From 24 countries to U of T: New Pearson Scholars bring global perspectives

students speak with U of T President Meric Gertler
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 1:41pm
Geoffrey Vendeville

Hola. Merhaba. Kamusta. 

There are many different ways to greet this year's Pearson Scholars, who come to the University of Toronto from 24 different countries. They are – in U of T President Meric Gertler’s words – a welcome addition to “U of T's unique culture of double-diversity.”

International students make up more than one-in-five U of T students, he pointed out at a welcome reception at Hart House Monday evening – in a city where half the population was born outside of Canada. “The University of Toronto, and the city-region around our campuses, is an ideal place for brilliant students to develop as globally minded leaders in every field of endeavour,” he said.

“So, over the next four years, make the most of the countless learning opportunities we offer, both inside and outside the classroom. Finally, please remember that we are here to support you.”

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