Upper Canada CollegePrivate School in Toronto, Ontario
The Prep will present the musical Willy Wonka tonight and tomorrow night at 7 p.m. in Weston Hall. With a cast and crew of more than 65 boys and girls from UCC and The Bishop Strachan School, it's filled with pure imagination as well as chocolate!
Blue Rodeo's Jim Cuddy '74 reveals the secrets of his 34-year-marriage in today's Globe and Mail.
For those who missed Founder's Dinner this year, here's a complete recap, with full video and transcript of The Hon. Michael Wilson '55's keynote address. (See comments for highlight excerpts.)
Huge congrats are in order for Vlad Chindea '18, selected as a Loran Scholar. It's considered the most prestigious undergraduate scholarship in Canada, valued at $100,000 over four years. Chindea was one of just 34 winners, selected from an initial pool of more than 5,000 applicants. The scholarship is unique in that it values character highly, in addition to academic performance. Originally from Romania, he grew up in Montreal. Vlad co-founded UCC's Amnesty International Club, through which he helped organize an indigenous rights awareness week. He's an avid filmmaker, member of the cross-country and swimming teams, and spent a summer working at an international development organization. Past UCC Loran Scholars include Kaleem Hawa '12, Aly Kassim-Lakha '11 and Allen Champagne '11.
UCC Old Boy Christian Thomas is a member of the Canadian men's Olympic hockey team. Read about his journey to get there below and cheer him on as the Canadian squad embarks on its quest for a gold medal in PyeongChang, Korea.
UCC faculty members Allison Macrae, Deirdre Timusk and Tina Jagdeo — along with Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario (CIS) executive director Sarah Craig — have created the CIS Ontario Women’s Network. Learn what it's all about below.
Students have been working on the senior/classical (co-curricular and co-ed) production of William Shakespeare's King Lear since September. It's directed by Heather Crawford, with a set by Terry Denstedt and stage combat choreographed by Simon Fon.
The show runs from Wednesday, Feb. 21 through Saturday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the David Chu Theatre. The play concerns a fraying kingdom and two fractured families, with a king's dilemma at its centre. The playwright holds nothing back in a tragedy that, though first performed 412 years ago, continues to throw fast and hard punches. Fifteen actors, as well as a stage crew and team of technicians, have contributed months of labour to this collaborative endeavour. Contact email@example.com for tickets.
Founder's Dinner keynote speaker, The Hon. Michael Wilson, spoke about his mental health advocacy work and the rewards of community service on Monday night. He was also given an inaugural Old Boy of Distinction Award along with Max Bruce, an explosives expert with York Regional Police -- an unusual and impressive path for a UCC grad. UCC parent Jill Adolphe, shown here with her family, earned the John Stevenson Award. More than 400 community members mingled and enjoyed a night of reconnecting with the College. Principal Sam McKinney ended the evening with a sneak peek at our newly launched strategic directions.
The actual Stanley Cup made a visit to the Wilder Arena today for one glorious hour. Prep Dean of Students David Girard took a lucky group of Year 7s over to touch the legendary trophy. (An external group had reserved the lounge and the Cup for a party, which one can do apparently. Owing to a booking glitch however, the Cup was whisked away, but not before the students got their hands on it.)
UCC’s Prep School has long held bi-weekly assemblies in Weston Hall that are filled with music, jokes, news and important lessons. Now, to fill the gap during off weeks, there are digital versions spearheaded by Primary visual arts teacher Jody Roberts and Year 5 students. Read more and watch the first two episodes by clicking the link below.
Appreciation is in order for The Hon. Michael Wilson '55 whose eloquent keynote address was a highlight of Founder's Dinner last night. The 2018 edition saw more than 400 community members out to fete inaugural Old Boy of Distinction Award winners Max Bruce and Wilson, along with Jill Adolphe, winner of the John D. Stevenson Award. Full photo coverage and news to come tomorrow.
Innovation was the name of the game as 33 student teams competed to design better communities. Among the problems considered were pedestrian safety and improving access to healthy food. The teams then had to pitch their ideas in a competition. Read more:
Today's the day. We're delighted to announce the launch of Strategic Directions: Towards 2029. This plan sets the course for the next decade in the lead-up to our bicentennial celebrations. It connects our extraordinary history to our renewed vision and mission: to inspire boys to be their best selves, and to provide transformational learning experiences. Thanks to all who've contributed from across the entire College community. For the full plan and ongoing updates, please visit https://towards2029.ucc.on.ca/
UCC's Weston Hall was transformed into Club Bluenote with the sounds of jazz from student musicians and singers on Feb. 7. Read more and see videos and photos below.