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Remembering Dr. John Evans The Art of Political Campaigning New technology allows candidates to create messages that may finally spur habitual non-voters to the polls.

Alumni News • Crawford and Hall of Fame Awards • Donor Report

Mark Your Calendars Thursday, October 15, 2015

Skye Louis ’02 Exhibition Opening 6:00–9:00 p.m. in the UTS Keys Gallery (Room 135) Saturday, October 24, 2015


Board of Directors President

Mark Opashinov ’88

Vice President

Nina Coutinho ’04

UTS Open House

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


UTSAA Annual General Meeting

1:30 p.m. All alumni are invited to attend the AGM in Room 135.


Annual Alumni Dinner and Awards Anniversary Year Celebrations: 1935, 1940, 1945, 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 All years are welcome! The 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 Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel; Reception: 5:30 p.m.; Dinner & Awards Ceremony: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Remembrance Day 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. Reception: 10:15 a.m.; Service: 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, November 24, 2015

UTS Alumni Trivia Night Alumni teams will compete during an evening of trivia hosted by UTS teacher Fraser Simpson. The winning team will face off against the UTS student Reach For The Top team. 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Friday, December 11, 2015

Holiday Concert A holiday tradition of student musical performances. Café Blanc: 5:00 p.m.; Concert: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, February 6, 2016

Basketball 3-on-3 Tournament Organize your team of alumni for a spirited competition! 9:30 a.m. in the UTS gym

Tina Bates ’88

Aaron Dantowitz ’91

Honorary President Rosemary Evans

Honorary Vice President Heather Henricks


Sharon Au ’08

Jonathan Bitidis ’99

Jonathan Bright ’04

Rebecca Caldwell ’91

Aaron Chan ’94

George V. Crawford ’72

David Dodds ’73

Anne Fleming ’85

Peter Frost ’63

Oliver Jerschow ’92

Laura Money ’81

Peter Neilson ’71

For registration and more information, go to:, or email, or call 416-978-3919.

Bob Pampe ’63

Tim Sellers ’78

Contents Mark Your Calendars


Bits & Pieces


President’s Report


Principal’s Report


UTS Board Report


Advancement Report


Crawford and Hall of Fame Awards 28 Annual Donor Report


On the cover: Dr John Evans ’46 by Robert Lansdale Photography, courtesy University of Toronto Archives & Records Management Services. Above: Participants in the Branching Out careers day event. L-R: Ben Chan ’82, Calum Tsang ’95, Harrison Keenan ’94, Rashaad Bhyat ’95, Dave Schimmelpenninck van der Oye ’75, Elisha Muskat ’01, Oliver Jerschow ’92, Sara Son Hing ’97, Harry Stinson ’71, and Lisa Valencia-Svennson ’86. Not pictured: Andrew Ng ’03 who skyped-in from Nigeria. Our thanks to this issue’s contributors: Ian Brodie ’85, Frank Collins, Steve Craig ’78, Rob Dowsett ’46, the Evans family, Martha Drake, Rosemary Evans, Jim Fleck ’49, Carrie Flood, Heather Henricks, Judy Kay, Anthony Lee ’86, Mark Opashinov ’88, Jane Rimmer, Ronald Royer, Diana Shepherd ’80, Nicole Stoffman, Elizabeth Straszynski, Bill Wilkins ’73, and Carole Zamroutian. Publisher: Martha Drake


Remembering Dr. John Robert Evans Robert Dowsett ’46 shares memories and stories about his close friend John Evans. A true Renaissance Man, John was an inspiring mentor to all those lucky enough to have known him.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

The Art of Political Campaigning As we approach election day, political insider and professor Ian Brodie ’85 weighs in on running a modern political campaign, and how new technology could be used to mobilize habitual non-voters.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

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

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Errata: “UTS Students Making Their Mark in Health Sciences” (The Root, Spring 2015): The project created by Michael Liu ’15 and Bill Jia ’15 for the Sanofi BioGENEius competition came fourth in the GTA – not nationally. UTS student Anoop Manjunath ’15 won the GTA competition and claimed fourth nationally. Our sincerest apologies for these errors.

Bits & Pieces A Compendium of Noteworthy UTS Tidbits

MOOC for Educators UTS and UofT partnered to develop and deliver a MOOC for educators. By Rosemary Evans, Principal Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are offered through the internet, usually free of charge, and can be tapped into by anyone around the world with an internet connection. On July 1, 2015, UofT, in partnership with UTS, launched Teaching with Technology and Inquiry, also known as INQ101x. INQ101x was made available through Edx – a MOOC delivery platform – and was financially supported by the Vice-President and Provost at UofT, the Dean of OISE, and UTS through a grant by Richard Ingram ’61 of Newton Foundation. The objective was to provide professional development to teachers of what we call “STEAM+” topics: the cluster of STEAM subjects (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) with the addition of the “plus” denoting the humanities, languages, and more. Irrespective of specific subject area, though, the course

targets educators who wish to add active inquiry and the use of technology into their classrooms and who are committed to embracing 21st century learning models. MOOCs and UTS seem to be an obvious 21st century “fit”. The school has always valued investigative learning and intellectual inquiry. As a laboratory school historically, we have focused on pedagogy, engaging with educators and teacher-candidates to examine teaching techniques and models, and how to leverage traditional and burgeoning teaching tools to best effect. Through our MOOC, this approach played out virtually and globally, too. The main partner in the creation of the MOOC was Professor Jim Slotta, a Canadian Research Chair and Associate Professor with the Department for Curriculum, Teaching and Learning and the Centre for Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education at OISE. Jim is a World Technology Award Winner in the category of education. He writes extensively about the interplay of technology, pedagogy, and community,

The homepage of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), developed and delivered by UofT and UTS. 4


and has lectured internationally. He and his graduate students have been conducting research at UTS for almost ten years. In fact, during my first week at UTS, in the summer of 2011, I witnessed firsthand the power of Jim’s research and his vision for education by observing our students working through a remarkable, animated and interactive biology project in our SMART Classroom. (See The Root, Spring 2012, p. 4.) In the MOOC, Jim addressed the theoretical aspects of technologyenhanced inquiry while I and other UTS administrators provided the practical, school perspective. For each area of focus, the MOOC also featured UTS teachers, classrooms, and students illustrating the topics under discussion. The modules of the MOOC focused on inquiry and student-centered pedagogy; designing lessons and assessments; collaborative learning; handheld and mobile devices; knowledge co‑construction; and inquiry enactment, including the safety and ethical challenges schools must consider when using this new technology and new forms of pedagogy. MOOC participants had the opportunity to connect with a community of teachers from around the world. They shared teaching challenges, resources, and ideas. They also engaged in small “design groups” and in Special Interest Groups to develop new lessons collaboratively and to test innovative, cutting-edge technologies – in essence, using the MOOC environment to support an unprecedented new model for educator interactivity and collaboration. INQ101x proved to be a rich learning experience for everyone involved and a testament to the power of partnerships and collaboration, as well as offering a glimpse of the role UTS can play in the ever-expanding online arena. n

UTS Competes at the North American Envirothon In the (fictional) town of Cloverdale, Ontario, a difficult fiscal year has put urban tree maintenance at risk. As a member of the Urban Forest Advisory Committee, you are tasked with providing direction and recommendations to the municipality on how to handle the care and planting of trees and the urban forest, in both the older downtown area and newer outlying developments. That’s the gist of just one of the challenges faced by the UTS Envirothon team at the Ontario competition last year. And armed with paper, pens, and flip chart, the group was sequestered for several hours in order to devise a plan that they then presented to a team of experts. The mission of the North American Envirothon – an annual competition that takes place all over the USA and Canada – is to develop in young people an understanding of the principles of natural resource management and ecology, as well as provide practice in dealing with complex resourcemanagement decisions. During the competition, which begins at a regional level and escalates to an international event, teams of five students compete in written and practical tests of environmental knowledge and skills. All have general ecology knowledge, but each team member also specializes in one of five areas: wildlife, aquatics, forestry, and soils, plus a “special” topic each year. In 2015, the special topic was urban forestry. UTS teams have participated in the Envirothon for over 14 years, and have earned the Ontario championship title in four of the last six years. Students start training as early October of their F2 (grade 8) year, although joining in M4 (grade 10) is more common. Weekly meetings, in which experienced students serve as leaders to new participants, have students learning new content and practical skills (soil analysis, bird identification, forestry measurements and management decisions) that go

Photo by Theresa Dunlap, Envirothon Missouri Host Group

Top: Members of the UTS Envirothon team at the international competition in Missouri, July 2015. L-R: Fariba Ishrar, UTS teachers Elizabeth Straszynski and Daniel Genesee, Olivia Anderson-Clarke, Christina Brinza, Daniele Privé, and Kuhan Jeyapragasan. Bottom: Prepping at UTS. L-R: Chris Wai of Forests Ontario, Daniele, Fariba, Elizabeth Straszynski, Christina, and Kuhan.

far beyond the regular curriculum. In the Toronto East regional competition this spring (2015), the UTS A and B teams won first and second places respectively. This qualified Team A for provincials in Lindsay and, from there, the international competition. The Envirothon is generously supported by regional hosts and partners – locally, this is Forests Ontario – who take turns hosting the international event. In July 2015, with financial assistance from UTSPA, UTSAA, Forests Ontario, and individual donors, the UTS team – accompanied by UTS science teachers Elizabeth Straszynski

and Daniel Genesee – traveled to steamy Springfield, Missouri to pit their ecological wits against 53 other teams in the international final. Identifying species and interpreting habitats and issues in Missouri – a very different ecosystem from Ontario – proved particularly challenging. Nevertheless, and despite a relatively young team, UTS finished as the top-performing Canadian team and 14th overall. This success and the learning experiences gained – not to mention the home field advantage – augur well for the future: next year’s international final will be hosted by Trent University in Peterborough, ON. n THE UTS ALUMNI M AGAZINE


Bits & Pieces

UTS Music Hits the High Notes With the constant flow of activity that is customary in the UTS Music Department, it’s worth pausing once in a while to reflect on some of the exciting events and noteworthy accomplishments. The annual Nocturne concert is a case in point. Unlike other UTS music events, students are required to audition for this February performance and so the calibre of artistry is particularly high. The 2015 concert featured stellar performances by a number of students, including the winners of the annual UTS concerto competition, Catherine Hu ’15, cello, and Zhenglin Liu ’15, voice, as well as violinist Emma Meinrenken ’17 and pianist Annie Zhou ’16, both of whom perform and compete internationally. Violinist Conrad Chow ’99 also graced us with a moving rendition of Romance in F minor, Op. 11 by Dvor˘ák for violin and piano. The evening included a donor reception during which guests enjoyed music by Ted Schreiber ’15, and met with performers and the student producers (Benjamin Levy, Kristen Gracie, and Derek Chan from the Class of 2015). We’d love to see you at next year’s Nocturne on Thursday, February 18, 2016.

The UTS Japanese taiko drumming team, coached by Anthony Lee ’86, keeps the hallways pulsing with a rhythmic heartbeat once a week after classes. Over the past seven years – thanks to UTSAA and UTSPA support and donations largely from the Class of ’86 – the ensemble has come a long way: no longer a small group banging on duct-taped garbage cans, there is now almost one drum for each of the 25 students. The group won platinum at the 2013 Kiwanis music competition; with a modern take on a traditional festival song, much of it written and choreographed by senior students, the group took repeat platinum honours at the 2015 competition. If you’re interested in picking up sticks and attending an alumni taiko workshop, email: Further afield, “Orchestra Karaoke”, the 2015 Luminato Festival opening concert, boasted a strong UTS contingent. Mayor John Tory ’72 sang an opening number with Luminato’s Artistic Director, Jorn Weisbrodt. Audience members were eager to sing karaoke with the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra (led by their music director, UTS teacher, Ron Royer), and Billy Bao ’14, Shreya Jha ’16 and Daniel Yoo ’16, were selected with other

young GTA musicians to perform with the orchestra. The current school year swung into action with the arrival of our composerin-residence, Alexander Rapoport. Alex, who is a senior lecturer in composition and theory at UofT, has composed orchestral, chamber, and solo instrumental music as well as music for theatre and film, and has written works for the Talisker Players and the Toronto Sinfonietta, among others. At UTS this year, Alex is working with many students on their composition projects, is involved with Composers’ Club, and is helping to guide a number of students who plan to write largeensemble works. Finally, a reminder that The Twig Tape hasn’t missed a beat in three decades. It was launched in the 1980s by thenUTS music teachers, John Fautley and Natalie Kuzmich, who saw a need for a compilation of original musical compositions by UTS students and alumni. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, this student-produced album has become an integral component of the The Twig yearbook. Many traditions have endured – including the name: the tape long ago became a CD! All Twig Tapes can be accessed here: utunes. n

L-R: The UTS taiko drum ensemble at Junior Music Night; this year’s UTS composer-in-residence, Alexander Rapaport. 6


Photos by David Leyes for Luminato Festival

L-R: Luminato 2015 opening concert: John Tory ’72 (R) performs with Jorn Weisbrodt, the festival’s Artistic Director; UTS music teacher Ron Royer, Music Director of the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra, playing cello (to the left of the conductor).

