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Future Perfect The Class of 2014 talks about their experiences at UTS – and their hopes and fears for the future.
Reflections on D-Day Don Kerr ’39 played an instrumental role in raising funds to establish the Juno Beach Centre.
Alumni News • Crawford and Hall of Fame Awards • Donor Report
Mark Your Calendars Saturday, October 25, 2014
UTS Open House and UTSAA AGM 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. UTSAA AGM at 1:30 p.m. All alumni are invited to drop by for a tour and to attend the AGM. Saturday, October 25, 2014
Annual Alumni Dinner and Awards Anniversary Year Celebrations: 1934, 1939, 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009 All years are welcome! The sixth H.J. Crawford Award will be presented, and UTS Hall of Fame inductees will be honoured. Why not begin your festivities earlier and visit the UTS Open House. See above for more information. Location: Marriott Yorkville; 5:30 p.m. Reception; 6:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony & Dinner. RSVP: www.utschools.ca/rsvp, or email email@example.com, or call 416-978-3919. Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Remembrance Day Service 10:15 a.m. Reception; 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-978-3919
Board of Directors President
Mark Opashinov ’88 Mark.Opashinov@utschools.ca
Nina Coutinho ’04 Nina.Coutinho@utschools.ca
Tina Bates ’88 Tina.Bates@utschools.ca
Aaron Dantowitz ’91 Aaron.Dantowitz@utschools.ca
Honorary President Rosemary Evans
Honorary Vice President Heather Henricks
Sharon Au ’08 Sharon.Au@utschools.ca
Jonathan Bitidis ’99 Jonathan.Bitidis@utschools.ca
Jonathan Bright ’04 Jonathan.Bright@utschools.ca
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Aaron Chan ’94
UTS Alumni Trivia Night
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Alumni teams will compete during an evening of trivia in the UTS gym. The winning team will face-off against the UTS student Reach for the Top team. RSVP: www.utschools.ca/rsvp or 416-978-3919 Friday, December 12, 2014
Holiday Concert A holiday tradition of student musical performances. Café Blanc 5:00 p.m., Concert 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact: email@example.com or 416-978-3919 Saturday, February 7, 2015
Basketball 3-on-3 Tournament Organize your team of alumni for a spirited competition! 9:30 a.m. in the UTS gym RSVP: www.utschools.ca/rsvp or 416-978-3919
George V. Crawford ’72 George.Crawford@utschools.ca
David Dodds ’73 David.Dodds@utschools.ca
Anne Fleming ’85 Anne.Flemng@utschools.ca
Peter Frost ’63 Peter.Frost@utschools.ca
Oliver Jerschow ’92 Oliver.Jerschow@utschools.ca
Laura Money ’81 Laura.Money@utschools.ca
Peter Neilson ’71 Peter.Neilson@utschools.ca
Bob Pampe ’63 Bob.Pampe@utschools.ca
Tim Sellers ’78 Tim.Sellers@utschools.ca
Contents Mark Your Calendars
Bits & Pieces
UTS Board Report
Crawford and Hall of Fame Awards 30 Annual Donor Report
Reflections on D-Day Don Kerr ’39 and his men made it off the beach on D-Day; decades later, he played an instrumental role in raising funds to establish and develop the Juno Beach Centre in Normandy.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Future Perfect As the Alumni Association prepares to welcome the Class of 2014, we thought we’d ask them about their experiences at UTS – and about their hopes and expectations for the future. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Alumni News On the cover, L-R: Mengting Qi, Ajay Shah, Yael Boyd, and Henry Wu from the Class of 2014. Above, L-R: Anna Jiang, Ajay Shah, Emma Lee, Ryan Swift, Rebecca Henfrey.
All the latest in the lives of your classmates, including In Memoriam and tributes to the lives of four distinguished alumni. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Cover Photography: Brett Gundlock Our thanks to this issue’s contributors: Martha Drake, Rosemary Evans, Zachary Fanni, Jim Fleck ’49, Al Fleming ’54, Carrie Flood, Catherine Kaiser, Mark Opashinov ’88, Stan Pearl, Jane Rimmer, Diana Shepherd ’80, Daniel Traynor, Carole Zamroutian.
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Bits & Pieces A Compendium of Noteworthy UTS Tidbits
Four Extraordinary Educators Retire from UTS
nervous Phillip headed to a performance in which he was to conduct fellow students playing one of his pieces, Claudio told him: “Just remember: you’ve got all the time in the world.” Phillip remembered that after these words, “all fear, all anxiety, just stopped.” Eugene DiSante, a classics force at UTS for 25 years, said, “It is not easy to let go the very best of teaching gigs: UTS.” However, “the journey is done, the ship has moored and I – just like Odysseus – have just a few tasks left on my Ithaca, before enjoying the peace and quiet of retirement.” Leading the UTS classics contingent to 19 consecutive victories at the Ontario Student Classics Conference Victor Yeung
At the end of the 2013-14 school year, UTS marked the retirement of four extraordinary educators and their remarkable contributions to the life of the school. Carole Bernicchia-Freeman, Eugene DiSante, Claudio Engli, and Ana Maria Pereira-Castillo were fêted at many emotionally-charged and spirited end-of-year occasions, at which students, fellow staff, and alumni shared their good wishes. After ten years at the school, music teacher Claudio Engli bade a fond farewell to UTS in song at the final
assembly. “Oh, the days dwindle down to a precious few… These precious days I’ve spent with you,” he sang to the students, gently modifying the lyrics of September Song. “It was my good fortune to have been a part of such a warm, helpful and professional group of dedicated teachers and staff,” he later observed. Colleague Ron Royer noted that the entire music department will miss Claudio’s “great sense of humour, his positive nature, and his encouraging spirit.” Budding UTS student-composer Phillip Christoffersen (now in S5/Grade 11) remembers the impact that a few well-placed words of encouragement had on him. As a
L-R: UTS bids a fond farewell to Claudio Engli, Carole Bernicchia-Freeman, Ana Pereira-Castillo, and Eugene DiSante. 4
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and instituting the Borderlands cultural exchange program with Liceo Scientifico “G.Marinelli” – a high school in Udine, Italy – are just two of the many ways in which Eugene has left his mark on UTS. Inspiring generations of students to love and cherish the study of classics is another. According to Nicholas Moy ’06, Eugene’s “enthusiasm and sheer joy for the subject is contagious. He took boring, dusty old classics, and made [his classes] thrilling.” Eugene was quick to acknowledge that: “We have very bright, gifted students, motivated by the desire to truly learn, explore, to reach beyond requirements. This is what I encountered in 1989 and this is what I am leaving in 2014.” Fellow classics teacher Mark Timmins said he would “deeply miss [Eugene’s] good sense and verbal acuity, his sympathy and passion.” “I am off to a new quest filled with new challenges,” Eugene concluded, “invigorated by the wondrous achievement of having taught Canada’s brightest for 25 years at UTS!” (See Looking Back.) “What a fantastic ride!” said Carole Bernicchia-Freeman – or “Mme B-F” as she was fondly and ubiquitously known – of her 26 years at UTS. Carole’s contributions were many and varied: she taught French, spent several years as a Guidance Counsellor, and worked untiringly as a staff co-curricular advisor. As Ricky Kuperman ’07 and Raman Srivastava ’07 put it, she had an “unwavering dedication to the extracurricular lifeblood of the school.” Carole, along with alumni Luke Stark ’02 and Jennifer Suess ’94, founded the flourishing Branching Out mentoring program – one of the goals of which was to “foster an enhanced and fulfilling relationship between current students and alumni.” Fellow French teacher Kate Tiley acknowledged that Carole “was a captivating presence for
L-R: Eugene DiSante, Ana Pereira-Castillo, and Carole Bernicchia-Freeman in their early years at UTS.
her students,” and that the languages department was “enriched by [her] friendship and creativity.” Kate added that Carole was “a staunch defender of academic rigour and has designed courses to motivate, engage, challenge, and support her students.” As a teacher, Carole would “go to any lengths to get buy-in,” noted Julia Romanski ’12. This included making “action movies of grammar lessons, fully equipped with stunning visuals and explosion effects.” Carole concluded she was “very thankful that my three different occupations at UTS have allowed me to develop very meaningful relationships – relationships for a lifetime.” “What a rewarding experience it has been,” said Ana Maria PereiraCastillo as she reflected on 33 years at UTS. Ana taught Spanish, served on myriad committees, supervised many co-curricular activities, led international trips, and represented UTS in the broader educational community. For Mark Krass ’10, Sra P-C’s approach to “teaching us empathy and solidarity remains a central part of my life. To say that I am grateful for this inspiration would be inadequate. It has become part
of who I am, and who I aspire to be.” Having recently undertaken a teaching assignment himself, he observed that “the dedication and heart that Señora put into her classes continues to humble me.” (See “Alumni News,” page 24) After highlighting just a few of Ana’s talents and experiences, Garth Chalmers, Head of Foundation Years and Director of Admissions, wryly observed that in order to replace her, a vacancy posting would have to ask for someone who has worked as a truck driver and court translator, can speak five languages, and who can recognize and appreciate mountain-grown, organically-produced, hand-roasted coffee. “There will be a hole… within each of us when we arrive in September and Ana is not here,” he said. As Ana bid farewell to UTS, she reflected on her abiding connection to the school. “You will forever be a part of me,” she said. We wish all four retirees much good health and fulfillment in this next stage of their lives. Happily, our connections to all of them will endure. As they join the ranks of UTS alumni-teachers we look forward to reuniting with them often. n THE UTS ALUMNI M AGAZINE
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L-R: Bruce MacLean and David Brillinger ’55 enjoyed an evening of reminiscences, celebration, and fond memories.
Honouring Two Well-Known UTS Figures By Former UTS Principal Al Fleming ’54 A very special evening was held at the University of Toronto Faculty Club on June 11, 2014, in honour of momentous events in the lives of two well-known UTS figures. Alumni and friends gathered to celebrate the 103rd birthday of former mathematics teacher and hockey coach Bruce MacLean, and the occasion of the conferment of a University of Toronto honorary D.Sc. degree on David Brillinger ’55. David, who was taught by Bruce at UTS, is a UofT graduate and is currently professor at the University of California, Berkeley, Department of Statistics. This was David’s fourth honorary degree from a Canadian university. It was Bruce – assisted by UTS board chair Jim Fleck ’49 – who hooded David at the conferment ceremony the previous day. The Faculty Club dinner saw family members and a large turnout of alumni from the 40s and 50s –including a banner 6
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group from David’s class of ’55 – in attendance to honour the special guests. Jim Fleck ’49 and Principal Rosemary Evans brought greetings from the Board and the school, and Don Borthwick ’54 outlined Bruce’s life story. “I know I speak for many here tonight when I say that when we look back to our days as students and players with Bruce, we recognize how much his influence has been a significant factor in the success that we, as individuals, have experienced in our lives.” David’s UTS and UofT classmate and close friend, John Gardner ’55, joined us by video from Spain where he was hiking the Camino de Santiago trail. “We are here to celebrate your accomplishments, your career, and the recognition that your home university has given you this week,” he said. “I only wish I could be present this evening.” He then reminisced about UTS observing that Bruce MacLean “had a very simple approach to us, as students. He said, ‘figure out what you’re good at and pursue it with energy and with vigor’. David, you’re a prime
example of someone who has followed [Bruce’s] dictates.” John’s son-in-law, mathematician Jamie Stafford (husband of the late Maria Luisa Gardner ’83), chair of the Statistics Department of the University of Toronto, spoke about David’s immense mathematical contribution to the field of statistics. Jamie also recounted how during a flight with his daughter some years earlier, he overheard the passenger seated behind him say that he had been a teacher at UTS. Jamie turned around to introduce himself to none other than Bruce MacLean. The guests of honour spoke fondly of their times at UTS, and both were generous in their praise of each other. Once the speeches were done, many conversations lingered on, as grads who had not seen one other and the guests of honour for a long time seemed determined to make the evening last as long as possible. A great night was had by all! Thank you to all those at the school who were responsible for arranging this memorable evening. n
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Student Services: A Year of Building Community By Catherine Kaiser, Guidance Counsellor, UTS Student Services Since the 1990s, the term “Emotional Intelligence” has been gaining prominence in the education world. The Emotional Quotient (EQ) is a measure of a person’s ability to observe, regulate, and express emotions. At one time, IQ was viewed as the main determinant of success and, therefore, of happiness. However, recent research suggests that one’s happiness is not determined by academic or professional success so much as by one’s ability to be emotionally in-check, to practice character strengths on a daily basis, and to rely on one’s own resilience in times of need. Being part of a strong, supportive community is an important factor in helping to develop EQ. Consequently, one of the UTS Department of Student Services’ goals for the 2013-14 school year was building and enhancing a sense of community. The premise is simple: when an
individual builds social capital, he/ she will have more support from those around him/her when times are tough – and this, in turn, will bolster that person’s resilience tool-kit. The Student Services team kept this goal in mind throughout our programming – in the classroom, in presentations to parents and staff, when we sent out inspirational “thoughts of the week” suggested by students or staff, when we opened “The Roborium” (a place for students to read, relax, research, or work), and during our lunch-hour parties. The pinnacle event of the year was our International Day of Pink Community Party in April, when UTS joined communities across the country and across the world in celebrating diversity and raising awareness of homophobic, transphobic, and all other forms of bullying. Day of Pink was started by two (straight) Nova Scotia students who intervened when a gay student was bullied for wearing a pink shirt. They mobilized their entire school community and, a few days later, everyone came to school wearing pink in solidarity with the bullied student.
