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Connection – March 2016

Volume 3  |  Issue 5 March 7, 2016

Top Stories

Model UN takes ‘best club’ award at ‘Super Bowl’ of the circuit

The accomplishments just keep coming for our Model United Nations club. Our team took the “best club” award at the University of California, Berkeley Model United Nations (BMUN), held March 5 and 6.

The success is even more incredible as UCC was the only Canadian school represented. This accomplishment means our team has won a best delegation award at every major conference attended over the past three years, at McGill University, Harvard University, Columbia University and now again at UC Berkeley.


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Form 7 bands win music festival awards

Upper Canada College’s Form 7 bands, under the direction of teacher Paul McGarr, have been rewarded for their impressive performances at two music festivals.

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Art teacher’s research grant inspired by TOK students

If there was a competition to decide the busiest woman at Upper Canada College, Vesna Krstich would be a strong contender for the title.

The art and theory of knowledge (TOK) teacher’s most recent research grant from the Canada Council for the Arts (CCA) sees her studying the relationship between performance art and pedagogy in the work of American artist and educator Allan Kaprow, the so-called “father of happenings” from the 1960s.

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UCC debaters are the best in Ontario

Upper Canada College hosted the Ontario Provincial Debate Championships on the weekend and its debaters captured first and second places.

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UCC welcomes Syrian kids for ‘playdate’

If you wanted to see the international language of soccer in action, the covered Oval —also known as “the Fubble” — was the place to be yesterday. In a milestone game, UCC boys had no trouble communicating with Syrian refugee kids, as they took to the field for an afternoon of fun.

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Did You Know?

UCC has raised $21,000 to sponsor a Syrian family, The goal is $50,000 goal by March 31.

Please click here to donate.

UCC-BSS co-production of Hamlet impresses and captivates audiences

“To be or not to be?” That question has gripped so many Hamlets throughout the ages. Audiences witnessed the stunning opening of Hamlet in the David Chu Theatre on Feb. 17 to 20.


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UCC swimmers dominate CISAA and prepare for OFSAA

Upper Canada College’s varsity swimmers maintained the high standards set by their predecessors in past years by winning the U16, U20, open and overall boys titles at the Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Association championships at the University of Toronto Athletic Centre on Feb. 17.


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More Headlines from UCC

Peak Performance: Health tips from JP Cavalluzzo and Joannah Lawson

Successful Founder’s Dinner highlights value of debate

Art teacher Vesna Krstich juggles innovative teaching and research

Prep debaters tackle resume virtues versus eulogy virtues

Author Tanis Rideout offers thought-provoking library visit

SHAD is one of many enrichment programs for UCC students


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