Guidance Counsellor Day

Guidance Counsellor Day

As one of the top influencers in the decision-making process for senior students intending to undertake postsecondary studies, we would like to provide you with the opportunity to experience and learn more about the University of Toronto Mississauga at our Guidance Counsellor Day

Thursday, May 11, 2023

8:30am – 2:00pm

Register today!

A few event notes:

  • Event will be on-campus
  • Lunch will be provided
  • Parking will be free
  • Free wi-fi will be available


Admissions 101

Things have changed a little since the last time you were here! Here is what’s new and what’s familiar with admissions.


Equity, Diversion, and Inclusion

We've expanded our network of supportive innovations and initiatives, including BAEE@UTM, SEE UTM, and our new STEM Scholars Program.


Innovating Teaching

Introducing ISUP, our newest Institute on campus informed by our commitment to innovative, inclusive, and accessible pedagogy.


Supporting Students

Our students’ well-being continues to be our top priority, wherever they are. Learn how this commitment turns into action on campus.


  • Parking will be available for free for all registrants in Parking Lot #9.
  • A member of our staff will be onsite in the parking lot to provide you a parking pass to display on your car's dashboard. Look out for our event flags!
  • The day's event will take place in our Instructional Centre, less than a 5-minute walk from the parking lot.
    • Give yourself about 10-15 minutes in total to find the parking lot, receive your pass, and walk over to the event building.
  • You may view our entire campus map here: Campus Map.

Event Schedule

Download the PDF Schedule

8:45am - 9:00am
IB Lobby

Check-in & Refreshments/Light Breakfast

9:00am - 9:15am
IB 260

Welcome to U of T Mississauga 

Emily Mancuso | Associate Registrar and Director, Student Recruitment and Admissions

9:15am - 9:45am
IB 260

Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy (ISUP)

Mark Blaauw-Hara | Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy
Sarah Seeley | Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream and Associate Director, Curriculum, Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy

In this session, we will discuss one of our courses, ISP100: Writing for University and Beyond, in terms of its uniqueness within Canadian higher education. For example, we will discuss our pedagogical approach, the applicability of the course material across the curriculum, and the cohort building capabilities of this course that is capped at 25 students per section.

9:45am - 10:15am
IB 260

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - Student Perspectives on Access

Kwame Diko | Diversity Student Recruitment and Admissions Officer, Student Recruitment and Admissions

The session will provide information about what students from underrepresented and underserved groups need to thrive at UTM. By asking current students why they chose UTM, we can learn about the factors that prospective students consider as they explore their postsecondary options. We will also discuss the STEM Scholars Program, which aims to increase diversity among future leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

10:15am - 10:25am


10:25am - 11:25am
IB 260

Admissions & Academic Advising

Lauren Glynn | Manager, Admissions, Student Recruitment and Admissions
Michelle Kraus | Associate Registrar, Academic Standards, Advising and Financial Aid, Office of the Registrar

Things have changed a little since the last time you were here! Our students’ well-being continues to be our top priority, wherever they are. Learn about the tools and strategies for high school students and other tangible assets – like our Careers by Major and Program Plans – to guide students towards a successful academic career. 

11:30am - 12:00pm
IB 260

Game Studies Courses in English & Drama 

Chris J. Young | Head, Collections & Digital Scholarship, UTM Library
Lawrence Switzky | Faculty (Associate Chair), English & Drama
Michael Nixon | Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Institute of Communications, Culture, Information and Technology

New to UTM, a minor in gaming, these courses examine the deep history and extraordinary diversity of interactive storytelling. Gain a first-hand experience and insight into the teachings and learnings of this new minor.

12:00pm - 1:00pm
IB Lobby


1:15pm - 2:00pm
IB Lobby

Optional Campus Tour

Interested in taking a campus tour? Join one of our Student Ambassadors to explore what the campus has to offer.


Please reach out to me directly if you have any questions or concerns about this event. We look forward to welcoming you to campus.

Tara Fader

Tara Fader

Manager, Student Recruitment Events & Outreach
Office of the Registrar
University of Toronto Mississauga


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