“The big difference I found in this campus [in the 1970s] was that it was wheelchair accessible. For the first time I was attending classes with people in wheelchairs. I had never seen that. (Sandra)”

Devon Muhic and her mother Sandra Baxter Muhic both attended UTSC - Sandra in the 1970s and Devon in 2000s - and continue to feel very much at home on the campus. Devon works with UTSC students around community-based research projects in her role as Youth Coordinator at the Scarborough Museum. Between the two of them, Sandra and Devon have a life experience in Scarborough that spans forty years of work, study and play.

 

For this first time I was attending classes with people in wheelchairs

 

It was mostly fields

 

People always figured you were paying your own way

 

I walk by [my mom’s graduation picture] everyday

Interview Participant: Sandra Baxter Muhic and Devon Muhic

Interviewer: Gregory Naidopoulos

Location: UTSC campus

Photographer: Ken Jones

Date of Interview: June 6, 2015

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