sue Sarjeant. Front: Natasha Crowcroft, Seana Evans, Chris Woods. BOTTOM LEFT: Girls Senior Volleyball team (1980). Back: Jillian Lewis, Jill Riley, Karen Scarth, Mrs. Barrett (coach). Front: Kelly Fergusson, Carolyn Ellis, Alison Noble, Kim Ritchy, Melanie Binnington, Chris Wilson. BOTTOM RIGHT: Nora Maier was one of the first female teachers at UTS. THE UTS ALUMNI M AGAZINE


UTS Then and Now

LEFT TO RIGHT: Elizabeth Bowden, Jocelyn Blink, Susan (Connor) Nicholson, Susy Opler, Gillian Sloan, and Allison McKee, from the Class of ’79.

Reflections “I always like the look on people’s faces when I tell them that I went to an all-boys school,” says Susan Robertson ’79. I have to admit that I’ve enjoyed using that line a time or two myself, but I think there’s a deeper truth beneath the humour. As a female, spending your formative years in a place where essentially all your role models are male changes you – for better or for worse. “It seemed like a great adventure, since I’d be travelling from Mississauga on the GO Train and subway every day,” remembers Jennifer (Robinson) Storer-Folt ’78. “I felt that it was a very special honour to have been selected to attend. Being accepted at UTS was a marker for the rest of my life – I could be confident that I was capable of almost anything I put my mind to, and this confidence enabled me to try many new challenges.” Audrey Marton says she’s “extremely grateful” for having been able to attend UTS. “I made lifelong friends; received a challenging, multi-faceted education; was taught by wonderful, memorable teachers; and participated in a variety of extra-curricular activities (well, perhaps not so much a variety, mostly sports-oriented). If not for UTS I wouldn’t have traveled to the Galapagos Islands at the age of 15 nor known how much fun something called ISAW (Inter Semester Activity Week) could be. It was at UTS that I met my future husband. As UTS marks its 40th year of co-education this fall, Les Marton ’75 and I will mark our 28th wedding anniversary.”


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Principal Rosemary Evans first experienced UTS as a student teacher in the fall of 1975. “Mike Gendron had me teach two classes: grade 8 and 13 [Level IV],” she says. “So I had all boys in the one, and co-ed in the other class. The co-ed class was just a joy to teach: everyone was totally engaged and there were very lively discussions. The senior class was the same – once they got over testing me. The actual tone of the class wasn’t disrespectful at all: the boys were engaged and truly loved history. This was a tribute to Mike Gendron, who treated them as university students.” When she was a student teacher, the UTS teaching staff were almost all male, and all the senior classes were exclusively male. “Now we have such strong female role models: both on the teaching faculty and in the student population,” she says. Equity – including gender, racial, socio-economic, and sexual orientation – is still a top priority at the school, she adds. “UTS defines itself as a more equitable and inclusive environment than some other independent schools – particularly on the socio-economic front and with regard to racial and cultural diversity. We represent Toronto to a great extent – but it doesn’t mean that we don’t have to think about it to ensure that there are no barriers.” For instance, for the last year and a half, the school has had an initiative with the Centre for Urban Schooling at OISE to guide UTS “to question our assumptions and ensure that we really do have an equitable and inclusive environment.” Another initiative arose out of an OISE research project. A Ph.D. candidate is currently conducting research in grade 8 classes at UTS focusing on perceptions of gender and the attempt to understand male‑female relationships and stereotypes. Today, UTS is one of the only schools in Canada with 50% girls and 50% boys by design. Some of the alumni who graduated before the school became co-ed still worry that the school is not the same as it was. And they’re right: co-education did change UTS forever. But in admitting girls, UTS has gained much more than it lost. Rosemary points out that we live in a co-educational world, which makes it crucial for girls and boys to learn to work together effectively. “That’s the role modeling they see at UTS today. There’s an expectation that everyone will contribute, and that everyone has a right to be heard.” n

Fifth Annual H.J. Crawford Award


Annual Alumni Dinner Saturday, October 19, 2013 Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel 90 Bloor Street East 5:30 p.m. Reception • 7:00 p.m. Dinner

All alumni are welcome – especially those celebrating anniversary years:

1938 • 1943 • 1948 • 1953 1958 • 1963 • 1968 • 1973 1978 • 1983 • 1988 • 1993 1998 • 2003 • 2008 As part of our dinner program, the fifth H.J. Crawford Award will be presented and the UTS Hall of Fame inductees will be honoured. From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., visit the school and meet staff and students during the UTS Open House.

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UTS and the UTS Alumni Association are pleased to announce Derek Bate ’44 as the recipient of the fifth annual H. J. Crawford Award. After graduating from UofT in Engineering Physics, Derek attended the Ontario College of Education (OCE). In 1950, just six years out of high school, he returned to UTS to replace his former physics teacher, the newly-retired George Cline. Derek fully embraced his role as educator at UTS coaching several UTS sports teams and eventually becoming Assistant Headmaster under Brock MacMurray in 1967 and Acting Headmaster in 1970. Derek left UTS in 1974 to become a principal in the Peel School Board where he stayed for the remainder of his career. Upon retirement in 1989, he became an extremely active UTSAA director as well as the Class of ’44 Year Rep. He continues to maintain close contact with his fellow alumni from the ’40s as well as the legion of students he taught during 24 years at UTS. He is a stalwart supporter of the UTSAA and rarely misses an annual dinner, golf tournament or Remembrance Day assembly. Derek’s family connections to UTS are also strong: his two brothers and three sons all graduated from UTS and his granddaughter is currently a student. As one of his former classmates stated, “He is ‘Mr. UTS’ as far as I’m concerned.” The H.J. Crawford Award honours and pays tribute to an individual or a group that has made a significant contribution to the advancement of UTS through commitment, dedication and volunteerism. Contributions to our greater society through other significant lifetime achievements are also considered. Be sure to attend the UTSAA Annual Dinner to celebrate the presentation of this prestigious award. Tickets are on sale now at 416-978-3919 or www.

2013 UTS Hall of Fame UTS is proud to induct our gold medal mathematics, biology, chemistry, and physics international Olympians into the UTS Hall of Fame. UTS students have been participating in these extremely competitive international competitions since 1981 (mathematics) and 1986 (sciences). Of the 53 UTS students selected to represent Canada, seven scored within the top 10th percentile of competitors from around the world and were awarded gold. This year’s inductees are: Colin Plumb ’86 (chemistry ’86), Ian Goldberg ’91 (mathematics ’91), Edward Leung ’94 (mathematics ’94), Jacob Tsimerman ’06 (mathematics ’03 and ’04), Peter Lu ’07 (chemistry ’06), Gordon Bae ’08 (chemistry ’07), and Melody Guan ’12 (biology ’10).

Celebrating 14 years! Exhibiting in the Gallery this fall:

Margaret Krawecka ’96 The Keys Gallery is located in Room 107A at UTS. If you would like to exhibit, contact Olivia Padiernos-Mapué ’04 and Johanna Pokorny ’04 at for more information.



Alumni News In May, Trent University founding president Tom Symons ’47 was honoured in an evening celebrating his commitment to Indigenous education. The event featured an Honouring the Elders ceremony, during which he was inducted as an elder. Trent’s president and vice-chancellor, Dr. Steven E. Franklin, observed that, “Professor Symons [has] played an integral role… as a leader in Indigenous studies… [His] leadership in Aboriginal education in Canada and at Trent is to be admired.” Also in attendance to recognize the contributions of Professor Symons – including his role in helping to found the first Indigenous Studies program at a Canadian university – were former Prime Minister The Rt. Honourable Paul Martin, chiefs from the local First Nations, provincial and federal representatives, numerous dignitaries, and Trent students.

Photo courtesy Trent University


LEFT: Tom Symons ’47. RIGHT: Steve Goudge ’60 with Susan Opler ’79 at the Guthrie Award.