For the UTS event (which was supported by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation and local businesses), students, staff, and parents, along with alumnus John Tory ’72 who also stopped by, gathered at the corner of Bloor and Spadina, spreading the word, sharing treats and drinks with passersby, celebrating together, and modelling what a strong, supportive community looks like. Our message was clear: anyone can bully, anyone can be victimized by bullying, but together we can stop it. The event was included in Day of Pink coverage on CTV. Inside 371 Bloor, too, office doors were each decorated in pink and carried their own profound messages making it clear that everyone in our building is a unique and appreciated member of our school community. As end-of-year deadlines approached, our final party – themed #selfcare – offered guests many ways to decompress. As participants laughed, snacked, danced, and popped balloons, it was clear that our school community is one in which we can study together, relax together, and bolster our EQs together! n
The Bloor-Spadina intersection was awash in pink one sunny lunchtime in April as UTS took to the streets to spread a message of support and tolerance. THE UTS ALUMNI M AGAZINE
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Tooling-Up to Deal with Real-world Problems By Zachary Fanni, Project Coordinator, F1 PBL Culminating Task In June, while their older peers were busy taking end-of-year exams, our F1/ grade 7 students embarked upon an exciting and brand-new problem-based learning (PBL) initiative. A group of teacher-candidates from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), under the guidance of UTS Vice Principal Philip Marsh, gathered at UTS in May in order to design a program that would allow grade 7 students to tackle a “realworld” problem and, in the process, develop key 21st-century skills – such as critical thinking, collaboration and leadership, self-direction, digital literacy, social responsibility, and creativity. The challenges were: introducing endangered species into Ripley’s
aquarium; changing G’s Fine Foods, a small supermarket (coincidentally owned by the family of a UTS student!) next door to UTS on Bloor Street to fit the needs/desires of the community; the ecological impact of a declining bee population; and the need to foster inclusive schools practices for new M3/ Grade 9 students at UTS. First, the students engaged in activities that fostered group cohesion (including obstacle courses and jeopardy games) followed by activities designed to build research skills. Then, guided by the OISE teacher-candidates, they delved into their allotted challenges by organizing the relationships between various facets of the scenario, determining stakeholders, building extensive mind-maps, creating a group identity, and constructing inquiry ladders. They employed integrative thinking techniques to build and critique models of their problem and its possible
solutions in order to decide on one “super solution” that would be bestsuited to their problem. Along the way, students also used computer software to create infographics that showed their progression from problem to solution. On the final day, each group developed a pitch for a “Dragon’s Den”like presentation in which they shared their findings by performing a rap, rant, speech, or skit for a panel of their fellow students. Laughter, lively debate, and music could be heard throughout the hallways as students tested their solutions in the courts of their peers. These students finished their first year at UTS honing key skills that they’ll need not only at UTS but also postgraduation in a fast-changing world. Learning how to investigate complex, applicable problems has placed our students on the path to becoming socially-responsible global citizens for the 21st century. n
LEFT: For these groups of F1 students, their first year at UTS wrapped-up with discussion, collaboration, and enquiry as they worked to figure out a “super solution” to the problem at hand. ABOVE: OISE teacher candidates take a break from planning PBL activities. THE UTS ALUMNI M AGAZINE
A Sense of Direction UTS is now on a path that could allow it to stay in its historic home at 371 Bloor.
Mark Opashinov, ’88
By the time you read this, the new academic year will be in full swing. After more than a quartercentury since my graduation from UTS, for me, September still brings with it a tinge of excitement mixed with nervousness at the prospect of a new year ahead. In June, I’m sure many of us greeted the news from UTS Board of Directors Chair Jim Fleck ’49 and Principal Rosemary Evans with that same feeling of excitement and nervousness: UTS is now on a path that could allow it to stay in its historic home at 371 Bloor St. and keep the essential character of the school — merit-based and committed to accessibility for all. Excitement because, for most of us, the prospect of moving UTS after more than a century on Bloor Street created so much uncertainty that the school’s very existence seemed in jeopardy. And now, after several years of living with that uncertainty, here was hope that the existential threat had lifted and that UTS would likely stay in its current location, offering a similar educational experience to future students as it had offered us. Nervousness since, while very welcome news, UTS and UofT have yet to conclude a definitive agreement concerning the future of the school. My recollection of early autumns during my school days is that we also had a sense of direction and purpose, even at that early point
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in the academic year. We were beginning to see what the new year was about and where we were headed. We had lots of questions to be sure, but we had a growing understanding of what was expected of us and what we had to do. I feel the same way about the June announcement. While uncertainty remains, we as a community have a sense of direction and purpose now. And for that, we owe thanks to a number of dedicated individuals, not least Jim and Rosemary, but also the UTS board as a whole and those who supported them in their efforts. But we need also acknowledge the broader UTS community, which, by and large, has never flagged in its support for the ideal of UTS. Almost every one of the alumni I have spoken to over the last several years (and I speak to many alumni) seemed confident that – somehow, someway – the school would endure and thrive for another century. I am delighted that their confidence seems to have been justified. In the short-term, I hope that UTS and UofT will conclude a definitive agreement that secures the long-term stability of the school. Once that’s done, however, the most difficult phase of securing UTS’ future begins. And that, of course, is when the unflagging support of the ideal of UTS from its alumni will matter most. n
Outstanding Teachers & Students Our students’ achievements are due, in no small part, to the efforts of UTS teachers. Since 1910, UTS has been distinguished by incomparable master teachers. This year, four celebrated UTS teachers retired and the community enjoyed a unique opportunity to hear their stories and to recognize their contributions. Through many passionate testimonials from former and current students, we learned of the impact Ana Periera-Castillo, Carole BernicchiaFreeman, Eugene DiSante, and Claudio Engli have had on generations of students. (See page 4.) They are all exemplars of a unique UTS teaching heritage. Almost all UTS teachers are highly engaged in their professional communities and are leaders in their fields. They mentor teacher candidates and serve as conference presenters, workshop leaders, authors, artists, and consultants. These leadership roles open the door to distinctive opportunities for their students in a wide-range of pursuits – from athletics, science, and the arts, to mathematics, philosophy, and politics, to name just a few. Our record of extraordinary student achievement is, in no small part, a result of the efforts of UTS teachers. This summer, UTS students represented Canada in International Olympiads in biology, chemistry, informatics, linguistics, and physics – collectively bringing home two gold, four silver, and two bronze medals, and two honorable mentions. Our teachers understand these highly challenging competitions and prepare our students to excel. Through some of our unique programs – such as Bright Lights in the Lab, Maximum City, I-Think, and the Global Ideas Institute, all formed through partnerships between our staff and university and community experts – UTS teachers introduce students to authentic problems and to cutting-edge research. As leading educators, UTS teachers regularly open doors for their students. In the realm of music, our teachers – accomplished musicians, composers and arrangers, all – enable UTS
students to perform within both the school and the community. Moreover, they also encourage students to write compositions for large ensembles and to have their pieces performed – a rare opportunity even at the university level. Our visual arts staff provides students with distinctive projects, such as UTS’ annual Scotiabank Nuit Blanche installations. With the support of our drama teachers, UTS students write original scripts, compete in drama festivals, and work with a range of professionals – from acting troupes to technical experts. Our language and classics teachers guide students to achieve a level of proficiency that has been recognized locally and internationally. Our classics students excel annually at the Ontario Students Classics Conference. The German consulate in Toronto recognizes the superior proficiency of our German language learners; several have received opportunities to travel and study in Germany. Our students are similarly recognized for their exceptional adeptness in French and Spanish.
Rosemary Evans Principal, UTS
Almost all UTS teachers are highly engaged in their professional communities and are leaders in their fields. Our attentive health and physical education teachers offer students individual guidance – not just to develop athletic skills, but also to ensure they acquire a sound basis for a healthy, active lifestyle. Occasionally, this culminates in a joyful ceremony organized by our Director of Athletics, during which a student signs a university athletic scholarship “letter-of-intent”, surrounded by family and friends. From the gym to the studio to the lab to the classroom, UTS teachers are truly outstanding. The tradition continues into our second century! n
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Engaging with the Community Jamie Day Fleck
Our plans to secure UTS’ future have been informed by the ideas and insights of alumni and parents.
Jim Fleck ’49 Board Chair, UTS
In mid-June 2014, we communicated to the UTS community that “UTS and the University of Toronto are working toward new formal arrangements in respect of the affiliation between UofT and UTS and, in particular, the redevelopment of the site”. The news was extremely well received. We are pleased to inform you that over the summer, UTS and UofT continued to meet to move toward an agreement. In addition, we took advantage of the summer months to review the program and space requirements relevant to the design of a renewed UTS building that will meet our needs for the next 100 years. As you might imagine, such planning requires significant research and forethought. Today, with changes in technology, learning models, and flexible design options, the exercise is proving to be extremely stimulating.
Engaging with our community to instill excitement for the future of UTS is central to our efforts to provide the foundation for a successful future capital campaign. In addition, we continue to meet with individual community members – alumni, parents and friends of UTS – to bring them up-to-date on the school today. This past year, I had the pleasure of meeting with more than 100 alumni and parents at meetings and luncheons at UTS. Our plans to secure UTS’ future have been informed by their ideas and insights. Engaging with our community to instill excitement for the future of UTS is central
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to our efforts to provide the foundation for a successful future capital campaign. Meeting with the UTS community has been one of the fascinating aspects of the role of Chair. In May, as part of a business trip to the west coast, I joined Rosemary Evans (Principal) and Martha Drake (Executive Director, Advancement) at several meetings with alumni. I wish to express my gratitude to Ward Beattie ’70 and Des Horan ’45 for arranging alumni receptions for us in Seattle and Vancouver, respectively. What a diverse and insightful group we met! At a coffee shop in Seattle (a Starbucks, of course!), we spoke with Dr. Gordon Perkin ’53. An Order of Canada recipient, Gord entered medicine after graduating from UTS and later established PATH, “an international nonprofit organization that transforms global health through innovation”. Later, Gord was selected by Bill Gates as the first Global Health Director for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In Vancouver we met Bill Stinson ’51. Born in Toronto, he recalled that his mother encouraged him to write the UTS admission test, and he later became the first member of his family to attend university. A former Chairman and CEO of Canadian Pacific Railway, Bill told us fascinating stories about his personal journey following UTS. As with so many, both Gord and Bill identified UTS as having provided a basis for their future success. Meeting with UTS alumni and hearing their stories gives me confidence that when the time comes to launch our building campaign, the UTS community will be as enthusiastic as we are to see the school rebuilt. We are all committed to supporting future UTS students to excel and make a difference in our world. n
The UTS Excellence Equation This past year, alumni, parents, staff, and students collectively donated more than $1-million to the school. At University of Toronto Schools, we love nothing better than to celebrate the successes of our students! Every week between September and June, congratulatory messages dominate our internal emails and announcements are made in meetings and at assemblies of the latest student academic, athletic, or artistic achievements. I love the fact that at UTS, we pull together as a community to support and celebrate student excellence; for me, this tradition has always defined the UTS experience. Now the time has come to celebrate a different kind of success – one just as important as the scholarly and extra-curricular accomplishments of our students, and an essential component in the excellence equation that is at the very heart of UTS. I am speaking of the support of our entire UTS community. This past year, alumni, parents, staff, and students collectively donated more than $1-million to UTS! With the exception of previous capital campaigns, this remarkable tally is unprecedented in the school’s history. Here’s the formula that helped us reach this sum: alumni provided an additional $375,000 to the bursary fund – including the 40th anniversary project of the Class of 1974, which raised $50,000 in just a few weeks and is now working to double this amount before their reunion in October. Parents doubled their giving to the school over the previous year; donations from UTS staff played a part in ensuring that students could access a UTS education; and the UTS, UTSAA, and UTS Foundation board directors led by example with a participation
rate of 100%. In June, just three days after the school year had concluded, the Class of 2014 kicked off their UTS philanthropic participation as alumni when Garo Brik ’14 presented us with a donation of $415 from contributions made by all of the classmates. The listing of donors, on pages 34 through 39 tells a story of our community coming together in loyalty and leadership – both to support students today and to provide legacies for tomorrow. Thank you! Your efforts have been recognized by our students. Here’s a note written by an M3 (Grade 9) student that beautifully states the connection between the support of our donors and the ability of our students to excel. There’s no better proof of the positive impact your support has on UTS students!
