“I look at the numbers today in the classes, and downtown, and I can’t even imagine. Even here we had a utopia I suppose. Because we had small classes and especially our major classes – my husband was majored in Spanish, there was, including himself, four people in his major class, which is amazing! So it was like private tutorials, really!”

Stefan and Janice Sierakowski are alumni from the first and second graduating class (respectively) of Scarborough College. They met on campus, got married in 1970, and have been together for over 45 years. Stefan and Janice share many special recollections from the initial years of the campus, and explore how UTSC touched their lives in the decades that followed.


We had a utopia


I've always been very grateful


We didn't have any athletics facilities on campus


Don't you see the change in vegetation!?

Interview Participant: Stefan and Janice Sierakowski

Interviewer: Ahmed Allahwala & Adon Irani

Location: UTSC campus

Photographer: Ken Jones

Date of Interview: November 16, 2015

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