Following his career as a Canadian diplomat and in international telecommunications, Gaby Warren ’54, now retired and residing in Ottawa, focussed on his life-long devotion to jazz by studying music theory, writing tunes, and appearing as a jazz vocalist. His recently-launched jazz CD Reflections of a Jazz Fanatic features Gaby on vocals. Gaby

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adds that, “on the classical front, from 1980 to 1982 and 1995 to 1997, I served as president of the National Arts Centre Orchestra Association (NACOA), now called the Friends of the National Arts Centre Orchestra.” Justice Stephen Goudge ’60 was recently honoured with the Guthrie Award by the Law Foundation of Ontario. Stephen was cited for being, “one of Canada’s most respected appellate judges. He is also an inspirational champion of access to justice through his activities outside the courtroom, the reason for his selection as this year’s Guthrie Award recipient.” Stephen is pictured with lawyer Susan Opler ’79, who attended the ceremony. Known for his leadership and legacy as a surgeon, mentor, and innovator, Bryce Taylor ’62, former Surgeon-in-Chief of the

University Health Network (UHN), has been honoured by the Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation with the establishment of the Dr. Bryce Taylor Surgeon Scientist Fellowship. In 2009, Dr. Taylor co-authored a global World Health Organization study to establish the Surgical Checklist, which has contributed towards a significant reduction in surgical complications and mortality. In 2010, he authored Effective Medical Leadership, an insightful look into the complex network and workings of a modern hospital. The Fellowship is supported by peers and colleagues in the Sprott Department of Surgery at UHN and at Uof T as well as by many patients. In April, veteran Globe and Mail political columnist Jeffrey Simpson ’67 was awarded the 2013 Donner Prize for his ninth book, Chronic Condition: Why


Canada’s Health Care System Needs to be Dragged into the 21st Century (Allen Lane Canada, 2012). The jury observed that the book “deals with the most pressing public policy issue facing Canadians. Simpson lays out the issues in a well-written, thoughtful and compelling analysis of the health care system, arguing that we can still maintain the core values and principles we cherish as Canadians, but to do so will require major reforms of the system, reforms that will require courage and innovative thinking from all involved.” An article appeared in The Grid in April about John Deacon ’69, an insurance broker who devotes a great deal of time to connecting with street people. Guitar in hand, John runs sing-alongs – often at the All Saints Community Drop-in Centre – and discussion groups, and generally acts as a friend and sounding

board. Quoted in The Grid, Paul Brown, who panhandles for change by St. Michael’s hospital where Deacon stops regularly to chat, says, “It makes a hell of a difference… It lets you know you’re still human.” In an ongoing quest to humanize the homeless and put a face on poverty, many of John’s experiences are documented in his blog A Visitor’s Guide to Street People, Many without a Home. John writes most of the posts, with two street people contributing occasional stories. John lives in Thornhill with his wife, and has three grown children. He and brothers Fraser ’71 and Gregory ’74 are partners in the Deacon Group. Drawing on journal notes he has kept since his first days as a medical student, George (Geordie) Fallis ’69 has written a book: From Testicles to Timbuktu: Notes from a Family Doctor. Billed as “an eclectic look at love, life and laughter from the other side of the stethoscope,” the book is a collection of stories and anecdotes that illustrate the life of a

Canadian family doctor over the past 40 years. Geordie has practiced family medicine in remote areas of British Columbia, Newfoundland, and Africa as well as in East York. He is Chief of Family Practice at the Toronto East General Hospital; Chair and practicing physician at the Southeast Toronto Family Health Team; and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Uof T. Bernard McGarva ’72 supplied this picture of the 40th Anniversary of the Ansley Street Road Hockey Tournament. “The tournament started in the year the Class of ’73 graduated and has been held each and every year since... generally in March on the slushiest day of the winter,” Bernie explains. “Jeff Clayton’s family home was on Ansley Street which became the ancestral home of the tournament until Jeff’s folks moved. In the ’90s the tournament moved to its new digs on Colin Avenue at the home of John Bertram,” says Bernie.

LEFT: George (Geordie) Fallis ’69 poses with his book. RIGHT: Ansley Street Road Hockey players, including Bernie McGarva (second from left) and Class of ’73 members (L-R) Bill Wilkins, Roger Martin, Geoff Clayton, Steve Sword, John Bertram, and Rick Spence. THE UTS ALUMNI M AGAZINE



LEFT: Peter Sellers ’74 opened Sellers & Newel Second-Hand Books in the heart of Toronto’s Little Italy. RIGHT: 2013 Canadian Pond Hockey Championship with Tim Sellers ’78 (far left) and David Allen ’78 (far right). Peter Sellers ’74 (brother of Tim Sellers ’78, and uncle of Diana Chisholm ’01 and Susie Chisholm ’03) opened Sellers &

Newel Second-Hand Books at 672 College Street in the heart of Toronto’s Little Italy in November, 2011. While the square footage is small, the selection is not – there are 40,000 titles to choose from! Timothy Sellers ’78 writes that he

participated in the inaugural 2013 Canadian Pond Hockey Championship –

Greybeard Division (“that would be over 50,” he notes) held in Haliburton on a cold Sunday morning in February. The team of six included “two of Al Fleming’s (’54) former UTS benchwarmers” – Tim along with UTS board member David Allen ’78. “Sporting a 5-0 record through the round robin portion of the tournament, ‘The Dawgs’ closed out the tournament with a perfect 6-0 record when they took the championship game 17-12,” says Tim.

Marina Jimenez ’82 has been appointed president of the Canadian Council for the Americas. She oversees the Council’s role as the premier forum in this hemisphere for discussion of the political and economic issues that are critical to Canada, particularly as they relate to trade and investment. A 200910 St. Clair Balfour Fellow at Massey College, Marina holds an M.A. from the University of London, where she studied Latin American economic history, and a B.A. from Uof T’s Trinity College. She has worked for the CBC, the Vancouver Sun, and for the last decade for the Globe and Mail, most recently serving as a member of the Editorial Board. She has received two Gold National Magazine Awards, three National Newspaper Award citations of merit, and won the 2003 National Newspaper Award.

Elected to the House of Commons as the MP for Ajax-Pickering in 2011, Christopher Alexander ’85 was appointed Immigration Minister in Prime Minister Harper’s July 15 Cabinet shuffle. Before becoming an MP, Chris worked for 18 years as a member of the Canadian Foreign Services. His first posting was at the Canadian Embassy in Russia, and by 2003, he became Canada’s first resident Ambassador in Kabul, Afghanistan. Between 2005 and 24

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LEFT TO RIGHT: Christopher Alexander ’85; Andrea Freeman ’86; Dory Boyer ’91 in Kazan; and Elizabeth Ben-Ishai ’98, husband Eric, and daughter Abigail.

2009, he served as a Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan. Andrea Freeman ’86 has joined the faculty at the University of Hawaii at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law as an Assistant Professor, where she teaches Constitutional Law. Dory Boyer ’91 headed to Kazan, Russia in July 2013 as Chief Medical Officer for Team Canada at the World University Games (Universaide). Also, Dory recently found out that he was selected as part of the Core Medical Staff for Canada at the upcoming 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Otherwise, he reports that: “Life is good in sunny Vancouver!”

Elizabeth Ben-Ishai ’98 and husband Eric Eide announce the birth of their daughter, Abigail Sierra Eide, on March 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. Elizabeth is currently a policy analyst at the Center for Law and Social Policy in DC.

Senior Music Night by symphonic band and choir. Composition is an integral part of the music curriculum at UTS, so Alex will be working with students from all grades, providing guidance and support throughout the creative process.