Martha Drake Executive Director, Advancement
Now the time has come to celebrate a different kind of success. “Thank you so much for your generous donation to UTS! With your support, we are now able to facilitate so many more incredible students and provide money to improve our great extra-curricular program. We really appreciate your generosity that allows the school to provide the oUTStanding experience that we know and love. It’s great to have such amazing alumni who care so much about us and our school. Thank you for your continued support!” n
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Reflections on D-Day By Stan Pearl, former UTS principal
Don Kerr ’39 and his men made it off the beach on D-Day; decades later, he played an instrumental role in raising funds to establish and develop the Juno Beach Centre in Normandy.
ome of the most vivid memories of my time as principal at UTS involve the interaction with UTS alumni who were veterans of WW2. The opportunity to get to know them was a real privilege. One of the most memorable was Don Kerr ’39, who often played a significant role in our Remembrance Day service. I got to know Don at a reception in the school library after the Remembrance Day service in 1996. Don was most enthusiastic about our efforts to include more UTS veterans in the service. For many years, I have marvelled at the commitment and dedication of UTS boys in both World Wars. During WW1, almost 400 UTS grads served, of whom 63 did not return. During WW2,
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of the more than 1,000 UTS grads who enlisted, 78 (77 students and 1 Master) perished. The enormity of the sacrifice is staggering. In May 2014, on the cusp of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, my wife Anne and I made a pilgrimage to Normandy and to Juno Beach. Many of my thoughts during that visit were of Don. He had played an instrumental role in raising funds to establish and develop the Juno Beach Centre, Canada’s Second World War museum and cultural centre in Normandy, France. Upon our return to Toronto, I undertook some research on Don, a man with whom I had been in contact for 18 years and thought I knew well. I did not. To me, he had appeared outspoken, fearless, and full of self‑confidence. However, in reading the transcripts of the interviews Don had given to prominent Canadian historian Ted Barris over a ten-year period, I came to understand fully the dangers Don had faced, and his reluctance to expose the depth of his fear and anxiety in
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returning to the sites of the invasions of the Normandy Beaches. I was struck by his humility and by his reluctance to put himself in the limelight – not traits that I had previously attributed to Don. As I read the transcripts and thought about Don’s wartime experiences and his commitment after the war to instill the importance of remembering the efforts of those who served, I was amazed at what he had been able to accomplish. For me, Don served to represent many of the young UTS students who had served in the cause of freedom for all Canadians. Don was born in Montreal and attended UTS when his family moved to Ontario in the 1920s. He participated in the cadet corps at UTS and, after his graduation, worked for Bell Telephone repairing telephone wires. As a member of the Canadian Corps of Signals, he was able to apply the skills learned at Bell when he trained a 54-man line section for the D-Day invasion at Juno Beach. His assignment changed at the last moment, and
Don and 12 of his men were assigned to be part of the British force invasion at Gold Beach. They approached the village of Arromanches surrounded by unbelievable noise, bombs, and gunfire. After Don and his men had landed, their instinct was to drive their heavy Jeeps and trucks as fast as possible to get off those beaches and escape the dropping bombs and artillery fire. But he knew the harder one pushed on the gas pedal, the deeper the wheels would dig into the sand. “Pretend you’re driving through deep snow in a Canadian winter,” he told his men, so instead of trying to go 50 miles per hour they went 15 – and they got off the beach unscathed. Don’s entire unit survived the first day of their landing. A few days later, Don and his men rejoined the Canadian regiment at Juno where they took part in Operation Tractable near Falaise. His unit had to work close to the front line, where the Canadian regiment came under friendly fire from
OPPOSITE PAGE: The Juno Beach Centre, shaped like a maple leaf, “rises like a wave out of the sea.” ABOVE: The beautifully maintained cemetery at Bény-sur-Mer and, inset, the UTSAA commemorative brick that is part of the Juno Beach Centre Memorial Wall.
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British and Canadian fighter planes. ”We buried 22 guys that afternoon,” he remembered. One day, when Don was searching for locations to set up a regional headquarters, he ignored his own warnings to his men not to collect souvenirs and picked up a swastika flag draped over a dead horse in a farmer’s field. He knew the retreating German army had booby-trapped most of the area but felt his training in defusing bombs would allow him to remove the flag safely. As he approached the farmhouse, a door burst open and out ran dozens of German soldiers. “I thought: ‘you fell into the trap, you silly ass.’ But no. The German troops were actually surrendering… I marched them down the road and turned them over to other Canadian troops.” After D-Day, Don managed to stay out of harm’s way across Normandy and Belgium. Following the liberation of Holland, instead
of participating in the occupation of Germany, he chose to volunteer to receive special training in jungle warfare to fight against the Japanese in the Pacific. On the day his train was to depart (August 8, 1945), with a thousand Canadian soldiers on board, Japan surrendered. After the war, he continued his military service. He was promoted to the rank of major and served as aide-de-camp to Lieutenant-Governors Keiler Mckay and Earle Rowe. Don had a very successful career outside the military in real estate development, town planning, and local politics. He also devoted a great amount of time to helping veterans, speaking at schools across the province (including UTS), preparing educational DVDs, and being instrumental in establishing the Juno Beach Centre. Don became well-known for his fundraising efforts and was not hesitant to play one premier against the other to raise funds for the building of the Centre. Although he had dedicated so much of his time and energy to helping preserve the memory
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of Canada’s war effort, and even though he had visited Europe on many occasions on business, he could not bring himself to return to Normandy for close to 60 years. He felt he would become too emotional when he thought of the horror of his war experience and the good friends who had not returned from those beaches. It took much persuasion to get him to attend the opening ceremonies of the Juno Beach Centre on June 6, 2003. Those ceremonies touched him deeply; after that extremely positive experience, Don returned to Normandy and other battlegrounds several times. Ted Barris described Don’s visit to the Menin Gates in Ypres, Belgium where every night since 1927 (with the exception of the German occupation), citizens have gathered for the Last Post, two minutes’ silence and a reading of the poem “For the Fallen”, which concludes with the line: “We will remember them.” This line has been read at UTS remembrance services since the end of WW1 – including when Don was a student at the school. After the ceremony at Ypres, Don said: “This is the highlight of my life.“ My wife, Anne, and I visited the Juno Beach Centre at Courseulles-sur-Mer and the cemetery at Bény-sur-Mer. The centre at Juno Beach is most impressive. In addition to being architecturally attractive, its exhibits are constantly changing, and the centre was obviously in preparation mode for ceremonies and events of June 6, 2014 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the allied invasion of the German-European front. I’m proud to report that, in 2003, both UTS and the UTSAA purchased engraved commemorative bricks for the Centre’s Memorial Wall. The design of the building is in the shape of a maple leaf with building materials dominated by glass and titanium. As the brochure so aptly describes “the building rises like a wave out of the sea.” The opportunity to walk the Atlantic wall – across the very sand where Canadian soldiers trod, with many being wounded or killed – and enter the German bunkers on the beach fewer than 50 metres from the centre and its monuments, added stark realism to our visit. I regretted the fact that such a powerful learning tool had not existed when I took my history students to Europe many years ago. I resolved to return with my own grandchildren in tow. Don and the other founders of the centre can take great pride in their accomplishment. We arrived at the Bény-sur-Mer cemetery at dusk and were the only visitors present. As we
Stan Pearl and wife Anne outside the Juno Beach Centre.
approached the graves, we could view the entire cemetery through a beautiful stone arch. It was a poignant and emotional sensation as we walked past each grave. I thought of the UTS boys who were lost. At many graves a letter, flower, or religious symbol had been left by local school children; every year, these students are assigned one name to honour in this way. Just two months prior to his death in October 2011, Don received the Minister of Veterans Affairs Award for distinguished service to his country, community, and fellow veterans. It was well‑deserved. n
My thanks to historian-journalist Professor Ted Barris, whose book, Juno and Canadians at D-Day June 6, 1944 (Thomas Allen Publishers, 2009) was the source of much of the information for this article. All quotations were taken from the transcripts of Professor Barris’s interviews with Don. Former UTS teacher Dr. Paul Moore provided important background information on UTS war history and has written a brief biography of each UTS boy killed during WW1. (See: www.utschools.ca/warservice). He is currently working on a similar project for WW2. THE UTS ALUMNI M AGAZINE
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Clockwise from top left: Yael Boyd, Henry Wu, Ajay Shah, Emma Lee, Mengting Qi, Anna Jiang, Ryan Swift, and Rebecca Henfrey. 18
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As the Alumni Association prepares to welcome the Class of 2014, we thought we’d ask them about their experiences at UTS – and about their hopes and expectations for the future.
Perfect By Diana Shepherd ’80
hat I remember best about my last day as a student at UTS is the people: close friends I had made during those six formative years. Looking at all those faces – now so dear to me – it was hard to image just what day-to-day life would be like without them. We promised to keep in touch, and we moved on to the next phase of our lives. We scattered across the globe, feet firmly on the path to universities and careers determined, in part, by our years at UTS. I was excited about the future, but wondered what would become of those friendships forged at UTS. Thirty-four years later, many of them are still my dearest friends: my UTS family. This article takes a look at the newest crop of UTS Alumni. Where are they headed – and what role did UTS play in their choice of what’s next? What memories and lessons will they take with them into the future? What are their fondest hopes and their darkest fears? What are the differences – and similarities – between their experience and your own – whether that was five or 50 years ago? THE UTS ALUMNI M AGAZINE
“UTS was life-changing, unforgettable, rewarding, and enriching. The sense of community throughout the school is one that I have never experienced elsewhere, and its learning environment is one-of-a-kind. The friendships I have made here are forever; the relationships everlasting; the experience the most memorable. With its academically challenging environment, its vibrant extracurricular life, and its unique community, UTS has made every day I’ve spent here exciting and memorable.” – Mengting Qui ’14
The UTS girls varsity soccer team won back-to-back TDSSAA city championships in 2012 (pictured here) and 2013; experiences that teammates Anna Jiang and Yael Boyd won’t soon forget.
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The UTS Experience “My time at UTS was spent between friends, extra-curricular activities, and studying,” says Rebecca Henfrey. “I liken my experience at UTS to finding a second family… While we may not always get along, we still care deeply about each other just as a family would.” Rebecca is at Carleton University, where she’s studying Public Affairs and Policy Management. “I was always interested in politics, law and governance,” she says. “UTS offers a summer program (Maximum City), that focuses on civic responsibility and gives students a platform to advocate and partake in civic politics through avenues such as city design. I participated in this program for two years in a row and I believe that [Maximum City]– along with S5 (Grade 11) Politics and S5 Law – solidified my interest in policy.” In elementary school, Henry Wu thought it would be “pretty cool” to get into MIT – but he never thought it would be possible. He is now studying math and physics at MIT; he’s planning to major in engineering because he wants to work in a field where he can solve real-world problems. “UTS prepared me to explore every
academic subject in depth, from science to the humanities, with an emphasis on critical thinking. In particular, what I find in common between UTS and MIT is the environment in which students are encouraged to dream big – and achieve the impossible. I chose MIT for its academic rigour and for the freedom to explore.” “I think it would take a novel to even begin to describe how my time at UTS included the highest, lowest, most fun, and most stressful moments I can remember,” says Yael Boyd, adding that, “it was in every way like one big family.” The UTS politics class strongly sparked Yael’s interest in political science and other social sciences. “Also, when looking back at extracurriculars such as lab experience with the Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada vs. participating in SOMA (Southern Ontario Model United Nations Assembly), I am able to see that I need a lot of human interaction to be happy with a career.” Yael is headed to an Arts program at UBC, and she’s “thinking about going into political science, sociology or some other social science. The way humans interact and why they do fascinates me, and I hope to complement it with some biology to gain a scientific perspective on it all.”
“After years of hearing so many amazing things about the school from my sister (Amy Jiang ’10), I was really excited to start UTS in F1 (Grade 7),” says Anna Jiang. “Thanks to the school’s supportive community, I was able to pursue so many of my interests and try out new things… From performing the Last Post in the Remembrance Day Ceremony to winning back-to-back city championships with the varsity soccer team, I have genuinely enjoyed each and every one of my six years at UTS.” Anna believes her time at UTS taught her how much she values being in a small community setting and having a balanced lifestyle – which is what she hopes to achieve at Dalhousie. I’ll be starting in the Integrated Science Program – a specialized first-year program with around 70 students – and finishing the remainder of my undergraduate degree with regular Bachelor of Science students.” Robertson McClure says his time at UTS both changed and shaped him as an individual. “UTS graduates are consistently wise beyond their years and always hungry to learn more,” he says. “My personal experience at UTS was one of discovery. Coming from a Montessori background, I never knew mathematics in the numerical sense of
‘finding x’.” He says the UTS Mathematics and Computer Science department challenged and encouraged him every step of the way, and was a factor in his decision to study Mathematics at UofT. The department facilitates wide-spread participation in math contests throughout the year; in his first few years, Robertson didn’t do well in the contests, but he continued to participate because he found the questions interesting. “As I got older, I began to do better and better – which gave me positive feedback on my math skills.” “My UTS experience can be best captured by this one memory,” says Jacqueline Yeung. “Recently, I went on my last grade trip (a camping trip the whole grade takes at the end of the year). On one of the nights, everyone gathered around the campfire to roast marshmallows, and someone took out a guitar. We started singing old favorites, stumbling over the forgotten lyrics and laughing.” In that moment, she was struck by how far they had all come since they were 12 years old. “Looking at each and every one of the faces there, I realized how much I was going to miss this strong community.” Jacqueline is studying architecture at Ryerson University – in part inspired by an M4 (Grade 10) exchange trip to
Time to reminisce and reflect: in the final assembly of the year, the class of 2014 watches a video compilation of their years at UTS.
