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April 2013 – What’s News?

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Don’t miss the most recent editions of the BBC and ABC newsletters to find the most up-to-date information and news from the Blues Booster Club and the Arts Booster Club.

Norval turns 100

UCC’s unique 420-acre outdoor campus, the Norval Outdoor Education Centre, will celebrate its 100th anniversary this year.

To begin the celebration, Association Day on Saturday, Sept. 28 will be Norval-themed. That will be followed by an exciting event at Norval on Sunday, Oct. 6, almost 100 years to the   day after the first Old Boy picnic was held there. More details and a schedule of events will be communicated at a later date.

The Norval 100 steering committee includes:

  • Bill Elgie – Norval Outdoor Education Centre director
  • Kathryn Champion – acting events manager
  • Jill Spellman – College archivist
  • Jody Jacobson – constituency relations director
  • Tom Babits – former Norval summer programs director and current head of the Primary Division and parent
  • Adam Ross – teacher
  • Brendan Caldwell – Old Boy class of ’87 and parent
  • David Thompson – Old Boy class of ’70 and former faculty/staff member
  • Lisa Young – parent
  • John Young – parent

Generations of Old Boys have enjoyed Norval over the years, and you’re invited to share those special memories and photos with College archivist Jill Spellman. Let’s bring Norval’s rich and interesting history to life together.


“Deep leadership” on display at Founder’s Dinner

Founder’s Dinner is an Upper Canada College tradition, but keynote speaker Dr. Joe MacInnis ’56 broke with recent tradition by making his presentation near the beginning of the evening instead of waiting until the end.

MacInnis ”” a renowned physician, scientist and author ”” eschewed notes to describe his experiences on the 2012 expedition overseeing film director James Cameron’s seven-mile dive into The Mariana Trench. His presentation was based around the theme of “deep leadership,” which was sorely needed during the expedition as it had to overcome the death of two crewmates in a helicopter accident, technical glitches, rough seas and more.

MacInnis used slides and video clips to illustrate his points and reinforce his message that collaboration, strategic imagination, fierce ingenuity, high-empathy communication, team genius, physical toughness, mental resilience and resolute courage were the keys that led to Cameron successfully descending to the deepest known point on earth, spending three hours recording his observations and returning unscathed in his Deepsea Challenger submersible vessel. But those traits aren’t restricted to multi-millionaire adventurers. They can be applied to more everyday experiences faced by all of us.

Andrew Chisholm ”˜77 (who acted as dinner chairman and master of ceremonies along with his brothers Stephen ’76 and David ’89) praised the Common Ties Mentorship Program, which is now in its 10th year, before principal Jim Power spoke about the “MeriTALKracy” project and introduced a video of students, Old Boys and teachers speaking about the UCC crest and motto and what merit means to them.

Power announced that the Think Ahead fundraising campaign, which had its public launch on Association Day last September, has surpassed $78 million. He also revealed “a landmark gift in support of the creation of a new character education and community initiative” that will begin with the launch of a youth leadership forum this spring and another major gift to fund a “global leadership initiative” that includes a new program that will immerse students and faculty members in the cultures of China and India.

The final chapter of the evening was the presentation of the John D. Stevenson Award, which recognizes outstanding volunteerism at UCC, to graduating class of 1972 president Hugh Innes. He’s shown leadership that MacInnis would be proud of in serving on numerous boards, committees and task forces that have positively impacted the College.

“Why did I volunteer?,” Innes asked during his acceptance speech. “Because of my desire to see the institution remain strong, to be improved and bettered from my time, and it most certainly is.”

UCC young alumni team wins NYC hockey tournament

The UCC young alumni team won the seventh annual Canadian Association of New York Hockey Tournament in Central Park on Feb. 16 and 17.

After placing first among 14 teams, the victors and their family members and friends celebrated their victory at the second annual young alumni and friends social event at Tacombi in Soho. Tacombi is owned by Old Boy Dario Wolos ’96, who’s very supportive of the event. Click here to read more about the charity tournament.


Congratulations to John Thorp ’05, Hudson Sullivan ’04, Dave Phelan ’04, Pat Hainault ’89, Greg Lowman ’04, Jeff Taylor ’04, Ryan Taylor ’00, Pat Taylor, Brett Moffat ’03, Ryan Adams ’05, Hugh McKee ’00, Gabriel Chenard ’05 and Andrew Reburn ’06.

