“[The media] does sometimes paint a negative picture for you, and it doesn't allow you to have an opportunity to experience what the place is really about, beyond the doors and facade they imagine it to be.”

Heidi Calder is a long-time employee of UTSC. She arrived here 18 years ago and has worked, among others, in the Alumni Office and the Athletics Department. Most recently, Heidi was the Special Advisor for the PanAm Games. A Scarborough native, Heidi shares her perspective about social change in the community and reflects on the often negative media portrayal of this part of Toronto.


I've been at UTSC for 17 1/2 years


The media has created a lot of that [negative labels]


Until you are actually out here, you don't really understand what makes it so unique

Interview Participant: Heidi Calder

Interviewer: Gutana Guysa

Location: UTSC campus

Photographer: Ken Jones

Date of Interview: June 9, 2015

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