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Where are they now?
With the exception of one student (who is taking a gap year), the entire Class of 2014 headed off to university this autumn. Here’s where they ended up.
Number of Students
Ontario Carleton University
University of Toronto, St. George
University of Waterloo
Wilfrid Laurier University
Canada Dalhousie University
University of British Columbia
University of King’s College
USA Brown University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
New York University
University of Chicago
University of Louisiana at Monroe
University of Pennsylvania
University of Southern California
Overseas University of St. Andrews
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Italy. “Over a span of three weeks, we immersed ourselves in Italian culture... Through our exploration of basilicas, smaller towns, and sites like the Pantheon, an awareness of a different facet of beauty began to bloom within me. I began to have a greater sense of appreciation for physical spaces.” Emma Lee thinks that it would be “nearly impossible to encapsulate the range and depth of experiences I have accumulated” during her years at UTS. She credits the environment at UTS for the development of her capacity “for all sorts of things – from critical thinking to mental toughness.” Emma has not yet chosen where she’ll go to university, but she’s considering a semester program in South America to study human development progress in agriculture and education, or a semester in the American southwest for wilderness rescue and medicine, which would certify her to work as a paramedic. Isabel Carlin started UTS in M3 (Grade 9). Initially, she felt overwhelmed, but the buddy system (in which incoming students are paired with existing students who offer support and help with orientation) enabled her to make friends quickly. “I got involved in extra-curriculars, and now it seems like I know everyone in the school.” Isabel remembers the moment when she knew what she wanted to do “forever”. She was attending a Unity Conference (for Gay‑Straight Alliances in the GTA) with the UTS GSA, and participated in a workshop about sexual diversity. “I immediately knew that, regardless of what I did to make money, I had to do something that involved sexual diversity and social justice. My continued work with the GSA, and my involvement in discussions about equity with administration and other students, reinforced my desire to work in this field.” Isabel chose UofT because of the opportunities to become involved in social justice communities and sexual diversity studies; she is currently volunteering at UofT’s Sexual Education Centre. For Mengting Qiu, UTS was “life-changing, unforgettable, rewarding, and enriching. The sense of community throughout the school is one that I have never experienced elsewhere, and its learning environment is one-of-a-kind. The friendships I have made here are forever; the relationships everlasting; the experience the most memorable. With its academically challenging environment, its vibrant extracurricular life, and its unique community, UTS has made every day I’ve spent here exciting and memorable.”
Mengting says the UTS science classes helped her decide to pursue a career in science. Now at Harvard, she is leaning towards the field of biological science. “My time at UTS has really prepared me in the best way possible for my college life – and beyond,” says Mengting. “Thanks to the wings that UTS given me, I know that I have a variety of opportunities out there, and I’m looking forward to taking advantage of them.”
The Greatest Fear Every generation has their own “Worst Nightmare”: the Great Depression, World Wars, the Cold War, Pollution, Global Pandemics, Climate Change. Each UTS grad has to face both generational and personal worries as they embark on the journey to adult life; we asked our newest alumni to tell us about what keeps them up at night. “My greatest fear for the future is that of personal failure,” confesses Will Monahan (son of Susan Opler ’79). “I’ve known for a long time that I wanted to study film production in university, knowing full-well that going into the arts would be far from easy.” He is well aware that “making it” in the film industry is tough. “When I applied to NYU for film, I knew that it was where I really wanted to go if I was given the opportunity. Through some combination of luck and hard work (though I’d like to think it was the hard work), I was accepted to the university program I had dreamed of for years. I haven’t faced significant personal failure so far, but my greatest fear is that someday I’ll hit the wall while trying to make it in the movie business.” Emma is troubled about conventional food production in North America. “It’s terrifying because the actual processes that make all the foods we consume are disgusting, unsustainable, morally questionable, and completely hidden from the average person.” Yael says she has two major concerns about the future. “The first on a larger scale, is that we’re not going to work fast enough to stop climate change from impacting us even more severely than it is beginning to. It is both terrifying and frustrating.” On a personal level, Yael is scared that she’s not going to be able to find a job she’s really passionate about. Uncertainty is a source of apprehension for Jacqueline. “Right now, I don’t know where I’m going to be in five years. I don’t know for certain
that being an architect is what I want to do, and it’s scary thinking that I might be lost if the answer is no.” Rebecca believes in the power of human potential. “However, this belief is often at war with my greatest fear: that human kind won’t be able to overcome their hurdles as a collective and work towards a more co-operative future.” Isabel worries that society will stagnate and become stuck with the status quo. “In terms of equity and social justice, we have so far to go, and yet it seems that so many of us are patting ourselves on the back for the small steps we’ve already been able to achieve.”
Hope for the Future Yael wants people around the world to develop more empathy for one another. “I’m mostly talking about cross borders and continents, but also on more personal levels,” she explains. “With communication becoming easier and faster across the globe, this is absolutely possible, so I’m optimistic.” She thinks the development of this empathy combined with the awareness that we all share this planet, would be the beginning of solutions for many global issues. Isabel would like to see “a dismantling of existing power structures: tearing down capitalism, halting neocolonial American invasion of other countries, etc. But that’s a little farfetched,” she concludes. “The future is full of uncertainties,” says Jacqueline. “At this point in time, I don’t have a material idea of what my dearest hope is, so I think the only real answer I can give is happiness in whatever is to come.” Emma also wishes for happiness, to be: “Happy with myself, happy with all the people I care about, happy about the progress of the world.” Rebecca wants her life to be “full of adventure” – her definition of “happiness.” Will’s goal is to be “lucky enough to do what I love for the rest of my life, whatever that happens to be. The best way to be inspired, do your best work, and make something great is to be doing what you love and are passionate about,” he asserts. Welcome to the UTS Alumni Association, Class of 2014! May you find a course of study (and later on, a career path) that inspires you; we look forward to watching you make your mark on the world! n THE UTS ALUMNI M AGAZINE
Notes on The Interesting Lives and Outstanding Achievements of Our Alumni UTS teacher Ana Maria Pereira-Castillo received the Queen’s University 2014 Baillie Award for Excellence in Secondary School Teaching. The award was established by Queen’s Chancellor Emeritus, Charles Baillie ’58, O.C. to enable students graduating from Queen’s to honour high-school educators who had had a positive and formative influence in terms of setting them on a path to higher education. Ana was nominated by Samir Kulkarni ’10 who graduated from Queen’s this year with a Bachelor of Commerce as well as a BA in Economics. In his nomination, Samir observed that, “Over my academic career, no single individual has been as influential or as important as Señora Ana Maria Pereira-Castillo… Her seamless integration of real-world issues with the finer, fundamental grammatical points… truly set her apart as an educator.” Both Charles Baillie and Samir visited UTS in June 2014 and had a chance to connect
with Ana in person, on the eve of her retirement. (See page 4 for more.) An article, “Norman Bethune: An Ontario Hero,” written by former teacher Rod Stewart and his wife Sharon, was published in the Toronto Star in May 2014. The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and the Hamilton, National Capital Region and Toronto Regional Groups of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) selected UTS Board Chair, Jim Fleck ’49, to be the recipient of the 2013 IPAC award – Ontario’s highest honour for public service. The award was presented to Jim in May 2014. This prestigious medal is awarded for distinguished leadership in public administration in the province. The selection criteria include leadership, innovation and creativity,
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ALUMNI NEWS David Brillinger ’55 received an Honorary
D.Sc from UofT in June in recognition of his pioneering contributions to the fields of stochastic analysis and time series analysis. This is his fourth honorary doctorate. (See page 6 for more.) © Tessa J. Buchan Photography
accomplishment and impact, dedication and sustained effort, and contribution to the profession and the community. Jim was cited for his, “demonstrated excellence in all of these areas during his distinguished and varied career.”
Albert Greer ’55 was appointed a member of the Order of Canada for “his achievements as a conductor, composer and teacher, which helped shape the direction of Canadian choral music.” Albert has performed with major choirs and orchestras for more than four decades nationally and internationally, and has taught extensively. He directed The Cellar Singers from 1977 to 2014, has been the organist and director of music at St. James’ Anglican Church in Orillia for more than 30 years, and in 1990 founded the Couchiching Youth Singers, which he directed for six years. In 2002, Greer was awarded the Presidents Leadership Award by Choirs Ontario.
LEFT: Jim Fleck with The Honourable David C. Onley. RIGHT: Albert Greer ’55
At the Summit on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, held in Toronto in March, three UTS alumni participated in a panel focusing on statistics and accountability related to maternal and child health. Pictured L-R are: David Morley ’73, President and CEO of UNICEF Canada; Christopher Alexander ’85, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and MP Ajax-Pickering (Ontario); and Tim Evans ’78, Director of Health, Nutrition and Population at the World Bank Group.
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ALUMNI NEWS Alistair Davidson ’71 recently
published two books. Innovation Zeitgeist: Digital Business Transformation in a World of Too Many Competitors (Eclicktick, 2013) argues that
“business strategies for success need to be different in a world where multiple organizations are inventing similar products at the same time.” The more consumer-oriented Digital Virtues and Memes: What You Can Do to Regain Control of Your Digital & Financial Life (Eclicktick, 2014) looks at how to defend yourself “against unethical companies, cybercriminals, employers and in some cases governments; an approach as
essential as brushing and flossing.” Both books are available on Amazon Kindle. On July 24, Christopher Du Vernet ’75 and his wife Helen hosted a dinner party at their lovely home in Mississauga to celebrate former UTS teacher Norah Maier’s 75th birthday. More than 20 alumni from the 70s and 80s gathered to talk, laugh, tell stories, and reunite with their beloved English teacher. This magical evening was organized by Nomi Morris ’80, who said: “There is something truly unique about connecting with UTS people – unlike any other community I have encountered. Whether one was close at the time with another alum or not, whether one is even remotely similar in post-UTS life, there is a bond, an immediately recognizable language we speak with each other. And extraordinary educators like Norah were the ones who helped us create that language.” On June 5, former NHL player Andre Hidi ’77 was inducted into the University of Toronto Sports Hall of Fame. Andre ended his four-year UofT hockey career ranked third on the Blues all-time scoring list. The three-time Ontario allstar led the Blues to the OUAA title in 1982 and 1984, and earned all-Canadian and CIS University Cup MVP honours when UofT claimed the 1984 national title. David McCarthy ’77 was also inducted (as a 1983-84 team member).
Former teacher, Bruce “Nails” MacLean and Chad Bark ‘43, lay a wreath at last year’s Remembrance Day service at Glenview Presbyterian Church in Toronto, where they continue to contribute many years of collective wisdom and support.
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In June, a new book by Michael Krondl ’78, The Donut: History, Recipes and Lore from Boston to Berlin (Chicago Review Press), hit bookstore shelves tempting readers with “a highly digestible morsel that explores the history (and prehistory) of donuts in Europe, the Middle East and North America.” Michael says the book “travels the breadth and depth of the donut ecosystem, from the heights of multinational corporations to hipster donut dives.”
LEFT, L-R: Martha Demson, Rick Marin, Nomi Morris, Norman Nash, and Kelly Fergusson from the Class of ’80 had a chance to catch-up at a Memorial Day gathering in Los Angeles. RIGHT: Idaho House of Representatives member, Ilana Rubel ’90. Susan Opler ’79 was named the 2014 recipient of the Laura Legge Award, one of four awards given annually by the Law Society of Upper Canada. The award was established in 2007 to honour the late Laura Legge, O.Ont., Q.C., the first woman elected a Bencher of the Law Society and the first woman to serve as Treasurer. The citation noted that Susan “is praised by the profession for her exceptional leadership and dedication to advancing excellence in administrative justice and mental health law, and for being a teacher, mentor and role model to many.” Since 2005, Susan has been vice chair of the Consent and Capacity Board (CCB). She is a member of the UTS Board of Directors and is parent of alumnus Will Monahan ’14. Nomi Morris ’80 joined a group of classmates based in the west-coast US for a Memorial Day gathering at the LA home of Martha Demson. Pictured L-R are: Martha Demson, Rick Marin, Nomi Morris, Kelly Fergusson and Norman Nash. “Rick and his wife Ilene hosted a beautiful brunch at their
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home in Hancock Park (Los Angeles), and later in the afternoon we had the barbecue at Martha’s,” says Nomi. Four other classmates living in California – Christine Dowson, Ian McCuaig, Ted Barnett, and Dante Anderson – sent their regrets.
and has served as a consultant to the World Bank Institute and as an expert in support of constitutional transitions in Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Tunisia, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. He considers the Berkeley deanship “the opportunity of a lifetime.”
