- University College, University of Toronto
Infobox UofT College
name = University College
motto = PARVM CLARIS LVCEM DARE
translation = To shed light on that which is obscure
established = 1853
faculty = Arts and Sciences
college_type = Constituent|religion = Non-denominational
sg_area = Central
undergrad = 4,100
subway = Queen's Park
routes = 94 Wellesley
street = 15 King's College Circle
city = Toronto
website = www.uc.utoronto.ca/
University College, University of Toronto (abbreviated as UC) is one of the constituent colleges of the
University of Toronto. UC was founded in 1853 as "The Provincial College" to provide higher educationin Ontariowithout regard to religious affiliation. Currently, 4,100 students and 100 faculty make their academic home at University College, one of several National Historic Sites at the University of Toronto. It is a lively academic community of students, faculty, staff and alumni.
Buildings and environs
The college's three residence buildings hold about 720 students, and are fully co-ed, although Whitney started out as the women's residence and Sir Daniel Wilson's as the men's. A third residence, Morrison Hall, was added in 2005. Demand for places is high for a number of reasons: most rooms are singles, the community life is accepting and diverse and most main academic buildings are right across the street. Off-campus students can participate in the residence community life by becoming associate members of one of the houses. The building was built in 1856-1857 by Frederic Cumberland and William G. Storm.
UC offers a number of distinct programs and courses within the University of Toronto. These include programs in Canadian Studies, Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence, Drama, Health Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, and Sexual Diversity Studies [http://www.utoronto.ca/sexualdiversity/content/centre/CentreIntro.html Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto] ] .
UC prides itself both on academic excellence and its openness to diversity. The college's motto is "to shed light on that which is obscure".
University College Literary and Athletic Society
The University College Literary and Athletic Society, colloquially known as the 'Lit', is the oldest student government in
Canadadating back to 1854. Established in 1854 as the "Literary and Scientific Society" and renamed "The University College Literary and Athletic Society" in 1920 it merged with the "University College Women's Undergraduate Association" in 1958 to become representative of all students attending the college. [http://uclit.ca/about/ University of Toronto - University College Literary & Athletic Society - Welcome Home ] ]
Every full and part-time University College student is a member of the society. The Lit's mandate is to provide services, host events, facilitate student involvement, represent the student body, and foster a sense of community among students in the college. The Lit is also responsible for Orientation Week for incoming first-years, the student-run Diabolos' coffee bar, and the annual Fireball formal, commemorating the 1890 fire which destroyed the college.
Diabolos' Coffee Bar
Diabolos' is University College's not for profit coffee bar that has been overseen by the UC Lit and student run since 1966. They sell
fair trade coffee, tea, veganand vegetarianproducts, as well as more "traditional" fare. It is located in University Colleges Junior Common Room and is open Monday to Thurs 8am - 6pm and Friday 8am - 4pm.
University College Junior Common Room
* Martin L. Friedland 'The University of Toronto: A History' (Toronto: University of Toronto Press © 2002)
* Robin Harris 'A History of University of Toronto' (Toronto: University of Toronto Press © 1970)
* Rick Helmes-Hayes 'Forty Years, 1963-2003: A History of the Department of Sociology, University of Toronto.' (Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press, 2003, 215 pp.)
* Professor Brian McKillop, 'Matters of Mind: The University in Ontario, 1791-1951' (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press ©1951)
* Marian Packham '100 Years of Biochemistry at the University of Toronto: An Illustrated History' 1908-2008, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press © 2008)
* [http://www.uc.utoronto.ca/ University College Official site]
* [http://www.uclit.ca/ University College Literary & Athletic Society]
* [http://www.ucsaa.com/ University College Student Alumni Association]
* [http://www.hanifworld.com/UofTgallery.htm University College Photo Gallery]
* [http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0002071 Canadian Encyclopedia on Frederic William Cumberland]
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