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Music Library Collection of Faculty Events

  • CA OTUFM 51
  • Collection
  • 1964-present

Collection consists of concerts by faculty members, students, student ensembles, and guest artists, at one of the Faculty of Music theatres (Walter Hall and MacMillan Theatre), and at other University venues.

University of Toronto. Faculty of Music

2019-2020 concert season

Events hosted by the Faculty of Music including faculty, student, and guest artists as well as ongoing concert series and faculty ensembles.

Oral History Interview with Julie Mathien conducted by Ruth Belay

Julie Mathien, a long-time childcare reform advocate and former public servant, was an early member of the Campus Community Cooperative Daycare. Established in 1969, the collective developed the childcare centre at 12 Sussex Ave. at the St. George Campus of the University of Toronto. Mathien recounts her experiences as both a volunteer and staff member providing insight into the underlying philosophy, membership, and organization of the collective. She describes the history of negotiations and tensions with UofT’s administration, including what led to the 1969 occupation of Simcoe Hall, as well as the shifting media coverage on the centre. Mathien explains the evolving discourse on approaches to childcare that have been part of her research and later work with the municipal and provincial governments. The interview also covers Mathien’s work with the Huron-Sussex Residents Organization, where she describes past confrontations with the University and their jointly developed plans for the future of the neighborhood.

Organizations

  • Campus Community Cooperative Daycare Centre
  • Daycare Reform Action Alliance
  • Office of the President, University of Toronto
  • Canadian National Advocacy for Childcare
  • Toronto Board of Education
  • Province of Ontario
  • City of Toronto
  • University Planning, Design and Construction, University of Toronto
  • Huron-Sussex Residents Organization

Subject Topics

  • Child care
  • Early childhood education
  • Cooperatives and collective models
  • Protests and sit-ins
  • Women’s movement
  • Institutional response
  • Community engagement
  • Neighborhood advocacy
  • Toronto city planning and development

Oral history interview with James Nugent conducted by Ruth Belay

Dr. James Nugent, currently Lecturer at the University of Waterloo, received his undergraduate degree in 2006 from UTSC and continued with his graduate work at UofT’s St. George Campus. Nugent shares his early experiences of student activism and involvement at UTSC, particularly through Resources for Environmental and Social Action (RESA), while also reflecting on the larger societal and political shifts following 9/11. Nugent remarks on the unique student environment at UTSC, noting events, initiatives, as well as the cross-cultural learning he experienced there. In describing his participation in the anti-globalization movement and peace action, through to his later work on climate justice and social policy, Nugent discusses the impact of service learning and community engagement in education. He reflects on the pressures faced by current students and questions how these will shape youth activism, as well as considering the effects of social media and the breadth of issues in which students are engaged both here and abroad.

Organizations

  • Resources for Environmental & Social Action (RESA)
  • International Development Studies Association (IDSA)
  • University of Toronto Scarborough College (UTSC)
  • Grrl Fest, University of Toronto Scarborough College
  • The Meeting Place, University of Toronto Scarborough College

Subject Topics

  • Anti-globalization movement
  • Protests and demonstrations
  • Anti-war movement
  • International development studies
  • Fair trade
  • Climate / environmental justice
  • Community partnerships
  • Social media
  • International students

Oral history interview with Ikem Opara conducted by Ruth Belay

Ikem Opara, currently Director of National Learning Partnerships at the Rideau Hall Foundation, was an international student at UofT’s St. George campus. His active involvement at the University included executive roles with Black Students’ Association (BSA), playing Varsity football, and membership in organizations such as the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, the African Students’ Association and the Nigerian Students’ Association. Opara describes the personal impact that these organizations had in forming deep social connections, while emphasizing throughout the interview their commitment to create spaces of belonging on campus that reflected both racial and ethnic identities. He recounts many of the BSA’s and Alpha Phi Alpha’s activities, including mentorship initiatives, talks, social events, and discusses their underlying goals, particularly regarding the strategic use of space to highlight Black presence at the University. He reflects on the BSA’s engagement in issues such as representation within curriculum and broader community activism around police violence in the city, while also reflecting on challenges faced at UofT.

Organizations

  • Black Students’ Association (BSA)
  • High School Conference, Black Students’ Association
  • BLACKLIGHT, Black Students' Association
  • African Students’ Association (ASA)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (AΦA)
  • Nigerian Students’ Association (NSA)
  • Tan Furu
  • UofT Korean Students’ Association (UTKSA)
  • Hart House, UofT

Subject Topics

  • Acculturation
  • Varsity sports
  • Mentorship
  • Equity in education
  • Community engagement
  • Solidarity networks
  • Social networks
  • Food
  • Organizational memory
  • Institutional response
  • Institutional racism
  • Funding of student groups

UTARMS' Oral History Collection on Student Activism

  • UTA 0302
  • Collection
  • 1972-2020

Collection includes seventeen oral history interviews focused on illuminating the impact of student action and initiatives across UofT’s three campuses. Themes within the interviews cover a broad range of topics including community building and mentorship, institutional response, and the deep personal and educational value drawn from commitments to systemic change.