Thanks to the support of the John and Margaret Withrow Fund, the Music Department is happy to announce that Alex Eddington ’98 will be the 201314 UTS composer-in-residence. After leaving UTS, Alex studied music at UofT, focusing on composition. During our Centennial celebrations, two of his pieces (Casa Loma Variations and Ode on the Mammoth Cheese Weighing Over 7000 Pounds) won their respective categories in the composition competition and were performed at

Jonathan Bitidis ’99 alerted us to “The

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Lawyer Show”: a Shakespeare play with a cast of lawyers, mounted yearly as a fundraiser for Toronto’s Nightwood Theatre. This year, the cast of Twelfth Night included Danny Kastner ’98 as Malvolio and Sabrina A. Bandali ’01 as Feste. Jonathan reports that in past years he, too, has performed, as has Doug Watters ’66. Albert Tang ’99 was awarded the Queen

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ALUMNI NEWS practicum at Audi headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany this past summer. This fall, Norman Yau ’10 embarks upon a Ph.D. program at Uof T’s Department of Molecular Genetics. In addition, Mark Lievonen published an article in The Huffington Post Canada about the mentorship that Norman – and his teammates Jonathan Schneider ’09 and Josh Alman ’10 – received when they participated in the Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada while students at UTS. Norman notes that the article “mentions the wonderful experience and mentorship that we got both from [UTS teacher] Meg O’Mahony and from [Uof T professor] Dr. Provart.” Azra Shivji ’08 working as part of the Jigger campaign, in partnership with TOMS. Jiggers are a type of parasite that are commonly found in East Africa and particularly affect young children who don’t wear or own shoes.

which recognizes contributions made by Canadians from a broad spectrum of society – at a ceremony held by Canada Border Services Agency. Albert received the medal for his exemplary service with, and contribution to, the Agency in its role to ensure Canada’s security and prosperity. In March 2013, Ricky Kuperman ’07 and brother, Jeffrey Kuperman ’08, performed in A Broken Liver and a Cataract, a new play written by Jeff, at the Riant Theater Strawberry One-Act Festival in New York City. In addition, a filmed behind-the-scenes look at the making of the play was screened at the Tribeca Grand Hotel. In February, Ricky and Jeff also ran a week-long workshop of a devised physical theatre piece commissioned by Theatre C. “As part of the process, we explored new text, movement, and how a live dancer and a video projection of a dancer can execute partnering choreography together,” writes Ricky. “We’re now using all of this new material to further develop this project.” In late April, they presented “a piece of choreography as part of Steps on Broadway’s annual Celebrate Dance 26

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concert at the Ailey Citigroup Theater,” he says. Azra Shivji ’08 observes that her

involvement at UTS as a youth delegate at the UN Climate Change Conference in Indonesia sparked her interest in the social determinants and broader systems of health. As an M.Sc. in Global Health student at McMaster University, she participated in a research symposium in India aimed at improving maternal health for seropositive-HIV women. She also spent time at the Maternal Child Health Hospital in Udupi, India, studying low birth weight and its many determinants, and a recent internship with the Red Cross Society of Kenya allowed her to follow policies and programs from the drawing-board to community-level implementation. She began medical school at Uof T this fall and in the future hopes to use her medical and global health knowledge to impact healthcare from biomedical, social, and policy perspectives. In his third year studying mechanical engineering at McGill, Thomas Menzefricke ’10 was accepted for a highly-competitive three-month

Branching Out The 2013/14 session of the Branching Out Mentoring Program began with an orientation meeting in March when 24 alumni partnered with students now in S6 (grade 12). Participants met up again in May for a Speed Mentoring evening, which gave each mentee an opportunity to speak with and gain knowledge from all the mentors in the program. Alumni are invited to an alumni panel event – “When Plan A doesn’t Pan Out” – on September 24 at 6:30 p.m. Check your email newsletter for further details. We’re starting to recruit new mentors for the upcoming year, which begins March 2014. Alumni from the late ’80s to the mid-2000s are invited to volunteer for this meaningful program. Please contact the Office of Advancement at 416-9783919 or email for more information.

Branch Events In April, nearly 50 alumni attended a New York branch event hosted by Rob Goodwin ’78 at his architectural firm. Principal Rosemary Evans and Martha Drake, Executive Director, Advancement, brought news from the school, and 2012‑13 co-captains Emma Clarke ’13 and Joshua Feldman ’13 (in town on a school trip) stopped by to meet alumni.

ALUMNI NEWS More than 20 alumni, spanning 65 years (1941 to 2007), attended an Ottawa branch event hosted by Rosemary and Martha at the Rideau Club in May. Special thanks to Don McMaster ’62 for speaking at the event and to Bob Blackburn ’61 for making the Rideau Club available to us for the reception.

competition. In June, Peter Ortved ’67 and John Glendinning (brother of the late Donald ’68) presented the Donald Glendinning Memorial Award to George Radner ’14, selected by his baseball teammates for demonstrating the most gentlemanly and sportsmanlike conduct throughout the season.

Stay tuned for information on the creation of UTS New York, Ottawa, and Washington, DC Chapters. If you’re interested in assisting with the establishment of a UTS Chapter in your area, please contact the Office of Advancement at 416-978-3919 or

Some 15 alumni volunteers – speakers, guests, and coaches – contributed to the endeavours of the UTS Law Team last year. The team is particularly appreciative of the trial and legal advice supplied by Tim Morgan ’87 and Jonathan Bright ’04, and UTS parent

D. Smith. At the Ontario Bar Association Toronto Regional Mock Trials in April – the first such competition for all team members – our first team was just edged out in the second round by last year’s champions, Bayview Secondary School; our second team scored three clear victories but were defeated in the final round. Finally, 13 alumni (including three who Skyped in from abroad) participated in an in-school careers field trip for all M4 (grade 10) students. The alumni spoke engagingly about their career trajectories. Special thanks to: David Ouchterlony ’58, Ray Kinoshita ’70, Harry Stinson ’71, Suzanne Martin ’84,

Alumni Visitors On March 26, Elisha Muskat ’01, Executive Director of the Ashoka Foundation, spoke to Canadian and World Studies students about Ashoka: a global organization that identifies and invests in the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. Elisha stressed that there are many different paths to success and that everyone can be a changemaker. On May 13, Meredith Hawkins ’84 spoke with alumni and current and retired teachers about her research in diabetes. She noted the challenges of working with malnutrition diabetes in developing countries and the path she took from UTS to becoming the director of the Global Diabetes Initiative at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. In the Interdisciplinary Arts class, Jen Chow ’03, a design researcher from the company Nurun, explained how her design process employs consensus building, multiple perspectives, empathy, and curiosity in the development of innovative experiences and tools. David Fallis ’73 – a member of UofT’s Faculty of Music, music director for Opera Atelier, and artistic director of the Toronto Consort (among many other things!) – spoke to UTS music students about his life and career. On March 7, Andrew Hui ’97, John McCulloch ’67, and Owen Moorhouse ’61 volunteered to be judges when UTS hosted the Concours d’Art Oratoire, an annual high school French

TOP AND MIDDLE: Great turnouts at branch events in New York City and Ottawa. BOTTOM (L-R): retired teacher Maria Collier, Meg Proctor ’84, retired teacher Norm Fox ’48, and Meredith Hawkins ’84 at UTS on May 13. THE UTS ALUMNI M AGAZINE



LEFT: David Fallis ’73 in a UTS music class; TOP RIGHT: John McCulloch ’67, Andrew Hui ’97 and Owen Moorhouse ’61 who volunteered to judge the Concours D’Art Oratoire; BOTTOM RIGHT: the UTS Law team and coaches enjoy some downtime. Jennifer May ’86, Wendy Drukier ’86, Shane Miskin ’88, Karla Bobadilla ’89, Warren Lee ’91, Oliver Jerschow ’92, Wendy Leung ’00, and Jay Bahadur ’02.

