Our People

Upper Canada College is home to talented and committed faculty and staff. With a student to faculty ratio of 8:1, we ensure that each boy is well supported and receives lots of individual attention. Every month we feature different profiles from among our staff bios. Use the directory below to see staff by department.

Featured profiles

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  • Brittney Triff

    Year 8 design teacher
    Part of my portfolio is supporting the use of the equipment within the Design Lab, including use of the laser cutter, 3D printers and other mechanical tools. I am also a club adviser for the Sustainability Council, and will be spearheading a Green Roof initiative. Prior to UCC, I worked for several environmental consulting firms and volunteered for non-profit organizations such as Latin America Sea Turtles Association and Pathways to Education.
  • Dave Bullock

    Dave Bullock

    Prep Phys Ed, department head
    I coach numerous teams including soccer, hockey and lacrosse. I was fortunate to play university lacrosse and hockey while attending the University of Toronto, winning a national championship in hockey. In 2014 I was inaugurated into the University of Toronto Sports Hall of Fame – Hockey. My first job was a hockey/skating instructor at a hockey school, and for many years I taught skating to both children and adults.
  • Jon Heffernan

    Jon Heffernan

    RA, boarding
    I am a Residential Assistant in Seaton’s House and I enjoy working and living with the young international boarding community at UCC. I also work in the music department, assisting in teaching classes, ensembles and private tutoring. I enjoy running the Spirit Band, Boarding Music Club, Aviation Club and Faculty Choir, along with coaching junior varsity football, basketball and rugby.
  • Emilia Martin

    Emilia Martin

    Year 6 form adviser
    My passion for education was ignited after immigrating to Canada as a child and meeting educators who inspired me. For over a decade, I have been fortunate enough to practice my craft in several independent schools in Canada and abroad. Besides teaching, I enjoy coaching, sailing, back country hiking and yoga. Volunteering allows me to stay connected to my community. Learning about other cultures by traveling to over 30 countries has inspired in me a deep respect for diversity.
  • Max Perren

    Year 7 form adviser
    I’ve taught at Upper Canada College since the fall of 1998. Since I joined the College I’ve been an adviser for both Year 6 and 7 and I’ve taught English and history to both levels. In addition to teaching I coach hockey in the Prep and Varsity Lacrosse. I am also the head coach of Team Ontario U18 and a scout for Team Canada U19.
  • Bill Elgie

    Bill Elgie

    Director, Norval
    My favourite memories of being a Prep student in the 1970s were our trips to Norval. I was a city kid who felt most at home in nature. It has been a dream come true to work at Norval for over 20 years, and to raise my children with Norval as their backyard. When not at work, you can usually find me with my family out wilderness canoe tripping, hiking , cycling or camping.

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