Reunion on Sept. 27 and 28

Reunion will take place on the weekend of Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28.

Classes celebrating their reunion this year are: 2008, 2003, 1998, 1993, 1988 (25 years), 1983, 1978, 1973, 1968 and 1963 (50 years).

Class presidents and reunion committees are taking an active role in organizing individual class reunions in conjunction with the Association office. Please contact alumni relations and Common Ties manager Julia Melnikova to connect with your reunion class or if you haven’t been contacted by your class heads regarding your reunion, or if you’re looking for general reunion information.

150th anniversary Old Boys vs. College XI cricket match

We’ll celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Old Boys cricket match with competitions between three Old Boy teams and the College XI on Upper Canada College’s Lord’s Field on Saturday, June 1.

Two matches will be played starting at noon, with high tea service followed by an awards reception and dinner at the College.

Further details will be available in the coming weeks on the UCC website. Please contact Kathryn Champion or call 416-488-1125, ext. 2231 as soon as possible if you wish to play on one of the Old Boy teams.

The history of Canadian cricket is the history of UCC cricket. Teacher Anthony Barber established cricket as the primary sport at the school in 1829 and continued to develop it through the 19th century. Barber is considered the founding father of Canadian cricket as he also went on to found the Toronto Cricket Club.

Our cricket heritage is legendary and lives on today. The UCC cricket program was renowned for producing the best players in Canada and students and teachers from the school formed the original Canadian team that played the United States in 1844. This annual Canada vs. U.S. match continues to this day and is the oldest international competition in any sport in the world.

The Old Boys match is part of our long cricket history. The 100th anniversary of this match was played in 1963 on Lord’s Field, with players and guests dressed in period costume. The governor general even arrived in a horse-drawn carriage.

We plan to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the match in style and hope that you’ll join us.

MeriTALKracy attracts Old Boy ministers and Stanley Cup heroes

The first day of kindergarten is a big deal, and not just for the little ones. While escorting his son David to the Prep and revisiting the College or the first time in more than 20 years, Neil Seeman ’88 was “overwhelmed by sightings of the UCC crest.”

That was the kernel of inspiration for an ambitious new project and website. MeriTALKracy was launched in February and offers UCC luminaries (and others) a place to weigh in on the memorable Latin motto beneath the school crest: “Palmam Qui Meruit Ferat (Let he who merited the palm bear it).” It’s the unofficial secret handshake for generations of UCC alumni. But what does it really mean and how can we define merit? That’s what Seeman set out to explore.

“I always thought it meant work hard and reap the rewards,” says Seeman, a former Internet researcher turned entrepreneur. “But then you grow up and that interpretation is unsettling, because life is random and things don’t always work out.”

After consulting with Latin experts, including former UCC teacher Terence Bredin, Seeman realized the message was more subtle. “It’s a command, really, an obligation to find people with talent and ambition and nurture greatness in them.”

That discovery offered a perfect springboard for the UCC community to weigh in on merit, mentorship and nurturing greatness. After consulting with principal Jim Power and board of governors chair Andy Burgess, Seeman solicited contributions from a range of leaders including former federal finance minister and Canadian ambassador to the U.S. Michael Wilson ’55, former Latin teacher and UCC father Adam de Pencier, naval historian Fraser McKee ’43 and Stanley Cup-winning Toronto Maple Leaf Brian Conacher ’61.

Seeman is eager for more submissions from mothers, grandparents and teachers to round out the range of contributors. Huffington Post Canada also posts a sampling of the site’s content. Click here to check out a video about MeriTALKracy that premiered at Founder’s Dinner on Feb. 13.

The ultimate goal is to roll the submissions into a book. “This is a fantastic opportunity to create something that’s so in synch with UCC’s existing values,” says Seeman.

Please send your submissions to uccmeritproject@ucc.on.ca.


Alumni referrals

We’re looking to invest in something with awesome, tremendous, one might
even say inspiring, growth potential. We just don’t know his name yet. That’s where you come in. As an Old Boy, you can help play an important role in our recruitment process by referring a talented boy. Whether it’s your own son, a neighbour’s kid or a potential boarder farther afield, chances are you know that special boy. All we’re asking is for you to make the introduction. Kindly contact David McBride at  416-488-1125, ext. 2220  or  admission@ucc.on.ca, or fill out the form at the Alumni Referrals page.

WAC focuses on clashing ethics in a shrinking world

The 30th annual World Affairs Conference (WAC) welcomed more than 700 students and two dozen speakers from around North America to Upper Canada College on Feb. 4 and 5.

