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About uoftscarborough

The University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) is home to a community of active learners drawn from all over the globe, determined to use what we discover – through investigation, collaboration and experience – to make our world a better place. Our campus is an integral component of Canada’s leading research-intensive university, a place where faculty contribute to cutting-edge knowledge, where the finest students are taught by the finest professors. Upon graduation, our students have earned one of the most rigorous and respected post-secondary degrees in the world. At UTSC, we are working together to find answers to tomorrow’s most important questions. And because the search for knowledge must always be conducted in a meaningful way, our campus is continually alive with innovative programming, engaging discourse and dynamic experiences that feed our spirits and enrich our minds. This is how to prepare students for the best possible future. This is how our scholarship contributes to a better world. This is our promise. Because tomorrow is created here.

ABBA on the bus, fresh fish next door

So I was on a bus today, trying to drop off some materials I had borrowed when I found myself humming along to a song. My subconscious had kicked in long before I even consciously recognized it. Now it is … Continue reading

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Sky

I was biking home from work today when I happened to take a glance upwards. I saw for a brief moment one of the most spectacular skies I have ever seen. One of those displays that fills you with wonder. … Continue reading

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A flat tire, a lost foot race — and a good day

The last couple of days at work have been pretty stressful. I’ve found myself with a couple of large tasks that I need to juggle and though all of them are worthwhile and can get done it will take a … Continue reading

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Return of Drew’s star system

This is going to be another rapid highlight section. Bringing back the Gold/Fail Stars! Gold Star goes out to some of my fellow VSO volunteers in Georgetown who arrived here at the same time as me – they have allowed … Continue reading

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Working beyond the work plan

Today was a very productive day. But I’ve also reached a point where some of the really difficult work begins. For example, I have been setting up meetings, going to meetings, networking, sorting files, creating lesson plans, calling volunteers, doing … Continue reading

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Drew’s big adventure

One of my jobs is recruitment of both youth and volunteers. So I’ve been making appointments with schools so I can go speak at their weekly assemblies to let them know about the program I’m working on. My first appointment … Continue reading

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A tough day at the orphanage

I’m not really sure how I am feeling right now. So I just went over to the orphanage with three of the youth from our centre. I don’t want to suggest that it is all terrible. It is clean and … Continue reading

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Drew gets soaked… and gets hugged

So this morning was the first morning it has rained since I’ve been here. Well…. that’s not exactly true. We’ve have sprinkles and little showers every once in a while but because this is the hottest time of the year … Continue reading

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Time to talk about work

So I realize I haven’t talked much about the work that I’m doing. I’ve talked about strange circumstances, food (by the way I’ve been practicing my roti and curries – a local woman gave a three-hour tutorial the other day… … Continue reading

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Learning to slow down

I love biking. I love having the freedom to go different places. Biking is efficient and quick and can be relaxing at the end of a hard day. I have a bike at home that was solidly built for me … Continue reading

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