Lily Quan ’87 says she will be teaching “French and music at the top of the world next year,” at Robert Service School in Dawson City, Yukon. Lily moved to the Yukon in March 2013 and blogs about her adventures at www. sourdoughwannabe.wordpress.com.
Ilana Rubel ’90 was recently appointed
In July 2014, Sujit Choudhry ’88 began a five-year post as dean of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. Formerly, he was the Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law at NYU School of Law and the founder of its Center for Constitutional Transitions. In a news release, UC Berkeley Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, Claude Steele, called Choudhry a “brilliant scholar, professor, and mentor.” Sujit is a member of the United Nations Mediation Roster,
as a Representative to the Idaho House of Representatives. She is a graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and Harvard Law School. She has temporarily stepped away from her law career as a partner in the Boise office of Silicon Valley-based Fenwick & West LLP in order to help tackle Idaho’s political challenges. “I have been passionate about politics since I was a very young girl,” she says, adding that she has a great interest in making her local community “better on all fronts.” Norman Yau ’10 is currently pursuing
a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics at UofT. He spent time at UTS this year helping students prepare for the 2014 Regional Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada.
Exhibiting in the Gallery this fall:
Works by Emma Jenkin ’03
To view this exhibition, contact the Office of Advancement at email@example.com or 416-978-3919. The Keys Gallery is located in room 107A at UTS. To join the Keys Gallery’s newsletter for periodic updates, or if you would like to exhibit, please email co-curators, Olivia Padiernos-Mapué ’04 and Johanna Pokorny ’04, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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LEFT: Alumni turned out in force to share their wisdom with M4 (Grade 10) students on Careers Day. RIGHT: John Duffy ’81 in a UTS history class.
Branching Out This year’s Branching Out mentorship program – with 35 student participants – is off to a great start. Our alumni mentors, 16 of whom are new to the program this season, range in grad year from 1976 to 2007. It is wonderful to have the involvement of so many dedicated volunteers! April’s orientation and training evening provided the first opportunity for the mentors and mentees to meet and to
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set their goals for the year. In May, the participants came together for an evening of Speed Mentoring where students were given five minutes to speak with an alumnus/a, before rotating to the next mentor. We’re always recruiting mentors for the Branching Out program; if you’re interested in volunteering, please contact the Office of Advancement at 416-978-3919 or email email@example.com for more information.
Alumni Visitors In April, percussionist Noam Bierstone ’08 returned to UTS along with cellist Bryan Holt to give a lunchtime concert to students. Noam also held a workshop for M4 (grade 10) students, courtesy of the H. Donald Borthwick Student Activities Fund. In the run-up to International Pink Day (see Bits & Pieces on page 7), David Wood ’57 spoke with students about the experience of being a gay student at UTS in the 1950s. At a luncheon at the school this past May, the class of ’49 welcomed special guests Principal Rosemary Evans and their former teacher, Bruce “Nails” MacLean. After lunch, Katie McKenna ’14 (an S6/grade 12 student at the time) took the ’49ers on a tour of the building. That same month, John Duffy ’81 visited an M3 (Grade 9) history class to speak about the lasting legacy of Pierre Trudeau. In March, the Offices of Advancement and of Student Services ran the second annual Careers Day for M4 (grade 10) students. Eleven alumni spoke (either in person or via Skype) on topics ranging from how they define success to the best and worst aspects of their careers to their biggest educational regrets – most said not sticking with languages at UTS! Sharing their experiences were Jason Badal ’99, Chris Burton ’90, Catherine Bush ’79, Jaclyn Chiang ’06,
A reception in Vancouver in May was well-attended with close to 30 alumni coming out to reconnect and to hear an update on UTS. Catherine Ellis ’89, Danielle Goldfarb ’93, Andrew Kwong ’98, Cathy Landolt ’90, Albert Tang ’99, David Ouchterlony ’58, and Lesia Waschuk ’86. If you’re
interested in participating in next year’s Careers Day, please contact the Office of Advancement at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-978-3919.
Alumni Branch Events
John Bennett ’38 Exhibition Earlier this year, The Keys Gallery was proud to exhibit works generously donated to the school by John Bennett ’38. All proceeds from the sale of these works – ten watercolour paintings from the 1950s as well as four vibrant colour-flow panels from the 1990s – will
support UTS students. For more on John’s life as an artist and educator, see the Spring 2014 issue of The Root. To view these paintings online, go to www.utschools.ca/Uploads/ Keys‑Gallery. To book an appointment to view the paintings in-person, contact the Office of Advancement at 416-978-3919.
In May, UTS Board Chair Jim Fleck ’49, Principal Rosemary Evans, and Martha Drake (Executive Director, Advancement) travelled to the west coast to meet with alumni and to host two branch events. A small but enthusiastic group gathered in Seattle to hear Jim provide an update on the building and Rosemary share recent successes of UTS students. The following evening, more than 30 alumni from grad years spanning 1945 to 2013 attended a reception in Vancouver. Chapter Head Rafe Angell ’83 assisted with event preparations. The annual Washington, D.C. student trip provided an opportunity for local Chapter Head Ilya Shapiro ’95 to organize a student and alumni meet-and-greet. A group of alumni and spouses also enjoyed dinner with M4 (grade 10) students and UTS teacher Dr. Maureen McCarthy. THE UTS ALUMNI M AGAZINE
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All alumni are welcome – especially those celebrating anniversary years:
1934 • 1939 • 1944 • 1949 1954 • 1959 • 1964 • 1969 1974 • 1979 • 1984 • 1989 1994 • 1999 • 2004 • 2009 As part of our dinner program, the 6th H.J. Crawford Award will be presented and the UTS Hall of Fame inductees will be honoured. Also, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., visit the school and meet staff and students during the UTS Admissions Open House.
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Sixth Annual H.J. Crawford Award Announcement UTS and the UTSAA are pleased to announce Michael Spence ’62 as the recipient of the sixth annual H.J. Crawford Award. Michael is being recognized for his contributions to our greater society through significant lifetime achievements, as well as his support of the advancement of UTS. At UTS, Michael was an outstanding athlete, playing both hockey and football, and was school captain during his graduating year. He graduated from Princeton University with a BA, was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, and received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard in 1972. His research into the dynamics of information flows and market development garnered him the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics. He has had a distinguished career in academia having served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard, and Dean of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. In 2010, he joined the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business as a professor of economics. Michael has also contributed significantly to the advancement of UTS. Please join us at the UTSAA Annual Dinner to celebrate the presentation of this prestigious award. For tickets, call 416-978-3919 or go to www.utschools.ca/rsvp.
UTS Hall of Fame Induction Announcement We are proud to induct into the UTS Hall of Fame the 1953 and 1954 hockey teams, on the occasion of their respective 59th and 60th anniversaries as Senior Hockey Champions in the Toronto District Interscholastic Athletic Association (TDIAA). A quote from the 1954 Twig suitably sums up this accomplishment: “Every aspiring young hockey player in the school has one great ambition – to be able someday to play for the First Team – and once again the reason for this was very well demonstrated as the UTS team was the smartest-looking, smoothest-functioning team in the loop.” A great deal of credit for this triumph is due to the excellent coaching and leadership of Bruce “Nails” MacLean. We look forward to welcoming back the members of these two teams at the Annual Alumni Dinner on October 25; for Alumni Dinner tickets, call 416-978-3919 or go to www.utschools.ca/rsvp.
TOP LEFT: The Class of 2008 accepts the trophy for lowest gross score from Alf Davis ’60 (left) and Bob Jacob ’60 (right). TOP RIGHT: The Class of ’78 (which boasted the largest turnout of players) with Christopher, son of Audrey Marton ’78 and Les Marton ’76. Christopher helped complete a foursome on the links! BOTTOM: The Third Annual UTSAA Hockey Game was a multi-generational event with players spanning grad years from 1961 to 2012.
Third Annual UTSAA Hockey Game There was a great turnout for the third Annual Alumni Hockey Game at Varsity Arena on April 4, 2014. This year, the teams were determined by house affiliation, with Cody and Althouse taking on Crawford and Lewis. Principal Rosemary Evans was on the ice for the ceremonial puck drop. Under the leadership of coaches (and door openers) Al Fleming ’54, Peter Frost ’63, and Brian Livingston ’72, both teams
managed to shoot a few pucks past goalies Steve Alizadeh ’77 and Karen Morenz ’12. Fellow alumni, and parents of alumni, cheered on the players from the stands; everyone finished the evening at the Duke of York pub to catch-up with old friends and share stories of past games.
19th Annual UTSAA Alumni Golf Tournament Forty alumni, together with UTS Vice Principal Heather Henricks, teed
off at the 19th Annual Alumni Golf Tournament on June 17, 2014 at St. Andrew’s Valley Golf Course. Despite minor rain delays, all foursomes managed to finish 18 holes while remaining relatively dry! Principal Rosemary Evans, Executive Director of Advancement Martha Drake, and Alumni Affairs Officer Carrie Flood joined the golfers for dinner in the clubhouse. Rosemary spoke about recent student accomplishments, and UTS Board member David Allan ’78 provided an THE UTS ALUMNI M AGAZINE
ALUMNI NEWS update on the school. Here are the results: Hargraft Trophy for Champion Golfer – Brett Henderson ’08; Lowest Net Trophy – Andrew Chan ’08; Don Borthwick Legends Trophy – Fraser Wilson ’63; UTSAA President’s Trophy – Richard Boxer ’67; Dave Jolley Memorial Trophy – Ryan Bradley, Andrew Chan, Brett Henderson (Class of 2008). We hope to see you next June at our 20th tournament!
In Memoriam Dr. Charles R. Catto 1929–2014 Visionary leader and community builder The Reverend Dr. Charles Catto ’46
passed away on May 9 from complications following open-heart surgery. He was 84. Charles graduated with two degrees from the University of Toronto – a B.A. from Victoria College and M.Div. from Emmanuel College – and became an ordained United Church Minister in 1954. After a ministerial stint in Zambia with his wife, Barbara, from 1957 to 1962, he returned to Canada to begin the work that would become his life’s focus: improving housing conditions for Aboriginal communities across Canada.
UTS students aim high. You can help them reach higher! If you would like to designate a specific bequest to UTS or receive information on planned giving, please contact: Martha Drake, Executive Director, Advancement at 416-946-0097, or email@example.com.
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In 1968, Charles founded and became the executive director of Operation Beaver. Now known as the Frontiers Foundation, it is the oldest registered charitable organization in Canada serving First Nations communities. Under his direction, the Foundation built more than 2,600 homes for First Nations communities in Canada and abroad, as well as 32 community centres, four schools, and three parks. These numbers serve to illustrate what Charles Catto stood for; he understood that by transforming people’s homes, you could transform their lives. The success of the Frontiers Foundation is a testament to his deep, relentless passion for helping others. An honorary chief of the Wasauksing Ojibwa First Nation, it’s no surprise he was given the name “Chief Busy Beaver”. For his accomplishments, he was awarded the Order of Canada, the Aboriginal Order of Canada, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal, as well as an Honorary Doctor of Divinity from Victoria University. He was one of the alumni featured in the article “Making a Difference” (The Root, Spring 2013). To read the article, go to: www.utschools.ca/root. A gifted storyteller with a great sense of humour, Charles’s remarkable legacy will live on through the Frontiers Foundation, the countless lives he touched, and through the Charles and Barbara Catto bursary at UTS, his wife Barbara, his children and grandchildren.
James Goodson 1921–2014 As a fresh UTS grad, Americanborn Toronto-raised James “Goody” Goodson ’39 was
visiting relatives in Britain in 1939 when Germany invaded Poland and WW2 began. He snagged a ticket home on one of the last ships to leave Europe before the war, the ill-fated SS Athenia, which was torpedoed by a German U-boat off the Scottish coast. James survived and once back in Canada he joined the Canadian Officer Training Corps, becoming one of the first American volunteers to enlist in the Royal Air Force. He was one of the Allies’ most successful fighter pilots: a flying ace credited with the destruction of 30 enemy aircraft. His nickname was “King of the Strafers”, given for his skill for machine-gunning ground targets. One of the most highly-decorated pilots of the war, James earned the Distinguished Service Cross (the U.S. military’s second-highest award for valor), the Silver Star, and nine awards of the Distinguished Flying Cross, among other honours. When he was gunned down in northern Germany in June 1944, he lived off the land for several days, talked his way out of execution before
ALUMNI NEWS being taken as a POW by the Gestapo, then became a leader among his fellow prisoners until they were liberated by the American army in April 1945. After the war, he became a successful businessman – first with Goodyear Tire and then with International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation. In 1983, he published Tumult in the Clouds, a memoir about his wartime experiences. He died on May 1, eleven days after the passing of his beloved wife of 62 years, Gwendoline Goodson. He was 93.