Globe and Mail  editor-in-chief John Stackhouse ’81 gave the keynote address and kicked off the conference with a bang on Monday night. Drawing on decades of foreign reporting experience, Stackhouse described what Canada’s role in the world looked like 13 years after the turn of the 21st century and challenged students to expand upon that role over the coming decades.

The next morning saw a spirited debate over the “death of the welfare state” involving MPP Olivia Chow, Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation spokesman Kevin Gaudet and University of Toronto professor Joseph Wong. One of the liveliest moments of the panel session occurred when Chow offered a passionate defence of the welfare state that was adamantly refuted by Gaudet.

Delegates then splintered into eight plenary groups, each featuring speakers on different global issues. Plenary topics included rogue states, digital privacy, genetically modified foods, immigration, elite education, the future of marriage, subjugated peoples and Canada’s oil sands. Two of the most memorable moments from these sessions were Sun Media columnist Ezra Levant furiously arguing for the expansion of Canada’s oil sands and Evan Green, a law partner at Green and Spiegel LLP, promoting the benefits of immigration.

WAC’s closing panel featured Toronto rapper Shaun Boothe. Whatever expectations were at the outset, they were easily blown away after his first number. “Unauthorized Biography” detailed the lives of key black leaders ”” including Martin Luther King, Jr. and Barack Obama ”” and quickly had the crowd on its feet. In a fitting end to a fantastic WAC, Boothe performed his single “Child Soldier” and all of the delegates sang along.

WAC is Canada’s largest high school student-run conference, with an executive team made up of students from UCC and Branksome Hall, and this year’s event was one of the most successful yet. Students were able to listen to and discuss new ideas and viewpoints on some of the world’s most pressing issues, and some were undoubtedly swayed from one position on an issue to another.

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UCC student wins prestigious Medal of Bravery

Upper Canada College IB2 student Eric “Kick” Manget received Canada’s Medal of Bravery on Feb. 8 in recognition of saving his mother and younger brother from drowning in the ocean.

The Manget family was on holiday near Hilton Head, S.C. on Sept. 1, 2010 when Eric’s mother Susan and 10-year-old brother Christian got caught in an undertow and struggled to keep afloat. Eric realized the danger they were in and swam to them. He grabbed his brother and threw him into calmer waters and then went back and dragged his mom to safety.

“The adrenalin really caught up to me and I just rushed into it,” Manget told  Inside Toronto. “Any feelings of anxiety or panic were subdued.”

Governor General David Johnson presented Manget with the medal during a ceremony at Ottawa’s Rideau Hall.

You can read the  Inside Toronto  article  here.

UCC chapel service on first Wednesday of every month

The long-standing Upper Canada College chapel service in the All Hallows Chapel, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, is held at 8 a.m. on the first Wednesday of every month during the school year.

An experienced minister or educator leads an opening prayer, delivers a message and then opens things up for general prayer from those who are gathered. The service  is finished by 8:25 a.m. and interested participants usually have tea or coffee in the Upper Dining Hall afterward.

Everyone is welcome at these monthly non-denominational services, which are generally attended by a relatively small but friendly and open group  of Old Boys, past parents, faculty and staff members.

All Hallows Chapel is a few steps down and to the right of the old gym from inside the College. It can also be accessed from the quad.

Please email Brendan Caldwell ’87, Serge Markarov or Kate Brookes if you”˜d like to be added to the chapel service email distribution list or have any questions or comments.

Class Notes submission process for Old Times

Class Notes is the most read section of UCC’s Old Times magazine, and we hope to keep it that way for many years to come.

We produce two issues of Old Times a year and ask class presidents to put the call out to classmates for updates. The Association team has received feedback regarding the Class Notes process, and we acknowledge that there’s a constant push to have information submitted and that class presidents feel pressure to have a good number of notes for each edition.

We’ve therefore come up with a new format for Class Notes. Starting with the spring 2013 edition of Old Times, only information from even-numbered graduation years are included in the first issue of the year and only information from odd-numbered graduation years will be included in the second issue of the year, which will be published in the late summer or early fall.

Old Boys from odd-numbered classes should keep an eye out for communications from your class presidents for Class Notes submissions in the next few weeks. We also encourage you to send your information and photos (with cutline information) to classnotes@ucc.on.ca.

