On Sept 27, the board of stewards led a group of more than 200 UCC students to the Global Climate Strike Toronto event at Queen's Park. This event coincided with climate strikes all over the world, including an event led by youth activist Greta Thunberg in Montreal. The movement calls for decisive action from world governments to reduce emissions and combat the impending climate crisis.
Students at Upper Canada College spend their academic careers striving to be their very best selves while contributing to a vibrant school community. Every year, those efforts are rewarded with university admission acceptance letters and scholarship offers for UCC graduates.
This year was no different. Here’s a look at three top 2019 graduates who were honoured with standout scholarships.
Franca Peri, Azam Dawood '89, Carolyn Everson, Peter Frost and Matt Johnson '95 were all celebrated for their exemplary, longstanding volunteer work on behalf of the College, at the annual volunteer reception May 15.
Upper Canada College Year 11 students had the opportunity to build resources that will support them in meeting the expectations of being a leader in Year 12 through taking part in this week’s Youth Leadership and Character Forum (YLCF) events.
Joannah Lawson is the newest appointee to Upper Canada College’s Board of Governors. The incoming governor is president of her family foundation and a nutrition consultant with a passion for promotion of both human and environmental health. She has experience in the high-tech industry, entrepreneurial business management, and the non-profit sector. She has served as Co-Chair of the Campaign Cabinet at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine and the Boundless Campaign Executive.
This year's student-directed play, Terence McNally's Mothers and Sons, was deftly handled by director Sean Manucha and producer Sarosh Waheed. It played in the lecture theatre for two nights, April 17 and 18.
Upper Canada College captured its fifth straight Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario Athletic Association (CISAA) varsity squash championship in February, and two of the team’s players and its longtime coach have been winning away from the school as well.
After dominant performances at the Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario Athletic Association (CISAA) championships last month, Upper Canada College’s junior and senior swim teams showed just how talented they were at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) meet on March 5 and 6 at Toronto Pan Am Pool.
Seven Year 11 and 12 Upper Canada College students — and director of community service, clubs and creativity, action and service (CAS) Tom Babits — spent a frigid eight hours helping to build townhouses with Habitat for Humanity on Feb. 1.
The Blues hosted the 15th annual Barrow Varsity Hockey Tournament this past weekend and used its talent and home ice advantage to claim the title.
The Blues started the tournament against Le Sommet and had what coach Carl Beaudoin and many of the spectators would have described as their best start, and ultimately best game, to date. They got up early and never looked back, burying Le Sommet 6-0.
February is Black History Month, and Upper Canada College’s Black History Club is honouring it with a series of awareness-raising events.
According to club head Samar Carmack, the club was started four years ago by those “who felt like there should be a safe space for black students to come together to talk about issues that black people face in a predominantly white school.”
Founder's Dinner 2019 commenced with Principal Sam McKinney leading the community in a moment of silence to honour the passing of the Honourable Michael Wilson ‘55, last year’s inaugural Old Boy of Distinction, Feb. 11. The UCC flag had flown at half-mast the day prior, to recognize the former federal finance minister and business leader.
The annual World Affairs Conference (WAC) drew more than 450 private school students from across the Greater Toronto Area to Upper Canada College on Feb. 4 and 5 to hear experts speak on a range of topics related to the theme of “20/20 Vision.”
Upper Canada College hosted the Future Design School’s Future Prize 2019 event on Jan. 31, welcoming teams of students from 20 CIS Ontario member schools challenged to leverage innovative technology to solve a meaningful problem in the local community.
Winterfest annually presents an opportunity for Upper Canada College’s community to come out and support the majority of the school’s basketball and hockey teams all on one day. Students, staff and faculty members, parents and other fans showed their UCC spirit by wearing blue and white clothing on Jan. 25 at locations around the campus.
Longtime friend and colleague Talei Kunkel asked Remtulla if she’d be interested in working on MYP Mathematics 3 since the two have learned each other’s strengths and how to show them off in each other during 10 years of working well together.
Established in 2017, the Old Boy and Young Old Boy of Distinction Awards are among UCC’s highest honours, designed to recognize the achievements of the school’s most illustrious alumni. This year, the school will celebrate the accomplishments of Jason Rabinovitch ’04 and William P. Wilder ’40 and Jason Rabinovitch '04 at Founder’s Dinner on Feb. 11.