“To me, languages are one aspect of cultural identity, and my whole life, I've loved the wonderful diversity of cultural identities in people.”

Sylvia Mittler, or Madame Mittler as her students call her, is an Associate Professor in the Centre for French and Linguistics at UTSC. She grew up in Toronto, completed her doctoral studies in France and began teaching at Scarborough College in 1972. In the conversation, Sylvia reflects on the campus as a 'microcosm of Canada.'


I like to learn more


Culture courses are what I like most


We changed with Canada

Interview Participant: Slyvia Mittler

Interviewer: Momtha Sivapathasundram

Location: UTSC campus

Photographer: Ken Jones

Date of Interview: June 3, 2015

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