“It’s the complexity of different equipment. We started with vacuum tubes when I was in school. Then they moved to transistors, ICs, micro-processors, and now computers of course. It was gradual change over the years.”

Danny Karagiannis arrived in Canada from Greece in the mid-1960's. He has a degree in Electronics Technologies from George Brown College and a Masters of Divinity from the Ontario Theological Seminary. He has been working as an Electronics Technologist at UTSC since 1973. In the conversation, he recounts his experiences on campus for over 40 years and reflects on changes in technology.

 

Everything was new

 

It was gradual change over the years

 

There used to be a lot of people down here

Interview Participant: Daniel Karagianis

Interviewer: Scott Tsang

Location: UTSC campus

Photographer: Ken Jones

Date of Interview: June 16, 2015

To hear the full audio of the oral history interviews visit: Scarborough Oral History Project