July 11 marked the launch of the new Old Boy microsite.
The hub was specifically created for use by our Old Boys to keep in touch with all things UCC. Some great features on this new site include:
Ways to get involved: It includes schedules for Old Boy activities and sports, as well as links to various opportunities for our alumni community, such as Association Council, Young Alumni and the Common Ties Mentorship Program.
Publications: Stay up-to-date by browsing e-versions of UCC’s quarterly Old Ties newsletters and the biannual Old Times magazine.
Photo galleries: Did you miss an event? Click through albums capturing the latest events hosted by UCC, featuring many folks from our UCC community.
Calendar: Flip through the calendar of events for dates and times of upcoming engagements at UCC.
Stay in touch: Are you looking for old friends? Do you want to receive updates from UCC? Do you have an exciting update you want to share? Explore the “Stay in Touch” tab to get the most out of your experience as an Old Boy.
As an Old Boy, you know first-hand the amazing opportunities UCC offers to its students and what it takes to be successful here.
You can help play an important role in our recruitment process by encouraging families to begin exploring UCC online and sign up for admission news. Interested families will have their first opportunity to visit the school at our annual open house on Oct. 19 and 20. You can also contact us directly about a prospective student by using the alumni referrals form on the Old Boys website or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, the College is committed to honouring relationships with legacy families by offering interviews to any sons of Old Boys or applicants with siblings already attending the school. Visit the admission section of the website for more information on applying to UCC.
Thank you for being a proud UCC ambassador, and helping us find great boys.
Did you know that UCC has a second campus? The entire community is invited to welcome our new families at an open house at the Norval Outdoor School on Sunday, Sept. 10 from 1 to 3 p.m.
The property has more than 160 hectares of forest and fields and is bisected by the beautiful Credit River. If you’ve never seen Norval before, here’s your chance to come out for a visit.
This is a great opportunity to see what Norval is all about first-hand. Our main lodge, Stephen House, will be open. Food and refreshments will be available. Our teaching faculty will show you around and answer any questions about your son’s upcoming trips here. Come join us for an outdoor getaway with friends and family. Dogs on a leash are welcome.
Directions to Norval: Take Highway 401 west to Winston Churchill Boulevard. Follow Winston Churchill Boulevard north and go through the village of Norval. Continue straight ahead. The entrance to the Norval property is on your left, 1.2 kilometres north of the village stoplight. The drive takes about 50 minutes from UCC in light traffic.
Thank you to 715 Old Boys, representing nine per cent of the total, who made a gift to the 2016-2017 UCC Fund.
The UCC Fund is our yearly appeal to all members of our community to help support the College’s most pressing needs and promising opportunities. The donations that we receive from our community members are essential for the day-to-day life at UCC and have an immediate impact.
The 2016-2017 UCC Fund totalled nearly $1.4 million thanks to 1,331 generous donors. The exciting results included the purchase of a training barge for our rowers, new musical instruments at the Prep and cutting-edge sound recording equipment in the Upper School’s film department, as well as money for financial assistance.
Amazing things happen when you support the UCC Fund. Please click the image below and watch our thank-you mini-episode to see your generosity in action. Make sure to turn on your speakers.
Thank you again to everyone who participated in last year’s UCC Fund. Your participation is what counts, and your gifts made a difference.
Look for the launch of the 2017-2018 UCC Fund in the fall.
Please contact associate director of annual giving Joanne Weedmark at email@example.com or 416-488-1125, ext. 2000 if you have any questions or would like more information on supporting UCC.
Calling all UCC cricket and squash players and their guests.
Please join us for a wonderful day of athletics and fellowship as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first UCC vs. Trinity College School cricket match. There will be back-to- back Old Boy cricket matches from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16 at The Toronto Cricket and Curling Club.
There will also be an Old Boy squash tournament at 2 p.m. and a celebratory cocktail reception and dinner at 6:30 p.m. at The Toronto Cricket and Curling Club.
Please click here for more information and to register to play and attend the cocktail reception and dinner. There’s no need for spectators to register. All are welcome.
Become a citizen scientist for the day by joining expert-led teams in uncovering all the flora, fauna and fungi we can count at UCC’s Norval Outdoor School, as part of the larger BioBlitz Canada 150 initiative that’s taking place across the country, on Sunday, Oct. 1.
The Norval Outdoor School is located on 450 acres of land situated on either side of the Credit River. This free event is a great opportunity for community members of all ages to discover and explore nature together. Don’t miss our free barbecue and nature activities on Sunday at lunch between 1 and 3 p.m.
Taxonomic specialists are welcome to join for the science-Intense, expert “Blitz” anytime between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Guided “Blitz” sessions for community members will be led by experts and occur in three time blocks. Participants will have the choice of joining one of two guided programs in each time block.
Here are the guided “Blitz” sessions:
Session one from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.: Birds or aquatics
Session two from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Butterflies and other Insects or plants
Session three from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.: Reptiles and amphibians or invasive species