The GCSA Hiking Trip was a complete success! About 30 students came to participate in our hike from the UTSC valley, down to the lakeshore. Students and Geography and City Studies faculty both enjoyed this 2-hour excursion that featured blooming wildflowers, Highland Creek and Lake Ontario. The walk was in no means treacherous; it was nicely paved and very scenic! Students were allowed to stop and take pictures along the hike and experience the beauty of their natural surroundings on a warm and sunny day. Students were very pleased at our big finish at Lake Ontario, where they got to walk along the lakefront. During this hike, students also had the opportunity to talk amongst peers, with professors or learn from Professor Kepe, interesting characteristics of Highland Creek such as the presence of dog strangling vine, an invasive species currently choking trees. The slogan for this hike was: “there is no Wi-Fi in the forest, but we know you’ll find a better connection”. Students were able to find this connection on the hike, whether it was with people or the natural surroundings around them. As a student association, we want to make sure that students are given the opportunity to explore the Scarborough community, so they can take advantage of everything it has to offer!