Please contact Samantha Kerbel at skerbel@ucc.on.ca or 416-488-1125, ext. 2239 if you have any questions or concerns.

Dr. Alex Russell presents “Helping Your Child Build Resilience” on April 29

Download available: Alex Russell

Parents and Old Boys  are invited to join the UCC community at a parent speaker
event seminar titled “Helping Your Child Build Resilience” presented by Dr. Alex Russell on Monday, April 29 at 7 p.m. in Weston Hall.

Dr. Russell is a clinical psychologist and author of Drop the Worry Ball. He has more than 20 years of experience working with children and families and understands that parents struggle with common issues, including battling over homework, setting boundaries for technology use, and establishing basic rules and managing expectations at home.

At times, it can feel like parents are more concerned about their children’s future than
their children, who sometimes seem to lack initiative and a sense of personal responsibility. At home, parents complain of children who lack respect for others in the family and for house rules, or of children who show a worrying level of avoidance and focus on alternate realities like video games instead of their responsibilities in the real world. Dr. Russell helps parents get perspective on these issues, and others, in order to better position themselves alongside their children as they go through the difficult process of growing up.

Some of the goals of this work include finding ways to “drop the worry ball” so their
children can pick it up for themselves, establishing a more authoritative position in the family’s shared life at home and, ultimately, returning to that enjoyable parental role of compassionate, supportive bystander.

Click here to register.

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April 2013 – Extra Extra

Extra! Extra!


Sanjay Zimmerman ’11 explores entrepreneurship

Sanjay Zimmerman ’11 inherited an entrepreneurial streak from his Indian father and used it as inspiration to film a documentary on entrepreneurs in his dad’s homeland with his prestigious Weissman Scholar funding from Babson College.

“There are all these entrepreneurs in India, and all these new businesses coming up, so it would be really interesting to go and meet entrepreneurs, talk to them, and get their definitions of entrepreneurship,” Zimmerman said of the basis for his first trip to India in Babson Magazine.

Zimmerman developed an appreciation for film while at Upper Canada College, and he visited 11 Indian cities over eight weeks last summer as he travelled more than 5,400 kilometres around the country interviewing approximately 50 entrepreneurs. They represented an array of sectors ”” including information technology, health care, entertainment and manufacturing ”” and most of them were graduates of Babson, a
small, private business college near Boston, Mass.

“I learned a lot about entrepreneurship, about the broader implications it has, not just for one person but the big social change and value you can add to society by being an entrepreneur,” Zimmerman told the magazine. “It’s motivated me to think about starting a business some day.”

Zimmerman would like to shoot a similar documentary in another country, most likely Brazil, this summer. In the meantime, he’s keeping busy with a number of other school-related projects aside from his classes.

Zimmerman is the founder and president of the Babson Apprentice Fund, which was created in September in an effort to provide valuable experience and practice for students interested in finance and investing. He’s the president of Babson Media + Design Studio, where students can rent cameras and computers and receive help with scriptwriting, web development and  more. Zimmerman is also treasurer of the Babson Investment Banking Association, which aims to enhance the college’s position as a top business school for investment banking by increasing the interest of students  in this field, supporting them in their preparation for the recruiting process and improving relations with firms through the Babson Alumni Network.

Dr. Shafiq Qaadri emphasizes the value of a UCC education

Dr. Shafiq Qaadri ’82 has given a lot of himself over the years as a family physician, politician, writer, media commentator and public speaker, but he told boys at a Prep assembly in Weston Hall on Feb. 12 that the best gift their parents can give them is an Upper Canada College education.

Qaadri, whose son Muhammad is in Form 6 at UCC, provided a self-introduction, observations about life and advice to the students before taking questions during his 30-minute presentation. He was a very engaging speaker who used slides to augment his points about taking full advantage of the privileges of attending the College.

Qaadri said UCC’s influence stays with you through life, and he illustrated that by providing some of the defining moments from his time at the school. He entered in Grade 9 with the goal of becoming a doctor and, despite his interest in science, he won an English prize, the Oxford University Essay Contest and became literary editor of  College Times. Those experiences laid the groundwork for him becoming the author of 700 articles, a 2006 book titled  The Testosterone Factor: A Practical Guide to Improving Vitality and Virility, Naturally, and a new novel.

Qaadri was president of UCC’s debating society and won the Canadian National Debating Championship. That background helped him when he entered politics, and he’s served as the member of provincial parliament for Etobicoke North since 2003. Ontario’s first MPP of Pakistani origin serves as the parliamentary assistant to the minister of government services.