If you are interested in participating in next year’s Careers Day, contact the Office of Advancement at 416-978-3919 or

In Memoriam Robert Gordon Dale 1920–2013 Following his graduation from UTS, Bob Dale ’39 enrolled at Trinity College, UofT. Leaving before the end of the academic year, he enlisted and trained as a navigator in the British Commonwealth Air Training Program. He arrived in England in December 1940 and with the 150 Squadron of RAF Bomber Command flew some 97 sorties – bombing missions 28

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and long‑range meteorological reconnaissance flights – over Germany and the occupied countries. On many occasions, his plane was heavily damaged by anti-aircraft fire and he twice survived crash landings after being intercepted by enemy night fighters. From Sergeant he rose to the rank of Pilot Officer and then Squadron Leader by the war’s end. His most noteworthy contribution to the war effort was the role he played in the timing of D-Day. The weather reconnaissance he gathered during a flight over the North Sea, France, and Holland on June 4, 1944, convinced General Eisenhower to postpone D-Day. Subsequently, Eisenhower’s two chief meteorologists determined a “window of opportunity” from Monday, June 5 until Tuesday, June 6. Cited for his outstanding ability as a navigator, great determination, and “high courage and devotion to duty”, Dale was presented with the Distinguished Flying Cross in July 1942 at Buckingham Palace. He was also honoured with the Distinguished Service Order in 1944 (the only DSO awarded for meteorological

flying); and the Canadian Forces Decoration (CD) in 1956. Upon returning home, he completed his studies at the Uof T and embarked upon a business career at Maple Leaf Mills becoming president and CEO in 1967 and Chairman of the Board in 1979. He volunteered for many charitable organizations including the Air Cadet League of Canada; Bloorview Children’s Hospital; Sunnybrook Hospital, where he chaired the Veterans’ Advisory Committee; and Uof T’s Trinity College, which conferred upon him its Doctorate of Sacred Letters for his contributions to the community in May 2012. He also served for ten years as an Aide-de-Camp to the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. He is survived by his wife Mary, his children Rob and John, five grandchildren, and siblings Geoffrey and Mary. – Paul Moore, retired faculty member

Donald Fraser 1921–2013 A respected gentleman and scholar, Dr. Donald Fraser ’38 was recognized

ALUMNI NEWS learning and discovering. During his paediatric residency, he spent his holiday at the Banff School of Fine Arts. As time permitted, he took courses at OCAD and elsewhere. In 1986, he became a “retired gentleman” according to his business card, with more time available to pursue his enthusiasm for arts, crafts, and carpentry. Joining other veterans, Donald proudly attended UTS Remembrance Day ceremonies. In 2003, he displayed his watercolours and whirly-gigs in the Keys Gallery at the school. He demonstrated painting techniques for the outdoors to M3 (grade 9) art students during Art and Music Week. He shared stories of rising early at medical conferences in order to have time for painting before attending

Condolences are extended to the families of these alumni who passed away recently. Henry Sissons ’33

Mr. Charles Plaxton ’43

MAY 12, 2013

APRIL 7, 2013

Donald Fraser ’38

Edward P. Mason ’46

APRIL 16, 2013

MARCH 31, 2013

John Firstbrook ’38

Robert Elgie ’47

MARCH 2, 2013

APRIL 3, 2013

Robert G. Dale ’39

Donald Lindsay ’50

MARCH 11, 2013

MARCH 8, 2013

Raymond S. Bosley ’39

D. Ross Holden ’51

APRIL 4, 2013

MAY 8, 2013

Joseph A. Clark ’40

Thomas Riley ’53

MAY 10, 2013

MARCH 15, 2013

William Lawler ’42

Alan Rashkovsky ’00

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JUNE 1, 2013

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the first seminar; he also discussed the intricacies of his whirly-gig designs. The main message Donald wanted to share with UTS students was the importance of maintaining balance in one’s life: time for your profession, your family, and your love for a creative endeavour. – Ann Unger, retired faculty member

Robert Elgie 1929–2013 Robert “Bob” Elgie ’47 passed Danny Abriel, Dalhousie University

internationally for his research as an endocrinologist. He was a professor in UofT’s Department of Paediatrics as well as a senior scientist at the Research Institute and staff physician at the Hospital for Sick Children. An M.D., as well as a Ph.D. in Medicine, he loved to teach and inspire others. His accomplishments included being a pioneer in the modern diagnosis and treatment of rickets. Whether at the hospital or his cottage at Go Home Bay, he was passionate about

away on April 3 at the age of 84. Following graduation from UTS, Bob went on to earn a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario, an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School, and a medical degree from the University of Ottawa. He excelled in a wide variety of careers: medicine – as a neurosurgeon and hospital administrator; education – as a teacher at the medical schools of both Queen’s and Uof T and as founder of Dalhousie University’s Health Law Institute; politics – as an MPP and cabinet minister; and as chairperson of the Workers’ Compensation Board in both Ontario and Nova Scotia. From 2006 until his death, Bob was the Chairperson of the Ontario Press Club. He spent many years working on behalf of Labour – both as the Labour Minister and as Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Board – perhaps reflective of his belief in the importance of the “progressiveness” of Progressive Conservatism. Bob’s list of professional accomplishments is a long one, but there is a common theme: throughout his life, Bob worked for the greater good, striving to make the world a better place. His kindness and compassion were shared with his wife of 56 years, Nancy, and his five children Allyson, Stewart, Bill, Peter, and Catherine. As recognition for his contributions, Bob was named to the Order of Canada in 2003. – Heather Henricks, UTS vice-principal THE UTS ALUMNI M AGAZINE


TOP (L-R): Players from the Class of 1960 and Class of 1967 tied for the Dave Jolley Memorial Trophy at this year’s golf tournament. BELOW: The UTS Blues and UTS Whites on the ice.

UTSAA Hockey Game 2013

Inaugural UTSAA Board Games Night

The second Annual Alumni Hockey Game, organized by Peter Frost ’63, John Hass ’83, UTS Athletic Director Jeff Kennedy, and Acting Alumni Affairs Officer Carrie Flood, took place at Varsity Arena on April 5. Thirty-one alumni (from 1961–2011) played, with many more cheering from the stands. The ’70s and ’80s (UTS Whites), coached by Al Fleming ’54 and Norm Fox ’48, took on the ’60s and ’90s-up (UTS Blues), coached by Jeff Kennedy. Principal Rosemary Evans started things off with the ceremonial puck drop. The Whites racked up an early 5–0 lead, but after the traditional second period flood the Blues returned to the ice with renewed energy. Nevertheless, the Whites pulled away for a 7-4 victory. There was a large post‑game turnout at the Duke of York where players, coaches, and fans gathered to reminisce and catch up. See you on the ice in 2014! – Peter Frost ’63

The UTSAA hosted its first ever alumni Board Games night at the Madison Avenue pub on May 28. Alumni challenged each other over spirited games of Scrabble, Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Taboo, and many more! Those attending came equipped with a wide variety of board games – some traditional, some less so.


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18th Annual UTSAA Alumni Golf Tournament Forty-four golfers teed off at our 18th tournament on June 19, 2013 at St Andrews Valley in Aurora. An added bonus this year was the presence of a few female players and post-millenium grads in the field as well as retired staff Ron Wakelin and Stan Pearl, and current VP Heather Henricks. All enjoyed the golf, the post-round gathering on the beautiful deck overlooking #18, and hearing from UTS Board member

David Allan ’78 and principal Rosemary Evans. Results as follows: Hargraft Trophy for Champion Golfer – Tom Hicks ’81; Low Net Trophy and Don Borthwick Legends Trophy – Peter Godsoe ’56; low-scoring lady golfer –

Heather Henricks; President’s Trophy – George Boddington ’68; Dave Jolley Memorial Trophy – tied between Bob Jacob, Paul Wilson, Alf Davis, Paul Mills, Dale Taylor and Bob Tweedy (Class of 60), and George Boddington, Peter Ortved, Mike Gillies, and Richard Boxer (Class of ’67); white and red tee long drive contests – Brett Henderson ’08 and Steve Lowden ’56 respectively; shortest drive prize – Audrey Marton ’78 and Randy Spence ’63; Don Kerr Trophy for most honest golfer – Dale Taylor ’60 (who

annihilated the competition!). Thanks to those who contributed prizes, and to Acting Alumni Affairs Officer Carrie Flood. Here’s hoping to see you next June at our 19th tournament. – Nick Smith ’63

Annual Donor Report Thank you for your generous support! Thank you to the individuals and to the groups who gave as a class to UTS. We deeply appreciate the financial support of our donors; your generosity enables us to keep offering an outstanding educational experience to our students, with outstanding results. Whether contributions are made to our programs, our facilities, or the nearly $1,000,000 in bursary assistance given this year, each gift makes a difference. We also extend our sincere thanks to the UTS Parents Association for their support of the school. – Rosemary Evans, Principal

This report recognizes gifts to the Annual Fund and other UTS projects for the period July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.

