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Connection – November 2014

Volume 2  |  Issue 2 December 5, 2014

Top Stories

Yoga class for 400 boys promotes gender equity and celebrates women

It’s not something you see at UCC every day — hundreds of boys in Grades 7 through 9 lying on their backs in the Hewitt Athletic Centre with a white ribbon tied around one arm.

In a demonstration led by Moksha Yoga Uptown on Dec. 3, the boys were introduced to such concepts as “masculine and feminine energy,” body awareness and wisdom

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Archaeologist challenges student assumptions about global cultures

Yes, the Inca Empire did in fact sacrifice children to appease their gods. How do you feel about that?

Such was the discussion when Michelle Carvalho spoke to Grade 8 students in their theory of knowledge class on Dec. 1. You may know Carvalho as the assistant director in Upper Canada College’s university counselling office. However, after history teacher Heather Crawford read her faculty profile



Giving Tuesday: Mission Accomplished

The UCC community is always ready to embrace a challenge. They came through big time for this year’s Giving Tuesday drive – contributing $49,430 to the UCC Fund

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Reception celebrates ‘iDiv’ renovations

Donors to the Think Ahead Campaign have made a huge impact on the student experience, including the most recent project, renovations to the Upper School’s Intermediate Division. In appreciation, they were treated to the “big reveal” at an evening reception

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Festival of Christmas Music and Readings sparkles

There was amazing energy in Laidlaw Hall for the annual Festival of Christmas Music & Readings on Sunday, Nov. 30. Follow the link below to see a peak at all the talent on display.


Did You Know?

Christian Heffernan won the “best faculty ’stache” award at an Upper School assembly celebrating our efforts to support Movember. Oh, and and one lucky student got his leg waxed as part of the festivities.

Catch this and other great stories, videos and photos on UCC’s Facebook page

Enjoy a reprise of Almost Maine

The co-curricular theatre season at UCC was off to a fantastic start with the premiere of Almost, Maine on Nov. 25, 28 and 29 in the lecture theatre. Eight Upper Canada College boys worked alongside 10 Bishop Strachan School girls under the creative direction of English teacher Rachel Metalin and Warren Crawford

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Prep soccer teams win titles at all age levels

Upper Canada College Prep School teams enjoyed a fine fall season in the Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Association (CISAA), with five championships and other solid performances.

The biggest success story was the U13A soccer team

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More Headlines from UCC

UCC debaters win at McGill

UCC is best at McGill’s Model UN symposium

Memorial assembly marks one-year anniversary of teacher’s passing

Don Kawasoe to retire in June 2015