Chuck Magwood '61
Chuck Magwood '61 is awarded the 2022 Crawford Award in recognition of his volunteer service as a member of the Project Steering Committee. Chuck is an accomplished lawyer, builder, vintner, farmer, and real estate developer, most notably as the developer of the Toronto SkyDome. Chuck has been a key contributor to the renewal of UTS. With development and building project management acumen coupled with a meticulous eye for detail and stalwart leadership, Chuck provided steady momentum that was critical to the renewal of UTS.
John Duffy '81, P '17, '21
John Duffy '81, P '17, '21 is awarded the 2022 Crawford Award in recognition of his service to UTS as the Vice Chair of the UTS Board of Directors. John used his brilliant skills as a strategist to help renew the Affiliation Agreement between UTS and U of T. It was through his hard work that UTS was able to remain at our historic home at 371 Bloor Street West. John will be remembered for his many incredible contributions to UTS and its future.
The Honourable Henry “Hal” N.R. Jackman, O.C., OOnt, C.D. '50
Hal is a dedicated member of the UTS community and played a critical role in securing the survival of UTS through the renewed affiliation with the University of Toronto. Hal was an early responder to our call for Founders and helped ensure we met our $60M fundraising goal for the Building the Future Campaign. He also played an important role in our Preserving the Opportunity Campaign during the 1990s keeping our school merit based by ensuring all students admitted to UTS are able to attend regardless of their families' financial resources.
Don Schmitt C.M. '70
Don Schmitt ’70 has played an integral role in building the future of UTS by re-designing our home at 371 Bloor Street West into a state-of-the-art school facility. He is a principal and co-founder of Diamond Schmitt Architects, a world-renowned architectural firm that has won over 300 design awards and seven Governor General’s Awards. In 2019, Don was named to the Order of Canada.
Peter Ortved '67
Peter Ortved ’67 has been a member of the Project Steering Committee since its inception in 2017. A principal at the award-winning CS&P Architects for over 25 years, Peter oversees many educational, civic and justice projects, with a focus on the creation of sustainable, accessible buildings and communities. He was instrumental in helping us secure our temporary home at 30 Humbert Street.
Meg Graham '89
Meg Graham '89 has been an active member of the UTS Board of Directors since 2015 and our Project Steering Committee since 2017. A principal at superkül, an architecture and design practice that prioritizes sustainability and progressive building technologies, Meg also teaches design at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design and is a co-chair of the City of Toronto Design Review Panel.
Donald Borthwick '54
As a student at UTS, Don was a star athlete and leader. Don was the captain of the UTS hockey team where he led the club in points scored. Dedicated to UTS, he joined the Alumni Board in 1993 and served as President from 1995 to 1999. His service to UTS continued as the Executive Director of the UTS Alumni Association and would go on to raiser $15 million for student bursary support through the Preserving the Opportunity Campaign. Don retired in 2008 but continued to volunteer as a director of the UTS Alumni Association until May 2012.
Monica Biringer '78 and Susan Opler '79 P '14
A former president of UTSAA, a founding director of the UTS Foundation Board and a co-chair of the Building the Future campaign, Monica Biringer is one of Canada’s pre-eminent tax lawyers. Susan Opler, an award-winning lawyer who is currently Ombudsman for the City of Toronto, has served on both the UTS and UTSAA Boards, and led the efforts to commemorate the 25th anniversary of co-education at UTS.
Bruce "Nails" MacLean and Jim Fleck C.C. '49 P '72
Bruce “Nails” MacLean has been an institution at UTS for decades, as a teacher, coach, and UTS Supporter and Founder. Bruce is being recognized for proactively thinking about UTS and how to forge its future. Upon retiring from UTS, Bruce maintained his interest in the school, including being a significant donor and attending annual alumni events.
Jim Fleck is being recognized for being an indefatigable and influential supporter of the school and its place as Ontario’s model for excellence in all facets of high school education. As one of the engineers of the Affiliation Agreement between UTS and the university and with his commitment to the school as a Founder, Jim is ensuring the future of UTS. In the wider world, Jim’s accomplishments are too numerous to fully encapsulate.
Al Fleming '54
Al Fleming has been a stalwart supporter of UTS for more than five decades as alumnus, teacher, principal, and volunteer. He is recognized for his inspiring teaching; his firm and steady hand at the helm as principal; and for being a well-rounded, beloved role model for all who have known him.
William (Bill) Bill Saunderson '52
Bill Saunderson was instrumental in shaping the UTS Foundation, serving as its inaugural board chair from 2006 to the present. His efforts have both ensured accessibility to a UTS education for bursary students and helped preserve the school’s merit-based admission.
Michael Spence '62
Michael Spence received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2001. A renowned academic, he is a professor at the New York University Stern School of Business, and has served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard, and Dean of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He receives the Crawford Award in recognition of contributions to our greater society as well as his support of the advancement of UTS.
C. Derek S. Bate '44
Over the course of 70 years, Derek Bate has served UTS through his contributions and dedication as an alumnus, teacher, administrator and volunteer.
H. Donald Gutteridge
Joining UTS as a teacher in 1961, Don Gutteridge served as principal from 1972 to 1983. His profound dedication to educational ideals and forward-thinking vision were transformative. Don has been a stalwart supporter of UTS for 50 years and his commitment to the school has been unwavering.
J.A. “Jack” Rhind ’38
A prominent Canadian business leader, John ‘Jack’ Rhind, has demonstrated a commitment to UTS through his leadership of the successful 1980 inaugural student bursary program and a standard of excellence in the field of business philanthropy over many years.
John “Butch” Bowden ’48
A successful businessman, John Bowden, has demonstrated a commitment to UTS through his leadership of the 1994 Preserving the Opportunity bursary campaign and his continuous and unstinting performance as a Class Representative throughout his alumni years.
The late John Macaulay ’45
A successful businessman, John Macaulay, demonstrated a commitment to UTS through his leadership in the various student bursary campaigns over the past 25 years and his continuous and varied philanthropic volunteer efforts to society at large.
Bob Lord '58
While Chair of the UTS Board, Bob Lord's commitment, dedication and leadership was been unsurpassed, guiding UTS through its independence from the University of Toronto. He has also been extensively involved in the volunteer and not-for-profit sectors beyond UTS and has had a successful and distinguished business career.
The Late Dr. John Evans '46
A prominent citizen of Canada and the world, John Evans continually demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to UTS and its community. Over the years, John was a model of leadership and achieved a high standard of excellence in the worlds of academia, business and philanthropy.