Ralph L. Hennessy 1918–2014 An important Canadian military figure, and exemplary leader, Vice-Admiral Ralph L. Hennessy ’36
passed away on June 13 at the age of 95. After graduating from UTS, Ralph entered the Royal Canadian Navy. He quickly distinguished himself and made a significant contribution to Canada’s efforts in the Battle of the Atlantic, most notably as 1st Lieutenant of HMCS Assinboine. In 1941, Hennessy helped to screen the battleship HMS Prince of Wales as it carried Winston Churchill to Newfoundland for a meeting with Franklin D. Roosevelt for the drafting of the Atlantic Charter. On August 6, 1942, as Assiniboine faced off against German U-boat, U-210, Ralph worked tirelessly in the bowels of the ship to put out the enemy-inflicted fires and to stop flooding. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his efforts. Promoted to Commander of Assinboine in 1943, he became one of the youngest naval officers to command his own ship during WW2. Post-war, Ralph had a long and brilliant career, ascending the chain of command before retiring from the navy in 1971. Afterwards, he served as the founding executive director of the Standards Council of Canada, playing a pivotal role in the development of clearer standards for products, services, and systems, and
then served as VP of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). In 1995, he graduated with a BA in History from the University of Waterloo, making the Dean’s Honours List at the tender age of 77. He is survived by his wife, Diana, his four children from his first marriage to the late Constance O’Neil, and two grandchildren.
Vincent Massey Tovell 1922–2014 Vincent Massey Tovell ’41, legendary
Canadian voice, passed away on May 6 at the age of 91. Great-grandson of Hart Massey and nephew to his namesake and former Governor General Vincent Massey, Vincent was well-positioned to play an important role in the development of Canadian arts and culture. He was a renowned broadcaster, producer, and thinker; and his smooth, melodic voice graced CBC Radio programming
for many years. He began his CBC career while still an undergrad at the University of Toronto in 1942, just a year after graduating from UTS. He continued his working relationship with the public broadcaster up until his retirement in 1987, while serving as executive producer of arts and science programming for CBC Television. He became a friend and mentor to both Glenn Gould and Adrienne Clarkson, and had a profound impact on their respective careers. His 1959 interview, “At Home with Glenn Gould”, remains a classic of Canadian broadcasting. As a volunteer, Vincent worked enthusiastically to advance Canadian cultural institutions and played a crucial role in the founding of the Canada Council for the Arts and Toronto’s Design Exchange. He was a generous benefactor of the Art Gallery of Ontario, the UofT Arts Centre, and Massey College, where he was also deeply involved as a Senior Fellow. For his contributions to Canadian cultural development, Vincent was awarded the Order of Canada in 2004.
Condolences are extended to the families of these alumni who passed away recently. Ralph L. Hennessy ’36
William Ward ’44
June 13, 2014
May 28, 2014
Hugh Young ’38
Douglas Hood ’45
April 10, 2014
March 15, 2014
James Goodson ’39
Gerald A. Sears ’46
May 1, 2014
April 26, 2014
Vincent Tovell ’41
Charles R. Catto, ’46
May 6, 2014
May 9, 2014
David Y. Anderson ’41
Gerald Shaw ’50
March 29, 2014
June 4, 2014
Edward Green ’42
John Skeaff ’50
February 8, 2014
May 27, 2014
J. Donald Purdy ’43
Ronald Bertram ’54
April 26, 2014
April 29, 2014
Douglas Coutts ’44
W. Peter Boake ’58
March 11, 2014
April 5, 2014
Arnold Agnew ’44
Patrick Schindler ’59
May 7, 2014
May 15, 2014
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Annual Donor Report Thank you for your generous support!
Your generosity during the 2013-2014 year resulted in donations of more than $1,000,000 for UTS! Thank you for your thoughtful philanthropy, which is making a positive difference in the lives of UTS students today and tomorrow. This report celebrates our donors who have made their donations this year as well as those members of the UTS Arbor Society who have made provisions for our future with a legacy gift. Thank you for helping us realize our mission. Thank you for your support. – Rosemary Evans, Principal
This report recognizes gifts to the Annual Fund and other UTS projects for the period July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.
Principal’s Circle Our thanks to the members of the UTS community who contributed $1,000 or more. David C. Allan ’78 Benjamin & Zena Alman Murray & Susan Armitage Foundation at the Toronto Community Foundation Sharon Au ’08 Paul L. Barnicke ’71 Estate of David Bate ’44 Kristina H. Bates ’88 John A. Bennett ’38 D. Peter Best ’67 Monica E. Biringer ’78 P. Timothy Birnie ’77 William R. C. Blundell, O.C. ’45 John A. Bowden ’48 Douglas Bradley & Mary Killoran Donald R. Bunt ’74 Christopher Burton ’90 Peter L. Buzzi ’77 John Catto ’51 Paul & Loretta Chan Felicia Y. Chiu ’96 Peter and Susan Christoffersen Andrew Clarke & Marianne Anderson John H. C. Clarry, Q.C. ’38 James S. Coatsworth, ’69 William I. Copeland ’47 William J. Corcoran ’51 Andrey V. Cybulsky ’74 Makeda Daley Andrew & Kathleen Dalglish Douglas A. C. Davis ’58 Kevin E. Davis ’87 Michael A. Disney ’69
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Gail Drummond & Robert Dorrance Stephen Douglas & Patricia FitzGerald Robert C. Dowsett ’46 Martha Drake The Duffy Family W. T. Erskine Duncan ’38 Deborah P. Edwards ’88 Gordon R. Elliot ’62 John Engelen & Helen Cordeiro Rosemary Evans John R. Evans ’46 George A. Fierheller ’51 Firefly Foundation James O.C. ’49 and Margaret Fleck Jack & Angela Fong Kevin Fong & Annie Li Simon Frank ’02 & Mila Smithies ’02 Geoffrey French ’62 Thomas A. Friedland ’81 David A. Galloway ’62 Peter C. Godsoe, O.C. ’56 Christopher & Claire Govan K. Vanessa Grant ’80 James H. Grout ’74 B & B Hamilton Fund at the Toronto Community Foundation Meredith A. M. Hawkins ’84 Andre L. Hidi ’77 Eugene H. Ho ’88 Peter & Frances Hogg David J. Holdsworth ’61 Liang Hong ’02 Dr. John and Michelle Hull
Richard Isaac ’63 Alvin C. Iu ’73 Henry N. R. Jackman, O.C. ‘50 John E. Jackson ‘74 William Jeong & Shirley Chan The Jha Family Chaozhe Jiang & Jimin Liu Ravindran Kathirgamasegaram & Kugananthy Ravindran C. Stuart Kent ‘79 David Kilburn Kenneth Kirsh ‘78 Susan Kitchell James E. Kofman ‘74 Harold H. La ‘88 Donald A. Laing ‘62 J. David Lang ‘70 Carol A. Lee Charles M. Levi ‘88 Noah Levine ‘88 Christopher Li & Melissa Tai Donald A. Lomax ‘48 Robert E. Lord ‘58 Chris Loukras ‘49 Douglas Loweth ‘74 John MacFarlane ‘61 W. Bruce MacLean Peter W. C. Markle ‘62 Austin Marshall ‘62 Mark May ‘62 Dena McCallum ‘82 James C. McCartney, Q.C. ‘56 Lily McGregor James A. McIntyre ‘71
Donald A. McMaster ‘62 Constantine (Kosta) Michalopoulos ’84 Bruce Miller ’67 Laura A. Money ’81 Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation David H. Morgan ’63 N. Andrew Munn ’80 Peter G. Neilson ’71 Stuart J. Nicholson ’92 Nasir Noormohamed & Tazmin Merali Maxwell C. Norman ’13 Zoe A. Norman ’13 Steve O’Neil & Colette Leger George O’Neill & Shaolin Lu O’Neill Darek Okarmus & Joanna Zapior Mark Opashinov ’88 Susan E. Opler ’79 & Paul F. Monahan J. Robert Pampe ’63 York & Nancy Pei Paul & Janet Raboud Kenneth Radcliffe ’44 Moez &Senifa Rajwani Stephen Raymond & Natasha Vandenhoven William R. Redrupp ’54 Cedric E. Ritchie, O.C. David Rounthwaite ’65 Richard ‘47 & Joan Sadleir William J. Saunderson ‘52 Donald Schmitt ’70 Howard Schneider & Aliye Keskin-Schneider Scripps Network Interactive
Timothy Sellers ’78 John N. Shaw ’50 Steve & Olga Shuper Rajiv Singal & Sandra Brazel William W. Stinson ’51 George H. Stowe ’48 Elizabeth Straszynski Andras Z. Szandtner ’62 Bryce R. Taylor ’62 Michael Taylor & Susan Archer Taylor John W. Thomson ’48 Allan G. Toguri ’62 David Torrey Tanya Lee and John Torrey Gregory Turnbull ’73 A. Christopher Tupker ’62 Robert J. Tweedy ’60 UTS Alumni Association UTS Parents Association Vandewater Charitable Foundation Michael Volpatti and Hana Zalzal Jun Hao Wang & Xiao Xing Zheng Matthew A. Weatherbie ’63 Olaf J. Weckesser ’88 Robert S. Weiss ’62 David H. Wishart ’46 Michael & Muriel Wissell Robert J. Wright, Q.C. ’51 Takahiro & Tomoko Yamanaka Graham J. Yost ’76 Roger Zheng and Sharon Xu Anonymous (5)
Annual Donor Report Donors who have given for five consecutive years ♥ Monthly Donors
William R. C. Blundell, O.C. ’45 Donald G. Bunt ’45
Gordon M. Barratt Richard M. Clee James O.C. & Margaret Fleck
Total: $16,590 Geoffrey M.C. Dale ’36 The Late Ralph L. Hennessy ’36 The Late John G. W. McIntyre ’37 John A. Bennett ’38 John H. C. Clarry, Q.C. ’38 W. T. Erskine Duncan ’38 John C. Laidlaw, ’38 John A. Rhind ’38 William A. Sheppard, Q.C. ’38 Peter A. Hertzberg ’39
Total: $14,833 Bruce C. Bone The Late Charles R. Catto, C.M. George H. Cuthbertson Robert C. Dowsett John R. Evans H. Donald Guthrie, Q.C. Joseph B. McArthur P. Kingsley Smith David G. Watson Peter Webb, Q.C. David H. Wishart Anonymous
Robert E. Logan Chris Loukras Richard D. Tafel
1940-1941 Total: $2,118 Ernest C. Goggio ’40 Kenneth Rotenberg ’40 James O. Sebert ’40 David Y. Anderson ’41 Walter E. Bell, Q.C. ’41 Grant N. Boyd ’41 Kenneth C. Brown ’41 W.H. Frere Kennedy ’41 G. Jarvis Lyons ’41 J. B. Seaborn, ’41 Anonymous ’41
1942-1943 Total: $1,353 William E. Gilday ’42 Kenneth D. McRae ’42 A. Cal Wilson ’42 Anonymous ’42 Charles F. Bark ’43 James A. Low ’43 W.O.Chris Miller, Q.C. ’43 William R. Paul ’43
1944-1945 Total: $5,241 C. Derek S. Bate ’44 Gordon S. Cameron ’44 George W. Edmonds, Q.C. ’44 Kenneth Radcliffe ’44 George A. Trusler ’44 Anonymous ’44
Total: $4,120 John D. Bark William I. Copeland Michael A. B. Fair Tracy H. Lloyd Hugh R. Locke Richard & Joan Sadleir Thomas H. B. Symons Anonymous (2)
1948 Total: $10,700 Philip L. Arrowsmith John A. Bowden Albert P. Fell Norman D. Fox William B. Hanley Michael K. Ireland Frederick F. Langford Donald A. Lomax Alexander Mills Reginald L. Perkin John G. C. Pinkerton George H. Stowe John W. Thomson Ian S. Wishart Anonymous
1949 Total: $243,048 James Ainslie William H. Angus Donald K. Avery
1950 Total: $4,740 Gilbert E. Alexander, Jr. Thomas E. Armstrong, Q.C. Roger G. Crawford George A. De Veber Henry N. R. Jackman, O.C. William J. McClelland William J. McIlroy R. John Moorfield John N. Shaw J. Frederick F. Weatherill Gordon E. Weese Anonymous (2)
1951 Total: $13,165 John Catto William J. Corcoran George A. Fierheller J. Alexander Lowden T. Gordon McIntyre, C.D. George W. Rayfield Peter H. Russell ♥ William W. Stinson Guy W. Upjohn Paul J. P. Walsh William E. Wilson Robert J. Wright, Q.C. Anonymous (2)
1952 Total: $4,783 Gerald A. Crawford James D. Floyd John D. Frankel Gordon G. Goodfellow Peter J. Harris Richard S. Howe Leslie G. Lawrence Darrell B. Phillips William J. Saunderson
1953 Toal: $3,450 Edward B. Cross Kenneth Culver David A. Goodings John W. Holland Robert Labbett William P. Lett James C. Mainprize Alan E. Morson Basil C. L. Orchard William E. Rogan Robert Saunders David O. Wainwright Hugh D. Wainwright John D. Whyte Douglas R. Wilson
