Established in 1853, University College is committed to the non-sectarian, socially inclusive education of undergraduate students. The College's reputation for high academic standards and sustained community engagement continue to inspire our students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends. University College is home to four academic programs including Health Studies, Canadian Studies, the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies and the UC Drama Program. The College is also the home of the University of Toronto Art Centre, a public art gallery that maintains a permanent collection of more than 5,000 works of Canadian and international art.
Thanks to donors like you, I received an entrance scholarship that helped subsidize my first-year tuition and gave me a real sense of accomplishment. I am currently in my third year at the University of Toronto, double majoring in physiology and human biology. Although my plan is to pursue a career in medicine, I enjoy taking elective classes that expand my worldview.
Through my Canadian Studies elective, I got the chance to apply my classroom learning in the real world when I helped to develop the Kensington Market: Hidden Histories app. This interactive app makes it easy for people to take a closer look at the history behind landmarks and buildings they pass by and to learn about the city’s cultural heritage.
I am so grateful that I could use my research into Toronto’s history to create something that can impact people’s lives.
My passion for history is one of the reasons I chose UC—U of T’s founding college. The other reasons were UC’s openness, community-oriented attitude and reputation for academic excellence. All of which you help make possible. Thank you for your support.
(BSc UC 2019)