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Access Connections Day

Access Connections Day: Learning Across Contexts – Agenda

8:30 am – 9:00 am             Registration & Light Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:05 am             Land Acknowledgement

Project Manager, Access Programs, Kimberley Tull

9:05 am – 9:15 am              Introduction & Opening Remarks

Dean, Faculty of Law, Edward Iacobucci

Vice-Provost, Students, Professor Sandy Welsh

9:15 am – 9:30 am             Context and Grounding

Provostial Advisor, Access Programs, Professor Ann Lopez

List of U of T Access and Outreach Programs

9:30 am – 10:30 am            Access from a Tri Campus Perspective – Panel Discussion

Moderated by Vice-Principal & Registrar, Woodsworth College, Cheryl Shook

  • Executive Director, LAWS, Faculty of Law, Eleonora Dimitrova
  • Community Engagement Coordinator, Access and Outreach, University of Toronto Mississauga, Martin Kengo
  • Director, Transitional Year Programme (TYP), Professor Lance McCready
  • UTSC Imani Program Administrator, University of Toronto Scarborough, Marilyn Mills
  • Director, Accessibility Services, Michael Nicholson
  • Senior Officer, Service Learning and Diversity Outreach, Faculty of Medicine, Ike Okafor
  • Assistant Professor, Centre for Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Arts & Science, Brenda Wastasecoot

10:30 am – 10:45 am       Break

10:45 am – 12:00 pm       Breakout Sessions – Repeated in Afternoon Sessions

(Registrants will get a chance to participate in two (2) sessions)

Facilitated by Vice-Principal & Registrar, Woodsworth College, Cheryl Shook

  • Developing Peer Mentorship to Support Access

Co-facilitated by Executive Director, LAWS, Faculty of Law, Eleonora Dimitrova & 4th year student working with Black Future Lawyers, Apefa Adjivon

Notes taken during session: Peer Mentorship

Facilitated by Assistant Dean, Student and International Initiatives, University of Toronto Mississauga, Dale Mullings

Notes taken during session: Defining and Measuring Impact

Co-facilitated by Recruitment Officer, Equity, Outreach and Support, Lydia Gill and Manager of Access Programs, Woodsworth College, Curtis Norman

Notes taken during session: Wrap-around Services

Co-facilitated by Project Manager Access Programs; Director, Community Development & Engagement, Kimberley Tull, and Coordinator, Community Development, Melanie Blackman

Notes taken during session: Developing Partnerships

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm          Lunch

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm            Those Who Matter: Student Voices on Access – Panel Discussion

Moderated by Registrarial Administrator, Recruitment and Admissions, Transitional Year Programme, Shane Wallace

  • Ruth Belay, Imani, University of Toronto Scarborough
  • Dorian Grey, Imani, University of Toronto Scarborough
  • Miguel DaSilva, Access and Outreach Assistant, Centre for Student Engagement, University of Toronto Mississauga
  • Farjad Elahi, Access and Outreach Assistant, Centre for Student Engagement, University of Toronto Mississauga
  • Andrea Johns, Millie Rotman Shime Academic Bridging Program, Woodsworth College
  • Tushar Sharma, LAWS, Faculty of Law

1:45 pm – 2:00 pm             Break

2:00 pm – 3:15 pm             Breakout sessions – Repeat of Morning Sessions

  • Funding Access Programs – The Nuts and Bolts
  • Developing Peer Mentorship to Support Access
  • Measuring Impact – Defining and Measuring Impact for Access
  • Is Being Here Enough For Success? Relevance and Importance of Wrap-around services
  • Disrupting the Silo: Developing Partnerships with Internal and External communities

3:15 pm                               Closing Remarks & Reception

Provostial Advisor, Access Programs, Professor Ann Lopez

Vice-President & Provost, Professor Cheryl Regehr

4:30 pm                           Event concludes

All biographies for panelists can be found here.

For more information, please contact Nancy Bakker, via email at nancy.bakker@utoronto.ca  or by phone at 416-978-1173. 

               

 

 

 

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