The Board of Stewards
of Upper Canada College
(UCC), a private all-male school in Toronto
, serves as the school's official student government. A Steward is elected to represent each of the ten houses that make up the College
, while a Head Steward and five Stewards-with-portfolio are elected by the entire student body. In 2004, the positions of Secretary and Treasurer were added. These positions are not elected by the student body, but from a vote within the Board of Stewards.
Stewards wear distinctive ties, as well as what is known as the "Steward's Blazer"; unlike the solid navy blue blazer which forms part of the UCC uniform, the Steward's Blazer is white with navy blue lapels and cuffs.
The Board of Stewards was instituted in 1892, just one year after the College moved to its new Deer Park
campus; and the Stewards' Blazer began its use five years later.Howard, Richard; Upper Canada College, 1829-1979: Colborne's Legacy
; Macmillan Company of Canada; 1979; pg. 158 The design of the jackets was not without criticism, letters to the editor of the College Times
complained that they were "the cynosure of everyone's eye - But so is the uniform of the door man at the Park Plaza."Howard, Richard; Upper Canada College, 1829-1979: Colborne's Legacy
; Macmillan Company of Canada; 1979; pg. 300
From time to time, being a member of the Board brought some privileges. It was reported by Barstow... Read More