The University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) is committed to inclusion and providing access to Black students in their pursuit of a post-secondary education. As an institution, we are dedicated to dismantling barriers that hold anyone from reaching their full potential; as well, we strive to provide all students with equal and equitable opportunities to ensure they thrive at UTM.
The BAEE@UTM (Black Access to Educational Excellence) initiative provides prospective Black high school students with supports at UTM to assist them in their university decision-making process. Prospective Black students will be personally introduced to current UTM Black students, faculty, and a robust network of resources, dedicated to continually supporting them throughout their post-secondary studies.
What We Offer
We invite prospective Black students and their families to connect with us through a variety of initiatives, including:
A quarterly newsletter for students, counsellors, and parents with updates about the BAEE@UTM initiative, useful resources, and other important information.
These can be 1:1 meetings or in facilitated groups, and could cover:
- Financial Aid
- Student Life
- Campus Support
Events & Opportunities
Parent Nights, Fall Campus Week, March Break Black Mentorship, etc.
UTM Black Ambassador, Admissions Advising, etc.
February 16, 2021 at 6:30pm ET
As a high risk group, it is imperative that Black males are encouraged to pursue a university education. One of the ways in which BAEE@UTM is doing this is by inspiring them to envision themselves at U of T Mississauga. All Black male high school students are invited to join BAEE@UTM for “We’re Talking Boss Moves for Young Black Men for the opportunity to engage with current Black male BAEE@UTM Ambassadors, who will share personal experiences and insights through cultural references and discussion.
U of T News
U of T grad, current student named Rhodes Scholars
The University of Toronto’s Ikran Jama and Jeffrey Fasegha are among 11 Canadians to receive a Rhodes Scholarship to study at the University of Oxford next year.
U of T course explores urban youth languages – in Toronto and around the world
If you overheard someone saying they’ve been friends “for a minute,” would you assume they just met? If so, you may need to brush up on your urban slang.
U of T grad Malek Abdel-Shehid passionate about 'Black sense of place, African diaspora and urban planning'
Malek Abdel-Shehid’s path to convocation had plenty of twists and turns, including changing colleges and programs as well as a trip to Ghana.
Debra Olaniyi, Student Ambassador, takes you on a tour of her favourite spots on the UTM campus.
"Hi, my name is Debra Olaniyi, graduated an Ontario Scholar from Cardinal Leger Secondary School, and I am currently a third year UTM student doing a double major in Political Science and Sociology with a minor in Women and Gender Studies. If you told me I would be studying any of these things in high school, I might just laugh! But this is exactly what a university can do for you – discover new opportunities and explore new pathways."
More to Explore
- "Black Access to Educational Excellence Initiative Dismantles Barriers" by Deborah Peart. Read our feature in the Winter 2021 of OSCA Today (p22)
- BAEE@UTM poster (PDF)
- Discover U of T Mississauga
- U of T Mississauga Alternative Pathways
- Discover the University of Toronto
- Within Reach – How to Finance Your University of Toronto Experience (PDF)
Connect With Us
If you have any questions about the BAEE@UTM initiative or would like to collaborate with us, please reach out to:
University of Toronto Mississauga