Donors who have given for five consecutive years ♥ Monthly Donors



Total: $3,650 Geoffrey M.C. Dale ’36 Ralph L. Hennessy ’36 John G. W. McIntyre ’37 John H. C. Clarry, Q.C. ’38 W. T. Erskine Duncan ’38 John C. Laidlaw, C.M. ’38 John A. Rhind ’38 William A. Sheppard, Q.C. ’38 Peter A. Hertzberg ’39

Total: $1,796 Peter H. Aykroyd ’40 Ernest C. Goggio ’40 Kenneth Rotenberg ’40 James O. Sebert ’40 Walter E. Bell, Q.C. ’41 W.H. Frere Kennedy ’41 ♥ I. Ross McLean ’41 J. B. Seaborn, C.M. ’41 Anonymous ’41

Principal’s Circle Our thanks to the members of the UTS community who contributed $1,000 or more. M. Steven ’77 & Gita Alizadeh Murray & Susan Armitage Foundation at the Toronto Community Foundation Paul L. Barnicke ’71 Kevin and Robyn Beattie Monica E. Biringer ’78 William R. C. Blundell, O.C. ’45 J. Nicholas Boland ’79 J. Christopher Boland ’73 Michael F. Boland ’71 Dory S. Boyer ’91 Douglas Bradley & Mary Killoran Michael D. Broadhurst ’88 Peter L. Buzzi ’77 Gary F. Canlett ’54 Joseph Chen & Dana Liang Felicia Y. Chiu ’96 Andrew Clarke & Marianne Anderson John H. C. Clarry, Q.C. ’38 James S. Coatsworth ’69 William I. Copeland ’47 William J. Corcoran ’51 Peter M. Currer ’63 Douglas A. Davis ’58 Robert C. Dowsett ’46

Martha Drake Rosemary Evans John R. Evans ’46 Myran Faust & Julianna Ahn Sid Feldman & Karen Weyman George A. Fierheller ’51 James ’49 and Margaret Fleck Kevin Fong and Annie Li Thomas A. Friedland ’81 Edmund Fung & Lucy Chan Christopher & Claire Govan K. Vanessa Grant ’80 Peter Halsall ’73 B & B Hamilton Fund at the Toronto Community Foundation Frederick R. E. Heath ’69 Andre L. Hidi ’77 Eugene H. Ho ’88 Peter & Frances Hogg David J. Holdsworth ’61 Dr. John and Michelle Hull Alvin C. Iu ’73 Henry N. R. Jackman, O.C. ’50 William Jeong & Shirley Chan Jha Family

Patrick Kaifosh ’06 John & Barbara Keenan Robert H. Kidd ’62 Kenneth Kirsh ’78 Susan Kitchell James E. Kofman ’74 Carrie Ku ’85 J. David Lang ’70 James & Sandra Lee David A. Legge ’62 John Li & Tiffany Lu Robert E. Lord ’58 James R. Lowden ’54 Grant Lum ’85 Antony T.F. Lundy ’79 John A. Lynch ’59 W. Bruce MacLean Dena McCallum ’82 James C. McCartney, Q.C. ’56 James A. McIntyre ’71 Constantine (Kosta) Michalopoulos ’84 Daniel & Ingrid Mida Bruce Miller ’67 Drs. Min and Chong Optometry Professional Corporation Laura A. Money ’81 Monica & Stephen Moranis

David Morgan ’63 N. Andrew Munn ’80 Stuart J. Nicholson ’92 Nasir Noormohamed and Tazmin Merali Jeff Norman & Michelle Peacock Odgers Berndtson Canada Inc Steve O’Neil & Colette Leger Susan E. Opler ’79 & Paul F. Monahan Juri Otsason & Bernadine Morris Philip & Judy Otis J. Robert Pampe ’63 Gregory J. Payne ’88 York & Nancy Pei Darrell B. Phillips ’52 Kenneth Radcliffe ’44 Researchology Inc. Cedric E. Ritchie, O.C. Donald Rooke & Barbara Boake David Rounthwaite ’65 Richard H. Sadleir ’47 E.P. (Rick) Salsberg ’62 William J. Saunderson ’52 Donald Schmitt ’70 Howard Schneider &

Aliye Keskin-Schneider The Gerald Schwartz & Heather Reisman Foundation Timothy Sellers ’78 John N. Shaw ’50 Mark S. Shuper ’88 Steve & Olga Shuper Nicholas Smith ’63 Paul & Theodora Soong A. Michael Spence ’62 Andrew G. Spence ’88 William W. Stinson ’51 George H. Stowe ’48 Elizabeth Summerfield John W. Thomson ’48 James M. Tory ’46 John H. Tory, Q.C. ’72 Robert J. Tweedy ’60 UTS Parents Association Estate of Olwen Owen Walker Estate of Basil Weedon ’45 Robert S. Weiss ’62 John B. A. Wilkinson ’78 Douglas R. Wilson ’53 David H. Wishart ’46 Michael & Muriel Wissell Graham J. Yost ’76 Anonymous (9)




1942-1943 Total: $1,624 William E. Gilday ’42 John E.A. McCamus ’42 Kenneth D. McRae ’42 A. Cal Wilson ’42 Anonymous ’42 James A. Low ’43 W.O. Chris Miller, Q.C. ’43 William R. Paul ’43 Joseph D. Sheard ’43 Anonymous ’43

1944-1945 Total: $4,907 David L. Bate ’44 Michael Beer ’44 Gordon S. Cameron ’44 Claude Cornu ’44 George W. Edmonds, Q.C. ’44 G. Dean Gooderham ’44 Dr. F. Griffith Pearson ’44 Morton B. Pullan ’44 Kenneth Radcliffe ’44 Peter H. Ridout, Q.C. ’44 George N. Soulis ’44 George A. Trusler ’44 William R. C. Blundell, O.C. ’45 Donald G. Bunt ’45 J. Desmond Horan ’45

T. Douglas Kent Tracy H. Lloyd Hugh R. Locke Richard H. Sadleir Thomas H. B. Symons Anonymous (3)

Peter H. Russell ♥ David Spendlove William W. Stinson Guy W. Upjohn William E. Wilson Anonymous (2)



Total: $7,585 Philip L. Arrowsmith John A. Bowden Robert E. Coke Albert P. Fell Norman D. Fox William B. Hanley J. Fergus Kyle Frederick F. Langford Douglas R. Peterson John G. C. Pinkerton George H. Stowe John W. Thomson Ian S. Wishart

Total: $5,370 Gerald A. Crawford E.A. Austin Fricker Gordon G. Goodfellow Peter J. Harris Richard S. Howe John C. Hurlburt Roger S. McCullough Jack F. McOuat Darrell B. Phillips William J. Saunderson J. Hugh Westren

1949 Total: $2,075 William H. Angus Gordon M. Barratt Richard M. Clee James and Margaret Fleck Robert E. Logan Chris Loukras Richard D. Tafel



