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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 »

Farastaki airport
UCC-sponsored Syrian family is now in Toronto - May 19, 2018

The Upper Canada College-sponsored Syrian refugee family finally arrived in Toronto and was greeted at Toronto Pearson International Airport on Monday as part of the College’s “warm welcome” initiative. UCC started raising funds to sponsor the family in 2016, but almost two years of paperwork delayed Samia and Mohamed Farastaki’s arrival with their children: Baraa, […] Read More »

PYP Exhibition Featured
Year 5 boys make parents proud at PYP Exhibition - May 16, 2018

May 11 was a big day for Upper Canada College’s 55 Year 5 boys, as they got to show and explain what they learned through months of research at the Primary Years Program (PYP) Exhibition. The boys gain independence, empowerment to take action and make a difference, and satisfaction and pride in a job well […] Read More »

Jazz Night Feature
UCC Jazz Night - May 8, 2018

Friends and family members of Upper Canada College musicians gathered in the David Chu Theatre on April 27 for the highly anticipated “Jazz Night.” Peter Smith and the Senior Jazz Band entertained the audience with a repertoire that included “Fly Me to the Moon,” “September” and “Superstition.” The night was filled with impressive solo performances […] Read More »

UCC rowing family members open sport to kids - May 7, 2018

Upper Canada College has a proud rowing tradition, and two generations of UCC rowers recently worked together to establish indoor rowing in Toronto’s public school system. UCC Year 12 varsity rower Ben Givertz Steel started a learn to row program at Whitney Junior Public School. With help from UCC coach Grant Boyd, UCC ergs (rowing […] Read More »

SK and seniors feature
UCC SK students spend time with seniors - May 6, 2018

Eighteen Upper Canada College Senior Kindergarten students and 11 seniors from Christie Gardens Retirement Residence took part in a recent exchange program. “The boys were inquiring into the central idea that living things grow and change when their needs are met,” says SK teacher Laura Heyes. “This inter-generational opportunity allowed the boys to further develop […] Read More »

Toronto Brain Bee
Surya Pandiaraju wins Toronto Brain Bee competition - May 3, 2018

After finishing in the top 10 last year, Upper Canada College Year 12 student Surya Pandiaraju won the Toronto Brain Bee competition at the University of Toronto on April 12. The Brain Bee is a written knowledge-based competition for high school students in the Greater Toronto Area that tests their knowledge of neuroscience. Five UCC […] Read More »

Hellenic History Tournament feature
UCC student wins Hellenic History Tournament - May 2, 2018

Upper Canada College Year 9 student John Papanikolaou was a member of the team that won the District 23 Hellenic History Tournament on April 28. The tournament, held by the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association, is a Jeopardy-style competition for students in Grades 8 through 12. It covers topics from ancient, medieval and modern Greek […] Read More »

Nuit Bleue celebrated the arts at UCC - April 18, 2018

Upper Canada College’s annual spring arts festival, Nuit Bleue, continued its run of success at the Upper School on April 12 with a range of exhibits, performances, presentations, screenings and more. “Nuit Bleue brings the community together to celebrate our talented boys and enjoy all that is wonderful about the arts at UCC,” says Elissa […] Read More »

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