By Thandiwe Vela
The profile of my soon-to-be alma mater just got a huge boost.
In a referendum held Wednesday through Friday, an overwhelming majority of University of Toronto Scarborough students voted yes to a levy clearing the way for a world-class sporting complex to be built on our campus in time for the 2015 Pan Am Games.
With no pool to call our own and a gym the object of running jokes (but great for dodgeball tournaments) it's hard to believe that in four years, the UTSC campus will be home to two competition-sized swimming pools, a dive tank, an 8-lane 200-metre running track, racquet courts, a sports medicine clinic and other fitness and training facilities.
Don't worry U of T Mississauga and St. George students, you're always welcome to head east for a dip in one of our brand spankin new Olympic pools.
Can't say the same about you, UTM
, but no longer will UTSC be a sidelined sister of the U of T downtown campus (perhaps we could get UTM something nice too).
Along with its prestigious joint-journalism program that just never stops churning out excellent reporters that should be hired at once, UTSC will soon also be an international athletic hub.
This calls for celebration, UTSC students - where's the party?
UTSC community members celebrate Toronto's winning 2015 Pan Am Games bid. Ken Jones.
Thandiwe Vela is a Star radio room reporter, student-athlete and secretary of the Canadian Association of Black Journalists.