Dr. Sorge works alongside the Preparatory and Upper School Health Centre teams to support the social and emotional needs of our students and facilitates professional learning opportunities for the UCC community.
He holds master’s and doctoral degrees from the Clinical Developmental Program in the Department of Psychology at York University. Dr. Sorge has extensive experience working with children and adolescents in outpatient clinics and private practice. Most recently he was Mental Health Lead with the York District Catholic School Board.
The Atkins Family Design Lab opened on September 27 on the third floor of the Upper School Student Centre. This new learning space supports the College’s new Design Thinking and Digital Innovation Program and will be used by boys in Years 8 and 9.
The space is also open to faculty and students after school so boys in the robotics or sustainability clubs, or anyone interested, can build robots, collaborate on design ideas and use workshop tools, 3D printers, soldering tools, laser cutters and more. In addition, UCC’s Horizons program will also use the space for a a coding and design program.
The support of our community is essential in making such spaces possible . The Design Lab was generously supported by lead donors Lucas ’98 and Hayley Atkins along with generous donors Shaoyun Han and Ying Sun, the Tamblyn Family, Chi-Ming Chow and Ellen Ho, Yu Tian and Jing Ning, the Ali Family, Robert Falus and Yulia Rosenberg-Falus, Davis Wang and Rebecca Sun, and the College’s Parents’ Organization.
Read more news about the Design Lab here.
Vladimir Chindea’s valedictory address at May 22’s leaving class ceremony was eloquent and relevant, and its inclusive message was incredibly well-received by students, faculty and community members alike. In his remarks, Chindea called upon his fellow students to challenge inequality, enter the next stage of their lives bravely and with purpose, and to cherish the bonds they’ve forged throughout their time at UCC. Speaking specifically about the importance of pluralism — a key value reflected in our Strategic Directions — Chindea said, “It is remarkable to realize how much we all grow and how far we all go when listening to people’s different voices. Let’s not be afraid to…build these beautiful bonds with individuals who are outside our community, especially when tackling the greatest challenges of our time.”
In March, seven faculty and staff members travelled to seven leading-edge Asian schools that are raising the bar in the areas of Design and Design Thinking. Using these world-class examples as a springboard for inspiration and insight, the College is forming Design working groups as we continue to develop our Signature Design Program. The working groups will explore the five pillars anchoring the program: Partnerships; Purpose-Built Space; Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship; Incubator; and Technology. Learn more.