Total: $18,527 Bruce C. Bone Charles R. Catto, C.M. George H. Cuthbertson Robert C. Dowsett John R. Evans H. Donald Guthrie, Q.C. William L. B. Heath Joseph B. McArthur Donald B. Montgomery P. Kingsley Smith James M. Tory, Q.C. David G. Watson Peter Webb, Q.C. Warren D. Wilkins David H. Wishart Anonymous Anonymous

Total: $3,675 Gilbert E. Alexander, Jr. Roger G. Crawford George A. De Veber Henry N. R. Jackman, O.C. J. Alexander Langford David H. Lewis William J. McClelland William J. McIlroy John N. Shaw J. Frederick F. Weatherill Anonymous

1947 Total: $3,349 William I. Copeland Michael A. B. Fair


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1951 Total: $5,615 John Catto William J. Corcoran John E. Crawford Robert H. Fielden George A. Fierheller D. Ross Holden T. Gordon McIntyre, C.D. George W. Rayfield

1953 Total: $3,200 Edward B. Cross Kenneth Culver Martin D. Gammack John W. Holland William P. Lett James C. Mainprize Alan E. Morson Gordon W. Perkin, O.C. Thomas Riley Robert Saunders David O. Wainwright Hugh D. Wainwright John D. Whyte Douglas R. Wilson

1954 Total: $5,850 Robert S. Baker David K. Bernhardt H. Donald Borthwick Douglas G. Brewer Gary F. Canlett James A. Cripps G. Alan Fleming Robert Gibson John M. Goodings Robert L. Joynt James R. Lowden Gordon A. MacRae D. Keith Millar John D. Murray J. Richard Parsons William R. Redrupp John S. Rodway Gordon R. Sellery

John H. Wait Roger K. Watson George E. Whyte Anonymous

1955 Total: $2,997 Harold L. Atwood David R. Brillinger John R. Gardner W. Gary Goldthorpe William T. Hunter Martin Jerry C. Anthony Keith Howard D. Kitchen Robert K. Metcalf H. Thomas Sanderson Ian M. Smith Anonymous

1956 Total: $5,115 Paul B. Cavers Darcy T. Dingle Jon L. Duerdoth David M. Flint Joseph F. Gill Ryan R. Kidd Stephens B. Lowden James C. McCartney, Q.C. Arthur R. Scace Peter D. Scott Peter F. Stanley Douglas I. Towers

1957 Total: $2,885 Murray A. Corlett Robert M. Culbert Robert G. Darling ♥ Robert A. Gardner James D. Graham Bruce M. Henderson David W. Kerr Gary Magee Stephen A. Otto Alan B. Perkin John G. Sayers Robert W. Waddell J. Douglas Ward

1958 Total: $7,525 George M. Carrick Douglas A. Davis Arthur D. Elliott Richard Farr

Peter J. George Bruce E. Houser William G. Leggett Robert E. Lord James R. Mills Kit Moore David P. Ouchterlony ♥ Douglas G. Peter, C.A. James M. Spence, Q.C. J. Derek Taylor Rein C. Vasara William R. Weldon Barry N. Wilson

1959 Total: $3,321 R. Noel Bates Donald G. Bell Alexander A. Furness W. L. Mackenzie King John H. Lynch Roger A. Pretty John A. Sloane James P. Stronach Ian C. Sturdee Tibor A. Szandtner Ian M. Thompson Donald K. Wilson Robert J. Young

1960 Total: $2,065 John R.D. Fowell Robert P. Jacob J. Paul Mills Peter C. Nicoll R. Malcolm Nourse R. Dale Taylor Robert J. Tweedy

1961 Total: $4,144 John C. Coleman John B. Geale ♥ David J. Holdsworth Richard S. Ingram Jon R. Johnson Peter B. MacKinnon Paul N. Manley ♥ Owen D. Moorhouse Donald Philpott James E. Shaw

1962 Total: $81,104 Gordon R. Elliot Kirby M. Keyser

ANNUAL DONOR REPORT Robert H. Kidd Donald A. Laing David A. Legge Donald A. McMaster David S. Milne Gordon A. Park Michael A. Peterman E.P. (Rick) Salsberg Timothy H. Smith A. M. Spence Bryce R. Taylor Allan G. Toguri Robert S. Weiss Anonymous

1963 Total: $5,800 Peter Currer James E. G. Fowell Peter H. Frost Frank E. Hall John R. Kelk Robert D. Lightbody David H. Morgan William N. F. Ortved J. Robert Pampe Nicholas Smith Anonymous ♥

1964 Total: $780 Collin M. Craig William R. Jones Michael F. Kimber Jeffrey R. Rose Michael J. Ross Peter W. Y. Snell ♥ George E. Swift

Thomas C. MacMillan Bruce R. Miller W. Scott Morgan Hugh W. Teasdale

David C. Poynton John H. Tory, Q.C. Christopher D. Woodbury Robert Wright



Total: $5,196 John R. Collins ’68 John B. Lanaway ’68 Richard M. Lay ’68 James C. Welch ’68 Edwin L. Ashbury ’69 John Bohnen ’69 William J. Bowden ’69 James S. Coatsworth ’69 Michael A. Disney ’69 Stephen C. Farris ’69 Frederick R. E. Heath ’69 Robert J. Herman ’69 David Gordon White ’69 Brian D. Wynn ’69 Anonymous ’69 ♥ Anonymous ’69

Total: $9,935 J. Christopher Boland David R. Dodds John Elford David W. Fallis Peter Halsall Alvin C. Iu ♥ John G. Kivlichan Miles Obradovich Dr. Jaak Reichman Edward S. Sennett Walter L. Vogl William W. Wilkins ♥ Anonymous

1970 Total: $3,514 R. Ian Casson David A. Decker Douglas N. Donald Brian D. Koffman J. David Lang D. Kenneth Roberts Donald Schmitt David G. Stinson Anonymous


Total: $1,700 Robert A. Cumming James K. A. Hayes Robert W. Hustwitt John H. Loosemore Anthony J. Reid David Rounthwaite Jeffrey R. Stutz William A. MacKay John S. Rogers

Total: $11,710 Paul L. Barnicke Michael F. Boland Paul Brace John S. Floras Richard C. Hill ♥ James A. McIntyre William O. Menzel Peter G. Neilson ♥ Timothy Owen Warren G. Ralph R.D. Roy Stewart Anthony Storey ♥



Total: $2,483 Richard J. G. Boxer Michael R. Curtis Joseph Fodor John J. L. Hunter, Q.C.

Total: $2,910 Robert L. Fowler David S. Grant Richard Kennedy Bernard McGarva


1974 Total: $2,860 Lucian Brenner Andrey V. Cybulsky James H. Grout James E. Kofman Mark Reimers Nicholas E. Stark Timothy Turnbull Gregory H. Knittl Anonymous

1977 Total: $13,800 M. Steven Alizadeh Peter L. Buzzi Andre L. Hidi David M. Le Gresley Stephen O. Marshall David R. McCarthy, Jr. Anonymous

1978 Total: $18,300 David C. Allan ♥ Monica E. Biringer J. Nicholas Boland Irene J. Cybulsky Sherry A. Glied Penelope A. Harbin Kenneth Kirsh Susan L. Lawson Dana Lewis-Orenstein Christina H. Medland ♥ John C. Moffet Ann Pennington Peter H. Reichman John S. Robson Timothy Sellers Ann Louise M. Vehovec John S. Visosky John B. A. Wilkinson


Total: $1,090 Paul M. Anglin Graeme C. Bate Martin A. Chepesiuk Kenneth J. McBey David H. Schimmelpenninck van der Oye ♥ David M. Sherman

Total: $25,374 John Burns Peter A. Ewens Julie Gircys Jean C. Iu ♥ Antony T.F. Lundy James MacFarlane Susan E. Opler Joshua S. Phillips C. Stuart Kent



Total: $3,170 Alistair K. Clute Myron I. Cybulsky Marko D. Duic Donald & Lisa Gordon ♥ Vincent J. Santamaura Jeffrey W. Singer Gary S. A. Solway Daniel P. Wright Graham J. Yost

