Black Access to Educational Excellence

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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 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:



Presentations on Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Life and Support (these can be 1:1 meetings or in facilitated group presentations).



Parent Nights, Fall Campus Week, March Break Black Mentorship, etc.



UTM Black Ambassador, Admissions Advising, etc.

Debra"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."

Upcoming Events

BAEE: We're Talking with Young Black Men

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 | 6:30pm to 8:00pm ET

BAEE: We’re Talking About Law

Date TBA

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A quarterly newsletter for students, counsellors, and parents with updates about the BAEE initiative, useful resources, and other important information.



    Connect With Us


    If you have any questions about the BAEE initiative or would like to collaborate with us, please reach out to:

    Deborah Peart
    Recruitment/Liaison Officer
    University of Toronto Mississauga