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“Toronto is its own kind of urban laboratory – it’s incredibly diverse – and so using those skills you are learning in school and then applying them in practice was a superbly valuable experience.”
city planner, urban studies alumnus
STUDENT NEWS AT U OF T
Weaving needles into silicon skin pads isn’t what you’d expect many high school students to do on their summer break.
But this workshop in suturing – which creates strong, supportive connections to seal a wound – is just one example of the experiences offered by the University of Toronto's summer mentorship program (SMP). It’s also a metaphor for the program’s goals.
“Archeology is the same as history; it tells a story,” says Grade 11 student Scarlet Lowrie.
This summer, she joined four other high school students from across Ontario with a mutual love of history and curiosity about the past for a two-week intensive program offered by the department of anthropology’s Archaeology Centre in the Faculty of Arts & Science.
Now in its fourth year, the program was led by PhD students Danielle Desmarais, Elliott Fuller and Emma Yasui.
Facing a housing crunch, the University of Toronto has reached an agreement with the city and local community groups that allows it to build a badly needed new 23-storey student residence at the corner of Spadina and Sussex Avenues.
The slender tower, the first new residence building to be constructed on the downtown Toronto campus in a decade, will house 511 students in a bright, airy structure that mixes modern residence spaces with lively retail storefronts.
It will also incorporate a three-storey heritage building into its façade.
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Bachelor of Arts (BA) 1991
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The college system
All students within the Faculty of Arts & Science on the downtown Toronto (St. George) campus are affiliated with one of seven colleges. These colleges have deep roots in the history of the University of Toronto; the college system dates back to the earliest days of the university and remains one of its distinctive features. The colleges are a home base for their students and provide the advantages of a closer-knit community experience within a large research university.