Building a Roll-Off Roof Observatory: A Complete Guide for Design and ConstructionI was a student in first year at Vic in Arts & Science (1961) but fell ill with mononucleosis which terminated my year. I went on to study Chemistry at Ryerson, graduating in 1968 and from there back to the U of T Faculty of Architecture, Department of Landscape Architecture, finally graduating with honours in 1973. I have had a very diverse life since then as a consultant to the Government of Ontario as a Park Site Planner in Ontario, Professor in Urban & Regional Planning at Sir Sandford Fleming College, and Chairman of several Environmental Boards (Ontario Stewardship, Environmental Advisory Councils, and a Director with The Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust).
Now as a senior, I still design Provincial Parks for the Province, write books, and serve as chair or vice chair on many boards. U of T has been my blessing all my life and I've missed it terribly as a northern resident.
Favourite U of T Memory
The campus never leaves my memory and I still envision it as when I last left it in 1973. I still long to be there, to perhaps teach there, and most of all to take extension courses there. I hope you can consider me part of the alumni. I would have three degrees now if I had not contracted that dreaded mononucleosis.
Graduates never forget their experience in University—it goes with them all their life. I owe all I am and everything I could be to U of T. It is so significant that on entering, I had little confidence in my success. It was a very hard road for me as an undergraduate. In my wildest dreams, I could have never imagined that I would reach the level of consultant, professor, writer, and astronomer in my lifetime. I stand as an example of the ultimate success story thanks to U of T