OISE Hosts International Conference Academics from four countries shared research and discussed future directions in education – including facilitating social-justice practices in schools. By Heather Henricks, Vice Principal At the end of June 2015, several UTS educators – Principal Rosemary Evans, and teachers Nancy Dawe (music), Kris Ewing (health and physical education), and Dr. María Niño-Soto (biology and spanish) – and I attended an international conference hosted by OISE at UofT. “Researching Elite Education: Addressing the Conceptual, Methodological and Ethical Challenges” brought together academics from Canada, the US, the UK, and Australia, with the aim of sharing research, reflecting on practice, and debating future directions. I also had the privilege of appearing on an Educators’ Panel. The subjects of inquiry were farreaching and included an investigation of key concepts, such as the notions of elites, social class, and privilege within a wide range of situations. Throughout its history, UTS has been a merit-based institution, with admission to the school determined by academic ability or potential, a notion of “elite” that is a point of pride for our community. Examining this issue within the broader context of recent research, side-by‑side

with academics from around the world, provided us with a tremendous opportunity to reflect and learn. A focus on various methodological processes was of particular interest to our cohort since, in partnership with OISE, UTS is embarking on a new research project. The project employs the Youth Participatory Action Research (yPAR) model – a qualitative research methodology that provides our students with the tools to answer the question, “What is it like to be a student at UTS?” by examining issues from a variety of perspectives, and by avoiding judgements based on preconceived notions. In short, the answers will provide a view of the school from diverse student perspectives. The UTS strategic plan places a premium on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Consequently, we welcomed the opportunity to explore current findings in the field, more or less “in situ” with our partner research institution! On the final day, Nosh Pestonji, Director of Outreach at Crescent School, Mercy Carbonell from Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, and Ayo Magwood from Maret School in Washington DC were my fellow contributors on the Educators’ Panel. We shared thoughts based on our own experiences, reflecting on three main questions: what can social-justice practices mean within elite educational contexts; how do we enact social justice

within such contexts; and what are the limits and possibilities of social-justiceoriented research of elite education. We and the audience wrestled with complex and fundamental issues, such as the connection between what it might mean to be elite in a specific school context and how that might both hinder and facilitate social-justice work in a given school. At UTS for example, where “elite” can be defined in academic terms, students are frequently skilled at theorizing about equity and social justice, but we need find ways to ensure that they “walk the talk”, too. Attending this conference provided direct access to current educational thinking and to a community of scholars researching this field. Membership in this community of educators, and insights gained, will inform our staff as we go head-to-head with some of these important questions. n

L-R: Leila Angod (moderator and OISE postdoctoral fellow), UTS VP Heather Henricks, Nosh Pestonji (Crescent School), Mercy Carbonell (Phillips Exeter), Ayo Magwood (Maret School). THE UTS ALUMNI M AGAZINE


President’s Report

Why Do Alumni Support UTS? We recognize that UTS is worth nurturing and passing on to future generations of students.

Mark Opashinov, ’88

President, UTSAA

I am often asked about my involvement with the UTS Alumni Association by those outside of the UTS community. While the words differ, they all ask essentially the same thing: “You are the father of two young children, and a busy professional,” they say, “and UTS – your high school after all – is more than a quarter-century in your past. Why on earth do you do it?” For me, the answer is always the same: I do it for the same reasons so many other alumni support UTS in one way or another – be it participating in alumni association or school events, serving on a board or a committee, being a Year Rep, helping with admission interviews, or offering financial support to the school to name just a few examples.

Our continued support for UTS is… a way of making good on a past debt. It is an effort to give back in some measure to the institution that was, for so many of us, a profound influence on our development into the adults we eventually became. To me, the more interesting question is why so many alumni support UTS: of the 5,000 or so living alumni, a very sizeable proportion remains actively connected with the school, often decades after their graduation. I believe that my conversations with alumni in the years



that I have served the Alumni Association have provided me with some insight into this question. My sense is that we alumni do what we do for a number of related reasons. Our continued support for UTS is, for some of us, a way of making good on a past debt. It is an effort to give back in some measure to the institution that was, for so many of us, a profound influence on our development into the adults we eventually became. Others see their support as important in ensuring the preservation of UTS for the benefit of current and future generations of students. Lastly, many alumni with whom I have spoken see their support of UTS as a means to bolster an institution that has a wide impact on society through its development of young adults who are socially responsible, globally-oriented citizens with a drive to learn about and change their world in a multitude of fields. You could sum these all up by saying that alumni seem to have a sense of stewardship towards UTS. They recognize that it was – and is – an institution worth caring about, nurturing, and passing on to those who come later, ideally in a better state than before. But these are just my thoughts on the question. I would very much like to hear from alumni and learn what is it that motivates them to support UTS. Is it what I’ve suggested above? Or is it something altogether different? Please drop me a note at and let me know your reasons. n

Principal’s Report

UTS and University Admissions Today, UTS students are regarded as assets by institutions of higher education around the world. UTS students excel academically, and this is nowhere more clearly evident than in their admission to universities. Entry to highlyranked universities is incredibly competitive and additional factors – for example, ascertaining the criteria institutions employ in making their admissions decisions, and the cost of a university education – have raised the stakes even higher. Determining where to apply and which offer to accept can feel overwhelming. Despite these challenges, UTS students are thriving in the admissions race: the Class of 2015 received offers to many prestigious programs and universities, both locally and globally. Admissions officers from institutions both at home and abroad have assured us that graduating from UTS provides a clear advantage. We provide students with myriad opportunities through which they can distinguish themselves: from Brain Bee and Science Fairs to Varsity athletics, from Science Olympiads to composing and directing original scores. Our alumni help students to find job placements in research labs, hospitals, and financial institutions, as well as in a wide array of volunteer commitments – all of which serve to differentiate UTS grads. Admissions policies vary depending on the country as well as the university. In seeking to fashion an entry class of well-rounded individuals, US admissions officers appraise standardized tests along with entrance essays, interviews, and individual accomplishments. In this model, students with high grades sometimes fail to gain admission, while a student who has distinguished herself in other domains, too, will be offered a place. In contrast, the UK system focuses on a deep understanding within a particular academic discipline. Marks in a limited range of subjects are often the key determinant of success along with interviews with subject experts. Cambridge and

the London School of Economics, for example, require a minimum of five AP score. Ontario universities look at the six highest grade 12 marks along with, where applicable, pre‑requisite courses and occasionally supplementary applications to highlight co‑curricular involvements. Today, competitive Ontario programs boast enrolment rates that challenge Ivy League colleges. A case in point is McMaster University, where entry to three extremely well-regarded programs – Arts and Science, Health Science, and Integrated Science – is limited to a combined total of just 260 students (7.5% of applicants) with a grade average of 95.7%. Seven UTS Class of 2015 students enrolled in these programs; offers were significantly higher. For perspective, in 2013, Harvard accepted 5.8% of applicants, Princeton 7.4%, and MIT 8.2%. In fact, UTS students are represented in all the elite Canadian programs – and many receive significant scholarships, as well. The table below shows how successful the Class of 2015 was in gaining admission to US and UK universities, too. UTS alumni have played a critical role in preparing students to impress the admission staff and professors at top universities. Our alumni have proven to be an exceptional resource to our graduating students, and we are extremely grateful for their ongoing engagement and mentorship. n

Rosemary Evans Principal, UTS

The Class of 2015 accepted places at the following US and UK universities: Brown University (1)

King’s College London (1)

UCLA (1)

University of Cambridge (2)

New York University (1)

Berklee School of Music (1)

Cornell University (2)

University of Oxford (2)

University of Pennsylvania (1)

Harvard University (1)

Stanford University (2)

Yale University (1)

Imperial College London (1)

The University of Chicago (2)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1)



UTS Board Report

On Being a Good UTS Citizen Jamie Day Fleck

Our students have the responsibility to use their talents in the best and most productive ways possible.

Jim Fleck ’49 Board Chair, UTS

In February 2015, I participated in a ceremony in which I was promoted to Companion of the Order of Canada. Curiously enough, this put me in mind of Japan, where I lived many years ago. Japan honours National Living Treasures: artists and artisans who are accomplished in their own rights but who also train and nurture apprentices. This imperative to pass on knowledge and skills can be understood more broadly, too – and in a Canadian context. The Order of Canada’s motto – “they desire a better country” – implies that the recipients are citizens who have a shared value in contributing to making this country a better place. I believe that along with the honour also comes the responsibility to ensure continuity and ongoing improvement by passing on those values to the next generation.

Current students, like those who came before, have the opportunity and responsibility to impact the UTS community – and the world beyond – in positive ways. On Canada Day, I had the privilege of officiating at a citizenship ceremony in which entire families, as well as individuals, became new Canadians. For many, it was a truly momentous occasion. I was struck by how proud the recipients were in the attainment of citizenship and all the rights that come with it. But citizenship is much more than a list of things



we are allowed to do, laws we must obey, and taxes we must pay. It is a covenant between individuals and the country they share. It is a bond between us and those who went before – and those yet to come. It includes a commitment to making a difference; to helping others; to building inclusive and safe communities; to casting a vote and having an influence over who governs us. Good citizenship also entails being mindful of a cluster of national characteristics that define us as Canadians: open-mindedness, tolerance, a “safetynet” orientation to society, accepting differences, flexibility, and a spirit of volunteerism. And what does it mean to be a citizen of UTS? Our students enter a school that has been shaped and formed by generations of students. As a meritbased institution, students through the decades have been selected for admission on the strength of their talents and attributes. With that comes a responsibility to use those talents and attributes in the best and most productive ways possible – both personally and in service of the community. Current students, like those who came before, have the opportunity and responsibility to impact the UTS community – and the world beyond – in positive ways. That world has changed in ways that were unimaginable when I graduated from UTS in 1949. The ability of people to travel and to communicate has expanded exponentially, making us part of a global community – essentially, citizens of the world. It is incumbent upon today’s UTS students and, indeed, upon us all, to keep our horizons wide, and our hearts and minds open: to heed the call of good citizenship. n

Advancement Report

A Rosy Future of Giving The UTS Grad Class Bursary was created by UTS parents to honour their children – and UTS. This year, the graduating S6 students chose to celebrate their last day of school with a new twist on a UTS tradition. (Don’t worry: I’m not talking about the Grad Prank – that still goes on!) During the final assembly of the year, instead of identifying a single staff member to honour above all others, the Class of 2015 decided to honour all UTS staff by presenting each and every one of us with a lovely, long-stemmed rose. This thoughtful and charming gesture was genuinely appreciated by all of the UTS staff. For those of you who were at UTS in 1973, and perhaps unbeknownst to the students in assembly this past June, this considerate act was also a throwback to the welcome the UTS boys of ’73 gave to the first cohort of UTS girls, in the very same auditorium. (See The Root, Fall 2013.) That afternoon, admiring the rose sitting on my office desk, I was reminded of my first year at UTS. Kathleen Crook, mother of Sarah Penturn ’07, dropped by one day and suggested that we set up a system through which parents of S6 students could give a gift to honour their child’s graduation from the school. New and naïve, my mind turned to the inventory of UTS swag we had on hand – baseball cap, anyone? Kathleen kindly pointed out that she and her husband, James Penturn ’77, had in mind something longer-lasting and more significant. And so, eight years ago, the UTS Grad Class Bursary was born, created by UTS parents to honour their children – our newest alumni— and the positive experience their kids enjoyed during their time at UTS. Since its launch, parents of graduating students have donated more than $170,000 in bursary

support. In some years, those same studenthonorees have added their own donations to the fund to celebrate one another. As a result of this generosity, in the 2014-15 school year, $6,500 was provided to a UTS student in bursary support. In just a few weeks, our newest alumni will return to UTS for their graduation ceremony. I am mindful that the initial bursary grant from the Grad Class Bursary was made in 2009 – which means that the Class of 2015 is the first cohort to have received funds from this source every year they were at the school. I am also mindful that it is the gifts of financial aid made by alumni, parents, and staff that allowed fully 20% of this class to enter UTS, remain at UTS, and graduate from UTS.

Martha Drake Executive Director, Advancement

The gifts of financial aid made by alumni, parents, and staff allowed fully 20% of the class of 2015 to enter UTS, remain at UTS, and graduate from UTS. When the S6 students presented those roses during assembly, they declared that they were doing so in appreciation for all of the gifts they had received over the course of their six years at the school. As such, their message was directed to all of you who have supported our students through your financial donations, your volunteerism, and your advocacy. This generosity stems from a belief that UTS is worth supporting, and from an understanding that a commitment to the growth of UTS students is essential. And for that, we all thank you. n






Dr. John Robert Evans

A physician, academic and university administrator, business leader, biotech entrepreneur, and global-health pioneer, John Evans ’46 was a true Renaissance Man – and an inspiring mentor to all those lucky enough to have known him. By Robert C. Dowsett ’46


uch has been written about the many outstanding world-changing accomplishments of Dr. John Evans ’46 as a physician, medical school founder, university president, foundation head, corporation director, board chairman and innovation activist. I would like to add some personal observations about the young man I met in high school some 75 years ago. John and I graduated from UTS in June of 1946, when we were both approaching our 17th birthdays. During our schooldays, we enjoyed our classes with wonderful teachers, and we worked hard, acquiring solid basic educations. We played football for the UTS Senior Team; I was the center, and “Big John” was a tackle. Many times, John and the other competent large tackle, Fraser “Moose” Mustard ’46, saved my bacon in the scrimmages.

John became a good friend and so did Moose. John went on to become a varsity football player at the University of Toronto, and later became a member of UofT’s Sports Hall of Fame – but his football career started at UTS. In June of 1945, as we were finishing Grade 12, we were looking for summer jobs to earn some money before our final year of high school. John’s uncle, Colonel McAlpine, arranged for John and a friend to spend the summer in the Northwest Territories as camp-helpers on a six–man prospecting team, working on already-staked gold claims in the barren lands on the shores of Courageous Lake, 150 miles north of Yellowknife, very close to the Arctic Circle. I was the lucky friend that John asked to accompany him on this exciting, life-changing adventure.

At McMaster (left), in 1972 and (above) in 1969 with a model of the McMaster University Medical Centre. Photos courtesy McMaster University.



Left: The UTS first rugby team in 1946 with (L-R) Mr. J. Willis (coach) and Class of ’46 players Robert Dowsett (captain), Alan Lawson, John Evans, Fraser Mustard, and Peter Whyte. Centre: John Evans in the summer of 1945 trying on antlers for size. Right: The wedding of Rob Dowsett to Lois McHardy, with best man John Evans and maid of honour Joie Love behind.



That summer, and for decades thereafter, I observed what seemed to be John’s guiding principle in all phases of his life, namely: “How can I help others get good things accomplished?” With insightful communication skills – often laced with a wonderful sense of humour – John started a lifetime of inspiring mentorship for thousands of friends and colleagues. After flying north from Yellowknife in a small float-plane, John and I began work as gofers, doing all the grunt work under the guidance of two tough 50-year-old sourdough prospectors, Joe Bloomer and Joe Paquin; also on the team were a geophysicist and the team leader, who was a geologist. We worked hard, setting up tents, hauling water, lugging boxes of supplies using tumplines, building a small camp stove, cooking meals (mostly canned food), and setting lines for the magnetometer work the geophysicist was conducting. During that two-month stint, John was the cheerful optimist, always innovating and finding some way to get the job done and possibly make us laugh about it. We built an outdoor privy (there was no “indoors”) in the little clump of scrub spruce trees near our camp – just a threefoot-long cross-pole strapped about two feet above the ground to two standing spruce trees. John learned about the sticky sap on the newly cut spruce pole when he used the privy for the first time, leaving some skin from his backside on the sticky pole. He took this and many other hardships that summer in his stride and made us all laugh a lot.

On August 1st of 1945, we saw one caribou on the rolling hills of the barren lands where you can see for miles; on August 2nd we saw four caribou, and on August 3rd we saw thousands, as the herd migrated past us. One of the sourdoughs had a rifle and he shot a caribou for our dinner; after the animal was butchered, John took the severed head and held it by its antlers in front of his face, pretending to be half-caribou and halfman – again bringing laughter and enjoyment to the team.

That summer, and for decades thereafter, I observed what seemed to be John’s guiding principle in all phases of his life, namely: “How can I help others get good things accomplished?” In the fall of 1946, John and I both started our first year at UofT, he heading for medicine while I opted for mathematics. We both joined the Toronto Chapter of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity, and spent many Monday evenings at Chapter meetings over the next several years. The fraternity brothers would often get into serious discussions about the future, and I remember clearly one such discussion a few of us had about what we all wanted to accomplish in our

Photos courtesy Rob Dowsett ’46

careers. Others spoke of hoped-for business and professional accomplishments and efforts to enhance world peace; John’s reply was “I hope to make my wife happy.” Near the end of his medical school, while interning, John met a lovely young nurse, Gay Glassco, who brought him food and drink on his breaks in the basement of Toronto General Hospital. They fell in love, and she became the one he made happy. In May of 1954, John wrote to me from Oxford where he was studying on a Rhodes Scholarship, asking me to be an usher at his forthcoming wedding to Gay in Toronto. In typical Evans style, he opened the letter with self-deprecating humour: “This is very late [it was a month before the wedding] because as usual, Evans is way behind the times.” I accepted his invitation and was one of several good friends who were ushers at the very formal wedding (morning suit with grey vest and gloves and hard turneddown collar). It was a wonderful wedding, with an outdoor reception that was capped off by the ushers throwing John, morning suit and all, into the swimming pool: pay-back for the many pranks that he had pulled on his friends over the years. The bride’s mother was not pleased, but smiled eventually at her very wet new son-in-law. Earlier, John Evans had been the best man at my wedding, and he remained a best man in my eyes for a lifetime. Family was always important to John. He was born in 1929, the youngest of seven children. John’s father died when he was two years old and

his mother died when he was nine, leaving his teenaged siblings to raise him. This history of loss combined with sibling loyalty helped build John’s strong feelings about the importance of family. John and Gay had six children together: Derek, Michael, Mark ’75, Gillian, Tim ’78, and Willa. This is a very accomplished family: Derek is President, CEO, and Director of Pengrowth Energy Corp. in Calgary; twin sons Michael and Mark were both on the Canadian men’s eight rowing team that won a gold medal in the 1984 Olympics; Mark is a partner in Balderton Capital in London, UK; Michael is President of the Alibaba Group; Gillian (Gill) is an independent philanthropy professional and involved in MaRS; Tim has followed in his father’s footsteps as he is currently the Senior Director of Health Nutrition and Population Global Practice for the World Bank (John was the Founding Director of the department in 1979), and Tim is the former Director, Health Equity at the Rockefeller Foundation in New York (John was the first Canadian Chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation); and Willa is a veterinary

John and wife, Gay, at MaRS in 2009.



Milestones 1952: Medical degree from the University of Toronto 1954: Rhodes Scholarship 1955: Doctoral degree from Oxford University (specializing in internal medicine and cardiology) 1965–1972: Founding dean of the McMaster University Faculty of Medicine, where he set the benchmark for training effective physicians. He was only 35 years old at the time. 1972–1978: President of the University of Toronto 1978: At the request of Pierre Trudeau, he ran for a seat in the House of Commons as a Liberal in Toronto riding of Rosedale; he was defeated by former Toronto Mayor David Crombie 1979–1983: Founding Director of the Population, Health and Nutrition Department of the World Bank in Washington, DC, where he developed programs in population health throughout the world. 1987 to 1995: Chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation 1995–2002: Chair and CEO of Allelix Biopharmaceuticals Inc., he established Canada’s first biotechnology company, creating a model for Canada’s biotechnology industry. Chairman of Torstar Corporation Chairman of Alcan Aluminum Ltd.

2000: Co-founder and later Chairman of the MaRS Discovery District

Honours and Awards Honorary Doctorates from 15 universities, including UofT, McMaster, Queen’s, Wilfred Laurier, Yale, Johns Hopkins, and Maastricht

1978: Made a Companion of the Order of Canada 1991: Made a Member of the Order of Ontario 1991: Made an Honorary Fellow of University College, Oxford 1992: Awarded the Gairdner Foundation Wightman Award 2000: Inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame 2005: Inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame 2007: Awarded the Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research 2009: Received the inaugural H.J. Crawford Award from UTS 16


professional. John certainly was an inspiring mentor on the home front. John’s thoughtfulness regarding others was exemplified by the “I Remember” article that appeared in the Globe and Mail last March after John died, wherein our UTS classmate Barrie deVeber ’46 wrote about John. Barrie, a Catholic with a French-speaking mother, had been harassed while at UTS because of his small stature, his religion, and his French lineage; years later, when John was President at UofT, John called Barrie – then a doctor himself and professor of medicine at Western University – to apologize for the harassment that had occurred many years earlier. Barrie remembered that phone call, which revealed “a particularly tender side of John Evans’ character” – a very apt and accurate observation about a man very attuned to the challenges faced by others. In 1974, I joined the board of directors of Canada’s strongest steel producer, Dofasco Inc., with headquarters in Hamilton. John was already a director of that fine company; a few years later, John joined the board of directors of Crown Life Insurance Company, where I was CEO. On both of these boards, I observed my old friend in a business setting, and saw that John was an excellent board member, quick to understand complex issues. What he did not know about good corporate governance was not worth knowing. In addition, even in serious board discussions, he sometimes dared to inject some of his straight-faced wit, which would produce laughter, relieve pressure, and help bring about satisfactory outcomes. In later years, while John was very busy with his many corporate and other duties (World Bank, Rockefeller Foundation, Dofasco Director, Royal Bank Director, Chairman of Allelix, of Alcan, of Torstar, of the Canada Foundation for Innovation and of MaRS), he still made time for UTS. John was the thought-leader and main protagonist for both the Preserving the Opportunity fundraising campaign launched in 1998 after provincial funding for UTS was withdrawn, and the formation of a formal Board of Directors to lead UTS on its road to self-sufficiency. From 1998 through 2010, John counselled and mentored many UTS staff members and interested alumni, challenging them in his own persuasive way to help overcome the hurdles the School was facing. In 2009, recognizing John’s “unparalleled commitment to UTS and its community,” the school honoured John with the inaugural

Photo courtesy Evans family

H.J. Crawford Award. The Award citation reads: “He epitomizes the very essence of UTS: he is a scholar, a sportsman, a compassionate leader, and an outstanding citizen influencing and shaping the world around him for the better.”

From 1998 through 2010, John counselled and mentored many UTS staff members and interested alumni. In June 2006, to commemorate its 60th year after graduation, the Class of 1946 set about to collect from classmates the “Class of 1946 Andy Lockhart Bursary Fund.” The members of the organizing committee for the Fund were Joe McArthur (Chair), Larry Heath, Dennis Evans, and me. I was asked to speak to John about his participation; he thought that it was a fine project, and told me that we should urge class members to “pledge enough dollars so it hurts – then it will be a meaningful gift.” He then added: “I will contribute $25,000, but only if this is not the largest donation.” Using this prod, we raised more than $250,000 for the Bursary Fund. At age 77,

John was still leading and helping others – in this instance, his former classmates – to get good things accomplished. Even after John became very ill in 2013 and 2014, he still was keenly interested in the progress the UTS Board and staff were making in overcoming obstacles to the school’s continued existence. His friends visited with him in his home, and he still was generating sound advice to be passed along to Principal Rosemary Evans, who was then and still is working hard with the UTS Board to establish the new affiliation of UTS with the UofT, and to plan the new physical space for the school. During the whole of his adult life, John Evans was a good listener. In his corporate life and in his personal life, he was exposed to all kinds of complex problems and fascinating opportunities. He could quickly grasp the essence of the issues involved, and then he welcomed the chance to help find effective courses of action. After a conversation with John, one always felt better – and sure that good solutions could be found. John Evans passed away peacefully at home on February 13, 2015, after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. He was an inspiring mentor; a wonderful friend, husband, and father; and he is greatly missed by all who knew him. n

A quiet moment fishing on Tadenac Bay.





The Art of Political Campaigning As we approach election day, political insider and professor Ian Brodie ’85 weighs in on running a modern political campaign, and how new technology could be used to mobilize habitual non-voters – particularly youth, new Canadians, and self-employed workers – to cast their ballots.


lection campaigns are a niche business in Canada. Each major party is legally allowed to spend only about $20 million nationally during a five-week Canadian federal election. This year’s campaign is longer, so the parties can spend proportionately more. But nothing in Canada compares to the $2 billion that Hillary Clinton is expected to spend on her second presidential campaign between now and November 2016. Canadian election campaigns are relatively brief: legally, a Canadian election period must be no shorter than 36 days, and they rarely last much longer than that. US campaigns, on the other hand, go on for more than a year and feature massive spending in a huge number of expensive media markets. From the 1950s until the 1990s, the critical importance of mass-market TV advertising on a handful of television stations forced political parties to build their campaigns around broad, mostly inoffensive, TV ads. Over the last decade or so, changing technologies and the drop in the cost of those technologies has driven an expansion of direct contact campaigning. Since 2000, inexpensive telephone calls and automated telephone programs, email, and now social-media platforms have combined with the

low cost of massive data operations to make targeted communications with individual voters more and more powerful. Add in the ability of economical data operations to let parties craft telephone, email, and social-media campaigns around an individual voter’s specific political views and concerns – and you have a new era of campaigning. Let‘s take a look at what we might see in this fall’s election campaigns – including how new technology could allow candidates to create messages designed to entice habitual non-voters to turn up on October 19.

Custom-Made Messaging Parties now spend less money transmitting generic TV ads to mass audiences and more on individual communication pieces that speak to an individual voter’s concerns. This is a positive change: voters are busy people, and they expect parties to speak directly to them about their interests and concerns. In these days of declining turnout at the polls, parties have to work hard to create messaging compelling enough to make voters actually show up.

Left, top: Ian Brodie with Prime Minister Harper in the PM’s office, June 2008. Left, bottom: Ian at Buckingham Palace in June 2006. Travelling with the PM, Ian was en route to St. Petersburg for a G-8 Summit. Photos by David Ransom



The next generation of politicos. These UTSers helped organize the Student Vote (the national organization that arranges mock votes) at UTS for the 2014 Toronto mayoral election. There are plans for another vote during October 2015 to mirror the federal election as well.

Building a data operation is tough in Canada. American political parties can and do spend generously to buy lists of magazine subscribers, association members, and car owners showing which brands of car they own. They use these records to extrapolate the political views and priorities of millions of individual voters. Canada does not have a well-developed market for that kind of data: instead, parties have to invest massively in contacting each potential voter – by mail, phone, in person, or digitally – to uncover his/her political views and priorities directly. This is time-consuming, but it’s essential to building a direct-contact campaign. Of course, TV election ads aren’t dead – but the techniques of designing a political TV ad campaign have changed. The profusion of TV and radio channels, plus the millions of online advertising opportunities, means a media campaign is not just a matter of producing an effective commercial any longer. Parties produce diverse ads to reach a variety of voters, then skilled media buyers have to make sure each ad runs in an effective slot. Since each party is after different kinds of voters, each makes different choices about where and when to advertise. Money dedicated to TV ads has to be used wisely; the challenge is to tailor various types of advertising on many issues to the people who will find those particular commercials interesting and relevant, while still making sure you reach enough voters to win.

Social-Media Campaigns One new social-media technology to look for in this year’s campaign is the use of low-cost, roundthe-clock live video webstreaming. Smartphone 20


apps like Meerkat and Periscope will let reporters, activists, and candidates film everything going on around them and broadcast the footage in real time to anyone with an internet connection. For the first time in history, literally everything that goes on in a national campaign tour has the potential to be on live television all the time. Coverage won’t be limited to set piece events or scrums, but could extend to every interaction that takes place from the issue of the writ of election until the polls close. No one involved in a campaign will have a private moment, ever. Some will revel in this unparalleled level of transparency and accessibility. Unfortunately, any insights gained by voters will likely be outweighed by the infinite number of irrelevant, entertaining “gotcha” moments captured for all eternity and broadcast unedited.

The (Not So) Great Debate We already know about another big change from the past in this election campaign. The governing Conservatives decided to break with the broadcast consortium that has typically organized and aired televised leaders’ debates. This cozy arrangement – in which a handful of media executives and a handful of party operatives agreed on the format and rules for election debates behind closed doors – long outlived the 1970s media structure that created it. In the era of cable-cutting, and streaming services such as Netflix, podcasts, webinars, and videocasts, it’s hard to defend the decision to put that much political power in such a small number of hands. Besides which, the product this monopoly offered was a deadly-dull debate speaking to a handful of issues deemed to be mainstream by the country’s old-line media executives. This time, many different news outlets and civic organizations will be able to mount an election debate on any issue they think is interesting, and then recruit leaders to attend. Not all leaders will have the time to participate in every debate, and that will be a loss for voters. However, the number of new voices raising new issues and pulling untraditional audiences into politics will more than balance those losses. This daring experiment could well boost the overall audience for leaders’ debates. I will be watching to see which outlets and organizations run a credible debate that attracts the key leaders and an audience by addressing questions that are relevant to that audience.

The new world of leaders’ debates is not the only way traditional news media are on the defensive. Party leaders typically hit the road for five or six days each week during a campaign and charge news organizations to send reporters along. However, as broadcast and print news budgets continue to contract, fewer and fewer media outlets want to spend the money to cover leaders’ tours first-hand – which in turn is shrinking the size of those tours.

Going On Tour Today, reporters who do join a tour are travelling light: for print reporters, an iPad, cell phone, and notebook suffice; and broadcast reporters are packing less than ever before. Once, a TV network needed a correspondent, tons of cumbersome equipment, and a cluster of technicians just to get a few minutes of news; today, more compact production technology makes broadcasting news easier and faster than ever before. This has a big impact on the business of campaigning. Not long ago, 150-200 people might have accompanied a candidate, travelling across the country every day. Parties still usually charter an Airbus 319 or similar airplane for the five or six weeks of a campaign – but with fewer members of the press going along for the ride, fewer campaign staff are needed to move them around. If not during this election, the day is coming when political parties will take advantage of the opportunity to make their tours much more compact and nimble. Reducing media and staff contingents make smaller airplanes feasible – and those smaller airplanes can get into less-populous centres more easily. Maybe future campaign teams will opt to forego chartered aircraft for most of the campaign in favour of devoting more time to big cities, where news outlets can cover campaign events with local correspondents at a lower cost. The recent drop in oil prices makes the Airbus 319-sized campaign tour affordable in 2015, but the day of reckoning for gigantic tours is coming. If a party decided not to charter a large airplane for an entire campaign, could it get the same effect with a more virtual tour? Parties could create their own, proprietary TV studios and put their leader and other key personalities into local TV shows, webcasts, and online townhalls from coast to coast, reaching voters more directly. That kind of campaign would be less spontaneous

than the gigantic leader’s tour, but it would not necessarily be dull – and it might allow campaigns to speak to voters more clearly.

Reaching Untraditional Voters Budgeting for a national election campaign is a special art when you have a fixed budget to spend. Every campaign activity is in competition with every other campaign activity in this fixed-pot approach to financing: a dollar spent chartering an airplane can’t be spent on TV ads or social media. This makes campaign planners very conservative, and reluctant to take risks on new technologies or tactics. The cap on campaign spending often discourages parties from trying to reach untraditional voters: it’s usually better to invest on reaching habitual voters. Youth, new Canadians, shift workers, and the self-employed are difficult to reach through traditional campaign tactics, so it’s no surprise citizens don’t turn up to vote like they used to. Hectoring ads from Elections Canada haven’t reversed the downward trend in voter turnout, so it’s up to campaign teams to mobilize citizens to show up on election day. In a world of campaign spending caps, spending money on untraditional voters is hard to justify. Creating an incentive for parties to reach out to new voters – who often pay limited attention to election campaigns until a few days or even hours before the polls open – might increase voter turnout. In Australia, where voting is mandatory, parties typically run safe, traditional campaigns until the very end of an election when the leastengaged voters start to take notice. Then, all hell breaks loose as the parties compete with a frenzy of flashy announcements about new benefit programs, tough new law-and-order policies, or anything else that will cut through the boring news reporting of the “political horse-race” and interest people who don’t usually follow politics. Despite the fact that parties can only accept very small donations, the spending cap system is unlikely to be abolished any time soon. However, as an experiment, maybe we could run an election where spending wasn’t regulated in the last 24 or 48 hours of the campaign. That would allow the parties to test new tactics and techniques to reach habitual non-voters and infrequent voters – without having to skimp on their spending to get habitual voters to the polls. n

Ian Brodie in The Twig, 1985.

Ian Brodie ’85 is an Associate Professor at Law & Society Program at the University of Calgary. He was Executive Director of the Conservative Party for the 2004 federal election, and travelled with Stephen Harper’s tour during the 2006 election. He served as Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Harper from 2006 to 2008.



Alumni News

The Last Hockey Game (Goose Lane Editions, 2014), is a novel by Bruce McDougall ’69. Bruce says it, “describes… professional hockey through the lens of the last game of the Stanley Cup finals in 1967.” A collection of his short stories, Every Minute is a Suicide, (Porcupine’s Quill, 2014) received an Independent Publisher IPPY Award and an eLit Award for digital publishing excellence. Bruce has written or co-written 16 non-fiction books, and has published essays in The Antigonish Review and short stories in Geist, subTerrain and Scrivener. As a student, he was an editor of The Harvard Lampoon. He attended the UofT Law School before becoming a full-time writer.

Courtesy the University of Saskatchewan

Notes on The Interesting Lives and Outstanding Achievements of Our Alumni

Peter Stoicheff ’74 has been named president of the University of Saskatchewan.

moral imperative is too strong, for us not to play our part,” he said in a speech at the university. He is a two-time winner of the “Faux Faulkner” parody contest, has written about poet Ezra Pound, and has undertaken interdisciplinary work on literature and digital humanities. In February 2015, Lawrence Hill ’75 was

Peter Stoicheff ’74 has been named

Former UTS math teacher and UofT mathematics professor, Bruce “Nails” MacLean (above), celebrated his 104th birthday by hosting, for the fourth year running, a festive birthday luncheon at Evangel Hall Mission drop-in centre in Toronto. The party, on May 6, was attended by centre guests, Bruce’s family and friends, and members of the media – including crews from several news outlets. 22


president of the University of Saskatchewan (UofS). After earning a Ph.D. at UofT, he became a professor of English at UofS in 1986 and subsequently became dean of the College of Arts and Science. During his time as dean, the faculty put in place measures to reduce the drop-out rate of first-year aboriginal students, and Peter sees aboriginal education as a continuing priority for the university. “We cannot deem [our] role a success unless we become a force of change for aboriginal education… The educational gap is too great, the

made a Member of the Order of Canada. He was cited for his contributions as an author and activist who tells the stories of Canada’s Black community – notably through the critically acclaimed Book of Negroes, (Harper Collins, 2011) – and for advocacy work in support of women and girls in Africa. His latest novel, The Illegal (Harper Collins, 2015), inspired by the stories of undocumented refugees, was released in September.

David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye ’75, a professor of Russian history at

Brock University, has been elected to the Royal Society of Canada. Established in 1882, the Royal Society is the senior Canadian collegium of distinguished scholars, artists and writers.

John Stone ’85, Serra Hunter Fellow

de Barcelona, has been awarded a fellowship for study at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland as part of a new scheme to enable scholars to access the university’s rich archives and rare books. The program attracted entries from across the globe, and John was one of three academics selected. He is focusing on library formation at the Royal Scots College, Valladolid in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

At the camp’s opening ceremony, participants pledged to “play fair and have fun”. In a CTV news segment, Judith noted that her objective was for the students to “learn about the hard work that is involved in reaching the level of the Pan Am sports,” and about “dedication, resilience, practice, and learning from your mistakes.” There was a solid UTS presence at this year’s Stratford Festival. Ben Carlson ’87 played Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music and Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew. Cynthia Smithers ’06 also appeared in the The Sound of Music as well as Carousel. In addition, since 2012, Dave Auster ’86 has been Festival producer.

Last summer, when Panamania hit Toronto, Judith Kramer ’86, who is principal of the TDSB’s Dovercourt Public School, was instrumental in launching a Pan-Am Games-inspired summer school incorporating math, literacy, and science as well as sports.

David Hou. Courtesy Stratford Festival.

in English Literature at the Universitat

Philibert Schogt ’77 at a book signing for End of Story/Einde Verhaal.

David Hou. Courtesy Stratford Festival.

Philibert Schogt ’77 describes his book End of Story/Einde Verhaal (Arbeiderspers, 2015) as, “a rather unusual novel, in that it is made up of two parts, one written in English and the other in Dutch. Each can be read separately, but together they form a greater whole. So even if you don’t know any Dutch, you can still read the other half of the book and get a ‘whole’ story.” For all you non-Dutch-reading readers out there, Phil says there’s an English‑English version in the works.

L-R: Lawrence Hill ’75, Member of the Order of Canada and author of The Illegal; Cynthia Smithers ’06 dancing in The Sound of Music and Ben Carlson ’87 as Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew, both at the Stratford Festival. THE UTS ALUMNI M AGAZINE


This is Mary Brown, a new solo play by Obie-award winner – and former UTS school captain – Winsome Brown ’90, enjoyed a three-week run at New York’s La MaMa theatre in June 2015. In the play, Winsome channels her mother, Mary Brown, an iconoclastic and wickedly funny Irish immigrant, her Alaskan frontiersman father, and more than a dozen other characters to tell the epic story of a mother’s life. The New York Times called it “Lovely… honest… affecting,” and said “such frank and straightforward storytelling is poignant.” Winsome also took This is Mary Brown to the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe where it was enjoyed by UTS Chair of the Board Jim Fleck ’49. In February 2015, Eric Walsh ’90 was appointed Ambassador at the Embassy of Canada to Korea. Before this assignment, he was director of East and North Asia relations in the Canadian government in Ottawa, and had fulfilled postings to Berlin, Bucharest, and Geneva.

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L-R: Winsome Brown ’90 in her play This is Mary Brown; Dory Boyer and Dan Gutman from the Class of ’91 at UTS during the Pan Am Games. Dory Boyer ’91 was the Chief Doctor for the Canadian Team at the Pan Am Games this year. While in Toronto for the games, he found time to reconnect with UTS friend and Toronto lawyer, Dan Gutman ’91. After reliving old memories over an ice-cream cone at Greg’s, they stopped by UTS for a tour.

In Born to Walk (ECW Press, 2015), Daniel Rubinstein ’91 examines “the humble act of putting one foot in front

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of the other [that] transcends age, geography, culture, and class, and is one of the most economical and environmentally responsible modes of transit.” The Toronto Star described the book as a “thoughtprovoking, transcendent examination of the benefits of walking”. The Winnipeg Free Press observed that it “should be required reading for Canadian politicians, policy-makers, planners and pedestrians”. Daniel is a National Magazine Award–winning writer and editor, and contributes to publications such as The Walrus, the Globe and Mail, and The Economist.

Check-out new UTS merchandise at: Author Daniel Rubinstein ’91. 24


ALUMNI NEWS The Good Brother (ChiZine Publications, 2015), the first novel by Elaine Chen ’94, was published in June. The young-adult fantasy novel tells the story of a young Chinese-Canadian woman haunted by her brother’s ghost and the ghosts of her former selves, despite her efforts to start over. Notwithstanding this milestone in her literary career, Elaine says she “has no plans to quit her web-design job.” Oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Benjamin Lin ’95, has been elected to Governing Council of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, the self-regulatory body for dentists in the

province. He has been appointed to the Registration Committee and the Legal and Legislation Committee.

research program that aims to increase recruitment of underprivileged students to post-secondary education and careers in STEM fields.

Jessica Ware ’95 was one of two

scientists from Rutgers UniversityNewark to receive the prestigious early CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. The prize is given to junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through the integration of outstanding research and excellence in teaching. Jessica, an entomologist who studies evolution, was awarded more than $800,000 to investigate how the social structure of lower-termite colonies might have arisen 140 million years ago. Along with undergraduate and graduate students working in her lab, Jessica trains Newark high-school students in fieldwork and the scientific method through a Rutgers summer-

Mike Morgan ’97 and Molly Worthen welcomed daughter Winifred Louise Morgan on January 26, 2015. Mike and Molly are both faculty members in the history department at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

The annual Lawyer Show is held at the Nightwood Theatre and supports the resident company’s work as the oldest professional women’s theatre company in Canada. This year’s play was Love’s Labour’s Lost and the cast, once again, included UTS alumni: Jon Bitidis ’99 and Danny Kastner ’98. Kelly Thornton, Nightwood’s Artistic Director who staged many UTS plays in the ’90s, directed.

L-R: Jessica Ware ’95 (far right) and colleagues in the field in search of entomological specimens; Mike Morgan ’97 and Winnie, the new addition to his family; Danny Kastner ’98 and Jon Bitidis ’99 in the annual Lawyer Show.

The Keys Gallery

Skye Louis ‘02

aPOCalypse now / The Future is Ours Opening Reception: October 15, 2015, 6:00–9:00 p.m. The opening reception will include an artist talk and reading circle on the topic of “Semiotic Ghosts, New Worlds, and the Apocalypse”. All are welcome! The Keys Gallery is located in room 137 at UTS. Please email enquiries to



ALUMNI NEWS Rei and Albert Tang ’99 are happy to announce that their son Maximus is the proud big brother of Leonidas, who arrived in late-February 2015. “Little Leo gave us a bit of a scare and had a brief stay at the neonatal ICU,” says Albert, but adds that Leo is now doing well. Carolyn Harris ’02 completed a Ph.D.

in European history in 2012 and currently teaches at the UofT’s School of Continuing Studies. Her first book, Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada: Democracy, Law and Human Rights (Dundurn, 2015) was published in May 2015 to complement the Magna Carta Canada 2015 touring exhibition. Her writing on royalty and history has appeared in numerous publications including the Globe and Mail, Ottawa Citizen, Smithsonian Magazine, and the BBC News Magazine, and she is a frequent contributor to television and radio, including CBC syndicated radio and the CTV news channel. Kat Sandler ’04 wrote and directed a new play, Liver, that was performed at The Store Front Theatre, Toronto, in May

L-R: Big brother Maximus with baby Leonidas, sons of Rei and Albert Tang ’99; author Carolyn Harris ’02.

2015. In his review of the play, Richard Ouzounian, writing in the Toronto Star, called Kat “the most exciting theatre voice in this city today… Besides being terribly funny and wonderfully thought-provoking… Liver [makes] some disturbingly serious observations that will make you sit bolt upright in your seat.” While completing master’s studies at Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID), Josh Budman ’09 saw medical staff measuring wounds – such as bed sores and diabetic ulcers, which don’t conform

to straight lines – with a ruler. This inspired Josh and his business partner Kevin Keenahan, along with former Johns Hopkins surgeon Gabriel Brat, to create a mobile app and web dashboard for medical professionals that would document and track the shape and size of these wounds in order to gauge responses to treatment. The company received $750,000 in seed funding in January 2015 and has grown to five employees. They are currently working with Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Home Care Group to test the app. Vivek Kesarwani ’09 is a co-founder and

the chief technology officer of Onyx Motion. The company is developing “Swish”, a basketball “digital coach” app designed to be loaded onto wearable tech devices like Android Wear and Apple Watch. Swish promises to “show you how to play and how to improve

Wearable tech by Vivek Kesarwani ’09. 26



L-R: Vivek Kesarwani ’09 on the court trying out his newly-developed Swish app; Eliza Pope ’12 in concert at the Jazz Bistro in Toronto.

at the moment you need it most” by offering technique tips based on a realtime analysis of the user’s performance. Vivek and business partner Marissa Wu built the software as part of The Next 36 entrepreneurial leadership program. The project is supported by the UTEST program, MaRS Innovation, and The Next 36; they have also launched an online Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for continued development. Eliza Pope ’12 launched her debut

album, Call Me a Fool, on May 19, 2015 at the Jazz Bistro in Toronto where she was joined by jazz luminaries Mark Kieswetter,

Ross Macintyre, Eric St‑Laurent, and Max Roach. The album is a mix of “well‑chosen classics and freshly-written originals” that highlight Eliza’s vocal versatility. It “showcases a rich potential,” observed Kerry Doole, writing on In June 2015, Lauren Chan ’13, a medical student at Queen’s University, was selected as the winner in the Undergraduate Student category of the Science and Human Rights Coalition student essay competition run by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). As part of the award, she attended the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition Meeting in Washington, DC and will be starting a student advocacy group with them this year.

Queen’s University medical student and essay winner, Lauren Chan ’13.

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Annual Alumni Dinner Saturday, October 24, 2015 Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel, 525 Bay Street, Toronto 5:30 p.m. Reception • 7:00 p.m. Dinner

All alumni are welcome – especially those celebrating anniversary years:

1935 • 1940 • 1945 • 1950 1955 • 1960 • 1965 • 1970 1975 • 1980 • 1985 • 1990 1995 • 2000 • 2005 • 2010 As part of our dinner program, the seventh H.J. Crawford Award will be presented and UTS Hall of Fame inductees will be honoured. Come early to attend these events at the school: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.: Enjoy a tour and meet staff and students at the UTS Admissions Open House. 1:30 p.m.: Attend the UTSAA AGM in Room 135.

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Seventh Annual H.J. Crawford Award and Hall of Fame Induction 2015 UTS is honoured to announce Bill Saunderson ’52 as the recipient of this year’s H.J. Crawford Award. Bill has been an extraordinary support to UTS over the years. When asked to help with the creation of the UTS Foundation, Bill brought his vast experience from years of helping other health, arts, and education-related foundations. He has been instrumental in shaping the UTS Foundation, serving as its inaugural president from 2006 to the present. His efforts have helped to secure accessibility to a UTS education and to ensure the school’s merit-based admissions will continue. In the wider world, Bill founded Sceptre Investment Counsel Ltd. in 1971, where he was a senior partner for 24 years. In 1995, he was elected a member of the Ontario PC Party and served as Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism. Bill has served on the boards of Trent University, the Shaw Festival Governor’s Council, and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, among others. Please join us at the Annual Alumni Dinner to celebrate the presentation of this prestigious award, and for the induction of the 2015 Hall of Fame honorees. For tickets, call 416-978-3919 or go to

Nominate someone for the H.J. Crawford Award. Go to: Cassidy Kunicyn ’14 had a very

second-most of the freshman class – that included a career‑high 78 minutes against Stephen F. Austin State University, and fired 11 shots on the season.

successful freshman year on the women’s soccer team at University of Louisiana where she is majoring in finance. She played in all 19 games and made six starts. She also logged 736 minutes – the

UTS in New York

Cassidy Kunicyn ’14 (left) in fine soccer form.

In April, more than 30 alumni attended a reception in New York hosted by UTS Board Chair Jim Fleck ’49, Principal Rosemary Evans, and Martha Drake, Executive Director, Advancement. A big thank you to New York Chapter Heads Sasha Tailor ’04, Adarsh Gupta ’12, Grace Kim ’12, and William Tang ’12 for helping to plan the event. UTS students were in New York in April, too, for the annual arts trip to the city. This year’s itinerary included a performance of the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall featuring Jamie Sommerville ’80, Principal Horn.

Clockwise from top L: Reg Hawes bids farewell to UTS at the final assembly of the 2014-15 year; a huge turnout at the Branching Out speed mentoring event; visiting alumni in the classroom: teacher candidate Vanessa Ip ’11; Darrell Tan ’94; and Jacob Tsimerman ’06.

AGO Tour Sixteen alumni and guests toured the Art Gallery of Ontario this past April to take in the general exhibit as well as Jean Michel Basquiat: Now’s The Time. Anne Fleming ’85 and Anthony Lee ’86 provided colour commentary for those present. Following the tours, alumni gathered for a pub social.

Reg Hawes Retires History and law teacher Reg Hawes retired in June 2015 after almost 20 years at UTS. Formerly with Peel District School Board, he initiated and led history trips to Greece, Scotland, England, Washington DC, and New York City while at UTS. Reg was also active in extracurricular activities, culminating in a victory in the 2015 Toronto Regional Ontario Bar Association Mock Trial Tournament. In the area of curriculum, he authored a number of academic articles and was co-author of three history and social science textbooks used in Ontario and across Canada. In 2013, Reg was the recipient of the Class of ’94 award, which honours dedication and excellence in teaching over ten years (or more) at UTS. He also made his mark as an instructor in the Faculty of Education (FEUT) and subsequently at OISE. At a reception marking Reg’s retirement, former UTS teacher and now OISE professor,

Mark Evans, called Reg’s work as an

instructor and principal of the History and Contemporary Studies Additional Qualifications Program in Continuing Education and as a seconded instructor in the Initial Teacher Education program notable. “We quickly became aware of the insight, rigour, and innovation you bring to your work,” he said. Mike Farley, department coordinator of Canadian and World Studies at UTS, said that Reg was “incredibly hard-working, flexible, insightful, and innovative, which made him a delight to work with. Students and staff loved being with him – whether it was in the classroom, in the outdoors, or on one of the many long journeys to other countries.” We wish Reg well in his retirement.

Branching Out The Branching Out program continues to thrive – a testament to the value students place on the opportunity to connect with alumni and obtain career advice through events like panel discussions and speed-mentoring sessions. The 35 student-alumni mentor partnerships this year reflect a participation rate of more than 30% of S5 (Grade 11) students. We are grateful to the alumni mentors who volunteer their time and expertise to the program – and we’re always looking to recruit new mentors. If you’re interested

in joining the program, please contact Carrie Flood, Alumni Affairs Officer, at

Alumni Visitors Jacob Tsimerman ’06, Assistant

Professor in the Department of Mathematics at UofT, gave a presentation on Euler’s Formula to the UTS student Math Club in March. Later that month, 11 alumni returned to the school for the M4 (grade 10) Careers Day to speak about their career paths from UTS to present day. Special thanks to participants: Harry Stinson ’71, David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye ’75, Ben Chan ’82, Lisa Valencia-Svensson ’86, Oliver Jerschow ’92, Harrison Keenan ’94, Calum Tsang ’95, Rashaad Bhyat ’95, Sara Son Hing ’97, Elisha Muskat ’01, and Andrew Ng ’03. Students also had the opportunity to hear from alumni at the April UTS Parents Association General meeting where Steve Alizadeh ’77, Brian Yau ’05, Kim Zhou ’05, Anthony Vaz ’08, Lisa Hui ’10, Mark Krass ’10, and Gia Ahn ’12 reflected on their experiences transitioning to university. Jen Chow ’03 presented to the Interdisciplinary Arts and Design class, and teacher candidate Vanessa Ip ’11 spent three weeks with the Visual Arts Department. Finally, Darrell Tan ’94 spoke with AP biology students on current HIV treatments. THE UTS ALUMNI M AGAZINE


Top: Team Crawford and Cody took on Team Lewis and Althouse at the UTSAA hockey game. Below: Bruce “Nails” MacLean (centre) and fellow alumni golfers. Right: David Lang ‘70 and Peter Frost ‘63 at the Annual Golf Tournament.

Class Reunions

In September 2014, more than 30 alumni from the Class of ’54 celebrated the 60th anniversary of their graduation at the farm of the late Jim McCutcheon, at the invitation of Jim’s wife Brenda.

UTSAA Annual Golf Tournament: U Tee S More than 40 alumni, and former and current staff, hit the green at St. Andrew’s Valley Golf Club for the 20th Annual UTSAA Golf Tournament. Dinner and awards followed. Results as follows: Hargraft Trophy for low gross and UTS President’s Trophy – David Lang ’70; Past President’s Trophy for low net – Peter Ortved ’67; Don Borthwick Legends Trophy – Jim Mills ’58; Dave Jolley Memorial Trophy – tied between Doug Davis, Bob Lord, Jim Mills, Doug Peter (Class of ’58), and Larry DeRocher, Jake Fowell, Peter Frost, Randy Spence, and Fraser Wilson (Class of ’63); Don

Kerr Trophy for most honest golfer – Fraser Wilson ’63 (for recording a score

In May, 2015, members of the Class of ’46 headed to the York Club to mark their 69th anniversary.



of 10 on hole 14!). Thanks to House of Kangaroo for being our premier sponsor. At the Toronto Golf Club on June 24, 2015, Bruce “Nails” MacLean was joined by another group of golfers, many of whom had been coached by Bruce as UTS hockey players. Among them: Jack Avery ’47, Don Avery ’49, Sandy Davison ’49, John Bark ’47, Don Borthwick ’54, and Gord Barratt ’49. Don Avery notes that, “It was a most enjoyable day!”


UTSAA Hockey Game On April 10, there was a great turnout at Varsity Arena for the fourth annual UTS Alumni Hockey Game. The game got underway courtesy of a ceremonial puck drop by Principal Rosemary Evans; Team Crawford & Cody took on Team Lewis & Althouse in a tight game that came down to the final minutes. Alumni players and fans rounded out the evening’s activities with a social at the Duke of York pub.

Welcome to the Class of 2015 At the close of the school year, UTSAA President Mark Opashinov ’88 spoke with Class of 2015 students to welcome them to the UTSAA and to let them know that the Association was looking forward to hosting them at their graduation ceremony dinner in November. For our newest alumni, the summer was a busy one. Here’s a sampling: • Gloria Wu placed 34th overall and won a silver medal at the International Biology Olympiad in Aarhus, Denmark. • Jacob Jackson earned a gold medal for the second year in a row, and finished 9th overall, at the International Olympiad in Informatics held in Almaty, Kazakhstan. • At the International Chemistry Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan (where three of the four team members were from UTS), Alexander Cui received silver, and Spencer Zhao and Jeff An both received bronze. • Michael Liu was named one of Plan Canada’s “Top 20 Under 20” (see The Root, Spring 2015, p. 4).

In Memoriam Weldon John Thoburn 1938–2014 Dr. Weldon Thoburn ’57 came to UTS

from Allenby Public School, where he had earned a reputation for his sandlot baseball

pitching skills. At UTS, he was elected school captain, football captain, and was selected league all-star. He became league all-star again at the UofT where he played football for the Varsity Blues. He turned down an offer from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to accept a scholarship to stay at the university and undertake research towards a doctoral program. He graduated with a Ph.D. in metallurgy in 1964, and then studied at the Royal School of Mines in London, England on a National Research Council Fellowship. His professional career began with Falconbridge and INCO in Sudbury, where he specialized in improving the economics of metal products for export; he later became a consultant and subsequently worked for Lavalin, Hatch Associates Ltd., and his own firm, Almonte Consulting Ltd. At the time of his retirement, he had advised companies in more than

26 countries. In 1998, he was elected Fellow of The Metallurgical Society, where he had also served as technical section chairman and trustee. He will be remembered as an accomplished engineer, a man who could be counted on, and as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend.

William J. McClelland 1931–2015 Dr. William “Bill” McClelland ’50

passed away on April 22, 2015 in his 84th year. After graduating from UTS, Bill attended the University of Western Ontario and then earned a Ph.D. in Psychology from Bedford College, UK in 1958. Bill spent the majority of his working life at UWO,

Condolences are extended to the families of these alumni who passed away recently. Alan Richards ’38

William (Bill) Allen ’46

February 24, 2015

April 30, 2015

John Laidlaw ’38

Harold William Holden ’47

June 6, 2015

October 21, 2014

Theodore (Ted) Tafel ’40

William McClelland ’50

June 22, 2015

April 22, 2015

William Bothwell ’40

David Armour ’52

June 23, 2015

June 25, 2015

Richard Jeanes ’41

Hugh Wainwright ’53

April 1, 2015

June 1, 2015

William Gilday ’42

John Balfour ’56

April 9, 2015

March 7, 2015

Kenneth McRae ’42

Glenn Rae ’57

May 18, 2015

April 21, 2015

James (Jim) Low ’43

Weldon Thoburn ’57

February 15, 2015

November 18, 2014

Aubey Rotenberg ’43

Jeffrey Wilson ’73

September 3, 2013

June 1, 2015

Howard Whitehead ’45

Perry Corking ’75

September 5, 2014

February 25, 2015

John Maunder ’45 August 8, 2014



ALUMNI NEWS becoming a professor of psychology and chairing the Psychology Department for 17 years. He then went to the office of the Dean of Social Sciences where he became Associate Dean, retiring as the acting Chair of the department. Bill was particularly proud of his role in the development of the ongoing student and faculty exchange program between UWO and St. Andrew’s University in Scotland. The program grew to include the University of London [UK], and he was made a Member of the British Empire for his efforts. Bill was known by all as a compassionate, generous, and intelligent man. He was a staunch supporter of UTS and a dedicated family man who is sadly missed by his wife Marilyn, sons Rick (Valerie) and John (Maureen), grandchildren, and nephew William (Bill) Wilkins ’73. He was predeceased by his brother-in-law and good friend Gerald Shaw ’50.

John Coleman Laidlaw 1921-2015 Dr. John “Jack” Laidlaw ’38 passed

away on June 6, 2015 at the age of 94. After graduating from UofT Medical School in 1944, he studied endocrinology for the next six years: three in the U.K. and three at Harvard. Jack was a leader in the field of endocrine research. He co-founded and ran the Clinical Investigation Unit

at Toronto General Hospital and in 1956 founded its Division of Endocrinology. In 1967, he founded the Institute of Medical Science to improve the training of clinical investigators; the Institute now spans the entire hospital network. Jack was the Dean of McMaster Health Sciences Faculty, and he also worked as an advisor to the World Health Organization. As a consultant with Cancer Care International, he helped promote cancer control in Brazil, Costa Rica, Malaysia, South Korea, and Taiwan. Jack also helped establish the Institute for Healthcare Communication Canada to support improvements in patientcentred healthcare. Jack’s many honours include a UofT Faculty of Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award (2014), the Order of Canada (2003), and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. In 2002, the Jack Laidlaw Chair in PatientCentered Health Care at McMaster University was created. Jack was predeceased by his daughter, Meg; he leaves his wife, Ann, daughter Kate, and extended family.

Richard Walter Jeanes 1924–2015 Dr. Richard “Dick” Jeanes ’41 passed

away on April 1, 2015 in his 91st year. During WW2, while Dick was serving as a motorcycle messenger in the Netherlands, a staff

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officer discovered that he knew how to type – a rare skill – and had him transferred to the HQ office pool, where he spent his days typing requisition forms. One day, he noticed a pile of forms on the officer’s windowsill – “GI Bill” applications for sending veterans to university at no charge. He submitted his form immediately, and was accepted to the Sorbonne to write a doctoral thesis, during which time he met and married fellow linguist, Jeannette Rebeyrolle. In 1953, he became a professor of French phonetics and linguistics at his alma mater, UofT’s Victoria College. An early champion of French immersion, in 1956 he became the driving force behind Vic’s first language laboratory. It started off with two Seabreeze reel‑to‑reel tape recorders and soon grew to accommodate more than 20 students at a sitting. Dick remained its director until his retirement in 1984. Today, UofT has two language labs, at St. Michael’s and at University College, where they form an essential part of all second‑language learning programs. Dick was also the co-founder of a summer school for UofT students on the French island of St. Pierre. Jeannette passed away in 1994, and Dick married the second great love of his life, Marguerite Gayfer, in 1996. Dick was a champion fencer, Citroën aficionado, winemaker, handyman, and bon vivant. He leaves his wife; son, Dennis (Murielle); granddaughter Jacquie, and the extended family.

Annual Donor Report

Thank you

for another record-breaking year! Alumni, parents, staff and friends of UTS broke a record (during a non-campaign year) for the third year in a row with more than 1.2 million dollars raised to support the outstanding education we are all passionate about. A record 819 donors gave to UTS in a single year! Your generosity is in action through the purchase of new equipment, the granting of bursaries, and the innovative

co-curricular offerings that transform UTS students into tomorrow’s leaders. With this report, we celebrate this year’s donors – as well as Arbor Society members who have shown their dedication with a legacy gift. Your loyalty is inspiring. Thank you! – Rosemary Evans, Principal

This report recognizes gifts to the Annual Fund and other UTS projects for the period July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. Donors who have given for five consecutive years ♥ Monthly Donors

1936-1940 Total: $3,165 Geoffrey M.C. Dale ’36 John A. Bennett ’38 John H. C. Clarry ’38 The Late John C. Laidlaw, C.M. ’38 John A. Rhind ’38 Peter H. Aykroyd ’40 Ernest C. Goggio ’40 Kenneth Rotenberg ’40

1941-1942 Total: $1,080 Walter E. Bell ’41 Kenneth C. Brown ’41 W.H. Frere Kennedy ’41 ♥ J. B. Seaborn, C.M. ’41 Anonymous ’41 The Late Kenneth D. McRae ’42 A. Cal Wilson ’42 Anonymous ’42

1943-1945 Total: $37,812 The Late James A. Low, C.M. ’43

William R. Paul ’43 A. Ross Ashforth ’44 C. Derek S. Bate ’44 Gordon S. Cameron ’44 George W. Edmonds ’44 Kenneth Radcliffe ’44 Peter H. Ridout ’44 William R. C. Blundell, O.C. ’45 Donald G. Bunt ’45 J. Desmond Horan ’45 The Late John P. Wilkinson ’45

1946 Total: $13,939 Bruce C. Bone George H. Cuthbertson Robert C. Dowsett H. Donald Guthrie Joseph B. McArthur David G. Watson Peter Webb Warren D. Wilkins David H. Wishart Anonymous

1947 Total: $3,575 William I.M. Copeland Michael A.B. Fair

T. Douglas Kent Tracy H. Lloyd Richard & Joan Sadleir Thomas H.B. Symons, C.C. Anonymous

Chris Loukras The Late Ian A. Stewart & Gail Stewart Richard D. Tafel


Total: $6,900 Roger G. Crawford Henry N.R. Jackman, O.C. David H. Lewis William J. McIlroy R. John Moorfield John N. Shaw Frederick J.F.W. Weatherill Gordon E. Weese Anonymous

Total: $11,000 Philip L. Arrowsmith John A. Bowden David A. Campbell Meredith Coates Albert P. Fell Norman D. Fox William B. Hanley Michael K. Ireland J. Fergus Kyle Frederick F. Langford John G. C. Pinkerton George H. Stowe John W. Thomson Ian S. Wishart Anonymous

1949 Total: $5,150 Richard M. Clee James C.C. & Margaret Fleck Robert E. Logan


1951 Total: $12,365 John Catto William J. Corcoran George A. Fierheller T. Gordon McIntyre, C.D. George W. Rayfield Peter H. Russell, O.C. ♥ William W. Stinson Guy W. Upjohn Robert J. Wright Anonymous (3)

1952 Total: $4,800 Gerald A. Crawford James D. Floyd Gordon G. Goodfellow Peter J. Harris John C. Hurlburt Darrell B. Phillips William J. Saunderson

1953 Total: $7,757 Kenneth Culver William P. Lett James C. Mainprize Alan E. Morson Gordon W. Perkin, O.C. William E. Rogan Robert E. Saunders The Late Hugh D. Wainwright Douglas R. Wilson

1954 Total: $5,945 Robert S. Baker David K. Bernhardt W.G. Black H. Donald Borthwick Douglas G. Brewer



Annual Donor Report

Principal’s Circle Our thanks to the members of the UTS community who contributed $1,000 or more. David C. Allan ’78

Peter A. Ewens ’79

Judy Kay

Newton Foundation

A.M. Spence ’62

Steven ’77 & Gita Alizadeh

Myran Faust & Julianna Ahn

John R. Kelk ’63

Raymond Ng & Tracey Feng

Benjamin Sprachman ’74

Murray & Susan Armitage Foundation at the Toronto Foundation

George A. Fierheller ’51

C.Stuart Kent ’79

Stuart J. Nicholson ’92

William W. Stinson ’51

Firefly Foundation

Kevin Kim & Sandra Chung

George H. Stowe ’48

Paul L. Barnicke ’71

James C.C. ’49 and Margaret Fleck

Richard Kim & Erica Ban Kim

Nasir Noormohamed & Tazmin Merali

C. Derek S. Bate ’44

Susan Kitchell

Maxwell C. Norman ’13

Bryce R. Taylor ’62

John Fleming

Kevin & Robyn Beattie

Donald A. Laing ’62

Zoe A. Norman ’13

Kevin Fong & Annie Li Alexander & Lucy Forcina

Anthony M. Lee ’86

Darek Okarmus & Joanna Zapior

Michael Taylor & Susan Archer Taylor

D. Peter Best ’67

J. David Lang ’70

Monica E. Biringer ’78

Thomas A. Friedland ’81

William R.C. Blundell, O.C. ’45

David J. Frum ’78

Richard J.G. Boxer ’67 Daniel & Irina Brinza Michael Broadhurst ’88 & Victoria Shen ’93

Edmund Fung & Lucy Chan David A. Galloway ’62 Yang Gao & Lingyun Hu

Jianming Liu & Maggie Xu Mark Livschitz ’08 Nancy Lockhart James & Margo Longwell Robert E. Lord ’58

TELUS Communications Co.

Steve O’Neil & Colette Leger

Stanley & Marcy Tepner

Government of Ontario

John W. Thomson ’48

Mark Opashinov ’88

Wayne D. Thornbrough ’62

Stephen A. Otto ’57

Allan G. Toguri ’62

Gladys Page

David Torrey

J. Robert Pampe ’63

John Torrey & Tanya Lee

Richard T. Pan ’94

Gregory Turnbull ’73

Rick & Sarah Parsons

Timothy Turnbull ’74

York & Nancy Pei

Robert J. Tweedy ’60

Mark & Peri Peters

UTS Alumni Association

Paul & Janet Raboud

UTS Parents’ Association

Kenneth Radcliffe ’44

Michael Volpatti & Hana Zalzal

Christopher Burton ’90

General Electric Canada Inc.

Peter L. Buzzi ’77

Neil & Natasha Glossop

John Catto ’51

Peter C. Godsoe, O.C. ’56

Edward & Hedy Chan

Christopher & Claire Govan

Kenny Chan & Shirley Cheong

James & Katherine Gracie

Felicia Y. Chiu ’96

James H. Grout ’74

Manulife Financial

Moez & Senifa Rajwani

Wally Chiu & Sarah Chow

Thomas A. Halpenny ’74

Andrew Clarke & Marianne Anderson

B & B Hamilton Fund at the Toronto Foundation

Michael ’84 & Suzanne ’84 Martin

Stephen Raymond & Natasha Jun Hao Wang & Xiao Xing Zheng Vandenhoven

Robert B.M. Martin ’74

William R. Redrupp ’54

John H.C. Clarry ’38

Kun Joo Han & Jungah Park

Mark B. May ’62

Cedric E. Ritchie, O.C.

James S. Coatsworth ’69

Keith Harradence & Susan Ormiston

Dena McCallum ’82

William ’77 & Helen Robson

James C. McCartney ’56

The Late Ralph Hennessy ’36 & Diana Hennessy

Michael J. McCartney ’84 & Melissa Chamberlain

Donald Rooke & Barbara Boake

Andre L. Hidi ’77

John C. Coleman ’61 David C. Collins ’62 William I. M. Copeland ’47 William J. Corcoran ’51 Makeda Daley Robert G. Darling ’57 Douglas A.C. Davis ’58 Kevin E. Davis ’87 Gregory P. Deacon ’74 Michael A. Disney ’69 Stephen Douglas & Patricia FitzGerald Robert C. Dowsett ’46 Martha Drake Deborah P. Edwards ’88 Michael Erdle ’74 Rosemary Evans


The Murray Frum Foundation

Helen H. Lee ’91

Andras Z. Szandtner ’62


K. Vanessa Grant ’80

Chris Loukras ’49 James R. Lowden ’54 Grant Lum ’85 W. Bruce MacLean Thomas Magyarody & Christa Jeney

Betty and Chris Wansbrough Family Foundation at the Toronto Foundation Olaf J. Weckesser ’88 Robert S. Weiss ’62

David Rounthwaite ’65

John B.A. Wilkinson ’78

Brenda McCutcheon

Ronald Royer

Edward Ho & Jane Woo

Bernard McGarva ’72

Richard ’47 & Joan Sadleir

The Late John P. Wilkinson ’45

Eugene H. Ho ’88

Anne McIntyre

Robert E. Saunders ’53

Peter C.C. & Frances Hogg

James A. McIntyre ’71

William J. Saunderson ’52

David J. Holdsworth ’61

Donald A. McMaster ’62

Arthur R. Scace, C.M. ’56

John & Michelle Hull

Paul & Claudia Miatello

Jan M. Hunter Richard S. Ingram ’61

Constantine (Kosta) Michalopoulos ’84

Howard Schneider & Aliye Keskin-Schneider

Alvin C. Iu ’73

David H. Wishart ’46 Michael & Muriel Wissell Leon C. Wong ’89 Pamela Y.W. Wong ’98 Wai Ming & Yuk Wong

Scripps Networks Interactive

Robert J. Wright ’51

Microsoft Corporation

Alice Sears

Henry N. R. Jackman, O.C. ’50

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Christopher Sears ’72

Takahiro & Tomoko Yamanaka

Scott & Amy Jackson

David H. Morgan ’63

John N. Shaw ’50

Manjula Jeyapragasan

N. Andrew Munn ’80

Steve & Olga Shuper

The Jha Family

Richard Nathanson ’88 & Katherine Hammond ’88

Rajiv Singal & Sandra Brazel

Timothy Sellers ’78

James B. Sommerville ’80

Vanessa R. Yolles ’88 Graham J. Yost ’76 Roger Zheng & Sharon Xu Anonymous (8)

Annual Donor Report Gary F. Canlett James A. Cripps G. Alan Fleming Robert Gibson John M. Goodings E. John Hambley James R. Lowden D. Keith Millar John D. Murray Desmond M. O’Rorke William R. Redrupp John S. Rodway Gordon R. Sellery John H. Wait Gabriel I. Warren Roger K. Watson

1955 Total: $2,550 Harold L. Atwood Roderick J. Carrow John R. Gardner W. Gary Goldthorpe William T. Hunter Martin Jerry Anthony Morrison David E. Pinkham H. Thomas Sanderson Dr. William H. Taylor

1956 Total: $8,075 Paul B. Cavers John L. Duerdoth David M. Flint Joseph F. Gill Peter C. Godsoe, O.C. Ryan R. Kidd Stephens B. Lowden James C. McCartney Arthur R. Scace, C.M. Peter F. Stanley C. Murray Woodside Anonymous

1957 Total: $62,686 Murray A. Corlett Robert M. Culbert Robert G. Darling ♥ Robert A. Gardner James R. Grand Bruce M. Henderson

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 nearly $170,000, which provides approximately $6,500 annually in financial aid to current UTS students. We thank our families for giving the gift of a UTS education! Class of 2011 Tim Powis & Nora Underwood in honour of Lucy Powis ’11 Class of 2013 Mark Yarranton & Patricia Foran in honour of Brynne Yarranton ’13 Class of 2014 Anonymous Parent Support in honour of the Class of 2014 Ian Carlin in honour of Isobel Carlin ’14 Kevin Chen in honour of Harry Chen ’14 Donald Chu & Deanna Yee Chu in honour of Christopher Chu ’14 Brian Hwang & Janie Shin in honour of Sara Hwang ’14 Jack Qiu & Ellen Lin in honour of Mengteng Qiu ’14 Michael & Muriel Wissell in honour of Ethan Wissell ’14 Class of 2015 Steven ’77 & Gita Alizadeh in honour of Cameron Alizadeh ’15 Anonymous Parent Support in honour of the Class of 2015 Hai Chai & Juanjuan Li in honour of Charlie L. Chai ’15 Teddy & Mandy Chien in honour of Marcus Chien ’15 Wally Chiu & Sarah Chow in honour of Laura M. Chiu ’15 Ivan & Kapka Davis in honour of John Davis ’15 Gary & Arlene Egan in honour of Shannon Egan ’15 Alexander & Lucy Forcina in honour of Victoria Forcina ’15 Yang Gao & Lingyun Hu in honour of Alan Gao ’15

James & Katherine Gracie in honour of Kristen Gracie ’15 Keith Harradence & Susan Ormiston in honour of Will Harradance ’15 Gerald Ho & Fiona Ho in honour of Jasper Ho ’15 Lianne Tile & Andrew Howard in honour of Emma R. Howard ’15 Naipaul Jagnandan & Mala Persaud in honour of Shania Jagnandan ’15 Manjula Jeyapragasan in honour of Kuhan Jeyapragasan ’15 Sittampalam Jeyapragasan in honour of Kuhan Jeyapragasan ’15 Lok Fun & Wah Lam in honour of Simon Lam ’15 Jianming Liu & Maggie Xu in honour of Michael Liu ’15 James & Margo Longwell in honour of Andrew Longwell ’15 Ailinh & Dau Ly in honour of Olivia Ly ’15 Kathy Moore & Jim Madigan in honour of Sarah Madigan ’15 Michael ’84 & Suzanne ’84 Martin in honour of Cameron Martin ’15 Michael Miloff & Kathy Siminovitch in honour of Emma Miloff ’15 Patrick & Georgiana Ngo in honour of Natalie Ngo ’15 Steve O’Neil & Colette Leger in honour of Céline O’Neil ’15 Donald Redelmeier ’78 & Miriam Shuchman in honour of Robert Redelmeier ’15 Ramesh Santhanam & Subhashree Krishnaswami in honour of Divya Santhanam ’15 Jun Hao Wang & Xiao Xing Zheng in honour of William Wang ’15 Grant &Terri Williams in honour of Jack Williams ’15

This report recognizes gifts for the period July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.

David W. Kerr Stephen A. Otto Alan B. Perkin John G. Sayers Glen R. Taber Robert W. Waddell J. Douglas Ward

1958 Total: $7,845 George M. Carrick Douglas A.C. Davis Richard Farr Peter J. George, C.M. Bruce E. Houser

William G. Leggett Robert E. Lord James R. Mills David P. Ouchterlony Douglas G. Peter James M. Spence Joseph A. Starr William R. Weldon Barry N. Wilson

1959 Total: $925 Donald G. Bell ♥ W. L. Mackenzie King

Ian A. Shaw John A. Sloane James P. Stronach Ian C. Sturdee Tibor A. Szandtner

1960 Total: $3,325 James F. Dingle John R.D. Fowell Robert P. Jacob Robert N. McRae Peter C. Nicoll R. Malcolm Nourse Robert J. Tweedy

1961 Total: $83,702 John C. Coleman David J. Holdsworth Richard S. Ingram Jon R. Johnson Peter B. MacKinnon Paul N. Manley ♥ Owen D. Moorhouse James E. Shaw

1962 Total: $130,033 David C. Collins Gordon R. Elliot THE UTS ALUMNI M AGAZINE


Annual Donor Report David A. Galloway Robert H. Kidd Donald A. Laing Austin Marshall Mark B. May Donald A. McMaster David S. Milne Gordon A. Park Michael A. Peterman A.M. Spence Andras Z. Szandtner Bryce R. Taylor Wayne D. Thornbrough Allan G. Toguri Robert S. Weiss Anonymous (2)

1963 Total: $7,270 Peter Currer James E.G. Fowell Peter H. Frost Frank E. Hall Nelson G. Hogg John R. Kelk Robert D. Lightbody David H. Morgan William N.F. Ortved J. Robert Pampe Michael M. Parmenter Nicholas Smith J. Fraser Wilson Anonymous ♥

1964 Total: $1,370 Collin M. Craig Bryce A. Dyer Paul T. Fisher Jeffrey R. Rose Michael J. Ross Peter W. Y. Snell ♥ George E. Swift J. Joseph Vaughan Anonymous

1965 Total: $2,246 Robert A. Cumming James K. A. Hayes Christopher D. Hicks Peter G. Kelk Karl E. Lyon



Tribute Gifts Thank you to everyone who gave in honour or in memory of dear friends and family. In Honour of: Harry Aricibasi ’20 Gillian Bartlett Derek Bate ’44 Liz Beattie ’00 Carole Bernicchia-Freeman Don Boutros Martin Boyer Lynda Duckworth Rosemary Evans

John Fautley Janice Gross Stein H. Donald Gutteridge W. Bruce MacLean Nora Maier Susan E. Opler ’78 F. David Rounthwaite ’65 Alexandra and William To UTS Teachers & Staff

Peter MacEwen Anthony J. Reid David Rounthwaite Jeffrey R. Stutz

Stephen C. Farris ’69 Frederick R.E. Heath ’69 Robert J. Herman ’69 Anonymous ’69 ♥



Total: $5,000 William A. MacKay ’66 John S. Rogers ’66 David R. Sanderson ’66 D. Peter Best ’67 George B. Boddington ’67 Richard J. G. Boxer ’67 Michael R. Curtis ’67 Richard N. Donaldson ’67 Joseph Fodor ’67 John J.L. Hunter ’67 Stephen H. Kauffman ’67 Thomas C. MacMillan ’67 John M. McCulloch ’67 W. Scott Morgan ’67 Hugh W. Teasdale ’67

Total: $3,631 R. Ian Casson David A. Decker Douglas N. Donald Brian D. Koffman J. David Lang Peter E. Martin D. Kenneth Roberts David G. Stinson Paul Wright

1968-1969 Total: $4,498 John R. Collins ’68 J. Wayne W. Jones ’68 John B. Lanaway ’68 Richard M. Lay ’68 James A. Russell ’68 James C. Welch ’68 John Bohnen ’69 William J. Bowden ’69 James S. Coatsworth ’69 Robert J. Currell ’69 John B. Deacon ’69 Michael A. Disney ’69

1971 Total: $14,960 Paul L. Barnicke Derek A. Bate The Late Michael F. Boland Paul Brace Alan S. Fisher John S. Floras Richard C. Hill ♥ J. Peter Jarrett James A. McIntyre William O. Menzel J. G. Morris Peter G. Neilson ♥ Warren G. Ralph Adrian Shubert ♥ R.D. Roy Stewart Anthony Storey ♥

In Memory of: Ronald M. Bertram ’54 Michael Boland ’71 Charles Catto ’46 Robert G. Dale ’39 John R. Evans ’46 Murray B. Frum Martin D. Gammack ’53 Timothy A. Hunter ’49

1972 Total: $3,715 George V. Crawford David S. Grant Robert G. Hull Richard Kennedy Bernard McGarva Howard J. Scrimgeour Christopher Sears Christopher D. Woodbury Robert Wright Anonymous

1973 Total: $6,500 J. Christopher Boland David Dick David R. Dodds David W. Fallis Alvin C. Iu ♥ John G. Kivlichan Dr. Jaak Reichmann Jeffrey D. Sherman John Sweet Gregory Turnbull Walter L. Vogl William W. Wilkins ♥ Anonymous

1974 Total: $35,558 Paul Babyn Peter W. Bell Lucian Brenner Andrey V. Cybulsky Terence R. Davison

Thomas W. Hurley ’34 James W. McCutcheon ’54 John McIntyre ’37 Harold & Gloria Miloff Ian Ross ’71 N. Mark Seltzer ’74 Weldon J. Thoburn ’57 John P. Wilkinson ’45

Gregory P. Deacon ♥ Michael Erdle James H. Grout Thomas A. Halpenny Gregory H. Knittl Robert B.M. Martin Benjamin Sprachman Howard Trickey Timothy Turnbull Lawrence M. Woods Anonymous

1975 Total: $1,195 I. Ross Bartlett ♥ Graeme C. Bate Martin A. Chepesiuk Kenneth J. McBey David H. Schimmelpenninck van der Oye ♥ David M. Sherman

1976 Total: $3,437 Alistair K. Clute Myron I. Cybulsky Marko D. Duic Donald Gordon ♥ Vincent J. Santamaura Douglas J. Sarjeant Gary S. A. Solway Daniel P. Wright Graham J. Yost

1977 Total: $13,514 Steven Alizadeh Peter L. Buzzi

Annual Donor Report Andre L. Hidi David M. Le Gresley Stephen O. Marshall David R. McCarthy, Jr. William B. P. Robson Anonymous

1978 Total: $163,050 David C. Allan ♥ Monica E. Biringer David J. Frum Sherry A. Glied Penelope A. Harbin Susan L. Lawson Donald Redelmeier John A. Rose Timothy Sellers Ann Louise M. Vehovec John B. A. Wilkinson Anonymous

1979 Total: $4,550 J. Nicholas Boland John Burns Peter A. Ewens Julie Gircys Lisa Gordon ♥ Anthony Hollenberg Jean C. Iu ♥ C. Stuart Kent Susan E. Opler Roman A. Waschuk

1980 Total: $6,735 Andrew P. Alberti Peter S. Bowen Sarah C. Bradshaw Kevin G. Crowston Christine E. Dowson Carolyn B. Ellis David C. Evans K. Vanessa Grant Sheldon I. Green Bernard E. Gropper Eric Kert Abba Lustgarten Richard T. Marin Nomi Morris N. Andrew Munn

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 ’48 Benjamin T. B. Chan ’82 Class Member ’84 James S. Coatsworth ’69 H. Stewart Dand ’43 Gillian (Davidson) Davies ’87

Matthew Dryer ’68 Lynda Duckworth, Former Teacher James C.C. ’49 and Margaret Fleck 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 Mark Opashinov ’88

Stephen A. Otto ’57 Stan Pearl, Former Principal D. Kenneth Roberts ’70 Michaele M. Robertson, Former Principal John N. Shaw ’50 David Sherman ’75 Thomas H. B. Symons, C.C. ’47 Murray E. Treloar ’68 Gregory G. Turnbull ’73 Walter 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

James B. Sommerville Christine D. Wilson

1981 Total: $2,085 John R. Duffy Edward E. Etchells Christopher J. Francis Thomas A. Friedland Thomas Hicks Sudhashree Rajagopal

1982 Total: $2,745 Benjamin T. B. Chan Peter K. Czegledy Robert Dmytryshyn Lisa C. Jeffrey ♥ Jon Martin Robin Martin Dena McCallum

1983 Total: $1,304 John A. Hass Kathryn V. Jones Karen E. Landmann Karen M. Mandel C. Elizabeth Stefan Earl Stuart Elizabeth Turner Anonymous

1984 Total: $6,726 Donald C. Ainslie ♥ Marion W. Dove Nicholas G. Evans Edward A. Griffith ♥ David Kreindler ♥ Michael R. Martin Suzanne Martin Cameron A. Matthew Michael J. McCartney & Melissa Chamberlain Constantine (Kosta) Michalopoulos Chandragupta Sooran David J. Walker

1985 Total: $11,990 John S. Andrew Isi E. H. Caulder ♥ Carrie Ku Grant Lum Carson T. Schutze Adrian M. Yip Anonymous

1986 Total: $11,435 Tracy A. Betel Michael D. Birke Paul W. Fieguth

Caroline V. Jones Eleanor K. Latta Anthony M. Lee Pericles S. Lewis Dianne B. Morris Mark D. Phillips Darlene B. Prosser Rajiv Sarathy Ian Worland

1987 Total: $3,800 John R. Caldwell Julia Cochrane ♥ Kevin E. Davis Katherine A. Hammond Sascha Hastings Richard Nathanson Jill Presser Gundars E. Roze Cari M. Whyne

1988 Total: $10,250 Jennifer Andersen Koppe Kristina H. Bates Michael Broadhurst Eugene H. Ho Michol Hoffman Mark Opashinov Olaf Weckesser Vanessa R. Yolles ♥

1989 Total: $3,021 Lesleigh Cushing ♥ Margaret S. Graham Kenneth L. Handelman Jonathan J. Poplack Angela S. Punnett E. Monica Uddin Peter J. Westergaard Leon C. Wong

1990 Total: $3,950 Asheesh Advani & Helen Rosenfeld Christopher Burton Jessica R. Goldberg Sara H. Gray Lennox Huang Heather Kirkby Dera J. Nevin Cayle White-Hasson

1991 ♥ Total: $2,855 Dory S. Boyer Karen B. Chan Sandra Chong ♥ Audrey M. Fried-Grushcow Jeffrey K. Gans Jason D. Jones Helen H. Lee THE UTS ALUMNI M AGAZINE


Annual Donor Report

1992 Total: $2,350 Sayeed Karim Abdulla Lia R. Copeland Margaret T. Cortes Oliver M. Jerschow Stuart J. Nicholson Stephen F. Reed Christopher Watson Anonymous

1993 Total: $3,900 Kai Ming Adam Chan ♥ Simon R. Gittins Geoffrey R. Hung ♥ Alexander B. Hutchinson Jeffrey Jaskolka Jocelyn Kinnear T. Justin Lou Rapido Trains Inc. ♥ Victoria Shen Jason E. Shron ♥ Justin Tan Cindy W. Wan ♥ Pauline Wong Veronica C. Yeung

1994 Total: $10,916 Aaron L. Chan Adam Chapnick Catherine Cheung Jennifer Couzin-Frankel Estelle C.E. Duez Kirsten Fertuck Raymond C. Fung Karen J. Halverstam Jennifer Hayward Brian Horgan Andrea C. Iaboni ♥ Emily R. McComb Ian C. Mitchell Richard T. Pan Christopher Payton Viktor V. Pregel Sujin Son Rachel Spitzer Jennifer C. Stephenson Darrell Tan Daniel E. Wang



Laura Weinrib Sonia Yung Anonymous


1995-1996 Total: $3,222 Rashaad Bhyat ’95 Katie Gibson ’95 Ilya Shapiro ’95 Cynthia Tan ’95 Jeremy Weinrib ’95 Derek Chiang ’96 Felicia Y. Chiu ’96 Emily Rix ’96 Amanda Ross-White ’96 Warren Shih ’96 ♥

1997 Total: $1,350 Tariq Fancy Jessica Gunderson Jeffrey Hall-Martin Andrew Hui Michael D. Morgan ♥ Veena Mosur Michael Shenkman

1998 Total: $1,962 Rebekah Balagtas Laura Bogomolny Clarence Cheng Judy S. Kwok Monica Lavers Iris Leung Eric Sherkin Pamela Y. W. Wong

1999-2002 Total: $2,020 Jonathan Bitidis ’99 Daron Earthy ’99 David Kolin ’99 Meira Louis ’99 ♥ Albert K. Tang ’99 Jennifer Morawetz ’00 ♥ Andrea M. M. McKenna ’01 Ann Marie McKenna ’01 Elisha L. Muskat ’01 Philip P. Weiner ’01 Liang Hong ’02 ♥ Luke Stark ’02 ♥

Total: $2,218 Ipsita Y. Banerjee ’03 Allison Chow ’03 ♥ Emma S. Jenkin ’03 Kevin Keystone ’03 ♥ Jeong-Bum Lee ’03 Jeremy Opolsky ’03 ♥ Ethan M. Orwin ’03 Jonathan C. G. Bright ’04 ♥ Nina Coutinho ’04 ♥ Alyssa H. L. Mackenzie ’04 Sebastian T. C. Tong ’04 Anonymous ’04 ♥

2006-2013 Total: $5,500 Patrick Kaifosh ’06 ♥ Riley Brandt ’07 Mark Livschitz ’08 Anthony C. Vaz ’08 Jenny Gu ’09 Noah Opolsky ’09 Lebei Pi ’09 Lisa Hui ’10 Richard A. Martin ’11 ♥ Alexander Fung ’12 Julia Pomerantz ’12 Isabella Chiu ’13 Zoe A. Norman ’13 Maxwell C. Norman ’13 Spencer H.J. Tazumi ’13

Current Parents Riichiro Akazaki & Amanda Kreidie-Akazaki Steven ’77 & Gita Alizadeh Aulakh Family John Bai & Jennie Yi Ronald & Rebecca Beiner Mark Bernardi & Mary Frazer Michael & Sandra Bernick Daniel & Irina Brinza Tad Brown & Angela Simo Brown Anthony Brown & Catherine Sim Hai Chai & Juanjuan Li ♥ Edward & Hedy Chan Kenny Chan & Shirley Cheong Fan Cheng & Wendy Ren Stephen & Anne Cheng

Kenneth Cheng & Ann Chan Teddy & Mandy Chien Julie Teh & Wilson Ching Wally Chiu & Sarah Chow Andrew Chow & Yvonne Ho Andrew Clarke & Marianne Anderson Ivan & Kapka Davis Li Ding & Li Shi Robert Dmytryshyn ’82 & Natalie Lehkyj Stephen Douglas & Patricia FitzGerald Xiaowen Duan & Yue Dai The Duffy Family Garry & Arlene Egan Mark Eichhorn & Claudia Eichhorn Mark & Patricia Elendt John Engelen & Helen Cordeiro Myran Faust & Julianna Ahn Sid Feldman & Karen Weyman Fiala Family Joshua Fogel & Joan Judge Kevin Fong & Annie Li Allan Foo & Jennifer Lin Alexander & Lucy Forcina Robert Francis & Ming Wu Alana Freedman Yang Gao & Lingyun Hu Neil & Natasha Glossop Waldemar Goleszny & Estella Tong Christopher & Claire Govan James & Katherine Gracie Bryan Gransden David & Geri Grindal Simon Grocott & Ariana Bradford Tong Hahn & D Smith ♥ Kun Joo Han & Jungah Park Keith Harradence & Susan Ormiston Frank He & Helen You Karim Hirji & Riyana Babul-Hirji Gerald Ho & Fiona Ho Edward Ho Lianne Tile & Andrew Howard Ping Hsiung Zhiqiang Hu & Bin Liu Xiaohan Huang & Ling Wang

John & Michelle Hull Philip & Janet Hume Brian Hwang & Janie Shin Julian Ivanov & Michaela Tudor Scott & Amy Jackson Naipaul Jagnandan & Mala Persaud Sittampalam Jeyapragasan ♥ Manjula Jeyapragasan The Jha Family JeffreyJia & May Tang Paul Jones & Patricia Stowe Young Sook Kim Kwonsik Kim & Hyesun Sohn Kevin Kim & Sandra Chung Richard Kim & Erica Ban Kim Ron Knox & Anna Knox Cameron & Carolyn Koziskie Lok Fun & Wah Lam Paul Lam & Verna Ng John LaRose & Leslie Druker Jinwoo Lee & Yeongsook Kim Chung-Fai & Angel Leung Peter Li & Susan Li Huashan Liu & Qing Yang Jun Liu & Jing Wang Jianming Liu & Maggie Xu James & Margo Longwell Ailinh & Dau Ly Richard Macklin & Lisa Brownstone Kathy Moore & Jim Madigan Jagadish Manohar & Subbalakshmi Manohar Julian & Simona Marin Qing Mei & Xiaowen Xu Constantin Melnik & Maria Melnik Paul & Claudia Miatello Michael Miloff & Kathy Siminovitch Muhammed & Taslim Murji Raymond Ng & Tracey Feng Patrick & Georgiana Ngo Cao-Minh & Hanh Nguyen Viet Nguyen & Phuong-Thu Nguyen Shaunlin Nie & Wei Gu Michael O’Brien & Jennifer O’Brien Duffy & Kathy O’Craven Sea Young Oh & Mee Song Kim ♥

Annual Donor Report Darek Okarmus & Joanna Zapior Steve O’Neil & Colette Leger Wen Tang Pan & Jenny Gao Rick & Sarah Parsons York & Nancy Pei Mark & Peri Peters John Pfeffer & Josee Piche Michael Phan & May Chow Christopher Pitts & Patricia Tavares Maohua Quing & Yan Zhamg Moez & Senifa Rajwani Stephen Raymond & Natasha Vandenhoven Donald Redelmeier ’78 & Miriam Shuchman David Reese & Amanda Cook-Reese ♥ Qin Li Rong & Hong Ying Zhang Donald Rooke & Barbara Boake Harjinder & Rapinder Sahdra Ramesh Santhanam & Subhashree Krishnaswami Alok & Jamie Sarna Patrick Shannon & Hedy Ginzberg Peter & Jackie Shaw Jun Sheng & Lena Guo Rajiv Singal & Sandra Brazel Jimmy & Vivian Situ Victor Song & Vicky Chen David & Tara Steele Leon & Corina Stef Frank Weiming Sun & Maggie Jiemin Wang Cyrus Sundar Singh Paul Szaszkiewicz & Peggy Theodore Shiming Tang & Lily Tan Michael Taylor & Susan Archer Taylor Stanley & Marcy Tepner Al Tinney & Kim Chung John Torrey & Tanya Lee Jibanjit & Sasmita Tripathy Derek Tse & Rosalia Lau Ching Ying Tse Robert Tsuyuki & SeungHeui Song

Radu Vlasov & Tamara Vlasov Michael Volpatti & Hana Zalzal Jun Hao Wang & Xiao Xing Zheng Jeff Wei & Jirong Huang Grant &.Terri Williams Wai Ming & Yuk Wong Samuel Wu & Grace Zhang William Xu & Anne Du Takahiro & Tomoko Yamanaka Haichuan Yang & Xiulan Tan Decheng Yao & Heng Yang Jianrui Ye & Jie Tang Henry Yeung & Angela Leung Song Zhao & Jianhao Yan Roger Zheng & Sharon Xu Qingxin Zhou & Liang Lu Lei Zhou & Li Li Tao Zhou & Minglan Yin Anonymous (13)

Friends of UTS Alliance Data Murray & Susan Armitage Foundation at the Toronto Foundation Thomas G. J. Beattie Firefly Foundation John Fleming Susan French The Murray Frum Foundation General Electric Canada Inc. Central Agency for German Schools Abroad Elena Gourlay GrantStream Inc. Antonio Grande B & B Hamilton Fund at the Toronto Foundation Diana Hennessy Jan M. Hunter IBM Canada Limited Ryan Hsiao-Tzu Nancy Lockhart Anne McIntyre Microsoft Corporation Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation Newton Foundation Ontario Power Generation

Government of Ontario Pearson Canada Robin Porter Rapido Trains Inco ♥ Scripps Networks Interactive Standard & Poor’s TELUS Communications Co. TELUS Community Affairs Mr. Simon Thompson David Torrey UTS Alumni Association UTS Parents’ Association Betty & Chris Wansbrough Family Foundation at the Toronto Foundation Margaret Wilkinson Anonymous (42)

Parents of Alumni Kevin & Robyn Beattie Alma Brace David G. Broadhurst Nicholas Bugiel & Kathy Edgar Ian Carlin Paul & Loretta Chan Kevin Chen Alan & Jocelyn Chun Ellen Drevnig Robert & Betty Farquharson Rick & Anna Fox Edmund Fung & Lucy Chan Stephen & Anne Georgas Murray Gold & Helen Kersley David Goldbloom O.C. & Nancy Epstein Sydney Goldwater & Beverley Conner Christopher & Claire Govan Satish Gungabeesoon & Jany Kwancheung James Hamilton & Dale Gray Judith Hashmall Peter C.C. & Frances Hogg George & Anne Hume Brian Hwang & Janie Shin Susan Kitchell Baird & Maria Knechtel Tibor Kokai & Maria Kokai Czapar

Ron Lalonde & Jane Humphreys Michael & Hollis Landauer Alan & Marti Latta S. Wilson Lee & Lorna Liang David Leith & Jacqueline Spayne Filip Levkovic & Marina Gracic-Levkovic Binh & Fung Ly Thomas Magyarody & Christa Jeney ♥ Alex & Anka Meadu Daniel & Ingrid Mida The Late Nicholas Mrosovsky Nasir Noormohamed & Tazmin Merali Susan E. Opler ’79 & Paul F. Monahan Gary & Marney Opolsky Gladys Page Hyoung & Esra Park Tim Powis & Nora Underwood Tomas & Alicia Quejada Paul & Janet Raboud Donald & Nita Reed Cedric E. Ritchie, O.C. Bruce Rowat Howard Schneider & Aliye Keskin-Schneider Alice Sears Steve & Olga Shuper Philip Sohm & Janet Stanton Paul & Teresa Tazumi Toan To Matthew Turner & Virginia Brett John & Dianne Vanstone Zulfikarali & Almas Verjee Alexandru & Michaela Weiner Michael & Muriel Wissell Wing-Leung Wong & Mei-Na Leung Victor & Helen Wong S.K. & P.N. Wong Anonymous (8)

Current & Former Staff

Adam Brown ♥ Chris Carswell ♥ Garth Chalmers ♥ Simon Cheng & Jennifer Morawetz ’00 ♥ Susie Choi ♥ Jean Collins Makeda Daley ♥ Michael Didier ♥ Rose Dotten ♥ Martha Drake ♥ Lynda Duckworth Rosemary Evans ♥ Kris Ewing ♥ Carrie Flood ♥ H. Donald Gutteridge & M. Anne Millar Sean Hayto ♥ Judith Kay ♥ Robert Kennedy ♥ Ping Kong Lai Diane Lang Raymond Lee ♥ Rebecca Levere ♥ W. Bruce MacLean Anand Mahadevan ♥ Mary McBride Lily McGregor ♥ Amy Paradine ♥ Stan Pearl Jennifer Pitt-Lainsbury ♥ Marie-Claire Recurt Jane Rimmer ♥ Ronald Royer Amy Schindler Elizabeth Smyth Dave & Christine So ♥ Nicole Stoffman Elizabeth Straszynski May Subbarayaprabu ♥ Laura Sun ♥ Ann Unger UTS Teachers & Staff Marisca Vanderkamp ♥ Angela Vavitsas Carole (Geddes) Zamroutian ♥ Anonymous (5) ♥ Anonymous (2)

Jeff Bernstein ♥ Suzanne Bissada ♥

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Looking Back

Photos courtesy Camp Temagami

With autumn upon us and UTS students and staff back at school after vacation adventures of various kinds, we are reminded of a UTS tale told to us of summers long ago. In 1903, UCC teacher A.L. Cochrane founded Camp Cochrane – the precursor to Camp Temagami, which just celebrated its 112th summer in operation – on the south arm of Ontario’s Lake Temagami. His son, Gordon “Gib” Cochrane, UTS Director of Athletics and Master of Physical Education from 1924 to 1955, did a fine job helping to run the camp. He also did a fine job selling the camp to his UTS students as these ads from The Twig attest. According to Jim Grout ’74, these students included his uncle Philip Grout ’43 and his father Richard Grout ’47, who along with several classmates, enjoyed many summers as happy campers at Temagami. For some, those experiences were so meaningful and memories of the countryside so fond, they later purchased cottages in the area, too. 40


The Root - Fall 2015  
The Root - Fall 2015