Past events

UTSC 50 cake.

It took five decades for University of Toronto Scarborough to become the campus it is today.  We celebrated our semicentennial with a variety of events and special versions of UTSC traditions such as Spring Reunion, the Pub at the Miller Lash House, Artside Out and the Celebration of Distinguished Service.

50th wrap party cake

It’s a Wrap

From a modest beginning, UTSC has become a vibrant campus of Canada’s most research-intensive university, known for its teaching, community spirit and engagement locally and globally.

Rick Hansen and wheelchair basketball team.

Rick Hansen came to play

More than a quarter-century after his Man in Motion World Tour, Rick Hansen, CC, OBC, still knows how to draw a crowd.

Students presenting their posters to judges

From today’s generation to the next

Seven teams of UTSC students offered their proposals for support from the Students’ 50th Fund $25,000 allocations at a poster presentation on November 25th.

Graduates at convocation jumping.

Congratulations to our graduates

Prof. Bruce Kidd notes that UTSC graduates are doubly proud of their university. As UTSC alumni, they come from one of the most innovative and socially conscious campuses.  And they’ve graduated from U of T, Canada’s leading university. 

Meric Gertler and students

Scholarship Reception

U of T President Meric Gertler joined UTSC Interim Principal Bruce Kidd and Vice-Dean Undergraduate Education Mark Schmuckler for this annual event recognizing scholarship recipients.

Bruce Kidd presenting

Recognizing student academic achievement

Parents, friends and faculty joined high achieving UTSC students October 21 as they were honoured for their academic achievements at the 2014 Academic Awards.

Panel judges

Imagining UTSC’s next 50 years

Six finalists for the 50th Anniversary Legacy Fund grant of $20,000 pitched their proposals Dragons’ Den-style to a panel of UTSC student, staff and alumni representatives, with faculty, staff and students in the audience.

ARTSIDEOUT volunteers

UTSC celebrates the arts

Artside Out transformed the UTSC campus with over 80 installations featured work by more than 100 student artists and performers.

Dan Falk

What Shakespeare knew about science

Journalist, award-winning author and broadcaster Dan Falk introduced us to a colourful cast of Renaissance thinkers at the public lecture presented by UTSC’s Department of English and WIDEN UTSC, the interdisciplinary discussion forum. 

UTSC 50 Years signatures

UTSC is Golden

UTSC celebrated the official date the campus was established 50 years ago with an exceptional group of individuals including current and former faculty and staff, students, alumni, dignitaries, academics and community members.  


Urquhart Memorial Garden Dedication

Prof. Fred Urquhart was vitally important in establishing a spirit of research and discovery at UTSC. His discovery of the Monarch butterfly’s migratory pattern is a great science story—one of innovation and collaboration.

Bruce Kidd and Meric Gertler.

UTSC 50 Town Hall

UTSC will play an important role in addressing U of T’s key strategic priorities, said President Meric Gertler to a packed crowd during his Town Hall talk on Sept

Students at orientation

Fall Orientation 2014

Fall orientation was a great opportunity for first-year students to meet friends, have fun and explore their new home. Take a look at some of the highlights!

50th Anniversary Pub Night

50th Anniversary Pub at the Miller Lash House

A special 50th Anniversary Pub at Miller Lash House on Thursday, July 17 brought friends, staff, faculty and retirees who came together from near and far to toast the campus’ milestone.

Celebration of Distinguished Service

Celebration of Distinguished Service

Innovation and exceptional service was the theme on Wednesday, June 18 as UTSC celebrated outstanding members of the community and recognized retirees and those with 25 years of service at the annual

Popcorn and programs. Photo by Dan Truong 2014.

Scarborough Film Festival

The second annual Scarborough Film Festival brought cinema’s bright lights to UTSC and other venues in the eastern GTA for six days in early June.