Total: $5,958 Andrew P. Alberti Peter S. Bowen Sarah C. Bradshaw Christine E. Dowson Carolyn B. Ellis Kelly J. Fergusson Dana Z. Gladstone K. Vanessa Grant Sheldon I. Green Bernard E. Gropper Daniel R. Houpt Eric Kert


Abba Lustgarten Richard T. Marin N. Andrew Munn Christine D. Wilson

1981 Total: $5,300 John R. Duffy Edward E. Etchells Thomas A. Friedland Bruce M. Grant Laura A. Money Alison J. Murray Eugene N. Siklos

1982 Total: $2,430 Martin Boyer Benjamin T. B. Chan Peter K. Czegledy Lisa C. Jeffrey ♥ Jon & Robin Martin Dena McCallum Timothy H. Mitchell Anonymous

1983 Total: $1,550 Peter G. Bawden Sheila K. Coutts Karen M. Mandel Earl Stuart Elizabeth Turner

1984 Total: $5,204 Donald C. Ainslie ♥ Marion W. Dove Nicholas G. Evans Edward A. Griffith ♥ David Kreindler Michael R. Martin Suzanne Martin Cameron A. Matthew Constantine (Kosta) Michalopoulos Chandragupta Sooran Jill Tinmouth ♥ David J. Walker

1985 Total: $57,277 John S. Andrew Scott D. Bates Ian R. Brodie Isis E. H. Caulder ♥ Anne V. Fleming THE UTS ALUMNI M AGAZINE


ANNUAL DONOR REPORT Carrie Ku Kerstin Lack Grant Lum Carson T. Schutze Adrian M. Yip Anonymous

1986 Total: $1,238 David C. Bourne Henry Huang Julie Williams Ian Worland Mark D. Phillips

1987 Total: $3,742 Julia Cochrane ♥ Kevin E. Davis Katherine Hammond Sascha M. Hastings Monique Y. Mackenzie Shane M. Miskin Richard Nathanson Jill R. Presser Cari M. Whyne Thomas P. Wilk Anonymous

1988 Total: $61,500 Jennifer Andersen Koppe ♥ Michael D. Broadhurst Eugene H. Ho David W. Hogg Gregory L. A. McDonald Mark Opashinov Gregory J. Payne ♥ Mark S. Shuper Andrew G. Spence Olaf Weckesser Anonymous


Matthew G. Campbell Jason Fung Jessica R. Goldberg Sara H. Gray Lennox Huang Heather Kirkby Ilana S. Rubel

1991 Total: $2,115 Dory S. Boyer Sandra Chong ♥ Aaron M. Dantowitz Audrey M. Fried-Grushcow Anand Ghanekar Marni S. Halter

1992 Total: $2,850 Sayeed Karim Abdulla Lia Copeland Oliver M. Jerschow Anna Lim Stuart J. Nicholson Stephen F. Reed Anonymous

1993 Total: $4,344 Kai Ming Adam Chan Geoffrey R. Hung ♥ Jeffrey Jaskolka Jocelyn Kinnear T. Justin Lou Richard D. Roze Jason E. Shron ♥ Scott A. Thompson Cindy W. Wan Pauline Wong Emily Wong ♥ Justin Tan


Total: $1,782 Armour I. Boake Margaret S. Graham Kenneth L. Handelman Ursula A. Holland Michael Lower Greg Shron E. Monica Uddin

Total: $1,850 Aaron L. Chan Adam Chapnick Raymond C. Fung Karen J. Halverstam Joseph G. Hood Rachel Spitzer Jennifer D. Suess Laura Weinrib



Total: $1,728 Asheesh Advani & Helen Rosenfeld

Total: $1,100 Rashaad Bhyat Daniel Horner


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Robin Rix Ilya Shapiro Anonymous

1996 Total: $3,276 James A. Browne Felicia Y. Chiu Paul Karanicolas Emily Rix Amanda Ross-White ♥ Warren Shih

1997-1998 Total: $957 Jeffrey Hall-Martin ’97 Michael D. Morgan ’97 ♥ Michael Shenkman ’97 Michelle Wong ’97 Anonymous ’97 Rebekah Balagtas ’98 Laura Bogomolny ’98 Clarence Cheng ’98 Judy S. Kwok ’98

1999 Total: $1,070 Jonathan Bitidis David Kolin Meira Louis ♥ Prashant Phalpher Albert K. Tang Mark Varma

2000-2002 Total: $1,805 Jennifer Morawetz ’00 ♥ Adrienne Liang ’00 Ian K. Bradley ’01 Ann Marie McKenna ’01 Elisha L. Muskat ’01 Diana Chisholm Skrzydlo ’01 Philip P. Weiner ’01 Liang Hong ’02 ♥ Anonymous ’02 ♥

2003 Total: $2,113 David Bulger Andrew C. Chau Arielle Cheifetz Allison Chow ♥ Clara Chow Kevin Keystone ♥ Jonathan Lung Justin M. Ma Imola X. MacPhee

Britain Martin Jeremy Opolsky Samantha E. Wu Jenny S. M. Yeung Anonymous

2004-2009 Total: $1,540 Jonathan C. G. Bright ’04 ♥ Nina Coutinho ’04 ♥ Anonymous ’04 Patrick Kaifosh ’06 Lyndon Shopsowitz ’07 Vivien Ku ’08 Ana Komparic ’09 Noah Opolsky ’09

Current & Former Staff Adam Brown ♥ Garth Chalmers ♥ Simon Cheng & Jennifer Morawetz ’00 ♥ Susie Choi ♥ Jean Collins Makeda Daley ♥ Rose Dotten ♥ Martha Drake ♥ Lynda Duckworth Fred Enzel Rosemary Evans ♥ Kris Ewing ♥ Carrie Flood ♥ Don Gutteridge Sean Hayto ♥ Judith Kay ♥ Ping Kong Lai Raymond Lee ♥ Rebecca Levere ♥ W. Bruce MacLean Anand Mahadevan ♥ Mary McBride Alec McCuaig Lily McGregor ♥ Stan Pearl Jennifer Pitt-Lainsbury ♥ Marie-Claire Recurt Jane Rimmer ♥ Michaele M. Robertson Amy Schindler ♥ Sarah Shugarman Elizabeth Straszynski Laura Sun ♥ Ann Unger Angela Vavitsas Carole (Geddes) Zamroutian ♥ Anonymous (4) Anonymous (2) ♥

Parents Riichiro Akazaki & Amanda Kreidie-Akazaki M. Steven ’77 & Gita Alizadeh Hai Chai & Juanjuan Li Edward Chan Ming Chang & Lin Chen Jing Chen & Jane Liu Kevin Chen Grant Chen & Carrie Yang Kevin Chen Jing Chen & Jane Liu Dominic Cheung & Vivian Lui Yunseok Choi & Seon Hee Im Andrew Clarke & Marianne Anderson Crispin Clarke & Heather Cribbin The Duffy Family Matt & Teresa Edwards John Engelen & Helen Cordeiro Myran Faust & Julianna Ahn Sid Feldman & Karen Weyman Fiala Family Kevin Fong & Annie Li Edmund Fung & Lucy Chan Neil & Natasha Glossop Man Leung Got & Kathleen Chau Christopher & Claire Govan James & Katherine Gracie Andrew & Christine Guy Dr. John and Michelle Hull Philip & Janet Hume Julian Ivanov & Michaela Tudor Lech Jedral & Karen Ma Tim & Louisa Jewell Jha Family Tianying Ji & Xinran Zhao Zhengfeng Jia & Xue Mei Tang Yong-Baek Kim & Hae-Young Kee Richard Kwong & Dilys Chan Amin Ladak & Alida Goolam-Ladak Mr. Paul Lam and Mrs. Verna Ng John Li & Tiffany Lu Danny Yiu-Kar Luk & Monie Hiu-Yee Luk Julian & Simona Marin Michael ’84 & Suzanne ’84 Martin Rob McGregor & Helen Cheng Qing Mei & Xiaowen Xu Daniel & Ingrid Mida Michael Miloff & Kathy Siminovitch Drs. Min and Chong Optometry Professional Corporation

