Black Excellence Orientation

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Black Excellence Orientation at UTM

We are excited to have you join us!

Welcome! As you transition into this new phase of your life, we would like to extend an invitation for you to join us at our Black Excellence Orientation at UTM. This orientation is designed to welcome Black-identified students to our beautiful campus, introduce Black-specific tools, tips, and resources to support the transition to university life, as well as spotlight upper-year students, alumni, staff, and faculty. 

2022 Agenda 

Black Table Talk

Day 1 (Thursday, August 18th, 2022)

Join us in person and virtually for our 1st Day as we kick off Black Excellence Orientation. We will begin promptly at 10 AM EST both in person (at the Blind Duck Pub) and virtually (on zoom). Please review the full agenda PDF for more details. An accessible PDF alternative is also available

Black Excellence Orientation

Day 2 (Friday, August 19th, 2022)

Join us for a new addition this year, we will be having a Black BBQ for a chance to build community and make connections. This event will be in person from 1 - 4 PM EST at CCT Courtyard in UTM. Please review the full agenda PDF for more details. An accessible PDF alternative is also available.

Quick Links & Resources

Volunteer for the 2022 Black Excellence Orientation!

Fill out our form to sign up as a volunteer!

Resource Guide

Resources for Black Students

Wellness Resources

Awards & Scholarships

  • The Jamaican Canadian Association offers a scholarship program designed to recognize excellence and support access to post-secondary education for students of the Caribbean and African heritage who are pursuing studies at an Ontario university or college. (Applications Open April 2022)
  • University of Toronto Awards Explorer - Interested in awards at the University of Toronto? Whether you’re thinking of coming to U of T – or you are a current student pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies – this tool can help you explore the diverse funding opportunities that recognize your achievements and financially support your studies 

Clubs & Societies


For all questions and feedback regarding Black Excellence Orientation, please contact:

Smyrna Wright

Community Engagement Coordinator, Access & Inclusion Programs

  • CSE Connect Corner, Room 2077, William G. Davis Building (Find us on a map here!)
  • Email: