Whatever challenges students face, there’s someone who’s been there before and can help. As part of its strategic initiatives and the UTS Action Steps Re: Anti-racism, Diversity, and Inclusion, UTS has established a new Community of Support for Black and Indigenous students and their families to guide them through the admissions process, school life and even beyond.
“The goal is for students and prospective students to see themselves reflected in our community. We want them to feel welcome, safe and supported at UTS.”Makeda Daley
Director, Outreach Programs and Community Engagement
Black and Indigenous students who apply to UTS will be matched with a Black, Indigenous, and people of colour (BIPOC) volunteer member of our alumni or parent of the alumni community, who can answer questions, help address their concerns, and provide support. If they become a UTS student, the relationship would evolve into a mentorship, giving the student ongoing support and guidance throughout their time at UTS, and beyond.
UTS is hoping that alumni volunteers will also be able to help open doors to communities currently underrepresented at UTS through connections with community or networking groups, to bring more students from these communities to our school.
Would you like to join the Community of Support? Join online utschools.ca/equity.