Qaadri encouraged the boys to let their teachers influence him, and cited the impact that former UCC Latin teacher Terence Bredin had on him. He left the students with a quote from one of the most famous teachers of all time, Aristotle, who said: “Be what you wish to seem.”

Tom Szaky ’01 says: “Redesign is the fourth ‘R’ of the future when it comes to eliminating waste.” Read more at http://bit.ly/YYSiTH.

Former Canadian foreign minister Bill Graham ’57 and his Iraq-based freelance journalist son Patrick Graham ’84 discuss the onset of the 2003 Iraq War at http://bit.ly/10j5EeI.

Congratulations to Mitch Bederman ’02, who won the best music editing prize at the Golden Reel Awards in Los Angeles for his work on Life of Pi.

Congratulations to Dylan Randle ’11 for receiving the Edward Frank Kraft Award for Freshmen for 2012-13 from University of California Berkeley. It’s one of the school’s most prestigious academic awards.

Read John Barber’s Globe and Mail tribute to late jazz musician Del Dako ’72 at http://bit.ly/W5QiNO.

Loudon Owen ’76 and Sanzhar Sultanov ’07 have launched a production company called Know Rules Media. Read more at http://bit.ly/YbcHp4.

Congratulations to Adam Bekhor ’91, who was named one of Shalom Life‘s “Top 20 Under 40.” Read more at http://bit.ly/WTNbFf.

Modris Eksteins ’61 won the $40,000 British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction for his book, Solar Dance: Genius, Forgery and the Crisis of Truth in the Modern Age. Read more at  http://bit.ly/VGBdC6.

Congratulations to former CBC reporter and foreign correspondent Brian Stewart ’60 and CFL commissioner Mark Cohon ’85, who both received the Order of Ontario on Feb. 6 at Queen’s Park.

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April 2013 – Alumni Events

Spring branch events

If you’re travelling to any of the cities listed below for vacation or business, please feel free to attend. All are welcome along with family members and friends. For more information or to register, please contact the Association office at 1-800-822-5361 or register online at ucc.on.ca/events.

Edmonton branch reception
Wednesday, April 17
6 p.m.
The Mercer Tavern
10363-104 St.

New York branch reception and dinner
Thursday, April 18
6 p.m.
The University Club of New York
1 West 54th St., 7th floor
Dinner to follow.

Vancouver branch reception
Thursday, April 18
6 p.m.
The Terminal City Club
837 West Hastings St.

San Francisco branch reception
Friday, April 26
6:30 p.m.
The Presidio Golf Club
8 Presidio Terrace

Los Angeles branch reception
Sunday, April 28
3 p.m.
Jonathan Beach Club
850 Palisades Rd., Santa Monica, Calif.

Spring reunion dinner

The College’s annual spring reunion dinner, honouring the leaving classes up to and including 1962, will take place on Wednesday, May 8 at 6 p.m. in the Upper School. The reception will be held in the main foyer and dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m. in the upper dining hall.

Tours of the College are available from 5:30 to 6 p.m. RSVP by May 3 to the Association office at 1-800-822-5361 or association@ucc.on.ca if you’re interested in attending.

Join us for Spring Sports Day

You can participate in a friendly game of lacrosse, soccer or ice hockey as part of the College’s Spring Sports Day on Sunday, May 26. There will be a UCC Alumni Association lunch after the games.

All games will begin at 11 a.m. and will be followed by lunch and beverages at 12:30 p.m.  in the Foster Hewitt Foundation Lounge of the William P. Wilder ’40 Arena & Sports Complex.

Please contact Samantha Kerbel in the Association office at association@ucc.on.ca or 1-800-822-5361 if you’re interested in participating or have any questions. Please indicate what sport you wish to play.

Game locations:

Ice hockey: Arena

Lacrosse: Oval

Soccer: Prep field (north)

Please note: Although a Cricket match is always an integral part of Spring Sports Day, this year, the match will be held on Saturday, June 1 to commemorate the 150th Anniversary. A very special day is planned at Upper Canada College with OB vs XI and OB vs OB matches, high tea and an awards reception and dinner. The rain date will be on Sunday, June 2. Further details about the day will be forthcoming in the next few weeks. If you would like to play on one of the OB teams or you require further information please email Kathryn Champion at kchampion@ucc.on.ca.

