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Student Life Events at St. George

Black, LatinX, Southeast Asian & First Gen Students Pre-Exam Tips & Social

Mar 30, 2023 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM
Innis Events Room, 111 St. George St., EAST side of St. George, north of Harbord, room just off front entrance

Registration Deadline: Mar 30, 2023 06:00 PM

  • Goal: To welcome African Black Caribbean, Latin American, Southeast Asian & First Generation undergraduate students to a fun and supportive learning community.
  • Learning Outcome: By the end of this event, students will be able to assemble at least three (3) learning strategies to help them succeed academically.
  • Description: This workshop is in partnership with Academic Success. African Black Caribbean, Latin American, Southeast Asian and First Generation students will receive study advice from Learning Strategists, professors, librarians and upper year Mentor Navigators. Engage with a supportive community while sharing and learning techniques and resources to maximize preparation for exams and papers. Then we'll end with a fun destressing social activity!
  • In recognition of Ramadan, takeout vegetarian meal will be provided at the end of the event.
  • Ayeshika Wicks (she/her), MEd, OCT, Learning Strategist, Academic Success;
  • Mai Lu (she/her), Access and Inclusion Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries;
  • Dr. Janelle Joseph (she/her), Assistant Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Founder and Director IDEAS Research Lab: Indigeneity, Diaspora, Equity, and Anti-racism in Sport, Co-President, Black Canadian Studies Association;
    • Faculty Advisor, Access & Inclusion Peer Programs
  • Dr. David J. Roberts (he/him), Director of the Urban Studies Program, Associate Professor Teaching Stream, Academic Director, Multidisciplinary Urban Capstone Project;
    • Faculty Advisor, Access & Inclusion Peer Programs
  • Dr. Paul Olguín (he/him), Scientist in the Translational Medicine program at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), and Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics at UofT.

Accessibility Notes:
  • Language: Conversation will happen in English.
  • Closed Captioning: N/A 
  • Participation Expectations: Participants will be invited to bring questions / topics of interest, and join in the conversation and activities.
  • Privacy: Conversation will not be recorded. 
  • Technology: N/A
For more information please contact Adonica Huggins (pronouns she / her, Black staff), Student Life Coordinator, Academic and Peer Programs at