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Oral history interview with Ceta Ramkhalawansingh conducted by Ruth Belay and Daniela Ansovini

Ceta Ramkhalawansingh is the former Equal Opportunity Director at the old City of Toronto, later becoming the Corporate Manager, Diversity Management and Community Engagement in the new City of Toronto after amalgamation in 1998. She is a prominent community activist and was a founding member of the student-initiated teaching collective at UofT in one of Canada’s first women’s studies course. Her family moved to Canada in 1967 from Trinidad and Tobago. Ceta reflects on her time as an undergraduate student from 1968, recounting her political involvement through the Student Administrative Council (SAC), and her work in establishing, participating in, and advocating for the inclusion of women’s studies and feminist methodologies in curriculum at the University. She discusses some of her positions at the City of Toronto and the Toronto school board, particularly around diversity and equity work, and her continuing connection with UofT through the Women and Gender Studies Institute, New College and Innis College. Ramkhalawansingh, as a dedicated community and housing advocate, also describes the negotiation and resistance to key developments in the neighborhoods surrounding UofT, particularly in the downtown Toronto Grange neighborhood, as well as the University’s position and response. She recalls a number of different groups and initiatives that she has been involved with, including on issues of heritage preservation and range of human rights issues.

Organizations

  • Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto (WGSI)
  • Student Administrative Council (SAC)
  • Labour History Collective and The Women’s Press
  • New College, University of Toronto
  • Innis College, University of Toronto
  • City of Toronto
  • Grange Community Association
  • University of Toronto Community Liaison Committee
  • Art Gallery of Ontario, AGO
  • MATCH International Women’s Fund
  • Ontario Advisory Council of Women’s Issues

Subject Topics

  • Student governance
  • Women and gender studies programmes
  • Social responsibility
  • Reproductive rights
  • Toronto city planning
  • Toronto development
  • Neighborhood advocacy
  • Heritage conservation
  • Social housing
  • Financial access to education
  • Institutional response
  • Equity, diversity, and human rights

Oral history interview with Dena Taylor conducted by Ruth Belay

Dr. Dena Bain Taylor, a retired faculty member in the Department of English at the University of Toronto, attended the University at its St. George campus as both an undergraduate and graduate student. While the interview touches on the early experiences Taylor had as a student, it focuses on the period between 1968 to 1973 when she was a resident of Rochdale College. She describes the foundation and structure of the residence, including identifying key individuals, concurrent initiatives, funding sources, and the external issues that shaped the residence. Throughout the interview, Taylor reflects on the philosophical underpinnings that were central to the collective ethos of the space and its genesis as a centre for experiential learning, activism, arts, spirituality, experimentation and place-making. The interview captures aspects of Rochdale’s impact, including the activities of involved individuals, the influence of American political thought, as well as the organizations and initiatives that were developed there. Taylor speaks to some of the issues that surfaced in the residence such as sexism, sexuality, and mental health, as well as how these issues were portrayed in the media. In discussing her own experiences and reflecting on the broader significance of the College, Taylor details and questions how the residence fundamentally challenged the status-quo.

Organizations

  • Rochdale College
  • Hart House, University of Toronto
  • Indian Institute
  • Campus Co-operative
  • Toronto Community Housing

Subject Topics

  • Experiential learning
  • Alternative education
  • Co-operative and collective models
  • Housing
  • Counter-culture
  • Arts
  • Back-to-the-land movement
  • Financial access to post-secondary education
  • Sexual freedom
  • Draft evasion
  • Spadina Expressway

Jazz

Subseries consists of recordings of concerts by the Faculty of Music's jazz ensembles.

Thursday at Noon series

Subseries consists of recordings of concerts in the Thursday at Noon series. This series features faculty artists as well as guests, and usually feature small ensemble chamber music and vocal or instrumental recitals. These events take place in the Walter Hall at the Faculty of Music on Thursday afternoons.

Oral history interview with Bill Gardner conducted by Ruth Belay

Bill Gardner, CEO of CRM Dynamics, was a former University of Toronto student at the St. George Campus who was actively involved in student government from 1985 to 1989. Serving as president of both the Arts and Science Student Union (ASSU) and the Students’ Administrative Council (now the University of Toronto Students’ Union), Gardner discusses his focus on addressing concerns specifically relevant to UofT students, the dynamics present internally within both groups, as well his approach in working with the University’s administration, external groups and political figures. He touches on a number of issues and activities including frosh programming and planning, the production of the ASSU’s Anti-Calendar, and the adoption of digital technology at the University. Gardner reflects on his own career to highlight the benefits of the leadership experience he gained during this time, as well as the long-term effects of a shift away from student-led organizing within post-secondary institutions.

Organizations

  • Arts Science Student Union (ASSU)
  • Students’ Administrative Council (SAC)
  • Canadian Federation of Student (CFS)
  • Office of the President, University of Toronto
  • Investment Club, UofT
  • Economics Course Organization, UofT

Subject Topics

  • Student governance
  • Student fees
  • Student services
  • Student elections
  • Anti-Calendar
  • Institutional response
  • Frosh Week
  • Course unions
  • Changes in post-secondary education
  • Computerization and automation

Oral history interview with Kumaraswamy Ponnambalam conducted by Ruth Belay

Dr. Kumaraswamy Ponnambalam, currently a Professor in Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo, graduated from the University of Toronto with his PhD in 1987. Dr. Ponnambalam shares his experiences as an international student, reflecting on what brought him to UofT and some of the challenges he faced in attending the University. In particular, he focuses on the financial and workload pressures placed on students. He recalls some of the support networks that were created on campus, both through social activities, for example through residence and the International Student Centre, academic collaboration, and demonstrations. These networks also extended outside of the University, in particular between Tamil-speaking communities. Dr. Ponnambalam describes the impact of differential fees as a UofT student and his continued response as he now observes the current financial barriers faced by international students. At the request of Dr. Ponnambalam, this oral history interview is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Sinnathurai Vijayakumar who played a profound role in Dr. Ponnambalam's life, particularly while at UofT.

