University of Toronto Scarborough

University of Toronto Scarborough

Infobox UofT College
name = University of Toronto Scarborough
common_name =
latin_name =

size = 200
motto =
translation =
established = 1964
federated =
faculty = Arts and Sciences
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college_type = Campus
religion = Non-denominational
sg_area =
mascot = Rex the Raccoon
president =
chancellor =
principal = Franco Vaccarino [cite web
url =
author = Sonnet L'Abbé
title = Psychologist to head University of Toronto Scarborough
publisher = University of Toronto Scarborough News Stories
year = 2006-12-14
accessdate = 2007-01-22
provost =
registrar =
endowment =
undergrad = 9,169 full-time (2007)
914 part-time Citation | last1 = Pask-Aubé | first1 = Corinne | title = University of Toronto Facts and Figures | publisher = Office of the Vice-Provost, Planning and Budget | year = 2007 | url =]
postgrad = 102 full-time
16 part-time
theology =
subway = None
routes = TTC:
95,B,E York Mills
38 Highland Creek
116E Morningside
GO Transit
50 UofT Scarborough/Centennial College
52 Hwy 407 East
street = 1265 Military Trail
city = Toronto
website =

The University of Toronto Scarborough, abbreviated as UTSC and previously known as University of Toronto at Scarborough, is a campus of the University of Toronto located in the Scarborough community of Toronto, Canada. It opened in 1964 as Scarborough College, [cite web
url = | title = Scarborough College: Past and Present | publisher = University of Toronto Scarborough | year = 1996 | accessdate = 2007-09-24
] and currently has an enrollment of nearly 10,000 full-time and 900 part-time students. The total campus area is 300 acres.


The majority of degrees at UTSC are specialist degrees, as opposed to majors and minors at other campuses. UTSC is the only campus of the University of Toronto to offer co-op programs, which place students for up to a year in workplaces pertaining to their field of study, such as international development and management. [cite web | url = | title = The CO-OP OPTION | publisher = University of Toronto Scarborough Admissions & Student Recruitment | date = 2007-08-17 | accessdate = 2007-09-08 ] Joint programs with Centennial College are offered in journalism, new media, paramedicine, industrial microbiology, and environmental science and technology. [cite web | url = | title = Joint Programs with Centennial College | publisher = University of Toronto Scarborough | year = 2006 | accessdate = 2007-12-15] Starting in 2006, the campus offered a new course called Science Engagement, which is a service-learning course.


The campus spans convert|300|acre|ha|abbr=on of woodlands, trails, and fields, resting on a significant stretch of Highland Creek.

Traditionally, the three main academic buildings are Humanities Wing, Science Wing, and Bladen Wing. The main building was designed by architect John Andrews and completed in 1964.

To accommodate the double cohort and other factors contributing to enrollment increases, massive construction has occurred as part of a $150 million capital expansion program, with a portion of the funding coming from the U of T Enrolment Growth Fund. [cite web | url = | title = Capital Expansion Projects at UTSC | publisher = University of Toronto Scarborough | year = 2006
accessdate = 2007-01-22
] The Academic Resources Centre (ARC), which includes a renovated library and a 500-seat lecture theatre, Joan Foley Hall, an apartment style residence, and the Doris McCarthy Gallery opened in 2003. The next year saw the launch of the Management Building and the Student Centre. The Student Centre was funded with $14 million by students, the largest donation in the university's history.cite web
url =
title = Student Centre
publisher = Scarborough Campus Students' Union
date = 2007-09-28
accessdate = 2007-09-28
] It received a Green Design award from the City of Toronto for the green efforts made during its construction. Eighteen tonnes of steel from the demolished gallery at the Royal Ontario Museum had been used. [cite web | url = | title = Acclaim for UTSC Student Centre Architecture, Design | publisher = University of Toronto Scarborough | date = May 4, 2005 | accessdate = 2007-10-09]

As part of UTSC's partnership with Centennial College, with a campus a block away, the Centennial HP Science & Technology Centre opened in fall 2004. The Arts & Administrative building opened in fall 2005 and now functions as the main welcome area to the campus. [cite web | url = | title = University of Toronto Scarborough: Past and Present | publisher = University of Toronto Scarborough | year = 2007 | accessdate = 2007-09-20] The valley below UTSC, accessible from Old Kingston Road, is home to a baseball stadium for University of Toronto's Varsity Baseball, which opened in September 2006.

A number of other additions and upgrades were recently completed, including a new cardio room and updated athletic facilities, a new LGBTQ lounge, as well as improved teaching facilities, study spaces, and lecture halls. As of 2007, an extension to the Science Wing is being constructed and is scheduled to open in 2008. This extension will connect through the old lobby of Leigha Lee Browne Theatre which is also set to have renovations completed by September 2008. [cite web | url = | title = Science facility will enhance innovation in research | publisher = University of Toronto Scarborough Media Release
date = 2006-05-28 | accessdate = 2007-01-22

The Student Centre includes the Scarborough Campus Students' Union (SCSU), the Office of Student Affairs & Services, Fusion Radio, Bluff's Restaurant, the Women's Centre, a multi-faith prayer room, and a food court with Subway, A&W, Asian Gourmet, and Treats. Also on campus, there are two Tim Hortons locations, Extreme Pita, Pizza Pizza, and a Market Place of food services, administered by Aramark.

Student life

Unlike the downtown campus of the University of Toronto, UTSC is not located in a business centre, so there are fewer opportunities for recreation, socialization, and entertainment in the immediate surroundings. The majority of students are commuters who live in the Greater Toronto Area and not in residence. With student life being less focused on campus, UTSC ranked 34th of 38 in a 2006 student survey on campus atmosphere. [cite news
url =
author = Jordan Heath-Rawlings
title = Location, location, location
work = The Globe and Mail
date = 2006-02-04
accessdate = 2007-10-12

Full-time students are required to pay fees supporting various on-campus organizations, the largest being the Scarborough Campus Students' Union (SCSU), who own and operate the Student Centre as well as own Bluff's Restaurant. Other organizations supported by the fees include the Scarborough Campus Athletic Association (SCAA), "The Underground" student newspaper, and Fusion Radio, an Internet campus radio station. In addition, there are over 100 student groups and clubs representing various interests, religions, and cultures. [cite web
url =
title = Student organizations
publisher = Office of Student Affairs & Services
month = September | year = 2007
accessdate = 2007-09-28

There is no free parking available on campus. Parking permits cost upwards of $575 for a yearly permit. Public transportation is provided by the Toronto Transit Commission and GO Transit.


* Mary Anne Chambers - politician
* Doris McCarthy - artist
* John McKay - politician
* David Onley - Canadian television personality and Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario
* Steve Howlett - CFL player on Edmonton Eskimos and Ottawa Roughriders

Notable staff

* Modris Eksteins - Professor of History
* Professors Maydianne Andrade (biology), Marc Fournier (psychology), and Steve Joordens (psychology) were top 10 finalists in the 2007 Best Lecturer Competition aired by TVOntario's "Big Ideas". [cite web
url =
title = The 2007 Best Lecturer Competition presents The Top 10!
publisher = TVOntario
date = 2006-05-28
accessdate = 2007-01-22

See also

* "The Underground", student newspaper
* University of Toronto
* University of Toronto at Mississauga
* Scarborough, Ontario


External links

* [ University of Toronto Scarborough] (UTSC)
* [ Scarborough Campus Students' Union] (SCSU)


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