“You prove how you are in the world, daily, and that what matters is your community, your friends, your family - the ideas of you. That's what matters.”

Rowena Alphonso lives in Scarborough and teaches in her capacity as a PhD student in the Department of History, St. George campus. In this conversation, she shares her experience as a mother and graduate student as well as the inspiration she derives from the students at UTSC.


Undergraduate I thought was easy … until I had my daughter


Teaching at UTSC has been the best experience


I've never seen a place where the student groups are so engaged


Interview Participant: Rowena Alfonso

Interviewer: Uthish Ganesh

Location: UTSC campus

Date of Interview: June 1, 2015

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