Please note that this interview contains a racial slur used when Dr. Ponnambalam describes racial harassment he faced [approx. 00:22:15].

Organizations

  • International Student Centre, University of Toronto
  • Graduate Student Union (UTGSU)
  • University of Waterloo

Subject Topics

  • Differential student fees
  • Education affordability
  • International students
  • Canadian South Asian communities
  • Sri Lankan Tamil (Eelam) independence movement
  • Engineering
  • Student residence
  • Student labour
  • Academic hiring practices

Oral history interview with John Foster conducted by Ruth Belay

John Foster, Sessional Lecturer in International Studies and Justice Studies at the University of Regina, formerly in interdisciplinary studies, Carleton University, completed his graduate studies at the University of Toronto in the late 1960s (M.A., 1973, Ph.D. 1977). In his interview, Foster comments on how the growing social consciousness of the era shaped student organizing, protest movements, and interest in cooperative models. He discusses his early experiences with student activism both in Saskatchewan and Toronto, including with the Student Union for Peace Action (SUPA) and the Christian youth movement.

The interview focuses on his involvement in the establishment of accessible and affordable childcare at U of T that provided students and working parents with the necessary supports to pursue their education. Foster connects the founding of the Campus Community Cooperative Daycare Centre to the women’s movement, as well as with new and developing ideas around early childhood education. For example, the cooperative approach used at the daycare was challenged by the provincial government’s daycare branch who were critical of the model. Foster recalls key moments in the Cooperative’s history, including the sit-in at Simcoe Hall and occupation of 12 Sussex Ave., the second centre on Devonshire Place, his personal experiences as a parent-volunteer, and the coordination of member’s contributions to the collective.

Organizations

  • Campus Community Cooperative Daycare Centre
  • Student Union for Peace Action (SUPA)
  • United Church of Canada
  • Student Administrative Council (SAC)

Subject Topics

  • Child care
  • Early childhood education
  • Cooperatives and collective models
  • Peace movement
  • Women’s movement
  • Institutional response
  • Community engagement
  • Institutional response

Oral history interview with Sean Wharton conducted by Ruth Belay

Dr. Sean Wharton, Medical Director of the Wharton Medical Clinic, holds doctorates in Medicine and Pharmacy from the University of Toronto. Wharton discusses his early experiences at UofT, the underrepresentation of Black students in his courses, and how his growing interest in deconstructing systemic barriers drew him to the Association for the Advancement of Blacks in the Health Sciences (AABHS). Inspired by the Association’s success in providing mentorship and developing outreach initiatives, Wharton helped found the Black Medical Students Association (BMSA) in 2000. He recounts how support and allyship from AABHS, UofT administrators, such as Dr. Miriam Rossi, and fellow students was necessary in establishing the BMSA. Wharton describes the continued goals of the organization, including addressing financial barriers for students and the importance of BIPOC representation through all organizational levels and roles. In emphasizing the significance of building connections and community, he also details the BMSA’s engagement within Toronto schools and the growth of the organization nationally.

Organizations

  • Black Medical Student Association (BMSA)
  • Association for the Advancement of Blacks in the Health Sciences (AABHS)
  • Faculty of Medicine, UofT
  • Community of Support, UofT
  • Summer Mentorship Program, UofT
  • Visions of Science
  • Camp Jumoke

Subject Topics

  • Mentorship
  • Racial justice
  • Access to post-secondary education
  • Financial barriers to education
  • Equity in education
  • Community partnership
  • Institutional response
  • Solidarity networks

Faculty ensembles

Subseries consists of recordings of performances by ensembles in the Faculty of Music, including the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Uri Mayer ; Wind Ensemble, conducted by Gillian MacKay ; Wind Symphony, conducted by Jeff Reynolds ; Contemporary Music Ensemble, conducted by Wallace Halladay ; MacMillan Singers, conducted by David Fallis ; Chamber Choir, conducted by Lori-Anne Dolloff ; Soprano/Alto Chorus, conducted by Elaine Choi ; Tenor/Bass Choir, conducted by Mark Ramsay ; and Guitar Orchestra, conducted by Jeffrey McFadden.

Oral history interview with Norman Kwan conducted by Ruth Belay and Daniela Ansovini

Dr. Norman Kwan, a graduate from UofT’s Faculty of Dentistry, provides his account of student and community response to CTV’s W5 Campus Giveaway episode. Airing on September 30th, 1979, the reporting alleged that Canadian citizens were being denied opportunity in professional graduate programs and targeted students who were visible minorities as unfairly occupying these placements, regardless of their citizenship or status as Canadians themselves. The xenophobic tone and misrepresentation of foreign students ignited protests across the country. Dr. Kwan discusses his involvement in the student response, particularly how the Chinese Students’ Association’s President, Dinah Cheng, approached and worked with Chinese-Canadian professional associations and community groups to protest, pursue a lawsuit, and create a set of demands. He describes the impacts and outcomes of their advocacy including CTV’s apology, solidarity built between different groups, the creation of the Chinese Canadian National Council, and the shift in his own political consciousness.

