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.
March 13, 2021 | March 16, 2021 | March 18, 2021
BAEE@UTM Access Day events are designed to support Grade 7 and 8 Black youth and assist with early exploration that can be beneficial with decision making before high school. Focus will be placed on the University of Toronto, and educational opportunities at U of T Mississauga.
March 24, 2021 | 9:30am – 2:30pm
Join us for the 2nd annual U of T Access Connections Day – Creating Connections, Improving Access on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. This year’s event will feature a plenary speaker, interactive panel discussions with students, staff, alumni and community members, and the opportunity to connect with colleagues working in access across U of T’s three campuses.
This event is hosted by the University of Toronto Office of the Vice-Provost, Students.
U of T News
U of T's 2021-2022 budget to focus on students, provide more supports for equity-deserving groups
We plan to make additional investments in student learning, supports and financial aid, as well as boost access for equity-deserving groups and hire more Black and Indigenous faculty members – all while continuing to respond to the unprecedented challenge of COVID-19.
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.
Celebrating Black Voices: Black History Resources at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
Celebrating Black Voices is an exhibition that acknowledges and honours the social, cultural, and literary achievements of Black authors and artists in a wide variety of fields.
Debra Olaniyi, Student Ambassador, takes you on a tour of her favourite spots on the UTM campus.
"Hi, my name is Nugo Ezenwa and I graduated as an Ontario Scholar from Mississauga Secondary School. I am currently a third-year science student at UTM double majoring in Mathematics & Statistics and minoring in Computer Science. This school year, I am honoured to be doing a special program called the PEY program (Professional Experience Year) which has trained and guided me to receiving my current job position as an Engineering Assistant at DPM Energy Inc. With that being said, UTM has provided me with lots of amazing experiences that keeps me pushing – dream big, stay positive, work hard, and enjoy the journey."
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