1954 Total: $5,192 Robert S. Baker David K. Bernhardt H. Donald Borthwick Douglas G. Brewer Gary F. Canlett James A. Cripps John S. Elder G. Alan Fleming John M. Goodings E. John Hambley Robert L. Joynt James I. MacDougall D. Keith Millar John D. Murray Desmond M. O’Rorke William R. Redrupp John S. Rodway Gordon R. Sellery John H. Wait Roger K. Watson George E. Whyte
1955 Total: $2,865 Harold L. Atwood David R. Brillinger Roderick J. Carrow John R. Gardner W. Gary Goldthorpe Albert Greer R. Allan Hart John W. Hethrington William T. Hunter Martin Jerry C. Anthony Keith Howard D. Kitchen
H. Thomas Sanderson Ian M. Smith Anonymous (2)
1956 Total: $5,945 Darcy T. Dingle Jon L. Duerdoth David M. Flint Joseph F. Gill Peter C. Godsoe, O.C. Ryan R. Kidd Stephens B. Lowden, James C. McCartney, Q.C. Arthur R. Scace Peter F. Stanley Douglas I. Towers
1957 Total: $3,137 Murray A. Corlett Robert M. Culbert Robert G. Darling ♥ Robert A. Gardner James D. Graham James R. Grand Bruce M. Henderson David W. Kerr Stephen A. Otto Alan B. Perkin Jeffrey Sack, Q.C. John G. Sayers Robert W. Waddell J. Douglas Ward
1958 Total: $8,638 George M. Carrick Douglas A.C. Davis Arthur D. Elliott Peter J. George Bruce E. Houser William G. Leggett Robert E. Lord James R. Mills Kit Moore David P. Ouchterlony ♥ Douglas G. Peter James M. Spence, Q.C. Joseph A. Starr Peter G. Strachan J. Derek Taylor Richard Walker William R. Weldon Barry N. Wilson
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1959 Total: $3,050 Donald G. Bell Alexander A. Furness W. L. Mackenzie King Terence S. W. Lee John H. Lynch Ian A. Shaw John A. Sloane James P. Stronach Ian C. Sturdee Tibor A. Szandtner Robert J. Young
1960 Total: $2,425 James F. Dingle John R.D. Fowell Robert P. Jacob Robert N. McRae Peter C. Nicoll R. Dale Taylor Robert J. Tweedy
1961 Total: $7,170 John C. Coleman Norman R. Flett John B. Geale ♥ David J. Holdsworth Jon R. Johnson John MacFarlane Peter B. MacKinnon Paul N. Manley ♥ Owen D. Moorhouse James E. Shaw Michael Tinkler
1962 Total: $63,423 Gordon R. Elliot Geoffrey French David A. Galloway Christopher J. Grandison Kirby M. Keyser Robert H. Kidd Donald A. Laing Peter W. C. Markle Austin Marshall Mark B. May Donald A. McMaster David S. Milne Michael A. Peterman Timothy H. Smith Andras Z. Szandtner 36
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Graduating Class Bursary Project Since 2007, parents of graduating students have celebrated their children’s graduation from UTS by making a gift to the Grad Class Bursary Fund in honour of their children. Today, the Grad Class Bursary is endowed with over $145,000 which provides approximately $6,000 annually in financial aid to current UTS students. We thank our families for giving the gift of a UTS education! Class of 2014 Class of 2014 Graduates in honour of their Graduating Class & UTS Jing Chen & Jane Liu in honour of Daniel Chen ’14 Donald Chu & Deanna Yee Chu in honour of Christopher Chu ’14 Matt & Teresa Edwards in honour of Orianne Edwards ’14 Jack & Angela Fong in honour of Jason Fong ’14 Daniel Gormley & Anne Yendell in honour of Elizabeth Gormley ’14 David Henfrey & Kathlyn Barbaran-Henfrey in honour of Rebecca Henfrey ’14 David Tarnow & Krystyna Henke in honour of Daniel Henke Tarnow ’14 Bill Jackes & Liane Bedard in honour of Cole Jackes ’14 Chaozhe Jiang & Jimin Liu in honour of Anna Jiang ’14 Murray Gold & Helen Kersley in honour of Alé Kersley ’14 Paul Lam & Verna Ng in honour of Michelle Lam ’14 Susan E. Opler ’79 & Paul F. Monahan in honour of Will Monahan ’14
Jack Qiu & Ellen Lin in honour of Mengting Qiu ’14 Stephen Sibalis & Anne Ellis in honour of Eilish Sibalis ’14 Michael & Muriel Wissell in honour of Ethan Wissell ’14 Wing-Leung Wong & Mei-Na Leung in honour of Quentin Wong ’14 Dehua Wu & Wen Le in honour of Henry Wu ’14 Class of 2013 Mark Yarranton & Patricia Foran in honour of Brynne Yarranton ’13 Derek Okarmus & Joanna Zapior in honour of Alexandra (Ola) Okarmus ’13 Nicholas Bugiel & Kathy Edgar in honour of Julia Bugiel ’13 Ching Lau & Jocelyne How in honour of Geoffrey Lau ’13 Richard & Michelle Pittini in honour of Alexandra Pittini ’13 Stephen Smith & Sarah Powell in honour of Zachary Smith ’13 Lu Yang & Wei Wang in honour of Alex Wang ’13
This report recognizes gifts for the period July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.
Bryce R. Taylor Wayne D. Thornbrough Allan G. Toguri A.Christian Tupker Robert S. Weiss Anonymous
1963 Total: $8,510 W. Paul Bates David F. Fisher James E. G. Fowell Peter H. Frost Nelson G. Hogg Richard Isaac Robert D. Lightbody Gregor I. McGregor David H. Morgan William N. F. Ortved J. Robert Pampe Michael Parmenter Lane K. Prentice Nicholas Smith Matthew A. Weatherbie J. Fraser Wilson Anonymous ♥ Anonymous
Total: $1,590 James S. Cornell Collin M. Craig Bryce A. Dyer William R. Jones Michael F. Kimber Jeffrey R. Rose Michael J. Ross Peter W. Y. Snell ♥ George E. Swift J. Joseph Vaughan
Total: $5,545 Douglas L. Chute ’66 William A. MacKay ’66 John S. Rogers ’66 D. Peter Best ’67 George B. Boddington ’67 Richard J. G. Boxer, ’67 Bruce E. Couchman ’67 Michael R. Curtis ’67 Richard N. Donaldson ’67 Joseph Fodor ’67 John J. L. Hunter, Q.C. ’67 Stephen H. Kauffman ’67 Thomas C. MacMillan ’67 Bruce Miller ’67 W. Scott Morgan ’67 Peter C. Ortved ’67 Michael J. Penman ’67 Hugh W. Teasdale ’67
1965 Total: $2,026 Robert A. Cumming James K. A. Hayes Robert W. Hustwitt Peter G. Kelk John H. Loosemore Karl E. Lyon Anthony J. Reid David Rounthwaite Jeffrey R. Stutz
Michael A. Disney ’69 Stephen C. Farris ’69 Frederick R.E. Heath ’69 Robert J. Herman ’69 David Gordon White ’69 Anonymous ’69 ♥ Anonymous ’69
1970 Total: $3,250 Douglas O. B. Carter R. Ian Casson David A. Decker Douglas N. Donald J. David Lang D. Kenneth Roberts Donald Schmitt Anonymous
1971 1968-1969 Total: $4,241 John R. Collins ’68 John B. Lanaway ’68 John Bohnen ’69 William J. Bowden ’69 James S. Coatsworth, ’69
Total: $11,340 Paul L. Barnicke Alan S. Fisher John S. Floras Richard C. Hill ♥ J. Peter Jarrett James A. McIntyre
Annual Donor Report William O. Menzel Peter G. Neilson ♥ Warren G. Ralph R.D. Roy Stewart Anthony Storey ♥
1972 Total: $2,555 George V. Crawford William A. Fallis David G. Glennie David S. Grant Robert G. Hull Richard Kennedy Bernard McGarva Howard J. Scrimgeour Christopher D. Woodbury Robert Wright
1973 Total: $4,925 David R. Dodds David W. Fallis Wayne D. Gregory Alvin C. Iu ♥ John G. Kivlichan Dr. Jaak Reichmann Jeffrey D. Sherman Gregory Turnbull Walter L. Vogl William W. Wilkins ♥ Anonymous
1974 Total: $20,406 Peter W. Bell Donald R. Bunt Andrey V. Cybulsky Terence R. Davison Gregory P. Deacon ♥ James H. Grout John E. Jackson Gregory H. Knittl James E. Kofman Douglas Loweth Robert B. M. Martin Mark Reimers Jonathan Rubes Benjamin Sprachman Nicholas E. Stark Howard Trickey Anonymous
Tribute Gifts Thank you to everyone who gave in honour or in memory of dear friends and family. In Honour of: Scott Baker Derek Bate ’44 David Brillinger ’55 Jessica Dorrance ’04 Rosemary Evans Jim Fleck ’49 Andy Lockhart Bruce W. MacLean Jack McOuat ’52
1975 Total: $1,380 Paul M. Anglin Graeme C. Bate Martin A. Chepesiuk Alexander Hartman Kenneth J. McBey David H. Schimmelpenninck van der Oye ♥ David M. Sherman
1976 Total: $3,057 Alistair K. Clute Myron I. Cybulsky Marko D. Duic Scott K. Fenton Donald Gordon ♥ Leslie Marton Vincent J. Santamaura Allan A. Sura Daniel P. Wright Graham J. Yost
1977 Total: $4,460 P. Timothy Birnie Peter L. Buzzi Andre L. Hidi David M. Le Gresley Stephen O. Marshall David R. McCarthy, Jr. William B. P. Robson Anonymous
1978 Total: $11,315 David C. Allan ♥ Monica E. Biringer
David Naylor Michaele Robertson UTS Retiring Teachers: Carole BernicchiaFreeman, Eugene DiSante, Claudio Engli & Ana Pereira-Castillo UTS Teachers & Staff Chris Wilson Henry Wu ’14
Irene J. Cybulsky Sherry A. Glied Penelope A. Harbin Kenneth Kirsh Susan L. Lawson Dana Lewis-Orenstein Audrey Marton Donald A. Redelmeier Peeter H. Reichman Timothy Sellers Ann Louise M. Vehovec John B. A. Wilkinson Anonymous
1979 Total: $3,804 John Burns Peter A. Ewens Lisa Gordon ♥ Andrew H.K. Hainsworth Jean C. Iu ♥ C. Stuart Kent K.C. Laird Laundy Susan E. Opler
1980 Total: $4,930 Andrew P. Alberti Peter S. Bowen Sarah C. Bradshaw Christine E. Dowson K. Vanessa Grant Sheldon I. Green Bernard E. Gropper Daniel R. Houpt Abba Lustgarten Richard T. Marin Nomi Morris N. Andrew Munn James B. Sommerville
In Memory of: David Bate ’44 Ronald Bertram ’54 Peter Boake ’58 Doris L. Bull Anthony Chan ‘98 Josephine Geddes Timothy A. Hunter ’49 E. Gerald Jackson ’49 Elizabeth Kyle
1981 Total: $3,540 John R. Duffy Edward E. Etchells Thomas A. Friedland Thomas Hicks Laura A. Money Sudhashree Rajagopal
1982 Total: $2,260 Benjamin T. B. Chan Peter K. Czegledy Robert Dmytryshyn Lisa C. Jeffrey ♥ Jon Martin Robin Martin Dena McCallum Lisa N. Naftolin Robert A. E. Summerfield
1983 Total: $2,084 Ralph Angell Sheila K. Coutts Kathryn V. Jones John W. King Karen M. Mandel Earl Stuart Andrew S. Tremayne Elizabeth Turner
1984 Total: $4,867 Donald C. Ainslie ♥ Marion W. Dove Edward A. Griffith ♥ Meredith A.M. Hawkins David Kreindler ♥
Robert Martin ’48 Neil T. McLean ’54 Jack McOuat ’52 Bruce Murray Sam Roweis ’90 Patrick Schindler ’59 Mark Seltzer ’74
Michael R. Martin Suzanne N. Martin Cameron A. Matthew Constantine (Kosta) Michalopoulos Chandragupta Sooran Jill Tinmouth ♥ David J. Walker Anonymous
1985-1986 Total: $2,850 John S. Andrew ’85 Ian R. Brodie ’85 Isis E. H. Caulder ’85 ♥ Anne V. Fleming ’85 Carrie Ku ’85 Kerstin Lack ’85 Grant Lum ’85 Carson T. Schutze ’85 Adrian M. Yip Anonymous ’85 Anthony M. Lee ’86 Julie Williams ’86 Ian Worland ’86
1987 Total: $3,155 John R. Caldwell Julia Cochrane ♥ Kevin E. Davis Katherine Hammond Sascha Hastings Ian B. Lee Richard Nathanson Jill Presser Cari M. Whyne Anonymous
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Annual Donor Report
1988 Total: $131,041 Jennifer Andersen Koppe Kristina H. Bates Michael D. Broadhurst Deborah P. Edwards Anthony M. Foss Eugene H. Ho Michol Hoffman Harold H. La Charles M. Levi Noah Levine Mark Opashinov Gregory J. Payne ♥ Olaf Weckesser Vanessa R. Yolles ♥
1989 Total: $2,200 Margaret S. Graham Kenneth L. Handelman Michael Lower Greg Shron Anonymous
1990 Total: $3,681 Asheesh Advani & Helen Rosenfeld Christopher Burton Sasha A. Chapman Jason Fung Sara Gray Lennox Huang Heather Kirkby
1991 Total: $1,510 Karen B. Chan Sandra Chong ♥ Aaron M. Dantowitz Audrey M. Fried-Grushcow Jason D. Jones
1992 Total: $1,625 Sayeed Karim Abdulla Lia Copeland Oliver M. Jerschow Stuart J. Nicholson
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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, Former Teacher Lois and John Bowden 1948 Benjamin T. B. Chan ’82 James S. Coatsworth ’69 H. Stewart Dand ’43 Gillian (Davidson) Davies ’87
Lynda Duckworth, Former Teacher G. Alan Fleming ’54, Former Principal Stephen Gauer ’70 H. Donald Gutteridge, Former Principal, & M. Anne Millar 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 David Sherman 1975 Murray E. Treloar ’68 Walter L. Vogl ’73
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 mdrake @utschools.ca.