Organizations

  • Chinese Students’ Association, University of Toronto
  • Canadian Television Network (CTV)
  • Ad Hoc Committee of the Council of Chinese Canadians Against W5
  • Council of Chinese Canadians (Ontario Chapter and Irene Chiu)
  • Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals (FCCP)
  • Chinese Professional Association of Canada
  • New Democratic Party (NDP)

Subject Topics

  • Racism in the press
  • Discrimination in higher education
  • University admissions
  • Canadian race relations
  • Chinese Canadian activism
  • Chinese Canadian community
  • Professional graduate education
  • International students
  • Southeast Asian refugees
  • International students
  • Community organizing
  • W-Five

Oral history interview with Bonte Minnema conducted by Ruth Belay

Bonte Minnema, a digital media and marketing consultant, was an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto’s St. George Campus in the mid-1990s where he was actively involved in advocating for the LGBT community. Minnema shares some of his background growing up and coming out in southwestern Ontario, why he was drawn to UofT, and his initial experiences at Trinity College. He describes some of his involvement in equal rights activism taking place outside of the University, and then focuses on the start of his advocacy on campus. Initially looking at discrimination in the provision of student services, for example in UofT’s Health Services, and within curriculum, Minnema also describes the revival of a student organization aimed to build support and social infrastructure for LGBT students on campus. He recalls a number of different initiatives in both respects, as well as solidarity networks between different student groups, allies in various roles, and the dynamics of activism at the University. Minnema reflects on the complex and continued impact that activism has had through his career, how he has navigated the public persona that developed with this, and the type of social value he sees in activist perspectives and approach.

Organizations

  • LGBTOUT
  • Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights in Ontario
  • Centre for Women and Trans People, UofT
  • Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG)
  • Muslim Students’ Association
  • Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies
  • Health and Wellness – Student Life, UofT
  • Nobel Knights

Subject Topics

  • UofT Sexual Diversity Program
  • Homo Hops
  • Positive Space Campaign
  • Equity and inclusion in curriculum
  • Homophobia
  • Solidarity networks
  • Student health services
  • Financial barriers
  • Scholarships
  • Privacy

Oral history interview with Tom Mathien conducted by Ruth Belay

Dr. Thomas Mathien is the former Associate Director of the Transitional Year Programme (TYP) at the University of Toronto and an occasional course instructor in the UofT's Department of Philosophy. His interview primarily focuses on key developments of the TYP, though Mathien also recounts some of his early participation as a student in teach-ins, student government, and various collective initiatives in late 1960s and 1970s. Mathien describes the history of the TYP, noting early confrontations with the University, key individuals involved, and the programme’s role in supporting access to post-secondary education that is rooted in a recognition of the impacts of racial, economic, and cultural difference that students experience at the University. He speaks at length about shifts in the programme's curricular, pedagogical, and community-based approaches that have been adopted and developed over a span of 30 years. For example, he notes the interest in including Indigenous knowledge in curriculum, as well as initiatives to help support the financial security of students. Mathien ends the interview reflecting on the educators who influenced his own political thought and approach.

For additional information on the Transitional Year Programme please see Access and Equity in the University: A Collection of Papers from the 30th Anniversary Conference of the Transitional Year Programme, University of Toronto / Ed. Keren Braithwaite Organizations

Organizations

  • Transitional Year Program, University of Toronto
  • Campus Community Cooperative Daycare Centre
  • Student Union for Peace Action
  • Students’ Administrative Council
  • Innis College, University of Toronto
  • University of St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto

Subject Topics

  • Community education
  • Equity in education
  • Community engagement
  • Access to post-secondary educatio
  • Financial barriers to post-secondary education
  • Collective models
  • Indigenous curriculum
  • Institutional response

Oral history interview with Mary Anne Chambers conducted by Ruth Belay

Mary Anne Chambers, former Ontario Member of Provincial Parliament (2003 – 2007) and Senior Vice-President of Scotiabank, completed her degree at the University of Toronto Scarborough in 1988. In the interview, Chambers highlights the impact that the University has had on her life while pursuing her academic and professional interests. She gives examples from various points in her career, including the support she received from students as she ran for the Legislative Assembly and the opportunities that she created as a UofT donor and member of Governing Council. Chambers shares in detail some of the initiatives that she has led and supported at UofT, in particular the Imani Academic Mentorship Program, which aims to address systemic barriers that create disproportionate access to post-secondary education. She connects this work to how she sees her role as an advocate and her deep commitment to the East Scarborough community, as well as broadly discussing the positive impacts of community involvement and giving back.

