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Interview with Wayne Dowler

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Wayne Dowler came to UTSC, or what was then Scarborough College, as a history professor in 1974. From that point until his retirement in 2011, Wayne was able to understand the workings of the university through his experience serving as the Chair of Humanities and as the Dean of Students and Residence. The insight from these experiences allowed him to comment on the growing professionalization of student programs and of administration. At the time of his arrival, Scarborough College had recently separated its undergraduate program from the downtown campus, which produced a strong sense of mission and esprit de corps on campus. Wayne touches upon the spirit of the college in his early days there with its small size creating close multidisciplinary connections, sense of community, and a collegial feeling that has diminished over the years.