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When UTS opened its doors in 1910, our now iconic street number – 371 – sat proudly over the main entrance, the gateway to our school, and it is still there today. Hence @371: a gateway to school news, views, and insights.

Yesterday was International Women’s Day. It had me reflecting on our school’s very first admissions advertisement. It ran in the Toronto Star on September 10, 1910 and touted “a day school for boys – taught by men”. In point of fact, the original intention was for the establishment of two... READ MORE
By Rosemary Evans, Principal Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) recently wrote that “Today, schools need to prepare students for more rapid economic and social change than ever before, for jobs that have not yet... READ MORE
At UTS, we talk about innovation a great deal – in curriculum, in pedagogy, in the use of technology – the list goes on. Many of our alumni also blaze a trail of innovation. However, sometimes, it’s easy to forget that educators and schools have been testing boundaries and trying new things for –... READ MORE
Special Projects | 14-Feb-2017
By Garry Kollins, Head of Student Life Last week, UTS played host to our annual Senior Girls Volleyball tournament: the Downtown Winter Classic. The tournament was named by former UTS Athlete of the Year and current Western Mustang Katie McKenna ’14. The Classic has brought some of the GTA's... READ MORE
Special Projects | 9-Feb-2017
By Anand Mahadevan, Biology teacher and Instructional Leadership Facilitator The Blanket Exercise, devised by Kairos Canada, is an immersive simulation experience centered on the historical changes that accompanied the arrival of Europeans to Turtle Island (one of the indigenous names for the... READ MORE
| 3-Feb-2017
By Rosemary Evans, Principal This week I had the opportunity to hear Dr. Fareed Zakaria speak at the Rotman School of Management. Dr. Zakaria is host of "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - CNN’s flagship foreign affairs show, a Washington Post columnist, a contributing editor to The Atlantic and a New... READ MORE
By Rosemary Evans, Principal Parents frequently ask questions related to students and the online world. Our lives have changed so dramatically in this realm that even the experts struggle to keep up as new forms of social media enter the cyber sphere on a daily basis. Keeping your... READ MORE
By Rosemary Evans, Principal This week, The Economist magazine carried a special report entitled "Lifelong Learning: How to Survive in the Age of Automation”. The economist Joseph Schumpeter is connected with the term “creative destruction”. It is an economic concept that refers to... READ MORE
Special Projects | 17-Jan-2017
By Charlie Pullen, Department Coordinator, Expressive Arts At our annual A3+ Day, F2 (Grade 8) students have an opportunity to integrate drama, music and visual arts. This special day creates a space for students to explore how contemporary arts practice is often interdisciplinary in nature... READ MORE
By Rosemary Evans, Principal The halls of UTS are again reverberating with the sounds of eager students reconnecting and sharing holiday adventures and activities. We hope that the holidays were a time for rest, relaxation and rejuvenation.  During the break I was introduced to the work... READ MORE

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