Organizations

  • University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)
  • Governing Council – UofT
  • Academic Resource Centre – UTSC
  • Imani Academic Mentorship Program
  • Government of Ontario
  • Black Students’ Association, UTSC

Subject Topics

  • Mature students
    • Mentorship
    • Accessibility of post-secondary education
    • Racial justice
    • Financial barriers to education
    • Community partnership
    • Community involvement
    • Equity in education
    • Philanthropy

Oral history interview with June Larkin conducted by Ruth Belay and Daniela Ansovini

Dr. June Larkin, former Director of Equity Studies and professor in the Women and Gender Studies Department, completed her graduate studies at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) in 1993. Larkin describes her involvement in the creation of OISE’s Sexual Harassment Caucus, a group formed to address sexual harassment at the institution through policy and education. With seventeen years of prior experience as an elementary school teacher, Larkin shares how this advocacy shifted her doctoral work to focus on sexual harassment in high schools and also led to developing educational toolkits and workshops to support school boards looking to implement their own policies. In discussing her research, community-based initiatives, and teaching, she reflects on the definition of activism and many forms it can take. Within the context of the Equity Studies Program more broadly, she notes the ways in which she and other professors have worked to respond to the shifting interest of students, particularly to support their engagement in issues at and beyond the University.

Organizations

  • Ontario Institute of Studies for Education (OISE)
  • Sexual Harassment Caucus, OISE
  • Sexual Harassment Resistors Everywhere (SHREW)
  • Equity Studies Program, New College, University of Toronto
  • Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto

Subject Topics

  • Women’s movement and feminism
  • Sexual harassment policy
  • Violence against women
  • Equity in education
  • Intersectionality
  • Equity Studies
  • Sexual health
  • Community engagement
  • Institutional response
  • Occupy! Movement
  • Activist scholarship

Oral history interview with Ike Okafor conducted by Ruth Belay

Ike Okafor, currently the Senior Officer for Service Learning and Diversity Outreach at the University of Toronto’s (UofT) Faculty of Medicine, was a founding member and former President of the Black Student Association (BSA) at UofT. In the interview, Okafor provides a rich account of community and advocacy work aimed to specifically address systemic barriers to higher education for Black students. He discusses his experiences seeing the under-representation of Black students at UofT, the founding of the BSA in 1999, and re-establishment of the Fourth Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha. He speaks to the dual interests of these groups: to create community and support access to post-secondary education, and describes how these aims were supported through the activities of a number of closely aligned initiatives.

Okafor describes how his later professional roles at UofT, in the Office of Student Recruitment and the Faculty of Medicine, have focused on leveraging the institution’s resources to better support and attract a diverse student body. He discusses the role of public institutions and the necessary urgency to recognize the social contract by which they are underpinned. This reorientation would emphasize responsibility of public bodies to significantly serve the public, require collaboration with community partners, and meaningfully support equity objectives.

Organizations

  • Black Students’ Association (BSA)
  • Annual Black High School Conference, Black Students’ Association
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • New College – University of Toronto
  • Black Medical Student Association (BMSA)
  • Huron-Sussex Residents Organization
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (AΦA)
  • Tan Furu
  • Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA)
  • Toronto District School Board (TDSB)

Subject Topics

  • Mentorship
  • Racial justice
  • Access to post-secondary education
  • Fraternities
  • Equity in education
  • Discrimination in education
  • Community partnership
  • Institutional transformation
  • Institutional response

Oral history interview with Mohammed Hashim conducted by Ruth Belay

Mohammed Hashim, Executive Director of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, was a former University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) student actively involved in organizing and student government across UofT’s three campuses in the 2000s. Helping to found the group Breaking Down Social Barriers, an anti-globalization advocacy group, Hashim speaks about his entry into progressive politics and how his growing investment developed at the University. He describes how social justice and engagement with broader political struggles came to shape UTM student politics. Through reflection on the numerous positions he held, including on the Board of Directors of the Student Administrative Council, Commissioner at University Affairs and Executive Director at UTMSU, he touches on specific issues including rising student fees, the UPass programme, and dynamics between the three campuses. Hashim highlights the intentional work done to foster involvement and successive progressive slates, as well as the deliberate approaches taken by the University administration in responding to student issues.

Organizations

  • Breaking Down Social Barriers
  • University of Toronto Mississauga Students’ Union (UTMSU)
  • Student Administrative Council (SAC)
  • Canadian Federation of Students (CFE)
  • Scarborough Campus Students’ Union (SCSU)
  • Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs

Subject Topics

  • Anti-globalization movement
  • Days of Action, Ontario
  • 9/11
  • Student movements
  • Student governance
  • Student fees
  • Transit
  • Institutional response
  • Deregulation of professional programmes

Calidore String Quartet: Beethoven and the Fugue

Calidore String Quartet (Jeffrey Myers and Ryan Meehan, violins ; Jeremy Berry, viola ; Estelle Choi, cello)
Event details:

  • Dean's welcome remarks
  • Grosse Fuge, violins (2), viola, cello / Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Quartets, violins (2), viola, cello, no. 9, op. 59, no. 3, C major. Introduzione / Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Quartets, violins (2), viola, cello, no. 9, op. 59, no. 3, C major. Andante con moto quasi allegretto / Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Quartets, violins (2), viola, cello, no. 9, op. 59, no. 3, C major. Menuetto / Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Quartets, violins (2), viola, cello, no. 9, op. 59, no. 3, C major. Allegro molto / Ludwig van Beethoven

Graduate Student Conductor Concert

Graduate Student Conductors with Members of the UTSO
Event details:

  • Divertimenti, K. 137, B-flat major. Andante / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Marie-Claire Cardinal, conductor)
  • Divertimenti, K. 137, B-flat major. Allegro di molto / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Marie-Claire Cardinal, conductor)
  • Divertimenti, K. 137, B-flat major. Allegro assai / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Marie-Claire Cardinal, conductor)
  • Symphonies, K. 385, D major. Allegro con spirito / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Kim Yong Eun, conductor)
  • Symphonies, K. 385, D major. Andante / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Kim Yong Eun, conductor)
  • Symphonies, K. 385, D major. Menuetto/ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Felipe Luzuriaga, conductor)
  • Symphonies, K. 385, D major. Presto/ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Felipe Luzuriaga, conductor)
  • Kammersymphonie / Franz Schreker (Lorenzo Guggenheim, conductor)

Opera Preview: Mansfield Park

File contains recordings from event. Recorded in Walter Hall
Scenes from Jonathan Dove's Mansfield Park performed by: Saige Carlson, Parker Clements, Lindsay Connolly, Mélissa Danis, Renee Fajardo, Alexandra Fee, River Guard, Alex Halliday, Juliana Krajcovic, Adam Kuiack, Midori Marsh, Maeve Palmer, Sacha Smith, Elias Theocharidis, Korin Thomas-Smith ; Sandra Horst, conductor ; Benjamin Zsoldos, piano ; Speakers: Sandra Horst, conductor; Tim Albery, director.
Event Details :

  • Introduction: Sandra Horst, Renee Fajardo (Fanny Price), Alex Halliday (Sir Thomas Bertram), Alexandra Fee (Lady Bertram), Parker Clements (Edmund Bertram), Mélissa Danis (Maria Bertram), Elias Theocharidis (James Rushworth), Lindsay Connolly (Julia Bertram), Sacha Smith (Aunt Norris)
  • Act I. Chapter 1
  • Talk: Sandra Horst, River Guard (Henry Crawford), Maeve Palmer (Mary Crawford)
  • [Act I. Chapter 2]
  • Talk: Sandra Horst
  • Act I. Chapter 6 : with alternates Saige Carlson (Maria Bertram), Midori Marsh (Mary Crawford), Korin Thomas-Smith (Edmund Bertram), Juliana Krajcovic (Aunt Norris)
  • Talk: Sandra Horst, Tim Albery
  • Chapter 2. A ball
  • Talk: Sandra Horst
  • Conclusion

U of T 12tet

File contains recordings from event. Recorded in Walter Hall
Performers : U of T 12tet ; Terry Promane, musical director.
Event details:

  • Sweet Dulcinea Blue / Kenny Wheeler, arr. Carter Brodkorb (Solos: Evan Dalling, Carter Brodkorb)
  • Eucalyptus Trees / Zsolt Kaltenecker, arr. Lucas Udvarnoky (Solos: Griff Vona, Harry Bartlett, Kaelin Murphy)
  • Upper Manhattan Medical Group / Billy Strayhorn, arr. Alexander Argatoff (Solos: David Hodgson, Kaelin Murphy, Keith Barstow)
  • Drip / Tigran Hamasyan, arr. Kaelin Murphy (Solo: David Hodgson)
  • Alone Together / Arthur Schwartz, arr. Jacob Slous (Solo: Jacob Chung)
  • Hopeful / Harry Bartlett (Solos: David Hodgson, Harry Bartlett, Kaelin Murphy)
  • Moon Rays / Horace Silver, arr. Nicholas Adema (Solos: Jacob Chung, Nicholas Adema)
  • All or Nothing at All / Arthur Altman, arr. Keith Barstow (Solos: David Hodgson, Keith Barstow)

Friday at Five: Amatis Piano Trio

Lea Hausmann, violin ; Samuel Shepherd, cello ; Mengjie Han, piano,
Event details:

  • Trios, piano, violin, cello, no. 1, op. 8 / Dmitri Shostakovich
  • Moorlands / Andrea Tarrodi
  • Trios, piano, violin, cello, no. 2, op. 66, C minor / Felix Mendelssohn
  • Trios, piano, violin, cello, no. 2, op. 66, C minor. Andante espressivo / Felix Mendelssohn
  • Trios, piano, violin, cello, no. 2, op. 66, C minor. Molto allegro quasi presto / Felix Mendelssohn
  • Trios, piano, violin, cello, no. 2, op. 66, C minor. Allegro appassionato / Felix Mendelssohn
  • [Encore : Cuatro estaciones porteñas. Verano porteño / Astor Piazzolla]

Celebrating our Diversity

Event details:

  • Romansy, op. 14. Vesennie vody / Sergei Rachmaninoff (Yelena Gavrilova, mezzo-soprano; Narmina Efendiyeva, piano)
  • Romansy, op. 14. Ostrovok / Sergei Rachmaninoff (Yelena Gavrilova, mezzo-soprano; Narmina Efendiyeva, piano)
  • Hong Dou Ci (Red Bean Poem) / Liu Xue'an (Rayleigh Becker, baritone; Ivan Jovanovic, piano)
  • Brinos Es / Alfreds Kalnins (Mikelis Rogers, baritone; Narmina Efendiyeva, piano)
  • "The Maiden Picking Herbs" / Hyun Jae Myeong (Alexandra Delle-Donne, soprano; Vlad Soloviev, piano)
  • (Unto the mountains!) / Yakiv Stepovyi (Anna Tanczak, soprano; Narmina Efendiyeva, piano)
  • (The Willow) / Jaroslav Lopatyns'kyj (Anna Tanczak, soprano; Narmina Efendiyeva, piano)
  • Gözelim Sensen (You are beautiful) / Rauf Haciyev (Yekaterina Sultanbekova, soprano; Narmina Efendiyeva, piano)
  • Azerbayjanim (My Azerbaijan) / Rauf Haciyev (Yekaterina Sultanbekova, soprano; Narmina Efendiyeva, piano)
  • Novy spalicek. Opusteny mily / Bohuslav Martinu (Elizabeth Legierski, soprano; Vlad Soloviev, piano)
  • Novy spalicek. Zvedavá dievca / Bohuslav Martinu (Elizabeth Legierski, soprano; Vlad Soloviev, piano)
  • Novy spalicek. Veselá dievca ; Smutny mily / Bohuslav Martinu (Elizabeth Legierski, soprano; Vlad Soloviev, piano)
  • Asturiana / Manuel de Falla (Christian Umipig, baritone; Alex Izquierdo, guitar)
  • (Janko fell asleep) / Traditional Serbian Folk Song (Dragana Paunovity, mezzo-soprano; Petar Tosov, voice)
  • (Dense fog has fallen down) / Traditional Serbian Folk Song (Dragana Paunovity, mezzo-soprano; Petar Tosov, voice)
  • Les feuilles morés/Soltan Ghalbha / Gabriel Faure/Darya Dadvar (Lara Moshaver, soprano ; Allyson Whitmell, piano ; Jordana Kliener, flute ; Lukianos Chrysochou, double bass ; Heni Yehkhani, percussion)
  • Moghile mear / Traditional Irish Folk Song (Maeve Palmer, soprano)
  • Nanourisma / Manolis Kalomiris (Ismene Papadopoulou, soprano; Vlad Soloviev, piano)
  • I Achtida / Petros Petridis (Ismene Papadopoulou, soprano; Vlad Soloviev, piano)
  • Porgy and Bess. Summertime / George Gershwin (Ineza Mugisha, soprano ; Ivan Jovanovic, piano ; Madeleine Kay, violin)
  • Lágrimas miás / Pedro Miguel Marqués (Leticia Balogh, soprano; Narmina Efendiyeva, piano)
  • Pri dunaju / Traditional Slovakian Folk Song (Juliana Krajcovic, soprano; Vlad Soloviev, piano)
  • Unrem / Traditional Slovakian Folk Song (Juliana Krajcovic, soprano; Vlad Soloviev, piano)
  • I believe I'll go back home/Lordy won't you help me / Spiritual, arr. Kevin Mulligan (Khadija Mbowe, soprano; Kevin Mulligan, piano ; Korin Thomas-Smith, baritone)
  • Negro speaks of rivers / Howard Swanson (Korin Thomas-Smith, baritone; Narmina Efendiyeva, piano)
  • Viajera del rio / Traditional Song (Ana Isabella Castro Barrios, soprano; Alex Izquierdo, guitar)
  • Canciones negras. Cancion de cuna para dormir a un negrito / Xavier Montsalvatge (Tiffanie Samuels, soprano; Ivan Jovanovic, piano)
  • Canciones negras. Canto negro / Xavier Montsalvatge (Tiffanie Samuels, soprano; Ivan Jovanovic, piano)
  • How high the moon / Les Paul and Mary Ford (Anika Venkatesh, soprano; Nihkil James, piano)

University of Toronto Jazz Orchestra (UTJO)

File contains recordings from event. Recorded in Walter Hall
Performers : UTJO ; Gordon Foote, director
Event details :

  • Evanescence / Maria Schneider
  • Wyrgly / Maria Schneider
  • Green Piece / Maria Schneider
  • Hi-Fly / Randy Weston, arr. Anthony D’Alessandro
  • Summer’s Over / Jesse Marshall
  • Embargo / Vonne Aguda
  • Matrix / Chick Corea, arr. Greg Barmby

Voice Studies at the University of Toronto presents Vocalini : An evening of song and arias featuring our outstanding undergraduate singers

File contains recordings from the event. Recorded in Walter Hall.
Undergraduate singers ; Suzy Smith, piano
Event details :

