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UCC introduces its Summer Life program - July 17, 2018

Upper Canada College’s inaugural Summer Life program kicked off this week with 75 participants from Canada, Vietnam, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Oman and Malaysia. The program is divided into three age groups for students ranging in age from 10 to 15 whose families paid $4,995 for a three-week, co-ed English enrichment experience. Junior and intermediate […] Read More »


Aryan Paliwal receives Western’s Presidential Scholarship - July 10, 2018

Recent Upper Canada College graduate Aryan Paliwal is one of 15 students to receive Western University’s Presidential Scholarship, which is valued at $50,000. The scholarship recognizes all-around excellence and is awarded on the basis of outstanding academic performance to students who demonstrate ability for creative and innovative thought and a passion for the pursuit of […] Read More »


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“Sam’s Wall” now hanging at Norval’s Stephen House - June 6, 2018

Norval Outdoor School’s May 6 open house featured an added bonus, as the painting “Sam’s Wall” was unveiled by Canadian nature artist and filmmaker Cory Trepanier in Stephen House. Trepanier spoke to those in attendance about his paintings, Arctic travels, three Into the Arctic films and other projects after the unveiling. “We had a small turnout […] Read More »


CanInfra feature
UCC students and faculty learn about Canada’s infrastructure - May 30, 2018

Five Upper Canada College students, along with math and computer science teacher Paul Miskew and information and communication technology integrator Ryan Archer, attended the CanInfra Challenge and Canadian Transformative Infrastructure Summit welcoming dinner at Toronto’s Globe and Mail Centre on May 28. The two events focus on promoting a national conversation on infrastructure in Canada. […] Read More »


Prep learning garden feature
Life is springing up in Prep learning garden - May 29, 2018

Upper Canada College’s Prep learning garden is looking better than it did last spring due to a concerted group effort and desire to give it more prominence. The school has teamed up with The Backyard Urban Farm Company (BUFCO) to help with the garden — which still receives most of its input from Prep students, […] Read More »


UCC athletes win nine CISAA varsity track and field titles - May 28, 2018

Upper Canada College’s varsity track and field team qualified 29 members for this week’s Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations Metro Regionals at Scarborough’s Birchmount Stadium after strong performances in last week’s Conference of Independent Schools Athletics Association (CISAA) championships at the same venue. UCC’s junior boys claimed the CISAA title for their division. They […] Read More »


Julian Bauld’s “A Well in the Field” - May 24, 2018

Upper Canada College Upper School English teacher Julian Bauld is also the school’s poet laureate. One of his roles is to annually write and recite a poem at UCC’s leaving class ceremony. This year’s version was about a well. “There are many metaphors for a school, but today, think of this school as a well,” […] Read More »


Leaving class ceremony
Vladimir Chindea’s valedictory address - May 23, 2018

Vladimir Chindea is the valedictorian of Upper Canada College’s 2018 leaving class. This is the speech he gave at the May 22 leaving class ceremony: “Cherished parents and families, members of the faculty, administration, advancement,  admissions, dear members of the platform party, Dr. Julia Kinnear, Mr. Evan Williams, Mr. Derek Poon, Mr. Matthew Johnson, Mr. […] Read More »


Truth and Reconciliation Featured
Raising awareness at UCC’s “Truth and Reconciliation Week” - May 19, 2018

Upper Canada College’s “Truth and Reconciliation Week” was a multi-faceted event that showed the school’s commitment to supporting the country’s Indigenous communities. Things kicked off on April 23 with the principal’s assembly in Laidlaw Hall with Gerald McMaster, OCAD professor of Indigenous visual culture and critical curatorial studies, delivering a keynote address. Principal Sam McKinney […] Read More »


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