ANNUAL DONOR REPORT Wai Ming & Yuk Wong Monica & Stephen Moranis Raymond Ng & Tracey Feng Cao-Minh & Hanh Nguyen Shaunlin Nie & Wei Gu Nasir Noormohamed and Tazmin Merali Steve O’Neil & Colette Leger Susan E. Opler ’79 & Paul Monahan Philip & Judy Otis Rick & Sarah Parsons York & Nancy Pei Michael Phan & May Chow Michael Piaskoski & Anne V. Fleming ’85 Xiaogang Qiu & Yongjun Lin Bhupinder & Guninder Randhawa Dejan & Djurdjica Ratkov Stephen Raymond & Natasha Vandenhoven Donald Rooke & Barbara Boake Stephen Sibalis and Anne Ellis Stephen Smith & Sarah Powell Lu Yang & Wei Wang Jun Hao Wang & Xiao Xing Zheng Jun Wen & Sheng Cheng Grant & Terri Williams Michael & Muriel Wissell David Wong & Regine Weston Wing-Leung Wong & Mei-Na Leung Dehua Wu & Wen Le Gang Xie & Ying Wang Takahiro & Tomoko Yamanaka Decheng Yao & Heng Yang Qingxin Zhou & Liang Lu Anonymous (7)

Lou E. Mason Alex & Anka Meadu Nicholas Mrosovsky & Sara Kailash & Maria Bahadur Shettleworth Kevin and Robyn Beattie Ilo & Menka Opashinov Kevin Boon & Cindia Juri Otsason & Bernadine Chau-Boon Morris Alma Brace Douglas Bradley & Mary Killoran Hyoung & Esra Park Tomas & Alicia Quejada David G. Broadhurst Donald and Nita Reed Consuelo Castillo Cedric E. Ritchie, O.C. Paul & Loretta Chan Richard & Jane Roberts Dr. Joseph Chen Naoyasu Sato Cecilia Chiang Gerald Schwartz & Heather Alan & Jocelyn Chun Reisman Thane and Sylvia Crossley Steve & Olga Shuper Andrew & Kathleen Dalglish Robert and Betty Farquharson Philip Sohm & Janet Stanton Shabbir & Shamsah Somjee Rick & Anna Fox Paul & Theodora Soong Richard & Ruth Gallop Elizabeth Summerfield Stephen & Anne Georgas Bernard Thompson David Goldbloom & Nancy Jie Tian & Hong Chen Epstein Steven and Xiao Ping Tso Elena Gourlay Zulfikarali and Almas James Hamilton & Dale Gray Verjee Peter & Frances Hogg Alexandru & Michaela Weiner George & Anne Hume William Jeong & Shirley Chan Victor & Helen Wong S.K. & P.N. Wong Fred & Wendy Kaifosh Anonymous (8) Susan Kitchell Tibor Kokai & Maria Kokai Czapar Friends of UTS Nestor & Catharine Kostyniuk Murray & Susan Armitage Ron Lalonde & Jane Foundation at the Toronto Humphreys Community Foundation Alan and Marti Latta Bayer Inc. Douglas Lawrence & Paula The Benjamin Foundation Rochon Viki Blaik S. Wilson Lee & Lorna Liang BMO Employee Charitable Calvin Li & Ivy Lau Foundation The Leith Family The Bank of Montreal Binh & Fung Ly

Parents of Alumni

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Sylvia & Steve Franklin General Electric Canada Inc. Goldman Sachs GrantStream Inc. B & B Hamilton Fund at the Toronto Community Foundation The Hunter family IBM Canada Ltd. Manulife Patricia McCraw Eugene & Sheila Moore Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation T. Peter O’Connor Odgers Berndtson Canada Inc. Ontario Power Generation OSSTF District 34-University of Toronto Schools Pearson Canada Researchology Inc. Vincent Ricchio Sylvia Sarkus TELUS Communications Co. UTS Parents’ Association Estate of Olwen Owen Walker Estate of Basil Weedon Richard Woods Anonymous (4)

Graduating Class Bursary Project Class of 2013 Crispin Clarke & Heather Cribbin Sid Feldman & Karen Weyman John & Cathi Freedman Edmund Fung & Lucy Chan

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. We also thank all those who wish to remain anonymous. Donald K. Avery ’49 Scott Baker, Former Teacher Gordon M. Barratt ’49 C. Derek Bate ’44 Benjamin T. B. Chan ’82 James S. Coatsworth ’69 H. Stewart Dand ’43 Gillian (Davidson) Davies ’87

G. Alan Fleming ’54, Former Principal Stephen Gauer ’70 H. Donald Gutteridge, Former Principal, and M. Anne Millar Ralph L. Hennessy ’36 Arthur C. Hewitt ’49 Robert W. Hoke ’66

David J. Holdsworth ’61 Robert E. Lord ’58 James I. MacDougall ’54 W. Bruce MacLean, Former Teacher Joseph B. McArthur ’46 David Morgan ’63 J. Timothy Morgan ’87 John D. Murray ’54

Stephen A. Otto ’57 Stan Pearl, Former Principal D. Kenneth Roberts ’70 Michaele M. Robertson, Former Principal John N. Shaw ’50 Murray E. Treloar ’68

Satish Gungabeesoon & Jany Kwancheung Hua Jin & Ning Hua Liu John & Barbara Keenan Zhen Mei & Yin Bai Jeff Norman & Michelle Peacock Paul & Teresa Tazumi Changlin Wang & Wei Li Grant & Terri Williams Mark Yarranton & Patricia Foran Class of 2012 Xiaodong Bai & Hongchao Xu Tim Chen & Yan Jiang Edward and Bettie Fung James & Sandra Lee Oliver Li & Ellen Shi Daniel & Ingrid Mida Pooja Raajkumaar Howard Schneider & Aliye Keskin-Schneider Jie Tian & Hong Chen The Yu Family Anonymous

Tribute Gifts Thank you to everyone who gave in honour or in memory of dear friends and family. In Honour of: Gen Ling Chang Robert E. Lord ’58 Stan Pearl Mike Shenkman ’97 and Fleming Terrell UTS Teachers & Staff Chris Wilson In Memory of: W. Donald Bark ’44 Alan Conn ’43 Evelyn Cork Karen Cossar ’82 Grace Currer Michael Elmarson ’87 William Francis ’48 Donald E. Hubbs ’43 Timothy A. Hunter ’59 Bruce M. McCraw ’43 Neil T. McLean ’54 Ralph L. Summerfield

If you have made 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 We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of information. If you find an error or wish to have your name recognized differently, please contact the Office of Advancement; call 416‑978‑3919 or email THE UTS ALUMNI M AGAZINE



The UTS Alumni Association is a strong and active body with roots that go way back. In fact, 2013 marks the 100th anniversary of an organized UTS alumni presence at the school. With forethought, brio, and creativity – characteristics that we now know are typical of UTS alumni – the “First Annual Banquet of the University Schools Old Boys’ Association” which included toasts to the King, the headmaster and the rugby team (pictured above), was held in November 1913, when the school was a mere three years old! Perhaps the founders of the association can explain it best: “It may seem presumptuous for such a young school as ours to boast an active Old Boys’ Association but as early as the Fall of 1912 the idea of forming such an Association took root… An active membership of 60 in our first year showed the splendid interest which has been a marked characteristic of our graduates up to the present time. With such a promising beginning it was natural that we should look to the future for even better accomplishments. ‘Velut ramus ita ramulus’… The Executive… have every confidence that a bright future is in store for the Old Boys’ Association.”


THE ROOT • Fall 2013

The Root - Fall 2013  
The Root - Fall 2013