Who We Are

University Arts Women's Club-University of Toronto Women's Association is the amalgamation of two clubs: UAWC founded in 1929, and UTWA founded in 1982. Membership in UAWC-UTWA is open to all current and former members of the University of Toronto community, as well as their spouses or partners, and friends who are recommended by UAWC-UTWA members. We provide friendly and informal occasions for members to meet and chat with one another bringing together members and their guests for a variety of lectures and other activities.

What Kind of Programme does UAWC-UTWA Offer?

Each year UAWC-UTWA holds three (or four) luncheon meetings; each of these features an interesting guest speaker. Planned for 2021-2022 are Raquel Russell, Communications Professional; Tena van Andel, Master Gardener and orchid lover; Peter Baumgarten, Photographer, Creative Island Photography; and Lee Maracle, Indigenous author and lecturer.

Add to this a fall outing typically to a Faculty of Music opera performance; then a Special Christmas Event and celebration of UTWA scholarship recipients at the University of Toronto President's Residence and perhaps a spring outing to a gallery or museum or cultural event. And, to wrap up the year, we host the Club's Spring Luncheon and Annual General Meeting at the University of Toronto Faculty Club, highlighted by an engaging guest speaker. This year we welcome The Honourable Dr. Vivienne Poy, former Senator of Canada and Chancellor Emerita of the University of Toronto.

What are UAWC-UTWA Interest Groups?

Members may join one or more interest groups which usually meet monthly. Current groups are: Antiques and Art Appreciation, Gourmet Lunch, Reading, and Theatre. New groups can be formed depending upon members' interests. Explore the world of ideas and some of Toronto's cultural offerings, all while in a convivial setting. Occasional guests who attend Interest Groups are most welcome. However, those attending regularly will be considered as members and asked to pay the annual membership fee.

How Does One Become a UAWC-UTWA Member?

Current annual dues are $45.00, and this includes three (or four) luncheon meetings, each with a presentation/guest speaker, and the option of participating in any of the Interest Groups. Guests are welcome at our general meetings for a charge of $10.00, which includes lunch and the presentation. There are additional charges for the Special Christmas Event, the Spring Luncheon/Annual General Meeting and other special events held during the year. Guests are welcome.

Please note there may be adjustments to the programme due to the current pandemic situation.

Those interested in joining UAWC-UTWA are invited to contact Linda Andrews, Membership Coordinator, at 416-485-4903 or lindajanea@sympatico.ca

Updated: August 16, 2021 MS