  • Elisir d'amore. Come Paride vezzoso / Gaetano Donizetti (Mikelis Rogers)
  • Nozze di Figaro. Deh vieni, non tardar / W.A. Mozart (Leandra Dahm)
  • Berceaux / Gabriel Fauré (Lissy Meyerowitz)
  • Romances, voice, piano (1891). Cloches / Claude Debussy (Emily Rocha)
  • Chanson de la pluie / Pauline Viardot (Sierra Ward-Bond)
  • Chansons de F. García Lorca. Chanson de l'oranger sec (Anika Venkatesh)
  • Madrid / Pauline Viardot (Anika-France Forget)
  • Romanzen und Balladen, op. 49. Beiden Grenadiere / Robert Schumann (Luke Noftall)
  • Mörike-Lieder. Verborgenheit / Hugo Wolf (Ana Isabella Castro)
  • Michelangelo-Lieder. Wohl denk' ich oft / Hugo Wolf (Kristian Lo)
  • Gedichte von Friedrich Bodenstedt. Mir träumte einst ein schöner Traum / Ingeborg Bronsart von Schellendorf (Annika Telenius)
  • Canti della sera. Alba di luna sul bosco / Francesco Santoliquido (Danlie Rae Acebuque)
  • Romansy, op. 14. Vesennie vody / Sergei Rachmaninoff (Danlie Rae Acebuque)
  • Così fan tutte. In uomini, in soldati / W.A. Mozart (Maria Yi Deng)
  • Zauberflöte. Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön / W.A. Mozart (Angelo Moretti)
  • Turn of the screw. Tower / Benjamin Britten (Kathryn Rose Johnson)
  • Gallantry. Now, Dr. Gregg, you have gone too far / Douglas Moore (Olivia Spahn-Vieira)
  • Sanctuary Song. Alone / Abigail Richardson (Khadija Mbowe)
  • Confession stone. Cold and icy / Robert Fleming (Danielle Nicholson)
  • Liriche (1912). Notte / Ottorino Respighi (Dante Mullin Santone)
  • Invito alla danza / Ottorino Respighi (Rayna Crandlemire)
  • Don Giovanni. Ho capito / W.A. Mozart (George Theodorakopoulos)
  • Ariodante. Neghittosi or voi che fate? / G. F. Handel (Gabrielle Turgeon)
  • Elisir d'amore. Quanto è bella / Gaetano Donizetti (David Walsh)

What makes it great?® : Mendelssohn String Octet

File contains recordings from event. Recorded in Walter Hall.
Rob Kapilow, lecturer ; U of T Strings (Timothy Ying, violin; Erika Raum, violin; Masumi Per Rostad, viola; Shauna Rolston, cello) ; Rolston String Quartet (Luri Lee, violin; Emily Kruspe, violin; Hezekiah Leung, viola; Jonathan Lo, cello)
Event details :

  • Dean's Welcome
  • Lecture (Rob Kapilow)
  • Octet, violins (4), violas (2), cellos (2), op. 20, E-flat major. Allegro moderato / Felix Mendelssohn
  • Octet, violins (4), violas (2), cellos (2), op. 20, E-flat major. Andante / Felix Mendelssohn
  • Octet, violins (4), violas (2), cellos (2), op. 20, E-flat major. Scherzo / Felix Mendelssohn
  • Octet, violins (4), violas (2), cellos (2), op. 20, E-flat major. Presto / Felix Mendelssohn
  • Q&A (Rob Kapilow)

In High Voice : [Choirs]

File contains recordings from event. Recorded in Grace Church on-the-Hill
Performers : U of T Soprano/Alto Chorus ; Dr. Elaine Choi, conductor ; Eunseong Cho, collaborative pianist ;U of T Chamber Choir ; Dr. Lori-Anne Dolloff, conductor ; Eunseong Cho, collaborative pianist ; Women on the Verge (Elizabeth McDonald, soprano ; Kathryn Tremills, piano)
Event details :

  • Sauceja Dziesma / Liga Celma-Kursiete (Sarah Richardson and Joelle Wong, soloists)
  • Nada te turbe / Joan Szymko (Lyndon Kwan, cello)
  • Song of Miriam / Elaine Hagenberg
  • When Music Sounds / Ruth Watson Henderson
  • Circle Game / Joni Mitchell, arr. Kate MacColl (Claudia Rando and Kathleen Kovacs, soloists)
  • Sie liebt mich / Josephine Lang
  • Gedichte aus Rückerts Liebesfrühling. Liebst du um Schönheit / Clara Schumann
  • Lieder, op. 9. Mainacht / Fanny Hensel
  • Lorelei / Clara Schumann
  • Penelope / Cecilia Livingston
  • Turlutte acadienne montréalaise / Marie-Claire Saindon
  • From Behind the Caravan: Songs from Hâfez / Abbie Betinis (Nasim Niknafs, daf; Woosol Cho, viola; Anika Venkatesh, Lissy Meyerowitz, Hermione Tankard, Abigail Sinclair, Alexa Frankian, Nathania-Rose Chan, Rosemonde Desjardins, Amelia Depiero, Leandra Dahm, soloists)
  • Lake Isle of Innisfree / Eleanor Daley
  • Sirènes / Lili Boulanger

Sharing : University of Toronto Wind Ensemble

File contains recordings from event; recorded in MacMillan Theatre.
Performers : University of Toronto Wind Ensemble ; Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces ; Gillian MacKay and Captain John Fullerton, conductors
Event details:

  • Dancer in the dark. Overture / Björk
  • Streets of Fire / Gary Kulesha (Vanessa Fralick and Gordon Wolfe, trombones)
  • Adrenaline City / Adam Gorb
  • Be Thou my vision / David Gillingham
  • Weekend in New York / Philip Sparke
  • Child's Garden of Dreams. 1 / David Maslanka
  • Child's Garden of Dreams. 2 / David Maslanka
  • Child's Garden of Dreams. 3 / David Maslanka
  • Child's Garden of Dreams. 4 / David Maslanka
  • Child's Garden of Dreams. 5 / David Maslanka
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