Young Old Boys Night Out

Date: Thursday, June 6
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: KULTURA Restaurant and Lounge, 169 King St. E., 2nd floor

Young Old Boys Night Out is back. This exclusive social event for the classes of 1998 to 2012 is hosted by the Young Alumni Network and is one you won’t want to miss. Join us at the Toronto hot spot for a night of fun, food, drinks and entrainment.

Click here to register.

Association Day on Sept. 28

UCC will celebrate its 34th Association Day on Saturday, Sept. 28, so bring your families and come out and reunite and reconnect with fellow Old Boys and friends while helping UCC celebrate its 184 years.

There will be lots to do for kids. Kidszone is a great attraction with an obstacle course and a jumping castle. All guests can enjoy free popcorn and ice cream. There will also be a barbecue lunch, organic market, UCC sports paraphernalia for sale and much more.

We’ll have musical performances throughout the day by the UCC Jazz Band and the St. Jamestown Steel Band.

And don’t forget to cheer on UCC’s sports teams from the hospitality section on the arena balcony.

More details will follow closer to the day. Please don’t hesitate to contact the Association office at association@ucc.on.ca  if you have any questions.

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April 2013 – Common Ties

Common Ties Mentorship

Common Ties at Nuit Bleue

Celebrate the Nuit Bleue spring arts festival at an exclusive Common Ties reception for alumni connected with the arts, media and theatre.

Take this opportunity to meet chief executive officer Loudon Owen ’76 and filmmaker/development and production vice-president Sanzhar Sultanov ’07, the co-founders of the newly launched, Toronto-based Know Rules Media media company. They’ll share their personal insights into media production and their inspiration that led to the establishment of this exciting new venture.

Date: Thursday, April 11
Time: 6 to 7 p.m.
Location: Principal’s office

Please register early, as space is limited to 35 guests. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.

Stay and enjoy an evening of inspiring entertainment as our boys and faculty members showcase their talents as musicians, actors, artists, writers, debaters and filmmakers. The doors open at 4 p.m. and the event concludes at 9:15 p.m. More information can be found on the Nuit Bleue Facebook page.

Click here to register.

  Proven tips for effective networking in cyberspace and face-to-face

Date: Tuesday, May 14
Time: 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: The Foster Hewitt Foundation Lounge at the William P. Wilder ’40 Arena & Sports Complex

Presenter: Evan Thompson ’73, business development coach and networking expert

Please register early, as space is limited to 40 guests.

Thinking on your feet in a variety of social and business networking situations is part science and part art. You never know who you’ll meet and what opportunities await as a result of even a brief conversation. Click here for more information.

Attendees will receive a complimentary reference guide with tips on harnessing the power of social media (including LinkedIn) and how to develop effective personal networking skills.

Click here to register.

Seventh annual Finance LunchNet

Date: Thursday, June 13
Time: 12 to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Fasken Martineau LLP, 333 Bay St., 24th floor

Presenter: Kevin Clark ’77, Scotiabank Global Transaction Banking senior vice-president of sales

This event presents a great networking opportunity for those working or interested in finance and related industries. Lunch will be provided.

Click here to register.

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April 2013 – Annual Fund

Annual Fund


2012-2013 annual giving “Best in Class” honours

Thank you to the many Old Boys who’ve donated to this year’s annual giving campaign. Old Boy support of annual giving grows each year, reflecting your continued commitment to Upper Canada College. Your participation is what counts, and all gifts make a difference.

Congratulations to the “Best in Class.” There’s still time to participate and have your class in the “Best of Class” list.

Old Boys’ “Best in Class” annual giving participation

Class of 1987  –  34% participation

Class of 1944  –  27% participation

Class of 1972  – 23% participation

Class of 1939  – 22% participation

Class of 1945  – 22% participation

Did you know you can make your annual giving donation by gifts of stock or appreciated securities? It’s true. And with capital gains tax eliminated on gifts of marketable securities, this is an even more attractive way to make a charitable contribution. Donors may transfer appreciated stocks, mutual funds or flow-through shares directly to a charity such as UCC and avoid paying tax on the accumulated capital gains.

A donation receipt will be issued for the fair market value of the securities. Please
click here for instructions on making gifts of appreciated securities. You may also contact annual giving manager Joanne Weedmark at 416-488-1125, ext. 2000 or jweedmark@ucc.on.ca.

Thank you to everyone who has participated in this year’s annual giving campaign. Your participation is what counts and your gift makes a difference.

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