Guidance & Teacher Workshop

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February 22, 2021

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 inaugural Guidance & Teacher Workshop!

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Event Highlights

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Admissions 101

Things are different this year. Here is what’s new and what’s familiar in admissions.

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Innovating Teaching

We’ve piloted and pivotted to new methods for a new learning reality.

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BAEE@UTM

A leading approach to connecting Black high school students with U of T Mississauga.

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Supporting Students

Our students’ well-being continues to be our top priority, wherever they are.

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Our Schedule

This year, we are offering two unique opportunities for you to choose from. You may choose either the Morning Session, the Afternoon Session, or both – the choice is yours!

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Morning Session (AM): Admissions State of the Union and UTM’s Approach to Welcoming the Class of 2021


9:00am

Welcome to U of T Mississauga!

Presented by:
Alex Gillespie, Principal, U of T Mississauga and Vice-President, U of T

9:10am

State of the Union: Admissions, Financial Aid & Recruitment

U of T Mississauga updates within recruitment and admissions.

Presented by:
Marisa Modeski, Associate Registrar & Director, Student Recruitment & Admissions, Office of the Registrar

9:45am

Break

10:00am

COVID-19, Social Media, and Synchronous Learning Strategies for Counsellors

This session will focus on the impacts of COVID-19 in education and student learning. How has life online impacted students and the way guidance counselling services are offered?  

A handout of Best Practices: Academic Life Online, will be shared. This session will also include a Q&A following the presentation.

Presented by:
Rhonda McEwen, Director, Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology
Tracey Bowen, Faculty, Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology

11:00am

Staying Well During COVID-19

This session will explore common mental health and wellness issues facing University students during the COVID-19 pandemic and in virtual environments; strategies and resources that can be shared with students to support their success and wellbeing in the postsecondary context.

Presented by:
Ravinder Gabble, Health Education Coordinator, Health & Counselling Centre (HCC)

Afternoon Session (PM): Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion + Preparing Grades 10/11 Students for University


1:00pm

Welcome to U of T Mississauga!

Presented by:
Marisa Modeski, Associate Registrar & Director, Student Recruitment & Admissions, Office of the Registrar

1:05pm

Toolkit for Preparing Your Grade 10-11 Students  

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.

Presented by:
Lauren Glynn, Manager, Pathway Programs, Office of the Registrar
Emily Mancuso, Assistant Director, International Student Recruitment and Admissions, Office of the Registrar

1:25pm

Equity Considerations for Guidance Counselling

Join this interactive session to discover and explore unconscious biases and how these influence our interactions. Learn to define and differentiate diversity and equity, and ways to advance intentional and meaningful inclusion personally and professionally.  

Learn about BAEE@UTM (Black Access to Educational Excellence), an initiative that provides prospective Black high school students with supports at U of T Mississauga to assist them in their university decision-making process.

This session will also include a Q&A following the presentation.

Presented by:
Nythalah Baker, Director, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion, Equity & Diversity Office, Office of the Vice President & Principal
Tee Duke, Assistant Director, Indigenous Initiatives, Equity & Diversity Office, Office of the Vice President & Principal
Deborah Peart, Recruitment/Liaison Officer, Office of the Registrar


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