1993 Total: $2,786 Jacob N. Eliosoff Geoffrey R. Hung ♥ Alexander B. Hutchinson Jeffrey Jaskolka T. Justin Lou Ian F. Richler Richard D. Roze Jason E. Shron ♥ Justin Tan Cindy W. Wan ♥ Emily Wong ♥ Pauline Wong Ranjith Zachariah Anonymous
1994 Total: $2,307 Aaron L. Chan Adam Chapnick Kirsten C. Fertuck Raymond C. Fung Michael S. Jaskolka Harrison F. Keenan Christopher E. Payton Rachel Spitzer Jennifer D. Suess Darrell Tan
1995 Total: $1,925 Rashaad Bhyat Ilya Shapiro Alexander Slater Denise H. Tam Jason K. Tam
Jeremy Weinrib Anonymous (4)
1996 Total: $2,190 Derek Chiang Felicia Y. Chiu Emily Rix Amanda Ross-White Warren Shih ♥ Anonymous
1997-1998 Total: $2,236 Tariq Fancy ’97 Jeffrey Hall-Martin ’97 Michael D. Morgan ’97 ♥ Linda Oh ’97 Michael Shenkman ’97 Anonymous ’97 Rebekah Balagtas ’98 Laura Bogomolny ’98 Clarence Cheng ’98 Judy S. Kwok ’98 Pamela Wong ’98
Total: $3,245 Simon Frank Stephen B. Glinert Liang Hong ♥ Christopher Kim Emily Maemura Rosemary F. Masemann Mila Smithies Luke Stark ♥
2003 Total: $2,137 Ipsita Y. Banerjee Brendan B. Brady Yvonne Chang Kahlin Cheung-Ong Susie Chisholm Vinca Chow Allison Chow ♥ Kevin Keystone ♥ Carol P. King Simon S. So Benjamin J. Strauss Samantha E. Wu Anonymous (2)
1999-2001 Total: $1,755 Jonathan Bitidis ’99 Daron Earthy ’99 David Kolin ’99 Meira Louis ’99 ♥ Ashwyn Rajagopalan ’99 Albert K. Tang ’99 Michelle Chiang ’00 Jennifer Morawetz ’00 Ann Marie McKenna ’01 Anonymous ’01
2004-2014 Total: $13,851 Jonathan C. G. Bright ’04 ♥ Nina Coutinho ’04 ♥ Hayley A. Edwards ’04 Christopher J. Mallon ’04 Patrick Kaifosh ’06 ♥ Sharon Au ’08 Jenny Gu ’09
Ana Komparic ’09 Karen J. Morenz ’12 Maxwell C. Norman ’13 Zoe A. Norman ’13 All members of the Class of 2014
Current Parents Riichiro Akazaki & Amanda Kreidie-Akazaki The Aulakh Family Bholanath & Rumki Bhattacharya Tad Brown & Angela Simo Brown Anthony Brown & Catherine Sim Frank Cheng Teddy Chien Peter & Susan Christoffersen Andrew Clarke & Marianne Anderson Ivan &. Kapka Davis Robert Dmytryshyn ’82 & Natalie Lehkyj Stephen Douglas & Patricia FitzGerald John Engelen & Helen Cordeiro William Fallis ’72 & Johann Cooper Myran Faust & Julianna Ahn Sid Feldman & Karen Weyman The Fiala Family Kevin Fong & Annie Li Allan Foo & Jennifer Lin Neil & Natasha Glossop Christopher & Claire Govan James & Katherine Gracie
Annual Donor Report Christopher Green & Jennifer Forbes Tong Hahn & Deidre Smith Frank He & Helen You Edward Ho Lianne Tile & Andrew Howard Ping Hsiung Dr. John & Michelle Hull Philip & Janet Hume The Jha Family Jeffrey Jia & May Tang Chaozhe Jiang & Jimin Liu David Kilburn Erwin Lam & Joyce Zuo Paul Lam & Verna Ng Christopher Li & Melissa Tai Jun Liu & Jing Wang William Lu & Jenny Chen Julian & Simona Marin Michael ’84 & Suzanne ’84 Martin Qing Mei & Xiaowen Xu Michael Miloff & Kathy Siminovitch Susan E. Opler ’79 & Paul F. Monahan Raymond Ng & Tracey Feng Cao-Minh & Hanh Nguyen Shaunlin Nie & Wei Gu Darek Okarmus & Joanna Zapior Steve O’Neil & Colette Leger George O’Neill &. Shaolin Lu O’Neill York & Nancy Pei Anne Fleming ’85 & Michael Piaskoski Richard & Michelle Pittini Moez & Senifa Rajwani Stephen Raymond & Natasha Vandenhoven Donald Redelmeier ’78 & Miriam Shuchman Qin Li Rong & Hong Ying Zhang Donald Rooke & Barbara Boake Rajiv Singal & Sandra Brazel Leon & Corina Stef Cyrus Sundar Singh Michael Taylor & Susan Archer Taylor Tanya Lee & John Torrey Jibanjit & Sasmita Tripathy
Michael Volpatti & Hana Zalzal Jun Hao Wang & Xiao Xing Zheng Jason Wei & Ms. Bing Li Grant & Terri Williams Roderick Winsor & Julie Thorburn Michael & Muriel Wissell Takahiro & Tomoko Yamanaka Decheng Yao & Heng Yang Hongbing Zhang & Shanqin Sun Roger Zheng & Sharon Xu Tao Zhou & Minglan Yin Lei Zhou & Li Li Qingxin Zhou & Liang Lu Anonymous (6)
Friends of UTS Murray & Susan Armitage Foundation at the Toronto Community Foundation Jane Aronovitch Estate of David Bate ’44 Bayer Inc. BMO Employee Charitable Foundation Deloitte & Touche Enbridge Gas Distribution Firefly Foundation Joan Francuz General Electric Leona S. Francis Goldman Sachs B & B Hamilton Fund at the Toronto Community Foundation Beverly Honsberger Janet Krulewitz Ladywriters Carol A. Lee Manulife Financial Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Anastasios Moulis Ontario Power Generation OSSTF District 34-University of Toronto Schools Pearson Canada Scripps Networks Interactive Doreen Smith TD Waterhouse Private Giving Foundation
Susan Kitchell Marie Knaul Baird & Maria Knechtel Tibor Kokai & Maria Kokai Czapar Alkarim & Fouzia Ladha Ron Lalonde & Jane Humphreys Parents of Alumni Alan & Marti Latta Peter & Elizabeth Alberti Ching Lau & Jocelyne How Benjamin & Zena Alman David Leith & Jacqueline Spayne Kailash & Maria Bahadur Calvin Li & Ivy Lau David & Heather Bichan Binh & Fung Ly Douglas Bradley & Mary Man Yick Ma & Dannie Lai Killoran Lou E. Mason David G. Broadhurst Nicholas Bugiel & Kathy Edgar Alex & Anka Meadu Nicholas Mrosovsky Paul & Loretta Chan Jing Chen & Jane Liu Nasir Noormohamed & Tazmin Merali M. Chepesiuk Gary & Marney Opolsky Edmund Chow & Lai Chi Ma Hyoung & Esra Park Donald Chu & Deanna Yee Chu Jack Qiu & Ellen Lin Alan & Jocelyn Chun Tomas & Alicia Quejada Michael Cusimano & Filomena Jack Qiu & Ellen Lin Meffe Paul & Janet Raboud Andrew & Kathleen Dalglish Donald & Nita Reed Gail Drummond & Robert Cedric E. Ritchie, O.C. Dorrance Richard & Jane Roberts Ellen Drevnig Bruce Rowat Matt & Teresa Edwards Howard Schneider & Aliye Robert & Betty Farquharson Keskin-Schneider Jack & Angela Fong Steve & Olga Shuper Eric Friedman & Dina Krawitz Stephen Sibalis & Anne Ellis ♥ Stephen & Anne Georgas Stephen Smith & Sarah Powell Murray Gold & Helen Kersley Philip Sohm & Janet Stanton David Goldbloom & Nancy Epstein David Tarnow & Krystyna Henke Sydney Goldwater & Beverley Conner Paul & Teresa Tazumi Daniel Gormley & Anne Bernard Thompson Yendell Toan To Man Leung Got & Kathleen Zulfikarali & Almas Verjee Chau Moez & Shairoz Virji Satish Gungabeesoon & Jany Ti Wang & Yaping Jiang Kwancheung Lu Yang & Wei Wang Andrew & Christine Guy Alexandru & Michaela Weiner James Hamilton & Dale Gray Victor & Helen Wong Judith Hashmall Wing-Leung Wong & Mei-Na Peter & Frances Hogg Leung Bill Jackes & Liane Bedard S.K. & P.N. Wong William Jeong & Shirley Chan Dehua Wu & Wen Le Fred & Wendy Kaifosh Mark Yarranton & Patricia Ravindran Kathirgamasegaram Foran & Kugananthy Ravindran
Thorek / Scott & Partners David Torrey Vandewater Charitable Foundation at the Toronto Community Foundation Anonymous (2)
Joseph Yu & Gloria Chung-Yu Anonymous (9)
Current & Former Staff Jeff Bernstein ♥ Adam Brown ♥ Garth Chalmers ♥ Simon Cheng & Jennifer Morawetz ’00 ♥ Susie Choi ♥ Makeda Daley ♥ Rose Dotten ♥ Martha Drake ♥ Lynda Duckworth Rosemary Evans ♥ Kris Ewing ♥ Carrie Flood ♥ H. Donald Gutteridge & M. Anne Millar Sean Hayto ♥ Judith Kay ♥ Ping Kong Lai Raymond Lee ♥ Rebecca Levere ♥ W. Bruce MacLean Anand Mahadevan ♥ Mary McBride Lily McGregor ♥ Barbara Morgan Amy Paradine ♥ Stan Pearl Jennifer Pitt-Lainsbury ♥ Marie-Claire Recurt Jane Rimmer ♥ Sandeep Sanghera Amy Schindler ♥ Sarah Shugarman Dave & Christine So ♥ Elizabeth Straszynski M. Subbarayaprabu & S. Venkatraman ♥ Laura Sun ♥ Ann Unger Marisca Vanderkamp ♥ Angela Vavitsas Carole (Geddes) Zamroutian ♥ Anonymous (7) Anonymous (4) ♥ Anonymous
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Looking Back Historical relics – all classics! For everyone in the UTS community, the school is steeped in historical significance. But that 104-year-old vintage seems trifling when there are 3,500-year-old Sumerian tablets in the building! These tablets were purchased by Bernard McGarva, father of Bernie McGarva ’72 and grandfather of James (Jim) McGarva ’03. Circa 1997, they were given to recently-retired classics teacher Eugene DiSante on long-term loan. Eugene says he always relished “the thrill [of showing] real cuneiform writing to the eager eyes of students.” In June, Jim visited UTS and Eugene had the opportunity to thank him for “providing so many students with such excitement and such a unique learning experience.”
Much younger – but quaint nonetheless – is this cadet corps drum that found its way to UTS just a few months ago care of Ted Sennett ’73.
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